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Piscataway School District Recognized as Best Community for Music Education

April 18, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway Township school officials announced the district has been chosen as a 2018 Best Communities for Music Education recipient from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. 

The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and ...

Weekly Discounts for YMCA’s Camp Lenape in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Registration is now open for the YMCA of Metuchen’s Camp Lenape in Piscataway summer camp program. Piscataway parents can save on weekly fees if they register their children by June 1.

“Camp Lenape  provides campers with opportunities to build lasting friendships, learn valuable lessons and build memories that will last a lifetime,” according to ...

Piscataway Vo-Tech Principal and Assistant Superintendent Charged with Theft, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Burglary

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department announced on Friday that the Middlesex County Vocational & ...

Former 6'8" Yankees Farmhand Signs with Patriots after Open Tryout

April 14, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots signed right-handed pitcher David Palladino for the 2018 season following open tryouts at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday.

Palladino enters his first season with the Somerset Patriots and first in the Atlantic League. The 6’8” righty spent the first five years of his professional career in the New York Yankees organization. He most recently ...

Baseball: Piscataway Chiefs Mauled by East Brunswick Bears, 19-8

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The offense came out swinging once again for the East Brunswick Bears. EB pulled out a dominant victory in Thursday’s game against the Piscataway Chiefs with a score of 19-8. 

In the first inning the Bears put up an early four runs thanks to a grand slam by James Schuld, who has been swinging a hot bat all season long. Schuld had a great day going 2-for-4 with ...

Piscataway Student Athletes Commit to Play College Sports

PISCATAWAY, NJ – At a gathering of family members, teammates, and friends from Piscataway high school, three PHS student athletes signed their letters of intent, joining college teams to continue their athletic careers after they graduate this June.

Larry McCullum will become a member of the Manhattan College track and field team in Riverdale, NY; Yamirah Bennett Bernabela will play ...

Morning Rainstorm Leaves Flooded Piscataway Roads in its Wake

April 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Water, water, everywhere! As heavy morning rains depart the area, flooding is being reported in low-lying areas around the township.

The Piscataway Police Department issued travel alerts throughout Monday morning and afternoon advising motorists of the following road closures, all due to flooding.

Possumtown Road between Third Ave. and Centennial Ave.
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Piscataway Vo-Tech Principal and Assistant Superintendent Charged with Theft, Conspiracy, Money Laundering and Burglary

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two administrators in the award-winning Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools have been arrested and charged with crimes related to their handling of funds dedicated to the schools.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Police Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department announced on Friday that the Middlesex County Vocational & ...

New Online Services Locator Puts Resources at Your Fingertips

April 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK – Need a little help locating food, substance abuse resources, job training, veterans services, housing or caregiving? Middlesex County is making it much easier to locate these and other services with the introduction of its new online Services Locator.

This state-of-the-art database of services and programs is available on the County website ...

Bateman Bill to Require Training, Licensing for Pet Groomers

TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed following the deaths of three dogs in five months at different New Jersey pet salons. .

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman.

Have Thoughts on Legal Weed? Assembly Joe Danielsen Wants to Hear from You

EDISON, NJ - Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee will host the first installment of his "Cannabis Listening Tour" at Middlesex Community College this Saturday. 

The hearing is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whitehouse Wind Symphony Presents Free Concert in Somerville

April 18, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Whitehouse Wind Symphony, a community band under the direction of Branchburg resident James P. Sheeley, Jr., will present a free concert on Sunday, April 29th at 3 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 158 West High St.

The concert will feature a wide range of selections from wind band literature both new and old, such as the overture to “Die Frau ...

Wardlaw + Hartridge School to Host Annual Spring Music Recital on Sun, Apr. 15

EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw + Hartridge School in Edison is hosting its annual Spring Music Recital on Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 p.m. Many of Wardlaw + Hartridge's finest musicians and vocalists will showcase their talents and this year's event will be held in the new Berry Performing Arts Center for the first time.

Performers include Suraj Chandran ...

Somerville: “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” April 21

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The “Shop ‘til You Drop Resale Extravaganza” on April 21st is meant to draw attention to the borough’s  burgeoning network of antiques, collectibles and consignment shops.

Nine stores will be open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., each offering discounts and prizes for those looking for truly unique, one-of-a-kind items at affordable ...

Mini Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

April 15, 2018

Mini recipes, those with five ingredients or less, are always the best because they are so simple and usually cost a lot less than the pre-made versions available at the market. 

This balsamic vinaigrette has just four ingredients (salt and pepper don't count) and gets a really thick creamy texture if made in a high speed blender or even with an immersion ...

Ammon Foundation donates to Elijah’ Promise to support culinary student in addiction recovery

NEW BRUNSWICK – The Ammon Foundation of Linden, the philanthropic arm of Ammon Labs, will help fund the tuition of an individual in addiction recovery enrolled at Elijah’s Promise’s culinary school this summer. The scholarship grant fulfills a mission of both organizations to help change the lives of underserved and at-risk individuals.

“It is a great honor to ...

Job Seekers Flock to Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen

April 19, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of job seekers came out to meet more than 80 employers for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset) 4th Annual Job Fair at the Imperia Wednesday afternoon. 

There were two parts to the fair, in the early afternoon hours job seekers had the opportunity to attend workshops geared towards enhancing their job search techniques/interviewing ...

Travels Spotlight - New Brunswick Ciclovia Opens 2018 Season

April 18, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all. 

Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our streets and offering programming for all to enjoy. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., more ...

