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Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

Mayor Atkins Announces Roselle is Getting a Mobile COVID Testing Site

ROSELLE, NJ -  A mobile COVID-19 testing site is coming to Roselle, Mayor Atkins announced in his latest ‘Mayor’s Connection’ address.

The exact dates for the testing center have not yet been announced but according to the Mayor it should be sometime in late September or early October. The tests done at this site will be the newer saliva tests instead of the more ...

COVID-19: Health Officials Preparing for Mass Vaccination Clinics

September 15, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — Officials are in the early stages of planning mass vaccination clinics for COVID-19, the director of the Westfield Regional Health Department said Monday.  Roselle Park is one of the towns served by the Department.

Director Megan Avallone, who serves as local health departments’ lead to the state Health Department’s COVID-19 vaccination task force, told ...

NJ Health Commissioner Warns of Possible ‘Twin-Demic’ at COVID Press Briefing

TRENTON, NJ -- NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli today, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing, warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.  

“As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu season. This year we are preparing for the possibility of a twin-demic,” ...

Coronavirus Cases Expected in NJ Schools, Elsewhere As People Return Indoors

NEW JERSEY — For many New Jersey school districts, this week will mark the first day of class. 

While all have prepared — opting for in-person, remote or a hybrid of the two — new coronavirus cases are to be expected, state officials said Tuesday. 

“We have all the public health protocols and procedures in place to safeguard our children, our educators, ...

Virtual After School Programs for K-8 in Roselle Park Starts Monday

September 19, 2020

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Anthony Signorello Youth Center announced that it will be providing all virtual afterschool programming this fall.

The live programming will be held from 3-6 p.m. after full days of school for students in grades K-8. The Signorello Youth Center’s Director John Ranieri announced Thursday that the virtual services will begin Monday, September 21.

After the ...

Roselle Schools Work out Technical Difficulties After First Day of School

ROSELLE, NJ - The school year has begun for students in the Roselle Public Schools and to help the students and families who were having technical difficulties on the first day of classes, the district’s Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Evenide Fanfan-Vilcean, took to Facebook to provide technical support.

The three platforms being used by the district this year are Genesis, ...

Roselle Park Council Approves Contracts to Improve Williams Street and West Sumner Avenue

September 18, 2020

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Borough Council met Thursday and approved 16 resolutions, including approval of two contracts to Cifelli & Son General Contracting, Inc., totaling more than $500,000, for improvements to Williams Street and West Sumner Avenue.

“Resolutions 211 and 212, both good results in terms of public bids. The Williams Street project bids came in about $20,000 ...

New Uniforms for Roselle Park Officers Designed to Reduce Lower Back Stress

September 11, 2020

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - For the first time in over thirty years Roselle Park Police Officers are getting new uniforms.

“The Roselle Park Police Department invests in the health and well-being of our officers. Studies have shown that the number one injury to a Police Officer is chronic back pain. The number one cause for the back pain has been shown to be constant pressure from the ...

Roselle Park Mayor and Council Break Ground at Sullivan Chevrolet

September 16, 2020

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Mayor Signorello and council members broke ground at Sullivan Chevrolet Tuesday where a new Meridia apartment complex will be built.

“I’m super excited for the re-birth of this area,” said Mayor Signorello.

The mayor then thanked the land use board, Councilmembers Mathieu, Petrosky, Negron, Connelly and former Mayor Hokanson for the work ...

Abraham Clark High School Football Captain Nominated for Heart of a Giant Award

September 17, 2020

ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School football player Jared McRae has been nominated for the 2020 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants.

McRae began playing football at five-years-old after being separated from his mother.  He used it as a way to relieve stress and stay out of trouble.  He has been a captain for ...

Union County Clerk Prepares Residents for General Election

September 15, 2020

ROSELLE, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has begun making arrangements to make sure that the mail-in ballot process works smoothly for the general election in November.

County Clerk Rajoppi posted a video to Facebook, the official election website and the Union County Votes app, with step-by-step instructions on how to vote-by-mail. The County Clerk’s office stated that the video ...

Judge Sides with Wilkerson, Orders New Meeting to Select Democratic Nominee for Mayor of Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - In a virtual hearing held Friday, September 11, Superior Court Judge Karen M. Cassidy, invalidated the selection of the Democratic Committee's nominee for Mayor of Roselle and ordered a new meeting to be held to select the nominee for the November general election. 

In the case brought by Council President Denise Wilkerson, Judge Cassidy found that there were ...

Judge to Hear Wilkerson Case Challenging Selection of Shaw as Democratic Nominee for Mayor

ROSELLE, NJ - On September 9, Superior Court Judge Karen M. Cassidy signed an order agreeing to hear on short notice a case filed by Denise Wilkerson against Reginald Atkins in his capacity as Chair of the Roselle Democratic Committee for allegedly violating the Municipal Vacancy Law and the state statute governing procedures to fill a vacancy. Also named in the lawsuit is Nicholas ...

Atkins Family Hosts Weekend Giveaway in Roselle to Help Borough Residents

September 22, 2020

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Reginald and First Lady Cynthia Atkins organized a weekend of giveaways for Roselle families, with the help of Freeholder Andrea Staten and other state and local officials.

Thursday began with two free mobile COVID-19 testing sites that served over 300 Roselle residents.

“The huge turn out by residents is proof that these FREE services are needed in our ...

