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Bridgewater-Raritan School District Unveils New Website

August 31, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has officially launched its new website.

The work on the website began more than a year ago, and launched over the summer.

The new URL for the website is brrsd.org, as opposed to the old link of brrsd.k12.nj.us.

According to Superintendent Russell Lazovick, the old address will redirect for now.

Lazovick said at a ...

Registration Open for Number of Bridgewater Recreation Programs

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Registration for all fall/winter 2016-2017 programs through the Bridgewater Recreation Department has begun, with deadlines nearing soon.

The registration deadline for the flag football program is Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.

Bridgewater Recreation Youth Flag Football is coached by Bridgewater-Raritan High School varsity football coach Scott Bray, and is for boys entering third ...

Shelter Helping Heartworm-Positive Beagle Heal, Asking People to Consider Donating

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter is looking for someone to adopt Betsy, a beagle recently rescued from an overcrowded Kentucky shelter.

Betsy arrived in New Jersey, and the shelter went to work to get her the help she needed. Betsy was found to be heartworm positive, and was suffering from malnutrition, digestive issues and an upper respiratory infection.

Once ...

Bridgewater Wrestling Registration Now Open

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater wrestling registration is currently open for grades kindergarten through eighth for the 2016-2017 season.

Registration is open until Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. at Bridgewater Recreation.

The program is about learning the sport of amateur wrestling and having fun. Participants focus on fundamentals, competitiveness, respect and discipline.

The K-2 team is for first- ...

Deadline Nears for "Somerville Perspectives" Art Show

August 28, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The deadline is fast approaching for artists who want to submit their work for inclusion in the 2016 Arts on Division Festival.

The theme: “Think Somerville.”

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 1

The four-day visual arts festival Sept. 15-18 will also feature an all-day Crafts Festival Sept. 17 and for the first time this year will share the good vibes of the annual ...

Somerset County 4-H Returns to Bridgewater With Animals, Trains and More

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returned to North Branch Park in Bridgewater last week, showing off its many clubs, animals and much more.

The fair featured a dog show, cows, sheep, goats and alpacas, plus robotics, trains, go-karts and much more during the three-day event.

Theater Project Jr presents Grease at Rahway’s Hamilton Stage, August 19-21

RAHWAY, NJ - Twenty New Jersey young people will present the musical GREASE, this year’s presentation by THEATER PROJECT JR. Each summer, the program takes students (ages 8 & up) through an eight-week course that culminates in four performances for friends, family and the community. Along the way, students learn acting, build confidence in themselves, make friends and have a wonderful ...

Residents Concerned About Too Few Trees, Too Much Traffic in Wawa Application

August 23, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Increased traffic impeding Charlotte Drive residents and a tree buffer were the highlight of concerns during a planning board meeting Aug. 22 with a continued application for a Wawa and four other retail buildings next to Fisher Scientific on Route 202.

The site of the proposal is bordered by Thermo Fisher Scientific, on Route 202, and is in a newly rezoned commercial ...

Residents Start Petition Opposing Proposed Wawa, Retail on Route 202

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents have put out a petition opposing a proposed 24-hour Wawa and gas station, among other development, at Route 202 and Fisher Place.

The site of the proposal is bordered by Thermo Fisher Scientific, on Route 202, and is in a newly rezoned commercial property. It is a total of 13.68 acres, and currently has 10 residential homes, including a group home.

As for the ...

Edison Heating and Cooling –  Where 100-Percent Customer Satisfaction is the Goal

EDISON, NJ - Established in 1987, Edison Heating and Cooling began as a one-man operation run out of the basement of Michael Iarrapino’s childhood home. At the time, Iarrapino assisted customers from his hometown of Edison and the surrounding communities but as business grew, Edison Heating and Cooling moved into larger facilities throughout South Plainfield and, in May 2015, settled into ...

Bridgewater-Raritan School District Unveils New Website

August 31, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has officially launched its new website.

The work on the website began more than a year ago, and launched over the summer.

The new URL for the website is brrsd.org, as opposed to the old link of brrsd.k12.nj.us.

According to Superintendent Russell Lazovick, the old address will redirect for now.

Lazovick said at a ...

Schools Rate Higher in Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Prevention Practices

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district has improved its rating for its annual harassment, intimidation and bullying self assessment, according to Alan Iachini, the district’s anti-bullying coordinator.

Iachini gave his annual report to the board of education Tuesday about each school’s assessment of its reporting of HIB incidents and year-long work to prevent such incidents.

The ...

BRHS Ranked No. 67 in State by NJ Monthly Magazine

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Fresh on the heels of its ranking with Newsweek, Bridgewater-Raritan High School has been named the No. 67 school in the state, according to NJ Monthly magazine.

The rankings are based entirely on data reported by the schools to the state Department of Education, according to NJ Monthly.

“The recognition is quite an accomplishment for all us, in all of our ...

Somerset County Planning Widening of Washington Valley Road in Bridgewater

August 19, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is planning a widening of Washington Valley Road, from Chimney Rock Road to 700 feet east of Eastbrook Road, in Bridgewater.

Representatives from the county presented the plan to residents at the Martinsville Community Center Aug. 16.

