Roselle Park News is committed to correcting all errors that appear in our newspaper. In the pursuit to maintain accuracy and to enhance our credibility with readers, Roselle Park News will try to not only prevent errors before a news article is published but also correct them afterward whenever they occur.
July 20, 2016
The article “Council Slated To Vote To Make 4-Day Work Weeks Permanent At Borough Hall” was corrected to reflect a 35-hour and 47-hour workweeks and that the next council meeting was July 21st.
May 26, 2016
The article titled “Police Activity Report (May 19 – 23, 2016)” was amended to include two (2) arrested not previously provided during that week.
May 22, 2016
The article “RP Schools To Take Part In American Young Voices Concert May 26th” had the name of the Robert Gordon School chorus director corrected to Andrew Williamson.
April 14, 2016
The article “Herm Shaw Field Survey Of Light Poles Completed” was corrected to reflect that the initial scheduled venues for the April 26th BOE meeting was changed to the Roselle Park High School auditorium.
April 2, 2016
The article “School District To Light It Up Blue In Support Of Autism Awareness Month” had the day corrected to reflect that Denim Day is Tuesday, April 5th.
March 23, 2016
The article “Residents Attend BOE Meeting To Support RPMS Vice Principal” had the sentence ‘Although the first part of the scenario has been confirmed – that an administrator was evaluated for a possible position out-of-district – there is no confirmation regarding that being the reason for the proposed move of RPMS vice principal.’ in the third to last paragraph added for clarity.
March 14, 2016
“Councilman Meola Offers ‘No Comment’ On BOE Budget Statements” corrected the word ‘took’.
February 27, 2016
The article “4th Annual East vs. West Basketball Game March 16th” had its title corrected to reflect that the date is March 18th.
February 24, 2016
The article “PARCC Math Scores: Less Than 50% Of RPSD Students Met Or Exceeded Expectations” had its last paragraph amended to clarify that although PARCC is not a graduation requirement, it can be counted as one of four standardized tests that require a passing grade in order to graduate.
February 19, 2016
The article “St. Patrick’s Day Party On March 5th” had the children’s age corrected to reflect those 10 and under.
February 10, 2016
The article “Councilwoman Accepts Paid RVSA Seat Despite Meeting Conflicts” had the last sentence of the fourth paragraph corrected to reflect that her term ends in February 2021.
February 2, 2016
The article “Lenten Fish & Chips Dinner On February 13th” had its title corrected to reflect that the meal was related to Lent and not sponsored by the Communist Party.
January 30, 2016
The article “Ordinances 2446 & 2447: Casano Center Director” had Subsections 13-1.1(a), (b), and (c) corrected to read “Casano Center Director”
January 26, 2016
The article “New Assessments Mean Tax Increase For Governing Body” added the sentence “Councilman Ryan Kelly’s family’s residence had a 3% increase.” at the end of the fifth paragraph for clarification.
January 22. 2016
The article “RP 2015 Average Property Tax 2nd Highest Increase In The County” had the first sentence in the fourth paragraph corrected to read “With the average property tax just $500 short being five figures, residents should begin to pay close attention to both the municipal and school district budgets.”
January 6, 2016
The article “BOE Swears In New Members And Makes Various Appointments” had incorrect meeting dates in August that were provided by the Roselle Park Board Of Education that were subsequently revised and published.
December 31, 2015
The third paragraph of the article “L&J Returns – Then Is Removed – As Towing Firm After Borough Clerk Refuses To Sign License” had its fourth sentence corrected to reflect that L&J decided to not tow in the borough and that it submitted a letter to the municipality stating that intent.
December 24, 2015
The article “Child Car Seat Reported Stolen On East Westfield Avenue” had the street block added and the time frame of the incident shortened in order to provide more detailed information.
December 5, 2015
The article “Councilwoman Storey Provides Insight Into Decision To Resign” had the second sentence in the eighth paragraph amended to include the word ‘not’.
December 4, 2015
The article “Councilwoman-At-Large Storey To Resign. Seat Open To Appointment.” had its first paragraph corrected to reflect that the letter of resignation was to the Borough Clerk’s attention.
November 19, 2015
The article “Robert Gordon School Lockdown Given ‘All Clear’ After RPPD Response” had Principal Frances Kenny’s last name corrected.
The article “D’Agostino Lawsuits Officially Settled For $90,000” corrected Modesto Miranda as being the Fourth Ward Councilman.
November 17, 2015
The article “RPEA Contract Approved By BOE. Annual Increases 2.3%, 2.4%, 2.5%” had the BOE attorney’s name in the second paragraph amended to reflect her name professionally.
