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Are You Eligible for Tuition-Free College at Union County College? Classes Start Jan. 22

January 13, 2019

CRANFORD – Union County residents who are interested in attending Union County College tuition-free for the spring 2019 semester should fill out the free application and apply for financial aid as soon as possible. In September, at Union’s Cranford campus, Governor Murphy announced that Union was one of the 13 New Jersey community colleges that would be participating in the pilot ...

Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Motor Vehicle Crash in Linden

January 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ – Linden Police department is investigating an accident that left a female seriously injured, early Sunday morning. 

According to authorities, at approximately 1:55 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the area of N. Wood Ave & St. George Ave on reports of a serious auto-pedestrian crash.

Investigators believe that the vehicle was traveling south on Wood Ave when ...

Union Township man charged with alcohol-fueled Linden wreck that took Hillside officer’s life

LINDEN, NJ - A Union Township man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide ...

Sudden Fire Takes Place at Linden Municipal Garage

LINDEN, NJ - A fire broke out at the city's municipal garage, which sent Linden Fire department along with firefighters from nearby towns into action.

According to the Breaking News Network, at approximately 4:10 p.m., fire officials were contacted after reports of heavy fire conditions at the property located at 1901 Lower Road, Sunday afternoon.

Roselle, Clark and Garwood Fire ...

Boys Basketball: Columbia Second-Half Rally Stuns Linden, 64-54

January 13, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- There were at least three junctures during the course of Saturday's game when it looked like the Columbia boys basketball team might be about to get run out of its own gym by Linden.

Linden took a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but Columbia battled back. Linden again took a 10-point lead in the second quarter, and again the Cougars clawed their way back. Very often, ...

“ArtHouse” to Open Jan 18 in the Heart of Downtown Linden

January 15, 2019

LINDEN, NJ -The Uptown Linden Corporation and City of Linden are partnering with the Union County-based, not-for-profit organization, Civic Knights Inc. to debut their newest community project, "The ArtHouse."

“Uptown Linden Corporation has always recognized the synergy between the arts and economic development in our downtown area, that’s why we ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

January 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs chose gifts from under the Christmas tree at Trinitas Regional Medical Center during the ninth Annual Three Kings Day Celebration organized by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) earlier this month at Trinitas.

The day commemorates the Three Wise Men who gave the baby Jesus gifts during the height of the Christmas ...

Union County Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Unite for a Cleanup

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Adopt-a-Park volunteers spent several hours clearing away a logjam in the Rahway River at Nomahegan Park in Cranford last Saturday afternoon.

Helped by a passer-by who loaned two kayaks to the effort, they bagged and removed trash and recyclables from the river and from the surrounding area, too.

“Our Adopt-a-Park volunteers do a wonderful job, and ...

Trinitas School of Nursing - Class of January 2019 Graduates 112 Students

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ – One hundred and twelve students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing’s 161st Convocation Ceremony held at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford. 

Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 99 women and 13 men accepted their pins and diplomas. They also became ...

Union Township man charged with alcohol-fueled Linden wreck that took Hillside officer’s life

January 15, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - A Union Township man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide ...

Linden Gas Station Issued Citation After Incident Involving Overcharging

LINDEN, NJ - A Delta gas station located on St. Georges Avenue in Linden received a citation after a customer noticed an overcharge when purchasing gas.

Linden resident, Anthony Wohlrab discovered his sister was charged more than she should have been when visiting the gas station on Thursday afternoon.

According to Wohlrab, the pump read 10 gallons of gasoline was pumped into the ...

Woman Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run Motor Vehicle Crash in Linden

January 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ – Linden Police department is investigating an accident that left a female seriously injured, early Sunday morning. 

According to authorities, at approximately 1:55 a.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the area of N. Wood Ave & St. George Ave on reports of a serious auto-pedestrian crash.

Investigators believe that the vehicle was traveling south on Wood Ave when ...

Union Township man charged with alcohol-fueled Linden wreck that took Hillside officer’s life

LINDEN, NJ - A Union Township man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for the alcohol-related motor vehicle collision that took the life of his passenger, an off-duty Hillside police officer, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

Ricardo Dos-Santos, 29, is charged with second-degree vehicular homicide ...

Sudden Fire Takes Place at Linden Municipal Garage

LINDEN, NJ - A fire broke out at the city's municipal garage, which sent Linden Fire department along with firefighters from nearby towns into action.

According to the Breaking News Network, at approximately 4:10 p.m., fire officials were contacted after reports of heavy fire conditions at the property located at 1901 Lower Road, Sunday afternoon.

Roselle, Clark and Garwood Fire ...

Boys Basketball: Columbia Second-Half Rally Stuns Linden, 64-54

January 13, 2019

MAPLEWOOD, NJ -- There were at least three junctures during the course of Saturday's game when it looked like the Columbia boys basketball team might be about to get run out of its own gym by Linden.

Linden took a 10-point lead in the first quarter, but Columbia battled back. Linden again took a 10-point lead in the second quarter, and again the Cougars clawed their way back. Very often, ...

Union County: Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

January 21, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, the Recycle Coach app, was among the topics discussed at the Union County Freeholder Board’s meeting on Thursday, its first ...

“Art from the HEART” Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presentS artwork from the Art from the HEART fine arts program on display at the Freeholders Gallery now until February 14.

The public is invited to visit the Freeholders Gallery any time during regular business hours weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, located at ...

Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

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ArtHouse in Linden Opens

January 15, 2019

Linden, NJ - The ArtHouse is scheduled to open on January 18, 2019.  The Uptown Linden Corporation and City of Linden are proud to partner with the Union County-based, not-for-profit organization, Civic Knights Inc. to debut their newest community project The ArtHouse.

“Uptown Linden Corporation has always recognized the synergy between the arts and economic ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...