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RU Football Defeats Delaware, 45-13

September 19, 2021

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football (3-0) defeated Delaware (2-1), 45-13, on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet Knights cruised to their first 3-0 start since 2012.

Quarterback Noah Vedral went 21-for-26, including a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Sanders and 28-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver Bo Melton. Vedral recorded ...

Piscataway Administrator to Speak at National Fitness Summit

PISCATAWAY, NJ — James Overton, Assistant Principal at Conackamack Middle School will serve as a panelist at this year's I Choose Fitness Summit.

Overton, a former physical education teacher at Quibbletown School who has also worked with the NFL’s Fuel up to Play 60 program will join other experts from the fitness, nutrition, and medical industries to speak ...

Piscataway Football Looking to Reload after 15-14 Loss to New Brunswick

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The 2021 football season wasn’t going to be easy for Piscataway High School. A challenging schedule awaited, the Chiefs didn’t play at all last fall, and they are full of inexperience and youth.

Friday night, Piscataway fell to New Brunswick, 15-14, in a Big Central Conference Division 5D contest at home at Kenny Armwood Stadium, but it showed progress.

FEMA Comes to Piscataway Radisson Hotel on Monday

September 18, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency staff will be at the Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset located at 21 Kingsbridge Road in Piscataway, this Monday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

If you have already filled out a FEMA application online, you do not need to come.

Residents coming to the Piscataway Radisson for help are asked to wear a mask and be mindful of social ...

Piscataway's Possumtown Road Expected to Reopen Sept. 24th

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Township officials announced Friday a tentative reopening date of Possumtown Road in Piscataway. A 48-inch water main break closed the road between Circle Drive North and Birch Run Drive in early August.

The post on the township's Facebook page said:

"While the reopening date of Assumption Road is not definite, Piscataway Township is hopeful that traffic may ...

Middlesex County: FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center for Tropical Storm Ida

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) to inform local residents about FEMA and other disaster assistance programs associated with Tropical Storm IDA.

The DRC is located at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, 1010 Fire Academy Drive,  Sayreville, NJ 08872

Resources will be available on ...

Piscataway Administrator to Speak at National Fitness Summit

September 19, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — James Overton, Assistant Principal at Conackamack Middle School will serve as a panelist at this year's I Choose Fitness Summit.

Overton, a former physical education teacher at Quibbletown School who has also worked with the NFL’s Fuel up to Play 60 program will join other experts from the fitness, nutrition, and medical industries to speak ...

Governor Murphy Commits to Universal Pre-K for New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Murphy has committed, on Thursday, to providing universal Pre-K programs to all families across the state over the next several years.

“Investing in early childhood education lays the foundation for a bright future for our early learners,” said Governor Murphy. “Our Administration is committed to ensuring that every New Jersey child ...

Students Facing Learning Challenges Returning to School After the Pandemic

September means back to school. The fall of 2021 will be an exciting time for parents, teachers and students, many of whom have not attended school in person for a year or more. 

In certain cases, children have experienced learning challenges during the pandemic. Has your child been having trouble with reading and writing (literacy) since or before the emergency ...

Recall Alert: Razor USA Recalls GLW Battery Packs Sold with Hovertrack Hoverboards

September 18, 2021

Razor USA is recalling GLW battery packs sold with Hovertrax 2.0 self-balancing hoverboards, announced the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.  According to the recall, the lithium-ion GLW battery packs can overheat and pose a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. There have been more than 20 reports of the recalled product overheating, inclding some ...

COVID-19 Update: How to Store your Vaccination Status, State Numbers, Piscataway Status

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Rutgers student?  Public School teacher?  Concert-goer? Airline traveler?

As some restaurants, performance spaces, hospitals, and other social venues are starting to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Piscataway residents who have been vaccinated at New Jersey locations may wish to preserve their status on their phones.

Docket is a new app from the ...

Rabid Skunk in Plainsboro

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in the Township of Plainsboro, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Mershon Lane and Gulick Lane.

 

This is the fourth rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2021 and the second rabid animal in Plainsboro.

 

On Monday, September 13, ...

