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Learning Beyond the Classroom for Students at St. Joseph the Carpenter School

November 10, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Learning is hands-on at St. Joseph the Carpenter School. Pre-K students got to experience a slice of farm life as they hatched 11 ducklings from Quiver Farm and learned about growing crops and caring for animals with a trip to a farm.

For four days in October, students took turns rotating the duckling eggs and adding water to the incubator.  Some students were lucky ...

Books and More: Roselle Library Events for November 11, through November 16

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 November 11, through November 16.

Monday:

Library closed for Veterans Day.

Tuesday:

Adelante Alliance: Karla GED in Spanish with Elementary/ Secondary Education 10 am - 1 ...

Books and More: Roselle Library Events for November 4, through November 9

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 November 4, through November 9.

Monday: 

Adelante Alliance:  Karla with Elementary/Secondary Education 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

After School Program: “Stitch & String ...

Roselle Councilman - Chairman Atkins Fires Back at Mayor, Filing Charges of Harassment and More After Local Democrats Ask for His Resignation

November 13, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - After a request late last week by some Roselle Democrats urging the Roselle Democratic Chairman Reginald Atkins to step down from his position, Chairman Atkins fired back on Wednesday by filing charges against Mayor Christine Dansereau. Atkins accuses the Mayor of harassing him and attempting to intimidate him by using public resources for the past 3 years.

“I have today ...

Video: Veterans Honored with Breakfast and Ceremony

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Tribute was paid to all of Veterans and Active Duty Armed Forces Members at two separate events on Monday. 

In Roselle, Veterans were honored with the annual “Breakfast with a Veteran” held at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Department of Recreation, in conjunction with Janna Williams ...

Roselle Democrats Call for Chairman Atkins to Resign After Urging Voters Not to Vote for Democratic Candidates

ROSELLE, NJ - A Facebook posting on November 4, prior to Election day, by Roselle Democratic Municipal Chairman Reginald Atkins urging voters not to vote for Democratic candidates, and using the term racists has gotten a lot of attention by many including some Democratic elected officials and members of the Roselle Democratic Committee. The Committee is now calling for the removal or resignation ...

Roselle Park Police Give Update on Smoke Grenade Incident at McDonalds

November 16, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the smoke bomb incident at the McDonald’s restaurant on Westfield Ave. that occurred on November 8. 

According to Police Chief Daniel McCaffery, an investigation conducted by Detective Angelo Marino, found two individuals Callum Bujdos 19, of Springfield, and a 16-year-old juvenile from ...

Gunfire at Prayer Vigil Leaves Three People Injured in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - A multiple shooting took place on Monday evening at a prayer vigil in Roselle that left three people in injured.

According to Roselle Police, the shooting took place at approximately 10 p.m. on the 1200 block of Morris Street where people were attending a vigil of a friend who had been killed by gunfire several years ago.

Police said three people were shot in total, with one ...

Sparkle Squad Announces Nominations for the Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Light Contest

November 13, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Sparkle Squad has announced the opening of nominations for the 4th annual Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest. 

The popularity of this annual holiday event was voted as one of the most festive light displays in New Jersey by FunNewJersey in 2017.

The contest was started by a local group of volunteers taking pride in their community and ...

Scotch Plains-Based Actor Garry Pastore Will Host NJ Premiere of 'Shooting Heroin' at Cranford Theatre on Nov. 14

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – Shooting Heroin, a film with an all-star cast, including Scotch Plains native Garry Pastore, motion picture dealing with the drug epidemic makes its New Jersey premiere when it hits the big screen on Thursday Nov. 14 at the newly reopened Cranford Theatre.

Related: Cranford Movie Theatre Reopens Friday

In attendance will be police chiefs, officers and DEA agents ...

A Lecture on Revolutionary Elizabethtown and Connecticut Farms

UNION, NJ - On Sunday, November 10, the Union Township Historical Society will host Union County Clerk and author, Joanne Hamilton Rajoppi, at Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Avenue, Union.

At 3:00 pm, Rajoppi will present a lecture on "Revolutionary Elizabethtown and Connecticut Farms,” based on her research for her latest work, a novel about ...

Update: Abraham Clark H.S. Participates in Walmart Supercenter Grand Opening in Linden

November 14, 2019

Update 11/14 at 1:57 p.m. to add additional photos. 

LINDEN, NJ - Residents were given a first full look at the newly renovated Walmart Supercenter in Linden, Wednesday morning.

The event featured plenty of decorations, a DJ, and performances by the Abraham Clark High School band, as guests celebrated the grand opening ribbon-cutting of the new mega-store.

The store ...

Roselle Park Police Give Update on Smoke Grenade Incident at McDonalds

November 16, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the smoke bomb incident at the McDonald’s restaurant on Westfield Ave. that occurred on November 8. 

According to Police Chief Daniel McCaffery, an investigation conducted by Detective Angelo Marino, found two individuals Callum Bujdos 19, of Springfield, and a 16-year-old juvenile from ...

NJSIAA Girls Volleyball: Wood-RIdge Advances after Win over Roselle, Hasbrouck Heights Eliminated

November 8, 2019

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - The Wood-Ridge girls volleyball team took another step in NJSIAA Group 1 Volleyball tournament, beating Roselle 2-0 in their second round match on Thursday.  The third-seeded Blue Devils advance to quarterfinals to face sixth-ranked Verona on Saturday afternoon in Wood-Ridge.

The Lady Blue Devils won the first game 25-9, and finished Roselle of 25-16 in the second ...

NJSIAA Volleyball: Wood-Ridge's Marino Picks up 500th Career Win in First Round of State Playoffs

WOOD-RIDGE, NJ - Wood-Ridge girls head volleyball coach Andrea Marino picked up her 500th career victory as the Lady Blue Devils rolled over Cresskill in the first round of the NJSIAA Group 1 Volleyball championships.  The Lady Blue Devils advance to play 19th seed Roselle on Thursday afternoon in Wood-Ridge. Roselle advanced by defeating Newark Collegiate.

