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Somerset Patriots Sign Rutgers Outfielder Tom Marcinczyk

July 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have announced the signing of former Rutgers outfielder Tom Marcinczyk. He joins Somerset after concluding his collegiate career at Rutgers University earlier this year.

In his senior season at Rutgers, Marcinczyk played in 52 games and hit .274 with seven home runs, 29 runs batted in, and 32 runs scored while hitting in the middle of the ...

Piscataway’s Donerson Records an Interception, but Middlesex County Falls to Union County, 27-14, in the 2017 Snapple Bowl

UNION, NJ -- In a game they controlled through three-and-a-half quarters with stout defense and timely offense, Union County had to rally late in the fourth to beat Middlesex County 27-14 in the 24th annual Snapple Bowl Thursday night at Kean University.

Four recently graduated seniors from Piscataway High School -- cornerbacks Brevin Donerson and Nazir James, offensive guard Terrell Hagans, ...

Piscataway Chiefs Football Releases 2017 Schedule

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Reload! On July 11, the Piscataway High School varsity football team’s 2017 schedule was released, and the reigning Central Jersey, Group 5 champions will face familiar opponents.

Teams across the Greater Middlesex Conference for the most part play the same schools every year, and this season is no different for the Chiefs. In fact, the schedule is a mirror image ...

Piscataway High School thanks Investors Bank for Continued Support

July 20, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ — During a recent presentation, Piscataway school officials thanked Investors Bank for their continued support of the high school’s athletics training programs and physical education classes.

“Piscataway High School students are grateful to Investors Bank for its generous grant to complete upgrades to the weight room,” they said in a ...

Piscataway Girl Scout Troop 83279 and the United Way Hold Backpack and School Supply Drive

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Girl Scout Troop 83279 and the United Way are holding a backpack and school supply drive to help children in Middlesex County start off the academic year with necessary items.

“The pressure our local families face as they prepare their children for the upcoming year is tremendous – buying new clothes, shoes, before/after care, extra-curricular ...

Piscataway Teen Charged in Fanwood Home Invasion-Robbery

July 17, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ -- Three teenagers have been charged today in connection with home invasion robbery on Farley Avenue on Thursday evening, according to Fanwood Police Chief Richard Trigo. 

The suspects are Autumn Mitchell, 19, of Piscataway; Rajuhn Muhammad, 19, of Plainfield; and a juvenile resident of Plainfield. Mitchell has been charged with first degree ...

Piscataway’s 35th Annual National Night Out Set for August 1

PISCATAWAY, NJ – This year’s 35th Annual National Night Out event for Piscataway will be held Tuesday, Aug. 1st, from 6 pm until 10 pm on Stelton Road by Westergard Library.

National Night Out (NNO) is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community ...

Kid Movies for a Buck at Reading Cinemas in Manville

July 11, 2017

MANVILLE, NJ - The summer is starting to heat up, and Reading Cinemas in Manville can be one place to help you keep cool.

The "Reel Kids Summer Movie Series" started in June and will run through the end of August. Patrons can enjoy a movie for only $1 per ticket.

The series will run kid movies every Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Sing will be playing this week and next ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair: Great Place to Do Business

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough’s annual Fair, Aug.15–20 at Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, will once again provide local business men and women with multiple opportunities to showcase their businesses before thousands of residents from Hillsborough and surrounding communities.

Over 15,000 attendees each year has made the Fair an unparalleled ...

Piscataway Planning Board: ‘Ericsson Property in Need of Redevelopment’

July 14, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A new town village could be in Piscataway’s future as township officials reimagine the 77-acre Ericsson property that could include hundreds of new homes, shops, restaurants and professional services.

Ericsson called its campus along Hoes Lane ‘home’ for decades, at one point employing about 7,000 people in the telecommunications industry. It began ...

New Police Officers Sworn-in at Piscataway Council Meeting; Residents Express Concerns about Industrial Building’s Use

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Township officials formally welcomed three new recruits to the Piscataway Police Department during a swearing-in ceremony led by Mayor Brian Wahler at Tuesday’s council meeting.

“We would like to introduce three new police officers that joined the ranks of the PTPD this evening, following their swearing in ceremony before the Township Council,” ...

Lawmakers Vote Thursday on Back Pay for State Employees

   

TRENTON, NJ  - Lawmakers are expected to vote Thursday to restore wages lost by state workers during the July 4th holiday weekend when the state government was forced to shut down because of a budget impasse with Gov.Chris Christie.

State Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) issued the following response to Christie's remarks in support of ...

Veteran Chef Joseph Mattos Joins The Fanwood Grille

July 21, 2017

FANWOOD, NJ – Customers are welcomed to a mouthwatering aroma the moment they walk into the Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., downtown Fanwood). In the morning, bacon and eggs fill the air. Around noon, the smell of sizzling burgers attract hungry customers

The grille's menu features traditional breakfast foods, including omelets, pancakes, and the ever-popular ...

DIGinto New Brunswick: Stage Left Steak Stakes Its Claim—In More Ways Than One

Note: This column is the first in a monthly series called DIGinto New Brunswick. The Hub City has a rich and diverse culinary scene, its menus constantly changing. I’ll be doing the leg work at your favorite spots and some hidden gems, sampling various dishes at one New Brunswick restaurant every month and reporting back on which food is worth your taste buds’ time. So sit back, ...

Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

TAPinto Piscataway Featured on Rutgers' Public Affairs Show 'The Core of the Matter'

July 19, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - In case you missed it, TAPinto Piscataway’s publishers, Ken and Kia Simmons were the guests on a recent episode of The Core of the Matter, a public affairs show on Rutger’s 90.3-FM The Core radio station.

Host Priya Khosla invited the husband and wife publishing team into The Core’s studios to discuss how their online newspaper provides local news about the ...

