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

July 25, 2017

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; hey measured volts.

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

Freeholders Honor Police Officers Who Rescued Boy Struck By Train

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 ...

Ship Bottom Concert at Boat Ramp Featuring "Not Fade Away"

STAFFORD, NJ – Listed below is a list of entertainment for this Thursday, July 20.   Ship Bottom has a Bayside Concert at the boat dock at 7 p.m. featuring “Not Fade Away” a tribute to Buddy Holly. 

Buckalews, Centre Street and Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven

Earl Sutton, 6 p.m.

Daddy O Brant Beach

Ryan Zimmerman

Daymark, 404 ...

Authorities ID Body Found in Warinanco Lake as 50-Year-Old

ROSELLE, NJ - Authorities identified the person who was found dead July 6 in a lake at Warinanco Park as a 50-year-old man, a Union County spokesman told TAP today.

Oday Abd-Ali, whose last known address was in Elizabeth, was pulled from the lake about a week ago, Union County spokesman Sebastian D'elia said.

The cause of death will be determined by a medical examiner, D'elia ...

Man Struck and Killed by Train on Morris and Essex Line

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

Michael Kane, age 46, was hit by NJ Transit train No. 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 on board nor ...

Gov. Christie Signs Bill Protecting 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 ...

Car Dangles From Overpass in Early Morning Accident

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police responded the scene of an accident that left a car hanging over the edge of an overpass, Linden authorities said. 

The early morning accident occurred at the entrance of I-278, Linden police said. Photos showed damage to the car and a fence securing the overpass. No injuries were reported, Linden police said

The photos of the accident were posted on the ...

Bridge Repairs Close Springfield Avenue for Two Months, Plan Alternate Route

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Springfield Avenue will be closed between Snyder Avenue and Kuntz Avenue in Berkeley Heights for approximately two months starting Monday, July 17, 2017 for reconstruction of the culvert beneath the roadway. 

The road will be closed 24/7 for the entire length of the project in the area of work. A clearly marked detour route will be marked ...

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 ...

Pedestrian Struck by Car Dies in Hospital

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A borough resident crossing East Main Street near the intersection of Loeser Avenue was struck by a car and later died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick Saturday night.

The victim, 62-year-old Charles Evans II of Fairview Avenue, was hit by a car driven by 46-year-old South Bound Brook resident Todd Sarboukh, according to Somerville Police Traffic ...

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