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Mandatory Boil Water Advisory In Effect In Linden

As a result of loss of water pressure from a transmission main leak along Possumtown Road in Piscataway, NJ, New Jersey American Water has issued a mandatory boil water advisory to customers in several towns, including Linden.

A potential or actual threat to the quality of water being provided to Linden currently exists. As a precaution, New Jersey American Water is implementing a limited Boil Water Advisory until testing of the water supply is deemed satisfactory. New Jersey American Water will provide information as to when the advisory is lifted.

Effective immediately and until further notice, customers within the impacted area are instructed to bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute and allow cooling before using or use bottled waterBoiled or bottled water should be used for drinking; preparing foods; mixing baby formula, food, juices or drinks; washing vegetables and fruit; cooking; making ice; brushing teeth; and washing dishes until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

For the official release from New Jersey American Water please click here.

A Message From Phillips 66

Yesterday, July 26, gasoline was released at the Rahway Tank Farm into secondary containment onsite. Our Bayway Emergency Responders and the Linden Fire Department responded and together have stabilized the release. The material did not leave the tank field property.

Phillips 66 personnel have been conducting fence-line air quality monitoring. Collected data indicate no benzene levels in the community. We are working with local officials to ensure the community stays informed. The Linden Police Department has utilized the NIXLE Alert system to facilitate communication.

A precautionary message was sent last night at about 9pm. Cleaning and monitoring will continue to ensure the safety of the community, the environment, and our people which is of utmost importance to our company. Any additional measures will be communicated to the community by Linden Police NIXLE system or the reverse 911 emergency notification system.

Phillips 66 continue to work closely with Linden Fire Department and Linden Police Department on the response.

Governor Murphy Lifts Major COVID-19 Restrictions, Moves Forward with Most Significant Reopening Steps to Date

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 242, lifting major COVID-19 restrictions and moving forward with the state’s most significant reopening steps to date. Effective on Friday, May 28, the indoor mask mandate in public spaces will be lifted, as well as the six-foot social distancing requirement in both indoor and outdoor spaces, the prohibition on dance floors at bars and restaurants, and the prohibition on ordering and eating/drinking while standing at bars and restaurants. Additionally, effective Friday, June 4, indoor gathering and capacity limits will be lifted. 

For the full press release, please click here.

Important Notification From New Jersey American Water

Our crews will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in your area Monday, May 17, 2021 through Friday, July 02, 2021 to provide you with high-quality water service. Flushing in your area will occur between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm.

Flushing also allows us to test and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. If discolored water occurs, then please also refrain from doing laundry during that time. In keeping with American Water’s focus on safety for both customers and employees, please do not approach our crews while they work.

For more information and to see a map of the affected area please go to or call 1(800) 272-1325. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake this necessary maintenance of the water system.

Pride Now Job Fair – May 12th, 2021

Join PrideNow in Rahway, New Jersey, for a Job Fair hosted by Aries Clean Technologies, a renewable energy company helping clients cleanly convert waste into energy.

When: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, from 10am until 6pm
WhereHome2 Suites Rahway; 667 East Milton Avenue, Rahway, New Jersey 07065

Aries Clean Energy is looking for candidates ready to work in New Jersey in the below roles:

  • Plant Operators
  • Engineering Technicians 
  • Water/Waste/Industrial/Chemical Technicians
  • Plant & Facility Maintenance
  • Entry-Level Engineers
  • Materials Specialists & Material Handlers

Click here to view and/or download a PDF with job descriptions for several roles.

Can’t make it to the event? Email your resume here and we’ll be in touch.

Ballot Drop Boxes Are Open

Ballot drop boxes opened on April 23, 2021 and are doing daily pick-ups since April 24th. The county clerk is NOT mailing ballots to every voter. Rather, ballots are being mailed to all voters who are on the “All Future Elections” list. The first mailing is approximately 35,000 ballots. Every ballot thereafter will be sent to voters who request on.

The Linden Drop Box is located at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, at 400 North Wood Avenue.

For a list of all Drop Boxes, click here to view and/or download the PDF.

NJ State Police Recruitment Event

Please join the Coalition for a Safe Community & The NAACP – Atlantic City Branch tonight, April 19th from 6pm until 8pm for a virtual NJ State Police Recruitment Event. Registration is mandatory to attend. Applications will be received through April 23rd at

  • Please send an email to to register for this event.
  • You will be sent a link to join the Microsoft Teams event.
  • Make sure to have Microsoft Teams on your computer, tablet or smartphone before the event.
  • Click here to view and/or download PDF files associated with this event.

Important Notification from New Jersey American Water

As part of an ongoing capital investment project, our crews will be installing new equipment within our Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant, which supplies the water to your area. Weather Permitting, the project will start on Tuesday, March 23rd and should be completed on Thursday, March 25th. During the project, you may experience discolored or cloudy water, or low water pressure. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3-5 minutes until the water runs clear. You will receive another notification should additional action be required, conditions change, or when repairs have been completed. If you are a landlord and water service is in your name, please inform your tenants so they are aware of this potential impact to their water service. For more information or to see a map of the affected area please click here or call 1 800 272 1325. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while our teams complete this important work.