Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...


LeiLani Leaston of Piscataway Named to Temple University's Spring 2022 Dean's List

June 14, 2022

Dear LeiLani Leaston,

Congratulations! As a result of your academic achievement you have been named to the Dean’s List for Spring of 2022.

In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List in Spring of 2022, students in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication had to achieve a semester Grade Point Average of 3.89 or better.

That threshold was determined by the top 16% of ...

Emily Satnowski Successfully Completes First Year of the Wilkes University Honors Program

WILKES-BARRE, PA -- Emily Satnowski of Piscataway, NJ successfully completed the first year of the Honors Program at Wilkes University. Satnowski is one of 43 students who joined the program for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The Honors Program provides an enhanced interdisciplinary educational experience, which drives intellectual, professional and personal achievement. To ...

Piscataway's Michaela Sakitis Graduates from James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, VA -- Michaela Sakitis of Piscataway, NJ, graduated with a bachelor's degree in media arts and design from James Madison University during commencement exercises in May 2022.

Sakitis was among 4,574 students who received undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Congratulations to all graduates and their families!

Thank You for Voting Column B

June 23, 2022

Gabrielle Cahill Piscataway Democratic Organization, Chair

An Open Letter of Thanks to the residents of Piscataway


Thank you for supporting the Column B Democrats!

Piscataway, as your Democratic Chair, I would like to extend my gratitude to you, for sending your mail-in ballots, voting early, and coming out for the Tuesday, June 7th primary election to exercise your right to ...

Saint Augustine of Canterbury School of South Brunswick to Host the 2nd Annual Daniel Anderl “Love is Light” 5K Event

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, June 21 -- On Saturday, July 16th, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK<!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype
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Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount on Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick, and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...

Local East Brunswick Balloon Professional Chosen to Create Balloon Wonderland for Wish Kids in Orlando

June 27, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As if there weren't already enough magic in Orlando, East Brunswick's Dori Saypol will travel there to create a bit more wonder for critically ill children and their families.

East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce member Dori Saypol, owner of Total Party LLC, has been selected as part of a talented team of international balloon professionals to create a ...

Police Investigating After Early Morning Attack on College Avenue in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating after someone was punched near the Rutgers bus stop on College Avenue early this morning.

The victim, who was not identified in a press release issued by the Rutgers University Police Department, was transported to a local hospital where he or she was treated for injuries that were not life threatening.

Police said the incident happened at ...

Did Woodbridge ‘Pull the Plug’ on Brain Scans?

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation was ready to give free MRI brain screenings to 120 people who signed up with concerns about their potential exposure at Colonia High School.

But the free screenings were suddenly postponed.

The nonprofit Brain Tumor Foundation pulled out, removing three portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices it delivered to a dance ...

Singing, Documentary Discussion & More

Have you signed up for Summer Reading yet? Programs are available for all ages - join the fun this summer! 

Find out how to get started: 

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They Did It! Congratulate Class of 2022 Graduates with Milestones on TAPinto Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Celebrate your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and free way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos. 

Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  Additionally, you can ...

Rutgers to Offer Flexible Work Arrangements

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will implement flexible work arrangements for employees as part of a new extensive program that draws from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutgers Future of Work initiative, announced last week by President Jonathan Holloway, builds on the flexibility and innovation that kept the university operating throughout the pandemic.

“Managing the ...

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Piscataway, NJ – Joanne (Ventimiglia) Caponegro, 78, passed away at her home on Friday, June ...
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SCOTUS Roe v. Wade Ruling: Gov. Murphy Vows to Keep Abortion Legal in NJ

June 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- The ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Friday overturning Roe vs. Wade yielded swift response from New Jersey elected officials and women's rights advocates. 

Under the SCOTUS decision written for the majority by Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., who grew up in Mercer County, “We hold that Roe and Casey must ...

4 Injured in Westfield Crash, DWI After Driver Flees, Flips Car: Reports

Editor's Note: This story was updated with additional information provided by police Monday.

WESTFIELD, NJ — Four people were injured, and a 22-year-old Westfield man arrested on DWI charges Saturday night after crashing his car, fleeing the scene then crashing again, NJ Advance Media reported, citing authorities.

Police Chief Christopher Battiloro told that when officers ...

New Jersey State Police is Looking for Officers

TRENTON - The New Jersey State Police is looking for officers.

The NJSP Online Application opens July 5 through August 2.  It is not necessary to have a bachelor's degree to apply to become a NJ State Trooper.

While you do need some college credits, there are several ways that you can meet the requirements.

So what are you waiting for?

To find out now about our minimum ...

Don't Worry, Be Happy

As a sentient human being, I need to stop thinking.

Happy the elephant is not a person, New York court rules.

I was confused by this headline because in the clipped style common to breaking news reports, I understood it to mean that New York’s court system is joyful that an elephant is not a person.

That made me happy too. Although not in the same way as the elephant, who’s ...

Bad Teen Behaviors? Listen more!

Do your teen's behaviors drive you over the edge? The worse the behavior, the more you need to listen.

Difficult behaviors can mean your child is struggling with something, not necessarily trying to give you a hard time. They don't wake up in the morning and think, "How can I make Mom/Dad miserable today?"

There's an underlying feeling: sadness, frustration, rage, ...

TAPinto Owners and Publishers Attend Networking Event

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — TAPinto's franchise owners gathered in person for the first time in more than two years in Berkeley Heights on June 6, 2022, at a networking event. For some TAPinto owners, it's the first time they were able to see one another in person.

The publishers had a chance to catch up and hear from TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. Sen. Jon Bramnick, a ...

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Opportunities for Job/Career Seekers, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, Investors, etc. in NJ (and Elsewhere, Too!)

Today on Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on a communications medium that exists just about everywhere around the world: RADIO!!

In this episode, we’re going to learn about such things as podcasting and the Internet’s impact on the radio industry, how radio in the United States differs from radio elsewhere, and where radio’s future lies. Perhaps most importantly, ...

Is It Time for YOU to Use a Personal Stylist?

Today, more and more people are turning to personal styling consultants to improve their image, their self-esteem, and their chances for success in romance or their careers. And it’s no longer just the rich and the famous—like celebrities—who are doing this.

In Part of 1 of this two-part series, we’re going to learn about what sparked the growth in this trend, what ...

Mobile Cell Phones- Their Future and the Opportunities:

Hi everyone. If you’ve been around over the past few decades, you’re probably as amazed as I am about how much our phones have changed over the years, not only in their design, but in how and where they are used.

In Part 2 of this two-part series, we’re going to cover some of the challenges that were faced in bringing the first mobile cell phones to the marketplace, how our ...