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New Jersey Youth Corps Now Enrolling Youth Between the Ages of 16 and 25 Who Wish to Obtain a High School Equivalency Diploma, Develop Workforce Skills and Acquire Community Service Experience

August 7, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Enrollment is now open for youth between the ages of 16 and 25 who wish to obtain a high school equivalency diploma (HSED), develop workforce skills and acquire community service experience. New Jersey Youth Corps of Union County has supportive instructors, staff and community partners who are ready to guide Corp members through every step of the process. Anyone ...

Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library to Celebrate the End of Summer Reading with Summer Reading Party

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library (RPVML) will have their end of summer reading party on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m. It will take place on the library lawn at 404 Chestnut St. There will be a DJ, ice cream truck, lawn games and water fun, so bathing suits and towels are encouraged.

RPVML started their summer reading program, Oceans of ...

Cranford PD Ask for Public's Help to Identify Unknown Man

July 27, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ - In a social media post around 3 p.m. on Juy 27, 2022, the Cranford Police Department asked for the public's help to identify an unknown man. 

Anyone who has information is encouraged to call Detective Ryan Gerrity at 908-709-7347 or through the Cranford Police Department app.

Porchfest is Back and Ready to Showcase Local Musicians!

August 9, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Positively Roselle Park 24/7, a local volunteer organization, has announced the dates for their Porchfest event that will showcase local musicians. The event will take place on Saturday, August 13 from 12:30 p.m. until about 8:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the Borough. The rain date for the event will be on August 14.

Aspiring and seasoned musicians will perform on ...

Roselle Park Teen to Perform in Disney’s Camp Rock Off-Broadway

New York, NY – Roselle Park teen, Isabelle Latorre, will be performing in the Off-Broadway show, Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical, with KOTA Productions. The show runs from August 18 through August 21, with Isabelle performing as Ella Pador on August 18 at 5:00 p.m. and August 20 at 8:00 p.m. This limited New York engagement will take place at Theatre Row in Theatre Four located at ...

Roselle Park Celebrates 2022 National Night Out (PHOTO GALLERY)

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Roselle Park celebrated National Night Out (NNO) on August 2 at Michael J. Mauri Park. Residents came out to meet First Responders, learn about Borough programs and participate in various activities organized by the town.

Adults and kids alike enjoyed seeing the ins and outs of emergency vehicles on display from Roselle Park Police and Fire departments. Activities such ...

New Easy Way to Support Local Businesses

July 21, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Borough has partnered up with Boom Local, a directory connecting customers with small businesses in their town, to make it easy to find and support them. The site is free to use for the business and the consumer. Businesses are searchable by over a dozen categories and can even be narrowed down to details such as woman-owned, veteran-owned and minority-owned ...

The Borough of Roselle Park Selects Local Restaurant as Small Business of the Month for August

August 2, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Borough of Roselle Park has selected Costa’s Restaurant and Pizzeria as their Small Business of the Month for August. Costa’s, located at 120 Chestnut St., is a family-owned and operated restaurant that has been in business for over 50 years. Costa is well known for serving fresh, homemade Italian cuisine from pizza to seafood and everything in between.

Roselle Park Community Garden in Full Swing, Hundreds of Pounds of Produce Donated to the Casano Community Center

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Environmental Commission (RPEC) members and volunteers are seeing the fruits of their labor pay off with lots of vegetables being harvested at the community garden. Ripe organic produce is being picked by the bagful and donated to the Casano Community Center for their food pantry participants. Hundreds of pounds of cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and arugula were ...

Roselle Park Police Department Helping the Borough’s Youth with Two Upcoming Events; Books and Badges and Back to School Supply Drive

August 10, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Roselle Park Police Department is holding their Books and Badges event at the Roselle Park Veteran's Memorial Library on the following dates:

Wednesday, August 17 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, August 31 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 7 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, September 14 11:00 a.m.

Children who are reading at a Pre-K/ Kindergarten level will have a chance ...

New Commander Sworn in at American Legion Roselle Park Post 60

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – On July 22, American Legion Post 60 held a ceremony to install new Officers. Joseph Verdun was sworn in as the next commander and will take over those responsibilities from Gregory Johnson.

