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Roselle School Happenings - A Look Back on the Weeks Events

December 18, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - It’s a very busy month in the Roselle Schools. Here’s an update of events that have taken place for the week of December 10 through December 14.  

Abraham Clark High School Holds Toy Drive Friday, Dec. 7

Abraham Clark High School’s (ACHS) National Honor Society and Sigma Beta Club enhanced some children’s holiday season by collecting toys for the ...

Roselle to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Marijuana Legislation

December 10, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A Town Hall meeting has been set to discuss the Marijuana Legislation that is due to be voted on possibly in December. Join Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition as they invite residents to participate.

As New Jersey gets closer to legalizing marijuana, a panel of leaders is coming together to answer any ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to Begin as Part of Statewide Year-End Campaign

December 16, 2018

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Law enforcement officials across the state will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of the year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign.

The crackdown began December 7, and continues through January 1, 2019, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Raise $5,070 for Charity with No Shave November

Union County, NJ – Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November. 

The officers raised $5,070 for the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave November challenges participants to forgo shaving for the month in order ...

Community Access Unlimited to Hold Open Auditions for "Hairspray, Jr." in January

December 12, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Holy moly, welcome to the '60s! The CAU Community Players, an integrated theater troupe that brings together performers with and without developmental disabilities, is holding open auditions for an upcoming production of “Hairspray, Jr.” Auditions will be held January 22, 24 and 26.

Community Access Unlimited (CAU), a Union County-based human services agency, ...

Roselle Park Kicks Off the Holiday Season with the Arrival of Santa

ROSELLE, PARK, NJ - Santa arrived in style on Friday night as Roselle Park held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park.

At the stage was a myriad of entertainment with live seasonal music by the Roselle Park High School, Middle School and Elementary School Choirs, a special performance from Roselle Park’s Dancers Pointe, and songs from ...

Roselle Chamber of Commerce Honors Mayor Dansereau as Humanitarian of the Year and Business and Community Leaders at Annual Chamber Event

December 12, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Chamber of Commerce honored Mayor Christine Dansereau as Humanitarian of the Year along with community leaders and businesses owners on Tuesday evening at their annual Winter Gala.

The Awards Gala celebrated seven years of recognizing excellence in leadership and community impact in the Borough of Roselle and honored the remarkable contributions made by the business, ...

NJ Devils Co-Owner David Blitzer Will Return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School for Hall of Fame Induction

December 10, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- David S. Blitzer, a co-owner of the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia 76ers, and Crystal Palace FC, will return to Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on December 11 for his induction into the school's Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the class of 1987, Blitzer went on to study at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he ...

Union County College Women’s Soccer Team Finishes Season Ranked Third in Nation

CRANFORD, NJ – The Union County College Women’s Soccer Team traveled to Rockford, IL, to compete in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Soccer National Tournament and finished third in the nation. After winning their first game in the tournament, they fell to #2 Delta College by a score of 2-0. This was the College’s first time at the ...

Roselle Park Residents Do the “Santa Conga” to Support Local Toy Drives

December 17, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - It was not something you would see every day, but if you were driving down Chestnut Street in Roselle Park on Saturday afternoon you got to witness the 1st. Annual Downtown Christmas Conga Party. 

Santa along with one of his trusted reindeer led the pack of elves as they all did the conga down Chestnut street to Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park stopping for a group ...

Union County Sheriff’s Officers Raise $5,070 for Charity with No Shave November

Union County, NJ – Union County Sheriff Peter Corvelli joined Undersheriffs Dennis Burke and Amilcar Colon in congratulating the Sheriff’s officers who participated in No Shave November. 

The officers raised $5,070 for the New Jersey Veterans Network and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. No Shave November challenges participants to forgo shaving for the month in order ...

Phillips 66 Donates a New Ambulance to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program

ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, new ambulance for the Trinitas Emergency Services ...

Trinitas CEO Gary Horan Named Outstanding Healthcare Executive by MD Advantage’s Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Program  

December 18, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - MD Advantage Insurance Company’s 2019 Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine awards program named Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s CEO Gary S. Horan as the recipient of the Outstanding Healthcare Executive Award. Horan, a resident of Sea Girt, has been the chief executive of Trinitas since July 2001. He is one of New Jersey’s longest-serving hospital ...

Phillips 66 Donates a New Ambulance to Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program

ELIZABETH, NJ – Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery has, once again, come to the rescue of Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Services Program, this time, just in time for the holidays. The most recent grant from Phillips 66 in the amount of $81,300 has enabled the purchase of an urgently needed, new ambulance for the Trinitas Emergency Services ...

Roselle to Hold Town Hall Meeting on Marijuana Legislation

ROSELLE, NJ - A Town Hall meeting has been set to discuss the Marijuana Legislation that is due to be voted on possibly in December. Join Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition as they invite residents to participate.

