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Roselle Park Downed Utility Pole Takes Out 3 Transformers

July 30, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police and fire were called to the Woodside Gardens apartments in Roselle Park on Saturday morning for a downed utility pole. Upon arrival they discovered that a utility pole housing 3 transformers fell on top of cars parked in the complex between the C and D buildings and the lines were down from each building. 

Union County Hazmat was called in to help with the ...

Roselle Park Fire Responds to Fire Alarm At Local Bank

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Firefighters responded to a call early Friday evening to the Valley National Bank on Westfield Ave. and Chestnut St. in Roselle Park. Firemen worked feverishly to get two sets of doors unlocked before they could enter the building. 

Once inside, a search of the building found no visible fire or smoke. All units returned back to service.  

Roselle Park to Hold Second “Cruisin' Night” Car, Motorcycle and Art Show

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you missed the last “Cruisin' Night” car and motorcycle show in June, then you have another chance to enjoy it. The event hosted by Mayor Carl Hokanson and the Roselle Park Borough Council will take place Friday night from 6p.m. to 9p.m. on Chestnut Street with the overflow going into the Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park, corner of Chestnut Street and Grant ...

Roselle Fire Department Responds to Morning House Fire

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle fire department responded to a fire on the 900 block of Oak St. around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

According to Battalion Chief Tom Hoffman, the fire was kept to the second floor and mainly in the hallway of the home and quickly extinguished. Hoffman also said that there were no reported injuries.

 

 

 

Roselle Park to Hold Second “Cruisin' Night” Car, Motorcycle and Art Show

July 28, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - If you missed the last “Cruisin' Night” car and motorcycle show in June, then you have another chance to enjoy it. The event hosted by Mayor Carl Hokanson and the Roselle Park Borough Council will take place Friday night from 6p.m. to 9p.m. on Chestnut Street with the overflow going into the Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park, corner of Chestnut Street and Grant ...

Dancers Pointe Takes Home Many Awards at National Competition

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - This past weekend the company dancers from Dancers Pointe studio  traveled to Hershey, PA to compete in the Encore Nationals Dance Competition. Competing against hundreds of other dance companies and schools from all over the country, Dancers Pointe came home with over 21 different awards in various categories. 

“We are very proud of our students,” said ...

“Family Fun & Flix” in Warinanco Park Continues Tuesday, July 26, with “The Good Dinosaur”

ROSELLE, NJ—“The Good Dinosaur” is coming to Warinanco Park, Tuesday, July 25, as part the free summer entertainment and film series, Family Fun & Flix, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and sponsored by Investors Bank.

"The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet ...

New Jersey American Water Extends Life of Some Roselle Water Mains

July 19, 2016

ROSELLE, NJ - More than 7,000 seven thousand feet of aging 6-inch cast iron water mains in Roselle are getting a bit of extended life as New Jersey American Water announced it that they will be cleaning and lining the water mains under seven roads in the borough.

Cleaning and lining is the process of removing sediment that has built up over time from inside a water main, then lining the inner ...

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Entrepreneurship 101” Workshop Prepares Aspiring Small Business Owners

UNION COUNTY, NJ It’s the American dream – having your own business, being your own boss, setting your own hours….But before you take the plunge (or before you get in too deep in a business that you just started), you need to do some serious self-reflection and homework.

That’s why UCEDC, a statewide economic development corporation, is offering an intensive six-week ...

Cedar Hill Assistant Principal Leaving to Become Principal in Roselle Park School System

July 26, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Another Cedar Hill School administrator is due to resign before the school year starts in September.

The Board of Education on Monday accepted the resignation of Sloan Scully, assistant principal at Cedar Hill Elementary School. Scully, who previously was a teacher in the school district, worked at Cedar Hill with Principal Joe Mollica, who retired at the end of this June, ...

Roselle Park Schools Requiring All Students to Re-register for Upcoming School Year

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Board of Education is reminding all parents that it is time once again to re-register your children for the upcoming school year. The districts policy states that every five years the administration will re-register all students prior to the upcoming school year. The reason behind the measure is to insure that all students enrolled in the district schools are ...

Roselle Resident Gloria Durham Graduates 30 Hour OSHA Training Course

ROSELLE, NJ - Gloria Durham a resident from Roselle graduated from the OSHA certification training program.

Durham completed the 30 hour training program that was geared for laborers, foremen, superintendents and project managers who work with construction companies. 

All of the participants learned about the OSHA Act and the functions of OSHA, information about the procedures and ...

Central Jersey Group Attends Gun Violence ‘Speak Out’ In Washington D.C.

