Santa’s Mailbox: Letters From The Heart

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Published: December 17, 2017
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Santa Claus is coming to town. Well, actually, he is already here.  A direct link to St. Nicholas is in Roselle Park right on 718 Chestnut Street.  We live in a time when most of how we communicate and know the world is through the intangible. The days of letter-writing – of actually putting pen […]

Richard O. Johnson: 1927-2017

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Published: November 29, 2017
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It has been confirmed that former Roselle Park resident Richard O. Johnson, the president of Hexacon Electric Company from 1951-1995 passed away yesterday at the age of 89. Hexacon Electric was founded in 1932 in Roselle Park and is located on West Clay Avenue. Hexacon has been – and continues to be – a designer […]

RPHS Alumnae To Be Inducted Into Northeastern University Hall Of Fame

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Published: November 8, 2017
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RPHS Alumnae To Be Inducted Into Northeastern University Hall Of Fame  | read this item

Roselle Park High School (RPHS) Hall of Famer Ahndraea Allen will be inducted into the Northeastern University Varsity Club Hall of Fame for excellence in Track & Field tomorrow night. Ahndraea will reach another milestone in a long career that involved running which started in Roselle Park. Having moved to the borough with her family […]

Pop Warner Donors Recognized

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Published: October 22, 2017
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Donors to Roselle Park’s Flag Football team were recognized for their donations that paid for mini soft-shell protective helmets at the October 19th Mayor & Council meeting. Roselle Park Detective, resident, and flag football coach Joshua Medrano spoke on behalf of the team. He stated that the idea for the headgear came when Roselle Park […]

Certificate Of Recognition Presented To Miguel Martinez

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Published: October 8, 2017
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United States Marine Corps Reservist and Roselle Park resident Miguel Martinez was presented with a Certificate of Recognition by the Borough of Roselle Park at the October 5th Mayor & Council meeting. Mayor Carl Hokanson and Third Ward Councilman William Fahoury, both Marine Corps veterans, presented the proclamation on behalf of the governing body to […]

Kevin Murphy Recognized For His Work & Advocacy For Homeless Vets

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Published: August 13, 2017
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On the very night that the governing body voted to end using the Roselle Park First Aid Squad (RPFAS) as the borough’s first emergency responder, RPFAS member Kevin Murphy was recognized by Mayor Carl Hokanson for his work and advocacy for homeless veterans. “I’ve known Kevin for a good many years,” said Mayor Hokanson in […]

Joshua Marc Regan: Boy Scout, EMT, Resident, Vounteer

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Published: June 10, 2017
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“To help other people at all times” That phrase is part of the Boy Scout Oath which reads: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, […]

Frank Orlando Recognized For 50 Years Of Business In Roselle Park

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Published: June 8, 2017
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At the May 18th Mayor & Council meeting, the governing body recognized Frank Orlando for being in business for half a century in Roselle Park. Frank, who was raised and lived in Roselle Park the first third of his life, was Class of ’55 from Roselle Park High School. On May 15, 1967, he opened […]

Joseph Verdun: 2017 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

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Published: May 28, 2017
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The Grand Marshal for tomorrow’s Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade is Joseph Verdun. Born 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, Joseph joined the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in 1966 after graduating from high school. In 1967, he was Squad Leader in a Rifle Platoon and in 1968 Joseph fought in the TET offensive. Wounded three […]

Alex Balaban Recognized For Volunteer Work With Animals

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Published: May 24, 2017
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Longtime resident and volunteer Alexander Balaban was recognized at the May 16th Mayor & Council meeting for his years of dedicated volunteer work with animals in Roselle Park. Mr. Balaban has worked with the borough’s T-N-R program (trap-neuter-release), searched for lost pets, arranged for the neutering & spaying feral cats, relocated unwanted & abandoned cats, […]

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