Bridgewater Resident Named Interim Secretary/Director for County Park Commission

March 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater resident Geoffrey D. Soriano has been appointed interim Somerset County Park Secretary/Director by the Somerset County Park Commissioners.

Soriano's appointment is effective April 2, and he will replace Raymond Brown, who announced his retirement, effective May 1. The announcement, according to a release, was made on the day of Brown's 25th ...

Bridgewater Approves Resolution for Police Cruiser Purchase, CDBG Applications

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is purchasing a new police cruiser for the department, and has also accepted community development block grant applications from several local non-profit organizations for proposed local projects, according to resolutions passed unanimously at a recent council meeting. 


The first resolution approved was to submit a grant ...

Bridgewater Councilman Introduces Discussion on Potential Changes to Wireless Communication Ordinance

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently reintroduced discussion on the municipality’s current Wireless Communication Ordinance, but no decisions regarding changes have been made at this time, and the township is not currently hearing any applications for new cell towers.

“It’s been important to me for a long time,” said Councilman Filipe Pedroso, who ...

Bridgewater Council Considering Potential Historical Preservation Committee

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The idea of creating a historical preservation committee has again been broached by the Bridgewater Township Council.

Councilman Filipe Pedroso brought up the idea at a recent council meeting, and asked if the town had the right to establish such an entity.

Township attorney William Savo said it does.

“There’s really no place in town to preserve its history, ...

Bridgewater to Begin Collecting Brush From the Nor'easter Monday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Public Works crews are going to begin collecting brush Monday from this week's nor'easter.

According to a release from the township, brush will be collected from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday for the next two weeks.

The township is asking residents to place brush in piles at the edge of the roadway, but not in the roadway.

The ...

Bridgewater Approves 30-Day Period for Park Avenue Owner to Clean Up Property

BRIDGEWAER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council has run out of patience with one local resident regarding the ongoing outdoor condition of his home.

The township’s governing body held a public hearing regarding the property at 718 Park Avenue, owned by William Vincent. The council unanimously authorized the deputy zoning officer/construction code official to oversee and direct the ...

Bridgewater Preparing to Upgrade Four Traffic Lights at Commons Way

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a resolution that will allow for the upgrade of several traffic lights in town.

The resolution authorized participation in the 2018 Regional Center Partnership Pedestrian Safety Challenge Grant Program, in the amount of $15,000. 

The township will be upgrading four traffic light locations in town – ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Resolution to Continue Partnering with Qualcare for Insurance

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township will partner with Qualcare, Inc., for another year, regarding fixed insurance costs, as voted by the town council.

The council approved a resolution to renew its administrative service agreement with the Piscataway-based company from March 1 of this year to Feb. 28, 2019, for fixed reinsurance costs not to exceed $468,276, along with administrative ...

Bridgewater Pledges Continued Support, Money for Regional Animal Shelter

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Regional Animal Shelter will continue business as usual, thanks to a resolution passed by the Bridgewater Township Council to continue funding it.

The council unanimously authorized an agreement for the shelter for the 2018 calendar year, for an amount not to exceed $155,000. This is the same as what was allocated in 2017.

“It was one of the ...

Bridgewater Introduces 2018 Budget With Zero Tax Increase

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council introduced the 2018 budget, with the plan for a zero tax increase this year.

The total appropriations for 2018 are listed at $42,088,000, down from $43,604,621.89 in 2017.

The council also unanimously passed an ordinance to establish a cap bank for the 2018 calendar year.

Township administrator James Naples said prior to passing the ...

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