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Bridgewater Honors Macedonia Baptist Church for 75 Years of Service

September 25, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A pair of proclamations from the Bridgewater Township Council honored a local church’s centennial, plus the 75th anniversary of the independence of an overseas nation that has developed strong local roots.

The council first recognized the 100th anniversary of the Macedonia Baptist Church, which was founded a century ago in August by Rev. Amos Hobbs. The current pastor ...

Heavy Rains Do Not Deter Faith Lutheran from Repairing and Delivering Bikes

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In spite of heavy rains and winds on May 7, eight persons, seven members of Faith Lutheran in New Providence and a member of Osceola Presbyterian in Clark, met their obligation to Pedals for Progress, an organization which recycles bikes for persons in developing countries.  The group had committed itself to repair used bikes in the Faith parking lot that day to be ...

Raritan Recognizes World Falun Dafa Day

RARITAN, NJ - The Raritan Borough Mayor Zachary Bray, recognized May 13 as World Falun Dafa Day.

Although banned in China, the date marks Falun Dafa's 30th anniversary since it was first taught by Master Li Hongzhi in a small schoolhouse in northeastern China in 1992.

Although not an institutionalized religion, Falun Dafa – also known as Falun Gong –is a Buddhist-based ...

Raritan Holds Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Frelinghuysen Park

RARITAN, NJ - After postponing a week due to weather, Raritan Borough held its annual Easter Egg hunt at Frelinghuysen Park April 16.

Families came out to enjoy the weather and hunt for eggs in advance of Easter.

Sheriff’s Office Gets Walk-Through of Al Falah Muslim Center

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo was invited to do a walk-through of the new Al Falah Muslim Center, on Route 202/206 in Bridgewater.

In the photo are (L-R) Fahad Sheikh, Hasan Ahmad, Undersheriff Tim Pino, Officer Refika Kolenovic, Officer Jagpreet Kaur, Russo, Taha Marhaba, Kawsar Ahmed and Sheriff’s Capt. Ibrahim Quadri. Photo courtesy of Cosmo Tomaro, of the ...

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Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...

Planning for the Future Care of Loved Ones with Disabilities

Families have a great deal to learn about how best to support a loved one with disabilities, now and in the future. While future planning for people with disabilities is emotional, families always report feeling more peaceful and reassured as they prepare for their loved one’s future support. These plans are likely to change as the person’s circumstances do, but there is no time like ...

Agent Spotlight: Jenny Brigante

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LaVerne Miner Spreads Love and Light at Laurel Circle

For 25 years, Laurel Circle has been committed to the wellness of its residents. Programs and services are designed around the “8 dimensions of wellness,” a holistic health methodology that targets the eight aspects of wellness most needed by individuals: social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, vocational, physical, and intellectual, as well as health services.

Among these, ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, October 2, 4:00 PM

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Bridgewater

Canticles for Life - AIDS Benefit Concert

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Mon, October 3, 7:00 PM

Bridgewater

Middle-Brook Regional Health Commission Q3 Meeting

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Mon, October 3, 7:30 PM

Bridgewater

COUNCIL MTG – Regular Session

Community Conversations: Monkeypox Update

Before this summer, most Americans had never heard of Monkeypox, but since the first case was reported in May, there have been thousands of cases confirmed across the US.

In this Atlantic Health System Community Conversation, find out what you need to know about the latest virus making headlines from Suja Mathew, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Atlantic Health ...

Vote Tom Kean, Jr. To Get Prices Down

September 22, 2022

To the Editor:

Last week, Joe Biden hosted a party cheering good times on the White House South Lawn that even included an exclusive performance by James Taylor.  Our own Congressman, Tom Malinowski, attended to celebrate what he has called a "booming economy" and an economy that is "doing better than anyone expected."

While Biden and Malinowski celebrated, ...

Bridgewater Police Blotter Includes Arrests for DWI, Reports of Vehicle Burglaries

September 19, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has released its police blotter for the middle of September.

A resident of Schindler Terrace reported Aug. 27 that their Black Mongoose bicycle was stolen from in front of their home. The bicycle had been left in a bicycle rack, but was not locked.
Michael Rodriguez-Davila, 24, of Queens, was arrested Aug. 23 at 2:24 p.m. for allegedly shoplifting at ...

Mia Restaurant to Participate in Restaurant Week During Grand Opening Month

September 23, 2022

Mia Restaurant, on Route 202/206, has celebrated its grand opening, and is looking forward to participating in Bridgewater's 2nd Annual Restaurant Week during its grand opening month.

Restaurant Week is Sept. 25 through Oct. 2, and Mia Restaurant owner Adolfo Vergara and Chef Giancarlo Borletti are excited to share their delicious food while celebrating their opening.

Call the ...

Milestones

BRHS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM

September 23, 2022

The BRHS GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY team had an amazing first xc meet this season with 12 girls medaling at the South Jersey XC Shootout Meet. Congratulations to Coach Pyle, Coach Louie and everyone else who competed and did amazing as well. 

Special shoutouts to: 

Lorena David (3rd), Tara Dhawale (5th), Luana Kopp (6th), Natalie Thiry (8th), Jess Borchert (9th), Riley Lewis (11th), Diya ...

Somerville HS Robotics Team Co-Hosts Tech Expo at Bridgewater Commons

September 24, 2022

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerville High School Robotics team is one of four from central New Jersey high schools that will host the Raritan Valley Science and Technology Showcase at the Bridgewater Commons mall on Oct. 1-2,

The other robotics teams are from Hillsborough High School, Bound Brook High School and Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

The expansive showcase will feature displays on ...

Saint Joseph Students Receive National Merit Recognition

METUCHEN, NJ - Three groups of juniors and seniors at Saint Joseph High School have been awarded recognition from the National Merit Program for their excellent scores in the PSAT/NMSQT testing process.

Every year, approximately 1.5 million students are administered the PSAT/NMSQT examination, where only 50,000 of them score highly enough to be entered into the qualifications for being named ...

Saint Joseph Falcon Fall Fest

METUCHEN, NJ - Join Saint Joseph High School for a fun-filled day of fall activities later in early October.

 

As part of Saint Joe’s third annual Homecoming Weekend, we invite the public to join us on Saturday, October 8 for the Falcon Fall Fest. 

 

Nestled behind the Brothers Residence building will be a Fall garden, where mums and other Fall foliage will be ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Benefits of Owning a TAPinto Local News & Digital Marketing Platform

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto owner/publishers own their own business while building equity. They make money, while making their own schedules and achieving work/life balance.

“It’s on my terms, it’s on my timetable,” Bobbie Peer, owner/publisher of TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto Basking Ridge, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto ...

It Was A Swell Summer

As we say goodbye to the scorching summer of 2022, it is worth noting that heat records have been broken across the globe. Unprecedented heat waves have hit the US, Europe, England and China. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration July 2022 was the third hottest July on record, June was the sixth warmest and overall the year 2022 is trending as the third warmest year in ...

'Scab' Deals with Race Relations and More

UNION, NJ - “Scab” takes a tough, emotional look at working class life in a factory town near the ‘Mexican border. Edward (John Anthony Torres) has been hired to be trained as a foreman for a factory that is moving its location to Mexico.  Gilda (Monica Wyche), the current foreman, is assigned to train him… and replace her, no doubt, for less ...