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One-on-One Q&A with Rutgers LB and Piscataway Native Elijah Barnwell

August 15, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- TAPinto Piscataway went one-on-one with Piscataway native, Elijah Barnwell at Rutgers football media day this past Sunday. In an interview with Chris Nalwasky, Barnwell discussed his progress at training camp and coming back from a torn ACL.

He also explained how he hopes to see more playing time now that he’s switched from offense to defense, adding that he’s ...

Piscataway Native Elijah Barnwell Switches to Defense in ‘Unselfish Move’ for Rutgers Football

PISCATAWAY, NJ – At the start of training camp for the Rutgers football team at the beginning of August, there were a few notable position changes. But none were more eye opening and drastic than redshirt freshman Elijah Barnwell switching from offense to defense, from running back to linebacker.

Barnwell, a Piscataway native and Class of 2017 Piscataway High School graduate, was slated ...

J-E-T-S Invade Rutgers Stadium

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 ...

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 ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio Holding Registration for 41st Year

August 14, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Jo-Ann’s Dance Studio – The Performing Arts Centre, a staple in the South Plainfield community, is currently accepting registrations for 2018-2019; in-person registration will take place this week from 6 to 9 p.m. Registration will continue through September. 

Fall classes for the studio’s 41st year begin Sept. 10 and are held Monday through Friday ...

Piscataway: Celebrate Your Furry Friend on National Dog Day

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 ...

Patriots Honor Former Seal Team VI Commander

August 16, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th.

Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. He will also address the front office staff and the team ...

State Commisssioner Champions Food Assistance, Slams Proposed Aid Cuts

August 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps.

"I'm really excited how our SNAP program is combined with these farmer's markets to make sure people ...

Edison Farmers’ Market Supplies Fresh Produce

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 ...

Free Health Screenings, Nutritional, Dental, Lifestyle Info Offered

August 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Health screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, and lead contamination will offered for free to people of all ages Friday at the Eric B. Chandler Health Center.

Open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the health fair in the center at 277 George St., will also offer vision screenings for adults, and body mass index and body fat calculations, as well as free and ...

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Get Free Mediation Counseling Against Lenders

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process.

The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the program to help up to 2,000 homeowners facing foreclosure. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver announced the new ...

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 ...

Bateman Secures $9.7M for NJDEP Projects

August 14, 2018

TRENTON, NJ  - Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher "Kip" Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer)appropriating $9.703 million from corporate business tax revenue to the NJ DEP for state capital and park development, preservation, conservation, and recreation projects has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy..

“New Jersey is blessed with some of the ...

Flash Flood Watch in Effect for Piscataway

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 ...

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Urgent 'Back-To-School' Donations Call, Backpacks, Calculators Needed

August 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With an unprecedentedly high number of families seeking help, the New Brunswick Corps of the Salvation Army is making a plea for donations of back-to-school supplies.

As result of the large number of requests, the Salvation Army this year has started a waiting list of families asking for assistance.

Among the items being sought are backpacks and calculators for high ...

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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Rescue Squad Receives Energy Efficiency Grant

August 15, 2018

The River Road Rescue Squad (RRRS) is proud to announce its participation in the PSE&G Energy Saver Program as a non-profit small business!  Through this program, RRRS will partake in an energy efficiency upgrade that will retrofit all of our current lighting fixtures with current LED technology.  This modernization will reduce our environmental impact, remove outdated and broken ...

Piscataway Named to Niche Top 100 NJ School Districts for Second Consecutive Year

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

Ex-Trenton Cop Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn; Kendall Park Resident

August 16, 2018

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Kendall Park resident, who was suspended as a Trenton police officer after being arrested last year in a multi-agency initiative targeting child predators and child pornography offenders, has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Paul Marinelli, 53, pleaded guilty Friday to possession of child pornography, a third-degree crime, before Middlesex ...

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Kid

I am an artist.  It says so on my T-shirt.

My colorful shirt, which significantly inflates my position in life, confers great status.  For one, it announces that I am a musical performer at the up and coming Montclair Jazz Festival.  This separates me from the thousands of other festival goers who only get to enjoy a great day of music, not play it.  

More importantly, ...