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Gardner, Vernak Chosen as BRHS Students of the Week

January 12, 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 Jan. 15 are:

Jason Gardner - (nominated by Averye Dandeo and Daphne Ruben) Jason comes to class with a smile and a positive attitude each day. He is ...

BRHS Hosting College Night

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School is hosting a College Night, "The Complete College Process for High School Parents," Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.

The evening will feature strategies of the college application process, SAT/ACT prep, essay tips and scholarships.

It will be presented by Susan Alaimo, the founder and director of SAT Smart and author of two books on college ...

Tour of Somerville Begins Preparations for Raritan Part of Race

January 18, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - Members of the committee for the Tour of Somerville bicycle race spoke to the Raritan Borough Council at the Jan. 9 meeting to encourage the potential for a partnership that would allow for more participation through the borough.

Cycling has a long history in New Jersey, according to Mike Malekoff, director of the Tour of Somerville.

“New Jersey was the top bike ...

Raritan Borough Council Rejects Proposal to Change Board of Health to Advisory Committee

RARITAN, NJ - A unanimous vote against killed an ordinance Tuesday to change the Raritan Board of Health into an advisory committee and bring the work of the registrar under the municipal clerk.

The proposal, which was introduced Jan. 3, would have turned the board of health into an advisory board, effectively making the borough council the official board of health in Raritan. In ...

Raritan Borough Considering Restructuring of Board of Public Heath, Registrar's Office

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council is considering a restructuring of the Board of Public Health that would eliminate its autonomy and bring it under the umbrella of the council.

Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin said that about two years ago, the former borough clerk recommended that the board be brought under the purview of the government, much like they had done with the recreation ...

Girls Basketball: Bridgewater-Raritan Routs Piscataway, 40-17

January 21, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - One of the most formidable girls basketball teams in Middlesex County was no match for Bridgewater-Raritan on Saturday.

Bridgewater-Raritan outscored Piscataway in every quarter en route to a 40-17 rout that served as a loud statement in the cross-county matchup. Piscataway came into the game with an 11-1 record.

The Panthers (8-2) started fast and took a 10-4 lead after a ...

Boys Basketball: East Brunswick Beats Bridgewater-Raritan, 51-48

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan boys basketball team erased an early deficit, but ended up losing in overtime to East Brunswick, 51-48, on Saturday.

Aaron Gao finished with 18 points to lead the Panthers (7-4), who trailed by five after a quarter. The game was tied, 45-45, after four quarters.

Justin Bryant and Sterling White each scored nine points for BRHS. East Brunswick evened ...

Knights of Columbus Holding Free Throw Championship

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Knights of Columbus is holding its annual Free Throw Championship for boys and girls ages 9 to 14.

The competition will be held Jan. 27 in the school gym at St. Ann School, in Raritan. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m.

The basketball free throw championship is sponsored annually, and winners progress through local, district and state competitions. All participants ...

How to Keep Important TAPinto Local News Stories in Your Facebook News Feed

January 22, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.

At TAPinto, we believe in serving you with high-quality, objective local news coverage.   To make sure that you continue to see news from us in your Facebook News Feed:

Have TAPinto The ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Hillside Intermediate Holds Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service

January 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hillside Intermediate School held its annual Roots & Shoots Day of Service Jan. 20, as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service.

More than 100 fifth and sixth grade students represented the school, providing service at four different locations.

The students were divided into service groups. Some students stayed at the school to organize and box ...

Somerset Patriots And Chairman Steve Kalafer Receive The Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots and team Chairman Steve Kalafer have received the Somerset County 4-H K9 Dano Award.

The K9 Dano Award is given annually to Somerset County businesses or residents that have gone above and beyond in their treatment of animals. 

“We are truly honored to receive the K9 Dano Award,” said Kalafer. “The Somerset Patriots take pride ...

Raritan Celebrating Day of Service With Donations to SHIP

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Events and Programs committee, in partnership with John F. Kennedy Primary School in Raritan, is hosting a food and toiletries drive to benefit Samaritans Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

The official day to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. is Jan. 15, which celebrates him and all his contributions to ...

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Upcoming Events

Mon, January 22

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Mon, January 22, 1:00 PM

Somerville Elks Lodge, Bridgewater

Somerville Elks Blood Drive

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Mon, January 22, 4:00 PM

Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, Bridgewater

BRHS Winter Guard Home Show

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Raritan Borough - Goodbye

January 9, 2018

To the Editor:

I want to let you all of you who have come to the pools and participated in Raritan Borough Recreation over the past two decades that I don't work for the borough anymore. These past 18 years have been great. I learned a lot working for Rich Bartolucci for 15 years, who built Recreation into what it is today and I loved working for Bob Andreychak who was alongside ...

Warren Resident Charged with DWI After Report of Erratic Driving, According to Raritan Police

January 22, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A Warren resident was charged Jan. 19 with driving while intoxicated following a report of an erratic driver on Route 28, near First Avenue, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

Laszlo Keresztes, 55, was charged with driving while intoxicated.

According to the report, police responded to a citizen report of an erratic driver. Officer Joseph Nepomuceno found ...

SCVTHS Holds First Ever Alumni Homecoming Event

January 21, 2018

BRIDGEWATER – On Jan. 3, SCVTHS held its first ever Alumni Homecoming event. 

More than 60 alumni, including one graduate from 1972, attended the event. Thanks to generous donations from the school’s career and technical programs and their partners, many of the alumni left the event with door prizes. 

SCVTHS Administrator Mario Peluso who chaired the organization ...

Former Bridgewater Councilman Chosen as County Freeholder Director

January 8, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Patrick Scaglione, of Bridgewater, was voted 2018 director of the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders by a 5-0 vote at the reorganization meeting Friday.

Brian Gallagher, former mayor of Somerville, was also sworn in to a three-year term as a Somerset County Freeholder during the board’s annual Reorganization meeting Friday at the historic Somerset County ...

Start Now - Getting Involved with the Township

The New Year is here and as part of your New Year’s resolutions you’re determined to get more involved in your local community, right? Of course! So let me share some insights and guidance on getting involved with local Bridgewater Township boards. 

Most boards are created by ordinance and are appointed at the township council’s annual reorganization meeting ...

Get Off the Couch. Walk the Dog. Live Longer.

“Sitting is the new smoking”. This is the new mantra in cardiology and global population health. Sitting, or a sedentary lifestyle, has long been known as a risk factor for the development of heart disease. Excessive sitting is also associated with a higher mortality rate. Is sitting really as bad as smoking for your health? Why is sitting so detrimental? What strategies can combat a ...

Legislation Expected to Allow Multi-Secondary School District to Have Combined Football Team

January 9, 2018

TRENTON, N.J. – Ground-breaking changes to the state’s high school athletic program are about to hit the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.

According to legislation passed by both the state assembly and senate on Monday, local high schools that are a part of a multi-secondary school district will now be allowed to combine teams in any sport if either school has trouble fielding a ...