Hair stylist seated as newest Roselle school board member

ROSELLE, NJ — Lifelong borough resident Jonathon “Shawon” Spearman has said his connections to the community will be his greatest strength as the newest member of the Board of Education, which he characterized as “a mess.” Spearman was appointed to the board by an 8-0 vote at its Nov. 19 meeting. After being sworn in […]

Teachers union asks Roselle BOE to resume negotiations

ROSELLE, NJ — The president of the union representing 400 teachers and support staff, such as security guards, custodians and nurses, has asked the local Board of Education to return to the negotiating table. Claudia Jo, president of the Roselle Education Association, addressed the Oct. 29 board meeting, saying that although a stalemate has been […]

First lighted church in Roselle celebrates 150th anniversary

First lighted church in Roselle celebrates 150th anniversary

ROSELLE, NJ — Thomas Edison first brought electric light to the village of Roselle back in January 1883, when he was trying to prove that a town could be illuminated by power from a single generating station. Roselle was chosen by Edison because it did not have any gas-powered lighting. Along with installing his incandescent […]

Roselle teachers picket board meeting, demand contract

Roselle teachers picket board meeting, demand contract

ROSELLE, NJ — About 75 teachers, frustrated to be working without a contract for more than 15 months, picketed outside Abraham Clark High School before the Sept. 24 school board meeting. One group of teachers at the corner of East 7th Avenue and Chestnut Street brandished signs that read “We want a contract,” “No contract, […]

Roselle superintendent clashes with board members

ROSELLE, NJ – The interim superintendent of schools grew visibly agitated, but refused to relent when a Board of Education member sought to have several agenda items tabled to until the next meeting. Interim super James Baker also repeatedly clashed with Board President Patricia Fabrizio over several issues throughout the Monday, Sept. 24 meeting. Baker, […]

Roselle high school celebrates new year being off ‘watch list’

ROSELLE — Abraham Clark High School Principal Rashon Mickens was resplendent in his red college cap and gown, the marching band and color guard put on a show and the school mascot greeted everyone with high-fives. The first day of classes at Abraham Clark High School was a cause for celebration. This was the first […]

Ousted Roselle school board member takes case before judge

Ousted Roselle school board member takes case before judge

NEWARK, NJ  – The attorney for a deposed member of the Roselle Board of Education argued that his client should be reinstated because its members acted against their own bylaws when they voted to dismiss him. Daniel Antonelli, the attorney for Archange Antoine, repeatedly argued the board was wrong to cite Policy 145 concerning the […]

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

Roselle seeks ideas for downtown remake

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Christine Dansereau wants to give the downtown Roselle business district a facelift and she’s asking for assistance. Residents can visit www.boroughofroselle.com and fill out a survey to give their feedback on how the downtown shopping corridor should look, the types of shops and amenities that might foster foot traffic, and other […]

Ousted Roselle school board member appeals to the state

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board member who was dismissed during a combative, sometimes chaotic meeting attended by about 200 people has filed an appeal seeking immediate reinstatement. Archange Antoine, an eight-year member and the longest-serving on the board, was removed by a 5-4 vote at the Aug. 27 meeting in the Abraham Clark High […]