Bridgewater-Raritan Schools Closed Wednesday

March 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - All Bridgewater-Raritan schools will be closed Wednesday because of the impending nor'easter.

This snow day is in excess of the three already built into the school year, which means that school will now be in session on April 26, a previously designated day off from school.

In addition, the Festival Band Concert that was scheduled for Wednesday at ...

School District Revises Calendar to Account for Potential of More Snow Days Needed

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the potential for another snow storm bearing down on Bridgewater and Raritan Wednesday, the district has advised what will happen to the calendar if more snow days are needed since the three regularly allotted days have already been used.

As of the last nor’easter in early March, the district has used all three snow days built into the school year.

If ...

Houchin, McGrath 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 March 19 are:

Tyler Houchin - (nominated by Katie Cassidy) Tyler is a great addition to my class. He is the kind of student who works hard to make sure that ...

Bridgewater Resident Named Interim Secretary/Director for County Park Commission

March 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano's appointment is effective April 2, and he will replace Raymond Brown, who announced his retirement, effective May 1. The announcement, according to a release, was made on the day of Brown's 25th ...

Bridgewater Approves Resolution for Police Cruiser Purchase, CDBG Applications

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is purchasing a new police cruiser for the department, and has also accepted community development block grant applications from several local non-profit organizations for proposed local projects, according to resolutions passed unanimously at a recent council meeting. 


The first resolution approved was to submit a grant ...

Bridgewater Councilman Introduces Discussion on Potential Changes to Wireless Communication Ordinance

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently reintroduced discussion on the municipality’s current Wireless Communication Ordinance, but no decisions regarding changes have been made at this time, and the township is not currently hearing any applications for new cell towers.

“It’s been important to me for a long time,” said Councilman Filipe Pedroso, who ...

BRHS Soccer Stars Sign Letter of Intent to Play in College

March 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School seniors Cheyenne Cook and Stephanie Lowrey, members of the 2018 BRHS varsity soccer team, signed letters of intent to play in college.

Cook will play for Mount Saint Mary’s and Lowrey will play for the University of Scranton.

MLB Outfielder Danny Dorn Signs with Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed Major League outfielder Danny Dorn for the 2018 season.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the Patriots,” said Dorn. “In speaking with [manager] Brett [Jodie] and [director of baseball operations] Jon [Hunton], I felt they really cared about the players and about winning. I have had a ...

Baseball Scrimmage Moved to Football Field at BRHS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The wintry March weather has put a crimp in the pre-season training plans of Bridgewater-Raritan's spring sports teams.

But, as the coaches and players wait for the remaining snow to melt and for grass fields to become playable again, the BRHS baseball team has come up with a workaround:

The baseball program made this announcement regarding Saturday's scheduled ...

Whole Foods Officially Opening its Doors in Bridgewater

March 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Whole Foods, in the new Chimney Rock Plaza in Bridgewater, is officially opening its doors March 23.

It was originally scheduled to open March 21, but the opening was delayed because of the predicted nor'easter.

The Bridgewater location is the first Whole Foods in Somerset County. 

The 49,000-square-foot store is featuring all of its special products ...

PSE&G President Speaks on Future of Energy in New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dave Daly, president and CEO at PSE&G, will speak on the future of energy in New Jersey at March 16 Public Policy Luncheon sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership in collaboration with the Somerset County Energy Council. 

The luncheon begins at noon at Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 State Route 28.

Daly will discuss how the business community can ...

BRMS Students Show Off Many Talents in Annual Talent Show

March 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School held its annual talent show with performances that included freestyle dance, gymnastics, piano and martial arts.

Presenting their talents were Mariia Slivar, Atsi Gupta, Ruhi Ajinkya, Jordan Baker, Anoushka Buddhikot, Urvika Gupta, Ritika Thomas, Parth Singh, Irene Hwang, Mercedes Smith, Quincy Swan, Alisa Alynbaeva, Breanna Reynolds, ...

Raritan Library Hosts Makers Day for Kids, Adults to Explore

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Public Library held its annual Makers Day events March 10, with projects for kids and adults to explore, learn and build.

The events included knitting, code demonstration, machine design, bouncy balls, birds and more.

Makers Day is a national initiative at libraries across the country.

Eisenhower Intermediate Students Perform Aladdin Jr.

,BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite losing the first performance to March's second nor'easter, students at Eisenhower Intermediate School forged ahead to deliver a performance of "Aladdin, Jr.," March 9.