July 17, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I know first-hand about gun violence and the lasting impact it can have on a family, community, and even a nation,” Trenton resident Regina Thompson-Jenkins said to a crowd of several thousand people gathered on the western lawn of the U.S. Capitol Thursday evening to “Speak Out” against gun violence.

Jenkins was one of around 60 people from ...

The Roselle Park Farmers Market is Back for Another Year

July 12, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park “Farmers Market” is back for another year of bringing fresh produce to Roselle park and the surrounding communities. 

The market is held every Wednesday afternoon form 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park on Chestnut Street. (Rain or Shine) 

Vendors this year will include Valley View Farms, ...

Volunteers and Support Needed for Annual Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation Food Drive

July 27, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) reminded Union County residents for the fourth year that "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation," when she kicked off a month-long food drive on Wednesday, July 27, to help feed the homeless in the Elizabeth area.

Quijano is partnering with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and the St. Joseph Service ...

Facebook Group Gives Back to Union County Sheriff’s Office with Cards, Lunch

ELIZABETH, NJ — About a dozen members of a local Facebook group dedicated to doing good deeds delivered hand-made cards and lunch to the Union County Sheriff’s office Wednesday.

Good Deeds by the Heart by Women was the same group behind a similar event last week at the Westfield Police Department.

“It was really great. We were really touched,” Union County ...

Westfield Little Free Library Collecting Cards for Union County Sheriff’s Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Looking for a way to give back to local law enforcement? The “little free library” in front of 710 East Broad St. is a 24-hour drop point for handmade cards that will be delivered to the Union County Sheriff’s office this week. Drop your cards in the box on the lower shelf of the book exchange before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The dollhouse-size library ...

Adoptees May Apply for Birth Certificates as Part of New Adoption Law

July 28, 2016

NEW JERSEY – Adoptees may apply for their birth certificates and potentially learn more about their family’s demographic, medical and social/cultural histories, as part of the second phase of implementing New Jersey’s new adoption law.

The Department of Health has made forms available, and applications are now being accepted. Records will start being ...

The DNC HAS Been Hacked - How Did it Happen and What Lessons Can We Learn from It?

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The security compromise and recent leak of thousands of Democratic National Committee (DNC) electronic messages should serve as the latest reminder of how terribly exposed our digital lives leave us and our private information. If a large, well-funded organization as powerful as the DNC cannot protect its sensitive communications, how can any of us ever expect to ...

Council Meeting Brings Awards, Promotions and Tears of Joy to Many

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Certificates, promotions and appointments were awarded at the Thursday evening council meeting in Roselle Park. 

Certificates were given to Special Agent Thomas Jedic for leading the way in setting up  “Operation Life Saver”,  Achievement Awards were presented to the Roselle Park First Aid Squad and local business, Sun Tavern for their 25th ...

Zika Poses Greatest Threat to Pregnant Women Say Medical Experts at Trinitas Seminar

July 10, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Zika virus poses the greatest threat to pregnant women, agreed a panel of medical experts July 7 at a seminar hosted by Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

The panel, which consisted of Mark Colicchio, Elizabeth public health officer, Dr. William Farrer, the hospital epidemiologist, Lourdes Hernandez, Trinitas’s director of infection control, and Dr. Munir Nazir, ...

Union County Distributes Free Farmers Market Vouchers for Seniors

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Income eligible seniors age 60 and above can obtain free vouchers totaling $25.00 to purchase “Jersey Fresh” fruits, vegetables and herbs at designated Farmers Markets in July, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced.

Seniors age 60 and older are eligible for the program if their annual income does not exceed $21,978 for a single person or ...

The Roselle Park Farmers Market is Back for Another Year

July 12, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park “Farmers Market” is back for another year of bringing fresh produce to Roselle park and the surrounding communities. 

The market is held every Wednesday afternoon form 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Michael Mauri Gazebo Park on Chestnut Street. (Rain or Shine) 

Vendors this year will include Valley View Farms, ...

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Union County Supports Anti-Fraud Toolkit to Protect Seniors

July 24, 2016

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County residents, especially seniors, now have a new weapon against fraud and scams with the Anti-Fraud Toolkit, an online information hub created by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, the Board of Chosen Freeholders recently announced.

The Toolkit includes an email alert network for sharing up-to-date news about the latest fraud incidents in New Jersey, ...

Union County Presents Free Movie Zootopia for National Night Out on August 2

UNION COUNTY, NJ –Judy Hopps finally has her dream job of becoming a police officer even though her chief doesn’t believe in her potential. So she is stuck giving out parking tickets until she finally has a chance to solve a big case, quite an opportunity for the first rabbit officer from Bunnyburrow.

The movie is Zootopia, an animated feature, to be shown free at a free ...

