Piscataway News

November 19, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough Recreation Department is sponsoring the III annual “Turkey Trot” 5K run Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. The race is sanctioned by the USATF, with sanctioned 500 Grand Prix points. The 2016 inaugural event drew 600 runners and raised over $10,000; last year’s event ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Crescent Concerts presents a holiday “Yuletide by Candlelight” performance on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m., featuring the Crescent Singers and Conductor Dr. Deborah Simpkin King. This annual festive program of Christmas music for the holiday season is performed in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nearly month-long string of events for the holiday season is scheduled in the city and with it opportunities to donate toys, clothing and food.  It begins with the tree lighting and continues through a New Year's Eve celebration. Here are the events the city announced ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Did you or your family live in Middlesex County in the 1950s? Do you have treasured photographs from this time in a family album? Now, you can make them part of a new museum exhibit about our County’s history! The Cornelius Low House/ Middlesex County Museum in Piscataway ...

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Jenni Preziotti-Gamble, one of the founders of the Watsessing Park Conservancy in Essex County, shared her recipe for a Bourbon Yam Soufflé with TAPinto Bloomfield a couple of years ago, and TAPinto.net editors can’t stop talking about it. This recipe tied for “Best Side” in the People of ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The New Jersey Council for the Social Studies has honored Auten Road Intermediate School social studies teacher Patricia Sellar as the NJCSS Elementary Teacher of the Year. Teachers around the state may be nominated to the Board of NJCSS. The Board then reviews the nominations ...

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Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the return of the “Troops to Teachers” program to support the transition of veterans and members of the Armed Forces to careers in teaching. Over the next five years, the NJDOE will receive nearly $1 million to support and ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Ever wanted to own your own amusement park like Michael Jackson? Now you can, and your don't have to wait on line for tickets! Bowcraft, the scene of countless local children's birthday parties and decades of summer fun in Union County, has closed forever, but thanks to an ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is an understatement to say the Rutgers football season has been "disappointing." But the one benefit for wary Rutgers fans has been the traditional tailgates, a great place to meet up with old friends, commiserate about the current football situation and say "Hi" to Big ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Puleo International, a third generation family owned manufacturer and distributor of unique handcrafted holiday décor items is opening their doors to the public for their 14th Annual Christmas Sale. Puleo’s Warehouse sale rings in the holiday season much like Christmas music ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - When the Piscataway football team did not get out to the kind of explosive offensive start that marked its first two playoff victories this post-season, it was left to the Chiefs' defense and special teams to give them the momentum needed to seal their sectional ...

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Apple cider adds a bit of warm spice to this easy Thanksgiving side dish. Ingredients: 12 oz. fresh cranberries, about 3 ½ cups 1 cup granulated sugar ½ cup apple cider Rinse berries and pick them over to remove any leaves or stems that might be mixed in. Combine all ingredients ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Winter Storm Avery wreaked havoc Thursday on towns across the tri-state area including Piscataway. Commuters spent hours in gridlock traffic all around the township, and first responders worked through the evening commute to help residents impacted by the storm. In a Facebook ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Susan Brown, 61 years old, of New Providence was killed Thursday after her 2015 Nissan Altima was struck by the #0432 NJ Transit Gladstone train at the Union Avenue crossing in New Providence Thursday evening during a snow storm. Brown was pronounced dead at Morristown Memorial ...

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NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – A Somerset County Grand Jury has indicted five men and one women for the murder of Nelson Noe Garcia-Lopez, 24 of North Plainfield, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. The indictments for murder and related crimes were returned on Nov. 13 ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Two teams remain in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 playoffs -- the Piscataway Chiefs and the Union City Soaring Eagles -- and they will duke it out on the football field on Saturday in the final. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. at Dominic R. Ciardi Field in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Hillsborough man with a history of arrests and indictments for bank robbery now faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a robbery at a North Brunswick bank A jury in Superior Court in New Brunswick continued Quinton Watson, 51, for the ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — How far can an Appaloosa horse take you? For one New Jersey teen — all the way to the Czech Republic. Alexis Grogan, a high school senior from Hackettstown, N.J., has been an active member of the Appaloosa Horse Club since 2013. “This year through the club, I was selected ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways. The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Flanked by a bevy of family members, coaches, administrators, faculty, and friends, Piscataway High School senior Dominique Nelson signed on the dotted line of her National Letter of Intent to play field hockey at Towson University on Wednesday morning. “It’s really exciting ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ –  The Braves Pee Wee Squad of the Piscataway Pop Warner Cheerleading team  has once again qualified to compete in the annual National Cheer Competition after winning the recently held Eastern Region Cheerleading Championships. The Braves Pee Wee cheerleaders will represent the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A former Raritan resident convicted of killing a mother and her daughter in 2015 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson. Ramon Cadiz, 54, formerly of First Avenue, was sentenced on Nov. 9 to two consecutive ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township Police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who committed a robbery at Provident Bank, on Union Avenue, Wednesday morning. According to a Facebook post from the police, the robbery occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Anyone who can identify ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.  Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, ...

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NEW JERSEY - (Nov. 13, 2018) — The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also critically needed to prevent the shortage from worsening ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Law enforcement officials have stated that Thomas Kolding, the missing 15 teenager from Mountain Lakes, has been found. According to police, he is safe. Kolding has been missing since Oct.30. Law enforcement confirmed that he traveled by train from Denville to Newark - Broad ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn.  “Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, ...

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The fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Sunday evening is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced on Monday. The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Benjamin Nord of Plainfield. Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are investigating the shooting of a man Sunday night in the southern end of the city off Route 27. Shortly after 9 p.m. police responded to reports of a shooting near Henry Street, and officers located the victim on How Lane in North Brunswick, authorities ...

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