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Piscataway Schools: Volunteer Recognition Night Pays Tribute to the ‘Stars of the Show’

May 19, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - At the district's annual Volunteer Recognition Night, principals from each school and members of the Board of Education joined Superintendent Teresa Rafferty with a tribute to the members of the Piscataway community who donate their time helping the district’s 10 schools operate, calling them the ‘Stars of the Show’.

"Know that your presence makes a ...

Piscataway Students Honored for Winning Entries in the 2017 Teen Media Contest

TRENTON, NJ – Three Piscataway High School students were honored by the Department of Human Service (DHS) for their winning entries in the 2017 Teen Media Contest, which celebrated the students’ artistic portrayal of a favorite weekend memory with their family.

Gisselle Criollo, Jackson Giesin, and Kiyomi Sutton were among fourteen high school and middle school winners from ...

Steven Van Zandt Encourages Rutgers Class of 2017 to Reach for Nothing Less than Greatness

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Steven Van Zandt, musician, actor and political activist, encouraged the Class of 2017 to strive for greatness and a better future for all as he shared the story of his career highs and lows during Rutgers’ 251st Anniversary commencement.

“Greatness isn’t born, it’s developed,’’ Van Zandt told a crowd of about 45,000 at High Point Solutions ...

NJS2G4 Baseball Tournament: Piscataway Chiefs Fall to Westfield Blue Devils, 10-0 in First Round Play

May 23, 2017

Westfield, NJ --  The Piscataway High School varsity baseball team was full of confidence and had some momentum with a little two-game winning streak heading into the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Tournament, but 11th-seeded Chiefs ran into a solid sixth-seeded Westfield squad.

Behind excellent pitching and power at the plate, the Blue Devils beat Piscataway, 10-0, in the first round ...

Tour of Somerville: USA Collegiate Cycling Champion Determined to Arrive on Time From Ireland

SOMERVILLE, NJ – National Collegiate Cycling Champion Noah Granigan’s transatlantic journey to participate in the 74th annual Tour of Somerville senior men’s bike race will add yet another rich chapter to the extraordinary history of what has been described as the Kentucky Derby of Competitive Cycling.

For Granigan, the grueling marathon begins early on Memorial Day, May 29, ...

Piscataway Chiefs Baseball Tops Elizabeth Minutemen, 10-7

ELIZABETH, NJ -- In what head coach Scott Gleichenhaus called a “huge win”, the Piscataway High School varsity baseball team is feeling sky-high after the Chiefs came from behind to top the Elizabeth Minutemen, 10-7, Saturday morning in Elizabeth.

Elizabeth led 7-2 heading into the top of the sixth inning, but Piscataway put up an eight-spot to take a three run lead.

Down but ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Murder for North Brunswick Shooting

May 24, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jerome Davis, 40 of Piscataway was charged with murder for shooting and killing a North Brunswick man last week, said officials.

According to a Wednesday news release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, the victim, Patrick Olarerin, 57 was found in his North Brunswick apartment at 5:15 a.m. on May 14th and was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University ...

Graduates Give Piscataway’s 18th Citizen Police Academy an ‘A-plus’

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- After 12 weeks of hands-on training on how to conduct traffic stops, arrest suspects and investigate crime scenes, seventeen Piscataway residents successfully completed the police department's 18th Citizen Police Academy where they learned the roles and responsibilities of a local police officer.

"The Citizen Police Academy bridges the gap between the community and ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Lewdness at East Brunswick Shop Rite and Drug Possession in South River

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – William Corley II, 38 of Piscataway was arrested on May 6th on lewdness and drug charges stemming from incidents that took place in East Brunswick and South River, said officials.

East Brunswick Police said on Tuesday that patrol units were dispatched to the Shop Rite on Route 18 after a local resident witnessed Corley performing a lewd act inside his ...

Sen. Menendez Kicks Off Jersey Jobs Tour Union County College Elizabeth Campus

May 22, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Esteven Maas needed a job. “I was out of work with a wife and two children, and it was scary. I was sending out resumes, then I got this email saying, ‘Learn to be a machinist.’ I thought, ‘Wow! that is related to what I was doing.’”

He entered the manufacturing program at Union County and had a job waiting for him at New Jersey ...

Phil Murphy in East Brunswick: "New Jersey Should Be Trusted, Respected, Responsible, and Smart"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Jeff Winston wanted to know what Democratic front-running gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy thought New Jersey would look like in 8 years if Murphy were elected.  EB's Margaret Scott was interested in Murphy's ideas about improving transportation to New York City.  EBHS student David Portnoy wanted to know how college could be ...

Pallone Announces $865,430 Federal Grant to Rutgers to Support Special Education

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced in a news release Monday that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded Rutgers University $865,430 through the Special Education Research Program.

Rutgers will use the funds to study the effectiveness of training for behavioral support providers, in order to ensure teachers and paraprofessionals have the tools ...

