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Piscataway Resident Named to University of Scranton's Spring 2019 Dean's List

June 23, 2019

SCRANTON, PA -- Local resident Emily Sturgeon-Turso was among more than 1,650 students named to The University of Scranton's Dean's List for the 2019 spring semester. The Dean's List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the Dean's ...

School Supply Lists On Tap For Piscataway Schools

PISCATAWAY, NJ - While summer vacation has just begun for Piscataway children, township parents eager to get a jump start on school supply shopping can find out now what they will need to purchase for next school year.

District officials announced last week that school supply lists for next school year have been posted on each school’s website under the “Parent ...

Piscataway High School Presents the Class of 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Pomp and circumstance was the right description as Piscataway High School’s Class of 2019 marched onto the stage at Rutgers’ Lewis Brown Athletic Center to receive their diplomas.

“We’ve all worked so hard to make it where we are today,” said Carter Freeman, the Student Government Association’s president during his remarks at ...

Piscataway: Malcolm Jenkins Continues to Inspire at 8th Annual Next Level Youth Football Camp

June 22, 2019

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and The Malcolm Jenkins

Foundation hosted its 8th Annual Next Level Youth Football and Cheerleader Camp Friday and Saturday at Piscataway High School.

TAPinto Piscataway was on site Friday morning and took in the free of charge camp.

“It doesn’t seem like it has been eight years, but we’ve been doing this ...

Piscataway’s Maher, Percivale, and Bressler See Action in 2019 GMC All-Star Softball Game

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- Taylor Maher, Ariana Percivale, and Carly Bressler, three Piscataway High School seniors, played in the 2019 Greater Middlesex Conference Softball Coaches Association All-Star Classic Tuesday night at Pitt Street Park.

Maher, Percivale, and Bressler represented the Pink team, which fell to Black, 14-8, but the final score wasn’t important. The night was about ...

Piscataway Police Officer Julia Jeanette Caseres Loses Battle with Cancer

June 22, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police Department shared in a Facebook post on Saturday the passing of fellow officer Julia Jeanette Caseres.

“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our sister in blue, Julia Caseres,” said police.

“Julia Jeanette Caseres, 28 of Clinton, formerly of Union passed away peacefully on June 21, 2019.

The ...

Westfield Firefighter Climbs World Trade Center Tower for 2 Worthy Causes

June 24, 2019

NEW YORK, NY — In an ultimate challenge of his stamina, strength and determination, a nine-year veteran of the Westfield Fire Department recently joined a select group of first-responders who stepped up to honor 9/11 victims.

Firefighter Ryan Dullea participated in the fifth annual New York City Memorial Stair Climb May 4, a tribute to the first-responders who died ...

Joseph Simunovich, Driving Force Behind Hackensack Meridian Merger, Remembered For A Lifetime Of Achievement

HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, Simunovich is being remembered as a driving force behind the creation of Hackensack Meridian Health, the ...

Undercover Sting: Two NY Women Charged with Prostitution

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Two separate "Quality of Life" investigations stemming from neighbors' complaints have led to the arrest of two New York women, both charged with prostitution, at two separate locations.

The two women charged are Rubio Li, 44, of Forest Hills and Minerva A. Cabrera, 70. of Manhattan, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H.

Evita! Evita! Evita! at Plays in the Park

June 20, 2019

EDISON, NJ - The 1980 Tony Award winner for best musical EVITA is the smash pop opera about a passionate woman who went from the streets of Argentina to show business stardom, to the highest levels of influence in Buenos Aires. At once both a saint and a villain, Eva Peron’s dramatic, meteoric rise from poverty to prosperity is a groundbreaking – and heartbreaking – ...

"Footloose" Opens Summer Under the Stars Theater in East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Coming This Summer! Join East Brunswick for the Inaugural Summer Stage Under the Stars production of the musical Footloose on the outdoor stage at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center. July 25, 26, 27 and August 1, 2, 3.

Tickets are only $7 and will go on sale July 1.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this event.

2019 New Jersey Fireworks Guide

NEW JEREY - Fireworks cap off the Fourth of July fun every year, but some towns get the July 4 celebration started early, holding fireworks at the end of June. Here is TAPinto’s go-to list for the hottest and brightest 2019 Fourth of July fireworks celebrations.

Atlantic Highlands - The Atlantic Highlands Municipal Harbor will shine with the glow of fireworks on July 5 around 9:30 ...

