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Steam Venting Begins Today, July 9, at Bayway

Steam venting at Bayway will start today as part of unit repair and start-up procedures. The steaming is estimated to continue for several days. The Community Awareness Hotline has been updated with the following message:

  • You have reached the Bayway Community Awareness Hotline 908 523 6005.
  • This is listen-only voice mail box used to communicate messages to the community during unusual circumstances.
  • The following is an operations message updated July 9, 2020.
  • Current Bayway Refinery unit operations are requiring the venting of steam that is creating louder than normal refinery operational noises. 
  • The steam venting is necessary to meet operational safety guidelines and anticipated to continue for a short period of time.
  • Please note that the Refinery is working as quickly as possible to execute unit maintenance and resolve the noise issue. 
  • There are no environmental impacts associated with the venting of steam.

This hotline will be updated needed to communicate with the community.

Nancy P. Sadlo

Manager of Public Affairs


COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) – Deadline Extension

The CVERAP application deadline has been extended through July 17th.

The NJ Department of Community Affairs is accepting pre-applications for rental help for those affected by COVID-19. You can submit a pre-application anytime of day beginning July 6, 2020 at 9:00am through July 17, 2020, 5:00pm. The website will close at exactly 5:00pm on Friday July 17, 2020; no more applications will be accepted after 5:00pm. 

Pre-applications will only be available online here.

If you do not have access to the Internet, please call our Customer Service number, 609-292-4080, option #1, for assistance. For more information, click here.

Mary Ellen Tango

Director, Linden Social Services

The Basics of Financing Your Business

Access to capital is critical to many small businesses, yet most owners don’t understand how to determine what they qualify for, what money is available to them and the roadblocks they may face. In this introductory webinar, we’ll address these issues as well as inform business owners of what’s expected of them in obtaining capital.

Click here for more information and to register for this free, live webinar offered by the Union County Economic Development Corporation on July 16 from 10am – 12pm.

City of Linden Summer Concert Series Begins Tuesday, July 7th

We are excited to announce that the City of Linden Summer Concert Series will begin on Tuesday, July 7th. For a complete concert schedule, click here. While we are looking forward to having the concerts, this summer will be very different than previous years due to COVID-19. There are several NJ Department of Health Guidelines and State Executive Orders that we are required to adhere to in order to have the concerts. Some of these restrictions and guidance include;

  1. Limited capacity per concert.
  2. Check in by 7:45pm or we reserve the right to cancel your reservation.
  3. Registration is required for EACH INDIVIDUAL ATTENDING and must be done by 4:00pm the day of the concert. LINDEN RESIDENTS ONLY. Registration can be done through Community Pass by clicking here, or by calling 908-474-8600. Bring Photo ID to check in.
  4. Face Coverings must be worn upon entering the Promenade, utilizing restrooms and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  5. Social Distancing throughout the Promenade will be required and encouraged throughout the park by our staff.
  7. Restroom occupancy will be monitored throughout the concert by an attendant to encourage social distancing.
  8. Cleaning and disinfecting high touch areas will be maintained frequently throughout the concert.
  9. Patrons are encouraged to wash hands frequently and utilize hand sanitizer provided throughout the Promenade.
  10. Patrons who have symptoms of COVID-19 should NOT come to the concert.
  11. All other rules and regulations normally enforced at the Promenade still remain intact including No Alcohol permitted.
  12.  The City of Linden has developed the required COVID-19 Operation Prevention Plan that complies pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order.
  13. Patrons that do not comply with the Governor’s Executive Order pertaining to attending the concert will be removed from the Promenade.
  14. Due to the ongoing and changing nature of COVID-19, the City of Linden reserves the right to modify the concert schedule, regulations and amenities daily in regards to public health.
  15. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By coming to the concert, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
  16. IN CASE OF RAIN THE CONCERT WILL BE CANCELLED. Call 908-474-8604 after 4:00pm.  

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 908-474-8600. We look forward to seeing you!!

Make sure you get your $1,200 Federal Stimulus Check!

If you don’t make enough income to have to file taxes, you may miss out on the federal stimulus check, also known as the Economic Impact Payment. To get yours, go to the IRS website by clicking here, select the blue “Enter Your Information” button and enter your information. To receive the payments, individuals must provide their information to the IRS and apply for the payment no later than October 15, 2020. The informational flyer about this is available on the website in English and Spanish.

People looking for their stimulus check may call Senator Cryan’s office for information at (908) 327-9119 or they can click on this link, then scroll down to “Get My Payment” and follow the prompts.

Outdoor Visitation with Long-Term Care Residents Began as of Sunday, June 21

esidents of long-term care facilities will be able to have outdoor visits with loved ones in designated outdoor space starting Sunday, June 21—Father’s Day– under a directive to long-term care facilities issued today by the state Department of Health. The Health Department has received input and worked collaboratively with long-term care providers on developing this directive to accommodate visitors.

Prior to transporting a long-term care resident to a designated outdoor space, visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms ­­– including a temperature check – and facilities must follow safety and infection prevention and control measures in order to allow visitation.

Click here to read the full press release about the NJ Health Department Directive to Facilities Outlines Guidelines.

Outdoor Dining Restaurants

Linden restaurants open for outdoor dining:

  • III Amici Ristorante – 1700 West Elizabeth Avenue
  • Abigail’s Café – 804 West Elizabeth Avenue
  • Amsterdam Alley – 9-11 West Price Street
  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – 671 West Edgar Rd (Rts 1&9)
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar – 1701 W. Edgar Rd. (Rts 1&9)
  • Chevy’s Fresh Mex – Aviation Plaza 1150 S. Stiles Street
  • Dragonfly Sushi – Aviation Plaza 660 West Edgar Road (Rts 1&9)
  • Nuno’s Pavilion – 300-318 Roselle Street
  • Parkview Tavern & Restaurant – 2048 E. St. Georges Avenue
  • Taboo Men’s Club – 2005 -2015 E. Linden Avenue

Please check with the establishment regarding hours of operation.