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 […]

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 […]

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