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Somerset Patriots Relief Pitcher Dustin Antolin Signs With Chicago White Sox

November 20, 2017

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that 2017 right-handed relief pitcher Dustin Antolin has signed with the Chicago White Sox organization. He recently completed his first season with the Patriots.

Antolin originally joined the Patriots on July 19 and provided an instant impact at the back-end of the bullpen. The former major leaguer appeared in 21 games as a reliever ...

Piscataway Chiefs Fall to Bridgewater-Raritan, 27-6 in North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 Semifinals

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- While the players are the ones who actually go through the battles on the field, good coaches take the blame after losses instead of throwing the athletes under the bus.

That’s exactly what Piscataway High School varsity head football coach Dan Higgins did after his second-seeded Chiefs were ousted by the third-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, 27-6, in the ...

Fall 2017 College Signing Day for 4 Piscataway Student-Athletes

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Four Piscataway High School senior student-athletes signed on the dotted line Wednesday morning to continue playing the sports they love and further their education at their respective colleges of choice.

The 2017 fall signing period began last week.

Baseball’s James Ingram signed to play at Johns Hopkins University while Chris Corvil will attend in-state Montclair ...

Piscataway: Conackamack PTO to Raffle Dinner for Two - Anywhere in the World

November 21, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Does having dinner anywhere in the world for as little as $20 sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t. Just ask a member of Piscataway’s Conackamack Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).

“Our PTO was looking for an innovative and fun fundraiser, so we decided to give the Super Raffle a go,” said Conackamack PTO Vice-President, Staci ...

What’s Happening at Holy Savior Academy

Editor's Note - The articles below were written by students at Holy Savior Academy

HALLOWEEN – Nick R.

Holy Savior Academy celebrated Halloween in many different ways this year:  parties, parades and crafts are just a few of the activities the participated in.  There was a Halloween parade where all of the children gathered around and walked outside of the school into ...

Man Dies after Falling 60 Feet at Piscataway Construction Site

November 19, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 20-year-old man died after falling 60 feet from a roof at a River Road construction site early Sunday morning, police said.

According to Piscataway police, the man was working on the roof of a warehouse under construction when the accident happened shortly after 8 a.m.  

The man’s identity and other details of the accident were not released.

The ...

Piscataway: Conackamack PTO to Raffle Dinner for Two - Anywhere in the World

November 21, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Does having dinner anywhere in the world for as little as $20 sound too good to be true? Well, it isn’t. Just ask a member of Piscataway’s Conackamack Middle School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO).

“Our PTO was looking for an innovative and fun fundraiser, so we decided to give the Super Raffle a go,” said Conackamack PTO Vice-President, Staci ...

Piscataway Girl Scouts to Host 1st Basket Night

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Girl Scouts will host their first Basket Night auction on Friday, Dec. 15th at Piscataway High School.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and drawings will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The proceeds from this event will be used to provide programs, events and scholarships for the Girl Scouts of Piscataway.

Admission for this adult only fundraiser is $20 and ...

St. Paul's Church To Host Santa Run

MILLTOWN, NJ - Run, run Rudolph and Santa too. St. Paul's Church is hosting a 5K Santa Run/Walk on Saturday, December 9. Race kicks off at 9 a.m. at North Brunswick Community Park. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 years of age and younger. Race day fee is $25 per person. All of the proceeds from the Santa Run will go towards financing the St.

Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

November 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

Piscataway Girl Scouts to Host 1st Basket Night

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Girl Scouts will host their first Basket Night auction on Friday, Dec. 15th at Piscataway High School.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and drawings will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The proceeds from this event will be used to provide programs, events and scholarships for the Girl Scouts of Piscataway.

Admission for this adult only fundraiser is $20 and ...

Middlesex County, state officials, celebrate 18 adoptions as part of National Adoption Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Gianni Dias-Raimundo found out at 8 years old that she was adopted, the revelation didn’t come out of left field for her.

Gianni had, until that moment, always found something to be amiss. For one, her parents, adopted brother and family were all white.

Years later, the now 17-year-old Elizabeth resident is a straight-A student, aspiring nurse and Rutgers ...

Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

November 15, 2017

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

Elijah's Promise preps hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for those in need

November 23, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elijah’s Promise has built up a reputation as one of the most prominent soup kitchens in the Central Jersey region, and this Thanksgiving, the organizers will have another go at living up to that name.