November 14, 2015
The newspaper column “Registration For Santa’s Express Coming December 2nd – 5th” was replaced with a new article (link) on the morning of Tuesday, December 1, 2015. Roselle Park Fire Deputy Chief Ray Parenteau e-mailed the newspaper stating that, due to scheduling conflicts, the dates for registration were changed to December 9th, 10th, and 12th.
The article “Registration For Santa’s Express Coming December 2nd – 5th” had the color sections in the table corrected to reflect the color sections on the map.
November 13, 2015
The article “Residents Starting To Receive Reval Assessment Notification Letters” had the monetary figure in the last sentence of the opening paragraph changed from $250,000 to $254,000 once receiving confirmation on the actual average.
November 9, 2015
The article “Deteriorating Christmas Tree Removed” had the Holiday Ceremony changed from December 4th to December 11th to reflect the updated information obtained by the Casano Community Center.
October 20, 2015
The article “RP Rec Hosts Halloween Party At The Casano Center” had its fifth paragraph corrected to state “Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items…”
October 9, 2015
The article “Girl Scouts Registration Is October 15th” had the sentence “Registration is $30 a year for girls and $15 a year for adults. Payment by credit card or debit card accepted.” added to the end of the piece.
The article “What Ward Am I In?: A Primer On Roselle Park’s Wards” had the following paragraph added to the end of the article; “This article is using the ward map received through an OPRA request from the Roselle Park Borough Clerk’s office. The digitized map from Union County has different boundaries between a section of the 3rd and 5th Wards.” The article also displays both versions of the ward maps from the respective governing authorities.
September 26, 2015
The article “Come Celebrate With Chilean Bakery Today From 11 – 7″ had the section “today, Saturday 26th,” included to notify when the event was to occur.
September 14, 2015
The article “Mayor’s Meet & Greet on September 28th” had the date corrected in the first sentence to reflect that the Meet & Greet is on Monday, September 28th.
August 25, 2015
The article “Special BOE Meeting August 27th” had its title changed to reflect that the meeting is August 27th.
August 21, 2015
The article “DPW Position Available” was amended to state that the job application is online and is also available at the end of the article.
August 16, 2015
The article “2015 Candidates Invited For One-On-One Conversations” had the political party of Joseph Alfano was corrected to reflect that he is a Republican.
August 2, 2015
The article “Casano Center To Show Family Movies In August” had its times corrected to reflect that movies on Mondays will be shown at 6 o’clock in the evening and that movies shown on Thursday will be shown at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.
August 1, 2015
The article “Child Passenger Safety Law To Change September 1st” had its bullet points on age groups corrected and clarified to remove confusion on the new regulations. Specifically, the information was added that children under 8-years-old and less than 57 inches tall have the option to be placed in a booster seat. This was not included in the original edition of the article.
July 22, 2015
The two articles “Budget Workshops Bring Municipal Portion Of Property Taxes To $2,876.90” and “2015 Five-Year Capital Budget Plan: Public Works” had the last name of the DPW Superintendent corrected to Pasquali.
July 18, 2015
The article “2013-14 RPSD Teacher Evaluations Released By NJ DOE” had the municipality in the third suppression rule corrected to show that Mountainside had 100% in one level.
July 15, 2015
The article “Elizabeth Library To Join LMxAC” had the following sentence added for clarity “Roselle Park library card holders in good standing will be able to visit any of the LMxAC libraries and take out material using their Roselle Park library card.”
June 14, 2015
The article “Canvas: Survey Results For Sullivan Property” had its first line amended to “Results are in for the second Roselle Park News Canvas survey that was completed last week.”
June 2, 2015
The article “Despite Rumor, Party Candidates Win Primaries” had the last table corrected to reflect that Thomas ‘Thos’ Shipley is the Republican candidate for the 5th Ward.
May 14, 2015
The article “2015 Five-Year Capital Budget Plan: Public Works” had the figure in its third paragraph corrected to $1,104,000.
May 12, 2015
The article “RPHS Robotics Team Qualifies For National Championship” had a misspelling corrected in its tenth paragraph to ‘New Jersey’.
April 21, 2015
“Gordon Street Bridge Replacement Meeting On May 19th” was renamed to reflect that the April 30th meeting was re-scheduled.
April 2, 2015
The fourth paragraph of the article “Templeton Explains His Reason For Switching Parties” had the salutation corrected to reflect that it was Mr. Templeton who asked to be considered for council.
