Support the 5th Ward’s Relay for Life Team Benefiting the American Cancer Society

Elected Officials - Wards - 2/22/2017 10:19:00 AM

Dear Neighbor:

Last year we held our first ever walk to raise cancer awareness and I thought it would be a good idea if we were able to have a team in this year's American Cancer Society- Relay for Life.

There's nothing like the feeling of a community coming together to help make a change in the world. That vibe, that feeling of 'we're doing something big here,’ is just one of the things that makes Relay For Life so amazing.

I want you to experience this with me. I want you to see how our community comes together. I want you to see how the survivors and caregivers are honored, and I want you to feel the love that is shown during the Luminaria ceremony where we remember loved ones lost.

All the funds we raise through this event helps the American Cancer Society to create a cancer-free world for future generations.

The event will be held on June 10th, 2016 in Clark and you are invited to join our team - 5th Ward's Relay Page.

Please join me and let's make a difference together.

Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling


Fundraiser Save-the-Date - April 27, 2017:

"Paint, Pasta and Pino"- A paint party like no other!

A portion of the proceeds will be given to the 5th Ward Team - Purchase Tickets to Attend

Press Releases Week of 2/19 - 2/25

Police Department Press Releases - 2/21/2017 11:10:00 AM

02.21.2017 - Suspicious Package Reported

On Tuesday, February 21st at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Linden Police Department responded to the1100 block of W St George Ave on a reported suspicious device.
 Officers located the device and immediately began to clear the area in accordance with standard operating procedures. W. St. George Ave was closed between N. Stiles St & Ross St, and nearly 200 residents from two apartment buildings were evacuated. Police, fire, and OEM agencies from the local, county, state, and federal level responded to the scene, including the Union County Bomb Squad,who disrupted the device at approximately 8:30 p.m. As is standard practice for incidents of this nature, the FBI was notified and responded. At approximately 9:45 p.m. the scene was declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.


02.20.2017 - Weapons Possession Arrest

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 Officers responded to the 400 block of W. Edgar Rd (U.S. Route 1) on a report of shots fired. Responding Officers located 22 year-old Newark resident Mario Buchanan, who was bleeding from an apparent gunshot wound to his leg. An initial investigation conducted by Linden Police Detectives concluded that the injury was self-inflicted. A stolen H&R .22cal revolver and a quantity of marijuana was recovered. Buchanan was transported to Newark University Hospital and later released.


2017 Little Kickers Soccer Clinic & Spring Soccer League

Recreation - 2/17/2017 11:55:00 AM

Register to join our Recreation Department's 2017 season of the Little Kickers Spring Soccer Clinic and Spring Soccer League. The deadline to register for both is April 7, 2017, and the registration is $50, plus a one-time annual $6 Insurance fee, per child.

Little Kickers Spring Soccer Clinic is open to all Linden Boys and Girls, ages 4 and 5. All games are played at Wheeler Park. Clinic starts Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 9:00am, and will run for seven weeks. All players MUST have shin guards. Click here for Registration Information

The Spring Soccer League is open to all Linden Boys and Girls, ages 6 through 14. All games are played at Al Kalla Park located at School No. 10, 2800 Wickersham Ave. League starts Saturday, April 22, 2017. Games may also be played on Sundays, pending schedule. All players MUST have shin guards. Click here for Registration Information

American Heart Month

AAA - 2/10/2017 3:47:00 PM

City of Linden – American Heart Month

Mayor Armstead, Councilman Javick , City of Linden Employees

Thank you to Councilman Medina for donating red cupcakes!

A special Thank You to the Linden Fire Department for always supporting our events.

Linden Announces the Passing of Police Officer Michael Novak

Police - 2/8/2017 3:43:47 PM

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linden Police Officer Michael Novak who passed away early this morning following a short illness.

Michael was a lifelong Linden resident. Following his graduation from Linden High School in 1993 he joined the United States Army, where he served as a Correctional Specialist until he was Honorably Discharged in 1997. He was employed in the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United States Customs Service for a short period before joining the Linden Police Department in 2002.

Michael graduated from the John Stamler Police Academy and served the residents of Linden as a Patrolman for the next fourteen years.

Michael was 41 years old and is survived by his wife, his four and eight-year-old sons, and his brother.

“As Michael's friends and colleagues we mourn his death, but more importantly we celebrate his lifetime of dedicated service to our country and our community.” said Chief Jonathan Parham, “We ask that you keep Michael's family, friends, and coworkers in your thoughts and prayers as we deal with this painful loss.”

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