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Linden High School in Shelter-in-Place Friday Morning

December 7, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Students at Linden High School were forced to shelter-in-place for several hours following a bomb threat made at approximately 8:45 am, Friday morning.

According to authorities, school officials received the threat and immediately notified the Linden Police Department.

Students were sheltered-in-place at the school while police responded to the threat. During a ...

Meet Kean University's Rapping Algebra Professor 

UNION, NJ - Kean University adjunct professor Irisa Leverette, a resident of North Brunswick, helped her students learn algebra, through rapping.  It was reported that Leverette's rapping has helped to encourage students to do homework, and reduced “math anxiety”.

“She’ll be in the middle of a lesson, start ...

Linden Schools Will be ‘Caroling for a Cause’ to Spread Holiday Joy and Raise Funds for Toy Drive

LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Linden Public Schools family will go around town on Dec. 10 “Caroling for a Cause,” spreading joy with holiday music and accepting donations for the district’s third annual holiday toy and gift drive.

Several buses will transport carolers – along with Santa Claus – around the city to visit the homes of residents who ...

Investigators Looking for Suspect Involved in Armed Robbery on S Wood Ave in Linden (UPDATE)

December 11, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Linden. 

According to authorities, at around 3:15 p.m. a man proceeded to rob the Krausers store located on the 1100 block of S. Wood Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man with dark hair, approximately 5'10" wearing a Khaki or brown pants ...

Authorities Identify Linden Man Struck, Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

LINDEN, NJ - Police have identified the 54-year-old man who was struck and killed as a result of his injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Monday evening

The man is identified as Thomas Katsonis, of Linden.

According to authorities, at approximately 5:15 p.m. on December 10, authorities responded to reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle collision on ...

Newark Man Charged Following Police Standoff Incident in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Newark man is in custody and facing numerous charges after allegedly committing an attempted robbery and carjacking at gunpoint, then breaking into a Linden home and engaging police in a nearly five-hour standoff on Sunday.

Willie S. Wright, 50, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree carjacking, a first-degree weapons offense, second-degree burglary, ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

November 29, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Linden Schools Will be ‘Caroling for a Cause’ to Spread Holiday Joy and Raise Funds for Toy Drive

December 5, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Linden Public Schools family will go around town on Dec. 10 “Caroling for a Cause,” spreading joy with holiday music and accepting donations for the district’s third annual holiday toy and gift drive.

Several buses will transport carolers – along with Santa Claus – around the city to visit the homes of residents who ...

The Nutcracker at Two River Theater - 10% Discount for TAPinto Readers

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The Nutcracker

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm

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Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical journey filled with dazzling dance and spectacular scenes.  A thrilling battle between ...

Linden Schools Will be ‘Caroling for a Cause’ to Spread Holiday Joy and Raise Funds for Toy Drive

December 5, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Linden Public Schools family will go around town on Dec. 10 “Caroling for a Cause,” spreading joy with holiday music and accepting donations for the district’s third annual holiday toy and gift drive.

Several buses will transport carolers – along with Santa Claus – around the city to visit the homes of residents who ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

Union County Honors Jennifer Popper of Plainfield

November 29, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Freeholder Rebecca Williams presented a resolution to Jennifer Popper of Plainfield on Wednesday, congratulating her on walking over 800 miles from Union County to Maine over the summer to honor her late husband, Michael, and to raise awareness of the East Coast Greenway.

Michael Popper died in June 2016 in a kayaking accident near Corea Harbor, Maine. Jennifer ...

Linden Woman Charged with Theft from Linden Home Depot

December 10, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden woman, 23-year old Polly Linton of Linden has been charged with recruiting the assistance of an employee from a local Home Depot to help him steal more than $5,000 in home remodeling merchandise earlier this year, says acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan.

Officer Jose Beltran, 30, of Elizabeth is charged with third-degree theft and ...

Morris County Narcotics Task Force Arrest Linden Resident Following Long Term Drug Investigation

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Following a long term drug investigation, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief of Investigations Stephen F. Wilson Jr. announce the arrest of ten individuals and the seizure of over five hundred grams of cocaine and over $10,000. The investigation began in June 2018 into the importation and distribution of cocaine into Morris County, they ...

Investigators Looking for Suspect Involved in Armed Robbery on S Wood Ave in Linden (UPDATE)

December 11, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday afternoon in Linden. 

According to authorities, at around 3:15 p.m. a man proceeded to rob the Krausers store located on the 1100 block of S. Wood Avenue.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic man with dark hair, approximately 5'10" wearing a Khaki or brown pants ...

Authorities Identify Linden Man Struck, Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

LINDEN, NJ - Police have identified the 54-year-old man who was struck and killed as a result of his injuries from a motor vehicle accident on Monday evening

The man is identified as Thomas Katsonis, of Linden.

According to authorities, at approximately 5:15 p.m. on December 10, authorities responded to reports of an auto-pedestrian motor vehicle collision on ...

Newark Man Charged Following Police Standoff Incident in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Newark man is in custody and facing numerous charges after allegedly committing an attempted robbery and carjacking at gunpoint, then breaking into a Linden home and engaging police in a nearly five-hour standoff on Sunday.

Willie S. Wright, 50, is charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree carjacking, a first-degree weapons offense, second-degree burglary, ...

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Warinaco New Dog Park

December 10, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Warinaco Park has a New Dog Park.  The New Dog Park had its official ribbon cutting on  Saturday, December 8, 2018.    The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, in Roselle. Union County also has another dog park at Echo Lake Park, in Mountainside.

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All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

Government (in)Efficiency

December 4, 2018

Dear Editor:

My local government has a lesson for all of us in how to get things done. No, I am not talking about better roads, schools or lower crime and traffic. I am talking about giving the Mayor a raise, and creating a new Chief of Staff position within the Mayor's office. You know the staff of two people, one of which is the Mayor himself. 

Days after the re-election of our ...