Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

Piscataway School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

September 14, 2021

Ashburn, VA — For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded the Piscataway Township Board of Education the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. The school district ...

"Patria y Vida" Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Dear Friend,

We are less than a week away from our 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration! This year’s celebration will feature some exciting guests. This year’s special guest is Yotuel Romero. He is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban musician who wrote “Patria y Vida,” the anthem of the SOS Cuba pro-democracy movement against communism on the island.

Don ...

22-Year-Old from South Brunswick Killed in Car Crash Yesterday Morning

September 20, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Yesterday, a 22-year-old South Brunswick resident was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Major Road. Gerald Pellack III, from Dayton, was declared dead at the scene, according to the South Brunswick Police and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

At approximately 4:35 A.M, police responded to a report of a single-car motor vehicle crash. An investigation ...

Helmetta's Danielle Mathew Publishes Second Novel

HELMETTA, NJ - Danielle Mathew is a senior at Spotswood High School and is in the midst of getting her college applications in order. Mathew is a member of the high school's award-winning DECA program, the National Honor Society, Heroes and Cool Kids, and the Chargers' track and field program. The teen is also a published author under her pen name DP Mathew.

Mathew's first book, ...

New Brunswick Middle School Teacher Wins County-wide Teaching Honor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Long before Melissa Vega dreamed of working as a bilingual English language arts teacher at New Brunswick Middle School, she would gather her three younger siblings around a basement table and give them lessons as if she was a teacher.

And if she wasn’t reviewing homework with her siblings, including her sister who was a special education student, she would help her ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Memoir Writing & More

There's no minimum (or maximum!) age to get a library card at Piscataway Public Library. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so it's a great time to make sure everyone you ...

TAPinto Tips: Press Release - What are we announcing?

With September right around the corner and the calendar filling up with events and fundraisers, I thought it would be helpful to republish this article to steer you to TAPinto's DIY platform to help spread your news!

Press Release -- What are you announcing?

It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a ...

Rutgers Football Defeats Delaware, 45-13

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football (3-0) defeated Delaware (2-1), 45-13, on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet Knights cruised to their first 3-0 start since 2012.

Quarterback Noah Vedral went 21-for-26, including a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Sanders and 28-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver Bo Melton. Vedral recorded ...


Dunellen, NJ — Frederick J. Cingerana, Sr., 53, passed away after on September 13, 2021 at ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Hillsborough Turns Out for Parade to Celebrate 250th Anniversary

September 18, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township celebrated its 250th anniversary Saturday with a parade featuring civic groups, township employees, veterans, the Hillsborough High School marching band and antique cars.

The 50-square mile township, one of the largest in New Jersey, came into existence in 1771, five years before the 13 colonies banded together to form the United States of America in the war for ...

Army Vet Terrence Haupt Returns to Somerville Summer Stage Sept. 18

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Singer/songwriter Terrence Haupt returns to the Somerville Summer Stage Saturday, Sept. 18, performing from 6-9 p.m.

Haupt is an Army veteran, and taught himself to play the guitar when he was deployed to Iraq; his music reflects his experiences in the military.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live entertainment on ...

Burlington County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

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From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

We Are Family: How Have Families Changed? And What Are the Implications of That? oes it Mean?

How have families both in the U.S. and elsewhere evolved and changed over the years. especially in the last few decades. And what implications does that have on your work, relationships, living arrangements, marriage, etc.? 

In Part 1 of this two-episode Looking ForwardTM series, we'll discuss these topics with my guest expert, Dr. Bahira Trask. In Part 2, Dr. Trask and I will discuss ...

Senior Living Communities: More and More It's About the Boomers

On today’s episode of Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on trends, opportunities, and the future of senior living communities. We’re also going to hear some great tips on how you or someone in your family can choose the right senior living community. When we discuss the topic of senior living, we’re more and more speaking about where the baby boomers live or want to ...

News Journalism, Part 2: COVID's Impact, Career Opportunities, News Media Outlets, Where to Get Responsible News, and More!

Hi everyone. In Part 2 of this two-part series-- Part 1 was published last week-- we’ll discuss such things as: what impact COVID-19 is having on news journalism, how news journalism might change in the future, what opportunities there might be for those interested in pursuing a career in news journalism, and which media outlets our guest expert thinks are the best to turn to for, in ...