Cranford Calendar

May
25
Sat
2019
BLOOD DRIVE @ Church of the Assumption
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

BLOOD DRIVE SPONSORED BY: Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus.

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

LOWER CHIEGO CHURCH HALL, 113 CHIEGO PLACE ROSELLE PARK, NJ 07204.

Appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome.

All Donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse & Blood Type.  Donor Guidelines: * Weigh at least 110 lbs.

May
27
Mon
2019
Borough of Roselle Park Annual Memorial Day Parade, Service, and Town Wide Picnic @ Sherman Elementary School
May 27 @ 9:00 am

The Borough of Roselle Park will be holding its Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. from the Sherman Elementary School.

The parade will feature Color Guards, Veterans Groups, Police Vehicles, Newark Mounted Police and Motorcycle Units, Community Groups, Scouts, School Bands, High School Clubs, Classic Cars, Jeeps, Motorcycles, Fire Trucks, Union County EMS, DPW Vehicles, and more! The Parade will begin at the Sherman School on East Grant Avenue and proceed past the reviewing stand on Chestnut Street and the corner of East Grant Avenue ending on the grounds of the Veterans’ Memorial Library.

Immediately after the parade, a memorial service will be held at the library to honor those who sacrificed their lives for our country. The service will begin with an invocation by Rev. Fr. James F. Spera of the Church of the Assumption, followed by remarks by Mayor Sig. The Pledge of Allegiance will be led by members of the Roselle Park Scout Troops, followed by the National Anthem by Mariann Brenner. Afterward, the introduction of Post Commanders of American Legion Post #60, George Szollosi and the Catholic War Veterans Post #866, and Union County American Legion Commander Michael Connelly.

The Mayor will welcome and present a proclamation to Grand Marshal Jan F. Cook and will be followed by his remarks. The service will continue with remarks by state and county officials. A Military Medley by The Roselle Park High School Marching Band will be performed under the direction of Bob Masucci. The Mayor will read the Roselle Park Honor Roll of those who gave their lives for their country, followed by a gun salute by the American Legion Post #60 firing squad. Roselle Park High School Band will play “Taps.” Reverend Manuel Cruz Jr. of the Community United Methodist Church will close the service with a benediction, followed by “God Bless America” performed by Mariann Brenner, and the Memorial Service will end with bagpipes played by Pat Hinds.

Children who are not part of Scouts or Marching Band are encouraged to patriotically decorate their bicycles and participate in the parade. (Note: TV 34 and Photographer will be looking for patriotically decorated bikes in particular! 

After the service, Mayor Sig and The Borough Council invite everyone to the town picnic at the Casano Community Center where they will serve hot food to residents.

If you or your organization wish to participate with a float or any motorized vehicle, please contact Rupen Shah at the Casano Community Center, (908) 245-0666.

Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade @ Sherman Elementary School
May 27 @ 9:00 am
Roselle Park Memorial Day Parade @ Sherman Elementary School | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook Named 2019 Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

Vietnam Veteran Jan F. Cook will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2019 Memorial Day parade in the Borough of Roselle Park.

Mr. Cook was born in 1952 and was raised and educated in Elizabeth, New Jersey. While attending Roosevelt High School in Elizabeth, he entered the U.S. Military in 1969 at age 17. After his training at Fort Dix, Mr. Cook attended Jump School Wiesbaden in Germany. He was assigned to the 1/509 Airborn Infantry Brigades until 1975. He was reinstated in 1979 with the 50th Armored Division Discom Class Five. During his service, Mr. Cook was decorated with numerous Awards and Medals.

After 31 years of serving his country, he left the service as E-7 in 1999 and entered into the IRR (Inactive Ready Reserve.)

Upon returning, Mr. Cook became a Pass Commander and a life member with American Legion Post No. 60 of Roselle Park, and with the Downtown Veterans Association of Elizabeth. He is also a member of VFW 7363 of Clark, New Jersey.

Mr. Cook is married to his beautiful wife Mary of 38 years and was blessed with two boys Tommy and Frankie.

Mr. Cook retired from Wakefern Food Corporation in 1999 and has been a resident of Linden, New Jersey since 1984. He enjoys his free time involved in several interests and spends time with his friends at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library and American Legion Post No. 60.

