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Traffic Advisory: Plan Alternate Route in N. Wood Avenue Area Due to Polish Festival on Saturday

September 17, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police is advising drivers to plan alternate routes on Saturday due to several road closures from the Annual Polish Festival.

Drivers should expect multiple detours in the N. Wood Avenue area from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

The following restrictions are necessary to help facilitate this event:

N. Wood Avenue will be closed between Blancke Street ...

Four-Year-Old Boy Struck by Vehicle in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A four-year-old Linden boy was struck by a car Thursday morning, according to police officials.

Linden police responded to the intersection of E. St. George Ave & Roselle St at approximately 7:25 a.m. on reports of a serious motor vehicle crash involving a bicycle.

According to preliminary reports, a 32-year-old Linden man and his 4-year-old son were riding a bicycle ...

Linden Public Library to Host 'Movies at LPL", Oct. 4

October 2, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Free Public Library is set to host its "Movies at Linden Public Library" event for all on Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m.

This event will be an opportunity for library goers to watch Frank Ferrante's "Groucho".

The event will be held on the third floor in the Columbia Bank Room.  The event is free and all are welcome.

The ...

City of Linden to Host R&B Concert to Conclude 2022 Summer Concert Series, Sept. 27

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden is set to host the last concert of tthe season on Tuesday, September 27 at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade.

The Gentlemen of Soul – Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute is the final installment of the 2022 Summer Concert series that was sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, and the Linden City Council.

It will feature r&b music from 7:30 p.m.m until 9:00 ...

Linden to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 15

October 7, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Health Department are offering residents the opportunity to attend the upcoming Linden Health and Wellness Fair.

The event is open to the public and is and will take place on October 15, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

October 2, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Summit Resident Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Vehicle on Summit Ave.

SUMMIT, NJ - A motor vehicle crash with a pedestrian on Summit Avenue, between Morris Avenue and Walnut Street, this morning has seriously injured a Summit resident, according to the Summit Police Department.

The Summit Police responded the scene at 10 a.m. today. There, they found an unconscious male with serious head injuries. The victim, an 84- year-old Summit resident and ...

New Jersey Should Abandon its Costly and Unrealistic Energy Master Plan

Almost three years ago, Governor Murphy released the state’s Energy Master Plan with great fanfare.  A so called roadmap for the state to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and fundamentally transform the economy by 2050.   The only thing the EMP will accomplish will be to make energy unaffordable for New Jersey consumers and businesses.

 After much fanfare, the Board ...

NJEDA Engaging in Cannabis Listening Sessions to Learn about Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Cannabis Sector

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is engaging in a series of listening sessions with cannabis-industry stakeholders. The goal of these invitation only sessions, according to EDA officials, is to focus on gaining a better understanding of the opportunities and obstacles new cannabis businesses may face, including access to capital and the high start-up costs ...

NJEDA to Create Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge

TRENTON, NJ - Opportunities to develop job skills for careers in New Jersey’s growing offshore wind industry are coming to residents across the state, particularly those in New Jersey.s Overburdened Communities,

Approved earlier this month by the NJEDA’s Board, the $3.725 million Offshore Wind Workforce and Skills Development Grant Challenge (Grant Challenge) will offer grants to ...

Safe, Free Disposal for Hazardous Materials Commonly Found in Homes and Yards

Union County residents can safely dispose of their unwanted household chemicals, pool supplies, used motor oil, old fire extinguishers, propane tanks and many other potentially hazardous items at Union County’s next free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Union County Vocational-Technical ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, October 7, 8:00 PM

CDC Theatre, Cranford

"Once On This Island" the musical, at CDC Theatre

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Sun, October 9, 11:00 AM

Elmwood Park Financial Center (Parking Lot), Elwood Park

Pet Adoption Day

Market Your Business with TAPinto and Reach Engaged Local Readers (VIDEO)

October 7, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — With well more than 20 million local, engaged readers in the past year and a network of nearly 100 online local news and digital marketing platforms in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Pennsylvania, TAPinto can help your business reach the right audience. More than 240,000 people receive TAPinto's daily local newsletter and more than 315,000 people ...

Will New Jersey's Federally-vaccinated Economy Have a Relapse?

NEW JERSEY — There’s no doubt that the federal COVID-19 and Biden Administration infrastructure aid fortified New Jersey’s economy along with that of most other states.

When the Legislature passed New Jersey’s record $50 billion state budget last June, it was as if the state had just simply rolled up its sleeve to get multiple COVID-19- like budget ...

Reproductive Rights Are at Stake

October 7, 2022

My daughter is a senior in high school, and it seems like every dinner table conversation over the past year has been about her college search.  She has loved learning about engineering departments and faculty research happening at schools across the country. There’s a great engineering department at a school in Missouri, but she won’t be applying to that program because of ...

New Jersey Resident Brings Mental Health Care to the Masses Through Innovative App

October 7, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic caused workers, businesses and consumers to change many of their everyday activities. Many companies added or increased door-to-door deliveries, customers were able to pick up their items curbside and employees kept connected with the office and other colleagues through video conferencing platforms like Zoom and Google Meet.

A new app is ...

Linden to Host Health and Wellness Fair on Oct. 15

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Health Department are offering residents the opportunity to attend the upcoming Linden Health and Wellness Fair.

The event is open to the public and is and will take place on October 15, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Linden Multi Purpose Center, which is located at 1025 John ...

Union County Government: Who is Running for Public Office in 2022?

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three incumbent Democrats face three Republican challengers in the race for the Union County Board of County Commissioners.

The candidates are as follows:

(D) Sergio Granados *
(D) Bette Jane Kowalski *
(D) Rebecca L. Williams *
(R) Carmen Bucco
(R) Vincent Rettino
(R) Carlos Santos
*Denotes incumbent

Vote for three, for three-year terms

If a ...

Back to School Triggers Mental Health Challenges for Some Students

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Maria Sikoutris Di Iorio said she's hearing kids say things now that they never said before.

"Nobody would ever talk about therapy in the past," Sikoutris Di Iorio told TAPinto. "Now we've got 10-year-olds saying 'I have to go see my therapist.'"

Sikoutris Di Iorio is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and ...

How Parents Can Support Their Child's Mental Health

SUMMIT, NJ — In her 30-plus year professional career, Dr. Alison Johnson has never seen anything like the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of kids.

"It felt like a tsunami," Johnson told TAPinto. "It was so traumatic and the impact on people was seriously traumatic."

At times, Johnson said, there was no end in sight.

"This was trauma ...

Mental Health Association in New Jersey's CEO Working to Improve Access, Reduce Wait Times

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — When discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of New Jersey's residents, Carolyn Beauchamp is concerned and wants to take action.

"We don't have a big enough system of care. We don't have enough centers, clinics, we don't have enough understanding of what it means to have a mental health problem," Beauchamp, ...