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County Manager’s Political PR Side Work a Non-Issue For Union Freeholders

March 18, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ – The Union County Freeholders this week disputed allegations that the county manager’s work with a political consulting firm promoting local candidates presents a conflict of interest with his government duties.

The freeholders had named Edward Oatman to the position of county manager in January of last year. Oatman earned a $150,800 salary from the county in 2018, ...

The Borough of Roselle Launches a New and Improved Community Website

ROSELLE, NJ - Borough officials announced this week the launch of the new and improved Borough website. The new site is packed full of information giving residents everything they need to know in an easier to read format that includes an improved community calendar that is up-to-date with events, and overall ease of use and search functions.

The site features easy to find links to access forms ...

Concerns Over Ryan Property Lease Termination Plague Roselle Park Council Meeting

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Council tabled a resolution to terminate a contract providing commuter parking at a lot next to the New Jersey Transit train station following a lengthy discussion at Thursday’s night's Council meeting.

Residents say for years they have parked at the Ryan Property lot located in the area along West Lincoln Avenue next to the New Jersey Transit ...

Riders Rail Against NJ Transit at Stop in Westfield, But More Pain Predicted

WESTFIELD, NJ — NJ Transit riders and transportation advocacy groups brought a bevy of concerns to NJ Transit leaders who visited the South Avenue train station Wednesday, only to be told there is going to be more discomfort for commuters down the line.

The riders, joined by county, state and local legislators, lobbied for the faster return of direct train service to Manhattan, ...

Roselle Council Presents Proclamations in Honor of Black History Month

ROSELLE, NJ - Rounding out to the end of Black History month, the Mayor and Council read proclamations of some very important figures in the country and locally. 

Proclamations were read by the Mayor and Council for the following individuals:

Former First Lady Michelle Obama
Ella Baker
Myrtle Counts
Lewis Latimer
Ethelyne Grimsley
Larry Doby
The NJ Misaada Relief Squad ...

Raritan Valley Rail Coalition Presents Updates on Gateway Project

CRANFORD, NJ - The Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail-advocacy group representing 1.7 million residents in four counties along NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Rail line, will sponsor a free presentation on the Gateway Project beginning at 7 p.m, Tuesday, March 26th at the Cranford Community Center. 

“It cannot be understated: the Gateway Project, and related work, which ...

WalletHub Study Confirms What We’ve Long Suspected: NJ Has Country’s Highest Property Taxes

NEW JERSEY -- The average American household spends $2,279 on property taxes for their homes each year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In light of this, it’s little surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.

To determine who pays the highest taxes, personal-finance website WalletHub today released ...

Roselle Park Council Promotes Captain Daniel J. McCaffery to Chief of Police and Tables Resolution for Shared Services on Bulk Items

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Council unanimously approved a resolution promoting Daniel J. McCaffery to Chief of the Roselle Park Police Department.

“Attaining the position of Chief of Police is extremely humbling, and it's not something I take lightly” commented McCaffery during his inauguration speech.

Citizens at the meeting unanimously felt that the council ...

Roselle Council Meeting Canceled for Wednesday Evening

ROSELLE, NJ - Due to inclement weather the Council Meeting scheduled today, Feb. 20, has been canceled. All business ion the agenda will be carried 0ver to the next to the next scheduled meeting on March 13. and is the official electronic news source for your town! To get your free daily Roselle or Roselle Park news, click on your ...

Bill to Establish Panel to Facilitate Gateway Construction Projects Approved by Assembly Panel

TRENTON, NJ  – Setting the project guidelines in conjunction with the state of New York, legislation creating the Gateway Development Commission -- sponsored by Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the Assembly Transportation Chair Daniel Benson -- cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday.

“The Hudson Tunnel Project is arguably the most important project that will ...


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