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Roselle Celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday With Ceremony and Community March

January 16, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came together on Monday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Residents first joined together at the Abraham Clark High School’s cafeteria for a breakfast prepared by Chef Murel and the Culinary Arts Department. Afterward, everyone moved to the school's auditorium to ...

Roselle Board of Education Seeks Resident Applicants to Fill Vacancy

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education is seeking applications from residents to fill a vacancy created earlier this month with the resignation of board member Art Rice. 

Residents who would like to be considered for appointment to the seat must forward a letter of intent along with a resume by January 24, at 3 p.m. to Mr. Dorian Timmons, Board Secretary, Roselle Board of ...

Roselle to Host Annual Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event on Monday, January 15, honoring the civil rights leader and promoting the concept of giving back to the community. 

The event will kick off with a breakfast at 8 a.m. at Abraham Clark High School, 122 East 6th Ave., Roselle, and will feature keynote speaker Dianne Mathis as well as a ...

Roselle Celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday With Ceremony and Community March

January 16, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came together on Monday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Residents first joined together at the Abraham Clark High School’s cafeteria for a breakfast prepared by Chef Murel and the Culinary Arts Department. Afterward, everyone moved to the school's auditorium to ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Roselle to Host Annual Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event on Monday, January 15, honoring the civil rights leader and promoting the concept of giving back to the community. 

The event will kick off with a breakfast at 8 a.m. at Abraham Clark High School, 122 East 6th Ave., Roselle, and will feature keynote speaker Dianne Mathis as well as a ...

Power Outage Update, Not Many in Roselle but More Reported in Roselle Park

January 12, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Weather-related power problems caused power outages for many customers of JCP&L and PSG&E in New Jersey on Friday morning. JCP&L had the larger total number of outages.

There were no outages in Roselle, but Roselle Park did have several reported.

In Union County, 765 of the 27,288 customers were without power.  In Union County, ...

Widespread Power Outages Hit Union County Friday Morning

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Customers are reporting widespread power outages in Union County Friday morning.

Outages are affecting several towns, including Westfield, Scotch Plains, Clark, Union, Cranford, Garwood, Roselle Park, Rahway and Elizabeth.

According to Scotch Plans police, PSE&G is working on all issues.

TAPinto will provide more information as it becomes ...

Boys Basketball: Plainfield Falls to Roselle Catholic

January 17, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Roselle Catholic boy's basketball team took the win against Plainfield on Tuesday night in an away game in Plainfield.

By halftime, the Lions were in control dominating the game with a score of 43-25. The Cardinals were not able to catch up to the Lions in the second half. At the end of the third quarter, the Cardinals were still trailing and were never able to ...

Report: Gov. Christie Won’t Sign Cooperative High School Sports Bill Before Leaving Office

TRENTON, N.J. – The proposed bill to allow school districts with multiple high schools to “co-op” in all sports based on participation or financial issues will not be signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie will “pocket veto” the bill, by placing it on an “action not taken list” prior to leaving office on Tuesday, according to a report by Greg ...

Wrestling: Roselle Park Falls to Watchung Hills in Finn Duels Championship Round

MILLBURN, NJ - Watchung Hills wrestling continues to roll with team wins on Saturday over Millburn, Edison and Roselle Park at the Finn Duels.  

Warrior Nick Ciraulo won the Paul Serruto Outstanding Wrestler Award.

Watchung Hills remains unbeaten at 10-0 on the season and will next wrestle at Delaware Valley on Wednesday.

 

Saturday match results ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Roselle Board Education Swears in Three New Members; Tied Vote on President and Vice President Positions Sends Decision to the County

January 9, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Three people took their oath to sit on the Roselle Board of Education (B.O.E.) on Monday night, but the votes for both President and Vice President ended in a tie. 

Family, friends, and residents came out for the swearing in of Archange Antione, Johnathan Davis, and Keyanna Jones to the Roselle Board of Education for 2018.

Up next was the board’s task of choosing ...

Roselle Park Swears in Two Council Members and Makes History as First Community to Have a Gay Married Couple Serve on Council

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Two council members took the oath of office on Sunday at Roselle Park’s reorganization meeting. History was made as the council will now have a gay married couple sitting on the dais to serve as councilmen at the same time. 

Joseph DeIorio (R) took the oath of office as councilman-at-large. DeIorio’s husband Thomas (Thos) Shipley (R) is currently ...

Roselle Holds Reorganization Meeting for 2018 and Welcomes Two New Councilwomen

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was standing room only as residents and political dignitaries came out to the Borough of Roselle reorganization meeting on Wednesday night to watch two new councilwomen take their oath of office. 

The meeting started off with the invocation by Pastor Side Lawore form the Agape House of Worship, followed by a violin performance by Caitlin Majewski. Board ...

Roselle Celebrates the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday With Ceremony and Community March

January 16, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came together on Monday morning to celebrate the life and legacy of a man who brought hope and healing to America, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Residents first joined together at the Abraham Clark High School’s cafeteria for a breakfast prepared by Chef Murel and the Culinary Arts Department. Afterward, everyone moved to the school's auditorium to ...

Roselle Borough Holds Food Drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ROSELLE, N.J. - A food drive in the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of giving back to the community is being held by Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Borough of Roselle. 

Residents are asked to support the local food pantries located in Roselle and Elizabeth by donating to St Joseph and Heard A.M.E. food pantries. This will help them continue to provide food items to ...

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Celebrates 25th Year Feb. 28-May 28, 2018

January 15, 2018

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it expands to 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden ...

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Roselle Board of Education Seeks Resident Applicants to Fill Vacancy

January 13, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education is seeking applications from residents to fill a vacancy created earlier this month with the resignation of board member Art Rice. 

Residents who would like to be considered for appointment to the seat must forward a letter of intent along with a resume by January 24, at 3 p.m. to Mr. Dorian Timmons, Board Secretary, Roselle Board of ...

Roselle Borough Holds Food Drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ROSELLE, N.J. - A food drive in the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of giving back to the community is being held by Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Borough of Roselle. 

Residents are asked to support the local food pantries located in Roselle and Elizabeth by donating to St Joseph and Heard A.M.E. food pantries. This will help them continue to provide food items to ...

Roselle to Host Tax Reform Seminar

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents looking for information on how the federal tax reform legislation will affect them will be able to attend a special seminar on Thursday, January 11, at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Roselle Borough Hall located at 210 Chestnut Street. 

The Roselle Tax Reform Seminar, sponsored by Fifth Ward Councilman Samuel Bishop and Second Ward Councilwoman Carla Walker, will examine the ...

Roselle and Roselle Park Schools Closed on Thursday in Anticipation of Inclement Weather 

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 4 in anticipation of the snowstorm hitting the area Wednesday night into Thursday.

Roselle Park municipal parking lots will be open overnight for free public parking prior to the beginning of the winter storm and for 24 hours afterward. Police have issued a warning to keep vehicles off of the ...

Two People Injured in Ceiling Collapse at Galloping Hill Caterers

January 14, 2018

UNION, NJ - Two people were injured after the ceiling collapsed at the Galloping Hill Caterers at 5-Points on Saturday night. 

Union Fire Dept. was dispatched to the scene at approximately 11:30 p.m. On arrival, firemen discovered a 10 x 20 foot suspended ceiling had collapsed.

Fire personnel removed two people from the building. They were treated for basic injuries and transported by ...

Raccoon Attacks Hillsborough Woman and Dog Outside Residence

January 17, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - A raccoon attacked a 63-year-old woman and her dog a few steps outside the front door of her residence Tuesday morning, according to police.

Irene Rothschild told police she had walked out the front door of her home at 424 Bigley Road with her dog around 11 a.m. when the raccoon attacked, biting and scratching the dog.

Neighbors on social media say Rothschild went ...

Police Blotter - December 30, 2017, to January 5, 2018

January 11, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - December 30, 2017 at 11:16 p.m., Officers Jessica Diaz and William Hannon conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2008 BMW on W. Westfield near Gordon St. for an equipment violation. 

The driver of the vehicle, Lohan Goncalves-Felix, age 22 from Newark was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected (THC Oil) and drug paraphernalia.

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Caring Contact crisis Line to Offer Tuesday Morning Volunteer Listening and Suicide Prevention Training

January 12, 2018

Have you ever been told you are a good listener? Do you have a yearning to really make a difference?

Crisis listening line Caring Contact will be offering its 92nd volunteer listening training beginning Tuesday, March 13. Training will run once a week 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., plus one full weekend, June 2 and June 3, and will end June 12. Training will be held at Congregation Beth Israel at 18 ...

Dog Found in Roselle Still Being Held at Newark Shelter

January 14, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on Jan. 9 is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson

The People Versus Alex Cross by James Patterson (Little, Brown, 2017)

 

Alex Cross, subject of James Patterson's 25th book in this venerable, fast paced detective series, is in big time trouble again. Even though his great nemesis is dead, Gary Soneji has a way of plaguing Alex from the grave, through his son, Dylan Winslow, and dastardly accomplices.

Using one of the major ...