Roselle/Roselle Park Top Stories

December 8, 2018

ROSELLE, PARK, NJ - Santa arrived in style on Friday night as Roselle Park held their annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park. At the stage was a myriad of entertainment with live seasonal music by the Roselle Park High School, Middle School and Elementary ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - As the holiday season comes upon us, and with the rise of online retail giants like Amazon, it has become important to make an effort to protect yourself from “Porch Pirates.”  “Thefts of packages from front porches are a problem during the holiday season,” Roselle Police Chief ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau, Borough Council, and the Roselle PBA invite everyone to participate in Roselle’s “Make a Child Smile Toy Drive!”  “Dear Friends,  Thanks to the sincere efforts of many of you, we have been able to make a child's eyes light up with surprise and shear.

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ROSELLE, NJ - Assemblyman Jamel Holley is asking the community to help each other enjoy the Holiday Season by giving back with a donation of toys for 200 children in the Roselle community. “It's that time of the year again when we join together as a community to help each other enjoy the Holiday ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Fire Department and Police units responded to a fire that broke out around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, on the 200 block of East 9th Ave.  According to Fire Chief Paul Mucha, when the fireman arrived they found the fire to be in a third-floor bedroom of a two family ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Update December 6: Note that all training sessions start at 6 p.m. except the February and March sessions in Elizabeth which will be held at 11 a.m. It’s no secret that Union County is in the midst of an opioid crisis. According to the latest data by the Union County ...

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SOMERSET , NJ – Over the past few years, non-profit organizations have used “creative and unique” campaigns to bring local and national attention to their cause.  The ALS Foundation took the country and world by storm during the summer of 2014 with the Ice Bucket Challenge.  Susan G. Komen has ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - It was the sights and sounds of the holidays in Roselle on Monday night as the community came out for Roselle’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland. Mayor Dansereau, Borough Council, Fire Dept., Roselle PBA along with Donald Shaw and his Department of Recreation ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Police have reported five vehicles were broken into, and two vehicles that were stolen early Monday Morning.  According to police between approximately 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, December 3, the department received five reports of vehicle’s broken into and one ...

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ROSELLE NJ - The past and the future will come together on the basketball court for the Annual Roselle Pride Rams Basketball Alumni/Varsity game on Friday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Abraham Clark High School's large gymnasium.  The event will feature former state and conference alumni ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The RP Sparkles committee reminds everyone to get your nominations in by December 17 for the 2018 Christmas and Holiday Lights Contest. Voted one of the most festive light displays in New Jersey by FunNewJersey in 2017, Roselle Park 24/7 announced its community spirit program, ...

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Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations.  WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a healthcare coverage gap in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mayor James Cahill added his support to a chorus of urban area leaders in praising a proposed state law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. On Tuesday, state legislators introduced a bill permitting these immigrants to get licenses because many of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Three borough schools, with students in grades 3-6, will be the center of a “21st Century Community Learning Center” grant, serving 350 low-income students. Interim Schools Superintendent James C. Baker announced this week that Roselle schools have been awarded a $550,000 state ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The local non-profit Roselle Park 24/7 is asking everyone to start the season of giving with a donation to their annual Toys 4 Kids program. Toys collected will be donated to the St. Claire Home for Children and Trinitas Hospital Cancer Care Center Toy Drive program.  Toy drop ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ – The detective was getting ready for work when he died from heart failure on May 22. A 47-year-old Scotch Plains man, Eric Lieberman had served with the Westfield Police Department for 27 years before his death. The department hung purple and black banners outside of its ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Dept. participated in the “No Shave November” event happening across the area. For these officers, it was a very meaningful event because they were doing it in support for one of their brothers, Lt. Manuel Jimenez. Chief Paul W. Morrison of the Roselle ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Two Christmas events are coming up in both communities for the Holiday season. First up, the Roselle’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland on Monday, December 3. Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council, Department of Recreation, Fire Dept.

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Update: 9:35 p.m. Mayor Christian Bollwage has released the following statement on the Black Friday shooting at the Jersey Gardens Mall.  "There was an incident earlier this evening at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. A male was shot in the wrist between the hallway of Tommy Hilfiger ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The Jersey Gardens Mall went into lockdown Friday evening at about 8:05 p.m. when it was reported that shots were heard in the area of the food court.  According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), mutual assistance was requested by multiple nearby towns to assist with clearing ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Dr. James C. Baker arrived at the Board of Education offices in Roselle in July with a full agenda to upgrade and enhance learning in the Roselle Public Schools. In his initial four months, Dr. Baker said, he is pleased with the enormous progress that has occurred but notes that ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken? Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn't served during the first-holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police PBA Local 27 donated food for this Thanksgiving to the Church of the Assumption food pantry on Wednesday morning.  Manuel Jimenez, D/Sgt. Dominick Frino, Sgt. Michael Wielgus, Ptl. Robert Harms, Ptl. Mitchell White, and Ptl. Brian Swick, along with ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - While the official news release has not yet been written, and most likely will not until after the new year begins, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau announced that she will be running in the 2019 June Primary. Dansereau took to Facebook on Tuesday morning to make an early ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Local resident Walter Wimbush and his organization the Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program, hosted their 4th Annual Free Haircuts for the Holidays event on Monday afternoon. Barber Justin Austin of Loyals Barbershop located at 405 E. 2nd Ave. in Roselle donated his time once again ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Girl Scouts are inviting everyone to come and have breakfast with them.  Their event is taking place on Sunday, December 9, at the Amalfe Community Center located at 1268 Shaffer Avenue in Roselle. Breakfast will be served from  9 a.m. to Noon. Breakfast ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Dr. Matthew Letizia, DO, FACOEP, doesn’t sit still. That’s partly why his job in the Emergency Department at Trinitas Regional Medical Center has been such a good fit for him since 2007. His energy and desire to do more have made him the winner of the 2018 Outstanding EMS Physician ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ – There will soon be a new addition to Warinanco Park as a new Dog Park will be opening soon.  Residents are invited by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the opening of the Warinanco Dog Park on Saturday, December 8, at 1 p.m. The new dog park is located ...

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