Matt and Diane Feldman Honored at Anshe Emeth

June 15, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Matt and Diane Feldman of Highland Park were honored on Sunday June 9 at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple in New Brunswick with the Crown of Torah Award. This is the most prestigious award the synagogue offers honoring those who provide service to the Anshe Emeth community and the community at large.

The Feldmans have raised nearly $400,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Societyover ...

Breaking The Chain Through Education Combats Child Slavery with 5k Run and Walk in Montclair New Jersey

June 23, 2019

MONTCALIR, NJ -- It was a sunny day in Montclair's Brookdale Park for Breaking The Chain Through Education's Summer Kickoff 5k Walk and Run event.

"This is our first annual Brookdale Park 5k run," said BTCTE founder Evan Robbins. "We're hoping to have a lot of fun on a beautiful day."

BTCTE is dedicated to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, ...

The Incoherents Film, a Rock-and-Roll Comedy, To Be Screened at Soho Festival in New York City

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with filmmakers Jeff Auer and Alex Emanuel about their latest release, The Incoherents, which won “Best Home Grown Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival and will be shown this weekend at the Soho International Film Festival.

The Incoherents is a dramatic-comedy feature film about a group of 40-something friends that decide to reunite ...

Newark High School Principal Talks to Steve Adubato about His Mission to Improve Student Lives

NEW JERSEY--Newark Principal Akbar Cook was recently a guest on One-On-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the many innovative programs he has instituted at West Side High School in his mission to improve the lives of his students.

West Side High School is located in Newark’s troubled West Ward, one of the most statistically dangerous areas of the city. The school has suffered the ...

Jersey Freshcipes Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime

June 23, 2019

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -  The 'Jersey Freshcipes' contest is the hottest thing in the kitchen this summer. TAPinto caught up with past contest winner Melissa Raho of Behind the Plates.who served up Grilled Jersey Corn with Garlic Chili Butter and Lime.

Corn is at its peak in the Garden State from around the Fourth of July through Labor Day making it the perfect 'must ...

Edison Farmers Market Postpones Grand Opening

Edison, NJ – The Edison Farmers Market, slated to open for the season on Sunday June 16, has delayed its grand opening.

“The opening of the Farmer's Market for this weekend is postponed and will be for the next few weeks.  Please check back on our website for further information as it becomes available,” announced the Township.

The Edison Farmers Market, located ...

Mosquito Control Awareness Week On Tap For Final Week Of June

June 22, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Along with the joys of summer come the pests like mosquitos, which can ruin an outing or an evening of backyard fun. However, along with the itchy red bumps come more serious issues related to mosquito bites.

Sixty three species of mosquitos are found in the Garden State and more than 40 reside in Middlesex County. DIfferent species of mosquitos living in Middlesex ...

Task Force to Study Loneliness and Social Isolation Among Elderly, Vets, and Those with Mental Illness

TRENTON, NJ – With loneliness affecting three out of four Americans, a bill that would create a task force to study how social isolation and loneliness impact certain populations was passed by the full Assembly Thursday, 74-0-0.

Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Matthew Milam and Vincent Mazzeo are the sponsors of this legislation.

The measure (A-5314) would establish ...

Twin City Distributes Close to 100 Free Doses of Opioid Reversal Drug on Naloxone Day 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy on Tuesday distributed approximately 90 free doses of the opioid reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) to residents of South Plainfield and the surrounding communities. The Park Avenue business was one of a handful of pharmacies throughout New Jersey to participate in the one-day statewide initiative aimed at combating the opioid ...

Twin City Distributes Close to 100 Free Doses of Opioid Reversal Drug on Naloxone Day 

June 22, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Twin City Pharmacy on Tuesday distributed approximately 90 free doses of the opioid reversal drug naloxone (Narcan) to residents of South Plainfield and the surrounding communities. The Park Avenue business was one of a handful of pharmacies throughout New Jersey to participate in the one-day statewide initiative aimed at combating the opioid ...

Commerce, Cocktails & Canada: Need We Say More?

Join the Global Opportunities Program as it connects Chamber members over cocktails. Meet Canadian representatives who can help shed light on expanding your business with our closest trading partner. 


At this fun, unique and engaging opportunity, you will: 


● Meet and greet Canadian business expansion experts  

● Mix and mingle at this multi-Chamber ...

