bridgewater-slash-raritan

Government

February 4, 2023

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Township employees will continue to have health benefits this year.  The township council approved three resolutions at its Jan. 19 meeting for employee health benefits, including dental/vision, prescription and health insurance, all for 2023. The first ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township added its newest police officer to the force Jan. 19. Thomas A. Gallo was sworn in at the town council meeting. Some three dozen individuals were in attendance, including Gallo’s family, the five council members and about a dozen Bridgewater police ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The public hearing for the 230,062-square-foot manufacturing facility on U.S. Route 206 in Bridgewater will continue at the March 14 planning board meeting, so concerns over traffic around and beyond the facility – as tractor trailers enter and exit the site – can be addressed by ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - Pending a referendum vote on March 14, the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District (BRRSD) is looking to fund a district-wide facilities renovation program that will include infrastructure and classroom renovation projects and school additions. "If you've been inside the ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ —The five-year road improvement project in Bridgewater Township is gearing up for more work in 2023. Township engineer William Burr spoke before the Bridgewater council Jan. 19 to discuss what was accomplished in repairing municipal roads last year, and what is expected in the ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The saga of hazardous busing in Bridgewater Township has ended for now. The town council approved a resolution Jan. 19 to pay $523,808 to the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District for hazardous busing for the 2021-2022 school year. Hazardous busing is used “to provide ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – With signs and concerns, a small group of people identifying as Democrats from New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District gathered in Bridgewater Jan. 17 to remind newly-elected Republican Rep. Tom Kean Jr. that they know where he is – even if that “where” is a small temporary office ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council passed a resolution authorizing Middle Valley Wellness to submit a certification to operate an expanded Alternative Treatment Center (ATC), which will allow for the sale of both medical and recreational cannabis.  ATCs can expand their operations to ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is in good hands, with more good things on the way in 2023, according to Mayor Matthew Moench. Moench gave his annual state of the township address at the Bridgewater council reorganization meeting Jan. 5. "I've gone to a lot of reorganization meetings," ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The new calendar year has begun with a refashioned Bridgewater Township Council. Michael Kirsh, who served as vice president last year, is the new council president, while Timothy Ring will serve as the new vice president for 2023. Both were sworn in at the annual council ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council reorganization meeting on Jan. 3 saw the oath of office administered to a new borough council president and council members Republican Nicolas J. Carra, who has served on the council for three terms, and newcomer Democrat Adam Armahizer.  With five years ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The name Stavola came up a couple times during the final Bridgewater Township Council meeting of the calendar year. The municipal governing body first unanimously approved a resolution Dec. 19 concerning the local quarry, renewing its operating license for 2023. The first ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council passed an ordinance for the benefit of the Bridgewater Commons Mall, a staple of the municipality for more than three decades. The council approved an ordinance at its Dec. 19 meeting that amended a section of the Bridgewater Regional Center ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER,NJ—Audio visual improvements are finally on the way for the council chambers and municipal court in Bridgewater Township. The public hearing on an ordinance for $112,879 for new audiovisual equipment for the municipal courtroom, on Commons Way, was held Dec. 19, and was unanimously ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council passed an ordinance permitting medical cannabis alternative treatment centers (ATCs) to operate as an expanded ATC dispensary—allowing ATCs such as Valley Wellness to sell recreational cannabis. The next step for Valley Wellness includes appearing before ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The saga of paying for hazardous busing in Bridgewater Township plays on. The town council again tabled a resolution at its Dec. 19 meeting to pay $523,800 for hazardous busing to the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District for the 2021-222 school year. The council had ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Planning Board authorized the board planner to proceed with a redevelopment plan for Raritan Mall after the council approved the space as an area needing redevelopment. Borough engineer Stanley Schrek said that future work includes ordinances regarding the ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council passed the introduction of an ordinance permitting Valley Wellness, a medical marijuana dispensary on Route 202, to expand into the recreational cannabis business.  The ordinance includes the parking modification the planning board recommended against ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A major hope and goal in town is to keep the Bridgewater Commons Mall up and running, both now and in the future.  To that end, the Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved the introduction of an amendment to an ordinance regarding the Bridgewater Regional Center ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Bridgewater Township Council gave an early holiday present to licensed liquor retailers in the municipality. Sunday hours of operation for all active licensees holding plenary retail distribution licenses have been extended for a day in December to accommodate the holiday ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Municipal payments for hazardous school busing in Bridgewater Township will have to wait a little while longer. The Bridgewater Township Council tabled a resolution at its Dec. 5 meeting for payment of $523,808 to the Bridgewater-Raritan school district for the 2020-2021 school ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Crossing LLC redevelopment application for properties adjacent to the Raritan Mall has been adjourned until Jan. 25 without further notice.  Raritan Crossing, LLC, is the owner of Block 116.01 (lots 25, 26.01, 27 and 27.01) and Block 112 (lot 3), and is seeking to ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Bridgewater Township will work to replace and upgrade deteriorating playground equipment at two of its park properties after approving a pair of resolutions to do so.  Following a presentation by public works and sewer utility superintendent Richard Shimp at the Nov. 10 meeting ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Two public hearings will be held at Monday’s Bridgewater Township council meeting, one for an ordinance on escrow fees, and another for a bond ordinance of over $250,000 for the municipal senior center. The first ordinance, introduced at the governing body’s sole November ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - On Nov. 14, the Raritan Borough Council approved the installation of speed humps on Meehan Avenue and Woodmere Street, a request many residents have made and which is technically already in the budget. The roads in question meet the criteria for speed humps, which is any road with ...

Read more »

RARITAN, NJ - Since losing its supermarket anchor, Stop & Shop, in 2017, the Raritan Mall has been awaiting redevelopment, suffering from poor maintenance and a high vacancy rate.  Although progress has been slow, borough engineer Stanley Schrek said he had a preliminary meeting with the ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Just before Halloween, Girl Scout Troop No. 61097 of Bridgewater, appeared before the town council to discuss a potential project that will use bats for insect control. The troop of sixth and seventh graders, who attend either Eisenhower or Hillside intermediate schools, ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ—Changes are expected to come to the audio/visual system in the council chambers and municipal court at the municipal building in Bridgewater Township. A presentation at the council’s Nov. 10 meeting described the kind of improvements and upgrades that will be made to the sound ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Bridgewater Township Council unanimously approved an ordinance that removes warehouse uses as a permitted principal use in several zones of the municipality that had previously permitted it, although they may still be permitted as accessory uses. “The residents of ...

Read more »

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Residents of a Martinsville neighborhood have asked the Bridgewater Township Council for assistance when it comes to local road conditions. Joe Boyle, of Spring Run Lane, spoke before the council Oct. 17. He was in attendance along with several other residents who live on the ...

Read more »