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Lazovick: District Moving Forward with Safety Changes, Updates in Communication

September 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District appears to be in good shape and moving forward, with a greater emphasis to be placed on communication in the future, according to Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick.

Lazovick, now in his fourth year in Bridgewater-Raritan, delivered his yearly “State of the District” address Sept. 9 at Bridgewater-Raritan ...

District Set to Spend Additional Funds for Long Jump Pit, Fence at New Middle School Track

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education voted to spend more money on the new track and field facility that is being repaired at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School.


The board voted Aug. 26 to allot additional funding to the project, not to exceed $55,760, primarily to install a fence and a new pit for the long jump track event.


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District Continuing to Combat HIB Reports, Sees Small Increase in 2018-2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With a high score regarding combating harassment and bullying in the district, the schools are still working on methods and education to curb a small increase in reports of incidents each year.

“We’re trying to take a more proactive role,” said Superintendent Russell Lazovick.

A presentation was given by Alan Iachini, supervisor of counseling, about how ...

County Doing Roadwork on Municipal, Other Roads in Bridgewater

September 10, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is preparing roadwork for some county and municipal roads in Bridgewater.

First, from now through Sept. 13, there will be a pipe installation on Route 527 Mountain Avenue/Morning Glory Road in Warren/Green Brook/Bridgewater from Meadowbrook Road to 500 feet north of Scheurman Terrace.

From Sept. 11 through Sept. 12, they are planning roadwork on Easton ...

Bridgewater Police: Reported Explosion Just Normal Blasting at Quarry

September 13, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A reported explosion near Foothill Road was just normal blasting at Stavola Quarry at Chimney Rock Road, according to an alert from Bridgewater Township Police.

Police say that an explosion reported to the police and fire department was found to be from normal blasting operations at the quarry.

Students at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School are safe and resuming their ...

Boys Soccer: Ridge Ties Bridgewater-Raritan, 2-2

September 15, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- Ridge rallied from a two-goal deficit at halftime and forged a 2-2 tie with Bridgewater-Raritan in boys soccer on Saturday.

Brian Arrigan scored one goal and assisted on a goal by Chris Profaca for Ridge (1-2-1). Michael Henderson had the assist on Arrigan's goal. Robbie Rutkowski made 11 saves for the Red Devils.

Bridgewater-Raritan (1-2-1) had taken a 2-0 lead ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Falls in Heartbreaker at Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Seven days after a thrilling 16-15 home win over Colonia in a classic at Basilone Field to open up 2019 – which was capped by the go-ahead game-winning field goal with 28 seconds remaining in regulation – Bridgewater-Raritan again found itself trailing in the 4th quarter with a chance to take the lead deep in the opposition’s territory.

Unfortunately, ...

Football: Hillsborough Edges Bridgewater-Raritan, 13-12

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- After winning by one point in its first game, the Bridgewater-Raritan football team found itself on the opposite end of a nailbiter in Game 2.

Hillsborough rallied to defeat the Panthers, 13-12, with a touchdown in the third quarter on Friday night.

Bridgewater-Raritan scored two touchdowns in the first half. Quarterback Alex Fromberg ran 5 yards for a TD, then later in ...

Center of Excellence Application Expected Back Before Planning Board Sept. 23

September 10, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The final fate of the Center of Excellence project is expected to be decided later this month.


The massive redevelopment project proposed for Route 202/206 is expected to be heard by the Bridgewater Township Planning Board on Sept. 23, according to Councilman Howard Norgalis, who is also a member of the planning board.


The center application includes ...

Espo's, in Raritan, Holds Official Ribbon Cutting

RARITAN, NJ - Espo's, in Raritan, held a ribbon cutting Friday, not long after its official grand opening at the end of August.

The restaurant closed in December 2018, and has now reopened under a different owner.

The Italian fare is expected to remain similar in the new iteration of the restaurant.

