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Left of Center: Piscataway High School Presents the Teen Writers Guild

May 24, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – ‘Left of Center’, the first publication of the newly created Teen Writers Guild of Piscataway High School is a collection of essays, poems, short stories, photographs, and drawings, all the expressions of students who said they never before thought they were good enough to be published.

They were honored at a book launch presentation and signing in the PHS ...

Holy Savior Academy Holds Annual Art Exhibition

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - Holy Savior Academy held their Annual Art Show on Wednesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th from 5p.m. to 7p.m. in the school’s auditorium.  The free event featured a gallery of artistic works of students from preschool through eighth grade.

“I have been collecting the students’ art work all throughout the year,” said Holy Savior Art Teacher ...

Piscataway High School Student Honored for Winning Entry in 2019 Teen Media Contest

TRENTON, NJ - Darielle Moore, a student at Piscataway High School was one of 16 high school and middle school students recently honored by the New Jersey Department of Human Services for their winning entries in the 2019 New Jersey Child Support Teen Media Contest.

Darielle placed first in the Hand-Drawn/Hand Painted category for high school students. 

The annual contest ...

Softball: East Brunswick Wins GMC Invitational Over Piscataway

May 22, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- East Brunswick scored six runs in the first inning and went on to an 11-1 softball victory over Piscataway for the championship of the Greater Middlesex Conference Invitational Tournament on Tuesday.

Jenna Garofalo had three hits, including a first-inning RBI single, and Jen Cooper and Kayli Gural added RBI singles in the opening frame for East Brunswick. Kylie Boen pitched a ...

GMC Tournament: Despite Tough Loss for Piscataway Chiefs Baseball to South Brunswick, Season Continues

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Piscataway High School varsity baseball team’s improbable Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament run came to an end as the 15th-seeded Chiefs fell to third-seeded South Brunswick, 10-2, in the semifinals on Wednesday at Bainton Field on the campus of Rutgers University.

The appearance in the final four of the bracket was Piscataway’s first since the 2006 ...

Upset-minded Piscataway Chiefs Baseball Top Colonia, 6-4 in GMCT Quarterfinals

NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity baseball team pulled off another upset as the 15th-seeded Chiefs defeated 10th-seeded Colonia, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Championship Tournament at Community Park in North Brunswick on Friday.

Piscataway (8-12) has gotten hot at the right time as it won three games in a row. It beat second-seeded ...

Traffic Alert: Rutgers University Commencement

May 19, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway police issued the following traffic alert Sunday morning.

Please note that Rutgers University Commencement is today, Sunday, May 19th beginning at 10am at HighPoint.com Stadium.  Expect travel delays in the area surrounding the stadium including River Road; Route 18 & Hoes Lane West.

Avoid the area if you can.

Hillsborough Teachers Running Out of Time to Save Jobs

May 22, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Inevitability could be catching up with members of the Hillsborough Education Association.

No progress was made trying to save the jobs of 51 teachers at Tuesday night’s Board of Eduication meeting, and with just one more board meeting left before the teachers’ contract expires June 30, HEA president Henry Goodhue said members seem to be moving on.

The ...

Scotch Plains Man Found Dead in Apartment; Homicide Task Force Called in

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains police responded to a report of a deceased adult male at an apartment on the 500 block of Park Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, May 21. 

"We couldn't come to any conclusions to the cause of death, so we called in the Union County Homicide Division to assist with the Union County Prosecutor's office," said Scotch Plains Police Chief Ted ...

Much More to do at the Tour of Somerville than Watch Bike Racers Go ‘Round-and-‘Round

SOMERVILLE, NJ –As they have for 76 years, thousands of spectators will gather this Memorial Day to cheer elite cyclists as they circle the streets of Somerville in America’s oldest bicycle race. For the bike racers it’s all hard work. But for those attending the free event which Sports Illustrated once dubbed “the greatest bargain in sport,” it’s much ...

Annual Immaculate Conception Carnival Set For June

May 22, 2019

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Mark the calendars for the Immaculate Conception Summer Carnival on Tuesday, June 11 through Saturday, June 15. The annual carnival kicks off on June 11 and concludes with fireworks on June 15. Carnival hours are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday and from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Family-friendly events include rides, games, face-painting, a preschool ...

