Bridgewater/Raritan Top Stories

June 5, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A judge ruled on behalf of Bridgewater Township Friday regarding a motion from Advance Realty for partial summary judgment to obtain immediate final site plan approval for the grocery store and hotel at the Center of Excellence site in Bridgewater. According to a notice filed ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District recently bade good-bye to nearly three dozen staff and faculty members who will retire from the school system at the end of the current academic year. The group was recognized individually at the online May 28 meeting of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District's Department of Performing Arts and the Bridgewater-Raritan High School's Television Team, BRTV, will present Music to Unite: A Benefit Concert Friday at 8 p.m. The concert will be broadcasted on BRTV's YouTube channel, and will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The annual Sing Off, presented by the Kimberly A. Nelson Foundation, is moving to a new online format this year. The ninth annual event will still feature students from Bridgewater-Raritan High School and Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School. This year, the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has looked north for a consultant to manage its sewer fund, and has also voted to expand a local roadway construction endeavor. The town council voted unanimously May 18 to award a contract to Raftelis, Inc., out of Massachusetts, to provide sewer fund ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council was presented with a draft anti-nepotism ordinance at its second May meeting, but it only furthered the contentious discussion that ended without action. Councilman Pablo Orozco had worked over the past two weeks with councilman Michael Patente and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The seniors at Bridgewater-Raritan High School are slated to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on June 23 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it remains to be seen if the Class of 2020 will also get to say goodbye in a more traditional fashion. “Safety ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teachers and coaches Scott Bray, Ed Knapp and Sean Foley are organizing a walk for the Class of 2020 to raise money for a legacy donation. They will be walking 20.20 miles to raise funds for the Class of 2020, and all money raised will go ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is expected to require equipment improvements for some local businesses, while also modifying options regarding affordable housing in the municipality in the next few weeks. The town council introduced a pair of ordinances related to those matters at its ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The effects of Covid-19 on all aspects of life – from street design to summer camp - took center stage during the Raritan council meeting this week. The issue of a 2020 summer camp was laid to rest without a council vote.  Through discussion, it was obvious that time had run out ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has released information on how the long-term care facilities in town are faring during the pandemic. According to the release, Bridgewater has 10 long-term care facilities, accounting for more than a quarter of all the facilities in Somerset County. Of ...

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RARITAN, NJ - With social distancing and other protocols in place, Raritan Borough held a short ceremony at Veterans Park for Memorial Day Monday to honor those who gave their lives for this country. Veterans gathered in a ceremony that was not open to the public, and they had a salute and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater juvenile has been identified as the man fatally struck by a NJ Transit train Monday at around 4:20 p.m. just west of the Bridgewater station, according to Lisa Torbic, of NJ Transit. Torbic said the eastbound Raritan Valley Line train 5526, which left from Raritan ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hoffman Road will be getting some much-needed improvements in the near future, as approved recently by the Bridgewater Township Council, along with several other measures. The municipal governing body approved a resolution to award a contract to DeSantis Construction, Inc., out ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Eisenhower Intermediate School’s Math Enrichment Club achieved much success in the five competitions it competed in this school year.  The team was comprised of 62 students in grades five and six. The team practiced and participated weekly from November to March, under the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is unable to hold its annual Memorial Day ceremonies and parade this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but it is still doing whatever possible to honor those who gave their lives for this country. At 12 p.m. Monday, Bridgewater Township is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Eisenhower Intermediate School'ss Stock Market Club has reason to celebrate, as three students earned second place in the New York/New Jersey competition.  Each semester, Eisenhower teachers Michele Hecht and Karen Popadiuk offer students the opportunity to participate in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School prom was supposed to be Friday, and although it has currently been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, that doesn't mean seniors couldn't dress in their finest to commemorate the day. We are compiling photos of seniors dressed in their ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Leah Papp, a 2002 graduate of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, created a special sign to honor essential workers. The sign – which says, "Thank you  Essential Workers, You Are Our Heroes" – has been up at a home on Foothill Road since April.

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RARITAN, NJ - Residents of Raritan Borough, Flemington Borough and surrounding towns took part in a caravan to honor New Hope resident Archie Fagan, a World War II veteran. The vehicles met in Flemington and then traveled to Operation Jersey Cares in Raritan, for a drive-by visit with Fagan, who ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A 22-year-old Bridgewater man was killed in a motor vehicle crash that set the car on fire Monday evening on Garretson Road, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police. According to police, the Bridgewater Township Police Department Traffic Safety Bureau and the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An educator in the Bridgewater-Raritan regional school district was recently honored as a national award winner. Michael Russell, an eighth-grade science teacher at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, was honored by the board of education May 12 for being one of just three ...

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BRIDGWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education recently honored more than 100 high school students in the district for their achievements in languages. The board honored students from Bridgewater-Raritan High School who had achieved the state’s Seal of Bi-Literacy. Their names were ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Tired of leaflets, handbills and flyers littering the streets of Raritan? So is the governing body. Mayor Zachary Bray and the borough council have been trying to find a way to, legally, stop the flow of “free” papers.   There are currently ordinances covering litter and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because the township has authorized an additional grace period for paying the second quarter property taxes, the school district is assisting in providing some relief. In late April, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order allowing municipalities to choose to extend the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick said a survey has been sent out to students and families requesting feedback on distance learning. In his weekly Friday message to the community, he said the survey answers will help the district improve the program. The survey has been sent to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School has a plan for this year's graduation as the Class of 2020 is recognized for being "United Apart." Principal Charles Ezell released a YouTube video Thursday detailing the plans for June and the intention of the district to hold a graduation ...

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RARITAN, NJ - In what Raritan Mayor Zachary Bray termed, “kicking the can down the road,” the council decided to delay again a decision about opening borough pools and summer camp. The mayor had advocated for making a determination not to open either the Basilone pool, the Frelinghuysen pool or ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough engineer Stan Shrek gave an update of ongoing projects at a recent borough council meeting, including the 2019-2020 grant work planned for Woodmere and Weiss streets. The design has been completed and is now under review by the state. Once the NJDOT signs off on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township continues to soldier on in the face of COVID-19, and members of the township council offered updates, thoughts and prayers to residents and all those affected at May 7 meeting. “It’s a cloud hanging over us,” councilman Michael Kirsh said. “It’s a tragedy ...

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