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July 26, 2021

LINDEN, NJ - Persons with special needs and disabilities up to age 16 in Union County are encouraged to attend the Wheeler Spray Park Program for Children with Special Needs. This program will take place every Wednesday evening in the month of August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and every ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department announced on Thursday that they have completed a pledge they took to improve their response to those suffering from mental illness in the Linden community. The pledge is part of an initiative called the 'One Mind Campaign', which was created by the ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market. But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark man on Wednesday was sentenced to 110 months in prison for participating in a string of statewide convenience store robberies, authorities announced.  Meshach Whagar, 31, of Newark, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty and was charged with one count of ...

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Elizabeth, NJ — 69 students, including 7 Linden residents, received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 166th Convocation Ceremony on June 3. Of the graduates, 58 women and 11 men became eligible to sit for the registered nurse licensing ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners is not planning to hold in-person public meetings any time soon. While many local governments in Union County have returned holding their public meetings in-person, the county commissioners are sticking with Zoom meetings, which they also ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Landlords will be able to apply for federal funds to pay for up to 12 months of their tenants’ unpaid back rent and utilities starting Monday, the county announced. It comes amid pending legislation in the statehouse that if approved would end New Jersey’s moratorium on ...

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LINDEN, NJ - School No. 1 Principal Dona Preston is retiring after 33 years in Linden Public Schools, leaving behind a legacy of leadership for the many teachers who have served with and learned from her. “I was really lucky in my career,” said Preston. “I’ve worked with seven different ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bakers in the Garden State who have been longing to make cookies, cakes and other baked treats from home and legally sell them for a profit are another step closer to achieving their goal. The New Jersey Public Health Council recently approved the state Department of Health’s rule ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you’ve noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian wildfires” ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A dog is currently being held by Linden Police after being found by a resident near E. Linden Avenue and Willow Glade Road. If anyone has information on the owner, they are asked to contact Linden Police Headquarters at 908-474-8500. The dog is currently being watched inside ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Readers, you may have missed some of TAPinto Linden's top stories from the past week. Here is your chance to catch up on what you've missed:  Linden Recreation Offers Hooked on Fishing Program for Local Youth Linden Police Department Partners with 7-Eleven for "Operation ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a Hooked-on Fishing program this summer for Linden children ages 5 to 18. This free program teaches basic fishing skills including how to string and bait a pole, how to cast a line and local fishing regulations. All ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Living in New Jersey, be it as a couple or a single, isn’t always easy. We deal with the traffic and most of the time we’re victorious at finding parking places at the mall. But with whatever not-so-great things ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is giving local youth a reason to make good decisions this summer with the Operation Chill community outreach program. The partnership between LPD and 7-Eleven allows officers on patrol to reward kids for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of ...

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LINDEN, NJ — Union County is under a flash flood warning until 5:30 p.m. and a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m., the National Weather Service said.  Some storms could be severe, with large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning, it said. A flash flood watch will ...

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LINDEN, NJ - With temperatures expected to soar up to 103 degrees this afternoon and 95 to 100 on Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory. The advisory remains in effect until Saturday evening and people are instructed to beware of heat-related health issues. “Hot ...

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Any Union County voter may use any of these locations for early in-person voting. Six sites are confirmed and a seventh site will be added. Union County, NJ – Union County Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado advises Union County residents that six locations have been selected for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Little do most McGinn Elementary School students know that the school’s librarian is just as accomplished as the authors in the media center – because he is one. John Lohn has lived in Scotch Plains for the past few years and soon will make a temporary stay in Tokyo at the ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A veteran firefighter responding to a car fire at a recycling scrap yard Wednesday afternoon died after experiencing what is described as a "medical emergency." Hillsborough Fire Company #2 Assistant Chief Billy Shaffer had over 35 years of experience as a ...

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UNION COUNTY — The Union County Prosecutor's Office announced today that 27-year-old Tyler Rios, already facing kidnapping charges related to the Amber Alert abduction of his two-year-old son Sebastian Rios, will now face murder charges in the death of the boy's mother, 24-year-old Rahway resident ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Four Linden men have been charged for their involvement in a non-fatal hotel shooting in Woodbridge, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department. According to police officials, on July 12, 2021, at ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cognitive Harmony Technologies Accelerator (CHT Accelerator) has received a $100,000 donation from Pangaea Health and Wellness, LLC (Pangaea Health) for scholarships to put five social equity cannabis license applicants from New Jersey through the CHT Accelerator program. CHT ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Department of Parks and Recreation will be kicking off the Linden Summer Olympics with an opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 20 at Tiger Stadium at Coopers Field. Event activities include exhibitions, track relays, long jump and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — By accepting a $100,000 grant to support a Rails-to-Trails Feasibility study, the county has taken a first step toward turning a 3.52-mile railroad track between Cranford and Elizabeth into a bike and pedestrian trail. The state Department of Transportation awarded the grant, ...

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RAHWAY and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — On Monday, July 12, Karen Uyar, the mother of Yasemin Uyar, the 24-year-old Rahway resident authorities believe was abducted by her son's father and later killed in Tennessee, spoke to the media during a short press conference. On Friday, July 9, an Amber Alert was ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — The MVC Mobile Unit is coming to Plainfield on Monday, July 19, at 200 West 2nd Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is limited to 100 customers. Services include: Driver's license renewal REAL ID renewal (if expiring within six months) Registration ...

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NEW JERSEY — Ice cream is the ultimate summertime treat. But it might surprise you to see that olive oil lemon or clam bake weekend are actual selections on the menu. These days, ice cream shops are going beyond the trifecta of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry with flavors like basil, lobster roll ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Readers, you may have missed some of TAPinto Linden's top stories from the past week. Here is your chance to catch up on what you've missed:  Linden Area T-Storm, Flooding Likely Into Tuesday, Weather Service Says Linden Baker Featured as Vendor at Ridgewood Farmers’ ...

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