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Resident: Aspects of 2019 Election Should be Remembered for Future

November 11, 2019

To the Editor:

The Bridgewater election is over.

As I look back on the achievements of each candidate, there are some things that don’t make much sense to me. The messaging in each campaign ad was telling but certainly not prophetic. Matt Moench's stroll through the high school won over Jeffrey Brookner's commitment to transparency in government. Michael Kirsh's kitchen ...

Bridgewater Police: Piscataway Woman Arrested for Theft of Cosmetics at Target

November 1, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Piscataway resident was arrested Oct. 28 at 3:12 p.m. after allegedly being found with more than $200 worth of cosmetics from Target, at the Bridgewater Promenade, according to Bridgewater Township Police.

Jisell D. Rincon-Perez, 23, was charged with shoplifting after being found with cosmetics valued at $258.30.

She was processed and released pending a court ...

BSA Honors TAPinto Owner/Editor at Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner

November 9, 2019

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will honor local citizens at the Toast to Scouting Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge at 6:30 pm.

This year’s honorees are Frank DelCore, Rod Hirsch, Maryjane Hydro, John Kitchen, Anthony Raffino, and Neil Van Cleef.

The event recognizes these six ...

Somerville: Hepatitis A Clinic Closes After 3 Days and 1,800 Shots

November 9, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The emergency health clinic set up by the New Jersey and Somerset County health departments to administer Hepatitis A inoculations closed Friday after three days of long lines and 1,800 shots.

The clinic, held at the Somerset County Human Services building on Warren Street beginning Wednesday, was necessitated by a disclosure earlier this week that an employee who had worked ...

Presidential Heart Disease

Election day has come and gone. Next up we will be voting for the White House occupant for the following four years. As a group, the Presidents have generally been healthier than the average American. However, as Bernie Sanders’ recent heart attack made clear, the Presidents are not immune to heart disease and stroke. What is the history of Presidential heart disease and what lessons can ...

'A Doll's House Part 2' Makes Timeless Claims at Summit Playhouse

SUMMIT, NJ – You wouldn’t think a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s play about Nora Helmer in 19th century Norway would be especially relevant today.

But the smart, funny sequel by Lucas Hnath has much to say about marriage, the cost of independence, abandoning one’s family and other issues that ring true. When Nora insists that marriage won’t exist in 20 or 30 years, ...

'Romeo and Juliet' Stay Eternally Young at Shakespeare Theatre

No matter how often, or how rarely, you may have seen Shakespeare’s love letter to “Romeo and Juliet,” it still returns with blazing life, in the romantic balcony scene, in the hard lessons we learn about Capulets and Montagues and in the eternal flame of lives snuffed out too soon.

The production at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison has held audiences ...

Raritan Valley Line: Off-Peak ‘One-Seat Ride’ Service from Raritan Station to NYC Returns

November 9, 2019

FANWOOD, NJ -- Starting Nov. 4, off-peak (morning and evening) NYC direct trains into Midtown Manhattan has resumed service along NJ Transit's Raritan Valley Line.

Getting these trains back is progress but the fight for better, reliable service continues, according to Raritan Valley Line Mayors' Alliance (RVL Mayors), a bi-partisan group of 32 Mayors from Union, ...