As New Jersey gets closer to legalizing marijuana, a panel of leaders is coming together to answer any ...

Video: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Dog Park - Warinanco Park Becomes Second County-wide Facility for Canines

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday.

The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening was attended by local elected officials, county freeholders and ...

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NJ Shops Take Doughnuts to the Next Level

December 15, 2018

We found some of the best places to get doughnuts in New Jersey.

While one of the most recognizable global brands, Dunkin’, is dropping the “Donuts” from its  name, smaller doughnut shops in New Jersey are seeing rise in demand for the tasty treats.

Jessica Dreyer, a fourth generation farmer at Dreyer Farms in Cranford, NJ, said that doughnuts have ...

Roselle to Hold Annual Holiday Light Contest and Light Tour

December 14, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - It’s that time again to show off your home lighting talents and register for Roselle’s Annual Holiday Light Contest. Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council and the Roselle Department of Recreation invite you to join us for the 2nd Annual Holiday Light contest and Light Tour. 

Tours will run on Thursday, December 20, for senior citizens and on ...

Toys Needed for Roselle’s “Make a Child Smile Toy Drive!”

ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle PBA invite everyone to participate in Roselle’s “Make a Child Smile Toy Drive!” 

“Dear Friends, 

Thanks to the sincere efforts of many of you, we have been able to make a child's eyes light up with surprise and shear. It is a wonderful gift that returns to us, knowing that we have ...

Superintendent Peter Capodice Retires from the Union County Vocational-Technical School

December 14, 2018

UNION, NJ – Family, friends, public officials and colleagues came together at a retirement celebration for long time Union resident, former Union mayor and Superintendent of the Union County Vocational-Technical School, Peter Capodice.

Capodice, 67, joined the Union County Vocational-Technical School District in September 1999 as the School Business Administrator/Board Secretary.

Edison Police Officer Arrested, Charged with Tampering

December 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County authorities today announced that another Edison police officer was arrested, this time for destroying evidence he believed would be used in an investigation.

Nicholas Lunetta, 31, of Scotch Plains, was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing the administration of law, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Ferlanda Nixon of TAPinto Denville

In less than 3 months, new owner/publisher of TAPinto Denville, Ferlanda Nixon, has nearly tripled the site's traffic and has made TAPinto Denville the go-to place to get original local news about the community. "Ferlanda is really rocking it in Denville. TAPinto Denville is experiencing incredible growth in such a short period of time since Ferlanda franchised TAPinto ...

Free Election Date Calendar Highlights Arts and Sciences in Union County

December 7, 2018

Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi is pleased to announce that the free 2019 Election Date Calendar is now available. The new Arts & Sciences in Union County calendar provides all important dates and deadlines for the 2019 election cycle, along with full page illustrations highlighting history-making people, places and milestones in Union County.

“From Paul Robeson to Carl Sagan, ...

Video: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Dog Park - Warinanco Park Becomes Second County-wide Facility for Canines

December 11, 2018

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - Residents and their dogs were on hand as the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially cut the ribbon and opened the Warinanco Dog Park in Roselle this past Saturday.

The new dog park is located behind the Warinanco Sports Center located at 1 Park Drive in Warinanco Park, Roselle. The opening was attended by local elected officials, county freeholders and ...

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin

Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin (Castle Point Books, 2018)

 

“What’s this book?” my friend, Linda, asked me picking up my new copy of Who Knew? 10,001 Household Solutions by husband and wife writing team,  Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.

Linda was paging through the volume already and commenting on how interesting and helpful the book ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving Leontes, King of Sicilia and King Polixenes of Bohemia, circles ...

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

Chatham Players’ “A Christmas Carol’ starts the holiday season in style

By Liz Keill

CHATHAM, NJ – Charles Dickens’ beloved “Christmas Carol” creates a cheerful glow at The Chatham Playhouse.

This musical version of the familiar tale features the author himself narrating, and sometimes taking part, in the story. Chip Prestera as Dickens once ...

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

‘The Winter’s Tale’ makes sweeping shifts from drama to froth at Shakespeare Theatre

By Liz Keill

MADISON, NJ – From the chilly winter in Sicilia to the warmth and summer joys of Bohemia, the scene and tenor shift halfway through “The Winter’s Tale,”

This convoluted plot involving  Leontes, King of Sicilia and Archidamus, a Bohemian Lord, ...

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

‘A Doll’s House, Parts 2’ explores marriage, identity and compromise

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Leave it to George Street Playhouse to produce a play that works on so many levels. We have the familiar slamming-the-door exit of Nora Helmut, who abruptly leaves her secure life with Torvald for parts unknown

This play by Lucas Hnath received a successful run on ...