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Rutgers' Holloway Announces New Council to Oversee Student Online Experience

September 25, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In a move that seems to signal that virtual instruction will remain a prominent educational tool even as Rutgers moves beyond pandemic-posed challenges, university president Jonathan Holloway has unveiled plans to form a council to oversee student online experiences.

He said the council will advise on university-wide policies, practices, expectations ...

Piscataway HS Theater Returns to Prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Program

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway High School Theater program has been selected to once again participate with the prestigious Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School program.

Piscataway School District officials made the announcement on Wednesday adding that the selection marks a new four-year partnership with the regional theater located in Millburn. The high school previously participated ...

Middlesex County Magnet Schools schedule open houses at all locations

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- The Middlesex County Magnet Schools have scheduled open houses on all five campuses for prospective students and their parents to become familiar with the career offerings and academic programs available.

On the East Brunswick Campus, 112 Rues Lane, the dates, all Saturdays from 10 am to noon, are October 22, December 10, and January 21.

For the Piscataway ...

Power Outage Hits Parts of Piscataway Early Sunday Morning

September 25, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Some Piscataway residents woke up to find their electricity not working early Sunday morning.

PSEG issued a robo-call about 7:30 a.m. notifying customers of a large-scale power outage that affected the South side of town and that crews were working to resolve the issue.

The utility did not provide additional information at the time or say what caused the outage, but ...

Piscataway Man Charged with Impersonating a Police Officer

OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A Piscataway man is facing charges in Ocean Township after police there arrested him for impersonating a police officer and attempting to pull over another driver.

Ahmed M. Agiz, 31 was arrested early Monday morning after a 911 caller reported that another motorist had been following her, later shining a spotlight at her vehicle before claiming to be a ...

Piscataway Magnet Boys Soccer takes out Edison Academy in Double Overtime

September 26, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In a battle to the end, the boys soccer matchup between the newly renamed Piscataway Magnet School and Edison Academy Magnet School went to double overtime on Monday.

Piscataway Magnet senior Kelvin Gonzalez scored the only point 1:30 into the 2nd overtime after a pass from senior Erick Ramos to give the Raiders the 1-0 win at home.

Sophomore goalkeeper Kenny Palacios ...

Piscataway Girls Volleyball Keep Winning Streak Alive with Defeat over South Plainfield

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway girls volleyball kept their winning streak alive, defeating South Plainfield, 2-0 at home on Thursday.

Sky Johnson led the Chiefs with 9 kills while Aliya Cornejo logged 15 assists. Olivia Willensen was credited with 1 block.

For South Plainfield (0-7), Jaleena Valle had 2 kills in the match.

The win marks the Chiefs’ third straight taking the team ...

Playing with heavy hearts, Johnson, Bodley help Piscataway HS Football come back vs. Monroe

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway football team is on a winning streak.

Piscataway (2-1) scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter as the Chiefs came back to beat Monroe, 40-24 on Friday night at Kenny Armwood Stadium.

The win is the Chiefs’ second in a row, and they are now 9-0 all-time against the Falcons (1-2). The first time the two teams met was in 2010.

Piscataway ...

No Adults Allowed: Piscataway’s Westergard Library Celebrates Teen Center Grand Opening

September 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Teens from around Piscataway attended the opening celebration of the newly updated teen center at Westergard Library on Thursday between 3 and 7 p.m.

"I’m excited that Westergard’s updated space will provide a safe and fun environment for the teens in our community,” said one mom as she dropped off her daughter for the event.

At the ...

Middlesex County Offers Multiple Ways to Vote in 2022 General Election

September 20, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – New Jersey residents will again have multiple, convenient options for casting their vote in the 2022 General Election on November 8, 2022. Those options include mailing ballots through the United States Postal Service (USPS); dropping a ballot in any of the 30+ secure drop boxes across the County; nine days of in-person early voting at any of the 10 early vote ...

Piscataway Ordinance Change Bans Parking on Ethel Road West and Adrian Ave.

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Parking will no longer be allowed on either side of the street along Ethel Road West and Adrian Ave. The ban went into effect after Piscataway Council members voted Tuesday to list these streets in an ordinance that prohibits parking on certain streets in the township.

