Roselle Park News Briefs

Mayor to host final “Cruisin’ Night”
Mayor Joseph Accardi and the Roselle Park Borough Council will be host to the final “Cruisin’ Night” Car Show of the season on Sept. 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.; the rain date is Sept. 22. The show will take place on Chestnut Street from Warren Avenue to Grant Avenue with the overflow in the Michael J. Mauri Gazebo Park, corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue. Participating vehicles must register no later than an hour after the start of the show. Everyone is invited to bring old or new cars, trucks, and motorcycles. There will be trophies, a 50/50, oldies music by DJ Hot Rod Mike and more. Business owners along Chestnut Street are welcome to have sidewalk sales, and other businesses in town are invited to set up tables in the gazebo park to showcase their establishments during the show.
Anyone interested in sponsoring a trophy, being a vendor, or for more information on the shows, can call 908-245-0666.
Sept. 11, 2001 ceremony plans are announced
for Roselle Park
The borough of Roselle Park will conduct a Remembrance Service on Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Kelly-Kaulfers Memorial Park, located on Laurel Avenue between the First Aid Squad and Fire House.
The ceremony will serve to “honor and remember” the victims and heroes on the anniversary of the 9/11 attack, as well as those serving in the military, both abroad and at home. It is requested that on Sept. 11, an American flag be displayed outside every Roselle Park home, apartment, office and store to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, their families, friends, and loved ones, and those who today are fighting at home and abroad. For more information about the service, contact Karen Intile at the Casano Community Center at 908-245-0666.

Church of the Assumption to hold breakfast, Sept. 9
On Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon, a breakfast will be held at the Church of the Assumption’s Loreti Hall, 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park. A fee applies, but children, age three and under are free. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and juice.
Purchase tickets in person after all masses or by calling 908-245-1107.

Guitarist, poet entertain at library
Guitarist Paul Desilva will entertain and Roselle Park’s Leona M. Seufert will read poetry Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, 404 Chestnut St., Roselle Park. For more information, call 908-245-2456. Coffee and cookies will be available. The event is free of charge.
Desilva, a Roselle Park resident, has been playing guitar since the age of eight. He plays instrumentals that sound classical or Spanish though he is versed in other styles. He says, “I’m basically a singer songwriter-guitarist, who is on a musical quest and not trying to limit myself.”
Seufert is active in the arts in Roselle Park, and is known as the town’s first poet laureate. She has read her poems at the annual 9/11 memorial service and has conducted writing workshops and readings at the Roselle Park Library and Casano Community Center. Seufert has published two poetry chapbooks, “The Memory Keeper’s Promise – Reflecting on Loss and Remembrance” and “From Here To There And Back Again, A Commuter’s Journey.”
The SummerFest’s goal is to publicize the town’s events and make Roselle Park a destination for summer fun.
For additional information and to view the monthly calendar of events, visit the SummerFest webpage: Contact Seufert at 908-241-5874 or

‘A Night of Broadway’ at RPHS, Sept. 8
Friends Of RPHS will present “A Night of Broadway” Cabaret Show on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Roselle Park High School. Admission includes dessert during intermission. Proceeds will benefit the auditorium project. Tickets are available at Roselle Park High School, 185 W. Webster Ave. or by calling the high school office at 908-241-4550.

Boy Scouts Troop 56
holds open registration
Troop 56 Boy Scouts of America, which has been serving the Roselle Park community for more than 75 years, is holding an open registration for young men, 11 to 18 years of age.
The troop meets every Monday evening during the school year — unless it’s camping — at 7:30 p.m. in the Sherman School cafeteria at 375 East Grant Ave. It was reported that scouting helps boys learn responsibility to family, community and nation plus teamwork and leadership.
For more information, contact Stu Cox at 908-370-7157 or