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Bridgewater-Raritan Field Hockey Defeats Watchung Hills, 4-2

October 20, 2021

WARREN,  NJ — Samantha Biondi scored two goals to lead the Bridgewater-Raritan  Panthers (11-5) over Watchung Hills on Tuesday, 4-2.

Sophia Elhert and Emma Killeen scored a goal apiece for Watchung Hills. Hannah Stacy saved six in goal for the Warriors. Tori Bugianesi and Tori Bartoloto each added a goal for Bridgewater-Raritan.

Boys Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Advances Past Ridge, 4-1

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Bridgewater-Raritan boys soccer team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Somerset County Tournament with a 4-1 victory over Ridge on Saturday.

Vano Mchedlishvili scored one goal and assisted on another for the fourth-seeded Panthers (6-6-1), who will play top-seeded Pingry in the semifinals next Saturday, Oct. 23.

Luke Laughlin, Chris McKinney and Jake ...

Football: Bridgewater-Raritan Tops Franklin, 34-7, in Homecoming Game

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — The Bridgewater-Raritan football team scored all its points in the first half and went on to a 34-7 victory over Franklin at Friday night's Homecoming game and senior night.

The Bridgewater-Raritan defense came up with three turnovers in the first half to help the Panthers build a massive lead.

CJ Stevens scored on a 7-yard touchdown run with 3:32 left in the ...

Field Hockey: Bridgewater-Raritan Eliminates Mount St. Mary, 3-2, in County Tournament

WATCHUNG, NJ — Tori Bartoloto scored two goals and the Bridgewater-Raritan field hockey team defeated Mount St. Mary, 3-2, in the semifinal round of the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday.

Tori Bugianesi scored one goal, and Ashley Bonastia and Samantha Biondi contributed assists for the Panthers (10-5), who took a 2-1 lead into the fourth quarter.

Molly Catchpole scored both ...

Karl Towns Returns Home to New Jersey, Visits St. Joseph HS

METUCHEN, NJ– Karl-Anthony Towns, made a surprise appearance at a St. Joseph High School assembly this week to accept the honor of being inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame.  Towns, a member of the Class of 2014 was unable to attend the annual Hall of Fame Dinner held several days prior due to his NBA schedule. Instead, Towns arranged to visit his old stomping grounds and ...

Girls Soccer: Bridgewater-Raritan Gets By Ridge, 2-0

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — A stellar game by both teams' goalies ended with the Bridgewater-Raritan girls soccer team prevailing in a 2-0 decision over Ridge Wednesday night.

Maggie Ousouljoglou made 12 saves for Bridgewater-Raritan (7-3-1). Carly Villa of Ridge (5-7) turned away 14 shots by the Panthers.

Annie Clapp and Ashley Martinho scored the goals for BRHS, one in each half.

Chatham Girls Tennis Tops Bridgewater-Raritan, 3-2, for 11th Win; Doubles Teams Fidora/Paparo and Wong/Zhang Still Unbeaten

CHATHAM, NJ -- Cameron Sims won at third singles while both of Chatham's doubles teams pushed their match records to 17-0 in Chatham's 3-2 girls tennis win vs. Bridgewater-Raritan on Tuesday at the Colony Courts.

The Cougars' first-doubles tandem of Sarah Fidora and Sophia Paparo won in straight sets as did the second doubles team of Siena Wong and Jin ...

Field Hockey: Bridgewater-Raritan Overwhelms Hunterdon Central, 8-0

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — After scoring just one goal in the opening quarter, the Bridgewater-Raritan field hockey team pulled away for an 8-0 victory over Hunterdon Central on Tuesday.

Erin Collins scored three goals and assisted on another for the Panthers (9-4), who led, 3-0, at the half. 

Lea Ciocon finished with two goals and two assists and Samantha Biondi scored a pair of goals.

Somerset Patriots Tropical Storm Ida Relief Effort Raises $35,000

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Tropical Storm Ida fundraising relief efforts by the Somerset Patriots and their fans have raised $35,000.

The New York Yankees Double-A affiliate collected $17,500 through an online auction and 50/50 raffles at the ballpark. That amount was then matched by the Kalafer family, Flemington Car & Truck Country Family of Brands, Clinton Honda, and Jaguar Land Rover ...

Union Seniors Score Seven Touchdowns in Big Senior Night Win Over Bridgewater-Raritan

UNION, NJ – On Oct. 9, 2020, Bridgewater-Raritan knocked off Union with a 36-28 home victory on the Panthers’ Senior Night.

Exactly one year later, the Farmers returned the favor on their Senior Night.

Davison Igbinosun accounted for two total touchdowns and 279 of 483 total yards of offense for Union (5-1), who jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first 12:11 of regulation and ...