The Borough’s parade assembly will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Sherman Elementary School and will step off at 10:00 a.m. from the school on East Grant Avenue, marching toward Chestnut Street.

Marching will pause for 3 minutes for each group to display their talent and achievements at the viewing stand in front of the Methodist Church on Chestnut Street and end at the Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library for the annual Memorial Day service.

After the service, everyone is invited to the Town Picnic at the Casano Community Center (free food and refreshments) hosted by the Borough.

Mayor Signorello and the Borough Council honor the memories and service of veterans of all wars and invite everyone to attend the parade and service.

If an organization or group would like to march in the parade, or requires more information, please contact Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

Jun
6
Thu
2019
Feast of St. Anthony at Church of the Assumption @ Church of the Assumption
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jun
7
Fri
2019
Feast of St. Anthony at Church of the Assumption @ Church of the Assumption
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jun
9
Sun
2019
Feast of St. Anthony at Church of the Assumption @ Church of the Assumption
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
12
Fri
2019
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Unit @ Roselle Park Borough Hall
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Unit is coming to the Borough of Roselle Park on Friday, July 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mobile Unit will be parked at the Borough Hall located at 110 East Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ 07204

 

The agency on wheels offers the following services:

 

Drivers Licenses

The Mobile Units will provide the opportunity to renew their license, obtain a duplicate license, change their name or address on their license, add a boat, endorsement, add a veteran designation, register to vote and/ or make organ donation selections.

* Initial licenses are currently not available in the mobile units.

 

Non-driver Identification Cards

The Mobile Units can provide residents with photo identification that may then serve as a primary or secondary form of personal ID.

 

Registrations

Drivers may renew their registration or obtain a duplicate registration card for their vehicle in the Mobile Units.

 

License Plates

The Mobile Units allow drivers the option to surrender license plates.

 

Placards

Drivers may obtain a person with a Disability, Purple Heart, or Disabled Veteran placard from the Mobile Units.

 

Examination Permits

Customers can apply for an examination permit to take a written law/knowledge test. However, the written test itself is not available in the Mobile Units.

You can visit NJMVC.gov for test locations.

 

*All MVC mobile units are wheelchair accessible and easy for all to use.

For more information, please call Casano Community Center at 908-245-0666

Aug
6
Tue
2019
Roselle Park “National Night Out” @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Borough of Roselle Park presents the 19th “National Night Out” on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park, Chestnut Street.

National Night Out is a community-building event that aims to include everyone in Roselle Park. The event is sponsored by the Roselle Park Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch program, a group that wants to do more than just crime prevention, but instead create a “community network to provide a safer place to live.” 

The Roselle Park Police Department, Fire Department, and Union County EMS invite you and your family to learn about safety. Some of the safety topics will be bike, water, crime, and fire safety. You can also enjoy live music, games, and free giveaways. Police cars and trucks, as well as fire trucks will join the National Night Out, so that children can learn more about the vehicles.

The evening should truly be an affair for the whole family to enjoy. Do not forget to turn your porch light on that evening to show your support against crime. 

For more information, please call Detective Rich Cocca at 908-245-6187 or [email protected].

Oct
23
Wed
2019
CENSUS JOB FAIR! @ Casano Community Center
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CENSUS JOB FAIR! @ Casano Community Center | Roselle Park | New Jersey | United States

Roselle Park – The Borough of Roselle Park and the U.S. Census Bureau will be co-hosting a job fair for residents interested in working for the U.S. Census Bureau in late 2019 and early 2020.

The 2020 Census Job Fair is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at the Casano Community Center (314 Chestnut Street).

At this job fair and information session, people will be able to learn about why the census is important to their community and find out what job opportunities are available to the residents of Roselle Park. Applications can be completed online. Applicants can even use their smartphones to apply. Census staff will be available to help with the application and answer questions.

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire 63,000 people in the state of New Jersey for a variety of positions. There are field positions (e.g. enumerators) and office positions (e.g. clerks and IT specialists) available. The hours are flexible. Once hired you give the U.S. Census Bureau your hours of availability each week and you will only be asked to work during those hours. You are paid for training as well.

