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Missing Dog @ City Hall – Please Contact City Clerk’s Office!

At about 10:30am this morning, two heroic Linden residents saved the life of this beautiful Yorkshire Terrier when they saw him weaving in and out of traffic on Wood Avenue. They brought him to City Hall, where he is currently being taken care of by our City Clerk’s office.

Please contact the City Clerk’s office at (908) 474-8452 as soon as possible if you are the dog’s owner, or if you know how we can get in touch with the owner(s)!

I kindly request that when you see this post to please spread the word so that the dog’s owner(s) are notified. Thank you for your help!

Mayor Derek Armstead

Changing COVID-19 Restrictions

Indoor Capacity To Increase from 25% to 35% for Select Businesses

Beginning Friday, February 5th at 8am, indoor capacity limits will increase to 35% of stated capacity for food and beverage establishments, personal care businesses, and recreational and entertainment businesses, including gyms, fitness centers, and casinos. Certain indoor gatherings, including religious services and wedding ceremonies, will be limited to 35% of the room’s capacity up to 150 people. Learn more about detailed changes for your specific industry.

State to Lift Requirement to End Bar and Restaurant Service at 10pm

Starting Friday, February 5th, the State requirement to end service in bars and restaurants at 10pm will be lifted. However, municipalities and/or counties may continue to regulate hours of operation after 8pm, giving local officials the ability to respond to unique situations where they notice non-compliance. Read more about these changes for Food and Beverage Establishments.

Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

In 2021 State of the State Address, Governor Murphy Reaffirms Commitment to Leading New Jersey Through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building a Stronger, Fairer, and More Resilient Economy for All

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today aired his third State of the State Address from Trenton. Governor Murphy highlighted accomplishments from his first three years in office and reaffirmed his commitment to leading New Jersey through the COVID-19 public health crisis and improving the lives of New Jersey’s families. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the address was pre-recorded without an audience at the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial and streamed on the Governor’s official social media channels.

“Although wounded deeply, we enter 2021 tougher than ever, wiser than before, and ready to move forward together,” said Governor Murphy. “Despite the ongoing pandemic, our mission of making New Jersey a stronger and fairer state for every family has not changed. We’re proving that the best way to beat COVID-19 is by leaning in to smart investments with a forward-looking, principled vision for the future. Our priorities for the year ahead focus on the public health challenges at hand, while charting a path forward to build a stronger, fairer, and more resilient economy that works for every New Jersey family.”

Community Solar Program – Endorsed by the City of Linden

The City of Linden is bringing Community Solar to local residents! It’s easy to join, and easy to save. The average customer saves $176 annually. Click here to sign up!

Save 10% on your electric bill just by signing up – no cost to participate! Our local community solar farm will be built at the old Linden landfill. Limited availability – sign up today to reserve your spot!

It’s Smart.

  • Subscribe to clean, solar energy here in our very own Linden community solar array. Nothing to install and no upkeep required.

It Saves.

  • Save on every monthly electric bill – guaranteed. Credits are applied directly to your utility bill. Together we can help save the planet.

It’s Flexible.

  • Convenient risk-free subscription. No cost to subscribe to this city-sponsored program!

RooflessSolar™

  • Our local array is being developed by Navisun and managed by Community Solar Platform, the makers of RooflessSolar™, the most trusted name in community solar – they’ve been serving happy customers for more than 10 years.

Important Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Warning In Effect

Inclement weather is predicted for the afternoon of Wednesday, December 16, into the afternoon of Thursday, December 17. Snow is expected to accumulate between 12-17 inches.

  • Please avoid driving if possible and park all vehicles in driveways.
  • Obey all “no parking” signs as instructed.
  • Do not park on corners and do not double park vehicles.
  • Do not park on any emergency streets, or your car will be towed!
  • When cleaning your driveway – DO NOT SHOVEL SNOW INTO THE ROADWAYS.
  • Garbage pickup for Thursday, December 17th is suspended and will instead be picked up on Friday, December 18th.

Adhering to these measures will will keep roads clear and passable for emergency vehicles. Please be advised that vehicles left on the road may be towed.

PSE&G

Beware of Utility Scams!

Utility scams are on the rise. Sometimes impostors contact PSE&G customers demanding immediate payment and threatening service shut off. Don’t be a victim…be prepared.

  • Please click here to view a 25 second “scam alert” video.
  • You can also visit PSE&G’s website for more information about utility scams and how you can prevent falling victim to them.

Signs of Potential Scam Activity

  • Threat to disconnect: Scammers may aggressively tell the customer their utility bill is past due and service will be disconnected if a payment is not made – usually within an hour.
  • Request for immediate payment: Scammers may instruct the customer to use cash or purchase a prepaid card, a gift card or even Bitcoin, and then to call back to make a phone payment to the utility company, or to receive instructions for an in-person meeting, supposedly at a utility customer center. Often, after the customer makes the first payment, the scammer will call back and request the payment be resubmitted due to an error with the amount. The scammer refers to a new amount and claims that the original payment will be refunded. Sometimes they will call a third time to say the payment did not go through and to resubmit again.
  • In person-demands: Scammers may arrive at a home or business, flash a fake ID and/or claim to be a utility collection representative. The impostors may wear “uniforms” or affix false company signs to their vehicles. The scammers generally ask for personal information, something authentic utility representatives do not do, or offer bogus discounts.
  • Request for card information: If a customer calls back with the requested information, the caller asks the customer for the prepaid card’s number or gift card PIN, which grants the scammer instant access to the card’s funds, and the victim’s money is gone.
  • Priority meter installs: Recent phone scams reported to PSE&G include demands for payment for past-due bills, discounts for good payment history or requiring a deposit for a priority meter installation. PSE&G does not require a deposit for meter installations. Often scammers will threaten to disconnect electric service if payment is not made immediately. These scammers often demand payment through a pre-paid card (e.g. Green Dot Money Pak, Vanilla Reload Card) or Bitcoin. If the victim takes the bait, the scammer provides a telephone number where a fake representative requests additional information that completes the fraudulent transaction.