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Coach Darius Griffin to Host Fundamental Basketball Summer Camp

April 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students in entering grades 3-9 can develop their hoops abilities at Coach Darius Griffin’s Fundamental Basketball Camp this summer, July 15-19.

The camp, to be held at Piscataway’s Conackamack Middle School will teach players the fundamental skills of basketball such as ball handling and shooting techniques, and the proper ways to play ‘man on the ...

Baseball: South Brunswick Rallies to Beat Piscataway, 4-3

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- South Brunswick scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a 4-3 baseball victory over Piscataway on Monday.

Justin Cross needed just 76 pitches to throw a complete game and gain the victory for the Vikings (2-2). Cross struck out three batters, walked none and scattered seven hits.

Kyle White ripped two singles and drove in two runs for South ...

Piscataway Little Leaguers Kick Off Opening Day 2019 with Parade and Words of Tribute

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Hundreds of young baseball players and their coaches marched down Sidney Road to the Piscataway Little League complex on Saturday to mark the start of the 2019 baseball season in the township.  

Members of town council and league officials led the annual parade as fire trucks and ambulances followed behind with their sirens blaring and emergency lights flashing, all ...

Rutgers, Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement, Avert First Faculty Strike In School History

April 17, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history.

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released a statement at about 9:15 p.m., stating the gains secured by its ranks - from ...

Funeral Services Announced for Piscataway Teacher Lilia McDermott

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Last week was a tough week of loss for the Piscataway school district.

While remembering the life of PHS Coach Larry Lester who passed away last Monday, the district was shocked a few days later by the sudden passing of teacher Lilia McDermott.

“RIP, Lil. Remember you being my camp counselor back when I was a kid and then I got to be in your shoes and work ...

Rutgers Beat Penn State, Purdue, Other Schools In New Academic Ranking

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers has Penn State beat.

It is also ahead of North Carolina State, Purdue, Clemson and Michigan State, when it comes to academic rankings, according to a new list released by Business First, a publication of American City Business Journals.

The online magazine rated the top 250 schools in numerical order, followed by the next 255 schools in alphabetical ...

Piscataway Police Welcome Three New Officers

April 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Patrolman Elk Peterkin, Patrolman Jason Kreideweis, and Patrolman Kyle Snyder are three new officers who recently joined the Piscataway Police Department. The Command Staff introduced the new officers to township residents in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

“Patrolman Elk Peterkin comes to us from the East Orange Police Department with 6 years of service, serving in the ...

Piscataway Police Youth Week 2019

WHAT IS POLICE YOUTH WEEK?

The Piscataway Township Police Department has found that education has been the most effective way in gaining understanding and support from the community.  Through implementation of Youth Week, the Piscataway Township Police Department offers youth a new insight into how police officers perform their duties as well as how the department serves the ...

Trash, Trash Go Away…We’re Cleaning Up Piscataway

April 13, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Cloudy skies and a little rain did not stop residents and community groups from coming out on Saturday to help pick up litter from parks around the township.

The goals for community-wide cleanup day are litter prevention and minimizing waste “to improve the landscape in our community and help make our community a better place to live, work and play,” ...

Piscataway: Danielsen Urges Job Seekers to 'Seize the Opportunity' at Upcoming Annual Fair

FRANKLIN TWP., NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will be hosting his free Annual Job Fair on April 17 at the Imperia from 11 am to 3:30 pm. 

Hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend and network with recruiters for opportunities with public and private entities within the Central Jersey region.

“The workforce in New Jersey is highly knowledgeable ...

Unhappy with NJ Politicians? You're Not Alone; Rutgers-FDU Poll Finds Less Than Half of NJ Residents View Top Leaders Favorably

NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson University finds that not a single politician scores a favorable ...

Rutgers Day 2019 Promises To Be Bigger, Better Than Ever

April 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on Rutgers University for Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents

This year, more than 600 free programs featuring hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities and student performances, including cultural dances, live bands and martial arts demonstrations, are ...

George Street Playhouse Taking Shape; New Season Has 'Wow' Factor

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - David Saint has directed Keith Carradine and Amy Irving. He collaborated with Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, but a couple of construction workers seemed to leave him, at least for a moment, flustered on Tuesday.

Saint, the Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse, was in the middle of welcoming media members to a walking tour of the new and ...

Well, Ya Gotta Cut Loose: Open Auditions for "Footloose" at Playhouse 22

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Always wanted a shot at Broadway?  Join Playhouse 22 next week for open auditions for Footloose as part of the inaugural "Summer Stage Under The Stars" production on the outdoor amphitheater at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center.  

This production will be held outdoors in the amphitheater at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, as part ...

New Jersey-Based Jaguar USA Wins Three World Car Awards at the 2019 New York International Auto Show

April 18, 2019

NEW YORK, NY -- Jaguar USA, based in Mahwah, New Jersey, was the recipient of the top three World Car Awards at the New York International Auto Show this year for the same model, the Jaguar I-PACE.

