Government

November 7, 2018

Editor's Note: All mail-in ballots for Raritan have been counted, and the results of the election remain unchanged. Bray received 1,389 votes, Melitsky received 1,306 votes, Foohey received 1,249 votes and Ifan received 1,185 votes. RARITAN, NJ - Despite delays in counting mail-in votes because ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater residents have voted yes to a referendum question regarding using open space funds for the purchase of historic properties and capital expenditures. The question asked to use up to 25 percent of existing money from the Open Space Trust Fund to pay for the purchase ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently discussed housing rehabilitation concerns in the municipality, particularly changes made without following proper procedure with the Housing Advisory Board.   Members of the council said they wanted to look into irregularities in ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough has tabled a resolution regarding its opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana, but is working with a few interested parties to determine if there would be an place in the borough to allow for medical marijuana dispensaries. The borough council was ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township officials are seeking to support at least part of historic preservation efforts in the municipality through a referendum question on November’s election ballot. Bridgewater Township Council President Christine Henderson Rose held a short presentation to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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