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Girls Wrestling: Piscataway 5th Grader Wins 3rd Consecutive State Title

March 10, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Jane Rodrigues, 10 won her third consecutive state title on Saturday at the New Jersey State Girls Wrestling Championship in Trenton.  

Rodrigues, a fifth grade Piscataway student who wrestles at 54 pounds has been wrestling for the Piscataway Recreation team and Team New Jersey, competing against all-star teams from other states, said her coach, Pat Morgan.

She ...

Game Changer: MLB Breaks with Tradition in Atlantic League Games

NEW YORK - Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball jointly announced yesterday radical changes in the way the games will be played in the Atlantic League in 2019.

The Somerset Patriots, who play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, are one of eight teams in the ALPB that will be affected by the changes, including shorter times between innings and ...

P-Way Buddy Ball

March 10, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ - P-WAY Buddy Ball was created for students with special needs. Regardless of their physical or mental disabilities, students learn an array of sports/fitness skills through physical activities and by staying active! With the encouragement of determined physical education teachers, committed special education teachers, and dedicated student volunteers, our athletes take part ...

PHS Principal: 'Piscataway prides itself on being an inclusive and respectful community'

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway High School Principal Jason Lester issued a statement to parents to address an incident that involved high school students about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 7.

“A student reported to high school administration that an image of a white student in blackface had appeared on social media,” according to an alert sent to parents Thursday afternoon.

School ...

Collaboration is Key at Annual MCVTS Tech Expo

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Innovation, collaboration and environmental sustainability were emphasized as about 200 students competed in the annual Tech Expo to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools.

“MCVTS is proud to showcase our students' creativity, ingenuity and skills in the Tech Expo,” ...

Piscataway Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

March 16, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Township police are searching for a suspect wanted for the March 8 robbery of the Investors Bank on Stelton Road.

Police said at about 5:30 pm that evening, a man handed a teller a note demanding money. They said he did not show a weapon, but that he walked out of the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash fleeing in a black 2007 Volkswagen Jetta ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019

NATIONAL -- As March 17 rolls around, roughly half of American adults gear up to wear something green, decorate with images of shamrocks, and make plans with family and friends, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Among consumers under the age of 35, about 70 percent planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the NRF reports. Over 80 percent of adults said wearing green would ...

County Opens a Look Back at 'Mid-Century New Jersey'

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - It was the first decade of the Cold War and the era that sparked rock 'n roll when TV was bringing Ed Sullivan into everyone's living room, and suburban development was creating more bedroom communities outside the cities.

The 1950s brought changes in the culture that are still with us today, and many of that era’s biggest cultural changes had their roots ...

Piscataway's Amira Kamara Selected By Somerset Patriots From Anthem Auditions

BRIDGEWATER NJ- The Somerset Patriots announced that Piscataway's Amira Kamara is among the winners of their National Anthem Auditions held at Bridgewater Commons on Saturday, March 9th.
 
Kamara joins a talented group of winners that included David Lang of Somervile, Matt Lafargue of Dunellen, Jordan Thomas Burnett of Hamilton, Michael Barthal of Bedminster, ...

13,500 Reasons to Love East Brunswick's New Metro Diner

March 13, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   The new Metro Diner on Route 18 South in East Brunswick may be the first diner in this "Southern hospitality" chain to put down roots in New jersey, but owners Mike and Jennifer Killeen have already made lots of friends in the community.  This past weekend, during a "soft" (practice) opening, the Killeens hosted a fundraiser for two ...

Spring Forward: Time Change Wreaks Havoc with Sleep Clock

March 9, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Time changes are always rough, and no one likes to lose an hour of sleep. But for about 2 million New Jerseyans, setting the clock ahead tonight will be brutal. That’s because about 30 percent of Garden State adults report having problems sleeping.

Among the findings of a scientific statewide poll conducted by Rutgers Center for State Health Policy are:

30 ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

March 10, 2019

STAFFORD - We are several days into March, and the month sure has roared in like a lion. The water temperatures have remained low and need to see an increase of several degrees before the striped bass become active.

The big news of the past few days has been the revelation that the New Jersey summer flounder regulations have been pretty much set. I understand that there is still one ...

Residents and activists square off with unions over controversial pipeline project

March 19, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK – Politicians, residents and environmental groups found themselves at odds with unions over an extension of the Transco natural gas pipeline that would run through New Jersey and the Raritan Bay to New York.

Williams, the energy infrastructure company that owns and operates the Transco pipeline, wants to build a 32,000 horsepower compressor station in Franklin and 3.5 ...

