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Conversations Continue on Township's Proposed School Security Plan, Questions Rise About Whether Officers Will be Installed on First Day of School

August 12, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The board of education and district are currently reviewing Bridgewater Township’s proposal regarding placing police officers in every township school, while Superintendent Robert Beers said he is anticipating student resource officers and Class III officers to be available on the first day of school – but that is currently up in the air.

The district’s ...

Raritan Man Arrested in Connection With Sexual Assaults in Bridgewater, Franklin

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for lewdness at the Nevius Street Bridge Aug. 4, and has since been charged in connection with sexual assaults in Bridgewater and Franklin.

Rogelio Calyeca Postrero, 38, was arrested Aug. 4 after a citizen reported to Raritan Borough Police that someone was masturbating in the area of the bridge.

During the course of the investigation of the act of ...

Bridgewater Mayor Submits Proposal to Board of Education for Township Police Officers in Every School

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench has released a proposed agreement that he has sent to the board of education to put a Bridgewater police officer in every school building for the 2022-2023 school year.

On Thursday, Moench submitted the agreement to the board of education to define terms of police involvement in school security for the upcoming year. The proposal places an ...

Bridgewater Police Holds Annual National Night Out Celebration (Photo Gallery)

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police Department held its National Night Out celebration Aug. 2, with activities for kids, food cooked by police officers and a look at the police cars.

Hundreds came out to celebrate with the department.

Debbie Manna Remembered as Only Female Chief in Martinsville Rescue Squad History

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council recently honored the late Debbie Manna, the first and only female chief in the history of the Martinsville Rescue Squad.

Manna died July 7 after courageously battling cancer.

Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench, who attended Manna’s wake in Watchung along with councilman Timothy Ring, read a proclamation in honor of Manna at the ...

Espo's Closed After Tuesday Fire in Bar Area

RARITAN, NJ - Repairs have already begun at Espo's Italian Restaurant, which suffered damage in a fire Tuesday afternoon.

According to fire chief Brian Kredatus, the fire department responded Tuesday at 3:26 p.m. to a fire at the restaurant, arriving in one minute from time of dispatch.

The fire, Kredatus said, was located in the wall behind the grill in the bar area.

"We were ...

Bridgewater Woman Charged With Stealing Funds From Non-Profit

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bridgewater resident has been charged with theft by deception in relation to theft of funds from a non-profit organization in Bridgewater, according to a report from Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Jolee Roberts, 55, has been charged with second degree theft by deception, two counts of third degree forgery and fourth degree credit card theft.

According to ...

Local Fire Companies Do Swift Water Training to Better Deal With Major Storms

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - With the hope of being more prepared in the event of another storm like Hurricane Ida, district three in Bridgewater purchased a boat for the North Branch and Country Hills fire departments to better outfit the Swift water teams, which aid in water rescues.

In addition, Branchburg Township purchased two boats to be used by the North Branch Fire Company.

“With (these ...

Bridgewater Township Approves Additional Training for Police Officers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is seeking to make improvements to local law enforcement, as far as preparation is concerned.

The town council approved a resolution to award a contract to The Rodgers Group, out of Frisco, TX, for a maximum of $17,000 for up to one year for police and public safety training and instruction.

Township administrator Michael Pappas said July 7 that the ...

Section of Garretson Road Closed Due to Water Main Break

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A section of Garretson Road is closed Wednesday afternoon because of a water main break, according to a report from Bridgewater Township Police.

According to police, Garretson Road is closed between John Christian Drive and the YMCA because of a water main break.

Drivers are advised to seek an alternate route.

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

PLAN|NJ HOSTS 2nd ANNUAL FAMILY NIGHT OUT Aug. 4 AT THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS BASEBALL BALLGAME

Please join us as we fill TD Bank Park with disabilities rights community members on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Family members, partners, local officials and friends will gather for the 2nd Annual PLAN|NJ Family Night Out at the Somerset Patriots game. The Patriots are an AA Affiliate of the New York Yankees and this evening will be playing the 3rd of 6 games against the Binghamton ...

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Laurel Circle Celebrates 25 Years

Laurel Circle is celebrating 25 years as a life plan community in Bridgewater, NJ. Members of the public are invited to join the celebrations as the community commemorates this landmark anniversary.

“For 25 years, Laurel Circle’s success has been built on the foundation of enriching the lives of its residents, fostering their well-being, and creating new opportunities for them to ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, August 15, 7:30 PM

Bridgewater

COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

Tue, August 16, 6:00 PM

Hillsborough Rotary Fair, Hillsborough

Hillsborough Rotary Fair

Thu, August 18, 6:00 PM

Bridgewater

Suicide Bereavement Support Group

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

Resident: School Security Discussions Should be in Public

August 9, 2022

To the Editor:

Township police officers protect our children and employees.

I read Mr. (Robert) Beers' comments and letter to the public. I am dismayed that a public official, Superintendent Beers, would insist that this discussion take place "behind closed doors." As caretaker of the township's school system, its students and employees, bright sunlight is ...

2nd Annual Family Night Out for Disability Rights Leaders Becomes a Festive Washout with Fireworks at Somerset Patriots

August 12, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc. (PLAN|NJ) hosted its 2nd annual Family Night Out for the disability rights community of New Jersey Aug. 4. Partner group attendees filled the stands overlooking 3rd base until a sudden thunderstorm ended the game after three innings.

Prior to the deluge, spirits were quite high as local officials, board ...

Dizaster Horse Rides in to Somerville for Saturday Night Performance

August 12, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Summer Stage Concert Series continues on the Division Street pedestrian mall Saturday, Aug. 13, with Dizaster Horse, a northern New Jersey cover band with a stable full of rock classics.

Their story, from their website:

"Several years ago, a lead singer and a drummer met, fell in love, married, and one of the products of their love was... Dizaster Horse!  ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

New Monkeypox Vaccine Sites Announced in New Jersey

August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus.

There are 293 confirmed or probable monkeypox cases in New Jersey, as of August ...