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Raritan Hosting Business Event, National Night Out

July 30, 2021

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough is hosting a number of upcoming events over the next week to celebrate the business community and the local police department.

Raritan’s Economic Development Committee will be holding Discovering Raritan July 31 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., with things to do and see all across Somerset Street in downtown Raritan.

According to councilman Michael Patente, ...

Crime Stoppers Offering Reward Leading to Arrest of Sexual Assault Suspect

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Prosecutor's Office and Bridgewater Township Police have announced that Crime Stoppers of Somerset County, Inc., is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for a sexual assault in Duke Island Park at about 8:45 p.m. July 18.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson announced that at ...

Bridgewater Swears in New Police Officer

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has a new police officer in its ranks.

Johnathan T. Newnom was sworn in before the town council July 19 at the municipal building.

“One of my great honors is to swear in police officers,” said Bridgewater Mayor Matthew Moench after administering the oath to Newnom.

According to Police Chief Paul Payne, Newnom grew up in Toms River, and ...

Bridgewater Police Investigating Reported Sexual Assault at Duke Island Park

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a sexual assault at Duke Island Park Sunday at 8:45 p.m.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, on July 18 at about 9:07 p.m., Bridgewater Township Police received a 911 call reporting a sexual assault at the park. When officers arrived on the scene, they met with ...

Raritan Borough Police Holding National Night Out Event

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Emergency Services will be holding a National Night Out event Aug. 3.

The event will be held at Frelinghuysen Park from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a rain date of Aug. 10.

There will be police and fire vehicles on display, a K9 demonstration, giveaways, ice cream, chips, popcorn and water.

In addition, there will be an outdoor movie presentation of "Toy ...

Somerset County Prosecutor: Raritan Man Arrested for Alleged Assault With an Axe

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested for an aggravated assault with an axe near West Somerset Street July 3, according to a release from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office.

Jonathan W. Beatty, 53, was charged with second degree aggravated assault and taken to the Somerset County Jail pending a bail detention hearing.

According to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, at ...

Bridgewater Township Swears in New Police Officer

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township swore in new police officer Jared Calimano at a special ceremony June 21.

“You will have my full support for your career,” said Bridgewater Police Chief Paul Payne. “Remember why you took this line of work.”

Mayor Matthew Moench said it was exciting to be able to hold the ceremony in person, the first one they have done since ...

Sheriff's Office Promotes Three From Bridgewater

SOMERVILLE, NJ - On July 1, Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo held a swearing-in ceremony for three newly promoted supervisors in the law enforcement division, all from Bridgewater.

Newly promoted Capt. Michael DiGuilio was hired by the sheriff's office in 2001, according to a release, and was assigned to the law enforcement division, worked as a charge officer for family, civil and ...

Raritan Man Arrested for Allegedly Setting Garbage Can on Fire

RARITAN, NJ - A Raritan man was arrested Saturday morning on arson and resisting arrest charges after witnesses reported seeing a man lighting a garbage can on fire in front of a business on East Somerset Street.

Steven Niflis, 26, was charged with third degree arson and third degree resisting arrest.

According to a report from Raritan Borough Police, at 8:18 a.m., police officers were ...

Bridgewater Police: Missing Person Found Safely

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police said that a person reported missing Monday has been safely located.

Mark Gibbons was reported missing Monday, and police said he had last been seen June 24.

Police reported Thursday that GIbbons has been safely located.

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, August 1, 6:00 PM

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

Summer Concert Series

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, August 2, 2:00 PM

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Mythological Mondays: Unicorn Rescue Society ...

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Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of ...

Democratic Council Candidate Speaks Out Regarding 'Lies' on Police Statistics

July 22, 2021

To the Editor:

At the Bridgewater Township Council meeting on Monday night, I was very moved to witness my first swearing-in of a young, new police officer to our police department. I saw the officer’s wife and his father watch him as he stood with his hand on the Bible. I thought about the risks he will take every day and how proud his family must feel. I also was moved to see his new ...

Morristown Medical Center Receives Reverification from the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center

July 28, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been reverified as a Level I Trauma Center through 2024 by the Verification Review Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes Morristown Medical Center’s dedication to providing superior care for the most seriously injured patients. This marks ...

Somerset County seeks community organizations to take part in October Diversity Festival

July 31, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Diversity Festival committee is seeking community organizations to participate in the 2021 outdoor festival, which will occur on Oct. 9, 2021 from 12 to 4 p.m.  Interested groups should have displays and materials that showcase what their organization is doing to promote diversity and to create opportunities for groups that are underrepresented, ...

Daniel Anderl - Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk Attracts 1,000+ Participants, Raises $100K+ for Scholarships

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, who included Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy and Daniel's parents, Mark Anderl and ...

Immunotherapy Provides More Options in Treatment of Advanced Melanoma

A decade ago, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often tantamount to a death sentence: the five-year survival rate was below 5%. Advances in treatment have vastly altered that narrative. As director of Atlantic Health System’s Atlantic Melanoma Center, I have witnessed the long-term survival rate improve tenfold, and effective treatments continue to be developed.

The Atlantic ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...