Register Today For Our June Meet & Greet

Be a part of the MCRCC's June Meet & Greet on Thursday, June 13, from 5-7:30 p.m., at The Blue Horse Restaurant, 247 Raritan Ave. in Highland Park. 


Enjoy complimentary light fare and a cash bar while networking with the best of Middlesex County's business community. 

Hit the Beach This Summer With The 2019 New Jersey Beach Badges Guide

June 24, 2019

NEW JERSEY - As the school year winds down, many folks will be heading down the shore to enjoy the 130 miles of coastline from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer on the Jersey Shore, has passed a large majority have already started the weekend ritual of finding a spot on the sand to savor. Of course, once Memorial Day weekend hits, the dreaded beach badge ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr

LONG BEACH ISLAND - Summer has officially arrived, and the weather in the Southern Ocean County area looks to be very summerlike. This spells good news for the local anglers. As they say at Fisherman’s Headquarters, “the fishing on LBI is in full summertime mode.”

Fish Heads sums It up noting the near shore waters offer up fluke, bluefish, sea bass and resident striped bass ...

Congressman Pallone Asks FBI, State Department to Update Families of Dead Tourists

WASHINGTON – Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. is calling for transparency during the investigations into the deaths of nine American tourists.

In a letter to the Department of State and FBI, Pallone requested that bereaving families receive timely updates during the ongoing investigation and for the Department of State to reassess the Travel Advisory for the Dominican Republic so that ...

Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases While Enjoying the Outdoors

June 18, 2019

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play.

Continue enjoying the outdoors by enlisting a variety of strategies to limit your risk of exposure to ticks and the disease pathogens they transmit. Here are just a few of the ...

Hillsborough Hosts 16th Annual Sourland Music Festival

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Sourland Conservancy will host the 16th Annual Sourland Mountain Festival featuring six hours of live music, local food, craft beer, wine and spirits, mountain history, and family activities on Saturday June 22, from 3-10 p.m.

Proceeds will be used to preserve and protect the Sourland Mountain.

This year’s line-up includes six popular bands with local ...

Cool, Refreshing and Straight from the Garden – Mint

June 13, 2019

Add a bit of cool flavor to your beverages and meals this summer with homegrown mint.  Try using peppermint leaves in fruit cocktails and ice cream.  Add spearmint to your tea or use the leaves to season lamb and jelly. Or try chocolate mint for a unique sweet and refreshing flavor in desserts and drinks.

This vigorous plant is easy to grow and suited to container ...

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2019 Graduates Look Towards the Future: "Each has the Potential to do Great Things"

June 23, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. -- The South Plainfield High School Class of 2019 -- all 262 of them -- walked across Jost Field and received their diplomas during their graduation ceremony on Friday evening.

Early morning practice in the rain couldn’t hold these Tigers and by night, they were greeted with sunnier and warmer weather for their big occasion.

Before the graduates went through ...

Roosevelt Students Honor Diehl in Sweet Way

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ –  A group of Roosevelt students recently paid tribute to their outgoing principal in a very sweet way. 

On June 19, students in Sharon Hudzik’s class invited Principal Robert Diehl into their classroom for a special animated story and presented him with personalized ‘prescriptions’ to help make his transition to a new school ...

Edgeboro Landfill: Complaints Down, Improvements Up

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Six months after their last, heated meeting, the MCUA and representatives of the Edgeboro Landfill held another municipal summit on June 19th, 2018. Led by the landfill’s executive director, Joe Cryan, the meeting was meant to address how proposed solutions to the landfill’s odor and chemical problems were progressing, and what would be next for the ...

Not All Democrats Are The Same. Vote Ron Rivers on Tuesday!

June 1, 2019

The June 4 Democratic Primary election here in New Jersey's 17th district is shaping up to be the most consequential in the state.

Together we face challenges unlike any generation before us.   The climate crisis, growing inequality, social and racial injustices, and the looming economic disruption fueled by automation and artificial intelligence create an uncertain future that ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 10 Committee

Laura Leibowitz

About Me:  I have been a resident of Piscataway for many years working as a public school teacher. I am the assistant director of a camp for children with special needs, Camp Lee Mar. Previously, I sat on the boards of NJ District of Kiwanis International, AttachAvi Autism and Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple. I am married to my husband Seth and am the proud mom of Emma, Taylin ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statement for Ward 4 District 10

Wendy Miller

About Me: I am a life-long resident of Piscataway, moving with my family from Bayonne to the Heights section of town when I was a year old. I currently live with my husband and two daughters in the historic district near Rutgers Stadium and work for Johnson & Johnson as an analyst. I am grateful for the education and opportunities that afforded my ...

