Giving Back

May 15, 2020

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LINDEN, NJ – As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, a Linden pharmacy owner thought it was important to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) to those working on the frontline. Vinit Parikh, owner of St. Georges Family Pharmacy, contacted Sixth Ward Councilman John Francis Roman ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A donation from a local refining facility is playing a major part to ensure that traffic conditions are safe around Linden schools. The Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery donated $45,000 to the Police Department in October of last year which was used to purchase ten radar speed signs that ...

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Linden, NJ - Mary Baker of Linden, NJ and Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins former Newark City Councilwoman hosted the Metro Women's Leadership Summit, A Celebration of Black History Month African American Women Change Makers.  Antoinette Bowers was one of the women honored a resident of (Roselle) Union ...

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Union County, NJ - Heard AME Church Women's Department along with Pastor Stephen Green of Roselle, NJ honored local Unsung Heroes and Legends of the Heard AME Church. The Event was held at the Westwood in Garwood, NJ.  Freeholder Andrea Staten and Rev Dr Cynthia Atkins of Roselle, NJ were the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Representatives of Turtle Back Zoo – both two-legged and four-legged – visited Linden High School zoology classes on Jan. 31 to say thank you for the students’ work in raising money for animals harmed by the recent Australian wildfires. The process started when students in Amanda ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Third-graders from School No. 10 in Linden are living up to the school slogan “The Little School With the Biggest Heart” by spreading the word about threats to sea turtles and raising money to help the animals. The group of about a dozen girls decided to take action after they read ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Michael D’Amato is out to make the world a better place, one gallon at a time.  The social studies teacher at Soehl Middle School in Linden recently challenged his students to carry around a gallon jug of water for a whole school day. He wanted to build empathy and solidarity with ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden  officially kicks off the Holiday Season Friday Dec. 6 with the annual celebration at City Hall including music, horse and buggy rides and the lighting of the tree.  The festivities begin at 6:00 p.m. with live entertainment, holiday music, horse drawn carriage ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis is inviting Linden families to the 8th Ward Community Center for breakfast with Santa this Saturday. The annual event is an opportunity for residents to have breakfast, take photos and make and take crafts for the holiday season. The event is from ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Kiwanis Club of Linden will host its annual Taste of Linden fundraiser that takes place on Tuesday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. Several restaurants will be participating in the event which will be held at the Grand Banquet Hall located at 12 North Stiles Street. Admission to the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Youth Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, local businesses and community based partners, presents Back “Pack” to School for You on Monday, August 26, 2019 at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray is cancelled due to the threat of severe weather. For more information about recreation programs for people with special needs and disabilities, visit ucnj.org/human-services or contact Manuel Ramirez, Director, at mramirez@ucnj.org or ...

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LINDEN, NJ -  The Linden Public Library will be hosting blood drives on the second Monday of each month 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m in an effort to collect blood donations for those in need. The events will be held at the Linden Public Library located at 31 E. Henry Street in Linden. For ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools students got moving for a good cause at the annual walkathon to benefit the LINCS Food Pantry, which helps families in need in the Linden community. The walkathon was held May 31 in Wilson Park behind the Linden High School Academy of Science and Technology.

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