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BRRSD Superintendent: District Maintains Comprehensive Safety Plan, Works Regularly With Police to Keep Students, Staff Safe

February 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Russell Lazovick sent a message to parents and community members Friday regarding security and safety in the district following the shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Florida, Wednesday.

In the message, Lazovick outlined new response protocols for the district, plans regarding regular drills and the ...

BOE Holds Moment of Silence in Memory of BRHS Junior, Discusses District Response in Wake of Tragedy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education held a moment of silence in memory of Bridgewater-Raritan High School junior Francine Wang, who died Jan. 27 in Chimney Rock Park.

Superintendent Russell Lazovick thanked district staff and others who came together to support students, parents and administration in the wake of the tragedy.

“The staff really did step up,” he said, citing ...

Hamilton Primary Receives Farm to School Grant for Outdoor Garden

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School was one of nine schools around the state to receive grant money to develop Farm To School activities, according to a release from the New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture.

According to the release, the department announced $10,000 in competitive mini grants. The schools chosen currently participate and administer the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

Bridgewater Township Honors Varsity, Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner Cheerleaders

February 16, 2018

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 ...

Rep. Leonard Lance Fields Questions on Russian Sanctions, Electoral College, DACA Reform in 46th Town Hall in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With Bridgewater Township Police prepared outside the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for potential protestors, Rep. Leonard Lance, R-7, held his 46th town hall meeting Saturday, fielding questions from constituents about his thoughts on the relevance of the electoral college, sanctions on Russia and immigration reform.

Only two protestors made an appearance as people ...

Bridgewater Fire Elections to be held Saturday in the 4 Districts

February 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township fire district elections will be held Feb. 17, with voters in each of the four districts voting for commission members and a yearly budget.

In district one, which is the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, there are two open spots on the commission. Incumbent Bill Rose is running for one three-year term, and Evan Rosenberg is running for the open ...

One Promoted to Captain, One Sworn in in Raritan Police Department

RARITAN, NJ - One Raritan Borough Police officer was promoted to captain and another was sworn in as a new officer at Raritan Borough Council’s Jan. 23 meeting.

David Malina was promoted to captain, having been hired to the department in December 1995. He was promoted to sergeant in 2009 and lieutenant in 2015.

As a lieutenant, Malina served as the patrol division ...

Somerset Patriots Sign Frontier League All-Star RHP Randy McCurry

February 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of right-handed relief pitcher Randy McCurry for the 2018 season.

“I’m excited to play in the Atlantic League this year,” said McCurry. “It’ll be a transition for me but I am ready to face some really good competition and help the team win.”

McCurry enters his first season with the ...

Girls Basketball: Bridgewater-Raritan Beats Warren Hills, 56-43

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A big third quarter pushed Bridgewater-Raritan to a 56-43 girls basketball victory over Warren Hills Thursday night.

Keiko Fox scored 16 points for the Panthers (15-6), who outscored Warren Hills, 22-12, in the third quarter to open a 38-26 lead.

Meghan Ball finished with 12 points, Katie Kowal scored nine and Teresa Wolak totaled eight points for BRHS, which opened the ...

Patriots Sign Third All-Star from Frontier League

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots continue to load up on talent from the Frontier League, two-time All-Star right-handed pitcher Trevor Foss.

His rights were initially acquired in a trade with the Washington Wild Things for a player to be named later.

Foss is the third All-Star signed by the Patriots for the 2018 season. He joins 4-time All-Star first baseman Aaron Dudley and two-time ...

Bound Brook-Based Chiropractor Opens New Office

February 4, 2018

BOUND BROOK, NJ - Dr. Ila Clemente, owner of Aligned Center, opened her new chiropractic office in Bound Brook with a grand opening and ribbon cutting Jan. 25.

Bound Brook Mayor Ronald Fazen was on hand to celebrate the opening of the new office with Clemente.

Have Some Laughs, Contribute to a Good Cause

February 17, 2018

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 ...

Girl Scouts Hold Father-Daughter Dance at BRMS

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey held a father-daughter dance at the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Feb. 2, and local families came out to celebrate and have a good evening.

The dance was open to anyone in Girl Scouts from around the state, and many were from local Bridgewater schools, including Adamsville Primary, Hamilton Primary and Bradley Gardens Primary.

Local Travel Ideas: Try Somerset County Top 6 Weekend Events

February 15, 2018

Top Six Things to do in Somerset County: 

Weekend Top 10: 2.16 to 2.19 - A weekend celebrating Warmer Days!

1. Winter Market, Duke Farms

2. The Mountaintop, Theatre at RVCC - Friday featuring the Peking Acrobats.

3. State Theatre New Jersey - nothing scheduled this weekend - next show Feb 22 

4. Heritage Trail ...

Travels’ Pick 2 For 1 Valentine’s Day Special on Comedy and Music Tickets at the Wellmont

TAPintoTravels - We seldom post these deals last minute, but it seems to good to miss.  It’s even better that a number of great events are at the Wellmont in Montclair.

Here are our picks to take your significant other out for a night on the town:

The Muscial Box - a Genesis tribute band is performing decades worth of the band’s vast repertoire.  They ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

Show Some Love to US Troops Overseas: Help Assemble Care Packages Feb. 10

February 5, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its 13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world.

The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ...

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Sat, February 17

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

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Dan Bischoff: Critic As Artist

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Keepers of the Chroma: An Exhibition Regarding ...

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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 ...

Somerset Patriots To Host National Anthem Auditions On March 3rd

February 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, along with Magic 98.3 FM and WCTC 1450 AM, have announced that the team will host National Anthem Auditions March 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bridgewater Commons Mall.  
 
The event will be a fundraiser designed to benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies to ...

Bernards Police Locate Body of Township Teen in Wooded Area

February 15, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  Bernards Township Police announced late Thursday afternoon that the body of a 19-year-old township resident, Lydia Comtois, had been located in a wooded area of Liberty Corner following a search by personnel and volunteers from numerous public safety organizations. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to ...

'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 ...

'American Hero' explores with powerful performances

‘American Hero’ pulses with tension, clashing emotions at George Street

By Liz Keill

NEW BRUNWICK – The issue of social injustice makes its way into “American Hero,” the second play in a trilogy by Christopher Demo-Brown.

Armand Schultz as Rob is to receive a medal of honor for his heroic actions during the Iraq war. Although he lost the use of his legs, he ...

Broken Heart Syndrome

Can a heart truly be broken? Unfortunately many people have suffered the emotional aspects of a broken heart, but can the heart be physically broken as well? Consider the following scenario. A 67-year-old woman presents to the emergency room (ER) with chest pain.  She lives alone and earlier in the day she learned that her faithful companion, her dog, passed away.  In the ER, she is ...