Linden News

December 14, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - New head coaches are stepping at Linden High School for both the boys and girls programs. Each is a former assistant coach. James Harper is taking over the girls program after having been an assistant coach for two years under Jason Fekete, who was promoted to vice principal this ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Members of the Linden Public Schools family traveled around the City of Linden, 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. Three buses transported carolers along with Santa ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department responded for the second time this week to Linden High School on reports of a bomb threat, Thursday morning. According to authorities, students were evacuated from the main building to the Academy building across the street after a bomb threat was received ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night are looking to the public to help find the suspect.  Investigators have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking anyone with possible information in ...

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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 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame. A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6. A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives ...

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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.

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LINDEN, NJ - The suspect that has caused an incident involving Linden Police Department, Union County SWAT and several other local officials Sunday afternoon is now in custody. According to authorities, the incident stemmed from an earlier situation at the Shoprite on West Edgar ...

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LINDEN, NJ - There are two holiday events taking place in Linden this weekend to kick off the Christmas season. First up, the City of Linden will host its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Linden City Hall to welcome the holiday season, this Friday evening, December 7 at 6:00 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher celebrated his 100th birthday Monday night, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments. Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew over the ...

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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 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend." Further, Chang details that ...

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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 ...

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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 – ...

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LINDEN, NJ _ Students at Soehl Middle School in Linden delighted in seeing, touching, and learning about Animals during an educational wildlife visit on Nov. 28. Jesse Kovacs of Rizzo’s Wildlife World in Roxbury visited the school cafeteria with several of her little — and not so little — ...

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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 ...

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American Repertory Ballet The Nutcracker Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The historic Marijuana Legalization Act (S-2703), sponsored by Linden-based Senator Nicholas Scutari, was heard in Trenton on Monday and cleared both committees during a joint meeting. The joint meeting featured a twenty-six member panel, which was made up of the Senate Budget ...

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TRENTON – Moving forward on legalization of the adult use cannabis after hearing from communities and all potential stakeholders throughout New Jersey, the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday approved measure A-11 that would set new, unprecedented regulation in the state for the possession, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  MORE: Jersey Gardens Mall on Lockdown After Shots Fired Friday Night "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey ...

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LINDEN, NJ - When Isabella Buss stands to salute the flag each morning, her mind is no longer on her sixth-grade class at McManus Middle School.  Instead, she is thinking of all that her parents went through to come to America from Brazil and how grateful she is that that struggle has allowed her ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School senior Kyle Lipscomb on Monday, Nov. 19, committed to joining the Rutgers University track and field team. He will compete in shot put and discus, two events he has excelled at in high school. In his junior year at Linden High School, Lipscomb won a state ...

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LINDEN, NJ – Happy Thanksgiving from TAPinto LINDEN.   We thank our loyal readers who have grown over this past year and look forward to many years to come.  We are grateful for the opportunity to provide you with daily news about your community and appreciate your support.   If you are not ...

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LINDEN, NJ - There has been a water main break in Linden between North Stiles Street and West St. Georges Avenue. Linden Police Department is asking drivers to avoid the area for the next few hours. Additional details will follow when they become available. TAPinto Linden is Linden's free ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Green Bay Packers Defensive-End Muhammad Wilkerson and his T.E.A.M 96 Foundation continue to serve the people of his hometown by hosting their annual Thanksgiving "SACKS" give-away which provides food for 200 families in Linden. The annual give-away takes place on Tuesday, November ...

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