REPLENISH to Host Food Drive at Piscataway Stop & Shop Sunday, Sept. 19

September 18, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Middlesex County's newly rebranded food distribution organization, REPLENISH, Nourishing Neighbors, which provides a hunger eradication program to a network of over 140 partner organizations, launched a series of food drives in September for Hunger Action Month.

Food Drives in partnership with Stop & Shop will be held this Sunday, Sept.19 ...

Neighbors Lend Neighbors a Helping Hand during Hurricane Ida

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Random acts of kindness are not always celebrated as much as they maybe should be. TAPinto wants to change the narrative, and is seeking your help so that we can shine a light on individuals who have gone out of their way to help others. Our first look is at some Plainfield neighbors who aided others during Hurricane Ida on September 1, which caused an immense amount ...

Patriots Host Online Auction To Raise Money For Ida Flood Relief

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, are hosting an online fundraiser through MiLB Auctions to benefit those affected by Tropical Storm Ida in Central New Jersey. 

The auction can be found HERE! and will run through 10:00 pm on Sunday, September 26th.

Net proceeds from the auction will benefit the Somerset ...

Veteran Entertainer Andy Cooney to Headline South Amboy Irish Fest Sept. 25

September 16, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- He’s been on the Irish American music scene for as long as anyone can remember. Entertainer Andy Cooney started his professional career in the mid-1980s at age 17 playing in Kennedy’s as a piano player. Paddy Noonan heard about me and hired me. I worked with him for about 8 years and did four albums with him.  Later, he went out on his own at age 27 and ...

Central Jersey Jazz Festival Offers Relief from Ida's 10-Day Hangover

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Jazz soothes the soul, it warms the heart, and indirectly, it can help to ease the pain and suffering of people in a time of need.

Sunday's Central Jersey Jazz Festival checked off all those boxes, offering seven hours of vocal and instrumental music on a portable stage set up on Main Street and not far away, the steps of the Historic Somerset County Courthouse with a ...

Community Organizations Launch Free Tutoring for Newark NJ Students This Week

September 13, 2021

NEWARK, NJ---TAPintoTV spoke with Jared Taillefer, the Executive Director of Great Oaks Legacy Charter School, Rev David Jefferson of Metropolitan Baptist Church, and Destiny McFarlane, the Tutorial Manager of the Newark Unites Program, about the Newark Unites Tutoring Program which launches this week.

The Newark Unites Tutoring Center provides free, high dosage tutoring and academic support ...

Plainfield Area Humane Society Seeks Help After Losses to Hurricane Ida

September 5, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Hurricane Ida unleashed both her bark and her bite this week, flooding the basement at the Plainfield Area Humane Society and destroying necessary supplies. Two vans and the heating and cooling system were also lost. Thankfully, there was help from a contractor, members of the Plainfield Public Works division, and residents with pumps, and all the pets have been accounted ...

REPLENISH to Host Food Drive at Piscataway Stop & Shop Sunday, Sept. 19

September 18, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Middlesex County's newly rebranded food distribution organization, REPLENISH, Nourishing Neighbors, which provides a hunger eradication program to a network of over 140 partner organizations, launched a series of food drives in September for Hunger Action Month.

Food Drives in partnership with Stop & Shop will be held this Sunday, Sept.19 ...

Happy National Peanut Day! Here's Macculloch Hall Historical Museum's Recipe for Their Peanut & H.O. Cookies

Happy National Peanut Day! Macculloch Hall Historical Museum is sharing their recipe for Peanut & H.O. Cookies.  The recipe pairs together two much loved ingredients, peanuts and oats. Louisa Macculloch’s original recipe doesn’t contain flour, making it a delicious option for gluten-free cookies.

Original Recipe—Peanut & H.O. Cookies

Butter the size of a ...

Volunteers Needed for Hunger Action Month

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - September is Hunger Action Month, and REPLENISH (formerly MCFOODS) has a full month of food drives, activities, events, tips and suggestions for raising awareness on food insecurity and mitigating food waste. 

Replenish is in need of volunteers at some events throughout the month.  The number of volunteers needed is limited, and all interested ...

