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Lawmakers Question State Education Commissioner on Rush to Phase Out PARCC

September 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Lawmakers on a joint Senate-Assembly education committee expressed concerns and questioned Gov. Phil Murphy’s rush to phase out a statewide standardized exam, calling for meetings to be held and more data to be provided.

State education commissioner Lamont Repollet appeared before a joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly Education committees on Monday to testify ...

Roselle Park Police Present School Supplies to Students in Need

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police Officers presented school supplies this week to each elementary school as part of their first annual school supply drive.

The supplies which included backpacks, pencils and papers were provided to students from the town who are in need. Thanks to all the residents as well as the Roselle Park PBA Local 27 who donated supplies.

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Roselle Creates Training and Employment Program for Youth in the Community

ROSELLE, NJ – The Borough of Roselle has created a Youth Training and Employment Program designed to help individuals from ages 14 to 21 to obtain real hands-on experience in all of the various department operations within the Borough.

The youth program works with the County of Union Workforce Investment Board and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to maximize ...

Roselle Officials Say Door to Door Survey Claims are Not True

September 14, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents have reported over the last few days of people coming to their doors claiming to be doing a survey for the Borough. We reached out to Borough officials today to get a clear cut answer on if a survey was being conducted door to door. 

“It is not true," said Business Administrator Bryan Russell. "While there is currently a survey being conducted, ...

Residents Come Out to Borough Hall to Remember 9/11

ROSELLE, NJ -  “Always Remember” was the request by those who spoke at Roselle’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday evening.

Residents came out to Borough Hall to honor the first responders, firemen, police, volunteers and many others with us and those who have passed. 

The invocation was presented by Rev. Sharae Ford of St. Mathew Baptist Church. The ...

Roselle Park Holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

ROSELLE PARK, NJ  - Residents came out to the firehouse next to Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park, on Tuesday evening for the Borough’s September 11th Remembrance Service.

The ceremony honored and remembered the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and also honor those serving in the military, both abroad and here at home.

Master of Ceremonies, Mariann ...

Roselle Officials Say Door to Door Survey Claims are Not True

September 14, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents have reported over the last few days of people coming to their doors claiming to be doing a survey for the Borough. We reached out to Borough officials today to get a clear cut answer on if a survey was being conducted door to door. 

“It is not true," said Business Administrator Bryan Russell. "While there is currently a survey being conducted, ...

Gun Buyback Event - Turn in Unwanted Guns for up to $250 Each

ELIZABETH, NJ - On Saturday, October 27 Union County residents with unwanted guns in their possession can turn them in for up to $250 each at either of two locations, in Elizabeth and Plainfield. Anyone turning in a gun may do so anonymously.

“Gun buyback events have safely taken hundreds of guns off the streets and out of our homes and neighborhoods. Buybacks also help raise ...

Rams Soccer Gets Second Straight Win

September 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark's Rams are (2-0) in the season so far by winning their second straight game by defeating Hillside.  

Ben Hais opened the scoring for Roselle in the second minute off a cross from Brayan Ramirez. Olivier Louis doubled the lead in the 38th minute again off a cross from Ramirez.

Less than two minutes later Miguel Grande closed the half with a ...

Video: Roselle Sweet and Savory Multicultural Festival Serves up Something for Everyone

September 9, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The towns annual Sweet and Savory Multicultural Festival gave visitors a lot to choose from when it comes to food, shopping, and as always the entertainment. 

This year's event hosted by Mayor Christine Dansereau, Council-members, Donald Shaw and his staff from the Park and Recreation Dept., and many organizations brought something for everyone to enjoy. If you were ...

Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

Elizabeth Rotary to Hold 12th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

September 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A record number of new restaurants and food vendors have joined this ...

Roselle Park Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Holding 11 Cats in Inhumane Conditions

September 12, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ  - Police officers in Roselle Park responded to a residence on the 300 block of W. Clay Ave for a landlord-tenant dispute that revealed 11 cats residing inside the residence were living in inhumane conditions. 

Roselle Park Police Humane Officer Gregory Polakoski responded along with Animal Control Officer Alexander Balaban and Dr. Karen Negrin to investigate.

Future Leaders of Union County Nonprofit Community Celebrated at Inaugural Graduation

September 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The future leaders of Union County's nonprofit community were celebrated on Thursday at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Union County Non-Profit Leadership Fellows Institute, held at Community Access Unlimited (CAU) in Elizabeth. The institute's Class of 2018 comprised 24 social services professionals from an array of the county's nonprofit ...

Keyanna Jones Becomes First African-American Woman President of Roselle-Roselle Park Rotary Club

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Keyanna Jones has quite an impressive resume, from being a member of the National Head Start Association to her talent as a Linguist. Among her many positions, she has become the first African-American Woman President of the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park is a landmark accomplishment.

“I always want to be the change,” Jones said. “I ...

Roselle’s Sherise Winston-Pollard Named Advocate for Foster Youth

ELIZABETH, NJ - Roselle is among 11 Union County towns represented last week by volunteers sworn in as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs), by the addition of resident Sherise Winston-Pollard. 

