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Traffic Advisory: Plan Alternate Route in N. Wood Avenue Area Due to Polish Festival on Saturday

September 17, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police is advising drivers to plan alternate routes on Saturday due to several road closures from the Annual Polish Festival.

Drivers should expect multiple detours in the N. Wood Avenue area from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The following restrictions are necessary to help facilitate this event:

N. Wood Avenue will be closed between Blancke Street ...

Four-Year-Old Boy Struck by Vehicle in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A four-year-old Linden boy was struck by a car Thursday morning, according to police officials.

Linden police responded to the intersection of E. St. George Ave & Roselle St at approximately 7:25 a.m. on reports of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle.

According to preliminary reports, a 32-year-old Linden man and his 4-year-old son were riding a bicycle ...

City of Linden to Host R&B Concert to Conclude 2022 Summer Concert Series, Sept. 27

September 24, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden is set to host the last concert of tthe season on Tuesday, September 27 at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade.

The Gentlemen of Soul – Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute is the final installment of the 2022 Summer Concert series that was sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, and the Linden City Council.

It will feature r&b music from 7:30 p.m.m until 9:00 ...

Linden Public Library to Host 'Movies at LPL", Sept. 20

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Free Public Library is set to host its "Movies at Linden Public Library" event for all on Tuesday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m.

This event will be an opportunity for library goers to watch the movie titled, "Heart of Champions" starring Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, and Alex MacNicoll.

The event will be held on the third floor in the ...

City of Linden Set to Host 3rd Annual Polish Festival

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its Annual Polish Festival on September 17, 2022, with a rain date of September 18.

The event will be held in front of Linden City Hall located at 301 N.Wood Ave and the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade 401 located on N. Wood Ave from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Honorary Patronage of the Consulate of the Republic of Poland in N.Y.

Linden's "Let's Rebuild the VFW" Event a Huge Success

September 20, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The 'Let's Rebuild the VFW' fundraising event on September 12, at Central Park Restaurant was a huge success.

The community support for the event was shown in the amount of people who attended and there was food, live music, raffle prizes, and more. 

"This is a great opportunity for us to give back to a group of individuals who have made the ...

Westfield, Clark Residents Joining Together for 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma 5K Hybrid Run/Walk

CLARK, NJ – Registration is currently under way for the 10th Annual Miracles for Myeloma Hybrid 5K Run/Walk. 

Set to take place next month at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, the 5K is organized annually by township residents Ron and Sheree Pask and Westfielder Gina Klemm with the goal of raising money for and awareness of multiple myeloma, a rare and incurable form of ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

September 22, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

Traffic Advisory: Plan Alternate Route in N. Wood Avenue Area Due to Polish Festival on Saturday

September 17, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police is advising drivers to plan alternate routes on Saturday due to several road closures from the Annual Polish Festival.

Drivers should expect multiple detours in the N. Wood Avenue area from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The following restrictions are necessary to help facilitate this event:

N. Wood Avenue will be closed between Blancke Street ...

Four-Year-Old Boy Struck by Vehicle in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A four-year-old Linden boy was struck by a car Thursday morning, according to police officials.

Linden police responded to the intersection of E. St. George Ave & Roselle St at approximately 7:25 a.m. on reports of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle.

According to preliminary reports, a 32-year-old Linden man and his 4-year-old son were riding a bicycle ...

Linden High School Football Standout Dies Weeks After Injury During Game

September 22, 2022

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community is deeply saddened by the death of a Linden High School (LHS) football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in the September 9 game against Woodbridge High School.

Xavier McClain, a sophomore at LHS, died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.

McClain had been hospitalized and on life support since he was ...

Football: Colonia Stays Undefeated, Winning 28-25 Over Linden

COLONIA, NJ — While it may be hard to believe that high school football’s regular season is almost half over while it’s still summer, Colonia is now approaching the halfway point of their campaign without a loss.

