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June 23, 2022

LINDEN, NJ - Councilwoman Gretchen Brook-Hickey was honored Tuesday evening at the Linden City Council meeting. Mayor Derek Armstead, along with members of the Council, presented Brook-Hickey with a plaque to commemorate her years of service. "It was absolutely my pleasure and honor to serve ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Rebecca L. Williams, Chair of the Union County Board of County Commissioners, shares message to Union County residents below: May 26, 2022 As Memorial Day approaches, our thoughts turn to those in our Union County community who made the ultimate sacrifice, and gave their ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county Board of Commissioners following a public hearing Thursday adopted a $​​513.7 million budget, which does not increase the county-wide tax levy. While the spending plan comes with an average tax decrease of $28 for county homeowners, the impact varies by municipality ...

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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.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — A resident speaking at Thursday’s Union County Board of Commissioners meeting prompted a strong response from the board over the spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars. The Garwood resident asked about $749,552.94 in CARES Act funds, which records show the county paid out to ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A crowd of residents and elected officials gathered outside of Linden City Hall Saturday afternoon for a Ukrainian flag raising ceremony in support of the people impacted by the tragic war Russia has waged against Ukraine. During the ceremony, Mayor Armstead addressed the crowd and ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden residents who do not want solicitors or canvassers visiting their residences can now sign up for the city's “No-Knock Registry". The registry allows residents to place a special decal on the windows or front doors of their homes which makes it known that they do not want door ...

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TRENTON, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, D-Linden, won the Senate Presidency at Tuesday’s reorganization session, despite a challenge from Sen. Nia Gill, D-Montclair. Former Assembly Republican leader Jon Bramnick, of Westfield, was among the newly elected members sworn on Tuesday as state ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Mayor Derek Armstead said that he is calling on Governor Phil Murphy and the Union County Democratic Committee to designate a minority to be the next Surrogate, replacing the late James LaCorte, who served admirably in that role since 1999. “Like many of my neighbors ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Seven of the 10 municipalities with wards in the county will have the lines of their local districts redrawn following the release of 2020 Census Bureau data, the administrator for the Union County Board of Elections said. Board of Elections Administrator Nicole DiRado said ...

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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey announced on Sunday he's tested positive with a breakthrough case of COVID. In a statement on his Twitter account. Sen. Booker said he's received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine, in addition to receiving the booster shot.  The tweet says he started ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — County social service workers and concerned residents filled the County Board of Commissioners' first in-person meeting in over a year Thursday night to protest pay raises for top administrators, which they said are being given in a struggling economy and without fair ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead hosted Linden’s annual Thanksgiving Meal giveaway for families in need on Saturday, November 20. With the help of the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services and volunteers this year's food distribution was a success. Food donations poured in from Capodagli ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents impacted by Tropical Storm Ida may be eligible for food assistance through New Jersey’s Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP. The assistance is available to residents who are not currently enrolled in the SNAP program, and who meet ...

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ASBURY PARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy expressed gratitude toward supporters gathered Wednesday night at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Wednesday after he declared victory in the race for re-election. His opponent, Jack Ciattarelli, has not conceded. The margin remains razor-thin as of Wednesday ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Numerous park facilities will be upgraded, accessibility and ADA compliance will be improved and historic structures will be maintained throughout the county thanks to grants from the Board of Commissioners. Through pre-recorded videos presented at Thursday’s commissioner ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Starting on October 24, New Jersey landlines within the 856 and 908 area codes must dial 10 or 11 digits for all their calls.  After October 24, local landline calls dialed with only seven digits may not go through, and the caller will receive a recording saying their call cannot be ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has entered into a five-year, $2.6 million contract to send prisoners to Hudson County for substance abuse treatment and reentry program services. The agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was approved at the Sept. 23 Board of ...

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LINDEN, NJ — Four New Jersey counties — Union, Essex, Hudson and Mercer — were added Friday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declaration to provide individuals who were impacted by Hurricane Ida with assistance. This is in addition to the six counties that were initially included ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — On September 6, President Biden approved Governor Murphy’s disaster declaration and approved federal funding to be used in Bergen, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Passaic, and Somerset counties. Noticeably, many counties that suffered from Tropical Storm Ida, including Union ...

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NEW JERSEY -- President Biden has approved New Jersey's Emergency Declaration and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local response efforts due to the conditions resulting from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.    According to a White House press release, this action authorizes the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead and city officials have announced that the city will provide special bulk pickup for  residents Friday, September 3 through Friday, September 24, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida. According to officials, the city will continuously send out trucks from the ...

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Scroll below the text for the town-by-town data. UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county grew by 6.8% in the past decade adding 38,846 people for a total population of 575,345, recently released data from the 2020 census shows. It comes in a state that saw its population grow by 5.7% over the past ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated. However, with the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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