Montclair Resident Bikes 260 Miles for Special Needs Children in Piscataway

July 20, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - One Montclair man is making a difference in the lives of many special needs students at Piscataway Regional Day School.

14-year-old Georgie Caunt passed away in 1996 from complications of cerebral palsy. Since his death, Caunt's uncle Bill Zuppa has set out on a mission to help other special needs children at Georgie's former ...

Volunteers Needed to Assemble Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

BRIDGEWATER, NJ  - Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark.

The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to help out packing boxes.

Volunteers will form an assembly line and fill gallon ...

Piscataway Girl Scout Troop 83279 and the United Way Hold Backpack and School Supply Drive

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Girl Scout Troop 83279 and the United Way are holding a backpack and school supply drive to help children in Middlesex County start off the academic year with necessary items.

“The pressure our local families face as they prepare their children for the upcoming year is tremendous – buying new clothes, shoes, before/after care, extra-curricular ...

Minnie Van Service Comes to Walt Disney World Resort

July 21, 2017

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - At the end of this month, guests at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will be able to order their own Minnie Van to drive them their their destination within the Walt Disney World Resort.

Guests can order their own private Minnie Van using a smartphone and a Disney Cast Member will  drive them. The ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather will be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Touch-a-Truck

Boys and girls alike always have a ball at touch-a-truck events. The South Plainfield Lions Club is ...

After 10 Drownings in One Month, Authorities Tips to Avoid Water-Related Tragedies

July 22, 2017

Within one month, authorities have reported 10 drowning deaths alone in New Jersey.

July 17: A 2-year-old drowned in a home swimming pool in Galloway
July 17: A 12-year-old drowned at the Sandy Hook beach
July 10: A 4-year-old died after being pulled from a lake in Ocean View
July 9: A 6-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Wildwood
June 22: A 17-year-old died after being pulled from ...

Lady Warriors and Sisters Network Team Up to Battle Cancer

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - After defeating state challengers this year, the champion Lady Warriors will team up with Sisters Network of Central New Jersey® Inc. (SNCNJ) to help beat breast cancer during the Race/Walk 4Life® on Oct. 7.

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"We believe no one is too young or too senior to embrace a healthy lifestyle or make some very important ...

Work in Concert with Nature to Manage Garden Pests and Mosquitoes in the Landscape

July 16, 2017

HOLMDEL/COLTS NECK, NJ - A garden filled with flowers, birds, bees and butterflies is a sight to behold. These winged beauties add color, sound and motion to our gardens. Plus, they help maximize a garden’s productivity by pollinating plants and managing plant-damaging pests.

But what about those unwanted visitors to the garden? The aphids, mites and cabbage worms that feed upon our ...

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South Brunswick Police Save Infant From Locked, Hot Car

July 20, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Officers averted tragedy in Thursday’s sweltering heat when they saved an 18-month-old accidentally locked in a vehicle.

The incident took place at 11:20 a.m. Thursday at the Nassau Square townhouse complex when a mother and her 18-month-old daughter stopped to drop something off at a friend’s house.

The unidentified mother told arriving officers that ...

Obituaries

- Jun 15, 2017
Dominick Caponigro, 88, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in the Care One at Wall in ...
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Anthony J. Sokalski, 25, passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017 in Piscataway. Born in Amsterdam, ...
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ESCNJ Fundraiser For Autism NJ Highest For Third Year In A Row

July 22, 2017

The final tally is in, and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) 5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play fundraiser on behalf of Autism New Jersey raised $16,879.91, leading the state for the third year in a row.

“Once again, many people worked extremely hard to make this fundraiser a success,” said Kate Dauphinee, coordinator of the event and ...

Westfield Memorial Library Upgrades MURAL Card Holder Privileges

The Westfield Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the Library is extending even more privileges to Middlesex and Union Reciprocal Agreement Libraries (MURAL) cardholders. MURAL patrons belong to 43 participating libraries in Middlesex and Union Counties.

MURAL patrons do not live or work in Westfield, but they are allowed to borrow materials from the Westfield library, as long as they ...

Share Your Culture with the Community

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Want to share your culture with the community? Sign up for the International Arts Open House on September 16th at Kennedy Library! We're looking for people to demonstrate crafts, music, dance and art from all over the world. To register, contact Laizu at 732-463-1633 x5.

Here's a look at some of the upcoming events happening in July at the Piscataway ...

Rutger Raises Tuition, Fees to Support $4.4B Budget

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers University students can expect to pay about 1.85 percent more for their education in the coming academic year.

Rutgers’ Board of Governors approved increases to the cost of tuition, housing, dining and mandatory student fees at its meeting today, July 19, in Winants Hall.

In total, the cost of attendance for a typical New Jersey ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, July 23, 11:00 AM

Dunellen Senior Center , Dunellen

Sweeney Todd | Theater Bus Trip to SOPAC

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Thu, July 27, 7:00 PM

Columbus Park Extension Gazebo, Piscataway

Piscataway Summer Concert Series

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Thu, August 3, 7:00 PM

Columbus Park Extension Gazebo, Piscataway

Piscataway Summer Concert Series

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Wed, August 9, 6:00 PM

Milt Campbell Fields, Plainfield

Music in the Park @ Milt Campbell Field - Free ...

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Call to Duty for Somerville Firefighters: A Visit to NJ Firemen's Home

July 22, 2017

BOONTON, NJ - The call to duty Saturday for 50 Somerville volunteer firefighters wasn’t about responding to an alarm or a training drill. It was driving the half hour to the New Jersey Firemen’s Home here to host a memorable outing for those who served before them.

A caravan of Somerville’s “bravest” gave up a good portion of their day to hold a barbecue ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

July 19, 2017

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first time ...