Labor Attorney Appointment By Council Questionable

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Published: January 19, 2017
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Labor Attorney Appointment By Council Questionable  | read this item

The appointment of Ken Davie from the law firm of Cifelli & Davie as the Municipal Labor Attorney for 2017 during the January 5th reorganization meeting has raised questions regarding protocol, conflicts of interest, and transparency. Appointments for professional services in the borough are done through what is called an RFP, Request For Proposal. Usually, […]

2017 Municipal Reorganization Meeting

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Published: January 12, 2017
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2017 Municipal Reorganization Meeting  | read this item

The 117th governing body of Roselle Park had two new councilmembers join the dais – Fourth Ward Councilman Michael Connelly and Third Ward Councilman William Fahoury. What started out as a council that maintained a 4-2 Democratic majority ended with First Ward Councilman Eugene Meola declaring himself a registered Independent, changing council’s make-up to 3-2-1. […]

2017 Municipal Meeting Dates

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Published: January 8, 2017
2017 Municipal Meeting Dates  | read this item

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), all municipal governing bodies – including Mayor & Council – must publish a listing of their regular meetings with dates, times, locations, and agenda to the extent known. Roselle Park’s Mayor & Council meeting dates for 2017 were approved by council at the January 5th Reorganization […]

Mayor Hoknason’s 2017 Address Reviews Positives But Foreshadows Council Disunity

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Published: January 6, 2017
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Mayor Hoknason's 2017 Address Reviews Positives But Foreshadows Council Disunity  | read this item

Mayor Carl Hokanson’s annual address touched upon his administration’s accomplishments last year but hinted at issues that almost immediately came up with regard to disunity on the governing body. The mayor’s speech spoke of steps the governing body took last year – such as the boroughwide revaluation, development, new businesses, townwide garage sales, re-establishment of […]

Council Approves $57,000 Study For Sullivan Property

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Published: January 3, 2017
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At the last meeting of the year, Roselle Park’s governing body approved to fund special counsel, planning services, and a redevelopment plan for what is commonly known as the Sullivan property at the intersection of Westfield Avenue at Chestnut Street. Mayor Carl Hokanson had previously spoken of using eminent domain for the property that used […]

Council To Consider Study At Sullivan Property That Will Include Eminent Domain

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Published: December 28, 2016
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And Monday night’s meet & greet with Mayor Carl Hokanson, the head of the municipality addressed several issues on development in the borough and specifically spoke on what is commonly known as the Sullivan property. The mayor stated that he plans to use eminent domain – if necessary – on the 4½ acre property where […]

MLUB To Hear Wawa Variance Hearing In January

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Published: December 22, 2016
MLUB To Hear Wawa Variance Hearing In January  | read this item

Next month, the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) will hear Roselle Park’s part of the application for the proposed Wawa on Westfield Avenue right off of the Garden State Parkway. The property, which previously was the old Horan Building Supply, is along the border of Cranford and Roselle Park. According to tax records, about 26% […]

Library Board Recommends That Bookhouses Be Removed

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Published: December 21, 2016
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Library Board Recommends That Bookhouses Be Removed  | read this item

At the November 30th Library Board Of Trustees meeting, after hearing about issues with the two (2) donated bookhouses from interim library supervisor Kathleen ‘Kit’ Rubino, the board recommended that they be removed. Since being installed earlier this year without any formal vote to approve them from council nor any notice of who donated them, […]

Council Approves Purchase Of Menorah To Display At Gazebo Park

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Published: December 17, 2016
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Council Approves Purchase Of Menorah To Display At Gazebo Park  | read this item

During Thursday night’s workshop discussion of the December 15th Mayor & Council meeting, Mayor Carl Hokanson brought up the proposal to have the municipality purchase and display a menorah – also known as a chanukiah – at Michael Mauri Park during Hannukah. “The reason why I’m asking to do it tonight is I think the […]

Casano Center Open As Warming Shelter Today

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Published: December 16, 2016
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Casano Center Open As Warming Shelter Today  | read this item

The Casano Community Center is open from 9 a.m. till 8 p.m. tonight as a temporary warming shelter. In response to the frigid weather…

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