Winnie The Pooh's House in Nutley Is Right Out of A.A. Milne’s Classic Tales

September 16, 2021

NUTLEY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM — Remember the first time you camped out in the back garden, pretending it was the 100 acre wood. And you stayed up all night with your friends Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eyeore, watching the wood for Heffalumps and Woozles? For two nights this month you can have that experience in Pooh's Treehouse, in Ashdown Forest coming to airbnb Sept.

Spread Your Wings! Butterfly Park Outdoor Exhibit and Event - Sept 18

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Arts Coalition (EBAC) will launch its outdoor exhibit entitled Spread Your Wings! featuring fifteen fiberglass butterflies painted by East Brunswick residents. The giant butterflies will be permanently set on pedestals or affixed to trees throughout East Brunswick for residents and visitors to enjoy. The EBAC invites residents to enjoy the free ...

Royal Caribbean to Set Sail from Bayonne Again

BAYONNE, NJ - Royal Caribbean has announced that they will resume cruise service out of Cape Liberty in Bayonne.

While initial reports indicated an August return, The Oasis of the Seas is said to be preparing to return to service after nearly a nearly 17-month hiatus with the first trips featuring a series of seven-night trips to the Bahamas through the end of October.

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Do You Have Spotted Lanternflies on Your Property?

September 19, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. George Hamilton, chair of the Department of Entomology at Rutgers University, will present a virtual program on the spread and management of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 as part of the Option Green lecture series at the East Brunswick Public Library. The program will be available via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m.

March 2 Rutgers Gardens: Celebrating the Resources and Open Spaces of the Douglass Campus and Cook Farms

RUTGERS GARDENS - From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 25, 2021 (rain date: September 26), the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts will co-host a two-mile walk winding from Douglass Campus through Cook Farm to Rutgers Gardens.  

The event, March 2RUGardens, is meant to ...

The Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey: What’s Happening in Your Backyard? Rutgers Entomologist to Present Virtual Update on Invasive Insect Sept. 20

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University will present a virtual program on the spread and management of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 as part of the Option Green lecture series at the East Brunswick Public Library.

The program will be available via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to ask questions. Registration is ...

The Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey: What’s Happening in Your Backyard? Rutgers Entomologist to Present Virtual Update on Invasive Insect Sept. 20

September 10, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. George Hamilton of Rutgers University will present a virtual program on the spread and management of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in New Jersey at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20 as part of the Option Green lecture series at the East Brunswick Public Library.

The program will be available via Zoom from 7 to 8 p.m. Attendees will be able to ask questions. Registration is ...

Help for Weather-stressed Lawns

The extreme heat and drought of 2021 across much of the country has turned many lawns brown. Damaged lawns may be thin, contain dead patches or are overrun with weeds.

Fall is a good time to improve the health and appearance of a weather-worn lawn. Start the process by evaluating the damage. Then plan a course of action and be prepared to follow through as needed with proper care.

Fall ...

Put Kitchen Scraps and Landscape Trimmings to Work in the Garden

Convert landscape and garden trimmings into valuable compost. Incorporate this soil amendment into garden soil to improve drainage in clay soil and increase water-holding ability in fast draining sandy soils. It also promotes healthy plant growth more resistant to insect and disease problems and keeps plant-based kitchen scraps and garden waste out of landfills.

Composting is as simple as ...

Local Elks Lodge Suffers Losses From Ida, Looks To Rebuild

September 6, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The remnants of Hurricane Ida swept through South Plainfield on the night of September 1, leaving massive flooding in many parts of the town.  Residents in areas with a history of flooding as well as neighborhoods that had not previously flooded were caught overnight by unprecedented volumes of rain in a short period of time - waters that overburdened the storm sewer ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Piscataway School District Awarded for Outstanding Financial Reporting

September 14, 2021

Ashburn, VA — For the fourth consecutive year, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) awarded the Piscataway Township Board of Education the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting (COE). ASBO International’s COE recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and transparency. The school district ...

"Patria y Vida" Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Dear Friend,

We are less than a week away from our 11th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration! This year’s celebration will feature some exciting guests. This year’s special guest is Yotuel Romero. He is a Grammy Award-winning Cuban musician who wrote “Patria y Vida,” the anthem of the SOS Cuba pro-democracy movement against communism on the island.

