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#BRRocks Coming to Bridgewater for Chance to Paint Rocks to Build Community

July 26, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Arts Council is starting a #BRRocks Project, with the kickoff event being held Aug. 10 in the courtyard of the municipal building, on Commons Way.

The event will be held from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., and the Stone Center will be donating the rocks.

The goal, according to a Facebook page for the group, is to get lots of people across the communities ...

Raritan Borough Approves Salaries, Wages for Borough Employees

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Council approved a resolution to fix salaries and wages for borough employees for 2017, with pay being retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017.

The approved pay is as follows:

Administrative Assistant, Public Works – $26,224
Administrative Assistant, Construction Office – $12.26/hr
Administrative Assistant, Borough Clerk – ...

Bridgewater Releases Updated Roadwork Schedule for End of July

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has released an updated schedule for roadwork on various roads throughout the township at the end of July.

Resurfacing of Milltown Road, from Old York Road to Route 202, continues Thursday, and is expected to finish.

On Friday, roadwork will begin with resurfacing on Milltown Road from Route 28 to Route 22.

On July 24, resurfacing will begin on ...

Speed Bumps Being Installed on Two Raritan Roadways

RARITAN, NJ - With the continuation of roadwork in Raritan, six speed bumps will be installed on Bell and Sherman avenues after reports of drivers speeding on those roads.

According to borough engineer Stan Schrek, there will be three speed bumps on each road.

“With the issue of speeding on local streets throughout the borough, we are trying to see the efficacy of these speed ...

Raritan to Receive $1 Million Grant for Pedestrian Walkways From Train to Riverfront

RARITAN, NJ – Raritan Borough will receive a $1 million state grant for pedestrian improvements from the NJ Transit Rail Station on Thompson Street to the riverfront.

The project is one of 27 that were approved July 11 for funding by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees, according to the authority. The NJTPA will award $19.46 million in grants ...

Construction Continuing on Groundwater Treatment Facility at American Cyanamid Superfund site

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township posted an update to its website regarding construction of the groundwater treatment facility at the American Cyanamid Superfund site in the Finderne section of town, and noted that a public information session is planned for late 2017 or early 2018.

Throughout the month of June, the release said, there was an increase in construction activities on the ...

YMCA Launching Model UN, Youth & Government

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County YMCA is launching a civic engagement program for middle and high school students, including a Youth and Government and Model UN.

“Somerset County YMCA is committed to youth development and civic engagement,” David M. Carcieri, president and CEO of Somerset County YMCA, said in a release. “Leadership, community service and academic ...

Bridgewater Approves Ordinance for $6.2 Million in Roadwork Throughout Township

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township approved an ordinance with plans for moving forward on more than $6.2 million worth of road projects throughout the township, an increase of more than $1.6 million over 2016.

The funds in the ordinance also include an additional appropriation of $600,00 that was added into the plans from the recently passed amendments to the 2017 budget.

The ...

Bridgewater Introduces Ordinance for Mayor, Council, Administration Salaries

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council introduced its annual ordinance to set the salaries and wages for township employees, including the mayor and council.

Township administrator James Naples noted that the mayor and council are not seeing an increase in salary.

“In my 13 years here, the mayor and council salary has always remained static,” he said. “The ...

County Proposing Maintaining Two Lanes on First Avenue in Raritan Heading North to Route 202

RARITAN, NJ - Somerset County is looking to move forward with adding a second lane of traffic between the railroad underpass and Route 202 on First Avenue in Raritan, heading toward Route 202 – but it would require eliminating some on-street parking.

The county is currently in the process of resurfacing the entire length of First Avenue, from Route 28 to the Basilone Bridge. The ...

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