Bridgewater/Raritan News

September 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held Bridgewater Community Day featuring Touch a Truck and Dog Day. Hundreds came out to the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School Sunday to see trucks, visit with ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan remained undefeated with a 4-1 field hockey victory over Pingry on Monday. Madison Bray scored two goals for the Panthers (7-0), who held a 2-0 halftime lead. Jenna Vadinsky supplied assists on all four BRHS goals. Martina Kampel had a goal and an assist, ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township voters will have a special question on the ballot when they vote Nov. 6.  Residents will be asked to allow the use of up to 25 percent of existing Open Space Trust Funds to pay for the acquisition of historic properties and capital expenditures for repairs ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is working to establish an office for a full-time historian and local history advisory. The town council recently introduced an ordinance to do so. Councilman Filipe Pedroso started by saying that he was pleased the measure was on the agenda, and ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY - Bridgewater-Raritan High School's Nicholas Sacco has been chosen as a member of the new Student Athlete Advisory Council for the 2018-2019 school year through the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The council, according to a release, is expected to give ...

Read more »

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Leadership Somerset Program is starting its fundraising work to upgrade the women's kitchen in the Agape House in Somerville, and provide a nutritional program to those living there. According to a release, Leadership Somerset works to create an active network of ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Ridge's Wing-T offense inexorably consumed chunks of yardage marching downfield in the closing minutes of a tie game, Jake Beckman kept running through the endgame scenario in his mind on the sidelines. "I'm imagining taking my steps, lining it up and seeing the ball go ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department is preparing to invite one special fourth grader from St. Ann School and one from John F. Kennedy Primary School to be "Leader of the Parade," and ride with Raritan Borough Police during this year's annual John Basilone Parade. According to ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township and its officials are exploring new ways of helping others, if a recent presentation by an Ocean County group is any indicator. Stafford Township Mayor John Spodofora, Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane and On P.O.I.N.T. Coordinator Meghan ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater’s police department is in line to receive two dozen new bulletproof vests.  The Bridgewater Township Council approved a resolution to award a contract to Universal Uniform Sales Inc., out of Newark, for 29 ballistic vests and vest carriers from Point Blank IIIA. The ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team remained undefeated with a 2-0 victory over Montgomery on Thursday. Bridgewater-Raritan (5-0) outshot Montgomery, 20-5, scoring one goal in each half. Allison Lowrey and Lucy Battafararo each scored a goal for the Panthers, with ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township held its annual 9/11 ceremony Tuesday to honor the memory of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks 17 years ago. Also remembered were the six Bridgewater residents who were killed in the attacks, Evan Jay Baron, NOel J. Foster, Thomas H. Polhemus, ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sales of recreational marijuana will not be allowed in Bridgewater Township after the township council unanimously approved an ordinance to ban the sale, cultivation, manufacturing and testing of recreational marijuana within the township’s borders. No member of the audience ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, held a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets.  At 8:46 a.m. – the time when the first ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team rallied for all its goals in the second half to remain undefeated with a 3-2 victory over Pingry on Tuesday. Allison Lowrey scored a goal and assisted on one for Bridgewater-Raritan (4-0), which trailed, 1-0, at the half. Gianna Minerva ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan field hockey team scored three goals in each half on its way to a 6-0 victory over North Hunterdon on Tuesday. Madison Bray finished with three goals and one assist for the Panthers (4-0). Sam Della Rovere had a goal and an assist, and Martina Kampel and ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The question of principal permitted uses allowing for drive-throughs in Bridgewater Township will have to wait a little while longer for a solution.  An ordinance on the matter, which would have amended a section of the township code for redevelopment in special economic and ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council and the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District are working on hiring a new set of police officers to help protect the school buildings.  The council voted unanimously at its Sept. 6 meeting to introduce an ordinance that will allow the ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run was held Saturday at Ethicon Saturday to honor those who gave their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The event was a 5K and 1-mile run/walk, and was one of many being held around the world on or near Sept. 11. The race is a chance to thank local ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan field hockey team remained undefeated with a 3-1 victory over Hunterdon Central on Saturday. The Panthers (3-0) scored a pair of goals in the second half after leading, 1-0, at halftime. Erin Willoughby, Madison Bray and Sadie Herman each scored a ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Raritan Borough with $360,245 to repair or replace sewer pipes that are decaying and contributing to raw sewage overflows in the community and adversely impacting the Raritan River, according to a release from Rep. Leonard Lance. The ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Members of the Somerset County Board of Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione, will place a wreath at the county’s 9/11 memorial at the corner of Main and Bridge streets on Tuesday, Sept. 11.   The public is welcome to attend. As people gather for the ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater-Raritan struggled mightily to contain the running game in its opening night loss against Elizabeth last week, and many of those same problems plagued the Panthers again in their home opener Friday.  One week after allowing over 200 rushing yards to Elizabeth, ...

Read more »

UPDATE: As of 7 a.m. Saturday, Alexander R. Dirner, who was reported missing Friday afternoon, has been found safe, according to Bridgewater Township Police. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 86-year-old "at risk" male, who was last ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After a scoreless first half, Bridgewater-Raritan came away with a 1-0 boys soccer victory over Phillipsburg on Thursday. Nathan Bliss scored with an assist from Donny Lessing in the second half for the victory. Steve Valastequi made eight saves for the Panthers (2-0).

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District celebrated the first day of school Thursday, with students heading into all schools to begin a new year. Although the district called a half day because of the excessive heat expected Thursday, students headed to their respective ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School was named the Somerset County winner of a school mural contest from Chirp Workshop, in Flemington, to have a kindness or inclusion-themed quote painted on a wall in the school. According to BRMS principal Nancy Iatesta, the school has been ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Due to the excessive heat, the first day of school Sept. 6 will only be a half day, according to a message on the district website. According to the message, staff have been working in the buildings over the last two days, but most of the buildings are not ...

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Allison Lowrey scored three goals to lead Bridgewater-Raritan to a 4-0 girls soccer victory over Franklin on opening day Tuesday afternoon. Bridgewater-Raritan outshot Franklin, 21-8. Morgan Winchock scored the other goal for the Panthers, who netted two goals in each half.

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan boys soccer team opened its season with a 3-0 victory over Franklin in the hot sun Tuesday afternoon. Bridgewater-Raritan, the defending Section 2, Group 4 champion, again displayed the tight defense that helped it to a share of the Somerset County ...

Read more »