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Dr. Tom CONNORS for Piscataway School Board, Putting KIDS First, Column 2

Candidate Statement: Vote Dr. Tom CONNORS for Piscataway School Board, COLUMN 2, Putting KIDS First!

1. Why are you running for election to the Piscataway Township Board of Education?

I believe in public education. I’m dedicated to serving Piscataway School kids and their families.  Growing up, my family had a lot of financial hardships. I worked hard in high school, was a 5 ...

BOE Candidates’ Statement from Sarah Rashid, Dr. Tom Connors and Nancy Salgado-Cowan

Dear Neighbors,

I’m Nancy SALGADO-COWAN, and I am proud to be running in the non-partisan Piscataway School Board election with Sarah RASHID and Dr. Tom CONNORS.  We are the team that has a proven track record of "Putting Kids First."  We are in Column 2 (on the back of your mail ballot and at the bottom of the voting machine). Regardless of who you vote for ...

Karl Towns Returns Home to New Jersey, Visits St. Joseph HS

October 14, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ– Karl-Anthony Towns, made a surprise appearance at a St. Joseph High School assembly this week to accept the honor of being inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame.  Towns, a member of the Class of 2014 was unable to attend the annual Hall of Fame Dinner held several days prior due to his NBA schedule. Instead, Towns arranged to visit his old stomping grounds and ...

Registration is Open for Piscataway Recreation's Wrestling Program

Piscataway, NJ — Township boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 are invited to participate in the Piscataway Recreation sponsored wrestling program. 

Participants will be divided into groups of beginners and experienced wrestlers.

There is no charge for this program. Uniforms will be provided for matches. Wrestling shows and headgear are the responsibility of the ...

Football: Bombers Blow Past Piscataway 34-6

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- It was bombs away against Piscataway for Sayreville on Friday night, as the Bombers outperformed their opponents handily in all three facets of football, swarming the Chiefs on offense, defense, and special teams to defeat Piscataway 34-6.

The domination of the Chiefs occurred from the onset of the game.

The Bombers forced a fumble on the opening possession, ...

Plaguing the Parks: Police Still Seeking Sexual Assault Suspect in South Brunswick

October 20, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Police in several townships are still on the lookout for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault that occurred in the area of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28, 2021.

According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, this incident has similarities to a sexual assault that ...

Piscataway's New Market Fire Department Helps Out Dunellen Fire Company

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The New Market Fire Department is helping out their brothers and sisters at the Dunellen Defender Fire Company #1 who suffered significant loss to their firehouse in a blaze Tuesday afternoon.

In a social media post, the Dunellen fire company thanked area fire departments that responded to the fire and said they would be “ensuring mutual aid coverage from ...

Newest Red Hawks at Montclair State University Include 16 Piscataway Students

October 19, 2021

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Montclair State University welcomed the newest members of the Red Hawk family for the Fall 2021 semester. There are 16 new Red Hawks from Piscataway.

Ansha Khokhar
Jace Pastras
Rachel Rubio
Chahna Patel
Brianna Diaferia
Marquis Baker
Cassandra Diaferia
Eyv Matthews
Nyah Vaughn
Fatima Awad
Sydney Mckever
Kahleilah Foster
Orlando Merida
RaeAnn ...

With Face Masks and Horn Covers, Piscataway Superchiefs Return to Host 43rd Annual Marching Band Festival

PISCATAWAY, NJ – COVID-19 put a damper on last year’s Superchief Band Festival, so the return to hosting areas schools in the 43rd annual competition was sweet news for band director, Ken Zampella.

“We could not march in the fall but we had a spring season (so) we were much more fortunate than a lot of other bands,” said Zampella who has led the Piscataway High School ...

Resources Now Available to Help K-12 Schools Teach Climate Change in the Classroom

NEW JERSEY – Online resources have been made available to school districts and educators that can be used to incorporate climate change education across K-12 classrooms beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, announced the New Jersey Department of Education.

New Jersey became the first state in the nation to incorporate climate change across its revised state K-12 learning standards ...

Murphy Orders Flags To Be Flown at Half Staff Through Friday, October 22

October 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY -  All flags will be flown at half-staff through Friday in honor of General Colin Powel.

“General Colin Powell was a dedicated statesman, soldier, and public servant who served our nation with integrity and purpose,” said Governor Murphy. “Tammy and I are praying for his loved ones.” 

Copy of Executive Order #270

 

Get ...