A young Colonia team made the most of “Eric LeGrand Night” by rallying for a 28-25 victory over Linden for its fourth consecutive victory on Friday ...

Union County Approves New Agreement With Social Services Workers

September 22, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ – County commissioners authorized a four-year agreement Thursday with Communication Workers of America Local 1080, the union representing more than 350 members working in the county’s Division of Social Services as social workers, clerks, paralegals and in other positions.

“Negotiations are about building trust and open communications, and it’s not ...

New Commission To Bring Film, TV Opportunities to Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county is re-establishing a Motion Picture and Television Advisory Committee to help field the numerous requests its offices receive from film, television and digital media studios looking to use locations throughout the county.

“We receive multiple inquiries and requests each week from film companies looking to explore Union County for locations,” ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

Summit Resident Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle on Summit Ave.

September 16, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ - A motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian on Summit Avenue, between Morris Avenue and Walnut Street, this morning has seriously injured a Summit resident, according to the Summit Police Department.

The Summit Police responded the scene at 10 a.m. today. There, they found an unconscious male with serious head injuries. The victim, an 84- year-old Summit resident and ...

Murphy: NJ is Repairing and Preparing One Year after Tropical Storm Ida

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Shawn Lipani welcomed Gov. Phil Murphy and other federal, state and local officials on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Ida to assess progress made since the devastating storm crippled New Jersey, killing 30 people and causing an estimated $95 billion in damages to homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure.

Two people died in Hillsborough during the ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

Shred and Recycle Your Personal Documents in October, Free of Charge

Union County residents can bring their personal documents and sensitive papers to two free, secure shredding events in October, sponsored by the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

After October, Union County’s paper shredding program will be on winter hiatus. The series of events will resume again next spring.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use our free ...

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Real Estate Investment Day, South Plainfield

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Fri, October 7, 8:00 PM

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"Once On This Island" the musical, at CDC Theatre

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

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Pet Adoption Day

Community Access Unlimited Assists Union County with Jobs, Education & Training

September 22, 2022

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) once again partnered with Union County to help young people take the important first steps towards their introduction into professional life through the “Empowering our Youth” summer employment program.

The comprehensive Youth Forward program connects 14-24 year olds with jobs, education and training. Youth Forward is funded by a grant under ...

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth

The Garden State Parkway Murders by Christian Barth. (Wild Blue Press, 2020).

 

Memorial Day Weekend, 1969. Two college girls from Pennsylvania had spent a typical “down the shore” mini-vacation in Ocean City, NJ, a beach mecca for South Jerseyans and Philadelphians. Susan Davis and Elizabeth Perry enjoyed breakfast at the Somerset Point Diner at 5:00 a.m. before leaving ...

City of Linden to Host R&B Concert to Conclude 2022 Summer Concert Series, Sept. 27

September 24, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden is set to host the last concert of tthe season on Tuesday, September 27 at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade.

The Gentlemen of Soul – Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute is the final installment of the 2022 Summer Concert series that was sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, and the Linden City Council.

It will feature r&b music from 7:30 p.m.m until 9:00 ...

Linden to Host Annual 'September to Remember' Street Festival

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, Uptown Linden, and the volunteers of the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee invite all to the annual September to Remember Street Festival & Classic Car and Motorcycle Show.

The event is set to take place Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The rain date for the street festival ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Linden High School Football Standout Dies Weeks After Injury During Game

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden community is deeply saddened by the death of a Linden High School (LHS) football running back, who sustained a traumatic brain injury in the September 9 game against Woodbridge High School.

Xavier McClain, a sophomore at LHS, died Wednesday night, according to Linden Mayor Derek Armstead.

McClain had been hospitalized and on life support since he was ...

Mayor’s Youth Commission Scholarship Committee to Host Linden’s First Color Run

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Mayor’s Youth Commission Scholarship Committee invites residents to participate in Linden’s First Color Run on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

The event features a designated 2-mile course in which participants are doused with color at various color stations at every half mile interval, ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

Attendees ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...