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Roselle Schools Earn $5,000 State Grant for New Recycling Receptacles

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All Seven School Buildings to Receive 30-Gallon Receptacles as Part of District’s Recycling Program

ROSELLE – April 5, 2016 – It has been a focus of the Roselle Public Schools to educate students about the value of recycling. That ongoing commitment is the reason why the state Department of Environmental Protection has awarded the school district a $5,000 grant to support the district’s recycling program.

Board President Candi Young said district officials were pleased to learn about the state grant, which will fund 20 new receptacles that will be distributed throughout the district. “We concentrate so much effort in educating our children to take care of this tremendous gift: our Earth,” Young said. “For the state to recognize this work is extremely satisfying and shows the students that reward truly comes with commitment.”

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Young said she recently toured the district schools and noted the need for more recycling containers, especially near the school cafeterias. School officials are now planning strategic locations for the containers, ensuring they are in visible, high-traffic areas. The plan, to date:

·         Abraham Clark High School (5 containers)

·         Grace Wilday Jr. High School (4 containers)

·         Leonard V. Moore Middle School (3 containers)

·         Harrison Elementary School (2 containers)

·         Washington Elementary School (2 containers)

·         Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School (2 containers)

·         Kindergarten Success Academy (2 containers)

“The overall goal is to increase recycling throughout the schools, as there is now a substantial spike in the volume of recyclable material collected annually,” said Roselle Councilman-At-Large Reginald Atkins, a former school board president. “I am pleased to see that school officials plan to install these receptacles in areas where students, faculty and the community congregate, such as in the auditoriums, at the athletic fields and near the gymnasiums. We want the state to see how this grant will make a substantial difference in Roselle.”

The borough submitted the grant last June through the DEP’s “Bonus Recycling Grant Program.”

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Roselle Community Group to Examine the 'Cost of Being Black in America'

February 17, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle-based community organizing group Community Acting Now will examine the book “The Black Tax: The Cost of Being Black in America" by author Shawn D. Rochester as part of a commemoration of Black History Month.

The discussion will take place Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is ...

“Hidden in Plain Sight” - A Presentation Centered Around a Teen’s Bedroom 

ROSELLE, NJ - Parents, grandparents, caregivers, when it comes to your children and drugs, do you know where to look? Do you know what you are looking for? You may be surprised at what is "Hidden in Plain Sight."

The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition and Prevention Links invite all parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers and other adults to have an opportunity to ...

6 Protesters Plead ‘Not Guilty’ in Westfield Court to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman’s Lance’s Office

February 22, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers of First Congregational Church in Montclair, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Party

February 22, 2018

St. Patrick's Annual Dinner Party to honor Roselle Park's Policeman & Fireman of the Year. Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner. Desserts, Soft Drinks and Coffee.

DJ, Bagpipers and Irish Step Dancers. Adults $25, Children under 10 $5 (chicken fingers and fries)...

Make checks payable to Church of the Assumption. Tickets can be purchased after every mass on 2/24-25 and 3/3-4. Or call ...

Female Boxer Dog Found in the Chandler Ave. Area of Roselle

February 20, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A female boxer was found on East 7th Ave. near Chandler Ave. and given to police on Feb. 16. The dog was later transported to the Newark Humane Society, where it will be on hold for the owner to claim her.

Officials from the Humane Society say that the dog is of senior age and very sweet. If the owner does not claim her, she will be available for adoption on Feb.

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb (Altria, 2015)

 

Years later, after the tragedy, someone remembered the Dumb Supper and what had happened there. That was the cause of it, they said, because the ritual wasn't a game after all. It really was magic, but magic has rules, and she broke them. Even when they call it a 'senseless tragedy,' people always try to find a ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...