Piscataway Top Stories

May 13, 2021

SOMERSET, NJ -- Make that two wins now. The Piscataway High School varsity baseball team secured its second win of the season by defeating South Brunswick, 5-4, under the lights on Wednesday night at TD Bank Ballpark in Somerset. Piscataway now has two wins in the last four games. Jayden ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School varsity boys golf team competed at the North Jersey, Sections 1 and 2, Group 4 tournament on Tuesday at High Bridge Hills Golf Course. At the 18-hole, par-72 course in Hunterdon County, Piscataway’s five of Aryansh Jain, Max Flaus, Vincent Novak, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the departure of Chanelle McCullum who moved on to the Middlesex Board of County Commissioners, filling the role left open after the passing of Kenneth Armwood, the Piscataway Township Council has appointed Rev. Linwood Rouse to the vacant At-Large seat for the remainder of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — As students and staff start to look to the end of the 2020-2021 school year, Piscataway Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli reminded families of some important dates to remember.  He listed them in his May 5 letter: May 13 – Eid-al-Fitr. All schools are closed for students ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Stay tuned to HGTV this month as a home in Piscataway Township will be featured on an episode of House Hunters. Township officials made the announcement on Friday, declining to give details as part of a nondisclosure agreement with the show. However, viewers can tune in ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Literacy Volunteers of Somerset County (LVSC) recently announced that Kathy England of Piscataway was one of three tutors chosen from New Jersey for Literacy NJ's Volunteer Excellence Award. “I really appreciate (the recognition), especially since it’s awarding me for something ...

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EAST STROUDSBURG, PA — Olivia Lukshides and Deandre Scott of Piscataway will graduate from the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania this spring. Lukshides will receive a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and Scott will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School’s varsity baseball captured its first win of the 2021 season in walk-off fashion on Tuesday as the Chiefs came back to beat J.P. Stevens, 5-4, at Green Acres. Junior Rocco Bellamy smacked a two-RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Dr. Alex Gray has been named Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Piscataway Township Schools. “In his new role, Dr. Gray will share his wealth of knowledge and experience in diversity and inclusion across the entire district,” said Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- While many sports teams at Piscataway High School this school year either didn’t have a season or went through/are going through their share of struggles on the court, field, or mat, the boys golf team is doing well on the greens. Out to a 7-2 start, the Chiefs are on their way ...

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PLAINFIELD, NJ — A shooting that left one person dead and a second seriously injured in Plainfield on Sunday afternoon is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced Monday.   The deceased victim has been ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Starting Monday, May 3, residents 18 and older can receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Stelton Pharmacy in Piscataway. Due to limited supplies, vaccines are available only by appointment. Recipients will be monitored for reactions by medical personnel at time of ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli announced Friday that students who currently attend school in-person as Group 1 or Group 2 hybrid students will soon be able to be there five days a week.  Under the new plan that starts Monday, May 17th, Ranelli said Mondays and ...

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FRANKLIN, MA — Dean College has announced that Piscataway resident Raen See will be the student speaker for the Class of 2021 at their 155th Commencement Ceremony. In their announcement, college officials said: “Raen is a bachelor’s degree recipient with a major in Arts and Entertainment ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Township Schools announced Wednesday that the Friday, April 30th vaccination day for staff is cancelled, and students will resume their regular day of hybrid learning. Superintendent Dr. Frank Ranelli’s alert to Piscataway families said: “We are in the same ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Rows of diamond and gold jewelry sparkled on Friday as township and county dignitaries gathered to help Jewelry Design Lab cut the ceremonial red ribbon to officially open for business. “We’re super excited to be part of the Piscataway community,” said owner, Sagar Bhalla, a GIA ...

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PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- Piscataway native Nick Lodato of Pope John High School won the 195-pound NJSIAA state wrestling championship in Phillipsburg on Sunday night. Lodato, a senior, who was seeded seventh, defeated eighth-seeded sophomore AJ Fricchione of St. Joseph Montvale in the final, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Piscataway Township Schools announced that Friday, April 30th is the rescheduled COVID-19 vaccination date for all interested staff members. School officials made the announcement to parents on Friday noting that “to ensure the district’s proper operation, this day will be an ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  A local wrestling coach and Special Education teacher has been charged with numerous counts of multiple sex crimes and avoidance of arrest and prosecution.  John DeNuto coached at 15 public and Catholic high schools and township youth programs in Central New Jersey, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Town Council voted to adopt the CY 2021 Municipal Budget on Tuesday. The $79.9 million budget includes nearly $12 million for police department salaries and almost $1.3 million in overtime, amounts higher than other departments. “It is our largest department, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of the Piscataway Town Council congratulated and bid farewell to councilwoman-at-large Chanelle McCullum who left the council this week to take the oath of office to fill the Middlesex County Commissioner seat left vacant after the passing of Kenneth Armwood. “She’s not ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Staff members in the Piscataway School District who were to be vaccinated against the coronavirus Wednesday will instead be scheduled for the Moderna vaccination at a later date. School officials made the announcement to parents on Tuesday adding that in-person instruction for ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — After a short soft opening period, Piscataway’s newest jewelry store, Jewelry Design Lab will celebrate their official Grand Opening April 22-30. GIA Certified Gemologist Sagar Bhalla and his team invite residents to join them at their ribbon cutting on Friday, April 23 at ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Two Piscataway High School wrestlers competed at the NJSIAA 2021 State Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday. Twins Desmond Pleasant (120 pounds) and Deon Pleasant (126 pounds) were grouped in the Central Region (normally Regions 5 and 6) held at Hunterdon Central in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on Monday, April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Site plans for a 216,892 square foot warehouse/office building at Centennial Ave. and South Washington Ave. in Piscataway got planning board approval on Wednesday. Representatives for Duke Realty Washington Avenue Development, LLC presented the plans during the virtual meeting ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Piscataway High School wrestling from honoring its seniors on Senior Night. Under the strict guidance of social distancing requirements and limited spectators, Alvaro Turci, Deon Pleasant, and Desmond Pleasant were joined by their ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The eighth-seeded Piscataway High School varsity girls volleyball team defeated ninth-seeded Edison in straight-sets, 25-17, 25-10, in the first round of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament on Monday afternoon. Piscataway has had Edison’s number in recent years, and it is ...

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