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Mother Seton Students Achieve National Merit Scholar Commendation

January 17, 2017

CLARK, NJ – In recognition of outstanding academic achievement on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), two Mother Seton Regional High School seniors received “Commended Student” status through the National Merit Scholarship Program, the school recently announced.

“The student body of Mother Seton is doubly blessed with two outstanding scholars this ...

Abraham Clark High School Honors Students with Annual Honor Roll Dinner

ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School recognized dozens of students at its annual Honor Roll Dinner on Thursday Evening in the schools Auditorium and cafeteria. Students received awards for their academic performance and then treated, along with their families, to a special dinner.

"We must acknowledge our scholars for their achievements in the classroom just as much as we acknowledge ...

Harrison Elementary School Holds Annual Battle of the Books Contest

ROSELLE, NJ - Students from Ms. Stefanie Pilles’ Fourth grade class edged out a win last Friday against  two tough opponents in the Harrison's Elementary School’s annual Battle of the Books contest.

Representatives from three participating classes answered questions related to text read in class during the 1st and 2nd marking periods. The winners get bragging rights and ...

Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. to Boycott President-Elect Trump’s Inauguration

January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) who represents the residents of Roselle, issued the following statement this week announcing his decision to boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration:

“I have the deepest respect for the office of the presidency, something that cannot be said for President-elect Trump. His actions and statements ...

NJ Firefighters Hold Rally in Roselle to Endorse Sheriff Joe Cryan’s Run for Senate

ROSELLE, NJ - A rally was held on Wednesday morning at the Roselle Fire Station as members of the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJ FMBA), the union representing more than 5,000 firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers throughout New Jersey, announced their endorsement of Sheriff Joe Cryan’s campaign for Senate in New Jersey’s 20th Legislative ...

Roselle Families Come Together to Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ROSELLE, NJ - Members of the community and their families came out to the Abraham Clark H.S. on Tuesday evening for a Musical Tribute to Love and Unity in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This was the second event this week paying tribute to King. “We had our MLK ceremony the other day, but it was predominately public officials and senior citizens of which I am one,” said ...

Early Morning Shooting in Roselle Sends One Man To Hospital - Suspect at Large

January 21, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Authorities are searching for a man who shot a Newark man early Saturday in Roselle.

The incident took place at about 3 a.m. on the 1000 Block of Rivington Street, they said.

The victim was taken to University Hospital in Newark.

Police have identified a suspect and are searching for him, but as of 9:15 a.m. the shooter was still at large. Police detectives and the Union ...

Bullets and Bricks Hit Roselle Officials' Properties but Mayor Treads Cautiously About a Link

ROSELLE, NJ – Authorities have “no hard evidence” that bricks thrown at Mayor Christine Dansereau’s house and that of a former council member on Jan. 12, were related to gunshots fired on the same morning.

Dansereau, on Saturday, gave an update on the incidents in which bricks were thrown at her house and the house of former Roselle Councilwoman Sylvia Turnage.

NJSIAA Approves Wardlaw-Hartridge, Union Catholic Boys Lacrosse Partnership

January 21, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A varsity boys lacrosse team is coming to Wardlaw-Hartridge School and Union Catholic Regional High School.

Following a seven-month fight to create a joint program between the Middlesex and Union County private schools, the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in overwhelming fashion to allow Wardlaw-Hrtridge and Union Catholic to form a co-op program at their monthly ...

Mark Your Calendar for the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness January 28

ELIZABETH, NJ – Shake off the winter doldrums to aid a good cause Jan. 28 at the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.

Get ready to hoop it up with Tameka Dixon, former WNBA player from Westfield, who will tip off the girls’ game. Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA draft by the Los ...

NJSIAA Execs Approve First Reading of New Transfer Rule

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (Yes – 27, No – 7, Abstain – 0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day ...

Roselle to Host Two Community Events in Recognition of MLK Day

January 12, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Two community events are scheduled to be held In Roselle to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the National Day of Service.

The first event will take place on Mon., Jan. 16, when the community will come together for a Flag Raising and Senior Cinema at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.

Beginning with a continental breakfast will be served from 9 a.m.

Warm Up This Winter with Lincoln Center Local

UNION, NJ – Lincoln Center Local, free screenings of past musical productions filmed at Lincoln Center, will be held at the Union Public Library this winter.

All programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m.

New York Philharmonic - La Vie Parisienne (1hr. 40 min)
Music by Ravel, Offenbach, and Saint-Saens's Carnival of the Animals narrated by ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Office of Hispanic-Latino Affairs, along with Mayor Christine Dansereau, and Borough Council presented “Three Kings Day” also known as “Día de Los Reyes” this past Fri. at Borough Hall. 

Three Kings day is celebrated on Jan. 6, to honor the Three Wise Men and the day they gave gifts to Christ and also the last day of Christmas ...

