Freeholders Honor Elizabeth Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

July 23, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two city police officers who rescued a 13-year-old boy struck by a freight train were honored Thursday night by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Elizabeth Police Officers Eric Santiago Gora and Luciano Nicolas Porto responded to Franklin Street on May 11 to find the boy going into shock with an amputated leg.

“We have to also acknowledge that there are ...

Union County Sheriff's Office Earns Accreditation for 3rd Consecutive Time

ELIZABETH, NJ - Two Union County Sheriff’s officers were doing an eviction yesterday in Union Township, when they saw the house’s gas meter "spinning like a top" and candles left lit in the home, said Union County Sheriff Joseph Cyran.

“They do what they need to do, what we trained them to do, making sure emergency personnel responds quickly,” Cryan ...

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.

Truck Fire on Central Avenue

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Firefighters tackled a fully involved truck fire on Central Avenue this afternoon.

The truck fire was first reported around 3:30 p.m. by Breaking News Network, (BNN).

An engine from Berkeley Heights also responded to the fire, which quickly engulfed the cab and portion of the truck trailer.

The Union County HazMat unit responded to help deal with an unknown ...

Summit Man Struck and Killed by Train; Incident Occurred on Tracks Between Summit and Chatham

SUMMIT, NJ - A Summit man was struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train at approximately 6:30 a.m. July 17 on the tracks adjacent to Stanley Avenue between Summit and Chatham.

According to a NJ Transit spokesperson, Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train #6610, which left Dover at 5:55 a,m. and was due to arrive in Hoboken at 7:10 a.m. None of the 150 passengers ...

Six Taken to Overlook Medical Center After Three-car Crash on Interstate 78

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Sunday night a car traveling east on Interstate 78 stalled and came to a complete stop in the travel lanes, causing a three car collision. The Berkeley Heights Fire Department and Volunteer Rescue Squad responded to the crash at Mile Post 43.8 at 10:10 p.m. on July 9, said Berkeley Heights Deputy Chief Jim ...

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.

Westfield Man Pulls Two from Burning Car in Route 80 Accident

ROCKAWAY, NJ – When Duncan Smythe of Westfield left for a Fourth of July gathering at a friend’s home in Sussex County, he didn’t expect to pull two people from a fiery car after a crash on Route 80.

Smythe, 55, was driving west on Route 80 along with friend Rudy Palma when he saw a car veer across the road and strike a Toyota on the shoulder with what he described ...

Injured Construction Worker Rescued from Basement by Berkeley Heights, New Providence Fire Departments

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A construction worker suffered a traumatic injury after falling into the basement of a home under construction on Thursday afternoon.

Berkeley Heights Fire Department was dispatched to Holly Glen Lane South to help rescue the man who had fallen about 20 feet into a basement which could only be accessed by a ladder.  There were no stairs or other means of access into ...

Police Respond to Reports of Body Found Floating in Warinanco Park

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH, NJ - Union County Police and Sheriffs department was called to Warinanco Park around 2:25p.m. on Thursday afternoon for a report of a body floating in the water at the pond, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN). 

At the scene, Police had the area roped off to the public and advanced Life Support was called in for the pronouncement. This is a developing ...

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Golf Outing to Benefit Green Village Fire Department

July 18, 2017

A golf outing to benefit the Green Village Fire Department will be held on September 18, 2017. This year’s Annual Golf Outing will be held at Fairmount Country Club in Chatham Township and is a day of fun and prizes for golfers. Individuals or groups of four may sign up to play.

The day culminates with dinner at the firehouse and announcement of prize winners. The cost is $175 per person ...