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 […]

Roselle BOE president claims ‘racially assaulted’

ROSELLE, NJ — The white school board president who was told by a black board member during an Aug. 16 board meeting that her “white privilege does not extend to this end of the table” claims it was just the latest episode of being “racially assaulted” by fellow board members. Patricia Fabrizio, the only white […]

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

Roselle approves schools superintendent, assistant

ROSELLE, NJ — The school board approved the contract of the new interim superintendent and announced it has selected a new assistant superintendent, trying to restore stability after a recent succession of resignations, suspensions, firings, investigations and a forensic audit. The board voted to hire James Baker as its interim superintendent at its July 23 […]

Roselle gets third superintendent since late June

ROSELLE, NJ — James Baker has been selected as the interim superintendent of schools, making him the third man to hold the title in little more than a week. Richard Corbett, who served on an interim basis for about six months before officially being appointed as top administrator in June 2017, announced his resignation in […]

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

Roselle schools assistant superintendent quits

ROSELLE, NJ — Assistant Superintendent Shakirah Harrington has resigned from the school district, leaving the top two administrative positions in the borough vacant as an audit indicates district funds were used to purchase two vehicles without the knowledge of the former superintendent. Harrington announced her resignation June 28. Superintendent Richard Corbett announced his resign ation […]

Roselle moves to terminate clerk put on leave six years ago

Roselle moves to terminate clerk put on leave six years ago

ROSELLE, NJ — The borough council at its June 20 meeting voted to seek the termination of a municipal clerk who had been placed on paid administrative leave six years ago. } Rhona Bluestein spoke after a resolution to remove her for “unbecoming conduct, incompetence and other just cause,” was put up for discussion. Although […]