This Thanksgiving, organizers are expecting to serve hundreds guests, ranging from the homeless to some of the area’s neediest families.

So for the past week ...

Thanksgiving Fun Facts & Trivia

Turkey or ham? Perhaps a turducken?

Whichever traditional centerpiece you go with this Thanksgiving, there’s a chance it wasn’t served during the first holiday dinner in 1621. Historians believe the Plymouth Pilgrims and Wampanoag tribe shared lobster, rabbit, nuts, carrots, eggs, and dried fruits during the original three-day celebration.

For 154 years, Thanksgiving would ...

TAPinto Editors offer last minute tips for making packaged Thanksgiving stuffing your own

NUTLEY, NJ - We've all been there, we go to bed on Wednesday night thinking this is going to be the smoothest Thanksgiving ever, only to wake on Thursday morning with the "we don't have enough food" panic. A bunch of TAPinto editors go together and figured out an easy solution: an extra side dish.

In an unscientific twitter survey, "stuffing" got more votes as a ...

Puleo International Kicks-Off the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with Warehouse Sale at 3614 Kennedy Road, South Plainfield Location

November 21, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items is opening their doors to the public for their 13th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas music in late November. The doors open daily will sales running from now thru ...

A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

November 22, 2017

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...

Three Health Safety Tips During Long Flights

During my 18-hour flight from JFK Airport to Cambodia, two thoughts entered my mind. The first thought was, ‘How in earth am I going to pass the time, crossing multiple time zones, in a cramped position within this massive Boeing 777-ER aircraft?!’  My immobilized and uncomfortable posture led to my second thought: ‘What can I do to prevent or ...

Holiday Lights Spectacular at Turtle Back Zoo Kicks Off Nov. 17

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive DiVincenzo invites the public to spend part of their holiday season at the 11th Annual Essex County Holiday Lights Spectacular at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo. Free admission is being offered at The Holiday Lights Spectacular, which will be held as ...

Brighten the Indoors with Colorful Amaryllis Blooms

November 19, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Brighten those gray winter days with a few colorful, easy-care amaryllis. The 6- to 10-inch trumpet shaped blossoms are sure to generate a smile and brighten your mood. And consider sharing the fun of growing these beauties with friends and families. Watching the bulbs transform into beautiful blossoms is an experience everyone will enjoy – and it’s a gift that ...

Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

November 15, 2017

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

Willow Grove Church Hosts Christmas Festival on Sunday, Nov. 26

November 20, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Willow Grove Presbyterian Church is hosting its Christmas Festival Fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 26, 12-4 p.m. The featured event will be an extensive silent auction, featuring many types of gift baskets, gift cards from national companies as well as local eateries and shops, fine jewelry, and other valuable items. Proceeds from the silent auction will raise money ...

Middlesex County Redevelopment: "Riverton" Comes to Sayreville

November 15, 2017

SAYREVILLE, NJ -North American Properties (NAP), a privately-held, multi-regional real estate operating and development company with properties across the United States, recently announced “Riverton,” a 418-acre, shovel-ready waterfront redevelopment on the Raritan River, in a joint venture with New Jersey-based PGIM Real Estate.

In what is considered the largest mixed-use project ...

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Candidate Statement - Senator Bob Smith LD17

October 27, 2017

Dear Citizens of the 17th Legislative District:

It has been my great honor to represent you as your New Jersey State Senator.  Some of the laws I have authored which I believe have made New Jersey a better place in which to live include:

- The Highlands Preservation Act - preserving the water supply of more than one half of New Jersey

- The 2012 Solar Act - advancing the Renewable ...

LD17 Assembly Candidate Robert Quinn: Welcome to politics

             “Run for a lower office. You’ll have a better chance”

             Welcome to politics, where a friendly smile doesn’t necessarily mean the person is your friend. Where an offer to send a check, doesn’t mean it will actually arrive. With the exception of a few small donations, I ...

Had ENOUGH of the Same Old, Same Old? Let’s Bring The NEW Back To Jersey!

Had ENOUGH of the Same Old, Same Old? Let's Bring The NEW Back To Jersey!

A wise New Jerseyan by the name of Albert Einstein once said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."