"They played amazing ...

Update: All Votes Counted - Official Results for 2019 General Election for Roselle and Roselle Park

November 13, 2019

Update: 11/14. This update reflects the addition in Roselle of Cindy Thomas to the 4th ward.

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - All of the votes have been counted and the final update of 2019 General Election results are now official. 

In Roselle, there was only one candidate for each seat. Winners stand as reported Christine  Dansereau will remain as Mayor and Councilwoman ...

Roselle Democrats Call for Chairman Atkins to Resign After Urging Voters Not to Vote for Democratic Candidates

ROSELLE, NJ - A Facebook posting on November 4, prior to Election day, by Roselle Democratic Municipal Chairman Reginald Atkins urging voters not to vote for Democratic candidates, and using the term racists has gotten a lot of attention by many including some Democratic elected officials and members of the Roselle Democratic Committee. The Committee is now calling for the removal or resignation ...

Election Results from Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- In New Jersey General Assembly and Union County voting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, the unofficial results from County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi show that in Assembly District 22, incumbent Democrats Jim Kennedy and Linda Carter, Assembly District 20, incumbent Democrats, Annette Quijano, and Jamel Holley, and Assembly District 21 Republicans Jon ...

Video: Veterans Honored with Breakfast and Ceremony

November 11, 2019

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Tribute was paid to all of Veterans and Active Duty Armed Forces Members at two separate events on Monday. 

In Roselle, Veterans were honored with the annual “Breakfast with a Veteran” held at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Department of Recreation, in conjunction with Janna Williams ...

Union County Freeholders Offer Fire Safety Tips for All Residents

November 15, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - With the arrival of colder weather and the fast-approaching holiday season, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds residents to protect themselves, their families and their guests by following basic fire safety guidelines.

“During this time of year there tends to be a greater use of candles, open fires, and other sources of fire,” said Freeholder ...

Sparkle Squad Announces Nominations for the Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Light Contest

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Sparkle Squad has announced the opening of nominations for the 4th annual Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest. 

The popularity of this annual holiday event was voted as one of the most festive light displays in New Jersey by FunNewJersey in 2017.

The contest was started by a local group of volunteers taking pride in their community and ...

Roselle DPW Supervisor Reminds Residents of November Holiday Schedule

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle DPW Superintendent Luis Mollinedo asks residents to remember with the Holidays upon us, the Trash and recycling schedules may be different.

Below is the November adjustments to the trash pick-up and recycling schedules. 

*There will be no pick-up on:

Monday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Thursday, Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving Day

The regularly scheduled pick-up for ...

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The New Jersey Origins of Green Bean Casserole

November 16, 2019

Ever wonder where the Thanksgiving classic Green Bean Casserole came from? Turns out it was created in the Garden State.

The turkey day staple was invented in 1955 in Campbell’s test kitchen in Camden by recipe developer Dorcas Reilly, who Campbell’s refers to as the “Grandmother of Green Bean Casserole.”

According to Smithsonian.com, the Associated ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, November 23, 10:00 AM

Church of the Assumption - Lower Chiego Hall, Roselle Park

Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sparkle Squad Announces Nominations for the Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Light Contest

November 13, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Sparkle Squad has announced the opening of nominations for the 4th annual Roselle Park Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest. 

The popularity of this annual holiday event was voted as one of the most festive light displays in New Jersey by FunNewJersey in 2017.

The contest was started by a local group of volunteers taking pride in their community and ...

Roselle DPW Supervisor Reminds Residents of November Holiday Schedule

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle DPW Superintendent Luis Mollinedo asks residents to remember with the Holidays upon us, the Trash and recycling schedules may be different.

Below is the November adjustments to the trash pick-up and recycling schedules. 

*There will be no pick-up on:

Monday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day

Thursday, Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving Day

The regularly scheduled pick-up for ...

NJ Transit and Senator Joe Cryan to Host Town Hall Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ - NJ Transit officials and Senator Joe Cryan will host a Town Hall meeting to discuss Rail and Bus issues in the 20th Legislative District.

The Town Hall event will be held on Thursday, November 7, from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Community Access Unlimited located at 80 W. Grand Street in Elizabeth.

For more information call 908-624-0880.

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Union County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Funding to Replace Two K-9 Officers

November 12, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of recruiting two new officers – with four legs each.

The two canines would join the office’s K-9 Search & Rescue Unit, which works with various law enforcement agencies both inside and outside the county.

“The K-9 Search & Rescue Unit’s assignments include searching buildings, ...

Brianna Feeney Selected as Alternate Ambassador for New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee

November 12, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Ten-year-old Brianna Feeney has been selected as the Central New Jersey Area Four Alternate Ambassador for the Elks Special Children’s Committee.  South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 sponsored Brianna as one of the state’s eight ambassadors and alternate ambassadors.  New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee hosted their annual ...

Property Taxes in New Jersey: Still an Ongoing Issue

Over half of Garden State property tax bills go toward educating the state's nearly 1.4 million public school students.

The average New Jersey tax bill is $8,767. About 52.6% of that, or $4,610, is the taxes the local school district levies on homeowners and property owners, according to data from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

But the average taxpayers in some ...

Union County College Signed Agreement with Japan’s Kitami Institute of Technology

November 16, 2019

ELIZABETH – On Oct. 22, a signing ceremony was held between Union County College and the Kitami Institute of Technology of Japan in the Kellogg Building on the Elizabeth Campus. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed between Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin and Kitami President Dr. Suzuki Soichiro. The agreement will provide new academic and study abroad ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...