2015 Summer Camp Employment Applications Available
Like to work with children and need a summer job? Then apply to work this summer at the 2015 Summer Camp. Applications are available from February 19, 2015 - May 29, 2015 at the Borough Clerk's Office at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street.
Roselle Accepts 'My Brother's Keeper' Community Challenge
Mayor Jamel C. Holley and the Roselle Borough Council have signed on to make the Borough a "My Brother's Keeper" community, focused on helping boys and young men of color achieve success.
The Borough's adoption of this effort follows President Obama's September 2014 challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become “MBK Communities.” This represents a call to action for all members of our communities, and mayors, in particular, as they often sit at the intersection of many of the vital forces and structural components needed to enact sustainable change through policy, programs, and partnerships.
Women's History Month Film Festival - “And Still I Rise”
Women in Media-Newark will hold its sixth annual International Film Festival March 24 – April 1, 2015 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The winner of the international "Imaging Women: Respect" cell phone video contest for youth will be announced during the festival.
"Each year our Festival presents an amazing array of independent films from around the world that celebrate the indomitable spirit of women. This year, we’ve selected the theme "And Still I Rise" and our focus will be on "disappeared" women," said Pamela Morgan, Executive Director, Women in Media – Newark, and founder of the Festival.
The 2015 International Film Festival will open on March 24 with a special screening of the 1971 classic film "Janie’s Janie" at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in the Ironbound section of Newark.
In addition to the film festival, there will be panel discussions, art exhibits, a jazz concert, and more. This is free and open to the public. Visit www.wim-n.com for more information and schedule, or view schedule information below.
PSEG Assistance Programs Available
In this very cold weather, paying heating bills can become a struggle for some New Jersey residents. There are a number of valuable programs available to provide assistance to moderate income customers, senior citizens, people on disability, as well as better known programs that assist people with low incomes.
New Jersey residents who need help paying their utility bills should call 1-800-510-3102 to find out if they qualify for assistance from any program, and how to apply. Representatives are available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week.
Many customers who qualify assume they don’t meet the criteria. Others may think the application process is difficult – and it is not. There is help for most income levels. For example, under one program, Payment Assistance Gas and Electric (PAGE), someone who grosses $105,000 and has four dependents – including him or herself – may qualify for a grant of up to $1,400 if they have fallen behind on their payments.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides income-eligible families an average of $300 per year to pay their heating bills. Most programs accept applications year-round. However, the deadline to apply for financial assistance from LIHEAP is April 30, so PSE&G encourages customers to apply now.
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1st Annual Women's Empowerment Symposium
The Borough of Roselle and PRINCESS Foundation presents the First Annual Women's Empowerment Symposium "Educate. Inspire. Uplift." on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Abraham Clark High School, 122 E. 6th Avenue. This Symposium is open to all women aged 13 and up.
The keynote speaker is Mikki Taylor, editor-at-large of Essence Magazine. Workshops will include health and beauty, finance, education and building healthy relationships. Registration is $25 which includes lunch.
Purchase tickets online here.
VITA Program Offered At Agape House of Worship
Agape House of Worship & the IRS have partnered to bring you the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at 302 East 9th Avenue. This is a free tax preparation service for those individuals/households making less than $53,000 a year. The volunteers are IRS certified sponsored by Agape House of Worship.
Available dates are every Saturday from February 7, 2015 through April 11, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary; however, it is first come, first served basis. You are required to bring certain documentation, so please click on the image below for a list of items.
Students Grades 2-12 Encouraged to Participate in 2015 State Conservation Poster Contest
New Jersey’s Soil Conservation Districts are now accepting entries in a poster contest designed to raise awareness of natural resources and related issues among young people. The theme for this year’s poster is Local Heroes-Your Hardworking Pollinators.
Students may compete in the following categories: Grade 2-3; Grade 4-6; Grade 7-9; and Grade 10-12. First place winners in each category will receive $200 savings bonds; second-place $100 bonds; and third-place $50 bonds.
All first-place winners will be entered in the National Association of Conservation Districts poster contest.
The competition is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture State Soil Conservation Committee, New Jersey Association of Conservation Districts and the state’s 15 Soil Conservation Districts, which work to conserve and manage soil and water resources in the state.
Since the initial phase of the contest is run by the local Soil Conservation Districts, please contact the district directly for details and deadlines for submission. To find your local district, click here.
The entry form can be found Here.
Dog Licenses Now Available
2015 Dog Licenses are now available in the Board of Health, 2nd Floor. Downloadable application in Online Forms section.