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

August 9, 2018

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 Commissioner Sent Letter to Board President Regarding School Polling Locations

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education Commissioner Ahmed Shehata wrote a letter to Linden Board of Education President Raymond Topoleski to express his views on the press release sent out by Mayor Derek Armstead regarding using school property as polling locations.

The letter, which was sent on Tuesday, August 7, held concerns made by parents regarding student safety and other ...

Mayor Weighs In on Superintendent’s Decision to Change Polling Locations

LINDEN, NJ -  Mayor Armstead is calling on city residents, school board members, county, and state officials to condemn and reverse Linden Superintendent Danny Robertozzi's decision to terminate resident voting in Linden public school on primary election days.

“Linden voters have voted at polling locations at our public schools for generations,” said Mayor ...

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 ...

Anthony Drejaj Named New Linden Boys Basketball Head Coach

LINDEN, NJ -  Anthony Drejaj has been all about taking part in challenges throughout his life in the game of basketball. He also knows his latest challenge ahead features taking over a basketball program that featured a legend leading the way, in taking over the reins of the Linden Tigers boys basketball program.

Drejaj was approved as the new head coach of one of the most storied ...

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

August 8, 2018

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 ...

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

August 9, 2018

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 ...

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

August 8, 2018

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 ...

Anthony Drejaj Named New Linden Boys Basketball Head Coach

LINDEN, NJ -  Anthony Drejaj has been all about taking part in challenges throughout his life in the game of basketball. He also knows his latest challenge ahead features taking over a basketball program that featured a legend leading the way, in taking over the reins of the Linden Tigers boys basketball program.

Drejaj was approved as the new head coach of one of the most storied ...

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New 24-Hour Emergency Hotline for the Homeless in Union County

August 13, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents seeking emergency shelter and other services that the new 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline number is now 908-249-4815.

The new Hotline number took effect as of Tuesday, August 7. It is staffed and operated by Gateway Family YMCA as a program of the Union County Department of Human Services.

The Hotline is available 24 ...