Community Access Unlimited Holds Virtual Walkathon and Celebrates Supporting Each Other Through Pandemic

ROSELLE, NJ - Community Access Unlimited kept up an annual walkathon tradition on Saturday, albeit in a virtual format, to support services for people with special needs.

Donations are still being accepted for the Community Access Unlimited Ira Geller Walkathon and will support services as well as help cover expenses incurred due to COVID-19. CAU is a Union County-based, statewide ...

Roselle Families Eligibile for Family Support and Prevention Program through United Way

ROSELLE, NJ - United Way and Union County have introduced a program to help students and their families that are struggling with the economic and emotional impact of the pandemic.

The Family Support and Prevention program is open to all families that are Union County residents with a child under 18 in the home. The purpose of the program is to address health issues and/or help children who are ...

Women Leaders Mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, A Former Rutgers Law Professor

September 20, 2020

NEW JERSEY -- Female leaders from across the country, the state, and the local community are mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday, Sept. 18. Justice Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993. She was the second woman appointed to the Court and served more than 27 years.

"The result of ...

Roselle Park Holds Annual 9/11 Memorial Service

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park came together Friday evening in Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park to remember four of the Union County residents who lost their lives nineteen years ago on September 11, 2001.

Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park, located next to the fire station, is the site of Roselle Park’s permanent 9/11 memorial. Roselle Park Police officers, honor guard and firefighters were ...

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Union County Launches Virtual Wildlife Wednesdays Program

The Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the popular “Wildlife Wednesdays” program is returning next Wednesday, September 23 with “NJ Natives” a program focusing on wildlife original to the garden state, such as the spotted turtle and garter snake.  New programs will continue to run each Wednesday through the end of October, with a new starting time ...

Union County: Helping You Recycle Right

Recycling has been mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 but questions continually arise about recycling.  The Union County Bureau of Recycling wants residents to Recycle Right so here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Q:  What is ACCEPTABLE in my curbside bin?

A: Recycle all empty plastic bottles coded #1 & # 2, aluminum & steel (tin) cans, glass ...

Community Conversations: Take Charge of Your Health

September is National Preparedness Month, so now is the time to take charge of your health. On the next Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, Scott Lauter, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, Chief Medical Officer, Atlantic Medical Group and Faith Goldman, MD, Atlantic Breast Associates - Branchburg share some crucial information and answer your questions about the screenings and examinations you should ...

CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System Seek Expanded Partnership

Systems sign Letter of Intent to build upon successful clinical affiliation

Building on a history of successful collaboration to improve the health of residents across northern and central New Jersey, CentraState Healthcare System and Atlantic Health System have signed a Letter of Intent to create a unique model for health system co-ownership. Upon completion of this expanded ...

Free COVID-19 Tests Available at Convenient Locations in Union County

September 22, 2020

The Union County COVID-19 Mobile Test Unit visits local communities to provide free walk-up tests; no car required.

The Union County Mobile Test Unit is continuing to visit local communities to provide free COVID-19 tests for residents this fall. No car is required. All sites are available on a walk-up basis.

“We encourage all Union County residents to use this free, convenient ...

Union County Announces COVID-19 Emergency Drive-Up Food Distribution, September 26

September 22, 2020

UNION, NJ - An emergency drive-up food distribution for Union County residents to aid those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will be held on Saturday, September 26, beginning at 9 a.m. at Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue. The distribution will take place in the parking lot located at the intersection of North Ave. and Morris Ave.  The food distribution will be first-come, ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Archange Antoine Announces Run for Mayor of Roselle

September 10, 2020

Archange Antoine officially announces his run for Mayor of the Borough of Roselle in the November 3, 2020, election. Archange will be running to replace Christine Dansereau, who resigned from office on July 1, 2020.

Roselle needs a Mayor who truly cares for the people, defends the interests of working-class families, prioritizes the working poor, ensures police transparency, and will make ...

NJ Motor Vehicle Storage Facility Aims to Create Community for Car Enthusiasts

September 20, 2020

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- Allison Kulesza, General Manager of Car Lofts in Fairfield, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur about the facility's unique offerings for car enthusiasts and how the business has managed and pivoted during the pandemic. 

Car Lofts is a vehicle storage facility with a private social club for car enthusiasts, along with rental venues ...

How Sweet! Check Out These NJ Honey Farms During National Honey Month

September 17, 2020

NEW JERSEY — September is widely recognized as National Honey Month. This month typically marks the end of the honey collection season for beekeepers across the US.

You don’t have to be arms deep in a beehive to appreciate the thick, golden stuff that makes everything sweeter. The Garden State has a number of bee and honey farms that produce high-quality, local raw ...

School-Based Youth Services Program in New Jersey Must be Refunded

September 9, 2020

Dear Editor:

I am proud of the fact that three school-based youth services programs have supported children in the 20th Legislative District – two at Elizabeth High School and one at Abraham Clark High School in Roselle.

These School-Based Youth Services Programs (SBYSP) have provided crucial services to children with complex emotional, behavioral and mental health needs, ...

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland

Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland (Simon & Schuster, 2020)

 

Month and Year: August 1926

Event: At the age of 21, the tenacious Trudy Ederly, a 1924 Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay,  became the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Ederly, a Jersey girl, made it from the shores of France to the British Coast in 14 hours and ...

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At the risk of sounding political, I believe in science.

I spent way too many hours subjecting my brain to a Math-O-Matic blender of science classes in school to discount it. Let’s face it, nobody would have made it that hard if there wasn’t some validity to it.

Oh I believe in other important stuff too, like astrology and miracles for instance, but a well-accepted scientific ...