Transformer Explosion Causes Intermittent Power Outages

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Published: July 13, 2014
(Power Outage)
Transformer Explosion Causes Intermittent Power Outages  | read this item

A transformer explosion affected areas of Roselle Park with intermittent power outages in some part of the east side of town. Residents from Avon Street to the Roselle Park border on Galloping Hill and along Westifeld Avenue reported temporary outages that lasted 15-20 minutes. The Elmora Hills area of Elizabeth also experienced power outages. Power appears […]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until Midnight

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Published: July 8, 2014
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until Midnight  | read this item

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 405  remains valid until midnight EDT. A damaging to destructive line of severe thunderstorms is rushing Eastward through eastern Pennsylvania and into New Jersey by 10 o’clock this evening which could reach the Borough. These storms have the capability of producing damaging to destructive winds of 60-70 MPH, deadly lightning, and torrential […]

RVRC Meeting Gives Update On One-Seat Ride

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Published: July 1, 2014
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RVRC Meeting Gives Update On One-Seat Ride  | read this item

At the Rartian Valley Railway Coalition (RVRC) meeting held in Westfield yesterday morning, RVRC provided an update on the One-Seat Ride to New York City. The major news was the confirmation that evening One-Seat Ride service, where commuters need not change in Newark Penn Station to get to Manhattan, is scheduled for November of this […]

‘Major Overhaul’ Announced For Roselle Park NJ Transit Platform

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Published: June 28, 2014
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'Major Overhaul' Announced For Roselle Park NJ Transit Platform  | read this item

Councilman-At-Large Carl Hokanson announced at the June 19th Mayor & Council Meeting that New Jersey Transit will be doing a ‘major overhaul’ to the platform at the Roselle Park Train Station. Independent of the One-Seat Ride that was started during off-peak weekday hours on March 3rd, this project will repair and update different aspects of […]

Westfield Avenue Paving Continues This Week

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Published: June 24, 2014
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Westfield Avenue Paving Continues This Week  | read this item

The paving of the westbound side of Westfield Avenue continues this week from Filbert Street to Faitoute Avenue during the evening hours. Already milling the entire length from Galloping Hill Road to Faitoute Avenue, the paving has been completed from the Roselle Park border to Chestnut Street. Roselle Park Police Department (RPPD) are notifying residents and […]

Walnut Street Bridge Closed Due To Power Outage

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Published: June 8, 2014
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Walnut Street Bridge Closed Due To Power Outage  | read this item

Power outage in Roselle along First Avenue have affected stores, residences, and street lights from Walnut Street to Chestnut Street in the neighboring borough. The Walnut Street Bridge on both the Roselle and Roselle Park sides is closed due to the traffic lights not being in operation. Once power is restored, the bridge will once […]

Four Roads Approved To Be Done In 2014

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Published: June 4, 2014
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Four Roads Approved To Be Done In 2014  | read this item

Part of the 2014 Roselle Park Capital Budget included roads that are to be approved for repairs/work this year. Four roads throughout the borough are listed with one of them, Charles Street, having an additional $150,000 added to address storm sewer improvements that have been deteriorating for years. Giving concern that the worst case scenario […]

NJ Transit Conducting Ridership Survey

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Published: May 17, 2014
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NJ Transit Conducting Ridership Survey  | read this item

New Jersey Transit is conducting an online customer survey between now and May 26th regarding ridership satisfaction, titled “4th Quarter FY 2014 Scorecard Survey“. According to the Raritan Valley Railway Coalition (RVRC), this gives commuter along the Raritan Valley Line (RVL) – of which Roselle Park  is a stop – to fill out the survey […]

Deer Spotted In The Borough

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Published: May 16, 2014
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Deer Spotted In The Borough  | read this item

Two deer (pictured above) were seen on Spruce Street and East Grant Avenue in Roselle Park on Wednesday. The two apparent young bucks were spotted in people’s backyards early in the morning. One resident stated that this was the first time in 25 years that she had seen deer in Roselle Park. “We want to […]

NWS Extends Flood Warning Till 4 a.m. Thursday

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Published: April 30, 2014
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NWS Extends Flood Warning Till 4 a.m. Thursday  | read this item

UPDATE: Heavy rain ended at around 3:30 a.m. and the NWS extended the Flood Warning and Flood Watch until noon Thursday. With rain still falling, the National Weather Service (NWS) has extended a Flood Warning for the Union County area, including Roselle Park, until 4 a.m. Thursday morning. As of 9:45 p.m. 2 to 4 […]

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