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Retiring Elementary School Principal Leaves Linden with Legacy of Love

July 21, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - School No. 1 Principal Dona Preston is retiring after 33 years in Linden Public Schools, leaving behind a legacy of leadership for the many teachers who have served with and learned from her.

“I was really lucky in my career,” said Preston. “I’ve worked with seven different superintendents, phenomenal supervisors, wonderful teachers, and ...

Grab and Go Meals Available this Summer for Linden Students

LINDEN, NJ - Grab-and-go meals are available for pick-up for Linden Public School students this summer and will continue until July 29.

Lunch for the current day and breakfast for the following day will be served on Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the below schools: 

School 2 (1700 S. Wood Ave) – 17th Street Entrance
School 5 (1014 Bower ...

Middle School Principal Now Director of Grants for Linden Schools

LINDEN, NJ - Isabella Scocozza has been the principal of Soehl Middle School in Linden for years and has now holds the position of Director of Grants for Linden Public Schools.

Scocozza has been the driving force behind the 21st Century Community Learning Center after-school program at Soehl, having successfully applied for federal funds to keep the program running for 16 years. As ...

Linden Police Department Pledges to Support Mental Illness

July 24, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department announced on Thursday that they have completed a pledge they took to improve their response to those suffering from mental illness in the Linden community.

The pledge is part of an initiative called the 'One Mind Campaign', which was created by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a 31,000 member professional ...

Linden Police Department Partners with 7-Eleven for "Operation Chill"

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is giving local youth a reason to make good decisions this summer with the Operation Chill community outreach program.

The partnership between LPD and 7-Eleven allows officers on patrol to reward kids for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. 

Rewards are in the form of free Slurpee drink coupons also known as ...

Traffic Advisory: Expect Delays between Wood Ave and Linden Ave, Jul. 7

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department has issued a traffic advisory warning drivers to expect delays and detours on Wood Avenue and Linden Avenue on Wednesday.

The delays are expected to take place 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. due to traffic signal repairs.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible.

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Union County Announces Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics in Linden on July 11

July 8, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - The COVID-19 vaccine will be available at a convenient pop-up clinic in Linden on July 11 and throughout the County during the months of July and August in addition to permanent sites in Elizabeth, Union Township, and Plainfield. 

“We have come a long way, but we are still in a race against dangerous new COVID-19 variants that can impact people who are ...

Linden Recreation Offers Hooked on Fishing Program for Local Youth

July 19, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a Hooked-on Fishing program this summer for Linden children ages 5 to 18.

This free program teaches basic fishing skills including how to string and bait a pole, how to cast a line and local fishing regulations.

All classes are held on select Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Wilson Park on Summit ...

Linden Summer Olympics Kicks Off with its Opening Ceremony

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation will be kicking off the Linden Summer Olympics with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 20 at Tiger Stadium at Coopers Field.

Event activities include exhibitions, track relays, long jump and an awards ceremony.

Refreshments will be served on a first-come first-serve basis for ...

Linden Police Department Partners with 7-Eleven for "Operation Chill"

July 18, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is giving local youth a reason to make good decisions this summer with the Operation Chill community outreach program.

The partnership between LPD and 7-Eleven allows officers on patrol to reward kids for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. 

Rewards are in the form of free Slurpee drink coupons also known as ...

Several Linden Residents A Part of Trinitas School of Nursing Graduating Class

July 24, 2021

Elizabeth, NJ — 69 students, including 7 Linden residents, received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 166th Convocation Ceremony on June 3.

Of the graduates, 58 women and 11 men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam.

The convocation ceremony was a hybrid event consisting of an in-person ceremony and ...

Linden Police Department Pledges to Support Mental Illness

July 24, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department announced on Thursday that they have completed a pledge they took to improve their response to those suffering from mental illness in the Linden community.

The pledge is part of an initiative called the 'One Mind Campaign', which was created by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), a 31,000 member professional ...

Linden Police Department Partners with 7-Eleven for "Operation Chill"

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is giving local youth a reason to make good decisions this summer with the Operation Chill community outreach program.

The partnership between LPD and 7-Eleven allows officers on patrol to reward kids for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. 

Rewards are in the form of free Slurpee drink coupons also known as ...

Linden Summer Olympics Kicks Off with its Opening Ceremony

July 14, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation will be kicking off the Linden Summer Olympics with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 20 at Tiger Stadium at Coopers Field.

Event activities include exhibitions, track relays, long jump and an awards ceremony.

Refreshments will be served on a first-come first-serve basis for ...

Union County's Program for Children with Special Needs Continues at Spray Park in Linden

July 26, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Persons with special needs and disabilities up to age 16 in Union County are encouraged to attend the Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs.

This program will take place every Wednesday evening in the month of August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at Wheeler Spray Park, located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in ...

Union County Sticks to Virtual Public Meetings as Others Restart In Person

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners is not planning to hold in-person public meetings any time soon.

While many local governments in Union County have returned holding their public meetings in-person, the county commissioners are sticking with Zoom meetings, which they also stream live on the county's Facebook page. A spokesperson for the county said the room the ...

With Evictions Looming, Union County to Distribute $16.6M in Federal Rental Aid

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Landlords will be able to apply for federal funds to pay for up to 12 months of their tenants’ unpaid back rent and utilities starting Monday, the county announced.

It comes amid pending legislation in the statehouse that if approved would end New Jersey’s moratorium on evictions this fall.

The first round of CARES Act dollars going to rental relief in ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Free Clinic Protects Infants, Children and Adults from More than 1 Dozen Diseases

July 24, 2021

Free immunizations are available to eligible infants, children and adults at the Union County Immunization Center. The Immunization Center is located at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth.

“Union County’s immunization clinic helps to ensure that every infant and child in our community can receive protection from preventable diseases, regardless of their insurance status or family ...

Union County's Program for Children with Special Needs Continues at Spray Park in Linden

July 26, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Persons with special needs and disabilities up to age 16 in Union County are encouraged to attend the Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs.

This program will take place every Wednesday evening in the month of August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m at Wheeler Spray Park, located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Statewide Armed Robbery Spree

NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced. 

Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, nine substantive counts of Hobbs Act ...

Several Linden Residents A Part of Trinitas School of Nursing Graduating Class

Elizabeth, NJ — 69 students, including 7 Linden residents, received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 166th Convocation Ceremony on June 3.

Of the graduates, 58 women and 11 men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing exam.

The convocation ceremony was a hybrid event consisting of an in-person ceremony and ...

Union County Sticks to Virtual Public Meetings as Others Restart In Person

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners is not planning to hold in-person public meetings any time soon.

While many local governments in Union County have returned holding their public meetings in-person, the county commissioners are sticking with Zoom meetings, which they also stream live on the county's Facebook page. A spokesperson for the county said the room the ...