Since March 17, 2020, all City of Linden buildings have been closed to the public due to COVID-19. Our Linden Department of Parks and Recreation wanted to keep our seniors updated with information regarding recreational indoor activities and nutritional facts. Each active John T. Gregorio Recreation Center member was provided with a packet of fun activities and useful literature to read and enjoy during the worldwide pandemic. Pictured here is Elouise Orange, a happy senior from the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center gives us the thumbs up once she received her senior courtesy packet. Click here for the official press release from the City of Linden.
Since March, our Special Needs Bowling program has been closed due to COVID-19. Our Linden Department of Parks and Recreation wanted to keep our participants updated since their program was cancelled early. Each participant was provided with a packet of fun activities, indoor recreational activities, and useful literature to enjoy during the worldwide pandemic. Click here to see Karyn Griffin, a Linden bowling participant from our Special Needs Bowling program displays her appreciation in receiving her courtesy packet. Click here for the official press release from the City of Linden.
The COVID-19 public health emergency caused unprecedented disruption to the 2019-20 school year. Recognizing that graduation is a major milestone for students and families, Governor Murphy is committed to providing school districts with maximum flexibility to honor graduating classes while abiding by health and safety requirements and guidelines that continue to evolve based on the latest public health data.
The Department is providing three alternatives to traditional commencement ceremonies for public school districts, charter schools, renaissance school projects and nonpublic schools (collectively “school districts”): (1) virtual, (2) drive-through/drive-in, or (3) modified in-person, outdoor ceremonies. DOE has previously addressed virtual ceremonies, and has provided guidance accessible here. This guidance document provides information on drive-through/drivein ceremonies, and modified in-person, outdoor ceremonies. Decisions about the most appropriate type of ceremony for each community will be made at the local level in consultation with local officials based on the specific circumstances in each municipality and school district.
Americans without a permanent address qualify for a one-time $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.
No income is required to claim the payment. Individuals who normally don’t file taxes, need to sign up with the IRS to receive their $1,200 Payment. The IRS will mail a letter to the individual’s last known address within a few weeks after the payment is issued.
Normal curbside bulk trash collection resumed on Wednesday June 3rd (not retroactively) beginning with the 4th Collection District, and then continuing forward. We are permanently accepting bulk trash at the DPW yard, Monday through Saturday, from 8am until 2pm. Linden residents are encouraged to call 908-474-8666 with any questions.
May is Mental Health Month!
Gov. Phil Murphy announced the state will allow outdoor graduation ceremonies, beginning July 6, provided they comply with all social distancing regulations. Governor Murphy announced the news in a tweet this morning. He was expected to provide more information at his daily briefing at 11am. In his tweet, he said graduations could happen as long as schools ensure “the health and safety of all in attendance.” (ROI-NJ)
Governor Murphy signed several Executive Orders and Administrative Orders, allowing some outdoor businesses to restart effective May 22, 2020 and enabling additional clarification on previous Executive Orders.
The following businesses are allowed to open.
- Batting cages and golf ranges
- Shooting and archery ranges
- Horseback riding
- Private tennis clubs
- Community gardens
In-person sales at the following businesses also allowed to resume.
- Automobile and motorcycle dealerships
- Bicycle shops
Here’s what we know so far about the July 7th Primary
- The July 7th primary will be a primarily vote-by-mail election.
- ALL registered Democratic and Republican voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot.
- ALL unaffiliated and inactive voters will receive a postage-paid vote-by-mail ballot application.
- There will be a limited number of in-person polling places in each county that will be open to ensure that everyone can exercise their right to vote.
- The deadline by which votes must be received by a county Board of Elections to be counted as valid will be extended from 48 hours after polls close to seven days after polls close.