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City of Linden Receives 'Valor Award' During Monday's Police Unity Tour Stop

May 11, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - The Police Unity Tour made a stop in Linden on Monday and hundreds of riders were in tow as they rode from New York City to Washington, DC.

This tour is a 200+ mile journey from the World Trade Center to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to honor and pay tribute to the 72 officers that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The Police Unity Tour was ...

Linden Housing Authority Host a Book Signing with Senator Ray Lesniak

LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey and Ann Ferguson hosted a book signing with Former State Senator Raymond Lesniak to promote his memoir "Cultivating Justice in the Garden State: My Life in the Colorful World of New Jersey Politics" on Friday, April 29.

The event was held at the John T. Gregorio Towers and well attended by elected officials, friends and Linden ...

City of Linden Hosts Mobile Shredding Event, May 7

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden will be hosting a Mobile Paper Shredding event on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

The event will be held at School #1 which is located at 2 East Gibbons Street from .9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

This will be a contact-less event and will be open to all Linden Residents free of charge. All shredding will be done by a licensed recycler.

Residents will receive a reusable ...

The Easter Bunny will be Hopping Through Linden this Saturday

LINDEN, NJ - The Easter Bunny is making his way back to Linden, again this year!

Residents have the opportunity to catch him hopping around Wood Avenue this Saturday, April 16 at 12:00 p.m.

The event, which is sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, Linden City Council, the Mayor's Youth Commission, the Mayor's Office of Constituent Services and Department of Linden Property, will be an ...

Linden Police Department's Crisis Intervention Team Hosts Annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Police Department Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) sponsored their Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs students on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Linden Police Captain Abdul Williams served as the Chair of the event and the event was held at Tigers Stadium.

"This event has been going on for 8 years strong before encountering the COVID-19 ...

Linden Residents Join Uptown Linden Inc. for Coffee and Donuts with Mayor Armstead (Photos)

LINDEN, NJ - Uptown Linden held its event, Coffee and Donuts with Mayor Derek Armstead, on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at their offices.

This event was given to afford Linden residents an opportunity to chat with the Mayor on any issues concerns that they may have. The event was a great success and attended by many residents.

Michael Bono, Director of Special Improvement District ...

Traffic Advisory: St. Theresa Stations of the Cross Procession to Take Place Sunday Evening

LINDEN, NJ - Drivers are warned by Linden Police Department that traffic conditions will be heavier than normal this evening in the city.

 

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus will hold the Living Stations of the Cross procession beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The procession will begin at the church located at 131 E. Edgar Rd, and proceed through local streets before ending at the ...

Registration Now Open for Linden Fire Department's Annual Junior Fire Academy

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Fire Department has opened registration for their annual Junior Fire Academy and residents are encouraged to register.

The Academy will meet daily from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. beginning on Monday, June 27, 2022, and conclude on Friday, July 1, 2022.

The five-day program offers Linden youth graduating grades 7 and 8 an opportunity to learn about the fire ...

Uptown Linden Invites Residents to Coffee & Donuts with Mayor Armstead

LINDEN, NJ - Linden residents are invited to join Uptown Linden for coffee and donuts with Mayor Derek Armstead on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. through 12:00 p.m.

This event will feature an opportunity to chat with the Mayor and will take place at Uptown Linden Inc. located at 403 North Wood ...

Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee Celebrates Honorees at its Second Annual Women's History Month Celebration

LINDEN, NJ - The Linden Cultural and Heritage Committee joined by Mayor Derek Armstead held its Second Annual Women's History Month Celebration at the John T. Gregorio Center on Saturday.

Joanne Rajoppi, County Clerk for the County of Union, was in attendance and served as guest speaker for the event.

First Ward Councilwoman Lisa Ormon, who holds the position as ...

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Don’t Forget to B.Y.O. Bag Starting Wednesday, May 4

On Wednesday, May 4, a new state law called the “Bag Ban” goes into effect. When it does, supermarkets will not hand out any free, single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. Customers will have to bring their own shopping bags, or purchase them at the supermarket.

Other retail stores and restaurants can continue to provide free paper shopping bags, but they will not be allowed to ...

Union County Clerk Offers Saturday Hours for Voters to Request a Vote-by-Mail Ballot in Person

May 18, 2022

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that the County Clerk’s Elections Offices in Elizabeth and Westfield will be open for extended hours on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for anyone seeking to obtain a Vote-By-Mail ballot for the 2022 Primary Election. The extended hours are offered on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.

The Primary Election will be held on ...

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 16, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

Gov. Murphy Announces Police Licensing Proposal Aiming to Build Community Trust

May 19, 2022

CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Aiming to “lift the unfair stigma” placed on law enforcement, Gov. Phil Murphy along with Acting Attorney General Matt Platkin announced a new police licensing program that will require all law enforcement officers hold a valid, active license issued by the Police Training Commission (PTC) in order to be employed in the ...

Suspect Arrested for Carjacking of Taxi in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Flemington man is under arrest following an alleged carjacking that occurred on Route 1 on Monday in Linden, according to Linden Police.

The incident began on Monday, May 16, 2022, when Manuel Martinho, 51, of Flemington and an unidentified accomplice hired a taxi to take them from Elizabeth to the Linden Home Depot, 701 W. Edgar Rd.

Following their arrival in Linden just ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Reach Another Record High

NEW JERSEY — Gas prices in New Jersey have reached another all-time high.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded reached $4.72 on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. That's up seven cents from the day before, 23 cents from last week and nearly 70 cents from last month. Those figures are according to AAA.

The Newark and Trenton areas are paying the most statewide, according ...

UPDATE: Meadowbrook Court Incident Resolved Safely; Summit Police Say Victim Has Been Taken to Hospital

SUMMIT, NJ - The tense afternoon situation that involved a woman barricading herself inside a Meadowbrook Court residence with a firearm today has been resolved safely.

A Summit Police Department Nixle Alert at 3:53 p.m. stated, "Situation on Meadowbrook Court is now resolved. Victim is being transported to hospital. No injuries."

“I am pleased with the professional response ...

Woman Barricaded with Firearm in Meadowbrook Court Residence in Summit; SWAT Unit on Scene

SUMMIT, NJ - An "emotionally disturbed adult" has barricaded themselves in a residence on Meadowbrook Court in Summit. Sources have confirmed to TAPinto Summit that the individual is a female and is in possession of a firearm. Summit Police have ordered residents in the nearby area to shelter in place and a safety perimeter has been established.

A crisis response negotiator is ...

VIDEO: New Franklin Youth Center Opens, Camden Waterfront Pavilion Gets Another New Name, Westfield Memorial Day Parade Returns and Wayne Teen Loses Battle with Cancer

NEW JERSEY - A long-awaited youth center in Franklin opens. Plus, Camden's Waterfront Pavilion gets another new name. And, Westfield will hold a Memorial Day parade and picnic after COVID cancellations the last two years. Also, the town of Wayne mourns the loss of a teen who died from a rare blood cancer. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by ...