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Eisenhower Math Teams Score Big in Competitions

May 25, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Eisenhower Intermediate School’s Math Enrichment Club achieved much success in the five competitions it competed in this school year. 

The team was comprised of 62 students in grades five and six.

The team practiced and participated weekly from November to March, under the supervision and coaching of Michele Hecht and Karen Popadiuk. They guided students to ...

Eisenhower Students Headed to Wall Street

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Eisenhower Intermediate School'ss Stock Market Club has reason to celebrate, as three students earned second place in the New York/New Jersey competition. 

Each semester, Eisenhower teachers Michele Hecht and Karen Popadiuk offer students the opportunity to participate in the Stock Market Game. The game is a program from the SIFMA foundation, dedicated to ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Schools to be Closed Through Wednesday for Give-Back Days

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because of Memorial Day and give back days, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District will not return to distance learning until Thursday.

The district will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, and then Tuesday and Wednesday for give back days after snow days went unused this year.

Superintendent Russell Lazovick reminded families of the days off in his weekly message ...

Bridgewater Introduces Ordinance to Ease Sewer Backups Near Restaurants

May 29, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is expected to require equipment improvements for some local businesses, while also modifying options regarding affordable housing in the municipality in the next few weeks.

The town council introduced a pair of ordinances related to those matters at its most recent public meeting May 18, which was again conducted online due to COIVID-19 ...

Raritan Borough Acknowledges No Camp This Summer, But Expresses Hope for Pool Openings

RARITAN, NJ - The effects of Covid-19 on all aspects of life – from street design to summer camp - took center stage during the Raritan council meeting this week.

The issue of a 2020 summer camp was laid to rest without a council vote.  Through discussion, it was obvious that time had run out for camp this year.

Mayor Zachary Bray introduced the topic, noting that the camp ...

Bridgewater Township: 78 Percent of COVID Fatalities in Town Were Connected to Long Term Care Facilities

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has released information on how the long-term care facilities in town are faring during the pandemic.

According to the release, Bridgewater has 10 long-term care facilities, accounting for more than a quarter of all the facilities in Somerset County.

Of the 57 residents who have died from COVID-19 in Bridgewater, the information said, 78 percent of ...

Bridgewater Juvenile Fatally Struck by Train

May 26, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater juvenile has been identified as the man fatally struck by a NJ Transit train Monday at around 4:20 p.m. just west of the Bridgewater station, according to Lisa Torbic, of NJ Transit.

Torbic said the eastbound Raritan Valley Line train 5526, which left from Raritan at 4:16 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive at Newark Penn Station at 5:15 p.m. struck the juvenile ...

Bridgewater Man Killed in Fiery Motor Vehicle Crash on Garretson Road Monday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 22-year-old Bridgewater man was killed in a motor vehicle crash that set the car on fire Monday evening on Garretson Road, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, the Bridgewater Township Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team were called to ...

'Mayors For Main Street' Group Sends Letter to Governor's Office and Other Officials

May 29, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench and Raritan Mayor Zachary Bray, and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials outlining a ...

Bridgewater Teams With 4 Somerset County Towns for Alliance to Support Businesses

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Mayors from five Somerset County municipalities, including Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench, have announced the Mayors for Main Street Alliance, with a focus on advocating for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities.

The municipalities involved are Bridgewater, Bedminster, Bernards, Bernardsville and Far Hills.

The municipalities, the release ...

BRHS Seniors Dress in Their Prom Finest

May 23, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School prom was supposed to be Friday, and although it has currently been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn't mean seniors couldn't dress in their finest to commemorate the day.

We are compiling photos of seniors dressed in their prom best! Send your photos to thebreezenj@gmail.com!

*These photos were first posted on ...

Raritan Borough Honors Those Who Fought for Country in Short Ceremony

May 27, 2020

RARITAN, NJ - With social distancing and other protocols in place, Raritan Borough held a short ceremony at Veterans Park for Memorial Day Monday to honor those who gave their lives for this country.

