Code Blue Shelter Initiative Extended To Roselle Park

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Published: November 30, 2014
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Code Blue Shelter Initiative Extended To Roselle Park  | read this item

In a letter sent to Mayor & Council earlier this month, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders stated that it will, once again, implement their Countywide Code Blue Emergency Shelter Initiative to address the needs of homeless individuals and families during severe winter weather not only in Roselle Park but throughout the County. During periods of extreme ‘Code […]

Municipal Bids For Professional Services Due December 19th

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Published: November 29, 2014
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Municipal Bids For Professional Services Due December 19th  | read this item

The Borough has published a Request For Proposal (RFP) for several professional services for next year. Every year, the municipality contracts with certain professionals to provide services on behalf of the Borough. The proposals are for the following professionals: Auditor Borough Attorney Labor Attorney Bond Counsel Borough Planner Insurance Prosecutor Public Defender Municipal Land Use […]

Driveway Paving Application Approved By MLUB

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Published: November 15, 2014
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Driveway Paving Application Approved By MLUB  | read this item

In August of this year, the Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) approved an application to repave an existing driveway at a residential property on Faitoute Avenue. Since May, Jose and Jessica Ortega had been back and forth four times to see Mrs. Lynn Vinegra, the Borough’s Zoning Officer, to provide documentation to try and prevent what […]

PBA/SOA/Clerical Contracts Negotiated

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Published: November 10, 2014
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PBA/SOA/Clerical Contracts Negotiated  | read this item

At Thursday night’s Mayor & Council, the governing body passed three (3) resolutions approving the Collective Bargaining Agreements between the municipality and the police department and clerical personnel. The final step is to approve three (3) ordinances – one for the PBA (Police Benevolent Association), one for the SOA (Superior Officers Association), and one for […]

Permanent Eyebrows And Other Personal Grooming Services Now Allowed In Roselle Park

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Published: November 9, 2014
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Permanent Eyebrows And Other Personal Grooming Services Now Allowed In Roselle Park  | read this item

In response to a business owner who wanted to offer permanent eyebrows to clients, only to fid out it was not permitted in Roselle Park, the governing body last Thursday voted and approved to allow such services, along with other personal grooming services. Roselle Park’s ordinances for businesses are exclusionary, which means that if something […]

Bid Specs For Townwide Revaluation Being Finalized

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Published: November 9, 2014
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Bid Specs For Townwide Revaluation Being Finalized  | read this item

According to the First Ward Councilman and Finance Chair Andrew Casais, the bid specifications for the town wide revaluation are being finalized and within the coming week, it should go out for bid. The last part needed to move forward with the reval, as it is commonly known, was having the borough’s tax maps certified […]

Council Approves Mayor’s May 5th Acceptance Of MLUB Resignation

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Published: November 8, 2014
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Council Approves Mayor's May 5th Acceptance Of MLUB Resignation  | read this item

At the November 6th Mayor & Council meeting, the governing body approved by Resolution 221-14 the resignation of Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) member Ralph Ortiz. The resolution comes almost six (6) months after Mayor Joseph Accardi formally accepted Mr. Ortiz’s resignation at a May 15th M&C meeting. The reason for the resolution, according to […]

DVDs Now Can Be Taken Out From From Library For A Week

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Published: October 26, 2014
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DVDs Now Can Be Taken Out From From Library For A Week  | read this item

The Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library (RPVML) Board of Trustees passed a resolution this Wednesday to increase the number of days that patrons can check mainstream DVD movies out of the library from three days to a week. Citing that the previous policy was in place due to the low number of DVD movies that […]

Aldene Park Receives Almost $60,000 In Grant Money From Freeholders

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Published: October 26, 2014
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Aldene Park Receives Almost $60,000 In Grant Money From Freeholders  | read this item

At the October 16th Mayor & Council meeting, Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr – on behalf of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders – presented the Borough of Roselle Park a ‘check’ for $59,592.50 for improvements to Aldene Park. The park has been a topic of discussion for the last couple of years as to improvements […]

Borough Receives Additional $75,000 Related To Superstorm Sandy

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Published: September 22, 2014
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Borough Receives Additional $75,000 Related To Superstorm Sandy  | read this item

The municipality received an additional $75,000 from FEMA funding allocated by the state this July. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) – provided funds to help municipalities address local energy project at critical facilities in towns. The state allocated $13 million in additional funds with most municipalities […]

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