20 Most Read Bridgewater Stories in August

Here is what people were reading in the month of August.

Person Found Dead Behind Best Buy, Police Say

A person was found dead in a vehicle behind the Best Buy, on Commons Way, early in the day Aug. 10. An investigation found that no foul play was involved.

Settlement Reached Between District, Teachers

After working together on a contract since before June 2011, the board of education and Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association have settled on a contract settlement, with details to be revealed once it is ratified.

All-Out Brawl Highlights 'Jerseylicious' Reunion

The fourth season of "Jerseylicious" ended in August with a recap episode that ended in fights among cast members.

Person Found Dead Behind Best Buy Committed Suicide, Police Say

Police revealed that the person found behind Best Buy had apparently committed suicide, but they declined to release more information out of respect for the family.

Route 206 North Backed Up Due to Accident

Route 206 near the Bridgewater Commons Mall was backed up for a little more than an hour after a three-car accident that led to one car catching on fire.

Chain Reaction Causes Route 206 Accident, Cops Say

The accident that caused traffic delays occurred when one car failed to stop and set off a chain reaction with two other cars. The first car caught on fire, but there were no major injuries.

Child Porn Guilty Plea Has Bridgewater Man Facing 10 Years

A Bridgewater man is facing a minimum of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer.

YMCA Fires Coach Convicted of Sex With Teen

A coach with the Somerset Valley YMCA was fired after it was revealed that he had served five years in jail for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

BRHS Students Have Highest Scores in AP Tests

Students at Bridgewater-Raritan High School achieved the highest average advanced placement scores in AP calculus and probability/statistics tests ever recorded at the school.

NY Jets Cheerleaders Bring Smile to Young Girl's Face

A young Bridgewater girl, who suffers from autism, performed with the New York Jets Junior Flight Crew during a Jets preseason game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.

150 Gallons of Fuel Leaks on Route 287 Median

Traffic was not interrupted when a truck hit the median on Route 287 and spilled diesel fuel onto the road in the shoulder.

NJ Sikh Leaders Call for More Education After Shooting

Members of the Sikh Temple Gurudwara's home on Washington Valley Road in Bridgewater said education is important to protect against more shootings like the one at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin.

Bust Turns Up $3,500 Worth of Drugs, Police Say

A North Brunswick man was arrested after he was found with heroin and cocaine on his person on Main Street in Bridgewater.

Lock Pried Open, Jewelry, Coins Taken From Home

Jewelry and coins were stolen from a home on Washington Valley Road July 27, and police are investigating the case.

New Principal Looks to be Visible at BRHS

New BRHS principal Brett Charleston talked about how he will be visible to both students and parents during the coming school year.

Bridgewater to Test Pilot Spelling Program

The school district is testing out a new spelling pilot program to increase mastery for kindergarten through fifth grade students, in line with state requirements.

Martinsville Girl Earns Hero Award

A Martinsville girl earned an award for testing out a new program to help improve mobility in her arm after undergoing surgery to end a seizure disorder.

BRHS Ranked No. 113 in State

The high school was ranked No. 113 by NJ Monthly, dropping from No. 67 in 2010.

Somerset County 4-H Fair Opens to Thousands

The Somerset County 4-H Fair lasted three days, with animals, food and lots of vendors to keep people busy and entertained.

Bridgewater Lacrosse Team Honored as Champs

After winning a second straight Tournament of Champions title, the 2012 lacrosse team was honored by the township council.


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