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Grace Wilday Junior High School Dedicates Garden to Teacher Jessica Munoz

June 21, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Jessica Munoz, a special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School (GWJHS), was honored at a garden dedication on Thursday, June 20 by Roselle School staff, Munoz’s family, school officials, students and members of the Roselle community.

After saying a few words about the teacher, a ribbon was cut leading into the garden. Munoz’s favorite vegetables ...

Roselle School News Update - Information on Current Happenings in Our Schools

ROSELLE, NJ - There is always something happening in Roselle Schools. Here is an update to keep you informed on current events in the district. 

Washington Elementary School Holds Career Fair For Students

Students at Washington Elementary School got the chance to meet different career professionals on their Career Day. Each professional presented to different classes explaining their ...

Books and More: Roselle Library Events for June 17 through June 21

ROSELLE, NJ – Do you know what’s happening this week at the Roselle Library? There’s a lot to check out and it's not just books, so check out this list of events for the week of June 17 through June 21.

Monday:

Adelante Alliance Ana Rodriguez with Secondary 10:00-12:00

End of School Year Fun. Come into the library to relax with coloring, games, and snacks. All ...

Baraka, Urban Mayors Slam Trump as Mass ICE Raids Loom

June 24, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka and others today took aim at President Donald Trump and re-affirmed their support for undocumented immigrants as a nationwide deportation raid looms. 

MORE: Baraka Blasts Slated ICE Raids Across Major Cities as ‘Political Stunt’

Trump said he would postpone the mass deportations for two weeks while he negotiates with Congress for ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nael Jean-Jacques from Roselle, Participates in Multinational Exercise in Baltic Sea Region

KIEL, Germany – Petty Officer 3rd Class Nael Jean-Jacques, from Roselle, is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations, says Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Steele, Navy Office of Community Outreach. 

“I'll be doing mostly watchstanding during BALTOPS,” said Jean-Jacques. “I'm excited to be working with the ...

Video: Tree Limb Falls on Cars and Houses in Roselle Park

June 25, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A very large tree limb fell early Tuesday morning hitting cars, houses and pulling on utility wires on Union Road in Roselle Park. 

According to Roselle Park Police Lt. Dominick Frino, they received a report that a tree limb had fallen on the 100 block of Union Rd. at approximately 6:14 a.m.

Homeowner Angel Chabla said that a little after 6 a.m. he heard a ...

Authorities Release Identity of Roselle Homicide Victim

ROSELLE, NJ - Acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced Saturday the identity of Friday night's shooting victim in Roselle to be 27-year-old Justin Claiborne of Roselle.

According to authorities, Roselle Police units responding to a report of a shooting at the Oak Park Apartments on Garden Drive shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday to find Claiborne there and to have been ...

Residents Come Out for Mega Car Show and Street Fair

June 24, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - The 7th Annual Car Show and Street Fair brought many local residents out for a day of good old family fun on Saturday. The event, held in the main part of town had everything from food, games, rides and more. 

Oh, and can you say cars? The middle of Chestnut Street was lined with cars in front of Borough Hall and split at the corner of chestnut to continue on both sides of ...

Roselle’s 7th Annual Car Show and Street Fair to Be Held on Saturday

ROSELLE, NJ - The 7th Annual Car Show and Street Fair will be held this Saturday, June 22, in Roselle. 

The event will be held on Chestnut Street, between 1st and 3rd Avenues, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Road closures will begin at 9 a.m. and will reopen at 6 p.m.  Delays are expected and motorists should plan alternate routes.

The car show will feature Classic, Antique, Muscle, ...

Iconic Rock and Roll Photographer Mark Weiss, reimagines his photos as new art, continues the serendipitous magic

NEW JERSEY: If you were a child or a teen in the 1970's and 1980's, many nostalgic images may come to mind, The Brady Bunch, mixing and drinking Tang, telephone booths, Star Wars, Bubble Yum, Atari, of course the big hair, fashion exploding, Tiger Beat and MAD Magazine...

Most of today's rock and roll icons made their fame in the 70's and 80's.

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Urges Commuters to Get Involved

June 18, 2019

RARITAN VALLEY LINE, NJ -- The Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance is urging NJ TRANSIT commuters to contact New Jersey State Legislators and demand same platform transfers and the restoration of one-seat riders on the rail company's Raritan Valley line. 

The mayors are proposing that NJ TRANSIT should:

Within 6 months restore off-peak direct one-seat rail ...

Westfield Man Admits to Embezzling $66,499 from Greek Orthodox Church

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — A Westfield man who admitted to embezzling more than $60,000 from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America could face up to two decades in prison, federal authorities announced.

George Papadakos, 52, of Westfield, the former finance director of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud Wednesday, which carries a maximum ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing of Roselle Man Over a Facebook Post Argument

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Newark man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for being responsible for the fatal shooting of a Roselle man that was sparked by an argument over a post made on Facebook. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport, Nathaniel Price, 28, from Newark, must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole under ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr

June 16, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND AREA -  As I sit here gathering some information on this week’s local fishing report, I am struck by the poor weather we have been experiencing. Right now, there are winds out of the northwest at over 20 miles per hour. At least the sun is out, however, even though the temperatures are in the low 70’s.

