Piscataway Township Schools on Two-Hour Delayed Opening for Thursday

March 21, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Township Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening Thursday, March 22 due to the winter storm.

School officials posted the announcement on the district website advising, “because the snow is still falling, we will reassess the situation and you may be hearing from us again tomorrow morning.”


High School 9:15 AM ...

Piscataway High School Students Lead Tribute to Parkland, FL Shooting Victims; Plead for Changes to Gun Control Laws

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In a show of unity, students and school administrators gathered in Piscataway High School’s Performing Arts Center to pay tribute to the 17 students and staff members who were shot and killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.

Seventeen chairs lined the dimly lit stage, each adorned with a single star-shaped balloon and the flicker of ...

Piscataway Township Schools on Two-Hour Delayed Opening for Friday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Township Schools will have a two-hour delayed opening Friday, March 9.

A Thursday evening announcement from Superintendent Teresa Rafferty states:

“Tomorrow, March 9, Piscataway Schools will be opened on a delayed schedule. That means that you arrive at school or your bus stop two hours later than normal.

The before care program ...

Piscataway Police: Snow Plowing Continues; Parking Ban in Effect

March 21, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- As Winter Storm Toby winds down across Central Jersey, Piscataway Township Police remind residents that an ordinance prohibits parking on any street during a snowstorm so snow plows and emergency vehicles can get through.

They issued an alert on Wednesday advising that violators will be ticketed and towed.

Snow plows are now working to clear main roads ...

Police: Piscataway Teen Charged for Posting Threat on Social Media

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 15-year-old Piscataway student is facing charges after investigators determined a social media post about a possible shooting at Piscataway High School was a credible threat, police officials said on Thursday. 

Piscataway police and school resource officers immediately began their investigation once they learned of the post on March 13, said police. They said ...

Police: Piscataway Middle Schooler Charged with Making Terroristic Threats

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A township middle school student is facing charges after investigators determined that a message written on a school bathroom wall earlier this month was a potential threat of violence, said Piscataway police.

“On March 2, the Piscataway Township Police Department received a report from school officials at Theodore Schor Middle School of graffiti that was placed on ...

Piscataway: Expected Nor’easter Shuts Down Schools; Town Hall is Open

March 20, 2018

Editor's Note: All municipal government departments remain open for business including the Piscataway Town Hall.

PISCATAWAY, NJ — All Piscataway Township Schools will be closed on Wednesday in anticipation of yet another nor’easter snowstorm. All after school activities and events are also canceled.

The National Weather Service has issued a ...

Danielsen Holds First in Series of Marijuana Hearings

Lifelong Franklin resident, Assemblyman Joe Danielsen (D-17 Middlesex/Somerset), chairman of the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee is leading discussions regarding legalized marijuana in New Jersey. 

Danielsen's committee heard testimony for several hours regarding the impact of expanding legalized marijuana Monday, March 5. Currently, in New Jersey only ...

Fairytale Marriage Proposal Takes Center Stage at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A surprise engagement took center stage at last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Somerville. In the midst of the March 11 festivities, Piscataway resident Steven Verardi boarded a float and popped the question to his girlfriend Elise Latona, marking the first known engagement to take place at the parade in 27 years.

Since opening The Beauty Bar ...

4-H Hosts "Breakfast with the Bunnies" on March 24

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Middlesex County 4-H Junior Council invites you to have “Breakfast with the Bunnies” on Sunday, March 24. Parents and children (ages 2-8) are invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast, meet the “4-H Bunnies,” go on an egg hunt and participate in fun children’s activities.

This event is scheduled to take place at the 4-H Youth Center, ...

Make Room at the Table: Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week March 19-24

March 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The organizers of Downtown Somerville Restaurant Week concede it’s  an idea that is long overdue, so they’re rolling out the welcome mat, setting their tables, and offering a Prix Fixe menu certain to appeal to customers old and new.

Beginning Monday, March 19 and running through Saturday, March 24, the event is a showcase for more than one dozen of the ...

Bake Your Own Irish Soda Bread this Weekend

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Okay, I'll admit it.  I grew up hating Irish soda bread.  Too dry.  Not good toasted. Weird shape.  People brought it to my house every St. Patrick's Day, and I graciously accepted it and tried to palm it off on my guests.  I made sure that everyone had some to take home.  Oy, such a generous hostess!

I finally learned to make it ...

'Seize the Awkward!' A Call to Action from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Groundbreaking Campaign

March 21, 2018

HOLMDEL, NJ - It's the moment before suicide that comes and, often, so tragically goes. The moment of silence, the pause in a conversation. It is a moment when you want to say something but you feel you can't. Or you just don't. Or you won't. Yet, these silent inflection points during any mental health crisis can be a pivot to opportunities. You can seize ...

Saint Peter’s plans events to tackle opioid epidemic in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK - Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is offering two free community education programs on Easton Avenue, as part of an ongoing multidisciplinary initiative to address the opioid epidemic.


The first, “Community Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know,” will be held on Wednesday, March 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in ...

Trees Down, Hazards Abound

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As climate change increases the risk to trees from severe storms, insects, diseases, drought and fire, a Rutgers University study highlights the need for improved safety in tree-care operations.

According to findings published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, workers employed by tree care experts and licensed arborists were more likely to receive ...

Middlesex chamber to hold "Make It & Move It Middlesex" event on Tuesday

March 19, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald Rios, Freeholder Kenneth Armwood and Freeholder Charles Kenny will be the featured guests tomorrow at “Make It & Move It Middlesex,” a four-part economic development series hosted by the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Make It & Move It Middlesex is designed to connect the ...

