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Books and More: Roselle Library Events for May 27, through May 31

May 26, 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 May 27, through May 31.

Monday: Library closed for Memorial Day!

Tuesday:

Adelante Alliance Karla Quinonez-Ruggiero GED 10:00-12:00

Take Home Craft: Stop in the library and grab a ...

Roselle Catholic High School Receives Runner Up in 2018/2019 UC STEP Start Now Grant Winners

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2018/2019 UC STEP Start Now grant winners have been announced and include schools from Elizabeth and Roselle.

The recipients were recognized this week by Union County Freeholders Sergio Granados, Rebecca Williams, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Christopher Hudak and presented with checks and resolutions to students and teachers congratulating them on winning the 2018/2019 UC ...

Roselle JROTC Focuses on Academic Success Above All

ROSELLE, NJ – Senior Marine Instructor Col. James Sfayer says it has been a privilege and an honor to help lead the Roselle Schools JROTC program over the past 10 or so years.

The mission for all the cadets in the JROTC program is to develop young men and women to lead themselves first, which prepares them to lead others in the future.

A humble man, Col. Sfayer gives the cadets all ...

Schedule of Memorial Day Parades and Services for Elizabeth, Roselle and Roselle Park

May 24, 2019

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. While many residents will be heading to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, a large number will also commemorate Memorial Day with local parades and ceremonies. Here is a guide to the upcoming Memorial Day parades and services in our area. 

Elizabeth: On Monday, May 27, at 10 ...

Freeholders Cut Ribbon on $9 Million Ashbrook Golf Course Clubhouse in Scotch Plains

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders joined with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, golfers, KemperSports and other elected officials on Thursday to cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art Ash Brook Golf Course Clubhouse, which will open to the public in a few weeks.

The new, 21,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, which cost an estimated $9 million to build, has plenty to ...

Roselle Park Council Discusses Meridian Park Square Project and Recognizes Local Resident

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Discussion on the Meridian Park Square project went into executive session during Thursday nights council meeting before latter going to a vote. 

Borough Clerk Andrew Casais read ordinance number 25-75 which would approve an application for a long term tax exemption regarding Meridian Park Square and renewal of Roselle Park LLC, A motion for this ordinance was approved ...

SUV Crashes Into Roselle 7-11

May 24, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Police and Fire Units responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into the 7-11 on St. Georges Avenue and Chestnut Street late Thursday evening at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, Police found an SUV inside of the store. The owner and driver of the vehicle was a woman from Elizabeth. She told TAPinto, that she had no control and that the SUV would not stop. She ...

Roselle PD Joins “Neighbors” by Ring to Provide Users with Real-Time, Local Crime and Safety Information

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Police Department has announced its partnership with the free “Neighbors” app by Ring to provide its residents with real-time, local crime and safety information.

“Real-time communications is an invaluable tool to assist law enforcement in preventing crime from occurring and solving open cases”, said Chief Brian Barnes. “We are hoping ...

Video: Roselle Park Kicks Off “Pride Season” with First Ever “Celebration of Colors” LGBTQ Pride Event

May 20, 2019

ROSELLE  PARK, NJ - Roselle Park kicked off “Pride Season” with the Borough’s first ever “Celebration of Colors” LGBTQ Pride event to celebrate family, equality, diversity, and community.

This LGBTQ Pride outdoor event for Roselle Park comes after three years of trying and the weather not cooperating. 

Jane Clementi, Co-Founder of the Tyler ...

At Sopranos prequel night film shoot, 1967 Newark riot burns again

NEWARK, NJ - Soldiers, state troopers, and police officers charged through the streets of downtown Newark late Thursday night into reenacted combat, on to a fiery film set that sought to recreate the dramatic events of the 1967 riot.

Actors crouched behind crashed, burning cop cars while they shot wildly into buildings. 

The death rattle of rifle fire echoed off the hosed-down ...

VIDEO: Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) Takes to House Floor in Washington to Advocate for One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line

May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Tom Malinowski (NJ, D-7) spoke on the House Floor in Washington on Wednesday, May 15, to highlight the lack of one-seat ride access on NJ TRANSIT's Raritan Valley Line into New York City. (Video below.)

