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Education Foundation of Bridgewater-Raritan Holding First Taste of Bridgewater

September 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Education Foundation of Bridgewater-Raritan will be holding the first Taste of Bridgewater at the Bridgewater Manor, on Route 202/206, Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The cost is $45 per person, if purchased by Sept. 20, and $55 after. All funds will benefit the foundation.

The event will feature restaurants that are based in Bridgewater and Raritan, with food tasting, ...

SCVTHS Social Studies Instructor Ed Graf Recognized by Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – On Sept. 8, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) Social Studies Instructor Ed Graf was honored by the Somerset Patriots for his work with injured veterans and first responders. 

As part of the opening ceremonies before the start of the Somerset Patriots baseball game, Graf received an award from the New Jersey Veterans Network and ...

Weinstock Withdraws Name from Ballot for Bridgewater-Raritan Board of Education

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Current board of education member Lisa Weinstock has withdrawn her name from the November ballot, and will not be running for another term.

Weinstock had initially filed a petition to run for a second term this year, but has now officially withdrawn. She will finish her term Dec. 31.

“I am no longer a candidate for the board of education because I am going to ...

Bridgewater Township Approves COAH Spending Plan

September 15, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township will continue to work on providing affordable housing in the municipality, even though the town had previously satisfied its obligation by state standards.

The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously Sept. 7 to approve a resolution adopting an affordable housing trust fund spending plan valued at $7,527,415. The money in the trust fund is ...

Electric Ride Car Show Returning to Bridgewater Thursday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Dan Hayes and the township’s Sustainability Task Force will be holding the Electric Ride Electric Car Show and Gourmet Food Truck Extravaganza Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Bridgewater Municipal Complex, on Commons Way.

The event will include an all electric vehicle car show hosted by the New Jersey Electric Auto Association. Select car ...

Twenty-One People Displaced Following Monday Morning Fire in Bridgewater

September 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of eight housing units have been displaced following a fire in a building on Sunny Slope Road Monday morning, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the release, officers from Bridgewater Township Police Department – as well as fire companies and emergency services from Bridgewater, Somerville, Manville and Bound Brook – ...

Raritan Borough Police Collects Items to Donate to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department collected Hurricane Harvey relief supplies at police headquarters Sunday.

The donations will be taken down to the residents and first responders of Dickinson, Texas, after Sept. 13.

Cars came to the department nonstop through the afternoon to deliver supplies, and the Raritan Moose Lodge donated a $1,000 check to the cause.

The ...

Raritan Borough Police Collecting for Hurricane Harvey Relief

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department is collecting Hurricane Harvey relief supplies at police headquarters, on First Street, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Donations collected that day will go to support the residents and first responders of Dickinson, Texas.

Items to donate include footwear (boots, sneakers, socks, foot powder), band aids, medical ointment to treat blisters, ...

Girls Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Shuts Out Pingry, 3-0

September 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory Tuesday over Pingry.

Morgan Winchock, Allison Lowrey and Melanie Lytle each scored a goal and Francesca Escudero contributed an assist for the Panthers (7-0), who continued to play airtight defense. Elena Tanga made three saves and Mia Phillip made one for BRHS, which has allowed just one goal ...

Boys Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Beats Pingry in Overtime, 2-1

MARTINSVILLE, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan boys soccer team rallied late and then scored in overtime to defeat Pingry and remain undefeated Tuesday afternoon at Pingry.

Anthony Cabrera scored both goals for the Panthers (6-0-1), one in the 78th minute of regulation, the other in the early stages of overtime. Cabrera's first goal, which erased a 1-0 Pingry lead, came after he controlled a ...

Patriots Close Out Regular Season with a Win and 19 Hits

BRIDGEPORT, CT- The Somerset Patriots (32-37, 74-65) set a new season-high with 19 hits in a win over the Bridgeport Bluefish (36-34, 77-63) on the final day of the 2017 regular season.

Bridgeport opened up the scoring in the bottom of the first with a solo home run from second basemen Jose Cuevas (7). 

Somerset responded in the top of the fourth inning with three base hits, ...

