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Union County College Received $1.5 Million Grant from National Science Foundation under New Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program

August 16, 2018

CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded funding to 31 new projects nationwide that aim to increase retention and graduation rates ...

Linden Board of Education President Releases Statement Regarding Schools as Polling Locations

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski released a statement this week regarding the use of Linden Public schools as polling locations on Primary Election Days.

The board is considering moving election voting out of the schools for safety reasons, but have not yet decided on the final action to be taken. One of the options is to remove the students by having ...

Linden Hosts Annual Back "Pack" to School for You Bookbag Drive

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its annual book bag drive for Linden residents on Monday, August 20.

The drive, sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor's Youth Commission, along with Communities in Cooperation, Inc., Local Businesses and Faith and Community-Based Partners, will distribute school backpacks and supplies to Linden students.

The event ...

Linden Police Department Alerts Drivers to New Traffic Pattern

August 8, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department urges drivers to be mindful of new traffic pattern on Elizabeth Avenue and Wood Avenue southbound.

The left turn arrow was causing confusion among drivers, and it was determined that the arrow should be temporarily removed while we work on a more permanent solution, authorities said.

It is asked that drivers remain patient during this ...

Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Accident in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle accident in Linden claimed the life of a Roselle man late Sunday evening.

At approximately 11:56 p.m. Linden Police units responded to the scene of a serious auto-pedestrian crash on the 400 block of Raritan Rd.

Initial reports indicate that a 2003 Chrysler Minivan was traveling east when it fatally collided with a man in the roadway.

Eric Mathis, 56, ...

Linden to Celebrate National Night Out on August 7

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is gearing up for yet another National Night Out event at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on August 7.

The evening is packed with free food, drinks, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family.

The event will take place at 400 N. Wood Avenue from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and if it rains the event will be moved indoors to the Gregorio Center ...

Linden Police Department Joins UCPO for the Summer Slam Youth Basketball Tournament

August 2, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The Prosecutor’s Office has joined forces with four municipal police departments to host the inaugural Summer Slam youth basketball tournament, marking the launch of a new initiative intended to connect local student-athletes with representatives of local law enforcement in fun, engaging ways, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan jointly ...

Linden Board of Education President Releases Statement Regarding Schools as Polling Locations

August 16, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski released a statement this week regarding the use of Linden Public schools as polling locations on Primary Election Days.

The board is considering moving election voting out of the schools for safety reasons, but have not yet decided on the final action to be taken. One of the options is to remove the students by having ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Newark Needs to Be 'Invited to the Table' in Marijuana Industry, Mayor Says

NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when.

For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been victimized by drug laws, get to profit from that industry. He was part of an eight-member panel yesterday ...

Friends of 4th Ward Park to Host 9th Annual Community Day on August 18

August 15, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Friends of Fourth Ward Park invite the community to come out for the 9th Annual Community Day at Fourth Ward Park

The event will be held on Saturday, August 18, at Dr. Martin Luther King/Fourth Ward Park, 700 McCandless Street, starting at 12 p.m.

This day of family fun will include inflatable amusement rides and a petting farm from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

There will be an ...

Linden Hosts Annual Back "Pack" to School for You Bookbag Drive

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its annual book bag drive for Linden residents on Monday, August 20.

The drive, sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor's Youth Commission, along with Communities in Cooperation, Inc., Local Businesses and Faith and Community-Based Partners, will distribute school backpacks and supplies to Linden students.

The event ...

Linden Board of Education President Releases Statement Regarding Schools as Polling Locations

August 16, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski released a statement this week regarding the use of Linden Public schools as polling locations on Primary Election Days.

The board is considering moving election voting out of the schools for safety reasons, but have not yet decided on the final action to be taken. One of the options is to remove the students by having ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Newark Needs to Be 'Invited to the Table' in Marijuana Industry, Mayor Says

NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when.

For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been victimized by drug laws, get to profit from that industry. He was part of an eight-member panel yesterday ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

August 6, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Plainfield Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Armed Crime Spree

August 8, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Marlon Peek, 42, previously pleaded guilty before U.S.

Linden Police Department Alerts Drivers to New Traffic Pattern

August 8, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department urges drivers to be mindful of new traffic pattern on Elizabeth Avenue and Wood Avenue southbound.

The left turn arrow was causing confusion among drivers, and it was determined that the arrow should be temporarily removed while we work on a more permanent solution, authorities said.

It is asked that drivers remain patient during this ...

Man Dies in Motor Vehicle Accident in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle accident in Linden claimed the life of a Roselle man late Sunday evening.

At approximately 11:56 p.m. Linden Police units responded to the scene of a serious auto-pedestrian crash on the 400 block of Raritan Rd.

Initial reports indicate that a 2003 Chrysler Minivan was traveling east when it fatally collided with a man in the roadway.

Eric Mathis, 56, ...

Linden to Celebrate National Night Out on August 7

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is gearing up for yet another National Night Out event at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on August 7.

The evening is packed with free food, drinks, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family.

The event will take place at 400 N. Wood Avenue from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and if it rains the event will be moved indoors to the Gregorio Center ...

Linden Police Department Joins UCPO for the Summer Slam Youth Basketball Tournament

August 2, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - The Prosecutor’s Office has joined forces with four municipal police departments to host the inaugural Summer Slam youth basketball tournament, marking the launch of a new initiative intended to connect local student-athletes with representatives of local law enforcement in fun, engaging ways, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan jointly ...

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David Toma Visits Clark Public Library

August 15, 2018

Experience the Power of the Living Legend on Saturday, September 15th at 1 pm.  This is a once in a lifetime experience with one of Clark’s own-don’t miss this opportunity. 

For over 60 years David Toma has brought his unparalleled experience, compassion and hope to people around the world who are in desperate need of help while their lives spin out of ...