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Roselle Board of Education Honors Science Fair Winners

February 19, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - During their February 13, meeting, Superintendent Dr. Richard Corbett, Board of Education Vice President Jazmine Blair Charles and the entire Roselle Board of Education honored the winners of Dr. Charles C Polk Elementary School's 2017 Science Fair.

The winners are:

First Grade: First place: Symphony Sheffield-Washington, "How does lemon juice affect the oxidation ...

Wardlaw-Hartridge Students Organize First Open Mic Night - Includes Roselle Park Student

EDISON, NJ -- Upper School students from the Spoken Word Club at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison organized and staged the first Open Mic Night on Jan. 20 in the AP Room. The evening featured performances including poetry, music and spoken word.

Performers included, pictured from left: Learta Bajqinovci of Roselle Park, Jaden Dugenio of Branchburg, Aaliah Burney of Sewaren, Candace Eason ...

Mother Seton Celebrates Chinese New Year

CLARK, NJ – Mother Seton Peer Pals hosted a Chinese New Year celebration Jan. 30, honoring the 26 international students from China currently studying at the high school.  

All students and faculty were invited to attend the event where Chinese students cooked and shared traditional Chinese dishes in the Family and Consumer Science kitchen.  During the morning ...

Roselle Active Seniors Seek Answers at Borough Meeting

February 17, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Members of the Roselle Active Seniors took to the podium at Wednesday night’s Borough Council meeting to again complain about the sudden closure of their meeting place.

Following presentations for newly appointed firefighters, seniors approached the podium to discuss the ongoing controversy about their meeting place. 

One of the first to approach the podium was ...

Freeholders Present New Vans for Seniors to Roselle and Roselle Park Officials

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Freeholder Vice Chairman Sergio Granados, Freeholders Angel Estrada, Vernell Wright and Chris Hudak presented the Union County "Seniors in Motion" vans to representatives from Roselle and Roselle Park this week. The new 12-passenger vans are to be used for free senior transport to the Boroughs.

The vans were awarded to a total of 18 municipalities as ...

Union County Clerk Hosts New Jersey Notary Training in Scotch Plains on March 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Notaries Public are invited to attend the next session of New Jersey Notary Training, an educational seminar for Notaries Public hosted by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, together with Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq., who will present the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public. Ms. Rajoppi will open the seminar and review the application process ...

Intoxicated Avenel Woman Arrested with 3 Minors in Vehicle Going the Wrong Way

February 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Katherine Y. Bracamonte, age 30 of Avenel, N.J. was arrested on Feb. 15, around 11:49 p.m. for endangering the welfare of a minor, driving while intoxicated, and traveling the wrong way in the area of W. Westfield Ave. and Faitoute Ave. 

According to Roselle Park Police, Officer Kyle Snyder, observed a 2015 Nissan traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of W.

Roselle Fire Dept. Looking for Support as they Cook for Charity

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire Department’s cooking team is repeating its charitable tradition of participating in the Annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.  The fundraising event will be held on Monday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the proceeds will benefit the Saint Barnabas Burn Center and the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Boys Basketball: Lions Roar as Nationally Ranked Roselle Catholic Knocks Raiders Out of Union County Tournament

February 19, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood's remarkable turnaround season won't include a Union County championship as the Raiders fell to nationally ranked Roselle Catholic, 78-34, before a standing room only crowd at A.L. Johnson HS (Clark) on Saturday night. The Lions quickly jumped to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter and never relinquished it.

Roselle Catholic features ...

Casano Community Center Hosts Valentine’s Day Party for Community

February 18, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Casano Community Center hosted a Valentine’s Day Party on Friday afternoon for the Roselle Park community and the surrounding area. As everyone entered the center they were greeting by the staff and the decorations were in the true spirit of Valentines Day with balloons, and heart decorations everywhere. 

The event sponsored by Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson ...

Casano Community Center to Host Valentine’s Day Party

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Casano Community Center will be having a Valentine’s Day Party on Friday, Feb. 17, from noon till 3 p.m.

Entertainment will feature live music by the R&B Show the Union County Nutrition Program will provide lunch. Suggested donation for the event is $1.75. and RSVP’s are needed by February 8, 2017.  

More information can be obtained by ...

TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park Turns Three

February 21, 2017

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was exactly 3 years ago on Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. that Owner/Publisher Kathy Lloyd made the announcement that TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park was now live! 

Since then the towns have been through a lot of news and events. “I can’t even recall my first story,” said Lloyd. “I do know that I love what I do. Getting information was ...

Union County Clerk Hosts New Jersey Notary Training in Scotch Plains on March 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Notaries Public are invited to attend the next session of New Jersey Notary Training, an educational seminar for Notaries Public hosted by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, together with Union County Surrogate James LaCorte, Esq., who will present the legal aspects of the functions of notaries public. Ms. Rajoppi will open the seminar and review the application process ...

United Way Searches for Rising Star in Greater Union County

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Do you know a Rising Star in the community? United Way of Greater Union County is searching for a Rising Star Professional in Greater Union County, North Plainfield, or South Plainfield to be recognized at its 2017 Annual Celebration! An "Evening of Inspiration" being held on June 15, at the Westwood in Garwood.

