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Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program Awards Another Roselle Student with Scholarship

December 4, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - The Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program awarded Carla Blanc who graduated from Abraham Clark High School this past June 2016, with a $250 Scholarship to go towards her books needed for school. 

Blanc had graduated with many honors and is now attending Montclair State University majoring in justice studies with a concentration in the justice system. 

“I would ...

Roselle Board of Education Honors Departing Roselle Superintendent Dr. Kevin West

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Board of Education President Candi Young and members of the Roselle Board of Education recognized Superintendent Dr. Kevin West this past  Monday for his service to the Roselle Public Schools. West will leave the district after a five-year term to helm the East Orange Public Schools.

The Roselle Board of Education will install an interim superintendent in December, ...

Abraham Clark H.S. Holds 1st. Annual Staff vs. Students Volleyball Game

ROSELLE, NJ - “A wise person once said that Staff Rule and Students Drool!!!” That statement or as the students called it “Smack Talk” came from Abraham Clark Principal Rashon Mickens and it was all in fun! 

The event was the 1st. annual Staff vs Students Volleyball Game held at the Abraham Clark High School on Thursday afternoon. “This game is being played ...

Make a Child Smile Toy Drive being Held in Roselle

December 7, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Borough of Roselle will be collecting toys and gifts cards for children between the ages of 2 and 18 as part of the “Make a Child Smile Toy Drive.” Donations can be sent or dropped off at the office of Mayor Christine Dansereau, 210 Chestnut St., in Roselle. Donations will be accepted through Dec. 23 at noon.

For more information, ...

Roselle Holds Tree Lighting Ceremony and Welcomes the Arrival of Santa

ROSELLE, NJ - Santa arrived once again in Roselle on Monday evening to usher in the holiday season at Borough Hall. Mayor Christine Dansereau along with Borough Council and the Recreation Dept. welcomed the community as they presented a night of local talent, Christmas stories. With flashing and sirens Santa arrived on the scene with the help of the Roselle Fire ...

Roselle Park Lights Christmas Trees and Welcomes Santa

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Santa came to town on Friday evening in Roselle Park as they held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. This year featured some extra features to the event that included live pony rides, face painting, clowns, singers, and many other performances. 

“This is a historical night because we are not only lighting one Christmas Tree, we are lighting two this ...

Female Dog Found in Roselle

December 2, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - This female dog was found at 315 East 1st ave, in Roselle.  She is currently at the Roselle Police Headquarters. If this is your pet or you know the owner call the Roselle Police at 908-245- 2000. 

Roselle Police Dept. Offers Tips for Everyone to Be Safe this Holiday Season

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Dept. has made a list of tips to help keep you safe during this holiday season. 

Always be ALERT and AWARE of your surroundings. 
Park in a well lit area.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Carry your purse close to your body, make sure it is buttoned / closed.
Never leave your car with the motor running either unoccupied or with ...

Tailgate with Trinitas

December 1, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – Giants football fans have an opportunity to spend time with five Giants at a fundraiser for Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.

Fans can watch the game with Giants players Harry Carson, Charles Way, Stephen Baker, Bart Oates, and Eric Dorsey. The $100 ticket includes food and ...

Roselle Wins Thanksgiving Day Rivalry Game Over Roselle Park 42 - 20

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving with out the annual Thanksgiving rivalry football game between Roselle and Roselle Park. This year was the 99th year of this tradition and both teams have had a very good season. The Rams being conference champions kept up their momentum and took the win 42 - 20 over the Panthers. 

Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, Roselle Park Mayor ...

Roselle Park Brings Back “Thanksgiving Eve Bonfire” Tradition

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - An old lost tradition in the town of Roselle Park was to hold a bonfire at the football field every Thanksgiving eve before the big rivalry game on Thanksgiving Day between Roselle Park Panthers and the Roselle Rams. That old tradition that hasn’t been held in over 10 years was brought back to life this year! 

On Wed. night over 300 people showed up at the high ...

Former Roselle Resident Ollie Bell (Swain) Edwards, Turns 105 yrs.

December 8, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Ollie Bell (Swain) Edwards turned 105 years old on Thurs,  Dec. 8. The second child and first daughter of 10 children born to the late George and Laura (Griffin) Swain from Crawfordville, Georgia, Edwards married Jessie Edwards and came to Roselle, for the first time in 1938. 

She made Newark her permanent home in 1947 and lived there for over seventy years. She and ...

Roselle Holds Tree Lighting Ceremony and Welcomes the Arrival of Santa

ROSELLE, NJ - Santa arrived once again in Roselle on Monday evening to usher in the holiday season at Borough Hall. Mayor Christine Dansereau along with Borough Council and the Recreation Dept. welcomed the community as they presented a night of local talent, Christmas stories. With flashing and sirens Santa arrived on the scene with the help of the Roselle Fire ...

