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Bridgewater-Raritan High School Celebrates Graduation of More Than 700

June 22, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With wishes of luck and happiness for the future, Bridgewater-Raritan High School celebrated the graduation of its more 700 seniors on Basilone Field Thursday.

Speaking to the class about the future and the memories they leave behind were senior class president Julia Brickfield and class chosen speaker Christine Ho.

The graduates are:

Mohamed Abdrabou
Kavya ...

More Than 700 Graduate from Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than 700 eighth graders celebrated their graduation from Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School at the annual graduation ceremony Wednesday evening.

Student speaker Kyle Kuo read an original poem to the graduates about remembering how they all began when they entered the school in seventh grade, and holding memories of all the good times over the past two ...

BRHS Graduates Traveling All Across Country for College in Fall 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The countdown is on to Thursday's Bridgewater-Raritan High School graduation, and students are readying their college plans for the fall.

Students will be attending college all over the country, at places like Rutgers University, James Madison University, The College of New Jersey, Cornell University, Bucknell University and Boston University.

We've got the ...

Local Boys Attend American Legion Jersey Boys State

June 23, 2018

LAWRENCE, NJ - Five young men from Bridgewater and Martinsville were among 838 other rising-seniors from New Jersey attending the 73rd session of the annual American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS.)

At the event, taking place at Rider University this week, the students get to "govern and interact with their peers from across New Jersey as they run their own mythical 51st state," ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Contracts for Legal, Custodial Services

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2017 municipal audit, municipal road repair, professional services and upcoming fireworks displays were all featured among a package of resolutions that were ratified by the Bridgewater Township Council at a recent meeting.

The resolution regarding the township's audit passed unanimously. The council had passed a previous resolution in May that ...

Bridgewater Township Approves Liquor License Renewals for Local Businesses

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously renewed plenary retail consumption liquor licenses for a number of establishments in town, with those 2018–2019 renewals being granted all at once during the council’s June 7 meeting.

The first set of renewals was for Squires Corner Liquors, Inc., Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. and Ramaram, Inc., also known as Buy Best ...

Raritan Arrested for Lewdness After Standing Naked in Open Front Doorway, According to Raritan Borough Police

June 24, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested June 20 for a report of lewdness after he was seen standing naked in his open front doorway, according to a report from Raritan Borough Police.

William Schrader, 65, of First Avenue, was charged with lewdness in the incident.

According to the report, on June 20 at 11:18 a.m., officers were called to First Avenue in the area of Prospect Street ...

Manville Man Arrested for Sexual Assault in Raritan Borough, According to Somerset County Prosecutor

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Manville man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and other crimes in connection with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old female in 2017 in Raritan, according to a report from Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson.

Cornelio Felipe-Lopez, 22, of Manville, was charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault and third degree endangering the welfare of a ...

Prosecutor's Office Still Reviewing Footage from Incident at Bridgewater Commons Mall, Cannot Confirm Shots Fired

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As of 11:30 a.m. Friday, the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office was still reviewing surveillance footage regarding the fight that broke out at the Bridgewater Commons Mall Thursday evening.

According to Det. Jeanne Trillhaase, with the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, they cannot confirm that shots were fired in the mall, as they are still investigating ...

BRHS Students Honored for Athletic Awards

June 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of Bridgewater-Raritan High School students and coaches were recognized at a recent board of education meeting for high achievements in sports and more throughout the last year.

First, student Raj Koshal was recognized as the NJ Speech and Debate League state champion for international extemporaneous speaking.

The boys and girls swimming teams were also ...

Leather Necks Take Win in Annual Basilone Bowl

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Leather Necks beat the Devil Dogs, 21–3, in the sixth annual Basilone Bowl, held Thursday at Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

The game is played in honor of late Marine John Basilone. Senior football players from every school in the county, and Delaware Valley, are chosen to play as part of either the Devil Dogs or the Leather Necks in a final football game ...

Groundbreaking for Multi-Family Community Marks 'Crowning Achievement' for Raritan, Mayor Says

June 13, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - Accurate Builders and Developers, with Raritan Borough, held a groundbreaking Tuesday to mark the start of building a new multi-family community on redevelopment property at the corner of Second Avenue and Third Street.

The planned community will be a four-story property with 276 units, consisting of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments right on the Raritan Valley ...

St. Ann Holds Annual Festa Celebration in Raritan (Photos)

June 19, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - St. Ann held its annual Italian Festa June 13 through June 16 with good food, games and much more on Anderson Street in Raritan.

The festival featured rides, carnival games, homemade food including the famous Pizzelle and much more.

The event also featured the Pizza Fritte Eating Contest for adults and kids. The winner of the kids contest was 10-year-old Nicholas Garcia, ...

Somerville Elks Epitomize Patriotism and Respect for the American Flag

SOMERVILLE, NJ - They are perhaps the most patriotic Americans you’ll find in any community.

See for yourself on Friday, June 15, when the Somerville Elks Lodge #1068 hosts a Flag Day Festival and Country/Western music concert on the lawn surrounding the historic Somerset County Courthouse on East Main Street from 5-8:30 p.m.

Look for a guy wearing a shirt emblazoned with the American ...

Manutti Marina in Belmar: Top Choice for Boating, Fishing and All-Around Family Fun

June 12, 2018

BELMAR, NJ — It’s no secret that Belmar Manutti Marina ranks among the best boating destinations along the Atlantic coast.

Tucked along the eastern shoreline of the idyllic Shark River — just a five-minute trip by boat to the ocean — the state-of-the-art marina is a top choice among boaters looking to stay for the season, enjoy a vacation or spend the weekend.

In ...

'Exploring Bipolar Disorder' is Program Topic

June 23, 2018

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Behavioral Health Intensive Family Support Services will be holding a special program on Tuesday, July 10 called Exploring Bipolar Disorder.

The program will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room C at Hunterdon Medical Center, located at 2100 Wescott Dr., just off Route 31.

Attendees will learn about the etiology of Bipolar Disorder. Whether diagnosed or ...

Hunterdon Healthcare Achieves Magnet Recognition Again

RARITAN TWP., NJ - Hunterdon Healthcare attained Magnet recognition for the third time in May, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for ...

EPA Presents Option for Removal of More Contaminants at American Cyanamid Superfund Site

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With focus shifting to the two most heavily contaminated impoundments on the property, the Environmental Protection Agency has made its recommendation regarding the cleanup of that section of the American Cyanamid Superfund site in the Finderne section of Bridgewater.

Of six alternatives proposed and considered by the EPA, the organization has recommended moving forward ...

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Voters have Spoken : Bridgewater BOE's Barry Walker fails in attempt to unseat Mayor Daniel Hayes for Municipal Committee Seat

June 11, 2018

To the Editor:

Usually primary elections hold very little political drama but this year in our town I was very surprised to learn that the Board of Education's Barry Walker unsuccessfully ran a campaign against Mayor Daniel Hayes in an attempt to unseat him from his District 10 Municipal Committee Seat.

Now I know why many Independent voters like me stay out of ...

Bridgewater Police Investigating Report of $2K Worth of Tools Stolen from Car, According to Report

June 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are investigating a report of a theft of more than $2,000 from a vehicle parked at the Home Depot, in the Bridgewater Towne Center, according to a report.

A Hillsborough resident reported June 3 at about 5:58 p.m. that his vehicle had been burglarized while parked at the Home Depot. The theft occurred between 5 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

According to ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 24, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 23, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

'Half Time' delivers with sterling cast

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other talents.

The musical centers on an effort to have seniors perform a dance number during ...

'Half Time' lights up Paper Mill stage

‘Half Time’ turns the tables on aging in gleeful production

By Liz Keill

MILLBURN, NJ – The Paper Mill Playhouse is putting on a smashing new production of “Half Time” to round out its current season.

With actress Georgia Engel in an engaging performance, the cast also features Donna McKehnie, Andre De Shieilds and Lilias White, among a host of other ...