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Piscataway Boys Hoops Runs its Way Past Rival Franklin, 71-62

February 9, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- About seven miles and a 15-minute drive separates Piscataway High School and Franklin High and the two neighboring town rivals met on the hardwood on Saturday as the Chiefs’ boys basketball team defeated the Warriors at home, 71-62, before a rowdy crowd.

The win moves Piscataway to 12-9 while Franklin drops to 12-8.

“In every sport, it’s a rivalry game.

PHS Students Honored by Zoned Academy for Signing to Play Baseball, Softball in College

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Zoned Sports Academy, in Bridgewater, held its annual signing day Feb. 7, honoring its baseball and softball players, including three from Piscataway High School, who have committed to playing in college next year.

About 160 family, friends and students attended to watch the event, which featured speeches by Zoned owner Duke Baxter and Bridgewater Mayor Dan ...

Piscataway Hoops: Boys Win on Senior Night while Girls Fall to JPS; Both Hit Road in 1st Round of State Tourney

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Postseason play is on its way.

The high school basketball state tournament tips-off on Feb. 25 and both the Piscataway High School boys and girls team will be taking part. The boys are seeded 12th in North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 and will travel on the road to face fifth-seeded Linden at 7:00 p.m. The 10th-seeded girls will also be away at seventh-seeded Watchung hills ...

Delayed Opening for Piscataway Schools on Tuesday, Feb. 12th

February 11, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – All Piscataway Township Schools will have a 2-hour delayed opening tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Feb. 12th.

An announcement on the district’s website states "As you are aware, there is an impending storm with predictions of snow, sleet and/or rain. At this time, Piscataway Schools will operate on a two-hour delayed opening tomorrow, Tuesday, February ...

Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency

February 11, 2019

TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day tomorrow. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the ...

County Dems Mark Passing of Transgender Trailblazer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County Democrats today issued a statement on the passing of Barbara "Babs" Siperstein, a transgender activist who fought for and was honored by a law that was named for her allowing people to change their genders on their birth certificates.

Siperstein, who resided in Edison, died Sunday. She ws 76.

She was the first openly transgender person ...

Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog Film Festival Marks 10th Anniversary in Montclair

February 15, 2019

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- This Saturday, February 16 at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, you can have the chance to watch all of the short films nominated for Academy Awards. The “Oscar Shorts: Celebrate the Underdog” Film Festival is marking its 10th year of showing these short films, which is prior to the Oscar broadcast on February 24.

“People can come, they can learn something ...

The History and Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Clifton Mayor Proclaims City as Great Place for Both Families and Business in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Today, we look back at our conversation from 2018 with Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi at a Regional Chamber of Commerce event. TAPintoTV’s Brian Brodeur discusses with the Mayor how Clifton is a great place to live and why businesses can also expect a very friendly welcome.

Clifton, New Jersey’s 11th largest municipality, celebrated their 100th Anniversary in 2017.

Handcrafted Valentine Chocolates Made Lovingly in Somerville Shop

February 10, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Valentine's Day is synonymous with Cupid, bouquets of flowers, romantic dinners, marriage proposals, weddings - and chocolate.

For many, the gift of chocolate is a once-a-year indulgence; not so for Carol Freedman and Tony Brokenborough who are consumed by their passion for chocolate year 'round.

Six years ago the two partners opened Carol's Creative Chocolatez ...

9Round Co-Owner Carla McKnight Inspires with Quest for Good Health

February 2, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD -  After losing thirty-seven pounds in just three months, 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness Co-Owner Carla McKnight has become an example of what is possible for members of the fitness facility she owns along with her husband, Loroine, located at 4951 Stelton Road in South Plainfield.  

With health problems mounting after years of yoyo dieting and attempting various ...

You are Invited to the "Great Backyard Bird Count"

February 11, 2019

DAVIDSON'S MILL POND PARK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Calling all birdwatchers- or anyone who wants to explore the great outdoors. The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite residents of all ages to join the “Great Backyard Bird Count.”

This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at Davidson's Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave. in South Brunswick.

Piscataway: Wintery Mix Expected to Impact Morning Commutes

Middlesex County, NJ - Light snow is expected to start falling in the area this evening, and tomorrow morning's commute could be impacted, according to the National Weather Service. 

"Predicted amounts are in the 0.5 - 1.5" range," an alert from South Brunswick Police reads. "This should taper off and mostly end tomorrow morning, not long after ...

Go Back into Hibernation, Bears: Milltown Mel Predicts Six More Weeks Of Winter

MILLTOWN, NJ - Milltown Mel is becoming quite the local celebrity as local news outlets joined the Groundhog Day lovers who braved the cold this morning to see if Central Jersey is in for an early spring or six more weeks of winter. For the last two years, Mel has predicted an early spring and the Garden State got pounded with late snowfalls. This year, Mel is bucking his Pennsylvania counterpart ...

Piscataway: Man Sentenced to 7 Years for Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash

February 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 29-year-old man was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison for a fatal crash in which a passenger was killed while he was driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, authorities said.

Superior Court Judge Michael Toto imposed the sentence on Tayib Mahmood, 29, of Woodbridge, who had pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide for the May 6, 2018 crash in which the ...

Heart Shaped Plants to Give for Valentine’s Day

February 7, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Consider giving your valentine something different this year. Select an indoor plant with heart shaped leaves or flowers.

