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Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

 At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Wednesday Evening's 7-Eleven Armed Robbery Remains Under Investigation

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Wednesday June 21, 2017 AT 10:01 p.m., the Berkeley Heights Police Department Communication Center received a report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 Convenience Store, located at 417 Springfield Ave.  The actor is described as a black male, wearing red Adidas pants, black shirt, partially covered face, and carrying a black handgun. 

After committing the ...

Police Searching for Man After Robbery at 7-Eleven in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There are reports of a robbery just after 10 p.m. Wednesday evening at 7-Eleven located at 417 Springfield Ave. in Berkeley Heights.

The NorthStar helicoptor is assisting the Berkeley Heights Police Department with the search for a black male approximately 5' 9" tall, wearing a ski cap, black hoodie and red pants, according to ...

Traffic Alert on Glenside Road in Berkeley Heights

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - According to reports as of 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Glenside Road will be closed due to an accident involving a vehicle vs utility pole at Hunterdon Boulevard. The pole has snapped in half. There are no reports of injuries. 

Reports state that police requested the power company to the scene. 

Car Burglaries Reported and Vehicle Stolen in New Providence

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - During the overnight hours of June 16th, several vehicles were entered and a vehicle was stolen from the southeast side of the Borough.  Patrol Officers and Detectives responded to several residences in the area of Central Ave, Verona Rd and The Fellsway for the reports that multiple vehicles had been entered and the contents rummaged through.  During the course of ...

New Providence Volunteer Rescue Squad's Nell Receives Overlook 'Excellence in EMS Award'

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The New Providence Volunteer Rescue Squad's Teresa Nell has been selected as one of 14 first responders to receive the Overlook Medical Center Excellence in EMS Award.

As the nation marked National EMS Week, Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, celebrated the important role of EMS first responders in the communities they serve, and ...

Two Dead After Car Goes Off GSP into Rahway River

CLARK, NJ — Two people are dead after one-car crash on the Garden State Parkway Friday morning around 10:45 a.m. The names of the victims have not been released.

“The vehicle went off the road on the right-hand side and was submerged in water. The right two lanes of the parkway are closed for investigation and will be for some time,” Lieutenant Schafer of the ...

Theresa Gazaway Appointed to Captain; Two New Officers Joining the Police Department

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – The Borough Council unanimously approved a resolution to appoint Theresa Gazaway to Captain in the New Providence Police Department at its Monday, June 12 meeting. The council also approved two resolutions to add two new police officers to the ranks.

Hector Christian Cely-Gomez and Andrew Lynch were both unanimously appointed as probationary patrolmen.

Gazaway ...

NJ Attorney General Honors Fallen Police Officer from Somerville with Community Grant Program

TRENTON, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino has announced creation of the “Detective Matthew L. Tarentino Community Policing Grant Program,” to provide grants to police departments for innovative programs aimed at fostering strong police-community relations.

The program is named in honor of Tarentino, a Somerville resident and Summit police officer who epitomized ...

New Providence Students Experience Effects of Drunk Driving in 'Every 15 Minutes Program'

"Life's lessons are best learned through experience. Unfortunately, when the target audience is teens and the topic is drinking and texting while driving, experience is not the teacher of choice." -- Every 15 Minutes

Part One of a Two Part Series

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Every two years, for the past ten years, New Providence High School and the Municipal ...

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