(10/15/2013)Letter to Chris Christie: The mayor wrote a letter to Chris Christie regarding the Compressor Station.
(Click to view letter) (10/15/2013)Health Dept: The Dept of Health is hosting it's annual Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats on Friday, November 8th at 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the All Purpose Room in the Borough Hall.
(Click to view flyer) (09/26/2013)Essex County:Essex County will be holding Strut Your Mutt Saturday, October 26th at Essex County Brookdale Dog Park. Please view flyer for more details.
The Borough of Roseland was originally known as the Centreville
section of Livingston. In 1873, one of Centreville's prominent residents,
Judge Rufus Harrison, led an effort to get the community it's own post office.
Since a Centreville post office already existed in Hunterdon County, a meeting
was called in the schoolhouse to choose a new name for the section. Roselyn
was suggested by Sarah Condit Harrison. Whether through misspelling or design,
Roselyn became Roseland, and the post office became a reality on April 14,
1874. (Click here for more
information about our Borough History)
By the early 1900's, Roseland, still part of Livingston Township, was growing
in population. At a school district meeting in Livingston Township in 1907,
a large delegation from Roseland was outvoted when they requested that a
new school be built for their area. Following this meeting, a resident named
Bill Teed led a drive to petition for the establishment of a new borough.
The petition was circulated and presented to the State Legislature, and on
April 10, 1908, the Borough of Roseland came into existence.
You can't really talk about the development of Roseland without talking about
the Becker Farm, which operated from 1880 -1964 and whose legacy still has
a major impact on the borough. At it's peak, the Becker Farm encompassed
1,000 to 1,200 acres, almost half the town. Today, most of the land upon
which the Becker Farm rested is now the center of several large corporate
MAYOR JOHN DUTHIE Phone: 973.403.6022 Fax: 973.403.0978 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Since 2011 Office Hours: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
PETER M. SMITH
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