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Goldberg, Hu Chosen as BRHS Students of the Week

February 23, 2018

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 Feb. 28 are:

Regan Goldberg - (nominated by Alyssa Frazier) Regan is respectful, polite and kind to everyone. When I dismiss the class, he always stays behind ...

Hillside Students Get First-Hand View of Panama Through Virtual Classroom

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - For the second year in a row, Hillside Intermediate School teacher Dr. Katrina Macht taught her sixth grade science students about rainforests, the animals that inhabit them and the Panama Canal – with an in-person look at the island itself.

Macht spent a week on Barro Colorado Island in Gatun Lake, part of the Panama Canal waterway, and spent two days doing ...

New Assistant Superintendent Brings 38 Years Experience in Field to BRRSD

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - She may have only been in Bridgewater-Raritan for about four months now, but Alice Steinheimer, new assistant superintendent of special services, has been working with special education students for decades.

“I have been in special education for a little over 38 years, it’s been my life,” she said. “I have always wanted to be a teacher, since I ...

Bridgewater Working to Maintain Debt Service During 2018 Budget Talks

February 21, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township will continue to work to maintain its debt service and keep municipal taxes as low as possible, according to a presentation made by Mayor Dan Hayes and chief financial officer Natasha Turchan.

Hayes and Turchan gave the council an overview of the upcoming 2018 municipal budget and debt service at the Feb. 5 meeting. Hayes said he prepared the ...

Bridgewater Township Honors Varsity, Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner Cheerleaders

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It took a little while, but the Bridgewater-Raritan Pop Warner Cheerleaders finally got their public due in front of Bridgewater and its governing body.

The Bridgewater Township Council honored both the Varsity Team and the Junior Pee Wee Team, both of whom were crowned national competitive cheerleading champions in their respective divisions on Dec. 7 at Walt Disney ...

Moench: Bridgewater Should Take Stand Against Governor's Work on Legalizing Marijuana in New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Councilman Matthew Moench last week asked township attorney William Savo to look at options regarding an ordinance for legalized recreational marijuana.

“Gov. Murphy has made legalizing marijuana a cornerstone of his campaign," Moench said in a press release. "I remain hopeful that responsible members of the ...

Bridgewater Approves LOSAP Contributions for Deserving Rescue Squad Volunteers

February 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council ratified a resolution Feb. 5 that provided authorization and approval of a final list of volunteer members of the Bridgewater first aid and rescue squads who qualified for contributions under the township’s Length of Service Awards (LOSAP) program.

According to the resolution, the township created and established the LOSAP awards ...

Budgets Pass in All Districts in Bridgewater's Annual Fire Elections

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township fire district elections were held Saturday, with an average of less than 100 voters turning out per district.

In district one, which is the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, Bill Rose was re-elected to a three-year term, earning 76 votes. He ran unopposed for the position, and a write-in candidate got 16 votes.

Evan Rosenberg, running ...

Bridgewater Police: Overturned Vehicle Blocking Traffic on Vosseller Avenue

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An overturned vehicle is blocking traffic on Vosseller Avenue near Hillcrest Road, according to a Nixle alert from Bridgewater Township Police.

Bridgewater Police are reporting that roadways are snow covered and very slippery. They are requesting that residents allow the Department of Public Works time to plow and salt the roads.

In addition, police are advising drivers to ...

Ice Hockey: Bridgewater-Raritan Topples Howell, 5-1, to Open State Tournament

February 23, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan ice hockey team scored four goals in the third period to pull away for a 5-1 victory over Howell in the opening round of the NJSIAA Public A Tournament on Thursday.

Jake Goldstein scored three goals and assisted on one for the Panthers (13-7-3), who broke a 1-1 tie after two periods. Alex Thode helped with two assists for Bridgewater-Raritan.

Jake ...

BRHS Boys Swim Team Advances to State Finals Against Cherry Hill East

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys varsity swim team is headed to the NJSIAA Public A Tournament finals after defeating Passaic Tech, 126-44, in the semifinals Wednesday.

The team will face Cherry Hill East in the finals Sunday at The College of New Jersey.

"Coming into this year, the boys have been focused on getting back to the state championship," ...

BRHS Girls Swim Team Advances to State Finals With Chance For Third Win in a Row

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School undefeated girls swim team is heading to the state finals at The College of New Jersey Saturday, with the hope of taking home the team's third-in-a-row championship win.

