Sexual harassment problems at Roselle DPW

ROSELLE, NJ — Another sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed in state superior court against the borough of Roselle and its Department of Public Works. Celeste Sitarski of Roselle filed a suit last month, charging that a male employee had exposed himself and had urinated in front of her while she was cleaning a bathroom, as […]

Roselle officials respond to basketball altercation

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle public school officials have issued the following announcement in regard to a basketball altercation that recently took place at a game. Roselle Public Schools Superintendent Kevin West announced that his administration has taken several critical steps in providing essential social and emotional supports to students and families affected by a Feb. […]

Union County board of education results

* – Indicates election winners All information according to the Union County clerk’s office   BERKELEY HEIGHTS, VOTE FOR TWO Robert Cianciulli – 867 (27.51%) *Christine Reilly – 1,376 (43.65%) *Doug Reinstein – 899 (28.52%) Write-in – 54 (.18%)   CLARK, VOTE FOR THREE *Scott Bohm – 991 (25.12%) *Robert Smorol, Jr. – 983 (24.92%) […]

Welcome back !

ROSELLE, NJ  — Principal Rashon Mickens of Abraham Clark High School in Roselle enthusiastically greeted new and returning students on the first day of school on Sept. 3. Among those who joined Mickens in welcoming the students were Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, and Roselle Board of Education President Archange Antoine.

Roselle works with UCIA to build early learning center and community center

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle will be finally realizing a dream that is years in the making thanks to the Union County Improvement Authority funding $50 million in bonds for a school facility and community center. However, the authority faced some tough questions from the NJ Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board prior to getting their […]

Former Roselle mayor sentenced for insurance fraud

ROSELLE — A former mayor of Roselle has been sentenced to 90 days in county jail for committing insurance fraud in connection with a motor vehicle accident that took place a little more than four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Garrett Smith, 53, also will serve a period of three years’ probation, according […]

Councilman resigns after pressure from mayor

ROSELLE, NJ  — After the mayor called for his resignation two weeks ago, 5th Ward Councilman Roy Locke last week agreed to step down by the end of the month. Mayor Jamel Holley demanded Locke’s resignation two weeks ago in addition to requiring he reimburse the borough 40 percent of the $15,000 salary he receives […]

Former Roselle mayor admits to insurance fraud

ROSELLE — A former mayor of Roselle has admitted to committing insurance fraud in connection with a motor vehicle accident that took place a little more than four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Garrett Smith, 53, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree insurance fraud before state Superior Court Judge Robert Mega on […]

Roselle’s Holley sworn in as newest member of General Assembly

TRENTON – Former Roselle mayor Jamel Holley received the oath of office from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Monday to become a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. “Jamel has proven his dedication to residents of New Jersey by tirelessly standing up for families in his hometown of Roselle,” said Prieto. “He brings with […]

Mayor says councilman should step down, return salary due to absenteeism

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Jamel Holley is demanding that a councilman who continually failed to attend meetings resign and reimburse taxpayers for collecting a salary without showing up for work. Holley said for the three years since 5th Ward Councilman Roy Locke was elected “he has displayed one of the worst records in history.” “We […]