Entirely electric and in the SUV category, the Jaguar I-PACE received the awards for World Car of the Year, Design of the Year, and Green Car of the Year. It is unprecedented for one manufacturer to ...

More than Just Books, Totowa Public Library is Local Center for Community Events

TOTOWA, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with staff members at the Totowa Public Library at the recent “Mind and Body Expo” to learn about the many events and community services frequently hosted at the library.

“It’s a chance for everybody to come out and learn more about themselves,” said Philip Schirner, Page at the Totowa Library, speaking about the Anxiety and ...

Home Grown New Jersey Filmmaker Tells His Backstage Story of Life as a Roadie

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with TJ Hoffmann, Producer of “Roadie: My Documentary,” which won “Best Home Grown Documentary Feature” at the 2019 Garden State Film Festival. The film looks back at Hoffmann’s 20 year career as a roadie, and incorporates his personal video archives starting with his tours in the 80s. “My film gives everyone a little peek ...

Recall Alert: Chewy Chips Ahoy Cookies Recalled

April 16, 2019

EAST HANOVER, N.J. -- Mondelēz Global LLC announced a limited voluntary recall in the United States of certain Chewy Chips Ahoy 13oz cookies. This voluntary recall is being conducted because of the potential for certain product to contain an unexpected solidified ingredient. Some reports of potential adverse health effects have been received. 

This recall is limited ...

Join Us For The Community Leaders of Distinction, Thursday, May 2

April 16, 2019

Don't miss out on the Chamber's Annual Community Leaders of Distinction Thursday, May 2 at The Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27 in Edison from 6-9 p.m.

Members are selected for their remarkable achievements and dedication in their professional and personal accomplishments. The nominees carry on the tradition of outstanding individuals in the community. We also select one corporate nominee ...

Be A Part of April's Networking Breakfast

Don't miss our April Networking Breakfast, Friday, April 26 at 8:30 a.m., at one of the most well-known restaurants in the Hub City, Due Mari, 78 Albany St., New Brunswick. 

This delicious event provides members and guests with an outstanding opportunity to network with other members, develop new connections and further grow their businesses.

Click Here To Sign Up! 

IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig Has A Message To Taxpayers: Thank You

Chuck Rettig is the 49th Commissioner of the IRS. He joined the agency in October after spending 36 years as a tax lawyer in private practice. As over 50 million taxpayers filed their returns, he want to share a special message to all taxpayers: Thank You..

April 15 was the deadline to file, and I’d like to thank taxpayers for taking the time to file and pay their taxes. Our ...

Long Beach Island's New Landmarks: The LBI Hotel and the Arlington Beach Club Nearing Completion

April 16, 2019

SHIP BOTTOM - If you have traveled to Long Beach Island recently you have seen the two new large structures at the entrance to Ship Bottom. LBI is changing and changing rapidly with these two properties. 

Hotel LBI is close to completion.  It is a project by the Mercer Management Group which also owns the Mallard Island Yacht Club, The Mainland at the Holiday Inn and the Bonnet ...

Somerville Historic Sites: Public Invited to House Warming April 7

 

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The public is invited to the historic Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage on Sunday, April 7, to meet Paul Soltis, the State Park Service’s new resource interpretive specialist who will be in residence at the historic sites at 71 Somerset St.

Soltis is hosting the open house from 1 - 4 p.m. and will exhibit souvenirs of historical places in Virginia, New ...

Catsbury Park Is New Jersey's First Cat Cafe

ASBURY PARK, NJ - Meow! Cat lovers have the perfect hot spot to check out this spring. Located in one of New Jersey's hippest downtowns, Catsbury Park is the Garden State's first ful-service cat cafe, offering its visitors a truly unique experience.

Visitors can enjoy food and beverages in the cafe while watching a collection of cats and kittens through a glass window or head into the ...

Edison Hosts 17th Annual NJ Flower and Garden Show

April 14, 2019

Edison, NJ - The 17th annual NJ Flower and Garden Show will be held at the NJ Convention and Expo Center on April 25 ( 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) , April 26 ( 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), April 27 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and April 28 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).  The show, which attracts thousands every year,  is New Jersey’s  largest flower and garden show.

This year’s theme is “Artists ...

Trash, Trash Go Away…We’re Cleaning Up Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Cloudy skies and a little rain did not stop residents and community groups from coming out on Saturday to help pick up litter from parks around the township.

The goals for community-wide cleanup day are litter prevention and minimizing waste “to improve the landscape in our community and help make our community a better place to live, work and play,” ...

Statewide Litter Survey Shows a 53 Percent Drop in Trash on New Jersey Streets and Highways

TRENTON, NJ - When the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) learned the findings of a comprehensive report showed litter along streets and highways has been reduced by 53 percent over the past 13 years, the obvious question was: What about the other 47 percent?

That is why the NJCCC has launched a statewide media campaign in 2019 to inform residents about the findings of the report, as ...