Roselle - Roselle Park Rotary Holds Annual Pancake Breakfast Featuring Crafts, Trains, and Santa

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle - Roselle Park Rotary’s annual pancake breakfast featured more than just breakfast this year. The fundraising event that was held on Saturday morning at the Community Methodist Church in Roselle Park, featured a model train show by the Jersey Central N-TRAK Model Train Club. The display which took up a whole room of its own, had several different displays ...

Community Rallies to Help After SUV Crashes into Local Business

November 29, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - After an SUV went crashing through the building of Joe & Jodi’s Barber Shop on Sat. evening, many have come to the rescue to temporarily fix the damage. It was right after closing time on Saturday when owner Jodi Bellomo heard a loud crash. Running down stairs to the street, she found that an SUV had crashed through the windows of their family ...

Leading up to Small Business Saturday, SBA Officials and Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. Visit Roselle Businesses

ROSELLE, NJ - On Fri. morning, the eve of this years “Small Business Saturday®,” Mayor Christine Dansereau, Council President Kim Shaw, Councilwoman Andrea Staten and Councilman Sam Bishop welcomed, Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10), Small Business Administration (SBA) Regional Administrator Kellie LeDet and SBA NJ District Director Al Titone to Roselle. 

The purpose ...

Roselle Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Community Awards Event

ROSELLE, NJ - The 3rd Annual “Community Services & Awards Dinner” has been scheduled for Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at Central Park Restaurant in Roselle. This is a signature event hosted by the Roselle Chamber recognizing people from many facets of the community and honoring them with a special awards dinner. 

Categories to be honored this year are as follows:

Business of the ...

The Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

December 7, 2016

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Original Quaker Oats Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is a classic that is meant to be shared as much as a batch of these cookies are shared. The ingredients are found in most pantries, and if they are not a quick trip to the grocery will fill in all the holes.

Drop cookies are easy to make and are kid friendly, they are also very forgiving with regard to making ...

Cookie-Palooza: Nanaimo Bars

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bar cookies are great for the holidays and year-round. 

Nanaimo Bars:

Base of the bars:

½ cup butter

¼ cup sugar

¼ cup cocoa (unsweetened baker’s cocoa!)

1 tsp. natural vanilla extract

1 egg

1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs

¾ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

½ cup finely chopped pecans (I pulse them ...

Cookie-Palooza: Hello Dolly Cookie Bars

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Bar cookies like Hello Dollies are a great activity for families with younger children, the kids simply layer the assembled and measured ingredients. Aside from chopping nuts and removing hot cookie sheets from the oven, the children can most certainly declare "I did it myself!"

This recipe for Hello Dolly Cookie Bars comes to us from the editors at TAPinto ...

Ryan’s Toy Roundup Benefits Elizabeth Organizations

December 7, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Children’s Ward of Trinitas Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Outreach Center, and the Union County Child Advocacy Center, among others, are the recipients of the Ryan’s Toy Roundup, in progress from Dec. 1 to 20.

The toy drive was begun by the family of Ryan Patrick Faella, who passed away at the age of 13. “Ryan was a spirited young man ...

Adopt a Child Program/Toy Drive Being Held in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - The holidays can be a difficult time of the year for some families. Locally, there are some parents that are having difficulty this year due to unemployment or other financial issues. Assemblyman Jamel Holley and Prevention Links are asking the community for help by adopting a child this holiday. They have identified 200 children in the area who are underprivileged. Help is needed! ...

Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program Awards Another Roselle Student with Scholarship

ROSELLE, NJ - The Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program awarded Carla Blanc who graduated from Abraham Clark High School this past June 2016, with a $250 Scholarship to go towards her books needed for school. 

Blanc had graduated with many honors and is now attending Montclair State University majoring in justice studies with a concentration in the justice system. 

“I would ...

Lifelong Elizabeth To Hold Senior Safety Day December 6

December 1, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – Senior Safety Day, a part of the Lifelong Elizabeth–Age Friendly City Initiative, which takes place Dec. 6, is a free and open-to-the-public program covering a variety of topics intended to make the city an age friendly community, according to its sponsors Jewish Family Service of Central NJ.

Senior Safety Day will take place on Tuesday, December 6, from 12:30 ...

Emergency Assistance Being Offered to Roselle Residents by Communities in Cooperation in Linden

ROSELLE, NJ - Residents who are in need of emergency help for utility bills or food, can contact the Communities In Cooperation office in Linden to see if you qualify for the Emergency Assistance program. 

Emergency Assistance is available for the following:

• Utilities (Must have a SHUT OFF notice)

• Food

Client Eligibility:

• Residence of Linden or ...

Local Hospitals Agree to Replenish Police-Administered Naloxone Supplies Countywide

UNION COUNTY, NJ –  Trinitas Regional Medical Center is among a group of local hospitals agreeing  to replenish the police-administered naloxone supplies of all law enforcement agencies countywide free of charge.

