“My County” Poster Contest

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Published: May 23, 2017
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Thursday night had the mayor & council recognize two young resident artists who were top winners in the 2017 “My County” poster contest sponsored by the Union County Constitutional Officers. Ying Chow was awarded 3rd place and Sofia Ortiz was presented 1st place. The contest was open to fourth graders throughout the county and over […]

2017’s Firstborn Recognized At Municipal Meeting

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Published: April 22, 2017
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Not to worry, it did not take up until this month to have Roselle Park welcome its newest naturalized resident of 2017. This is just the month that the governing body officially recognized Baby Ava Victoria for being this year’s first baby. Born on January 9th at 10:41 in the morning, the 7-pound 10-ounce baby […]

Christine Young Recognized For Three Decades Of Service At Casano Center

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Published: April 13, 2017
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Christine Young, who for more than a quarter of a century worked at the Casano Community Center as the bus driver along with other duties, was presented a Certificate of Recognition at the April 6th Mayor & Council meeting. Mayor Carl Hokanson, Third Ward Councilman William Fahoury, and Casano Community Center Director Rupen Shah presented […]

David Lester Keenan: Portrait Of A Volunteer

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Published: April 4, 2017
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David Lester Keenan was born in Scotland and moved to Roselle Park in 1928. He graduated from Roselle Park High School and Rutgers University and was the Correspondence Editor of the Atlantic Monthly Magazine. As young entrepreneurs, he and his brother Bill decided to strike out on their own and opened three cigar and stationery […]

Plaques Dedicated For Officers Kaulfers, Lamonaco, and Perry

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Published: March 12, 2017
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31-year-old Roselle Park resident and Port Authority Police Officer William J. Perry (Badge #1367) was shot and killed while on duty during a scuffle on a Jersey City train platform on December 22, 1980. He was survived by his wife and three children. 32-year-old Roselle Park resident and New Jersey State Trooper Philip Joseph Lamonaco […]

John Kennedy Honored For Exemplifying Service To The Community

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Published: February 20, 2017
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Today is President’s Day. 44 men have served their country as the chief guardian of the nation (Grover Cleveland was elected twice in non-consecutive terms). One of them was called John F. Kennedy. Last Thursday, Roselle Park recognized John F. Kennedy. Not the one on the half dollar, but the one who – through his […]

Loren Harms Honored For His Decades Of Service To The Community

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Published: January 21, 2017
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The Roselle Park Little League Fields are impeccable. Neat and well-maintained. Now, longtime resident Loren Harms was not being honored just for that this past Thursday night at a municipal meeting. But really, the fields look really nice. In a way, the care given to a piece of turf that gets torn up and used […]

Zachary Infante Still Giving His Unique Voice In Latest Project

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Published: November 29, 2016
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Roselle Park’s own Zachary Infante is currently taking part in an ambitious project called ‘Wait Wait Don’t Kill Me’. Zachary is one of a cast of 11 who participated in this first-ever podcast musical. Taking its title from the popular NPR (National Public Radio) show ‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me’ (link), the five episode podcast, which […]

Ken Iachio Recognized For Decades Of Volunteer Service

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Published: October 22, 2016
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COACH: a person who teaches and trains the members of a sports team and makes decisions about how the team plays during games. At its most basic, coaching is about teaching someone how to utilize their strengths, work on what needs to be improved, and win by playing by the rules. At its core, a […]

Councilman Petrosky Recognized For Decades Of Volunteer Service To RP Youth

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Published: June 19, 2016
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Second Ward Councilman Joseph Petrosky was recognized at Thursday night’s Mayor & Council meeting for his over four decades of volunteer service as a coach and member of youth-oriented organizations in Roselle Park. Former New Jersey General Assemblyman and current Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan was on-hand to acknowledge the councilman. Sheriff Cryan stated, “I […]

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