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Roselle Park to Hold Arbor Day Event on Friday

April 25, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to residents that the Borough of Roselle Park will hold its 14th Annual Arbor Day celebration. A donated Sargent Cherry tree will be planted to provide shade and beauty to the Middle School for years to come.  

Mayor Hokanson, the Borough Council, and School Superintendent Pedro Garrido along with students from the school will celebrate and plant the ...

Adults and Children Alike Participate in Washington School “My Color Run” Event

ROSELLE, NJ - Adults, children, and adults wanting to be a kid again, came out on Saturday to participate in the towns first ever Color Run. The event was held at the Washington School as a fundraiser for the schools' drama club.

Everyone got involved in throwing bags of color dust at each other in the field, followed up by running through an obstacle course and then out into the street to ...

Washington School to Hold “My School Color Run” Fundraiser Event

ROSELLE, NJ - The Washington School will be holding the towns first ever Color Run as a fundraiser for the schools Drama Club.

The event presented by Mayor Dansereau, Borough Council, Dept. of Recreation, Roselle Board fo Education, and Washington School, hopes to raise enough money to take the students to Broadway to see the Lion King. The money will also help with ...

Union County Offering Gold Star Parent Id Cards for Parents of Military Service Members Who Died While on Active Duty

April 25, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has announced that Gold Star Parent identification cards are now available from her office, for mothers and fathers of military service members who died while on active duty.

A new state law authorizes counties in New Jersey to issue the card, which provides for free access to New Jersey state parks, forests and beaches, and the New Jersey ...

Citizens of Roselle Honored with Night of Awards and Proclamations

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents gathered on April 18 at the Borough of Roselle Council Chambers for a night filled with awards and proclamations.

The chamber room was filled to the brim as Mayor Christine Dansereau administered the oaths of office to public safety personnel promoting the following:

Fire Department

Christopher Laba to the title of Fire Battalion Chief 
Kenneth Hudak to ...

Plainfield's Assemblyman Jerry Green Is Dead at Age 79

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) has died at age 79, according to an email to TAPinto Plainfield from Councilwoman-at-Large Rebecca Williams. (Williams also shared the information on her Facebook page.)

On Jan. 24, Assemblyman Jerry Green (D-22) resigned as Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee "to focus his energy on recovering from an ...

Citizens of Roselle Honored with Night of Awards and Proclamations

April 23, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents gathered on April 18 at the Borough of Roselle Council Chambers for a night filled with awards and proclamations.

The chamber room was filled to the brim as Mayor Christine Dansereau administered the oaths of office to public safety personnel promoting the following:

Fire Department

Christopher Laba to the title of Fire Battalion Chief 
Kenneth Hudak to ...

Roselle Park Community Policing Unit Invite Community to Special Drug and Alcohol Presentation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Prom season is right around the corner and Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison is taking a proactive approach in raising awareness to the current drug trends that are affecting Union County and offering the following presentation for the community.

The Community Policing Unit will be hosting a presentation on current drug trends, opiates, alcohol and vaping, given ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

April 24, 2018

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the ...

Adults and Children Alike Participate in Washington School “My Color Run” Event

ROSELLE, NJ - Adults, children, and adults wanting to be a kid again, came out on Saturday to participate in the towns first ever Color Run. The event was held at the Washington School as a fundraiser for the schools' drama club.

Everyone got involved in throwing bags of color dust at each other in the field, followed up by running through an obstacle course and then out into the street to ...

Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to be Held in Roselle Park as Part of Annual Global Celebration

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The first annual Make Music Roselle Park will make its debut on Thursday, June 21. The event is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 70 U.S. cities in 31 states will host more than 4,500 free outdoor concerts, music ...

Community Access Unlimited Honors Community Partners at 2018 Awards Dinner

April 21, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as at-risk youth to enable them to live ...

Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces “Mayor of the Year” Awards at Annual Mayors Dinner

NEWARK, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson, Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, and Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso were on the list of nominations for the Gateway Regional Chamber of Commerce “Mayor of the Year” Awards, held on Thursday evening at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. 

This was the twenty-ninth annual event for the chamber that ...

Riedel Wine Tasting Event to Benefit the Boy Scouts of America Programs

April 16, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Boy Scouts of America and volunteer co-chairs, Dawn and Rich Buchanan of Fanwood will host a Riedel Wine Tasting on Tuesday, May 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Masker's Barn located in the Watchung Reservation in Berkeley Heights, NJ.

Guests will enjoy great wines using Riedel wine glasses, learn more about wines, how to pour them, the effect wine glasses have and how to ...

Roselle Man Charged with Murder After Shooting Another Man from Roselle at Linden 7-Eleven

April 18, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - A man from Roselle has died and another has been charged with murder in the Tuesday evening shooting in the parking lot at the 7-Eleven on St. George’s Ave. in Linden, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan and Linden Police Chief David Hart.

According to authorities, Darwin Cadet, 18, of Roselle has been charged with murder, and two related ...

Paint by the Pond Event to be Held at Warinanco Park

April 24, 2018

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Children ages 4 to 12 years old are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to participate in the third annual Paint by the Pond”. A project that teaches families about the importance of recycling while encouraging children to paint on cardboard, creating art from materials usually thrown away.

There will also be miniature houses made with the ...

McNany Foundation Annual Fundraiser Slated for May 17 - Helps Roselle Park H.S. Students

April 25, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The third annual McNany Charitable Foundation '50/50 raffle fundraiser' -- supporting the Foundation's annual scholarship program for graduating high school seniors at Summit High School, Jonathan Dayton High School and Roselle Park High School -- will be held May 17, from 5 - 8 p.m., at Spirit (formerly McLynns) in Springfield.

Each ...

Trinitas Health Foundation Gala Set for May 10 - Healthcare Foundation of NJ this Year’s Honoree

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Trinitas Health Foundation will host its annual Gala with the theme “Peace of Mind” on Thursday, May 10.  The Healthcare Foundation of NJ will be honored with this year's “Humanitarian Award” and proceeds will benefit Behavioral Health patients.

The Gala will be held at the Venetian in Garfield and will offer a cocktail hour, dinner, and ...

Community Access Unlimited Honors Community Partners at 2018 Awards Dinner

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as at-risk youth to enable them to live ...

Trinitas Health Foundation Gala Set for May 10 - Healthcare Foundation of NJ this Year’s Honoree

April 23, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Trinitas Health Foundation will host its annual Gala with the theme “Peace of Mind” on Thursday, May 10.  The Healthcare Foundation of NJ will be honored with this year's “Humanitarian Award” and proceeds will benefit Behavioral Health patients.

The Gala will be held at the Venetian in Garfield and will offer a cocktail hour, dinner, and ...

Community Access Unlimited Honors Community Partners at 2018 Awards Dinner

ELIZABETH, NJ - Community Access Unlimited (CAU) recently honored a number of key community partners at the agency's 2018 Awards Night Celebration, held April 12 at its headquarters in Elizabeth.

Community Access Unlimited is a statewide Union County-based nonprofit providing support programs and services to adults with disabilities as well as at-risk youth to enable them to live ...

Roselle Park Community Policing Unit Invite Community to Special Drug and Alcohol Presentation

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Prom season is right around the corner and Roselle Park Police Chief Paul Morrison is taking a proactive approach in raising awareness to the current drug trends that are affecting Union County and offering the following presentation for the community.

The Community Policing Unit will be hosting a presentation on current drug trends, opiates, alcohol and vaping, given ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

April 25, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

Regional Travel Update - Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit funding increase

April 25, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Travels Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

Travels Focus - Rogers Center Offers WNY Fans a Taste of Major League Baseball

TORONTO, ON -- The start of the Major League Baseball season means summer is drawing closer. While there are no MLB teams to follow in the Greater Olean or Buffalo areas for summer, a trip across the border to Canada leads to the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League East.

