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Bridgewater Commons Unveils Mural in Partnership with Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation

October 3, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall, in partnership with the Connie Dwyer Breast Cancer Foundation, unveiled “Embrace Hope” Thursday, a photographic mural featuring six Connie Dwyer Breast Center and foundation staff members.

The mural has black and white photographs of women’s healthcare heroes, including a physician, ultrasound technologist and biopsy navigator, ...

Skydell Contracting Ribbon Cutting to be Held Sept. 30

Come join us as we cut the ribbon for Skydell Contracting on September 30th!

Since 1988, Skydell Contracting has helped clients improve their lives through remodeling—identifying what will make the most difference in their homes and helping them achieve their goals. Skydell Contracting goes above and beyond what most contractors are willing to offer when it comes to design and ...

9/17 Dr. Loew and Patel Orthodontics Ribbon Cutting!

BRIDGEWATER, NJ:   Since 1990, Dr. Sanford and his Orthodontic Team have grown Sanford Orthodontics into a community presence, dedicating consistent support to hundreds of local organizations throughout the years.  Small businesses – by their nature - have a symbiotic relationship with their community. Small businesses give back to the community that supports them, because ...

JAG-ONE Ribbon Cutting to be Held Sept. 30

Come join us on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the ribbon cutting for JAG-ONE in Bridgewater!

About JAG-ONE Physical Therapy

JAG-ONE Physical Therapy is a comprehensive physical and occupational therapy company with locations throughout New Jersey, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, Westchester, Rockland, Manhattan, Long Island, and Pennsylvania. The Company’s ...

Bridgewater Commons Planning a Number of Events for September

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Commons Mall is hosting a number of special events at Bridgewater Commons Mall.

WHAT: Bridgewater Commons, located along I-287 at the intersections of Route 22 and Route 202/206, announced today its September special events schedule.  Taking place at Community Hub, along with other common areas of the center, please visit www.bridgewatercommons.com to ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Green Knoll Grill Liquor License

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Knoll Grill has had its liquor license renewed – but the Bridgewater Township Council plans on keeping an eye on the long-time local business.

The five council members unanimously approved a resolution Aug. 16 to renew the plenary retail consumption liquor license for the establishment on Route 202/206. Approval of the measure followed a public hearing that ...

Bridgewater Delays Hearing on Potential for Turning Route 22 Hotel Into Residential Apartments

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Zoning Board of Adjustment will wait another three months to decide the fate of an application to change the existing extended stay Hyatt House property on Route 22 into residential apartments.

The board listened to testimony at its Aug. 3 meeting regarding the proposal to convert the existing structures into residential apartments, but the matter has ...

Raritan Holds Event to Celebrate Business Community

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Economic Development Committee hosted Discovering Raritan July 31, an evening celebrating the business community in town.

All along Somerset Street, guests had the opportunity to check out local businesses, and enjoy food, beer and activities.

Raritan Approves Ordinances Permitting Sale of Medical Cannabis in Borough

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan town meeting turned into a public forum July 26 as residents and council debated over, and eventually approved, two ordinances that would make the sale of medical cannabis legal in Raritan, which could pave the road for a cultivation center to be established in the town.

The first ordinance permits medical marijuana alternative treatment centers as a conditional use, ...

Raritan Hosting Business Event, National Night Out

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is hosting a number of upcoming events over the next week to celebrate the business community and the local police department.

Raritan’s Economic Development Committee will be holding Discovering Raritan July 31 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., with things to do and see all across Somerset Street in downtown Raritan.

According to councilman Michael Patente, ...

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Bridgewater Reporting One New COVID Case Wednesday, Raritan Reporting Zero

October 20, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting one new COVID cases Wednesday, with the total since Thursday now at 3,191

The township is reporting one new fatality this week, bringing the total to 105 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting zero new COVID cases Wednesday, with the total being 691 since Thursday.

Raritan Borough has not ...

Bridgewater Reporting 0 New COVID Cases Thursday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting zero new COVID cases Thursday, keeping the total at 3,174.

The township is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 104 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting one new COVID case, bringing the total to 688.

Raritan Borough has not reported any new fatalities in months, keeping the ...

Bridgewater Reporting 6 new COVID Cases Tuesday, Raritan Reporting Zero

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting six new COVID cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 3,173

The township is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 104 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting zero new COVID cases, after also reporting zero on Monday, keeping the total at 685.

Raritan Borough has not reported ...

Should I Include My Burial and Cremation Instructions in my Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testaments are documents that set forth a person’s desired distribution of their assets after their passing.  Similarly, prepaid funerals, burial plot and/or burial and cremation instructions are related to a person’s end-of-life decisions.

There is nothing prohibiting a person from including burial and cremation instructions in their Last Will and ...

It is Critical to Review (and Possibly Update) Your Last Will and Testament Every Five Years

Drafting a last will and testament is a comprehensive process; it requires clients to think deeply about loved ones, financial assets, as well as their own mortality.  Thus, even with the help of an experienced attorney, estate planning requires time and effort.

Importantly, the estate planning process does not stop after executing the first last will and testament.  Obviously, ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Piglet, a deaf and blind pink puppy and author Melissa Shapiro are coming to Barkley’s Marketplace for a family reunion and book signing event

BRANCHBURG, NJ - When Piglet comes to Barkley’s Marketplace in Branchburg New Jersey next month, it is going to be something of a family reunion.  Piglet’s “Favorite Dad” Warren is the cousin of Andy Cohen, the owner of Barkley’s Marketplace. A love of animals, especially “rescues,”  seems to run in the family: Cohen has 5 dogs at home, and ...

Bridgewater’s Council Needs More Transparency

October 17, 2021

To the Editor:

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once observed that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”  Having to justify decisions in front of the public forces government officials to act responsibly. Thus, the law requires meetings to be held in public, where policy ideas are presented and debated openly and transparently.

Regrettably, Bridgewater’s ...

Saint Joseph HS to Host Open House Sunday, October 17

October 15, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ – The doors to Saint Joseph High School will open to the public on Sunday, October 17 for prospective students and their families to get an inside look at day-to-day life on campus.  The Open House runs  from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will provide visitors the opportunity to meet students, faculty, parents and administrators of the school.

With over 40 clubs ...

Hillsborough: AG Identifies Victim, Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident

October 18, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28.

Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was taken by ambulance after ...

Saint Joseph High School Inducts the 2021 Class into its Athletics Hall of Fame

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, were among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. The event was held at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison on Fri., Oct. 8.

The list of inductees included:

Craig Belunes ‘77 - Wrestling
Brandon ...

Saint Joseph High School Homecoming Game was held on Saturday, Oct. 9

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) welcomed alumni, family, and friends back to the campus to celebrate our third annual homecoming game.

Many Falcons returned to the flock, and their support helped that the varsity football team beat New Brunswick by score of 38-14. On the field, quarterback Christian Solino was 19-for-28 for 229 yards and 3 TDs and one INT. He ...

Don't Forget About the Flu

In September 2021, the United States surpassed 700,000 deaths due to COVID-19. This is certainly an enormous and tragic loss of life, but it is significant for another reason.  The US now has more deaths from COVID-19 than it did during the 1918 influenza pandemic (675,000).  While COVID-19 has caused more morbidity and mortality, these sobering numbers remind us not to forget ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...