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BRHS Coaches to Walk to Raise Money for Class of 2020

May 30, 2020

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater-Raritan High School teachers and coaches Scott Bray, Ed Knapp and Sean Foley are organizing a walk for the Class of 2020 to raise money for a legacy donation.

They will be walking 20.20 miles to raise funds for the Class of 2020, and all money raised will go directly to the class.

The walk will be June 15, beginning at 7:20 a.m., and people are invited to join ...

Raritan Borough Honors Those Who Fought for Country in Short Ceremony

RARITAN, NJ - With social distancing and other protocols in place, Raritan Borough held a short ceremony at Veterans Park for Memorial Day Monday to honor those who gave their lives for this country.

Veterans gathered in a ceremony that was not open to the public, and they had a salute and dedication speech. Mayor Zachary Bray said a few words before the ceremony ended.

Wreathes were placed ...

Bridgewater Township Releases Video of Small Memorial Day Ceremonies

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Although Bridgewater Township was unable to hold its annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Bradley Gardens and at Chimney Rock Park, the township released a pre-recorded video of footage and interviews from scaled down ceremonies held over the weekend.

The footage includes the American Legion Post 327 at Ardmaer Park in Bradley Gardens, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Chimney ...

Caravan Through Raritan Borough, Flemington, Honors WWII Veteran

RARITAN, NJ - Residents of Raritan Borough, Flemington Borough and surrounding towns took part in a caravan to honor New Hope resident Archie Fagan, a World War II veteran.

The vehicles met in Flemington and then traveled to Operation Jersey Cares in Raritan, for a drive-by visit with Fagan, who recently underwent heart surgery. The event was to recognize the 93-year-old, and show him how much ...

NJ Cousins Raise Money to Provide a Way for COVID Patients to Communicate with Their Loved Ones

MONTVILLE, NJ – When nine New Jersey kids saw the need for nursing home residents and hospital patients to be able to communicate with loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic, they formed a non-profit to make that possible.

Colin and Grace Volpe are freshmen at Montville Township High School. Colin said his aunt is a nurse in Massachusetts who is working with both COVID and non-COVID ...

BREA Donates Food to RVCC Workers, Money to Somerset County Food Bank

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Members of the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association recently provided lunch to those manning the COVID-19 testing site at the Raritan Valley Community College.

Members were able to drop off the food and sodas, made at a discounted cost by Joe’s Meat Market, of South Bound Brook, and then drove through the area waving to the brave people while bleeping their ...

Local Resident Holding Food Drive for Local Pantries

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Scott Hobbs is holding a food drive Saturday in the Meadow Road/Candlewick Lane/Steeplechase Lane area to benefit two local food banks that are in need.

Anyone interested in participating is asked to leave their items at the end of the driveway by 9 a.m., and Hobbs will pick them up and deliver them to the food bank. In addition, anyone who does not live ...

JFK First Grader Thanks Health Care Workers in Video

RARITAN, NJ - John F. Kennedy Primary School first grader Eva Corrales thanked health care workers with a special video.

"You are amazing, you are important, you are superheroes," she said as she held up a homemade sign in her home.

"I thank you, and I honor you by staying home," she said.

Green Planet Band Participating in Benefit Concert for Somerset Regional Animal Shelter

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Girl Scout Emily Reu heard that the Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, was in need of donations, so she reached out to the Bridgewater-based Green Planet Band to see if they could help.

The Band – with scouts Kylee, Tyler and Anna Rapp, and Mama Lisa – is performing a virtual concert May 2 at 7 p.m. to raise money for the shelter. The concert can be ...

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May 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4.017 Cases, 417 Deaths

May 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,735,971 cases. Worldwide, there are ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

Bridgewater Reporting One Additional COVID-19 Cases as of Friday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is confirming one new COVID-19 case, as of Friday morning, for a total of 456 cases since the pandemic began.

Of those confirmed cases, 56.8 percent are confirmed to be female and 43.2 percent are confirmed to be male.

Bridgewater Township is not reporting any additional fatalities, as of Friday morning.

As of Friday morning, Raritan Borough is ...

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 ...

Graduating BRHS Boys Lacrosse Players

The 2020 graduating seniors of the BRHS boys lacrosse team.

May 30 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 4.017 Cases, 417 Deaths

May 30, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 102,323 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,735,971 cases. Worldwide, there are ...

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.

NJ Launches $100M Short-Term Rental Assistance Program

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance program.

According to Governor Phil Murphy, the state plans to apply at least $100M to begin the ...