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

June 1, 2020

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, ...

Whoopi Goldberg to Speak to Kean University's Class of 2020 at Virtual Commencement

UNION, NJ – Kean University has announced Whoopi Goldberg will speak to the Class of 2020 during a virtual Commencement ceremony on May 29. 

More than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students will attend the online event, which will feature musical performances, a virtual tassel turn, and speeches from Martin Luther King III, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, student leaders and ...

NJ Graduations Can Start July 6. Ceremonies May be Split for Social Distancing.

NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders.

The graduation ceremonies, Murphy said, will be permitted to begin July 6 as ...

Zero Tax Increase: Linden Board of Education Budget

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 ...

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 ...

Murphy Offers Ray of Hope for Those Wanting In-Person School Commencement Ceremonies

TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some point in the coming summer months.

Near the conclusion of his daily New Jersey ...

Linden Students Sock Fundraiser Helps Man Walk a Lifetime

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School (LHS) juniors hosted a fundraiser in which they sold socks to raise money to buy a prosthetic leg for someone in need.

The effort was spearheaded by student Michelle Gaston as part of her Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) project, a requirement for students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, the most challenging course of study ...

Linden Middle School Converts Little Free Libraries into Little Free Food Pantries

LINDEN, NJ- Joseph E. Soehl Middle School in Linden has converted its Little Free Libraries into miniature food pantries during the current health crisis.

With the coronavirus raising concerns about the safety of using the little free libraries’ books and the difficulty families are experiences during the pandemic, pantries have given the school community a way to give ...

Two Linden High School Seniors Named 2020 Scholar Athletes

LINDEN, NJ - Linden High School senior athletes Chisom Uzor and Dami Awoyinfa receive recognition for their ability to excel on both the field and in the classroom. 

Uzor is a standout high-jumper and sprinter on the girls track and field team who is ranked No. 3 in the Class of 2020. She has been chosen as a Scholar Athlete of the Year by the New Jersey State Interscholastic ...

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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 ...

844-ReachNJ Available 24 hours a Day to Help New Jersey Residents with Substance Use Disorders

June 4, 2020

Trained Counselors Connect Callers to Treatment 

June 4, 2020

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson reminded residents struggling with substance use that they can call 1-844-ReachNJ to speak with live trained counselors ready to offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We want to remind people struggling with ...

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 ...