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J-E-T-S Invade Rutgers Stadium

August 8, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - For the first time in their history in the National Football League, the New York Jets moved their annual Green and White team scrimmage from their summer training environment to Piscataway. The Jets caravan performed in front of a few thousand loyalists at HighPoint Solutions Stadium on the campus of Rutgers University this past weekend. Their traditional site, MetLife ...

Some Students in NJ Could Go To County College For Free in 2019

August 2, 2018

TRENTON, NJ— Some county college students around the state could attend classes in 2019 for free thanks to a pilot program launched by Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration yesterday.

The program, the Community College Innovation Challenge, is the first phase of the governor’s initiative to provide two years of community college free for students across the state. It was ...

Piscataway Knights of Columbus Raise Funds for Buddy Ball Program

Piscataway, NJ - In a post on the Piscataway Township Schools’ website, district officials thanked the Piscataway Knights of Columbus for their recent fundraising efforts for special needs students.

The post states:

“Thank you, Piscataway Knights of Columbus, for your breakfast fundraiser and $1300 donation to Buddy Ball, a social and physical fitness program that brings special ...

Piscataway Water Tanker Driver Flees Franklin Twp. Accident Scene; Charged with DWI, Police Say

August 5, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - A Piscataway man is facing multiple charges after he fled the scene of an accident which left a commercial water tanker overturned at the intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and caused a multi-car accident on Easton Avenue, according to a news release from the Franklin Township Police Department. 

Police say, on August 3, 2018, at 11:43 PM the Franklin Township ...

Piscataway: Celebrate Your Furry Friend on National Dog Day

August 12, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Did you know August 26 is National Dog Day?

Want to show all of Piscataway that yours is the cutest, best, funniest, or sweetest dog? 

Send Tapinto Piscataway a picture of your dog(s) with his/her name(s) and your name.  We’ll publish all the great photos on Aug. 26 to celebrate our best friends!

Pay tribute to the pet in your ...

Hillsborough Rotary Fair Opens Tuesday, Aug. 14

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -The brightly lit midway arch is once again expected to welcome an average of 15,000 local residents to the annual six-day Rotary Fair beginning Tuesday, August 14.

Located adjacent to the Hillsborough Promenade, 315 Route 206, the Fair transforms the field into a classic carnival with over 20 amusement rides, games of chance, food vendors and local business ...

Piscataway’s Annual National Night Out Draws Thousands Despite the Rain

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- A little rain couldn’t keep residents of Piscataway home as thousands of people flocked to Stelton Road for the police department’s 18th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday.

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and ...

Piscataway Knights of Columbus Raise Funds for Buddy Ball Program

July 31, 2018

Piscataway, NJ - In a post on the Piscataway Township Schools’ website, district officials thanked the Piscataway Knights of Columbus for their recent fundraising efforts for special needs students.

The post states:

“Thank you, Piscataway Knights of Columbus, for your breakfast fundraiser and $1300 donation to Buddy Ball, a social and physical fitness program that brings special ...

Edison Farmers’ Market Supplies Fresh Produce

August 7, 2018

EDISON, NJ- The Edison Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday, from June to October, 8am – 2pm, at 925 Amboy Ave. The farmer’s market, which has been active for 10 years, supplies produce including tomatoes, watermelon, cantaloupe and most vegetables grown on a family run farm in Monroe. Other produce comes from South Jersey.

“The freshness of our produce is what ...

Duke Farms Annual Peach Celebration Features Locally-Grown Fruit

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Duke Farms hosts its annual Peach Celebration at the Duke Farms Market Sunday, Aug. 5.

The market is located in the parking lot at the Visitor's Center off Duke Parkway West from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
 
Local grower Alstede Farms will be stocked with a variety of fresh local peaches along with other peach-inspired products like pie, salsa, and syrup.

Other vendors at ...

'Unlimited Fun' Promised at Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Organizers of this year’s Corn, Tomato and Beer Festival have released its schedule of activities.

The festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. on Stangl Road here, which will be closed to traffic.

The festival includes a food contest; local craft beer offerings; music headlined by CC Coletti; kids’ activities, including free train ...

Rabid Raccoon Found in Old Bridge

August 1, 2018

OLD BRIDGE, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Throckmorton Lane and Pensacola Street.

This is the eighth (8) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2018 and the first (1)  rabid animal in Old Bridge Township.

On Saturday July 21st, 2018 the ...

Piscataway QuickChek Sold $68, 527 Winning Jersey Cash 5 Lottery Ticket

August 1, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – One lottery ticket matched all five numbers drawn winning the $68,527 Jersey Cash 5 jackpot from the Tuesday, July 31 drawing, lottery officials announced in a news release on Wednesday.

The winning numbers were: 07, 22, 29, 38 and 40 and the XTRA number was: 04. The retailer that sold the winning ticket is QuickChek #2, 191 Stelton Rd., Piscataway in Middlesex ...