March 18, 2015
The article “BOE Passes Tentative Budget. Will Hold Information Sessions.” had figures updated to reflect the amended amounts provided by the Roselle Park Board Of Education.
March 11, 2015
“Man Fatally Struck By Freight Train” had its title amended and the article, once confirmed through multiple reliable sources, published the name of the young man.
March 8, 2015
The article “Sherman School Principal Christensen To Retire At End Of School Year” had the first sentence corrected to read “Having spent 29 of her 32-year career in Sherman Elementary School, Mary Christensen is retiring in June.”
March 4, 2015
The article “3rd Annual East-West Game Hits The Court March 13th” had its date corrected to reflect that the game will take place on Friday, March 13th.
February 7, 2015
The sixth paragraph was corrected to reflect that Ryan Kelly is the Third Ward Councilman in the article “Council Appoints Mark Pasquali DPW Superintendent For $80,000”
February 6, 2015
The editorial piece “Nicole Giovanni: The Reality Behind Murder In A Small Town” had the last sentence in the first paragraph amended to “The only murder in Roselle Park in – almost – the last 20 years.” in order to clarify that this murder was the only murder in almost 20 years from 2015.
December 19, 2014
The article “Realty Appraisal Company Awarded $239,000 Contract For Revaluation” had the sentence “Appeals handled at the municipal and county level will be handled at no charge as part of the contract.” added to reflect that the $90/charge will only be applied to appeals brought before the Tax Court of New Jersey.
November 9, 2014
The article “Boy Scouts Having Annual Holiday Wreath Sale” had the sentence ‘Each wreath is $20.’ added to reflect the price.
October 30, 2014
The second paragraph in the article “Police Activity Report (October 25 – 27, 2014)” had the information of the relevant police officer as Patrolman Richard Gaylord.
October 27, 2014
The article “Police Discuss Plans For Halloween On Bender Avenue” was amended to remove that Bender Avenue was “the oldest section” in Roselle Park. According to Roselle Park Historian Pat Pagnetti, it is one of the later developed, surveyed, and had homes built. Most of Bender Avenue had once been occupied by a sheep farm, a slaughterhouse, and on Westfield Avenue, the Bender Hotel.
September 4, 2014
The article “D’Agostino Lawsuit Still Not Settled 11 Months After Court Signs Off” had the second paragraph amended to reflect that there was a secondary lawsuit, Docket UNN-L-3239-13, which specifically named then Roselle Park Mayor Joseph Accardi, Borough Clerk Doreen Cali, then Borough Code Enforcement Officer Carl Pluchino, former Councilman Modesto Miranda, and former DPW Superintendent Vince Cahill.
July 24, 2014
The article “Fireworks At High School On National Night Out” was updated to reflect the change in venue from the Casano Center and Roselle Park Middle School to Herm Shaw Field at the Roselle Park High School.
June 22, 2014
The article “AvalonBay: Five Years Later, No Development” had the fifth paragraph corrected to reflect the correct year that a Builder’s Remedy lawsuit was filed (2007) and that the lawsuit was filed after the municipality adopted a Redevelopment Plan for the location known as the Romerovski property.
June 10, 2014
The article “Washdown & BBQ To Help Homeless Veterans Coming June 29th” was amended to correctly name the location of the Roselle Park First Aid Squad building as being on Laurel Avenue.
June 5, 2014
“Mayor Accepts Back-Dated Resignation Of MLUB Member” had the second inclusion of a February MLUB (Municipal Land Use Board) Meeting date corrected to concur with the first mention of February 4th.
June 3, 2014
The last line in the article “Republican County Committee Election For Roselle Park Is On June 3rd” was corrected to reflect that election poll workers get paid $200 for the day.
May 18, 2014
The article “Roselle Park First In Union County To Have TNR Ordinance” had the first sentence of its seventh paragraph corrected to reflect that Joey Alamo is a student at Union County Magnet High School.
May 17, 2014
The last paragraph in the article “Council Approves 2014 Budget And Revaluation” was re-edited to for clarity and to include the year of Mr. DeIorio’s tax appeal.
May 8, 2014
The article “Roselle Park Presents Line-Up For 3rd SummerFest” had its title and first sentenced corrected to reflect that this is the third year of SummerFest.
May 3, 2014
The article “Meet The Band On May 13th” had its title corrected to reflect May 13th.
April 26, 2014
The article “Feast Of St. Anthony Starts June 5th” had the cost of the “Pay-One-Price” wristband corrected to reflect a fee of $25.
April 16, 2014
The article “BOE Provides Details Of Full-Day Kindergarten” had the spelling of Jodie Foy’s first name corrected.
