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District Hears Presentation on Annual HIB Report

December 3, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan regional school district’s 2021-2022 self-assessment for Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) has been released.

The report, which superintendent Robert Beers explained must be given annually, was delivered by counseling supervisor and anti-bullying coordinator Alan Iachini at the Nov. 16 meeting.

Iachini said the assessment is usually ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Teachers Honored for Years of Service, Earning Advanced Degrees

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education recently honored some six dozen educators in the school district.

The honorees were announced by superintendent Robert Beers, who said it was his great pleasure to recognize them. The Nov. 16 meeting was the first one in which awards were distributed in-person at a school board meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early ...

Board of Education Extends Time Limit for Public Comment at Meetings

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Public participants at Bridgewater-Raritan board of education meetings will now have an extra two minutes each to speak.

The board voted Nov. 16 to extend the time limit for public speakers from three minutes apiece back to five minutes, for both of the public participant sessions that take place at meetings.

The vote to amend policy 0167 (public participation in board ...

Bridgewater Approves Contracts, Snow Removal, Extension of Liquor License Hours

November 28, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Community grants, accounting and financial services, snow removal and plenary licenses were all part of a set of resolutions approved by the Bridgewater Township Council in November.

The 10 resolutions all passed by a 4-0 vote of the council that evening, save for one.

The council first authorized a change order to an existing contract that had been awarded to Community ...

Temporary Verizon Cell Tower to Be Constructed on Bridgewater Road

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A temporary cellular tower will be constructed on Milltown Road in Bridgewater, while fees and other costs for excavations will be updated.

Changes to the town code regarding quarries, however, will have to wait.

The Bridgewater Township council introduced two ordinances at its Nov. 8 meeting, its first public gathering in over a month, while another was removed from ...

State Planning Upgrades to Intersection at Chimney Rock, Union Avenue

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Changes have been proposed to the intersection of Chimney Rock Road and Union Avenue in Bridgewater, and are expected to bear fruit sometime next year.

According to the press department of the state's Department of Transportation, the Chimney Rock-Union intersection is under DOT jurisdiction, as Union Avenue is also Route 28, a state road. The DOT is currently ...

Swimming: Bridgewater-Raritan Girls' and Boys' Teams Sweep Ridge

December 3, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan girls' and boys' swim teams both posted convincing victories over Ridge on Thursday.

The Bridgewater-Raritan girls defeated Ridge, 116-54. The 200-medley relay team of Grace Zhou, Isabella Panico, Emily Szopa and Rylie Foley combined for a winning time of 2:06.17. In the 200-meter freestyle relay, Julia Senzon, Rylie Foley, Lea Carranza and ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Ice Hockey Preview: Young Roster Hoping to Turn Program in Right Direction

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Bridgewater-Raritan ice hockey season will get underway with the opening game Dec. 3 against Ridge at Protec Ponds in Somerset.

The Panthers, under the direction of first-year head coach Vincent Arnone, are hoping for a season with more successes and fewer unscheduled hiatuses than they experienced last winter.

Not only did Bridgewater-Raritan not win a game ...

BRHS Alums Headed to NCAA Final Four Competition for Rutgers University

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School varsity soccer alums Allison Lynch and Allison Lowrey are heading to the NCAA Final Four competition, representing Rutgers University in Santa Clara, California, next weekend.

Lynch and Lowrey were members of the 2019 girls varsity soccer team that made it to the state finals and won the state sectional for BRHS.

Now, they have won the ...

Planning Board Recommends Approval of Ordinance Change to Allow Medical Use in Crate & Barrel Building

November 29, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Planning Board has recommended the adoption of an ordinance change to allow for a medical use in the current Crate & Barrel building at the Village at Commons.

The Bridgewater Township Council had previously introduced the change to the regional center zone at the Bridgewater Commons Mall, which would allow medical uses to be permitted in the ...

Ryujin Sushi Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Ryujin Sushi celebrated its grand opening in Bridgewater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 12.

Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench along with Daniel Fahrer, Somerset County Business Partnership Director of Business Services, welcomed restaurant owners Julie Wahyudi, of New Providence, and Jin Lin along with family, friends and a large crowd of ...

BRHS Native Takes Performing to the Spurs

December 4, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduate Anna Di Marco has taken her talents from All Star cheerleading locally to the San Antonio Spurs.

Di Marco is the entertainment coordinator for the Spurs Hype Squad, and has been with the organization since its inception four years ago.

