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SCVTHS Students Win Gold at the 2017 New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships

April 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On April 8, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School students competed against other career and technical education students from around the state at the 2017 New Jersey SkillsUSA Championships. 

Out of the 85 students from SCVTHS who competed, 52 received medals including 19 gold. 

The gold medal winners are now eligible to test their skills ...

Busler, Ho Chosen as BRHS Students of the Week

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 April 24 are:

Owen Busler - (nominated by Alice Hadley) Recently, Owen earned the highest rank in scouting, the Eagle Scout. Owen clearly has lived up to ...

Few More Bridgewater-Raritan District Locations Found to Have Elevated Lead Levels

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More results from water testing in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District have been released, and a few locations in Van Holten Primary and the Harmon V. Wade Administration Building have been found to have elevated lead levels.

According to a report posted on the district website, 64 locations were tested at Van Holten, with two showing elevated lead levels.

At ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Contracts for Cleaning, Emergency Services

April 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council approved several contracts for cleaning services and more over the next few years.

The first contract was to Clean Inc. of Bound Brook for custodial services for the municipal building, police building, public works building and senior center.

The contract is for an amount not to exceed $45,840.

The council also approved a contract ...

Bridgewater Council Discusses Police Officers During Court Sessions, Equipment Replacement With Regard to 2017 Budget

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In continuing discussions over proposals made in the 2017 municipal budget, the Bridgewater Township Council heard from the police department on everything from the number of officers required for court sessions to how many vehicles have been purchased.

The budget, as introduced in early March, is set at $43,604,621.89 for 2017, a 0.3 percent increase over the realized ...

Second Suspect Arrested, Held for Dumping Body on Route 22 Median

April 20, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A woman wanted in connection with dumping a body on the Route 22 median in Branchburg March 29 was arrested at a New Brunswick motel April 19, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Nicole Barbour, 26, of Hillside Road, Ringwood, was tracked down to the Red Carpet Inn by detectives from several agencies.

She has been charged with second ...

Police Identify Homicide Victim in Monday's Incident on Washington Valley Road as Defendant's Mother

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The homicide victim in Monday's stabbing in a home on Washington Valley Road in Martinsville has been identified as Helen Litwornia, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Robertson said the 61-year-old victim was the mother of defendant Michael Litwornia.

According to Robertson, an autopsy was performed by the New Jersey Northern Regional ...

Martinsville Man Charged With Homicide in Stabbing Death of Woman in Washington Valley Road Home

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Martinsville man has been charged with first-degree homicide in the stabbing death of a woman inside a Washington Valley Road home Monday evening, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Michael Litwornia, 27, was also charged with second-degree aggravated assault in connection with the stabbing of his father, also inside the home.

According to ...

Bridgewater Baseball and Softball Holds Annual Opening Day Parade

April 24, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Baseball and Softball held its annual opening day parade at the field on Prince Rodgers Avenue Saturday.

Players on all the teams paraded onto the field, greeted by members of the Bridgewater-Raritan High School varsity baseball team, local officials and Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle.

The first pitch was thrown out first by Mayor Dan Hayes and ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Softball Defeats Morristown, 5-4, With Four Strikeouts for Pitcher

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan softball defeated Morristown, 5-4, Thursday, with pitcher Sammy Mazzagatti pitching a nine-hitter, with four strikeouts and three walks.

Bridgewater's Kiersten Farrell hit one double and two RBI, while Sarah Karmazyn had one RBI and one run. Madison Capetta and Katie Winchock each had one double and one run, and Samantha Ward had one RBI and ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Boys Lacrosse Defeats Manasquan, 6-3

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys lacrosse team defeated Manasquan, 6-3, Wednesday, aided by three goals from Bridgewater's Nick Attanasio.

This was Bridgewater's 29th straight victory at home, dating back to May 2014.

In the third quarter, with the score at 3-3, Bridgewater's Jake Goldstein scored to lift the team to a 4-3 lead. Bridgewater's Mark ...

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno Speaks to Business Leaders in Somerville April 28

April 18, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, a candidate in the Republican gubernatorial Primary June 6, has scheduled a discussion with the Somerset County Employers Legislative Committee on Friday, April 28, at 11:30 a.m. at Verve Bistro, Bar, & Lounge, 18 East Main St.

The April meeting continues a monthly series presented in collaboration with the Somerset County ...