Veterans gathered in a ceremony that was not open to the public, and they had a salute and dedication speech. Mayor Zachary Bray said a few words before the ceremony ended.

Wreathes were placed ...

Bridgewater Township Releases Video of Small Memorial Day Ceremonies

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although Bridgewater Township was unable to hold its annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Bradley Gardens and at Chimney Rock Park, the township released a pre-recorded video of footage and interviews from scaled down ceremonies held over the weekend.

The footage includes the American Legion Post 327 at Ardmaer Park in Bradley Gardens, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Chimney ...

Caravan Through Raritan Borough, Flemington, Honors WWII Veteran

RARITAN, NJ - Residents of Raritan Borough, Flemington Borough and surrounding towns took part in a caravan to honor New Hope resident Archie Fagan, a World War II veteran.

The vehicles met in Flemington and then traveled to Operation Jersey Cares in Raritan, for a drive-by visit with Fagan, who recently underwent heart surgery. The event was to recognize the 93-year-old, and show him how much ...

Lawn Sign Honors Essential Workers

May 23, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Leah Papp, a 2002 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, created a special sign to honor essential workers.

The sign – which says, "Thank you  Essential Workers, You Are Our Heroes" – has been up at a home on Foothill Road since April.

Bridgewater Township Working With Religious Institutions on Safe Way to Reopen

May 22, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Mayor Matthew Moench has directed Sgt. Jamie Edwards, Office of Emergency Management coordinator, to conduct outreach and provide assistance to all religious institutions in the township to allow them to begin conducting safe and practical religious worship.

According to a release, there are a number of Bridgewater based institutions that are expected to ...

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Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

Bridgewater Reporting One Additional COVID-19 Cases as of Friday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is confirming one new COVID-19 case, as of Friday morning, for a total of 456 cases since the pandemic began.

Of those confirmed cases, 56.8 percent are confirmed to be female and 43.2 percent are confirmed to be male.

Bridgewater Township is not reporting any additional fatalities, as of Friday morning.

As of Friday morning, Raritan Borough is ...

Bridgewater Township Reporting Zero New COVID Cases, as of Thursday Morning

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting one fewer COVID-19 case in the township, and no new ones, as of Thursday morning, bringing the total in town to 455 cases.

According to the township, the loss of one case was due to the redistribution of cases to their correct municipalities.

Of those cases, 57 percent are confirmed to be female and 42.8 percent are confirmed to be ...

Milestones

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Makayla Choy

May 9, 2020

Makayla Choy has attended Crim Primary School, Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Makayla played four years of field hockey as a goalie, three years of lacrosse and also was part of S.H.A.R.E.

This fall, Makayla plans to attend Seton Hall University, where she will major in mathematics and then pursue law school to ...

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Kayla Reynolds

Kayla Reynolds has attended JFK Primary School, Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Kayla was on the EPIC Yearbook staff her freshman and sophomore years, and was the Editor-In-Chief during her junior and senior years. Kayla was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.

This fall, Kayla plans to attend the Honors ...

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Izabella Misciagna

Izabella Misciagna has attended Crim Primary, Adamsville Primary, Hillside Intermediate, the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School

She played freshman and sophomore softball, and well and Yearbook Freshman Year and Media.

Outside of school, Bella volunteers for the Green Knoll Fire Department.

Next year, Bella plans to attend RVCC College for Business as ...

Graduating BRHS Boys Lacrosse Players

The 2020 graduating seniors of the BRHS boys lacrosse team.

"Commissioner" Murphy Says It's OK for Pro Teams to Play & Practice

May 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead to professional sports teams which train or play in New Jersey to begin practice and compete in games or matches when their leagues resume competition.

“Our administration has been in constant discussions with our professional sports teams about a modified return to operations,” Murphy said. “While leagues make their ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

May 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...