Bridgewater/Raritan News

November 19, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The township is celebrating the completion of roadwork after about a year of work on Leghorn Avenue – but some residents are still concerned about final improvements that need to be done. According to township engineer Dave Battaglia, the full length of the road is paved, as of ...

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UNION, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team spent much of the first half of Sunday's state championship game under siege. But the Panthers withstood a barrage of Eastern Regional threats and reached the half stalemated in a scoreless match. It stayed that way until Kelli McGroarty ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Environmental Commission and Sustainability Task Force is holding the annual “Recycling Super Hero/Litter Villain" poster contest for fourth grade students. Prizes will be awarded for original artwork posters depicting a Recycling Super Hero or Litter ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Members of the Leadership Somerset Class of 2018 chose to renovate the women’s kitchen at the Agape House, an emergency shelter for families and single women in Somerville, for their class project. “When our class toured the Agape House during a Leadership Somerset session, we ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several residents have expressed concerns that the board of education is planning to require teachers and faculty to pay to use rooms and facilities in the district for enrichment programs – but board of education members say this concern is premature. One resident spoke out at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Johnny Lombardi, aka "Gemini," is the comedic version of a one-man band. He can do it all – depending on his mood and the audience, Lombardi will kibitz with the crowd, fire off one-liners, dazzle with his magic or bring life to a family of sharp-tongued ventriloquist ...

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UPDATE: As of 7:30 am Friday, all Bridgewater-Raritan schools will be closed Friday due to the weather. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because of the weather forecast and existing conditions throughout the district, primary schools will be closed Friday and all other schools will be on a two-hour delayed ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Delays and cancellations have been reported throughout Bridgewater and Raritan, and advisories are in effect as the first snow of the season continues to fall. The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District closed early, as did the Somerset County Vocational & ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - All Bridgewater-Raritan schools will be dismissed early Thursday due to the predicted inclement weather. All primary schools will have their regularly scheduled conference day four-hour sessions. The intermediate, middle and high schools will operate on an early dismissal ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite a vote against from councilman Howard Norgalis, the township council approved a resolution to extend the hours of operation for certain establishments for the purpose of selling liquor on three dates before the holidays. The resolution extends Sunday hours for plenary ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Former Raritan resident Ramon Cadiz has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison after he pleaded guilty to the murder of a Raritan woman and her daughter. Cadiz was sentenced Wednesday in Somerville following the guilty plea to two counts of first degree murder, ...

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Editor's Note: Story has been updated with information from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning. According to a ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - The West Orange girls soccer team hadn't lost a game in two years, but Tuesday night the Mountaineers found themselves cornered by Bridgewater-Raritan. The Panthers wore down West Orange with a succession of corner kicks and other set pieces to claim a 2-0 victory that brought an ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Adamsville Primary School held its 4th Annual Armed Forces Salute Nov. 7 to celebrate the community's veterans and active members of the military. Every year, the event is sponsored by the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association and the New Jersey Education Association, which ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - All the mail-in votes have been counted for Bridgewater, and board of education candidate Ashish Joshi has been declared the winner of the third open seat. Incumbents Jacqueline Barlow and Melanie Thiesse easily sailed to victory in the elections with a final tally of 7,833 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Parents and guardians in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District are being asked to take part in surveys through the strategic planning. According to a letter from the district, they are developing and implementing a consistent, thorough, data-driven, multi-year ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – SOMA, an upscale new rental building alongside the NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line, is on pace to make a late 2018 debut, according to its developer Sterling Properties. Construction is nearly complete on the luxury four-story building which will feature a mix of 69 studio, one- ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Martinsville VFW held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Chimney Rock Park Sunday with a ceremony, speeches and placing of a wreath in front of the memorial.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The American Legion, on Old York Road, held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Sunday to honor its veterans at the building with a wreath placing and more.

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Police are seeking help from the public to identify a "Peeping Tom" who has exposed himself and been sighted naked in the vicinity of residents' homes. Four sightings have been reported since July 31; police say it is the same person in at least two of those incidents. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Construction at Washington Valley Road and Vosseller Avenue is scheduled to begin Monday, according to information from Somerset County. According to the county, Vosseller Avenue will be closed from Washington Valley Road to about 250 feet south of Washington Valley Road for ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan field hockey team ended its season the same way its last eight predecessors have – with a loss to Eastern Regional in the state final. Eastern, which has dominated the sport in New Jersey for the last decade, defeated the Panthers, 11-0, in the Group 4 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As the county continues to tabulate mail-in ballots, the final results of the board of education elections are not expected until Tuesday, according to Bridgewater Township. Incumbents Jacqueline Barlow and Melanie Thiesse were running alongside newcomers Stephanie Black and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team won its first sectional title in five years by outlasting Watchung Hills in penalty kicks in the Section 2, Group 4 championship game Friday afternoon. The two teams played to a scoreless tie through 100 minutes – two halves ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Fifth grade students in Terry Tunkel and Joy Dorman's class at Hillside Intermediate School learned about organisms, their environment and how energy moves through an ecosystem, and shared what they learned through letters and posters. The students completed investigations in ...

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BOONTON, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan used a four-goal second half to come back and defeat the Colonials by a 4-2 score in the semifinals. With the win, they will face off against Eastern in the finals. The loss ends the Colonials successful season. For Morristown, familiar faces contributed goals ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Somerset County Library System held a celebration in honor of the holiday of Diwali Nov. 3 at the Bridgewater Township Library. Diwali is the greatest Hindu festival celebrated all over India and abroad, and is considered the festival of ...

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Editor's Note: Article has been updated to include comments from fourth candidate Stephanie Black. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The two incumbents for Bridgewater-Raritan Regional Board of Education saw a secure margin to earn new terms in Tuesday’s elections, but the ballots are still out on who will fill ...

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Editor's Note: All mail-in ballots for Raritan have been counted, and the results of the election remain unchanged. Bray received 1,389 votes, Melitsky received 1,306 votes, Foohey received 1,249 votes and Ifan received 1,185 votes. RARITAN, NJ - Despite delays in counting mail-in votes because ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater residents have voted yes to a referendum question regarding using open space funds for the purchase of historic properties and capital expenditures. The question asked to use up to 25 percent of existing money from the Open Space Trust Fund to pay for the purchase ...

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