Piscataway 'Glows for a Cure' in Memory of Fallen Dad; Raises $7,000 for Cancer Research

May 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The football stadium at Piscataway High School glowed with fluorescent and neon colors Saturday night as more than 300 runners and walkers joined together to help raise awareness for cancer research at the 2017 Glow for a Cure.

With donations, registrations, and support from the Piscataway School District and area sponsors, including TAPinto Piscataway, organizers presented ...

Therapeutic Horse Farm in Hillsborough Hosts Family Fun Day for Special Needs Children, Adults and Families

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A free Family Fun Day for children and adults with special needs and their families will be hosted by Adonis Basil at his Legend Equestrian and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute on Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The institute is the centerpiece of a sprawling 30-acre horse farm dotted with stables, pastures and riding trails at 1800 Millstone Road.

Guests will ...

South Plainfield Library Presents: Oldies but Goodies: Music of the 1960s

May 24, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - South Plainfield Public Library will present Oldies but Goodies: Music of the 1960s on Saturday June 10 at 1pm.  Come join Dr. Stephen Marcone as he takes you back in time with the music of the 1960s. This program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the ...

Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Outdoor Music Festival Returns to Plainfield; Naughty by Nature to Headline

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free music festival will return to Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield on Saturday, June 3.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites all music fans to to a day filled with live music, children’s activities and much more.

“Rhythm and Blues by the Brook is our signature event that kicks off a whole series of free ...

Jackie Kennedy and Historic Preservation: Middlesex County History Day 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ - History lovers of all ages are invited to East Jersey Old Town Village for a site-wide historical celebration filled with demonstrations, performances and other family-friendly activities. 

Middlesex County History Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21.  Old Town Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Rd. in Piscataway.

Historical ...

Franklin Township: Hundreds Gather for 'Taste of Somerset' to Benefit People Care Center

May 23, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds gathered at the Palace at Somerset Park Monday night for the 25th Anniversary of the Taste of Somerset. 

 

“Taste of Somerset is unique because of the large number of restaurants and beverage providers that participate,” Executive Director of the PeopleCare Center, Marie Hughes said.  “It is a terrific experience ...

Slow Fire: The Beginner’s Guide To Barbecue by Dr. BBQ Ray Lampe | Book Review

NUTLEY, NJ - Burgers, Franks, and the occasional Steak are not barbecue. Before everyone gets their knickers in a twist and posts endless comments let’s go over some of the basics.

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Steaks are grilled, outdoors. Since barbeque is traditionally cooked outdoors that’s where barbeque somehow evolved to mean most any cook out, even ones that are catered by ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

May 17, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential customers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon ...

TripAdvisor: Wildwood Crest is Best Summer Hot Spot in Nation

May 21, 2017

WILDWOOD CREST, NJ — Wildwood Crest has been named the nation's top 2017 Summer Hot Spot by TripAdvisor.

The Cape May County beachfront community was selected based on the greatest increase in seasonal hotel booking interest, including the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare.

According to a recent TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,300 U.S. travelers, 88 percent ...

Our Spotlight Continues on New York City Weekend Activities

Paint-splattered shoes are considered a sartorial no no at most dining establishments and night clubs.

So it should come with a sense of relief that the first and only official paintball "ReBall" center in the TriState area -- and the only paintball facility in NYC -- is now open at Indoor Extreme Sports.

And even better, the New York Social Network wants to take you there for a ...

Berlin Airlift Legacy in Farmingdale

For nearly 30 years, the Farmingdale, N.J.-based Berlin Airlift Foundation has devoted itself to preserving the legacy of the 1948-49 humanitarian effort.

Nowhere is the work more prominent than with its Spirit of Freedom, a fully restored Douglas C-54 which contains inside its fuselage a museum filled with artifacts and information about the airlift.

That plane is still a regular at air ...

County Mosquito Commission Offers Advice on Starting Early to Minimize Mosquitoes

May 24, 2017

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission has been inspecting and treating mosquito sites throughout the County and is offering advice to residents on curbing the mosquitoes in their yards. Spring is a good time of year to find and remove areas where mosquitoes are likely to breed, such as standing water.

Dr. Deepak Matadha, Superintendent of the ...

Sun Shines on Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure as Thousands Participate at Liberty State Park

JERSEY CITY, NJ - "This is my fight song, take back my life song." Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" anthem blared across Liberty State Park Sunday morning as thousands of women and men gathered to participate in the tenth annual Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure. Platten's lyrics did indeed apply to the many breast cancer survivors who came to celebrate ...

Franklin Township: Natural Medicine, Rehabilitation & Pain Management's Grand Opening

SOMERSET, NJ - Natural Medicine, Rehabilitation & Pain Management joined forces with Arun Kandra, M.D. to open up a new facility in Franklin Township to help people suffering from pain in Somerset County and parts of Middlesex and Hunterdon County. 

"Pain can significantly lower the quality of your life, but it doesn't have to BE your life," the founders of Natural ...

East Brunswick: Attorney General Honors Patrolman Craig Hooverd for Outstanding Achievements and Innovation in Community Policing

May 23, 2017

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino honored more than 30 law enforcement agencies and individual police officers yesterday for their outstanding achievements and innovative approaches in community policing.  The award ceremony was held at Rutgers University’s Livingston Campus Student Center in Piscataway.

