New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...


Piscataway Residents Named To Spring 2022 Dean's List

September 13, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for the Spring 2022 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. The following local students made the list:

Sanjana Patel 

Hewawasam Hewawasam 

Shaan Patel 

Mary Wojcik 

Maryam Ali 

Amritha Pillai 

One of ...

3-0 Rutgers Football Takes On Iowa on Saturday; Tickets on Sale Now

September 19, 2022

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at SHI Stadium in Piscataway on September 24 at 7 p.m. 

Rutgers is currently 3-0 after a 16-14 win over Temple.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.


The Catalyst Theater Company presents  Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens


OCTOBER 20-22 and 27-29 at the duCret School of Art

1030 Central Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060

Referred to as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the Millennium!"

It's an exuberant fruity disco-laden explosion of ...

Rutgers to Face Iowa at SHI Stadium in Piscataway on September 24; Tickets on Sale Now

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at SHI Stadium in Piscataway on September 24 at 7 p.m. 

Rutgers is currently 2-0 after a blowout 66-7 win against Wagner.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Middlesex County Magnet Schools grad applies skills learned during school to service in the Marines

September 27, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joshua Houskeeper, a North Brunswick resident, is using what he learned at the Middlesex County Magnet Schools to serve our country.

He is a 2019 graduate of the East Brunswick Magnet School with a career major in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. After beginning his Marine Corps service on a tank crew, Houskeeper is now a corporal and a ...

Police Investigating After Man is Reportedly Assaulted, Robbed in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police say a man was injured during a robbery on Friday, Sept. 23 on Guilden Street between Bristol and Prosper streets.

Members of the New Brunswick Police Department are investigating the robbery that reportedly occurred at about 1:15 a.m., according to a community alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

According to Rutgers Police, a man reported ...

Finding Help, Hope at Hispanic Resource Fair in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with tears in her eyes couldn’t pay her rent and had nowhere to turn. 

She had lost her job while recovering from spinal surgery and didn’t know where she and her child with autism were going to spend the night.

“We got her assistance and referred her to our housing program,” said Jackie Mondragon, a community ...

Pet Supply Drive, International Games Day, & More


Kennedy Library is proud to be a collection site for an upcoming Pet Supply Donation ...

Free TAPinto Piscataway Business Directory

PISCATAWAY, NJ - TAPinto Piscataway's business directory section has been recently updated to include listings from local restaurants, retailers, non-profit organizations, service providers and much more.

Starting Aug. 8, we will continue to add a few new free business listings every week until the end of the year.

Each free listing on our directory will include the ...

Local Boy Scouts of America Council Honors Rutgers Program Director

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One of the driving forces behind the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Program (HIPHOP) is being recognized for her leadership.

Susan Giordano is one of six women who are being honored by the Boy Scouts of America’s Patriots’ Path Council at its annual Tribute to Women Awards ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

Real Estate Investment Day, South Plainfield

NJ Housing Expo - Real Estate Investment Day - ...

Sat, October 1, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Winslow, An Evening of the Eagles


Sat, October 8, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Comedian Bobby Collins


Tue, October 18, 6:30 PM

Berkeley College Transfer Open House


Wed, October 19, 6:30 PM

Woodland Park

Berkeley College Master of Science in Nursing ...

New Jersey Ranked 6th Best State for Teachers in 2022

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey ranked 6th on the list of Best & Worst States for Teachers for the year 2022, according to a new study from WalletHub that analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics.

Among the factors examined were teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning ...

Man Dead in Construction Accident at NJ BAPS Temple, Police Say

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A man died in a Friday afternoon construction accident at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, police announced. 

According to the Robbinsville Township Chief of Police Mike Polaski, members of the police department, Robbinsville Fire Department and Robbinsville EMS were dispatched after a 9-1-1 call was received at 3:44 p.m., Friday ...

New Study Says New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America

NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.


In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance ...

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

How to Say 'NO"

A mom shared that she had been looking forward to some quiet time. Unfortunately, her teen (who didn’t yet have a license) came to her and asked, wheedled, and whined for a ride to a last-minute meet up with friends. Mom felt cornered. How to say no without coming off as angry and resentful seemed impossible.

She also felt enormous pressure from without. Other ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! 

In today’s episode of Looking Forward, our guest expert, Jim Quinn, discusses some of the fascinating technology innovations he sees coming down the pike. And, in true Looking Forward fashion, he identifies some specific OPPORTUNITIES that advances in technology will offer to job and career seekers, ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! 

Hey, do you get annoyed by having to have 200… or maybe it’s 2000 passwords? Can you imagine a world that’s passwordless. My guest expert, Denis O'Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor, says most of us should get there soon. He also has a lot to say about Generation Z, and what impact they’re going to have on ...