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Covid-19-Flu Vaccination Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Board of Health and the Linden Public Library, in partnership with the Union County Office of Health Management are providing a Covid-19-Flu Vaccination Clinic. Everyone who gets the Covid-19 vaccination will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card.

  • Who: For ages 5 and up.
  • What: Covid-19 and Flu vaccinations. Everyone who gets the Covid-19 vaccination will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card.
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 10am until 1pm.
  • Where: Linden Public Library, which is located at 31 East Henry Street.
  • How: No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Linden Health Department at 908-474-8409.

The Gary Letizia Memorial Blood Drive

Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden Fire Department, and New Jersey Blood Services invite you to donate blood to save a life. In honor of the late Gary Letizia. Every drop counts.

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

  • What: Blood drive.
  • Where: Linden P.A.L. Building, which is located at 400 Maple Avenue.
  • When: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 1pm until 7pm.
  • How: Click here to make an appointment. Appointments are encouraged. Walk-ins welcome!

COVID-19-RSV Vaccination Clinic

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, the Linden Board of Health and the Linden Public Library, in partnership with Super Health Pharmacy are providing a Covid-19-RSV Vaccination Clinic.

  • Who and What:
    • Covid-19 vaccinations for ages 5 and up.
    • RSV vaccinations for ages 60 and up.
  • When: Check the dates below:
    • Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6:30pm until 8:15pm.
    • Monday, March 11, 6:30pm until 8:15pm.
  • Where: Linden Public Library, which is located at 31 East Henry Street.
  • How: No appointment necessary. Walk-ins welcome. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Linden Health Department at 908-474-8409.

A Night with Catherine McCall

The Mayor’s Youth Commission is pleased to offer A Night with Catherine McCall. A fundraiser to raise money for Linden High School Senior Class of 2024 Scholarships.

  • What: A Night with Catherine McCall; the Mayor’s Youth Commission fundraiser to raise money for Linden High School Senior Class of 2024 Scholarships. There will be a concession with baked goods, snacks and beverages available for purchase, as well as door prizes.
  • When: April 19, 2024. Doors will open at 6:15pm. Show will begin at 7pm sharp until 9:30pm.
  • Where: Linden High School Auditorium, which is located at West St. Georges Avenue.
  • How:
    • Complete the registration form by clicking here.
    • After completing the form below, make sure to purchase tickets/donate!
    • Keep your receipt of payment, it will serve as your ticket(s) for entry to the event.
    • Ticket prices are as follows: Students with ID $10, General Admission $35, VIP section $50.

Keeping Our Students Safe

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and Linden Public Schools announce “Keeping Our Students Safe” Public Service Announcement (PSA) Student Video Contest, as part of the “It Takes a Village” initiative. Students may submit a PSA video focused on ways to positively enhance school safety and security.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer and permission slip for the contest.

  • Who: All Linden Public School students from elementary to high school.
  • What: A student video contest focused on ways to positively enhance school safety and security. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
    • $500 Elementary Level
    • $750 Middle School Level
    • $1,000 High School Level
  • When: The submission deadline is Friday, March 1, 2024 at 4pm. Winners will be announced at the March 21, 2024 at the Board Meeting.
  • How: Send the video to Mr. Chris Paskewich by email here. Click here for the criteria for submission and permission slip that must be attached. Students can submit their videos individually or with peers from their school-level group. The High School and Middle School submissions should be a minimum of 2 minutes, but not longer than 5 minutes. Elementary submissions should be a minimum of 1 minute, but not more than 3 minutes.

Mental Health Matters

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden and Linden Public Schools present Parent University.

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

  • Who: All Parents and Guardians of Linden Public Schools Students.
  • What: Social Emotional Learning (SEL): Building Skills for Family Success.
  • When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 5:30pm.
  • Where: 100 Edgewood Road, Linden, NJ.
  • How: For more information, please call Mr. Ryan Devaney at 908-486-2800 Ext. 8025.

Union Man Arrested on Narcotics and Weapons Charges

A two-month long investigation concluded led to the recovery of an illegal “ghost” gun and the arrest of a Union man on multiple weapons and narcotics distribution charges.

On Thursday, January 18, 2024 Detectives from the Linden Police Department Narcotics Bureau, with assistance from the Union County Prosecutors Office Narcotics Task Force, executed search warrant on the 800 block of Hobson Street in Union.

Luiz Melendez, 53, was arrested outside of the home without incident. Inside the home, Detectives recovered an illegal “ghost” gun, along with an illegal high-capacity magazine, as well as a quantity of suspected cocaine and suspected MDMA. Over $85,000 in cash was also seized from the home.

Melendez is charged with a number of weapons related offenses, including third-degree possession of a “ghost” gun and fourth-degree possession of a high-capacity magazine, as well as with second-degree possession of a weapon while committing a CDS offense and as a certain person not to possess a weapon. Melendez also faces second and third-degree charges related to the possession and distribution of suspected cocaine and MDMA. He was remanded to the Essex County Jail pending a scheduled appearance in Superior Court. 

“Illegal drug sales and the violence that accompanies them have had a devastating effect in our community, and we are incredibly proud of the investigative work that led to this arrest and the seizure of this dangerous weapon,” said Police Chief David Hart. “I want to thank all of our Police Officers, as well as our partners in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, for their continued efforts to keep illegal drugs and guns off of our streets.”

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, help is available. Union County Helping Hand 365 offers 24-hour a day assistance, 365 days a year. Please click here for more information. 

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Celebrate Black History Month

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Linden Cultural & Heritage Committee are pleased to invite Linden children and adults to explore the history and meaning of Kente patterns and cloth by creating your own Kente pattern while sipping and snacking while you sketch!

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

  • Who: Linden residents (children and adults).
  • What: Create your own Kente pattern while you sip and snack while you sketch!
  • When: Saturday, February 24th from 10am until 12pm.
  • Where: John T. Gregorio Recreation Center, located at 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036.
  • How: Register using the form below. Please note that this event is for Linden residents only.

Sip & Sketch Registration

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2024 Linden Summer Day Camp Program

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce that registration will open on Monday, February 5th for the 2024 Linden Summer Day Camp Program!

Participants must be a Linden resident, and entering kindergarten through sixth grade as of September 2024. Registration deadline is May 15, 2024. Limited Spots available.

Click here for more information.

Black History Poster Contest

Mayor Derek Armstead, the City of Linden, and the Department of Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the Black History Poster Contest. This year’s theme is Black American Disney Characters. Be creative, have fun and submit an entry! There will be prizes for first place winners only.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for the Black History Poster Contest.

  • Who: Linden students from grades K through 5.
  • What: Black History Poster Contest, this year’s theme is Black American Disney Characters. Be creative, have fun and submit an entry! There will be prizes for first place winners only.
  • When and How: All posters must be submitted to the John T. Gregorio Center (330 Helen Street) on or before February 29, 2024. The John T. Gregorio Center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm. Posters will be judged on Friday, March 1, 2024. Elementary art teachers will announce the winners at school on Monday, March 4, 2024. First place winners from each school will be presented with a prize along with a photo taken from a Linden Recreation staff member on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the John T. Gregorio Center.
    • All posters must be 9″x12″. All entries must have full name, school, teacher, grade, and parent/guardian cell phone number printed on a blank index card taped to the back.
    • Click here to view all rules and regulations for the contest.