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Most-Read Bridgewater Stories in December

School security, Route 22 upgrades top the month in news.

A Bridgewater family drove to Newtown, CT, to provide support, love and donated food and toys for families grieving after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

 

Hoboken resident Ryan Lanza was wrongly accused of being the murderer in Newtown, CT, before it was determined that the crime was actually committed by his brother, Adam.

UPDATE: Fuel Tanks Ruptured in Dump Truck Crash

A section of Route 22 was shot down when a dump truck overturned and started spilling fuel into the roadway in early December.

Stores Extending Hours For Holiday Rush—After Christmas 

Many stores throughout the township were extending their hours to allow for extra shopping on the day after Christmas. 

'It Wasn't Me' Hoboken Man Named as Shooter Writes

Ryan Lanza told friends early on Dec. 14 that he was not the shooter in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. 

 

A man carrying firearms was taken into custody after he fled a motor vehicle accident on Route 78 and led police on a manhunt that ended at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

Tax Evasion Lands Bridgewater Couple in Prison

A Bridgewater couple was sentenced to 44 months in prison after being found guilty of failing to pay unemployment taxes.

Median U-Turn Removal Part of Route 22 Upgrade 

The New Jersey Department of Transportation presented its current plans for short-term improvements on Route 22, which will include eliminating the medians in the center of the road, and are expected to start around March.

Controversial Housing Development Approved 

The planning board approved a proposal for 17 homes on the former Wemple property at Twin Oaks and Steele Gap roads, despite opposition saying that the studies as part of the application have not been completed.

No Moment of Silence Monday in Bridgewater Schools

Superintendent of Schools Michael Schilder said he was not planning a moment of silence in the district on the Monday after the shootings in Newtown, CT, instead choosing to get back to normal for students. 

Accident on Route 22 East Snarls Traffic

A one-car accident slowed traffic on Route 22 East for about 45 minutes early in December.

'Millionaire' Experience 'Unreal' for Bridgewater Woman 

A Bridgewater woman won $63,500 as a contestant on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” on ABC.

 

Three people were injured in a motor vehicle crash on Route 287 that caused an overturned car and one entrapped passenger in mid-December.

$100K Bad Check Gets Man More Than 7 Years 

A Bridgewater man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for knowingly writing a bad check for $100,000 to repay a loan. 

Check Out the Best 'Decked' House in Bridgewater

We held our annual Best Decked House contest, inviting residents to show off their decorations with the possibility of winning money for their schools.

Driver Extricated After Trapped for Hours In Crash 

A driver trapped in a vehicle that went off the road on Route 78 was trapped for hours before being extricated from the car that rolled over and came to a stop in a wooded area off the roadway. 

Child Porn Possession Gets Bridgewater Man 10 Years

A Bridgewater man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to having child pornography on his laptop computer and DVDs in his home.

Parents said the schools need to figure out what the weaknesses are in the school, not necessarily just add security, to keep children safe in their schools in the future. 

Bridgewater Couple's Newtown Effort Goes National

People from all over the country offered money and items to a Bridgewater couple preparing to take all the items donated to families in Newtown suffering from the tragedy of the school shootings. 

'Weapons' Rumor Ups Police Presence at High School

Police increased their presence at the Bridgewater-Raritan High School after there were unsubstantiated rumors of a possible weapons event there Dec. 21.

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