Making Memories at Somerville Girls' Night Out

SOMERVILLE. NJ - The sidewalks were crowded, stores were open beyond their regular closing time and the wait staffs were busy the restaurants while bartenders kept busy mixing signature drinks.

A crowd of more than 1,000 - mostly females - enjoyed the annual Girls' Night Out celebration hosted by the Downtown Somerville Alliance, with more than 60 retail establilishmlishments and ...

GI Joes and Pop Culture Action Figures Up for Bid May 18th

EDISON, NJ - A single-owner collection of 1980s-vintage GI Joes and pop culture Super Heroes will be sold to the highest bidders during Bodnar’s Auction Sales May 18th event at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, with doors opening at 9 a.m. for previews.

The collection was assembled over a 20-year period, with the consignor designing and making his own GI Joe figures, many of ...

Piscataway: Annual ‘Glow for a Cure’ 5K Walk/Run Honors Loved Ones Affected by Cancer

May 16, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Hundreds of supporters braved the rain and cold Saturday night where they joined together at Piscataway High School’s running track for the 3rd Annual Glow for a Cure 5K Walk/Run.

Participants donned brightly colored neon necklaces and themed tee-shirts as they followed a 2 ½ mile path from the stadium and into Green Acres Park, a route lit by multi-colored, ...

Steve Adubato Talks with HGTV Stars, The Cousins, About their New Children's Book

May 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Remodeling experts and HGTV stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, were guests on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, sharing their latest projects as well as guidance for homeowners with the itch to renovate.

“The biggest thing you can do is plan,” advised John Colaneri. “Contractors in general have not been great at communication, and the crux of the entire ...

New World Pizza Brings Together Fresh Ingredients and Family at Franklin Food Truck Festival

FRANKLIN, NJ - Benefiting Franklin High School's Project Graduation, the 2nd Annual Franklin Food Truck Festival featured craft and food truck vendors from across the state.

"We have great vendors like New World Pizza. They have the best pizza in Somerset County, New Jersey, because they make it right on the spot - this is not heated up in a microwave!" said MacCafee ...

Mayor Ravi Bhalla Speaks About Hoboken’s Past and Present at the 25th Annual Arts & Music Festival

HOBOKEN, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Hoboken Mayor, Ravi Bhalla, at the 25th Annual Spring Arts and Music Festival, held on Washington Street. Over 300 artists and vendors along with three stages of music were on hand to entertain the crowd.

“It’s a time-honored tradition in Hoboken,” said Mayor Bhalla, “where the community comes together.”

Alongside the ...

Giovanna's Restaurant, Popular Plainfield Dining Spot, to Close at End of June

May 18, 2019

PLAINFIELD, NJ - It's official.  Giovanna's Restaurant, a South Avenue staple in Plainfield dining, will close its doors for good on June 30.

Giovanna's, established in 1983, has been a popular place to celebrate baby showers, graduations, birthdays, and more.  The 20th Annual Wine Tasting Dinner for the Rotary of the Plainfields was recently held there, and the group is ...

Free Breakfast for Moms on Mother's Day at the Fanwood Grille

FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille is helping sons and daughters give back to their moms on Mother's Day (Sunday, May 12) by offering a free breakfast to any mom who comes in with her family from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

"Mothers Day is a day when moms shouldn't have to cook, so we've decided to let kids (young and old) take their moms out for breakfast on us," said ...

Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies in Sayreville

May 22, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in Sayreville, Middlesex County, in the vicinity of Marcia Street and Lagoda Street.

This is the fourth (4) rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2019 and the first (1) rabid animal in Sayreville.

On Thursday May 16th, 2019 a Sayreville township ...

Rutgers Study Finds Most E-Cigarette Users Want to Quit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers.

The study, published in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, is the first to examine e-cigarette users’ past attempts and current intentions to quit e-cigarettes in a representative sample of adult e-cigarette users in the United ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Opens Neurocritical Care Unit

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Try as he might, Dr. Kiwon Lee couldn't get the scissors to work during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday.

Everything else about the neurocritical care unit unveiled by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, however, is state of the art.

The unit, where patients with severe brain injuries such as stroke or dementia will be treated, features 15 high-tech ...

It’s summertime…and these tips can help make livin’ easy for teens with jobs

May 21, 2019

With summer almost here, many students will turn their attention to making money from a summer job. Whether it’s flipping burgers or filing documents, the IRS wants student workers to know some facts about their summer jobs and taxes.

