ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor and Councilmembers recognized two important events for the month of September and passed the budget during the Sept. 18 council meeting, ending a several month-long process. The new budget will be uploaded to the borough’s website at www.boroughofroselle.com.

Fifth Ward Councilman John Fortuna read a proclamation regarding Sept. 11, stating that on Sept. 11, 2001, the American people “endured with courage and heroism the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the nation’s history.” 

Sept. 11 remembrance flags can be seen around the borough and hanging in the Council Chambers. 

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Mayor Christine Dansereau read the second proclamation, recognizing September as “Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month” and establishing that Roselle will be “turning teal” by hanging teal ribbons around the borough on trees and lamp posts. The campaign also allows volunteers the opportunity to provide local businesses and residents with information pertaining to ovarian cancer. 

“Ovarian cancer is the most serious gynecological cancer with no early detection test available,” read Mayor Dansereau. “It’s often referred to as the silent disease because its symptoms are often vague and subtle.” 

If detected in the early stages, the survival rate for ovarian cancer is 90% to 95%. Turn the Towns Teal is a national awareness campaign that was started in 2007. 

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