Superior Court Judge James Hely administered oaths to Winston-Pollard and others from Cranford, Elizabeth, Fanwood, Hillside, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, Scotch Plains Summit and Westfield, ...

Roselle to Offer Flu Shots on September 26

September 18, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - If you are looking to get a flu shot for the upcoming flu season, here’s your chance. This year's seasonal influenza clinic will be held on Wednesday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St. 

This clinic is for adults only!

For children who require vaccinations, contact Mary Fedorko, RN (908) 659-4209.

To register for ...

Heart Pillows Donated to Trinitas Radiation Oncology Department by Seniors from Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford

ELIZABETH, NJ - Staff, and residents of the Atria Senior Living Center in Cranford made a special road trip to the Radiation Oncology Center at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on September 6. The visit had a purpose, to deliver 27 handcrafted heart pillows to be donated to patients undergoing Radiation treatments at Trinitas.

Jaye Shear the Engage Life Director from Atria was joined by ...

Trinitas Regional Medical Center to Present Health & Harmony 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center says that music is good for the mind, body, and soul. They will be presenting Health & Harmony 2018, a health fair like no other featuring live dance, Motown, R&B and the rock music of Avenue G, and the "Total Experience”.

The event is being held this Saturday, September 8, at Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 Wood Ave. in ...

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Elizabeth Rotary to Hold 12th Annual “Taste of Elizabeth”

September 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Elizabeth will be celebrating 101 years of service to the Greater Elizabeth Community, by featuring its unique annual food-tasting event, the “Taste of Elizabeth” on Monday, October 15, from 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth.

A record number of new restaurants and food vendors have joined this ...

Women’s Empowerment, Yoga and Wellness Class at Warinanco Sports Center, Sept. 21

ROSELLE, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a free yoga and women’s wellness event to be held in celebration of the 2018 International Day of Peace on Friday evening, September 21, at the Warinanco Sports Center in Union County’s Warinanco Park.

As a suggested donation, participants are invited to bring a box or bag of feminine hygiene ...

Roselle to Host 9/11 Ceremony

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Roselle Borough Council invite the community to participate in the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony to be held on Wednesday, September 12, in Borough Hall Council Chambers, 210 Chestnut St., from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Everyone is asked to be prompt as the ceremony must start onetime due to the Council meeting that follows after the ...

Roselle to Hold Annual Borough - Wide Garage/Yard Sale

ROSELLE, NJ - The borough of Roselle will be having community's Annual Borough - Wide Garage/Yard Sale on Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23.

The event is free to all residents. You can register at the Municipal Clerk’s Office from Monday to Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For more information call 908-259-3010.

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Union County Graduates First Class of Non-Profit Leaders

September 14, 2018

UNION COUNTY NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced the first graduating class of the new Non-Profit Consortium Leadership Fellows Institute. The 44 graduates were recruited from local non-profit organizations in partnership with the Union County Non-Profit Consortium, with the goal of developing the next generation of informed, effective executives in the non-profit ...

Rutgers President Barchi Staying 2 More Years

September 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University President Robert Barchi has agreed to continue in that position for two more years, university officials said.

Members of the university board of governors asked him to remain at least two more years, and he agreed, officials said.

“Bob Barchi has been a remarkable leader for Rutgers,” board president Sandy Stewart said.  He said ...

Save Watchung Reservation on 2018-2019 Union County Deer Hunt

September 7, 2018

1. SWR recognizes that the deer population needs to be managed and is not opposed to methods that reduce the deer population in a reasonable and humane way.

2. The 2018-2019 union county deer management program proposal is a radical increase in the number of hunting days in the Reservation, from a mere handful of gunshot hunting days in the dead of winter, to adding 100 days of crossbow ...

Annual Union County Day of Prayer to be held Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains

September 19, 2018

Elizabeth, NJ – With partisan turmoil in Washington splitting the nation ideologically, the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer promises to deliver a message of unity, embracement of diversity and community goodwill on Oct. 9 at St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains. 

From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., "Union County Day of Prayer: Striving to Make a Beloved ...

The Clean 20 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation  by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2018)

 

Dr. Ian K. Smith has written a delightful and easy to digest new book, The Clean 20: 20 Foods, 20 Days, Total Transformation. Unlike many diet books that are mired in technical language that become not only a bore but a chore to read, Smith’s writing style is not ...

'Age of Innocence' captures Wharton's 1870s New York

‘Age of Innocence’ captures Wharton’s 1870’s New York

By LIZ KEILL

PRINCETON, NJ – Leave it to author Edith Wharton to decode the lives of staid, wealthy New Yorkers as she does so hauntingly in her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Age of Innocence.”

Douglas McGrath adapted the novel for a stirring, 95-minute production at the McCarter Theatre ...

'Brick City' takes on high school angst

‘Brick City’ takes journey through high school angst

By LIZ KEILL

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages at Kean University presents a new play by Nicole Pandolfo. “Brick City” is an exploration of two seniors in high school and their search for meaningful lives, while their teacher/mentor, Veronica, is also turning her life around.

There are a number of loose ends in ...