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Linden Welcomes Trampoline Park During Official Grand Opening

February 12, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – Linden’s newest attraction, Launch Trampoline Park, is “officially” opened for business after Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mayor Derek Armstead, Council President Jorge Alvarez, and Council members Peter Brown, Rhashonna Cosby, John Francis Roman, Armando Medina, and Gretchen Hickey were all front and center to welcome the company’s ...

Union County Freeholders Hosts 2nd Annual LGBTQ Pride Picnic

RAHWAY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced its 2018 Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic, scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Rahway River Park in Rahway.

A celebration of all families, Union County’s Family PRIDE CommUNITY Picnic will feature music, a variety of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses for all ...

Linden Welcomes Trampoline Park During Official Grand Opening

February 12, 2018

LINDEN, NJ – Linden’s newest attraction, Launch Trampoline Park, is “officially” opened for business after Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mayor Derek Armstead, Council President Jorge Alvarez, and Council members Peter Brown, Rhashonna Cosby, John Francis Roman, Armando Medina, and Gretchen Hickey were all front and center to welcome the company’s ...

Man admits to Bank Robberies in New Jersey

LINDEN, NJ – A Passaic, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing six banks in Hudson, Union, and Passaic counties in June and July of 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Quentin Morales, a/k/a “Quinton Morales,” 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with three counts of bank robbery. He ...

Just “ASK” for Information about Senior Services in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Union County residents seeking information about services for seniors age 60 and up can visit the “ASK” Aging Services Kiosk program at eight convenient locations in February to speak with staff from the county’s Department of Human Services Division on Aging.

ASK will be available at public libraries or municipal buildings in Clark, ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Linden's Khalil Rowe-Woods Signed Football Pursuits at Virginia Military Institute in Virginia

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School football player Khalil Rowe-Woods signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, to continue his academic and football pursuits at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

Rowe-Woods, who played outside linebacker for the Tigers, signed the letter in the office of LHS
Principal Yelena Horre and celebrated with his mother, coaches, and ...

Senator Vin Gopal Endorses Scutari for UCDC Chair

February 17, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - State Senator and former Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal has announced his endorsement of Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman.

“The endorsement of my friend and colleague Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chairman is very personal to me," said Senator Gopal. “As my race for State Senate tightened last year, I ...

Linden Councilwoman Accuses Mayor of Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, Mayor Explains Legitimacy

LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead.

According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for safety reasons.

According to Hickey, Armstead attended the Linden FMBA Annual Awards and Retirement ...

UCDC Chair Candidates Address Crowd at Plainfield Democratic City Committee Meeting

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Supporters and opponents of Mayor Mapp's decision to endorse State Senator Nick Scutari for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee over Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr clashed on Saturday morning as the three current candidates for Chair, Scutari, Mahr and Hillside's Anthony Salters, addressed the Plainfield Democratic City Committee and residents.

Mapp started the ...

Linden Councilwoman Accuses Mayor of Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, Mayor Explains Legitimacy

February 15, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead.

According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for safety reasons.

According to Hickey, Armstead attended the Linden FMBA Annual Awards and Retirement ...

Linden Welcomes Trampoline Park During Official Grand Opening

LINDEN, NJ – Linden’s newest attraction, Launch Trampoline Park, is “officially” opened for business after Saturday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Mayor Derek Armstead, Council President Jorge Alvarez, and Council members Peter Brown, Rhashonna Cosby, John Francis Roman, Armando Medina, and Gretchen Hickey were all front and center to welcome the company’s ...

Man admits to Bank Robberies in New Jersey

LINDEN, NJ – A Passaic, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing six banks in Hudson, Union, and Passaic counties in June and July of 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Quentin Morales, a/k/a “Quinton Morales,” 27, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with three counts of bank robbery. He ...

Breaking News: Elizabeth Schools Report One Student Has Died from Flu Virus

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Elizabeth School District has reported that one student has died from Influenza (Flu).

“It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,”  Elizabeth Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer wrote in a letter to parents over the weekend. The Superintendents letter is ...

Trinitas Hospital Issues New Visiting Guidelines During Flu Season

ELIZABETH, NJ –Trinitas Regional Medical Center has issued new visiting guidelines due to the heightened flu activity this season. 

