Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 through October 15 and celebrates the history, culture, and contributions of Americans of Hispanic ancestry.

          National Hispanic Heritage Month started out as just one week when it was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968. It was changed to one month in 1988 by President Ronald ...

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 ...

The East Course at Tamarack Golf Course reopens after extensive renovations to improve play

September 28, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County officials joined Indigo Sports, a Troon Company, at Tamarack Golf Course today, September 28, to view the extensive renovations to the East Course, which reopened to the public on Monday, September 26 after undergoing aesthetic and structural upgrades that began in November 2020. The upgrades, which include improved drainage, a new irrigation system, ...

3-0 Rutgers Football Takes On Iowa on Saturday; 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 3-0 after a 16-14 win over Temple.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Man is Slashed During Robbery in New Brunswick

September 30, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are investigating an incident in which a man was slashed with a knife during a robbery on the corner of French and Prospect streets on Thursday, Sept. 29.

The man was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening at a local hospital, according to a safety alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

Police said the victim was outside a local ...

New Brunswick Man Charged with Filing False Report After He's Found With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A New Brunswick man is facing charges including filing a false report to police after he sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound while seated in his vehicle in the Douglass Parking Deck, police said.

Aldo Ruiz-Galindo, 20, initially reported that he had sustained the injury several blocks away in New Brunswick, according to a safety alert from the Rutgers University ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

Rutgers Dropping Indoor Mask Requirement for Students, Faculty

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Face coverings will be optional for Rutgers students and faculty in indoor teaching spaces and libraries starting Oct. 1.

The new protocols announced Monday, Sept. 26 by Antonio M. Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers, come after the school announced in August that it would be requiring students returning to campus for the fall ...

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 ...

Choose New Jersey Opens Office in Ireland

October 1, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation.

“New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, which was fortified during our recent economic mission, will be further ...

Colonial Westfield Home Built in 1911 Saved, Restored Sells For Nearly $2M

WESTFIELD, NJ — A 1911 Craftsman-style home restored under a controversial local historic preservation law has sold for $1.975 million, a real estate agency announced.

The grand colonial home at 121 Effingham Place has had only two owners since 1911, the most recent one having lived there for over 50 years, according to the Coldwell Banker Realty Westfield West office. The ordinance ...

Paige Sheppard, Fastest 8th-Grader in the USA Lives in Hillsborough

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Paige Sheppard started running when she was five-years-old, and won her first national competition when she was 7, amassing an impressive collection of ribbons and trophies along the way.

Her most recent victory came on a national stage last month, crossing the finish line first in the AAU Junior Olympics national competition in Greensboro, NC winning both the 800- ...

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 Kenilworth Publisher to Perform in Local Musical

KENILWORTH, NJ — Not having a plan is part of Telina Cuppari's plan.

"I'm the most impulsive person in the world," Cuppari, the owner and publisher of TAPinto Kenilworth, said. "I've always been spontaneous. I'm more of a go-by-the-seat-of-your-pants kind of girl. I don't like planning."

Earlier this year, Cuppari saw an article on ...

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 ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! 

Today we're going to talk about something most of us know almost nothing about... and until this conversation with our guest expert, that includes me! It's called fiscal sponsorship.

Without giving anything away, let me just say that if you’re someone who’s looking to do something good for the ...

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, ...