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Bridgewater Introduces Ordinance for Affordable Housing at Hyatt House Site

August 24, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township officials are continuing to work on adding more affordable housing opportunities to the municipality.

The town council approved a resolution to execute an agreement for 40 such units at 530 Route 22, at a cost of $590,000.

Township administrator Michael Pappas said on Aug. 15 that the property has been serving as a hotel, an existing 128-unit extended ...

Council Suspends Green Knoll Grill Liquor License for One Day

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Knoll Grill, in Bridgewater, has had its liquor license renewed, but it won’t be selling any alcoholic beverages on Sept. 16.

The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously at its Aug. 15 meeting to suspend the restaurant’s liquor license for one day, following a noise infraction that took place on the premises June 10.

A number of individuals ...

Discovering Raritan Takes Over Somerset Street (Photo Gallery)

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Economic Development Committee held its Discovering Raritan event July 30 to celebrate local businesses.

Local vendors lined Somerset Street, and residents enjoyed different activities for kids, a bubble performance, food trucks and much more.

Espo's Closed After Tuesday Fire in Bar Area

RARITAN, NJ - Repairs have already begun at Espo's Italian Restaurant, which suffered damage in a fire Tuesday afternoon.

According to fire chief Brian Kredatus, the fire department responded Tuesday at 3:26 p.m. to a fire at the restaurant, arriving in one minute from time of dispatch.

The fire, Kredatus said, was located in the wall behind the grill in the bar area.

"We were ...

Bridgewater Council Debates Noise Complaints at Green Knoll Grill, Possibility of Prohibiting Outdoor Music

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The story of the Green Knoll Grill against some of its disgruntled neighbors continues.

Complaints about noise issues with the longstanding bar and restaurant on Route 202/206 were renewed at the June 23 meeting of the Bridgewater Township Council, just one week after several members of the public had brought complaints before the municipal governing body at a special meeting ...

Bridgewater Planning Board Approves Settlement for Center of Excellence, Sends Back to Council

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - It's been four years since Advance Realty Investors first filed a controversial site plan application for a massive multi-use project, called the Center of Excellence on Route 202/206, that included a 120-room hotel, grocery store, 200,000 square feet of retail and 400 residential units.

After the township held off on final approval, asking for more detailed ...


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Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

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 ...

LaVerne Miner Spreads Love and Light at Laurel Circle

For 25 years, Laurel Circle has been committed to the wellness of its residents. Programs and services are designed around the “8 dimensions of wellness,” a holistic health methodology that targets the eight aspects of wellness most needed by individuals: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, vocational, physical, and intellectual, as well as health services.

Among these, ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, October 2, 4:00 PM

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Bridgewater

Canticles for Life - AIDS Benefit Concert


Mon, October 3, 7:00 PM


Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission Q3 Meeting


Mon, October 3, 7:30 PM


COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

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 ...

Mia Restaurant to Participate in Restaurant Week During Grand Opening Month

September 23, 2022

Mia Restaurant, on Route 202/206, has celebrated its grand opening, and is looking forward to participating in Bridgewater's 2nd Annual Restaurant Week during its grand opening month.

Restaurant Week is Sept. 25 through Oct. 2, and Mia Restaurant owner Adolfo Vergara and Chef Giancarlo Borletti are excited to share their delicious food while celebrating their opening.

Call the ...



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 HS Robotics Team Co-Hosts Tech Expo at Bridgewater Commons

September 24, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2,

The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook High School and Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

The expansive showcase will feature displays on ...

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 Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating a milestone — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022.

It’s the second time the local news and digital marketing platform, which launched three years ago, passed the 1 million pageview mark in a calendar year. The other time was in 2020, the first full year it was ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

It Was A Swell Summer

As we say goodbye to the scorching summer of 2022, it is worth noting that heat records have been broken across the globe. Unprecedented heat waves have hit the US, Europe, England and China. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 2022 was the third hottest July on record, June was the sixth warmest and overall the year 2022 is trending as the third warmest year in ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

MADISON, NJ - Leave it to Harold Printer 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 ...