Visitor restrictions are in place based on the following guidelines:

Anyone with fever/flu-like symptoms should not visit.
Children under the age of 12 years old, who are not receiving services from the hospital, are restricted from ...

Two Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Hector Carro, 73 and Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle are charged with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime. Convictions on third-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by ...

Linden Councilwoman Accuses Mayor of Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, Mayor Explains Legitimacy

February 15, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead.

According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for safety reasons.

According to Hickey, Armstead attended the Linden FMBA Annual Awards and Retirement ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

Two Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Hector Carro, 73 and Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle are charged with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime. Convictions on third-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by ...

Lower Rd closed near Ave C through Presidents Day weekend

February 17, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Lower Road will be closed in both directions in the area of 1601 Lower Road (Filabila Inc.) for Water Company repairs beginning on Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19. 

Local traffic for businesses that remain open will have limited access from Lower Rd from Parkway Ave up to the work zone.  Trucks traveling in this direction will be detoured at 21 ...

Overnight Carjacking at the Scotchwood Diner on Rte. 22 in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Police are searching for the suspects who carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of the Scotchwood Diner (1928 Route 22) in Scotch Plains just before 1:00 a.m. today, according to Breaking News Network (BNN).

Police arrived and were told that two male suspects, who reportedly did not display a weapon, took a white Toyota Camry from the victim and then sped away ...

Linden FD joins Clark FD as they Respond to Early Morning House Blaze

CLARK, NJ - A house fire at 10 Harrison Street sent firefighters into action in the early hours of Tuesday morning.   

According to Clark Fire Chief Frank Cerasa, when crews arrived at the home at approximately 3:30 a.m., the interior rear end of the first floor was heavily engulfed in flames and working its way to the second story.   

Five Residents of the ...

Wrestling: Linden Finishes Sixth Overall in District 13 Tournament

February 19, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden wrestlers finished sixth overall in the team competition at the District 13 tournament hosted at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School this Saturday.

Stefano Del Valle finished in second place in the 126 lb weight class.

Alex Dorce finished second in the 152 lb. weight class.  He was beaten by Jack Canon of Scotch Plains-Fanwood in a 10-3 ...

Boys Basketball: Linden Tigers Use Second Half Offensive Surge to Defeat Union HS in Union County Tournament Quarterfinals

LINDEN, NJ -  The Linden High School Tigers boys varsity basketball team appeared sluggish at times of the first half against the Union High School Farmers, but seemed to make the plays necessary to maintain their slim lead, even when their shots were not falling.

The fifth-seeded Farmers were able to lead at a few parts of the game, including 10-9 after the first quarter and ...

Boys Basketball: Linden Tigers Pull Away in Fourth Quarter to Defeat Patrick School

LINDEN, NJ -  Linden High School defeated the Patrick School in a competitive game Tuesday night as Senior Tavon Jones has continued to play at the highest level for his team, averaging 24.9 points per game.

The last time the two teams faced each other, he scored 41 points, but the Linden High School boys varsity basketball team lost 84-82 in double overtime to the Patrick School on ...

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How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Rep. Payne, Jr. Issues Statement on Parkland, Florida, School Shooting

February 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) released the following statement:

“To the families who lost loved ones during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, today, know that your country’s compassion and thoughts go out to you. Our hearts break with yours.

“To those injured, know that the American people are praying your recovery.

“To the ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (Bantom,2017)

How does a writer of a beloved series like Harry Potter or Temperance Brennan break out of their readers' expectations and try something new? For J.K. Rowlings it was the novels penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; books about a maimed and very flawed private detective with the unlikely name of Cormoran Strike. For Kathy Reichs, it is the ...

Letter to the Editor: Team Nick

February 16, 2018

Dear Editor:

I am an elected Scotch Plains Democratic Committeewoman and a community activist who is in the practice of speaking up for myself, so I am very disappointed by the actions of acting Union County Democratic Chair Colleen Mahr.

I have endorsed Senator Nick Scutari for Union County Democratic Chair. So, you can imagine my surprise when I found that Ms. Mahr had sent a ...