Travels NYC Spotlight - Bruce Springsteen's Historic "Springsteen On Broadway" Run Extended Through December 2018

March 21, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Bruce Springsteen's historic sold-out series of performances of his one man show “Springsteen On Broadway” at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre will be extended through a final New York City show December 15, 2018.  Eighty-one additional shows will go on sale for performances July 10 through December 15, 2018, marking the third time ...

Local Travel Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day - Calm Family Events to Drinking Shots from...Nevermind

TAPintoTravels - St. Patrick’s Day is coming upon us even faster than St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland.  Here are some of the areas great events to celebrate Irish pride.

March 17 Events

Hoboken - The Nerds at Willie McBride’s (see poster up in the slide show)

Newton - Sober St. Patrick’s Day Gathering

Newton (parade) - Sussex County St.

Travels Spotlight - New Jersey Athlete Leads 2018 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team to First Victory

PYEYONG CHANG, SOUTH KOREA - Josh Pauls, of Green Brook, is the team captain and defenseman on the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team competing in the 2018  Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeyong Chang. The  United States defeated Japan, 10 - 0 in the preliminary round on Saturday. and faces the Czech Republic on Sunday at 11 p.m. ET (NBCSN, live ...

Grow a Bountiful Garden and Share with the Hungry

March 13, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Do you always squeeze in an extra tomato plant, another row of beans or hill of zucchini?   It seems like a good idea at the time, until they all start to produce all at once.  Your family, friends and co-workers start to hide as you try to pawn off yet another bag of zucchini or tomatoes. Here is a solution that satisfies your gardening obsession and feeds ...

Republicans Meet in North Brunswick to Create Election Team

March 23, 2018

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Republican candidates and their supporters gathered Thursday night to focus their energy on upcoming elections for the United States Senate, the House of Representatives, Middlesex County Freeholders, and even local council elections in 2018.  The mood at North Brunswick's Green Turtle Restaurant was engaged and hopeful, with about 50 members of the GOP asserting ...

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East Brunswick: I Don't Wanna Close Up, I'm a Toys-R-Us Kid

March 16, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick used to be the home of Meyer's toy store, an almost idyllic wonderland of all sorts of Barbies, parts for swimming pools, and clanging model trains until it closed in 2002.  Kay-Bee toy store was a popular stop at the Brunswick Square Mall until 2009, with a salesperson often displaying the newest gadget outside its door, causing eager kids ...


Piscataway – Reinhard Rudolf Kiefer, 85, died Sunday March 11, 2018 at home. Born in ...
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Middlesex County Young Republicans Host "Road to Victory" Event at the Green Turtle

March 21, 2018

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Middlesex County Young Republican Chairman John Steiner would like to announce the Middlesex County Young Republicans "Road to Victory" Reception, which will take place on March 22 at the Green Turtle in North Brunswick from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

This event will serve as the official launch for the 2018 campaign season for the Middlesex ...

ECSNJ Partnership with Rutgers Behavioral Health Helps Students Manage Life’s Challenges

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A collaboration with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is providing more behavioral and emotional support for students attending two Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) schools.

Appearing on ESCNJ’s Better Together podcast, Assistant Superintendent Gary Molenaar said Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care “is a recognized ...

Free Program for People with Diabetes Offered in Piscataway

Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series.

Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, medication management, dealing with stress and depression, action planning, and much more. Graduates from ...

NCAA Tournament: Heilmann and DelVecchio Both Secure All-American Honors; Suriano Becomes Rutgers' First-Ever Finalist

CLEVELAND, OH -The senior class of South Plainfield High School’s “Murderer’s Row”, the 2013 team that earned a group title, two individual state titles, and produced five state placewinners, knows a thing or two about making wrestling history. The 2018 NCAA wrestling tournament marks the last time two standouts from 2013 team, Troy Heilmann and Scott DelVecchio, will ...

Holy Savior Academy Storm Varsity Basketball News

The Holy Savior Academy Storm Varsity basketball team concluded a very successful season by capturing two championships over the weekend.  The Storm continued the basketball program’s winning ways when the team captured the school’s fourth consecutive Diocese of Metuchen CYM Varsity White Division Championship on its home court on Saturday evening.  The team then secured the ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, March 23, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey , New Brunswick

Motown the Musical

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, March 24, 11:00 AM

Piscataway Little League Fields, Piscataway

Annual Piscataway Easter Egg Hunt

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, March 24, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey , New Brunswick

Motown the Musical

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, March 25, 8:00 AM

St. Francis Episcopal Church, Dunellen

Palm Sunday

Religions And Spirituality

Sun, March 25, 8:00 PM

State Theatre New Jersey , New Brunswick

Motown the Musical

Arts & Entertainment

Springfield Fire Department Delivers Baby on West I-78

March 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - On March 20, 2018 at 8:14 a.m. the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to Route 78 Westbound near milepost 50.2 for a report of a woman in labor on the side of the road.  

Captain Mastroeni (Unit 2) & Chief Palumbo (Unit 1) were the first units to arrive on scene, and quickly recognized that the woman would be unable to make it to the hospital in time for ...

Coffee, Tea or Fleas?

Two ducks are on a flight to Miami.  The first duck says to the second, “you flying south for the winter?”  The second duck replies, “Oh wow, a talking emotional support duck!”


Pa rum pum.


There have been a lot of news stories lately about animals traveling on airplanes.  Some are humorous, like the woman who recently tried to bring ...