The goal of the 2020 census is to “count everyone once, only once, and in the right place,” the Census Bureau says. The United States holds a census every 10 years.

Those interested in a 2020 census job can apply online at www.2020census.gov/jobs.

Nov
11
Mon
2019
ROSELLE PARK TO HOST VETERANS’ DAY SERVICE @ Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am

ROSELLE PARK TO HOST VETERANS’ DAY SERVICE

The Borough of Roselle Park will host its salute to veterans of the United States Armed Forces on Monday, November 11 at 11:00 a.m. Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invite everyone to join together to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces, living or deceased, and current service members with any length of military service that is active duty, reserve component, or National Guard with any U.S. military branch.

The Borough’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place in the front of Roselle Park Veterans Memorial Library located at 404 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park.

Casano Community Center will provide free bus service to Roselle Park senior citizens. Residents must call on Friday to arrange for transportation. For more information, please call Casano Community Center at 908-245-0666.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
BLOOD DRIVE Sponsored by Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus #3240 @ Church of the Assumption, Lower Chiego Hall
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
BLOOD DRIVE Sponsored by Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus #3240 @ Church of the Assumption, Lower Chiego Hall

BLOOD DRIVE Sponsored by Church of the Assumption & Knights of Columbus #3240

WHERE:          Church of the Assumption, Lower Chiego Hall

                        113 Chiego Pl.  Roselle Park

WHEN:            Saturday, November 23, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm

Appointments are preferred (201-251-3703) or at vitalant.org  but

walk-ins are welcome

All donors will receive a $10 Target Gift Card

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Borough of Roselle Park Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Borough of Roselle Park Proudly Presents

Santa’s Parade of Lights &

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invite you to celebrate the magic of the season with Santa’s Parade of Lights and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Yes, the Parade is back! Residents, groups, and organizations are welcome to participate in the parade by decorating their vehicles with holiday lights and ornaments. The vehicle parade assembly will begin 5:30 p.m. at the Sherman Elementary School located at 375 East Grant Avenue. The Parade will depart from the school at 6:00 p.m. on East Grant Avenue to Michael Mauri Gazebo Park followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting and performances.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. come out and bring your Holiday spirit to enjoy fun-filled family activities at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Activities include an ice skating rink, pony ride, a family photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, performances by the students of the Roselle Park School District, and live entertainment. Children can enjoy free activities; refreshments and a special holiday treat, compliments of the Roselle Park Local PBA 27 (while supplies last).

To participate in Santa’s Parade of Lights or for more information, please call Casano Center Director, Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

The Roselle Park community wishes to thank: Roselle Park Local PBA 27, the Casano Community Center, DPW, RP Fire Department, RP Police Department, Union County EMS, and Roselle Park Dunkin Donuts for their support and donations.

Santa’s Parade of Lights @ Michael Mauri Gazebo Park
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Borough of Roselle Park Proudly Presents

Santa’s Parade of Lights &

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mayor Sig and the Borough Council invite you to celebrate the magic of the season with Santa’s Parade of Lights and the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Gala on Friday, December 6, 2019.

Yes, the Parade is back! Residents, groups, and organizations are welcome to participate in the parade by decorating their vehicles with holiday lights and ornaments. The vehicle parade assembly will begin 5:30 p.m. at the Sherman Elementary School located at 375 East Grant Avenue. The Parade will depart from the school at 6:00 p.m. on East Grant Avenue to Michael Mauri Gazebo Park followed by the Christmas Tree Lighting and performances.

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. come out and bring your Holiday spirit to enjoy fun-filled family activities at Michael Mauri Gazebo Park located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue in Roselle Park. Activities include an ice skating rink, pony ride, a family photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, performances by the students of the Roselle Park School District, and live entertainment. Children can enjoy free activities; refreshments and a special holiday treat, compliments of the Roselle Park Local PBA 27 (while supplies last).

To participate in Santa’s Parade of Lights or for more information, please call Casano Center Director, Rupen Shah at 908-245-0666.

The Roselle Park community wishes to thank: Roselle Park Local PBA 27, the Casano Community Center, DPW, RP Fire Department, RP Police Department, Union County EMS, and Roselle Park Dunkin Donuts for their support and donations.