Bridgewater/Raritan Top Stories

December 15, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Santa visited the Bridgewater Township Farmer's Market at the Bridgewater Township Library, on Vogt Drive, Dec. 9. The farmer's market is held once a month inside the library, with a number of local vendors showing off their wares. Lots of families turned out to the December ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - After winning 19 games last season, the Bridgewater-Raritan girls basketball team is entering the realm of the unknown this winter. Second-year coach Scott Bray lost nine players from that 19-8 team to graduation, and will have to work in a largely new rotation anchored by the ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School student Christopher Qiu competed in the 33rd Joseph W. Andrushkiw Mathematics Competition at Seton Hall University Nov. 17 as a team member of Bergen County Academy and won the top prize. Qiu won first place individually with a perfect score ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The ongoing saga of Bridgewater’s venerable Lane-Brokaw House will likely continue into the new calendar year. The Bridgewater Township Council took no action following a discussion to accept a historic preservation grant in the amount of $85,660 for improvements to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School Theater Department took on a production of "The Nutcracker," with a version unlike the typical ballet. This version of the play was darker and closer to the original story by E.T.A Hoffmann, without the Land of the Sweets and other similar ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently held off on introducing an ordinance that would have modified the Bridgewater Police Department by allowing the employment of six additional police officers. Bridgewater Police Chief Al Nicaretta appeared before the council with two ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Pre-season takes on a different vibe for basketball teams depending on their personnel. A veteran team with plenty of returning players might only be looking to tune up and maintain cohesiveness that has already been established. But a young team treats those December ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, in Bridgewater, held its annual Hanukkah party Dec. 5 to celebrate the holiday. Guests lit the candles for the fourth night of Hanukkah, and participated in several crafts, making dreidel cookies and more. — Photos by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Throughout November, Bridgewater-Raritan High School’s Television Club, BRTV, held its 4th annual NovemBeard competition to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. BRHS staff members Dave Evans, Dan Kavanagh, Keith Shapiro and Scott Strungis grew beards throughout the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Five players from the Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team have been named to the 2018 Skyland Conference All-Delaware Division first team as chosen by the league coaches. Representing the Panthers on first team are seniors Allison Lynch, Morgan Winchock, Meghan Ball and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Two Raritan Police officers were promoted to captain and lieutenant at the most recent Raritan Borough Council meeting. Craig Monda was promoted to captain and Thomas Fisher was promoted to lieutenant. Monda is a 23-year veteran in law enforcement, and has served in the Raritan ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - World War II hero Robert Vaucher, of Bridgewater, celebrated his 100th birthday Monday, receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Sullivan that recognized his patriotism, heroism and civic accomplishments. Lt. Col. Vaucher was the lead pilot in a 525-plane formation that flew ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The former Babies 'R' Us in the Bridgewater Promenade is turning into a furniture store, though the time frame for opening is still unclear. According to Bridgewater Township Economic Development Officer Howard Turbowitz, Bob's Furniture is coming to that location. "We do ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two new hotels with nearly 600 parking spaces in all will be coming to town. The Bridgewater Township Planning Board unanimously approved an application from the R.I. Heritage Inn of Bridgewater LLC/S.S. Heritage Inn of Bridgewater, along with restaurants and medical offices at ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough celebrated the arrival of Santa Claus Sunday with photos with Santa, music, games, food and more outside borough hall.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A PSE&G substation in Bridgewater Township will be getting a power boost in the future.   The Bridgewater planning board voted unanimously Monday to approve a minor site plan for the North Bridge Substation, which will receive an upgrade of a new 69KV power ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough has approved a resolution in support of efforts to provide greater transparency with regard to political donations, while also limiting the influence of money in politics. The council heard from David Goodman, of Represent.Us/Central NJ, who spoke about the national ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With requests for some more detailed drawings and plans for the residential units and more, the Bridgewater planning board continued the application for mixed use redevelopment at the Center of Excellence until the new year. A completion of the application is now expected Jan.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Friends of Bridgewater History is holding a special fundraiser that will award the best lit and decorated home in the township. In the 2018 Merry and Bright Bridgewater Holiday Lights Contest, residents are invited to register their homes to win the top prize. There will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Nov. 17, Bridgewater-based BananaBots Robotics Club participated in First Lego League (FLL) qualifying tournament held at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, and brought home the Robot Programming Award. The team also selected to advance to North NJ Regional FLL Championship, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As negotiations continue, the Nov. 13 board of education meeting was once again packed with teachers and parents showing support for the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association and requesting a quick settlement. The most recent three-year contract was approved in May 2016, ...

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Following rain throughout the evening Saturday, and with flood warnings in effect all over the county, a number of roads and bridges are closed for the time being. Somerset County is under a flood warning until 11:30 a.m. Sunday. As of 7:18 a.m., according to the National ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Arts Committee (BCAC) hosted a closing reception for its 6th annual Talent in the Town Nov. 19 as an end to the art exhibit that ran for over a month. The art work and performers were all situated in different locations of the building to encourage people to ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the busiest shopping day of the year almost here, we want to help you find the best deals and know just when the stores are opening. Black Friday is Nov. 23, although some of the bigger stories are opening in the evening on Thanksgiving, a practice that has been very ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Despite a first cancellation because of the nor'easter, the students at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School took on a performance of "Alice in Wonderland." Performing in the play were Matthew Pelc, Camryn Yarwood, Jessica Giovanni, Andy Cheng, Brett McManus, Ayush Bhagiruth, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The district is preparing to gather face-to-face feedback from students, parents, community members and staff through open focus groups regarding homework. Those looking to participate must sign up by clicking here. Each focus group session will center on a specific grade ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Teachers and support staff were honored by the board of education in a number of different categories including 25 years of service to the district. Recognized for more than two decades in the district were: Kristina Ackerman, 2nd grade, Crim Primary Glen Homa, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that a section of Washington Valley Road is closed for the time being, and drivers should seek an alternate route. The road is closed from Frohlin Drive to Hunter Road until further notice. No additional details were provided at this ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The township is celebrating the completion of roadwork after about a year of work on Leghorn Avenue – but some residents are still concerned about final improvements that need to be done. According to township engineer Dave Battaglia, the full length of the road is paved, as of ...

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UNION, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team spent much of the first half of Sunday's state championship game under siege. But the Panthers withstood a barrage of Eastern Regional threats and reached the half stalemated in a scoreless match. It stayed that way until Kelli McGroarty ...

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