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Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Cranford Resident Walks Every Street in Town During COVID

CRANFORD - Cranford resident Adrienne Petrino calls herself an "explorer by nature."

When COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect, Petrino found herself in front of her computer working remotely for over eight hours a day. Looking to keep her sanity, Petrino began her exploration of her hometown, sparking memories of her childhood.

"I grew up walking in Cranford," said ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

Most Districts Opting to Use Hybrid Model of In-Person, Remote Learning For Start of School Year

September 2, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – More than half the public school districts and private schools that are working with the state on drafting their reopening plans will start the school year with a hybrid model of in-person and remote learning, officials said Wednesday.

Gov. Phil Murphy said 434 school districts will be using the hybrid model, 242 will start with all-remote instruction, 68 will utilize ...

Parents Prepare for All Virtual Back to School, 137 Aids and Employees Furloughed Without Notice at BOE Meeting

LINDEN, NJ - The latest Linden Board of Education meeting was held on Thursday, which focused on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Initially, a hybrid plan was put forth, but due to the limited number of staff able to teach in-person, the Board has decided to move forward with an all-virtual education model for the start of the school year. This will be in effect for ...

Murphy Announces Additional $100M School Funding

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy stood behind a podium in the end zone of the Somerville Pioneers football field early Wednesday morning to announce an additional $100M in funding for New Jersey schools.

The money will come from the federal government Coroanvirus Relief Fund, according to the governor, who noted it was the second day in a row he had stood on a football field to talk ...

Linden Police Respond to Report of Gunshots Fired Tuesday Evening

September 16, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police responded to the 700 block of McCandless Street around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday evening for a report of shots being fired.

According to authorities, officers responded to Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park, after they heard the sound of gunshots in the area.  Two of the rounds struck homes on the 800 block of Bower St.

There were no reported ...

Newark Woman Sentenced for Using Falsified Prescriptions to Obtain Oxycodone from Linden Pharmacy

LINDEN, NJ - A Newark woman has been sentenced after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, according to a joint press release from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

Christine Powell, 60, was ordered to serve two years of probation, to be ...

Pennsylvania Man Charged with 2017 Linden Convenience Store Robbery

LINDEN, NJ - A Pennsylvania man has been charged with first-degree robbery and related weapons charges stemming from his involvement in a convenience store robbery in December of 2017.

Ibin Bryant, 32, of Glen Lyon, PA, allegedly entered the 7-Eleven store on the 2300 block of E. Edgar Rd just before 10:00 a.m. on December 2.

Bryant approached the front counter, handed a note to the clerk ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

City Council Votes to Convert QuickCheck Parking Lot into Apartment Complex

LINDEN, NJ - The decision to convert a large portion of the NJ Transit/QuickChek parking lot on Wood Avenue into a new apartment complex was passed during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Based on comments from Council members and the Mayor, the driving force behind this idea was to ultimately move Linden forward.

Mayor Derek Armstead looks to neighboring cities to model ...

Community Access Unlimited Holds Virtual Walkathon and Celebrates Supporting Each Other Through Pandemic

September 16, 2020

ROSELLE, NJ - Community Access Unlimited kept up an annual walkathon tradition on Saturday, albeit in a virtual format, to support services for people with special needs.

Donations are still being accepted for the Community Access Unlimited Ira Geller Walkathon and will support services as well as help cover expenses incurred due to COVID-19. CAU is a Union County-based, statewide ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Legislation Aiming to Strengthen New Jersey’s Long-Term Care Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Saying that residents and staff of long-term care facilities in New Jersey have borne an outsized burden of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy signed several pieces of legislation on Wednesday to address systemic challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19, and strengthen preparedness for future outbreaks.

Of the more than 14,000 New Jersey residents killed by ...

City Council Votes to Convert QuickCheck Parking Lot into Apartment Complex

LINDEN, NJ - The decision to convert a large portion of the NJ Transit/QuickChek parking lot on Wood Avenue into a new apartment complex was passed during the City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Based on comments from Council members and the Mayor, the driving force behind this idea was to ultimately move Linden forward.

Mayor Derek Armstead looks to neighboring cities to model ...

Newark Woman Sentenced for Using Falsified Prescriptions to Obtain Oxycodone from Linden Pharmacy

September 14, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - A Newark woman has been sentenced after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, according to a joint press release from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

Christine Powell, 60, was ordered to serve two years of probation, to be ...

Linden Police Respond to Report of Gunshots Fired Tuesday Evening

September 16, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police responded to the 700 block of McCandless Street around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday evening for a report of shots being fired.

According to authorities, officers responded to Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Park, after they heard the sound of gunshots in the area.  Two of the rounds struck homes on the 800 block of Bower St.

There were no reported ...

Newark Woman Sentenced for Using Falsified Prescriptions to Obtain Oxycodone from Linden Pharmacy

LINDEN, NJ - A Newark woman has been sentenced after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, according to a joint press release from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

Christine Powell, 60, was ordered to serve two years of probation, to be ...

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Plays Drive-In Concert at Union County VoTech in Scotch Plains

September 21, 2020

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ —B Street Band, the ever popular Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free “drive-in concert” at the Union County VoTech campus on Raritan Road in Scotch Plains on Sunday, evening that had attendees honking in the dark.

Emcee Brian Remo encouraged the audience to honk their horns and flash their lights in appreciation of the performance since the ...

Union County Board of Elections Announces Two More Ballot Drop-Off Box Locations

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado announced the locations of two additional ballot drop-off boxes for the November 3 General Election, bringing the number of drop-off boxes in Union County to nine.

Over the coming weeks an additional 13 locations will be announced, for a total of 22. The locations of the nine installed drop-off boxes ...

Cranford Resident Walks Every Street in Town During COVID

CRANFORD - Cranford resident Adrienne Petrino calls herself an "explorer by nature."

When COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect, Petrino found herself in front of her computer working remotely for over eight hours a day. Looking to keep her sanity, Petrino began her exploration of her hometown, sparking memories of her childhood.

"I grew up walking in Cranford," said ...

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Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

September 21, 2020

New Jersey to Provide Opioid-Overdose Antidote Naloxone for Free to Residents September 24-26 at Participating Pharmacies Across the State

Residents Can Obtain Free Naloxone at 322 Participating Pharmacies Without Providing Name or a Prescription

 

Sept. 21, 2020 

(TRENTON) – Governor Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...