Bridgewater/Raritan Top Stories

October 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter held its annual Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk Sunday at Duke Island Park. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, and raises funds for the shelter. About 100 or so people participated in the walk with ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Neither the respective records, nor the season, nor what is at stake particularly matters when the Bridgewater-Raritan and Ridge girls soccer teams go against each other. The rivalry that is the Somerset County soccer equivalent of the Red Sox and the Yankees always ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Thespian Honor Society performed "Black Comedy" over two days in mid October. In the first act of the play, the curtain opens to a darkened stage, with the actors going about their business as usual, until the lights come back on and the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held its annual Riverfest and Rubber Duck Race at Canal Street Sunday, with vendors and hundreds of people taking part in the festivities. The event concluded with the rubber ducks being launched down the Raritan River, in a race to the finish for some great ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council tried to overrule a veto by Mayor Dan Hayes regarding the establishment of an office for a full-time municipal historian and local history advisory committee, but were unable to garner enough votes.    The council voted, 3-2, at its Oct. 11 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan field hockey team punched its ticket to the championship game of the Somerset County Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Ridge in the SCT semifinal on Saturday. Sam Della Rovere scored two goals, one in each half, for the Panthers (14-2-1). Heather Stires ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team defeated Gill-St. Bernard's, 5-0, in the quarterfinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday. Allison Lowrey scored two goals and had two assists for the Panthers (13-1), who led, 3-0, at halftime. Melanie Lytle ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick gave his annual state-of-the-district address Monday, focusing on the work of the different action teams for the strategic planning committee, and explaining the work that has been done for the 8,637 students in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the next mediation meeting scheduled for Oct. 22, and tensions continuing to run high, members of the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association turned out to Tuesday’s board of education meeting to speak out against the continued contract negotiations – and one student ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Woman's Club held its annual fundraiser Oct. 6 at the Somerville Elks, in Bridgewater. The fundraiser included a fashion show with Fashions by Soft Surroundings, all modeled by club members. All proceeds of the event went to charity.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is planning a discussion Thursday on a veto from Mayor Dan Hayes regarding an approved ordinance on establishing a volunteer town historian and a six-member historic preservation committee. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 3-2 Oct. 1, but, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two Bridgewater-Raritan High School organizations teamed up to help those affected by the hurricane in North and South Carolina. Students and faculty members of the BRHS Television Club (BRTV), and students and faculty members of BRHS Famly & Consumer Science classes ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District students wore red Tuesday to stand in support with teachers who have been working without a contract since the most recent one expired in June. Tuesday was chosen as a day to wear red because of the evening's planned board of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is moving forward with bike paths and other future development at the 100-acre Camp Cromwell site.   Bridgewater Township approved the purchase of the site, on Vosseller Avenue, in March 2017. The Boys Club of New York had previously owned the property ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A trio of Bridgewater Township police officers will be assigned to the Bridgewater-Raritan school system in the near future, after the council approved a measure to hire three Class III officers. According to the New Jersey School Boards Association, the option for these ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hunterdon Central scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half to rally from a three-point halftime deficit to beat Bridgewater-Raritan, 42-17, during the annual Homecoming Game Friday night. Anthony Goffe rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater woman was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash that killed a Clinton woman on Easton Avenue in Franklin Township Oct. 4. According to the Franklin Township Police Department, at 1:54 p.m. Oct. 4, the department received multiple 911 calls about a motor ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Three officers from the Bridgewater Township Police Department were promoted in a recent ceremony at the municipal complex. Kevin Tennant, a 20-year veteran of the department, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. He will be one of the afternoon Watch Commanders. Tennant ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The application from Bridgewater Hills for two hotels, including a Courtyard by Marriott; a restaurant; a banquet hall; and an adult daycare center at Frontier Road and Route 22 has been put on hold until Thanksgiving. The Bridgewater Township Planning Board held a preliminary ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A Raritan man has pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder in the 2015 deaths of 15-year Kim Streath and her mother, 51-year-old Sandra Guiseppe, in their First Avenue home, according to a report from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. Ramon Cadiz, 53, will face ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Teal ribbons once again graced various trees, parks, schools and the municipal building in Bridgewater throughout September to commemorate ovarian cancer awareness in the township.   Bridgewater has been hosting the event for five years now. Late Bridgewater resident Renee ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit to remain undefeated with a 3-2 victory over Watchung Hills on Tuesday. The Panthers (11-0) trailed, 2-0, before scoring all three of their goals after intermission, including two by Gianna Minerva.

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RARITAN, NJ - The new Quick Chek, off the Somerville Circle in Raritan, held a special ribbon cutting Monday to celebrate the grand opening of the new store. The official opening date for the store is Tuesday, Oct. 2. On hand to celebrate the grand opening were Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Planning Board granted a request for extension of approvals Sept. 24 in the case of the Eden Wood Realty redevelopment of the former Weyerhauser property, fronting on East Main Street and Radel Avenue. “This is an affordable housing inclusionary ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several Bridgewater automobile dealerships on Route 22 may have to watch more closely where they park their sales stock from now on. Council vice president Matthew Moench said recently that there are several car dealerships on the northbound aside of Route 22 West that are not ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a number of resolutions dealing with road construction and improvement projects in the municipality. The first resolution awarded a contract to JTG Construction out of Newark for the BWT-5 Road Improvement Project (Harding ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan football team turned in a strong effort on the road against one of the premier teams in the area and threw a scare into Phillipsburg before losing, 34-28, Friday night. Alex Fromberg had a nearly perfect night passing the ball for the Panthers (1-4).

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Update: Old York Road has now reopened. Blackwells Mills Causeway is now closed. BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of bridges in Bridgewater, Raritan and the surrounding area are closed as floodwaters continue to rise following days of rainfall. According to Somerset County Public Safety, the county ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education has approved a memorandum of agreement for a partnership with Bridgewater Township to hire three Class III officers to serve in the district during the school year – and the township council is expected to approve it during the Oct.1 council ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Martinsville Community Center held its annual Fall Festival Saturday, complete with games for kids, and appearances by the Bridgewater Township Police Department, and local fire and rescue squads. — Photos by Matt Kipp  

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