350,000 NJ Households Notified of Overdue Electric Bills; Apply for Assistance or Pay Up Says Government

TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding bills.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) sent letters to all households with ...

Tropical Storm Ida Victims Have Until November 4 to Apply for FEMA Assistance

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway residents still have time to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance for Tropical Storm Ida damages. The last day to apply for aid is November 4. 

Residents can apply for aid online by visiting disasterassistance.gov, by calling 1-800-621-3362, or by visiting one of the Disaster Relief Centers in the state.

One of the ...

Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day

October 20, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day is Thursday, October 21, a way to show support for increasing domestic violence awareness. The original awareness campaign was on the first Tuesday in October 1981. As advocacy and awareness grew, it expanded to the full month, and in 1987, DVAM was officially observed; two years later, October was officially designated as ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Names New COO

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s new chief operating officer brings expertise in driving clinical excellence across integrated health care systems gleaned during his time at some of the best and biggest hospitals in the country.

Alan Lee, who recently served in multiple senior leadership roles at New York-Presbyterian, will be responsible for aligning ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Recognized For its Treatment of Stroke Patients

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for its commitment to ensuring its stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to established guidelines.

The hospital has received the Get with the Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for its treatment ...

Saved from the Flood: Extensive Collection of European Bookplates to be Sold

October 19, 2021

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An extensive collection of European bookplates assembled over 75 years by a northern New Jersey native of Hungary will be sold in an online auction Wednesday, Oct. 20 by Bodnars Auction.

The collection of 10,000 bookplates, cataloged in binders, spans 200+ years with many rare images; most are signed by the artists, with some accompanied by letters from the artists to the ...

With Face Masks and Horn Covers, Piscataway Superchiefs Return to Host 43rd Annual Marching Band Festival

PISCATAWAY, NJ – COVID-19 put a damper on last year’s Superchief Band Festival, so the return to hosting areas schools in the 43rd annual competition was sweet news for band director, Ken Zampella.

“We could not march in the fall but we had a spring season (so) we were much more fortunate than a lot of other bands,” said Zampella who has led the Piscataway High School ...

Unforgettable Fire Wins First Episode of Clash of the Cover Bands

FANWOOD, NJ -- Unforgettable Fire, a band that pays tribute to U2's Bono (Anthony Russo), The Edge (Mick Normoyle), Adam Clayton (Fanwood's own Craig Kiell), and Larry Mullen Jr. (George Levesanos) emerged victorious in the first episode of E!'s new competition show, Clash of the Cover Bands, on Wednesday evening.

The theme of the evening was "Stadium Rockers" ...

Piscataway Siblings' Annual Holiday Toy Drive Helps Put Smiles on Kids Faces at CINJ

October 17, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Mikey Wojcik and his sister, Mary have been holding their annual toy drive and fundraiser in the years since their beloved father passed away in 2015 after a long battle with cancer.

The Piscataway siblings want to help bring smiles to the young patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), and once again ask for the public’s help. In their ...

Yasemin Uyar's Mother to Speak During Women's Aware Candlelight Vigil

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Karen Uyar, the mother of Highland Park native Yasemin Uyar, who was allegedly killed by her longtime boyfriend in July, will be one of the speakers at Women Aware’s virtual candlelight vigil.

The vigil is held annually during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month by the New Brunswick-based group to remember victims whose lives were stolen by domestic violence, and to ...

Piscataway: Zion Hill Baptist Church Hosts Food Distribution for Area Residents

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The parking lot at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Piscataway was the site of a food distribution program on Saturday that brought out area families who received boxes of donated canned food items, personal care products, and children’s books, drive-thru style.

Recipients redeemed vouchers provided by the national charity, Feed the Children which partnered with the ...

NJ Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents in One Week, Fuels Costs Are $1.14 More Than Last Year

October 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s average gas price is $3.38, up 10 cents from last week ($3.28), according to AAA Northeast’s Oct.19 survey of fuel prices. The analysis also found that motorists are paying 16 cents more than a month ago ($3.22) and $1.14 more than this same time last year ($2.24). The average price in the Garden State is four cents ...

Murphy Announces Plan to Invest $700 Million to Help Support Working Families, Child Care Workers and Providers

TRENTON – A new plan to invest more than $700 million to help parents pay for child care, provide bonus pay to child care workers, and distribute grants and increase support for child care providers, announced Governor Phil Murphy and Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman.

“We know that child care is one of the key challenges facing families – ...

