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Linden Public Schools To Host "Make Cancer Disappear" Fundraiser to Benefit Two Linden Families

April 23, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will host a “Make Cancer Disappear” magic and comedy show on Friday, May 3, to benefit the families of two students battling cancer.

The show at McManus Middle School at 6:30 p.m. will feature comedian John Pizzi and magician Joe Holiday and will benefit the families of School No. 1 third-grader Arion Mamudi and School No.

Young Linden Swimmers Jump in against Top Competition

LINDEN, NJ  - Four Linden students qualified to swim in the prestigious Junior Olympics held at Rutgers University on March 23 and 24.

Marleigh McDonald, a fifth-grader at School No. 8, qualified to swim in eight of nine events in the 10-and-under age group, including freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and individual medley events. From there, she qualified ...

Fifth-Graders take the Spotlight at Linden School’s Inaugural Film Festival

LINDEN, NJ - It was like 18 movie premieres and the Oscars all rolled into one.  The inaugural School No. 4 Film Festival gave talented fifth-graders the chance to be stars of the silver screen as well as movie directors, while learning lessons about storytelling, technology and teamwork.

The students worked for weeks on creating their projects under the guidance of ...

Linden Councilman and Residents Raise Money for Pet Microchip Scanner for Police Department

April 24, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Councilman John Francis Roman united with residents in town to raise money for a microchip scanner to be used to find lost pets in the city.

The issue was brought to Roman's attention when Linden resident, Vanesa Scozzarro- Reyes, posted an inquiry on the Facebook page "Linden Neighbors"  asking if the Linden Police Department had access to a ...

Linden Fire Department Assists During House Fire that Kills One in Cranford

CRANFORD - Linden Fire Department joined Fire Departments from multiple Union County Townships as they responded to a mid-afternoon house fire on Brookdale Place in Cranford. 

At approximately 3:01 p.m. on Thursday, the Cranford Police Department received a radio transmission, broadcasted from the Union County Police Department, reporting a house fire.

Upon ...

Digital Artwork on Exhibit by Cintia Malhotra of Roselle at Pearl Street Gallery

April 17, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented an exhibit of digital artwork by Cintia Malhotra in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth.

A selection of her work entitled “Meditative States” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until June 7. Gallery hours are 8:30 ...

Linden Councilman and Residents Raise Money for Pet Microchip Scanner for Police Department

April 24, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Councilman John Francis Roman united with residents in town to raise money for a microchip scanner to be used to find lost pets in the city.

The issue was brought to Roman's attention when Linden resident, Vanesa Scozzarro- Reyes, posted an inquiry on the Facebook page "Linden Neighbors"  asking if the Linden Police Department had access to a ...

Linden Public Schools To Host "Make Cancer Disappear" Fundraiser to Benefit Two Linden Families

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will host a “Make Cancer Disappear” magic and comedy show on Friday, May 3, to benefit the families of two students battling cancer.

The show at McManus Middle School at 6:30 p.m. will feature comedian John Pizzi and magician Joe Holiday and will benefit the families of School No. 1 third-grader Arion Mamudi and School No.

Linden's Anita Alvarado to be honored at Literacy NJ Conference 

LINDEN, NJ - Anita Alvarado of Linden will be honored for her efforts to advance adult literacy at Literacy NJ's annual conference on April 27i Literacy NJ -- which provides free adult literacy programs and U.S. citizenship classes in eight New Jersey counties -- wll present the award at its annual Literacy for Life Conference at The College of New Jersey in ...

Linden Public Schools To Host "Make Cancer Disappear" Fundraiser to Benefit Two Linden Families

April 23, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will host a “Make Cancer Disappear” magic and comedy show on Friday, May 3, to benefit the families of two students battling cancer.

The show at McManus Middle School at 6:30 p.m. will feature comedian John Pizzi and magician Joe Holiday and will benefit the families of School No. 1 third-grader Arion Mamudi and School No.

Tap Water Smell Like Chlorine in Westfield? Why, When it Will End

April 20, 2019

LINDEN, NJ — If you noticed your tap water smelled a bit like a trip to the town pool for the past two months, you weren’t imagining it.

