Patrolman Sukool Formally Sworn In

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Published: August 22, 2015
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Patrolman Sukool Formally Sworn In  | read this item

Thursday night’s Mayor & Council meeting had the formal swearing-in of Sam Sukool as a Probationary Police Officer. This was the public oath of office that was taken for Resolution 209-15, which was the hiring of Patrolman Sukool and approved at the July 30th Mayor & Council meeting. Officer Sukool could not attend that meeting due […]

Proposed Ordinance Ambiguous About Charging A Fee For Exhibiting Art

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Published: August 20, 2015
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Proposed Ordinance Ambiguous About Charging A Fee For Exhibiting Art  | read this item

Ordinance 2445 is an amendment to an existing borough code that deals with “Peddlers, Canvassers and Transient Merchants” and will now include artists and fees charged for one-day borough-sponsored events. At issue is language in the proposed ordinance that reads: “No person who is participating in a Borough sponsored event shall engage in the business […]

MLUB To Remove Public Comment Portion From Their Meetings

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Published: August 15, 2015
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MLUB To Remove Public Comment Portion From Their Meetings  | read this item

After years of having a public comment portion at the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB), Chairman Loren Harms announced at the July 20th meeting that the Board, starting in September, will be doing away with the section that allows residents to speak during their meetings on any general land use topic. This public comment is separate from a public […]

Casano Center Proposed Policy Would Infringe On Free Speech

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Published: August 7, 2015
Casano Center Proposed Policy Would Infringe On Free Speech  | read this item

A letter dated July 23rd from Casano Center Committee Chairman Carl Pluchino to Mayor Carl Hokanson proposed that certain political speech be banned from the Casano Center based on two vague allegations. The letter pointed out complaints made by Fifth Ward Councilman Richard Templeton, his wife Jackie Templeton, and Maxine Padulsky. Ms. Padulsky is both […]

Roselle Park 37th Safest City In NJ According To SafeWise Report

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Published: August 3, 2015
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Roselle Park 37th Safest City In NJ According To SafeWise Report  | read this item

A new report published by SafeWise, a professional review and comparison website that specializes, according to its website (link), in providing information about home security systems, home security monitoring, and home security techniques, ranked Roselle Park as one the top 50 safest municipalities in New Jersey with a population of 10,000 or more (link to […]

Casano Center To Be Open Rest Of The Week As Cooling Center

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Published: July 29, 2015
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Casano Center To Be Open Rest Of The Week As Cooling Center  | read this item

Mayor Carl Hokanson has directed, in response to the forecast of extremely hot weather, that the Casano Community Center be open until 8 p.m. every night until Thursday as a cooling center. It will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday. The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street. Anyone needing more information […]

Alex Balaban Resigns From Library Board

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Published: July 28, 2015
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Alex Balaban Resigns From Library Board  | read this item

Alexander Balaban has submitted his resignation from the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library Board Of Trustees earlier this afternoon. Mr. Balaban, who has served on the Library Board for 15 years, gave time constraints due to work responsibilities and other volunteer efforts as the reason for his leaving. “Wednesdays have become busy for me and […]

Casano Center Open July 28th As A Cooling Center

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Published: July 28, 2015
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Casano Center Open July 28th As A Cooling Center  | read this item

To assist those who cannot adequately deal with the extreme heat conditions, the Casano Community Center will be open until 8 p.m. tonight as a cooling center. The Casano Community Center is located at 314 Chestnut Street. Anyone needing more information can call (908) 245-0666.

MLUB To Review Master Plan

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Published: July 27, 2015
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MLUB To Review Master Plan  | read this item

At the May 20th Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) meeting, a committee was assigned to re-examine the borough’s Master Plan. By municipal law, a municipality’s Master Plan is to be reviewed, at least, every six years. There is a state statute, that was updated in 2011, which changed the requirement to once every decade but […]

Carl Pluchino Resigns Again As Deputy Code Enforcement Officer

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Published: July 24, 2015
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Carl Pluchino Resigns Again As Deputy Code Enforcement Officer  | read this item

Citing two unnamed sources, Roselle Park News has confirmed that Carl Pluchino has, for the second time in a year, resigned as the municipality’s Deputy Code Enforcement Officer. Without giving any public reason, Mr. Pluchino submitted his resignation last night, 10 days after taking on the job temporarily for eight weeks. The governing body hired […]

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