Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios: Monthly Column February – American Heart Month

 

February is the perfect time to focus on the heart, and not just because of Valentine’s Day. Since 1964, the month of February has been designated as American Heart Month.

Established by a request from Congress and signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, American Heart Month is designed to raise awareness regarding the ways in which a healthy lifestyle can help ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

Upcoming TAPinto Ownership Opportunities Webinars in January and February

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — If you're thinking about new opportunities for 2023, we invite you to join an upcoming webinar about owning and operating a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform in your area.

TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro will lead the webinars. You'll learn how you can own your own business providing original local news to your community, all while ...

TAPinto Recognizes Award-winning Local News and Marketing Platforms

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto is recognizing three local news and marketing platforms for excellence in 2022.

"We are incredibly proud of these outstanding TAPinto owner/publishers who have made such a significant difference in their communities and within our network of online local news and digital marketing platforms," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro ...

Not Your Grandmother's Cheerleading

MONTVILLE, NJ — Cheerleading has its place I suppose. On the early sidelines of life. Maybe.

I was the oldest of five boys growing up, and we all played sports hoping to be cheered, not to do the cheering.

Then, with my own brood of three sports boys, the same.

My daughter, the youngest, played parochial school basketball, but she also expected to be cheered for, and ...

Milestones

Emily Satnowski of Piscataway Named to Dean’s List at Wilkes University School of Pharmacy

January 15, 2023

Emily Satnowski 2022 Piscataway graduate, has made the dean's list for the Fall 2022 Semester at Wilkes University School of Pharmacy. This achievement allows Emily to maintain her guaranteed seat in the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy program and continue her passion in Pharmacy. 

Emily recently also obtained her Pharmacy Tech License with the State of New Jersey and is ...

Piscataway's Dylan Abry Named to RVCC Honors College President's List

Dylan Abry of Piscataway, a student at Raritan Valley Community College was named to the RVCC Honors College President's List for the Fall 2022 semester. The President's List recognizes students with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).

River Road Rescue Squad Alumni Spotlight!

February 1, 2023

Dear Editor,

I am writing to you to bring public awareness to the Alumni Spotlight initiative that the River Road Rescue Squad, Inc has recently begun. 

The River Road Rescue Squad, Inc boasts a rich and vibrant history of volunteerism, professionalism, and service to the communities of Piscataway and the Greater Middlesex area for the past 60+ years. This would not have been possible ...

County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey regarding the Death of Tyre Nichols and the charging of the Memphis Police officers

January 28, 2023

Anger. Hurt. Frustration. These are just some of the many emotions experienced after seeing the
brutal treatment suffered by Tyre Nichols during a Tennessee traffic stop. The videos released
today are far beyond disturbing; we echo the sentiments of Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.”
Davis in describing this violent police encounter as heinous, reckless, and inhumane. It was ...

Local Nonprofit Expands Community Health Outreach With Bleeding Control Initiative

New Jersey-based nonprofit MedicZero has introduced an expanded community health initiative for bleeding control and is partnering with a network of schools and Offices of Emergency Management (OEMs) throughout New Jersey to provide trainings and bleeding control equipment to the public.

MedicZero, in partnership with the OEM and Public Library of Middlesex Borough, has already seen tremendous ...

Middlesex County Sheriff's Office to Hold 10th Annual Sheriff's Civilian Academy

The Sheriff’s Office will hold an 8-week-long Sheriff’s Civilian Academy for residents of Middlesex County in the Spring of 2023.

The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is designed to educate Middlesex County residents on the various functions and duties of the Sheriff’s Office.

Applications are being accepted now for the program, which will be held at the Middlesex County ...

Sayreville Councilwoman Repeatedly Shot, Murdered

February 2, 2023

SAYREVILLE - A 31-year-old, recently-married Sayreville councilwoman was repeatedly shot in her car last night at the LaMer townhouse development, authorities said.

Police found Eunice K. Dwumfour in her white SUV near Samuel Circle at about 7:22 p.m. on Feb. 1 and she was pronounced dead at the scene, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. Police say she was shot while inside her ...

