Piscataway Top Stories

April 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Students in entering grades 3-9 can develop their hoops abilities at Coach Darius Griffin’s Fundamental Basketball Camp this summer, July 15-19. The camp, to be held at Piscataway’s Conackamack Middle School will teach players the fundamental skills of basketball such as ball ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Patrolman Elk Peterkin, Patrolman Jason Kreideweis, and Patrolman Kyle Snyder are three new officers who recently joined the Piscataway Police Department. The Command Staff introduced the new officers to township residents in a Facebook post on Tuesday. “Patrolman Elk Peterkin ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers and the union representing nearly 5,000 of its faculty members reached a tentative agreement late Tuesday night, bringing to an end more than a year of bargaining and averting the first faculty strike in the university's 253-year history. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT released ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Cloudy skies and a little rain did not stop residents and community groups from coming out on Saturday to help pick up litter from parks around the township. The goals for community-wide cleanup day are litter prevention and minimizing waste “to improve the landscape in our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - More than 100,000 people are expected to descend on Rutgers University for Rutgers Day, the university’s annual welcome and show-and-tell for New Jersey residents This year, more than 600 free programs featuring hands-on demonstrations, interactive activities and student ...

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FRANKLIN TWP., NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will be hosting his free Annual Job Fair on April 17 at the Imperia from 11 am to 3:30 pm.  Hundreds of job seekers are expected to attend and network with recruiters for opportunities with public and private entities within the Central Jersey ...

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Piscataway, NJ --  Retail giant Walmart today announced that it expects to spend an estimated $96 million this year in New Jersey through the remodeling, relocation or expansion of 13 stores, including the Centennial Avenue location in Piscataway. “Walmart is strongly committed to enhancing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers alumni Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty of Super Bowl LIII champions and the New England Patriots will be the commencement speakers of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 19. The Rutgers Board of Governors today ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Last week was a tough week of loss for the Piscataway school district. While remembering the life of PHS Coach Larry Lester who passed away last Monday, the district was shocked a few days later by the sudden passing of teacher Lilia McDermott. “RIP, Lil. Remember you being ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Hundreds of young baseball players and their coaches marched down Sidney Road to the Piscataway Little League complex on Saturday to mark the start of the 2019 baseball season in the township.   Members of town council and league officials led the annual parade as fire trucks ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Rutgers has Penn State beat. It is also ahead of North Carolina State, Purdue, Clemson and Michigan State, when it comes to academic rankings, according to a new list released by Business First, a publication of American City Business Journals. The online magazine rated ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Friends and neighbors, along with co-workers and former athletes and students, including Middlesex County Freeholder Kenneth Armwood are remembering the life of Larry Lester, a beloved Piscataway High School teacher and coach who passed away on Monday. In a Facebook post, ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Think you know everything when it comes to baseball? Have you ever seen a game played the way it was in the 1850s? The Liberty Base Ball Club is back for another season with reproduction uniforms, equipment and rules that date back to the origins of our national ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Inside will be a nine-and-a half foot deep, Olympic size swimming pool and a full-service fitness facility, two of the many amenities Piscataway residents and their guests can look forward to when the new community center opens in the summer of 2020. “This is a huge project,” ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School baseball team will be looking to build on its recent success in 2019 under new coach Nick McKee. McKee, who previously served as the head coach for the last five seasons across town at Piscataway Tech, is enjoying his time so far with the Chiefs and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway High School varsity football team won the first ever North 5 Bowl Game in Dec. by defeating Ridgewood, 31-21, at MetLife Stadium.  They became the first team in program history to get a perfect 13-0 with the added bowl game win. On Sunday, March 24th an awards ...

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It took six long hard years, but Anthony Ashnault has finally reached his goal. The South Plainfield native was already Rutgers University's winningest and most decorated wrestler heading into the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, but after his victory on Saturday night, he can call ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Douglas C. Coelho, 32 of Plainfield has been charged in the hit and run crash that injured two pedestrians on West Third Street in Piscataway early Sunday afternoon and damaged a parked car, township police said. Investigators found that a 2016 Toyota 4-Runner SUV was traveling ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Four Piscataway wrestlers made the trek to Atlantic City’s infamous Boardwalk Hall for the 2019 NJSIAA Individual Wrestling Championships. Joseph Hatcher (160 pounds), Gabriel Rodrigues (170 pounds), Nicholas Lodato (182 pounds) and Nick Recine (195 pounds) earned their spot ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – March is coming in like a lion, folks. As Piscataway finishes digging out from an early Saturday morning snowfall that left several inches on the ground in some neighborhoods, the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, NJ issued a hazardous weather warning from Sunday at 3 pm ...

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Seniors Shauntae Nelson and Jadyn Terry represented Piscataway High School this past weekend at the indoor track NJSIAA Meet of Champions at the Bennett Indoor Complex. Nelson won the 200-meter showcase sprint for the second year in a row with a time of 25.03 seconds ahead of ...

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WARREN, N.J. -- Now the real fun begins. For the second year in a row, the Piscataway High School varsity basketball team is moving onto the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 state tournament thanks to a 69-56 win over Watchung Hills in the quarters Wednesday night. It wasn’t ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- High winds brought down power lines and utility poles on Centennial Ave. during a weather system that passed through the state on Monday, prompting Piscataway police to close the roadway east bound from River Road to Plainfield Ave. Police issued travel alerts throughout the ...

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