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Chiefs Basketball: Piscataway Boys and Girls Battle J.P. Stevens

January 15, 2019

PISCATAWAY/EDISON, N.J. -- The Piscataway boys and girls basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night and both faced J.P. Stevens.

The boys won on the road in Edison against the Hawks, 52-40, while the girls fell at home, 59-50.

Antonio Chandler led the charge with 17 points while six others poured in at least three points apiece. Chandler, who made two 3-pointers and five free throws, ...

South Plainfield Wrestling Holds Off Piscataway, 44-16

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The South Plainfield High School and Piscataway High School wrestling teams met in a dual meet on Wednesday night and the Tigers, ranked No. 7 in the latest NJ.com Top 20 poll, defeated the Chiefs, 44-16.

With the win, South Plainfield improved to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the Greater Middlesex Conference - Red Division while the Chiefs fell to 4-5 overall and 2-1 in the ...

Patriots Manager Brett Jodie, Coaching Staff Returns Intact for 2019 Season

BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots 2018 coaching staff - Glen Barker,Third Base/ Hitting; Jon Hunton Pitching Coach/ Director of Baseball Operations and Fox Beyer, a volunteer Assistant Coach will return for the 2019 season.

“Around the turn of the new year, every year, I find myself getting really excited about baseball and our season,” said Somerset Patriots manager Brett ...

High School Students To Show Their Knowledge in 'Brain Bee' Competition

January 14, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - High school students will have a chance next month to show how smart they are and possibly win cash prizes at a New Jersey Regional Brain Bee hosted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway.

Using a system similar to a spelling bee, students will be quizzed about the human brain and central nervous system on a book that can be downloaded from the ...

McLaughlin to take the Helm as New Piscataway Police Chief

January 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ — As the start of the new year brings change around Piscataway Township, Mayor Brian Wahler and the Piscataway Township Council announced the retirement of police chief Scott Cartmell and the promotion of Michael McLaughlin to the position.

“Michael McLaughlin knows and loves Piscataway, is greatly admired for his law enforcement and managerial skills, and is a ...

February SNAP Benefits to be Issued Early

January 11, 2019

TRENTON, NJ—SNAP recipients in New Jersey will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on ...

Transportation, Development Are Major Goals of Middlesex Freeholders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Amid much pomp in a packed auditorium at Middlesex County College, county Freeholders Ronald Rios and Shanti Narra took the oaths of office for new terms Monday in ceremonies marked with the presence of numerous elected Democrats, from the local, county, state and federal levels, including Gov. Phil Murphy.

"As Middlesex County, so goes the state of New Jersey," ...

Piscataway’s Annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast Set for Sat., January 19th

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway residents are invited to attend "Living the Dream," the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the township’s Civil Rights Advisory Commission and the North Stelton Ame Church Women's Ministry., the breakfast will be held at the Piscataway Senior Center, 700 ...

Hillsborough Rotary Invites Public to Talk by Memory Expert

January 12, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Most of us marvel at those people who seem to effortlessly recall everyone's name, deliver a speech without looking at notes, or retain, over time, much of the information they read or hear.

According to memory expert Matthew Goerke, such a memory is not necessarily a gift at birth, but the result of training - and he has been delivering that training to thousands of ...

Artists to transform 40 storefronts into cultural showcases

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nearly 40 storefronts in New Brunswick and Highland Park will serve as cultural showcases for the works of artists both local and from across the state, as well as from hands of students from the two municipalities as part of a social justice initiative.

"Window of Understanding," a program from the New Brunswick Community Arts Council, the Rutgers University ...

Plainfield’s Unico Announces Italian-American Monthly Movie Series At South Plainfield Public Library

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ---The Plainfields’ Chapter of UNICO today announced that it will be sponsoring a monthly series of Italian and Italian-American movies to be shown—free to the public—at the South Plainfield Library.

The first movie, "Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" featuring Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren (1963) will be shown at the South Plainfield ...

Roberto Sayers of South Plainfield Sworn in as Executive Member of NAACP

January 12, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  –  A resident of the borough for 12 years, Roberto Sayers first became involved with Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) two years ago and, in late 2018, was elected to serve on its board. He was sworn in to a three-year term as an Executive Member during a Jan. 10 ...

Piscataway’s Annual MLK Commemorative Breakfast Set for Sat., January 19th

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway residents are invited to attend "Living the Dream," the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 a.m.

Sponsored by the township’s Civil Rights Advisory Commission and the North Stelton Ame Church Women's Ministry., the breakfast will be held at the Piscataway Senior Center, 700 ...