Branson, MO: Country Fun in the Ozarks

August 10, 2018

BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go:

Table Rock Lake

This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for fishing, boating and swimming. 

Showboat Branson Belle offers ...

Belmar Historical Society Salutes Music-Makers Past and Present in New Exhibit

BELMAR, NJ — Bruce Springsteen may have put Belmar’s E Street on the rock ’n’ roll roadmap, but the borough is long known for its deep-rooted musical history that spans a multitude of genres.

In its current exhibit at the municipal building, the Belmar Historical Society (BHS) pays tribute to those musical artists — past and present — who call Belmar home or ...

More Americans Protecting Their Vacation Investments with Travel Insurance

Florham Park, N.J.,  — As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 4 in 10 Americans (38 percent) are likely to purchase travel insurance for future international trips. For those travelers, trip cancellation protection is the most valuable ...

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Piscataway

August 11, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash flood watch for Piscataway and the surrounding area from 7 pm this evening through 1 am Sunday.

Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy downpours will develop again this evening and continue through early tomorrow morning, according to the NWS.

Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to rapidly ...

EARTH Center Open House Offers Fun for Whole Family

Would you like to learn how spruce up your garden, spend a day at the park, or enjoy the fun of a fair? You can do it all at the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s Open House and Folk Fest!  This event will be held Saturday, August 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the EARTH Center located in Davidson's Mill Pond Park at 42 Riva Ave. in South ...

Rutgers Students Sentenced for Campus Armed Robberies

August 4, 2018

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Sentencing took place this week for three individuals who targeted their fellow Rutgers students in home invasions in cases that rocked the local campus community.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that three former Rutgers’ students have been sentenced today for their participation in home invasions in which victims, who also were members ...

Manage Water Where It Falls for a Healthier Landscape and Environment

August 1, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource.

Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff.  The plants ...

Is NJ Having a Burb Bounce Back?

July 31, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Suburban growth may be making a comeback. 

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the demographic shifts of the early part of the decade, 2010-2016, where urban areas had a strong resurgence, may be shifting back to the ...

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AG Grewal Joins Fight Against Administration’s Proposed Title X Rule Restricting Access to Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

August 1, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Yesterday, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal joined a multi-state coalition of Attorneys General in opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to restrict access to health care by imposing unconstitutional restrictions on the Title X program. The Title X program provides critical preventive and life-saving care, including reproductive healthcare, to four ...

Spotswood Police Department Goes Extra Mile For Massachusetts Man

August 13, 2018

SPOTSWOOD, NJ – Lots of youngsters grow up loving the site and sounds of police vehicles and sirens. For one Massachusetts man, the Spotswood Police Department went the extra mile to give him an experience of a lifetime.

Earlier in the summer, the Medford Police Patrolman’s Association in Massachusetts contacted the SPD to let them know one of their residents would be visiting ...

Obituaries

Hillsborough, NJ - Gina (Francoisa) Salamon, 90, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at Bridgeway Care Center ...
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Piscataway – Michael John Doherty, 73, passed away Saturday June 16, 2018 in Las Vegas, ...
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Piscataway Named to Niche Top 100 NJ School Districts for Second Consecutive Year

August 7, 2018

Piscataway, NJ – For the second consecutive year, the Piscataway School District is ranked in the Niche Top 100 School Districts in New Jersey. Niche, a company dedicated to comprehensive reports on schools and colleges, neighborhoods, towns and companies, based its rankings on rigorous analysis of academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, along with ...

It was J-E-T-S at RU on Saturday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Jets were on the banks Saturday night, using High Point Solutions Stadium as host of their Green and White scrimmage. 

It was a great time for Jets fans to see the team's young quarterback Sam Darnold throw some passes during a loose game that had plenty of offense and no real defense (so no one got injured.) There were plenty of fans in Jets garb, as well as ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, August 19

Springwood Park, Asbury Park

Rockin In The Park

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink Giving Back

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Sun, August 19, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Magnificent Monarchs

Education Green Home & Garden

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Wed, August 22, 8:30 AM

American Legion Post 253, Spotswood

Bus Trip to AC Air Show

Giving Back Other

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Sun, August 26, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

Historical Music Series

Arts & Entertainment

Driver Turns Himself in After Fleeing Early Morning Crash on Route 22

August 11, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – A one-car crash on Route 22 West and Central Avenue sent a fire hydrant flying in the early morning hours of Friday, Aug. 10.

Following a preliminary investigation, Mountainside Police report at about 3:43 a.m., the driver of a 2003 Nissan Altima lost control of the car while it was traveling at a very high rate of speed around a slight curve. The vehicle then left the ...

Would Shedding

How much wood wouldn’t a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck woodn’t?

 

Enough already.  

 

I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.

 

“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...