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Roselle Park Police Host “Mallory's Army” to Speak About Bullying 8th Grade Students

October 16, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park.

Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter Mallory, who tragically took her own life after being relentlessly bullied. 

A spokesperson ...

Roselle Takes to the Streets to Mobilize Around Opioid Abuse

ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) participation in the statewide “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day,” now in its third year, is ...

Video: Abraham Clark High School Principal and the Sigma Beta Club Make a Difference for Hurricane Victims  

ROSELLE, NJ – Abraham Clark High School (ACHS) might seem small on the New Jersey map, but it is making a huge difference in the landscape by helping recent hurricane victims. 

Rashon Mickens, the high school principal at ACHS, working with the Sigma Beta Club, a community service fraternity, were eager to help hurricane victims in North Carolina, after Hurricane Florence ...

Union County Designated as a Safe Space for the LGBTQ Community by Union County Freeholders

October 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11.

The County observed National Coming Out Day on October 11, and participated in the one-day campaign that engages communities to take a stand against the ...

TAPinto Roselle Park and Roselle Park News Team Up to Bring Mayoral Candidates Debate to the Community

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Two news sources, three candidates running for Mayor, and a lot of questions to be answered. That’s what to expect as the Borough of Roselle Park heads into its first of two candidate debates in October prior to the November election. 

Starting on October 11, at 7 p.m. at Roselle Park Borough Hall located at 110 East Westfield Ave. will be the first of two ...

Mayor Dansereau Calls Roselle Democratic Chairman Atkins Statements a Political Attack Based on Blatant Misinformation

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Democratic Chairman and Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins released a statement this week calling on Mayor Christine Dansereau to submit a letter of resignation officially vacating her seat on the local Democratic Committee.

According to Chairman Atkins, the Mayor moved out of the district she was elected to represent on the committee in the June 2017 Democratic Primary, and ...

Roselle Park Police Host “Mallory's Army” to Speak About Bullying 8th Grade Students

October 16, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park.

Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter Mallory, who tragically took her own life after being relentlessly bullied. 

A spokesperson ...

UPDATE: Found Safe! Passaic Teen Goes Missing in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Passaic teen who went missing on Friday evening while attending an outing in the City of Elizabeth has been found safe!

Family members of Eliza Pabon 16, say she was last seen on Friday evening at approximately in the area of 7th Street and East Jersey Avenue in Elizabeth.

The youth is Hispanic with blonde curly hair and is approximately 5’4” and 130 ...

Union County College Women’s Soccer Team Currently Undefeated

October 4, 2018

CRANFORD – The Union County College Women’s Soccer team is currently undefeated sitting on a ten-game win streak. Their current record is 10-0. On Oct. 2, the Lady Owls shut out Ocean County College by a score of 10-0. The previous week, on Sept. 25, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) issued their top ten rankings for Division III and Union was ranked in 10th ...

It’s Stamp Time as Union County Kicks Off - Four Centuries in a Weekend

October 16, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy.

Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County Across The Centuries” stamps will be introduced at every site.

Union County unveiled its ...

Westfield Art Association Exhibit at Freeholders Gallery in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is hosting artworks from the Westfield Art Association, currently on exhibit at the Freeholders Gallery through October 31. The gallery is located on the 6th floor of the Union County Administration Building, 10 Elizabethtown Plaza in Elizabeth. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

“The Freeholders Gallery provides ...

Fanwood Mayor Mahr Addresses Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development

October 8, 2018

FANWOOD, NJ -- Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr was a featured panelist at the recent Governor’s Conference of Housing and Economic Development in Atlantic City, NJ. Mayor Mahr shared Fanwood’s success in attracting investment, new business and more housing options.

The conference was organized to showcase how communities can and should work across boundaries to develop partnerships that ...

Local People with Disabilities Show Value of Employing Workers with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps floors and refills utensils and the ice dispenser.

