BRRSD Social Studies Supervisors: We Need Better Way to Connect With Stakeholders for 5-Year Curriculum Assessments

March 16, 2018

The board of education recently heard the first of the presentations by department heads regarding curriculum as part of the district's new 5-year planning program, with a focus on social studies.The district is currently working on a five-year review of all its programs to ensure they are on par with best practices and have all the resources needed to be successful.

First up was ...

BRHS Students Walk Out in Solidarity for Their Safety and to Honor Lives Lost

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Between 200 and 300 Bridgewater-Raritan High School students walked to the side lawn of the building at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the goal of remembering, honoring and making their own voices heard.

On the one-month anniversary of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, and just three days after their first March For Our Lives down Garretson Road, BRHS students ...

BRHS Principal Sets Guidelines Regarding March 14 National Walk-Out

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the one-month anniversary of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, approaching, many students at Bridgewater-Raritan High School are preparing to participate in the national high school walk out.

Students are planning to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and will read the names of the 17 people who lost their lives in the tragic ...

Bridgewater Approves Resolution for Police Cruiser Purchase, CDBG Applications

March 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is purchasing a new police cruiser for the department, and has also accepted community development block grant applications from several local non-profit organizations for proposed local projects, according to resolutions passed unanimously at a recent council meeting. 


The first resolution approved was to submit a grant ...

Bridgewater Councilman Introduces Discussion on Potential Changes to Wireless Communication Ordinance

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently reintroduced discussion on the municipality’s current Wireless Communication Ordinance, but no decisions regarding changes have been made at this time, and the township is not currently hearing any applications for new cell towers.

“It’s been important to me for a long time,” said Councilman Filipe Pedroso, who ...

Bridgewater Council Considering Potential Historical Preservation Committee

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The idea of creating a historical preservation committee has again been broached by the Bridgewater Township Council.

Councilman Filipe Pedroso brought up the idea at a recent council meeting, and asked if the town had the right to establish such an entity.

Township attorney William Savo said it does.

“There’s really no place in town to preserve its history, ...

Bridgewater Police Celebrates Retirement of Lt. Ricci, Sgt. Hobbs

March 6, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department celebrated the retirements of Lt. Kevin Ricci and Sgt. Scott Hobbs at a special walk-out ceremony.

"We gather to say goodbye to two members of our Bridgewater family," police chief Al Nicaretta said. "Lt. Kevin Ricci and Sgt. Scott Hobbs will both be retiring with over 25 years of dedicated and outstanding service to ...

All-Star Outfielder Juston Pacchioli Returns to Patriots

March 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed 2017 Atlantic League All-Star outfielder Justin Pacchioli for the 2018 season.

“Last year was amazing. From top to bottom, everything about Somerset was amazing,” said Pacchioli. “It does not get better than Somerset fans; the whole experience last year was unreal. It was bittersweet that I did not finish the season ...

Somerset Patriots Re-Sign Infielder Alfredo Rodriguez

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed infielder Alfredo Rodriguez for the 2018 season.

“Last year was a great experience for me personally, so I am definitely excited to be back,” said Rodriguez. “We for sure have some unfinished business. In Somerset, it is all about winning. I am ready to get back and get to work.”

Rodriguez enters his second ...

Somerset Patriots To Extend Protective Netting At TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have announced that the team will extend the protective netting at TD Bank Ballpark to four additional seating sections.

“As an organization, we weighed several options and ultimately decided on the expanded netting to provide additional protection for our fans,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “There ...

PSE&G President Speaks on Future of Energy in New Jersey

March 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dave Daly, president and CEO at PSE&G, will speak on the future of energy in New Jersey at March 16 Public Policy Luncheon sponsored by the Somerset County Business Partnership in collaboration with the Somerset County Energy Council. 

The luncheon begins at noon at Raritan Valley Country Club, 747 State Route 28.

Daly will discuss how the business community can ...

Raritan Library Hosts Makers Day for Kids, Adults to Explore

March 14, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Public Library held its annual Makers Day events March 10, with projects for kids and adults to explore, learn and build.

The events included knitting, code demonstration, machine design, bouncy balls, birds and more.

Makers Day is a national initiative at libraries across the country.

Eisenhower Intermediate Students Perform Aladdin Jr.

,BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite losing the first performance to March's second nor'easter, students at Eisenhower Intermediate School forged ahead to deliver a performance of "Aladdin, Jr.," March 9.

Performing were Keshav Gurushankar, Alexander Baxter, Jonathan Jentis, Zachary Stouffer, Sean Marvuglio, Dhruv Nagarajan, Sean Puthenchira, Alaina Gust, Sarah Lee, Courtney ...

Raritan Hosts 'I Love Raritan' Contest to Celebrate Borough's 70th Anniversary

RARITAN, NJ - In honor of Raritan Borough's 70th anniversary, the borough's events committee held an I Love Raritan poster contest, for students to celebrate what they love most about their home.

Instead of choosing first, second and third place winners, all those who participated were honored at a special ceremony March 2. Everyone received a gift card, candy bag filled with tootsie ...

Local Travel Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day - Calm Family Events to Drinking Shots from...Nevermind

March 15, 2018

TAPintoTravels - St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us even faster than St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland.  Here are some of the areas great events to celebrate Irish pride.