Performing were Keshav Gurushankar, Alexander Baxter, Jonathan Jentis, Zachary Stouffer, Sean Marvuglio, Dhruv Nagarajan, Sean Puthenchira, Alaina Gust, Sarah Lee, Courtney ...

Will Your Air Travels Be Impacted by Our Fourth Nor’easter (Fourth? Is it the End?)

March 20, 2018

TAPintoTravels - After three Nor’easters, you would think we could catch a break. They do say the fourth one is always the best.  This time, we should be very well practiced.

By now, you know the drill. This article has advice on local and airline support services. You may want to bookmark the page for future reference. 

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email ...

Local Travel Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day - Calm Family Events to Drinking Shots from...Nevermind

TAPintoTravels - St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us even faster than St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland.  Here are some of the areas great events to celebrate Irish pride.

March 17 Events

Hoboken - The Nerds at Willie McBride’s (see poster up in the slide show)

Newton - Sober St. Patrick’s Day Gathering

Newton (parade) - Sussex County St.

After a Couple Painful Travel Days the New York City Area Airports Are Returning to Normal

TAPintoTravels - After a couple of difficult travel days, the local airports are returning to normal.  The FAA is reportin only 10 to 15 minute delays.  Allow extra times for the commute to the airport and you should be fine.

Just keep these ideas and links fresh in mind for future travels.  You may even want to bookmark the page for future reference.

Most ...

Air Travel Disruptions - Newark and Laguardia Airports Are Reporting Delays of 1 to 2 Hours.

TAPintoTravels - The weather continues to play havoc on local air travel.  Newark is reporting average delays of 1 hour 41 minutes and LaGuardia is experiencing 59 minute delays.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make sure to sign up for them.  That will be your fastest way to get notifications. Also, ...

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues Through May 28

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort continues through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it is 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is showcasing millions of ...

Travel Advisory - Flights are Already Being Canceled at LaGuardia, Newark, and JFK - TAPintoTravels May Be Stranded in Berlin

TAPintoTravels - Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed.  Tomorrow, (Tuesday -  March 13), some flights from Newark and JFK are already canceled.  LaGuardia already canceled 100.  In other words, you are probably hosed today.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make ...

Vo-Tech Students Raising Money to Support Children's Tumor Foundation

March 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sophomore students in the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School are working hard to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a foundation that supports research for neurofibromatosis, and helps families that are affected by it.

Students Ritu Peddinti, Michelle Masiello and Mira Amin began the ...

BRHS Tutoring Club Organizes Test Prep Book Drive, Over 300 Books Collected

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - From mid-February to March, the BRHS Tutoring Club hosted a book drive that collected test prep books relating to the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT and AP tests, as well as high school summer reading books.

The drive was a resounding success, as over 300 books were collected. BRHS senior Halanna Yuh, president of the Tutoring Club, planned and organized the ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

March 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...

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Piscataway Woman Arrested for DWI on Route 22, Bridgewater Police Say

March 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she was stopped on Route 22 East Feb. 24, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Dinay Hernandez-Lopez, 22, was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was stopped for a motor vehicle violation.

Hernandez-Lopez was issued summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless ...

Educational Classes at Hunterdon Wellness Centers

March 19, 2018

READINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers are dedicated to providing health enhancement and disease prevention programs for the community. They offer a wide variety of educational classes each month at the Clinton and Whitehouse Station locations.

As part of their April Education Series, the following programs are currently open for registration:

“Reverse Heart ...

Hillsborough: Suspended HS Athletic Director Charged with Theft

March 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Suspended Hillsborough High School Athletic Director Michael Fanizzi has been arrested and charged with the theft of $10,704 in athletic event receipts over a four-year period from 2013-2017, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Fanizzi, 53, a resident of Conover Way in Hillsborough who had been athletics director for 14 years,, had been suspended ...

'Trying' explores age, youth and points of history in poignant production

‘Trying’ explores youth, age and points of history in poignant production

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The George Street Playhouse presents an engrossing, two-character play based on the real life of Francis Biddle, former Attorney General.

Biddle, a Harvard educated lawyer, served under Franklin Roosevelt and later Harry Truman during the Nuremberg Tribunal. His ...

Protect Our Township Through Innovation

Whether we’re discussing the opioid crisis or concerns about mental health and mass shootings, it’s clear that business as usual is not sufficient.  It’s time for government to rethink how we approach law enforcement and mental health and look for lasting solutions within our community. 

Recently, I called upon our township to evaluate a program implemented in ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

March 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...