BRHS, currently ranked No. 1 in the state by nj.com, will play third seeded Cherry Hill East in the finals.

"It's been a bit surreal to think that ...

Vertice Pharma Leasing Additional Space in New Jersey Center of Excellence

February 24, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Vertice Pharma, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor, has signed a significant lease expansion at the New Jersey Center of Excellence in Bridgewater, according to a release.

Vertice manufactures, markets and distributes pharmaceutical products, and will expand its original space by 8,200 feet. It will now have a total of 12,733 square feet on the first floor of ...

Whole Foods in Bridgewater to Officially Open Doors March 21

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Whole Foods Market Bridgewater, the first Somerset County location for the retailer, will officially open its doors on Chimney Rock Road March 21.

According to a release from the company, the 49,000-square-foot store will open at 9 a.m., and there will be prize giveaways, special sales and product demonstrations and samples.

"We can't wait to serve Bridgewater and ...

Somerville Grieves Over Death of Bridgewater Resident Jerome Gonzalez, a Modern-Day Renaissance Man

February 20, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jerome Luiz Gonzalez, a devoted father, artist, author and the heart and soul of the burgeoning downtown arts community, died early Saturday morning, Feb. 17 pursuing another one of his passions, competing in an endurance race in North Carolina.

A 1992 graduate of Somerville High School and a resident of Bridgewater, he was 44.

The obituary provided by Cusick Funeral Home, ...

Have Some Laughs, Contribute to a Good Cause

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Somerset County Surrogate Frank Bruno, Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, and former Raritan Mayor Anthony DeCicco will host “Comedy Night with Uncle Floyd Vivano” at the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. (Route 28),

Appearing with Uncle Floyd will be Assembly Republican ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: Tomorrow, February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the ...

TAPintoTravels Local Travel Ideas - Somerset County

Weekend Top Local Travel Ideas - 2.23 to 2.25 - A weekend celebrating your family friends.

1. Winter Market, Duke Farms

2. The Mountaintop, Theatre at RVCC - The Gruffalo on Sunday

3. State Theatre New Jersey - Monzil Brass - Feb 22 Thursday - Brass Quartet

4. Environmental Education Center, ...

Travels Picks for Best Category Toys from the NY International Toy Fair - STEM, Game, Globe, and ? Categories

TAPIntoTravels - The International Toy Fair of New York ended earlier this week, but we are not done telling you about all the cool new stuff coming out.

The fair was enormous with over a thousand toymakers.  However, we have selected a few toys that we believe our readers will most value and enjoy.

Every year, the Toy Association honors a number of toys in key categories.

Travels Idea - You Feel Like Freezing Your Beachballs Off this Saturday? - It’s a Polar Bear Plunge Benefiting the Special Olympics New Jersey

TAPintoTravels – On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because it is the ...

TAPinto Travels Toys of the Year from the New York Toy Fair 2018

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair of New York ended earlier this week, but we are not done telling you about all the cool new stuff coming out.

The fair was enormous with over a thousand toymakers.  However, we have selected a few toys that we believe our readers will most value and enjoy.  Today is our big reveal though.

Every year, the Toy ...

Travels Report from the NYC Toy Fair - Here are Two More Winning Products for Your Children

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair may have ended yesterday, but we are not done sharing with you our picks from the show.  

These are the products that we feel are the most innovative and your family will really enjoy.  We shall dub them the TAPintoTravels Toy of the Year Awards or T30TY’s for short. That seems appropriate since it sounds like ...

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Raritan Police: Warren Man Arrested for DWI and More in Police Blotter

February 17, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A Warren man was arrested Feb. 1 for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle violation, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

Wayne Krause, 68, was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and speeding after being pulled over on Route 22 West.

Krause was processed and released pending a court appearance.

Police made other arrests for ...

Grape Expectations Hosts Wine Tastings

February 23, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Grape Expectations, recognized as the oldest “Make Your Own Wine” establishment in Somerset County, will host wine tastings the next two weekends for those curious about wines made from grapes harvested in South Africa and Chile in South America.

Tastings are scheduled Feb 24, from noon to 4 p.m.; March 2 from 5 p.n. to 9 p.m. and March 3 from noon to 4 ...

Sen. Bateman Launches "Socks for Soldiers" Drive

February 23, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world.

“Our heroes at home and abroad need our help to stay warm and comfortable,” said Bateman, ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...