She was recently featured in “San Antonio Magazine,” as the woman behind the Hype ...

MOMI, Bridgewater Mall Present STEAM Event (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - MOMI, the Museum of Imagination + Innovation, in partnership with the Bridgewater Commons Mall, held Unboxed: Adventures in Cardboard Nov. 28, celebrating family-friendly STEAM activities.

Families were invited to stop in to the Community Hub in the mall for an event to spark imagination and creativity while building a fort using cardboard and other materials.

MOMI has a ...

Ryujin Sushi Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting in Bridgewater

November 27, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Ryujin Sushi celebrated its grand opening in Bridgewater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, November 12.

Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench along with Daniel Fahrer, Somerset County Business Partnership Director of Business Services, welcomed restaurant owners Julie Wahyudi, of New Providence, and Jin Lin along with family, friends and a large crowd of ...

Former BRHS Athletes Organize Marathon in Memory of Late Track Coach

November 24, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teacher, cross country/track and field coach and marathon runner Rich Marton passed away earlier this month – and a number of his former students are organizing a marathon in his honor to give him an even 50.

Marton taught science at the high school for 42 years, and coached for more than 50 years, as well as being an avid runner himself, ...

ELLE Foundation is Recipient of Valairco Cares $500 Giveaway; Granting Wishes for Children Battling a Recurrence of Cancer

MANVILLE, NJ - ELLE Foundation, in Bridgewater, is the recipient of a $500 donation from the Valairco Cares program. 

Kevin McHugh, Owner of Valairco Heating and Cooling, and company's founder Richard Valenti recently presented a check to Laurie and Dean Richmond at Valairco headquarters in Manville. 

Valairco Heating and Cooling started the ...

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First Omicron Variant Case Confirmed in New Jersey

December 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from Georgia, and had recently traveled to South Africa.

She tested positive on November 28 and ...

Bridgewater Reporting 5 New COVID Cases, Raritan Reporting 0 Thursday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township reported five new COVID cases Thursday, bringing the total to 3,454.

The township is not reporting any new fatalities over the last two weeks, keeping the total at 109 since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough reported zero new cases Thursday, with the total still at 717 since the start of the pandemic. 

Raritan Borough has not ...

Bridgewater Reporting 8 New COVID Cases, Raritan Reporting 1, as of Wednesday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township reported eight new COVID cases Wednesday, bringing the total to 3,449.

The township is not reporting any new fatalities over the last two weeks, keeping the total at 109 since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough reported one new case Wednesday, with the total now at 717 since the start of the pandemic. 

Raritan Borough has ...

The Omicron Variant – What We Know Today

An update on the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Atlantic Health System experts Steven Sheris, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, Atlantic Health System, President, Atlantic Medical Group and Jason Kessler, MD, section chief, infectious disease, Morristown Medical Center. For more information ...

Atlantic Health System Names Stephanie Schwartz as President of Overlook Medical Center

December 4, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – Atlantic Health System today announced that Stephanie Schwartz, MHSA, FACHE, has been named president of Overlook Medical Center, following a successful tenure as president at Chilton Medical Center that saw numerous achievements and enhancements in care.

Schwartz has been serving as interim president of Overlook since August, following the retirement of Alan Lieber, who led ...

Reflecting on a Year of Recognizing Bridgewater, Raritan Non-Profits

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Since launching in November 2020, BReeze Cares has highlighted the work of 12 local nonprofits and distributed $600 in charitable donations.

During this season of giving, please consider referring someone in need, volunteering, donating goods or making a financial contribution to support these nonprofits who serve our local communities.

Middle Earth will celebrate its ...

Somerset County to Hold First Saturday and E-Waste Drop-Off Events Dec. 4

December 2, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, and more at First Saturday of the Month Drop-off, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Somerset County Recycling Center, located at 40 Polhemus Lane, Bridgewater, NJ 08807.

Accepting Donations at First Saturday of the Month: Help families in-need by donating canned goods, which will be delivered to local ...

Best Holiday Lights To Check Out This Season

November 30, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Now that the turkeys have been stuffed and the cranberry sauce eaten, it's time for one of the annual festivities of the holiday season; checking out those awesome light displays. Of course, make time to drive around local neighborhoods to see what gems fellow residents have created, but don't forget to set aside some time to take a drive to enjoy those spectacular holiday ...