Piscataway Top Stories

September 19, 2018

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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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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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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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 - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said. The donations were 6.8 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Hakim Nelson, 32, of Piscataway was sentenced to serve 18 years in a New Jersey State Prison for stealing the identity of two victims and pocketing over $25,000 for his own personal use, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey.  According to a Monday news ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - A new year of learning is now in motion. During the first few days of school, TAPinto Piscataway received your ‘First Day of School’ entries for the 2018 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and gift card contest. We are pleased to announce that Pari Melkote is this year’s winner who ...

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity football team has had East Brunswick’s number over the years. Year in and year out, the Chiefs have continually beaten the Bears, and after the last night, they’ve won 29 times in a row as Piscataway defeated East Brunswick, 41-0, at Dominic ...

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New Brunswick, NJ - Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that joint investigations with police departments in Edison, Piscataway, and South Plainfield has led to the arrest of four men in connection with the seizure of illegal drugs. Arrested and charged with a variety of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – September is upon us and that means it is football season, including for Piscataway High School. Head coach Dan Higgins is back at the helm of the Chiefs for his 16th season and the buzz in Piscataway is positive as the Chiefs are ranked in several preseason polls throughout New ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A Piscataway family is grateful for the quick actions of an off-duty Essex County Sherriff’s officer when an expectant mother suddenly went into labor at home. Officer Kaisha Madera, who has a close relationship with the family and is their neighbor was asleep early Sunday ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Goodbye summer vacation, hello first day of school!   Parents: share a photo of your children heading off to a new school year for the TAPinto Piscataway 2018 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. Email all photo ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway residents, Nicholas Buchek and Louis Fowlkes were honored at Tuesday’s township council meeting for taking home gold medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Buchek and Fowlkes placed first in their 4 x 100 meter relay race at the July games, and were presented ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway police issued a travel alert on Thursday advising motorists to expect traffic delays in the High Point Solutions Stadium area for Saturday’s Rutgers University Football home game versus Texas State University. Kickoff is at noon. As stated in the alert, “In order to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University students are expected to flood back into the city this week, and university police are warning people to brace for traffic. The university's student move-in is scheduled for this Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for much of Central Jersey including Piscataway starting Tuesday Aug 28 at Noon and continuing through 8 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29. The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this period. A Heat Advisory ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- As many Americans mourn the recent passing of Senator John McCain, Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler expressed his condolences and reflected on a time when they once met. The six-term Senator from Arizona was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor last July and on Friday his ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway residents love their dogs and it shows!  Check out these adorable, funny, charming photos of pups from around the township. According to the Nationaldogday.com website, National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually to bring attention to the plight of animals and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Pat Grazioso, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager for Investors Bank presented Piscataway High School with a check for $10,000 as part of a five-year, $50,000 grant to upgrade the school’s weight room, district officials said in a Thursday news release. While the new ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - There are at least at least 15 popular destinations for Rutgers University students who use on-demand transportation apps popular among millennials, according to one of the transportation companies which is starting the upcoming academic year by offering students a ...

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. -- In late June, Piscataway native Nick Morgan scored a job as the Kid CEO for the local professional baseball team the Somerset Patriots. And finally, Morgan, a soon-to-be freshman at Piscataway Township High School this fall, recently went through five days’ worth of ...

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