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Bridgewater Reporting One New COVID Case Wednesday, Raritan Reporting Zero

October 20, 2021

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting one new COVID cases Wednesday, with the total since Thursday now at 3,191

The township is reporting one new fatality this week, bringing the total to 105 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting zero new COVID cases Wednesday, with the total being 691 since Thursday.

Raritan Borough has not ...

Bridgewater Reporting 0 New COVID Cases Thursday

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting zero new COVID cases Thursday, keeping the total at 3,174.

The township is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 104 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting one new COVID case, bringing the total to 688.

Raritan Borough has not reported any new fatalities in months, keeping the ...

Bridgewater Reporting 6 new COVID Cases Tuesday, Raritan Reporting Zero

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township is reporting six new COVID cases Tuesday, bringing the total to 3,173

The township is not reporting any new fatalities, keeping the total at 104 fatalities since the start of the pandemic.

Raritan Borough is reporting zero new COVID cases, after also reporting zero on Monday, keeping the total at 685.

Raritan Borough has not reported ...

Should I Include My Burial and Cremation Instructions in my Last Will and Testament

Last Will and Testaments are documents that set forth a person’s desired distribution of their assets after their passing.  Similarly, prepaid funerals, burial plot and/or burial and cremation instructions are related to a person’s end-of-life decisions.

There is nothing prohibiting a person from including burial and cremation instructions in their Last Will and ...

It is Critical to Review (and Possibly Update) Your Last Will and Testament Every Five Years

Drafting a last will and testament is a comprehensive process; it requires clients to think deeply about loved ones, financial assets, as well as their own mortality.  Thus, even with the help of an experienced attorney, estate planning requires time and effort.

Importantly, the estate planning process does not stop after executing the first last will and testament.  Obviously, ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Piglet, a deaf and blind pink puppy and author Melissa Shapiro are coming to Barkley’s Marketplace for a family reunion and book signing event

BRANCHBURG, NJ - When Piglet comes to Barkley’s Marketplace in Branchburg New Jersey next month, it is going to be something of a family reunion.  Piglet’s “Favorite Dad” Warren is the cousin of Andy Cohen, the owner of Barkley’s Marketplace. A love of animals, especially “rescues,”  seems to run in the family: Cohen has 5 dogs at home, and ...

Bridgewater’s Council Needs More Transparency

October 17, 2021

To the Editor:

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once observed that “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”  Having to justify decisions in front of the public forces government officials to act responsibly. Thus, the law requires meetings to be held in public, where policy ideas are presented and debated openly and transparently.

Regrettably, Bridgewater’s ...

Saint Joseph HS to Host Open House Sunday, October 17

October 15, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ – The doors to Saint Joseph High School will open to the public on Sunday, October 17 for prospective students and their families to get an inside look at day-to-day life on campus.  The Open House runs  from 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will provide visitors the opportunity to meet students, faculty, parents and administrators of the school.

With over 40 clubs ...

Hillsborough: AG Identifies Victim, Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident

October 18, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28.

Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was taken by ambulance after ...

Saint Joseph High School Inducts the 2021 Class into its Athletics Hall of Fame

METUCHEN, NJ -- NBA superstar Karl-Anthony Towns and Brandon Bielak, a pitcher for the Houston Astros, were among the honorees for Saint Joseph High School's Hall of Fame Induction Class of 2021. The event was held at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in Edison on Fri., Oct. 8.

The list of inductees included:

Craig Belunes ‘77 - Wrestling
Brandon ...

Saint Joseph High School Homecoming Game was held on Saturday, Oct. 9

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) welcomed alumni, family, and friends back to the campus to celebrate our third annual homecoming game.

Many Falcons returned to the flock, and their support helped that the varsity football team beat New Brunswick by score of 38-14. On the field, quarterback Christian Solino was 19-for-28 for 229 yards and 3 TDs and one INT. He ...

Don't Forget About the Flu

In September 2021, the United States surpassed 700,000 deaths due to COVID-19. This is certainly an enormous and tragic loss of life, but it is significant for another reason.  The US now has more deaths from COVID-19 than it did during the 1918 influenza pandemic (675,000).  While COVID-19 has caused more morbidity and mortality, these sobering numbers remind us not to forget ...

'Songs for a New World' Merges Rock, Ballads, Jazz

Millburn, NJ - Yes, Paper MIll Playhouse has now reopened with a dazzling production of “Songs for a New World.”  

There are plenty of precautions before entering the theatre, including masks for the audience, proof of vaccination and photo i.d. (probably a driver’s license.)  Still, it’s good to know all that going in, so there are no surprises ...