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2019
Basilone Parade
Sept 22nd 1 PM
General Richard Natonski
is the Speaker at
the 2019 Basilone Parade
The 2019 Grand Marshall
is Bob Vaucher
Past Basilone Parade
Photos and Info
Photos from the
2018 Basilone Parade
Articles from The Bridgewater/Raritan Newspaper
The Breeze by Bruce Doorly
brucedoorly@gmail.com (908) 581-1917
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's
boyhood days in Raritan
Remembering The Drive-In
Movie Theatre on
Route 22 in Branchburg
Job Kenyon
Raritan's Fire Chief
1858 - 1891
Walter Jacobs

Raritanís First Casualty
in World War II
Chimney Rock

The Origin, the Legend,
the Quarry, the Inn,
and the Rock Itself
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
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
Raritan's Joe Lomastro
was killed in World War II
While Serving on the USS Essex
The History of
The Raritan
Fire Department
A Raritan Kid
Gene Moretti
Turns 100 !
Raritan on
Pearl Harbor Day
December 7th 1941
75 Years Ago
Somerville's
Paul Robeson was a
Singer, Actor,
Athlete, and Activist
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 3
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 2
History of the
Somerset Medical Center
Part 1
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
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
Raritan's St. Rocco
Celebration Started
in 1896
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
ARTICLE FROM 2011
Highlights of
World War II Letters
Written by Raritan Soldiers
Breeze - Mar 2011
Tony Orlando Sent Packages
to the Troops
Breeze - Apr 2011
Remembering
Raritan's Taverns
From the Golden Age
of the Local Tavern
Remembering Raritan's
Mom and Pop
Grocery Stores
The Story of
The Restoration of
The Frelinghuysen Mansion
1968-1974
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
Remembering
Raritan's
Movie Theatre
50th Reunion
for 1965
B/R High School
Basketball
State Champions
The Grand Marshall
of the Basilone Parade
is Tony Lettieri
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"
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
Ben Carnevale is Raritan's
Only Member of a Major
Sports Hall of Fame
Raritan Library Presents:

The Wedding Album of
John Basilone & Lena Riggi
Married July 1944
Photos from
The Unveiling of
The Wall of Heroes
Remembering
The Thanksgiving Day
Football Games Between
Bridgewater/Raritan
East and West
Bridgewater's
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.
www.civicdutypartners.org
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
The Forgotten Decades of
Bridgewater-Raritan
High School Sports
State Champions
Remembering
The 1987 Bridgewater-Raritan
High School West
Basketball Team
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
Joseph Le Flem
of Vones Lane
was awarded
The Silver Star
during World War II
Breeze - July 2013
Piecing Together
Bridgewater's
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
Raritanís 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
Bridgewater's
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
Bridgewater/Raritan
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
Calco
Bridgewater's Forgotten
War Production Plant
Breeze - Jan 2011
Historical Gallery
John Basilone Archives
Now Online: The Book
"Raritan's Finest Hour -
The Story of Raritan
During World War II"
Now Online: The Book
"Raritan's Hero -
The John Basilone Story"
Raritan Men who died
defending our freedom
Raritan and Bridgewater's World War II Gallery
Significant Raritan People
Yesterday & Today
Photo Collection
Other Raritan History
Sports History