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December 7, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The application regarding a proposed warehouse on Route 202/206, which was expected to be heard before the zoning board Tuesday, has been postponed until next year. According to deputy township administrator Wells Winegar, the applicant has requested that the application ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Community grants, accounting and financial services, snow removal and plenary licenses were all part of a set of resolutions approved by the Bridgewater Township Council in November. The 10 resolutions all passed by a 4-0 vote of the council that evening, save for one. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – A temporary cellular tower will be constructed on Milltown Road in Bridgewater, while fees and other costs for excavations will be updated. Changes to the town code regarding quarries, however, will have to wait. The Bridgewater Township council introduced two ordinances at ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Changes have been proposed to the intersection of Chimney Rock Road and Union Avenue in Bridgewater, and are expected to bear fruit sometime next year. According to the press department of the state's Department of Transportation, the Chimney Rock-Union intersection is under ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan's parking projects were a main focus of discussion during the Oct. 26 town meeting. Borough planner Angela Knowles spoke to the borough council about shared parking and further planning project updates. Parking in Raritan Borough is often hotly contested and often fought ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Bridgewater Township Council is looking at possible options in replacing the only Crate & Barrel store currently located in town. The council introduced an ordinance for that purpose at its Nov. 8 meeting, one that will amend a section of the Bridgewater Regional Center ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough held a special ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park Nov. 11 to honor its veterans.

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Finderne First Aid & Rescue Squad, on Nov. 2, dedicated a bench at the Bridgewater Senior Center in memory of Charles and Mary Hutchings. Charles Hutchings was a founding member of the rescue squad who passed away a few years ago, and his wife died at the height of the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Body cams, sewer pumps and more were approved by the Bridgewater Township Council earlier this month, at what was its only meeting in October. The council approved a resolution to enter Bridgewater into a state contract with Motorola Solutions out of Allen, Texas for new police ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The cursing ordinance, which once put Raritan Borough in the national spotlight, was little more than a headline grabber, the council declared at the Oct. 26 meeting. Introduced in October 1994, it was an ordinance that threatened fines of $500 against anyone publicly caught ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Council was privy to a presentation about PILOT agreements during its most recent meeting. Mayor Zachary Bray said the Crossings at Raritan development is a PILOT program, and the borough wanted to educate the public on what that means. Jeffrey Lehrer, Esq., ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Vosseller Avenue is expected to re-open to traffic by the middle of next week, according to a report from Bridgewater Township. The last milling and paving work will be completed early next week, and any last minute delays will be reported on the township Facebook ...

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RARITAN, NJ - MyRaritan may soon be returning, thanks to the council. Confirmed by councilman Pablo Orozco during the Oct. 26 town meeting, the GoGov app, an app through which Raritan Borough residents can interact with the borough, went offline several weeks ago. Orozco blamed municipality ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council mourned the loss of longtime municipal engineer Charles “Chip” Mills at its Oct. 4 meeting. “He loved this town,” said Mayor Matthew Moench. Mills began working for the township in 1981. “He dedicated himself to the township since before ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough residents now have one less place to park. Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Loyadham Hindu Temple, on West Somerset Street, has a small public parking area on its property created as a result of an agreement made years ago between the property owner and the borough ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Democratic candidates for council are calling for a member of the Bridgewater Township Municipal Alliance to be removed from his position because of anti-LGBTQ+ comments he made. Candidates Jennifer Feigley, Jill Gladstone and Saad Toor are calling for the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County is working to make several road improvements around the county, including one major intersection in Bridgewater Township. An interactive virtual meeting concerning the county’s Roadway Safety Study was held Sept. 29 to discuss five different proposed road ...

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RARITAN, NJ - While there were a variety of topics talked about in the Somerset Street breakout room during the Somerset County Roadway Safety Seminar, the most discussed was undoubtedly the intersection between First Avenue and Somerset Street. The seminar, sanctioned by the Somerset County ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Several Raritan residents were among those in attendance for a discussion of the Somerset County Roadway Safety Study, held virtually Sept. 29. The seminar, sanctioned by the Somerset County Planning Board and operated by representatives from engineering consultant firm Stantec, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is still cleaning up more than a month after the mess left by Tropical Storm Ida. Mayor Matthew Moench said at the town council’s Oct. 4 meeting that a first sweep of the township to pick up storm-related debris has already been completed. A second sweep ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township appears ready to finish repairs to the Gilbride sanitary sewer station. The township council approved a resolution Sept. 20 for the purchases of valves and related materials required for the installation of new pumps at the venerable station. The $63,115 ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan app is ready to go. This app, designed by GoGov, is tasked with allowing residents to easily communicate with town employees, according to councilman Pablo Orozco. The app is available on both iPhone and Android for free in their respective app stores. “What we ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Trucks weighing over four tons will no longer be allowed on several additional roads within Bridgewater Township. The town council introduced an ordinance at its Sept. 9 meeting to not allow heavy trucks to travel on several additional roads in the municipality, Bellacone ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater residents are getting some fee and tax breaks in the near future, thanks to the unanimous passage of several resolutions by the township council in early September. The municipal governing body voted to waive the municipal portion of permit and inspection fees for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township administrators are focusing on four main areas regarding repairs for flooding and other damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida earlier this month. “Bridgewater Township sustained tremendous damage to its infrastructure,” said township engineer Bill Burr, who ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council passed a series of resolutions at an emergency virtual meeting in the late afternoon of Sept. 3 in the wake of Tropical Storm Ida. Mayor Matthew Moench thanked the council for its leadership, and for getting the emergency meeting put together on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township will be a long time in picking up the pieces left behind by Tropical Storm Ida. The damage wrought by the natural catastrophe last week was discussed at length at an emergency meeting of the town council Sept. 3. Mayor Matthew Moench noted that there ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Curbside pickup for storm debris in Bridgewater will begin Tuesday. The Storm Debris Curbside Pickup program was approved by the township council Sept. 3. Bridgewater has contracted with a vendor to conduct the curbside pickup of storm-related bulky trash from residents ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Mayor Matthew Moench has declared an emergency in Bridgewater, requesting that people stay in their homes in what he has called "the worst flooding event to happen in Bridgewater for many years." "Tomorrow and in the coming days, the work will begin to assess the damage and ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council held a special virtual-only meeting Aug. 23 to award contracts for several roadway improvement projects. The first contract went to Top Line Construction Corp., out of Somerville, for the 2021-2 roadway improvement program which will include the ...

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