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Deadline for Filing Nominating Petitions for School Board Due by July 29

July 9, 2019

ROSELLE,/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Any local residents seeking School Board positions are reminded that the deadline for filing a nominating petition is Monday, July 29, before 4 p.m. in the Main Office of the County Clerk, at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, Room 113.

“Service on a school board provides the public with an opportunity to contribute to the community,” said Union County Clerk ...

Books and More: Roselle Library Events for July 8, through July 12

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 booked, so check out this list of events for the week of July 8, through July 12.

July 8 

Galaxy Painting: Paint a galaxy on either a tote bag, notebook, or canvas 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 9 

Roaming Readers (Adult Program): Join ...

3rd Quarter Tax Bill Tax Bill Raises Questions by Roselle Residents

July 8, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough’s 3rd quarter tax bill came out this past week raising some concerns for many residents mainly wondering why it is my bill so high?

According to the Borough of Roselle’s Finance Department, this bill was an estimated bill that is always higher because of County and State budgets not being adopted yet. 

Business Administrator Jack Layne released a ...

Happy Independence Day from TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Wishing all of our readers a happy and safe Independence Day! 

If you did not get enough fireworks last night, you can enjoy the fireworks tonight (July 4), at Veterans Memorial Waterfront Park on Front Street in Elizabeth.

The annual Fireworks Show will begin at dusk, which is approximately 9:15 p.m.

TAPintoRoselle.net and TAPintoRosellePark.net is the ...

Union County Bomb Squad Called to Roselle Park High School, for a Report of a Suspicious Package

July 12, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - The Union County Bomb Squad was called to the Roselle Park High School, for a report of a suspicious package on Friday afternoon. 

According to Police officials, on July 12, at 1:14 pm, Police responded to the Roselle Park High School, for a suspicious package. Roselle Park Board of Education employees found two items located in the rear parking area of the school. The ...

Roselle Police Issue Traffic Advisory for Weekend

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle will be hosting its annual MusicFest this weekend, July 13 and 14. in Warinanco Park

The Roselle Police Dept. reminds residents to expect traffic delays and congestion in the area of Warinanco Park between the hours of 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. both days.

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1st Annual Roselle Park Jazz Festival Set for July 27

July 18, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The 1st annual Roselle Park Jazz Festival takes place on Saturday, July 27, from 3-8:30 p.m. in the gazebo area at the Michael J. Mauri Park.  

Roselle Park is already a happening place for arts and music festivals, and saxophonist, jazz educator and Roselle Park resident say they always dreamed of bringing a jazz festival to the town. 

Families will groove ...

Roselle Woman Takes Home the Win at the Meadowlands Annual BBQ Battle Championship

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The competition was extra heavy this year as eight competitors all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights, battled it out at the Meadowlands 4th Annual BBQ Battle this past Saturday.

The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of six judges conducted a ...

Thousands Come Out for the 6th Annual Roselle House Music Festival

ROSELLE, NJ - People from all over New Jersey came out this past weekend for the 6th Annual Roselle House Music Festival.

The event, a dance and music party, celebrated the soulful sub-genre of "deep house" music and brought in over 40,000 people during the two-day event in Warinanco Park.

Attendee’s danced the day and night away both days with music ...

TAPinto Readers Enjoy Women's World Cup Soccer Victory Parade in NYC

July 11, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Seems Glen Rockers show up everywhere there's action, even at Wednesday morning's Women's World Cup Soccer Victory Parade down the "Canyon of Heroes" in New York City, a stretch of Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.

At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, the United States Women's World Cup Soccer team celebrated their second consecutive world ...

Roselle Woman Takes Home the Win at the Meadowlands Annual BBQ Battle Championship

July 16, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The competition was extra heavy this year as eight competitors all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights, battled it out at the Meadowlands 4th Annual BBQ Battle this past Saturday.

The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of six judges conducted a ...

Union County Election Board Announces Outreach Schedule for New ExpressVote XL Voting Machines

July 10, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Elections has announced the new ExpressVote XL Voting Machines will be fully implemented in the 2019 General Election, with the machines debuting for the first time in the following municipalities: Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Linden, New Providence, Plainfield, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, Springfield, and Summit.

Voters in ...

Deadline for Filing Nominating Petitions for School Board Due by July 29

ROSELLE,/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Any local residents seeking School Board positions are reminded that the deadline for filing a nominating petition is Monday, July 29, before 4 p.m. in the Main Office of the County Clerk, at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth, Room 113.

