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Zero Tax Increase: Linden Board of Education Budget

May 25, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - The final school budget for the Linden Public School District was unanimously approved during a virtual conferencing hearing on April 30, according to Gregory R. Martucci, Board of Education President.

The entire board authorized Business Administrator/Board Secretary Kathleen A. Gaylord to forward the final operating budget of $138,471,468 to the executive county ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...

'NJ Is Performing Better Than Most States,' Labor Dept. Commissioner Reports; But Linden Residents Say They Can't Get Through

LINDEN, NJ -- NJ Labor Department yesterday announced that 800,000 unemployed and underemployed workers are now receiving state and federal benefits. ("That’s more people than the number of people who live in 5 US states," the Labor Dept. boasted on it Twitter page).

Recognizing that many people have been unable to claim their benefits, the agency also ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

New Jersey Creates Web Portal for Unemployment Application Questions

NEW JERSEY- More than 850,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in New Jersey during this pandemic, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The record number of claims across the state have overwhelmed the state’s system, and those across the nation, said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. 

Asaro-Angelo promised that all ...

Linden City Council Meeting and Budget Hearing To Be Held Virtually

LINDEN, NJ - Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Linden City Council will hold its regular meeting and budget hearing virtually on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

During the March 17 meeting, the Council voted to introduce the municipal budget which promises Linden residents a 0% tax increase for 2020.  Residents can review the approved ...

Over 3,000 Employees Hired by Amazon

NEWARK - Amazon recently announced it has hired more than 80,000 employees across the U.S. to meet the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon’s service during this stressful time, particularly those most vulnerable to being out in public. This includes more than 3,000 new employees in New Jersey. 

The news comes as an update from the company’s March 16 ...

A New Jersey Lottery Ticket Wins $150,000 in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, April 4 drawing.

The ticket, also purchased with Powerplay, won a $150,000 prize and was sold at Quick Mart located at 701 Knopf St.

The winning numbers for the drawing were: 08, 31, 39, 40, and 43. The Red Power Ball ...

Economic Impact (Stimulus) Payments: Here is What You Need to Know

NEW JERSEY, NJ - The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

Who is ...

Applying for Unemployment - Coronavirus

LINDEN, NJ - Due to high claim volume, for unemployment benefits - Steps  have been taken to ensure the stability of online application.

Please claim weekly benefit according to the schedule below.
(If you are filing a new claim or reopening an existing claim, you can do so online anytime.)

If the last 4 digits of your Social ...


Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 13, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...


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Union County Residents Can “Recycle Right” without Plastic Bags

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to remind residents that plastic bags and other unacceptable items should not be placed in curbside recycling bins.

“Union County residents have a good recycling rate, but we want to improve on this record and set a high bar,” said Freeholder Chairman Al Mirabella. “Every household can pitch in by following some simple ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County Freeholders Honor Class of 2020 with Banners and #UCGraduate Social Media Campaign

May 24, 2020

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is honoring graduates throughout Union County with banners at selected County parks and County roads. In addition, students can use the #UCGraduate hash tag to share graduation photos, which will be collected in a collage and posted on the County website.

Placement of the banners began on Friday, May 22 and will continue into next ...

The Boy From the Woods

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben. (Grand Central Publishing, 2020)


A feral child, a missing teenage girl, and a wise-cracking, sharp-tongued television criminal attorney, and her teenage grandson, Matthew, are the central characters of Harlan Coben’s newest best-seller, The Boy from the Woods. They, along with other characters in the novel, make for a fun and ...