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City's New Esperanza Development Plan Wants to Help Renters Become Homeowners

June 26, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A long-range and sweeping vision for a 57-block portion of city that was unveiled this morning would include training residents to become entrepreneurs and providing help for residents to become homeowners.

New Brunswick Tomorrow's Esperanza Neighborhood Plan, a draft of which was released on its website, also includes goals such as improving and ...

South Plainfield’s Polish National Home Honored for 80th Anniversary 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Since 1939, the Polish National Home has been dedicated to serving as a valuable resource for South Plainfield’s Polish-American community and their families. Located on New Market Avenue, the cultural and social organization is currently celebrating its 80th anniversary.

The organization celebrated its 80th anniversary last month with a celebratory picnic ...

Former South Plainfield Teacher Negotiating Plea Agreement

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Former South Plainfield High School English teacher, John Angeline, 44, appeared at a hearing in Middlesex County Superior Court in New Brunswick on Friday where Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Carver said a plea agreement was being negotiated. 

In March 2015, Angeline was accused of sexually assaulting a youth at various locations over a period of more ...

Not All Democrats Are The Same. Vote Ron Rivers on Tuesday!

June 1, 2019

The June 4 Democratic Primary election here in New Jersey's 17th district is shaping up to be the most consequential in the state.

Together we face challenges unlike any generation before us.   The climate crisis, growing inequality, social and racial injustices, and the looming economic disruption fueled by automation and artificial intelligence create an uncertain future that ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 10 Committee

Laura Leibowitz

About Me:  I have been a resident of Piscataway for many years working as a public school teacher. I am the assistant director of a camp for children with special needs, Camp Lee Mar. Previously, I sat on the boards of NJ District of Kiwanis International, AttachAvi Autism and Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple. I am married to my husband Seth and am the proud mom of Emma, Taylin ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statement for Ward 4 District 10

Wendy Miller

About Me: I am a life-long resident of Piscataway, moving with my family from Bayonne to the Heights section of town when I was a year old. I currently live with my husband and two daughters in the historic district near Rutgers Stadium and work for Johnson & Johnson as an analyst. I am grateful for the education and opportunities that afforded my ...

Progressive Democratic Candidates for Ward 4 District 8 Committee

Rachana Nigam

About Me: I have lived in Piscataway with my husband and two children for 16 years. Both my daughters attended and graduated from the Piscataway public school, and my husband and I were happy to raise our family in our wonderful Piscataway community. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my friends and family, and my favorite TV show is Judge Judy.

What I stand ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 4 District 5

Fauzia Butt

About Me: I have been a resident of Piscataway for the last 15 years with my husband and four children, who have attended Piscataway Public Schools. We have enjoyed raising our family in a diverse town like Piscataway where our children have had the opportunity to get an excellent education while participating in many sports and activities. I hold a masters degree in ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 9 Committee

Charisse Burdette

About Me: I am originally from New York, but have lived in Piscataway for 6 years. My daughter attends Piscataway High School, and Charisse supports her in a variety of activities. I was a Pop Warner Parents Auxiliary Secretary and my daughter's was one of the first pop Warner squads to go to Disney representing Piscataway.

What I stand for: ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements from Ward 3 District 8

Fareen Memom

My name is Fareen Memon and. I love the strong and diverse growing community in Piscataway, and

About Me:  I have been a resident of Piscataway township for many years. I moved into my Ward 3 District 8 neighborhood about 3 years ago with my husband and 3 beautiful children. I work as a product developer for home textiles and love to give my free time to volunteer for ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 7 Committee

Jessica Walker

About Me: My husband and I have lived in Piscataway for over 20 years. I am a Clinical Research Manager and manage Phase I Oncology trials, helping to find a cure for Cancer. Our 2 children have attended Piscataway Schools and are currently attending Piscataway High School. I am a Girl Scout Troop leader (10 years) and a volunteer in Boy Scout Troop 67. I have been ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 5 Committee

Lola Samuel:

About Me: I am a 9-year resident of Piscataway but a lifelong resident of Middlesex County, having grown up across the river in New Brunswick.  I hold a B.S. in Marketing from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, and have worked at my company for the last 28 years as an operations leader. In town, I’ve worked with our local soccer club as a volunteer assistant ...


- May 12, 2019
Gale grew up in Rahway, New Jersey and developed a love of theatre while in high school. Her ...
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Piscataway – Cesar L. Reyes, 91, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at St. Barnabas Medical ...
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June 26, 2019


Enjoy a summer full of creativity at duCret. duCret School of Art presents summer art camp for both kids and teens.

The kid’s art camp consists of children from ages 8-11. This camp will inspire kids to further their passion. Art Camp provides an opportunity for kids to have fun while discovering visual expression. Kids will focus on foundation ...

New Leader at ESCNJ Helps People with Disabilities Find Jobs

PISCATAWAY – This graduation season, students with disabilities are aging out of specialized schools they’ve attended their whole lives, leaving their parents with one question: what’s next?  

Allison Sanchez, the new Executive Director of the Educational Service Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) “Adult Community Services,” has the solution: expand ...

Summer Reading Registration Open Now!

It's not just about reading any more!  From STEAM activities to community engagement, you might be surprised by what counts towards your summer reading goals.    

Anyone can participate - at Piscataway Public Library we have activities (and prizes!) for participants ages 0 to 99+.  Stop by the Library to register for Summer Reading Club for babies, toddlers, and ...

Rutgers Launches Youth Behavioral Health and Well-Being Initiative with $30M Gift

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Spurred by a pressing need for comprehensive mental health services for New Jersey’s young people, Rutgers University alumna Marlene Brandt has committed $30 million to the university, launching an initiative leveraging Rutgers’ deep resources in the field.

The Rutgers Initiative for Youth Behavioral Health and Well-Being will provide comprehensive mental ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

The Last Word

I recently had to write an obituary. For my dad.

He was 92, sharp, and living in his own home. But he was succumbing to age. His knees were bad and he had trouble breathing so he hobbled when he walked and had to stop every ten steps or so to catch his breath. He was a strong man whose strength was being directed to the simple act of living.

He was at a peaceful place in his life where he ...