Category: Region News

Uber offering free rides from bars during holidays

Too much to drink on “Blackout Wednesday”? New Jersey bars are teaming up with mobile rideshare app Uber to provide a safe ride home. Through the holidays, Uber will provide free rides of up to $20 for first-time riders at all bars and pubs that belong to the New Jersey Licensed Beverage Association. During the  … Read more

Somerset County Sheriff asks motorists to ‘Be a HERO, Be a Designated Driver’ this Summer

By The Messenger-Gazette  on July 02, 2015 In anticipation of increased road travel around the Fourth of July holiday, Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano is stressing the importance of safe and sober driving. “I want to remind drivers that law enforcement will be out in full force to thwart impaired-driving crashes throughout the summer,” he  … Read more

Atlantic County Pops to perform annual HERO concert Friday

Written by Laura Stetser Thursday, April 10, 2014 02:27 pm “The love of music brings everyone together. It’s passing the musical experience from one generation to another.” EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – The Atlantic County Pops Community Band will present its seventh annual HERO concert 7 p.m. Friday, April 11 in the Egg Harbor Township Community  … Read more

Students Recognized as Designated Driver HEROs

Written by ALYSSA GRAY COMICS EDITOR    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 University students won the Designated HERO award for their decision to be designated driver and practice responsible behavior regarding drinking and driving at the fifth annual Designated HERO of the Year awards ceremony on Friday, March 3. According to Susan Schaad, the Health Services  … Read more

Observe, Don’t Over Serve campaign targets drunken driving

By Mary Pavlu The Patriot Ledger FOXBORO — Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey wants servers in bars and restaurants to serve as the front line of defense against drunken driving. On Tuesday, he announced the launching of the Observe, Don’t Over Serve campaign, which is intended to combat drunken driving, especially during the holiday  … Read more

Randolph High School Students Donate $7500 to the HERO Campaign

RANDOLPH, NJ — Students at Randolph High School in Morris County recently raised $7500 for the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Students raised the funds during the school’s Spirit Week, which was held Oct. 18 – 25. Students joined in a variety of activities during spirit week to raise funds for the  … Read more