Second New Brunswick Food Delivery Man Robbed, Assaulted

March 18, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man delivering a food order to a city residence was attacked by two robbers who punched the victim and stole the food and personal property, Rutgers University police said in an alert issued today.

The victim, who was robbed at an off-campus location, was the second delivery man attacked in five days.

The latest robbery occurred Saturday about 8 p.m. on Dix Street ...

Rice Is Not Just for Dinner Anymore

March 15, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - Those of us in the foodisphere often find ourselves in a place where we have to explain that rice is more than a steamed side served with Chinese take-out or a major component of Sushi. Time and again we create and share recipes ranging from jambalaya to rice and beans to show the versatility of culinary staple.

While I love to playing the role of the culinary explorer, ...

From Garden to Bouquet – Growing Your Own Cut Flowers

Keep your flower vases filled all summer long with beautiful blossoms picked right from your own garden and containers. Growing seeds, plants and tender bulbs that can double as cut flowers makes it easy to create casual, fresh-cut bouquets for your dinner table, guest room or to share with family and friends.

For early spring flowers, look to spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils, ...

10 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2019

NATIONAL -- As March 17 rolls around, roughly half of American adults gear up to wear something green, decorate with images of shamrocks, and make plans with family and friends, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Among consumers under the age of 35, about 70 percent planned to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the NRF reports. Over 80 percent of adults said wearing green would ...

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New Brunswick paraprofessional, coach charged with sexually assaulting teen at school

March 20, 2019

A New Brunswick middle school paraprofessional and assistant basketball coach is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female student on school property, authorities announced.

Eugene Colbert, 31, of South River, a paraprofessional in the New Brunswick school system, as well as a member of the coaching staff allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with the ...

Students Invited to be Creative in New MCVTS Makerspace

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - It used to be called the library, and then the media center, but now a room on the East Brunswick Campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools is a “makerspace.”

“We’re calling it The Hub because we want this to be the center of the school,” said Jacqueline Treadwell, media specialist. “We want everyone to come in ...

Social Media Symposium III: Grow Your Awareness of the Cyber World

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Do you need support managing social media in your home? Is your child attached to his/her device? Are you fully aware of what’s going on in the cyber world? Would you like some guidance on setting controls on technology devices?

Parents and Students (Gr 4 & Up) ~ Join the South Brunswick Parent Academy for a day of learning at the: Social Media Symposium ...

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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Freeholder Kenneth Armwood to be Honored by CASA of Middlesex County

March 20, 2019

In recognition of Freeholder Kenneth Armwood’s commitment to public service, community development, and youth outreach, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Middlesex County will recognize him at their May 5 event, Toast 2019.

Freeholder Kenneth Armwood has been aware of the disparities that exist for youth from a very early age. Although he has been mentored by strong men and ...

Collaboration Serves Students with Autism and Taxpayers

The Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts is running three high quality special class programs for students with Autism spectrum disorders and saving New Brunswick taxpayers thousands of dollars. Now in its third year of operation, the special class program is a partnership between the New Brunswick Public Schools and the Collaborative Educational Services (CES) division of the Educational ...

NJ Makers Day at Piscataway Public Library

We hope you can join us on March 23rd!

At Kennedy:

Try It, You'll Like It - explore healthy food with HealthBarn USA sponsored by the Friends of Piscataway Library
Sew a Mug Rug Coaster
Small Electronics Builds with the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC), funded by Hadley Communication Technologies - register here to ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, March 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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Fri, March 22, 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, March 22, 6:15 PM

Our Lady of Fatima - Cafeteria, Piscataway

Designer Bag Bingo

Arts & Entertainment Education Giving Back

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Fri, March 22, 6:30 PM

The Grove, Cedar Grove

HOPE STARTS HERE: The 2019 Komen North Jersey ...

Giving Back

Sun, March 24, 9:30 AM

Rutgers Prep School - Baldwin Hall, Somerset

Purim Carnival

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Hillsborough Schools Face Tough Choices; Teacher Layoffs Possible

March 20, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Stung by the defeat of a March 12 referendum that would have raised over $8 million to stabilize the school budget and implement full-day kindergarten, the Board of Education is considering several cost-saving options for the 2019-20 school year – including layoffs upwards of 50 teachers and staff.

Other remedies under consideration to overcome a $5 million shortfall ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Yes I'm Not

Recently I discovered, somewhat unexpectedly, that I am a robot.

Ironically, I came to this discovery after contemplating the purchase of a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. The motorized Roomba disk roams by itself around the house methodically cleaning the floor. The Roomba also seems like it could make a good pet.

But owning a robot is not for the faint of heart or the weak of silicon.