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Union County Clerk Launches “I Voted” Art Contest for Students in Grades 5-12

January 9, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has announced the launch of the first annual Union County Clerk “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest for students in grades 5-12. All Union County students in public, private and home schools are invited to participate.

“The tremendous outpouring of interest in the 2018 midterm election cycle demonstrates that ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

January 14, 2019

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Rayna D. Latimer - Paving the Way as Roselle’s First Female Career Firefighter

ROSELLE, NJ - Rayna D. Latimer doesn’t think of herself as a hero. But in the eyes of some, she is. She’s a hero not only because she is a firefighter, But It’s also because she is paving a path for other young women from Roselle who may want to become a firefighter one day.

Latimer was sworn in as the first female firefighter in borough history at the Borough Council meeting ...

Roselle Becoming the Town of Choice for More Young Families

ROSELLE, NJ – When it comes to finding the right community to settle down and buy a home, more families are choosing Roselle, says Borough Officials. 

Within the past 18 months, borough officials said they have noticed a spike in property values and a reduction in available housing stock.

“I believe there were more than 1,000 residential properties on the ...

Roselle Park Officer and PBA Member Teaches CPR Training to Residents

January 15, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In an effort to give back to the community, this past Saturday,  PBA Local 27 member Officer William Hannon volunteered his time to teach Roselle Park residents CPR at the Community Methodist church in Roselle Park.  

Officer Hannon who is also a member of the PBA’s executive board, recently received his certification as an instructor and wanted to give ...

Sudden Fire Takes Place at Linden Municipal Garage

LINDEN, NJ - Roselle Firefighters were called in to assist at a fire that broke out at the Linden municipal garage that sent Linden Fire department along with firefighters from nearby towns into action.

According to the Breaking News Network, at approximately 4:10 p.m., fire officials were contacted after reports of heavy fire conditions at the property located at 1901 Lower Road, ...

Musicians with Disabilities Join Kean University Music Majors to Make Beautiful Music

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The stage at the Wilkins Theater at Kean University was ablaze last week with the energy and Day-Glo tee-shirts of musicians with disabilities from Community Access Unlimited and university music majors at the group's fourth annual collaborative concert.

CAU is a Union County-based, statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth ...

Roselle Councilman Fortuna Has Set His Eyes on “The Arts” for Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ - What is your definition of the Arts? When you ask some people, the first thing that comes to mind is paintings, crafts, and other hands-on types of works. Others will say it's beautiful music. But what about Film Making? Yes, that is art too!

Roselle’s newest Councilman John Fortuna is one who takes the "Arts” very seriously and looks to bring some focus ...

Roselle Holds Annual Three Kings/ Dia de Los Reyes Celebration

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came out to Roselle Borough Hall on Sunday afternoon to join Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Mayor’s Office of Hispanic-Latino Affairs, annual Three Kings / Dia de Los Reyes Celebration.  

Three Kings Day is celebrated on Jan. 6, to honor the Three Wise Men and the day they gave gifts to Christ and also the last day of Christmas festivities. This is the ...

Linden Gas Station Issued Citation After Incident Involving Overcharging

January 13, 2019

LINDEN, NJ - A Delta gas station located on St. Georges Avenue in Linden received a citation after a customer noticed an overcharge when purchasing gas.

Linden resident, Anthony Wohlrab discovered his sister was charged more than she should have been when visiting the gas station on Thursday afternoon.

According to Wohlrab, the pump read 10 gallons of gasoline was pumped into the ...

Girls Basketball: Westfield Caps Season Sweep of Roselle Catholic, Wins, 50-47

January 16, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — Junior guard Caroline Dwyer sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and then came down with a big defensive rebound to help seal Westfield's 50-47 girls basketball victory over Roselle Catholic Tuesday afternoon.

The tightly contested triumph gave Westfield (8-4) a season sweep of the team that knocked the Lady Blue Devils out of the Union County ...

New After-School Sports Program Coming to Roselle’s Grace Wilday Junior High

ROSELLE, NJ - A new athletic program to prepare athletes for high school competition is coming to Grace Wilday Junior High School in 2019.

Boys in the eighth-grade will be meeting at Abraham Clark High School with the football coach, James Williams, on a regular basis from January to June.

These student-athletes will be learning how to prepare for the upcoming spring and fall sports ...

Boys Basketball: Plainfield Outscores Roselle in 73-31 Win

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Cardinals boys basketball team outscored the Roselle Rams on Thursday in a 73-31 win at home.

 

 

 

Jamarques Lawrence contributed 13 points, DaRon Montgomery added 11, and Jalier Burns scored 10.  Jymirr Harvey had three 3-pointers, and Tyejuan Taylor and Jeremiah Whitfield each scored 8 points.

Taylor pulled down 12 ...

Union County Clerk Launches “I Voted” Art Contest for Students in Grades 5-12

January 9, 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi has announced the launch of the first annual Union County Clerk “I Voted” Sticker Design Art Contest for students in grades 5-12. All Union County students in public, private and home schools are invited to participate.

“The tremendous outpouring of interest in the 2018 midterm election cycle demonstrates that ...

Mayor Joseph Signorello III Takes Oath of Office Along with Council Members Mathieu and Petrosky at Roselle Park’s Reorganization Meeting

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was a packed house on Thursday evening as members of the community and dignitaries were on hand at the reorganization meeting to see a new Mayor and two councilmen get sworn in to represent Roselle Park. 

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi was present at the meeting to read the election notices and present all three with their election certificates

Joseph ...

Council Members Bernier and Fortuna Take Oath of Office at Roselle Reorganization Meeting

ROSELLE, NJ - It was standing room only on Wednesday evening as members of the community and dignitaries were on hand at the reorganization meeting in Roselle. 

