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District Introduces Mission, Vision in First Presentation From Strategic Planning Committee

May 25, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After months of surveys, focus groups and meetings, Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick presented to the board of education the fruits of labor from the strategic planning committee regarding a new mission and vision for the district.

“This was a cohesive strategic plan that was district wide to pull everyone together,” he said. “The purpose is to ...

BRMS Eighth-Graders Hold Decades of Change Museum

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Team 8D at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School held its annual Decades of Change Museum May 19 in the library, with topics from the 1960s, including space exploration, pop culture and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Students read one of three books related to the time period, “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson, “Fallen Angels” or “Glory ...

Li, Kroeckel 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 May 22 are:

Kevin Li - (nominated by Dustin Frey) I've had the opportunity to have Kevin in class for two separate years (geometry and pre-calculus) and ...

Bridgewater Township Council Approves 2017 Budget With Amendments Eliminating Tax Increase

May 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite continued reservations from a few council members, as well as a plea from Mayor Dan Hayes, the council unanimously voted to approve a municipal budget with amendments that eliminate a previously proposed tax increase for residents.

The budget, as introduced in early March, was set at $43,604,621.89 for 2017. It originally called for an increase in taxes of $17.16 ...

Bridgewater Township Approves Additional Roadwork

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council approved a number of contracts for roadwork and more at a recent meeting, including for improvements on a good portion of Brown Road.

The contract was to Top Line Construction Corp. for the improvements of Brown Road from Route 202/206 to Tall Oaks Drive, for $280,860.78 to be funded through the 2016 capital project fund.

Township ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Boys Lacrosse Wins NJSIAA Semifinal Round Against Westfield

May 25, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys varsity lacrosse team maintained its perfect record Wednesday after defeating Westfield, 9-3, in the NJSIAA North Jersey Group 4 semifinals.

It was the fourth straight year that Bridgewater-Raritan and Westfield had played each other in the state tournament and the third straight time the Panthers had ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Softball Team Defeats Watchung Hills in NJSIAA Semifinals

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School varsity softball team defeated Watchung Hills, 7-2, Wednesday to win the semifinal round of the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2 Group 4 tournament.

Bridgewater-Raritan's Kiersten Farrell went three for three in the game with three RBIs, while Sammy Mazzagatti pitched a four-hitter with one strikeout and one ...

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign First Baseman Kyle Roller

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have re-signed first baseman Kyle Roller.

Roller enters his second season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. Previously, he spent the first six seasons of his career with the New York Yankees organization before playing the first half of 2016 with the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Roller was signed in ...

Solaris Pharma Expanding in Bridgewater's Center of Excellence

May 17, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The partnership of Advance Realty and CrossHarbor Capital Partners, LLC, announced, according to a release, that Solaris Pharma Corporation has expanded at the New Jersey Center of Excellence in Bridgewater.

Solaris signed an 18,072-square-foot-lease and is increasing its footprint by more than 13,000 square feet. The company, the release said, is engaged in the ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

County Asian American Committee Holds 15th Annual Festival

May 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Asian American Committee, based in Bridgewater, held its 15th annual Asian American Festival May 21 in Somerville to celebrate Asian American Month.

The festival included cultural exhibits, live performances, food, Asian costumes and more.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: TAPinto a Proud Sponsor

May 22, 2017

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Katy Perry's version of Rachel Platten's anthem blared across Liberty State Park this morning as hundreds of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Race for the Cure sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Perry's lyrics did indeed apply to the hundred of breast cancer ...

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Two Arrested in Separate Instances for Shoplifting at Wegmans, Bridgewater Police Say

May 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two people were arrested at the beginning of May for allegedly shoplifting items from Wegmans at the Bridgewater Towne Centre, according to reports from the Bridgewater Township Police.

Freddy Lazarte, 55, of Bridgewater, was arrested May 7 for allegedly being found with $57 worth of merchandise from the store. He was processed and released pending a court ...

Somerville: Legal Runaround 5K Race Starts at Courthouse, Finishes at County Jail

May 24, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Motorists are advised to avoid roads in the vicinity of the Somerset County office complex Thursday, May 25 from 5-8 p.m. as hundreds of runners will fill the streets for the 12th annual Legal Runaround.

Police will maintain rolling closures of East High Street and Park Ave. Grove Street will be closed off all three hours between E. Main Street and E. High Street.

Rail Coalition Meeting to Feature Updates on One Seat Ride, Hudson River Tunnel, Penn Station & Other Projects

May 12, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ  – There have been many reports on the difficulty of traveling New Jersey Transit lately, but there may be some relief on the way.  

Legislators, elected officials, transportation professionals and the public are invited to the next meeting of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Cranford Community ...

Merchant of Venice Makes Memorable Opener at Shakespeare Theatre

MADISON, NJ – “The Merchant of Venice” has plenty to say about prejudice, suspision, money and cruelty.

Yet it has redeeming features as well, with Portia’s “quality of mercy” speech and Shylock’s insistence that Jews are individuals with feelings, thoughts and emotions as much as any other man or woman.  

Director Robert Cuccioli has gathered ...

Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

May 12, 2017

NEWARK, NJ - The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the ...