Latino-Owned Businesses Revenues Outpaced Non-Latino-Owned Firms in 2020-21, According to Biz2Credit’s Annual Study

NATIONAL/NEW JERSEY – Average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses ($258,251) in 2020-21 was $82,535 lower than their revenues the previous year ($340,787), a 24.2% decline, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study. The analysis also found that average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses was $45,435 greater than for non-Latino-owned companies ...

Franklin Township Missing Pet Alert: Please Help Find Ember the Boston Terrier

October 7, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ - Ember a black and white female two-year-old Boston Terrier when went Missing on 10.5.21 at 9:00 pm 1 mile from Morris & Essex Dog Show in Colonial Park.

She jumped out of the x-pen on the soccer field and RAN.

Everyone, please keep your eyes and ears open. She will be very frightened. She is away from home for the first time.

Dog show address is:

Colonial ...

New Rules For NJ Home Baking Businesses

October 20, 2021

NEW JERSEY — On October 4, 2021, the New Jersey Health Department created rules to allow home bakers to sell their goods as a food business.

New Jersey was the last state to adopt a “Cottage Food Law” that allows many types of non-perishable foods to be sold directly to the end consumer.

No wholesale or shipping is allowed and producers can only sell up to $50,000 of ...

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal Sold At Walmart Recalled

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal, which is manufactured for Walmart has been recalled after the FDA found a sample from three production lots tested above the guidance for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic, announced the company.

The specific Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal 8 oz lots being recalled were sold after April 5, 2021, and include:

Lot 21083 with ...

Hub City Food Truck Festival Postponed Until Nov. 7

NEW BRUNSWICK - The Hub City Food Truck Festival has been postponed until Sunday, Nov. 7.

It will mark the return of one of the city’s most beloved events after it was canceled last fall.

Entrance to the festival at Boyd Park is free, and the first 300 attendees will receive free gifts.

There will also be games and music from DJ Runthefade.

For additional details, contact the ...

New Service Hours For Morristown National Historical Parks

October 18, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ -The Morristown National Historical Park has new hours for the fall. Beginning yesterday, all park grounds will be open from 8am - 6pm.

Grounds include: Jockey Hollow -586 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown, NJ 07960 (approximate), New Jersey Brigade and Cross Estate Gardens Area -61 Jockey Hollow Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924 and the Fort Nonsense Area- 16 Chestnut Street, ...

Milltown's Popular Haunted River Walk Is Back

MILLTOWN, NJ - Halloween is in the air and after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus, Milltown's popular Haunted River Walk returns with a scare. Deadly Decades, featuring Joyce Kilmer's Class of 2022, takes over the Mill Pond Park's walking path to give Halloween lovers an early shiver. The walk takes place on Thursday, October 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, October 22 from 7 p.m.

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

Johnson Park Zoo to Close in Wake of Hurricane Ida Flooding

October 18, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The county is closing the Johnson Park Animal Haven after the remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded the small zoo on River Road.

The process of moving all the animals from the zoo to new homes across the state has already started, said Middlesex County in a press release issued today.

In a quote attributed to the Middlesex Board of County Commissioners, the Johnson Park ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

Piscataway Girl Scout Builds Rain Garden at Columbus Park

PISCATAWAY, NJ — With help from friends, family, members of the community and other Girl Scouts, Piscataway resident, Gabriella Robinson, a Senior Girl Scout built a rain garden in Columbus Park on Saturday.

The rain garden project for Robinson’s Gold Award was postponed and moved from Riverside Park in Piscataway after the park was damaged from Tropical Storm ...

Enjoy the Beauty and Science Behind Fall Color

October 18, 2021

The brilliant fall color in our landscapes is a magical transformation that happens each year.  And the science behind it is just as intriguing. 

Each fall as the days shorten our deciduous trees and shrubs begin this transformation.  The plants produce less of the chlorophyll that gives leaves their normal green color.  The existing chlorophyll starts breaking down, ...

350,000 NJ Households Notified of Overdue Electric Bills; Apply for Assistance or Pay Up Says Government

TRENTON, NJ - Approximately 350,000 New Jersey households with overdue electric and natural gas bills were notified by mail that utility relief may be available. Residents who are behind in their utility and gas bills have until December 1 to enter an assistance program or pay their outstanding bills.

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) sent letters to all households with ...

