Government

May 11, 2021

ROSELLE, NJ - Rick Smiley brings more than 30 years of experience in local government to the Borough of Roselle as its new Business Administrator. “Together with the Mayor and Council, we are working to create a better Roselle for our residents, both short and long term,” Smiley said. “I ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Borough of Roselle officials and volunteers distributed 700 boxes of food to residents on Tuesday, May 4 as part of the Borough’s Emergency Food Distribution event. The event was orchestrated by Council President Denise Wilkerson in partnership with Councilwoman Cindy Thomas, Nancy ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - ADA Improvements at the Municipal Complex in Roselle Park.  Street improvements in Roselle. These are some of the projects that this year’s Union County Commissioners Infrastructure Grant program will fund throughout the County. In all, the Union County Board of Commissioners ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - At its regular meeting on Wednesday, April 21, the Roselle Borough Council approved its 2021 municipal budget of $49.9 million, featuring a zero-percent tax increase for the second year in a row. The total budget is $49,909,088.82, which includes a $5.5 million grant from the New ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - On March 25, the Roselle Park Mayor and Council installed Councilman-Select Robert A. Rubilla to fill the unexpired term of Will Fahoury, who moved out of town.  The local Republican Municipal Committee selected three candidates for the all-Democratic council to select from.  ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Through a grant with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Borough of Roselle Park has been awarded nearly 23,000 free masks for Roselle Park residents.  On Monday, Mayor Joseph Signorello and members of the Borough Council, distributed masks to each student and ...

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ROSELL, NJ - The Borough of Roselle recently released a video series in honor of Black History Month.  The series features several borough officials and employees addressing important African American heroes and paying tribute to their struggles and accomplishments. Important figures highlighted ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ – Westfield Avenue in Roselle Park’s First Ward has been an area of concern for newly elected councilman Gregory Johnson. Following multiple pedestrian deaths on the road, also known as NJ-28, Johnson has petitioned the New Jersey Department of Transportation to assist the ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The $11 million renovation and expansion of the Roselle public library has progressed through a recent partnership between the Borough of Roselle and the Union County Improvement Authority (UCIA). In November 2020, Roselle was awarded a $5.5 million New Jersey Library Construction ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Following the release of a state audit that highlighted fiscal mismanagement in previous years, the Mayor and the Borough Council are inviting all residents to a virtual “town hall” on Friday, February 5 at 6 p.m. This open public meeting will take place on Zoom. It can be accessed ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - An audit report by the Office of State Comptroller released on Wednesday found that because of deficiencies in internal controls, the Borough of Roselle wasted approximately $1.4M of taxpayer money.  Reported failures included improperly monitoring employee health insurance benefits ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Wednesday night’s Borough Council meeting was a highly contentious affair, with the governing body authorizing a resolution terminating the Public Information Officer (PIO) Kathy Lloyd. The resolution carried, with a 4-2 vote in favor of firing Lloyd. Council President Denise ...

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NEW JERSEY — A state of emergency will take effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday ahead of a winter storm set to slam New Jersey, the first weather emergency during the coronavirus pandemic. While at the New Jersey Statewide Traffic Management Center in Woodbridge, Gov. Phil Murphy and other state ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - On December 2, 2020, the Michigan House Oversight Committee held a hearing regarding alleged election fraud, which featured Michigan representative Cynthia Johnson accusing witnesses supporting the fraud allegations of lying.  Since then, Roselle Councilwoman Cynthia Johnson, who is ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) announced on Wednesday the award of a $98,800 Neighborhood Preservation COVID-19 Relief Grant to Roselle. The grant aims to promote the continued recovery and revitalization of NPP communities from the COVID-19 crisis by providing ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Donald Shaw took the oath of office as Mayor of Roselle on Sunday in an outdoor ceremony with a small number of local officials in attendance due to COVID-19. Former borough attorney Rachel Caruso swore in Mayor Shaw outside Borough Hall.  Because of the guest limit, the ceremony ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — The New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act has passed both houses of the state legislature, allocating over $87 million to libraries across the state, $5.5 million of which will be going to the Roselle Public Library (RPL) for renovations and a new addition. “We’re so excited at ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — The Borough of Roselle was awarded a New Jersey Library Construction Bond Grant of $5.5 million for a community resource center. The grant money will be used to renovate the 83-year-old Roselle Public Library building and to build a new two-story 15,400 square-foot resource center ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Reginald Atkins and former Mayor Christine Dansereau presented keys to the Borough of Roselle to four distinguished members of the community. The “Keys to the Borough” program was conceived by Mayor Dansereau and is coming to fruition under Mayor Atkins after the pandemic put ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - In an effort to increase digital traffic The Borough of Roselle Park will be entering each person who invites 10 friends to like their Facebook page into a raffle. The event that the borough is calling Facebook Friday will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 16. The prize is a $50 ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Borough Clerk Andrew Casais announced that municipal buildings in Roselle Park will be reopening to the public on Monday, October 5. The buildings had been open for essential staff only throughout the pandemic and reopened to the majority of workers two months ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Mayor Signorello announced Monday that Roselle Park is going to begin providing free transportation for senior citizens again. The transportation will take seniors for any essential travel including, the supermarket, the bank, the dentist’s office, the pharmacy and the ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Borough Council met Thursday and approved 16 resolutions, including approval of two contracts to Cifelli & Son General Contracting, Inc., totaling more than $500,000, for improvements to Williams Street and West Sumner Avenue. “Resolutions 211 and 212, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - This week Mayor Atkins provided an update on COVID-19, Borough Retirees, and the Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) distribution of box planters along Chestnut Street in front of local restaurants, as well as other timely topics:  

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ROSELLE, NJ - The Roselle Democratic Committee has announced Donald Shaw as their mayoral candidate for the upcoming November general election. Shaw has been a community activist and Director of Recreation in Roselle as well as a coach for Pop Warner football for many years. In 2019, he was also ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Atkins has announced that the Borough of Roselle will issue a proclamation that Black Lives Matter and a Black Lives Matter mural will be painted on Chestnut Street. “The Borough of Roselle shares in our country’s pain and anguish, and stands firmly committed to ensuring ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Mayor Signorello went live on Facebook on Thursday to update residents on the status of Tropical Storm Isaias and its aftermath. “We will obviously keep pressing PSE&G to make sure that the fixes are as quick as possible,” said the mayor. The most recent PSEG data puts ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Atkins addressed Roselle residents in a video update on how the borough is recovering after tropical storm Isaias. Over 1700 PSEG customers in Roselle are currently without power according to their outage map, 18.25% of the borough. Mayor Atkins told residents that he too is ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Democratic Commitee Chairman Rev. Reginald Atkins is the new Mayor of Roselle.  He was chosen by the Roselle Borough Council to succeed Mayor Christine Dansereau at Thursday night's Council meeting.  Dansereau resigned in July because of health reasons. On Facebook, Atkins ...

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ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Borough Council will hold a special meeting to pass a resolution providing for the appointment of a new Mayor. The meeting will be held Thursday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom. Residents can join by using the meeting ID: 832 5474 4173 or by following the link on the borough ...

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