State Indicts Roselle Man for Allegedly Possessing and Sharing Child Pornography

January 20, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Two local Union County men, one an Elizabeth resident, the other, Roselle, were indicted Jan.19 for allegedly possessing hundreds of videos and images of child pornography and offering child pornography online, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced.

The Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau-Cyber Crimes Unit obtained separate ...

NJ Firefighters Hold Rally in Roselle to Endorse Sheriff Joe Cryan’s Run for Senate

January 18, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - A rally was held on Wednesday morning at the Roselle Fire Station as members of the New Jersey State Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association (NJ FMBA), the union representing more than 5,000 firefighters, EMTs and dispatchers throughout New Jersey, announced their endorsement of Sheriff Joe Cryan’s campaign for Senate in New Jersey’s 20th Legislative ...

Advocacy needed in Trenton for Recovery High School

January 19, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - A plea for help from Roselle and Elizabeth based Prevention Links, is asking for support in Trenton on Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. at the NJ State House. Advocates are needed in support of legislation that will help the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength, Hope Recovery High School, New Jersey's only public Recovery High School (RHS), succeed.

Critical legislation regarding ...

Mark Your Calendar for the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness January 28

ELIZABETH, NJ – Shake off the winter doldrums to aid a good cause Jan. 28 at the 23rd Annual Hoops to End Homelessness Basketball Classic to benefit the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.

Get ready to hoop it up with Tameka Dixon, former WNBA player from Westfield, who will tip off the girls’ game. Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA draft by the Los ...

Roselle Families Come Together to Pay Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ROSELLE, NJ - Members of the community and their families came out to the Abraham Clark H.S. on Tuesday evening for a Musical Tribute to Love and Unity in Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This was the second event this week paying tribute to King. “We had our MLK ceremony the other day, but it was predominately public officials and senior citizens of which I am one,” said ...

Trinitas and Elizabeth Fire Department Receives Award from American Heart and Stroke Association

January 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Intensive Care Unit and the Elizabeth Fire Department were recently honored by the American Heart and Stroke Association with the 2016 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Gold Award. It was presented in recognition of speed and coordination in transporting chest pain patients to the hospital for emergency cardiac ...

Advocacy needed in Trenton for Recovery High School

ROSELLE, NJ - A plea for help from Roselle and Elizabeth based Prevention Links, is asking for support in Trenton on Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. at the NJ State House. Advocates are needed in support of legislation that will help the Raymond J. Lesniak Experience, Strength, Hope Recovery High School, New Jersey's only public Recovery High School (RHS), succeed.

Critical legislation regarding ...

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Roselle Releases Garbage and Recycling Schedule for 2017

January 17, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - The officials from the Roselle Department of Public Works (DPW), released the Garbage and Recycling schedule for 2017. 

The schedule shows no bulk pick up for the entire month of January. Bulk trash for the East Side will be the first Wednesday of the month and West Side will be the third Wednesday of the month.

The garbage pick up days will remain the same. For more ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive ...

Trash and Recycling Schedule to Remain the Same

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents are to continue to follow the same trash and recycling schedule as normal until the new notice is distributed. The  Department of Public Works (DPW) staff are working to finalize the 2017 Trash and Recycling Schedule.

Currently, Borough Administration states that with the exception of Holidays, all trash and recycling dates will remain the same. There will be no ...

Free Public Wi-Fi at Warinaco Park, Mattano Park and Other Union County Facilities

January 20, 2017

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that free public Wi-Fi access is available now in six new parks throughout the county. There are now a total of 11 county parks and facilities that offer free Wi-Fi.

“We are committed to ensuring that our recreation facilities are up to date and welcoming to a broad range of activities,” said ...

Scotch Plains JCC Deemed Safe After Bomb Threat

January 18, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — The Jewish Community Center of Central New Jersey was closed for a short time after preschool began there Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat. A bomb squad swept the building for explosives and no bomb was found, according to Lt. Jeff Briel of the Scotch Plains Police Department.

“This is another in a series of bomb threats to JCCs up and down the ...

Thank You Westfield!

January 16, 2017

Almost five years ago Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss, opened its doors in Westfield, thanks to the vision and generosity of Dr. Gerald Glasser and the leadership of Keith Hertell, our first board chair, and all the other founding board members.  We opened our doors on the  third floor of the First United Methodist Church and started our program.

Since then we have served over ...

Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce to Present Trinitas Health and Wellness Expo Feb. 26

January 19, 2017

The Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) will present the Trinitas Regional Medical Center Health and Wellness Expo on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Snuffy’s Pantagis, 250 Park Avenue in Scotch Plains.  The expo is free to all attendees.

“With the limitless choices of health and wellness practitioners, we thought the public would ...

Mayor Dansereau: Conversations with the Community

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau gives an update on the monthly “Conversations with the Community” meetings and other town updates. Conversations with the Community is a citizen driven dialog of viewpoints and fresh ideas, along with getting answers to questions about the town. 

Meetings take place on the first Tuesday of every month in the Baker ...