Travels Update - Long Beach Island Summer Shuttle No Longer A Free Ride

BRANT BEACH - The Long Beach Island Shuttle, an extremely popular service for visitors and residents of Long Beach Island, will have a fee for the first time beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

The Long Beach Township Board of Commissioners made the announcement at their meeting on Monday, April 9. 

Here is the overview on the fees:

One-way shuttle rides from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Travels Review - Bon Jovi Rocked the Newark Rock and Now They Journey to the Birthplace of Rock and Roll

NEWARK, NJ - If you wanted to define New Jersey, two names come to mind:  Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. 

Travels has had the pleasure of meeting and working with both and can vouch for their love of both the Garden State and greater New York area. This weekend they showed their appreciation to us with a special backstage tour and rock’n concert.

It ...

Shade Gardening Beyond Hostas

April 13, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat; but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart, your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

Evaluating the sun and shade patterns throughout the day, season, and year is a good place to start.

Hillsborough's Agrarian Influence Propagates Healing Garden in Franklin Somerset

SOMERSET NJ - Sister2Sister, a regional non-profit that supports women fighting breast cancer in minority and under-served communities, is involved in an ambitious project that will transform the acreage adjacent to its historic retreat into a sprawling vista of colors and comforts.

Hillsborough resident and author Rikki Lyn Hauss, an unabashed admirer of Doris Duke,  is spearheading the ...

Plant Lilies for a Summer Garden of Elegant and Fragrant Blooms

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lilies add long-lasting color and fragrance to flower gardens and summer bouquets. These stately flowers provide vertical interest and blend nicely with other perennials. And best of all, with very little care, you’ll be enjoying them for years to come.

Plant different types of lilies to extend your enjoyment from early summer into fall. The colorful and often ...

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Dr. Jacqueline Littlejohn - Candidate for Piscataway Town Council

April 13, 2018

Why are you running for election to the Piscataway Township Council?

I am running for election to the Piscataway Township Council because I believe that a vibrant democracy only flourishes when the governed have a voice in their government, be it in the form of compromise, protest, or even becoming viable candidates themselves. I have chosen the latter approach. As a candidate I want to be the ...

The Piscataway Democratic Organization Names its 2018 Ward Slate

The Piscataway Democratic Party is putting forward an incredible slate of ward candidates for the Township Council.  “Frank Uhrin, Jim Bullard, Steven D. Cahn and Michele Lombardi have brought us a 12 percent drop in the tax rate, many new job opportunities for hard working residents, and a rise in property values,” party chair and former mayor, Ted Light said.  ...

East Brunswick School Board Member Arrested for Engaging in Prostitution

April 20, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Cancro, 66, a member of the East Brunswick Board of Education, was one of numerous men arrested for engaging in prostitution as part of an ongoing investigation by the Hazlet Police of a location on Route 36. 

Cancro was elected to the Board last year.  He has served as a teacher and an administrator for many years and is currently ...

Obituaries

Piscataway – Reinhard Rudolf Kiefer, 85, died Sunday March 11, 2018 at home. Born in ...
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Piscataway, NJ – Manuela Cruz, 94, born July 17, 1923, passed away peacefully on March 8, ...
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Craft Brew Fest Pours Into Westfield April 28; TAPinto Readers Get $20 Off

April 19, 2018

Westfield Hops – A Craft Beer Experience will be taking place on at the Westfield Armory April 28 with one session from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enter code TAPINTO when you order your tickets and get $20 off! Tickets are available online at  http://www.westfieldhops.com. All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. 

Westfield Hops – A Craft Beer ...

Travis “TJ” Henry Health Fair - Free Family Community Health Event

Free Family Community Health Event Saturday April 21

TJ was a Rutgers University student from central New Jersey who passed away from sudden cardiac death.

The health fair is named in his honor to bring attention to fitness and wellness in our community.

This year the fair will focus on heart and mental health in young adults and families.

Event Activities:

Fun 3k Run/Walk - Time: ...

Rutgers professor named Pulitzer Prize finalist

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For Evie Shockley, poetry – and her professorship at Rutgers University–New Brunswick – are central to her engagement with a world that needs change and central to the ways she prepares students to do their own engagement.

This week, Shockley was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category. The Pulitzer ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Promise Garden, New Brunswick

Earth Day Fest

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 21, 11:30 AM

Plainfield YMCA, Plainfield

Plainfield YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Health & Wellness

Sun, April 22, 11:00 AM

Joyce Kilmer Park, New Brunswick

Mercado Esperanza

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Job Seekers Flock to Job Fair Hosted by Assemblyman Joe Danielsen

April 19, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of job seekers came out to meet more than 80 employers for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset) 4th Annual Job Fair at the Imperia Wednesday afternoon. 

There were two parts to the fair, in the early afternoon hours job seekers had the opportunity to attend workshops geared towards enhancing their job search techniques/interviewing ...

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 8, 2018

It is clear from headlines that child abuse and neglect is a nationwide tragedy – and the impacts reverberate to us all. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we would like to take the opportunity to bring awareness to this issue.

Approximately 702,000 incidents of child maltreatment are identified each year – enough to pack 10 football stadiums. In 2016, an estimated 1,750 ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Want to avoid gaining weight? Don’t diet!

Researchers aiming to identify lifestyle factors related to weight management followed more than 4,500 young adults (average age 24) for ten years. At the end of the study period, 77% of the men and 72% of the women had gained weight. The lifestyle factors associated with no weight gain among the remaining 23% of the men and 28% of women were regular eating patterns (not skipping meals) and no ...