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Roselle to Host Annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale

August 28, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle will hold its annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.  The event is free for all residents. Registration will take place in the Municipal Clerk’s Office, Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The rain date for this event will be Sept. 24, 2016.

For more information call ...

Garden & Grow - Workshop & Reception

ROSELLE, NJ - As part of the award received from the 2016 Union County Means Green (“UCMG”) Community Grants program, the Borough of Roselle will be hosting a Garden Adventure workshop. Garden enthusiasts, lovers of nature, friends, students, youth can have the opportunity to participate in this learning experience 

The workshop is being held on Monday, Aug. 29, at ...

Two Vehicles Collide at Linden Rd. Intersection

ROSELLE, NJ - A late Friday afternoon accident occurred at the traffic light at the intersection of Linden Rd. and E. 3rd. Ave. between a Honda CRV and a Honda Accord. Police at the scene were investigating as to which of the drivers were at fault but no details were available at this time.  

One of the vehicles had a very small child as a passenger but no injuries were reported at the ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Residents Come Out for Roselle Family Fun Day

August 21, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Good food, fun and fellowship was on the menu at the “Roselle Family Fun Day” on Saturday afternoon at the Harrison School Playground. Open to churches, community organizations and officials, residents were able come together and get information in a fun picnic style atmosphere with games, giveaways and music. 

The event was hosted by the Abounding Women ...

Residents Come out in Numbers for National Night Out Event

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was a night for families to gather together and mingle with police, firefighters and EMTs in many communities on Tuesday evening for the 33rd year of National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.  

Locally, there were many activities such as a visit from some Minions and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a water slide in Roselle Park, ...

Many Come Out to 2nd “Cruisin' Night” Car Show and RP Loves Art! Event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Many came out on Friday evening to Roselle Park to enjoy the display of cars and trucks, drink some lemonade, and make some art. 

This, the second car show and art event the town has sponsored this summer featured music, food and family fun. Many bringing chairs to sit and talk with others and enjoy the music played by “DJ Hot Rod” Mike. 

Kids and ...

Volunteers Sought to Assist Seniors and Others with Tax Returns in Roselle Park

August 15, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, N J - Volunteers are needed to help assist seniors and others in the AARP Tax-aide Program preparing federal and state tax returns. The free program will be available from February 1, through April 15, 2017. 

Volunteers are needed as greeters and to assist people with completing intake forms or prepare actual returns. 

New Volunteers will need to attend training ...

Elizabethtown Gas Customers Benefit from Rate Credit Related to Merger

UNION, N.J. – Elizabethtown Gas customers will benefit from the company’s recent merger with Southern Company Gas with a one-time credit applied to August bills, the Elizabethtown Gas officials announced.

Elizabethtown Gas, formerly known as AGL Resources Inc., will provide $17.5 million in refunds to all customers with active accounts as of June 30, 2016. The credit equates ...

Phillips 66 Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Clean Up Stream in Warinanco Park

ELIZABETH, NJ - The hardworking and enthusiastic Adopt-A-Park crew from Phillips 66  removed trash and recyclables in and around the stream bank at Warinanco Park earlier this week.

The group also cut and removed invasive plants and gathered fallen tree branches. Adopt-a-Park is a volunteer program of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Phillips 66 is among its ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

August 26, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Alexander Balaban Withdraws from 2016 Roselle Park School Board Election

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Alexander Balaban announced today that he has decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park. Balaban plans to finish out his current term which ends in January.

Balaban stated in a letter the reasons for his decision.

At this time, I wish to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204. I will ...

Roselle and Roselle Park Libraries Receive 2016 Library Grant

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The 2016 Union County Library Grant awards went to 20 public libraries including the Roselle Public Library was awarded $7,500.00 and the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library awarded $7,495.24. The grants will be used to broaden and strengthen children’s programs in Union County libraries

“Educational activities are a fundamental part of a ...

Alexander Balaban Withdraws from 2016 Roselle Park School Board Election

August 25, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Alexander Balaban announced today that he has decided to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park. Balaban plans to finish out his current term which ends in January.

Balaban stated in a letter the reasons for his decision.

At this time, I wish to withdraw from the upcoming 2016 School Board election in Roselle Park, New Jersey 07204. I will ...

"New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away Set for September 3

ROSELLE, NJ - The "New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borough Hall Council Chambers at 210 Chestnut St. in Roselle. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau announced the date today via her Facebook page noting that the giveaway is on a first come first serve basis and ...

Roselle Shows Support at Democratic National Convention 2016

ROSELLE, NJ -  As the Democratic National Convention 2016 came to an end, Roselle represented the community with a delegate, council members, Assemblyman Holley and residents. 

TAPinto Roselle caught up with a few Roselle representatives that attended the event and here are their reflections on the convention.   

Roselle resident Regina Appolon who was a delegate said, ...

McDonald's To Kick Off Pumpkin Spice Season Late August

August 23, 2016

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - McDonald’s will welcome Autumn early this year with the August introduction of the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte. The beverage is expected to be available in all US locations by the end of August.

