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Eisenhower Intermediate Math League Teams Earn Top Honors in National Championships

August 8, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In the 2017-2018 school year, students in Eisenhower Intermediate School’s three Mathleague teams qualified in state competitions.

The nine members of the three teams qualified, with Christopher Qiu, Evan Xie, Gracelynne Hao and Sushanth Elangovan in team one; Kevin Wang, Iris Pan, Sharon Lin and Ethan Wang in team two; and Daniel Gao in team three.

At the 2018 ...

BRMS, Bradley Gardens Primary Vying for Kindness Mural in Art Contest Sponsored by Flemington Business

FLEMINGTON, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bradley Gardens Primary School are two among several vying to win a contest that will have a Flemington-based business painting a kindness and inclusion-themed quote mural at one Somerset County school and one Hunterdon County School.

Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bradley Gardens are each vying for the win against Weston ...

District Focusing on Technology, Facilities, Program Changes Heading Into New School Year

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - School officials are focused on getting ready for the new school year that starts in September, including the implementation of new technology, according to the administration at a recent board of education meeting.

“It’s summer,” said Superintendent Russell Lazovick. “We have two months to prepare for a 10-month season.”

Lazovick spoke ...

Bridgewater Township Approves Purchase of Wemple Property as Open Space

August 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The saga of the venerable Wemple property in Bridgewater Township is on its way to a satisfying conclusion for the residents who have fought for it for years.

The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously Monday to allow for the purchase of about 31 acres of land – known as 440 Foothill Road, Twin Oaks Road, and 501 Steele Gap Road – from Bridgewater Estates, ...

Bridgewater Township to Resurface 29 Roads Beginning Monday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater 2018 Chip Seal Roadway Resurfacing Program is beginning Monday, according to a post from the township.

The roads that are scheduled to be resurfaced this year are Alexis Court, Arron Court, Betts Trail, Bogart Drive, Boyer Drive, Buena Parkway, Catena Court, Danberry Lane, Decker Lane, Elmara Drive, Heinrick Way, Huntley Way, Kiser Lane, Langon Hollow Road, ...

Bridgewater Council Passes Salary Ordinance Despite Concerns Over CFO Increase

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council just barely approved an ordinance that set financial compensation for the town’s mayor, council members, department heads and certain other municipal employees.

The measure, which had been tabled at an earlier council meeting, was passed by a 3-2 vote following a public hearing.

No one from the audience of nearly two dozen ...

Kidnapping: Somerville Man, Two Sons, Fourth Suspect Charged

August 12, 2018

SOMERVILLE., NJ – A Somerville man and his two sons, plus a fourth suspect from Newark, have been charged with kidnapping and assaulting  a 21-year-old Somerville resident.

Arrested and charged with First Degree Kidnapping and Third Degree Assault are David Alex Villegas, 22, of Davenport Street; David Andres Villegas, 42, of Davenport Street; Troy Warren, 28, of Clinton Avenue, ...

Raritan Police and Community Celebrate National Night Out

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan community gathered at Frelinghuysen Pool Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out with the police department.

Children had the chance to explore the fire trucks and police cars, while also seeing a demonstration from the county K9 unit.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

Bridgewater Police Celebrate National Night Out

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department celebrated National Night Out Tuesday with emergency vehicles, bouncy houses, entertainment and lots of food.

The department held the annual celebration at the municipal complex, and were joined by fire trucks and rescue vehicles from all the departments in the township.

Hundreds came out to take a tour of the trucks and the ...

Somerset County 4-H Fair Returned to Bridgewater (Photo Gallery)

August 13, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer.

Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more during the three-day fair.

— Photos by Bernard DeLierre

Trucks, Tractors to Pull at Hunterdon County 4-H Fair

EAST AMWELL – Will there be a third-time winner in the Truck Pull at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair?

Marc Wirasnik, 27, of Franklin Township (Hunterdon) hopes so. He came in first at the 2017 fair, pulling the weighted sled just over 357 feet, well past the end of the 300-foot long clay track. He was also the 2015 winner using the same 2005 Chevy Duramax diesel.

Two ...

4-H Fair Returning to North Branch Park in Early August

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day from Raritan Valley Community College.

The fair will include twirling, ...

Nestlé in Bridgewater Works with Habitat for Humanity to Build House

August 11, 2018

DOVER, NJ - Nestlé, in Bridgewater, held its third annual national day of service, Nestlé Cares, and employees at the Bridgewater location took part in an event with Habitat for Humanity.

The day of service is a community-based event, and the Bridgewater office worked on the construction of a Habitat for Humanity house, and presented a basket of nutritious foods to ...

Bridgewater Supporting Project First Class to Collect School Supplies

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Bridgewater Senior Citizens Center have partnered to encourage support of the county's Project First Class school supplies collection.

The project is run by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women, and benefits children of families served by the Food Bank Network of Somerset County and Feeding Hands.

All types of new schools ...

Bridgewater Women Honored for Service to the Somerset County 4-H

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  A couple Bridgewater residents were named outstanding volunteers by the Somerset County 4-H for 2018.

They, along with several other Somerset County residents, were recognized July 18 during a 4-H Association meeting, as well as a dinner reception in their honor July 25.

Betty Sommerville, of Bridgewater, has been with the 4-H program for 25 years, starting as the ...

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Staten Island Man Charged with Shoplifting at Mall, According to Bridgewater Township Police Report

August 9, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Staten Island man was charged with shoplifting after being found with more than $600 worth of merchandise from Lord & Taylor at the Bridgewater Commons Mall July 21, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

Timmie Vassor, 52, was charged with shoplifting, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools after he was found with $602 worth of ...

American Honey Queen to 'Bee' at Hunterdon 4-H Fair

August 13, 2018

EAST AMWELL TWP. – All the buzz around here is about Kayla Fusselman, who will “bee” at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair.

That’s because she is the 2018 American Honey Queen, and will be there as a guest of the Northwest New Jersey Beekeepers Association. As she’s done for many years, beekeeper Fran Wasitowski, of Raritan Township, arranged the visit ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Opens Tuesday, Aug. 14

August 12, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Aug. 14.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

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One-Seat Rides on Raritan Valley Line to be Temporarily Discontinued, NJ TRANSIT Announces

August 6, 2018

REGION, NJ — Off-peak, one-seat rides on the Raritan Valley Line to Penn Station New York will be temporarily discontinued starting Sept. 4, NJ TRANSIT announced Friday. Service is expected to resume in early 2019, the company said in its press release.

The change comes as NJ TRANSIT continues the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment on its rail fleet throughout ...