Proposed Roselle budget would increase taxes $15 per home

Proposed Roselle budget would increase taxes $15 per home

ROSELLE, NJ —  The borough council introduced on April 25 a preliminary $32 million budget, which could result in a $15 increase for a local home assessed at $140,000. The proposed tax levy would be a .12 percent increase over last year, said Chief Financial Officer Judith Curran. Overall, the budget rose by about $3,800 […]

Roselle clerk dismisses challenges to primary bids of council incumbents

ROSELLE, NJ — The municipal clerk threw out objections made by a 2nd Ward council candidate’s campaign manager contesting the candidacy petitions of two incumbents running for re-election. Anthony Esposito, campaign manager for Brandon Bernier, filed residency and signature objections against the petitions made by 2nd Ward Councilwoman Carla Walker and 5th Ward Councilman Samuel […]

Ex-Roselle cop gets $1.2 million in race discrimination suit

ROSELLE, NJ — A former police lieutenant has been awarded about $1.2 million by a jury after accusing the borough and its previous police chief of racial discrimination, court documents show. Bradley Downing, who is part African- American and Caucasian, filed suit in December 2015 in Union County Superior Court alleging former Police Chief Gerald […]

Roselle school board OKs disputed firm for audit

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board has voted to appoint the controversial Bayonne-based firm Donohue, Doria & Tomkins to conduct a forensic audit after previously deciding not to use the company. The firm was hired at a March 13 special meeting to conduct a forensic audit for the period of Jan. 1, 2017 to Jan. […]

Roselle business students putting prospective skills to use

Roselle business students putting prospective skills to use

ROSELLE, NJ — Nine high school business students are getting intense on-the-job training in their prospective field as they look to compete in an international career competition. And they’re learning the challenges of many businesses — raising funds. After initially qualifying via the state competition in Atlantic City, members of Abraham Clark High School’s Distributive […]

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 […]

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