Ordinance 2473: Some Construction Code Official Responsibilities Given To Zoning Officer

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Published: September 14, 2016
Ordinance 2473: Some Construction Code Official Responsibilities Given To Zoning Officer  | read this item

Ordinance 2473 – which was introduced at the August 21, 2016, Mayor & Council meeting – would move certain responsibilities from the Construction Code Official to the Zoning Officer. The section of Roselle Park law, 40-701-C, will give the Zoning Officer the authority to waive a site plan review and approval. Currently, the Code Construction […]

Ordinance 2472: Adds Waiving Of Construction-Related Fees To 501(c)(3) Organizations

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Published: September 13, 2016
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Ordinance 2472: Adds Waiving Of Construction-Related Fees To 501(c)(3) Organizations  | read this item

In response to concerns from members of the governing body regarding the exclusionary – and discriminatory – preference of houses of worship, council has proposed to add the waiving of all construction-related fees for federally recognized non-profits. The section that has been expanded is Section 6, with Subsection (d) being added. Waiver of enforcing fees […]

First Autumn Boroughwide Garage Sale On October 1st

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Published: September 5, 2016
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First Autumn Boroughwide Garage Sale On October 1st  | read this item

The borough’s first autumn Boroughwide Garage Sale is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 1st from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. Registration, accompanied with a $10 fee, is required to participate. Each person who has registered for the event will be given a checkered flag and be put on a listing of participating addresses. […]

Marino Diaz, Jr. Appointed To RPPD

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Published: September 3, 2016
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Marino Diaz, Jr. Appointed To RPPD  | read this item

The governing body approved Resolution 208-16 which appointed Marino Diaz, Jr. from Perth Amboy as a Roselle Park police officer with a 12-month probationary period. Surrounded by his family and in uniform, the young man took his public oath of office. After being formally sworn in, Police Chief Paul Morrison spoke a few words about […]

Jeff Regan Threatens Harassment Over Being Questioned As A Public Official

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Published: September 2, 2016
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Jeff Regan Threatens Harassment Over Being Questioned As A Public Official  | read this item

Jeff Regan, the Vice President of the Roselle Park Library Board of Trustees as well as a candidate for this year’s Board Of Education (BOE), sent an e-mail to the newspaper on August 30th threatening to file a complaint of harassment (NJSA 2C:33-4). An attempt had been made earlier that evening to hand-deliver an invitation […]

ADL Asks Council To Reconsider Approval Of Kneeling Soldier Donation

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Published: August 30, 2016
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ADL Asks Council To Reconsider Approval Of Kneeling Soldier Donation  | read this item

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) sent a letter dated August 24th to the borough asking that council reconsider its vote approving the placement of a “Kneeling Soldier At Cross” wooden memorial at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library (RPVML). Council this month, by a 3-2 vote, approved to retro-actively accept the memorial – which was donated […]

Orchid Beauty Salon Still Not Open After Nine Months

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Published: August 28, 2016
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Orchid Beauty Salon Still Not Open After Nine Months  | read this item

2,000 feet. That is the distance between the old address of Orchid Beauty Salon on Westfield Avenue and its new location. A straight line. An eight-minute walk. Not far in the least. But for owner Lena Ho and her husband Jason, the move which started in November of last year has yet to be completed […]

Sullivan Property Awarded Tax Appeal For Almost $10,800

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Published: August 26, 2016
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Sullivan Property Awarded Tax Appeal For Almost $10,800  | read this item

10 West Westfield Avenue, known as the Sullivan property, located at the end of Chestnut Street was awarded an assessment reduction through an appeal the developer filed this year. The taxes have been lowered by a total of almost $10,800. The two properties listed were Block 610, Lots 1 & 3 and constitute the old […]

Did The Library Board Violate The Sunshine Law?

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Published: August 23, 2016
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Did The Library Board Violate The Sunshine Law?  | read this item

“There was a quorum and it was an actual meeting.” This was a statement made by Jeff Regan during the public comment portion of the August 18th Mayor & Council meeting in response to Councilwoman-At-Large Charlene Storey as part of the discussion regarding the Kneeling Solider Memorial donation. Beyond the headline-grabbing controversy of that donation […]

Council Votes To Accept Kneeling Soldier Donation At Library

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Published: August 21, 2016
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Council Votes To Accept Kneeling Soldier Donation At Library  | read this item

By a vote of 3-2, council voted to retroactively accept the Kneeling Soldier Memorial donation at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library (RPVML). Resolutions 197-16 and 198-16 were voted on as one vote by council – 197-16 accepted the donation and 198-16 accepted its placement in front of the library. This is the latest – […]

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