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REMINDER: July 31 School Board Candidacy Deadline Approaching, 3 Seats Open in Bridgewater-Raritan

July 13, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Citizens interested in running for local school board office must file nominating petitions with their county clerk by 4 p.m. July 31 for their names to appear on the Nov. 7 General Election ballot.

This year, there are three open slots on the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Board of Education. Two of the slots are for representation of Bridgewater, and the ...

Board of Education Approves Five-Year Goals for Strategic Planning

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Following the recent presentation of the strategic planning committee’s mission and values for the district, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School Board of Education approved a 2017-2022 Strategic Plan with goals for meeting the mission.

The goals were prepared at the June 13 board of education retreat and approved June 27.

The strategic planning process was ...

Bridgewater Releases Updated Roadwork Schedule for End of July

July 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has released an updated schedule for roadwork on various roads throughout the township at the end of July.

Resurfacing of Milltown Road, from Old York Road to Route 202, continues Thursday, and is expected to finish.

On Friday, roadwork will begin with resurfacing on Milltown Road from Route 28 to Route 22.

On July 24, resurfacing will begin on ...

Speed Bumps Being Installed on Two Raritan Roadways

RARITAN, NJ - With the continuation of roadwork in Raritan, six speed bumps will be installed on Bell and Sherman avenues after reports of drivers speeding on those roads.

According to borough engineer Stan Schrek, there will be three speed bumps on each road.

“With the issue of speeding on local streets throughout the borough, we are trying to see the efficacy of these speed ...

Raritan to Receive $1 Million Grant for Pedestrian Walkways From Train to Riverfront

RARITAN, NJ – Raritan Borough will receive a $1 million state grant for pedestrian improvements from the NJ Transit Rail Station on Thompson Street to the riverfront.

The project is one of 27 that were approved July 11 for funding by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees, according to the authority. The NJTPA will award $19.46 million in grants ...

Raritan Police, Raritan Fire, Somerville Rescue Hosting National Night Out

July 17, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Police Department, Raritan Fire Department and Somerville Rescue Squad are celebrating National Night Out Aug. 1 with an event at Frelinghuysen Park.

The event will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Rain date will be Aug. 8.

The event will include a free movie showing of “Finding Dory” and refreshments, as well as see and touch rescue vehicles.

Guests are ...

18 Arrrested; Two Bridgewater, One Raritan Resident Caught Up in Bi-County Drug Sweep

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A drug sweep in Somerset and Middlesex counties netted a quantity of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, resulting in 18 arrests, including two residents of Bridgewater and one resident of Raritan, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

The investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 370 grams of raw heroin, 2 pounds of marijuana, ...

Patriots 9th-Inning Rally Fizzles Out

July 19, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, CT. - A late Somerset Patriots (5-7, 47-35) rally came up just short Wednesday night in a 3-2 loss to the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-5, 49-34) at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

Bridgeport broke the ice in the bottom of the third inning on a Jose Cuevas sacrifice fly to left field. The Bluefish then doubled their lead in the fourth on Daniel Fields’ RBI single to right ...

Patriots Sign Veteran Pitcher

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed right-handed pitcher Dustin Antolin, who played at the Major League level in 2016.

Antolin enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and his first in the Atlantic League.

Antolin was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Mililani High School in ...

Bridgeport Upends Somerset 9-6 In Wild Game

BRIDGEPORT, CT - In a game that saw 26 hits, four errors and nine lead changes, it was the Bridgeport Bluefish (7-5, 48-34) that got the last laugh in a 9-6 victory over the Somerset Patriots (5-6, 47-34) at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard Tuesday afternoon.

Somerset jumped in front early on a first-inning two-out RBI single from Mark Minicozzi. Bridgeport answered immediately with a Luis ...

Bridgewater Approves More Liquor Licenses for Township Businesses

July 7, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council approved several more liquor licenses for businesses around town.

