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Press Release

The Crafting Corner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[Linden, NJ, March 16, 2021] Mayor Derek Armstead, The City of Linden, and Department of Parks & Recreation presents ‘The Crafting Corner’ starting April 2021. ‘The Crafting Corner’ is a series of fun and functional craft projects you can make at your own home. Materials for these crafts are available in a kit that supplies almost everything you need to complete a project. You will need your own scissors, Q-tips and toothpicks. These are free programs and will be aired on Linden local channels 36 and 42.

Pre-Registration is required in order to provide class supplies to participants in advance. To register, call 908-474-8627 or register online here.

Classes Offered

Pony Bead Bracelets – Made with colorful pony beads in a variety of colors. Make all 3: single, double and triple row bracelets. For ages 5-12 on Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 6:00pm – Kit Curbside Pickup on Monday and Tuesday, April 5th and 6th from 9:00am – 6:30pm.

Worded Bracelets – Worded bracelets using beads and letters to inspire you and those who read it. Words like Love, Peace, Fabulous, Happy and more. For ages 50+ on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 10:00am – Kit Curbside Pickup/Delivery on Monday, April 12th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Chunky Beaded Necklace – Make a Chunky Beaded Necklace with an assortment of large beads made of wood, acrylics, glass, metal and more without any tools (Earrings included and premade). For ages 13 – Adult on Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm – Kit Curbside Pickup on Monday and Tuesday, April 19th and 20th from 9:00am – 6:30pm.

Beaded Necklace and Bracelet – Make a Faux Pearl, Fancy Acrylic or Gemstone beaded necklace with matching bracelet and (Pre-Made) earrings. No Jewelry tools needed. For ages 50+ on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at 10:00am – Kit Curbside Pickup/Delivery on Monday, April 26th from 9:00am – 4:00pm.  

Adult and Youth Craft kits can be picked up curbside on your programs scheduled pickup date at the John T. Gregorio Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden. Drop-offs also available for Senior Citizen Crafts only.

NJ Poison Control Press Release

The NJ Poison Control Center remains committed to protecting and improving the health of New Jersey’s residents by reducing the impact of poison and drug exposures. In addition, the Poison Center has been part of the State’s COVID-19 response since late January when Governor Murphy announced opening the Coronavirus Hotline for the public, 1-800-962-1253. Click here to read the Poison Control Center’s latest press release.

Local Company Partners with City to Improve Safety Around Schools

A Linden company is working with Police to get drivers to slow down around a number of local schools. The Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery donated $45,000 to the Police Department in October of last year. The money was used to purchase a total of ten radar speed signs that display the speed of approaching vehicles to warn drivers when they are speeding. For more information, read the press release.

Picture (left to right) are Supervisor of Traffic Maintenance Tyrone Givens, Police Chief Dave Hart, Traffic Bureau Commander Lt. Chris Guenther, Phillips 66 Community Relations Coordinator Mary Phillips, Accident Review Committee Chairwoman Councilwoman Lisa Ormon, Phillips 66 Manager of Public Affairs Nancy Sadlon, 4th Ward Councilman Alfred Mohammed, Mayor Derek Armstead, and Director of Community Services Nick Pantina.

Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility Reaches Financial Close

FRANKLIN, TN and LINDEN, NJ – (October 30, 2019) – Aries Clean Energy has successfully completed the $65 million financial close for the Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility in New Jersey, and construction has commenced. The financing included $50 million of “Green” tax-exempt bonds issued through the Union County Improvement Authority. This facility will divert 130,000 tons of biosolids from local landfills annually, and it will provide the lowest cost option for biosolids disposal in the NY/NJ Metropolitan area.

“The Linden facility will be the most advanced biosolids processing facility in the world utilizing our patented fluidized bed technology. By using our environmentally friendly, renewable system, we will convert biosolids into completely renewable, beneficial products. We are looking forward to investing in the local community and serving the region with sustainable biosolids solutions that will contribute to a cleaner, greener, healthier planet. – Greg Bafalis, CEO of Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Aries Clean Energy’s New Jersey Biosolids Gasification Facility To Set New Standards In Wastewater Industry

LINDEN, NJ and FRANKLIN, TN – (October 17, 2019) – Aries Clean Energy was joined by local officials and dignitaries to break ground on New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility on Tuesday. The Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 430 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

“This Aries system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar.  We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal and serve as a model for others” – Greg Bafalis, CEO Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.

Aries Clean Energy Completes Environmental Permitting for World’s First Large-Scale Biosolids Gasification Facility

LINDEN, NJ and FRANKLIN, TN – (July 15, 2019) –Aries Clean Energy has received all approvals required to construct New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy.

“Aries patented gasification system eliminates the need for environmentally harmful landfilling or incineration of biosolids, while producing beneficial renewable energy and biochar.  We believe this truly is a beneficial and disruptive technology that will revolutionize the wastewater treatment industry and establish itself as the best available control technology for biosolids disposal” – Gregory Bafalis, CEO Aries Clean Energy

For more information, please see the press release.