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Roselle Schools to Receive $550,000 “21st Century Community Learning Center” Grant

November 28, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ – Three borough schools, with students in grades 3-6, will be the center of a “21st Century Community Learning Center” grant, serving 350 low-income students.

Interim Schools Superintendent James C. Baker announced this week that Roselle schools have been awarded a $550,000 state grant for a comprehensive after-school and summer program at Leonard V.

Roselle to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Marijuana Legislation

December 10, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A Town Hall meeting has been set to discuss the Marijuana Legislation that is due to be voted on possibly in December. Join Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition as they invite residents to participate.

As New Jersey gets closer to legalizing marijuana, a panel of leaders is coming together to answer any ...

Honoring 41, What's Closed on National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush

WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush. 

In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private sector. 

The United States Senate postponed all votes until after the ...

Clark Police Department Raises Funds for Roselle Park Lieutenant During “No-Shave November”

December 11, 2018

CLARK, NJ – Last month, members of the Clark Police Department participated in “No-Shave November” to raise cancer awareness. Proceeds from the fundraiser were donated to Roselle Park Lieutenant Manny Jimenez.

“It’s a rare opportunity when you can help a fellow peacekeeper affected by the cause that you’re trying to bring to light,” the department ...

Police Seek Help Locating Woman Missing Since Dec. 6

WATCHUNG, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public locating a township woman missing since Dec. 6.

A missing person investigation is underway into the disappearance of Helen Kim, 47 of Route 22 West, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Watchung Borough Chief of Police Joseph Cina.

Kim walked away from her residence ...

Roselle Park Kicks Off the Holiday Season with the Arrival of Santa

December 8, 2018

ROSELLE, PARK, NJ - Santa arrived in style on Friday night as Roselle Park held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park.

At the stage was a myriad of entertainment with live seasonal music by the Roselle Park High School, Middle School and Elementary School Choirs, a special performance from Roselle Park’s Dancers Pointe, and songs from ...

Santa Visits Roselle’s Winter Wonderland to Kick-off Holiday Season

ROSELLE, NJ - It was the sights and sounds of the holidays in Roselle on Monday night as the community came out for Roselle’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland.

Mayor Dansereau, Borough Council, Fire Dept., Roselle PBA along with Donald Shaw and his Department of Recreation staff who put together a great program to welcome in the holiday season that included live ...

The Nutcracker at Two River Theater - 10% Discount for TAPinto Readers

American Repertory Ballet

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Friday, December 14, 2018 at 7pm

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 1pm or 6pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1pm

Celebrate the 55th year of American Repertory Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker!  Wonderment abounds as Clara embarks on a magical journey filled with dazzling dance and spectacular scenes.  A thrilling battle between ...

Support Builds for Westfield Detective’s Widow Fighting Cancer

November 29, 2018

Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations. 

WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a healthcare coverage gap in the municipality’s contract with the local PBA.

A 27-year-veteran of the ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

December 10, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Union County College Women’s Soccer Team Finishes Season Ranked Third in Nation

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County College Women’s Soccer Team traveled to Rockford, IL, to compete in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Soccer National Tournament and finished third in the nation. After winning their first game in the tournament, they fell to #2 Delta College by a score of 2-0. This was the College’s first time at the ...

Roselle Pride Rams Basketball Alumni/Varsity Game to be Held on Friday, Dec. 7

ROSELLE NJ - The past and the future will come together on the basketball court for the Annual Roselle Pride Rams Basketball Alumni/Varsity game on Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Abraham Clark High School's large gymnasium. 

The event will feature former state and conference alumni champions such as:

Steven (Doc) Williams
Troy Bowers (employed by New York ...

Video: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Dog Park - Warinanco Park Becomes Second County-wide Facility for Canines

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday.

The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening was attended by local elected officials, county freeholders and ...

Adopt a Child for the Holidays - Toy Donations Requested to Help 200 Children in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - Assemblyman Jamel Holley is asking the community to help each other enjoy the Holiday Season by giving back with a donation of toys for 200 children in the Roselle community.

“It's that time of the year again when we join together as a community to help each other enjoy the Holiday Season by giving back. We have identified 200 children in the area who are ...

N.J. Center for Non-Profits Set to Host "Raising the Voices of Our Community" Conference

SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause. 