Milltown Police Department is Hiring

MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Police Department is actively recruiting all-entry level police officers. Resumes will be accepted now through March 1. Applicants must be 18 years of age and not older than 35 years of age at the time of appointment. Interested candidates must be United States citizens and be a resident of New Jersey with a valid New Jersey driver's license. 

All ...

Visually Impaired New Brunswick Wrestler an 'Inspirational Leader'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Oscar Garcia recently stood in the middle of the wrestling mat, unsure of which way to face or how to react as the referee raised his opponent’s arm in victory.

No matter that the first junior varsity wrestling match in the freshman’s career ended in a third-period pin at 113 pounds, it was a huge victory.

The moment left the crowd of 150 or ...

Story Times, Games, Trivia & More Lunar New Year Events!

These programs are generously supported by the Friends of Piscataway Public Library.

Author Kelly Yang will be visiting Piscataway Schools 6th-grade classrooms on Wednesday, February 1. All students in grades 6-12 are invited to join us after school from 2:30 to 4:45pm at Westergard Library for card making, book giveaways, and other activities ...

Rutgers Basketball Star Shares His Talents With Woodbridge Youth

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Geo Baker brings the practice session to a halt to demonstrate to the four young basketball players assembled on this court how to throw a head-and-shoulders fake that would almost buckle LeBron James’ knees.

“Take a little step to the right, get the defender going that way,” he said, shimmying to his right, before leaving the imaginary defender/orange ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, February 04
09:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Department of Public Works Garage, Piscataway

Piscataway Free Rabies Vaccination ...

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Wed, February 15
10:00 AM — 01:00 PM

Piscataway Senior Center, Piscataway

Get Your Passport in Piscataway

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Wed, February 15
06:30 PM — 08:30 PM

Transfer Open House

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Wed, February 15
06:30 PM — 08:30 PM

Information Session: Master of Science ...

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Tue, February 28
06:30 PM — 08:30 PM

Legal and Justice Studies Pathways

Arrest Made in Attempted Firebombing of NJ Synagogue

February 2, 2023

NEWARK, N.J. – An arrest has been made in the attempted firebombing of a New Jersey synagogue according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger on Wednesday. 

Nicholas Malindretos, 26, of Clifton, New Jersey, is charged by complaint with one count of attempted use of fire to damage and destroy a building used in interstate commerce. He is scheduled to have his initial appearance ...

Patriots Join National Effort to Honor Pioneer Black Ballplayers

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will be joining Minor League Baseball’s “The Nine” program beginning in the 2023 season.

"The Nine” is a league-wide initiative created by MiLB as a Black-community focused outreach platform specifically designed to honor, and celebrate, the historic impact numerous ...

SWAT Team Disarms Barricaded Man with TASER after Six-Hour Standoff

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ – A man with a gun who had been barricaded in a bathroom for nearly six hours was disarmed Monday afternoon by a member of the Somerset County SWAT team using a TASER, ending the standoff peacefully, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald.

Township police were called to a residence on Goltra Drive at 9:15 a.m. by medical staff dealing with an ...

Medical Experts from RWJBarnabas Health Discuss Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

January 26, 2023

NEW JERSEY – Over the past few weeks, the news has been flooded with details and updates about Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who, during a Jan. 2 game, collapsed on the field and went into sudden cardiac arrest. 

Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness; it can be caused by a heart attack but ...

The Longest Road

The oldest person in the world just died.

Lucie Randon was a trifling 118 years old. During her lifetime she burned through roughly 6,900 candles sitting atop a century of birthday cakes and then some.

People die every day. And tragically, given the rate of stillbirth, even the youngest person in the world dies every day. But not the oldest. The oldest living human in the world can easily ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...

Looking Forward

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

Are you a new or small business looking to minimize your costs, increase your business, and get referrals from other businesses in your community? Or maybe you’re a bigger business—or even a conglomerate—looking to reduce your excess ...

Looking Forward

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

Did you know there’s an electric vehicle gold rush taking place that involves billions and billions of dollars? Did you know this gold rush is creating, in the words of my guest expert, MASSIVE opportunities for all kinds of people, whether ...