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Roselle’s Prevention Links Holds Annual Drug Prevention Walk

October 23, 2018

CRANFORD, NJ – #Everyoneknowssomeone was the theme of this year's Annual Union County Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk in Nomahegan Park.

The walk coordinated and hosted by Prevention Links and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders was held this past Saturday with people coming from all over the county to participate. 

The walk began at 10 a.m. and was ...

Roselle Firemen Serve Up a Great Time at 21st Annual Senior Brunch

ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle fire department were once again showing off their cooking skills as they served brunch on Saturday morning at  St. Joeseph’s Cafeteria to the many Roselle Seniors in the community. 

This is the 21st. year the fire department has hosted the event and by the turnout and all of the smiles, the seniors were enjoying the day. Father Chris opened the event ...

Annual “Taste of Elizabeth’ Attracts Hundreds, Nets $13,000

ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Rotary Club’s annual fan-favorite fundraiser flooded the Renaissance Hotel’s ballroom with novice and seasoned foodies alike Monday evening, raising more than $13,000 to put toward community initiatives.

Entering its 12th year, Taste of Elizabeth offered 40 food and beverage vendors that came together for a smorgasbord of cultures and cuisines. With more ...

Roselle Park Police Host “Mallory's Army” to Speak About Bullying 8th Grade Students

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On October 10, the Roselle Park Police Department hosted Diane Grossman of Mallory's Army to speak about bullying to 8th-grade students at the Roselle Park Middle School, located on W Grant Avenue in Roselle Park.

Grossman told the students about her 12-year-old daughter Mallory, who tragically took her own life after being relentlessly bullied. 

A spokesperson ...

Roselle Takes to the Streets to Mobilize Around Opioid Abuse

ROSELLE, NJ - As the opioid epidemic ravages New Jersey and the greater United States, reducing overdoses, drug-related crime and overall harm caused by opioids starts with small communities, where the impact of addiction hits hardest. The Roselle Everett Hatcher Prevention Coalition’s (REHPC) participation in the statewide “Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day,” now in its third year, is ...

Backup Has Arrived! Says Roselle Park Officers to One of their Own Who Received a DoubleCancer Diagnosis

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Police Department is asking everyone for help for one of their officers who received two cancer diagnoses in a little over a one month period. 

One of the worst things a person can hear is the words, “you have cancer”. To hear a month later that you have yet a second cancer is unthinkable, unbearable and one could say heartbreaking.

McNany Foundation Corporate Fundraiser Set for Oct. 18

SUMMIT, NJ - The fourth annual McNany Charitable Foundation corporate fundraiser -- supporting the Foundation's charitable initiatives -- will be held October 18, from 6 - 9 p.m., at Spirit Eatery & Social Drinks in Springfield.

The McNany Charitable Foundation provides support for:

High School and Secondary Education Scholarship Award ...

Local People with Disabilities Show Value of Employing Workers with Disabilities

ELIZABETH, NJ - Brenda Peguero, manager of Wendy's restaurant in Hillside, hired Robert Capello as a greeter. It was not long before his work ethic and reliability convinced her to increase his responsibilities, she said. Working three hours a day, three days a week, Capello cleans tables, sweeps floors and refills utensils and the ice dispenser.

Capello is an adult with a disability, one ...

Video: Gloria Gaynor Performs at Trinitas Regional Medical Centers Opening of 3.4 Million High Tech Breast Center

ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center held a dedication ceremony and tour of the opening of its new high-tech Breast Center, the Connie Dwyer Breast Center on Monday evening. The 3.4 million Breast Center will provide the latest in screening, diagnosis, and treatment for women, regardless of financial status.  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women ...

Many Come Out for 23rd Annual Rolling Thunder Event

ELIZABETH/ROSELLE, NJ - For the twenty-third year in a row, hundreds of motorcycles crowded Warinanco Park on Sunday morning before the ride down to the Veteran's Memorial in Holmdel, NJ.

The 30-minute ride down St. George's Avenue to the Veteran Memorial in Holmdel, attracts residents from surrounding towns of Elizabeth, Roselle, and Linden to name a few. Elizabeth resident, ...


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My Life Took A Detour on the Way to the NFL

October 23, 2018

My goal in life was always to make it to the NFL….to be able to support myself and my family by means of the game that I love and for which I have a great deal of passion.

On October 16, 2010, I suffered a severe spinal injury during a game against the Army Black Knights when I attempted to tackle Malcolm Brown. As soon as I hit the ground, I realized that I could not move because I ...