Government

October 17, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - As part of National Coming Out Day the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders declared Union County a Safe Space for LGBTQ individuals during their Freeholder Board mobile meeting that was held in Plainfield on October 11. The County observed National Coming Out Day on ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Two news sources, three candidates running for Mayor, and a lot of questions to be answered. That’s what to expect as the Borough of Roselle Park heads into its first of two candidate debates in October prior to the November election.  Starting on October 11, at 7 p.m. at ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Democratic Chairman and Councilman Rev. Reginald Atkins released a statement this week calling on Mayor Christine Dansereau to submit a letter of resignation officially vacating her seat on the local Democratic Committee. According to Chairman Atkins, the Mayor moved out of ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Roselle’s First Presbyterian Church is known for being the first church in the world to be “lighted” when the thirty bulb  “electrolier” was installed to the delight of parishioners. Mayor Christine Dansereau signed a recent proclamation at the church, located at 111 W 5th Ave., ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Residents have reported over the last few days of people coming to their doors claiming to be doing a survey for the Borough. We reached out to Borough officials today to get a clear cut answer on if a survey was being conducted door to door.  “It is not true," said Business ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -  “Always Remember” was the request by those who spoke at Roselle’s annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Wednesday evening. Residents came out to Borough Hall to honor the first responders, firemen, police, volunteers and many others with us and those who have passed.  The ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ  - Residents came out to the firehouse next to Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park, on Tuesday evening for the Borough’s September 11th Remembrance Service. The ceremony honored and remembered the victims and heroes of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and also honor those ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The towns annual Sweet and Savory Multicultural Festival gave visitors a lot to choose from when it comes to food, shopping, and as always the entertainment.  This year's event hosted by Mayor Christine Dansereau, Council-members, Donald Shaw and his staff from the Park and ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – The Borough of Roselle has created a Youth Training and Employment Program designed to help individuals from ages 14 to 21 to obtain real hands-on experience in all of the various department operations within the Borough. The youth program works with the County of Union Workforce ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Parents and their children came out to Roselle Borough Hall this past Saturday afternoon for the 2018 New Beginnings School Book Bag Drive.  The program started three years by Mayor Christine Dansereau to help students get a head start on the new school year, has grown with many ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Beth Anne Macdonald, hired in 2012 to oversee the redevelopment of the borough’s burgeoning Main Street retail and restaurant district, has resigned as executive director of the Downtown Somerville Alliance. She begins work Sept. 4 as the Economic Development Director of Roselle ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Mayor Christine Dansereau and the Roselle Library Redevelopment Committee are developing an action plan to compete for funding through the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act. With $125 million available statewide for public libraries to use towards capital improvements, Mayor ...

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ROSELLE NJ -During the Wednesday, August 16, Borough Council meeting, Council members approved and promoted two leaders within the fire department.  Fireman David Sheekey was promoted to Fire Captain and Gregory Kurziel was promoted to Fire Battalion Chief. Sheekey and Kurziel were surrounded ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when. For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been ...

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ROSELLE, NJ – Donations are needed for the New Beginnings School Book Bag Drive. You can help local children start the new school year prepared to learn by donating some essential school supplies. The drive, sponsored by Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Walter Wimbush Scholarship Program and other ...

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PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy. "This is important for every resident for a better life ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Four new police officers were sworn in during the regularly scheduled council meeting last week. After the Roselle police department conducted twenty-two interviews, four recruits were chosen to move onto the police academy. Justin Diaz, Paul K. Davison Jr, Brian M. Grogroso, and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community. Signed into ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Bud Simmons Pine Street Park will be the site of the Community Unity Peace Tour Festival, an event to say No to Drugs and Violence this coming weekend. The event is open to all residents this Saturday, July 21, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Music will be provided by local D.J’s, along ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - People from all over the county came out to Herm Shaw Field in Roselle Park on Saturday evening for the annual fireworks display.   Officials boasting their showcase would be the best fireworks program in Union County, did not disappoint if you listened to the cheers and ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Park will be hosting their 13th Annual Independence Day Celebration this Saturday, June 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Officials are boasting their showcase to be the best fireworks program in Union County, and expect to attract thousands to Roselle Park ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - During the last Wednesdays Council meeting, Council members recognized five local men for their contributions to the community be presenting them with the Phenomenal Man Award.  “We have recognized the women in the past and we have many men in our community that do really great ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A reminder to residents, Union County is offering a free electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. Any Union County resident may bring unwanted ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The polls are closed for this June Primary Election and the votes have been counted. Here are the unofficial results.  U.S. Senate Race: 6 Year Term Robert Menendez (D) Winner Bob Hugin ( R) Winner Member of the House of Representatives - 7th Congressional ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - The rainbow flag, a symbol of pride and independence fly’s high at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month.  This historic event by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Office of LGBTQ Services, Department of Human Services and ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In celebration of Pride Month, Roselle Park held a Flag Raising Ceremony on Friday morning at the Veterans Memorial Library.  Roselle Park resident Michael Peterson Spoke to the group and raised the traditional rainbow-colored flag in celebration of  LGBTQ Pride ...

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CRANFORD, NJ - An election to fill the vacancy created by Linda Carter’s departure to the Assembly was held at a Union County Democratic Committee convention on Thursday, led by Chairman Nick Scutari. The UCDC chair called on Plainfield Chairman Adrian O. Mapp, who nominated Councilwoman Rebecca ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK, NJ - In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday both communities will be holding services in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Roselle: Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation will hold the Annual ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A rainbow flag will fly for the first time at the Union County Courthouse in recognition of June as LGBTQ Pride Month. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced they are holding a public Pride Flag Raising Ceremony for Monday, June 4 at 1 p.m. on the steps of the ...

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