More chaos erupts at Roselle school board meeting

ROSELLE, NJ — It was a half hour past midnight when school board member Richard Villeda came out of an executive session and told residents to “call the police.” “Everybody … fighting,” the visibly upset Villeda said aloud as he headed toward the exit doors in the Abraham Clark High School auditorium. He eventually took […]

Roselle BOE hires Bayonne firm to audit finances

Roselle BOE hires Bayonne firm to audit finances

ROSELLE, NJ — The Bayonne firm of Donohue, Gironda, Doria & Tomkins will conduct an audit of the local school district after the business administrator and his secretary were relieved of their duties, the school board attorney said. Jason Jones and his secretary, Jade Wilson, were “relieved of their responsibilities” effective Jan. 30, Roselle Superintendent […]

Roselle school board stalls without quorum

Roselle school board stalls without quorum

ROSELLE, NJ —  Not enough school board members were present to hold a scheduled meeting on Jan. 29, creating uncertainty about the board’s next meeting and prompting shouts among residents in attendance. Only four school board members were present, one short needed for a quorum. The agenda called for the appointment of a new school […]

Roselle school board in limbo after abrupt resignation

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school board was unable to approve a president or vice president after one member abruptly resigned, causing a split in votes for nearly every measure voted on at the board’s Jan. 8 reorganization meeting. Arthur Rice, who served for one year, made his resignation effective Jan. 5, the day after […]

Roselle officials amend lease for school and recreation complex amid lawsuit

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle school board and council held simultaneous yet separate meetings to resolve a sublease issue involving a proposed $59 million school and recreation project in the borough. The council held a special emergency meeting on Nov. 20, while the school board held its own regularly scheduled meeting at Abraham Clark High School. […]

New grant bolsters state’s first addiction recovery high school

ROSELLE, NJ — A new grant is now available for the Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School in Roselle, the state’s first addiction-recovery high school, making it easier for students to attend and alleviating some costs to school districts. The state Department of Education began seeking applications for funding existing recovery high schools on Oct. 6. […]

County agency dismisses finance concerns in $50M Roselle school-rec complex

ROSELLE, NJ — The Union County Improvement Authority characterized as a “myriad of misstatements” concerns about Roselle’s proposed $50 million Mind and Body Complex by a former school board member, in response to a state agency’s query about the project. The UCIA, which would issue bonds for the project if approved by the freeholders, addressed criticisms […]

Former school board member sues to stop financing for $50 million school, recreation center, library in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — A former school board member has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court seeking to stop multiple agencies from pursuing financing for a $50 million school, library and recreation center complex in Roselle. Anthony Esposito, who has been against the Mind and Body Complex project since at least 2014 when he voted against […]

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

Opponents of $50 million project claim small victory in delay of legal document change

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

ROSELLE, NJ — Opponents of a $50 million project for a new school, library and community center in Roselle that has been six years in the making feel they gained some ground, but fell far short of what they wanted when the Union County freeholders abruptly canceled a special meeting to alter the county’s involvement. The […]

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