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NJ State Police Troopers Deliver Winter Coats to Roselle Students

February 15, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Public Schools received a heartwarming donation from the New Jersey State Police on February 12 when Troopers delivered coats for some students. 

Trooper Reinaldo Cruz and other New Jersey State Troopers have been donating winter coats to students in Elizabeth for eight years and wanted to expand their generosity this year to Roselle.

Trooper Cruz, Ltc. Fritz ...

Families Fuming After Union County Vo-Tech Teacher Fired

UNION COUNTY – About 40 students at Union County Vocational-Technical High School in Scotch Plains have been diverted from their regular program of study following the firing of the school’s electrical engineering teacher after a classroom dispute with a student.

After families rallied in front of the school this week, the school’s principal, Lisa Tauscher, told parents ...

Wintry Weather Closes Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools - Governor Declares State of Emergency at Midnight

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ – With a mix of snow and freezing rain in the works for the Union County area, Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday according to both school districts. 

The National Weather Service has predicted up to 5 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice to form overnight into Tuesday. Police remind residents that if possible, move cars off ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

February 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

Roselle Park Council Votes to Raise Contributions to Political Campaigns, Individuals or Groups

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Mayor and Council voted on a few ordinances at the Thursday night council meeting, but the biggest interest on the agenda Ordinance No.  2563, which would repeal Ordinance No. 2395, that was introduced at the Jan. 17 council meeting better know to most as “Pay to Play”.

Under the rules governing pay-to-play, or the practice of for-profit ...

Gov. Murphy: Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2024 (VIDEO)

ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of living,” Murphy ...

18 Year Old Roselle Youth Shot and Killed in Newark on Tuesday

February 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - A fatal shooting in Newark took the life of an 18-year-old youth from Roselle on Tuesday evening.

Authorities said DeSean L. Brickhouse, 18, of Roselle was fatally shot in the area of 41 Evergreen Avenue in Newark shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday night. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor ...

Wintry Weather Closes Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools - Governor Declares State of Emergency at Midnight

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ – With a mix of snow and freezing rain in the works for the Union County area, Roselle and Roselle Park Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday according to both school districts. 

The National Weather Service has predicted up to 5 inches of snow and a light glaze of ice to form overnight into Tuesday. Police remind residents that if possible, move cars off ...

Union County Black History Month Display Available to View at Warinanco Sports Center

February 14, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Freeholder Andrea Staten today stopped off at the Warinanco Sports Center in Roselle this week to view the Union County Black History Month display about famous African Americans.

The display will be open to the public until the end of February. 

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Plainfield Filmmaker goes International with Selection to Toronto Black Film Fest

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield native Lamar Mackson has had a long history in the film and entertainment industry, but recently his short film “White Pickett Fence” has landed him in the international spotlight with its selection to the Toronto Black Film Festival.

The film has already won Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short, and Honorable Mention for Best Actress, ...

$50,000 Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold at Roselle Park 7-Eleven

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Three New Jersey Lottery tickets were sold that matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn for the Saturday, Feb. 2nd drawing winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. One of those winning tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven on Locust St., in Roselle Park.

If those tickets had been purchased with the Power Play Multiplier option, they would have been worth ...

Raritan Valley Line Mayors Alliance Supports Gateway Project, Pushes for Restoring One-Seat Rides on NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line

February 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in New Jersey, have joined the coalition.

“We are thrilled to welcome the RVL ...

TAPinto Crushes Monthly Readership Record: 1,058,415 Readers, 3,022,150 Pageviews in January 2019

TAPinto.net, a network of 80 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, marked the beginning of 2019 with a record month of traffic in January, logging 1,058,415 unique readers and 3,022,150 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across its 80 franchised sites.  ...

Roselle Woman Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Stealing $190,000 from Employer

February 8, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - A Roselle woman that worked as a former site manager for a temporary staffing agency was sentenced to 3 years in prison for stealing $190,000 from the agency where she was employed.

According to Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, Xiomara Jovel, 47, of Roselle, was sentenced to three years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue in Union County on ...

Former Yankee/Met Willie Randolph Helps Honor Union County Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

February 13, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski, Vice Chair Al Mirabella and Freeholders Sergio Granados and Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded joined Union County Baseball Association President Jim Iozzi in congratulating the new members inducted into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during the 83rd Annual Union County Baseball Association Hot Stove Awards Dinner in ...

Two Abraham Clark High School Seniors Sign College Letters of Intent

ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School Seniors Lamar Moore and Khair Pendleton officially signed their binding national letters of intent to play football with their schools in the fall. 

Both students played varsity with the Rams and have accepted scholarships to play at their respective four-year schools.

In a ceremony at the High school on Wednesday morning, Moore who will be ...

Borough Officials Remind Residents to Help Beautify Roselle

February 12, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Borough Officials are reminding all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of the community by helping to keep it clean.

