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Linden Summer Concert Series Opening Night Set for June 12

June 11, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden has announced the dates and performers for the 2018 Summer Concert Series, which is set to begin on Tuesday, June 12.

Concert performances are located at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade located at 400 North Wood Avenue at 7:30 p.m.

In addition to the concerts, there will be comedians on stage every Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m from June 14 to August ...

Linden Resident Wins First Place in Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit

LINDEN, NJ - Linden resident Angelito L. David won first place in the professional watercolor category during the opening reception of the 2018 Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibit in Union.

The Senior Art Exhibit is an annual program run through the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Artists at any level of skill or experience are invited to register, including ...

Assembly Panel Approves Benson, Burzichelli & Lampitt Bill to Make Major Investment in Career/Technical Education & School Security & Water Infrastructure Upgrades

June 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to make a significant investment in career and technical education programs offered by the state’s county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security upgrades for K-12 schools was approved Monday by the Assembly Budget ...

Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety of Special Needs Students on School Buses Clears Assembly Panel Bill sponsored by Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora, Caputo, Zwicker

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released Monday by an Assembly panel. 

This bill (A-4332) would establish a minimum ratio of school bus aides to special needs students on a school bus.

Lopez, Benson, Swain and Tully Bill Focused on Seat Belt, School Bus Safety Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Yvonne Lopez, Daniel Benson, Lisa Swain and Chris Tully requiring new school buses to be equipped with 3-point lap and shoulder safety belts was approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee Tuesday.

“Children’s safety should always be our priority,” said Lopez (D-Middlesex). “This is a clear ...

Election: Linden Voters Chose Incumbent Mayor Derek Armstead and Running Mate Michele Yamakaitis

June 6, 2018

LINDEN, NJ — Linden Democratic voters gave a generous nod to incumbent Mayor Derek Armstead and his running mate Michele Yamakaitis in Tuesday's Primary election.

Armstead received 3,797 votes from Linden Primary voters to 2,258 for Gretchen Hickey and 277 for Rhashonna Crosby.

Yamakaitis received 3,537 votes to 2,253 for Jorge Alvarez for Linden's Council President ...

Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey to Stop at Fanwood Grille

June 7, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey

The motor coach bus tour is organized by Erwin Benz and John Fox, who is one of the country's best known hot dog experts. The event attracts visitors from several different states. 

Union's famous Galloping Hill ...

Union County College Foundation's Third Annual Close the Gap Cocktail Reception Set for July

June 11, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The Union County College Foundation is hosting their Third Annual "Close the Gap” Cocktail Reception on July 11 in the Victor M. Richel Student Commons on the Cranford campus.

The campaign supports the College’s strategic initiative to help shrink the achievement gap that exists for African American students and will also provide financial ...

Local Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Car Show Fundraiser Set for Linden Student Recently Diagnosed with Leukemia

LINDEN, NJ - Linden resident Mark Mannuzza, along with other community members are coming together to host a car show fundraiser to benefit Isabel Dominguez, a first-grade student who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.

According to Mannuzza, this event is taking place at a time when the community needs each other most.

“It’s for a great cause and times like this is when ...

Zwicker: Trump Forced Separation Policy is Cruelly Abusive  

June 20, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  – Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset/Mercer/Middlesex/Hunterdon) released the following statement Tuesday regarding the Trump administration’s forced separation policy:

“The reports, photos and videos of families being forcibly separated by our own federal government are horrifying beyond description. Imagine the terror and confusion these ...

Assembly Panel Approves Benson, Burzichelli & Lampitt Bill to Make Major Investment in Career/Technical Education & School Security & Water Infrastructure Upgrades

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Dan Benson, John Burzichelli and Pamela Lampitt to make a significant investment in career and technical education programs offered by the state’s county vocational school districts and county colleges, as well as school security upgrades for K-12 schools was approved Monday by the Assembly Budget ...

Assembly Democratic Bill to Ensure Safety of Special Needs Students on School Buses Clears Assembly Panel Bill sponsored by Benson, Vainieri Huttle, Gusciora, Caputo, Zwicker

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Daniel Benson, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Reed Gusciora, Ralph Caputo and Andrew Zwicker to protect special needs students who ride school buses was released Monday by an Assembly panel. 

This bill (A-4332) would establish a minimum ratio of school bus aides to special needs students on a school bus.

Linden Public Library to Host Community Blood Drive this Monday

June 8, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Library in collaboration with New Jersey Blood Services will be hosting a community blood drive on Monday, June 11 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.  

The event will be held at the Linden Public Library located at 31 E. Henry Street in Linden.

Everyone who wishes to donate is required to have proper identification or an NYBC donor card and asked to ...

Union County Officials Help Linden Students Plant Gardens

June 18, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chris Hudak and Councilman John Francis Roman, Linden's Sixth Ward Councilman, visited Linden School Number 6 and McManus Middle School on last week to help students fill planters with vegetable gardens.

The event was part of the Union County Kids Dig In! A part of the Garden Grant Program in partnership with GrowndWorks ...

Local Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

June 10, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Linden Police Department Issues Traffic Advisory Wednesday Afternoon

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department advised drivers to avoid the intersection of South Wood Ave and Linden Avenue due to a traffic signal outage Wednesday afternoon.

The traffic signal outage has caused significant traffic backups. Plan alternate route.

Repairs are underway and will take at least 6 hours to fix.

TAPinto Linden is Linden's free daily ...

Houghtaling, Downey, Mukherji & Holley Legislation to Make Sure Taxpayers are Aware of Property Tax Relief Programs Advances

June 19, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Raj Mukherji, and Jamel Holley to help ensure that New Jersey taxpayers are well aware of the property tax relief programs available to them was approved by an Assembly panel on Monday.

“It’s no secret that New Jersey has one of the highest property tax rates in the ...

Green Bay Packers Muhammad Wilkerson and TEAM 96 Foundation Hosts Fifth Annual Bowling Event and Youth Football Camp

June 7, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Green Bay Packers and Linden native, Muhammad “Mo” Wilkerson, along with his T.E.A.M. 96 charity foundation will host their annual charity weekend in Linden the weekend of June 15 and 16.

The weekend begins with the Fifth Annual Strikes for Scholarships charity bowling event at 7 p.m. at Jersey Lanes.  Proceeds from the event will go towards ...

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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

June 20, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents that plastic bags and other excluded items cannot be recycled through their local curbside pick-up programs.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate compared to other counties in our state, and we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...