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Nationwide Click It or Ticket Enforcement and Education Campaign

Linden Police to participate in Nationwide Click it or Ticket Enforcement and Education Campaign from May 20 through June 2, 2024. The Linden Police Department will join law enforcement officers from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” high-visibility enforcement effort.

  • Click here to view and/or download the memo regarding the 2024 Click it or Ticket Campaign.
  • Click here for more information about New Jersey seat belt laws.

The annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols in combination with local and national publicity efforts to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 11,302 of the passengers killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2022 were not wearing seatbelts. While a national compliance rate near 92% seems high, the data reflects some concerning trends; 60% of the young adults killed and 57% of those killed in nighttime crashes were not buckled. “Putting on your seatbelt is the single most important step you can take when you get into a vehicle,” said Police Chief David Hart. “Taking just a few seconds to buckle up can cut your chances of being seriously hurt or killed in a crash by 45%, and it is 100% in your control.”

In New Jersey, everyone must be buckled up, regardless of where they’re sitting. A violation by the driver, front seat passenger, or passenger under the age of 18 is a primary offense, so a police officer may stop a vehicle and issue a ticket without witnessing any other violations. While passengers over the age of 18 are responsible for themselves, drivers are responsible for all passengers under the age of 18.

Linden Police Department Fourth Annual Bike Rodeo!

Do you want to learn about Bicycle safety? Come join us for the Linden Police Department Fourth Annual Bike Rodeo!

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • Who: Children of any age interested in bicycle safety.
  • What: Fourth Annual Bicycle Rodeo! With the summer months ahead, bicycle safety is an important topic to discuss. Children of all ages will learn about proper helmet use and bicycle safety. There will also be an obstacle course!
  • Where: Linden Memorial Field Park next to the Baseball Field on Lower Road.
  • When: Friday, May 24, 2024 from 4pm until 7pm.

Polish American Sports Association – Polonia 5K Run

Join us for the 10th Polonia 5K Run, “Zapraszamy do Linden.” The 10th Polonia 5K Run is proudly sponsored by the Polish American Sports Association, the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union, United Poles Federal Credit Union, Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce, AK Progress Corporation, and BDG Hotels. Race VIP special guest Speedskating Olympic Champion Zbigniew Brodka. Awards ceremony to follow with T-shirts, food, beverages and music for all runners. Awards will be given to 1st overall finishers in all age, male, female, teacher, fireman and policeman categories.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.
Click here to view and/or download the Polonia 5K Run Route Map.

  • Who: The Polonia 5K is open to both Runners and Walkers. Linden and Non-Linden residents are welcome!
  • What: Polonia 5K Run, with race VIP special guest Speedskating Olympic Champion Zbigniew Brodka. Awards ceremony to follow with T-shirts, food, beverages and music for all runners. Awards will be given to 1st overall finishers in all age, male, female, teacher, fireman and policeman categories.
  • When: Sunday June 9, 2024. Packet pickup is from 7:30am until 9:30am, Dash Around the Block (kids 8 years and younger) starts at 9:15am, the Main Race starts at 10am, and the Award Ceremony will begin at 12pm.
  • Where: Start/Finish beside Elementary School No. 1 on East Curtis Street.
    • Click here to view and/or download the Polonia 5K Run Route Map.
  • How: To register, click here. Same day registration will cost an extra $10 per registrant.

Tax Collector – 2024 Tax Sale

The City of Linden announces the sale of 2023 and prior year delinquent taxes and other municipal charges through an on-line auction on June 7, 2024. The 2024 official tax lien site will be available May 7, 2024.

  • Click here for a listing of all parcels, delinquencies and costs.
  • Click here for Tax Sale Listings.

Haitian Heritage Month Celebration & Flag Raising Ceremony

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, and the Linden Public Schools cordially invite you to attend the Haitian Heritage Month Celebration and Flag Raising Ceremony. Come experience a taste of Haiti, Sa Se Lakay! This event will feature singers, dancers, comedians, culture, food vendors, raffles and more! The City of Linden will be hosting celebrations throughout the month.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • What: Haitian Heritage Month Celebration and Flag Raising Ceremony, hosted by Black Krytik Show. Gospel Artist Jean Claude Jean will sing the Haitian National Anthem. Come and enjoy culture, food vendors, music by DJ Fabulous Faby, special guest speakers from our Haitian community and the Linden Board of Education, awards and special acknowledgements, performances by Linden Public School students, Epic Youth of East Orange, and more!
  • Where: Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 4pm until 7pm.

3rd Ward Community Meeting

3rd Ward Councilwoman Caldwell invites you to participate in the upcoming Community Meeting, where we’ll come together to discuss important matters concerning the 3rd Ward. Your input and ideas are invaluable to us as we work towards building a stronger, more vibrant community.

  • What: 3rd Ward Community Meeting. Mark your calendars and make your voice heard. Together, we can make a difference in the 3rd Ward!
  • When: May 28, 2024 at 6pm.
  • Where: Columbia Bank Room (third floor) at the Linden Public Library, which is located at 31 East Henry Street.
  • How: For more information, contact Councilwoman Caldwell by email here, or call 908-531-0676.

Ramadan Iftar Celebration

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and Imam Alfred Mohammed (Councilman of the 4th Ward), in collaboration with the Linden Muslim Community present a Ramadan Iftar celebration.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • Who: All welcome.
  • What: Ramadan Iftar celebration; a Ramadan interfaith Iftar feast. Come enjoy a lovely Iftar with all your loves ones, and please bring your prayer rugs.
  • When: April 4, 2024 at 6:30pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, located at 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036.

Union County Utility Assistance Day

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) is hosting a Union County Utility Assistance Day.

  • What: Union County Utility Assistance Day. NJBPU invites Union County residents to attend this free event to learn more about utility assistance programs and resources available to help with the cost of their electric, water, and gas utility bills. For more information about New Jersey’s utility assistance programs please visit NJBPU’s utility assistance website. Residents in danger of shut off can apply for assistance and call their utility company to request a payment plan. NJBPU’s Customer Assistance hotline can be reached at 800-624-0241.
  • Where: Mickey Walker Center, which is located at 860 Anna Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201.
  • When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 9am until 3:30pm.

Food & Clothing Drive

Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a Food and Clothing Drive on the fourth Saturday of every month.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event.

  • What: Winter Food & Clothing Drive.
  • When: Fourth Saturday of every month from 10am until 12pm. Come join this Saturday, March 23, 2024.
    • The Food and Clothing drive will be held on the third Saturday of the month in November.
  • Where: Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church, which is located at 24 East 14th Street.