Raritan Mall Needs New Anchor Store Now That Stop & Shop Closing, Mayor Says

September 19, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - The Stop & Shop, on Orlando Drive, will be officially closing its doors by the end of November, according to a spokeswoman with the company.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a business decision not to renew our lease at our Raritan store location," Cindy Carrasquilla, manager of public relations and community relations for ...

Bridgewater Mall Gets Extension on Deadline for Development

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall aims to continue to redevelop its property in the future – but wants more time to consider it.

The township’s governing body ratified a resolution at its Sept. 7 meeting to authorize the execution of a third amendment to the consolidated Phase I property redevelopment agreement for the nearly 30-year-old enclosed mall.

Prior to ...

Basilone Memorial Foundation Holds Annual Parachute Drop

September 18, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Basilone Memorial Foundation held its annual parachute drop at TD Bank Ballpark Sept. 10.

At the event, a Marine paratrooper jumps out of a helicopter hovering over the outfield, and releases 1,000 toy G.I. Joes with parachutes at a bullseye target in center field. Participants sponsored G.I. Joes, and those landing closest to the target had the chance to win prizes.

Dawn Patrol Motorcycle Club Holds Annual Run on 80th Anniversary

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As part of its 80th anniversary, and despite being rained out on its original date, the Bridgewater-based Dawn Patrol Motorcycle Club held its annual Labor Day run through Hillsborough, Hopewell and Flemington and back to its headquarters on Old York Road in Bridgewater.

The run was held Sept. 10.

Bridgewater Township Holds Annual Electric Ride Car Show

September 19, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual Electric Ride Electric Car Show Thursday, with several cars to view and food trucks to enjoy.

The event featured a number of local electric car owners showing off their rides, as well as a special appearance of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf, only shown in eight locations around the country.

In addition to the cars, the event featured local ...

Students 'Fill the Bus' for Hurricane Victims

September 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District participated in Fill the Bus!, an initiative to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and several students volunteered to help load the bus with lots of donations.

The state-wide effort is New Jersey’s way of giving back after all that was done during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Helping to load the bus from ...

BRHS Football Team, BR-TV Joining to Gather Supplies for Hurricane Victims

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School football team and BR-TV are teaming up to gather supplies for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

On Sept. 22, during the football game at Basilone Field, there will be drop-off boxes for fans to donate school supplies to those in need. They can be dropped off from the moment the gates open until the end of half ...

Bridgewater Charity Teaming With Alex's Lemonade Stand to Fight Childhood Cancer

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-based Izzy's Infantry is partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research, with September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Izzy’s Infantry, according to a release, was founded to honor Isabel “Izzy Warrior Princess” Rita and fund childhood cancer research and children’s spinal ...

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Bridgewater Police Investigating Theft of License Plate, According to Report

September 15, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Chambers Court resident reported Sept. 11 that there had been a theft to his vehicle sometime between 8 p.m. Sept. 9 and 4 p.m. Sept. 10, according to a release from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the report, someone removed the front license plate with EZ Pass from the car while it was parked in the driveway.

Bridgewater Police also made an arrest for an ...

Branchburg Sports Holding Event for Hurricane Relief

September 19, 2017

BRANCHBURG, NJ - The Branchburg Sports Complex, on Readington Road, is holding a special event for hurricane relief Wednesday evening.

The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. with an evening of fun activities to help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The cost of the event is $20 per person, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the United Way Hurricane Relief ...

Hillsborough: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

September 19, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a Hillsborough resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

Komar, 46, was arrested by special ...

Sam Shepard's 'Simpatico' takes off

Sam Shepard’s “Simpatico” has a forceful workout at McCarter Theatre.

By Liz Keill

PRINCETON, NJ – If you’re at all familiar with the works of Sam Shepard, you know that he writes about gritty, unforgiving characters in what appear to be hopeless situations.

In “Simpatico,” we learn that Vinnie and Carter are former partners in a race horse ...

A Kaleidoscope of Visual and Performing Arts Converge in Somerville Sept. 14-17

September 13, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A marriage of the visual arts and performing arts will be consummated over the next four days, extending west to Flemington and east to New Brunswick, a kaleidoscope of sound, color, motion, and expression unrivaled at any other time of the year, with thousands of music and art lovers expected to visit and partake of the smorgasbord .

Joining forces are the Central New Jersey ...