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Linden Students Announced on Stockton University Fall 2018 Dean's List

February 15, 2019

GALLOWAY, NJ – Students from the City of Linden have been making strides in academics at Stockton University.

In a recent announcement from the University, three students who reside in Linden were named on the Dean's list for the Fall 2018 semester.  Please see the details below:

Kara Depczynski, sophomore Criminal Justice major 

Taina Guanipa, ...

Linden Public Schools are Closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12

LINDEN, NJ - Due to the State of Emergency declared by Gov. Phil Murphy, all Linden Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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Linden High School Students Raise Awareness on Human Trafficking

LINDEN, NJ - World history students at Linden High School recently took action to spread awareness about the problem of human trafficking, and in the process raised their own social consciousness.

Human trafficking is the exploitation of a person through force, fraud or coercion, and can include sex trafficking, forced labor or domestic servitude.

On January 25, about 90 ...

Early Morning Armed Robbery at Local Bar in Linden

February 16, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -  According to preliminary reports, an armed robbery took place at a Linden bar, early Saturday morning.

At around 12:20 a.m., authorities were called to the scene of Cheeque's bar at 1230 Linden Avenue, after the report of the armed robbery of a patron.

The suspects fled the scene in a dark colored vehicle.

More details to follow as they become ...

Suspects Sought in Attempted Armed Robbery at Linden Gentleman’s Club

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department are seeking individuals involved in an attempted armed robbery that took place Wednesday evening.

Just after 9:00 p.m. Linden Police officers responded to Taboo Gentlemen's Club on the corner of E Linden Ave & S Park Ave on a report of an attempted armed robbery. 

According to authorities, the victim, a 31-year-old valet attendant, was ...

Freeholders Discuss Minimum Wage Increase, Proposed NJ Transit Improvements, New Voting Machines in Union County

February 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night.

NJ State Minimum Wage Increase

As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“This is a great thing. Many New Jersey residents struggle ...

Linden to Host Black History Month Celebration & Performance

February 8, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden is all geared up to host a performance of Harriet Tubman for it's Black History Month celebration.

The performance by Christine Dixon is titled, "Harriet Tubman Herself" and will take place at the Art House Linden located at 422 N Wood Avenue. 

Christine Dixon is an actress and singer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.  She ...

Freeholders Discuss Minimum Wage Increase, Proposed NJ Transit Improvements, New Voting Machines in Union County

February 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night.

NJ State Minimum Wage Increase

As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“This is a great thing. Many New Jersey residents struggle ...

Early Morning Armed Robbery at Local Bar in Linden

February 16, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -  According to preliminary reports, an armed robbery took place at a Linden bar, early Saturday morning.

At around 12:20 a.m., authorities were called to the scene of Cheeque's bar at 1230 Linden Avenue, after the report of the armed robbery of a patron.

The suspects fled the scene in a dark colored vehicle.

More details to follow as they become ...

Suspects Sought in Attempted Armed Robbery at Linden Gentleman’s Club

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department are seeking individuals involved in an attempted armed robbery that took place Wednesday evening.

Just after 9:00 p.m. Linden Police officers responded to Taboo Gentlemen's Club on the corner of E Linden Ave & S Park Ave on a report of an attempted armed robbery. 

According to authorities, the victim, a 31-year-old valet attendant, was ...

Linden on Schedule to Have the ExpressVote XL Voting Machine

February 16, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The City of Linden is on schedule to have the new ExpressVote XL Voting Machine program implemented later on this year.

The following towns will receive the machines for the 2019 Primary Election:  Berkeley Heights, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, Union and Winfield.

Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Linden, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, ...

Plainfield Filmmaker goes International with Selection to Toronto Black Film Fest

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival.

The film has already won Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short, and Honorable Mention for Best Actress, ...

Linden's Monty Brooks Receives the Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski and Freeholders Angela R. Garretson, Rebecca Williams, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Andrea Staten joined New Jersey State Senator Nicholas Scutari in presenting lifelong Linden resident Monty Brooks with the seventh annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award during the County’s Black History Month celebration at the ...

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N.J. Human Services Announces New Medicaid Innovation Office Aimed at Improving Quality, Delivery & Value of Care

February 10, 2019

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Wednesday announced it has launched a new Office of Medicaid Innovation to improve the quality, delivery and cost of care within the state’s Medicaid program.

The Office will lead New Jersey Medicaid’s work on value-based payment and purchasing strategies.  It will focus on identifying opportunities for ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...