Newly Renovated Anthony Signorello Youth Center Rededication Ceremony

(above) Ribbon cutting ceremony at newly renovated Anthony Signorello Youth Center

Anthony Signorello Youth Center Rededication

A ribbon cutting and rededication ceremony was held Saturday, October 23rd, for the newly renovated Anthony Signorello Youth Center.

“It’s a good day for Roselle Park,” Business Administrator Andrew Casais said, welcoming the full gymnasium. Mayor JosephSignorello III and Councilman Joseph Signorello, Jr. spoke on behalf of the Boroughcommunity and Signorello family.

“I said it in 2004 – and we did it – and I’ll say it again today, let’s wear the paint off the place,” said Councilman Signorello, father of the late Anthony Signorello for whom the center is dedicated.

“I have a complexed relationship with this building,” said Mayor Signorello, “the loss of my brother was confusing and upsetting. I was here in 2004 as a child, but now, being here as Mayor, seeing what these improvements will do for the community for years to come makes me proud.”

Originally opened in 2004, the Anthony Signorello Youth Center serves to embody the legacy of Anthony Signorello, a young man who tragically lost his life all too young.The newly renovated facility encompasses a total investment of over $300,000 in improvements, including new multi-purpose rooms, academic spaces, conference area, gaming centers and gymnasium. The Youth Center now serves as the headquarters for the Roselle Park Department of Recreation and is intended to provide families with programs that foster a sense of community, sportsmanship, and well-being.

“It is an honor and privilege to serve as the Recreation Director for the Borough of Roselle Park,” said Roselle Park Director of Recreation John Ranieri, Jr. He continued: “The goal of the Roselle Park Recreation Department is to meet the recreational needs of our community, and the Recreation Department staff took great pride in restoring this building to its original purpose of serving the community as a hub for youth and community activities.”

Photo by Borough of Roselle Park