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Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

May 25, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Union County Celebrates Plastic Free July by Asking Residents to "Take the Challenge"

The Union County Board of County Commissioners and Union County Clean Communities would like to encourage residents to celebrate and participate in Plastic Free July!

"Finding ways to go plastic free is easier than you think and residents can certainly do a lot on a personal level to help save the environment,” said Commissioner Chair Rebecca Williams. “The information ...

INDEPENDENT AUTHORS BOOK EXPO BRINGS TOGETHER WRITERS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

July 4, 2022

The Roselle, NJ-based nonprofit Independent Authors Book Experience (IABX) will be hosting its 9th annual book expo in person on Sat., Aug 6th, 11AM - 5PM, at Linden Public Library, 31 East Henry St, Linden. Authors from around the nation will be gathering together to share their original works and to promote the love of literacy to all ages, while attendees can enjoy readings from the authors, ...

Business Leaders Question New Jersey's Budget: 'What's the Plan for Economic Recovery?'

July 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — After seeing what's in the fiscal year 2023 budget that Gov. Phil Murphy signed last week, Tom Bracken has one question.

"What's the plan for economic recovery?" the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President and CEO asked in an interview with TAPinto. "That’s a fair question to ask, and it’s a more than reasonable question to be ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs 7 New Gun Laws in New Jersey

​​​​​​METUCHEN, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed seven new bills into law on Tuesday that tighten gun regulations in New Jersey.

"These are not going to be our last words on gun safety," Murphy said. "We cannot walk away from here today, none of us, thinking our job is done because it is not."

Murphy and democratic leaders called it "Gun Safety Package 3.0" ...

Will the Supreme Court Gun Decision Be Making Quick Draw McGraws of Us in New Jersey?

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey had among the toughest gun ownership restrictions in the United States, 2021 according to a 2021 report by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.  Prior to last month's United States Supreme Court ruling. New Jersey was a "may issue" state for concealed gun permits, meaning you MAY get a gun permit IF law enforcement ...

Scenes from Linden's 7th Annual All White Outdoor Dance Festival

LINDEN, NJ - The City of Linden held it's Seventh Annual All White Dance Festival at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on Saturday, June 25.

The hosts for this event was Anthony 'Ras' Wiggins and Tamir FamilySoul.

"It was a great event attended by a mature crowd and a good time was had by all," said DJ Flash Thomas.

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Rahway Police Department Becomes First in Union County to Open On-Site Jiu-Jitsu Training Room

RAHWAY, NJ — The Rahway Police Department is once again at the forefront of internal training methods for its officers. Rahway is the first department in Union County to open dedicated space for a matted training room within its headquarters. The department recently began implementing the new state-approved Brazilian jiu-jitsu training course in the beginning of ...

Narcotics Investigation Yields Cache Of Narcotics and Handguns in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office’s Major Crimes Division Opioid Task Force and the Linden Police Department has led to the arrest of five men and the seizure of fentanyl, two handguns and currency Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Linden Police Chief David Hart announced in a press release today.

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