The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has spread the word about breast cancer by painting towns pink. The ...

Roselle to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Marijuana Legislation

December 10, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A Town Hall meeting has been set to discuss the Marijuana Legislation that is due to be voted on possibly in December. Join Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition as they invite residents to participate.

As New Jersey gets closer to legalizing marijuana, a panel of leaders is coming together to answer any ...

Update: Union County Fights Back Against the Opioid Crisis with Free Narcan Trainings to be Held In Roselle

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Update December 6: Note that all training sessions start at 6 p.m. except the February and March sessions in Elizabeth which will be held at 11 a.m.

It’s no secret that Union County is in the midst of an opioid crisis. According to the latest data by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office, there have been 267 overdoses and 79 overdose fatalities in ...

Video: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Dog Park - Warinanco Park Becomes Second County-wide Facility for Canines

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday.

The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening was attended by local elected officials, county freeholders and ...

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Make Pasta Amazing with this Foodie Find: Bottarga Di Muggine (Cured Mullet Roe)

December 8, 2018

Where we found it: Eataly NYC Downtown

Last year, our au pair from Sardinia, a little island of Italy, brought home grated cured mullet roe from her trip to the city with friends.

“This is from my hometown!” Giulia told us, taking out a little jar of Bottarga Di Muggine. The next day, she made a simple dish of spaghetti with asparagus, sprinkling each bowl with a spoonful ...

Toys Needed for Roselle’s “Make a Child Smile Toy Drive!”

December 7, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle PBA invite everyone to participate in Roselle’s “Make a Child Smile Toy Drive!” 

“Dear Friends, 

Thanks to the sincere efforts of many of you, we have been able to make a child's eyes light up with surprise and shear. It is a wonderful gift that returns to us, knowing that we have ...

Roselle Pride Rams Basketball Alumni/Varsity Game to be Held on Friday, Dec. 7

ROSELLE NJ - The past and the future will come together on the basketball court for the Annual Roselle Pride Rams Basketball Alumni/Varsity game on Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Abraham Clark High School's large gymnasium. 

The event will feature former state and conference alumni champions such as:

Steven (Doc) Williams
Troy Bowers (employed by New York ...

Roselle Park 2018 Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest Nominations Now Open

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The RP Sparkles committee reminds everyone to get your nominations in by December 17 for the 2018 Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest.

Voted one of the most festive light displays in New Jersey by FunNewJersey in 2017, Roselle Park 24/7 announced its community spirit program, the Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest.  The contest was started by a ...

Investigators Looking Asking for the Public’s Help to Locate Suspect in Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-run

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Authorities investigating a hit-and-run that claimed the life of a pedestrian in Elizabeth on Thanksgiving night are looking to the public to help find the suspect. 

Investigators have identified the type of vehicle involved and are now asking anyone with possible information in an effort to help solve the crime to contact them says, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael ...

Swastikas Found on Bathroom Walls at Summit Middle School

November 29, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - In a letter e-mailed to Summit School District parents, Superintendent of Schools June Chang has disclosed that Swastikas were found on a bathroom wall at Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School "immediately before the extended Thanksgiving weekend."

Further, Chang details that "additional offensive drawings ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Bobbie Peer

This week's featured franchisee owns not one, not two, but three TAPinto franchises! Find out what she loves about owning and operating her own business, how she got started, and how she manages, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, and TAPinto Mountainside full-time.

Q: When did you join TAPinto.net?

Bobbie Peer: I started as a sales ...

Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County

December 7, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting history-making people, places and milestones in Union County.

“From Paul Robeson to Carl Sagan, ...

Video: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Dog Park - Warinanco Park Becomes Second County-wide Facility for Canines

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday.

The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening was attended by local elected officials, county freeholders and ...

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani (Harper, 2015)

 

When I was a little girl, before there was colored television, sometimes I would watch a show where a beautiful, mature lady would enter a room through French doors, and greet her tv audience. The woman wore spectacular gowns that clung to her  curvy shape and sported big satin bows in the back. Her cheeks were like ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

‘Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn’ shimmers and shines at Paper Mill

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – What could be more enticing than the rapturous music and lyrics of “Irving’ Berlin’s Holiday Inn” to sweep us into a festive mood for the holidays? The show, based on the 1940’s film of the same name, is a perfect choice… and one that keeps ...