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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 ...

Raritan Borough Approves Salaries, Wages for Borough Employees

July 21, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Council approved a resolution to fix salaries and wages for borough employees for 2017, with pay being retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017.

The approved pay is as follows:

Administrative Assistant, Public Works – $26,224
Administrative Assistant, Construction Office – $12.26/hr
Administrative Assistant, Borough Clerk – ...

Bridgewater Releases Updated Roadwork Schedule for End of July

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 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 ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Rutgers Outfielder Tom Marcinczyk

July 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of former Rutgers outfielder Tom Marcinczyk. He joins Somerset after concluding his collegiate career at Rutgers University earlier this year.

In his senior season at Rutgers, Marcinczyk played in 52 games and hit .274 with seven home runs, 29 runs batted in, and 32 runs scored while hitting in the middle of the ...

Bees Walks Make It Easy For Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots (7-7, 49-35) defeated the New Britain Bees (6-8, 32-52) 5-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday evening.

Lucas Irvine (7-2) picked up the win, allowing two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings pitched.

“Yovan’s been great at keeping hitters off balance and managing a great game,” said Irvine of starting catcher Yovan Gonzalez.

Kyle Roller Crunches 2 HRs to lead Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Kyle Roller went deep twice to lead the Somerset Patriots (6-7, 48-35) to a 5-1 win over the New Britain Bees (6-7, 32-51) at TD Bank Ballpark on Thursday evening.

The Patriots took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Aharon Eggleston before a 91-minute rain delay ensued in the fourth inning.

When game resumed, Roller launched a two-run ...

Raritan Hosting Family Fun Fitness Festival Wednesday

July 22, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Community Events and Programs Department, with Retro Fitness of Raritan, is hosting a free Family Fun Fitness Festival July 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverfront Park on Canal Street.

The evening will include obstacle courses, hula hoop contests, a 3-legged race, egg walk, dress-up relay, cardboard box relay, bean toss, water balloon toss, tire run course, sample ...

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

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 ...

Rain Barrel Rebate Program Open for Regional Center Partnership Members Now

July 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Regional Center Partnership is using a grant from the New Jersey Water Supply Authority for the 2017 Raritan River Rain Barrel Rebate Program for homeowners in Bridgewater, Raritan and Somerville.

The program is now accepting applications for the seventh year of the program.

Rebates are available in the amount of $50 for rain barrels holding 40 to 70 ...

Township, Senior Center Partnering to Collect School Supplies for Those in Need

July 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Mayor Dan Hayes and the Bridgewater Senior Citizens Center are partnering to support the annual "Project First Class" school supplies collection.

The program is the initiative of the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, and children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County will benefit from the ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

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 ...

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 ...