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District Discussing Potential Budget Reductions, Resident Encourages Using Banked Cap Money

February 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Discussions are continuing for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District’s 2018-2019 budget, and up for consideration are cuts to address the budget shortfall.

A full presentation is expected at the Feb. 27 meeting.

According to board of education member, and finance committee chairman, Barry Walker, the district presented a list of items that are being ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Budgets Pass in All Districts in Bridgewater's Annual Fire Elections

February 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township fire district elections were held Saturday, with an average of less than 100 voters turning out per district.

In district one, which is the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, Bill Rose was re-elected to a three-year term, earning 76 votes. He ran unopposed for the position, and a write-in candidate got 16 votes.

Evan Rosenberg, running ...

Bridgewater Police: Overturned Vehicle Blocking Traffic on Vosseller Avenue

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An overturned vehicle is blocking traffic on Vosseller Avenue near Hillcrest Road, according to a Nixle alert from Bridgewater Township Police.

Bridgewater Police are reporting that roadways are snow covered and very slippery. They are requesting that residents allow the Department of Public Works time to plow and salt the roads.

In addition, police are advising drivers to ...

Bridgewater Fire Elections to be held Saturday in the 4 Districts

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 ...

BRHS Wrestler Advances to Regions After Winning Weight Class in NJSIAA Tournament

February 18, 2018

MILLBURN, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High school wrestler Nick Sacco placed first in the district in his weight class in the NJSIAA District 16 final round wrestling tournament Saturday.

As a team, Bridgewater-Raritan came in fourth with 86 points at the tournament, defeating New Providence and coming in behind winner Watchung Hills, Voorhees and Colonia.

Sacco defeated Colby ...

All-Star LHP Rick Teasley Returns to Patriots after Stint in China

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have re-signed 2017 Atlantic League All-Star left-handed pitcher Rick Teasley for the 2018 season.

“Moving to the Atlantic League and joining the Patriots last year changed my career,” said Teasley. “[Somerset] is the best place to play in the Atlantic League. This year I have something to prove. I had a strong half of a ...

Patriots Sign All-Star Closer from Frontier League

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have signed 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 Somerset ...

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.

From the New York Toy Fair - Travels Reveals the Toys That Will Make You the Star of Your Child’s Life - the Oscars of the Toy World - the TOTY Awards

February 19, 2018

TAPintoTravels - As you know, we are here to encourage you to travel.  Unfortunately, the New York Toy Fair is one place virtually none of you can go.  So, unless you have been tirelessly been searching the internet, you are not up to date on what toys your children will be wanting soon.

Fortunately, with Press Correspondent credentials, we were able to go in your ...

Travel Spotlight - Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

Save the Date - the New York Auto Show - MAR 30 – APR 8

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away.  This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

Travels Spotlight - Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure.  Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However on rare occasions, we do have to report on heart breaking stories.  It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea.  Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or ...

Local Travel Ideas: Try Somerset County Top 6 Weekend Events

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 ...

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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 ...

County Holding 5th Annual 5K Race to Wellness

February 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Employee Wellness Committee is partnering with EmPoWER Somerset for the 5th Annual 5K Race to Wellness and 1-mile Fun Walk for county residents March 24.

The event, according to a release, is being held rain or shine at 9 a.m. at Duke Island Park, on Old York Road.

The 5K race is USATF certified.

"Each year, the county Employee Wellness ...

Somerville: Demolition To Begin on Former Social Security Building

February 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Demolition of the former Social Security office building on Davenport Street is expected to begin this week.

The building is surrounded by a chain link fence and orange safety barrels in preparation for demolition of the one-story building, which also fronts on the borough’s Parking Lot #2. “Sidewalk Closed” signs have been posted on the western side of ...

'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 ...