Fund Launched for Piscataway Sixth Grader’s Funeral Expenses

PISCATAWAY, NJ – 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre may have suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, NY where he was visiting on New Year’s Day, according to a WABC news report.

The official cause of death for Cameron is still under investigation.

In the WABC news report Thursday, ...

Toxic Stress Causes Lifelong Adverse Effects on New Jersey’s Youngest and Most Vulnerable Children

January 11, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Dr. Arturo Brito was recently a guest on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato, where he discussed the effects of toxic stressors on children from the ages zero to three, and how New Jersey lawmakers are helping to combat this critical issue.

Toxic stressors, explained Dr. Brito, are those stressors that can be persistent, chronic and severe. Infants and young children exposed to ...

Nissan Becomes First Japanese Car Company to Enter Formula E Auto Racing Series

NEW YORK -- TAPintoTV spoke with Roel de Vries, VP/Head of Global Marketing at Nissan Motor Company, at the 2018 New York International Auto Show about the 2018/2019 Formula E racing season. Nissan’s new electric racing car marks the first Japanese manufacturer to participate in the global all-electric auto racing series.

“Formula E is a logical extension of our long-term belief in ...

New Brunswick to get a 'Biergarten,' Newest Downtown Restaurant

January 3, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Hub City is joining in a popular trend and getting a beer garden of sorts this spring when a new restaurant opens, filling a now-vacant location near the train station.

Redd's Biergarten will open at the foot of Easton Avenue, in the prime downtown site that was previously home to Brother Jimmy's BBQ.

It will be the third location for Redd's. The first ...

Piscataway Township to hold Free Rabies Clinic; Low Cost Wellness Services for Cats and Dogs

January 9, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - People for Animals will be providing low cost wellness services such as microchipping for cats and dogs at the township’s upcoming free rabies clinic.

The Facebook post on Wednesday from the township states:

“While the rabies vaccine is free for your dogs and cats at Piscataway Township’s upcoming clinic on Saturday, January 26th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the ...

'Nocturnal Nature' Through A Child's Eye Show Open Into February; Reception This Weekend

January 13, 2019

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 27th annual Nature Through a Child's Eye exhibit of Somerset County elementary students' art with an environmental theme, will be on display through Feb. 3 at the Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge, with receptions this weekend for the student artists from 13 schools.

The theme this year is ...

Procession of Fundraisers for Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kicks Off This Sunday

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — Fundraisers on six consecutive Sundays will highlight the countdown to the Belmar/Lake Como St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 3.

This Sunday, January 13, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh at 15 Oak Street, Old Bridge, will host the first event, followed by these establishments through to the week before the parade.

January 20: The Salty Whale with ...

Sandals Resorts Eliminates All Styrofoam Across Caribbean Resorts Starting Feb. 1 2019

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica - Sandals and Beaches resorts will eliminate all Styrofoam from their resorts in the Caribbean starting Feb. 1, 2019. Sandals operates 19 resorts on seven islands including the Bahamas, Grenada, and Turks & Caicos. 

"As we enter the New Year, it's incredibly important to our Sandals family that environmental sustainability remains a key ...

Online Scammer Targeted Seniors

January 10, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Senior Citizens can breathe a little easier now since a local man has pled guilty to scamming seniors in aan online money grab.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man from Edison pleaded guilty for taking part in an internationally-based computer scam which conned 83 senior citizens out of cash totaling $25,000.

Mohammed Alam, 25, of Edison ...

How to Brighten Your Home with Houseplants that Bloom

January 14, 2019

Brighten your indoor décor with plants that bloom. Whether growing traditional favorites, flowering tropical plants, or annuals moved inside for winter; their colorful flowers are sure to elicit smiles and months of enjoyment. Just provide the right growing conditions and sufficient light and you will be enjoying months of indoor color.

You may have enjoyed an initial burst of color ...

New Image Landscaping Offering Snow Removal Services

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – New Image Landscaping and Lawn Care, a year-round landscaping and whole/retail supply company, provides residential and commercial lawn cleanups as well as snow removal services. 

“With the winter quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to schedule lawn cleanups so the snow doesn’t pack the leaves down and kill the grass,” said Scott ...

Houseplants 101

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Lift your spirits and improve your indoor environment by taking part in the indoor gardening movement. An apartment or home filled with tropical, succulent and flowering plants can provide beauty, extend your garden season, improve air quality and create a peaceful environment to de-stress.

Though some may find indoor gardening a bit intimidating, don’t let past ...

Nuns Assigned to Immaculata Community to Leave Somerville after 61 Years

January 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will end their association with Immaculate Conception School and Immaculata High School after 61 years and will be reassigned to other responsibilities at the end of the school year.