UPDATE: Prosecutor's Office Reports on Truck Chase Ending in Fatality

ELIZABETH, NJ – The motorist who led police in an early morning chase through Elizabeth streets that ended in a fatal accident is in custody in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Saturday.

Danny Clyde Burnam, a.k.a. Danny Clyde Williams, 57, who has known addresses in California and Colorado, is facing pending multiple criminal charges.

At ...

Union Catholic’s 16-Year-Old Olympic Hurdler Prepares for Rio

July 21, 2016

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. – Runners, to your mark. Get set. Bang!

As a four-year track-and-field athlete, she’s heard it a thousand times before. But, when Sydney McLaughlin of Union Catholic High School takes her starting position on the track in the 400-meter hurdles next month, she will bear the weight of the entire nation on her shoulders.

The 16-year-old hurdler will be ...

Registration Open for Roselle Park Panthers

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Youth Football program his now open for registration for boys and girls ages 5-13 years of age. 

Ongoing registration is available on line at www.rpyfc.com or in person registration at the Roselle Park High School Athletic Field concession stands located off of W. Colfax Ave. on Wednesday nights from 7p.m. to 9p.m. and Sunday mornings 10a.m. to ...

Union Catholic Track Star to Compete in U.S. Olympic Team Trials

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Sydney McLaughlin, a rising senior at Union Catholic High School recently named 2015-16 Gatorade National Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year, will compete at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Track & Field at Hayward Field in Eugene, OR.

McLaughlin, who is from Dunellen, NJ, is a two-time Gatorade New Jersey Girls Track & Field ...

Introducing House on the Hudson

July 24, 2016

At TAP into Travels, we enjoy exploring the world and finding cool new things.  On our latest expedition to Cleveland where were observing elephants in their natural habitat, we discovered this wonderful micro brand, Little House on Hudson.

Little House on Hudson is a boutique brand specializing in handmade and unique accessories with a political bent.  While we were ...

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Fanwood Resident Ana Bogdanovski's Unlikely Swim Course Has Led Her to the Olympics in Rio

July 25, 2016

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ana Bogdanovski is perhaps the most unlikely participant at the Summer Olympics in Brazil, where the Fanwood resident will carry the flag for her nation: Macedonia, a country located in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe.

Bogdanovski's parents both are natives of the country, and she has dual U.S.-Macedonian citizenship. Now a graduate of Johns Hopkins ...

Suspect Charged In Winfield Police Standoff

July 27, 2016

ELIZABETH,NJ –  The man at the center of yesterday’s standoff with police in Winfield has been charged. 

According to a statement  from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, Anthony Duca,51  “is charged with second-degree burglary, three counts of third-degree making terroristic threats, two counts of third-degree attempted aggravated assault with a ...

Anti-Cop Rhetoric and the Dallas Police Assassinations

July 10, 2016

The assassination of five Dallas law enforcement officers should shock and disgust us all.  No society can be safe, no rights can be assured and no justice can be found in any place where police officers are intentionally targeted for murder.  

Sadly, this vicious attack comes on the heels of yet another viral video of a police shooting.  Despite that fact that they have no ...

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Roselle Park Police Reports

July 13, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police Reports for July 12 supplied by Roselle Park Police Department.                                                                              

July 12, 2016 at approximately ...

Roselle Park Downed Utility Pole Takes Out 3 Transformers

July 30, 2016

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Police and fire were called to the Woodside Gardens apartments in Roselle Park on Saturday morning for a downed utility pole. Upon arrival they discovered that a utility pole housing 3 transformers fell on top of cars parked in the complex between the C and D buildings and the lines were down from each building. 

Union County Hazmat was called in to help with the ...

Union County Supports Anti-Fraud Toolkit to Protect Seniors

July 28, 2016

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is proud to support the Anti-Fraud Toolkit, a new online information hub created by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs to help consumers protect themselves against fraud and scams. The Toolkit includes an email alert network for sharing up-to-date news about the latest fraud incidents in New Jersey, especially ...

Global research finds 10 risk factors that account for 90 percent of all strokes

The results of a study of almost 27,000 people from 32 countries around the globe found that if 10 risk factors were controlled, 90 percent of all strokes could be prevented. They are: high blood pressure (140/90 or higher),  blood fats (cholesterol), obesity, poor diet, smoking, high or heavy alcohol use, diabetes, stress, heart disease, and physical inactivity. Of them all, high blood ...

Burial at Sea

As I plugged my phone into the outlet next to a shelf in the hotel bathroom, I had a fleeting thought that it was sort of an odd place for an outlet.  That was actually the last thought I had before my phone slipped out of my hands and fell directly below the shelf…

Into the toilet.

The good news was, the water in the toilet was clean.

The bad news was, it was still water.