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Thespian Honor Society Preparing for First Season Performance

September 30, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - During a late afternoon in the vacated hallways of Bridgewater-Raritan High School, Tom Gunning takes out his keys and unlocks the doors to the school’s auditorium that is completely dark.

Once he and his wife, Teresa Wallace-Gunning, enter the spacious and quiet room, the lights  shine on throughout the empty auditorium.

And that is before the couple even ...

BRHS Marching Band Takes Top Prize in First Marching Band Festival of the Year

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The state champions have begun the march to a repeat performance.

The Bridgewater-Raritan High School marching band launched its title defense when the group performed in its first competition of the school year Saturday at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School’s 23rd annual marching band festival.

And the results continued to produce a first-place ...

Martinsville Community Center Holds Annual Fall Festival (Photo Gallery)

MARTINSVILLE, NJ - The Martinsville Community Center held its annual fall festival event Sept. 17 after a two-year hiatus due to COVID, with food music, children's games, activities, vendors and more.

The goal of the festival is to instill a sense of community by bringing together the residents and the businesses.

Harry-okie provided music, and there were live performances by the ...

Bridgewater JCC, Township Hold Annual Community Day Event

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, with Bridgewater Township and the Bridgewater Commons Mall, held the annual Community Day and Touch a Truck event Sept. 19, with families enjoying food, music, vendors, bounce houses and lots of different trucks.

John Basilone Parade Makes Its Way Down Somerset Street

RARITAN, NJ - The John Basilone Memorial Parade returned to Raritan Borough, with Marines, veterans, local officials, scouts and more coming out to Somerset Street to honor Raritan's hometown hero.

Raritan Council Approves Application of Grant for Potential Splash Park at Basilone Park

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council debated the location of a splash park after approving to apply for a grant in May to install one in town.

The debate included whether a splash park should replace the pool at Basilone Park, which many council members agreed is a mess. Although the council approved a motion for borough engineer Stan Schrek to investigate the permit required to construct ...

BRHS Marching Band Looking to Vie for Another State Title

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The band room at Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School is becoming more and more overcrowded.

And the room is not just being overwhelmed with band instruments and equipment.

What is there too are the numerous banners that hang and the countless trophies that are displayed throughout the practice room.

This is what Room 129 at the high school is all about, stuffing in ...


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New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

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Jenny Brigante, Sales Associate in the New Providence office, offers personal service with distinction. She’ll serve as your trusted advisor with personal service and care! Jenny is a neighborhood specialist, familiar with local communities, home values, and price trends in Union County. Her commitment, guidance, and care are all offered unstintingly to her clients throughout the buying and ...

Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle celebrated its 25th Anniversary by honoring the four pioneer residents — Charlotte McAfee, Ellen McCourt, Betsy Sussman, and Edith Brokaw — at a gala dinner. These four women have lived here since the opening of the community and have been instrumental in making Laurel Circle the vibrant and warm community it is today by serving on committees, ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, October 3, 7:00 PM


Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission Q3 Meeting


Mon, October 3, 7:30 PM


COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session


Tue, October 4, 7:00 PM


Zoning Board Meeting

Vote Tom Kean, Jr. To Get Prices Down

September 22, 2022

To the Editor:

Last week, Joe Biden hosted a party cheering good times on the White House South Lawn that even included an exclusive performance by James Taylor.  Our own Congressman, Tom Malinowski, attended to celebrate what he has called a "booming economy" and an economy that is "doing better than anyone expected."

While Biden and Malinowski celebrated, ...

Bridgewater Police Blotter Includes Arrests for DWI, Reports of Vehicle Burglaries

September 19, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has released its police blotter for the middle of September.

A resident of Schindler Terrace reported Aug. 27 that their Black Mongoose bicycle was stolen from in front of their home. The bicycle had been left in a bicycle rack, but was not locked.
Michael Rodriguez-Davila, 24, of Queens, was arrested Aug. 23 at 2:24 p.m. for allegedly shoplifting at ...

Bridgewater Commons, Robert Wood Johnson Teaming Up to Educate During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset have teamed up to educate and encourage mammograms during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There will be a series of special events and eye-catching moments throughout the mall to educate and encourage women to schedule annual mammograms and embrace hope.

First, there will be ...



September 23, 2022

The BRHS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY team had an amazing first xc meet this season with 12 girls medaling at the South Jersey XC Shootout Meet. Congratulations to Coach Pyle, Coach Louie and everyone else who competed and did amazing as well. 

Special shoutouts to: 

Lorena David (3rd), Tara Dhawale (5th), Luana Kopp (6th), Natalie Thiry (8th), Jess Borchert (9th), Riley Lewis (11th), Diya ...

Somerville: Police Agencies Gather to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

September 30, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Five police SUVs wrapped in pink were parked on the lawn of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Friday morning to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, a high-profile national campaign that encourages mammograms and early detection of the disease.

About 1 in 8 woman will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.  Early detection is a key factor in ...

Saint Joseph Fathers Club Announces Italian Night

METUCHEN, NJ - The Saint Joseph Fathers Club is proud to announce a new community event - Italian Night - coming to the Catanzaro Dining Hall on Friday, October 21. A wide variety of Italian dishes will be cooked and served by the fathers of Falcons past and present. Doors open at 5pm and close at 8pm. 


Italian Night is a new entry in a longstanding tradition of bringing people ...

Saint Joseph Students Receive National Merit Recognition

METUCHEN, NJ - Three groups of juniors and seniors at Saint Joseph High School have been awarded recognition from the National Merit Program for their excellent scores in the PSAT/NMSQT testing process.

Every year, approximately 1.5 million students are administered the PSAT/NMSQT examination, where only 50,000 of them score highly enough to be entered into the qualifications for being named ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Pinter to provide us with a soul-searching, radically uncomfortable glimpse into human frailty, clashes and what could be our lives.

This all takes place in a run down house in West London, probably in the 1960s.  It’s a bitter cold winter as well. The flat is owned by Mick (Jon Barker) who provides a place to live for his younger brother Aston ...