Save Seeds of Favorite Vegetable and Flower Plants

Experimentation is part of the fun of gardening. Saving seeds from your favorite vegetable or flower for next year’s garden or even the next generation is something you might like to try.

Keep in mind that all flowers and vegetables will not come true from seed. Hybrids and those pollinated by the wind or insects may produce offspring unlike the parent plant. The resulting surprise can ...

Today is Deadline to Register to Vote in General Election

October 12, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — New Jersey residents are reminded that today, October 12 is the deadline for voter registration for the November 2 general election.

You can register to vote if:

You are a United States citizen.
You will be 18 years old by the next election.
You will be a resident of the state and county for 30 days before the election.
You are NOT ...

Governor Murphy Raises Pay from $200 to $300 for New Jersey Poll Workers

TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 266, which increases the pay for New Jersey’s poll workers from $200 to $300 for Election Day, and increases pay during the early voting period by a commensurate hourly rate.

The increase aims to incentivize poll worker participation during the early voting period as well as Election Day in this year's ...

Faithful Flock to Hillsborough Church to Venerate Vatican Holy Relics

October 21, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - More than 1,000 visitors to Mary Mother of God Church Tuesday night experienced a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on opportunity to commune with the carefully preserved icons of their faith.

The collection of 165 relics of the saints, some as old as 2,000 years, represents the very foundation of the worldwide Catholic Church, according to The Rev. Carlos Martins, curator ...

Hillsborough Church Hosts Showing of Historic, Sacred Relics from the Vatican

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A revered splinter of wood, said to have come from the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of 150 sacred relics from the Vatican in Rome that will be venerated in a worship service at Mary Mother of God Church on Tuesday, Oct. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. John Rozembajgier, pastor of the Roman Catholic Church, expects a ...

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Milestones

Kayla Breaux of Piscataway is a Bristol Myers Squibb ELC Scholar

October 17, 2021

Kayla Breaux, a Piscataway, New Jersey native, is a senior studying bioengineering at the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Kayla is deeply interested in research & development and is currently working as a bioengineering intern for Medtronic within the Material, Biocompatibility & AC function of the Neuromodulation Business Unit.

Kayla holds a ...

A Public Statement on PCTV's "EMS Services in Piscataway" Video

October 15, 2021

A Public Statement on PCTV's "EMS Services in Piscataway" Video

The River Road Rescue Squad is appalled and ashamed by the video released by PCTV that featured Piscataway Police and JFK EMS leadership (www.tinyurl.com/pwayEMS).  The amount of effort that the Township has invested to discredit the volunteer EMS services that have served our community for over 60 years ...

Setting the Record Straight - A Public Statement from the River Road Rescue Squad

Summary of Response to the Letter-to-the-Editor in TAPinto Piscataway

Below is a lengthy rebuttal to the Letter to the Editor that was published in TAP into Piscataway on October 1, 2021 by Piscataway Police Chief Thomas Mosier.  The chief misstated and omitted several facts.  Below is a summary of the problems with the chief’s opinion piece.  These issues are more fully ...

Dr. Tom CONNORS for Piscataway School Board, Putting KIDS First, Column 2

Candidate Statement: Vote Dr. Tom CONNORS for Piscataway School Board, COLUMN 2, Putting KIDS First!

1. Why are you running for election to the Piscataway Township Board of Education?

I believe in public education. I’m dedicated to serving Piscataway School kids and their families.  Growing up, my family had a lot of financial hardships. I worked hard in high school, was a 5 ...

BOE Candidates’ Statement from Sarah Rashid, Dr. Tom Connors and Nancy Salgado-Cowan

Dear Neighbors,

I’m Nancy SALGADO-COWAN, and I am proud to be running in the non-partisan Piscataway School Board election with Sarah RASHID and Dr. Tom CONNORS.  We are the team that has a proven track record of "Putting Kids First."  We are in Column 2 (on the back of your mail ballot and at the bottom of the voting machine). Regardless of who you vote for ...

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October 21, 2021

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Looking for a fun and easy way to earn extra money for the holidays? You can earn anywhere from $40-$325+ evaluating high quality products from top cosmetic and consumer product companies. We are located at 371 Hoes Lane in Piscataway.

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Economic Development Keeps Piscataway in High Standing with Standard & Poor’s

Township Again Earns AA+ Stable from Renowned Rating Agency

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Mayor Brian C. Wahler and the Township Council are very happy to let residents know that Standard & Poor’s continues to keep Piscataway among its high ranked municipalities by again reaffirming the Township its AA+ stable rating, its second highest rating since 2013.