Madam Speaker, today I rise to highlight the struggle that rail commuters in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District face each day.

Public ...

Freeholders Cut Ribbon on $9 Million Ashbrook Golf Course Clubhouse in Scotch Plains

May 23, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union County Freeholders joined with Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith, golfers, KemperSports and other elected officials on Thursday to cut the ribbon on the new state-of-the-art Ash Brook Golf Course Clubhouse, which will open to the public in a few weeks.

The new, 21,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, which cost an estimated $9 million to build, has plenty to ...

Softball: Roselle Park Too Much For Westfield in Union County Final

UNION, NJ – Unfortunately for the Westfield High School softball team, the third time meeting against Roselle Park this season would not end up like the first two.

The top-seeded Blue Devils fell to the second-seeded Panthers, 7-1, in Wednesday night’s Union County Tournament final at Kean University.

Westfield had success against Roselle Park this year – winning 11-1 in ...

Aldi Markets Recall Potentially Contaminated Flour

May 24, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ – Aldi supermarkets have announced a recall of flour sold in its stores that may contain E. coli bacteria.

The recall applies to “Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour” which the supermarket chain sold in 11 states, including New Jersey.

The flour affected by the recall was sold in a five-pound bag with the UPC code “041498130404.”

To be cautious, Aldi ...

Sample Ballots for June Primary Election Now Available on Union County Clerk Elections Website and App

May 17, 2019

UNION COUNTY, N J - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi announces that sample ballots for the June 4 Primary Election are now available on the Union County Votes mobile app for Apple and Android devices, and on the County Clerk’s election website at unioncountyvotes.com.

“My office will begin mailing sample ballots by U.S. Mail on Tuesday, May 21st to each voter. The online posting ...

Roselle Catholic High School Receives Runner Up in 2018/2019 UC STEP Start Now Grant Winners

May 25, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - The 2018/2019 UC STEP Start Now grant winners have been announced and include schools from Elizabeth and Roselle.

The recipients were recognized this week by Union County Freeholders Sergio Granados, Rebecca Williams, Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded and Christopher Hudak and presented with checks and resolutions to students and teachers congratulating them on winning the 2018/2019 UC ...

Video: Roselle Park Kicks Off “Pride Season” with First Ever “Celebration of Colors” LGBTQ Pride Event

ROSELLE  PARK, NJ - Roselle Park kicked off “Pride Season” with the Borough’s first ever “Celebration of Colors” LGBTQ Pride event to celebrate family, equality, diversity, and community.

This LGBTQ Pride outdoor event for Roselle Park comes after three years of trying and the weather not cooperating. 

Jane Clementi, Co-Founder of the Tyler ...

Annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run to Go Through RosellePark on June 7

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police will be participating once again in the annual Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run. 

The event will take place on Friday, June 7, between 10-11. Officers will run from Elizabeth up Westfield Ave. through Roselle Park to the Church of the Assumption. A viewing stand will be set up there to cheer the officers on and watch the torch being passed ...

Horan Receives Edward J. Ill Award

May 23, 2019

Trinitas President and CEO Named 2019 Outstanding Healthcare Executive

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center's President and CEO Gary S. Horan, FACHE, is the recipient of 2019's Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award by the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Foundation and MDAdvantage. 

"We honor those outstanding physicians, scientists, and leaders in ...

How Union County is Battling Opioid Epidemic After 133 Overdose Deaths in 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In 2018, 133 Union County residents died of an opioid overdose, approximately double the number of people who died from a drug overdose in 2015, according to county data.

Several county initiatives, including Operation Helping Hand and the CLEAR Program, are designed to reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic. These and other county programs were detailed in ...

Trinitas Denied Level II Trauma Center Designation

Hospital will appeal to correct flawed decision

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s request to become a Level II Trauma has been denied by the State Health Planning Board.

The statement below was released on Friday from Trinitas calling the decision flawed and stating they will appeal the decision. 

“Trinitas Regional Medical Center is deeply disappointed ...

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The Best Deal on Meals We’ve Found Anywhere in New Jersey

May 25, 2019

A dollar won’t buy you a cup of coffee at most places in New Jersey, but this week it will buy nine meals for neighbors in need.

