Piscataway Top Stories

November 16, 2018

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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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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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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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The top-seeded Piscataway High School football team beat fourth-seeded Ridge, 40-13, in the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 playoffs on Saturday afternoon at Dominic R. Ciardi Field. Piscataway ran for a whopping 359 yards on 39 carries (9.2 yards per ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Piscataway Police issued an alert Thursday afternoon to township residents about the bells and sirens that will ring at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11th in honor of the 100th anniversary of the armistice of World War I as part of Bells of Peace.    The police alert states,  **DO ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Early reporting showed a neck-and-neck race for three seats to the Piscataway Township School Board, but according to unofficial results, it was the challengers who crossed the finish line first, ousting incumbents who each sought their third terms in office. Jeffrey Fields, ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Justice will have a close eye on polling places in Middlesex County on Tuesday. The Civil Rights Division will “monitor compliance with the federal voting rights laws by deploying personnel” polling places within the county, according to a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Although the Piscataway football team entered the state playoffs undefeated, seeded No. 1, and carrying the mantel of, perhaps, New Jersey's best public school team, there was not a chance the Chiefs were about to take Bridgewater-Raritan lightly. Eighth-seeded ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community. "He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK ,NJ  - A former Rutgers football player accused of plotting to kill two people now faces an additional charge of cyber harassment. Izaia Bullock, 22, was charged today with fourth-degree cyber harassment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother  and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Izaia Bullock, 22 of Piscataway was arrested on Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and conspiracy for plotting to kill the family members of an acquaintance, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Bullock, a student at Rutgers University was charged after ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – High winds and a steady rain from a passing nor’easter couldn’t keep a group of fitness and weight loss enthusiasts from working out on Saturday, as The MAX Challenge of Piscataway celebrated its grand re-opening in town. The “Challengers”, along with some close friends and ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ - The eighth-seeded Plainfield Cardinals beat ninth-seeded Piscataway Chiefs at Seidler Field on Monday 1-0, with a goal by Johnathan Mendez, in the first round of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 tournament. Juan Pablo Rodriguez is credited with the assist, while Dominic Ridge ...

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WESTFIELD, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity football team entered Friday’s action atop the North Jersey, Group 5 UPR standings. A win over Westfield would secure the No. 1 spot and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. And with a 26-0 victory over the Blue Devils, the Chiefs ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man pleaded guilty in Superior Court today to charges from a crash in which a female passenger on his motorcycle was killed. Ruddy Custodio, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty today to vehicular homicide for the crash last July 4 in South Plainfield in which ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Michael Botting, a senior at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen has been chosen as a semifinalist in the 2019 Merit Scholarship competition. Botting, a Piscataway resident joins 16,000 other seniors in the annual competition, now in its 64th year of awarding scholarships to ...

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PARLIN, N.J. -- Both the Piscataway High School’s and Sayreville High School’s football teams knew that one was going to leave the field Friday night with a loss. The two Greater Middlesex Conference cross-division rivals entered with unblemished records but only the Chiefs remained unbeaten ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — School safety, smart spending, and academic achievement were on the minds of six candidates vying for three seats in the election to the Piscataway School Board. Incumbents Dr. Atif Nazir, Isaac Peng, and Ira Stern faced off against challengers, Jeffrey Fields, Shelia Hobson, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Tuesday, Oct. 16 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general elections. To do so, visit the Middlesex County Board of Elections website for links to forms and answers to frequently asked questions. On the local level, Piscataway voters will decide on candidates for ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- It appears the state playoff loss last year at the hands of Bridgewater-Raritan was in the back of minds of all the Piscataway High School varsity football team’s players and coaches Friday night at Dominic R. Ciardi Field. The Chiefs (6-0) used that motivation and dominated ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday. Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 21-year-old  Piscataway man was charged in the hit-and-run accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed during what authorities said was a bunch of drivers drag racing in Piscataway. Freddy S. Garcia was arrested Thursday and charged with ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Police investigators are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed a Somerset man in Piscataway on Saturday night, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department. Tyrone Harrison, 49 a vice principal at New ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Library’s Kennedy branch was open for blood donations on Monday, where technicians from the New York Blood Services collected 34 pints of blood from community supporters. “Blood donations support breast cancer warriors and survivors,” said account manager, Lynne ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School football team kept its winning streak alive as the Chiefs, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, defeated Perth Amboy, 46-6, Friday night in Perth Amboy. Joey Bellamy helped Piscataway jump out to a big 27-0 first quarter lead with an 18-yard touchdown pass ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — An early afternoon gas leak near the intersection of Old New Brunswick and Stelton Roads prompted Eisenhower Elementary School to be evacuated as a precautionary measure, said Piscataway police on Thursday. The students were taken to Westergard Library and all were reported to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former FBI agent will be placed on probation after admitting in court today he took photographs of a 22-year-old woman while she was in store dressing room, authorities said. Danuel S. Brown, 30, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to a single count of fourth-degree invasion of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - A Piscataway man was sentenced today 6 1/2 years in prison for a drunk-driving crash in which a 59-year-old man was killed. Darius Griffin, 26, must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a ...

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