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Bridgewater/Raritan Top Stories

November 29, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Planning Board has recommended the adoption of an ordinance change to allow for a medical use in the current Crate & Barrel building at the Village at Commons. The Bridgewater Township Council had previously introduced the change to the regional ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A temporary cellular tower will be constructed on Milltown Road in Bridgewater, while fees and other costs for excavations will be updated. Changes to the town code regarding quarries, however, will have to wait. The Bridgewater Township council introduced two ordinances at ...

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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. 26, and most stores are now closed on Thanksgiving Day. Here is your list of when the biggest stores in Bridgewater ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teacher, cross country/track and field coach and marathon runner Rich Marton passed away earlier this month – and a number of his former students are organizing a marathon in his honor to give him an even 50. Marton taught science at the high ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School senior Marco Langon won the Meet of Champions last weekend, becoming the first from Somerset County to achieve that since 2004, and the first ever from Bridgewater. In the meet, Langon cut his time by 32 seconds to run a career best at the meet ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Changes have been proposed to the intersection of Chimney Rock Road and Union Avenue in Bridgewater, and are expected to bear fruit sometime next year. According to the press department of the state's Department of Transportation, the Chimney Rock-Union intersection is under ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan's parking projects were a main focus of discussion during the Oct. 26 town meeting. Borough planner Angela Knowles spoke to the borough council about shared parking and further planning project updates. Parking in Raritan Borough is often hotly contested and often fought ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School robotics team held its STEAM fair Saturday, with students invited to take in interactive activities, experiments and much more. There were a variety of booths with experiments and interactive activities for students. In addition, there were ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Bridgewater Township Council is looking at possible options in replacing the only Crate & Barrel store currently located in town. The council introduced an ordinance for that purpose at its Nov. 8 meeting, one that will amend a section of the Bridgewater Regional Center ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Martinsville VFW held its annual Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at Chimney Rock Park, honoring veterans of all wars, both in Bridgewater and around the country.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The homework policy in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, and how much homework students should have, was discussed again late last month, but no new decisions have been made. The topic was broached during the second public speaking session by local resident ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Largely sidelined by other issues over the last year-plus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the notion of pushing back school start times was discussed again at the most recent meeting of the Bridgewater-Raritan board of education. School board member Jessica Levitt, who had long ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held a special ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Nov. 11 to honor its veterans.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A group of students, including several from Bridgewater-Raritan High School, have created ArtInMind, a student-led initiative to use art as a medium to empower those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or learning disabilities through different workshops. According to senior Jessica ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Some may have noticed a few boxes around Raritan with “Raritan Library” written on them. They were built by Daniel McLoone, a Hillsborough Boy Scout who built them as part of his Eagle Scout project. The boxes were built with the intention of promoting reading in the nearby ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli conceded defeat to Gov. Phil Murphy Friday, with a press conference at the Raritan Borough municipal building, on First Street, in the middle of Ciattarelli’s hometown. “From the time that I declared for governor in January 2020, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The district is reporting fewer incidents of violence, according to the most recent safety data report, although administrators acknowledge that is largely due to remote learning during the pandemic. The 2020-2021 student safety data report was delivered to the board of ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Sri Venkateswara Temple and Community Center partnered with Bridgewater Township to hold a cultural celebration of Diwali Monday at the Bridgewater Senior Center. Diwali is an Indian festival of lights, representing the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Robotics Team is holding its annual STEAM Fair at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School – and while it forges ahead with the fair, the members of the team are still looking to rebuild from tragedy. The team’s robotics warehouse was rendered fully inoperable ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education has entered into an arrangement with the Bridgewater-Raritan Transportation Association regarding payment of bus drivers, including added compensation for new drivers and those drivers who recruit new ones. The so-called sidebar ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Panther Athletic Club held the second annual bonfire Nov. 4, celebrating the school's many fall sports teams. Players from all different teams turned out for the event at the Washington School Park, on First Avenue, as well as the Raritan Police Department, ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough dedicated a tree at Frelinghuysen Park Nov. 6 in memory of Raritan resident Malathu Kanche, who died in the floodwaters of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Kanche's body was found Sept. 3 after being reported missing when her car was overcome by water during the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The county board of elections unanimously voted last week to accept ballots from Bridgewater Township that were found in the township’s drop box instead of the county ballot drop box on Nov. 3, after the deadline to submit ballots. A number of vote-by-mail ballots were found in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Finderne First Aid & Rescue Squad, on Nov. 2, dedicated a bench at the Bridgewater Senior Center in memory of Charles and Mary Hutchings. Charles Hutchings was a founding member of the rescue squad who passed away a few years ago, and his wife died at the height of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School 10th grader Mithran Moses wanted to find a way to give back and connect with his roots – so he joined an organization that helped open a new library in India. “I enjoy serving my community, especially those who don’t have the opportunities that I ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Coming into their North 2 Group 4 quarterfinals matchup at Skyland Conference division rival and #4 Bridgewater-Raritan, #12 Franklin had won seven straight contests following a 2-8-2 start and did not allow a goal since a 3-1 loss to Immaculata on Oct 8. Just under a month ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Christmas is only two months away, and the Raritan Borough Council will be doing something a little different to celebrate. The Economic Development Committee recently submitted a proposal to wrap the trees and poles of downtown Raritan with battery powered lights that will last ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of vote-by-mail ballots were found in the township’s general drop box Wednesday morning after the box, that had been locked since September, was opened for the first time. According to deputy township administrator Wells Winegar, the township drop box, which is ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lawsuit against Democratic council candidate Saad Toor and Somerset County Clerk Steve Peter regarding Toor's eligibility to run for Bridgewater council is in the process of being dismissed, as of Thursday afternoon. A hearing had initially been scheduled in Somerset County ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Body cams, sewer pumps and more were approved by the Bridgewater Township Council earlier this month, at what was its only meeting in October. The council approved a resolution to enter Bridgewater into a state contract with Motorola Solutions out of Allen, Texas for new police ...

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