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Free Cancer Screening Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden Board of Health and the City of Linden are pleased to announce the availability of a free male and female cancer screening clinic. The New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health. This program is administered by Hoboken Family Planning, Inc.

  • Who: Available to men and women who are uninsured or under-insured. Male colorectal screening is available for ages 45 and older, and prostate screening for ages 55 to 69. Female colorectal screening is available for ages 45 and older, breast cancer screening for ages 40 to 74 (and younger if at higher risk), and cervical screening for ages 21 to 64 (limited to once every 3 to 5 years).
  • What: Free cancer screening clinic.
  • When: Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 9am until 1pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street.
  • How: Free clinic. No appointment needed. For more information, please call the Linden Health Department at (908) 474-8409.

New Nationwide 988 Phone Number for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

On July 16th 2022, the new 988 phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline went live. 988 is now available for call, text, or chat for those experiencing a mental health-related or suicidal crisis, or those looking to help a loved one through a crisis. The aim of 988 is to improve access to crisis services in a way that meets the country’s growing suicide and mental health related crisis care needs. For more information about this new hotline, please check out this webpage from the NJ Department of Human Services.  

City of Linden Cooling Centers 2022

Below is a list of the City of Linden’s Cooling Centers for 2022. These are the municipal buildings that are open and available to the public during their normal operating hours. Nothing else is required. Please note that all buildings will be closed on September 5th, 2022.

  • Linden Public Library – 31 East Henry Street
    • Operating Hours: Monday and Wednesday from 9am until 9pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am until 5pm, Friday from 9:30am until 5pm, and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. *Closed on Sundays.
    • Masks are suggested but not required. Masks are available at the front desk.
  • John T. Gregorio Recreation Center – 330 Helen Street
    • Operating Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm. *Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Linden Multi-Purpose Center – 1025 John Street
    • Operating Hours: Monday through Friday from 9am until 8pm. *Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Associated Humane Societies Mobile Veterinary Clinic – Event Postponed

EVENT POSTPONED. More information regarding rescheduling will be posted once available.

Mayor Derek Armstead and the City of Linden have partnered with the Associated Humane Societies to provide Linden residents with the Associated Humane Societies Mobile Unit by appointment only on July 26th.

Services to be offered by appointment only include wellness checks, vaccinations and microchips. No surgeries.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for this event as well as pricing details.

  • Who: Available to Linden residents.
  • What: Pet wellness exams, vaccinations and microchips.
  • When: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 by appointment only.
  • Where: 46 Lower Road, in the P.A.L. Field.
  • How: To schedule an appointment, call (973) 824-7080 Ext. 118

Rabies Vaccination Clinics

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and the Linden Health Department are providing free rabies clinics.

*For safety, all dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers*

  • Who: Open to all New Jersey residents. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Health Department reminder notice or ID is required.
  • What: Free rabies vaccinations.
  • When: May 9th, 2022 from 3pm until 5pm, May 11th, 2022 from 3pm until 5pm and May 18th, 2022 from 5pm until 7pm.
  • Where: May 9th at Fire House #3, May 11th at Fire House #2 and May 18th at Fire House #1.
  • Additional Information: New and renewal pet licensing services will also be available.

Free PCR & Rapid Testing

  • Who: Walkups, open to all, with or without insurance. ID is required. If you do have insurance, please bring your card with you. No appointment necessary.
  • What: PCR & COVID-19 Testing.
  • When: Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021, from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.
  • Where: 20 Pennsylvania Railroad Avenue, Linden NJ.

Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Coughlin Announce Intention to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Governor Extends the Public Health Emergency for Another 30-Day Period, But Will Allow It to Expire if Legislation is Enacted Within the Next Month

As New Jersey continues to make progress in the fight against COVID-19 and with state metrics continuing to trend in the right direction, Governor Phil Murphy and his Administration have begun working with Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in place since March 2020, while also ensuring that the Administration retains necessary tools to manage the ongoing threat to public health, as well as recovery and vaccination efforts.  

Click here for the full press release.