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Piscataway Players End Senior Year at GMC Baseball All-Star Games

June 17, 2018

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Graduation is just days away and the stress of finals and getting things ready for walking across the stage are on the minds of Piscataway High School seniors. But, that doesn’t mean a pair of individuals can’t have a little late school-year fun on the diamond.

PHS’s James Ingram and Matt Peterson were invited to play in the Greater Middlesex Conference ...

Piscataway Pitcher Throws Scoreless Inning in GMC Baseball All-Star Game

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Piscataway High School junior Jordin Martell was chosen to play in the Greater Middlesex Conference Baseball Coaches Association 2018 Underclassmen Showcase on Saturday at North Brunswick Community Park.

Martell, a first baseman and pitcher, played for the “American” team which ultimately fell to team “National”, 9-3. Though his squad of 20 ...

Piscataway 8th-Grader Contends to be the Boss of Somerset Patriots

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and Spearhead Staffing have announced the five finalists for the 2018 Kid CEO position.

Nick Morgan, Piscataway; Jimmy Marvits, Hillsborough; Darla Rudnicki, High Bridge; Reina Schumann, Flemington, and Simrah Shah, Warren, have been selected for the final interview to be held on the field at TD Bank Ballpark before the Thursday, June 28th game.

Piscataway High School Class of 2018 Graduates with Pomp and Circumstance

June 22, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Horns blared, cow bells rang, and proud parents, families and friends cheered with joy as members of Piscataway High School’s Class of 2018 marched into Rutgers’ Louis Brown Athletic Center to receive their diplomas on Thursday.

More than 500 Seniors graduated at the school’s 58th Annual Commencement Exercises, with many receiving academic and senior ...

Three Piscataway Students Chosen to Attend 73rd Annual American Legion Boys State

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Three young men from Piscataway are among 883 other rising-seniors from New Jersey attending the 73rd session of the annual American Legion Jersey Boys State (ALJBS.)

Chisom Chukwu, Jahquail Nash, and Andrew Van Lare will travel to Rider University this week to attend the event where students get to "govern and interact with their peers from across New Jersey as ...

Piscataway Council Votes to Prohibit Retail Gun Sales Near Schools and Parks

June 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the public stood and applauded as the Piscataway Township Council voted to approve a new ordinance banning local retailers from selling guns and ammunition within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, and other public places where children may gather in the township.

The unanimous vote to amend Chapter 21 Zoning “to provide the conditions of firearm sales use ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Hillsborough: Rain or Shine the Show Goes on at Sourland Music Festival

June 22, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The music always plays on at the Sourland Music Festival - rain or shine.

There is a chance of rain in Saturday's forecast, but the show will go on.

Organizers suggest Consider bringing a pop-up, umbrellas and towels with your beach chair and refillable water bottle. Rain did not dampen the spirits of 2017 Sourland Music Fest guests - it provided unplanned ...

Middlesex County: Free Music, Fireworks and Fun in “A Revolutionary Celebration”

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Want your 4th of July fun to last 7 days? Then bring your family and join in Middlesex County’s “Revolutionary Celebration” for 2018! Our Office of Arts and History has planned events for June 30 and July 1-7 that are fun, educational, and a great way to honor the spirit of Independence Day. Explore Highland Park, New ...

Thousands Expected in Hillsborough for Sourland Music Festival

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Sourland Music Festival will be held Saturday, June 23 from 3-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough Golf & Country Club at 146 Wertsville Road, rain or shine, to benefit the Sourland Conservancy.

Discounted advance-sale tickets are available online only, Children under 12 are admitted free.

“We’ve got a really powerful lineup of the region’s most ...

Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk - A Success

June 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - Blue skies and sunshine blessed the participants of Holy Savior’s 7th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday June 2nd as over 150 people took part in the event to raise funds for Holy Savior Academy, located at 149 South Plainfield Avenue in South Plainfield.

“Holy Savior Academy is truly part of the South Plainfield community, from ...

Rain Won’t Halt Somerville’s Weekend Craft Beer Fest

June 22, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Despite forecasts of rain this weekend, the annual Craft Beer Fest presented by Project P.U.B and Tapastre restaurant will be held rain or shine.

The outdoor festival, which features dozens of craft beers from breweries throughout New Jersey and beyond, is scheduled for Saturday, noon-9 p.m. and Sunday, noon-7p.m. on North Bridge Street, which will be blocked off from ...

COACHES Care Event to Benefit Jacob McCreesh Pediatric Gym

June 9, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – COACHES Care will be hosting an event at the Southside Clam Bar this Tuesday June 12, to benefit the Jacob McCreesh Pediatric PT Gym at JFK Medical Center.  Jake's Place will provide physical therapy for children diagnosed with brain cancer as well cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other cognitive illnesses. 

Southside Clam Bar located at 118 New ...

Milltown Seeking Full Time Accounting Clerk

June 20, 2018

MILLTOWN, NJ - The borough is seeking to hire a full time accountant for the Finance and Administrative Department. Qualified applicants would need to perform a variety of clerical, administrative and financial tasks. Candidates should possess excellent computer, organizational skills as well as exceptional verbal and communication skills in addition to being able to multi-task. Knowledge of ...

What do TSA officers want travelers to know?

June 20, 2018

RICHMOND, VA  – You come to an airport checkpoint hoping to catch your flight and arrive at your destination safely and on time. Seems simple enough, but sometimes something you weren’t expecting comes up at the checkpoint and it slows you down.

