Linden Top Stories

December 13, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden High School Navy Junior ROTC honored dozens of local veterans as well as military tradition on Nov. 12 with its annual Veterans Day ceremony and Navy/Marine Corps birthday celebration. More than 400 cadets – about a quarter of the total school population – stood in ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Department of Property and Community Services has now opened registration for the 2019 Indoor Youth Soccer and Little Kickers Clinic. Both events are open to all Linden Boys and Girls.  The Indoor Soccer is for ages 6 through 12 and Little Kickers Indoor Clinic for is for ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Marie Russell, a longtime resident of Linden, turned 101 years old on Friday, Nov. 9. Family and friends celebrated her birthday with a catered luncheon at Manor Care on Route 22 West in Mountainside, where she is a resident. Marie and her late husband, Alex, opened Russell ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A winter weather advisory has been issued for Eastern Union County towns this evening. According to the Nation Weather Service in NY, wet snow is expected with snowfall rates of 1 inch per hour possible and winds gusting as high as 45 mph. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated).

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LINDEN, NJ - Aristacare at Delaire honored their resident and staff military veterans on November 12, 2018 with a ceremony and celebration in their first annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. Guest speakers Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, Officer Vasquez of the Linden Police Force and Renee Purzansky of ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The polls in Linden are officially closed for this November General Election and the votes have been counted on Tuesday evening. Provisional and vote by mail ballots have not counted at this time.  Here are the unofficial election results: Linden City Council - Winners Derek ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that the disbursement process is under way for more than $4.6 million in funding to municipalities and organizations across Union County, under the Community Development Block Grant program. Now in its forty-fourth year, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Board of Education President Raymond J. Topoleski wrote a letter to Linden residents regarding recent news publications. Here is what he wrote: "In recent weeks, two political publications that were made to look like a newspaper called the “Linden Ledger” have been ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  Linden residents are invited to attend the annual Community Harvest Party on Wednesday, October 31 at the Linden Multipurpose Recreation Center located at 1025 John Street.  The event will take place at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and will be an evening filled with candy, contests, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for New Jersey, saying a coastal storm will affect the region Friday night through Saturday. A wind advisory is in effect from October 27 at 1:00 a.m to October 27 at 5:00 p.m. There is the potential for strong, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting its sixty-sixth annual Halloween Parade on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. There will be honored guests, marching bands, children and adults in costume, and much more. Due to the nature of the event, Wood Ave will be CLOSED. Closures ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden announced that there is a vacancy for the position of Laborer (tier 2) in the Department of Community Services at the hourly rate of $15.00. The position is full time for 40 hours per week. The position will also be publicly advertised and open to all City of ...

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