March 17 Events

Hoboken - The Nerds at Willie McBride’s (see poster up in the slide show)

Newton - Sober St. Patrick’s Day Gathering

Newton (parade) - Sussex County St.

After a Couple Painful Travel Days the New York City Area Airports Are Returning to Normal

TAPintoTravels - After a couple of difficult travel days, the local airports are returning to normal.  The FAA is reportin only 10 to 15 minute delays.  Allow extra times for the commute to the airport and you should be fine.

Just keep these ideas and links fresh in mind for future travels.  You may even want to bookmark the page for future reference.

Most ...

Air Travel Disruptions - Newark and Laguardia Airports Are Reporting Delays of 1 to 2 Hours.

TAPintoTravels - The weather continues to play havoc on local air travel.  Newark is reporting average delays of 1 hour 41 minutes and LaGuardia is experiencing 59 minute delays.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make sure to sign up for them.  That will be your fastest way to get notifications. Also, ...

Travels Spotlight - 25th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival Continues Through May 28

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival at the Walt Disney World Resort continues through May 28, 2018. The first festival in was a 38-day celebration, for 2018 it is 90 days of gardens and topiaries. 2018 is also the 35th anniversary of Epcot.

The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is showcasing millions of ...

Travel Advisory - Flights are Already Being Canceled at LaGuardia, Newark, and JFK - TAPintoTravels May Be Stranded in Berlin

TAPintoTravels - Whenever there is inclement weather, it pays to keep informed.  Tomorrow, (Tuesday -  March 13), some flights from Newark and JFK are already canceled.  LaGuardia already canceled 100.  In other words, you are probably hosed today.

Most Airlines now offer APP, text, or email updates to flight delays.  Make ...

Travels Spotlight - New Jersey Athlete Leads 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team to First Victory

PYEYONG CHANG, SOUTH KOREA - Josh Pauls, of Green Brook, is the team captain and defenseman on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team competing in the 2018  Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeyong Chang. The  United States defeated Japan, 10 - 0 in the preliminary round on Saturday. and faces the Czech Republic on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET (NBCSN, live ...

Vo-Tech Students Raising Money to Support Children's Tumor Foundation

March 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sophomore students in the Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School are working hard to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation, a foundation that supports research for neurofibromatosis, and helps families that are affected by it.

Students Ritu Peddinti, Michelle Masiello and Mira Amin began the ...

BRHS Tutoring Club Organizes Test Prep Book Drive, Over 300 Books Collected

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - From mid-February to March, the BRHS Tutoring Club hosted a book drive that collected test prep books relating to the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT and AP tests, as well as high school summer reading books.

The drive was a resounding success, as over 300 books were collected. BRHS senior Halanna Yuh, president of the Tutoring Club, planned and organized the ...

Bridgewater Women Named Outstanding Women in Somerset County

SOMERSET, NJ - Several Bridgewater woman are being honored this year as the 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County.

The Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women presents the awards during Women’s History Month, as women living in Somerset County are honored in a number of different categories.

“We have many women in Somerset County doing amazing things every ...

Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party Set For March 16

March 8, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ - The annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Pink Tie Party fundraiser affair is coming up.

The event, which will be held Friday, March 16 at The Grove in Cedar Grove, is focused on raising funds to support Komen’s BOLD GOAL:  to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50% by the year 2026, by improving access to quality and ...

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Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

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Piscataway Woman Arrested for DWI on Route 22, Bridgewater Police Say

March 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated after she was stopped on Route 22 East Feb. 24, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Dinay Hernandez-Lopez, 22, was charged with driving while intoxicated after she was stopped for a motor vehicle violation.

Hernandez-Lopez was issued summonses for driving while intoxicated, reckless ...

Somerset Patriots And Spearhead Staffing Looking For A Kid CEO

March 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have teamed up with their partners at Spearhead Staffing to hire a Kid CEO for the 2018 season. 

Interviews for the Kid CEO will be conducted during the Patriots Fan Fest April 14 from noon to 3 p.m.  All young fans ages 10 to 15 that are interested are encouraged to attend Fan Fest and check in by the press box to ...

Hillsborough: Plans for 40-Acre Indoor/Outdoor Sports Facility Move Forward

March 15, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  -The owner of a proposed 40-acre indoor/outdoor sports facility on Mountain View Road has begun the approval process and is optimistic that work on the project will begin by summer.

Gregg Wilke, developer and owner of the Apex Sports & Events facility, also owns the HRC Gym and Fitness Center at 30 Brower Lane,  a family fitness and wellness gym, offering ...

Protect Our Township Through Innovation

Whether we’re discussing the opioid crisis or concerns about mental health and mass shootings, it’s clear that business as usual is not sufficient.  It’s time for government to rethink how we approach law enforcement and mental health and look for lasting solutions within our community. 

Recently, I called upon our township to evaluate a program implemented in ...

Is There Something Fishy About Heart Disease?

In the never-ending quest to prevent heart attacks, many populations with low rates of heart disease have been studied.  What are the unique properties of these people that protect them from heart disease? One factor that seems to be protective is the regular consumption of fish, especially fish high in omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega 3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that can ...

Health Alert: Child with Measles Traveled to Newark Airport on March 12

March 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ — If you were at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, March 12 between 12:45 and 9 p.m., you may have been exposed to measles and should contact your health care provider

The N.J. Department of Health has issued a public health alert after a child with a confirmed case of measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty ...