ROSELLE, NJ – Want to know what’s happening in and around town? Here is a snapshot of news, and events from the past week, along with upcoming events. 

Mayor Christine Dansereau and Other Borough Employees Talk To Kindergarten Success Academy Students on Career Day May 3.

Career Day was extra exciting for Kindergarten Success Academy Students on May 3, when they dressed up for the career they hope to have one day and got to hear from many professionals within Roselle.

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Mayor Christine Dansereau along with Roselle Police Officers came to talk with the students about what they do each and every day.

The goal of this activity is to have students begin thinking of their future, seeing themselves in the future and know they can become whatever career they put their minds too.

Roselle Firefighter Receives Valor Award May 10 from the 200 Club of Union County

Zach Weissglass, a Roselle firefighter, will be among eight police officers and firefighters to receive a Valor Award May 10 from the 200 Club of Union County at Shackamaxon Country Club. 

Weissglass was traveling on Route 80 on May 17, 2018 when he witnessed a dump truck hit a school bus that was carrying teachers and students. Weissglass sprung right into action and helped students and teachers to safety.

Weissglass was also honored back in November 2018 by the Roselle Mayor, Christine Dansereau, and Borough Council for going above and beyond to save these kids and teachers lives. Weissglass received a Certificate of Commendation in front of many Roselle residents.

Roselle Police Department Helps Promote “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month”

Now that we are more than a week into the month of May the Roselle Police Department are helping to promote “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.” The department wrote a reminding post on their Facebook page to remind Roselle residents to “check twice and help save a life,” see their post below.

“As the weather begins to warm up, you’ll start seeing motorcycles on the roadways.  The month of May is ‘Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month’ and we all need to help keep riders safe. Always remember to check your blind spots and use your turn signals when changing lanes.  Motorcycles are everywhere - CHECK TWICE - SAVE A LIFE.

Riders, wear protective gear, keep your bike in the best working condition, be alert to road hazards and weather conditions and try to take a defensive driving course. 

Motorcyclists face increasing risks from distracted drivers. Don’t let a text message prevent you from seeing a motorcycle changing lanes or going through an intersection.

 Listen & Contribute at the Monthly Council Meeting, Wednesday, May 15

Mark your calendars for the next Borough Council Meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.

Come and listen to all that is going on in Roselle.

Council President Denise Wilkerson Invites 1st Ward Residents to Share Ideas on May 14

Council President Denise Wilkerson wants to hear from you at her next 1st Ward meeting on Tuesday, May 14 starting at 7 p.m. at One Park Drive, Roselle (Warinanco Park).

Share any concerns you might have, discuss ideas for the borough and learn about some of her initiatives to improve your neighborhood.

Borough of Roselle Uses “Pothole Killers” For The First Time

The Roselle Borough Council approved an agreement at its April meeting with Patch Management, Inc. -- also known as the "Pothole Killers" -- to repair potholes in the borough over a three-week period this spring. Pothole repairs have begun this week and the plan is to have the work done by early June.

Patch Management will dispatch four of its pothole-filling trucks to Roselle to accomplish this task. The trucks and their proprietary technology have been used with great success throughout the Northeast in recent years. The trucks can fill an average pothole in 90 seconds. The filled hole is immediately ready for traffic and its shelf life is significantly longer than those filled manually.

This will also free up DPW workers for other tasks and potentially save overtime costs in this department. Filling potholes is a big step in making roads drivable again and enhancing the quality of life in the borough. “Pothole Killers” will be repairing potholes all week long. This is the first time Roselle is contracting “Pothole Killers.”  

Now Hiring for Roselle Summer Camp Employees

Looking to be a Roselle Summer Camp Employee? Here is your chance!

Applications are available at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications are available until May 17.

For more information, contact Eric Walker (908) 259-3001 or Genia Simms (908) 259-3036.

Be A Part of #KeepRoselleBeautiful Campaign

Spring has sprung! Let’s keep Roselle blooming.

The Borough of Roselle is asking all commercial and residential property owners to help preserve and promote the beauty of Roselle. For the months of April and May the Borough of Roselle is asking residents to be a part of the #KeepRoselleBeautiful campaign and send along a photo of either you, your friends or your family planting, cleaning up around your yard, cleaning up around the borough, fertilizing or doing anything related to spring or clean up!

Photos will be posted on all social media accounts, Borough of Roselle’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts (as well as the website) to help spread the word of residents about cleaning up Roselle and helping to keep Roselle beautiful. Feel free to “share” and “tag.”

On Friday, May 24, the campaign will end and the Borough will vote on the best planting/cleaning up photo. The winner will be announced on all social media accounts on Wednesday, June 12. The winner will also be recognized at the Borough’s June Council Meeting, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.

The 2019 Roselle Community Resource Guide Available!

It’s that time of year for the latest edition of the Roselle Community Resource Guide to be available, at no cost, to Roselle residents. The guide is filled with everything residents need to know about each department within the borough, as well as important phone numbers and email addresses.

The guide, to be available at Borough Hall, also includes contact information for the Mayor and Borough Council.

A digital version of the guide will be posted on the borough website, boroughofroselle.com.

Municipal Identification Cards Available to Roselle Residents

The Borough of Roselle and the Roselle Public Library would like to remind the Roselle community that the library issues “municipal identification cards” to all residents ages 14 and over.

For questions or appointments, call the Roselle Library at (908) 245-5809. If the library is closed, leave a message. You will need proof of identity and residency.

When you type in your cell phone number, a confirmation message will be sent to your mobile phone. You can easily reply STOP to cancel the text messages. Message & data rates may apply. 

Chat with Mayor Dansereau on the First Tuesday of Every Month

Voice your ideas, concerns and opinions at the next “Conversations with the Community,” held on the first Tuesday of every month with Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in the Baker Room, on the second floor of Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut St.

Residents will get a chance to learn about current borough projects, discuss local issues and share ways in which to further improve the quality of life in the Borough.

For more information, contact the Borough of Roselle (908) 259-0946, ext. 3069.

Also, be sure to check out the TAPinto calendar for other local events.