Raritan Online - Celebrating Raritan's History
Featuring Articles from The Bridgewater/Raritan Newspaper The Breeze by Bruce Doorly
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Basilone Parade
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General John Toolan
was the 2018 Speaker
at the Basilone Parade
Andy Martin was the 2018
Grand Marshall
Past Basilone Parade
Photos and Info
Historical Gallery
John Basilone Archives
Raritan and Bridgewater's World War II Gallery
Raritan Men who died
defending our freedom
Significant People
Yesterday & Today
Photo Collection
Other History
Sports History
Comin Soon:
Bridgewater-Raritan High School
Athletic Hall of Fame
Bob Vaucher is the
Grand Marshall of the
2019 Basilone Parade
Bridgewater Businesses
Played A Role
in the Apollo 11
Moon Landing
Vaughn Stapleton
A Great Coach and More
John Basilone
did while growing
up in Raritan
Remembering The Drive-In
Movie Theatre on
Route 22 in Branchburg
Job Kenyon
Raritan's Fire Chief
1858 - 1891
Walter Jacobs

Raritan’s First Casualty
in World War II
Chimney Rock

The Origin, the Legend,
the Quarry, the Inn,
and the Rock Itself
Photos from the
2018 Basilone Parade
Raritan in 1918
World War I and
the Influenza Epidemic
The History of
The Basilone Parade
Rocky Miele
Raritans's First Mayor
Scott Kelly
Most Popular Player on the
Somerset Patriots
The Grand Marshall for the
2018 Basilone Parade
is Andy Martin

In Vietnam he was awarded
The Silver Star for Bravery
Besides Independence
1948 Featured
Two Important
Events for Raritan
History of the
Raritan Churches
History of the
Raritan Schools
In 1948
70 Years Ago
Raritan Became an
Independent Town
Old Maps of Raritan
Show how the town has Evolved
DeLucia's Celebrates
its 100th Anniversary
Raritan Started as
a Manufacturing Town
Photos from
The 2017 Basilone Parade
The History of Bridgewater's
Roads and Train Line
Bridgewater's Role in the
Revolutionary War
The First
Local Newspaper
was Started in 1823
Herb Patullo is
the Grand Marshall
of the 2017
Basilone Parade
Photos from the
2017 Bike Race
Raritan's Joe Lomastro
was killed in World War II
While Serving on the USS Essex
Photos from the 2017
Easter Egg Hunt
This Year's
Basilone Parade
Will Feature
Some New Events
Raritan Library Opens
a New Community Room
The History of
The Raritan
Fire Department
Raritan's 2017 Reorg Meeting
Committee Assignments
Board Appointments
Oaths of Office
Mayor's State of the Borough
A Raritan Kid
Gene Moretti
Turns 100 !
Raritan on
Pearl Harbor Day
December 7th 1941
75 Years Ago
Photos from the
2016 Santa Comes
to Raritan
Paul Robeson was a
Singer, Actor,
Athlete, and Activist
Photos from
2016 Halloween
Costume Contest
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 3
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 2
Photos and Speeches
from the 2016
Basilone Parade
A Once Forgotten Hero,
Dennis Crane, who was killed
while serving in Vietnam,
has been added to
Raritan's Wall of Heroes
Raritan Fire Department
is holding a
Tricky Tray and 50/50
on Oct 21st
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 1
Old Newspapers
Show Snap Shot
of Raritan in 1937
Special for Memorial Day
Slideshow of the Raritan Men
Who gave their life
Defending our Country
John Sturges will be
The Grand Marshall of
The 2016 Basilone Parade
Local Baseball Player
Johnny Welaj
Shared Day with Lou Gehrig
Photos from
Opening Day 2016
Raritan's St. Rocco
Celebration Started
in 1896
Photos From
The 2016
Easter Egg Hunt
Raritan to Digitize
Historical Photos and
Other Documents
See what Photos are now online
Now Online !
600 World War II letters
written to Tony Orlando
Highlights of
World War II Letters
Written by Raritan Soldiers
Breeze - Mar 2011
Tony Orlando Sent Packages
to the Troops
Breeze - Apr 2011
Raritan's Taverns
From the Golden Age
of the Local Tavern
Reorganization Meeting
Kicks Off
New Year for Raritan
Remembering Raritan's
Mom and Pop
Grocery Stores
The Story of
The Restoration of
The Frelinghuysen Mansion
Election Results:

Chuck Mc Mullin will be next Mayor

Zachary Bray and Bryanna Danyluk
win seats on the Borough Council
Click to see results
Photos from the
2015 Halloween Parade
Warren Glaser and
The Raritan Valley News
Photos from the Dedication of
The Rose Pacifico Children's Room
at The Raritan Library
In 1974 B/R High School
EAST Football Team Won
the State Championship
Photos From
The 2015
Basilone Parade
Movie Theatre
50th Reunion
for 1965
B/R High School
State Champions
Primary Results
two spots for
Republican Boro Council:
Zachary Bray 182
Bryanna Danyluk 174
Ken DiGraziano 33
Bray and Danyluk will be on the
Republican Ticket in November
Bill Mener is the
2015 Volunteer of the Year
The Grand Marshall
of the Basilone Parade
is Tony Lettieri
Be Part of History
on the Library's
New Walkway
Slavery in
Somerset County
Click to see list of Slave Records
sorted by "Owner's Name"
Click to see list of Slave Records
sorted by "Town"
Photos From
Opening Day
Bridgewater-Raritan High School's
1st Girl's State Championship Team
1976 "EAST" Basketball
70th Anniversary
of The Death of
John Basilone
Raritan's Charles Dougherty
was killed while serving
on a submarine
during World War II
Photos & Speeches From
2015 Kick-Off Meeting
Ben Carnevale is Raritan's
Only Member of a Major
Sports Hall of Fame
Photos from
The 2014 Santa Claus
Comes to Raritan
Raritan Library Presents:

