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Girls Wrestling: Piscataway 5th Grader Wins 3rd Consecutive State Title

March 10, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Jane Rodrigues, 10 won her third consecutive state title on Saturday at the New Jersey State Girls Wrestling Championship in Trenton.  

Rodrigues, a fifth grade Piscataway student who wrestles at 54 pounds has been wrestling for the Piscataway Recreation team and Team New Jersey, competing against all-star teams from other states, said her coach, Pat Morgan.

She ...

Game Changer: MLB Breaks with Tradition in Atlantic League Games

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball jointly announced yesterday radical changes in the way the games will be played in the Atlantic League in 2019.

The Somerset Patriots, who play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, are one of eight teams in the ALPB that will be affected by the changes, including shorter times between innings and ...

P-Way Buddy Ball

March 10, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - P-WAY Buddy Ball was created for students with special needs. Regardless of their physical or mental disabilities, students learn an array of sports/fitness skills through physical activities and by staying active! With the encouragement of determined physical education teachers, committed special education teachers, and dedicated student volunteers, our athletes take part ...

PHS Principal: 'Piscataway prides itself on being an inclusive and respectful community'

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway High School Principal Jason Lester issued a statement to parents to address an incident that involved high school students about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7.

“A student reported to high school administration that an image of a white student in blackface had appeared on social media,” according to an alert sent to parents Thursday afternoon.

School ...

Collaboration is Key at Annual MCVTS Tech Expo

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Innovation, collaboration and environmental sustainability were emphasized as about 200 students competed in the annual Tech Expo to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

“MCVTS is proud to showcase our students' creativity, ingenuity and skills in the Tech Expo,” ...

Piscataway Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

March 16, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Township police are searching for a suspect wanted for the March 8 robbery of the Investors Bank on Stelton Road.

Police said at about 5:30 pm that evening, a man handed a teller a note demanding money. They said he did not show a weapon, but that he walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash fleeing in a black 2007 Volkswagen Jetta ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019

NATIONAL -- As March 17 rolls around, roughly half of American adults gear up to wear something green, decorate with images of shamrocks, and make plans with family and friends, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Among consumers under the age of 35, about 70 percent planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the NRF reports. Over 80 percent of adults said wearing green would ...

County Opens a Look Back at 'Mid-Century New Jersey'

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - It was the first decade of the Cold War and the era that sparked rock 'n roll when TV was bringing Ed Sullivan into everyone's living room, and suburban development was creating more bedroom communities outside the cities.

The 1950s brought changes in the culture that are still with us today, and many of that era’s biggest cultural changes had their roots ...

Piscataway's Amira Kamara Selected By Somerset Patriots From Anthem Auditions

BRIDGEWATER NJ- The Somerset Patriots announced that Piscataway's Amira Kamara is among the winners of their National Anthem Auditions held at Bridgewater Commons on Saturday, March 9th.
 
Kamara joins a talented group of winners that included David Lang of Somervile, Matt Lafargue of Dunellen, Jordan Thomas Burnett of Hamilton, Michael Barthal of Bedminster, ...

13,500 Reasons to Love East Brunswick's New Metro Diner

March 13, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   The new Metro Diner on Route 18 South in East Brunswick may be the first diner in this "Southern hospitality" chain to put down roots in New jersey, but owners Mike and Jennifer Killeen have already made lots of friends in the community.  This past weekend, during a "soft" (practice) opening, the Killeens hosted a fundraiser for two ...

Spring Forward: Time Change Wreaks Havoc with Sleep Clock

March 9, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Time changes are always rough, and no one likes to lose an hour of sleep. But for about 2 million New Jerseyans, setting the clock ahead tonight will be brutal. That’s because about 30 percent of Garden State adults report having problems sleeping.

Among the findings of a scientific statewide poll conducted by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy are:

30 ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

March 10, 2019

STAFFORD - We are several days into March, and the month sure has roared in like a lion. The water temperatures have remained low and need to see an increase of several degrees before the striped bass become active.

The big news of the past few days has been the revelation that the New Jersey summer flounder regulations have been pretty much set. I understand that there is still one ...

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With A Garden State Parade

NEW JERSEY - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, but Garden State parades are already poised to showcase their Irish pride with a lot of green, music, dancing and of course fun. If you missed Belmar's signature parade last weekend, take heart. There are plenty of more parades to be had before and after St. Patrick's Day on March 17.

March 9 at noon in Seaside Heights - ...

Second New Brunswick Food Delivery Man Robbed, Assaulted

March 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man delivering a food order to a city residence was attacked by two robbers who punched the victim and stole the food and personal property, Rutgers University police said in an alert issued today.