Anyone can nominate ...

Roselle Fire Dept. Looking for Support as they Cook for Charity

February 20, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire Department’s cooking team is repeating its charitable tradition of participating in the Annual Cooked and Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.  The fundraising event will be held on Monday, February 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the proceeds will benefit the Saint Barnabas Burn Center and the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

MardiBRA: Supporting Women in Need; Clark Event March 11

February 22, 2017

CLARK, NJ - When asked to help those in need, many are quick to fill a bag with canned goods, gather the kids' outgrown clothes, or perhaps assemble a box of shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes. While all of those items are needed and appreciated, many don't realize that some of the most basic, everyday necessities are among the least donated.

Often overlooked in the quest ...

Party Dress Sale in Westfield will Benefit The Paul Jackson Fund

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Paul Jackson Fund will hold a party dress sale for teens in Westfield on Saturday, Feb. 25, featuring new and gently used dresses at bargain prices. Money raised will help provide financial support to families in crisis because of a catastrophic illness or disability.

Prices range from $15 for short dresses to $20 for gowns.

“This is a wonderful ...

Union County Freeholders Sponsor New Round of Community Garden Grants for 2017

February 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Spring must be coming soon when the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced it’s time for the 2017 Union County Means Green Community Garden Grants program to accept applications for matching grants to start a community garden, or to expand or improve an existing community garden in Union County.

The Community Garden Grants program is funded by ...

Roselle to Host “Gospel Celebration” in Recognition of Black History Month


February 22, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Churches from the community are coming together to share their voices for one big night with a “Gospel Celebration” in recognition of Black History Month in Roselle. 

The community is invited to come out for this night of praise on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Abraham Clark H.S. Auditorium on Chestnut St. in Roselle. 

This event is FREE to all! ...

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Roselle to Host “Gospel Celebration” in Recognition of Black History Month


February 22, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Churches from the community are coming together to share their voices for one big night with a “Gospel Celebration” in recognition of Black History Month in Roselle. 

The community is invited to come out for this night of praise on Friday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Abraham Clark H.S. Auditorium on Chestnut St. in Roselle. 

This event is FREE to all! ...

“Lace Up Your Skates” Event Sunday, March 5, at Warinanco Skating Center

ELIZABETH, NJ—Children and adults with disabilities can enjoy an afternoon of ice skating at the Warinanco Park Ice Skating Center, located on Thompson Avenue in Roselle, on Sunday, March 5, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

“Lace Up Your Skates” is a program developed ...

TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park Turns Three

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was exactly 3 years ago on Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. that Owner/Publisher Kathy Lloyd made the announcement that TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park was now live! 

Since then the towns have been through a lot of news and events. “I can’t even recall my first story,” said Lloyd. “I do know that I love what I do. Getting information was ...

United Way Searches for Rising Star in Greater Union County

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Do you know a Rising Star in the community? United Way of Greater Union County is searching for a Rising Star Professional in Greater Union County, North Plainfield, or South Plainfield to be recognized at its 2017 Annual Celebration! An "Evening of Inspiration" being held on June 15, at the Westwood in Garwood.

Anyone can nominate ...

Roselle Park - No Trash Pick Up on Thursday

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park police sent out via UC-FirstAlert a notice notifying residents, due to the impending snow storm there will be No Garbage pick-up on Thursday, Feb. 9.

The area of Roselle Park which has garbage picked up on Thursday will have it picked up on Monday Feb. 13, even though it is a National Holiday.

2017 Recycling Events for Union County

February 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County DPW have announced Recycling Dates. The upcoming events for 2017 are as follows. 

Computer & Electronics Recycling will be held at the Union County Vo-Tech located at 1776 Raritan Rd. Scotch Plains on Sat., April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scrap Metal Recycling Program will be held at the your choice of Cranford ...

Westfield Homeowner Says Official Warned Her ‘Wall of Love’ Must Go

February 22, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A sign reading “love trumps hate” posted by homeowners Valerie Latona and David Contract on their fence on Rahway Avenue have been ripped down, spray-painted, slashed and shot with what appears to be an Airsoft gun. Now it's in its third iteration since November after damaged signs were replaced, it's accompanied by a “wall ...

Special Event for Model Train Fans and History Fans, Too

February 22, 2017

Train fans of all ages are invited to the A. Paul Mallery Model Railroad Center in Union County’s Lenape Park in Union Township to view a special operating session that replicates the real-life operation of railroads in the 1950’s.

The event is part of a “winter meet” of the National Model Railroaders Association, hosted by the nonprofit Model Railroad Club. The Model ...

‘Shipwrecked’ Rollicks Along at Dreamcatcher Theatre

SUMMIT, NJ – You may be in for a high seas adventure if you visit “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself).”

This 90-minute play by Donald Margulies has plenty to keep you entranced. Margulies has won just about every theatre award possible for such plays as “Time Stands Still” and “Dinner with ...