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'Mayors For Main Street' Group Sends Letter to Governor's Office and Other Officials

May 29, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench and Raritan Mayor Zachary Bray, and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials outlining a ...

Bridgewater Teams With 4 Somerset County Towns for Alliance to Support Businesses

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - Mayors from five Somerset County municipalities, including Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench, have announced the Mayors for Main Street Alliance, with a focus on advocating for a swift and safe reopening of businesses within their communities.

The municipalities involved are Bridgewater, Bedminster, Bernards, Bernardsville and Far Hills.

The municipalities, the release ...

Advance Realty Makes Motion Seeking Final Site Plan Approve for Hotel, Grocer at Center of Excellence

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - In a continuation of the lawsuit between Advance Realty and Bridgewater Township, the former filed a motion for partial summary judgment to get final site plan approval for the grocery store and hotel at the Center of Excellence site, on Route 202/206.

According to a release from the township, the goal of this action is to do this without being required to submit additional ...

SCBP Launches Web Portal to Support Restaurants, Healthcare Workers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset County Business Partnership (SCBP) has launched a web portal that will allow businesses and individuals to donate to the SCBP Foundation to support the COVID-19 relief effort.

All funds raised will be used to purchase food from local restaurants that will be delivered to medical and administrative staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset in ...

Somerset County Business Partnership and County develop Task Force to help local Business

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders is collaborating with the Somerset County Business Partnership to establish a task force to develop economic recovery strategies that will support local businesses.

“This joint effort between Somerset County and the Somerset County Business partnership ignites the public-private partnerships that are essential to ...

NJ Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections During COVID-19 Epidemic

TRENTON – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today.

“Millions of hardworking New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no fault of their own as a result of the economic downturn brought on by ...

NJEDA Asks for Businesses to Respond to COVID-19 Survey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority, in partnership with the Office of the Governor of New Jersey, is working to develop programs and resources to support New Jersey’s business community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Somerset County Business Partnership is asking Somerset County businesses to participate:

1. SMALL-TO-MEDIUM ENTERPRISE (SME) FINANCIAL ...

Gov. Murphy Moving to Halt Foreclosures, Evictions in N.J.

TRENTON, NJ – As the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 forces many New Jersey businesses to close, Gov. Phil Murphy is taking steps to ensure that residents who have lost their jobs don’t also lose their homes.

Murphy said he will sign a bill that is expected to land on his desk in days that will grant him power to suspend evictions and foreclosures. He will then immediately sign an ...

Bridgewater Commons Mall Closes Main Doors

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Following the executive order from the state and administrative order from the Department of Law and Public Safety Division of NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, the Bridgewater Commons Mall has closed all common area locations of the building as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a statement from the mall, all restaurants and stores within the mall which maintain ...

Federal Tax Deadline Extended 90 Days in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

Editor's Note: Taxpayers still need to file their federal tax returns by the April 15 deadline. The 90-day extension is only for the delayed payments and are now due July 15.

Some happy financial news during a less than happy time: the IRS is extending this year's tax deadline by 90 days in direct response to the impact of coronavirus on the economy.

The U.S. Secretary of ...

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Bridgewater Confirming Two Additional COVID-19 Cases, One More Fatality

June 3, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is confirming two more cases of COVID-19, as of Wednesday morning, making a total of 463 cases.

Of those confirmed cases, 57.1 percent are confirmed to be female and 42.6 percent are confirmed to be male.

In addition, the township is confirming an additional fatality due to COVID-19, bringing the total to 59 in town, all between the ages of 40 and ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Bridgewater Township Reports 0 New Cases of COVID

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting zero new confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of Tuesday morning, meaning the number of cases stands at 461.

Of those confirmed to have COVID-19, 57.2 percent are female and 42.6 percent are male.

In addition, the number of fatalities from COVID-19 stands at 58, with the age range between 40 and 105.

Of those, two were under the age of 50; ...

Just in: Our BizFest Lineup is Here!

June 2, 2020

SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ - BizFest has grown to become Somerset County’s largest small business networking event. This year, we’re taking it to a virtual environment.
Check out the lineup we have for this year's event! We have lots of educational seminars, webinars, and casual networking opportunities for the community to enjoy, and it's all free of charge!

8:00-8:30 AM

Tips ...

Milestones

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Makayla Choy

May 9, 2020

Makayla Choy has attended Crim Primary School, Hillside Intermediate School, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Makayla played four years of field hockey as a goalie, three years of lacrosse and also was part of S.H.A.R.E.

This fall, Makayla plans to attend Seton Hall University, where she will major in mathematics and then pursue law school to ...

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Kayla Reynolds

Kayla Reynolds has attended JFK Primary School, Eisenhower Intermediate School, Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.

Kayla was on the EPIC Yearbook staff her freshman and sophomore years, and was the Editor-In-Chief during her junior and senior years. Kayla was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society.

This fall, Kayla plans to attend the Honors ...

BRHS Senior Spotlight: Izabella Misciagna

Izabella Misciagna has attended Crim Primary, Adamsville Primary, Hillside Intermediate, the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School

She played freshman and sophomore softball, and well and Yearbook Freshman Year and Media.

Outside of school, Bella volunteers for the Green Knoll Fire Department.

Next year, Bella plans to attend RVCC College for Business as ...

Somerville Hopes to Shut Down State Highway for Unique Dining Experience

June 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Here's a unique dining experience that may come about as a result of Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that restaurants throughout the state can begin serving meals outdoors beginning June 15th.

By mid-summer, pending approvals, the borough's restaurants could be serving dinner al fresco on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in the middle of a state ...

Heart Attacks and Hypertension in the Time of COVID

It is not cholera. It is not a love story set in uncertain times in the Caribbean. It is a real pandemic. The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, causes a unique illness with many manifestations called COVID-19.  Older patients and those with pre-existing conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease are especially vulnerable. How has COVID-19 affected the ...

Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...