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D&R Greenway, Crossroads Part of Solution to Saving Wemple Property

August 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A lot of moving parts – and money – was required for both public and private entities to help secure the historic Wemple property, a move that was formalized by the Bridgewater Township Council in early August.

The total purchase price was $1,195,000.

Spearheading the acquisition effort was Bridgewater resident Robert Vaucher, a World War II veteran and friend ...

Bridgewater Township Approves Purchase of Wemple Property as Open Space

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The saga of the venerable Wemple property in Bridgewater Township is on its way to a satisfying conclusion for the residents who have fought for it for years.

The Bridgewater Township Council voted unanimously Monday to allow for the purchase of about 31 acres of land – known as 440 Foothill Road, Twin Oaks Road, and 501 Steele Gap Road – from Bridgewater Estates, ...

Bridgewater Township to Resurface 29 Roads Beginning Monday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater 2018 Chip Seal Roadway Resurfacing Program is beginning Monday, according to a post from the township.

The roads that are scheduled to be resurfaced this year are Alexis Court, Arron Court, Betts Trail, Bogart Drive, Boyer Drive, Buena Parkway, Catena Court, Danberry Lane, Decker Lane, Elmara Drive, Heinrick Way, Huntley Way, Kiser Lane, Langon Hollow Road, ...

Bridgewater Council Passes Salary Ordinance Despite Concerns Over CFO Increase

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council just barely approved an ordinance that set financial compensation for the town’s mayor, council members, department heads and certain other municipal employees.

The measure, which had been tabled at an earlier council meeting, was passed by a 3-2 vote following a public hearing.

No one from the audience of nearly two dozen ...

Bridgewater Council Once Again Tables Resolution on Animal Humane Officers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is still looking for its own answer regarding the appointment of animal humane law enforcement officers in the municipality.

The town council unanimously tabled a resolution on the matter in July.

Following the dissolution of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in the last year, the state signed a measure into law that ...

Petition Started to Convince Bridgewater to Rename Historic Section of Town as 'Hobbstown'

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A groundswell of support is emerging to re-name a storied section of Bridgewater Township.

In June, the Bridgewater Township Council discussed the possibility of formally renaming Somerville Manor to the more historical moniker of Hobbstown. The area in question is a portion of Bridgewater located between Monmouth and Sussex avenues, near the post office.

If approved, ...

Bridgewater Releases Scheduled for Road Repaving, Milling

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has announced a schedule for a number of road resurfacing projects, to take place over the next few weeks.

The schedule for milling and paving, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day, is as follows:

Walters Brook Drive from Milltown Road to Vanderveer Road - July 27 - Aug. 1
Adamsville Road N. from Route 22 to the end - July 30
Vanderveer Road from ...

Bridgewater Council Still Divided Over Enacting Ordinance Regarding Recreational Marijuana Use

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The possibility of banning recreational marijuana in Bridgewater Township reared its head once more in a discussion held June 16.

“The genesis was a number of months ago,” said councilman Howard Norgalis. “There was a lot of interest and attention from interested parties.” 

Norgalis added that he would like the council to instruct the town ...

Raritan Introduces New Noise Ordinance for Allowed Sound Levels

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough has unanimously introduced its new noise ordinance, which is modeled after the one for the state of New Jersey.

According to Raritan Mayor Charles McMullin, the ordinance is an adoption of the state noise ordinance, with state rules regarding decibel levels in the borough.

Attorney Paul Rizzo said it is a state model for a municipal noise ...

Bridgewater Township Takes First Step in Preserving Wemple Property for Open Space

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The first step has been in taken in saving the Wemple property in Bridgewater, and maintaining it for open space. 

The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously introduced an ordinance Monday to authorize the acquisition of 36 acres of land from Bridgewater Estates, LLC, for the purchase price of $1,925,000.

According to the ordinance, $250,000 will be paid by ...

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