Roselle Park named in lawsuit over memorial

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — After threatening Roselle Park Mayor Carl Hokanson with a lawsuit over the installation of a veteran’s memorial placed in front of Roselle Park’s public library, the American Humanist Association has followed through with their promise. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center, Roselle Councilwoman Charlene Storey, and her husband, Gregory Storey, […]

Roselle Park development project shows promise

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — Mayor of Roselle Park Carl Hokanson announced the construction of new buildings for 213 new luxury apartments and 5,200 feet of retail space at 230-248 W. Westfield Avenue at the intersection of Columbus Place. The construction is anticipated to begin in early September, and the mayor assures residents that traffic won’t be […]

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 […]

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%) […]

Roselle Park doctor pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone by writing fraudulent prescriptions

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced that a medical doctor from Union County pleaded guilty today to illegally distributing the highly addictive painkiller oxycodone. He was arrested in January on charges he conspired with a drug dealer and others to distribute thousands of high-dose oxycodone pills by writing false prescriptions for individuals he […]