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2024 Ward-Wide Garage Sales

The City of Linden is hosting 2024 Ward-Wide Garage Sales, with no permit required, for the following Wards and dates:

  • 6th Ward on March 23 and March 24, 2024.
  • 9th Ward on April 13 and April 14, 2024.
  • 10th Ward on April 20 and April 21, 2024.
  • 5th and 8th Wards on April 27 and April 28. 2024.
  • 4th and 7th Wards on May 18 and May 19, 2024.
  • 1st Ward on June 1 and June 2, 2024.
  • 2nd Ward on June 8, 2024 (Rain Date: June 9, 2024)
  • 3rd Ward on June 8 and June 9, 2024.
  • 4th Ward on August 17 and August 18, 2024.
  • 2nd Ward on September 7 and September 8, 2024.
  • 6th Ward on September 14 and September 15, 2024.
  • 7th Ward on September 28 and September 29, 2024.
  • 10th Ward on October 5 and October 6, 2024.
  • 3rd Ward on October 12 (Rain Date: October 13, 2024)
  • 1st, 5th and 8th Wards on October 19 and October 20, 2024.

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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Please note that this event is for Linden residents only,
Please enter the full names of everyone from your party who will be attending.
Please enter the total number of people from your party who will be attending.

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.

Pre-K 3 Showcase

The Linden Early Childhood Department presents Pre-K 3 Showcase. The showcase will provide information for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in our Pre-K 3 Program.

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

  • Who: For Parents.
    • To enroll in the Pre-K 3 program, the child must be a Linden resident and be three years old on or before October 1, 2024. Board policy prohibits early admission.
  • What: Pre-K 3 Showcase. The showcase will provide information for parents who are interested in enrolling their children in our Pre-K 3 Program. The Showcase will include representatives for Private Providers and from the Linden Public School district.
  • Where: The Gym at School #1, which is located at 728 North Wood Avenue.
  • When: March 7, from 5pm until 7:30pm.
  • How: Click here for more information.

Snow Removal Law

The Alliance Center for Independence (ACI) would like to remind all municipalities about New Jersey’s Snow Removal Law. Businesses in your community need to be aware of this important law!

Passed in 1999, Snow Removal Law (P.L., 1999, Chapter 182. (N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.9), which requires owners and operators of parking lots to remove snow, ice and other obstructions from accessible parking spaces, access aisles and curb cuts. The owners and operators must remove snow and ice within 24 hours of the occurrence or be fined $500 to $1,000.

  • For more information, contact Luke Koppisch by email here or call 732-738-4388.
  • Click here to view and/or download the ACI Snow Removal flyer.

Winter Food & Clothing Drive

Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church is hosting a Food and Clothing Drive on the fourth Saturday of every month.

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

  • What: Winter Food & Clothing Drive.
  • When: Fourth Saturday of every month from 10am until 12pm. Come join this Saturday, January 27, 2024.
    • The Food and Clothing drive will be held on the third Saturday of the month in November.
  • Where: Greater Mount Moriah Baptist Church, which is located at 24 East 14th Street.

New Jersey American Water Invests $1 Million in Linden Infrastructure

New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 1,200 feet of aging water main in Linden starting this month. The company will upgrade the aging 6-inch water lines that were installed as far back as the 1920s with new 12-inch ductile iron main along East Gibbons Street from North Wood Avenue to Washington Avenue. The project also includes replacing fire hydrants and utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. Additionally, New Jersey American Water will replace any customer-owned service line that has been identified as lead or galvanized as part of a statewide initiative to remove all lead and galvanized service lines by 2031.

  • Click here to view and/or download the official press release regarding the New Jersey American Water $1 Million investment in Linden infrastructure.
  • Click here to view and/or download details regarding the main replacement project.

Apply for Homeowner Flood Buyouts

Blue Acres is a program to acquire flood-prone land in the State of New Jersey, and to dedicate those lands that are purchased for recreation and conservation purposes.

  • Click here to view and/or download the application in English to sell your property through the Blue Acres Program.
  • Click here to view and/or download the application in Spanish to sell your property through the Blue Acres Program.
  • The application can be completed and submitted electronically on the Blue Acres Website.
  • For more information, call the City of Linden’s Engineering Department at 908-474-8621, or call the NJDEP Blue Acres Program at 609-940-4140.

Annual Ceremony Honoring the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Linden Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee, Inc. invites you to attend the 39th Annual Ceremony Honoring the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

  • What: 39th Annual Ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Guest speaker: Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Lester W. Wormley.
  • Where: First Baptist Church, which is located at 929 Dill Avenue.
  • When: Monday, January 15 at 11am.
  • How: We are asking for your continued support by sending donations. Click here to donate, or mail checks to P.O. Box 2111, Linden, NJ, 07036, payable to: Linden Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee.