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Dad’s Get Red Carpet Treatment at Polk Elementary School’s Fathers Day Event

June 17, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Dad’s received a red carpet welcome on Friday morning as they walked their children to school at the Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School.  

The "Calling All Men" Father's Day activity, was decorated with balloons and a red carpeting for the fathers and their sons/daughters to walk on as they entered the school. 

"I'm having a good ...

Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program Donates Bikes to Four Honor Roll Students

ROSELLE, NJ -  “Well, I survived field day,” said Wimbush after he just donated bicycles to four students at the Washington Elementary School in Roselle. 

“We put all of the names of this year's honor roll students into a hat a drew names,” says Wimbush. 

According to Wimbush, his goal is to donate bikes at the end of every school year to one ...

Free Electronics Recycling for Union County Residents

June 14, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to residents, Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling site.

Election Day Results - And the Winner is….

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The polls are closed for this June Primary Election and the votes have been counted. Here are the unofficial results. 

U.S. Senate Race: 6 Year Term

Robert Menendez (D) Winner

Bob Hugin ( R) Winner

Member of the House of Representatives - 7th Congressional District: 2 Year Term 

Tom Malinowski (D) Winner

Leonard Lance ( R) Winner

Member of ...

(Updated) Police Looking for Witnesses to Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident

June 13, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police are asking anyone who witnessed the truck/pedestrian accident that occurred in the area of East Westfield Avenue and Pershing Avenue in Roselle Park on Tuesday, June 12 at approximately 1:39 p.m. to contact them. 

According to police, officers responded to the scene to find Lut Kwok Yeung, 78, from Roselle Park,  unconscious on the ground. Roselle ...

Roselle PBA to Host 2nd Annual Free Softball Clinic

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle PBA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Free Softball Clinic at Sylvester Land Field for all ages and skill levels.

The clinic will be held on Tuesday, July 10. Youth ages 5 to 11 will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and ages 12 to 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

While the event is primarily for girls, boys are also welcome to join in on the fun that will ...

Roselle PBA to Host 2nd Annual Free Softball Clinic

June 13, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle PBA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Free Softball Clinic at Sylvester Land Field for all ages and skill levels.

The clinic will be held on Tuesday, July 10. Youth ages 5 to 11 will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and ages 12 to 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

While the event is primarily for girls, boys are also welcome to join in on the fun that will ...

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 18, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Register by June 18 for Summer of Fun Camp in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - Get your kids ready for best eight weeks of their young lives, as Roselle presents the 2018 version of its summer fun camp for borough youngsters.

Under the direction of Recreation Director Donald Shaw, borough officials have put together eight weeks of fun, from outdoor adventures, to movies, to arts and crafts, to bowling to swimming. There are also visits to a lake and to a ...

Very special "Annie, Jr." Coming June 29-July 1 at Rahway High School

The CAU Community Players will be staging a very special production of "Annie, Jr." at the Rahway High School Center for Performing Arts on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 1, at 2 p.m.

The CAU Community Players is a troupe of actors both with and without developmental disabilities. Formed in 2012, the troupe empowers members with disabilities to ...

Freeholder Board Announces Launch of Free Farmers’ Market Vouchers for Seniors

June 7, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the annual Farmers’ Market voucher program for seniors will begin again this summer. Starting on June 25, income-eligible adults age 60 and up can receive a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers’ Markets throughout Union County.

The total of $25 is provided in $5 ...

Election Day Results - And the Winner is….

June 5, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The polls are closed for this June Primary Election and the votes have been counted. Here are the unofficial results. 

U.S. Senate Race: 6 Year Term

Robert Menendez (D) Winner

Bob Hugin ( R) Winner

Member of the House of Representatives - 7th Congressional District: 2 Year Term 

Tom Malinowski (D) Winner

Leonard Lance ( R) Winner

Member of ...

Free Electronics Recycling for Union County Residents

June 14, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to residents, Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Any Union County resident may bring unwanted televisions, computers, printers, and other electronic equipment to this e-cycling site.

Kevin Byron of Roselle Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

June 15, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Roselle’s Kevin Byron is among the latest community volunteers to complete child advocacy training and take an oath from Superior Court Judge James Hely to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County. After being sworn in, Byron said, “CASA is a terrific agency and the staff so dedicated. I hope to help in this very important venture — after ...

Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program Donates Bikes to Four Honor Roll Students

ROSELLE, NJ -  “Well, I survived field day,” said Wimbush after he just donated bicycles to four students at the Washington Elementary School in Roselle. 

