Government

September 17, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is working to establish an office for a full-time historian and local history advisory. The town council recently introduced an ordinance to do so. Councilman Filipe Pedroso started by saying that he was pleased the measure was on the agenda, and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater’s police department is in line to receive two dozen new bulletproof vests.  The Bridgewater Township Council approved a resolution to award a contract to Universal Uniform Sales Inc., out of Newark, for 29 ballistic vests and vest carriers from Point Blank IIIA. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Sales of recreational marijuana will not be allowed in Bridgewater Township after the township council unanimously approved an ordinance to ban the sale, cultivation, manufacturing and testing of recreational marijuana within the township’s borders. No member of the audience ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The question of principal permitted uses allowing for drive-throughs in Bridgewater Township will have to wait a little while longer for a solution.  An ordinance on the matter, which would have amended a section of the township code for redevelopment in special economic and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Environmental Protection Agency is awarding Raritan Borough with $360,245 to repair or replace sewer pipes that are decaying and contributing to raw sewage overflows in the community and adversely impacting the Raritan River, according to a release from Rep. Leonard Lance. The ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough has set a special ceremony to unveil the monument at the former site of Washington School, on First Avenue. The ceremony will be held Sept. 24 at noon. The monument was first introduced to the council by the county in 2016, with the plan for it to be designed ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council unanimously approved its noise ordinance Tuesday after months of discussions about how best to monitor sound levels from businesses and residents. The ordinance is an adoption of the state noise ordinance, with state rules regarding decibel levels in the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Representatives from Advance Realty are coming before the planning board Monday to finally present its plans for mixed use development on the former Sanofi site, on Route 202/206, which will include residential, commercial, a grocery store, hotel and more. The application will ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - As a culmination of months of discussions, and amid concerns about whether it would apply to the medicinal uses, the Bridgewater Township Council introduced an ordinance Monday to ban recreational marijuana in town. The ordinance comes as discussions continue on the state level ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Just two years before celebrating 100 years since their original settlement in Bridgewater, the section of town known as Somerville Manor has been renamed “Hobbstown.” The new unincorporated section of Bridgewater was designated at Monday’s township council meeting, which was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A resolution regarding road improvements on Frontier Road will have to wait until at least the next Bridgewater Township Council meeting to be possibly ratified. The town governing body voted to table the resolution at its most recent meeting. Councilman Allen Kurdyla asked ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County has released an updated list of roads to be resurfaced through the 2018 Road Resurfacing Project, including a number of them in Bridgewater. The county will be doing patches on several county roads in town, as well as a number of municipal roads for the township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council passed several resolutions at its most recent meeting, including for tax payments, improvement projects and construction work.   The first resolution extended the grace period for the third quarter taxes from Aug. 1 to Sept. 7 for payment of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council approved an ordinance regarding municipal salary ranges for 2018. The ranges are: Administrative Assistant, Public Works – $15,000 to $50,000 Administrative Assistant, Construction Office (hourly) – $7.25 to $16 Administrative Assistant, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A part of Bridgewater Township may be getting a new official name in the near future. The Bridgewater council discussed the possibility of formally renaming Somerville Manor to its more well-known appellation of Hobbstown. The town’s governing body said it was interested in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township won’t be getting a grant regarding the creative arts in town.  The township council deadlocked on a vote on a grant resolution. According to the council agenda, the measure would have potentially created a storytelling trail around the perimeter of the ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council introduced an ordinance to set ranges for salaries and compensation for municipal employees. Public hearing for the ordinance will be held June 26. Administrative Assistant, Public Works – $15,000 to $50,000 Administrative Assistant, Construction ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A discussion among Bridgewater council members on the Lane-Brokaw House pretty much ended before it even got started. Council president Christine Henderson Rose started the discussion at the governing body’s June 18 meeting, when she said she was looking for a commitment from ...

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LAWRENCE, NJ - Five young men from Bridgewater and Martinsville were among 838 other rising-seniors from New Jersey attending the 73rd session of the annual American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS.) At the event, taking place at Rider University this week, the students get to "govern and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The 2017 municipal audit, municipal road repair, professional services and upcoming fireworks displays were all featured among a package of resolutions that were ratified by the Bridgewater Township Council at a recent meeting. The resolution regarding the township's audit ...

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