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Glassman, Trendafili Chosen as BRHS Students of the Week

January 13, 2017

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 Jan. 17 are:

Jamie Glassman - (nominated by Lindsay Hamilton) Jamie was ahead on material in class and, instead of focusing on other work, she spent a ...

Gladstone Chosen as Board President, Thiesse as Vice President in Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education Reorganization

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lengthy discussion preceded the election of board president and vice president at Wednesday’s Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education reorganization meeting.

Board members Jeffrey Brookner, Jill Gladstone and Lynne Hurley were sworn in to the board of education for new terms after being re-elected in November’s elections.

Gladstone was elected to ...

Abandoned Tillman Street House Expected to be Demolished Thursday

January 11, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough will finally see the demolition of the decaying abandoned house on Tillman Street Thursday.

The demolition of the property at 401 Tillman St. was approved in September, and the cost to the borough is $38,000.

That money is expected to be recovered through a lien on the property.

For the demolition, which will begin at 7 a.m. Thursday, contractor ...

Raritan Borough to Split Recreation Committee Into Two for Events and Sports

RARITAN, NJ - In an effort to create more community-based activities and offer more sports opportunities, the Raritan Borough Council has introduced an ordinance to replace the current recreation committee with a team sports committee and a community programs and events committee.

Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin said several council members were asked to meet to discuss what to do on ...

Bridgewater's Future is Bright, Mayor Dan Hayes Says in State of Township Address

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The township is sound and the future is bright, Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes said in his state of the township address during Thursday’s annual reorganization meeting.

“Together, we maintain the vision we set at the start of my administration, achieving a quality of life in Bridgewater that is the exemplar of other communities,” he said.

Unidentified Man Killed After Being Struck on Route 22 Late Sunday

January 16, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An unidentified male died Sunday after he was struck by a vehicle on Route 22 near North Gaston Avenue at about 11:55 p.m., according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, a man was standing in the center lane of travel on Route 22 West near North Gaston Avenue when he was struck by a 2015 Ford Mustang, driven by Douglas Marino, 25, ...

Al Nicaretta Officially Sworn in as New Bridgewater Township Police Chief

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police Captain Al Nicaretta was sworn in as the sixth ever police chief for the Bridgewater Township Police Department at a special ceremony Wednesday.

“I pledge to do my best to continue to move this police department in a positive direction,” Nicaretta said during the ceremony. “I understand what is expected of me as the chief of ...

Raritan Police Investigating Number of Burglaries of Unlocked Cars

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Police are investigating several burglaries of unlocked vehicles in town, according to a report from the criminal investigation division.

Raritan Borough Det. Everett Holt said the division is investigating reports of motor vehicle burglaries, and, in each case, the car was unlocked.

Holt said the department is reminding residents to lock their car doors ...

BRHS's Van Miller Celebrates 100th Wrestling Win in Match Against Somerville

January 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School senior Van Miller celebrated his 100th win during the wrestling match against Somerville High School Wednesday.

Bridgewater-Raritan defeated Somerville, 32-31.

Miller won his match in the 195-pound weight class.

Also winning for Bridgewater-Raritan were Matt Sacco in the 126-pound weight class, Edward Mathewson in the 152-pound ...

BRHS Wrestling Wins Home Match over Iselin-Kennedy, 45-28, Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School wrestling team defeated Iselin-Kennedy, 45-28, in a home match Wednesday.

Bridgewater-Raritan's Van Miller won a decision in the 195-pound weight class, as did Jake Raboy in the 220-pound weight class and Allen Choy in the 285-pound weight class.

Bridgewater-Raritan is now 3-1 on the season.

The team will next take on Somerville ...

Hillside Roots & Shoots Holds Annual Variety Show

January 16, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Hillside Intermediate School Roots & Shoots program held its annual variety show as part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service Friday.

