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Union County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-run Gun Buyback Program

July 22, 2017

Local residents are being urged to consider participating in a state-run gun buyback program going on next weekend, through which cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm are being made available to members of the public.  Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Joseph P.

Union County Residents Encouraged to Participate in State-run Gun Buyback Program

Local residents are being urged to consider participating in a state-run gun buyback program going on next weekend, through which cash payouts of up to $200 per firearm are being made available to members of the public.  Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park, Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders Chairman Bruce H. Bergen, Union County Sheriff Joseph P.

US Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

Bill Introduced by Rep. John DiMaio to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...

Sydney McLaughlin: Athlete of the Year, ESPYS, and Sports Illustrated

LOS ANGELES, CA -- The biggest names in high school and professional sports convened in Los Angeles on July 12 as Gatorade honored the top young male and female athletes at the 15th annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards.

 

Union Catholic's Sydney McLaughlin received the 2017 Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year honor for the second consecutive year. A ...

Generations of Family Fun at Mount Carmel Festival Runs Through Saturday; Fireworks Extravaganza Saturday, July 15

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Height’s community members and those from surrounding towns, once again gathered at Mount Carmel Field, to engage in the fun filled, four night festival, which ends in fireworks, July 15th. In its 108th year of existence, the festival continues to attract new as well as regular faces.

Helene Pipia, from Gillette, remembers attending the ...

Big Ideas for Planet Earth in a A Roxbury Man's Bus

ROXBURY NJ – Back in his Roxbury High School days, Bryan Callahan wasn’t a football star, a gifted member of the marching band or president of the student council.

He preferred running wires to running fields. His favorite instruments didn't make music; they measured volts.

The Kenvil resident said he did receive one acknowledgment from the school, an accolade somewhat ...

Dayton Senior Adam Wuest Facing Battle of His Life with Energy, Faith, and Support

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Throughout this past baseball season, Dayton junior infielder Adam Wuest was one of the main catalysts to a successful 18-6 campaign, leading the Bulldogs with 31 runs scored and tying for the team-lead in stolen bases with 16.

These two statistics are critical for any baseball team, because it means the individual player is getting on base to put his team in a position to ...

Memorial Park in Berkeley Heights Gets New Playground

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A brand new playground is being installed at Memorial Park in time for the start of the 2017 Summer Concerts in the Park that kick off on Wednesday, July 19.

The the Recreation Commission received a matching grant from the Union County Kid's Recreation Trust Grant through the Union County Open Space Trust Fund. The Open Space Trust fund has ...

Suspect Flees on Foot After Robbing River Road Gas Station, Assaulting Attendant

SUMMIT, NJ - A man wearing a bandana to cover his face robbed the Shell gas station located at 6 River Road in  Summit just prior to 11 p.m. on July 9, fleeing the scene on foot with stolen cash after assaulting the station's attendant with a wrench.

According to the Summit Police -- who responded to the scene after receiving a 9-1-1 call at approximately 11 p.m.

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