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Bridgewater Recognizes Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Honors Late Former Fire Chief

September 29, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Bridgewater Township officials have again publicly acknowledged September as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, an annual affair for this time of year.

They also honored one of “Bridgewater Township’s finest residents” at a recent meeting. 

Mayor Matthew Moench read a proclamation at the township council's first September meeting ...

Bridgewater Honors Macedonia Baptist Church for 75 Years of Service

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A pair of proclamations from the Bridgewater Township Council honored a local church’s centennial, plus the 75th anniversary of the independence of an overseas nation that has developed strong local roots.

The council first recognized the 100th anniversary of the Macedonia Baptist Church, which was founded a century ago in August by Rev. Amos Hobbs. The current pastor ...

Basilone Memorial Foundation Holds Annual Manilla Madness Run

RARITAN, NJ - The Basilone Memorial Foundation held its annual Manila Madness 5K Freedom Run Sept. 17.

The event is held annually on the weekend of the John Basilone Memorial Parade.

It is a USATF certified 5K run or walk for veterans down Somerset Street.

County Renames Basilone Boulevard in Raritan Borough

RARITAN, NJ - The Somerset County commissioners dedicated five blocks of West Somerset Street in Raritan as “Basilone Boulevard” in honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone.

Basilone, of Raritan, was a war hero who in World War II won the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross and Purple Heart as a United States Marine.

Commissioner deputy director Melonie Marano was joined at the ceremony by ...

Ukranian Family Leaves Home Behind, Seeks Refuge in U.S. With Bridgewater Family

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - On Feb. 24, the Burlaka family, who lived only 30 kilometers from Russia, was woken up at 5 a.m. in the Ukraine with the news that the nation was at war.

“I will remember this day my entire life,” said Liza Burlaka. “The whole city was in panic, you could hear explosions going off in other areas. You could look up and see missiles flying in the air, and hear ...

Bridgewater's 'Unofficial Historian' Honored for Service to Community

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An icon of Somerset County was recently honored by the Bridgewater Township Council.

The municipal governing body took time Aug. 1 to honor Jessie L. Havens, better known as the “unofficial historian of Somerset County.”

Hinds entered the council chambers on Commons Way that evening just before Mayor Matthew Moench began to read the proclamation honoring Hinds, ...

One Year After Ida, Feeding Hands Food Pantry Still Seeking Permanent Home

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As Tropical Storm Ida tore through Somerset County at the beginning of September 2021, the Feeding Hands Food Pantry suffered a near total loss when floodwaters left 5 feet of water in the Orlando Drive facility, destroying the building and everything inside.

And now, just over a year later, the pantry still does not have a permanent home.

“Since we got flooded out, ...

Local Yoga Studio Collecting Items for Birthday Bag Donations

RARITAN, NJ - freedOM Yoga, in Raritan, is holding a fundraiser for a friend around Monmouth County to be donated to the Monmouth County DCP&P office for distribution to children in foster care.

Loring Nagle, owner of freedOM Yoga, said she is honoring a classmate and friend by collecting donations for birthday bags for kids in foster care.

Charlotte, the daughter of the Nickson ...

Raritan Borough Council Gives Blessing to Rename Basilone Boulevard

RARITAN, NJ - On Aug. 16, the Raritan Borough Council showed its full support in renaming a part of Somerset Street, between Thompson Street and First Avenue, Basilone Boulevard, in honor of United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone.

Basilone was killed in action in 1945, leading an assault off the beaches of Iwo Jima during World War II, and is recognized by the United States Navy ...

Green Knoll Fire Company Celebrates 75 Years of Service

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company celebrated its 75th anniversary Saturday with a special event to celebrate the department with fun for the whole family.

The department also received a proclamation honoring its 75 years of service.

The department has two fire houses, one on North Bridge Street and another on Dow Road. They have seven pieces of apparatus.

The ...


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Sat, October 15, 8:30 AM

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New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...

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 ...

Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle celebrated its 25th Anniversary by honoring the four pioneer residents — Charlotte McAfee, Ellen McCourt, Betsy Sussman, and Edith Brokaw — at a gala dinner. These four women have lived here since the opening of the community and have been instrumental in making Laurel Circle the vibrant and warm community it is today by serving on committees, ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, October 3, 7:00 PM


Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission Q3 Meeting


Mon, October 3, 7:30 PM


COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session


Tue, October 4, 7:00 PM


Zoning Board Meeting

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 ...

Bridgewater Commons, Robert Wood Johnson Teaming Up to Educate During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 1, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Commons Mall and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset have teamed up to educate and encourage mammograms during October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

There will be a series of special events and eye-catching moments throughout the mall to educate and encourage women to schedule annual mammograms and embrace hope.

First, there will be ...



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 ...

Paige Sheppard, Fastest 8th-Grader in the USA Lives in Hillsborough

September 30, 2022

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Paige Sheppard started running when she was five-years-old, and won her first national competition when she was 7, amassing an impressive collection of ribbons and trophies along the way.

Her most recent victory came on a national stage last month, crossing the finish line first in the AAU Junior Olympics national competition in Greensboro, NC winning both the 800- ...

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 Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

'The Caretaker' Builds to a Crescendo

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