Not all the money they earn will make it to their pocket because employers must withhold taxes from their paycheck. Here are some tax tips young ...

Tragic Death of New Jersey College Student Spurs Legislative Action for Safer Ride Sharing Services

TRENTON, NJ - In a moving and somber hearing on Thursday, state lawmakers listened to the testimony of grieving parents, community officials, and industry representatives on the need to implement safeguards for those using ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.  

With his wife Marci at his side, Seymour Josephson held back tears as he spoke about the tragic murder of their daughter ...

Career Showcase Hosts Job Fair In Edison

Edison, NJ - Career Showcase will be hosting a free job fair at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 50 Raritan Center Dr., on May 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The event is open to candidates with all levels of experience, according to organizers.  “Introduction format will give you the opportunity to hear about each company in a theatre environment. This will assist you in deciding which ...

Memorial Day Weekend LBI Area Entertainment Lineup Presented by the Tide Table Group

May 23, 2019

LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is Memorial Day weekend!  The official kickoff to the 2019 summer season.

The Tide Table Group of Restaurants is our Presenting Sponsor for our 2019 summer entertainment guide. 

Old Causeway Steak and Oyster House: 1201 E. Bay Avenue in Manahawkin

Friday 10 p.m:   Rock Lobsters
Saturday 10 p.m:   Sneak Attack
Sunday 10 p.m. The ...

Shake Shack, Other Eats Now Open at Parkway’s New Monmouth Service Area

WALL, NJ — Shake Shack, Auntie Anne's, Starbucks and Z-Mart are now open at the new Monmouth Service Area on the Garden State Parkway, milepost 100.

Last week, its fueling plaza, a convenience store and restroom facilities welcomed motorists after a 10-month closure that made way for the construction of a new main building by HMSHost and a new facilities by Sunoco. The entire project ...

Mark The Calendar For Garden State Memorial Day Parades

NEW JERSEY - Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer along the Jersey Shore. While many Garden State residents will be heading to the beach this Memorial Day weekend, a large number will also commemorate Memorial Day with local parades and ceremonies. Here is a go-to guide to the upcoming Memorial Day parades in New Jersey.

Allentown Memorial Day Parade - May 27 at ...

Landscape Structures Provide Function and Beauty

May 23, 2019

Incorporate arbors, trellises and other structures into your designs when planning new or updating existing gardens and landscapes. These structures help form the framework of any garden, add year-round interest and provide years of beauty and function.

Utilize arbors to define and connect distinct areas of the landscape. Invite visitors into your landscape with a vine-covered arbor.  ...

Happy Mother's Day!

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever." - unknown

TAPinto Piscataway wishes a Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends and anyone who has stepped into the role of caregiver for a child.

Enjoy your special day! 

Holy Savior Academy Honors Mary at May Crowning 

May 17, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The Holy Savior Academy held its annual May Crowning, a traditional Roman Catholic ritual honoring Mary as ‘the Queen of Heaven and Earth,’ on May 16.  

“May is the Month of Mary, our Mother. Our May Crowning is a way for our students and staff to honor Mary, our Mother, and to pray to her for Jesus’ blessings on all ...

Local Muslims Celebrate Ramadan With Open Mosque Project

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting from sunrise to sunset, begins on Sunday night, May 5th, and ends Tuesday night, June 4th. Through this month, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking during the daytime and focus on self-reform of habits and character.

In a new “Open Mosque” project, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA will open all its mosques to the public ...

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Click it or Ticket This Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - During the Memorial Day holiday, about 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out on the roads from May 20 through June 2 to remind drivers and passengers to buckle their seat belts. The annual Click It or Ticket campaign aims at enforcing seat belt use to help keep travelers safe as they drive to their summer destinations.

According to NHTSA, 10,076 people who ...

Man Barricades, Shoots Self in South River

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Although the South River Police Department responded quickly to a call that a man had barricaded himself in a residence in the township, the man apparently shot himself in a disturbing incident yesterday.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department announced that yesterday authorities responded to an armed male ...

New Apartment Building on Hamilton Street Could Spur More Development

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local officials, friends and family members of builders and others gathered for a ceremony to unveil an apartment building at 191 Hamilton St. on Wednesday.

