Facts

Our 32 square mile community in central Somerset County borders 11 other municipalities. We are home to 3600 acres of public and private parks and recreation opportunities. Bridgewater boasts Blue Ribbon schools, job opportunities in national and international pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, and is home to the championship winning Somerset Patriots and Bridgewater Commons Mall, as well as numerous other shopping opportunities and hotels.
Demographics:
Population: 44,850 Land Area: 32.68 sq. mi.

Type of Government: Mayor/Council


Municipal Services:

Police Force: 74 persons 908-722-4111
Fire Protection: 6 Volunteer Companies 908-725-6300 ext 5555
Refuse Removal: Private
Libraries: Somerset County Library
908-526- 4016

Nearest Hospital: Robert Wood Johnson
908-685-2200
Property Tax Basic Rate Per $100 Assessed Value: 1.967
Assessment Ratio: 100%
Municipal Tax Information:
908-725-6300 ext. 5145

Utilities: PSE&G 800-436-7734
JCP&L 800-452-9155
NJ American Water 800-652-6987


Officials
:

Mayor, Dan Hayes
Howard Norgalis, Council President
Allen Kurdyla, Councilman
Matthew Moench, Councilman
Filipe Pedroso, Councilman
Christine Henderson-Rose, Councilwoman

Municipal Building
100 Commons Way
Bridgewater, N.J. 08807
Phone: (908) 725-6300 Fax: (908)707-1235
Website: www.bridgewaternj.gov


Community Based Media:

Newspapers: Somerset Messenger-Gazette 908-722-3000 The Courier-News 908-707-3121
The Star Ledger 800-242-0850
The Reporter 908-575-6660

Radio Stations:
WCTC-AM 732-249-2600
WMGQ-FM 732-249-2600
WERA-AM 908-755-1590
WAWZ 732-469-0991

Television Stations:
Cablevision: 908-356-1300
http://www.cablevision.com/

Direct TV: 1-866-664-9485
http://www.direct.tv 


Shopping Malls and Shopping Centers:

Bridgewater Commons 908-218-0001
Bridgewater Promenade
Bridgewater Shops
Martinsville District
Somerset Shopping Center
The Village at Bridgewater Commons


Transportation Services:

New Jersey Transit 973-275-5555
Suburban Transit 732-249-1100
Wheels, DASH 908-704-1011


Cultural:

Movie Theater: 1

Performing Theater: 1
Theater Group: 1

Recreation/Leisure:
908-725-6373

There are 20 parks located in Bridgewater, including the following:
Alfred S. Brown
Ardmaer
Bel Air
Cedar Brook
Chimney Rock
Crim Fields
Duke Island (Somerset County Owned)
Frank “Nap” Torpey Athletic Complex (Somerset County Owned)
Glen
Green Knoll Golf and Tennis Centers (Somerset County Owned)
Gene G. King
Harry Ally Memorial
Middlebrook Trail
Municipal Complex Turf field
North Branch (Somerset County Owned)
North Bridge Street
Peter Par
Prince Rodgers Baseball Complex
Rolling Knolls
Shady Lane
Slattery Park/KidStreet
Somerville Manor
Thomae
Washington Valley Park


Historic Sites:

Middlebrook Encampment

Van Veghten House  908-218-1281
Jacob Vosseller/Castner/Allen Tavern
Van Horn House


Hotels
:

Bridgewater Marriott 908-927-9300
Hilton Garden Inn 732-271-9030
Days Inn – Bridgewater 908-526-9500
Hyett House – Bridgewater 908-725-0800
Red Bull Inn 908-722-4000


Annual Events:

Big Apple Circus – March
4th of July Middlebrook Encampment – July
4th of July Family Fun Fair – July, North Branch Park, Somerset County Park Commission
Drive In Movies – July-August, Duke Island Park, Somerset County Park Commission
Sunday Night Concert Series – July-August, Duke Island Park, Somerset County Park Commission
4H Fair – August
Jazz In Bridgewater – United Way of Somerset County
Commerce Bank Ballpark Concert – September


Schools
:

Bridgewater-Raritan Public Schools
908-231-8660
Parochial: Immaculata High School, Somerville
908-722-0200
Immaclulate Conception School, Somerville
908-725-6516
St. Ann’s School, Raritan
908-725-7787
Higher Education: Raritan Valley Community College
908-526-1200
Pingry
908-647-5555


Chamber of Commerce:

Somerset County Business Partnership
908-218-4300

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Monday- Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM Fridays: 8 AM - 5 PM


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