Roselle clerk on paid leave going on four years

Some in Roselle government seek to avoid action, which might disclose ‘unflattering’ information

ROSELLE, NJ — It may be the best job in Union County. A borough of Roselle clerk, put on administrative leave more than four years ago, has been paid a hefty annual salary for not working ever since. Rhona Bluestein, who began working for the borough in 2005, was suspended from her position on May 8, […]

Roselle residents allege animosity between politicians

Roselle residents allege animosity between politicians

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle residents are coming forward and speaking out about what they say is an abuse of power by several Roselle politicians. According to many, the situation has gotten so bad that a group has been formed by residents, calling themselves, “Help Stand Up to Tyrants,” which was started in 2015 by citizens of […]

Harassment charges alleged in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau has filed a harassment complaint against New Jersey Assemblyman Jamel Holley, a former mayor of the borough, according to the report obtained by LocalSource. The report was filed by Dansereau on Sept. 13 at the Roselle Police Department. In the police report, Dansereau states that for the “last year […]

Financial impact of proposed Roselle project discussed

ROSELLE, NJ — Today is the day when the borough of Roselle will know whether it will be full steam ahead with the proposed Mind and Body Complex — a project that includes a community center, fitness center and pool, media and technology rooms, an Early Childhood Learning Center, 22 classrooms, a secured outdoor playground, and […]

‘New Beginnings’ bookbag drive gears up in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, along with some borough sponsors, has launched the second “New Beginnings” school book bag drive for families in need. The borough is collecting book bags filled with water bottles, small boxes of crayons, No. 2 pencils, marble composition books, washable markers and pencil cases. The goal of the “New […]

Roselle councilman gives back to his community

ROSELLE, NJ — As students and parents gear up for the beginning of the school year, expenses can really pile up. New clothes, shoes and a laundry list of school supplies can be a financial stress for many parents. And let’s not forget about those back-to-school haircuts — a necessary expense that is often forgotten amid […]

‘I’m not going anywhere,’ says Roselle mayor

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau is not staying silent in the wake of the attack on her home in the early hours of June 30. Dansereau said that she thought she had been dreaming when she was woken up by a loud noise and had gone down to investigate. In the darkness she was […]

Roselle presents first Boys II Men fishing trip

ROSELLE, NJ — It will be a day of fishing, mentoring, and guy time. Roselle’s Mayor Christine Dansereau, the Roselle Borough Council and the Department of Recreation will be heading out for a day of fishing June 12 for the first Boys II Men Fishing Trip, for boys ages 10 to 16. The boys will head […]

Roselle announces website, development projects

ROSELLE, NJ — As part of an economic development initiative, the Borough of Roselle recently announced the launch of Revitalize Roselle, an interactive website devoted to keeping residents informed about the latest improvement projects. Roselle mayor Christine Dansereau said that the borough is experiencing an exciting revitalization. “Now is an exciting time to be a business […]

Sexual harassment problems at Roselle DPW

ROSELLE, NJ — Another sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed in state superior court against the borough of Roselle and its Department of Public Works. Celeste Sitarski of Roselle filed a suit last month, charging that a male employee had exposed himself and had urinated in front of her while she was cleaning a bathroom, as […]