AREA – Independence Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when the American colonies asserted their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
CARTERET — On Saturday, July 2, Carteret will host its annual Independence Day celebration, welcoming thousands of residents and visitors to Waterfront Park and officially beginning the town’s summer “Concerts by the Bay” series.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Proprietary House Association will be hosting the 4th of July Celebration in Perth Amboy.
ELIZABETH—Hundreds of community leaders, people of faith and immigrant rights advocates from over 35 different organizations from across the state of New Jersey are expected to gather at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on Washington Street in Elizabeth at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning for a press conference and rally before marching to City Hall.
HIGHLAND PARK – Spend July 3 in Highland Park and enjoy food and merchandise vendors, live music and fireworks as the borough and New Brunswick sponsor Independence Day in Donaldson Park.
TRENTON – Commissioner James Simpson today announced a series of statewide efforts to increase safety as residents and visitors travel to holiday destinations over the July 4th holiday weekend.
POINT PLEASANT — Launching the start of the Fourth of July weekend, the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez joined Chief of the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau Dennis Tully and the New Jersey Marine Trades Association to remind boaters to stay safe, to be prepared and to be sober on the waterways this summer.
STATE – Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth an estimated $105 million, or $68.1 million if the winner selects the cash option.
EMMITSBURG, Md. – The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and Safe Kids USA are encouraging families and individuals to prepare for a safe and memorable Fourth of July by practicing safe grilling and leaving the fireworks to the professionals.