March 18, 2014
The article “2014 Borough Wide Garage Sale Is June 21st” had the second to last paragraph corrected to read: “The deadline for registration is prior to Friday, June 13, 2014, according to the Borough web site. According to the form itself, the registration deadline is on Friday, June 13, 2014.”
March 6, 2014
The article “Climax Brewery Hosts Semper Fi Fundraiser” was corrected to reflect the corresponding day of the week to “Tuesday, April 1st”
March 6, 2014
The article “Borough Clerk Names Municipality In Potential Lawsuit” had the Councilman Michael Yakubov’s information corrected to reflect that he is the 5th ward councilman. Additionally, the term ‘Rice Notice’ was corrected and the word ‘not’ was amended to the phrase “…then the meeting may not go into closed session when discussing any matter involving the employment…”.
March 1, 2014
The article “2014-2015 School Calendar Approved By BOE” had the fifth bullet item corrected to read “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day” not “Martian Luther King Day”. (Thanks to reader Caryn Vaber).
February 16, 2014
The article “Street Cleaning Protocols To Be Set On Certain Streets February 18 – 19” had its image replaced with a permanent photograph, once being notified that its temporary image was inadvertently published with a copyrighted image from SmartSigns.com (link).
February 3, 2014
The article “Schools Closed Today” had its titled renamed to “Schools Closed Monday (February 3rd)”
January 4, 2014
The article “2014 Re-Organization Meeting” was corrected to reflect the correct spelling of the person appointed to ‘Town Crier’ as Barbara Jean DeInero.
December 17, 2013
The article “Numerous Positions To Become Vacant At Year’s End” has been corrected to remove the position of ‘Union County Air Traffic Noise Advisory Committee’ which is appointed for a two-year term and will not expire until 2014.
November 30, 2013
The review ““Catching Fire” Is A Delight” has been amended to correctly reflect the actress’ name from ‘Melissa Leo’ to ‘Jena Malone’.
October 4, 2013
The article “Borough Closes Business Down By Revoking C.O.” has been amended to clarify the fifth point of paragraph 16 which starts “Then there are the two articles by the Union LocalSource . . .” which reads as follows:
“As residents noted, after requesting documentation through OPRA requests, borough attorney Richard Huxford did eventually address the issue in a letter to the owner of Easy Fitness with Jeannie on Dec. 7, 2012, following with additional letters Jan. 14 and Feb. 1” – In an OPRA request filed by Roselle Park News for correspondences filed from November 2012 through September 2013, no letters were provided for any of the three (3) dates listed.
The bullet point has been amended to accurately read:
“As residents noted, after requesting documentation through OPRA requests, borough attorney Richard Huxford did eventually address the issue in a letter to the owner of Easy Fitness with Jeannie on Dec. 7, 2012, following with additional letters Jan. 14 and Feb. 1” – In an OPRA request filed by Roselle Park News for correspondences filed from November 2012 through September 2013, no letters were initially provided for any of the three (3) dates listed. A second clarification request from Roselle Park News to the Borough Clerk’s office on the matter resulted in receipt of the aforementioned dated letters although it cannot be determined if these letters were delivered to Jeannie as she stated that she had never seen them nor are the letters on file signed.
September 1, 2013
The article “No Status On Brochure For Mayor To Promote Roselle Park” was amended to correct the unintended exclusion of the word ‘not’ in the sixth paragraph so it correctly reads:
“During the discussion, Fifth Ward Councilman Michael Yakubov stated that he was not opposed to a brochure but that he also thought that the Borough should look at American companies that want to invest before approaching foreign companies. Additionally, he thought if new development was going to happen, that it could be a hybrid of transit and other types of commercial development.”
August 15, 2013
The article “One Seat Ride: Opportunities & Obstacles” was amended to include the following paragraph after the fourth paragraph:
“Dual powered locomotives, which are being purchased by NJ Transit, can operate in both electrified and non-electrified territories and would be beneficial to having the same train on the Raritan Valley Line, which is diesel, also utilize the New York City rail system, which is electric”
July 16, 2013
The article “Mayor & Council May Have Violated Law Calling Emergency Meeting” was amended to correct the meeting start time to 6:45 p.m. and a copy of the Emergency Meeting Minutes for May 20, 2013.
November 6, 2012
The article “Storey & Yakubov Win Their Elections” was amended to correctly reflect that Jeof Vita won the write-in election for the unexpired seat on the Board Of Education.