They were:

Plenary Consumption Liquor Licenses

California Pizza Kitchen
Seasons 52


Plenary Retail Consumption Hotel/Motel Exception

Hampton Inn and Suites
Days Inn of Bridgewater


Plenary Retail Consumption Liquor License

VC ...

Summer Concert Series Continues, Hundreds Turn Out for Country Act, Rock and Roll Legend

July 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Summer Concert Series is continuing with a number of different acts performing for crowds of hundreds at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater.

The series began with Radio Nashville July 9, performing top country hits from singers like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and more.

On July 16, the series welcomed Darlene Love, who was ...

County Summer Concert Series Returns This Weekend to Duke Island Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is bringing back its 2017 Summer Concert Series this year, with a number of concerts begin held at Duke Island Park.

The first band will be Radio Nashville, playing July 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group performs top country hits from artists like Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady ...

Somerset County Celebrates July 4th With North Branch Park Fireworks

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission held its annual Fourth of July event at North Branch Park Tuesday, with historical re-enactors, fireworks, food and hundreds of guests out to celebrate the holiday.

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

July 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world July 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill ...

Jack’s Kids Benefit from Somerville Elks July 8 Softball Tournament

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hundreds of softball players will fan out throughout Somerset County July 8 to play ball for a cause in the 25th annual Jack Gardner Softball Tournament.

Jack’s Kids will be the beneficiaries of the day’s events, which culminates with an afternoon party and awards’ ceremony at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068, 375 Union Ave., ...

Bridgewater Recreation Applying for Grant for Youth Yoga Program

July 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council approved a resolution to apply for a grant that will allow the recreation department to pilot a program for yoga for young residents.

According to the resolution, the Somerset County Youth Services Commission offers a competitive grant for new pilot programs, and the township is looking to start a yoga program.

The Bridgewater Recreation ...

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Piscataway Man Arrested After Being Found Living in Bell Avenue Garage, According to Raritan Police Reports

July 10, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - A Piscataway man was arrested for defiant trespass after being found living in a garage on Bell Avenue June 24, according to reports from Raritan Borough Police.

Joelito Ayala, 45, was arrested after being found living in the garage at the Bell Avenue property. According to police, he had previously lived at a residence on the property, but became homeless after leaving the ...

Fill the Local News Void and Create a Profitable Business: Start TAPinto in Your Town

July 11, 2017

Many newspapers are regionalizing their coverage or being acquired by media conglomerates and laying off journalists, creating a void in local news coverage, not only in New Jersey but throughout the country.
 

As a result, there is less and less local coverage of your local government and board of education, high school sports, charitable events and other newsworthy local happenings, ...

U.S. Will Reimburse Somerset County for Trump Visits

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON - New Jersey Rep. Lance (R-7th) has confirmed that the United States Secret Service has designated Bedminster a priority for presidential protection – allowing law enforcement and other protection-related costs eligible for reimbursement by the federal government. 

“Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson and the excellent law enforcement personnel in New ...

'Skeleton Crew' hits home

UNION, NJ – Premiere Stages, in its quest for new, richly layered plays, is now presenting “Skeleton Crew” by Dominique Morrisseau.

The playwright had her play “Follow Me to Nellie’s” work shopped at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut several years ago. That was followed by s fine production at the Kean University ...

Are Statins a Pain?

Statins are wonderful drugs which have almost single handedly reduced the global burden of heart disease. Statins are a class of medications that lower cholesterol, including the “bad cholesterol” (LDL, low density lipoprotein) and raise the “good cholesterol” (HDL, high density lipoprotein). In addition, statins have other properties, such as anti-inflammatory ...

Bill Introduced by Rep. John DiMaio to Protect Intramural High School Players with Concussions

July 15, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill that expands concussion precautions for high school students, and was introduced by Rep. John DiMaio, R-23.

With the new bill, high school students who suffer a concussion during intramural sports will be protected by the state's student-athlete head injury safety program bill, according to a release.

The bill was signed ...