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Bridgewater/Raritan Top Stories

October 6, 2022

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Police Department is now an accredited law enforcement agency in New Jersey. The New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is a statewide, independent credentialing body that analyzes the operational ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Hyatt House saga in Bridgewater Township appears to have come to a conclusion. The township council approved an ordinance at its Sept. 19 meeting that will create the RMDU-26 multifamily residential zone at 530 Route 22 to incentivize the production of affordable housing.

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RARITAN, NJ - Given the state of the pool at Basilone Park, management issues and environmental constraints, borough engineer Stan Schrek is still investigating what environmental permit is required to construct a splash park at Basilone Park, which will likely replace the pool, an investigation ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Bridgewater Township officials and the local quarry are working to continue their long-standing partnership, including fees. Special counsel Joe Bell, representing the Stavola Construction Materials Inc. that currently owns and runs the quarry, appeared at the Sept. 8 meeting ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - During a late afternoon in the vacated hallways of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Tom Gunning takes out his keys and unlocks the doors to the school’s auditorium that is completely dark. Once he and his wife, Teresa Wallace-Gunning, enter the spacious and quiet room, the ...

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Editor's Note: This article is in response to one published on Sept. 27, which incorrectly stated that some education material had been banned and that opt-out options began in second grade. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Karen Jones, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, clarified a number ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Bridgewater Township officials have again publicly acknowledged September as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, an annual affair for this time of year. They also honored one of “Bridgewater Township’s finest residents” at a recent meeting.  Mayor Matthew Moench read a ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Valley Wellness, the medical cannabis dispensary currently under construction in Raritan Borough, is seeking to operate as an Expanded Alternative Treatment Center (ATC), allowing the business to engage in adult personal-use cannabis activities. Accepted adult-use activities under ...

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Editor's Note: This article has been edited because of some inaccuracies noted by assistant superintendent of curriculum Karen Jones. Please click here for corrected information regarding opt-out and state mandates across curriculum. BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The state champions have begun the march to a repeat performance. The Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band launched its title defense when the group performed in its first competition of the school year Saturday at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s 23rd annual ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - More than two years after COVID-19 became a pandemic, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District is working at keeping students and staff safe when it comes to health and wellness. Discussions at a Bridgewater-Raritan board of education meeting revealed updated protocols ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A pair of proclamations from the Bridgewater Township Council honored a local church’s centennial, plus the 75th anniversary of the independence of an overseas nation that has developed strong local roots. The council first recognized the 100th anniversary of the Macedonia ...

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MARTINSVILLE, NJ - The Martinsville Community Center held its annual fall festival event Sept. 17 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID, with food music, children's games, activities, vendors and more. The goal of the festival is to instill a sense of community by bringing together the residents ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, with Bridgewater Township and the Bridgewater Commons Mall, held the annual Community Day and Touch a Truck event Sept. 19, with families enjoying food, music, vendors, bounce houses and lots of different trucks.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The new school year is underway in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, and with it has come some change. Perhaps the biggest change at Bridgewater-Raritan High School has been that of the unit lunch, a new initiative that superintendent Robert Beers has said will ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The John Basilone Memorial Parade returned to Raritan Borough, with Marines, veterans, local officials, scouts and more coming out to Somerset Street to honor Raritan's hometown hero.

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RARITAN, NJ - The Basilone Memorial Foundation held its annual Manila Madness 5K Freedom Run Sept. 17. The event is held annually on the weekend of the John Basilone Memorial Parade. It is a USATF certified 5K run or walk for veterans down Somerset Street.

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RARITAN, NJ - The Somerset County commissioners dedicated five blocks of West Somerset Street in Raritan as “Basilone Boulevard” in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone. Basilone, of Raritan, was a war hero who in World War II won the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Purple Heart as a United States ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council debated the location of a splash park after approving to apply for a grant in May to install one in town. The debate included whether a splash park should replace the pool at Basilone Park, which many council members agreed is a mess. Although the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – The summer months proved invaluable for the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District. Even though regular classes were not in session, district administrators and staff were hard at work preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. Assistant superintendent of schools Karen ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ – In Bridgewater-Raritan’s 7-6 win at Union and with his team down 6-0 with under four minutes to go in regulation, Panthers senior running back Antione Hinton rushed for the game-tying two-yard touchdown to get Bridgewater-Raritan on the board. Senior kicker Sam Valeira then ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Dozens of Somerset County residents and religious leaders gathered at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, for an Active Shooter Awareness Training at the end of August. Held by the county sheriff's Office and open to the entire community for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Feb. 24, the Burlaka family, who lived only 30 kilometers from Russia, was woken up at 5 a.m. in the Ukraine with the news that the nation was at war. “I will remember this day my entire life,” said Liza Burlaka. “The whole city was in panic, you could hear explosions going ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bradley Gardens Little Loop baseball held its closing ceremonies Sept. 1, with end-of-season games and pizza parties, hosted by sponsor American Legion Post 327. About 150 boys and girls from across Bridgewater and surrounding towns played in four divisions, including their ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council arrived at a compromise of sorts when deciding how many police officers to make available for the school district. The council voted unanimously Sept. 8, following a closed session, to adopt an ordinance to amend the composition and organization ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although the first day of the new unit lunch at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School was a bit of chaos, things have straightened out as students have learned about how the system works, according to Superintendent Robert Beers. Beers said the district has shifted to a rotating ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although an outdoor flag ceremony had to be canceled because of rain, Bridgewater Township still held a special ceremony Sunday morning commemorating the victims and heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Bridgewater Township lost six residents in the attacks – Evan Jay Baron, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An icon of Somerset County was recently honored by the Bridgewater Township Council. The municipal governing body took time Aug. 1 to honor Jessie L. Havens, better known as the “unofficial historian of Somerset County.” Hinds entered the council chambers on Commons Way that ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The 41st Annual John Basilone Memorial Parade returns Sept. 18. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Somerset Street, honoring National World War II hero, Marine Sgt. John Basilone, the borough's hometown hero. Basilone received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After much back and forth between the township and the district regarding security and the number of officers needed, a plan is being approved between the two entities to add an additional SRO officer and three new Class III officers. In June, the district approved a security ...

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