Roselle: Union County’s first sanctuary city

ROSELLE, NJ — It was standing room only at the March 15 council meeting of the borough of Roselle, as Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau made history by signing an executive order that declared Roselle a sanctuary municipality. Roselle is the first town in Union County to become a sanctuary municipality. A sanctuary city or municipality, while […]

Harassment charges dismissed in Dansereau v. Holley case

ROSELLE, NJ — On Thursday, March 9, the long-anticipated trial in the Dansereau v. Holley case finally came to an end when harassment charges filed by Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau against state Assemblyman Jamel Holley were dismissed by Judge Antonio Inacio in a packed Clark Municipal Court. Inacio granted a motion from Clark Township Municipal Prosecutor […]

Roselle senior group locked out of community center

ROSELLE, NJ — The Roselle Active Seniors group has been, literally, locked out of the Amalfe Community Center, where members have been meeting for more than 30 years. According to the borough administration, it has reached out to the group regarding the possibility of a meeting to resolve the issue, but no meeting was scheduled as […]

Roselle receives grant to purchase body cameras

ROSELLE, NJ — The borough of Roselle has received a grant to purchase body cameras from the office of the New Jersey State Attorney General. Roselle is the first municipality in Union County to receive a grant this year, and the borough is expected to purchase 30 units. The $15,000 grant from Attorney General Christopher Porrino […]

Roselle senior group moved out of community center

ROSELLE. NJ — It seems that no one is being spared these days in the borough of Roselle. Roselle Active Seniors, an active and long-standing senior group in the borough since 1983 with about 80 members, has been asked to vacate Roselle’s Amalfe community center — where they conduct all of their meetings and most events […]

Roselle officials’ homes vandalized in multiple incidents

ROSELLE, NJ — More violence has rocked the Borough of Roselle, as vandals struck both the home of Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau and former borough councilwoman Sylvia Turnage last week. Both homes were hit the same night, in the early hours of January 12. On the same night of the incidents, shots were heard ringing out […]

Roselle council gives ‘no confidence’ vote for mayor

ROSELLE, NJ — Turmoil continues to bubble over in Roselle. At the Dec. 21 meeting of the Borough of Roselle council, a vote of “no confidence” was brought forth against Mayor Christine Dansereau. The resolution, put on the table by Councilwoman Carla Walker, accused Dansereau of a laundry list of charges. But although the council hit […]


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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 […]

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