Government

January 14, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The township council will need to redo a resolution regarding a redevelopment investigation near TD Bank Ballpark because of a wrongly stated lot and block number. The council approved, by a 3-2 vote in December, a resolution to refer to the planning board a recommendation for ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Yard Waste site will be closing as of Jan. 13, and will reopen March 11. After March 11, residents can take their yard waste to 136 Foothill Road or get a permit from the Public Works Department for their landscaper to visit the yard waste site twice at no ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Mayor Dan Hayes said the state of the township is strong with a vibrant economic base and stable municipal taxes during his annual State of the Township address at the Jan. 3 Bridgewater Township reorganization meeting.   “Tonight I wish to reassure you the state of the township ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The proposed course for Bridgewater Township and its population in the upcoming year was laid out at Thursday’s annual council reorganization meeting.   Councilman Matthew Moench was chosen as president for 2019, following his nomination by Councilman Filipe Pedroso, while ...

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RARITAN, NJ - There is an expectation of continued economic advancement in Raritan in 2019, according to Mayor Charles McMullin during his annual state of the borough address at Wednesday’s reorganization meeting. McMullin spoke during his speech of the suburbanization trends in the 1960s and ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is moving forward with plans for emergency services buildings on the former Washington School property, and have authorized the Somerset County Improvement Authority to begin a study into the potential buildings. According to Mayor Charles McMullin, discussions on ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A municipal decision about prohibiting parking on several local streets has caused strife for other residents who were surprised by the decision.   Over a dozen residents showed up at the council’s Dec. 17 meeting to protest an ordinance that had been passed two weeks prior ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council discussed a resolution that could potentially alter the area around TD Bank Ballpark, the longtime home of the Somerset Patriots. The council voted by a 3-2 margin Dec. 17 to authorize the township planning board to undertake a preliminary ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Stavola Construction Materials, Inc. has Bridgewater’s blessing to continue its operations for the next year.   Tom Branch, vice-president of Stavola, spoke before the Bridgewater Township Council to renew the annual agreement that his company makes with the municipality to work ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The ongoing saga of Bridgewater’s venerable Lane-Brokaw House will likely continue into the new calendar year. The Bridgewater Township Council took no action following a discussion to accept a historic preservation grant in the amount of $85,660 for improvements to the ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council introduced an ordinance to amend the municipal code and permit open space trust funds to be utilized for the acquisition of historical properties and to also make improvements on such properties, as per a referendum voted on by residents in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A PSE&G substation in Bridgewater Township will be getting a power boost in the future.   The Bridgewater planning board voted unanimously Monday to approve a minor site plan for the North Bridge Substation, which will receive an upgrade of a new 69KV power ...

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RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough has approved a resolution in support of efforts to provide greater transparency with regard to political donations, while also limiting the influence of money in politics. The council heard from David Goodman, of Represent.Us/Central NJ, who spoke about the national ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The township is celebrating the completion of roadwork after about a year of work on Leghorn Avenue – but some residents are still concerned about final improvements that need to be done. According to township engineer Dave Battaglia, the full length of the road is paved, as of ...

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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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