“I firmly believe that a ...

Phil Murphy in East Brunswick: "New Jersey Should Be Trusted, Respected, Responsible, and Smart"

May 19, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Jeff Winston wanted to know what Democratic front-running gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy thought New Jersey would look like in 8 years if Murphy were elected.  EB's Margaret Scott was interested in Murphy's ideas about improving transportation to New York City.  EBHS student David Portnoy wanted to know how college could be ...

Murphy, in Newark, promotes environmental agenda, defends against fracking support accusations

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy came to Newark to underscore his clean energy policy agenda and to try to even the score against critics who have challenged his environmental record.

Speaking at an entrance to Weequahic Park in the city's South Ward on Monday, Murphy laid out a policy plan that he maintains will prove that "economic growth, environmental protection, and ...

Charter schools moratorium sparks sparring at Democratic gubernatorial primary debate

The question of whether there should be a moratorium on charter schools sparked heated discussion among the four major New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates gathered at a television debate in the studio of NJTV in downtown Newark on Thursday night, putting a direct spotlight on a critical educational issue in the state's largest city. 

While the candidates were led ...

Select the Best Tomatoes for Your Garden and Table

May 15, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Sliced, sauced, or cooked in your favorite recipe; tomatoes are a favorite and versatile vegetable. What’s more, they taste best when grown and harvested from your own garden or container.

Ensure the best flavor and greatest results by selecting the most disease-resistant varieties and growing your tomatoes in full sun and moist, well-drained soil.

Select plants ...

Happy Mother's Day!

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." - unknown

TAPinto Piscataway wishes a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends and anyone who has stepped into the role of caregiver for a child.

Enjoy your special day! 

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- May 22, 2017
Margaret K.  Barich nee Simicev, 83, passed away peacefully on May 22, 2017 at Arista Care in ...
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Courage, Commitment, Service and Sacrifice Recognized at South Plainfield’s Inaugural Field of Honor

May 23, 2017

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield’s Monument Park last week served as the backdrop for the borough’s inaugural Field of Honor, 150 American flags displayed in a sea of red, white and blue as a tribute to all servicemen and women, veterans and first responders. The week-long display was held during Armed Forces Week 2017 (May 14-21) and, on Saturday – Armed ...

Free Model Railroad Event Coming to Union County

May 25, 2017

 Model train fans are in for a treat on June 10, when The Model Railroad Club, Inc. waives its usual Saturday admission fee and opens its doors from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a public viewing of its annual invitational operating session.

The nonprofit Railroad Club’s sprawling HO scale layout is noted throughout the region for intricate detail and historic portrayal.

The free entry ...

State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Raises $624,604

On May 13, 2017 the State Theatre New Jersey Benefit Gala, featuring six-time Tony Award®-winner Audra McDonald, raised $624,604 for the not-for-profit performing arts center. Proceeds from the Benefit Gala support State Theatre New Jersey’s acclaimed artistic and educational programs.

“We were thrilled to have Tony®, Grammy®, and Emmy® Award-winning artist and arts ...

Memorial Day Family Event in Piscataway

Piscataway Rotary Club and Piscataway Public Library have planned a Memorial Day Family Event for Monday, May 29, 12:30 - 3:30 PM at Quibbletown Park in Piscataway.

This event will take place immediately following the Memorial Day parade, which is scheduled to end around 12:00 PM at the American Legion Post 261 on Washington Avenue. The park is located just a few blocks away, behind ...

Costs Push The Rutgers Club to Leave College Avenue

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Rutgers Club, a university restaurant intertwined with Scarlet Knight culture, will soon leave the College Avenue building where it has operated since its inception.

The club plans to relocate from the house at 199 College Ave. to the second floor of the Livingston Dining Commons in Piscataway in late August, according to an email sent from Felicia McGinty, ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, May 29, 12:30 PM

Quibbletown Park , Piscataway

Memorial Day Family Event in Piscataway

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Tue, May 30, 7:30 PM

JF Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Country Line Dancing

Health & Wellness

Wed, May 31, 7:30 PM

JF Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Yoga at the Library!

Health & Wellness

Sun, June 4, 10:00 AM

Giralda Farms, Madison

5K Run and Walk for Hope

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New York General Consulate of Mexico in Roselle this Week to Help Immigrants Get Documentation Services

May 23, 2017

ROSELLE, NJ - Representatives from Adelante Alliance New Jersey and the New York General Consulate of Mexico are in Roselle this week to help give immigrants in the tristate area an opportunity to begin procedures to obtain passports, a consular identification cards, birth certificates, and dual citizenship.

Immigrants came from as far away as Dover, NJ on Tuesday Morning to the Roselle Fire ...

Possibly record breaking tick season made worse by Powassan

May 23, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control is expecting this summer to be the worse tick season on record made even more troubling by Powassan, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by ticks. 

Summary article: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165462.html

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