Another wise New Jerseyan, Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries, a former Secretary of State of New Jersey, profoundly said at a recent Affordability Summit ...

LD17 Candidate for State Assembly Robert Quinn: Candidate Statement

            It is my desire for the public to know several important points about my candidacy, which they may take into consideration when determining who to vote for: 

I have been a resident of Franklin Township for 12 years. Born in North Plainfield I have lived in New Jersey most of my life. 
I am the father of two. My children, Terrence, ...

Williams-Transco plans to expand another NJ compressor station

November 20, 2017

A few days ago, Lynn Collins wrote a Letter to the Editor asking if there is any reason we should believe that, if constructed on a 52-acre lot, Williams-Transco would not later decide to expand this proposed 32,000 gas-fired Compressor Station 206 in Franklin Township.  She included some examples of expansions at other compressor stations, and there are certainly more by this company and ...

Armed Robbery at Route 18 North Dunkin Donuts

November 23, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 4:30 on Thanksgiving morning, East Brunswick patrol units responded to the Dunkin Donuts at 18 North and Edgeboro Road on the report of an armed robbery.  

An investigation revealed the suspect entered the Dunkin Donuts, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from the register, according to a report issued by the East Brunswick Police ...

Obituaries

- Nov 15, 2017
Phillip A. Petracca, also widely known as Filippo Neri in the Italian-American Radio and ...
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Kenneth H. Stewart, 85, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Center of Hope Hospice in Scotch ...
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A Holiday Feast For Train Fans Is On Display At The Model Railroad Center

November 22, 2017

Looking for something to do the day after Thanksgiving? Drop in to the Model Railroad Center and enjoy a festive sound and light show highlighting a sprawling, meticulously detailed HO layout.

See if you can spot the Batmobile and other surprises!

Snack bar, toddler rest area and gift shoppe conveniently located on site. Modest admission fee goes to support the non-profit Model Railroad ...

Recycle Your Used Cooking Oil

Residents who bring their recyclables to the South Plainfield Mary B. Mazepa Recycling Center on Kenneth Avenue may have noticed a new container recently.  A 200-gallon bright red metal tank sits next to the rechargeable battery boxes near the office shed.  This red metal tank is for cooking oil – the kind you use for deep frying, which can be reused only so many times and then ...

Mount Saint Mary Academy Sophomore of Piscataway Receives Girl Scouts Silver Award

WATCHUNG, NJ –  A member of the Girl Scouts of America since the first grade, Lauren St. Louis of Piscataway has earned her Silver Award after helping to establish a “Community Corner” at the Piscataway Library. 

A sophomore at Mount Saint Mary Academy in Watchung, Lauren is a member of Troop 80849, which is part of the Central and Southern NJ Council. The Silver ...

Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, November 26, 3:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick

An American in Paris Live with New Jersey ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, November 26, 3:00 PM

Church of the Sacred Heart, South Plainfield

Christmas Concert-The Orchestra of St. Peter by ...

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Fri, December 1, 8:00 PM

The State Theatre New Jersey , New Brunswick

The Irish Tenors

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, December 2, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Peppermint Boutique - Craft Fair

Education Food & Drink Giving Back Home & Garden Other

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Sat, December 2, 10:00 AM

Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday ...

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Somerville Reference Librarian Jim Sommerville Closes the Book on  43-Year Career

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - After 43 years of poring through books, microfilm and old newspapers, pondering questions and finding the answers, Jim Sommerville, senior reference librarian at the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey Somerville branch, is retiring.

“If there is anything to be known about this town, he knows it,” said Mayor Brian Gallagher at Monday night’s Borough ...

For Thanksgiving: "Tough Choices" and Family Decisions

November 17, 2017

"Oh, this place again," my mother says, as if somewhere in her memory, where most things are forgotten, this building, with its enormous orange and yellow Senior Living sign, clicks a normal synaptic reaction.

"Yes," I say. "That's right. Let's go inside and have some lunch."

It all seems so innocent, a dutiful son taking his elderly mother out for a ...

Do you have high blood pressure under the new guidelines?

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology announced last week revised the reading at which high blood pressure is diagnosed from 140/90 to 130/80.  This change increased the number of Americans with high blood pressure from about a third to almost half of all adults. Previous guidelines had a systolic reading of 130-139 as pre-hypertension or ...