We have gone through a period of storms complete ...

This Weekend's LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

June 13, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND -  It is the second weekend in June, the weather report is rather good. Below is a lislt of the entertainment on LBI this weekend.  Don't forget to check out the Stafford Township Founders Day Parade at 10 a.m. with activities all throughout the day at Doc Cramer Park culminating with fireworks at dusk. 

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting ...

Roselle is One of Four Union County Municipalities to Receive “Discover Our Parks” Grants Totaling $2,500

June 24, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – The County of Union has distributed the 2019 Discovering Our Parks grants to Roselle and three other municipalities. The grant is a component of the Kid’s Recreation Trust Fund meant to encourage municipalities to incorporate County recreational facilities into summer camp programs offered to children.

Grants totaled $2,500 and were awarded in October of ...

Grace Wilday Junior High School Dedicates Garden to Teacher Jessica Munoz

ROSELLE, NJ - Jessica Munoz, a special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School (GWJHS), was honored at a garden dedication on Thursday, June 20 by Roselle School staff, Munoz’s family, school officials, students and members of the Roselle community.

After saying a few words about the teacher, a ribbon was cut leading into the garden. Munoz’s favorite vegetables ...

Petty Officer 3rd Class Nael Jean-Jacques from Roselle, Participates in Multinational Exercise in Baltic Sea Region

KIEL, Germany – Petty Officer 3rd Class Nael Jean-Jacques, from Roselle, is participating in the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise with 18 other nations, says Chief Mass Communication Specialist Bill Steele, Navy Office of Community Outreach. 

“I'll be doing mostly watchstanding during BALTOPS,” said Jean-Jacques. “I'm excited to be working with the ...

Union County Issues Tips to Thwart The Mosquito Population

June 23, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders have issued tips for residents and businesses to help reduce the mosquito population locally.

The key to reducing mosquito populations is to remove their breeding sites. Mosquitos can breed practically anywhere water collects, including clogged gutters, corrugated down spout extensions,  children’s toys and play sets, and ...

Over 16,000 Naloxone Packs to Reverse Opioid Overdoses Distributed Tuesday

TRENTON, NJ – According to New Jersey's Department of Human Services, this past Tuesday was the largest single-day public distribution of naloxone in the country, with 16,000 packs of the drug, commonly known as Narcan, distributed.

The effort was part of the department's initiative to provide naloxone for free and anonymously at pharmacies throughout New Jersey.

Each ...

Trinitas Promotes Dr. Salvatore Savatta to Interim Chair of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry  

Elizabeth, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has announced the promotion of Dr. Salvatore G. Savatta from Deputy Chairman to Interim Chair of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry effective May 1.

Before arriving at Trinitas in January of 2016, Dr. Savatta was Director of Inpatient Psychiatry at New York Methodist Hospital.

“I have been truly impressed by the dedication, commitment, ...

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NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

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Books and More: Roselle Library Events for June 17 through June 21

June 16, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ – Do you know what’s happening this week at the Roselle Library? There’s a lot to check out and it's not just books, so check out this list of events for the week of June 17 through June 21.

Monday:

Adelante Alliance Ana Rodriguez with Secondary 10:00-12:00

End of School Year Fun. Come into the library to relax with coloring, games, and snacks. All ...

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Roselle Park Comes Together to Help Mother with Ovarian Cancer

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - This town is known for jumping in to help their fellow neighbors when they are in need. Once again a there is a need and this Friday Night everyone is invited to the Karaoke Contest and Silent Auction for resident Melissa Rhodes. 

In October 2018, Rhodes, a 39-year-old married mother of two young children, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Between chemotherapy, ...

Fraud in Westfield: Police Warn Businesses to Lookout for Phony Fire Inspector

June 25, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Police are warning local businesses to be on the lookout for a man impersonating a fire protection inspector from a fake company he calls “Metro Fire Prevention.”

The man offers to inspect and service fire extinguishers for a fee, Police Chief Chris Battiloro said in a statement Monday. The man visited two local businesses during the late morning hours on ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...

Union County’s Free Mobile Document Shredding Program Coming to Scotch Plains, Rahway and Hillside

June 25, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the next free mobile document shredding program will take place at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus in Scotch Plains on Saturday, June 29.

The free shredding service also continues in July with two events, on Thursday, July 12 at Rahway River Park in the parking lot across from the swimming pool, and ...

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

Cari Mora by Thomas Harris (Grand Central, 2019)

 

Hannibal Lecter . . . Just the name sends chills down one’s spine. Lecter, who had a penchant for dining on human brains and “fava beans with a nice Chianti,” was first mentioned briefly in the 1981 novel The Red Dragon. However, Lecter takes center stage in the masterpiece of horror fiction, Silence of the Lambs, ...

Swashbuckling Reigns with Ken Ludwig’s ‘Three Musketeers’

MADISON, NJ – The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has opened its season with a dashing, madcap version of  Alexander Dumas’s  “The Three Musketeers.” Playwright Ken Ludwig has created a play for today’s audience, with contemporary touches and plenty of action.

The story, set in 1625 in Paris, brings a fourth musketeer into the mix as they challenge ...