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Linden Schools Celebrate Ramadan; Gov. Murphy Praises District for Promoting Equity

May 6, 2021

LINDEN, NJ — Linden Public Schools is bringing awareness to its students and staff members by educating them about Ramadan — a month-long spiritual event that serves to bring those of the Islamic faith closer to God through fasting, prayer, and reflection. 

In a video posted on the district's YouTube channel, students who celebrate Ramadan share why they ...

Linden Resident Offers Goody Bags for Children Celebrating Ramadan

LINDEN, NJ - A Linden resident is providing goody bags to children in celebration of Ramadan.

Fatema Sumrein is asking children who are celebrating Ramadan in Linden to register to receive goodies in celebration of the Holy month.

Ramadan is the Arabic name for the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and considered one of the holiest Islamic months.

It's also one ...

TAPinto Linden Wishes Everyone A Happy Kwanzaa

LINDEN, NJ — TAPinto Linden wishes everyone a joyous Kwanzaa.

The Kwanzaa holiday is an annual celebration of African-American culture from December 26-January 1 that began in 1966.

Kwanzaa recognizes seven core principles and culminates.

The seven principals of Kwanzaa that are celebrated over seven days:

Umoja or Unity
Kujichagulia ...

VIDEO: Superintendent Hazelton and Students Wish All A Happy Holiday Season

LINDEN, NJ - Linden Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Marnie Hazelton sends holiday greetings to all and is joined by students from around the district.

See the full video below:

 

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More than 1.1 million additional Economic Impact Payments disbursed under the American Rescue Plan; payments total approximately 164 million

May 6, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing more than 1.1 million payments in the eighth batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan.

The announcement brings the total disbursed so far to approximately 164 million payments, with a total value of approximately $386 ...

Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininty, and Power

Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler. (Yale 

Univ. Press, 2016).

Stephen Spielberg: A Life in Films by Molly Haskell. (Yale Univ. Press, 2017)

 

My family complains each year at holiday time that I am impossible to buy gifts for. This is true because, usually, if I want something, I purchase it myself. They ask me for lists, but even ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Linden Set for May 16

LINDEN, NJ - Mayor Derek Armstead in conjunction with Walmart and First Baptist Church of Linden will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the city this weekend.

The clinic will be held at First Baptist Church located at 929 Dill Avenue on Sunday, May 16 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. for all persons age 16 years old and up.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

NEW JERSEY, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

School No. 2 Honors Memory of Two Longtime Crossing Guards on Arbor Day

LINDEN, NJ — Linden's School No. 2 honored the memory of longtime crossing guards Mike and Maggie Smith with the dedication of a Linden tree planted outside the school on Arbor Day, April 30.

The ceremony remembering the beloved couple was attended by the Smiths’ son Scott and daughter Jennifer, who were moved by the gesture and talked about how much the School No. 2 ...

Here's a Chance for Union County Gardners to Add Color and Variety to Their Garden

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County gardeners are invited to a “Native Plant Swap and Shop” event where they can trade an invasive plant from their yard for a colorful native plant.

Pink, lavender, white, red, blue, and yellow flowering native plants are available for swap including swamp milkweed, beebalm, creeping phlox, wild senna, and hummingbird-friendly calico beardtongue and ...