The amendment to Chapter VII Traffic 7-14 Parking Prohibited at All Times on Certain Streets also ...

Piscataway’s IEEE Announces Next Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

September 24, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With an operations center in Piscataway, IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, announced that Sophia Muirhead will become its executive director and chief operating officer (COO), effective January 1, 2023.

“Sophia has a proven track record of working in ...

Eligible Homeowners and Renters Can Now Apply for Historic Property Tax Relief Through New Anchor Program

TRENTON — Residents will soon be able to apply for the new Affordable NJ Community for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) program. Instructions on how to file have started being mailed out today to eligible residents.

“The ANCHOR program will deliver real, tangible property tax relief to both homeowners and renters, a historic step toward making New Jersey a more affordable ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Unveils Center for Innovation

September 27, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A new, cutting-edge space where clinicians, researchers and members of private industry can come together to invent and develop new technologies has been unveiled at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.  

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held for the Center for Innovation, located on the main campus of the hospital.

The Center for Innovation is ...

Piscataway HS Donate Life Club Founder on Becoming an Organ Donor

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Gift of Life. A topic that became a personal mission for one Piscataway High School student who formed a club at the school to raise awareness on the importance of organ donation and how doing so can save lives.

Divakaran Manimaran, the president and founder of the PHS Donate Life Club tells more about the process to become an organ donor and why the topic is so ...

Laney Bug Stickball Tournament to Benefit CHOP Cardiac Patients and their Families

September 26, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - A charity stickball tournament is being conducted in loving memory of Laney Grace Stoeckel with all entry fees and any additional donations benefiting cardiac patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and their families.

The first annual Laney Bug Stickball Tournament will be held Oct. 5 for boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 at the Ponytail Softball ...

Help the Red Cross Help the People of Puerto Rico

PERTH AMBOY - In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday and caused an island-wide power outage and severe flooding, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) is asking residents to help.

"Puerto Rico has suffered yet another tragic natural disaster with Hurricane Fiona. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Fiona wiped out much of ...

Impact Church Worldwide to Host One-Year Anniversary of 'The Big Giveaway’ September 24

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Impact Church Worldwide (ICWW), located at 1253 New Market Avenue in South Plainfield, has scheduled the one-year anniversary of The Big Giveaway for Saturday, Sept. 24. 

During The Big Giveaway, the doors of ICWW's fully stocked 6,000 sq. foot outreach center will be opened to the community. Registration is free but ...

Stop & Shop and REPLENISH to Hold one-day Food Drive at Middlesex County Stop & Shop Stores

September 14, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Stop & Shop and REPLENISH will hold a one-day food drive at all Middlesex County Stop & Shop stores on Saturday, September 17 from 10 am-2 pm to benefit the growing number of families in Middlesex County in need of assistance. This free event is open to media and the public.


The participating stores

East Brunswick - 647 Route 18 ...

New Brunswick Train Station to get $49M Makeover

September 24, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mayor Jim Cahill was thanking Gov. Phil Murphy and others for investing $49 million to modernize and expand the New Brunswick Train Station when he was interrupted by the whoosh of a passing commuter train.

“Well-cued,” Cahill said, with a laugh.

The same thing could be said for the planned renovations considering that more than a billion dollars of ...

Art Installation at New Brunswick Train Station to Give Commuters a Smile

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – From the guy who falls asleep on your shoulder to the kid who won’t turn down that awful rap music to the woman with the stinky fish tacos – commuting can be a stressful experience.

A new art exhibition launched in and around the New Brunswick Train Station seeks to make it a little brighter.

The exhibition includes 2D illustrative art in the ...

Get Lost in the Carousel Corn Maze at Mercer's Howell Living History Farm

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Fall is certainly on its way particularly at Howell Living History Farm where, now in its 26-year run, New Jersey’s longest-running corn maze with the season's opening of the all-new 2022 “Carousel” maze on Saturday, September 17.

Located in a four-acre cornfield with pathways cut in the shape of an old-fashioned carousel that ...

Grand Jury Indicts Piscataway Corrections Officer, 13 Others on Conspiracy and Assault Charges

September 27, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – Courey James, 33, of Piscataway was among 14 corrections officers indicted for their roles in a January 2021 incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton when inmates were forcibly removed from cells and brutally assaulted.