Meet Deborah Simms and Ryan Seymour, Transportation Security Administration officers at Richmond International Airport (RIC).

Show Dad He’s ‘Super’ by Designing a Special Father’s Day T-Shirt at Big Frog of Belmar

BELMAR, NJ — Youngsters can let dad know he’s their hero this Father’s Day — and every day — with a custom-designed T-shirt from Big Frog T-Shirts & More of Belmar.

Today, June 16 is the last day children can participate in its “Super Dad” T-Shirt Giveaway, just in time for Father’s Day tomorrow.

“Every child will get the opportunity ...

Third-annual Juneteenth Parade and Heritage Festival in New Brunswick this Weekend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick, comprising the city's Black Fire Fighters Association, will host the Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 16 to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth celebrations are held across the country to mark the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas in June 1865. That state was one of the last locations to learn of ...

Bateman Helps Students Achieve Success; Bog Turtle Designated State Reptile

June 18, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset/Hunterdon/Mercer/Middlesex) and inspired by students from Princeton designating the endangered bog turtle as the New Jersey State Reptile has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“I am so proud of the successful effort of students at Riverside Elementary and their teacher, Mark Eastburn, to ...

Announcing EcoCamp: A Girl Scout Workshop that Builds Young Environmental Specialists

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - EcoCamp is a weeklong set of summer workshops that will be held between June 25-June 30, 2018 at the South Plainfield library[1]. Targeted at elementary school students at Middlesex County, it aims to turn participants into young environmental specialists or earth advocates. Since Middlesex county did not do very well as its neighboring counties on pollution ...

Newark Cop Convicted of Reckless Manslaughter for 2016 Fatal Shooting of Piscataway Man

June 21, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ – A Newark police officer was convicted of reckless manslaughter in the death of a man outside Paddy’s Place in Union in May 2016, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

The officer, Joseph Macchia, 37, was convicted of fatally shooting 37-year-old Michael Gaffney of Piscataway following an argument and fight at Paddy’s ...

Celebrate 2018 with Four Garden Honorees

June 17, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - It’s a year-long celebration of flavor and beauty as we honor and grow the beet, coreopsis, calibrachoa and tulip. The National Garden Bureau (NGB) has declared 2018 the year of these garden mainstays. This non-profit’s goal is to inspire you to grow these and more plants in your gardens at home and work.

The celebration starts with the tulip, a symbol of ...

Twelve Must Plant Pollinator-Friendly Flowers

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Fill your garden with colorful annuals you and the pollinators can enjoy all season long. Look for outstanding varieties chosen by All-America Selections (AAS), a non-profit plant trialing organization, to brighten your garden, attract pollinators and outperform other varieties on the market.

Attract hummingbirds and second looks from passersby with the vibrant bright ...

County Democrats re-elect their leaders

June 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In a party election with very little drama, the Middlesex County Democrats re-elected their leaders Tuesday night by an acclamation vote.

Chairman Kevin P. McCabe and Vice Chair Beatrice Moskowitz will now serve their fifth term, leading the powerful Middlesex County Democratic Organization (MCDO) for another year.

“Our organization is as strong as it has ever ...

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Edison Police Seek Help Finding Missing 14-Year-Old

June 22, 2018

EDISON, NJ - A 14-year-old Edison girl who ran away from home on May 3 has yet to be found and police are asking anyone with information about  to come forward.

Edison detectives are leading a statewide search for the girl, Jalaysia Staplar-Evans. They said they believe she could be staying with friends or acquaintances in Newark or the Essex County area, said Edison Police Lt. Robert ...

Obituaries

Piscataway – Michael John Doherty, 73, passed away Saturday June 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, ...
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Toms River – Mary Stella Whiteman, 97, passed away peacefully Saturday May 19, 2018 in Rose ...
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Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...

The ESCNJ Offers Innovative Software To Strengthen School Transportation

New software promising greater speed and efficiency for school transportation departments is now available through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ).

The software is the result of a two year collaboration between the Princeton based Artha Systems, an international supplier of business management software, and the ESCNJ.

“The software is unlike anything on the ...

Rutgers takes over New Brunswick police dispatch service

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University will provide the city’s police dispatching services in a move that New Brunswick says will cut costs and put an end to dispatcher shortages that resulted in officers doing the job.

The city’s 12 current dispatchers will be laid off at the end of the day on June 30, and Rutgers will supply dispatchers as of July 1 under an agreement that city ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, June 23, 9:00 AM

Quibbletown Park, Piscataway

Piscataway Township Paper Shredding Event

Government Green

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Sat, June 23, 10:00 AM

Reformed Church of Highland Park, Highland Park

Free Community Health Fair & Wellness Symposium

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Other

Wed, June 27, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Empowerment for the Job Search: Applications & ...

Business & Finance

Thu, July 5, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Trivia Night at the Library!

Arts & Entertainment

Westfield High School Sophomore Dies; Counselors on Hand at School

June 19, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Carthoris “Carter” Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High School, died Sunday night, according to Westfield Public Schools and a letter sent to parents by Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson.

“Words cannot convey the grief we feel in the Westfield Public Schools community over the death of Carthoris ‘Carter’ Uziel, a sophomore at Westfield High ...

My So-Called Graduation

The last of my children graduated from high school.  

 

My son and daughter threw their caps high into the air and cheered their liberation from one symbolic institution before contemplating their matriculation into other, much larger institutions significantly further away.  

 

Or at least far enough away that they won’t be needing rides home from ...