The Wedding Album of
John Basilone & Lena Riggi
Married July 1944
Photos from
The Unveiling of
The Wall of Heroes
The Comeback Kid!
Jim Foohey returns as Councilman

Other council seat is too close to call
between Carra and Cavallaro
click for vote count
The Thanksgiving Day
Football Games Between
East and West
James Vones
Had His Ship Sunk
off Guadalcanal
in World War II
Raritan to Unveil
Wall of Heroes
On Nov. 8th at The Municipal Building
See Sample of
The Wall of Heroes
Read about the men on
The Wall of Heroes
Wall of Heroes Donated by Civic Duty Partners and Ed Danberry.
Now Online

The 1st School Newspaper
from Bridgewater-Raritan
High School

January 1960
Introducing New Book about
Raritan in World War II

Raritan's Finest Hour
1989 was B/R
High School's only
State Champions
in Baseball
The Grand Marshall
for the 2014
John Basilone Parade
is Gene Moretti
Raritan Honors
Recreation Directors
Rich Bartolucci and
Bob Andreychak
The Early Years of
Bridgewater / Raritan
High School Sports
Raritan's 2014
Kickoff Meeting
The Forgotten Decades of
High School Sports
Photos by Ron Rispoli from
The 2013 Santa Claus
Comes to Raritan
Photos from
The 2013 Santa Claus
Comes to Raritan
State Champions
The 1987 Bridgewater-Raritan
High School West
Basketball Team
Sibilia and Giraldi win
Borough Council Seats

Andrew Sibilia (R)…877
Paul Giraldi (R)…823

Jennifer Capici (D)…651
Tracy Cavallaro (D)…624
More Photos Part 1
Halloween Costume Contest
by Ron Rispoli
More Photos Part 2
Halloween Costume Contest
by Ron Rispoli
And the winner is ....

Photos from the 2013
Halloween Costume Contest
The Undefeated 1953
Somerville High School
Football Team
Raritan and Bridgewater
Teenagers attended Somerville in 53
Photos From
The 2013
Basilone Parade
Korean War Veteran
John Lamaestra is
The Grand Marshall
of The 2013 Basilone Parade
Breeze - October 2013
Daughters of Raritan's Anthony Musz
Meet man their father made friends
with in Belgium during WW II
Breeze - September 2013
Those who were at Basilone's
Welcome Home Parade in 1943
Should get T-Shirts to wear
at this year's Basilone Parade
Photos From
Mayor Liptak's Wedding

The Ceremony

The Reception

Family & Friends
Joseph Le Flem
of Vones Lane
was awarded
The Silver Star
during World War II
Breeze - July 2013
Piecing Together
World War II History
Proves Difficult Task
Breeze - July 2013
30,000 People Welcomed Home
John Basilone in 1943
Breeze - June 2013
Raritan's Frank Russo was
awarded The Bronze Star twice.
Was in a photo with
Winston Churchill
Breeze - May 2013
Raritan’s Bronze Star & Silver Star
recipients from World War II
Breeze - Apr 2013
The World War II letters
of Al Gaburo
Breeze - Mar 2013
Family of Raritan's Anthony Musz
Reconnects with Belgium Family
that Anthony met
During the War
Breeze - Feb 2013
Bridgewater's Joe Wing
Flew 30 Bombing Missions
Over Japan
Breeze - Jan 2013
Christmas in Raritan
during World War II
Breeze - Dec 2012
Joe Mancini gave his life
while serving aboard the
USS Intrepid in WW II
Breeze - Nov 2012
Mancini Brothers
7 Brothers Serve in WW2
Breeze - Oct 2012
Profile of Grand Marshall
of 2012 Basilone Parade
Dominic Porcaro
Breeze - Sep 2012
Andy Martin is awarded
Silver Star in Vietnam
Breeze - Jul/Aug 2012
Bridgewater/Raritan H.S.
1st State Championship Team
The 1965 Boys Basketball Team
Breeze Jun 2012
The Origin of
Raritan Little League
Breeze - May 2012
World War II Profile
Frank Del Rocco
Breeze - Apr 2012
The Del Rocco Brothers
5 Brothers from Raritan
Serve in World War II
Breeze - Mar 2012
Raritan Police Chief
Lorenzo Rossi
Had his own Brand of Justice
Breeze - Feb 2012
Forgotten Dynasty of
H. S. Football
Breeze - Jan 2012
Pearl Harbor
70 Year Anniversary
Raritan Remembers
Breeze - Dec 2011
Anthony Musz's
Scrapbook and Letters
Tell His Story
Breeze - Dec 2011
Raritan's U.S. Senator
Joseph Frelinghuysen
Had a Remarkable Career
Breeze - Nov 2011
Couple Risk Their Lives
to help U.S. Soldiers Evade
Capture from the Nazis
Breeze - Oct 2011
September 11th 2001
10 Years Later
Sept 2011
World War II profile
Grand Marshall of
2011 Basilone Parade
Joe Koavc
Breeze - Jul/Aug 2011
Raritan's Singer
Catherine Mastice
Breeze - June 2011
Raritan's Peter Petras
Killed in World War II
Breeze - May 2011
(Short Version) Highlights of
World War II Letters
Written by Raritan Soldiers
Breeze - Mar 2011
The Reverend from a
Raritan Church Who
Was Killed in the War
Rowland Koskamp
Breeze - Feb 2011
Bridgewater's Forgotten
War Production Plant
Breeze - Jan 2011
Raritan news October 2015