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Bridgewater Mayor Submits Proposal to Board of Education for Township Police Officers in Every School

August 5, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench has released a proposed agreement that he has sent to the board of education to put a Bridgewater police officer in every school building for the 2022-2023 school year.

On Thursday, Moench submitted the agreement to the board of education to define terms of police involvement in school security for the upcoming year. The proposal places an ...

Residents Concerned About PSE&G Plan for Secondary Driveway Through Cul-De-Sac

August 8, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents came before the Bridgewater Township Council Aug. 1 to make their feelings known about a potential energy company project that might drastically alter their quality of life.

The residents were mostly from the cul-de-sac at Park and Sebring avenues, located off Route 22, an area that PSE&G allegedly wants to make changes to by establishing a secondary driveway ...

Township Combines Bond Ordinances Finance Improvement Costs

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township officials adopted a resolution to combine five separate bond ordinances to finance part of the cost of improvements to be made in the municipality, up to a maximum of $21,930,000.

Bond counsel John Draikiwicz reminded the Bridgewater Township Council that it was last year that Anthony Inverso, a municipal financial advisor, appeared to discuss plans to ...

Alpine Way Residents Concerned Over Request for 20-Foot Access Way to Driveway

RARITAN, NJ - Residents of Alpine Way, a cul-de-sac in Raritan Borough, voiced their concerns over a road opening permit that requests a 20-foot-wide access way to the driveway of 43 Alpine Way, or lot 1902.

The access way would cross over a paper street, a “right of way” that appears on the borough’s tax map, essentially creating a driveway from Alpine Way to lot ...

Raritan Man Arrested in Connection With Sexual Assaults in Bridgewater, Franklin

August 10, 2022

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for lewdness at the Nevius Street Bridge Aug. 4, and has since been charged in connection with sexual assaults in Bridgewater and Franklin.

Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, was arrested Aug. 4 after a citizen reported to Raritan Borough Police that someone was masturbating in the area of the bridge.

During the course of the investigation of the act of ...

Bridgewater Mayor Submits Proposal to Board of Education for Township Police Officers in Every School

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench has released a proposed agreement that he has sent to the board of education to put a Bridgewater police officer in every school building for the 2022-2023 school year.

On Thursday, Moench submitted the agreement to the board of education to define terms of police involvement in school security for the upcoming year. The proposal places an ...

Bridgewater Police Holds Annual National Night Out Celebration (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police Department held its National Night Out celebration Aug. 2, with activities for kids, food cooked by police officers and a look at the police cars.

Hundreds came out to celebrate with the department.

Discovering Raritan Takes Over Somerset Street (Photo Gallery)

August 4, 2022

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Economic Development Committee held its Discovering Raritan event July 30 to celebrate local businesses.

Local vendors lined Somerset Street, and residents enjoyed different activities for kids, a bubble performance, food trucks and much more.

Incoming Bridgewater Freshman to Star in Off-Broadway Production

August 11, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Grant Po will make his off-Broadway debut in the special production of “Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical,” in a limited New York engagement Aug. 18 through Aug. 21.

“I wanted to perform in the ‘Camp Rock’ show because it’s my first off-Broadway show, and I’m excited to perform and collaborate with my ...

BRHS Students Have Films Selected for All-American Film Festival

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several Bridgewater-Raritan High School students submitted films to the 2022 All-American High School Film Festival, and have been announced as official selections for the festival.

According to Chris Black, film and video editing teacher at BRHS, two current students and one member of the class of 2022 have been accepted to the festival.

Senior Sophia Consalvo has her ...

Summer Concert Series Continues at Duke Island Park (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Summer Concert Series continues at Duke Island Park, with two more weeks of concerts on Sunday nights, inviting county residents to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy some good music and good food.

Still to perform are the Launch Band on Aug. 7 and Epic Soul Aug. 14.

The series has already welcomed AM Gold, Radio Nashville and Stan Zizka's DelSatins.

Concerts ...

Local Residents Honored for Tutoring With Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County

July 31, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - One is a long-time tutor and one is fairly new, but for two local residents honored by the Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County at their annual gala in June, tutoring during the pandemic meant a switch to a virtual way of learning.

Maureen Wilson, of Raritan, and Allison Caulfield, of Bridgewater, were honored as tutor of the year and volunteer of the year, respectively, at ...

Debbie Manna Remembered as Only Female Chief in Martinsville Rescue Squad History

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently honored the late Debbie Manna, the first and only female chief in the history of the Martinsville Rescue Squad.

Manna died July 7 after courageously battling cancer.

Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench, who attended Manna’s wake in Watchung along with councilman Timothy Ring, read a proclamation in honor of Manna at the ...

World War II Vet to Celebrate 100th Birthday

August 1, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident, and World War II veteran, Marian Cole is preparing to be a centenarian.

Cole will celebrate her 100th birthday in early August.

According to her daughter, Karen Bradley, Cole took her Army General Classification Test in January 1943, despite not actually being qualified to do so.

“While her 21st birthday was in August, and women were not able ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

PLAN|NJ HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT OUT Aug. 4 AT THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS BASEBALL BALLGAME

Please join us as we fill TD Bank Park with disabilities rights community members on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Family members, partners, local officials and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual PLAN|NJ Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots game. The Patriots are an AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees and this evening will be playing the 3rd of 6 games against the Binghamton ...

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Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.

“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 15, 7:30 PM

Bridgewater

COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Thu, August 18, 6:00 PM

Bridgewater

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Resident: School Security Discussions Should be in Public

August 9, 2022

To the Editor:

Township police officers protect our children and employees.

I read Mr. (Robert) Beers' comments and letter to the public. I am dismayed that a public official, Superintendent Beers, would insist that this discussion take place "behind closed doors." As caretaker of the township's school system, its students and employees, bright sunlight is ...

Fruit, Flower,  Vegetable Shows at Fair Open for Public Entries 

August 11, 2022

Home gardeners can exhibit the fruits – and vegetables – of their labors at the Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair. It also features public shows for eggs, flowers and farm crops as well as contests for baking, jellies and jams and the like.

The entries for these shows must be taken in to the Ag Tent on Tuesday, Aug. 23.  All the show details are on the ...

Artists and Crafters Gather for Open Air Market in Downtown Somerville

August 5, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local artists and crafters will display and sell their one-of-a-kind handmade creations at the Artisan Fair in Downtown Somerville Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon-6 p.m.

Artists will be located on the Division Street pedestrian mall, showing their jewelry, photography, woodwork, pottery, paintings, abstract art, illustrations, apparel, accessories, candles, and more.

There ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...