Linden News

August 20, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School dance and physical education teacher Barbara Brady has been chosen Union County Teacher of the Year for the upcoming school year. Brady and her students were surprised in her classroom with the news on April 24 by Union County Superintendent of Schools Juan ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Library in collaboration with New Jersey Blood Services will be hosting a community blood drive on Monday, August 20 from 12:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.   The event will be held at the Linden Public Library located at 31 E. Henry Street in Linden. Everyone who wishes to ...

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RAHWAY, NJ - A program featuring a man dressed as a woman who sings, tells stories and does crafts with children is coming next week to the Rahway Train Station Plaza. The program, called Drag Queen Story Hour, is supposed to foster "awareness of gender diversity," as well as promote ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools will be unveiling a program in the fall to introduce golf into the physical education curriculum for elementary school students. The First Tee National School Program, through a partnership with Elizabethtown Gas, has provided the equipment and instruction for ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man was sentenced to a total of 148 years in state prison after being convicted for 60 crimes, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas Jr. announced Thursday. Rasheed Powell, 43, was sentenced by state Superior Court Judge Robert Kirsch, who described ...

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CRANFORD – Union County College received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) first program to support STEM research at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The grant, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program), awarded ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski released a statement this week regarding the use of Linden Public schools as polling locations on Primary Election Days. The board is considering moving election voting out of the schools for safety reasons, but have not yet ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Friends of Fourth Ward Park invite the community to come out for the 9th Annual Community Day at Fourth Ward Park The event will be held on Saturday, August 18, at Dr. Martin Luther King/Fourth Ward Park, 700 McCandless Street, starting at 12 p.m. This day of family fun will ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident. Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its annual book bag drive for Linden residents on Monday, August 20. The drive, sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Mayor's Youth Commission, along with Communities in Cooperation, Inc., Local Businesses and Faith and Community-Based Partners, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Plainfield man has been sentenced to 204 months in prison for robbing seven banks, and attempting to rob an eighth bank while brandishing a firearm, committing one carjacking and attempting to commit three additional carjackings, and taking a hostage at gunpoint while fleeing, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ – An Indianapolis man traveling through Union County by way of Pennsylvania was arrested in the parking lot of a store on Route 22 in Union after an investigation led to a search of the vehicle, resulting in the seizure of two kilograms of heroin late last week, according to the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department urges drivers to be mindful of new traffic pattern on Elizabeth Avenue and Wood Avenue southbound. The left turn arrow was causing confusion among drivers, and it was determined that the arrow should be temporarily removed while we work on a more permanent ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education Commissioner Ahmed Shehata wrote a letter to Linden Board of Education President Raymond Topoleski to express his views on the press release sent out by Mayor Derek Armstead regarding using school property as polling locations. The letter, which was sent on ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Mayor Armstead is calling on city residents, school board members, county, and state officials to condemn and reverse Linden Superintendent Danny Robertozzi's decision to terminate resident voting in Linden public school on primary election days. “Linden voters have voted at ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Superintendent of Schools, Danny A. Robertozzi, has requested that the County Board of Elections and the Municipal Clerk remove all polling sites from the Linden Public Schools.   Mr. Robertozzi has asked this request due to the prevalence of school violence plaguing the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A motor vehicle accident in Linden claimed the life of a Roselle man late Sunday evening. At approximately 11:56 p.m. Linden Police units responded to the scene of a serious auto-pedestrian crash on the 400 block of Raritan Rd. Initial reports indicate that a 2003 Chrysler ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Seven candidates have filed petitions with the Union County Clerk for the three seats on the Linden Board of Education race that is coming up on Election Day this November.  The seven candidates for the Linden Member of Board of Education are as follows: Patrick ...

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Election Policies Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos).  For the general election, statements can be submitted from Labor Day up through the week before Election Day.  For the primary election, statements can be ...

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  LINDEN, NJ –  Billy Porrasmolina, A 2015 Lindon High School graduate and Linden, New Jersey, native is presently engaged in a critical mission for the security of the United States: deterring nuclear war. Petty Officer 3rd Class Billy Porrasmolina, a sonar technician (submarines) is ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department is gearing up for yet another National Night Out event at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on August 7. The evening is packed with free food, drinks, entertainment and giveaways for the whole family. The event will take place at 400 N. Wood Avenue ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Prosecutor’s Office has joined forces with four municipal police departments to host the inaugural Summer Slam youth basketball tournament, marking the launch of a new initiative intended to connect local student-athletes with representatives of local law enforcement in fun, ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration. The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Anthony Drejaj has been all about taking part in challenges throughout his life in the game of basketball. He also knows his latest challenge ahead features taking over a basketball program that featured a legend leading the way, in taking over the reins of the Linden Tigers boys ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Staff and students at McManus Middle School in Linden were working on the school’s vegetable garden on Tuesday, July 24, picking vegetables, tending to plants and putting down mulch. The garden was funded through a Union County “Kids Dig In” grant. It’s the second year the school ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Union County area until 5:30 p.m. Friday evening. The thunderstorm was located via radar over Linden and Carteret, moving northeast at 20 mph. It is expected to damage to trees and power ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Three recent Linden High School graduates were honored on Tuesday for attaining the prestigious International Baccalaureate diploma. The IB diploma is the pinnacle of achievement in the high school’s most rigorous course of study, offering those who achieve it up to a semester’s worth ...

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