“We put all of the names of this year's honor roll students into a hat a drew names,” says Wimbush. 

According to Wimbush, his goal is to donate bikes at the end of every school year to one ...

Local Police Pass the Torch for Special Olympics

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/LINDEN, NJ – On Friday afternoon, police officers and other runners were poised and ready for the Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle and Rahway leg of the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics.

Video of the runners passing the Torch on St. Georges Ave. at the Elizabeth, Roselle, Linden border can be viewed below.

Members of the of the Union Police Department ...

Head of Radiation Oncology at Overlook, Dr. Schwartz, Joins Ranks of Cancer Survivors

June 9, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ –  Anne Marie Bonassisa of Roselle Park was one of scores of cancer survivors who attended the Cancer Survivor Celebration at Overlook Medical Center on Saturday. It was her first such event. She was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer,  which had already spread to her spine, only four months ago. Still, Bonassisa counts as a survivor – anyone who has been ...

Trinitas Medical Center Recognized for Having 4th Best C-Section Rate in NJ

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's mission to promote vaginal childbirth has recently been recognized by the NJ Department of Health and New Jersey Hospital Association, and their statewide initiative to reduce unnecessary cesarean sections for the well-being of mothers and babies.

According to hospital representatives, their low C-section rate (16.9%) is the result of ...

State Fair Meadowlands Opens Thursday, June 21

June 13, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The State Fair Meadowlands opens Thursday, June 21 and runs through Sunday, July 8, 2018 at the MetLife Sports Complex.  That’s 18 days of family-friendly fun!

The fair offers over 150 rides and attractions to entertain all the members of your family.  With over 50 food vendors, you know they will well fed.

Visit their website for more ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

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Register by June 18 for Summer of Fun Camp in Roselle

June 16, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Get your kids ready for best eight weeks of their young lives, as Roselle presents the 2018 version of its summer fun camp for borough youngsters.

Under the direction of Recreation Director Donald Shaw, borough officials have put together eight weeks of fun, from outdoor adventures, to movies, to arts and crafts, to bowling to swimming. There are also visits to a lake and to a ...

Vitale Family to Hold “Alex's Lemonade Stand” Fundraiser

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Vitale Family in Roselle Park will be participating in "Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer" this Saturday, June 16. 

The Vitale family has a son Matteo who has pediatric cancer and they want to help raise awareness.

The family will have a lemonade stand in front of there home at 718 Chestnut Street in Roselle Park, to raise ...

Roselle Park Bulk Collection Company Experiencing Significant Delays

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park's Bulk Waste Collection contractor is experiencing significant delays at the solid waste transfer station designated by the Union County Utilities Authority. 

Due to these disposal delays, residents should expect delayed pickups today and Friday, as applicable, and potentially through the weekend.

The Borough remains in close ...

Roselle PBA to Host 2nd Annual Free Softball Clinic

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle PBA will be hosting their 2nd Annual Free Softball Clinic at Sylvester Land Field for all ages and skill levels.

The clinic will be held on Tuesday, July 10. Youth ages 5 to 11 will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and ages 12 to 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

While the event is primarily for girls, boys are also welcome to join in on the fun that will ...

Make Music Roselle Park Lineup Includes Rock Bands, Singer-songwriters, Free Harmonica Lesson

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more.

The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill ...

Freeholder Board Announces Launch of Free Farmers’ Market Vouchers for Seniors

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the annual Farmers’ Market voucher program for seniors will begin again this summer. Starting on June 25, income-eligible adults age 60 and up can receive a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers’ Markets throughout Union County.

The total of $25 is provided in $5 ...

Video: Union County Celebrates Pride Month with CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic

June 18, 2018

RAHWAY, NJ - Parents, children, friends, and all family members came out on Saturday afternoon to Rahway River Park for the Union County CommUNITY PRIDE Day Picnic.

The family-friendly celebration hosted by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, was a day of fun activities of arts and crafts, family lawn games, inflatable bounce houses, playground fun and more, along with music by the ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Local at-risk youth celebrate year of achievements at Community Access Unlimited

June 18, 2018

Community Access Unlimited (CAU) last night celebrated the achievements of a number of at-risk youth who are members of the agency's Transitional Opportunities Program (TOP). Each of these youth are within New Jersey's child services system and faced a number of life challenges before coming to CAU and TOP and since then have made significant progress in plotting a brighter future with ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...