Capello is an adult with a disability, one ...

Celebrate Italian American Heritage Month with an Affogato

October 5, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.'

Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of vanilla gelato ...

Video: Residents Come out to the Roselle Park Mayoral Candidates Debate

October 13, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A lot of questions were answered on Thursday evening as the Borough of Roselle Park held its first of two candidate debates for upcoming November election. 

The three candidates, current Mayor Carl Hokanson running as an Independent, William Fahoury the Republican candidate, and Joseph Signorello III running on the Democratic ticket came together before moderators ...

New Vote Tabulation System for Union County Announced at Freeholders Meeting in Plainfield

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A resolution for $1.9 million for a new vote tabulation system by ES&S was approved at the first Union County Freeholders mobile meeting on Thursday, held in Plainfield's municipal court.

Nicole DiRado, an administrator from the Office of the Board of Elections, said that although the machines will not be in use in most parts of the county until 2019, they will be used ...

TAPinto Roselle Park and Roselle Park News Team Up to Bring Mayoral Candidates Debate to the Community

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Two news sources, three candidates running for Mayor, and a lot of questions to be answered. That’s what to expect as the Borough of Roselle Park heads into its first of two candidate debates in October prior to the November election. 

Starting on October 11, at 7 p.m. at Roselle Park Borough Hall located at 110 East Westfield Ave. will be the first of two ...

Westfield Conservation Center Taking More Items for Recycling, Reuse, Including Toys for Kids in Need

October 5, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield unveiled new recycling opportunities at its conservation center Wednesday, including a partnership with Second Chance Toys, which collects plastic toys, cleans them and gives them local to organizations that serve children in need.

New sheds, paid for with a grant from Union County, allow county residents to drop off the following items to be ...

Roselle Park Police Host “Mallory's Army” to Speak About Bullying 8th Grade Students

October 16, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park.

Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter Mallory, who tragically took her own life after being relentlessly bullied. 

A spokesperson ...

Roselle Takes to the Streets to Mobilize Around Opioid Abuse

ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) participation in the statewide “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day,” now in its third year, is ...

Backup Has Arrived! Says Roselle Park Officers to One of their Own Who Received a DoubleCancer Diagnosis

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period. 

One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a second cancer is unthinkable, unbearable and one could say heartbreaking.

Union County Designated as a Safe Space for the LGBTQ Community by Union County Freeholders

October 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11.

The County observed National Coming Out Day on October 11, and participated in the one-day campaign that engages communities to take a stand against the ...

Roselle Takes to the Streets to Mobilize Around Opioid Abuse

ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) participation in the statewide “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day,” now in its third year, is ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles Say Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

It’s Stamp Time as Union County Kicks Off - Four Centuries in a Weekend

October 16, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Okay all you Passport Stamp enthusiasts out there, get ready to go crazy.

Union County is going into its second year with the Passport To Your National Parks program. For the upcoming Four Centuries In A Weekend event on October 20 and 21, a whole new set of “Union County Across The Centuries” stamps will be introduced at every site.

Union County unveiled its ...

Hundreds gather for fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer

October 16, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Hundreds gathered at St. Bartholomew of the Apostle Church in Scotch Plains Tuesday evening for the fifth annual Union County Day of Prayer, which featured speakers from the Sikh and Hindu faiths for the first time in the event’s history.

With the theme "Striving to Make a Beloved Community," the evening delivered a variety of messages centering on unity, ...

Roselle’s First Presbyterian Church - First Lighted Church in the World Receives Proclamation on its 150th Annual Celebration

ROSELLE, NJ – Roselle’s First Presbyterian Church is known for being the first church in the world to be “lighted” when the thirty bulb  “electrolier” was installed to the delight of parishioners.

Mayor Christine Dansereau signed a recent proclamation at the church, located at 111 W 5th Ave., and presented it at its recent ...

