Roselle/Roselle Park Top Stories

May 15, 2021

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - American Legion Post 60 has nominated Loren Harms as Grand Marshal for the Borough of Roselle Park’s Annual Memorial Day Parade scheduled for Monday, May 31, 2021.  Harms was raised in Kenilworth before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1968. He was later stationed ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Union County Board of Commissioners recognized 55 women with the 2021 Union County SHero Award including Eileen Kelly of Roselle Park and Michele Ford of Roselle. The award is administered by the Union County Office on Women, and was created to help raise awareness about the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - More Little Free Libraries are popping up around the Borough in an effort to encourage good reading habits, thanks to generous donations and the support of Council members John Fortuna and Brandon Bernier. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally.  In Union County, the price at the pump has hit ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In an effort to ensure that as many county residents are vaccinated as possible, the Union County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday announced a door-to-door campaign aimed at reaching the unvaccinated that will begin at the end of May throughout the County.  The announcement is ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Rick Smiley brings more than 30 years of experience in local government to the Borough of Roselle as its new Business Administrator. “Together with the Mayor and Council, we are working to create a better Roselle for our residents, both short and long term,” Smiley said. “I ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Voters will have a choice to vote by mail or in-person in the June 8 primary election, but drop boxes are here to stay, county officials said. Whichever way voters decide to cast their votes, the registration deadline is May 18. Since Gov. Phil Murphy announced the primary ...

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LINDEN/ROSELLE, NJ — The Linden-Roselle Sewerage Authority is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Purchasing/Contract Manager for a Public Authority in Linden, NJ.  Responsibilities include administrating the Authority's purchasing system in conformance with the public purchasing ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Borough of Roselle officials and volunteers distributed 700 boxes of food to residents on Tuesday, May 4 as part of the Borough’s Emergency Food Distribution event. The event was orchestrated by Council President Denise Wilkerson in partnership with Councilwoman Cindy Thomas, Nancy ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Six Grace Wilday Junior High School students enjoyed a surprise visit from Kean University President Dr. Lamont Repollet on May 4 as part of their acceptance into the Kean Scholar Academy. Kean University's innovative dual-enrollment program offers select students the chance to ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Erick Rodriguez, Lucas Kidder and Nasir Powell had two hits each, scoring a combined 7 runs, to lead Plainfield to a crushing 21-2 win at home over Roselle Park on Tuesday. Cameron Smith threw a strong 3 innings for the win, while striking out 6 batters. Bryan Williams and ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Grace Wilday Junior High School students had a great time last week painting and decorating the school’s Little Free Library, which was donated by members of the Borough Council. The Little Free Library is located in front of the school at 400 Brooklawn Avenue. “We are excited that ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Washington Elementary School congratulates its winners of the district-wide Women’s History Month Poster and Essay Competition. Winners included Krystlenicolle Babagay, Ella Labat and Lisette Marin, who respectively took first, second and third place in the poster competition, as well ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Starting this Monday, May 3, the Casano Community Center will be reopening. The center will be open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Throughout the week, the Casano Center will be hosting recreational programs, including yoga and meditation, zumba, senior aerobics, ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is always looking for new and improved ways to better serve Roselle Park citizens. According to the CDC, one in 54 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In light of April being Autism Awareness Month, the need for tools ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Public School District has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Halsey as the new head football coach at Abraham Clark High School. Halsey, a graduate of Elizabeth High School, was named the New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year, Prep-Star High School All American and ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Free COVID-19 testing is available in Roselle at Roselle Catholic, 350 Raritan Road, on Fridays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will be borrowing up to $120 million for the planning, design and building of a new county government complex in Elizabeth. Officials have said the new complex at 61-99 West Grand St. will save money on rent the county pays for existing office space, but legal ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education unanimously approved its 2021-22 budget of $60.7 million, which calls for a tax reduction, at its regular meeting on April 26. The owner of a house assessed at $300,000 will see a decrease of about $53 in the school portion of the tax bill. This is ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been on a mission to vaccinate members of the community since December, after the release of the first vaccine made by Pfizer. Since that time, Trinitas has given 22,000 vaccines and will continue vaccinating people as supplies are ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Cameron Smith pitched strong into the 6th inning Tuesday throwing 110 pitches, giving up five hits and one earned run while striking out seven. The Cardinals beat Roselle Catholic's Lions 9-5, remaining unbeaten in Union County Conference Divisional Play. Bryan ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - ADA Improvements at the Municipal Complex in Roselle Park.  Street improvements in Roselle. These are some of the projects that this year’s Union County Commissioners Infrastructure Grant program will fund throughout the County. In all, the Union County Board of Commissioners ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Many schools, such as Abraham Clark High School, Leonard V. Moore Middle School, Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School and Grace Wilday Junior High School, featured balloons, music and exciting activities to welcome back students last week. “Our students have transitioned perfectly ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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