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Roselle Board of Education Seeks Resident Applicants to Fill Vacancy

January 13, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Board of Education is seeking applications from residents to fill a vacancy created earlier this month with the resignation of board member Art Rice. 

Residents who would like to be considered for appointment to the seat must forward a letter of intent along with a resume by January 24, at 3 p.m. to Mr. Dorian Timmons, Board Secretary, Roselle Board of ...

Roselle Borough Holds Food Drive in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

ROSELLE, N.J. - A food drive in the honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of giving back to the community is being held by Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Borough of Roselle. 

Residents are asked to support the local food pantries located in Roselle and Elizabeth by donating to St Joseph and Heard A.M.E. food pantries. This will help them continue to provide food items to ...

Union County Freeholder Estrada Elected Chair of North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

January 23, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholder Angel Estrada was elected to Chair the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the Jan. 22 Board of Trustees meeting. Estrada is the first Latino to hold the position.

“I am honored that my fellow Board members have chosen me to serve as chair of the NJTPA, and I am proud to become the first Latino to hold this position,” ...

Online Retailer Amazon Rejects Somerville as Potential Location for Massive “HQ2”

January 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Amazon released its short list of  20 potential sites to build a massive east coast headquarters Thursday, disappointing more than 200 other cities and smaller towns that had salivated over the prospect of 50,000 new jobs and billions of dollars in associated economic benefits – including Somerville.

The 20 finalists include the city of Newark; a total of 238 ...

Police Blotter - December 30, 2017, to January 5, 2018

January 11, 2018

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - December 30, 2017 at 11:16 p.m., Officers Jessica Diaz and William Hannon conducted a motor vehicle stop with a 2008 BMW on W. Westfield near Gordon St. for an equipment violation. 

The driver of the vehicle, Lohan Goncalves-Felix, age 22 from Newark was found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, suspected (THC Oil) and drug paraphernalia.

Mark Zuckerberg Should Be Concerned About His Legacy; Punishing Legitimate Media Organizations and Small Businesses Isn’t the Answer; Regulation Is

Facebook recently announced it will be changing its feed and algorithms so that news from publishers and posts from businesses will be relegated in favor of posts about your neighbor’s cat. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook is making these changes because he is concerned about his legacy and that of the company he founded. If ...

Union County Joins National Survey of Homelessness

January 23, 2018

Union County will once again participate in the national Point-in-Time Count and Survey of the Homeless. This national census of homeless persons takes place each January. In Union County, it will be conducted countywide on the streets in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 24, from 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. The number of people staying at homeless shelters in Union County will also ...

Dog Found in Roselle Still Being Held at Newark Shelter

January 14, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A dog that was found on Jan. 9 is still being held at the Newark Animal Shelter because no owner has claimed him. 

Roselle Police said the dog was found in the area of the Roselle side of Warinanco Park. The dog has a distinct blue eye and brown eye. Police also said the animal was checked and had no chip or tags. 

The Newark Animal Shelter ...

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb (Atria Books, 2017)

 

Sharyn McCrumb is, quite simply, an American gem, and one of my favorite authors. From her books set in Appalachia with strange characters who remind us of our pioneer past, to St. Dale, a masterpiece about the legendary car racer, Dale Earnhardt in McCrumb's NASCAR series, McCrumb's poetic language and attention to ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...