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Roselle Park Board of Education Discuss Budget Increases and Honor Art Students

March 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Susan Guercio, School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, presented a $35,235,720 budget for the 2017-2018 school year, at last weeks Board of Education meeting. The increase is up $33,904,405 from the previous year. 

The budget, featured an addition of a partial roof replacement project at High school, that  includes an extra $600,000. At the succession of the ...

Roselle B.O.E. Hosts Cookies and Conversation - A Discussion on Technology

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education hosted a Cookies and Conversation meeting during their school board meeting on Monday evening. The discussion focused on technology and how students will be prepared to meet the challenge of a dynamic global society in which they can participate, contribute, achieve, and flourish through universal access to people, information and ...

Due to Weather, Delayed Schedules for Wednesday Announced

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Due to the weather, both communities are working on delayed schedules. See below the town and time schedules. 

Roselle: 

Roselle Borough Hall and Library will open at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15. 

All Roselle Public Schools will be open Wednesday, March 15, with Administrative staff arriving 9:30 a.m., teachers/support staff 9:45 a.m., and ...

Casano Community Center Hosts Annual St. Patrick’s Day Event

March 20, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The first cultural event of the new year was held on Sunday afternoon at the Casano Community as they celebrated with their annual St. Patrick’s Day event.

Live entertainment was provided by Broadway actor, musician and singer Richard Stillman and his trio who played traditional Irish music with their instruments of guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle and even ...

Three Roselle Police Officers Receive Promotions

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor and Council promoted three Roselle Police Officers to higher ranks at Wednesday nights council meeting. 

Officers, Brian Barnes was promoted to the position of Captain, Michael Cyktor to the position of Lieutenant and William Lord to the position of Sergeant. All three were presented with their new badges by Police Chief Gerald Orlando.

Each officer spoke briefly to ...

Roselle Becomes Sanctuary City by Executive Order

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau on Wednesday signed an executive order to make Roselle a “Sanctuary City.”

Dansereau signed the order at the Roselle Borough Council meeting.

“Our police were involved with, and they sat down with, our municipal attorney and myself before we even considered presenting this to the council,“ Dansereau said.

The mayor ...

Newark Man Leads Roselle Park Police on a Chase Through Roselle and Elizabeth

March 21, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Newark man led police on a high speed chase that went through multiple towns before being stopped in Elizabeth. 

According to police, Courtney D. Baker, age 30 of Newark, was arrested after a chase took place as Baker drove at a high rate of speed recklessly through the streets of Roselle Park, Roselle and Elizabeth at approximately 02:09 a.m Sat.

Three Roselle Police Officers Receive Promotions

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor and Council promoted three Roselle Police Officers to higher ranks at Wednesday nights council meeting. 

Officers, Brian Barnes was promoted to the position of Captain, Michael Cyktor to the position of Lieutenant and William Lord to the position of Sergeant. All three were presented with their new badges by Police Chief Gerald Orlando.

Each officer spoke briefly to ...

Casano Community Center Hosts Annual St. Patrick’s Day Event

March 20, 2017

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The first cultural event of the new year was held on Sunday afternoon at the Casano Community as they celebrated with their annual St. Patrick’s Day event.

Live entertainment was provided by Broadway actor, musician and singer Richard Stillman and his trio who played traditional Irish music with their instruments of guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle and even ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Despite the Cold, Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Marches On

UNION, NJ – Despite frigid weather, marchers took to the streets for the 21st Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Union.  Although the crowds were smaller than usual, thousands did come out to watch as numerous pipe and drum bands, police associations, fireman, civic organizations, Irish dancers and hundreds of others marched up Morris and Stuyvesant Avenues to the ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 18, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Roselle Man Convicted of Murder for 2012 Homicide

March 17, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – A 23-year-old Roselle man was convicted of murdering another borough resident in 2012 and now faces at least 30 years in prison, said authorities.

The man, Nyfee Mallory, 23, was one of three men charged in the shooting death of Roselle resident Damel Mitchell, said acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park. She said the jury convicted Mallory after deliberating for two ...