Photos: Flemington Hosts Central Jersey Jazz Fest

September 14, 2019

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Thousands flocked to Stangl Road here yesterday to join in the kick-off of the Central Jersey Jazz Festival, an event that will continue today in New Brunswick from 1 to 6 p.m. and in Somerville on Sunday, also from 1 to 6 p.m.

As with the Flemington show, all performances are free. Those attending should supply their own chairs. Food vendors are available at all three ...

League of Women Voters Hosts Candidates’ Forum in Somerville

September 3, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The League of Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area will hold a Candidates Forum with all candidates for Somerset County Sheriff and Somerset County Freeholder on Monday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Somerville High School Auditorium.

Candidates for Freeholder are Democrat challenger Melonie Marano and four-term incumbent Patricia Walsh, both of Greenbrook and both of ...

'Volun-Teals' Paint the Town Teal for Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September 11, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Throughout September, Bridgewater residents will notice teal ribbons displayed at the municipal complex, public parks, schools and residences throughout the township in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.  

These ribbons have been placed by a group of caring volunteers, known as “volun-teals,” dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and ...

Food Bank of Somerset County Extends Hours Beginning in September

BOUND BROOK, NJ - Clients of the Food Bank Network of Somerset County will be able to pick up groceries at the warehouse, off Chimney Rock Road, until 6 p.m. on the last two Wednesdays of each month, beginning in September, according to a release.

The new hours, the release said, are part of efforts by the food bank to make its food distribution more convenient for clients. They have been ...

Atlantic Mobile Health again charges into the storm; paramedic team heads to Hurricane Dorian relief effort

September 7, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2019 – As Hurricane Dorian, already officially one of the most powerful storms recorded, ravaged the Bahamas and threatened the southern coastline of the United States, a team of five paramedics from Atlantic Mobile Health, the medical transportation division of Atlantic Health System, headed southward on Monday to assist the anticipated relief ...

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Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

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Bridgewater Police: Bedminster Woman Arrested After Hitting Cop With Car

September 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman was arrested Aug. 16 at 11:02 a.m. for simple assault and resisting arrest after she struck a police officer with her vehicle when he tried to stop her for a motor vehicle violation, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Erin T. Bolte, 43, was also arrested for disorderly conduct, and issued motor vehicle summonses for failure to keep ...

Morristown Medical Center Named “Employer of the Year” by TransOptions

September 15, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized as Employer of the Year by TransOptions, Inc. for its commitment to improving accessibility for patients, team members, and Morristown residents.

Over the past few years, Morristown Medical Center has focused on making it easier for the community to access its nationally recognized services and ...


College News

September 5, 2019

Joseph Cella of Bridgewater graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers School of Engineering in May with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Birth of Devorah Arielle

The BReeze owner Audrey Levine Blumberg and her husband Marc are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Devorah Arielle, Feb. 13. Devorah was born a healthy 8 lbs, 2 oz., and 20-and-three-quarter inches. She joins big sister Shayna Whitney, 3. Both Devorah and Audrey are healthy and happy, and the Blumberg family is excited about the newest addition. Audrey thanks all of Bridgewater and ...

9/11 Victims from Somerset County Honored During Somerville Ceremony

September 11, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine, held a ceremony marking the 18thanniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

“I am saddened that we have to gather on this occasion, but I am heartened that we take it upon ourselves to remember and ...

The Magnificent Seven

Today we pay homage to the number seven. The number is seven is special, cropping up in diverse aspects of life and across the years of history. For example, one can sail the seven seas. There were seven wonders in the ancient world. “The Magnificent Seven” was a movie from 1960, one of the best westerns of all time. “The Magnificent Seven” is also the name of a song by ...

Labor Day Festivities Canceled: South Plainfield Man Charged with Possessing Destructive Devices

September 2, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The streets of South Plainfield were quiet this morning, which is unusual for Labor Day in South Plainfield, a day of celebration the close-knit community looks forward to all year.  Early this morning, the 62nd Annual South Plainfield Labor Day Parade was canceled after authorities found a number of suspicious destructive devices near the home of fifty-five year old South ...