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REMINDER: July 31 School Board Candidacy Deadline Approaching

July 13, 2017

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Three seats in each town are up for this years election. Anyone interested in running in the next school board election. Each seat is a three year term. 

According to the NJ State School Board Association, citizens interested in running for local school board office must file nominating petitions with their county clerk by 4 p.m., Monday, July 31, for their ...

Roselle Council Vote Stops Mayor From Continuing to Speak at Meeting

July 20, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents who speak during the public comments section at council meetings are familiar with the sound of a buzzer indicating that their allotted three to six minutes to talk is over.

But Mayor Christine Dansereau was surprised to hear that sound at last night's council meeting while she gave her closing comments.

“What was that?” Dansereau asked as the buzzer ...

New Union County Transit Map Available

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Getting around Union County is about to become, thanks to a new map offered by the Union County Freeholders showing train and bus routes and other information. The free map is available in traditional hard copy and by download.

“When all the routes are laid out in one integrated format it is easier to plan trips and take full advantage of ...

Roselle Receives $1 Million NJDEP Green Acres Grant for Borough’s Arminio Field

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Arminio Field Park will be getting a new look with the help of a $1 million Green Acres loan that was approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Garden State Preservation Trust.

The 2017 award is composed of a $100,000 20-year, interest-free Green Acres loan and a matching grant of $900,000. This is the third year the Green ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

July 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan ...

Roselle Man Caught Shoplifting from World of Liquor

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police responded to a report of shoplifting at World of Liquor in Roselle Park on Friday July 14, at approximately 11:51 p.m. The caller gave a description of the man as he fled from the store. Officers en route to the location, Ptl Jeffery Smith and Ptl. Robert Harms located a male fitting the clothing description. 

Police said, Andre Lewis, age 28, of Roselle was ...

(Updated) Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

July 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union County rallied in the final minutes of the storm-interrupted game to beat Middlesex County 27-14 in the 24th annual Snapple Bowl played Thursday at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium. 

The first half of this game was pretty quiet with only one score.  Union County took a 7-0 lead on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Roselle quarterback Gerald ...

Roselle Receives $1 Million NJDEP Green Acres Grant for Borough’s Arminio Field

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s Arminio Field Park will be getting a new look with the help of a $1 million Green Acres loan that was approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Garden State Preservation Trust.

The 2017 award is composed of a $100,000 20-year, interest-free Green Acres loan and a matching grant of $900,000. This is the third year the Green ...

“Family Fun & Flix” in Warinanco Park Returns with Full Schedule with this Weeks Feature "Storks”

July 16, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Family Fun & Flix, a free summer entertainment and film series presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and sponsored this year by Investors Bank, kicks off another season at Warinanco Park on Tuesday evening, July 18. The feature film will be Storks. The movie will begin at dusk.

Before each movie this summer UC Get Fit Kids activities will be offered. The ...

Roselle Holds 4th Annual House Music Festival

ROSELLE, NJ -  The 4th Annual Roselle “House Music Festival” opened on Saturday in Warinanco Park for a two day music party. 

Many came out ready to join in on the activities on Saturday that include product and food vendors, along with lots of music. Guest DJ’s from all over the area will be playing house music over a two day span from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each ...

Veteran Chef Joseph Mattos Joins The Fanwood Grille

July 21, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ – Customers are welcomed to a mouthwatering aroma the moment they walk into the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., downtown Fanwood). In the morning, bacon and eggs fill the air. Around noon, the smell of sizzling burgers attract hungry customers

The grille's menu features traditional breakfast foods, including omelets, pancakes, and the ever-popular ...

Roselle Man Sentenced in Child Pornography Sweep

July 14, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Dimas Zuniga, 45, of Roselle, N.J., was sentenced on Friday to five years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Lisa Miralles Walsh in Union County.  

According to Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino, Zuniga possessed approximately 350 videos and images of child pornography and distributed them on the Internet. Zuniga was arrested last year in “Operation ...

(Updated) Snapple Bowl All-Star Game Comes Down to Final Quarter with Union County Win 27-14

July 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – Union County rallied in the final minutes of the storm-interrupted game to beat Middlesex County 27-14 in the 24th annual Snapple Bowl played Thursday at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium. 

The first half of this game was pretty quiet with only one score.  Union County took a 7-0 lead on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Roselle quarterback Gerald ...

Union County Offers Confidential Sexual Violence Advocacy Training

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders have announced a free training course available for persons interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates (CSVAs) for victims of sexual violence.

The Union County Rape Crisis Center (RCC) will offer a free training program for volunteer Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates. Training sessions ...

