As each day passes more people are tested and the numbers of those infected increases. We have lost so many Linden residents to COVID-19. Our hearts go out to those families as they mourn the loss of those they love. Please keep them in your prayers. I have a few timely requests for every Linden resident. Please…
keep everyone that has suffered from this virus in your prayers.
follow the CDC Guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.
stay home unless you are going out for essential items.
practice social distancing at all times.
stay home if you are sick.
We are all in this together, and we will continue working together to beat this.
Remember, to effectively communicate the latest COVID-19 information to our residents transparently and as quickly as possible, our COVID-19 Menu on the City website contains useful and current data. With questions concerning COVID-19 please call the Linden Board of Health Office or call the Coronavirus Emergency Hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Please call my office with questions, concerns, for assistance, or even just to say hi.
Calling all youth to join me and the CIC Staff for an all-important #YOUTHSYMPOSIUM because preparing our young people for the future world of work is essential. Register now the Youth Job Readiness Symposium on Thursday, June 17th by clicking here.
The County of Union ADA Public Forum which will be taking place via Zoom on Wednesday, June 9 at 2pm and 6:30pm, and on Thursday, June 10 at 10:30am. The meetings will cover a transition plan for retrofitting Union County buildings and parking lots, including the County Courthouse, the Administration Building, the Warinanco Sports Center, and the Trailside Museum and Science Center among others. Please see the links below to register.
Faced with the challenge of providing Summer programming bound by COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing protocols, the staff of Linden Recreation responded by creating a Web based Virtual Summer Camp.
Virtual Summer Camp set out to provide a variety of programming opportunities for city residents. Angelo Monaco, Summer Day Camp/Playground Coordinator approved all aspects of the website and edited the embedded Google sheet that contained the weekly schedules and links to all of the instructional YouTube videos that were specific to each activity.
Virtual Camps included live instruction from qualified staff and guest presenters, specialized content and learning resources, after camp challenges to keep campers engaged between sessions, unplugged projects that encouraged children to keep learning away from the computer screen with a variety of dates and times to choose from so that participants could fit a variety of day camp activities into a single week. Programmatic success of the 2020 program has prompted a re-boot of the Virtual Summer Camp website for the upcoming 2021 season, which will include new program offerings.
The purpose of the New Jersey Recreation and Park Association’s Awards Program is to honor and identify dedicated leaders, employees, and volunteers in the field of Parks and Recreation, and to recognize the State’s outstanding Recreation and Park agencies for excellence in programming, publicity, and facility design. The goal of the Awards Program is to focus State attention on the achievement of Park and Recreation agencies, to recognize the continuing efforts of staff and volunteers, and to acknowledge support extended by member agencies.
Two free concerts span the world of music from experimental jazz to the Big 80’s in Union County this weekend. Come and enjoy free, live music!
Friday, June 4th at 7:30pm – explore the unique vision and richly mesmerizing style of renowned jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding.
Saturday, June 5th at 6pm – kick off the evening with comedian Amy Colon and then kick out the jams with the 80’s tribute band Rubix Kube. This special Pride Month show comes with a “PRIDE in a Box” collection of Pride-themed items for attendees to display and share.
The City of Linden municipal offices, with the exception of uniformed services, will be closed on Friday, June 18th in observance of the Juneteenth state holiday. Linden DPW will also be closed on this day.
Sanitation (Green Cart) Collection
Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10 will be on Wednesday, June 16th
Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 will be on Thursday, June 17th.
Districts 1, 2, 3, 9 & 10 will be on June 24th (previously scheduled for June 17th).
Districts 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 will be on June 25th (previously scheduled for June 18th).
District 2 will remain on June 16th.
The Recycling Center and DPW yard bulk drop-off will be closed on June 18th and will reopen on Saturday, June 19th.
Business Sanitation / Commingled / Paper Recycling
Will be collected on Thursday, June 17th.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Linden DPW @ (908) 474-8666.