Grand jurors returned the indictment against the 14 officers on Tuesday charging all of them with conspiracy, ...

For One Day a Year, Doylestown Lets Its Pool Go to the Dogs

September 12, 2022

DOYLESTOWN, PA—For dog lovers, the Fido Float event held Saturday at Fanny Chapman Memorial Pool may really be what one organizer described as “the most wonderful day of the year.” The event allows dog owners to bring their furry friends for an end-of-season swim in the pool, something that is definitely not allowed during the rest of the season.

The event has been held ...

New Jersey to Increase Offshore Wind Goal Announced Gov. Murphy

September 25, 2022

NEW YORK – New Jersey's Offshore wind goal has increased by nearly 50 percent to 11,000 megawatts (MW) by 2040, announced the Governor's Office. Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 307 that increases the state’s current goal of 7,500 MW, also directs the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to study the feasibility of increasing the target ...

Winning Perennials for Your Garden

After a busy summer of vacations, BBQ’s, and garden care, it is fun to turn our attention to planting. Fall is a great time to plant perennials and many garden centers are busy refreshing their supply of perennial plants. Consider including one or more of these winners when making your perennial plant selections this fall.

Hostas are an excellent choice for those shady spots in the ...

Harvesting Red and Green Tomatoes

September 17, 2022

Nothing beats the flavor of fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Harvesting when they are fully ripe ensures the best flavor for eating fresh, cooking, and preserving.

Visit your garden often and watch for the fruit to turn from green to fully colored. Then leave them on the plant for five to eight days. Vine-ripened tomatoes have the best flavor for using fresh or preserving.

Check plants ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

Impact Church Worldwide to Host One-Year Anniversary of 'The Big Giveaway’ September 24

September 20, 2022

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Impact Church Worldwide (ICWW), located at 1253 New Market Avenue in South Plainfield, has scheduled the one-year anniversary of The Big Giveaway for Saturday, Sept. 24. 

During The Big Giveaway, the doors of ICWW's fully stocked 6,000 sq. foot outreach center will be opened to the community. Registration is free but ...

Local, State, and Federal Support for Increased Security Measures at Houses of Worship

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the Jewish High Holy Days are about to arrive, concerns grow about the importance of security at places of worship around East Brunswick, and indeed across the nation, in light of multiple acts against religious communities.  Recently, Temple B'Nai Shalom and the Vibrant Church, both located at 15 Fern Road in the township, benefited from grants to enhance ...

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Going Through The Mail Bag

NEW JERSEY — With a summer behind us, it seemed like a good time to regroup at TAPinto, and catch up to the more recent reader mail and comments that were piling up.

By far, the reader responses were focused on two separate stories recently written about two former Governors, Democrat Jim McGreevey and Republican Christine Todd Whitman, and what they’ve been up to since ...


Piscataway Residents Named To Spring 2022 Dean's List

September 13, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the following students who qualified for the Spring 2022 Dean's list and to congratulate them for their outstanding academic achievements. The following local students made the list:

Sanjana Patel 

Hewawasam Hewawasam 

Shaan Patel 

Mary Wojcik 

Maryam Ali 

Amritha Pillai 

One of ...

3-0 Rutgers Football Takes On Iowa on Saturday; Tickets on Sale Now

September 19, 2022

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at SHI Stadium in Piscataway on September 24 at 7 p.m. 

Rutgers is currently 3-0 after a 16-14 win over Temple.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.


The Catalyst Theater Company presents  Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens


OCTOBER 20-22 and 27-29 at the duCret School of Art

1030 Central Ave. Plainfield, NJ 07060

Referred to as "The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the Millennium!"

It's an exuberant fruity disco-laden explosion of ...

Rutgers to Face Iowa at SHI Stadium in Piscataway on September 24; Tickets on Sale Now

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes at SHI Stadium in Piscataway on September 24 at 7 p.m. 

Rutgers is currently 2-0 after a blowout 66-7 win against Wagner.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Middlesex County Magnet Schools grad applies skills learned during school to service in the Marines

September 27, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joshua Houskeeper, a North Brunswick resident, is using what he learned at the Middlesex County Magnet Schools to serve our country.