Edison Hosts 17th Annual NJ Flower and Garden Show

April 14, 2019

Edison, NJ - The 17th annual NJ Flower and Garden Show will be held at the NJ Convention and Expo Center on April 25 ( 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) , April 26 ( 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), April 27 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.), and April 28 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).  The show, which attracts thousands every year,  is New Jersey’s  largest flower and garden show.

This year’s theme is “Artists ...

Simple Strategies for a Larger Tomato Harvest

Nothing is more frustrating than investing time, money and energy in planting and growing tomatoes only to watch them succumb to disease.  We can’t change the weather conditions that support disease problems, but we can tweak our growing strategies to reduce this risk.

Select and grow the most disease-resistant varieties suited to your growing region. Consult your local University ...

Tom Kean Launches Campaign For New Jersey's 7th Congressional District

April 17, 2019

CLARK, NJ – State Sen. Tom Kean launched his 2020 campaign for New Jersey's 7th Congressional district last night.

He was introduced by his father, former New Jersey Gov. Tom Kean Sr.

Kean, a lifelong New Jersey resident who grew up in Livingston and a resident of Westfield, announced his candidacy to a packed room at the Clark American Legion Hall with leaders and supporters ...

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South Brunswick Police Charge 3 in Multi-Million-Dollar Dark Web Drug Operation

April 17, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka today announced charges against three suspects in a nationwide dark web narcotics operation based out of central New Jersey. An 18 month investigation initiated by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office resulted in the execution of six search warrants and the arrest of three suspects in New Jersey. The search warrants ...

BREAKING NEWS: Police Seeking Missing East Brunswick Girl

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing female. Stephanie Harkavy was last seen by her family Tuesday, April 16, 2019 just after midnight.  When her family awoke on the morning of the 16th, Ms. Harkavy was gone but her vehicle, purse and cellphone were still at her house.  Ms. Harkavy frequents Great Oak ...

South Plainfield Elks Donate $1K to Help Library Expand Bilingual Storytime Program, Collection 

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – South Plainfield Elks #2298, in its continued mission to help individuals and organizations throughout the community, presented the library last week with a $1,000 donation. The funds, donated by the lodge’s Community Welfare Committee, will enable the South Plainfield Public Library to expand its bilingual program, including the addition of new ...

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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Six More Weeks of Winter for “Game of Thrones” Fans

 

Spring has officially sprung, but winter is far from over for the record-breaking 17.4 million viewers smart enough to tune into HBO on time for the epic final season of “Game of Thrones.” And after 595 days of waiting, the premiere of Season 8 thankfully did not disappoint. For those of you still behind, consider this your spoiler warning.

Bran greets an old ...

Staff Training At New Future Foundations Academy

April 17, 2019

 In preparation for the move to their new home on April 29th, Future Foundations Academy (FFA) staff were trained on the Teq Corporation’s SMART Learning Suite, a “cloud based workspace” that will be in each classroom.

Located on the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s (ESCNJ) Piscataway Campus, the new 55,000 square foot FFA facility is for students ...

D.A.R.E. Program at NuView Academy

 Despite Piscataway Township Police Department Detective Calvin Laughlin’s participation in over 150 S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons and Tactics) team raids, he has never shot anyone, he told Upper Elementary students at NuView Academy.

“Never shot anybody, and I hope I never have to,” said the 19-year veteran, who is teaching the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) ...

Piscataway Public Library Closed on Thursday and Friday

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Need a book or movie for the holiday weekend?  Take note that the Piscataway Public Library will be closed on the following days:


Thursday, April 18 - Staff Development Day


Friday, April 19 - Good Friday


Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday

Both the Kennedy and Westergard branches will be open on Saturday, April 20 and the digital collection ...

Rutgers, Faculty Reach Tentative Agreement, Avert First Faculty Strike In School History

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history.

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released a statement at about 9:15 p.m., stating the gains secured by its ranks - from ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, April 18, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Fri, April 19, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

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Sun, April 21, 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, April 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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Thu, April 25, 12:00 PM

The Cornelius Low House Museum, Piscataway

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

Arts & Entertainment Education

Cinemark Watchung Opens “Best Seat in Town”

April 18, 2019

WATCHUNG, NJ - The first ticket has been ripped and the new Cinemark theater is open in Watchung. (Story continues below video.)

Cinemark Watchung and XD Theatre held a pre-opening VIP event on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, featuring a ceremonial ticket ripping with Cinemark executives and Somerset County officials, and movie screenings of a choice of 10 films.

“We use the slogan the ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

Etheridge Family Medical: Benefits of water for your skin

April 17, 2019

Drinking an adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health because water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption and even excretion.

But what about drinking large amounts of water for proper skin health? The fact is that skin is an organ, and just like any other part of the body. your skin is made up of cells. And skin cells, like any other cell in the body, are made up ...

Facing the Music

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.
- John C. Maxwell

This of course implies that a smaller, duller, and weaker man made the mistake in the first place.

The good news is that I readily admit my mistake, I am writing to profit from it, and I fixed the damn phone which caused the problem in the first ...