The Sisters had met with Msgr. Seamus F. Brennan last month to inform him of their decision, which was based on numbers – too few ...

Someville: Luxury Apartments Open Alongside NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line

January 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough's inventory of commuter-friendly rental apartments continues to grow, with Monday's announcement that the 69-unit. four-story SOMA is ready to lease from its inventory of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, with monthly rents ranging from $1,550-$2,700.

Located at 110 South Bridge St., SOMA - an acronym for South of Main - is perched alongside the ...

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Help Kick Off the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life 2019 Season in Middlesex County at the Brunswick Square Mall on Saturday, February 9th

January 16, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The American Cancer Society kicks off its new fundraising season in Middlesex County on Saturday, February 9th 2019 – 4-6pm at the Brunswick Square Mall, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816. 

Together we can beat out biggest rival.  The entire Middlesex County community is invited to come out and learn more about their local community events how they ...

Jersey Avenue Getting 2 Huge New Warehouses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Jersey Avenue corridor, already home to large warehouse operations, now will have more with the city approving two more of the structures, each with more than 50,000 square feet of space.

Planning board members on Monday approved construction of a 51,180-square-foot building at 750 Jersey Ave., next door to the Occidental Chemical building.

This is the second of ...

South Brunswick Police's Foot Pursuit Leads To Arrest

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Monday's foot pursuit of a buglary suspect by officers from the South Brunswick Police Department resulted in the arrest of 42 year old Christoph Drummond. Officers responded to a call at 10:59 a.m. from a sales person in a model home in East Meadows Estates. East Meadows Estates is a new housing development located off of Beekman Road.

According to details released ...

Obituaries

Piscataway, NJ – Claude R. Harrison, 83, passed away at Robert Wood Johnson University ...
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Piscataway – Stanley A. Strokis, 88, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at JFK Medical ...
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'69 Mets to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of World Series Win at TD Bank Ballpark

January 15, 2019

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a special 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets at TD Bank Ballpark on Sunday, June 9.

Four members of the 1969 World Series Championship team will be in attendance to be honored down on the field during the pre-game ceremonies and then sign autographs for fans at the ballpark. Scheduled to appear ...

Franklin Township: Etheridge Family Medicine Hires New Family Nurse Practitioner, Gloria Trinidad

SOMERSET, NJ - Gloria Trinidad is one of the Etheridge Family Medicine's newest hires. 

Trinidad is a Family Nurse Practitioner who received her Post- Masters Certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner from Monmouth University. Trinidad brings enthusiasm to the field of healthcare and years of experience in internal care and geriatric medicine. 

She also has ...

Ashnault wins at 149, but No. 24 Rutgers wrestling falls to No. 3 Oklahoma State, 26-5 at the RAC

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The No. 24 Rutgers wrestling team went to battle with No. 3 Oklahoma State and the historic visiting Cowboys defeated the Scarlet Knights, 26-5, at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

The loss moves Rutgers’ dual meet record to 7-3 overall while Oklahoma State improved to 7-0.

Rutgers won two individual bouts on the afternoon at 149 pounds by sixth-year senior No. 2 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, January 26, 9:00 AM

Department of Public Works Garage, Piscataway

FREE Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats

Health & Wellness

Man Falls Over 70 Feet at Merida Construction Site in Roselle Park

January 12, 2019

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A Medevac helicopter was called in to assist after a construction accident occurred at the Merida Apartment Building construction site at approximately 10:35 a.m. Saturday. 

Roselle Park Police and rescue units along with Cranford first aide, Trinitas, and Union County EMS responders were called to the 200 block of E. Westfield Ave. at the construction site where they ...

Forget Pita: Falafel is in Everything

January 14, 2019

Falafel, that tasty vegetarian Mediterranean street food made from chickpeas, isn’t just for pitas anymore. It’s showing up in sub sandwiches, salads, chips, pizzas – even soup.

Why is it so popular?

“It’s vegetarian and a hearty add on,” said David Delinko, owner of The Salad House of Somerville, where customers can get warm pieces of ...

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Your Pets

January 12, 2019

UNION, NJ - You're probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pet’s health?

The Westfield Veterinary Group has some tips to keep your pet safe during the cold New Jersey winter.

Limit the time outdoors since ears and toes are prone to frostbite.
Check paws ...

The Far Side of Progress

There are lots of exotic places I would like to visit before I die. The far side of the moon is not one of them.

But I understand that traveling to distant lands is a calling unique to the individual. It explains why there are people in the world who seek to explore the Mariana Trench or the Greenland Ice Sheet or Des Moines, Iowa. So I guess China has its reasons for going there.

Despite ...