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Bridgewater Council Fails to Overturn Veto of Ordinance on Historical Council

October 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council tried to overrule a veto by Mayor Dan Hayes regarding the establishment of an office for a full-time municipal historian and local history advisory committee, but were unable to garner enough votes. 


The council voted, 3-2, at its Oct. 11 agenda meeting to override Hayes’ veto, but four votes were needed to overrule ...

Library Board Responds to Concerns from Bridgewater Councilman Over Recommendations Made on Financial Decisions

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Tensions flared slightly at a recent Bridgewater Township Council meeting when the subject matter turned to the Bridgewater Library Advisory Board.


Debra Albanese, the president of the library board, spoke during the public portion of the Oct. 1 council meeting. She said council vice president Matthew Moench was the council’s liaison to the board, and that she ...

Bridgewater Mayor Vetoes Ordinance on Establishing Historic Preservation Committee

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council is planning a discussion Thursday on a veto from Mayor Dan Hayes regarding an approved ordinance on establishing a volunteer town historian and a six-member historic preservation committee.

The ordinance was passed by a vote of 3-2 Oct. 1, but, on Oct. 5, Hayes vetoed the ordinance.

The council, according to councilman Filipe Pedroso is ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Grant Application for Trail at Camp Cromwell Site

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is moving forward with bike paths and other future development at the 100-acre Camp Cromwell site.


Bridgewater Township approved the purchase of the site, on Vosseller Avenue, in March 2017. The Boys Club of New York had previously owned the property since 1985.

The cost of the purchase was $7.5 million, and $6.5 million of that was being ...

Bridgewater Planning Board Approves Extension of Approvals for Weyerhauser Property

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Planning Board granted a request for extension of approvals Sept. 24 in the case of the Eden Wood Realty redevelopment of the former Weyerhauser property, fronting on East Main Street and Radel Avenue.

“This is an affordable housing inclusionary project,” said applicant attorney Francis Linnus of the more than 200 residential ...

Council to Investigate Whether Route 22 Car Dealerships Violating Township Setback Ordinances for Parked Cars

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Several Bridgewater automobile dealerships on Route 22 may have to watch more closely where they park their sales stock from now on.

Council vice president Matthew Moench said recently that there are several car dealerships on the northbound aside of Route 22 West that are not following a town ordinance regarding setbacks from the highway.

Councilman Howard ...

Bridgewater Council Approves Resolutions for Roadwork Improvements

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved a number of resolutions dealing with road construction and improvement projects in the municipality.

The first resolution awarded a contract to JTG Construction out of Newark for the BWT-5 Road Improvement Project (Harding Road and Byrd Avenue), for $266,850. The second went to Your Way Construction, Inc.

Completed Project Adds Additional Flood Protection for Bridgewater Plant of New Jersey American Water

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - New Jersey American Water celebrated the completion of a long-term flood protection project at its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant with a ribbon cutting Sept. 24, according to a release.

The $37 million project is working to ensure that the water supply at the plant is protected from an increased risk of flooding, while also maintaining a sustainable water supply for ...

Raritan, County Celebrate Dedication of Monument to Washington School

RARITAN, NJ - With a look at the past and a vision for the future, officials with Somerset County and Raritan Borough cut the ribbon Monday to unveil the new monument honoring the Washington School, on First Avenue.

Originally opened in 1935, the building served as a junior high school until 1979, before it it housed Somerset County satellite offices and the Raritan Senior Wellness ...

Raritan Celebrates Dedication of Post Office in Honor of Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan dignitaries and members of the Basilone family gathered at. St. Joseph’s Church Sept. 21 for the dedication ceremony renaming the Raritan Post Office as the Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone Post Office.

“This is a special town because of its rich history and the people in the town,” said Cynthia Weiss, postmaster in Raritan. “But each Marine in boot ...


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