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ROSELLE, NJ  — Principal Rashon Mickens of Abraham Clark High School in Roselle enthusiastically greeted new and returning students on the first day of school on Sept. 3. Among those who joined Mickens in welcoming the students were Assemblyman Jamel C. Holley, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau, and Roselle Board of Education President Archange Antoine.

Roselle works with UCIA to build early learning center and community center

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle will be finally realizing a dream that is years in the making thanks to the Union County Improvement Authority funding $50 million in bonds for a school facility and community center. However, the authority faced some tough questions from the NJ Department of Community Affairs Local Finance Board prior to getting their […]

Former Roselle mayor sentenced for insurance fraud

ROSELLE — A former mayor of Roselle has been sentenced to 90 days in county jail for committing insurance fraud in connection with a motor vehicle accident that took place a little more than four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Garrett Smith, 53, also will serve a period of three years’ probation, according […]

Councilman resigns after pressure from mayor

ROSELLE, NJ  — After the mayor called for his resignation two weeks ago, 5th Ward Councilman Roy Locke last week agreed to step down by the end of the month. Mayor Jamel Holley demanded Locke’s resignation two weeks ago in addition to requiring he reimburse the borough 40 percent of the $15,000 salary he receives […]

Former Roselle mayor admits to insurance fraud

ROSELLE — A former mayor of Roselle has admitted to committing insurance fraud in connection with a motor vehicle accident that took place a little more than four years ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced. Garrett Smith, 53, pleaded guilty to a single count of second-degree insurance fraud before state Superior Court Judge Robert Mega on […]

Roselle’s Holley sworn in as newest member of General Assembly

TRENTON – Former Roselle mayor Jamel Holley received the oath of office from Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto on Monday to become a member of the New Jersey General Assembly. “Jamel has proven his dedication to residents of New Jersey by tirelessly standing up for families in his hometown of Roselle,” said Prieto. “He brings with […]

Mayor says councilman should step down, return salary due to absenteeism

ROSELLE, NJ — Mayor Jamel Holley is demanding that a councilman who continually failed to attend meetings resign and reimburse taxpayers for collecting a salary without showing up for work. Holley said for the three years since 5th Ward Councilman Roy Locke was elected “he has displayed one of the worst records in history.” “We […]

Holley to represent district in state Assembly

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley was officially appointed Wednesday, Jan. 21, to fill an open seat in the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 20th Legislative District. He was unanimously chosen by the elected members of the Union County Democratic Committee from the 20th Legislative District municipalities of Elizabeth, Hillside, Roselle and Union. […]

Holley throws his hat in the ring

Roselle mayor running for Assembly

ROSELLE, NJ — Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley announced Monday he intends to run for the 20th Legislative District seat vacated by former Assemblyman Joe Cryan, who stepped down as of Jan. 1, when he officially assumed the elected position of Union County Sheriff. While not unexpected, Holley brings to the table a background that is not […]

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