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SCVTHS Alumni Return to Find Themselves in Different Roles

September 26, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – As we enter a new school year, two new Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School alumni have returned to take on different roles where they were once students.  Paige Garruto (Cosmetology Aide) and Laureen Westover (Instructional Aide) are the most recent SCVTHS graduates to come back and become SCVTHS staff members. 

When asked about her ...

Bradshaw, LaStella Chosen as BRHS Students of the Week

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Each week, two students at Bridgewater-Raritan High School will be honored as students of the week.

Students are chosen by teachers and staff in the high school.

The students of the week for the week of Sept. 26 are:

Christine Bradshaw - (nominated by Joanna Wezyk) I would like to thank Christine for her amazing kindness, wisdom and care. While earning her ...

Local Students Named National Merit Scholar Finalists

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of local students were named National Merit Scholars for the 2017 program, with scholarship awards to be given out in spring 2017.

There were five semifinalists named from the Bridgewater-Raritan High School, namely Ryan Jin, Trisha Kaundinya, Sneha Shivakumar and Daniel Wang. (The fifth student declined to be named.)

There were also a few Bridgewater ...

Bridgewater Councilman: I Want to Make Sure Construction Vehicles Stay Off Local Streets

September 29, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the approval by the planning board of the redevelopment of the Weyerhauser tract in Finderne, there are still some lingering concerns about traffic through the existing neighborhood, particularly as construction begins.

Councilman Allen Kurdyla said at a recent township council meeting that he would like to make sure construction vehicles stay off the local streets while ...

Bridgewater Planning Board Approves Wawa Application on Route 202

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With a promise from the developer to eliminate one of the three driveways proposed off Route 202, the planning board unanimously approved an application for Wawa, retail buildings and a Charles Schwab building on the property next to Fisher Scientific.

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

Monument Planned for Washington School

RARITAN, NJ - Somerset County is planning a monument for the Washington School, on First Avenue, once the building itself is torn down.

The school has been owned by Somerset County for years, and the borough will be taking ownership of the property for $1. The county has also committed to demolishing the building, at no cost to the borough, because it would cost too much to repair.

The ...

Elizabeth Man Sought in New York Bombing

September 19, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – FBI and ATF officers are seeking a 28-year-old Elizabeth resident, Ahmad Khan Rahami, in connection with the pipe bombing in New York. (He has not been linked to the pipe bombs discovered in Seaside Park and Elizabeth.) Police and FBI agents searched the address of a home on Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth that is linked to a person with a similar name. 

Five pipe ...

Bridgewater Police Chief Caravela to Retire in October

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After three years as head of the department, Bridgewater Township Police Chief Manuel Caravela will be retiring, effective Oct. 1.

“It was a great run, no doubt about it, and a great place to be,” he said. “I love Bridgewater Township.”

Caravela said that after a lot of sleepless nights over the last few months, he opted to accept a position he was ...

Girls Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Defeats Ridge in Game With Mostly No Score

September 28, 2016

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - In a match largely devoid of scoring opportunities for either side, Allison Lowrey's goal midway through the first half provided all the offense as Bridgewater-Raritan made a statement with its 1-0 girls soccer victory over Ridge Tuesday.

Last season, Bridgewater-Raritan lost to Ridge in overtime in the Somerset County Tournament championship game and then again in the ...

Boys Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Falls to Scotch Plains-Fanwood Despite Early Lead

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders boys soccer team survived a scare Saturday afternoon, remaining undefeated after rallying for a 2-1 victory over Bridgewater-Raritan.

The Panthers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead on Nate Race’s goal 10 minutes into the game, and Bridgewater-Raritan (5-1) took that lead into halftime.

“They had the advantage a little bit [in the ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Football Defeats Phillipsburg

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School varsity football team defeated Phillipsburg, 30-7, Friday to continue an undefeated season.

Bridgewater-Raritan's David Usewick had 73 rushing yards in the game, and Nick Attanasio had 66 passing yards.

Bridgewater-Raritan took an early lead in the game, bringing the score to 13-0 at the end of the first quarter, and adding ...

Bridgewater Planning Board Approves Wawa Application on Route 202

September 28, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With a promise from the developer to eliminate one of the three driveways proposed off Route 202, the planning board unanimously approved an application for Wawa, retail buildings and a Charles Schwab building on the property next to Fisher Scientific.

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

New Business Moving to Somerset Corporate Center in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - iconectiv, a data infrastructure and messaging solutions company, is moving from Piscataway to Bridgewater, to be part of SJP Properties’ Somerset Corporate Center campus.

The company, according to a release, has signed a lease for 115,000 square feet of office space.

“Companies across the technology and life sciences sectors increasingly appreciate the ...

BRHS Graduate Fulfilling Dream of Releasing Own Music

September 22, 2016

RARITAN, NJ - From a very young age, she knew she could sing and always wanted to – and now Raritan resident Stephanie Schulte has parlayed that into the release of her first album, “Sonder.”