SCBP Sponsors Conference on Environment and Labor

BRANCHBURG, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership is co-sponsoring an April 21 conference, "Beyond Reconciliation: The Potential for Common Ground on the Environment and Labor” at Raritan Valley Community College at 9 a.m. in the RVCC Conference Center at 118 Lamington Road.

The program is open to the public and part of RVCC’s commemoration of Earth ...

Hampton Inn in Bridgewater Scheduled for Opening End of April

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Hampton Inn, on Route 22, is hoping to open by the end of April, and is preparing to come before the Bridgewater Township Council for a liquor license.

An attorney from the hotel spoke before the council recently, explaining the hotel's plan for 32 full time employees, and 133 rooms, broken down into 28 suites and 107 regular rooms.

The hotel is expected ...

Former Hillside Intermediate Teacher Releases Book of Photography, Poetry

April 23, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Former Hillside Intermediate School teacher Neal Sehgal has recently published a book of photography and poetry called “RISE” — and he is using the book to donate to local non-profits.

Sehgal said he donates the book to organizations for their use in fundraising for their own initiatives, inlcuding the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter; Roots & ...

Yale Alley Cats Coming to Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Yale Alley Cats, one of the finest collegiate a cappella ensembles in the world is coming to Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School for a performance April 22.

The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $5 per person.

Bridgewater graduate Dustin Zhao is a member of the group, and will be at the performance.

Since the group was founded in 1943, the group ...

BRHS Wind Ensemble Performs at Music For All Festival (With Video)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Wind Ensemble performed at the 2017 Music For All National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis March 8 through March 12, the first wind ensemble in the school’s history to be invited to perform at this prestigious festival.

While at the festival, the wind ensemble performed for 45 minutes in a packed concert hall, earning ...

Rhue, Dryl, Stamato Chosen as Democratic Candidates in Bridgewater Primary Elections

April 12, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Democratic Committee has chosen Sandra Rhue, Rebecca Dryl and Howard Stamato to run for three open four-year terms on the Bridgewater Township Council in November's elections, according to a release from the committee.

According to the release, Rhue will use her project management, regulatory and finance skills to enhance the effectiveness of the ...

Ciattarelli Prevails, Court Rejects Guadagno Challenge of Signatures

TRENTON, NJ – Hillsborough resident and GOP Gubernatiorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli, who represents the state’s 16th district in the state Assembly successfully beat back a challenge yesterday that questioned the validity of signatures on his nominating petition.

A judge in the state Office of Administrative Law rejected the lawsuit filed by his opponent Lt. Gov. Kim ...

Third Annual Raritan River Week Coming to the Area

April 15, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sustainability and marking firm SummitSMT announces the third annual Raritan River Week April 22 through April 30.

The week-long event was established to show a unity in the efforts of organizations and towns, while also focusing attention on the river.

Through the events, residents will have the chance to volunteer to help organizations clean up the river, beginning ...

Bridgewater Asking Residents to Take Part in Wellness Survey

April 16, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Mayors Wellness Campaign is asking residents to participate in two surveys to gather information on the dietary impacts of fast food marketing in the community.

The surveys were developed by Rutgers University Public Health Intern Han Huynh.

According to a release, fast food chains are a common element in communities, with brands recognized around the ...

Somerville: Hospital Offers Session on Pregnancy and Zika Virus

SOMERVILLE, NJ - With the Zika virus continuing to pose a threat to pregnant women, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset will offer a free educational program “Pregnant or Expecting To Be? What Every Woman Should Know About the Zika Virus” on Thursday, April 27 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Fuld Auditorium, 110 Rehill Ave.

The program ...

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Bridgewater Police Arrest Several for Different Theft Incidents at Bridgewater Commons Mall

April 21, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police made several arrests through the middle of April for shoplifting incidents in stores in the Bridgewater Commons Mall, according to this week's reports.

Tayner Blackburn, 21, and Kimberlin Macal-Garcia, 22, both of Whitehouse Station, were arrested April 8 after allegedly being found with $474 worth of merchandise from Lord & Taylor.

Both ...

Somerset Patriots Win Fourth Straight; Ford Goes 4-5

April 23, 2017

BBRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots defeated the Lancaster Barnstormers 8-2 at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday afternoon to complete the four-game sweep of the opening series of the 2017 season.

The Patriots jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a two-run single by Jerry Sands. It’s was his second straight day with a two-run hit to break a tie ...

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Performs Free Concert in Somerville

April 23, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will perform a free springtime concert on Sunday, April 30th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 W. High St.

The concert, entitled “Dancing on Air”, will include many exciting selections based on different forms of dance, such as “Suite of Old ...