Roselle Man Found Guilty on Drug and Weapons Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – A Roselle man accused of drug and weapons offenses was found guilty on three counts, according to a statement released today by Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns III.

Pascal Exilus, 33, of Roselle, was arrested by Flemington police in November, 2015 after a motor vehicle stop on Route 31. Raritan Township police and the Prosecutor’s Office assisted in ...

Judge Rules: Bad Behavior, But Not Criminal on Mayor vs Assemblyman Case

CLARK, NJ - Allegations of harassment made by Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau against state Assemblyman Jamel Holley came to an end Thursday when Municipal Court Judge Antino Inacio, dismissed the case.

In doing so, Inacio said the actions of Holley were not criminal, but he did say they demonstrated bad behavior.

Dansereau asserted Holley harassed her with obscenities numerous times ...

Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Neighbors of Watchung Reservation Continue Debate On Adding Bike Trails

March 11, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Conflict between supporters and opponents of mountain bike trails at the Watchung Reservation continued Thursday, at the regular meeting of the Union County Freeholders.

More than a dozen people spoke about the Watchung Reservation Trails Master Plan during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, which came just two days after about 300 people packed a room at a public ...

Knit/Crochet with Love Donates Caps to Trinitas Cancer Patients

March 9, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Patients at the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center in Elizabeth were presented with a gift of crotched hats/caps from the volunteer group Knit/Crochet With Love last week. 

It started in February, when a Physician at the center, Dr. Clarissa Henson received a letter from the organizations leader Richa Gupta suggesting a desire from her small legion of volunteers to help ...

Winter Weather Advisory in Effect for All of Union County

March 9, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service and the County of Union has issued a Winter Weather Advisory to be in effect for all of Union County from 10 p.m. Tonight until 2 p.m. Friday. 

The advisory states, accumulations of snow from 3 to 5 inches starting late tonight into early Friday afternoon. Hazardous/slippery travel can be expected due to snow accumulations with temperatures ...

Blizzard Predicted to Come Our Way

March 12, 2017

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Don’t put away your snow blowers. Winter isn’t through with us yet.

According to National Weather Service,Roselle and Roselle Park are in the path of a blizzard scheduled to begin early Tuesday morning and will continue throughout the day into evening with predicted accumulations of 12 to 18 inches with winds 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 40 to 50 ...

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Scholarships Available for Nursing Students

March 22, 2017

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County high school students interested in attending nursing programs ( AD/ Diploma or BSN programs) in the Fall of 2017 are eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Union County School Nurse Association (UCSNA).  Interested persons should speak with their guidance counselors to obtain an application.  Information has been sent to all Union County ...

Roselle Park Kicks Off A New Year of Cultural Events with St. Patrick’s Day Event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The first cultural event of the new year will be on Sunday, March 19, as the Roselle Park Community celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. The annual celebration and cultural fair will be held at the Casano Community Center located at 314 Chestnut St. from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This free event will feature live entertainment by Broadway actor, musician and singer ...

Ribbon Cutting at the New Jersey Veterans Network New Facility

March 21, 2017

UNION, NJ – A ribbon cutting took place Monday evening to launch the opening of the New Jersey Veterans Network (NJVN) office inside the Union American Legion. The mission of the NJVN is to help New Jersey veterans and their families enjoy a sustainable quality of life by creating a network of community veteran liaisons to connect veterans with resources and programs designed to meet ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

March 20, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - According to multiple reports the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire  officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 18, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

Cranford Family Making Strides to Raise Awareness of Preeclampsia

March 22, 2017

The Preeclampsia Foundation is pleased to announce that Larissa Nickson and her family are the Central/Northern NJ Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ Mission Family. As this year’s face of preeclampsia, the Nicksons will lead the Promise Walk campaign by sharing their difficult childbirth story, and encouraging teams around the city to meet or exceed their fundraising goals.

“The ...

Murder on the Orient Express

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ streams along in sizzling suspense

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – Agatha Christie’s murder mystery, “Murder on the Orient Express,” has received a terrific stage adaptation by Ken Ludwig. He’s taken a few liberties with the numerous characters, but has tightened the story line so that it all works seamlessly.

Ludwig ...