Businesses and Residents can download the Recycle Coach App. for free in the Apple or Google stores. The app calendar lists trash and recycling days and reminders can be set to alert you to your trash and ...

NJ State Police Troopers Deliver Winter Coats to Roselle Students

February 15, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Public Schools received a heartwarming donation from the New Jersey State Police on February 12 when Troopers delivered coats for some students. 

Trooper Reinaldo Cruz and other New Jersey State Troopers have been donating winter coats to students in Elizabeth for eight years and wanted to expand their generosity this year to Roselle.

Trooper Cruz, Ltc. Fritz ...

Couples Connected by Human Services Agency Look Forward to Valentine’s Day

ELIZABETH, NJ - Cupid’s arrow knows no bounds, striking connections between people of all races, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. Locally, a husband and wife with disabilities and a young LGBTQ couple who met through the nonprofit Community Access Unlimited are looking forward to celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Amanda and Wesley Strond of Plainfield are people with ...

Bernadette Griswold Assumes Leadership of Renowned Nonprofit Community Access Unlimited

ELIZABETH, NJ - Bernadette Griswold has assumed leadership of renowned nonprofit Community Access Unlimited (CAU) as executive director. Griswold succeeds Sidney Blanchard, who after 40 years has stepped down as executive director but remains with the organization as associate executive director of community relations.

CAU is a Union County-based, statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

February 7, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

Free Narcan Training to be Held on Thursday in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - The Brough of Roselle is offering free training to anyone interested in learning how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose using naloxone (Narcan) this Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Prevention Links office on 121-125 Chestnut St. in Roselle.

The training is free and the first 30 people to arrive will receive a free Narcan kit. No registration is required to ...

Borough Officials Remind Residents to Help Beautify Roselle

February 12, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Borough Officials are reminding all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of the community by helping to keep it clean.

Businesses and Residents can download the Recycle Coach App. for free in the Apple or Google stores. The app calendar lists trash and recycling days and reminders can be set to alert you to your trash and ...

Union Catholic Principal installed as 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal at IHM Mass

February 11, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, RSM, was installed as the 2019 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal during the Investiture Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday. A reception for the Grand Marshal followed at Shackamaxon Country Club.

Sister Percylee has spearheaded every major advance that Union Catholic has made since 1980 ...

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‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

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Sat, February 16, 12:00 PM

Roselle Jeans and Things, Roselle

Black History Month Bazaar

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Sun, February 17, 8:00 AM

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Pancake, Egg & Sausage Breakfast

Food & Drink

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Sat, March 2, 12:00 PM

NJPAC Center for Arts Education, Newark

Latin Afro Cuban Dance Master Class with Lyvan ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

TAPinto Roselle and Roselle Park Turns Five!

February 14, 2019

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - We are 5 years old today! 

Dear Roselle and Roselle Park Community,

It was just five years ago today that I launched what was then known as The Alternative Press of Roselle and Roselle Park, as part of a bigger network of franchised sites started by Michael Shapiro.

With just a handful or more of towns at that time, we have since grown by leaps and bounds ...

Happy Valentines Day from TAPinto

Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love. Take time out today and tell someone how much you love them. 

Happy Valentines Day from everyone at TAPinto!

 

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

ROSELLE, NJ – Do you know what’s happening this week at the Roselle Library? There’s a lot to check out and its not just books, so check out this list of events for the week of February 11, through February 16.

Monday, February 11th-Adelante Alliance: Ana Rodriguez with Secondary 10am-Noon. (Adult Education Program)  This is a bilingual adult education program ...

Free Narcan Training to be Held on Thursday in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - The Brough of Roselle is offering free training to anyone interested in learning how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose using naloxone (Narcan) this Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Prevention Links office on 121-125 Chestnut St. in Roselle.

The training is free and the first 30 people to arrive will receive a free Narcan kit. No registration is required to ...

Prosecutor: Westfield Man Had Over 4,000 Child Pornography Files

February 14, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ – Authorities have recovered more than 4,000 files depicting children in sexual acts from a local man’s electronics, the Union County Prosecutor said Wednesday.

Officers arrested Gregory L. Brown at his home in the 300 block of John Street Wednesday morning and charged him with first-degree possession of child pornography with the intent to distribute, second-degree ...

Union County College Signs Memorandum of Understanding with New Jersey CannaBusiness Association

February 15, 2019

CRANFORD – Union County College and the New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create a partnership that will support the College’s Medicinal Plant Chemistry Program. Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin and NJCBA President Scott Rudder signed the MOU on Feb. 13, 2019, in the Innovation Center at the ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

'Little Girl Blue' celebrates Nina Simone

‘Little Girl Blue’ celebrates Nina Simone in words and music

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse has brought a heartwarming story to the stage in “Little Girl Blue: the Nina Simone Musical.”

Laiona Michelle, who delivered a powerful performance in “American Hero” at George Street, returns in a play she developed that ...