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April 11, 2019

ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK. NJ - The April 15th tax deadline is quickly approaching. If you are one of the many that will owe money this year, the IRS has sent out some helpful tips for filing your taxes that can save you a lot of money in pennies and interest.  With the tax filing due date just a few ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Council-members officially introduced the 2019 municipal budget, which would require the lowest tax increase in the past 22 years. Roselle Park must do an assessment each year in order to determine the overall operating costs of the borough. The resolution to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - It was a packed house for the March Council meeting with Police Promotions, Phenomenal Woman Awards and Council members voting 4-2 to approve an amendment to the Scattered Site Redevelopment Plan. Council members approved six promotions within the Roselle Police Department in a ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The month of March is recognized nationally as Women’s History Month, a period that honors the hard work and dedication of women, as well as their contributions to society.  On the March 21, at the Roselle Park Council Meeting, Mayor Joseph Signorello III proclaimed Roselle ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  TAPintoRoselle.net and TAPintoRosellePark.net is the official electronic news source ...

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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 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – The Board of Chosen Freeholders discussed several developments taking place in Union County during their regular meeting Thursday night. NJ State Minimum Wage Increase As previously reported, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed legislation in Elizabeth raising the state ...

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NEW JERSEY – The leaders of the Build Gateway Now Coalition announced this week that the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) Mayors Alliance to the Coalition, a bipartisan group formed in 2018 that consists of 30 mayors representing more than 23,500 daily commuters along the RVL, spanning four counties in ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Roselle Park Mayor and Council voted on a few ordinances at the Thursday night council meeting, but the biggest interest on the agenda Ordinance No.  2563, which would repeal Ordinance No. 2395, that was introduced at the Jan. 17 council meeting better know to most as “Pay to ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Mayor Christine Dansereau was in the spotlight when she sat down with Comcast Newsmakers Jill Horner to talk about the efficiency of government. Topics such as technology, library grants and the importance of communication within the borough were highlighted. Video of the show ...

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ROSELLE/ROSELLE PARK/ELIZABETH, NJ - While delivering comments at the Roselle Reorganization meeting in January, NJ State Senator Joseph Cryan spoke to Roselle residents about what's to come in 2019. The 2019 budget provides $347 million in aid for underfunded school districts and Roselle will ...

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TRENTON, NJ – In honor of the life-long career in public service of the Assemblyman Jerry Green who represented Legislative District 22 for 16 years, the full Assembly unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jamel C. Holley, Linda Carter, James Kennedy and Annette Quijano ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with their annual Day of Service event on Monday morning at the Abraham Clark High School.  Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Borough Council, the Roselle Board of Education, the Roselle Department of Recreation, the Rotary Club of ...

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ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Now that reorganization meetings are over, the Roselle Park Mayor and Council settled in to get to work at the Thursday night council meeting.  A few Changes were made since the re-organization meeting with Councilman Robert Matthieu resigning from the position of Arts ...

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