Piscataway Teachers Awarded over $20,000 in ‘Inspire Grants’ for Innovative Practices

September 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Sixteen preschool to high school teachers in the Piscataway School District have been awarded over $20,000 in grants as part of the Piscataway Education Foundation’s 2017-2018 Teacher Grant Program.

Also referred to as ‘Inspire Grants,’ the foundation received 49 applications for this year’s competition, announcing the winners on ...

TAPinto Piscataway Announces 2017 ‘First Day of School’ Photo Contest Winner

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The buzz of the first day of school filled the township last week as students said goodbye to their summer vacations and hello to a new year of learning.

During those first few days of the new school year, TAPinto Piscataway received over a dozen ‘First Day of School’ entries for the 2017 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and gift card contest.

We are pleased ...

MCVTS Students Can Study Global Logistics and Supply Chain Managment

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 2,000 students returned to the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools Sept. 7 to find a new superintendent and a new major in global logistics and supply chain management.

Superintendent of Schools Dianne D. Veilleux, who has spent her entire career in the district and the last seven years as assistant superintendent, has succeeded ...

Piscataway Chiefs keep Winning Streak Alive with 35-0 Victory over East Brunswick Bears

September 16, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Piscataway High School varsity football team entered Friday night’s game against East Brunswick with a 26-game winning streak versus the Bears.

And behind a power running game, the Chiefs (2-0) upped that tally to 27.

Piscataway running back Juwon Jackson, who has big shoes to fill left by Elijah Barnwell, carried the ball 16 times for 264 yards and four ...

Piscataway Soccer Club Hosts 37th Annual Fall Classic

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Soccer Club played host once again to 211 soccer teams from around New Jersey and Pennsylvania at the 37th Annual Piscataway Fall Classic last weekend.

The two-day tournament, held Sept. 9-10 featured 210 teams from the Garden State and one from Pennsylvania, with coaches and referees posting their appreciation on the club’s Facebook ...

Piscataway Chiefs Open 2017 Season with Big Win over New Brunswick Zebras, 64-7

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- A few weeks ago, Piscataway High School head varsity football coach Dan Higgins said the Chiefs’ offense will be balanced.

Higgins also said in order to win football games this season, the offense, defense, and special teams have to be clicking on all cylinders.

“We pride ourselves on doing the little things right,” said Higgins, who doubles as a police ...

Monmouth Council Boys Scouts Of America Calling All Kindergarteners And First Graders

September 18, 2017

MANALAPAN, NJ - For residents wondering what scouting is all about and if it's a good fit for their son, the Monmouth Council Boy Scouts of America are inviting kindergarteners and first graders to get an up close look at what scouting is all about on Sunday, September 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quail Hill Scout Reservation.

The free, family-friendly event includes games and ...

Piscataway Superchiefs to host 40th Annual Marching Band Festival

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway High School’s Superchiefs Marching Band will play host once again to 17 bands from around New Jersey at its 40th Annual Superchiefs Band Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23rd on Dominic R. Ciardi Field.

During the festival, marching bands will get to express their creativity performing in a variety of categories, competing to win awards such as Music ...

New Somerville Art Gallery Makes a Splash on Division Street

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Gallery on Division, the new fine art gallery located 0n Division Street will host a reception for its opening show, “Conception,” on Thursday, Sept.14. 

The group exhibition showcases the works of eight artists and coincides with Arts on Division’s Annual Art Festival, a four-day celebration of the arts in Downtown ...

Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant to Hold Official Grand Opening September 9

September 9, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Southside Clam Bar & Restaurant will host its official grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 9 and in honor of the event the New Market Avenue establishment will be pouring out and serving up half price alcoholic drinks from 4 to 10 p.m.

“I am very excited to be here and feel we bring something new and different that wasn't here before,” ...

Route 206 Stop & Shop in Raritan Mall to Close by Nov. 30

September 20, 2017

RARITAN, NJ – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in the Raritan Mall off Route 206 will close by the end of November.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we made a business decision not to renew our lease at our Raritan store location," said Cindy Carrasquilla, manager of public relations and community relations for Stop & Shop.

The ...

Pet Valu Piscataway Celebrates First Birthday

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Happy 1st Birthday to Pet Valu Piscataway.

The special day-long celebration was held on Saturday, Sept. 16th and included raffles, prizes, refreshments, and pet adoption information. Guests included Paws for Peace and Cane Corso Rescue.

During the event, customers received a birthday coupon flyer for special store savings and a free dog wash until the end of ...

Spotswood High School DECA To Host Color Run

September 20, 2017

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School DECA is calling all runners and walkers to come out to their Color Run on Sunday, October 1 at Spotswood High School. The Fun Run/Walk will be held on the Spotswood High School Varsity Soccer Field rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to wear white so they can get as colorful as possible.

The cost of the Color Run is $20. All ...

Piscataway: Donate a New Pillow to Help Hurricane Survivors ‘Rest Easier’

PISCATAWAY, NJ – High winds, torrential rainfall and record breaking flooding from Hurricane Harvey caused millions of dollars in damage across Texas and other areas of Southern United States earlier this month, with many residents losing their homes and possessions.

