Roselle Park mayor’s race offers a unique choice

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Mayor Carl Hokanson, who failed to win the Democratic nomination and is running for re-election as an independent, said he is gaining support from residents tired of “watching the fighting between Democrats and Republicans.” When the mayor did not receive the party nomination in March he quickly announced he would run […]

Masked men rob Roselle Park 7-Eleven at gunpoint

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Roselle Park police are seeking three men who robbed a convenience story in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 26, wearing masks and brandishing a pistol and a stun gun, police said in an email. The three men entered the 7-Eleven convenience store at 573 W. Westfield Ave. at 2:14 […]

Roselle Park softball will now face Gloucester on June 3 in Group 1 state championship game; June 2 date was rained out

Panthers seek program's second state championship and first since 2003

The softball Group 1 state championship game between North 2 champion Roselle Park (26-2) and South Jersey champ Gloucester (23-3) scheduled to be played at Kean University’s Cougar Field in Union on Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. was rained out. The game will be made up on Sunday, June 3 at Kean at 10 […]

Roselle Park cop, fireman drag man from burning car

Roselle Park cop, fireman drag man from burning car

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A Roselle Park police officer and a firefighter dragged a man to safety from a burning car after residents reported the parked vehicle on fire, police said. The 42-year-old male occupant, who was not identified beyond having a last known address from Everett, Wash., did not suffer any visible injuries, according […]

Incumbent Roselle Park Dem mayor to run as independent

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Incumbent Mayor Carl Hokanson will run as an independent candidate in the November election after the local Democratic Party voted unanimously to endorse 30-year-old Joe Signorello III instead. Hokanson, who in 2013 secured the local Democrats’ endorsement for the primary mayoral election, said that he will run as an independent after […]

Roselle Park police union donates to families in need this Thanksgiving

Roselle Park police union donates to families in need this Thanksgiving

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — For the fifth straight year, the Roselle Park Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Local 27 donated turkeys to the Casano Community Center, which welcomed the donations Tuesday, Nov. 14. This year, the union added 12 turkeys to the community center’s annual efforts to assist families in need at Thanksgiving. “There’s definitely families that need […]


Mike Connelly, Democrat Council At Large Mike Connelly is a veteran and serves as the vice commander of the Union County American Legion and Catholic War Veterans. He is an active parishioner at the Church of the Assumption and a volunteer with the Knights of Columbus. As a sitting council member, he has worked to […]