Bridgewater/Raritan Top Stories

August 20, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A resolution regarding road improvements on Frontier Road will have to wait until at least the next Bridgewater Township Council meeting to be possibly ratified. The town governing body voted to table the resolution at its most recent meeting. Councilman Allen Kurdyla asked ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County has released an updated list of roads to be resurfaced through the 2018 Road Resurfacing Project, including a number of them in Bridgewater. The county will be doing patches on several county roads in town, as well as a number of municipal roads for the township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lot of moving parts – and money – was required for both public and private entities to help secure the historic Wemple property, a move that was formalized by the Bridgewater Township Council in early August. The total purchase price was $1,195,000. Spearheading the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - At the end of June,the coding team from Bridgewater-Raritan High School participated in the Technology Student Association 2018 National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, and brought home a second place trophy from the highly competitive computer coding competition. Technology ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Almost a month after residents started seeing flyers from Identity Evropa, a group classified by the Anti-Defamation League as a white supremacist organization, around Bridgewater and surrounding towns, residents have been banding together to spread a message against hate and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair came to North Branch Park last week, as thousands visited the grounds to see all the 4-H has to offer. Guests enjoyed seeing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and many more animals, while also exploring trains, RC cars, artwork, plants and much more ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The saga of the venerable Wemple property in Bridgewater Township is on its way to a satisfying conclusion for the residents who have fought for it for years. The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously Monday to allow for the purchase of about 31 acres of land – known ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan community gathered at Frelinghuysen Pool Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out with the police department. Children had the chance to explore the fire trucks and police cars, while also seeing a demonstration from the county K9 unit. — Photos by Dawn Wilde

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Police Department celebrated National Night Out Tuesday with emergency vehicles, bouncy houses, entertainment and lots of food. The department held the annual celebration at the municipal complex, and were joined by fire trucks and rescue vehicles from ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In the 2017-2018 school year, students in Eisenhower Intermediate School’s three Mathleague teams qualified in state competitions. The nine members of the three teams qualified, with Christopher Qiu, Evan Xie, Gracelynne Hao and Sushanth Elangovan in team one; Kevin Wang, Iris ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - School officials are focused on getting ready for the new school year that starts in September, including the implementation of new technology, according to the administration at a recent board of education meeting. “It’s summer,” said Superintendent Russell Lazovick. “We have ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County 4-H Fair returns to North Branch Park, in Bridgewater, Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 for its 71st anniversary of free family fun. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m on all three days with parking at the park itself, and free shuttle buses running from 9:30 ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  A couple Bridgewater residents were named outstanding volunteers by the Somerset County 4-H for 2018. They, along with several other Somerset County residents, were recognized July 18 during a 4-H Association meeting, as well as a dinner reception in their honor July ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council just barely approved an ordinance that set financial compensation for the town’s mayor, council members, department heads and certain other municipal employees. The measure, which had been tabled at an earlier council meeting, was passed by a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission continued its summer concert series Sunday with Garden State Radio at Duke Island Park. Hundreds came out to listen to the band perform its medley of hits from the 1980s through today. The concert series continues Aug. 5 with the fifth ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Former Raritan resident Jon Hlafter presented the borough with a sketch of Washington School that he had drawn himself. Hlafter, now a resident of Princeton, presented the sketch to Mayor Charles McMullin, who accepted it at borough hall along with two former eighth grade graduates ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is still looking for its own answer regarding the appointment of animal humane law enforcement officers in the municipality. The town council unanimously tabled a resolution on the matter in July. Following the dissolution of the New Jersey Society for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A groundswell of support is emerging to re-name a storied section of Bridgewater Township. In June, the Bridgewater Township Council discussed the possibility of formally renaming Somerville Manor to the more historical moniker of Hobbstown. The area in question is a portion of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Two incumbents and two new candidates are running for three open seats to represent Bridgewater on the board of education in the 2018 elections. The deadline for filing to run in November's election was Monday at 4 p.m. Incumbents Melanie Thiesse and Jacqueline Barlow are ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Despite postponements in date due to threats of rain, Raritan held its annual Christmas in July celebration Thursday, welcoming Santa Claus to the Frelinghuysen and Basilone pools. Santa visited the students at the pools for hula hoop contests, talks of presents and more. — ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Marcus A. Carollo, son of Peter and Jackie Carollo of Bridgewater, has achieved Eagle Scout rank, boy scouting's highest rank. Carollo, 19, is a member of Boy Scout Troop 46, sponsored by Blessed Sacrament Church in Martinsville, and under the leadership of Scoutmaster Scott ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Bridgewater-based Girl Scout Cadette Troop 62414 each recently completed the requirements to earn the Community Service Bar via a partnership with The Bristol Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  Each ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater teen was one of several who received gold medals when students from the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School participated in the 54th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 25 through June 29 in Kentucky. Elizabeth ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The possibility of banning recreational marijuana in Bridgewater Township reared its head once more in a discussion held June 16. “The genesis was a number of months ago,” said councilman Howard Norgalis. “There was a lot of interest and attention from interested ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough has unanimously introduced its new noise ordinance, which is modeled after the one for the state of New Jersey. According to Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin, the ordinance is an adoption of the state noise ordinance, with state rules regarding decibel levels in the ...

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MILLBURN, NJ - Gracelynne Hao, of Bridgewater, was one of more than 100 selected to earn a spot in Paper Mill Playhouse’s Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory. The members of the competitive conservatory in the senior, junior plus and junior companies are directed and choreographed by the ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Bridgewater resident Gianna Lee Biscione recently traveled to the United States Capitol to see her winning art submission displayed in the halls of Congress. The 18-year-old was selected this year as the winner of the annual Congressional Art Competition in the seventh ...

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