To help survivors ‘rest easier’ a team of students from Rutgers University formed Project Pillow for ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

September 9, 2017

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Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Walt Disney World Closes Parks Early, Keeps Resort Hotels Open Ahead of Irma

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - With Hurricane Irma predicted to make landfall in Florida this weekend Walt Disney World has announced the closure of theme parks and guest experiences for September 10 and 11. Resort hotels will remain open. 

Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, along with the Saratoga Springs Tree Houses, closed Friday afternoon. Guests were accommodated at other Walt Disney ...

Sisters Network of Central NJ 5K Breast Cancer Race/Walk Set for Oct. 7

September 21, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Runners and walkers will participate in the 13th Annual Sisters Network of Central NJ 5k Breast Cancer Race/Walk at Colonial Park in Somerset on Saturday, Oct. 7.

"I would like everyone to come out and support the Sisters Network of Central New Jersey," Deputy Mayor Carl Wright said at last week's council meeting. "Our very own Kimberly Francois ...

All About the New NJ State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, new legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines now mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs must ...

Youth Suicide Rates Doubling--Working to Reduce the Trend With Suicide Prevention Leader-Holmdel's Dr. Christine Moutier


HOLMDEL, N.J. - When one would guess what the 2nd leading cause of death is for young people in the U.S. ages 15-34, most people are shocked to hear that the answer is death by suicide.  Tragically, that is a fact. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year by suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), on average there are 121 suicides a ...

Nu Xi Omega Chapter of AKA Soroity Adopts Putnam Park

September 8, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Ms. Tanya Clifton-White, Environmental Ownership Chairman of the Nu Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., has signed an agreement with the South Plainfield Clean Business Association to adopt Putnam Park for one year. Ten or more people will collect litter and vegetative debris from the grounds.  The group is also prepared to clean playground equipment, ...

Successfully Transition Houseplants Indoors for Winter

September 18, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Help your houseplants make a smooth transition from their outdoor summer home back inside for winter. The lower light and humidity indoors along with any insects that hitched a ride indoors make it difficult to keep these plants looking their best.

Give them a shower before they move indoors.  A gentle blast of water washes dust and dirt off the leaves and ...

L' Shanah Tovah: Torah Links Begins New Year in East Brunswick

September 17, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Presenting an opportunity to "live Jewishly" and to embrace tradition with an eye toward the future, Torah Links, a Jewish education center and social hub, opened last week in East Brunswick.  Nearly 800 attendees visited the revitalized building which includes classrooms, a social room, offices, and mikvah cleansing facilities.  The new rabbis were there, ...

Somerville Church Hosts Community Dialogue on Mental Health Stigmas

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Central Jersey Community Coalition, African American Community Mental Health Outreach and the North Plainfield Stigma Free Zone Campaign are partnering to sponsor a community dialogue on how the stigma so often associated with having a mental health diagnosis reveals itself within different cultures.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “A ...

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38th annual Raritan River Fest, Duck Race, comes to town this weekend

September 22, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The 2017 Raritan River Festival and Duck Race is coming to town this Sunday, Sept. 24, noon to 6 p.m. at Boyd Park, on the riverside of Route 18 and Commercial Avenue in New Brunswick.

Admission is free and parking is available at the Rutgers University Public Safety Parking Deck.

Now in its 38th year, the festival first came to light in 1980, in celebration of the ...


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Leadership is in the blood

September 22, 2017

               “Are you Mr Quinn? I have something for you?”

               The person speaking was a curator at a regional Northeast Carpenters union museum. He wanted to share a biography on my late great great grandfather and labor pioneer, Arthur A. Quinn. Yes, those who forget history are doomed to ...

Piscataway Applebee’s Celebrates Heroic Men and Women with 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Day

Honoring the brave men and women who selflessly protect and serve has never been more important. On Sunday, September 24, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® in Piscataway, located in Piscataway Towne Center at 1282 Centennial Avenue, will host its 6th annual First Responders Appreciation Day at the restaurant by offering one FREE entrée to uniformed ...

Rutgers Football hit with NCAA sanctions, escapes harsher penalties

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers was hit with a two-year probation period, after the NCAA's Division I Committee on Infractions panel ruled the university failed to monitor its football program, the NCAA announced Friday afternoon.

The penalties fell short of the more punitive measures that were considered, which included the loss of scholarships and bowls.

Still, they added little to the ...

Sabattis Saved: Boy Scouts' Adventure Camp to Remain Open After Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board Vote

September 20, 2017

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ -- The Patriots’ Paths Council Executive Board met on Monday, Sept. 18 in a special session to discuss the future operation of Sabattis Adventure Camp, which was threatened with closure.

After thorough and thoughtful discussion, the Board voted to continue Sabbatis camping activities through the end of the 2019 summer camping season. The Board ...

What You Should Know about Equifax Data Breach

September 18, 2017

Have you ever applied for a car loan, credit card, lease or mortgage? You may be among the 143 million Americans whose private data was exposed during a recent breach at Equifax – one of our nation’s top three credit reporting agencies. It’s outrageous that Equifax waited more than a month to inform consumers about this hack. And it’s unconscionable that some executives ...

Game of Thrones Season Seven Comes to a Chilling Culmination

When Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones commenced with a haunting mash-up of the iconic Lannister and Targaryen theme songs, fans knew they would be hanging off the edge of their seats in agony for a record-breaking 79 minutes and 43 seconds.

A potential “Red Wedding” scenario was thankfully avoided when the first 40 minutes placed more than a dozen principle ...