He is a 2019 graduate of the East Brunswick Magnet School with a career major in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. After beginning his Marine Corps service on a tank crew, Houskeeper is now a corporal and a ...

Police Investigating After Man is Reportedly Assaulted, Robbed in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police say a man was injured during a robbery on Friday, Sept. 23 on Guilden Street between Bristol and Prosper streets.

Members of the New Brunswick Police Department are investigating the robbery that reportedly occurred at about 1:15 a.m., according to a community alert from the Rutgers University Police Department.

According to Rutgers Police, a man reported ...

Finding Help, Hope at Hispanic Resource Fair in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with tears in her eyes couldn’t pay her rent and had nowhere to turn. 

She had lost her job while recovering from spinal surgery and didn’t know where she and her child with autism were going to spend the night.

“We got her assistance and referred her to our housing program,” said Jackie Mondragon, a community ...

Pet Supply Drive, International Games Day, & More


Kennedy Library is proud to be a collection site for an upcoming Pet Supply Donation ...

Free TAPinto Piscataway Business Directory

PISCATAWAY, NJ - TAPinto Piscataway's business directory section has been recently updated to include listings from local restaurants, retailers, non-profit organizations, service providers and much more.

Starting Aug. 8, we will continue to add a few new free business listings every week until the end of the year.

Each free listing on our directory will include the ...

Local Boy Scouts of America Council Honors Rutgers Program Director

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One of the driving forces behind the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Program (HIPHOP) is being recognized for her leadership.

Susan Giordano is one of six women who are being honored by the Boy Scouts of America’s Patriots’ Path Council at its annual Tribute to Women Awards ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, October 1, 10:00 AM

Real Estate Investment Day, South Plainfield

NJ Housing Expo - Real Estate Investment Day - ...

Sat, October 1, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Winslow, An Evening of the Eagles


Sat, October 8, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center, Bound Brook

Comedian Bobby Collins


Tue, October 18, 6:30 PM

Berkeley College Transfer Open House


Wed, October 19, 6:30 PM

Woodland Park

Berkeley College Master of Science in Nursing ...

New Jersey Ranked 6th Best State for Teachers in 2022

September 27, 2022

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey ranked 6th on the list of Best & Worst States for Teachers for the year 2022, according to a new study from WalletHub that analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics.

Among the factors examined were teachers’ income growth potential to the pupil-teacher ratio to whether the state has a digital learning ...

Man Dead in Construction Accident at NJ BAPS Temple, Police Say

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- A man died in a Friday afternoon construction accident at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, police announced. 

According to the Robbinsville Township Chief of Police Mike Polaski, members of the police department, Robbinsville Fire Department and Robbinsville EMS were dispatched after a 9-1-1 call was received at 3:44 p.m., Friday ...

New Study Says New Jersey Is One of the Happiest States in America

NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.


In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest States in America, the personal-finance ...

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

How to Say 'NO"

A mom shared that she had been looking forward to some quiet time. Unfortunately, her teen (who didn’t yet have a license) came to her and asked, wheedled, and whined for a ride to a last-minute meet up with friends. Mom felt cornered. How to say no without coming off as angry and resentful seemed impossible.

She also felt enormous pressure from without. Other ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

Tips for Small Businesses to Get Media Exposure

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Small business owners have faced unprecedented challenges during the last two years. Many have had to rethink their whole business model altogether. Communicating with customers and clients is more important now than it’s ever been.

The pandemic has changed the way we conduct our daily lives. Protecting public health meant changing how many businesses ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! 

In today’s episode of Looking Forward, our guest expert, Jim Quinn, discusses some of the fascinating technology innovations he sees coming down the pike. And, in true Looking Forward fashion, he identifies some specific OPPORTUNITIES that advances in technology will offer to job and career seekers, ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward listener! 

Hey, do you get annoyed by having to have 200… or maybe it’s 2000 passwords? Can you imagine a world that’s passwordless. My guest expert, Denis O'Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor, says most of us should get there soon. He also has a lot to say about Generation Z, and what impact they’re going to have on ...