Originally introduced in 2013, the McCafe Pumpkin Spice Latte has not appeared on the restaurant’s menu in three years. Contrary to urban ...

Residents Come Out for Roselle Family Fun Day

ROSELLE, NJ - Good food, fun and fellowship was on the menu at the “Roselle Family Fun Day” on Saturday afternoon at the Harrison School Playground. Open to churches, community organizations and officials, residents were able come together and get information in a fun picnic style atmosphere with games, giveaways and music. 

The event was hosted by the Abounding Women ...

“Jersey Fresh” Farmers Market Vouchers Available for Seniors

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Income eligible senior adults can obtain free vouchers to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at local Farmers’ Markets in Union County.

To be eligible for the vouchers, you must be a resident of Union County, age 60 years and meet income guidelines.

To apply for the vouchers, advanced registration forms are available ...

Phillips 66 Adopt-a-Park Volunteers Clean Up Stream in Warinanco Park

August 8, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ - The hardworking and enthusiastic Adopt-A-Park crew from Phillips 66  removed trash and recyclables in and around the stream bank at Warinanco Park earlier this week.

The group also cut and removed invasive plants and gathered fallen tree branches. Adopt-a-Park is a volunteer program of the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Phillips 66 is among its ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

August 26, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Dog Injured by Train in Westfield Needs Home

WESTFIELD, NJ — Animal Control Solutions is looking for the owner of a German Shepherd mix, or possibly a new home for him, after he was hit by a train in Westfield Sunday morning. The unaltered male is about 5 years old, according to Beth Comitas, vice president of Animal Control Solutions, which handles animal control in Westfield.

Although he needed to have one leg amputated, ...

"New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away Set for September 3

ROSELLE, NJ - The "New Beginnings" School Book Bag Give Away for students in kindergarten through fifth grade will be on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Borough Hall Council Chambers at 210 Chestnut St. in Roselle. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau announced the date today via her Facebook page noting that the giveaway is on a first come first serve basis and ...

Roselle to Host Annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale

August 28, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle will hold its annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.  The event is free for all residents. Registration will take place in the Municipal Clerk’s Office, Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The rain date for this event will be Sept. 24, 2016.

For more information call ...

Roselle Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins to Hold 2nd Annual Back to School Haircut Event

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2nd annual Back to School Haircuts event presented by Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins will be held on Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hair Lounge, 206 Chestnut St. in Roselle. Barbers will be available to cut the hair of school age boys for free!

“As parents, my wife and I understand first-hand the cost and time-consuming ordeal it can be getting kids ready to go ...

Roselle and Roselle Park Libraries Receive 2016 Library Grant

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The 2016 Union County Library Grant awards went to 20 public libraries including the Roselle Public Library was awarded $7,500.00 and the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library awarded $7,495.24. The grants will be used to broaden and strengthen children’s programs in Union County libraries

“Educational activities are a fundamental part of a ...

Trinitas Receives Grant From Susan G. Komen North Jersey for Critical Breast Health Programs

August 5, 2016

NEW JERSEY - Trinitas Regional Medical Center was one of eight local community non-profit organizations to be awarded grants by the North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®

Komen North Jersey supports grants for innovative programs in screening/diagnostic services, breast health/breast cancer education, treatment support and survivorship programs, targeting services not otherwise ...

Roselle to Host Annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale

August 28, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle will hold its annual Borough Wide Garage/Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 17.  The event is free for all residents. Registration will take place in the Municipal Clerk’s Office, Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The rain date for this event will be Sept. 24, 2016.

For more information call ...

Garden & Grow - Workshop & Reception

ROSELLE, NJ - As part of the award received from the 2016 Union County Means Green (“UCMG”) Community Grants program, the Borough of Roselle will be hosting a Garden Adventure workshop. Garden enthusiasts, lovers of nature, friends, students, youth can have the opportunity to participate in this learning experience 

The workshop is being held on Monday, Aug. 29, at ...

Man Indicted for Easter Sunday Murder of Elizabeth Woman

August 22, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – An Elizabeth resident has been indicted for the murder of a 26-year-old women on Easter Sunday, March 27,  acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday, August 22.

Arturo Alomas, 33, who fled the state after the murder,  is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Trenice Johnson.  An autopsy revealed that the cause of ...

Union County Authorities Warn Residents of Scams

ELIZABETH, NJ – A warning has been issued by Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Union County Sheriff Joseph P. Cryan after a recent increase in attempted phone scams by callers pretending to be members of law enforcement and asking for money via wire transfer.

Prosecutor Park and Sheriff Cryan cited several recent incidences of scams that are currently under investigation.

Hundreds of Fans in Scotch Plains Watch Union Catholic Track Star McLaughlin Advance at Olympics

August 16, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sydney McLaughlin, a rising senior at Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains and, at age 17, the youngest member of the U.S. Track & Field team, advanced into semis of 400m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Rio on Monday evening.

