Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hillside student speaks out about the issue in New Jersey.
To the Editor: Have you ever felt hungry? Or felt your stomach grumble? Some people feel that way every single day. There are people throughout New Jersey who aren’t able to eat three meals a day, everyday. Hunger is an important problem, but not impossible to solve. Every citizen in New Jersey has a responsibility to help people in need and to donate food to people who don't have any. Without money, your health could be at risk and you can get sick, or even die. Basically, once one person starts donating, everyone will follow their lead. This could be a very easy problem to solve, but not everyone is pitching in and doing their part. When people have no food to eat, their own health can be at risk and people aren’t getting enough energy …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sharpe gets a new job, Lombardi loses a partner.
One learns she does not how to interview (minus the ringing cell phone), and another sees a partnership dissolve on this week's episode of "Jerseylicious." The main focuses of this week's episode were former Montville High School graduate Olivia Blois Sharpe and Anthony Lombardi as they moved forward with changes that were, well, probably obvious to far too many people. In the former's story line, Sharpe scored an interview with Bergen.com to discuss style, fashion and everything that goes with it on the website. Armed with her copy of the New Jersey style photo book and headshots she had just recently taken (are those usually necessary in a regular job interview?), she headed to the offices to score the first job in her ascent to on-air …
Monday, March 25, 2013
We look at places that take the longest to navigate.
Somerset County is a very busy place—between all the major highways that converge there to the many side roads, there always a lot of cars out at all times. So we want to know what you think are the busiest intersections throughout Bridgewater, Basking Ridge (such as mornings by Ridge High School), Green Brook, Warren, Watchung, Hillsborough, Bernardsville, Bedminster and beyond. Where do you usually get stuck in traffic? Take our poll and let us know in the comments where are the most difficult roads to navigate.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The three girls deal with crisis of the relationship, work varieties.
If you were hoping to learn the most efficient way to lose employees, you really can look no further than "We'll Dye for You," hairstylist Gigi Liscio's big attempt to show the world that she was ready to take on a challenge on Sunday's episode of "Jerseylicious." And while the challenge proved as much of a success as any such event could be, it was Liscio's attitude in getting her co-workers on board that proved she has not quite mastered the art of speaking her mind (see, for example, the blowout with Tracey DiMarco over her wedding). Set at the Gatsby Salon, in Green Brook, Liscio used the event as a way to show off her hair coloring prowess, and leadership skills, by running an event all by herself—and started by yelling at one co-…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Let us know what roads you would never cross on foot.
The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC) recenty determined that Route 22 is the most dangerous road in Somerset County for pedestrians based on the number of deaths over a three-year span—but that's not the only place to watch out. A total of four pedestrian deaths were reported on Route 22 between 2009 and 2011, in addition to others on Weston Canal Road and Route 619. And these figures, of course, don't include motor vehicle fatalities—that have nothing to do with pedestrians—including the death of a Bound Brook resident on Route 22 in Bridgewater Thursday. But there are other roads throughout Somerset County while, not as dangerous, still pose some kind of threat when trying to cross. So we want to know what roads you consider too …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
One man was denied information on gun permits because of state statute.
Wednesday, January 16
To the Editor: For decades now, from time to time, someone with a firearm seems to step out of the crowd and begins shooting down innocent people for no apparent reason—not that any reason would ever justify an act of carnage the likes of which we have come to be witness to as of late. It always seems to me that society is always better at looking back at these incidents rather than looking forward at them, analyzing what has happened rather than heading them off. And for all the efforts we do make in deconstructing these sort of events to try to know what might have been going through the minds of these very bad actors, and what set them off, one thing remains a constant factor—firearms. When it comes to building in Bridgewater, …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
U.S. needs a genuine third party to deal with this and other issues.
Looking back from this point, the last year seems to have been filled with misery and grief: the Newtown mass shooting that killed 20 children, Superstorm Sandy and the devastation she brought, the Aurora theater shooting. Locally, there have teen suicides that touched several communities. Longtime businesses have shut their doors or announced their closings. Many in red Northwest Jersey probably viewed the re-election of President Barack Obama as bad news, as well. So perhaps it is appropriate that the nation spends the last hours of 2012 teetering on the edge of the so-called "fiscal cliff." Part of what led us to the cliff was well-intentioned: A bill designed to reduce the federal deficit. The other main problem was beneficial to …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The township will be collecting through next week.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
To the Editor: I would like to thank those members of the community who have already given so generously to the charity drive to benefit the Raritan Pregnancy Aid and Information Center, and to remind the public that there is still time to drop off donations at the Bridgewater Township Clerk’s Office. We will be accepting donations through next week, however, anyone interested in supporting this organization can certainly make donations directly to the Raritan Pregnancy Aid and Information Center any time throughout the year. The center opened 30 years ago, and is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping pregnant women. For three decades, the center has tirelessly served Bridgewater, Raritan and surrounding communities, …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Is murder of 26 people, most of them children, enough to make Washington take notice?
Bullet-proof glass in every window. Armed guards monitoring X-ray machines at the sole entrance. Snipers on the rooftop keeping watch over the playground. Is this the future of elementary schools in New Jersey and the nation? It’s hard to imagine everything school officials would have to do to make children completely safe, after the horrific slaughter Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. There is one thing that this nation must do: Congress must pass and the president must sign laws putting much greater controls on guns, preferably to include an Australia-style firearms buy back. Information about the senseless murder of 20 first-graders and six staff members at the school is still incomplete, with new details seeming …
Monday, December 10, 2012
She calls the move "alarming."
Monday, December 10, 2012
To the Editor: At their Nov. 29 meeting, the all-Republican Bridgewater council took an alarming stance against saving Bridgewater taxpayers' dollars through a sensible shared services agreement with Somerville. The majority vote essentially undid efforts to create a shared municipal court system which would have netted a total tax savings if $73,000—with specifically $47,000 for Bridgewater. The proposal followed the state's model for sharing courts, with each retaining its separate identity, but sharing personnel, space and records storage. Bridgewater would continue to conduct court in the same manner—with no slowdown in service to residents. Although the savings may seem minimal in comparison to our approximate $38.5 million budget…