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Teacher from Roselle’s Grace Wilday School Killed in Parkway Accident

January 22, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton.

According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a guardrail and crashed into a concrete barrier.

School officials said grief counselors will be ...

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

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 Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual Day of Service

January 22, 2019

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their annual Day of Service event on Monday morning at the Abraham Clark High School. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Borough Council, the Roselle Board of Education, the Roselle Department of Recreation, the Rotary Club of Roselle/Roselle Park, the Roselle Area Branch NAACP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Chi Sigma Alumni ...

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

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 ...

Teacher from Roselle’s Grace Wilday School Killed in Parkway Accident

January 22, 2019

CLIFTON, NJ - A special-education teacher at Grace Wilday Junior High School in Roselle died Sunday morning in a one-car accident on the Garden State Parkway in Clifton.

According to authorities, Jessica Munoz, 30, from Rahway was traveling on the Garden State Parkway when her car slid into a guardrail and crashed into a concrete barrier.

School officials said grief counselors will be ...

Roselle Police Offer Tips to Be Prepared for Snowstorms

ROSELLE, NJ - The snowstorm missed us this weekend, but as winter weather continues on, the Roselle Police Department wants to make sure you are fully prepared for any other snowstorms on the horizon with a few safety tips to ensure you and your neighbors stay safe.

Here are some questions to ask yourself before, during and after a storm.

Before the Storm:
-Do you have one gallon of water ...

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 ...

Community Access Unlimited Founder to Step Down from Executive Directorship

January 23, 2019

Sidney Blanchard, one of NJ’s most influential nonprofit change-makers, returns to his community activist roots.

ELIZABETH, NJ - In the 40 years since Sid Blanchard put down his state social work career to launch Community Access Unlimited (CAU), he has secured his place as a founding father of the movement to achieve civil rights for individuals with developmental disabilities. Now, ...

Linden Gas Station Issued Citation After Incident Involving Overcharging

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 ...

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 ...

Community Access Unlimited Founder to Step Down from Executive Directorship

January 23, 2019

Sidney Blanchard, one of NJ’s most influential nonprofit change-makers, returns to his community activist roots.

ELIZABETH, NJ - In the 40 years since Sid Blanchard put down his state social work career to launch Community Access Unlimited (CAU), he has secured his place as a founding father of the movement to achieve civil rights for individuals with developmental disabilities. Now, ...

Roselle Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Annual Day of Service

ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their annual Day of Service event on Monday morning at the Abraham Clark High School. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Borough Council, the Roselle Board of Education, the Roselle Department of Recreation, the Rotary Club of Roselle/Roselle Park, the Roselle Area Branch NAACP, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Chi Sigma Alumni ...

Three Kings Day Celebrated at Trinitas Regional Medical Center

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 ...

Trinitas Earns Second JCAHO Gold Seal Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement

January 22, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. Trinitas was the first in Union County to achieve this important designation in 2016, and underwent a rigorous on-site survey by Joint Commission experts, who evaluated compliance with ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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Brooklyn Restaurateurs Bring New Flavors to South Orange

January 23, 2019

Two new restaurants recently opened near each other in South Orange, NJ, both with Brooklyn roots.

Owners of the upscale American The Fox & Falcon and Latin street food specialists Miti Miti were drawn to the area first for their families, seeking more space in the New Jersey suburbs than they could find in Brooklyn. It wasn’t long before their culinary roots came ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, January 23, 6:30 PM

Anthony Amalfe Community Center, Roselle

Free Special Needs Parent & Caregiver Workshop: ...

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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 ...

Union County: When do I Take out Recycling? There’s an App for Knowing That

January 22, 2019

Recycle Coach App, Homelessness Initiative, Summer Events among Topics Discussed at First Union County Freeholders Meeting of 2019

UNION COUNTY, NJ – All 21 municipalities in the county have submitted information to a cell phone application that tells homeowners when to take out the recycling, the county’s public works director said.

Roll out of the cell phone application, ...

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 ...

Union County College’s Board Member Zimmermann Named Vice Chair of NJCCC Executive Committee

January 22, 2019

CRANFORD – In November 2018, Mary M. Zimmermann, Vice Chair of the Union County College Board of Trustees, was elected as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Council of County Colleges (NJCCC).

Mrs. Zimmermann, a resident of Summit, describes herself as a “professional volunteer.” She was first elected to the NJCCC Executive Committee in November 2017.

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 ...