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School Board Discusses Options, Restrictions for Potential In-Person Graduation Ceremony

June 1, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The seniors at Bridgewater-Raritan High School are slated to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on June 23 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but it remains to be seen if the Class of 2020 will also get to say goodbye in a more traditional fashion.

“Safety continues to be our first focus,” said Superintendent Russell Lazovick at the May 28 online ...

Eisenhower Math Teams Score Big in Competitions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Eisenhower Intermediate School’s Math Enrichment Club achieved much success in the five competitions it competed in this school year. 

The team was comprised of 62 students in grades five and six.

The team practiced and participated weekly from November to March, under the supervision and coaching of Michele Hecht and Karen Popadiuk. They guided students to ...

Eisenhower Students Headed to Wall Street

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Eisenhower Intermediate School'ss Stock Market Club has reason to celebrate, as three students earned second place in the New York/New Jersey competition. 

Each semester, Eisenhower teachers Michele Hecht and Karen Popadiuk offer students the opportunity to participate in the Stock Market Game. The game is a program from the SIFMA foundation, dedicated to ...

Bridgewater-Raritan Schools to be Closed Through Wednesday for Give-Back Days

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Because of Memorial Day and give back days, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District will not return to distance learning until Thursday.

The district will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, and then Tuesday and Wednesday for give back days after snow days went unused this year.

Superintendent Russell Lazovick reminded families of the days off in his weekly message ...

BRMS Teacher Receives National Award for Service to Veterans

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An educator in the Bridgewater-Raritan regional school district was recently honored as a national award winner.

Michael Russell, an eighth-grade science teacher at Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School, was honored by the board of education May 12 for being one of just three educators nationwide to win the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest, ...

Students Honored for Achieving Seal of Bi-Literacy

BRIDGWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan board of education recently honored more than 100 high school students in the district for their achievements in languages.

The board honored students from Bridgewater-Raritan High School who had achieved the state’s Seal of Bi-Literacy. Their names were displayed during the board’s online meeting held May 12, with a photo of each student ...

District Releases Survey on Distance Learning

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick said a survey has been sent out to students and families requesting feedback on distance learning.

In his weekly Friday message to the community, he said the survey answers will help the district improve the program. The survey has been sent to students in grades five through 12.

The survey will be open until 4 p.m. Monday.

In addition, ...

BRHS Principal Releases Plans for 2020 Graduation, With Virtual Ceremony Expected

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School has a plan for this year's graduation as the Class of 2020 is recognized for being "United Apart."

Principal Charles Ezell released a YouTube video Thursday detailing the plans for June and the intention of the district to hold a graduation ceremony on June 23, as previously planned, just virtually.

"We will have a ...

District Moving Forward with Search for New Superintendent

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - School board vice-president Jill Gladstone gave the board an update on the search for a new Bridgewater-Raritan superintendent April 28, as Lazovick will be leaving the district as of June 30 to become principal at Ridge High School.

Gladstone said the search committee has just received the results of its superintendent survey, which is expected to aid in the search as the ...

Lazovick: Communication Will be Forthcoming About End-of-Year Events

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Superintendent Russell Lazovick said that information will be coming from the schools regarding end-of-the-year procedures, events and celebrations, following Gov. Phil Murphy's announcement Monday that the school buildings will remain closed through the end of the school year.

Students will be expected to continue with distance learning for the rest of the 2019-2020 ...

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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

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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 ...