Top-10 Most Read Bridgewater Stories of 2012

Couple gives to Newtown, teen drowning among top stories.

An Elizabeth resident drowned in the Raritan River in late July after playing a joke with a friend in which he pretended to drown and then popped back up—unfortunately, the second time, the water temperature may have gotten to him, and aided in his death, police said.

A Bridgewater couple took donated toys and hamburger rolls up to Newtown, CT, in late December to provide support and love to families grieving after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Two Bridgewater homes were struck by lightning in late June, and fires ignited in both houses destroyed the structures, with one resident left injured and two dogs killed in each residence.

Mall Apologizes for Asking Muslim Woman to Remove Niqab

Representatives with the Bridgewater Commons Mall apologized to a Muslim woman who was stopped by a security guard twice while shopping in late May, and told to remove her niqab, which covers her face from the public and is worn for religious reasons.

Outages Drop as JCP&L Adds More Manpower

JCP&L was working to add more manpower Nov. 9 after thousands of residents continued to deal with close to two weeks without power following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

A Bridgewater resident was found dead inside a vehicle parked behind Best Buy, on Commons Way, in early August, and Bridgewater Township Police said they did not suspect foul play in the incident.

About 760 JCP&L Customers Expected to be Restored Monday

As of Nov. 5, about 760 customers were expected to be restored with power throughout Bridgewater, although many were still dealing with day seven without after Superstorm Sandy.

Somerville Man Killed by Raritan Valley Line Train

A Somerville man was killed by a train just west of the Somerville train station, after he was struck by the Newark-bound train in the early morning hours of Oct. 18.

UPDATE: Resident Suffers Burns in Martinsville Fire

A Martinsville man was hospitalized with burns after he tried to rescue his pets while a fire burned through his Wilde Hollow home in the evening of June 22.

A 14-year-old girl was struck by a car driven by a 17-year-old on Garretson Road near the Bridgewater YMCA while she was on her way to the Bridgewater-Raritan High School in the early morning hours of Sept. 28.


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