In some ways,  it was like a ribbon-cutting for the rebirth of a neighborhood.

On a stretch of street where Rutgers University students live next door to professionals from the city's health care ...

Piscataway Progressive Democrats Candidate Statements for Ward 1 District 1 Committee

May 23, 2019

Roshanna B. Malone

About Me:  I have lived in Piscataway for 35 years and am a Piscataway High School alum. Upon graduation I earned a psychology degree from Kean University and currently own a small business with my husband, Christopher Hendrick. I am also the proud mom of two sons who attend the Piscataway public schools.

What I stand for: My main goal is to improve the quality of ...

Want to End Cannabis Prohibition? Vote Ron Rivers.

Last week, Politico New Jersey reported that the proposed cannabis legalization bill that has the the support of a majority of New Jersey residents is unlikely to be passed during this legislative session.

The reason?  Political infighting.  Quite simply, our elected representatives are ignoring the will of the people they were chosen to represent and instead are allowing petty ...

Serious About Fighting Climate Change? Vote Ron Rivers.

We are at a critical crossroads, and every one of us has a decision to make.  The climate crisis poses a genuine threat to all New Jersey residents, and our window to address the challenges ahead proactively is rapidly closing. 

There is an overwhelming consensus among scientists that human activity is directly responsible for the rapidly changing climate and we need drastic action ...

Obituaries

- May 12, 2019
Gale grew up in Rahway, New Jersey and developed a love of theatre while in high school. Her ...
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Piscataway – Cesar L. Reyes, 91, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at St. Barnabas Medical ...
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A Merciless Mother's Day: All Hell Breaks Loose on "Game of Thrones"

For the first time in eight seasons, I am torn as I embark on my second-to-last “Game of Thrones” recap and review.

In honor of all those we lost on Sunday and for the sake of maintaining loyalty to the characters whom I have devoted so much time and energy to over the last several years, I’m going to do my best to keep my opinions on the quality of the writing at bay for the ...

Republican Chair Requests County Prosecutor Investigate Possible Malfeasance in Middlesex County Board of Elections

May 21, 2019

OLD BRIDGE, NJ- Lucille Panos, Middlesex County Republican Chairwoman, has requested Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew Carey, determine whether malfeasance was committed by Daniel Frankel, Commissioner of Registration at the Board of Elections when hiring temporary employees to process Vote by Mail (VBM) ballots on Election Day, November 6, 2018.

The Board of Elections is authorized to ...

Middlesex County Invites Residents to Participate in Free Storytelling Workshop

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - As part of an extensive public engagement campaign for the County's new comprehensive master plan, Destination 2040, Middlesex County is working with coLAB Arts to provide residents of Middlesex County the opportunity to participate in a FREE storytelling workshop on June 23, 2019 from 4pm to 6pm at the First Reformed Church Education Building ...

Rutgers University Unveils Long-Term Vision For Athletics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines details and quantifying measures toward "achieving determined goals over a ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, May 24, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sat, May 25, 7:30 AM

Johnson Park, Grove 4, Piscataway

Piscataway Annual Walk for Your Health

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sun, May 26, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Mon, May 27, 9:00 AM

Piscataway Township, Piscataway

Piscataway Township Memorial Day Services and ...

Arts & Entertainment Government

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Wed, May 29, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

Recidivism Rate in New Jersey One of the Lowest in the Nation

May 22, 2019

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of hosting a visit from the Canadian Parole Board Chairperson Jennifer Oades. We had the opportunity to discuss best practices, compare our different parole processes, and share some important common ground about our collective goal— striking a decisive balance between protecting our society through public safety supervision, while fostering the ...

Meet The Measles

I am not sure if I ever had measles. I know I had gerbils. And a hamster once. But I don’t recall ever having measles.

Of course, measles aren’t small furry animals or some popular Hasbro toy that is in short supply around the holidays. The Measles are not a Korean Pop boy band or an annoying TV sitcom family. Measles are not a breakfast cereal or small colored candies that fizz in ...

How to Have the Perfect Family Vacation

The perfect family vacation. Is there such a thing?

You plan and plan, and then you plan some more. All the details are worked out. What could go wrong? Lots, actually, especially when you are tied to an ideal vision of what this vacation will look like.

Parents have shared how disappointed they’ve been with their long-awaited vacation. A great deal of it revolved around the ...