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Nursery Rhyme Characters Steal the Spotlight in Clark

February 17, 2020

CLARK, NJ - Kindergartners at Saint John the Apostle School recently took to the stage dressed in their favorite nursery rhyme character.  As part of the Annual Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme Show students are challenged to memorize a favorite rhyme and share it with the crowd. 

The event, which is a culmination of a Language Arts activity brought friends and family into the ...

Four Legged Animals Visit Linden High School Students

LINDEN, NJ - Representatives of Turtle Back Zoo – both two-legged and four-legged – visited Linden High School zoology classes on Jan. 31 to say thank you for the students’ work in raising money for animals harmed by the recent Australian wildfires.

The process started when students in Amanda Montealegre’s zoology classes learned about species native ...

Local Students Solve Real-Life Challenge With Technology

CLARK, NJ – Seventh grade students at Saint John the Apostle School recently found a technological solution to a real-world problem according to school officials.   Students Aurely Antonin and Benjamin Noon along with their teacher Keara DeMaio, developed a technological inventory of the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry which is affiliated with Saint John the Apostle ...

Linden Apartment Building Evacuated Due to Signs of Smoke

February 13, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Residents at the Meridia Lifestyles building in Linden were forced to evacuate, Thursday evening.

The Linden Fire and Police Departments are on the scene, and they have reported smoke at this location.

Further details will be released at a later time.

Suspects Wanted for Shopping Spree with Stolen Credit Cards from Linden Residents

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is asking for your help to identify the suspects who allegedly went on a shopping spree at Willowbrook Mall using credit cards that were stolen from vehicles in Linden last month.

Linden police officials ask that anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Juan Velarde at (908) 474-8552 or email jvelarde@lpdnj.org.

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Linden Residents Invited to Celebrate Black History Month at Harriet Viewing

February 10, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - With Black History month underway, the City of Linden invites residents to celebrate by viewing the movie Harriet on Saturday, February 22.

The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the JTG Recreation Center located on 330 Helen Street.

For more information, and to learn about the importance of the 2020 United States Census, please contact the ...

Linden Residents Invited to Family Game Night

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, Linden City Council and Linden Department of Parks and Recreation invites residents to Family Game Night for Linden families on Friday, March 27, 2020.

The event will take place 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the John T. Gregorio Center located at 330 Helen Street in Linden, NJ.

Pre-registration is required for all families attending.

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Four Legged Animals Visit Linden High School Students

February 10, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Representatives of Turtle Back Zoo – both two-legged and four-legged – visited Linden High School zoology classes on Jan. 31 to say thank you for the students’ work in raising money for animals harmed by the recent Australian wildfires.

The process started when students in Amanda Montealegre’s zoology classes learned about species native ...

Linden's School No. 10 Raise Money to Help Sea Turtles

LINDEN, NJ - Third-graders from School No. 10 in Linden are living up to the school slogan “The Little School With the Biggest Heart” by spreading the word about threats to sea turtles and raising money to help the animals.

The group of about a dozen girls decided to take action after they read an article in class about sea turtles and one of the girls saw a video on her own of a ...

Linden Apartment Building Evacuated Due to Signs of Smoke

February 13, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Residents at the Meridia Lifestyles building in Linden were forced to evacuate, Thursday evening.

The Linden Fire and Police Departments are on the scene, and they have reported smoke at this location.

Further details will be released at a later time.

Suspects Wanted for Shopping Spree with Stolen Credit Cards from Linden Residents

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is asking for your help to identify the suspects who allegedly went on a shopping spree at Willowbrook Mall using credit cards that were stolen from vehicles in Linden last month.

Linden police officials ask that anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Juan Velarde at (908) 474-8552 or email jvelarde@lpdnj.org.

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Meet the 2020 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal

February 17, 2020

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Michael McNany has always been proud of his Irish heritage and the values of family, community, service and generosity that come with it.  On March 14, the 24th Annual Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off onto the streets of Union with McNany as Grand Marshal.

"It's quite an honor to have been selected as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 ...

Celebration of Black History Month Continues in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ - For the past eight years, the Union County Freeholder Board has highlighted Black History Month with the annual Chester Holmes Humanitarian Award in recognition of service to the community.

The 2020 award went to Rahway Councilman David Brown, who has focused on assisting working families, youth and those less-advantaged during a lifetime of service.

“Councilman ...

Union County Women Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

UNION, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr and Elizabeth Councilwomen Patricia Perkins-Auguste co-hosted a breakfast attended by 200 women from across Union and Essex Counties to celebrate and acknowledge that women have only had the right to vote in America for 100 years on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Galloping Hill Golf Course.

The event attracted elected officials and their ...

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Free Screening in Cranford of Obama’s Deal: The Costly Compromises and Political Battles That Defined the Passage of the ACA

February 19, 2020

Free Screening in Cranford of Obama’s Deal:

The Costly Compromises and Political Battles That Defined the Passage of the ACA
February 17, 2020, Cranford, NJ—If you have your health, you have everything the saying goes. But for millions of Americans, that health is directly tied to economic advantage, or disadvantage. President Barack Obama attacked that sobering reality with a ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...