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Bridgewater Approves Ordinance for $6.2 Million in Roadwork Throughout Township

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township approved an ordinance with plans for moving forward on more than $6.2 million worth of road projects throughout the township, an increase of more than $1.6 million over 2016.

The funds in the ordinance also include an additional appropriation of $600,00 that was added into the plans from the recently passed amendments to the 2017 budget.

The ordinance for $6.2 million, and the issuance of $5.909 million in bonds, appropriates funds for complete reconstruction and design on Hauck Road, Donahue Road, Dow Road, Drumhill Road, Braemar Place, Country Club Road, Adamsville Road and Colonial Way. Overlays are also included for the entire length of Crim Road, portions of Foothill Road, the entire length of Milltown Road, entire length of North Shore Drive, entire length of South Shore Drive, portions of Talamini Road and the entire length of Carteret Road.

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Stratford Place Resident Reported Theft of Vehicle, According to Bridgewater Township Police

November 24, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 2016 LEXUS NX200T was stolen from a residence at about 7 a.m. Nov. 14, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to the report, a Stratford Place resident reported a theft of the motor vehicle while it was parked in front of the house. The vehicle, the report said, was running and unlocked at the time of the theft.

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Outstanding Citizens to be Honored at Boy Scouts of America Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner

November 19, 2017

RARITAN, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local citizens at the Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner to be held Nov. 30 at the Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater at 6:30 p.m.  This year’s honorees are Joanie Coffaro, Brian Gallagher, Nicholas F. Pellitta, Esq., Craig & Jonathan Slass, and Doris (Dee) Zampella.

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Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

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Mars, the closest planet to the Earth, has always fascinated humans. From H.G Wells 1898 novel The War of the Worlds, to Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio broadcast about a Martian invasion, to Gustav Holst’s 1914 classical music piece Mars, the Bringer of War, to the 2015 Academy Award nominated film, The Martian mankind has long dreamed about Mars. Now NASA and private companies ...

Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

November 18, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the ...