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Construction Code Inspection Requests – New Digital Feature

All new Inspection Request Forms must be filed under the most current Construction Codes adopted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA).  For more information, view NJ DCA Code and Regulations. All inspection requests must be submitted digitally or in writing 5:23-2.18(c) at least 24 hours prior to the requested inspection date.

Linden residents may now make their inspection requests using the following online form.

A Community Celebration – Youth and Family Fall Festival

Communities in Cooperation presents a community celebration with skill building workshops, giveaways, family assistance, gas, food cards, clothing, pop up shops and more and more.

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

  • Who: Union County residents.
  • What: A community celebration with skill building workshops for youths and adults, giveaways, family assistance, gas, food cards, clothing, pop up shops and more. Free dinner provided.
  • When: Friday, November 17, 2023 from 5pm until 7:30pm.
  • Where: Linden High School Gymnasium, which is located 121 West St. Georges Avenue.
  • How: Click here to register.

Fire in Linden NJ Successfully Extinguished

Linden’s Fire Department successfully extinguished a horrific fire this morning, which took place on Gesner Street earlier this morning. The fire is out at this time. Specific information as to circumstances that led to the fire and other details are not currently available due to an ongoing investigation. The home has been secured, and is currently listed as an unsafe structure not fit for occupancy until properly remediated, which based on the damage is likely to be extensive.

“What happened this morning is just absolutely dreadful,” said Mayor Derek Armstead. “Thankfully, due to the fast response time provided by our Fire Department, I am pleased to report that this fire claimed no lives.” 

While fighting the fire, one of Linden’s bravest almost fell through the second floor of the structure. An initial visual inspection of the interior obtained anonymously indicates that certain critical supporting physical structures were removed, including the staircase to the second floor and possibly supporting beams. “We are aware that the home in question had electrical work and construction work for which there are no permits on file,” said Mayor Armstead

This is deeply concerning, as this illegal work may very well prove to be responsible for creating this disaster in which a firefighter could have been severely injured, or even lost his or her life.” said Mayor Armstead. “While we will get to the bottom of this once the Fire Department has completed their investigation, the most important thing here is to not make the same mistake twice. Let me make myself perfectly clear; the City of Linden will not tolerate the violation of any construction, fire, zoning or planning board regulations, which are designed to preserve and protect property and lives,” said Mayor Armstead.

Don’t Miss the Last Concert of the Season!

The Gentlemen of Soul – Earth, Wind and Fire Tribute on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 will be the last concert of the season. Don’t miss it!

The 2022 Linden Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Mayor Derek Armstead, the Linden City Council, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Department of Buildings and Grounds. To view and/or download the 2022 Summer Concert Series flyer with complete concert schedule, click here.

  • What: R&B music.
  • When: Tuesday September 27th, 2022. Doors open at 7pm, and the concert is from 7:30pm until 9pm.
  • WhereRaymond Wood Bauer Promenade, which is located at 400 North Wood Avenue, Linden NJ 07036. In the event of inclement weather, please call (908) 474-8604 after 4pm for the status of the concert. The concert may be relocated to the John T Gregorio Center, which is located at 330 Helen Street, Linden NJ 07036.
  • How: Free event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional seating available for lawn chairs as space permits.

Free Dance Class for Children Ages 8 – 15

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with Tiajah’s Dance Mission to provide free dance classes for children ages 8 through 15.

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

Parent University – Helping Cope With Anxiety In Your Child(ren)

Linden Public Schools’ Student Services Department is partnering with Rutgers University to host a virtual “Parent University” on helping your child(ren) cope with anxiety.

  • Who: All parents are welcome.
  • What: In this workshop, parents/guardians will gain a better understanding of adolescent anxiety and depression and learn how to help your child cope with anxiety at school and at home.
  • When: Tuesday, March 1st @ 5:30pm.
  • Where: Virtual, via WebEx.
  • How: Click here to register.

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

COVID-19 Sunday Vaccinations

Mayor Derek Armstead has partnered with St. Georges Family & Specialty Pharmacies to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. Walkups permitted, but you must first fill out the registration form online by clicking here.