Don ...

Throughout South Plainfield, Fundraising Efforts Launched to Help the Elks 

September 19, 2021

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – For nearly 60 years, the South Plainfield Elks #2298 has been serving the borough, its residents, children, and veterans. Now, the fraternal organization dedicated to helping those in the community in need finds itself in need of help. 

Tropical Storm Ida wreaked havoc throughout the borough, and the Elks lodge, which is located on New Market Avenue, did ...

"Spread Your Wings" - Butterflies are Free in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was all smiles and songs and wings at Great Oak Park today as the East Brunswick Arts Coalition greeted residents with a spectacle of colorful butterflies along the dreamy trails of one of the township's favorite parks.

The outdoor exhibit entitled "Spread Your Wings" made its debut today.  The outdoor display featured fifteen fiberglass butterflies ...

Attorney General Releases Information Regarding Fatal Accident Involving East Brunswick Police Officer

TRENTON, NJ  – On August 1, 2021, Officer Mitchell Ngai of the East Brunswick Police Department, who was on-duty and in uniform, was operating a marked patrol vehicle on State Route 18, responding to a reported motor vehicle accident in the southbound lanes of the roadway. He was traveling northbound in the vicinity of the reported accident at approximately 3:35 a.m. when he ...

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There's no minimum (or maximum!) age to get a library card at Piscataway Public Library. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so it's a great time to make sure everyone you ...

TAPinto Tips: Press Release - What are we announcing?

With September right around the corner and the calendar filling up with events and fundraisers, I thought it would be helpful to republish this article to steer you to TAPinto's DIY platform to help spread your news!

Press Release -- What are you announcing?

It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a ...

Rutgers Football Defeats Delaware, 45-13

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers football (3-0) defeated Delaware (2-1), 45-13, on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. The Scarlet Knights cruised to their first 3-0 start since 2012.

Quarterback Noah Vedral went 21-for-26, including a 62-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Sanders and 28-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver Bo Melton. Vedral recorded ...

Obituaries

Dunellen, NJ — Frederick J. Cingerana, Sr., 53, passed away after on September 13, 2021 at ...
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Piscataway, NJ — Joseph L. “Joe” Cardone, 81, passed away Tuesday, September 7, ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

Hillsborough Turns Out for Parade to Celebrate 250th Anniversary

September 18, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township celebrated its 250th anniversary Saturday with a parade featuring civic groups, township employees, veterans, the Hillsborough High School marching band and antique cars.

The 50-square mile township, one of the largest in New Jersey, came into existence in 1771, five years before the 13 colonies banded together to form the United States of America in the war for ...

Army Vet Terrence Haupt Returns to Somerville Summer Stage Sept. 18

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Singer/songwriter Terrence Haupt returns to the Somerville Summer Stage Saturday, Sept. 18, performing from 6-9 p.m.

Haupt is an Army veteran, and taught himself to play the guitar when he was deployed to Iraq; his music reflects his experiences in the military.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live entertainment on ...

Burlington County Waiving All Adoption Fees at Animal Shelter

WESTAMPTON, NJ –The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a "clear the shelter" promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter, located at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton, is currently at capacity due to the normal seasonal lag in adoptions and influx of strays and ...

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From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 10, 2021

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Senior Living Communities: More and More It's About the Boomers

On today’s episode of Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on trends, opportunities, and the future of senior living communities. We’re also going to hear some great tips on how you or someone in your family can choose the right senior living community. When we discuss the topic of senior living, we’re more and more speaking about where the baby boomers live or want to ...

News Journalism, Part 2: COVID's Impact, Career Opportunities, News Media Outlets, Where to Get Responsible News, and More!

Hi everyone. In Part 2 of this two-part series-- Part 1 was published last week-- we’ll discuss such things as: what impact COVID-19 is having on news journalism, how news journalism might change in the future, what opportunities there might be for those interested in pursuing a career in news journalism, and which media outlets our guest expert thinks are the best to turn to for, in ...