That’s because every dollar donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s triple match campaign will be tripled until midnight on May 31, 2019, up to $15,000 thanks to a donor. As of Friday, CFBNJ was just under halfway to that goal, ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, June 6, 6:00 PM

Church of the Assumption, Roselle Park

19th Annual Feast of St. Anthony

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Other Religions And Spirituality

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Mon, June 10, 6:00 PM

Colleen Fraser (County Clerk) Building, Westfield

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

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Fri, June 14, 10:00 AM

CASA of Union County Office, Elizabeth

CASA of Union County Information Session

Giving Back

Books and More: Roselle Library Events for May 27, through May 31

May 26, 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 May 27, through May 31.

Monday: Library closed for Memorial Day!

Tuesday:

Adelante Alliance Karla Quinonez-Ruggiero GED 10:00-12:00

Take Home Craft: Stop in the library and grab a ...

Schedule of Memorial Day Parades and Services for Elizabeth, Roselle and Roselle Park

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. While many residents will be heading to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, a large number will also commemorate Memorial Day with local parades and ceremonies. Here is a guide to the upcoming Memorial Day parades and services in our area. 

Elizabeth: On Monday, May 27, at 10 ...

Roselle Park Kicks Off Pride Season with a “Celebration of Colors”

ROSELLE  PARK, NJ - Roselle Park kicks off “Pride Season” with it’s first ever “Celebration of Colors” LGBTQ Pride Event for Everyone to celebrate family, equality, diversity, and community. This 1st ever LGBTQ Pride Outdoor Event will also conclude with a  Community Unity Rainbow “Color Toss”.

On Sunday, May 19th, the kick-off begins at ...

Happy Mother's Day

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK/ELIZABETH, NJ - The Staff of TAPinto.net would like to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to Moms everywhere.

 

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How Union County is Battling Opioid Epidemic After 133 Overdose Deaths in 2018

May 22, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — In 2018, 133 Union County residents died of an opioid overdose, approximately double the number of people who died from a drug overdose in 2015, according to county data.

Several county initiatives, including Operation Helping Hand and the CLEAR Program, are designed to reduce the impact of the opioid epidemic. These and other county programs were detailed in ...

Scotch Plains Mourns Death of Former Police Chief Bob Luce

May 23, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Friends, family, and scores of police officers paid their respects to Robert "Bob" Luce, a former Scotch Plains police chief, who died on Saturday, May 18, at age 85.

Bob Luce was born in Boston and settled to Scotch Plains in 1939. He was a 1952 graduate of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and then enlisted in ...

Roselle Park Police Blotter for May 11 through may 14

May 15, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On May 11, 2019, at 9:15 pm, Officer Avsar Patel was on patrol in the area of West Westfield Ave. and Locust St. He observed a 2005 Hyundai commit a motor vehicle violation. A motor vehicle stop was then conducted.

A passenger identified as Christopher Edouard 18, of Orange, N.J. was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance (marijuana). Edouard was ...

Family Support & Prevention Program

May 24, 2019

Family Support and Prevention is a program that provides specific services to families with children who are stuggling with health challenges and/or educational obstacles and families who need emergency financial assistance. For financial assistance please refer to the Flex Funds requirements :

FLEX FUNDS

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Must have at least one child under the age of 18 in the ...

‘Skylight’ Takes Emotional Leap for Two Mismatched Lovers

PRINCETON, NJ – Kyra is living on the edge in an upstairs flat in north-west London. When her former employer, and lover, Tom, comes to see her, he is horrified that she will put up with such a sad, paint-peeling habitat.

But we learn, in David Hare’s fascinating “Skylight,” she is making a statement as well as finding fulfillment in teaching poor children in a rundown ...

‘She Loves Me’ sparkles and shines at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – With only one more weekend to see this charming musical at The Summit Playhouse, it’s well worth your time to seek out “She Loves Me” on May 17 or 18 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m.

The play, set in 1937, has a long history, first as “The Perfumerie,” set in Budapest, by Hungarian playwright Mikos Laszio. Then there was a film version ...