Trinitas’s CEO Gary Horan joined acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Atlantic Health System Director of Protection and Security Services/Emergency ...

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Pictures With Santa - Dr. Charles C. Polk School Hosts its Own Winter Wonderland

December 6, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - Dr. Charles C. Polk School is hosting their own Winter Wonderland on Thurs., Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Don't go the the mall! Go to Polk School, take the family and take pictures with Santa and their Winter Wonderland at a cost of $3. 

Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. The School is located at 1100 Warren St. in Roselle. 

 

 

Roselle Tax Sale on Friday

ROSELLE, NJ -

ROSELLE, NJ – The Borough of Roselle will hold the annual sale of unpaid real estate taxes, Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Council Chambers. This is not a property or foreclosure sale.

A tax sale, which is required by the State of New Jersey N.J. S.A 54: 5-1, ET SEQ., is not a property sale. Conducted by the tax collector, the tax sales generate income for the town.

Roselle Kicks off Annual Toy Drive & Karaoke Night

ROSELLE, NJ - The  annual Toy Drive & Karaoke Night event hosted by comedian/actor Ed Lover will be held on Fri. Dec. 9 at Central Park Restaurant, located at 2401 Wood Ave. in Roselle.

Join Assemblyman Jamel Holley, the Roselle Council members and many others as they collects toys for underprivileged youth in the Roselle community.

The event is free when you bring an unwrapped ...

(Update) Santa to Arrive in Roselle for Annual Tree Lighting Event

ROSELLE, NJ - (Update - The date of this event has been changed to Dec. 5. ) Santa will once again arrive in Roselle to usher in the Holiday season on Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street. Join Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Roselle Borough Council as they present the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. 

*Note the date has been changed to Dec.

Princess Foundation Asking for Community Help to Help Others in Need

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle’s own Princess Foundation, a group that works to empower and support young women in urban communities, is asking for help this winter with a special project. 

Here is the project as described by them:

As the winter months begin to settle in, we are reminded that many people are not prepared with the basic essentials to tackle the bitter cold. As a part of ...

Muhammad Wilkerson to be Helping Families and Signing Autographs for Fans in Linden Area

LINDEN, NJ - Professional football player, Muhammad Wilkerson, a member of New York’s Jets and a Linden native, will be at the Chevy's in Linden for a meet and greet with fans on Tues., Nov. 29,  from 7 p.m. to  8 p.m.      

Wilkerson will greet guests, sign autographs and pose for photos with fans, and will also be available for onsite ...

Groundwork Elizabeth Receives Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

December 9, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – Groundwork Elizabeth’s Come Grow With Us! community garden program has received the Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award in the category of Healthy and Sustainable Communities, the Governor’s office recently announced.

Come Grow With Us! was established in 2009 to improve community health and welfare through access to locally grown produce for ...

Patriots Path Council Honors TAPinto Founder for Service

December 9, 2016

BRIDGEWATER NJ - The Patriots Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored TAP into founder and publisher Mike Shapiro on Wednesday at its 2016 Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner at the Raritan Valley Country Club.  Shapiro was one of five recipients.

The Patriots Path Council, which serves Central and Northern New Jersey, presents the award to those who exemplify in their daily life ...

Prevent Homelessness – Build Affordable Housing in Every Community

December 7, 2016

Dear Editor:

The first time I heard the story being told by a homeless mother who was staying in our church as part of Family Promise’s program, I knew I had to become an advocate. Becoming homeless could happen to any one of us! 

The loss of a job; illness of the major breadwinner, or an increase in rent due to gentrification can catch families in a downward ...

Mother Seton Hosts Admission Workshop for International Students

December 7, 2016

On November 21 2016, Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark hosted an admission workshop for all international students. The presentation was done by Tina Tang, international admission counselor for the College of International Programs at Centenary University and by Patricia Mahaffey, coordinator of student abroad programs, also of Centenary.

Mrs. Corinne Wnek, Director of Guidance at ...

Mayor Dansereau: Conversations with the Community

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau gives an update on the monthly “Conversations with the Community” meetings and other town updates. Conversations with the Community is a citizen driven dialog of viewpoints and fresh ideas, along with getting answers to questions about the town. 

 

Beckerman’s Theory of Everything

Any armchair theoretical physicist knows that Stephen Hawking has pursued a lifelong quest to come up with a Theory of Everything. This all-encompassing theory would tie together general relativity (large scale and high mass galaxies, stars, etc), quantum theory (quantum mechanics, quarks, atoms, subatomic particles), and Newtonian physics (gravity on small bodies, gas laws, electromagnetism) to ...

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales' Captures Old-Fashioned Nostalgia at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – It’s clear the Welsh love to sing as the evening moves on with relatives gathering for Christmas dinner at the Thomas home in Wales.

The play opens with three children and then a chorus singing “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,” a melancholy tune that conjures visions of Swansea, a village in Wales,  with “fallen snow on ...