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Coronavirus: Latest New Jersey Numbers from Gov. Murphy

May 25, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Sunday, May 24, via his Twitter account that New Jersey had 1,065 new confirmed positive cases of COVID19, bringing the state total to 154,154. Of those cases, 2,857 are in hospitals, 760 are in critical or intensive care, and 639 are on ventilators.The governor also announced 52 more new deaths, pushing New Jersey's total ...

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 Councilman Creates Buzz Over Fundraiser For Nurse Appreciation Week

LINDEN, NJ - Linden's Sixth Ward Councilman John Francis Roman came up with an idea that he could use his social media to raise money for the nurses in Union County.

With Nurse Appreciation Week May 6 to May 12 and his hair continuing to grow longer due to lack of access to local barbershops during the COVID-19 pandemic, Roman came up with a brilliant plan to honor nurses ...

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 ...

Galloping Hill Cruisers Set to Drive Out Hunger at Contact-Free Food Fundraiser in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - The Galloping Hill Cruisers will hold their first drive-thru food drive fundraiser to benefit the City of Linden food pantries, who are in desperate need of support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents can drop off non-perishable items on Sunday, May 3, curbside in front of Pasquale's Pizza located at 691 W. Edgar Road from 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 ...

Linden Refinery Donates $50k to Trinitas for Pandemic Relief

LINDEN, NJ - Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by donating to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

The refinery granted $50,000 to Trinitas as part of a larger $3 million donation across its communities that happen to be located in the “hot spot” of the pandemic.

“Phillips 66 has ...

Two Linden Public School Nurses Join the Fight Against COVID-19

LINDEN, NJ - Two school nurses employed by Linden Public Schools have joined Union County's fight against COVID-19 by volunteering in a big way.

Elizabeth Radil of School No. 6 and Colleen Goeller of the Central Registration Office are both working to assist coronavirus efforts in addition to their regular school duties.

Radil has been working at the Union County Drive-Thru ...

Union County Project Hope Sponsors Baby Essentials Drive to Support Families

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Residents looking to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to help support babies in need within local communities by donating to a non-profit organization of their choice, through Union County’s Project Hope.

“Project Hope is an opportunity for everyone in Union County to pitch in and help those who need it the most,” said ...

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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 ...