The Rogers Centre, where the Blue Jays play, is regarded as one of the unique venues of baseball.

Cranford's Kurt Steiner, a Holocaust Survivor, tells Life Story as 106th Birthday Draws Near

April 24, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – In a quaint white house near the border of Cranford and Garwood, 105-year-old Kurt Steiner sat at his dining room table, surrounded by cabinets that held his collection of Viennese glass and antique Limoge plates. At his table, he had his carefully taped together passport and exit papers from Vienna, Austria, stamped with a large “J” and “Jude,” the ...

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Roselle Park to Hold Arbor Day Event on Friday

April 25, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to residents that the Borough of Roselle Park will hold its 14th Annual Arbor Day celebration. A donated Sargent Cherry tree will be planted to provide shade and beauty to the Middle School for years to come.  

Mayor Hokanson, the Borough Council, and School Superintendent Pedro Garrido along with students from the school will celebrate and plant the ...

Wastewater Sewerage Treatment Plant seeking a Temporary Skilled Laborer

ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ - The Roselle/Linden Wastewater Sewerage Treatment Plant is seeking a Temporary Skilled Laborer.

Position preference is given to residents of Linden and Roselle. Application and description for this position is available online at www.lrsanj.org. 

E-mail your application to: dbrown@lrsanj.org or mail to LRSA, P.O. Box 4118, Linden, NJ  07036, ...

Washington School to Hold “My School Color Run” Fundraiser Event

ROSELLE, NJ - The Washington School will be holding the towns first ever Color Run as a fundraiser for the schools Drama Club.

The event presented by Mayor Dansereau, Borough Council, Dept. of Recreation, Roselle Board fo Education, and Washington School, hopes to raise enough money to take the students to Broadway to see the Lion King. The money will also help with ...

Register Now for the Roselle Summer Fun Camp

ROSELLE, NJ - Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Roselle Summer Fun Camp by the Roselle Department of Recreation. 

Applications are available at Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or you can register online at www.boroughofroselle.com.

Onsite in-person registration will be available at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., ...

Elizabeth Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Distributing Child Pornography on Internet

April 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - An Elizabeth man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted for using file-sharing software to share child pornography from his computer devices, which contained approximately 2,900 images and videos of child pornography.  

Jerrel D. Harris, 32, of Elizabeth was sentenced to eight years in state prison, including five years of parole ...

Regional Travel Update - Gov. Murphy Announces Proposed NJTransit funding increase

April 25, 2018

Newark, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday spread a message of hope regarding future improvements to NJTransit services and infrastructure due to a proposed $242 million increase in funding for NJTransit for the 2019 fiscal year. 

At a press conference held at NJTransit’s Central Maintenance Facility on Doremus Avenue in Newark, Murphy, Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, and other ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Paterson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. The April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude that ...

Dr. Ombrello Honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Cranford Chapter

April 25, 2018

CRANFORD - Senior Professor of Biology Dr. Thomas Ombrello was recently acknowledged by the Daughters of the American Revolution, Crane’s Ford Chapter of Cranford, with the National DAR Conservation Medal Award for his work on the Historic Tree Grove at the College’s Cranford campus. Dr. Ombrello received the award on Apr. 14 at a ceremony held in the Cranford Community ...

Good Gum Health = Good Whole-Body Health

If you are battling gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis – you are not alone. Come join us at Roselle Park Dental in the fight against gum disease!

Inflammation caused by this disease puts patients at a greater risk of stroke, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Gum disease can also worsen conditions such as COPD and may play a role in the contraction of pneumonia, bronchitis, and ...

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead Books, 2017)

 

I wanted to like Into the Water by Paula Hawkins because I had enjoyed her previous novel, The Girl on the Train, which was a suspenseful thriller. However, when I finished reading the first part of the Into the Water, I realized that I had not absorbed anything that was happening in the story. I blamed myself for not paying ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...