Johnson served as the commander for two years and is credited with moving the Post in a positive direction. Michael Connelly, Post 60 Adjutant, says that in addition to providing ...

Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park Install New President and President-elect

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park held a ceremony on July 14 at Costa’s Restaurant in Roselle Park for the installation of the club’s new President and President-elect for 2022-2023.

Courtney Washington, current President-elect, has replaced Gerry Russell as the new President of the Rotary Club. She will be serving as President for the club’s ...

NJ Transit to Make $27 Million in Improvements to Roselle Park Station

July 27, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – NJ Transit received $814 million from the state budget surplus and has approved $27 million of that money for improvements to the Roselle Park station. The project will include platform replacement, repairs to access stairs, customer-facing upgrades and accessibility improvements which include the installation of an elevator.

This is a big win for Roselle Park since ...

Road Improvements Set to Begin on Walnut St. and Filbert St.

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The Borough has announced that the road improvement project for Walnut St. and Filbert St. is scheduled to occur between July 21 and August 10. Working hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The contractor will begin working on Walnut St. on July 21 beginning with concrete work. This phase includes spot removal, replacement of curb and concrete sidewalks and ...

Borough Meeting Schedule for the Week of July 18

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - There are two public meetings scheduled for the week of July 18. 



Monday, July 18, 7:00 p.m.

Roselle Park Borough Hall - Council Chambers

110 East Westfield Ave, Roselle Park

Agenda for this meeting can be found by clicking here.



Thursday, July 21, 7:00 ...

Ten Roselle Park Residents File Petitions for Four Board of Education Seats

July 31, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Residents who wish to run for a Board of Education seat had until July 25, 4:00 pm to file their petition with the County Clerk. There are four seats up for grabs on the Roselle Park Board of Education, three are 3-years term seats and one is a 2-year unexpired term seat.

The school board ballot position drawing will take place on August 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Elections ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Wednesday; Casano Community Center Will be a Designated Cooling Center

July 19, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for our area starting at noon on Wednesday, July 20. Heat index values are expected to range from the mid 90s to about 100 degrees for Wednesday and Thursday. The temperature is forecasted to be in the 90s for the rest of the week.

The Borough has designated the Casano Community Center as a cooling center ...

Masks Recommended Indoors as Union County Moves to ‘High’ COVID Level

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has moved to a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission and so people should wear masks indoors, according to state and federal data.

Union and 10 other counties in New Jersey have shifted from a “medium” level of COVID-19 to a “high” level of COVID-19 activity since last week, according to the state Health ...

Roselle Park High School Boys Basketball Wrap up a Busy Summer Schedule with Wins and Recognitions

August 1, 2022

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Roselle Park High School (RPHS) basketball players were busy this summer working on their game and staying fit. Both Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) participated in a summer league, with Varsity also attended a team camp at Albright College. Their hard work and dedication paid off with wins and recognition from NJ Hoops.

RPHS Varsity players participated in the ...

Roselle Park HS Football Team to Hold Car Wash Fundraiser on Saturday July 16

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Roselle Park High School football team will be holding a car wash on Saturday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in front of the high school on W. Webster Ave. The football team will be raising money for the upcoming season and any donations are greatly appreciated.

Roselle Park Football, coached by Gregory Dunkerton, plays in the Big Central 1A Division. Their ...

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Kean University’s T. Itunu Balogun Named to 2022 Emerging Education Leaders Program

August 11, 2022

Kean University Deputy Chief of Staff T. Itunu Balogun has been named an Emerging Leader by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and will be participating in the organization’s Emerging Leaders Program.

Balogun, who works in the office of Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., is one of 36 mid-career academic and administrative leaders from across the ...

Union County Settles Attorney Fee Dispute in Landmark Public Records Case

July 21, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has approved a $140,000 settlement for attorney fees in a landmark public records case that made certain police internal affairs files accessible to the public.

The board of county commissioners approved the settlement Thursday in the nearly three-year-long court battle through which retired police officer Richard Rivera secured the release of internal ...

Improvement Authority to Lead $20M in Facility Upgrades at Union College

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union College is slated to get $20 million in improvements to its outdated physical education facility in Cranford as part of a project it has partnered with the Union County Improvement Authority on to complete.

The Authority’s board of commissioners last week approved a shared services agreement with the college under which the Authority ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 11, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...