Veterans Day – November 11, 2022

          Veterans Day is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I, for which fighting stopped at 11 am on November 11, 1918 ― the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It is on Veterans Day that we honor all veterans, living and deceased, who served in the military during all wars ― not just World War I. Without their service and sacrifice we ...

New Jersey’s 'Sign Language' Not Understood by Feds

NEW JERSEY — The U.S. Department of Transportation has proven there is no room for humor in a federal bureaucracy, moving to stamp out the inspired levity that New Jersey has been putting on its road signs to make drivers notice them.

Humorous messages had been appearing on New Jersey’s highway signs like “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps,”  “Hocus ...

REPLENISH distributes 1,445 turkeys to 45 partner organizations throughout Middlesex County in time for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – To celebrate Thanksgiving, Middlesex County’s food distribution organization, REPLENISH, hosted a series of events and food drives throughout the month of November designed to raise awareness of food insecurity and collect non-perishable foods and supplies. The month-long campaign culminated with REPLENISH’'s annual turkey distribution ...

Putting Kids First Thank Voters

It's official! On 11/22/22, the Piscataway Board of Education election was certified, and Courtney King and Nancy Salgado-Cowan won the top two spots!. Inieka Stafford ran strong, but didn’t quite make it on the board this time. We could not be prouder of the independent, grassroots campaign we ran. 

It is with humble hearts that our whole Putting Kids First team would like to ...

Piscataway African American Seniors Club Extends their Deepest Condolences to Sheriff Millie Scott and Commissioner Chanelle McCullum

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway African American Seniors Club (PAASC) extends their deepest condolences to Sheriff Millie Scott and Commissioner Chanelle McCullum on the death of their daughter and sister respectively, Cheryl Scott.

"Both Sheriff Scott and Commissioner McCullum have supported our group throughout the years, and we want them to know that we are thinking of them and the ...

In Woodbridge: Thanksgiving Crash Kills Motorist

November 27, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A 51-year-old Jersey City man died on Thanksgiving night after his pickup truck struck a concrete divider along Route 1 and flipped over, police said.

Police ended up arresting three people from Elzabeth at the accident scene after a stolen car they were driving slammed into the overturned pickup, police said.

The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup died at 9:50 p.m.

Police Stop Unconscious Driver on Route 522, Releases Video to the Public

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Police have released dashcam footage of officers stopping a vehicle being driven by an intoxicated and unconscious driver on Route 522 this past Saturday. The driver has been arrested and no one has been seriously injured. To watch the video, please click here.

The dashcam footage shows the car moving at a slow pace on the shoulder of Route 522 as ...

New Soil, Air Quality Tests at Colonia High School

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Soil samples from outside Colonia High School are already being analyzed for contaminants, and environmental consultants did air quality tests inside the school this past weekend, Superintendent Joseph Massimino says.

This new round of testing comes weeks after parent Edyta Komorek – an environmental scientist – gave school officials scientific results from ...

Next Week at Your Library!

Please note: Both Piscataway Public Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25.

The Library will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, November 26!

Adults are invited to join us for Game Night at Westergard Library on Thursday, December 8 - bring your favorite board games or try one of ...

Rutgers Men's Basketball Game Shifting to Madison Square Garden

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is heading to MSG this February.

The Big Ten has announced that the Scarlet Knight’s will face off with Big Ten rival Michigan State in the Big Ten Super Saturday game at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Feb. 4 at noon. Rutgers will serve as the home team.

This is the third time that Rutgers has played in the game. The Scarlet Knights faced ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, November 30
10:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Piscataway Senior Center - Room B, Piscataway

Get Your Passport in Piscataway

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Thu, December 01
06:30 PM — 08:00 PM

Berkeley College Transfer Open House

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Sat, December 03
09:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Parker at Somerset, Somerset

Free Breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus

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Sun, December 04
01:00 PM — 04:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

A Grinchmas Whobilation at the Brook ...

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Tue, December 06
06:30 PM — 08:00 PM

Berkeley College MBA Information ...

Assembly Speaker Outlines Plan to Combat Auto Theft

November 27, 2022

SAYREVILLE – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who represents Perth Amboy, Sayreville and South Amboy, is voicing support for legislative proposals and administrative actions to combat auto theft in New Jersey. 

The latest proposals build upon steps taken earlier this year, which have already proven to have an impact. Auto thefts in September were down 14 percent from ...

Two Men in Two Days Arrested with Guns at Newark Airport

NEWARK, NJ — An Illinois man is the second person arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport last week with a handgun found in his luggage on Thursday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said.

A day earlier, TSA agents detained an Indiana man with a disassembled 9mm handgun, a dozen bullets and a 9-inch hunting knife in his suitcases. Agents confiscated both ...

Mercer Man Sentenced in String of Strong Armed Robberies Around the County, State

TRENTON, NJ -- A Mercer County man was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to serve 12 years in prison for committing a string of strong-armed robberies in the county and other locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced that Omar Feliciano-Estremera, 45, of Trenton, was sentenced to 144 months in prison for his role in a string ...

Here Today

Last week I lost over a billion dollars. Yes, billion with a B.

Fortunately my initial investment was only four dollars, so I don't feel too bad. But still, to see a billion dollars in personal wealth go poof at the drop of a hat, or in this case a powerball, is pretty hard to swallow.

OK, you can argue that I never really had a billion dollars, but between the time I bought my lottery ...

TAPinto Greater Olean Journalists to Benefit from New St. Bonaventure University Fundraising Campaign

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University has launched the largest fundraising campaign in its history. The University is seeking to raise $125 million by May 2025 to improve facilities around the campus.

That includes the Jandoli School of Communication's John J. Murphy Professional Building. Money raised during the campaign will benefit students, improve ...

New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Recognizes TAPinto with 8 Excellence in Journalism Awards

PRINCETON, NJ — TAPinto journalists were honored with eight 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards by the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.

"At TAPinto, we're about providing original local news reporting and doing it the right way - - professionally and honestly. It is an honor to be recognized by the NJ SPJ with 8 awards for our journalism," TAPinto ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers listener!

Do you know what business brokers do? More importantly, do you know what opportunities they might offer you? And do you know how exponentially those opportunities might grow just because of the aging of people who were born between 1946 and 1964, what we here in the ...