Piscataway News

September 24, 2018

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Arts on Division is presenting “Strength, Passion and Design,” an exhibit of original art from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Gallery on Division, 15B Division St.. The exhibit features the works of four New Jersey artists including the strong portraits of Aaron ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in a contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youth. In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement. The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Do you frequently forget passwords to a baffling array of accounts and websites? Much depends on a password's importance and how often you use it, according to a Rutgers University-New Brunswick-led study that could spur improved password technology and use. “Websites focus ...

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FRANKLIN PARK, NJ - A 17-year-old male from Franklin Park was hit by a car Saturday afternoon while riding his bike on Bennington Parkway in the area of Central Avenue, according to police.  Police responded to a 9-1-1 call made at 2:35 pm on Sept. 22, and discovered the teen suffering from ...

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READINGTON, N.J. -  An investigation into two deaths here first reported yesterday has revealed it was a murder-suicide, Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III stated today in a press release. The incident is a result of domestic violence, he said. Readington police were dispatched ...

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EDISON, NJ - The New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park serves local veterans and their spouses. The facility is run by The New Jersey Department of Military and Veteran Affairs and was built in 1999. It is a modern skilled care nursing home providing 24/7 healthcare.  The facility is ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- One of the Piscataway High School football team’s commandments is “Reload”, but there was no reloading at Dominic R. Ciardi Field on Friday night as the Chiefs defeated J.P. Stevens, 62-0, on Senior Night. Twenty players were honored for senior night before the game and many of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Brian S. Dong, a senior at Piscataway High School has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition. Dong joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to high achieving high school ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Having won the title of Best Soup in New Jersey from food website The Daily Meal, the Fanwood Grille has expanded the availability of its award-winning soups to the Scotch Plains Farmers Market this fall. Among the soups that the eatery has sold at the market are its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers police issued an alert after a man was mugged and beaten by a group of men early Friday morning. The victim, who was described as being affiliated with the university, was walking on Senior Street between Sicard and Wyckoff streets about 2 a.m. when a male approached ...

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RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII. The ceremony will be held ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University has installed security cameras at 12 sites in the city's fifth and sixth wards, areas around the school where students often frequent and live in off-campus housing. This effort to deter crime is the result of a partnership involving university police, the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Who got the props? Franklin High School's administrative team is who.  The team published a video produced and directed by Michael Pinnix, FHS performing arts teacher, last Wednesday, it has gone viral with more than 4,000 views.  "It is attention-grabbing, FHS Principal, Frank ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Museum will hold its annual candlelight tours of the historic Chestnut Hill Cemetery on October 13 and 14, 2018. During each tour, visitors will follow lighted paths through the cemetery as costumed re-enactors portray former residents of East Brunswick and ...

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Create a colorful and fragrant fall finale in your garden with groundcovers and vines. Blanket the earth with hardy groundcovers that add seasonal interest. Then direct your eye skyward with vines climbing on trellises, fences and arbors. Add a cloud of fragrant beauty with the white flowers of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – As some Piscataway residents continue to clean up from last Thursday’s early morning rain storm, members of the township council advised homeowners to review and understand the terms of their insurance policies, saying they probably aren’t covered for flood damage. “We’re ...

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TRENTON, NJ – A 54-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 24 suspects arrested in “Operation Open House,” a sting set up by law enforcement officials to capture alleged child predators using social media to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity, according to state Attorney General Gurbir S.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 45-year-old city man was struck and fatally injured while attempting to cross Route 18 in New Brunswick early this morning. Christoph Freese was attempting to cross Route 18 near Commercial Avenue at 4:52 a.m. when he was struck by a 2006 red Dodge Charger driven by a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway DPW foreman is being hailed as a hero for helping a stranded motorist to safety in flood waters along Possumtown Road during last Thursday’s rain storms. According to a Monday news release, Michael Mosier, a long-time township employee “swam into shoulder deep flood ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ- The Township of East Brunswick & sponsors, Jane Mueller of REMAX, East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce and NJM Insurance Group are excited to announce the 5th Annual EAST BRUNSWICK DAY to be held outdoors at the Community Arts Center on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -  Authorities are searching for a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Plainfield last week and have released an image of the suspect. On Thursday, September 13th, at around 1:25 p.m. a man described as a black male approximately 5’7” tall weighing 150 lbs ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Over the years, the Piscataway High School football team’s identity and bread and butter has always been its running game. But every once in a while, the Chiefs will have a deadly passing game in their arsenal. In Piscataway’s home 35-21 resilient win over South Brunswick on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences. The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the ...

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WASHINGTON,DC – Bob Evans Farms, Inc., a Xenia, Ohio, establishment, is recalling approximately 46,734 pounds of pork sausage link products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of clear hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY,  NJ - A local preacher used money he stole from a plumbing company where he worked as a bookkeeper to buy himself a BMW X5 and a Mercedes S550.  He also stole over $700,000.  Now his life is going down the drain. Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a man ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears. Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – It was slow going for many Piscataway commuters Thursday morning as overnight rains brought heavy flooding issues along major thoroughfares, causing rush hour detours and delays. Police officials issued multiple travel alerts via the SwiftReach Networks with road closures at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man armed with an assault rifle and wearing a helmet and bullet-proof vest was arrested Tuesday moments after he left a strip club where he worked on Route 35 in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today. Kevin Smith, 32, of Keyport, was ...

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