Performing were Kylee Rapp & the Band; Cy Westbrook on piano; Samantha Barnes singing; Chloe Garcia singing; Iris Wang on flute; Tiffany Li on zither; Indiana Lu singing; Franny Murray singing; Christopher Zou on piano; Jiya, ...

Yale Spizzwinks (?) Visit Bridgewater as Part of Hometown Tour

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Yale Spizzwinks (?) visited Temple Sholom in Bridgewater Sunday during their hometown visit for sophomore member and Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate Dennis Brookner.

The all-male a cappella group performed a number of songs and entertained a packed house, there to celebrate music and Brookner.

The visit was part of a tradition the Spizzwinks (?) have to ...

Somerville: Balladeer Performs Historic Christmas Music at Wallace House

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Balladeer Linda Russell will perform historic holiday music at the Old Dutch Parsonage historic site Jan. 6 beginning at 7:30 p.m.  

For most American colonists, Christmas Day was not a major holiday. But over the course of the following twelve days, leading up to Twelfth Night on Jan. 6, there were great feasts, church services, dances, games and other ...

Ciattarelli Announces Successful Throat Cancer Surgery, Scales Back Gubernatorial Campaign Temporarily

January 12, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, R-16th, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, announced yesterday that he had undergone successful surgery for throat cancer in November, and will be curtailing his campaign schedule temporarily.

Gearing up for a primary campaign against several other Republicans who want to run for New Jersey, Ciattarelli, a Hillsborough ...

Lighting Liquidation Sale in Somerville to Benefit Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity

January 7, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Lighting fixtures, chandeliers, ceiling fans and more will be offered at heavily discounted prices to support Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity during a three-day liquidation sale.

RVHFH will receive 100 percent of the proceeds from the a 3-day lighting liquidation Jan. 14-16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at 89 Route 206 North in the Dunkin' Donuts shopping ...

Somerville Elks Host Jack's Kids Fundraising Tailgate Party Jan. 7

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The non-profit Jack's Kids Committee of the Somerville Elks still has a few spots left for its 3rd annual Tailgate Party in the parking lot of the Elks Lodge, on Union Avenue in Bridgewater.

Spots can be reserved for $25 by calling Jim Daley, tailgate organizer at 908-303-9335 or by email at elksjackskids1068@gmail.com.

Tailgating begins at 11 a.m. and ends ...

Somerset County Offers 10-Week Yoga Courses

January 4, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Recreation Department will host a 10-week winter session of Classic Hatha Yoga with classes for both beginners and practiced, beginning Jan. 11.

The low-impact program will introduce adults to the healthful benefits of yoga and improve on existing skills for those who previously participated.

The evening program will be held ...

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Tue, January 17, 9:15 AM

The Preschool Place and Kindergarten, Bridgewater

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Duke Island Park Visitor's Center, Bridgewater

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Bridgewater Police Investigating Report of Stolen Phone at Microsoft Store

January 13, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a report of a theft of a phone from the Microsoft Store at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Jan. 6, according to a report from police.

According to the report, an employee reported that a white male at about 6 feet 1 inch tall, who was wearing baggy jeans and an Adidas gray colored hooded sweatshirt, removed an HP Elite X3 ...

Area Teen Magician Receives Performing Arts Award

January 14, 2017

Evan Brochinsky, a local teenage magician, was recently honored by Somerset County 4-H with a county award in Performing Arts.

Brochinsky is a member and past officer of the Somerset County 4-H Magicians Guild, the county’s magic club.

When asked about Brochinsky and the award, club leader Conrad Colon said, “Evan is amazing! He is a natural entertainer and has a passion ...

Somerset County Sheriff's Office: New Officers, Promotions and Awards

January 15, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano swore in new officers and presented awards to both officers and civilians during a ceremony held at the county’s historic courthouse.

Provenzano asked for a moment of silence to open the ceremony, “for our fallen brothers and sisters who made the ultimate sacrifice and the brave men and women in the armed ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, ...