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Authorities Investigating Double Stabbing in Linden

May 31, 2020

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department reported a double stabbing inside a Chandler Avenue home early Sunday morning.

According to police officials, at approximately 6:45 a.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of Chandler Ave where they located two adult female victims. The women were reportedly injured by a family member who attacked them inside their home.

One of the victims ...

Murphy on George Floyd Killing: 'We Need a Deeper Well of Accountability and Responsibility'

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

"George Floyd should be alive today – not just as a matter of principle or justice, but as a matter of human ...

Motor Vehicle Accident in Linden Injures Police Officer

LINDEN, NJ - According to officials, at 11:42 a.m. a Linden police vehicle was involved in a serious motor vehicle crash at the intersection of S. Wood Avenue & 19th Street.

Preliminary reports indicate that the police vehicle and a 2018 Ford Explorer collided with a 2017 Freightliner utility truck. The truck then collided with a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup. Two parked vehicles ...

Traffic Advisory: Roadwork on Stiles Street Postponed, May 27

LINDEN, NJ - The roadwork on Stiles Street will be postponed until Wednesday, May 27 according to Linden Police Department.

N. Stiles Street will be closed between W. Elm Street & W. Blancke Street and S. Stiles Street will be closed between W. Linden Avenue & W. Edgar Road.

The roadwork is scheduled from 7:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. as long as the weather permits.

Intersecting ...

Man Arrested for Aggravated Arson and Terroristic Threats in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A Southampton man has been arrested and charged with second-degree aggravated arson and second-degree making terroristic threats, according to a statement by acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

According to officials, Desmond E. Hodge, 47, threatened the occupants of a Linden home and later set a can of gasoline on fire in ...

A Tuesday Shooting Leaves One Man Injured, Investigation Underway

LINDEN, NJ - A Tuesday shooting that sent a 36-year-old man to the hospital with a gunshot wound is under investigation, according to Linden Police officials.

According to police, on May 12 at approximately 11:00 p.m. officers responded to the 1100 block of East St. George Avenue after reports of shots fired.

While searching the area, officers located the victim suffering ...

Owner Survives, Dog Perishes at House Fire on Jupitor Street in Clark Monday

CLARK, NJ – A fire ripped through a home on Jupitor Street at approximately 4:00 p.m. Monday, leaving major destruction in its wake.   According to Mayor Sal Bonaccorso a male resident and his dog were home at the time. 

Bonaccorso said the homeowner made it out but the dog did not survive despite Clark Police Chief Pedro Matos performing CPR on the animal.

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Fatal Shooting in Linden Under Investigation

LINDEN, NJ - A fatal shooting that took place in Linden this morning is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday afternoon.

The victim, an adult male, has yet to be positively identified.  

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Linden Police Department patrol units responded to the ...

Does He Look Familiar? Linden Police Need Help Identifying This Man

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department has issued an advisory message seeking the community's help to identify a sick man, Thursday morning.

According to authorities, the unidentified man suffered a medical episode on April 23, and is currently in critical condition for non-COVID19 related illness.

He is believed to be approximately 65-70 years old, is 5'9" tall and weighs ...

Roselle Man Critical After Being Struck by Car in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - A 48-year-old Roselle man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle on Route 27, authorities said.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., Linden Police and Fire units responded to the scene of an auto-pedestrian accident on the 800 block of East St. George Avenue.

Preliminary reports indicated that the victim was crossing East St. George Avenue when he was ...

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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 ...