In its report, Standard & ...

Boy Scouts of America 2021 Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner Honors Outstanding Community Members

Boy Scouts of America will be honoring local citizens at the 2021 Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, October 21st at Morris County Golf Club at 6:30 pm.  This year’s honorees are Kitty & Dave Hartman of New Providence; Keith Langworthy of Summit; and Jamie Rodgers of Mountain Lakes. The event recognizes these four outstanding citizens for ...

Plaguing the Parks: Police Still Seeking Sexual Assault Suspect in South Brunswick

October 20, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Police in several townships are still on the lookout for a suspect in an aggravated sexual assault that occurred in the area of Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park on the border of Plainsboro and South Brunswick Townships on September 28, 2021.

According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, this incident has similarities to a sexual assault that ...

Two Members of New Brunswick Board of Education Have Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two members of the nine-person New Brunswick Board of Education have tendered their resignations.

Javier Gomez Blanco, the assistant school district administrator, announced at Tuesday night’s meeting that Patricia Sadowski, a lifelong city resident who served on the board for 24 years, and Jennifer Shukaitis, a Rutgers faculty member who served the board for more ...

Exploring Our Community: Discussions, Writing, Trivia, and More!












At the beginning of the year, Piscataway Public Library began a project exploring the question "what makes a community?" We've been so happy to see many of you on Zoom for these events. Here's what's coming up:




The events below ...

TAPinto Piscataway Is Offering Holiday Marketing Specials - Call Us Today!

Looking to get a head start promoting your business during the upcoming holidays? Click here to earn more about TAPinto's Holiday Marketing Specials:

https://marketing.tapinto.net/holidayspecials

Meet the Man Hired to be Rutgers' First Cyber Warrior

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer.

Before starting at Rutgers, Albertini served for the past ...

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: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

October 20, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

First Baptist Church to Participate in Gun Amnesty Buyback Program

SOMERSET, NJ - Residents can bring their unwanted firearms to First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens on October 23 and receive up to $250 per gun -- no questions asked -- through a Gun Amnesty Buyback program.

Guns in any condition will be accepted. All persons turning in a firearm may do so anonymously.

“We welcome the opportunity to participate in the ...

School Mask Mandate Opponents Rally at the State House

TRENTON, NJ -- Hundreds of New Jerseyans gathered outside the State House Annex Building in Downtown Trenton on Monday to rally against Governor Phil Murphy's executive order which mandates that school employees must receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Organizers intentionally planned the rally to be held on the same day that the Governor's Order took effect ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, October 27, 6:30 PM

Virtual @ Union Public Library, Union

Declutter and Destress This Holiday Season with ...

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Thu, October 28, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Thinking Money For Kids Virtual Book Discussion

Business & Finance Education

Tue, November 2, 12:00 PM

South Plainfield Free Public Library, South Plainfield

"Mandala Suncatcher Craft" Program

Arts & Entertainment Other

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Wed, November 3, 12:30 PM

South Plainfield Public Library, South Plainfield

ABC of Diabetes

Health & Wellness

Fire Safety Tips and Tricks

October 14, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — In honor of Fire Safety Month, please read and share these tips from the National Fire Prevention Association. Please also be on the look-out for events in the community hosted by local fire departments to raise awareness. Schools are also being visited by firefighters to teach the children fire safety. 

Did you know:

3 of every 5 home fire deaths ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

My Truth, Your Truth

Who's to say what the truth is? My perspective is just that - MY perspective. Ten people can be in a room and have 10 versions of what they saw.

 

When you're disagreeing with your teen about how something played out, remember that their version is just as valid as yours.

 

Also remember that you don't have to agree, only accept they have another point of ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

What You Can Do to Save a Life-- Maybe Even Your Own

Suicide takes a terrible toll on our society, almost no matter where in the world we live. It happens much more often than we realize, and spreads across a wide portion of the age spectrum.

Listen as I speak with Mary Ann Murtha of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Hear Mary Ann present some of AFSP's proactive initiatives to drastically reduce the number of suicides.

Best Future Job and Career Opportunities: Do You Know What They Are?

If that's of interest to you, your child, a grandchild, a friend, or someone else in your network, then listen to my guest expert, Ryan Farrell. Ryan is an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Ryan not only speaks about some of the fantastic FREE tools BLS offers to help you find out which jobs are projected to grow the most during this ...