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Public Announcement – Union County Board of Commissioners Seek Input

Through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund provides a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery. Union County has an allocation of $64.6 million.

The Union County Board of Commissioners and the County Manager invite residents, businesses, and community organizations to provide feedback about their priorities. Eligible use of these funds require that programs and projects must be tied to one of the following allowable uses:

  • Support public health response
  • Address negative economic impacts
  • Replace public sector revenue loss
  • Provide premium pay to essential workers
  • Make necessary investments to water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure

Public input, transparency, and accountability are critical to Union County’s response efforts. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese by clicking here. To obtain a paper survey and answers to any questions, residents may call 908-527-4250 and ask for Monica Remelgado. A paper survey will be mailed or emailed to callers. The deadline to submit input is the close of business on Thursday, November 18, 2021.

President of Poland to Visit Linden Today

The President of Poland will visit Linden High School today. Expect road closures, parking restrictions, and a heavy Police presence in the area beginning at 12pm. Admittance to the building will begin at 3pm.

  • Please click here for the Linden PD Nixle advisory, which includes security screening information.
  • Previously Registered Attendees should approach the area on Summit St from Gibbons Street, and should park at the former Linden House Diner, 200 West Saint George’s Ave, or at the Linden High School Parking Lot at the corner of Ainsworth Street & Gesner Street (please note that you must approach on Ainsworth Street from West Gibbons Street). Enter the building through door #2 on the Ainsworth Street side near West Saint George’s Avenue.
  • Reception Guests and Authorized Media Personnel may park in the Linden High School parking lot at the corner of Summit Street & Gesner Street and will enter through door #17.
  • Unregistered Guests who wish to attend my utilize on-street parking and enter through the gymnasium door on Ainsworth Street.

To view the livestream of this event, please click here.

FEMA Disaster Assistance Recovery

Disaster Recovery Center will be open in Union County at Elizabeth O’Donnell Dempsey Senior Community Center, 618 Salem Ave., Elizabeth, NJ 07208 from 7am until 7pm Monday through Friday, 8am until 5pm on Saturday, and 8am until 5pm on Sunday. Representatives from FEMA and U.S. Small Business Administration will be at disaster center to help explain disaster assistance programs and answer any questions your constituents may have.

FEMA and NJOEM are committed to providing equitable service in each of the designated counties. Additional centers will be opening soon to support survivors.

If you have homeowners or renters insurance, you should file a claim as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by clicking here or by downloading the FEMA App on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. If it is not possible to apply online, then call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 6am to 10pm CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, InnoCaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

  • A current phone number where you can be contacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name

Disaster assistance may include financial help for temporary lodging and home repairs along with other programs to assist families recover from the effects of the event.

Click here for Resources Page on the City of Linden Website.

New Jersey American Water has LIFTED The Mandatory Boil Water Advisory

New Jersey American Water has LIFTED the mandatory boil water advisory that was issued Monday to impacted towns in Middlesex, Somerset and Union Counties. Analytical results from bacteriological samples taken from the water system met all state and federal water quality standards from samples collected on Tuesday, August 3rd.

The advisory was issued on Monday, August 2 as a precautionary measure due to a loss of pressure from a transmission main leak along Possumtown Road in Piscataway, N.J.

Customers no longer need to boil their water, but they should flush household pipes, ice makers, water fountains, etc. prior to using for drinking or cooking. Additionally, as the system has fully recovered from the issue, customers in these communities and surrounding towns no longer need to conserve their non-essential water use and may resume using water as usual.

Because the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted, the bottled water distribution locations will not be open on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

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