Roselle Park gives initial OK to PILOT

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — A proposed mixed-use development for a long-abandoned car dealership on Westfield Avenue would receive a 20-year tax abatement under a proposal introduced by the Borough Council at its May 16 meeting. The council voted 5-1 to introduce the payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, for the development to be located […]

Roselle Park terminates 5 dispatchers

Roselle Park terminates 5 dispatchers

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The mayor and council voted 5-0 with two abstentions to terminate the township’s five police dispatchers and enter into a shared-services agreement with Union County at their March 21 meeting. Mayor Joseph Signorello said that using the county’s dispatch service would save about $200,000 annually for the township, which already is […]

Roselle Park seeks business district ‘visioning’

Roselle Park seeks business district ‘visioning’

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Borough officials are looking to transform the area around the train station and the commercial corridor along Chestnut Street into a “transit village” — adding streetscaping and open public spaces, and improving mobility. The “visioning” project will improve the aesthetics of downtown Roselle Park, according to William Kurzenberger, the borough’s development […]

New Roselle Park chief laments father’s absence

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — New police Chief Daniel McCaffery was surrounded by friends and family as Mayor Joseph Signorello swore him in Feb. 21. McCaffery’s late father, Thomas McCaffery, was a member of the Union County Two Hundred Club, which recognizes the achievements of uniformed police, firefighters and state troopers, and taught his son at […]

Roselle Park pizza maker takes on the world

Roselle Park pizza maker takes on the world

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The aroma of fresh garlic, simmering marinara sauce and melting cheese wafts through the air inside Joe’s Rotisseria on Westfield Avenue as the afternoon lunch crowd lines up at the counter. One customer is picking up two plain pies; another asks for an order of garlic knots, and the couple behind […]

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 […]