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BRHS Team Wins 2nd Place at 2018 TSA National Conference

August 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - At the end of June,the coding team from Bridgewater-Raritan High School participated in the Technology Student Association 2018 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and brought home a second place trophy from the highly competitive computer coding competition.

Technology Student Association (TSA) is a student run national organization, with over 250,000 members ...

Eisenhower Intermediate Math League Teams Earn Top Honors in National Championships

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 ...

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 Officially Designates Hobbstown As Unincorporated Section of Town

August 21, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Just two years before celebrating 100 years since their original settlement in Bridgewater, the section of town known as Somerville Manor has been renamed “Hobbstown.”

The new unincorporated section of Bridgewater was designated at Monday’s township council meeting, which was attended by members of the Hobbs family, who applauded after the unanimous ...

Bridgewater Tables Resolution on Frontier Road Improvements

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A resolution regarding road improvements on Frontier Road will have to wait until at least the next Bridgewater Township Council meeting to be possibly ratified.

The town governing body voted to table the resolution at its most recent meeting.

Councilman Allen Kurdyla asked to have the resolution polled separately from the other resolutions that appeared on that ...

Somerset County Engineering to Resurface Number of Bridgewater Roads in Coming Months

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County has released an updated list of roads to be resurfaced through the 2018 Road Resurfacing Project, including a number of them in Bridgewater.

The county will be doing patches on several county roads in town, as well as a number of municipal roads for the township of Bridgewater.

But as of the list updated Aug. 16, the Bridgewater work ...

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 ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day VI

August 19, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning.

For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off Route 206, with a constant stream of visitors passing through the main entrance eager to buy their ...

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day V

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Despite ominous skies and intermittent rain, thousands poured into the Rotary Club of Hillsborough Fair Saturday night for the next-to-last day of the annual fund raising spectacular.

Earlier on Saturday, the Rotarians opened the fairgrounds off Route 206 to Special Needs children, adults and their families for a fun-filled day. All rides, food and drink were provided free, ...

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

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

BRHS Football Team Cleans Up Raritan River

August 21, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team volunteered to clean up the Raritan River Aug. 18, picking up trash and more at the riverfront.

— Photos by Dawn Wilde

Photo Gallery: Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Day VI

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The XI annual Hillsborough Rotary Fair closed down late Sunday afternoon after a successful six-day run, having entertained thousands of visitors despite the constant threat of rain, thunder and lightning.

For the most part, the adverse weather skirted the fairgrounds off Route 206, with a constant stream of visitors passing through the main entrance eager to buy their ...

Somerville Elks’ Motorcycle Club Hits the Road to Help 6-Year-old Boy

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 Motorcycle Committee will sponsor its III annual "Poker Run for Ben" Aug. 19, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

The Somerville Elks Lodge is located at 375 Union Ave. in Bridgewater.

Ben Falcone, a 6-year-old boy from Martinsville, was diagnosed shortly after birth with Tracheal & Laryngeal Malaysia and Mediterranean Fever ...

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BRHS Graduate Appalled by Disrepair Near Basilone, Frech Memorial at High School

August 17, 2018

DISRESPECT – Is this what we are now teaching at BRHS?

I am a graduate of the BRHS Class of ‘66 and a former resident of Raritan and a Disabled Veteran. About a decade ago, a number of citizens got together to contribute and place three flag poles, a monument to Congressional Medal of Honor and Navy Cross recipient, Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone and a memorial headstone to a ...

Residents Report Car Burglaries in Area of Dow Road, According to Bridgewater Police Report

August 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents reported a number of vehicle burglaries in the overnight hours of Aug. 2, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

At 7:29 a.m. Aug. 3, a Dow Road resident reported that a vehicle parked at their home was burglarized in the overnight hours of Aug. 2. According to the report, someone entered the unlocked vehicle and removed a laptop and ...

More Than 500 Await Hunterdon 4-H Fair

August 19, 2018

EAST AMWELL, NJ – For more than 500 Hunterdon people, it’s the biggest five days of the year.

It’s the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair, running Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 22-26 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds here.

Whether showing sheep, demonstrating robots, performing with their horses or talking on stage about their projects, the nearly 375 members of ...

Manville: North 13th Avenue Railroad Crossing Closes Aug. 20 for Repairs

August 18, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ – The North 13th Avenue railroad crossing between Brook Boulevard and Camplain Road  will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 20 for track repairs.

Work is expected to take one week, according to Manville Police, and should be finished by the time school opens in September.

Road detour signs for cars and trucks have been posted on Main Street, 13th Avenue, Camplain ...

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