The victim, who was robbed at an off-campus location, was the second delivery man attacked in five days.

The latest robbery occurred Saturday about 8 p.m. on Dix Street ...

Rice Is Not Just for Dinner Anymore

March 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - Those of us in the foodisphere often find ourselves in a place where we have to explain that rice is more than a steamed side served with Chinese take-out or a major component of Sushi. Time and again we create and share recipes ranging from jambalaya to rice and beans to show the versatility of culinary staple.

While I love to playing the role of the culinary explorer, ...

From Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils, ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019

NATIONAL -- As March 17 rolls around, roughly half of American adults gear up to wear something green, decorate with images of shamrocks, and make plans with family and friends, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Among consumers under the age of 35, about 70 percent planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the NRF reports. Over 80 percent of adults said wearing green would ...

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Students Invited to be Creative in New MCVTS Makerspace

March 18, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - It used to be called the library, and then the media center, but now a room on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools is a “makerspace.”

“We’re calling it The Hub because we want this to be the center of the school,” said Jacqueline Treadwell, media specialist. “We want everyone to come in ...

Social Media Symposium III: Grow Your Awareness of the Cyber World

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you need support managing social media in your home? Is your child attached to his/her device? Are you fully aware of what’s going on in the cyber world? Would you like some guidance on setting controls on technology devices?

Parents and Students (Gr 4 & Up) ~ Join the South Brunswick Parent Academy for a day of learning at the: Social Media Symposium ...

East Brunswick Animal Hospital Seeking Information About Lost Dog

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Arrow is missing and the East Brunswick Animal Hospital is reaching out to area residents to try to bring him home to his family. Arrow escaped from his yard on Riva Avenue in the Milltown section on March 14 and he is still not home. Anyone with information on Arrow is asked to contact the East Brunswick Animal Hospital by messaging their Facebook page.

Obituaries

Piscataway – Patricia Ann Horvath, 79, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at St.
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Stephen G. Giordiano, 89, died Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at St. Peter’s University Hospital ...
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Collaboration Serves Students with Autism and Taxpayers

March 15, 2019

The Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts is running three high quality special class programs for students with Autism spectrum disorders and saving New Brunswick taxpayers thousands of dollars. Now in its third year of operation, the special class program is a partnership between the New Brunswick Public Schools and the Collaborative Educational Services (CES) division of the Educational ...

Warning Signs that Your Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 19.7 million people ages 12 and older had a substance use disorder related to their abuse of alcohol or drugs. Identifying the signs of a substance use disorder in someone you love can be a challenge. Thomas Romanelli, Certified Alcohol and Drug ...

NJ Makers Day at Piscataway Public Library

We hope you can join us on March 23rd!

At Kennedy:

Try It, You'll Like It - explore healthy food with HealthBarn USA sponsored by the Friends of Piscataway Library
Sew a Mug Rug Coaster
Small Electronics Builds with the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC), funded by Hadley Communication Technologies - register here to ...

Ashnault earns Rutgers' first top-seed ahead of NCAA tournament

The best collegiate wrestlers in the country are all gearing up for the NCAA Wrestling Championships, and one of South Plainfield’s own will enter his bracket as the number one-seed.

Anthony Ashnault has been making Scarlet Knight history ever since he first joined Rutgers’ wrestling program, and even before he steps out on the mat in Pittsburgh on Thursday, he’ll already ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, March 19, 7:00 PM

Kennedy Branch, Piscataway

Free English Classes

Education

Wed, March 20, 10:00 AM

Westergard Library - Teen Room, Piscataway

Book Discussion

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, March 20, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Wed, March 20, 4:00 PM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Girls Who Code

Education

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Thu, March 21, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Watchung's Cinemark Theater Opening Soon, Shoppes at Watchung Under Construction

March 19, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - One more month. Cinemark Holdings has announced that the tentative grand opening of its newest movie theater, Cinemark Watchung and XD (1670 Route 22 East, Watchung) is expected to be in one month, at the start of spring break,  April 19.

Chick-Fil-A, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, Ulta Beauty, Sierra Trading Post, and Home Sense have announced they are also opening at ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Yes I'm Not

Recently I discovered, somewhat unexpectedly, that I am a robot.

Ironically, I came to this discovery after contemplating the purchase of a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. The motorized Roomba disk roams by itself around the house methodically cleaning the floor. The Roomba also seems like it could make a good pet.

But owning a robot is not for the faint of heart or the weak of silicon.