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The Harlem Wizards vs. the P-Way All-Stars: ‘Tricks, Hoops, and Alley Oops!’

April 20, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – High energy music, cheers, and laughter filled the Susan B. Anthony Gym at Piscataway High School during Wednesday night’s Harlem Wizards vs. the P-Way All-Stars basketball game.

With player names such as A-Train, Showtime, Livewire, Space Jam, Loonatik, and Broadway, the Wizards took on the teachers and staff from Arbor, Eisenhower, Grandview and Knollwood ...

EBHS USMC: Part 4: Counselors Learn the Importance of Mentoring

PARRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA:  The United States Marine Corps boiled basic training down to three intense days for 28 teachers and counselors from New Jersey.  Lots of stress and strain, questions and answers, pageantry and simplicity.  Lauren Rice, Lisa Nelson, Bethany McAnneny, and Vanessa Amaturo participated in it all.  They didn't miss a step.  On the final ...

EBHS USMC Part 3: Counselors Learn to Build Strength from the Core

PARRIS ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA:  East Brunswick counselors rappelled off a tower, ran through a gas chamber, swung on ropes, climbed walls, worked together with their teams to solve problems, and shared the joy of parents meeting their new Marines on Parris Island today. Mirroring the structure of the Parris Island Marine recruit program, the Educators' Workshop ...

Walk-off Homer Leads Patriots to Opening Day Win

April 22, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -  Somerset Patriots catcher Yovan Gonzalez hit a tenth inning walk-off home run to lead the Somerset Patriots to a 2-1 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers at TD Bank Ballpark on Opening Day of the 2017 season.

“I felt like it’s a perfect night to hit a walk off. We got Opening Night and a lot of fans out there. Everything ...

Sydney McLaughlin Sets 4th National High School Record of Her Career at Union Catholic

Los Angeles, CA -- Union Catholic's Sydney McLaughlin opened her outdoor season by crushing another national high school record by running 38.90 to place first in the 300-meter hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational on Saturday night in California.

The Kentucky-bound McLaughlin, making her debut in the 300 hurdles, shattered the previous national record of 39.98 set in 1991 by Lashinda ...

‘Citizen Recruits’ Learn How the Piscataway Police Protect and Serve

April 19, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of each year, the Piscataway Police Department’s Community Policing Section hosts the annual Citizens Police Academy (CPA) where a select group of local residents get to become “police recruits” to learn how the township’s police force serves the township.

According to the police department’s website, the CPA, a 12-week police ...

Motorcyclist Not Wearing a Helmet Strikes His Head in Piscataway Crash

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A motorcyclist struck his head after an early Sunday afternoon head-on collision with a car in the Maple Grove townhouse complex, according to an alert from the Breaking News Network which monitors for police and fire activity.

Piscataway rescue and advanced life support units responded to the accident scene on Vasser Drive, reporting the injured motorcyclist was not ...

Piscataway Man Arrested in Newark on Drug and Gun Charges

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Newark police arrested a Piscataway man, Jahi O. Allen, 25 on gun and drug possession charges early Wednesday, officials reported.

According to a release, police arrested Allen after seeing a .38 caliber handgun in his car when they stopped to investigate his 2009 Infiniti G37 parked in the wrong direction near Elizabeth Avenue and West Peddie Street at about 2:20 ...

Assemblyman Joe Danielsen Job Fair Draws Hundreds

April 20, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Over 70 employers and 350-plus job seekers gathered at The Imperia for Assemblyman Joe Danielsen's and the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce's third annual job fair.

This year's job fair was the biggest to date, and Danielsen attributes that to the outreach efforts set forth by him and his team.

"We changed our strategy, we put much more time and ...

Shake It: RU Dance Marathon Tops $1 Million Mark

April 14, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Two consecutive, 12-hour dance sessions weren’t exhausting enough to quiet the crowd.

Participants of this year’s Rutgers University Dance Marathon, squeezed into the Rutgers Athletic Center, roared with shouts and applause when they got the news: They broke the fundraising record for the event by raking in more than $1 million.

The party, which ...

The 6 Best Dive Bars in New Brunswick

April 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Sometimes all you need is a cold pint of beer, a raggedy barstool and a good jukebox.

Sure, downtown New Brunswick’s chic bar and restaurant scene has few rivals in the area, or even the state. Where else can you hear jazz four nights a week, eat kangaroo or catch a first-rate theatrical performance?