October 15, 2012
The article “Application Not Heard Due To Absent MLUB Members” had the name of the acting MLUB Attorney corrected to read Nicholas Giuditta.
August 24, 2012
The article “Two Police Officers Sworn In” was amended to reference the correct retirement of Michael Antonucci.
August 13, 2012
The article “National Night Out & Picnic A Success” corrected the last part of the second paragraph to “Roselle Park Senior Association.”
July 29, 2012
The article “Mayor Reads Letter From Former Party Chair In Support Of Cali As CAO” was amended to reflect the correct Mayor & Council meeting date as July 19, 2012.
July 4, 2012
The article “Fireworks Still On For July 4th” was corrected to state ’13 colonies’ in place of ’13 states’.
March 5, 2012
In the article “BOE Passes Temporary School Budget”, the last paragraph was corrected to reflect the correct date of March 7th for the budget presentation.
February 27, 2012
The end of the first paragraph of the article titled “Project Graduation To Host 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk” has been amended to correct Brandon’s name and to reflect official accounts to read “Brandon Bellante, a Roselle Park High School (RPHS) student who died in January of 2011.”
February 26, 2012
The article “BOE See ‘No Big Changes’ In School Budget”, the phrase “currently there are 18 students signed up for the program.” has been amended to correctly read “and that currently there are 18 students signed up for the program.”
November 8, 2011
The article “Casais, Caswell, and Hokanson Win Election”, the phrase “Marc Caswell officially being voted in as the 2nd ward for the next three (3) years” was corrected to reflect an unexpired one-year term win. Additionally, the sentence ‘Mr. Casais won his ward by four (4) votes which will, most likely, result in an automatic recount.’ was corrected to state ‘Mr. Casais won his ward by four (4) votes which may, most likely, result in a recount.’
September 16, 2011
The article “Aldene PTA Launches Annual KidStuff Coupon Book Sale” has had the date corrected to reflect December 2012. Additionally, the Roselle Park High School (RPHS) Class of 2012 has been included as sellers of the coupon books.
July 24, 2011
The article “Teen Detained In Family Dollar Store Burglary Investigation” had the time corrected from 3:14 p.m. to 3:14 a.m.
July 23, 2011
The article “Residents Stay Cool At The Casano Community Center” had the sentence “Over at the library, it was 76° and the thermostat was set at 74°” corrected to reflect the temperature (74° not 71°).
June 17, 2011
The article entitled “Municipality To Re-Open Negotiations With AvalonBay” was amended to reflect the correct resolution number as Resolution 148-11. The quote remains with a [sic] placement to denote the error made by the speaker.
June 5, 2011
The article “Fight Back – Remember – Celebrate” was corrected to include the word ‘field’ in the first sentence after ‘Roselle Park High School’. The word ‘strictly’ was also removed from the fourth sentence of the first paragraph.
March 13, 2011
The article “RPMS Holds Its First ‘Cultural Night’” was corrected from ‘Multi-Cultural Night’ to ‘Cultural Night’.
March 9, 2011
The article “RPHS To Present Annie” was corrected to reflect to date of March 21st (instead of March 17th) in the last paragraph.
January 29, 2011
The article “BOE Releases Meeting Dates To Discuss Budget” corrected the last sentence to read “February 1st and 15th” not “February 1st and 24th”.
January 11, 2011
The article “Some Boards & Committees Still Have Vacancies” dated January 8, 2011 has been corrected to read “Anita Miller” not “Anita Hill”.
December 7, 2010
The article “Search For Citizen Leaders” has one correction and one clarification. The Tax assessor’s term ends 12/31/2011, not 2010. In a conversation with Borough Clerk Doreen Cali, December 31, 2010 is the end of the probationary period for the DPW superintendent.
November 2, 2010
In the article “Accardi, Miranda, and Torres Elected”, the votes for Kevin Murphy have been corrected from “155” to read “153” – all percentages were re-calculated.
October 22, 2010
The article “Music At The United Community Methodist Church” should have reflected the correct name of the church, Community United Methodist Church.
October 12, 2010
The articles “James Lloyd To Attend Debate” and “UPDATE: Democrats Not Attending Debate Tonight” both had the last name of Dan Petrosky corrected.
October 8, 2010
The article “Viking Plumbing Moves Forward Despite Fire” dated September 28, 2010 should read “Fire Chief Joseph Signorello” instead of “firefighter Joseph Signorello”.
September 10, 2010
The article “Municipality Quietly Pays To Settle Monica Montoya Law Suit” was corrected to read “At the September 2nd Mayor & Council meeting…” instead of “At last night’s Mayor & Council meeting…”