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi was present at the meeting to read the election notices. 

Newly elected Councilman Brandon Bernier (2nd Ward) and Councilman John Fortuna (5th Ward) were administered the oath of office by ...

Musicians with Disabilities Join Kean University Music Majors to Make Beautiful Music

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - The stage at the Wilkins Theater at Kean University was ablaze last week with the energy and Day-Glo tee-shirts of musicians with disabilities from Community Access Unlimited and university music majors at the group's fourth annual collaborative concert.

CAU is a Union County-based, statewide nonprofit that strives to integrate people with disabilities and at-risk youth ...

Roselle Park Officer and PBA Member Teaches CPR Training to Residents

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In an effort to give back to the community, this past Saturday,  PBA Local 27 member Officer William Hannon volunteered his time to teach Roselle Park residents CPR at the Community Methodist church in Roselle Park.  

Officer Hannon who is also a member of the PBA’s executive board, recently received his certification as an instructor and wanted to give ...

Trinitas School of Nursing - Class of January 2019 Graduates 112 Students

January 16, 2019

ELIZABETH/CRANFORD, NJ – One hundred and twelve students received their nursing diplomas at the Trinitas School of Nursing’s 161st Convocation Ceremony held at St. Michael’s Church in Cranford. 

Surrounded by family, friends, and staff that supported their efforts every step of the way, 99 women and 13 men accepted their pins and diplomas. They also became ...

Roselle Park Officer and PBA Member Teaches CPR Training to Residents

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In an effort to give back to the community, this past Saturday,  PBA Local 27 member Officer William Hannon volunteered his time to teach Roselle Park residents CPR at the Community Methodist church in Roselle Park.  

Officer Hannon who is also a member of the PBA’s executive board, recently received his certification as an instructor and wanted to give ...

Union County Prosecutors Release Information and Map of Naloxone (Narcan) Use for 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Union County Prosecutors Office released their final police-administered Naloxone (Narcan) deployment map of 2018.

According to a map that was released, there were 307 incidents where Narcan had to be used in Union County this past year. The map also shows that there were 114 O.D. fatalities in 2018. 

According to the Union County ...

Roselle Becoming the Town of Choice for More Young Families

January 10, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ – When it comes to finding the right community to settle down and buy a home, more families are choosing Roselle, says Borough Officials. 

Within the past 18 months, borough officials said they have noticed a spike in property values and a reduction in available housing stock.

“I believe there were more than 1,000 residential properties on the ...

Roselle Holds Annual Three Kings/ Dia de Los Reyes Celebration

January 7, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - The community came out to Roselle Borough Hall on Sunday afternoon to join Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Mayor’s Office of Hispanic-Latino Affairs, annual Three Kings / Dia de Los Reyes Celebration.  

Three Kings Day is celebrated on Jan. 6, to honor the Three Wise Men and the day they gave gifts to Christ and also the last day of Christmas festivities. This is the ...

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Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, January 16, 6:00 PM

Roselle Public Library, Roselle

The Authors Speak

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, January 19, 6:30 PM

Church of the Assumption, roselle park

7th Annual Pizza Tasting Contest

Food & Drink

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Wed, January 23, 6:30 PM

Anthony Amalfe Community Center, Roselle

Free Special Needs Parent & Caregiver Workshop: ...

Other

Whats’ Happening Roselle - Events for January 15, through January 18

January 15, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ – Here’s what’s happening for the week of January 15, through January 18. Be sure to check out the TAPinto calendar for other local events.

Be A Part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Monday, Jan. 21

Join Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Borough Council, the Roselle Board of Education, the Roselle Department of Recreation, the Rotary Club of ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Roselle Christmas Tree Recycling Schedule Begins Monday, Jan. 7

ROSELLE, NJ - Starting Monday, January 7, the borough’s Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin picking up Christmas trees placed at curbside.

Scheduled pick-up will be by wards only.

Monday 5th Ward

Tuesday 4th Ward 

Wednesday 3rd Ward 

Thursday 2nd Ward

Friday 1st Ward 

The DPW asks residents to:

A. Remove all ...

Roselle to Host Annual Three Kings/ Dia de los Reyes Celebration on Sunday

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle will be hosting the annual Three Kings / Dia de los Reyes Celebration on Sunday, January 6, at 5 p.m. at Roselle Borough Hall located at 210 Chestnut street. 

There will be a presentation and gifts for the children.

This event will be bilingual (English/Spanish) for all that would like to attend. 

TAPintoRoselle.net is Roselle’s ...

Body of 76-Year-Old Woman Found in Short Hills

January 9, 2019

SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office confirmed to TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills earlier today that a body of a 76-year-old woman was found near the intersection of Woodland and Chatham Road in Short Hills. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time investigators are uncertain as to the cause of death and her name will be released upon notification to her next of ...

Federal Shutdown Hits and Hurts New Jersey

January 13, 2019

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Mayors and local governing bodies don’t always agree on everything. But they know what they need to do to meet the public’s need for essential services. And every year, despite natural disasters, despite fluctuations in the economy, and despite actions taken – and not taken – by other levels of government, they adopt budgets and continue ...

Free Immunization Program for Eligible Union County Children

January 16, 2019

Immunizations are available to eligible children ages 2 months to 18 years of age without medical insurance at the Union County Immunization center, through the federal Vaccines for Children program.

“The Immunization Center was established by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1996 to provide immunizations to children without medical insurance,” said Freeholder Chair ...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama (Crown Publishers, 2018)

Becoming by former First Lady, Michelle Obama, is an autobiography that exudes the grace of a woman who exemplifies everything that a female can aspire to become in today’s world. Throughout the book, Obama follows the theme that she sets out in the early chapters; the theme of “becoming.”

The chapters are organized into ...