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Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School Eighth Graders Receive End-of-Year Awards

June 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In the June 12 ceremony, the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School presented awards in a number of different categories to its eighth grade graduates.

The awards given out were:

Language Arts

Aarsha Shah, Carolyn Sultzbaugh - 8A
Luca Misko, Anna Walsh - 8B
Sierra Giovanni, Aurora Levitt - 8C
Kaitlyn Ferrari, Gabrielle Ruhnke - 8D
Samuel ...

Hillside's Roots & Shoots Celebrates Animals, Environment at Annual Forest Fest

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Hillside Intermediate School Roots & Shoots program held its annual Forest Fest June 9, celebrating the study of animals, plants, people and the environment.

The event also included a special tribute to Chris Poulsen, the former Bridgewater Township Director of Health and Human Services, who died in December. Poulsen had always partnered with the school ...

Suvamurugan, Doughty 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 June 11 are:

Nitin Sivamurugan - (nominated by Diane Setcavage) Nitin exemplifies the character qualities of a genuine, modest, gracious individual with ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Contracts for Legal, Custodial Services

June 17, 2018

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 ...

Bridgewater Introduces Ordinance Setting Salaries for Municipal Employees

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council will vote later this month on a 2018 salary ordinance that was introduced at the governing body’s June 7 meeting by unanimous vote.

 

The public hearing on the ordinance – which will set compensation for the mayor, council members, department heads, and certain other municipal employees – will be held at the ...

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

June 15, 2018

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 ...

Bridgewater Mall Shut Down for 2 Hours for Fight Investigation, Report of Shots Fired

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - No injuries have been reported ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert sent at 7:48 p.m. Thursday, the Bridgewater Township Police is on location at the mall for a suspicious incident, but no injuries have been reported.

According to the alert, the police are investigating, but there is currently no threat to the public and no injuries. The report said the situation is fluid, so police are asking the public to continue to avoid ...

Leather Necks Take Win in Annual Basilone Bowl

June 15, 2018

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 ...

Somerville Elks Host Flag Day Festival June 15

SOMERVILLE, NJ - There’s nothing more American than the Stars ’n’ Stripes wrapped around a celebration of patriotism and red, white and blue American history . . .

. . . and a foot stompin’ country/western band.

Add to that vintage fire trucks, military vehicles, re-enactors from eras past, a scavenger hunt, games, food vendors, Boy Scouts, a few speeches from ...

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 ...

Raritan Write-In Candidates Earn Enough Primary Votes to be on November Ballot

June 5, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - Two Democratic write-in candidates earned enough votes in Tuesday's primary elections to make it onto the ballot for November's general elections in Raritan, according to the unofficial election results.

There are two seats up for grabs on the borough council this year, with terms for Zachary Bray and Robert McGinley ending at the end of this year.

Bray and Republican ...

Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America invites you to the inaugural Patriots’ Path Family 5K Run / Walk

June 9, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Patriots’ Path Council Boy Scouts of America will be conducting its inaugural 5K run/walk June 16 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater.

Registration and check-in opens at 8 a.m., and THE race will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is open to everyone over 7 years old.

The tax-deductible registration fees are $30 for the 5K run individual participants, $20 for ...

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

June 18, 2018

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 ...

Hunterdon Family Medicine Plans Free Community Fun Fest

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hunterdon Family Medicine at Bridgewater will be hosting a free Community Fun Fest and Open House on Saturday, June 23 from noon to 3 p.m. 

The event will include a bounce house for kids, face painting, blood pressure checks, obstacle course, health fair as well as an opportunity to meet the physicians and office staff.

Hunterdon Family Medicine at Bridgewater ...

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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 ...

Alternatives, in Raritan, Wins Healthier Somerset Gold Award for Outstanding Worksite Wellness Programs

June 19, 2018

RARITAN, NJ – Alternatives, Inc., of Raritan, was recognized with a 2018 Healthier Somerset Healthy Workplace Recognition Award for implementing worksite wellness programs that improve the health and wellbeing of its employees and clients.

Alternatives earned a Gold Award, which distinguishes companies with programs in place for at least five years, and in 10 award ...

Franklin Township: Biz Fest 2018 Draws Record Crowd

June 16, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - More than 500 people attended Biz Fest 2018, Somerset County's ‘hyper-local’ trade show and networking event, on Thursday at the Imperia.

The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) organized the event.  SCBP Vice President of Business Services Chris Edwards said that this year's Biz Fest was a huge success. 

"This has been ...

Five Strategies to Save Thousands on College

When talking about college debt, the statistics are never encouraging. In fact, the story gets sadder each year.  The average recent college graduate has amassed a debt exceeding $35,000 and joins the ranks of 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.3 trillion in education debt. The key is to avoid being a part of this grim statistic by considering some highly effective ...