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Piscataway Chiefs Football: Jackson becomes Second-Leading Rusher in 62-0 Win over J.P. Stevens

September 22, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- One of the Piscataway High School football team’s commandments is “Reload”, but there was no reloading at Dominic R. Ciardi Field on Friday night as the Chiefs defeated J.P. Stevens, 62-0, on Senior Night.

Twenty players were honored for senior night before the game and many of them had an impact throughout the game.

Running back Juwon Jackson ran for ...

Hatcher, Jackson lead Piscataway to win over South Brunswick, 35-21

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Over the years, the Piscataway High School football team’s identity and bread and butter has always been its running game. But every once in a while, the Chiefs will have a deadly passing game in their arsenal.

In Piscataway’s home 35-21 resilient win over South Brunswick on Friday night at Dominic R. Ciardi Field, it had both.

Senior quarterback Joseph ...

Piscataway Student among Semifinalists in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition

September 21, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Brian S. Dong, a senior at Piscataway High School has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition.

Dong joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to high achieving high school graduates.

According to officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Dong has “an ...

$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were ...

"Maker Space" Part of Piscataway Vo-Tech Modernization

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 2,000 students have returned to classes on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools to find innovative new programs and facilities.

The district, the oldest county vocational school district in the nation, offers more than 40 career majors ranging from agriscience to welding, as well as specialized academies for math, science and ...

Piscataway DPW Foreman Swims to Rescue Motorist from Flood Waters

September 18, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway DPW foreman is being hailed as a hero for helping a stranded motorist to safety in flood waters along Possumtown Road during last Thursday’s rain storms.

According to a Monday news release, Michael Mosier, a long-time township employee “swam into shoulder deep flood waters to rescue a middle-aged woman trapped in her nearly submerged car near a ...

Flooding Snarls Morning Traffic in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was slow going for many Piscataway commuters Thursday morning as overnight rains brought heavy flooding issues along major thoroughfares, causing rush hour detours and delays.

Police officials issued multiple travel alerts via the SwiftReach Networks with road closures at South Randolphville and Sidney Roads, and along Possumtown Road from the Middlesex Boro border to ...

High School Students, It's Your Turn to Tell Adults Why Voting is Important

September 24, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in a contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youth.

In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce a video explaining their thoughts and opinions about the importance of casting a ...

Piscataway Homeowners Raise Questions about Flood Insurance Coverage at Council Meeting

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As some Piscataway residents continue to clean up from last Thursday’s early morning rain storm, members of the township council advised homeowners to review and understand the terms of their insurance policies, saying they probably aren’t covered for flood damage.

“We’re working on having a seminar where some insurance carriers could come in to ...

Somerville Arts on Division Hosts Exhibit by Local Artists

September 24, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Strength, Passion and Design,” an exhibit of original art from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St..

The exhibit features the works of four New Jersey artists including the strong portraits of Aaron Fisher, Les Floyd’s passionate scenes, the dazzling designs of Veronica ...

East Brunswick Museum Candlelight Cemetery Tours Bring the Dead to Life (Sort Of)

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Museum will hold its annual candlelight tours of the historic Chestnut Hill Cemetery on October 13 and 14, 2018. During each tour, visitors will follow lighted paths through the cemetery as costumed re-enactors portray former residents of East Brunswick and the surrounding area.

The program brings these characters to life with displays and demonstrations ...

Australian Toddler Needs Helping Hand on Journey to Boston Hospital

September 12, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Tilly Mahon is flying from Melbourne, Australia to the United States in less than a month to meet her grandfather, Colin Driver, a long awaited event filled with anticipation but fraught with anxiety and angst.

Two-year-old Matilda, aka Tilly, her mom, Jane, father, Matthew and 5-year-old brother James are flying 10,318 miles from "Down Under" because Tilly needs ...

September Starts Soup Season for the Fanwood Grille

September 21, 2018

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall.

Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its famed lobster bisque and New England clam chowder, the popular chicken noodle soup, and ...

Bob Evans Sausage Recalled Due to Contamination

WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw pork sausage link items were produced on Aug.

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

September 25, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

Rutgers Study: Repetitiveness Plays Key Role in Remembering Passwords

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password's importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use.

“Websites focus on telling users if their passwords are weak or strong, but they do nothing to ...

Rutgers Profs study the Medical Use of Bear Drool

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears.

Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium from the wild animals to see if it inhibits harmful bacteria, according to study published online ...

Colorful Vines and Groundcovers for the Fall Garden

September 19, 2018

Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors.

Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of sweet autumn clematis. This vigorous vine quickly covers arbors and trellises, providing a colorful ...

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First Buddy Ball Basketball Clinic is Underway at the South Plainfield PAL

September 25, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  - The South Plainfield Recreation Department’s Buddy Ball Basketball Clinic is in full swing.  Holding their first practice on Wednesday, September 12th from 6pm-7pm at the South Plainfield PAL Building, located at 1250 Maple Avenue, the free program is open to all special needs children living in South Plainfield ages 5 years old and up.  Buddy ...


Eduardo J. “Eddie” Perez, 61, of Piscataway, NJ passed away peacefully on Sunday August ...
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Hillsborough, NJ - Gina (Francoisa) Salamon, 90, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at Bridgeway Care Center ...
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Piscataway Schools Invites You to Be a Part of Our Strategic Planning

September 23, 2018

Help us plan the future! Working together, parents, neighbors, teachers, and administrators will create a shared vision for Piscataway Schools. Together, we will develop goals and objectives to move the District forward to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

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NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes, Plans for New Statewide Assessment at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

TRENTON, NJ – With changes slated for the PARCC test as part of the plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment, the Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the commissioner of education about the proposed changes to ensure they do not interfere with the delivery of education in the state.

The ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

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New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Denies Permit Application For NESE Pipeline Project, Citing “Deficiencies”

September 25, 2018

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection recently denied Transco/Williams, the permit application necessary for advancing the construction of the Northeast Supply Enhancement pipeline project.

The Northeast Supply Enhancement project (NESE) is a fracked gas pipeline that would potentially run from Raritan Bay in New Jersey to a pipeline offshore ...

In the Drink

On a recent trip to California I ordered a glass of lemonade with lunch.  My ice cold drink came without a straw.  


I can’t drink lemonade without a straw.  Margaritas either.  For me, drinking from a glass without a straw is kind of like eating eating soup without a spoon.  Sooner or later liquid ends up all over my shirt.


Besides, it ...

Why Do Children Lie?

We adults lie, all the time. Sorry, but it’s true, and it’s one of the reasons why children lie. How often have you told your child everything is fine when you’re upset about something? I have. Have you ever told a telemarketer you can’t talk because (fill in your reason)? I have.   

Life can be messy. Making sure that everything ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Anna Sandler and Fred Smith of TAPinto SOMA

This issue of TAPinto Featured Franchisee highlights TAPinto South Orange and Maplewood with the site's owner Fred Smith and lead editor Anna Sandler. Check out the interview to find out how owning and operating a TAPinto site came at the most opportune time for these NJ residents.
Q. When did you join
I first joined TAPinto in 2014 as a sales and ...