“Service on a school board provides the public with an opportunity to contribute to the community,” said Union County Clerk ...

Union County Hosts First Special Needs Night at Wheeler Spray Park

July 17, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - Children from Roselle and Roselle Park ages 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to attend the first-ever “Night Out at Wheeler Spray Park” for children with special needs on Monday, July 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wheeler Spray Park is located at 234 West Stimpson Avenue in Linden, according to the Union County Board of Chosen ...

Trinitas Says New Table Will Offer Faster Recovery for Total Hip Replacement Patients

ELIZABETH NJ - Thanks to The Hana® Orthopedic Table, hip replacement surgery isn’t what it used to be says Dr. Mark Ghobrial. In fact, the experience of acquiring a new hip is minimally invasive, less painful, and faster to heal than ever before for many patients at Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

Ghobrial, who recently joined the staff at Trinitas, talks about the ...

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Allergy Friendly Chocolate Pudding Fruit Tart

July 17, 2019

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read her essay, “11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies,” here.

Need a fun summer dessert that someone with food allergies can enjoy? Use their favorite fruit and cookies to make this tart. The easy homemade pudding is ...

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Books and More: Roselle Library Events for July 8, through July 12

July 7, 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 booked, so check out this list of events for the week of July 8, through July 12.

July 8 

Galaxy Painting: Paint a galaxy on either a tote bag, notebook, or canvas 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 9 

Roaming Readers (Adult Program): Join ...

Local advocate with disabilities and nonprofit coordinator speak at immigration advocacy vigil

July 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Often overlooked in the national debate about the treatment of immigrants being housed at detention facilities along the Southern border and elsewhere in the nation is the treatment of immigrants with disabilities among those being detained. This past Friday a member and staff coordinator from Community Access Unlimited helped voice those concerns at a vigil held outside the ...

Elizabeth Man Arrested and Charged for Operating a Heroin Mill in Irvington

July 15, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately $825,000 in drugs were seized and an Elizabeth man has been charged following the dismantling of heroin mill in Irvington. 

Acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced Monday that Sean Henderson, 30, from Elizabeth has been arrested and charged for allegedly operating a heroin mill in Irvington, along with other multiple crimes after tens ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter for May 31 through July 9

July 12, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - May 31, 2019, at 11:42 am, Animal control Officer Alex Balaban reported a case of animal abandonment at 218 Chestnut St. It was reported that a tenant who was evicted from an apartment, left two cats with no food, water or care for more than a week.

An investigation was conducted by Detective Gregory Polakoski. Through the investigation, it was determined that Dennis Depack ...

Free “Choose Your Cover” Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Screening Event, August 10

July 18, 2019

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents to participate in the 2019 “Choose Your Cover” program, a free statewide skin cancer screening, awareness and educational initiative taking place on Saturday, August 10, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Springfield Community Pool, 44 Morristown Road in Springfield, rain or shine.

The event is open to all, but ...

TAPinto's Rescue Dogs Share How Their People Help Them Deal With Fourth of July Fireworks

July 5, 2019

The repetitive loud noise of 4th of July fireworks and other loud noises can be frightening for animals, so much so that more dogs go missing around Independence Day than any other time of year.

TAPinto owners, editors, and reporters have learned how to help their rescue dogs get through the night and share their tips and tricks with readers across the state.

TAPinto Verona's Zoey ...

50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Remains Our Greatest Achievement

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 commemorates the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

In our world of rankings, I don’t think anyone can argue the point.

A man walked on the moon.

A member of species earthbound for thousands upon thousands of years, left footprints on that mysterious silver globe in the sky that inspired wonder and fear since man’s ...

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (William Morrow, 2019)

 

Why + How = Who

The formula above represents the manner in which criminal profilers assess the suspects in a serious crime. In the gripping new Douglas and Olshaker book, The Killer Across the Table, the authors write, “We study these people (criminals) not as psychologists or sociologists, ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D,.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

‘Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play’ Takes Audience to Giddy Heights

MADISON, NJ – Since this rambunctious production takes place outdoors, we’re not too concerned with subtleties or even Shakespearean language.

This farce, “William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged),”  written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor is directed with verve and no-holds-barred by Brian B. Crowe. Martin apparently has a talent for this ...