Progressive Democratic Candidates for Ward 4 District 8 Committee

Rachana Nigam

About Me: I have lived in Piscataway with my husband and two children for 16 years. Both my daughters attended and graduated from the Piscataway public school, and my husband and I were happy to raise our family in our wonderful Piscataway community. I enjoy cooking and spending time with my friends and family, and my favorite TV show is Judge Judy.

What I stand ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 4 District 5

Fauzia Butt

About Me: I have been a resident of Piscataway for the last 15 years with my husband and four children, who have attended Piscataway Public Schools. We have enjoyed raising our family in a diverse town like Piscataway where our children have had the opportunity to get an excellent education while participating in many sports and activities. I hold a masters degree in ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 9 Committee

Charisse Burdette

About Me: I am originally from New York, but have lived in Piscataway for 6 years. My daughter attends Piscataway High School, and Charisse supports her in a variety of activities. I was a Pop Warner Parents Auxiliary Secretary and my daughter's was one of the first pop Warner squads to go to Disney representing Piscataway.

What I stand for: ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements from Ward 3 District 8

Fareen Memom

My name is Fareen Memon and. I love the strong and diverse growing community in Piscataway, and

About Me:  I have been a resident of Piscataway township for many years. I moved into my Ward 3 District 8 neighborhood about 3 years ago with my husband and 3 beautiful children. I work as a product developer for home textiles and love to give my free time to volunteer for ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 7 Committee

Jessica Walker

About Me: My husband and I have lived in Piscataway for over 20 years. I am a Clinical Research Manager and manage Phase I Oncology trials, helping to find a cure for Cancer. Our 2 children have attended Piscataway Schools and are currently attending Piscataway High School. I am a Girl Scout Troop leader (10 years) and a volunteer in Boy Scout Troop 67. I have been ...

Progressive Democratic Candidate Statements for Ward 3 District 5 Committee

Lola Samuel:

About Me: I am a 9-year resident of Piscataway but a lifelong resident of Middlesex County, having grown up across the river in New Brunswick.  I hold a B.S. in Marketing from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama, and have worked at my company for the last 28 years as an operations leader. In town, I’ve worked with our local soccer club as a volunteer assistant ...


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New Leader at ESCNJ Helps People with Disabilities Find Jobs

June 23, 2019

PISCATAWAY – This graduation season, students with disabilities are aging out of specialized schools they’ve attended their whole lives, leaving their parents with one question: what’s next?  

Allison Sanchez, the new Executive Director of the Educational Service Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) “Adult Community Services,” has the solution: expand ...

Goddard Preschoolers of Piscataway Awarded for Cancer Research Fundraising

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Goddard School of Piscataway recently accepted the Crusader for the Cure award. The School received this recognition for the outstanding contributions they have made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Student Series campaign for fifteen consecutive years.

The adorable preschoolers participate in two fundraisers a year to raise money for the organization – ...

Summer Reading Registration Open Now!

It's not just about reading any more!  From STEAM activities to community engagement, you might be surprised by what counts towards your summer reading goals.    

Anyone can participate - at Piscataway Public Library we have activities (and prizes!) for participants ages 0 to 99+.  Stop by the Library to register for Summer Reading Club for babies, toddlers, and ...

Rutgers Moving Forward With Sale of Camp Kilmer Land

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is selling a portion of Camp Kilmer, a large swath of land with a storied past that the school purchased in the 1960s.

The university's Board of Governors passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday to allow the sale of the land to move forward.

According to the resolution, Rutgers entered into negotiations with "a party" interested in ...

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The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Flag Day is Friday, June 14

June 10, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Throughout the summer, we celebrate many holidays that honor our country and those that made sacrifices for our freedoms such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. One of these summer holidays that most of us tend to overlook is Flag Day, celebrated on June 14.

The flag of the United States of America represents all that should be important to Americans. It ...

The Last Word

I recently had to write an obituary. For my dad.

He was 92, sharp, and living in his own home. But he was succumbing to age. His knees were bad and he had trouble breathing so he hobbled when he walked and had to stop every ten steps or so to catch his breath. He was a strong man whose strength was being directed to the simple act of living.

He was at a peaceful place in his life where he ...