ROSELLE, NJ – Want to know what’s happening in and around town? Here is a snapshot of news, and events from the past week, along with upcoming events. 

Roselle Art Students Celebrate Youth Art Month at Borough Hall

Youth Art Month (YAM) is a month of promoting art and art education in the United States. It is observed in March, with thousands of schools participating, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

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Roselle schools have been celebrating YAM all month long. Recently, eight pieces of student art have been picked from each school in Roselle, except Abraham Clark High School, to be displayed in Borough Hall Council Chambers.

A reception was held March 26 for students and their families where each student got an award for participating in YAM.

Leonard V. Moore Middle School Meets with Mayor Christine Dansereau on City Planning

 A select group of Leonard V. Moore (LVM) students got a chance to work in coordination with Mayor Christine Dansereau for some real-world application of design concepts learned in school.

Students met with Mayor Dansereau (along with their Art Teacher Mira Septimus) and reviewed urban planning for the Borough of Roselle. The students were given a tour of town hall along with detailed analysis and discussion about upcoming architectural plans at the local level that reflected similar concepts they are learning in school, infusing art design, math, science, engineering, and aesthetics.

The 2019 Roselle Community Resource Guide is Here!

It’s that time of year for the latest edition of the Roselle Community Resource Guide to be available, at no cost, to Roselle residents. The guide is filled with everything residents need to know about each department within the borough, as well as important phone numbers and email addresses.

The guide, available at Borough Hall, also includes contact information for the Mayor and Borough Council.

A digital version of the guide will be posted on the borough website, boroughofroselle.com.

Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition Held their First “Parent’s Club” Meeting on Monday, April 1

 The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition has started a new group to work together with parents to discuss drug prevention, coping skills, and how to keep your kids safe and healthy. Next meeting for May will be announced at a later date. 

For more information contact, Hellen Quesada (908) 868-0489 or hquesada@boroughofroselle.com.

Join Councilman John Fortuna Tuesday, April 9 for a 5th Ward Meeting

The next 5th Ward meeting will be held Tuesday, April 9 from 7-9 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Roselle Firehouse on Chestnut Street.

Chief Brian Barnes from the Roselle Police Department will be there to answer any police-related questions for residents. No food or drinks are allowed and no political discussion will be allowed.

All other borough related questions will be allowed.

Join the Roselle Mayor Senior Advisory Committee at the Theatre, Thursday, April 11

  Who doesn’t like a night out at the theatre? Join the Roselle Mayor Senior Advisory Committee at the New Vision Rialto Theatre, 250 East Broad St., Westfield, to view “Noah” at 6:30 p.m.

There will be transportation if needed, leaving at 5:30 p.m. from the Municipal Parking Lot on East Second Avenue in Roselle.

Tickets will be $10 a person.

Tickets will be on sale at Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., Monday, March 18, Thursday, March 21, Monday, March 25 and Thursday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m.

For more information on tickets, contact Andrea Speedy (908) 245-9206 or Ann Pridgen 908-298-9634. For transportation, contact Melanie Daniels or Doris Worthington at (908) 245-6717.

Join Us for Poetry, Pastry and Punch on Saturday, April 6

Poetry, Pastry, and Punch, need we say more? Come join the fun Saturday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m. at Central Park, 2401 N. Wood Ave., for, well, Poetry, Pastry, and Punch.

This fun event will be hosted by James Ellerbe. You can expect an evening of the best-spoken word artists in and around New Jersey; student poets from Abraham Clark High School will also be performing.

Tickets for adults are $15 and students $5 that can be bought on Eventbrite.com. For adults buying tickets at the door, the cost is $20. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show starts at 4:30 p.m. You can get excited for DJ Troy, who will be in charge of the music. Contact iabex@hotmail.com for any information.

This event is sponsored by the Independent Authors Book Experience.

Roselle Active Seniors is Holding a Fundraiser Baby Shower & Need Your Help

Roselle Active Seniors is holding a fundraiser baby shower to benefit babies at Raphael’s Life House, a transitional house for women who are homeless and pregnant in Elizabeth and need your help. The baby shower is set for Friday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m. at Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave.

Donations are needed for babies newborn to two years old and must be new and unwrapped. Suggested donations are baby clothes, diapers, baby bottle, highchair, diaper bag, and crib sheets.

If you would like to donate or need more information on how to donate, contact Pam Rey (908)

259-1953.

Mark Your Calendars for a Jazz Brunch, Saturday, April 13

Nothing better than jazz, food and good company, so mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13 from 2-6 p.m. at Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., for a Jazz Brunch.

You can expect good food and live entertainment.

This event is presented by the Heard Community Services, which is a nonprofit organization that provides social services for Roselle residents. This event is $35 a ticket, but all proceeds will go to Heard Community Services. For more information, call (201) 317-1806.

Roselle Catholic Girls Basketball Presents Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, Saturday, April 27

Back by popular demand: The Roselle Catholic Girls Basketball team presents Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot “Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel,” on Saturday, April 27. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and “Big Shot”  will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Roselle Catholic High School, 350 Raritan Rd.

Tickets are $40 and a table of 10 is $350. All proceeds will benefit the RC Girls Basketball Program and also raises funds for “Write on Sports.” 

Tickets will include beer, wine and light refreshments for those 21 and older. Buy your tickets now because ticket prices are expected to increase April 1 to $50 and $450 a table.

For tickets, contact Joe Skrec at (908) 230-2578 or jskrec@rosellecatholic.org.

Help Keep Roselle Beautiful 

The Borough of Roselle is asking all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of Roselle, especially now that spring is here.

“We really want to promote ‘Roselle Recycles,’” Mayor Christine Dansereau said. “We want to keep Roselle litter-free and just as beautiful as it is. If we can constantly remind people to focus on their own recycling and each person stays in charge of their own responsibilities, then the borough will continue to stay clean.

“We must remember that Roselle is everyone’s borough,” Mayor Dansereau added. “Everyone wants to live in a clean and attractive community. If we keep our hometown clean, it is a win-win for everyone.”

For any questions on recycling, please contact the Department of Public Works at 908-245-2920.

Also, now that spring is here, that means a lot more standing water from rain storms. Make sure to clear away any standing water on your property, especially in plant pots, to help reduce mosquitoes from breeding.

Municipal Identification Cards Available to Roselle Residents

The Borough of Roselle and the Roselle Public Library would like to remind the Roselle community that the library issues “municipal identification cards” to all residents ages 14 and over.

For questions or appointments, call the Roselle Library at (908) 245-5809. If the library is closed, leave a message. You will need proof of identity and residency.

Make Sure You Are Registered To Vote

  Elections are right around the corner and you want to make sure you are registered to vote! Last day for registration is Tuesday, May 14.

There are many ways you can register, at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St., Union County Board of Elections, 271 N. Broad St., Elizabeth, download it from the borough website  boroughofroselle.com or the Board of Elections website ucnj.org/board-of-elections.

Don’t forget to come out and vote Tuesday, June 4!

Chat with Mayor Dansereau on the First Tuesday of Every Month

Voice your ideas, concerns, and opinions at the next “Conversations with the Community,” held on the first Tuesday of every month with Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Baker Room, on the second floor of Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St. Residents will get a chance to learn about current borough projects, discuss local issues and share ways in which to further improve the quality of life in the Borough.

For more information, contact the Borough of Roselle (908) 259-0946, ext. 3069. Check for cancellations and holidays in advance.

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