Controversial memorial approved in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — After weeks of controversy and emotions running high, the Roselle Park Council has voted to retroactively accept Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson’s donation of a veteran’s memorial, as well as retroactively authorizing the memorial’s placement in front of the borough’s public library. But the story is far from over. It was standing […]

Roselle Park residents report parking and noise problems at Heart of Worship Church

Roselle Park residents report parking and noise problems at Heart of Worship Church

A camaraderie between Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson and and property owner George D’Agostino has been reported to LocalSource by residents as well as a local business owner. The mayor requests that any residents with complaints regarding Heart of Worship Church come to discuss it with him in person. He also stated that the lack […]

Roselle Park author publishes book of short stories

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Richard Marranca of Roselle Park recently published a book of short stories called “The New Romantics: Ten Stories of Mystery, Passion, Travel, and Vampires.” He is the author of a novel titled “Dragon Sutra,” which tells the story of a teacher exploring southeast Asia who gets involved in dangerous situations while befriending […]

Railroad safety awareness a priority in Roselle Park

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The Roselle Park Police Department in conjunction with the Norfolk Southern Railroad Police and 7-11 Stores have created a partnership to make railroad safety awareness a top priority in Roselle Park. 7-11 has agreed to allow a train safety information kiosk to be installed at the their store.  “This is the first of its […]

Councilwoman abruptly resigns, unresigns due to ‘Christmas’ event

ROSELLE PARK, NJ – At the Dec. 3 meeting of the borough council, Roselle Park Councilwoman-at-large Charlene Storey was reportedly not too happy following a 4-2 vote to change the name of the annual tree-lighting ceremony to include the word Christmas. The following morning, she handed in her letter of resignation. But before any action […]

Roselle Park seeks volunteer auxiliary police officers

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The Roselle Park Police Department is currently seeking volunteer auxiliary police officers. Candidates must be between 18 and 65 years of age, and satisfy a thorough background investigation. Auxiliary officers are required to volunteer a minimum of eight hours a month and attend one monthly training meeting. Functions for assignment to […]

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%) […]

Dems maintain stranglehold on freeholder board

2015 Election results for contested municipal elections

  The Union County Democrats maintained their unanimous control of the freeholder board with all three incumbents winning by a wide margin as residents around Union County tool to the polls to cast their votes in municipal, school and county races. Alexander Mirabella, Mohamed Jalloh and Bruce Bergen won their freeholder seats back with a […]

‘It was worth the struggle’

Assemblywoman urges university to rescind planned support staff layoffs

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — After practicing medicine in Cuba for 20 years, two current Roselle Park residents decided to move to the United States, with nothing but the clothes on their backs, their four children and lofty and ambitious dreams. It took a long time and a lot of hard work, but it eventually paid off. […]