ROSELLE, NJ – Here is what’s happening in and around Roselle this upcoming week and other important information.  

The 2019 Roselle Community Resource Guide is Arriving This Month

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.

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The guide, to be available at Borough Hall, also includes contact information for the Mayor and Borough Council. The guide will be available beginning Monday, March 25.

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

Be A Part of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16

Everybody is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. So grab your green garb and head to the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m. on Morris Avenue in Union.

Grandstand activities will begin at noon, on the corner of Morris and Stuyvesant avenues.

For more information, visit unioncountystpatricksdayparade.com.

Listen & Contribute at the Monthly Council Meeting, Wednesday, March 20

Mark your calendars for the next Borough Council Workshop meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.

Come and listen to all that is going on in Roselle.

More Battles Between Badges, For a Good Cause, March 22

First, there was the “Battles of the Badges.” This time, it is Officer vs. Officer.

The Roselle Police Department will be battling against the New Jersey State Police on the basketball court on Friday, March 22. Tip-off is at 6:45 p.m. at Abraham Clark High School, 122 East 6th Ave, and tickets are $2 for ages 14 and younger and $5 for ages 15 and older.

This “Slam Dunk” event will raise money for local food pantries, youth organizations and other community outreach programs.

The First-Ever Battle of the Badges is ON!

The Roselle Police Department and the Roselle Fire Department are battling to see who will raise the most donations to help kids with cancer. The winner, of course, gets bragging rights.

“Battle of Badges” will be held Sunday, March 24 from 1-5 p.m. at Hamilton’s Tavern, 639 W 1st Ave. to raise as much money as possible for childhood cancer research for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. All are welcome. There will be a coloring contest for children and a buffet for $10; proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

You can also visit https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/RosellePBA or https://www.stbaldricks.org/teams/RoselleFire to make a donation and choose which department deserves those bragging rights. Every little bit helps.

Councilman Brandon Bernier Urges Second Ward Residents to Share Ideas on March 26

Councilman Brandon Bernier wants to hear from you at his next 2nd Ward meeting on Tuesday, March 26, starting at 7 p.m. at the Agape House of Worship, 239 East 1st Ave.

Share any concerns you might have, discuss ideas for the borough and learn about some of Councilman Bernier’s initiatives to improve your neighborhood.

Contact Councilman Bernier at (732) 943-6498 or email at bbernier@boroughofroselle.com.

Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition is Holding a “Parent’s Club” 
Monday, April 1

Join the Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition Monday, April 1 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss drug prevention. This meeting will be held in the Baker Room, on the second floor of Roselle Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.

There will be a coping skills workshop and parents will also learn how to keep your kids safe and healthy. All are welcome.

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

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.

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.

Also, be sure to check out the TAPinto calendar for other local events.