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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 ...

Roselle Park Mayor Signorello - Looks to Stream Line Meetings and Attract Larger Companies

January 18, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Now that reorganization meetings are over, the Roselle Park Mayor and Council settled in to get to work at the Thursday night council meeting. 

A few Changes were made since the re-organization meeting with Councilman Robert Matthieu resigning from the position of Arts Committee Liaison and then nominating Councilman-at-large Joe DeIorio to fill the spot stating that ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

'Professional Athlete From Roselle: Girls Play Hockey, Too'

January 18, 2019

A girls hockey workshop at the Westfield Rink drew 55 players this week.

WESTFIELD, NJ – There weren’t many opportunities available for girls to play hockey when she grew up in the town, but that didn’t stop her.

Rebecca Morse, who plays for the Metropolitan Riveters, a part of the National Women’s Hockey League, is pleased to see that the sport has become more ...

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

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 ...

Trader Joe’s Releases 10th Annual Customer Choice Awards

January 18, 2019

WESTFIELD and NATIONAL -- Trader Joe’s, the popular supermarket featuring organic, vegan and everyday items -- and "Two-Buck Chuck" wines -- has released its 10th annual Customer Choice Awards, a list of favorite products by category. 

Overall, the top entree was Mandarin Orange Chicken, followed by Cauliflower Gnocchi and Chicken Tikka ...

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 ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

January 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Residents of the Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Programs chose gifts from under the Christmas tree at Trinitas Regional Medical Center during the ninth Annual Three Kings Day Celebration organized by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano (D-Union) earlier this month at Trinitas.

The day commemorates the Three Wise Men who gave the baby Jesus gifts during the height of the Christmas ...

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

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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Family-Friendly Chocolate Festival Coming to New Jersey Jan. 27

January 19, 2019

Attention chocoholics: The Chocolate Expo is coming to the Garden State Plaza in Paramaus, NJ, on Sunday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Now in its 11th year, organizers claim that it’s America’s largest chocolate festival.

Local, regional and international vendors at the expo will offer tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, January 23, 6:30 PM

Anthony Amalfe Community Center, Roselle

Free Special Needs Parent & Caregiver Workshop: ...

Other

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Sat, January 26, 10:00 AM

Striker Realty - Rahway Office , Rahway

First-Time Homebuyer Seminar

Health & Wellness Home & Garden

Sun, January 27, 11:00 AM

Trinity Episcopal Church(Sherlock Hall), Cranford

St. Clare’s Homes for Children Fundraiser at ...

Giving Back Religions And Spirituality

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 ...

Code Blue in Effect, Union County Looks to Add Shelter in Elizabeth

January 18, 2019

In Union County, the 2018 Point-in-Time Count Found 459 Homeless Persons

ELIZABETH, NJ – With the proposed addition of a shelter to the roster of places the homeless can go during freezing temperatures, Union County government is looking out for its homeless population.

The “Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative” is designed to “prevent death and injury among ...

Elizabeth Man Wanted for Hit-and-Run in Newark

January 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Police are looking for an Elizabeth man that was involved in a hit and run that occurred in Newark. 

According to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, Police are looking for Nester Marin-Romaldo, 35, of Elizabeth for a hit-and-run that resulted in serious injuries to two female pedestrians as they were ...

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 ...

Address Yourself: Working Together To Create Sustainable Homeownership

January 19, 2019

Low-middle income families and individuals are entering into a deeply challenging housing market. The path to homeownership has never seemed so daunting and financially complicated! It is no surprise, then, that many families choose to rent rather than slog their way through the mortgage process for an uncertain goal. The dream of one day owning a home seems to many an improbable ...

Tony's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

Tony’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Harper and Collins, 2018)

When I was a teenager, dancing in my room to “Dancin’ Machine” by the Jackson Five or “Jungle Boogie” by Kool and the Gang, my father would, on occasion, poke his head into my room and query, “What are you listening to?” I knew that I was in for “the lecture,” how young people ...

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 ...