Anthuriums are an easy-to-grow, low maintenance, long-blooming indoor plant. The red, pink or white heart shaped flowers rise above glossy green leaves.

Pothos and philodendron with heart shaped leaves are easy-to-grow and long time favorites.

Somerville Church Youth Group Shows Deployed US Troops Some Love

February 14, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – United Reformed Church’s Youth Group is all about spreading the church’s mission to “love all, serve all” this Valentine’s Day. The kids spent time making Valentine’s Day cards for our Veterans, which were delivered to Operation Shoebox New Jersey to distribute.

The cards will be enclosed in personal care packages that will be ...

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Whale You Be Mine and Seal it with a Kiss? Save the Marine Life from the Threats of NESE’s proposed pipeline under Raritan Bay.

February 13, 2019

The fishing and recreation industry by Raritan Bay, as well as the cleaned-up waters and marinelife in the bay, would be in danger if the Williams/Transco NESE pipeline is constructed from Sayreville, NJ to an offshore point south of Rockaway, NY.

Risks of adding a pipeline under Raritan Bay during 9 months of 24/7 construction:

Toxins from years of industrial dumping have become buried ...

We know the devastation of hurricanes and severe weather events

We’ve worked for years to stop the NESE Project, and now we are in the home stretch.  We are calling on Governor Murphy and the NJDEP to deny the water permit applications so that Compressor Station 206 and pipeline near and under Raritan Bay is not constructed. 

With the actions listed at the end, we are speaking up to protect the health, safety and well-being of us, future ...

East Brunswick Planning Board Shuts Down Hidden Oaks Development

February 14, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Early this morning at the Municipal Center, the East Brunswick Planning Board denied Alfieri Property Management's proposal to build a seven-building apartment complex at the intersection of Tices Lane and Hart's Lane known as Hidden Oaks.  The meeting ran past 12:30 and was attended by, according to Mayor Brad Cohen, "people bursting with thoughts and ...

SBPD Introduces Active Shooter and Preparedness Program

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chief of Police Raymond Hayducka announced a new program Wednesday, aimed at educating and preparing community members for an active shooter situation.  The program, Active Shooter Awareness and Preparedness (ASAP), is set to launch on the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting and is the result of numerous discussions among business leaders, houses of worship, ...

Residents Praise Middlesex County's Stand Against ICE Detentions

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people.

"Middlesex County is simply upholding the law by refusing to detain people who judges have determined are eligible for release. To do ...

Obituaries

Piscataway – Antonio “Tony”  Mastroianni, 72, passed away peacefully early ...
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Piscataway, NJ – Claude R. Harrison, 83, passed away at Robert Wood Johnson University ...
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What's Your Story?

February 14, 2019

Join What's Your Story? for a night of storytelling to benefit two eating disorder advocacy groups (NEDA and Project HEAL) during National Eating Disorder Awareness week at the Stress Factory Comedy Club on Tuesday, 2/26 from 7 pm to 10 pm! Special guest, legendary comedian Vinnie Brand and young storyteller, Highland Park Middle School’s, Andrew Dalton and author Kara Richardson ...

Rutgers Love Story Leads to Birth of Successful Online Wedding Business for Belle Mead Couple

BELLE MEAD, NJ - Erik Kent and Beth Voxland graduated before the World Wide Web became popular, but now run an online wedding planning resource for the Garden State

Creating a popular website was one of the last things on their minds when they met as sophomore communication majors, bonding over an art history course in Voorhees Hall at Rutgers-New Brunswick.

In fact, when they both received ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, February 22, 6:00 PM

Piscataway HS Patton Cafeteria, Piscataway

5th Annual Piscataway High School PTSO Tricky ...

Education

Sun, March 17, 10:00 AM

Congregation Knesseth Israel, Bound Brook

Purim Carnival

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Tue, March 26, 9:45 AM

Bridgewater Public Library, Bridgewater

Bridgewater Garden Club - Designing for Spring

Home & Garden

Mother, Father, Son Arrested in Connection with Shooting Death

February 14, 2019

BOUND BROOK, NJ – A mother, father and their son, all borough residents, have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an Old Bridge man Jan. 9 at their home on Farm Lane.

Ryan D. Keogh, 28, was arrested by investigators without incident Thursday morning at a residence on Madison Avenue in Manchester in Ocean County and has been charged with 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Celebrating Black History Month

February 11, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - February is Black History Month, when America takes time to honor and remember great African-Americans, and their role in shaping America’s history.

Carter Woodson, an African-American historian, first established Black History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. He chose this specific week to honor African-Americans because President Abraham Lincoln, ...

Going Nowhere

I am rarely inspired by television commercials. For example, as great as the ads are, I have never switched to Geico.

But a spot on TV lately has made me want to shed my slovenly ways and reach the unreachable.

In the advertisement it is 5 AM and I am a young, fit, attractive woman. A gentle voice is encouraging me to get closer to something that has always been there, to be more than I am, ...

Do You Live In The Conflict Avoidance Zone?

You know what needs to be said and done... but it is neither said nor done.  You are in the 'conflict avoidance' zone.

Nobody wants to fight with their kids or spouse.  A little peace and quiet seems like a good thing, a desirable state of affairs.  Who doesn't want a hassle-free morning, an argument-free vacation, a quiet dinner, or a compliant child?  We all ...