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Budgets Pass in All Districts in Bridgewater's Annual Fire Elections

February 18, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township fire district elections were held Saturday, with an average of less than 100 voters turning out per district.

In district one, which is the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, Bill Rose was re-elected to a three-year term, earning 76 votes. He ran unopposed for the position, and a write-in candidate got 16 votes.

Evan Rosenberg, running ...

Bridgewater Police: Overturned Vehicle Blocking Traffic on Vosseller Avenue

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - An overturned vehicle is blocking traffic on Vosseller Avenue near Hillcrest Road, according to a Nixle alert from Bridgewater Township Police.

Bridgewater Police are reporting that roadways are snow covered and very slippery. They are requesting that residents allow the Department of Public Works time to plow and salt the roads.

In addition, police are advising drivers to ...

Bridgewater Fire Elections to be held Saturday in the 4 Districts

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township fire district elections will be held Feb. 17, with voters in each of the four districts voting for commission members and a yearly budget.

In district one, which is the Martinsville Volunteer Fire Company, there are two open spots on the commission. Incumbent Bill Rose is running for one three-year term, and Evan Rosenberg is running for the open ...

One Promoted to Captain, One Sworn in in Raritan Police Department

RARITAN, NJ - One Raritan Borough Police officer was promoted to captain and another was sworn in as a new officer at Raritan Borough Council’s Jan. 23 meeting.

David Malina was promoted to captain, having been hired to the department in December 1995. He was promoted to sergeant in 2009 and lieutenant in 2015.

As a lieutenant, Malina served as the patrol division ...

Raritan PD: Motor Vehicle Accident Closes Somerville Circle

RARITAN, NJ - Raritan Borough Police are advising drivers to avoid the Somerville Circle for the foreseeable future because of an overturned tractor trailer.

The accident occurred around noon Wednesday.

Drivers can expect road closures and delays.

There is no estimate yet on when the roads at the circle will reopen.

Bridgewater Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Participate in Trauma Informed Care Training Program

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Somerset County to participate in a Trauma Informed Care training program, run by Resilient Youth Somerset, according to a release from the department.

According to the release, when dealing with a traumatic call for service involving an individual or family in crisis, officers recognize that some people ...

District Providing Grief Counseling for Students in Wake of Death of Bridgewater-Raritan High School Junior

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District has posted information about grief counseling for students and others in the wake of the death Saturday of student Francine Wang.

Wang, 16, was found dead Saturday evening after being reported missing around Chimney Rock Park at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

According to a report on the Bridgewater Township Police Facebook page, ...

Bridgewater Township Police: Missing Teen Found Dead Saturday Evening

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are reporting that the 16-year-old girl missing in Chimney Rock Park since 2 a.m. Saturday was found dead Saturday evening.

The matter is still under investigation, and more information will be released as it is available.

Bridgewater Township Police had been engaging in a search and rescue operation in the wooded area near Chimney Rock Park ...

Bridgewater Police Looking for Teenager Missing From Washington Valley Park Area

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who walked away from her Woodfield Road home early Saturday morning.

According to police, Frances Wang was last seen around 2 a.m. Saturday, possibly wearing a blue colored jacket. She is an Asian female, 5 ft. 6 inches, and 120 pounds.

Police said she has blue dyed streaks in her hair.

Currently, there ...

Martinsville Woman Charged with Money Laundering from Edison Board of Education, According to Middlesex County Prosecutor

EDISON, NJ - A Martinsville woman was arrested for theft for submitting falsified invoices to the Edison Board of Education for therapeutic services, according to a release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office.

Rebecca Dean, 39, was charged with one count of second degree theft by deception and one count of second degree money laundering.

According to Middlesex County ...

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