The project was first presented in 2014 with a public information meeting, and is expected to move forward in ...

Somerset County Seeks Public Input on Housing Trends Report

SOMERVILLE- NJ - Somerset County residents are invid to review and comment on a draft “Housing Trends Assessment Report” prepared by the Somerset County Planning Board. The report is available on the county website at http://bit.ly/16Housing

This work was undertaken as a first step toward updating the 1987 housing element of the Somerset County Master Plan.

The housing ...

Bridgewater Township Continues Roadwork on Meadow Road, Van Holten and More

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Construction projects are continuing on roads throughout Bridgewater, as the township council approved several new contracts with companies for roadwork.

The council approved a resolution for a contract with JTG Construction Inc. for the Church Road Improvement Project, from a point 450 feet east of Easton Turnpike to Meadow Road. The contract is for $198,996, funded through ...

UPDATE: Two Pedestrians Killed in Early Thursday Morning Crash

August 25, 2016

Editor's Note: An update has been added to the article because the names of the pedestrians and the driver of the car have been released.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two pedestrians were killed early Thursday morning after they were struck by a vehicle on Route 22 West in Bridgewater, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, a 2004 Toyota Sienna, driven by Xu ...

Bridgewater Township Police Swear in Four New Officers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department held a special ceremony Wednesday to swear in four new officers to the department.

Bridgewater Township Police Chief Manuel Caravela said they had 300 applicants taking part in a written test as the department was looking to fill open spots. He said they took the top 100 to the physical test and the top 30 to the oral ...

Bridgewater Man Arrested in July Armed Carjacking

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident has been arrested and extradited in connection with a carjacking in a corporate parking deck in Bridgewater on July 18.

Cody Masiello, 18, was extradited and lodged in the Somerset County Jail with bail to be set.

According to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, on July 18, Bridgewater Township Police received a 911 call about a ...

Registration Open for Number of Bridgewater Recreation Programs

August 30, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Registration for all fall/winter 2016-2017 programs through the Bridgewater Recreation Department has begun, with deadlines nearing soon.

The registration deadline for the flag football program is Sept. 13 at 5 p.m.

Bridgewater Recreation Youth Flag Football is coached by Bridgewater-Raritan High School varsity football coach Scott Bray, and is for boys entering third ...

Bridgewater Wrestling Registration Now Open

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater wrestling registration is currently open for grades kindergarten through eighth for the 2016-2017 season.

Registration is open until Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. at Bridgewater Recreation.

The program is about learning the sport of amateur wrestling and having fun. Participants focus on fundamentals, competitiveness, respect and discipline.

The K-2 team is for first- ...

Local Lacrosse Player Shines In Brine Classic

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Heather Stires, daughter of Craig and Amy Stires and a rising sophomore at Bridgewater-Raritan High School, was recently named as a 2016 Brine National All-American and was selected to represent New Jersey at the 2016 Brine National Lacrosse Classic held in Richmond, Virginia, July 19 through July 22, 2016. 

The New Jersey Team ...

Bernie Sanders Endorses Democrat Peter Jacob’s Bid to Represent New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District

August 26, 2016

BURLINGTON, VT. - Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has endorsed Democrat challenger Peter Jacob who hopes to unseat Republican incumbent Leonard Lance in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District, which includes Somerville and several other Somerset County municipalities.

Jacob and 60 other liberal Democrat candidates running for local, state and Congressional office in November’s ...

Ciattarelli Continues to Build Support for Expected GOP Gubernatorial Campaign

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Dinner guests expecting Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16th) to formally announce his candidacy for governor at Wednesday night’s  “Evening Summer Social” dinner at Royce Brook Country Club will have to be patient.

Ciattarelli did tell the 150 guests he would formally announce his decision in the next 4-6 weeks, which is consistent with what ...

Ciattarelli Expected to Launch GOP Gubernatorial Campaign in September; Speculation Shifts to Possible Successors

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - It’s the worst-kept secret in New Jersey political circles.

Jack Ciattarelli wants to be the next governor of New Jersey.

The Somerset County assemblyman continues to travel the state, lining up support for an expected run at the Republican nomination.

Tuesday night, he confirmed that he will announce a decision the second half of September.

“It’s ...

Somerset County Seeks Public Input on Housing Trends Report

August 18, 2016

SOMERVILLE- NJ - Somerset County residents are invid to review and comment on a draft “Housing Trends Assessment Report” prepared by the Somerset County Planning Board. The report is available on the county website at http://bit.ly/16Housing

This work was undertaken as a first step toward updating the 1987 housing element of the Somerset County Master Plan.

The housing ...

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Church Holding Community Trunk or Treat

August 27, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Oct. 30, Bridgewater United Methodist Church will host a Trunk or Treat for the community. 

The event will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and will take place in the church parking lot.  There will be lots of trick or treating, as well as snacks and drinks. 

Come in your costume and bring your friends.

If you're interested in ...

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Atherosclerosis, the build up of plaque in an artery, such as a heart artery, is derived from the Greek αθηρα (athera) or “gruel” and σκληρωσις (sclerosis) which means “hardening”. Plaque build-up occurs in areas of damage to the inner lining of the wall of the artery and consists of ...