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Outraged Over George Floyd Killing, Linden Students Plan Peaceful Protest on Thursday

June 4, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Residents are invited and city officials are preparing for a peaceful protest on Thursday, June 4, amid feelings of outrage and despair after the killing of Minneapolis resident, George Floyd.

Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.  The video went viral, showing Chauvin press his knee into Floyd's neck as he laid face down in ...

Peaceful Protest Honoring George Floyd held in Cranford’s Nomahegan Park

CRANFORD - As protests are erupting all over the nation in response to the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement extended into Cranford on Tuesday as Union County residents gathered for a peaceful protest in Nomahegan Park.

An estimated 2,000 people attended, ranging from babies in strollers to adults, and walked around the park pond while chanting powerful phrases including, ...

Linden High School to Hold Virtual Graduation; Student Officers Announce Additional Celebrations (VIDEO)

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School has plenty in store for the graduating Class of 2020 and the student officers couldn't be happier to announce the festivities.

Things will kick off with the Linden High School virtual graduation ceremony will be on Tuesday, June 16, at 6:00 p.m. on the district’s Facebook and YouTube channels. It will mirror the traditional graduation with speeches, ...

Linden Weekly Recap: BOE Zero Tax Increase, Community Gardening, and More

LINDEN, NJ - Another full week of coverage brings another weekly recap. Continue to keep up with us for the best local coverage from the past week in Linden:

Authorities Investigating Double Stabbing in Linden

Latest COVID Figures from Linden and the State

Improve Community Gardening Skills with a Series of Lunch and Learn Webinars

Motor Vehicle Accident in Linden Injures ...

TAPinto Linden's Week in Review: May 18 - May 25

LINDEN, NJ - Another week means another opportunity to receive local news from TAPinto Linden. Here's a review of last week's news:

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

Design and Build a Garden Anywhere with Free Online Help from the Experts in Union County

Traffic Advisory: Roadwork on Stiles Street Postponed, May 27

Linden-Based Meals on Wheels Continues to Serve ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

Linden-Based Meals on Wheels Continues to Serve Seniors During COVID-19 Outbreak

LINDEN, NJ - Homebound senior citizens throughout Union County continue to be served during the COVID-19 Pandemic through the Linden-based Meals on Wheels program.

The program is funded through the Union County Department of Human Services Division on Aging.

“Eligible seniors have continued to receive nutritious meals during the COVID-19 out-break through Meals on ...

Linden High School Softball Coach Celebrates Graduating Seniors

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School's head softball coach has proven how important her graduating seniors are by finding a creative way to celebrate them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coach Valerie Tauriello celebrated her graduating seniors who couldn't set foot on the field by hand-picking dirt from each of their playing positions and bottling it, so they could have it ...

Feature Your College or High School Graduate on TAPinto Linden

LINDEN, NJ - With graduation ceremonies for the public to attend cancelled due to social distancing, TAPinto Linden is offering parents of graduates and the community at large, the opportunity to highlight this momentous occasion by featuring their graduate on TAPinto Linden.

To make this an affordable option during these unique circumstances, TAPinto is offering this exclusive ...

TAPinto Linden's Weekly Recap

LINDEN, NJ - Haven't had the chance to catch up on last week's stories? Take a moment to catch up by clicking on the link to the full stories below.

Elective Surgeries in NJ to Soon Resume as Hospitals Off of ‘Crisis Footing’

Man Arrested for Aggravated Arson and Terroristic Threats in Linden

'NJ Is Performing Better Than Most States,' Labor Dept. Commissioner ...

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Union County Supports Free “Choose to Reuse” Composting Classes, June 15 and 17

Union County, NJ – Union County residents who are interested in composting food waste in their own backyards can tune into two online classes, as part of the Freeholder Board’s year-long “Make One Change” initiative to help protect the environment. Both classes are sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension. They will be held on June 15 and 17.

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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 Family Adopts Planters through Adopt-A-Park

June 3, 2020

Cindy and Jim Traverso and their son Luke of Summit have teamed up with Union County's Adopt-A-Park to donate annual flowers, soil and mulch, and maintain a cement planter in Briant Park in Springfield throughout the growing season.

“Union County parks thrive because of the volunteers that contribute year round,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “I would like ...

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 ...