ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Reginald Atkins and former Mayor Christine Dansereau presented keys to the Borough of Roselle to four distinguished members of the community.

The “Keys to the Borough” program was conceived by Mayor Dansereau and is coming to fruition under Mayor Atkins after the pandemic put things on hold. 

The first honoree, William (Bill) Frolich, was presented the key in honor of his 100th birthday. Frolich said he moved to Roselle in 1943. He thanked the mayors for the honor and reflected on his years living in Roselle and being a member of the community.

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“I’ve had a great time living here and I thank you all for this honor,” said Frolich.

The mayors also honored Bishop Wayne L. Johnson who, after serving 45 years, is Roselle’s oldest serving pastor. Mayor Atkins called Johnson “the gatekeeper of Roselle” for all he has done for the residents and clergy. 

The mayors honored Jeff Davis for his service in the community. Davis was surrounded by three of his six children who helped him to accept the award. Davis’s children, who are all adults now, went through Roselle Public Schools and spoke about how they still love the borough.

The final key was presented to Dorothy Anderson in honor of her 100th birthday earlier this year. Mayors Atkins and Dansereau presented the key to Anderson on her front stoop.