Supporters of the Union Catholic track star gathered at the high school for an outdoor celebration of the teenager's accomplishments ...

Fanwood Resident Carries Flag at Rio Olympics

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Former Scotch Plains-Fanwood YMCA (FSPY) swimmer Ana Bogdanovski had the honor of carrying in the Macedonian flag at the opening ceremonies of the Olympic games in Rio on Friday night.

Ana Bogdanovski, who also swam  for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, holds dual U.S. and Macedonian citizenship.

TAPintoSPF recently profiled the Olympic ...

Ryan Fitzpatrick and New York Jets sign a 1-year deal

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - After a long, drawn out contract dispute that started back in March, the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday, July 27th. The deal, reportedly $12 million for one year with another $3 million in incentives was first reported by ESPN and NFL Network.

The original contract offer was increased last week from $9 million to $12 million, ...

Marina's Mission: Local EMT Heading to Louisiana to Aid Flood Victims

August 25, 2016

STAFFORD, NJ - In the wake of the Louisiana flood that occured just two weeks ago, a local EMT wants to make it "her mission" to aid those victims in this sudden crisis.

Southern Regional Class of 2013 graduate, Marina Milia, is the local EMT traveling to the Golf Coast and leading a convoy to help her hand out the donations to the families ...

A New York State of Mind in Clark, New Jersey

CLARK, NJ – You may be right! I may be crazy! But “we didn’t start the fire.”  Swing by Oak Ridge Park on Wednesday night, Aug. 24, as Union County finishes off its 2016 Summer Arts Festival concert series with New York State of Mind, a Billy Joel tribute band.

“We wrap up another exciting summer of entertainment in our parks with a fabulous performance ...

Mahopac Scouts go to Hawaii

OAHU, HAWAII - Mahopac Boy Scout Troop 371 has returned from a Scout camping adventure of a lifetime.

From July 9 through July 16 the Scouts and their leaders spent a week at Aloha Council’s Camp Pupukea on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

After landing at Honolulu International Airport the troop proceeded to the USS Missouri berth in Pearl Harbor. The first day and night everyone ...

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South Brunswick: Former Travel Girls Softball Coach Charged With Monmouth County Murder

August 18, 2016

FREEHOLD, NJ – Former New Jersey Thunder girls travel softball coach Andre Harris, 32, is facing a murder rap in Monmouth County, officials said Wednesday.

A former North Brunswick resident now living in Long Branch, Monmouth County, Harris was charged Tuesday night with the first degree murder of Linden resident Tyrita Julius, 41, who disappeared March 8, Monmouth County Prosecutor ...

Woof Gang Bakery in Westfield Spreads Kindness in Memory of Dog-Loving Boy

August 26, 2016

WESTFIELD, NJ — Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming in Downtown Westfield recently began selling “Kindness Bones” in honor of Christopher D., a 10-year-old Mount Arlington boy who died last year in a boating accident.

All proceeds from the treats ($4.99 each) will be donated to a local animal shelter, according to shop owner Michelle Butrico. Each one comes with a card to pass ...

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Roselle Park Police Reports

August 25, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police Reports for Aug.14 to Aug. 25, supplied by Roselle Park Police Department.  

August 14, 2016 at approximately 12:54 a.m.

Ptl. Angelo Marino conducted a motor vehicle stop on Locust St. with a 2002 Infiniti for a moving violation. The passenger of the vehicle, Moises R. Mejia, age 20 from Elizabeth was found to have an outstanding traffic warrant out of ...

Two Vehicles Collide at Linden Rd. Intersection

August 26, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - A late Friday afternoon accident occurred at the traffic light at the intersection of Linden Rd. and E. 3rd. Ave. between a Honda CRV and a Honda Accord. Police at the scene were investigating as to which of the drivers were at fault but no details were available at this time.  

One of the vehicles had a very small child as a passenger but no injuries were reported at the ...

Union County Seniors Asked for Input for 2017 Area Plan

August 25, 2016

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all senior adults residing in Union County to express their ideas for the county’s 2017 Area Plan at a public meeting on Wednesday, September 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Union Township Senior Center, at 968 Bonnel Court in Union Township.

The Area Plan is part of a statewide planning process for senior services. The process ...

Do you drive drowsy? Drowsy driving may cause up to 1 in 5 fatal accidents.

A report released last week from the Governors Highway Safety Association (an organization of state and territorial highway safety offices) estimates that up to 20% of fatal traffic accidents result from drowsy driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added drowsy driving to its definition of impaired driving along with drunk, drugged and distracted ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Ionesco’s ‘Exit the King’ Makes for Powerful Drama at New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

The king on "Exit The King" is ravenously alive early on, still ...

Cat Reported Missing in Elmora Area

August 25, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – A $1,000 reward is offered for the return of a missing, orange, tabby cat. The male cat is described as two years old and having yellow eyes.

Anyone with information should call 732-322-8393.