New grant bolsters state’s first addiction recovery high school

ROSELLE, NJ — A new grant is now available for the Raymond J. Lesniak Recovery High School in Roselle, the state’s first addiction-recovery high school, making it easier for students to attend and alleviating some costs to school districts. The state Department of Education began seeking applications for funding existing recovery high schools on Oct. 6. […]

County agency dismisses finance concerns in $50M Roselle school-rec complex

ROSELLE, NJ — The Union County Improvement Authority characterized as a “myriad of misstatements” concerns about Roselle’s proposed $50 million Mind and Body Complex by a former school board member, in response to a state agency’s query about the project. The UCIA, which would issue bonds for the project if approved by the freeholders, addressed criticisms […]

Former school board member sues to stop financing for $50 million school, recreation center, library in Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ — A former school board member has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court seeking to stop multiple agencies from pursuing financing for a $50 million school, library and recreation center complex in Roselle. Anthony Esposito, who has been against the Mind and Body Complex project since at least 2014 when he voted against […]

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

Opponents of $50 million project claim small victory in delay of legal document change

Mind and Body Complex in Roselle hits a snag

ROSELLE, NJ — Opponents of a $50 million project for a new school, library and community center in Roselle that has been six years in the making feel they gained some ground, but fell far short of what they wanted when the Union County freeholders abruptly canceled a special meeting to alter the county’s involvement. The […]

Roselle recount is a second victory for off-line candidates

ROSELLE, NJ — After a vote recount on June 28, in the aftermath of the June 6 primary elections in the Borough of Roselle, Democratic candidates Cynthia Johnson and Denise Wilkerson are celebrating their surprise primary wins over Roselle Democratic Committee-backed candidates Andrea Staten and Richard Villeda. The recount at the Union County Board of Elections […]

Richard Corbett named Roselle’s superintendent

Richard Corbett named Roselle’s superintendent

ROSELLE, NJ — Richard Corbett was officially hired as Superintendent of Roselle public schools on Monday, June 12, after serving in an interim capacity for the past six months following the departure of previous superintendent Kevin West. The Roselle Board of Education approved his contract by a vote of 5-1, and his three-year term began Saturday, […]

Losing candidates demand recount in Roselle primary

ROSELLE, NJ — In the borough of Roselle, it ain’t over even when it’s over. After Column G Democratic candidates for council Cynthia Johnson and Denise Wilkerson pulled off surprise primary wins on June 6 over Roselle Democratic Committee-backed candidates Andrea Staten and Richard Villeda, the two defeated candidates demanded a recount. The request has been […]

In Linden and Roselle, surprise primary wins

LINDEN & ROSELLE, NJ — The results are in after two closely watched primary races on June 6, one in the city of Linden and one in the borough of Roselle. LINDEN : In Linden’s 6th Ward, John Roman, a Column G Democratic candidate, came out ahead of Democratic Councilman Robert Sadowski, 230 to 189. Roman […]