Five Local People with Disabilities Achieve CPR Certification

July 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - When Lyman Thompson worked for Roselle Park, he saw a lot of people needing help. Then one day, he was one of those people.

"I had a heart attack five years ago," Thompson said. "I flatlined and one of my coworkers brought me back with CPR. That inspired me to take the training myself."

Thompson, a person with developmental disabilities and member of ...

Get Fit with Roselle’s First-ever “Fitness in the Park”

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle will be holding the first-ever “Fitness in the Park” event at Chandler Park, located at East 9th Ave. and Chandler Ave.  on Saturday, August 5, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.. 

“Our public schools have embarked on a multi-year effort to include health and wellness into every day activities,” said Councilwoman Carla Walker.

Union County Offers Sun Safe Precautions and Free Skin Cancer Screenings

CLARK, NJ – The Union Freeholders invite residents to participate in the 2017 “Choose Your Cover” program, a statewide skin cancer screening, awareness and educational initiative taking place on Saturday, August 5, in Clark.

To promote sun safety and help reduce the risk of skin cancer, the Chronic Disease Coalition of Middlesex and Union Counties and the Clark Health ...

New Jersey American Water Invests $3M in the Borough of Roselle to Improve Water Quality and Fire Flows

July 22, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Jersey American Water is continuing to make needed improvements into the Roselle system to ensure quality and reliability to customers. 

This summer, two large projects will begin - a main replacement and a cleaning and lining project. A third main replacement has just been completed. Since the beginning of the year, infrastructure projects in Roselle will ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

July 20, 2017

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather will be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Touch-a-Truck

Boys and girls alike always have a ball at touch-a-truck events. The South Plainfield Lions Club is ...

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CPR Certification Classes Being Offered by Roselle Park Police

July 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On July 15, Roselle Park Police Officer William Hannon offered CPR training for members of the community Methodist Church and Mayor Carl Hokanson . 

The Roselle Park Police department is offering this service to all residents in its continuing effort to reach out to the community they serve.  

There will be a small cost (just to cover materials for training from ...

(Update) FOUND!! Reward Being Offered for Lost Dog in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - ( Update) The animal has been reunited with its owner!

A reward if being offered for a dog that was lost in the area of 3rd Ave. in Roselle. She is a sweet, white, Mini Schnauzer that answers to Gabbanna. She was wearing a pink collar, has no tags but is microchipped. 

If found please contact owner at 908-415-8662.

Roselle’s “Battle of the Badges” Softball Game Set for Sunday

ROSELLE, NJ - It that time again for the “Battle of the Badges” in the Battalion Chief Johnny Lynn Annual Softball Game.

The event will take place at the softball field at Roselle Catholic on Raritan Rd. on Sunday, July 23, at 10 a.m. 

Come out to support Roselle's Bravest as they take on Roselle's Finest and find out which department will take home the trophy ...

Roselle Park to Host Annual Indoor Senior Citizens Picnic

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Senior citizens of Roselle Park are invited to attend the annual “Senior Picnic” on Sunday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Casano Community Center, located at 314 Chestnut Street.

The event hosted by Mayor Carl Hokanson and Council, will feature free food and live entertainment by the Bruce Riccitelli Band. 

Free bus pickup will be provided for ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

July 21, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter - July 16, thru July 19, 2017

July 20, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Sunday July 16, 2017, Ptl. Kyle Snyder conducted a traffic stop on a 4 door Honda that failed to stop at the red light. 

The passenger, Kason Taylor, age 24, of Maplewood was charged with 2C:29-3B(4) Hindering Apprehension for providing a false name (Layshawn Williams), date of birth and social security number to officers. Upon discovery of his true identity it was ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter - July 6 thru July 11, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ -  July 6, 2017 at approximately 10:31 p.m., Ptl. Dean Khallaf conducted a traffic stop with a 2006 Nissan on W. Lincoln Ave after a license plate inquiry revealed the registered owner to have an active warrant for her arrest.

The driver, Latesa R. Pannell, age 26 from Roselle Park was placed under arrest for outstanding warrants out of Linden, Roselle Park and Union ...

Become Part of a Community of Volunteers in Union County - Training Begins August 15

July 21, 2017

Union County, NJ – Union County is offering a free training course for persons interested in volunteering with the Union County Rape Crisis Center. Specialized training is available to become part of a volunteer community of trained advocates who provide crisis and support services to victims of sexual violence and their significant others.

The Rape Crisis Center has been offering ...

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard (Henry Holt and Co., 2013)

 

As a student of history, I don't know why I thought that reading Killing Jesus by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard would be any more satisfying than their previous two publications, Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy. Having now finished the rapid read, I would put the O'Reilly/Dugard books in ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...