Union Beach prepares for Fourth of July weekend festivities

More than 10,000 people are expected to head to Union Beach for a big Independence Day celebration. The borough, which was badly damaged by Superstorm

More than 10,000 people are expected to head to Union Beach for a big Independence Day celebration.

More than 10,000 people are expected to head to Union Beach for a big Independence Day celebration. (7/3/13)

UNION BEACH - More than 10,000 people are expected to head to Union Beach for a big Independence Day celebration.

The festivities will include two country music concerts. The borough, which was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy, won tonight's party thanks to an ex-fire chief who wrote an essay about the town's response to the storm. The contest was sponsored by Destination America and USA Weekend.

Nearby on Pine and Second streets, a group of volunteers are working to help the town recover from Sandy.

Police are shutting down streets in anticipation of the party tonight. The normally small department is getting help with crowd control from officers from surrounding towns.

Residents and visitors will also enjoy fireworks and a barbecue.

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