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Reminder to Roselle Seniors - Roselle Fire Department to Host 21st Annual Senior Brunch

October 18, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Fire Department will be serving up breakfast to all Roselle senior citizens this Saturday, October 20, when they host their 21st Annual Senior Brunch.

The event will take place at St. Joe's cafeteria located at 150 E. 3rd Ave. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All seniors are invited to join them for this great event.

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Have Your Questions Answered at the “Roselle Community Service Meeting” on Tuesday, Oct. 23

ROSELLE, NJ – Third Ward Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson will be holding a “Roselle Community Service Meeting,” on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 210 Chestnut Street. 

Information will be presented on emergency preparedness, utility assistance programs, what to do in case of a power failure as well as tips to prepare your home for ...

Borough of Roselle Park to Hold Auction for Public Works Equipment

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be holding a public auction of surplus property. Items will be sold online through a contracting government online auction service, GovDeals, Inc. Surplus property can be viewed directly at www.govdeals.com. All bidders must pre-register with GovDeals at www.govedeals.com.    

The auction will run for a total of 12 days starting ...

Nominations Open for 2019 Union County Women of Excellence Awards

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Nominations are now being accepted for the 27th annual Women of Excellence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a powerful impact on life in Union County.

“Today it is more important than ever to raise awareness about the influence of women in every sphere of the Union County community, from business and legal affairs to public service, education and much ...

Teacher Training for Union County K-8 Educators: “Falcon Cam in the Classroom” 

October 13, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Conserve Wildlife Foundation and Trailside Nature and Science Center are teaming up once again to offer a one-of-a-kind teacher training workshop, Falcon Cam in the Classroom, for formal and non-formal educators living or working in Union County. 

“Union County has been part of an ongoing effort to ensure the ...

Union County: ‘Hackers’ Won’t Get Westfield, After $1.9M Voting Machine Purchase

October 16, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ – Candidates on the “ballot” Monday included Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent and Swamp Thing, as Union County officials showed residents the workings of a new voting machine at the Town Hall.

But this November, voters casting ballots in this undecided town in the hotly contested Seventh Congressional District race for Rep. Leonard Lance’s seat will pick real ...

Sample Ballots for Union County Voters Now Available Online

October 18, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi reminds voters that they can view and download sample ballots for all 21 municipalities on the County Clerk’s new elections website unioncountyvotes.com, and through the Union County Votes app, a free download for all mobile devices.

“The website and app offer a convenient way for voters to familiarize themselves with their ballot, even before they ...

Update: Pet reunited with Family - Dog Found Roaming in Roselle

October 17, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - UPDATE: 11 p.m.  The dog was reunited with its owner.

A female dog was found on Wednesday in Roselle on Aldene and Halsey Road. 

Roselle Police have been notified the person who found the dog still has her. Contact Jamie at 908-418-8930. The dog does not have a chip.

TAPintoRoselle.net is Roselle’s official electronic news source! To get your free daily ...

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Anchor Books, 2013)

 

Crazy Rich _________________. Fill in the blank with almost any ethnicity on the face of the earth, and the story will probably be similar from culture to culture. At the economic apex of every society one can expect to have the wealthiest, most self-indulgent, controlling people. When taken from that point of view, even though ...

'Other Desert Cities' unfolds with family secrets

‘Other Desert Cities’ unfolds with family secrets at Chatham Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

CHATHAM, NJ – “Other Desert Cities,” the stirring drama by Jon Robin Baitz, revolves around a family’s loyalties and deceptions in a tony Palm Springs household. “Other Desert Cities” refers to the signs along the exit ramps on the California freeway.

The ...

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

‘The Color Purple’ flashes by with verve at Paper Mill

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – This Tony-award winning musical caught audiences up in its stunning story of African American life in the deep south over a 40 year period, from 1909 until 1949.

Based in the novel by Alice Walker and a screen adaptation several years ago, the story centers on Celie (Adrianna Hicks), who ...