New Jersey American Water, which supplies water to customers in the town, this week announced it had changed its treatment process to one using “free chlorine residual” so it could perform annual maintenance.

“Some customers ...

Freeholder Board Announces “Trailside Talks” Free Lecture Series at Watchung Reservation, May 4 & 8

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced a series of Trailside Talks of interest to adults, and high school students. Lectures are held at the Trailside Nature & Science Center in the Watchung Reservation, at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside. Attendance is free of charge.

“The popular Trailside Talks Series offers the opportunity to ...

Linden Man Indicted on Tax Fraud and Tax Evasion

April 15, 2019

LINDEN, N.J. – A Linden man was arrested today by federal agents on charges of tax fraud and tax evasion, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Terrance LeGall, 64, of Linden, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with 11 counts of aiding and abetting the preparation of a false tax return and eight counts of tax evasion for failure to file personal and corporate income tax ...

Linden Councilman and Residents Raise Money for Pet Microchip Scanner for Police Department

April 24, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Councilman John Francis Roman united with residents in town to raise money for a microchip scanner to be used to find lost pets in the city.

The issue was brought to Roman's attention when Linden resident, Vanesa Scozzarro- Reyes, posted an inquiry on the Facebook page "Linden Neighbors"  asking if the Linden Police Department had access to a ...

Linden Fire Department Assists During House Fire that Kills One in Cranford

CRANFORD - Linden Fire Department joined Fire Departments from multiple Union County Townships as they responded to a mid-afternoon house fire on Brookdale Place in Cranford. 

At approximately 3:01 p.m. on Thursday, the Cranford Police Department received a radio transmission, broadcasted from the Union County Police Department, reporting a house fire.

Upon ...

Somerville: Trackside Apartment Building Fully Rented in Three Months

April 17, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Sterling Properties has successfully executed the leasing program at SOMA less than three months after the four-story luxury rental building opened its doors on South Bridge Street, located a few hundred feet from the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line.

Many of the pioneering renters at SOMA are single-professionals and young couples seeking the excitement of an urban-style ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

United For A Cause 5K in Scotch Plains-Fanwood on May 14 Benefits LIVESTRONG

April 20, 2019

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA Council have teamed up to host the United For a Cause 5K and Family 1-Mile Walk/Run on Tuesday, May 14. The 1-Miler begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA 1340 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains), with the 5K at 7:00 p.m.

The YMCA and PTA Council are united to provide opportunities for health and wellness within the ...

Sixth Hate Symbol Incident Reported as Another Swastika Found at Summit Middle School

SUMMIT, NJ - The Hilltop City's citizenry has firmly proclaimed that "Hate Has No Home Here," however the Summit School District has reported that another ugly racially-charged image has -- for the sixth time in the past four-plus months -- been found in a Summit Public School.

Superintendent of Schools June Chang, in his monthly remarks at the April 11 Summit ...

Digital Artwork on Exhibit by Cintia Malhotra of Roselle at Pearl Street Gallery

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presented an exhibit of digital artwork by Cintia Malhotra in the gallery space at the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, located at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth.

A selection of her work entitled “Meditative States” is on display at the Pearl Street Gallery until June 7. Gallery hours are 8:30 ...

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Guillermo Thorn and the Mills of the Watchungs

April 23, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - If you were living in the Plainfield area in the late 1800s and wanted a family portrait, it's quite possible you found your way to the studio of Guillermo Thorn.

And if one of these days you find yourself wandering along the Green Brook in the Watchung Reservation and come across some ruins, there are old Thorn photographs revealing what once stood there.

Should any ...

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

Seven Deadly Sins: Lust.  A Scribophile Anthology, 2019.

Twenty-one aspiring writers, who critique and assist other writing neophytes on Scribophile, were selected to have their short stories published in Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, the final volume in the Seven Deadly Sin collection. The other six books in the series include Gluttony, Wrath, Avarice, Sloth, Envy, and Pride. The stories ...