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Bridgewater Mayor Submits Proposal to Board of Education for Township Police Officers in Every School

August 5, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench has released a proposed agreement that he has sent to the board of education to put a Bridgewater police officer in every school building for the 2022-2023 school year.

On Thursday, Moench submitted the agreement to the board of education to define terms of police involvement in school security for the upcoming year. The proposal places an ...

Floor, Roof Replacements Being Done at District Schools

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Construction-related projects appear to be on target in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District, in anticipation of the coming school year in September.

“There’s a large number of projects going on,” said district business administrator Peter Starrs at the July 19 meeting of the Bridgewater-Raritan board of education. “They’re all ...

New Principal Hired at JFK Primary in Raritan

RARITAN, NJ - John F. Kennedy Primary School in Raritan has a new principal.

Aldo Russo was announced as the elementary school’s new principal at the July 19 meeting of the Bridgewater-Raritan board of education.

He succeeds Joe Walsh, who retired at the end of last year.

“Welcome to the district,” said superintendent Robert Beers.

Russo is currently the principal of ...

Seven Candidates Running for Three Open Board of Education Seats

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Seven candidates have filed to run for three open positions on the board of education in this year's elections, representing Bridgewater.

Incumbents Steven Singer and Lynne Hurley are running for new terms on the board. Incumbent Jill Gladstone is not seeking re-election this year.

Also running for the board this year are Saad Toor, Sally Bartlett, Emily Calistri, ...

Board of Education Approves Job Descriptions for New Security Personnel

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan superintendent Robert Beers again explained the steps taken regarding enhanced security in the district’s school buildings at a recent board meeting.

Beers said he and district security coordinator Michael Voorhees had “led an audit for security needs,” that utilized a holistic approach, combining parts into a whole.

“It was not ...

BRHS Rising Senior Lobbies for Legislation to Increase Civic Engagement Opportunities for Students

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Not many people, let alone high school students, can say they were a main factor in passing a statewide law, but Bridgewater student Will Atkins did just that all year long. 

Atkins lobbied New Jersey state legislators to introduce, and now pass, the “Involve Our Youth” Act, a piece of legislation which, when passed, would give New Jersey students an allotted ...

Bridgewater Residents Receive 4-H Scholarships

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A couple Bridgewater residents received scholarships from the Somerset County 4-H.

Bridgewater resident Dale Brochinsky has been in 4-H since kindergarten, and has been in 11 different clubs, including the Clover Ensemble theater club and the On Target Archery Club.

Brochinsky has also taken on a number of different leadership roles, from club president, vice president and ...

Board of Education Honors District Retirees

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education honored this year’s retiring educators and staff members from the school district.

"I wanted to start by thanking all of you in attendance," said superintendent Robert Beers. "Thank you for choosing teaching as your profession and calling."

He also pointed out the spouses and other family members of ...

BRHS Graduates Traveling Around Country for College in Fall 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Now that the school year is over and the Class of 2022 has been celebrated, it's time to see their plans for the fall and where they will be attending college.

Students will be attending college all over the country, at places like Rutgers University, George Washington University, The College of New Jersey, New York University, Yale University and University of ...

Board of Education Shows Support for Superintendent Security Plans, Township-Retained Attorney Questions Qualifications of Hires

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District seems set on continuing with its own school security plan, as opposed to complying with recent suggestions made by Bridgewater Township officials.

Bridgewater-Raritan board of education president Steven Singer discussed the issue June 28, citing e-mails that had been sent to the board, which he called “input that was very ...

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

PLAN|NJ HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT OUT Aug. 4 AT THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS BASEBALL BALLGAME

Please join us as we fill TD Bank Park with disabilities rights community members on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Family members, partners, local officials and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual PLAN|NJ Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots game. The Patriots are an AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees and this evening will be playing the 3rd of 6 games against the Binghamton ...

Agent Spotlight: Kristen Murphy

Kristen Murphy, Sales Associate in the Morristown office, is the agent you’ve been looking for! Whether you’re looking to buy, sell, or rent, she is there to ensure the best possible outcome. Kristen understands how important and stressful the home search process can be and she’s committed to make it as smooth as possible for all her clients.

A Morris township native, now ...

Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.

“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 15, 7:30 PM

Bridgewater

COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Thu, August 18, 6:00 PM

Bridgewater

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Resident: School Security Discussions Should be in Public

August 9, 2022

To the Editor:

Township police officers protect our children and employees.

I read Mr. (Robert) Beers' comments and letter to the public. I am dismayed that a public official, Superintendent Beers, would insist that this discussion take place "behind closed doors." As caretaker of the township's school system, its students and employees, bright sunlight is ...

Hunterdon 4-H and Agricultural Fair: Something for Everybody

August 10, 2022

This year’s Hunterdon County 4-H and Agricultural Fair runs Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 24-28 at the Roger K. Everitt Fairgrounds, South County Park, 1207 Route 179 just south of Ringoes.

In addition to many contests for 4-H club members, the Fair features shows adults can enter:  flowers, fruits, vegetables, baking, jellies and jams and canned foods, handiwork, ...

Milestones

Dean's List Spring 2022

July 13, 2022

Faith Tesoriero, of Bridgewater, was named to the Dean's list for the Spring 2022 semester at Loyola University, Maryland.  She is majoring in History, secondary education and is in the Army ROTC, Greyhound Battalion.

Artists and Crafters Gather for Open Air Market in Downtown Somerville

August 5, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Local artists and crafters will display and sell their one-of-a-kind handmade creations at the Artisan Fair in Downtown Somerville Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon-6 p.m.

Artists will be located on the Division Street pedestrian mall, showing their jewelry, photography, woodwork, pottery, paintings, abstract art, illustrations, apparel, accessories, candles, and more.

There ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

'Jersey Voices' Explores Mesmerizing Relationships

CHATHAM NJ - The annual selection of intriguing and original short plays is now on view at the Chatham Playhouse through August 7.

There’s something for everyone in the seven selections from several playwrights, with various themes.  “The Elusive Pursuit of Maximum Bliss” by Ken Preuss starts off the evening. Amanda Marino has directed Peter Despres as Max and Alyssa Fox ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...