Linden News

June 5, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - An early morning fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man in Linden is under active investigation, according to a joint statement by Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart. The victim has been identified as Linden resident Nadir ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Hundreds gathered in Linden to peacefully take the streets following the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died at the hands of four Minnesota police officers on May 25. Organized and led by Linden High School senior Andrea Dominguez and the Linden Class of 2020, the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15. Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months ...

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PASADENA, CA – A young dance duo, one from Elizabeth, the other Linden, received a standing ovation after their Salsa performance on America’s Got Talent, which aired on June 3, moving them along toward the $1 million grand prize. Simon, 12, and Maria, 10, have been dancing together for two ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Residents are invited and city officials are preparing for a peaceful protest on Thursday, June 4, amid feelings of outrage and despair after the killing of Minneapolis resident, George Floyd. Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.  The video went ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Chief of Police David Hart released a message to residents on Wednesday in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man who died at the hands of members of the Minneapolis Police Department. The message, posted on the Linden Police Department Facebook page, ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Austin Holman is the coach of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School football team. He sent this letters to his players, coaches, parents and supporters. With Coach Holman's permission, TAPintoSPF has reprinted his thoughtful and moving letter. Dear Raider ...

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NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday.  Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, because ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - More than 1,500 peaceful, concerned citizens from Hilltop City and surrounding towns gathered Tuesday afternoon at Summit's Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School (LCJSMS) to show their support for the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and, in the process, set a high bar for respectful, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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CRANFORD - As protests are erupting all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement extended into Cranford on Tuesday as Union County residents gathered for a peaceful protest in Nomahegan Park. An estimated 2,000 people attended, ranging from ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - As of Monday, June 1, job seekers in Union County can use the new “Union County Works” website at ucajc.org to find job openings, job training and education opportunities, help creating resumes, and more. It is the first county-based “virtual one-stop” employment service in New ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School has plenty in store for the graduating Class of 2020 and the student officers couldn't be happier to announce the festivities. Things will kick off with the Linden High School virtual graduation ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m. on the district’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police are investigating a burglary to a local sneaker store that took place a little after 12:15 a.m. on Monday. According to authorities, police responded to SNIPES sneaker and clothing store located in Aviation Plaza on West Edgar Road on reports on a burglary in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Another full week of coverage brings another weekly recap. Continue to keep up with us for the best local coverage from the past week in Linden: Authorities Investigating Double Stabbing in Linden Latest COVID Figures from Linden and the State Improve Community Gardening ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department reported a double stabbing inside a Chandler Avenue home early Sunday morning. According to police officials, at approximately 6:45 a.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of Chandler Ave where they located two adult female victims. The women were ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey had another 910 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing our total to 159,608, Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Saturday via Twitter. Of the patients reported, 2,626 are in hospitals, 672 are in critical or intensive care, and 499 are on ventilator, according to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today – ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead. “We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center CEO Gary S. Horan, FACHE, announced today the resumption of a number of elective procedures at its Elizabeth facility. “Today we take a big step toward normalcy with the reopening of elective surgery, endoscopy, cardiac catheterization, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.” “We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Community Gardeners looking to upgrade their gardening abilities can learn skills for managing their gardens so that they flourish with the help of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. A series of Community Garden Lunch and Learn webinars will be offered beginning on Wednesday, May ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center physicians are working to save lives with cutting-edge treatments and clinical trials. Perhaps the toughest challenge of the disease has been acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and respiratory failure, which are trademarks of progressive ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The voter registration deadline for Union County residents is Tuesday, June 16, to participate in the July 7 Primary Election, according to a release from the Union County Public Administration Office. “If you are eligible to vote in Union County but not yet registered, please ...

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