Yet there’s something equally charming about a good ...

Rockin for Autism Music Festival on April 29 Will Be a Food Fest, Too

FANWOOD, NJ -- To commemorate Autism Awareness Month, and raise awareness of and funds for autism related services, Fanwood will host the second annual Rockin’ For Autism on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park (Rain date April 30). 

This year's event features a wide variety of food and beverage vendors, each of which will donate ...

The Top 9 Places for Date Night in Downtown New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The most difficult part is behind you.

Despite your jitters, shaky voice and obviously faux sense of confidence, you managed to squeeze out the words: Do you want to grab dinner tomorrow night? And, to the surprise of you and your roommates alike, it worked. You’re finally going on that date.

New Brunswick, of course, is made for this kind of thing. In fact, ...

Calling All Artists for Piscataway Township’s 28th Annual Juried Art Show

April 16, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Artists 18 years of age and older are invited to submit their original artwork for Piscataway Township’s 28th Annual Juried Art Show sponsored by the Piscataway Cultural Arts Commission.

Artwork can be submitted to the Piscataway Municipal Gallery at 455 Hoes Lane on Fri., April 28th, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and Sat., April 29th, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

The entry fee is ...

Holy Savior Academy to Present ‘Annie Jr.’ in May

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Rehearsals are currently under way for Holy Savior Academy 3rd Annual Spring Musical. This year’s production of Annie Jr. will be performed at the South Plainfield school on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5.

“I am really excited about the talent in this show and the students’ commitment,” said Susan Loughlin, music teacher at Holy Savior ...

Volunteers ‘Team Up to Clean Up’ Piscataway Parks on Earth Day

April 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Now in its ninth year, Piscataway's annual Community-Wide Cleanup Litter Day took place on Saturday, Earth Day with 400 volunteers teaming up to beautify the township's 26 parks.

"This year was super successful," said the Clean Community Day coordinator and Ward 4 Councilwoman, Michele Lombardi. She said she was excited to be able to hold the cleanup on ...

In a Push for Energy Savings, Rutgers OKs $75 Million in Upgrades

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — For decades, Rutgers University facilities near its flagship New Brunswick campus and in Newark have relied on two plants for power, heating and cooling.

One was installed on Busch Campus in 1996 and is on its way to becoming obsolete. The other came to Newark in 1987 and, now past its prime, runs at just 60 percent of its full capacity, according to documents ...

Target Recalls Water Absorbing Easter and Dino Toys for Ingestion Hazard

April 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - This recall involves Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino.

Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs and Easter Grow Toys have model number 234-25-1200 on the back of the product’s packaging. Hatch Your Own Dino Egg has model number 234-09-0016 on the label inserted in the product’s packaging.

The pink, blue, or purple Hatch & Grow ...

NJ State Bicycle Championships Event Returns to Plainfield

April 23, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey State Bicycle Championships will return to Plainfield's Queen City for a second year, with races on Sunday, May 7th that leave from City Hall.

All levels can participate, from professional cyclists to amateur riders.  A public safety challenge will include Plainfield police, firemen and other public safety officials, and juniors and kids will be able to ...

No Saturday Plans! Check out a Nat Geo Photographer in His Natural Setting

So it is Saturday morning, your exhausted and you still want to take your family to something fun this weekend.  

Well, we think a visit to the Paul Nicklen Art Gallery in Soho is a must do.

Why you ask?  Well for starters he is the National Geographic photographer responsible for almost every Polar Bear and Penguin photo you can recall...or perhaps is on your screen saver ...

Invite to Design Your Own APP Contest

Technology is just as important as money when it comes to a business idea. You can get a loan to start a new business and hire developers if you do not know how to create an app for your idea. But not everyone qualifies for a loan, and not everyone is connected to someone who is skilled in app building. But what if you had the opportunity to give your idea to someone who could make your app ...

Former Long Hill Township Mayor Gina Genovese to Run for Governor, Property Tax Reform at Center of Campaign

April 20, 2017

Former Mayor Gina Genovese, an experienced property-tax reform advocate, lifelong New Jerseyan, and longtime business owner announced on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, that she is running for governor of New Jersey.  

“I am running for governor to speak to and represent the over 50 percent of residents struggling to pay their property taxes. I am running for governor this year to force ...