“’Sonder’ is about my story and life experiences, and features a variety of songs, genres and styles,” she said. “Some songs are raw and acoustic, and ...

Local Author Publishes Book on Perfect Marriage

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After 67 years of marriage, Bridgewater resident Stanley Robinson had developed a methodology that resulted in absolute bliss with his late wife – and now he is sharing it with the world.

Robinson published his book, “Mr. & Mrs. Get it Right the First Time,” in July to teach how to determine each other’s value systems during the courting process, ...

“Somerville Perspectives” Gallery Exhibit Kicks Off 4-Day Celebration of Art and Music

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Thursday night’s opening of the “Somerville Perspectves” art exhibit at Gallery on Main, 30 Main St., will kick off a four-day celebration of the arts, culminating Sunday with the Central Jersey Jazz Festival.

Arts on Division is hosting the gallery show which will run from Sept.16–Oct.1 and features the works of 17 artists and photographers ...

Towering Oak Tree that Has Been Basking Ridge Landmark for Centuries has Died

September 19, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The majestic white oak tree that has been Basking Ridge's primary landmark since before the town was even established in 1760 has died this summer. The Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church must now address how to cut back the limbs of the 600-year-old giant for safety's sake, and at the same time preserve the beloved tree's dignity, said Rev.

Raritan Riverfest Makes Its Return to Town

September 27, 2016

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Riverfest and Rubber Duck Race returned Sunday with vendors, music, a dog fashion show and, of course, the race of the rubber ducks down the Raritan River.

Money raised during the event went to support the Raritan Volunteer Fire Company and the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset.

 

Animal Shelter Hosting Fundraising 5K

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter will be hosting a USA Track and Field sanctioned 5K run/walk to benefit the shelter.

The Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk will be held Oct. 9 at Duke Island Park to raise money to help the animals being cared for at the shelter.

Aviva Ehrlich, event organizer, said this is the sixth annual event.

“In prior ...

Vintage Aircraft and Military “Fly-By” to Highlight Hillsborough Rotary’s Military and Veterans Appreciation Day

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The skies over Hillsborough’s Central Jersey Regional Airport will be filled with a rare showing of military and vintage fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters on Saturday, Oct. 8, as part of a day-long event to help the Hillsborough Rotary Club raise funds for various charities and foundations dedicated to assisting active US military and veterans.

Pilots from ...

Towering Oak Tree that Has Been Basking Ridge Landmark for Centuries has Died

September 19, 2016

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The majestic white oak tree that has been Basking Ridge's primary landmark since before the town was even established in 1760 has died this summer. The Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church must now address how to cut back the limbs of the 600-year-old giant for safety's sake, and at the same time preserve the beloved tree's dignity, said Rev.

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Former Resident: Helpful Officer Deserves Commendation

September 16, 2016

To the Editor:

I have moved from Bridgewater to Highland Park. I came down to the courthouse to file two claims. As you know, I am blind visually impaired. I spent a half hour trying to find my way around and finally I went to county clerk Brett Radi's office for directions and his clerk told me he could get someone to help me.

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Bridgewater Police Investigating Report of Stolen Birthday Cards at Party

September 15, 2016

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a report that someone stole envelopes from a birthday party at the Bridgewater Sports Arena Aug. 27.

According to the report, a patron holding a birthday party at the arena reported that someone removed envelopes from the party area, containing $300 in money and gift cards.

Bridgewater Township Police made other arrests ...

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Blessing of the Animals in Somerville Oct. 2 Honors Somerset County Sheriff's K9 Unit

September 27, 2016

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Sheriff’s K-9 unit will be honored at the Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Episcopal Church Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., rain or shine.

All creatures great and small, furry or feathered or scaled, and their owners, are welcome for a blessing at St. John’s, located at 158 West High St. 

The blessing of the animals is an annual ...

‘Bathing in Moonlight’ Recalls 1950s Cuba

PRINCETON, NJ – Although this  play by Nilo Cruz is set in 2015, reflecting both Cuba and Miami, the theme is closer to struggles at least 30 years earlier. 

A priest who falls in love would more likely become an Episcopalian or even a Unitarian. So this dichotomy makes the whole premise less than believable. It’s really “The Thornbirds” revisited.
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Lance Takes Immediate Action: More Terror Funds in Wake of NJ Bombing

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) tonight supported H.R. 5859, the Community Counterterrorism Preparedness Act, which passed the U.S. House on the heels of three acts of terror that struck the United States over the weekend.

“We saw great bravery in New Jersey this week.  Police, fire and other emergency response professionals need more tools to ...

Train Crashes at Hoboken Terminal; Three Dead and 100-Plus Injured

September 29, 2016

HOBOKEN, NJ – An NJ Transit train was unable to stop at the Hoboken Terminal, crashing into the platform during the morning commute. Three people are dead, more than 100 people are injured and there was structural damage to the station, according to various media outlets.

At 10:11 a.m., WNBC-TV in New York reported that there were three confirmed deaths due to ...