Ciattarelli Prevails, Court Rejects Guadagno Challenge of Signatures

TRENTON, NJ – Hillsborough resident and GOP Gubernatiorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli, who represents the state’s 16th district in the state Assembly successfully beat back a challenge yesterday that questioned the validity of signatures on his nominating petition.

A judge in the state Office of Administrative Law rejected the lawsuit filed by his opponent Lt. Gov. Kim ...

East Brunswick's St. Mary's Coptic Church Reels after Attacks in Egypt

April 9, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The local Egyptian Coptic Community was stunned today following news of an ISIS attack against 3 churches in Egypt.  The attacks in Tanta and Alexandria have claimed the lives of 38 people and injured 113 others.  A third bombing, also in Alexandria, the seat of the Egyptian Church, was thwarted by local security.  In East Brunswick, the aftershocks could ...

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PHOTOS: Details of ICE Raids Emerge; New Brunswick Police Deny Involvement

April 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — At least 12 people were caught up in seven raids carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents yesterday throughout New Brunswick, according to one activist’s count.

Teresa Vivar of LAZOS America Unida, a nonprofit that advocates for Latinos’ rights, told TAPinto New Brunswick that the wave of raids began before 6 a.m. April 20 and ...

5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play Fundraiser At ESCNJ Aquatics & Fitness Center

April 23, 2017

The Educational Services Commission of  New Jersey (ESCNJ) Aquatics & Fitness Center’s annual fundraiser on behalf of  Autism New Jersey has led the way in raising funds the past two years,  and this year’s effort promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Held in conjunction with National Autism Awareness Month, the 5th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play ...

Somerville Business & Professional Association hosts Arts & Crafts Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Dozens of talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will display their original works of art, contemporary crafts and fine art along Main Street Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the 4th annual Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by the Somerville Business & Professional Association.

There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, ...

A Healthy You is a Better You!

We are offering a variety of events for a healthier mind, body, and soul!

This Sunday, for instance, come to our Wellness Fair-sponsored by JFK Medical Center! Representatives from various departments will be on hand from 2-4 to provide health information and answer questions. Plus, there will be FREE screenings. And our Country Line Dance class (April 20 & May 30 at 7:30 at Kennedy ...

In New Brunswick, RU Med Students Refine Skills, Treat the Poor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – What goes on in the classroom is just one piece of the education received by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical Students.

In fact, New Brunswick itself serves as a larger clinic for the school’s budding doctors and medical professionals. Through several school-led programs, med students provide free care and outreach to residents of a city in which 34 ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, April 23

Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple, Morganville

Indian Carnatic Music Festival This Weekend

Arts & Entertainment

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Sun, April 23, 9:00 AM

Piscataway High School, Piscataway

Pway 5K

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness

Sun, April 23, 10:00 AM

Duke Island Park, Bridgewater

8th Annual "Run From Winter" 10K Race

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sun, April 23, 2:00 PM

Piscataway Library, Piscataway

Wellness Fair-sponsored by JFK

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Westfield Barber to Appear on NBC Reality Show ‘First Dates’

April 21, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ —  NBC’s new reality show “First Dates” will feature Saverio “Sammy” Michielli, a barber at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club in Westfield, in its May 5 episode.

Michielli, a Bayonne native, originally auditioned for MTV’s reality show “Jersey Shore.” He didn’t make it, but after posting a joke on the ...

The Mommy’s Review - 51 Hours in Portland, OR

I was recently doing some work for the Sesame Street: K is for Kindness Tour, and I had to travel to cover the Portland, OR date. It was my first-ever time in the Rose City, so I tried to maximize my hours to see as much of the city as I possibly could.

My work brought me out to the Portland ‘burbs, where I spent the day at the Washington Square Mall (9585 SW Washington Square ...

Forgotten Soldiers: Why Congress Must Authorize an Emergency Expansion of the Afghan SIV Program

April 21, 2017

Congressional inaction to authorize visas for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program has recently resulted in America breaking its promise of safety to thousands of Afghan interpreters and aides who risked their lives to assist US troops and diplomates. Such short-sighted policy undermines both our moral and national security imperatives.  It is morally reprehensible to abandon already ...

The Best Way to Pay a Compliment

“Of course you’re good-looking.”  “You’re the best friend ever.”  “Who wouldn’t want you on their team?”  Is there a parent out there (including me) who hasn’t praised a child in order to make him or her feel better?  Sometimes it’s true, and sometimes we say it because we just can’t stand to see them ...