Piscataway Top Stories

January 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway police have issued a ‘Minor Snow Event’ alert for tonight and are advising motorists to use caution during their Friday morning commute. Around an inch of snow is possible, mainly after midnight, said officials at the National Weather Service (NWS) in a Thursday ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ — As the start of the new year brings change around Piscataway Township, Mayor Brian Wahler and the Piscataway Township Council announced the retirement of police chief Scott Cartmell and the promotion of Michael McLaughlin to the position. “Michael McLaughlin knows and loves ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY/EDISON, N.J. -- The Piscataway boys and girls basketball teams were in action on Tuesday night and both faced J.P. Stevens. The boys won on the road in Edison against the Hawks, 52-40, while the girls fell at home, 59-50. Antonio Chandler led the charge with 17 points while six ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - High school students will have a chance next month to show how smart they are and possibly win cash prizes at a New Jersey Regional Brain Bee hosted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway. Using a system similar to a spelling bee, students will be quizzed ...

Read more »

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  –  A resident of the borough for 12 years, Roberto Sayers first became involved with Metuchen-Edison Area Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) two years ago and, in late 2018, was elected to serve on its board. He was sworn in to a ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- The South Plainfield High School and Piscataway High School wrestling teams met in a dual meet on Wednesday night and the Tigers, ranked No. 7 in the latest NJ.com Top 20 poll, defeated the Chiefs, 44-16. With the win, South Plainfield improved to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in the ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - People for Animals will be providing low cost wellness services such as microchipping for cats and dogs at the township’s upcoming free rabies clinic. The Facebook post on Wednesday from the township states: “While the rabies vaccine is free for your dogs and cats at ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway residents are invited to attend "Living the Dream," the township’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast on Saturday, January 19th at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the township’s Civil Rights Advisory Commission and the North Stelton Ame Church Women's ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – 11-year-old Cameron Jean-Pierre may have suffered a fatal allergic reaction to the smell of fish being cooked at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn, NY where he was visiting on New Year’s Day, according to a WABC news report. The official cause of death for Cameron is still ...

Read more »

Correction: The points scored by Saniya Myers and Amari Nolan were incorrectly reported in an earlier version of this article and have been updated. PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Growing pains were expected for the Piscataway High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams this winter. Both teams ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Piscataway man was sentenced to eight years in prison for crashing the motorcycle he was driving while under the influence of drugs, resulting in the death of his girlfriend. Superior Court Judge Diane Pincus in New Brunswick imposed the sentenced on Ruddy Custodio, 30, for ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the new year beginning, local governments and school boards are holding their reorganization meetings this month to swear in new members and communicate goals for the coming year. Piscataway Township Schools’ reorganization is first, to be held Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. during the ...

Read more »

Piscataway, NJ -- TAPinto Piscataway wishes everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! We look forward to bringing you another year of news from around the township!  TAPintoPiscataway.net is an online newspaper serving the Township of Piscataway. Sign up for our FREE daily eNews.

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - As we turn the page, or "swipe" the screen, to a new year, TAPinto Piscataway would like to thank its loyal readers and advertisers for helping us to continue to grow our hyperlocal, online news site in Piscataway.  The TAPinto.net news network celebrated its 10th anniversary in ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – To prepare for their upcoming oral history project, fourth-grade students from the Arbor Intermediate School in Piscataway participated in a Tea and Talk session with area senior citizens and even some of their grandparents, giving them a glimpse into what life was like long before ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The holiday season is filled with celebrations, family, fun and gifts.  With it, comes lots of packaging, cardboard, bottles, cans and Christmas trees. To help with holiday clean-up, residents can have undecorated live-cut Christmas trees recycled by the township ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The holiday season is a time of year that people reflect on the past, prepare for the future, and cherish time with their families and friends. As TAPinto Piscataway closes out a memorable 2018, we want to say “Thank You” to our loyal readers and advertisers. We wish you a ...

Read more »

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey via the NORAD Tracks Santa website www.noradsanta.org. The site features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Police Department is once again offering township residents an opportunity to become familiar with its daily operations. The department will conduct a 13-week interactive “Citizen Police Academy” for township residents beginning Feb. 21st. According to ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Schools has been chosen for the College Board’s AP Honor Roll for the second consecutive year, announced district officials in a Monday news release. "Piscataway is one of only 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to receive the honor this year, by increasing ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - There are few things better in college wrestling than a good old-fashioned rivalry dual, and there aren’t too many states better at having them than New Jersey. The crowd at Rutgers Athletic Center certainly made it seem that way, as the Rutgers wrestling team, ranked No. 25 in ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Winter is approaching and that means the start the high school basketball season is upon us. The Lady Chiefs and Chiefs of PHS both had excellent seasons a year ago winning over 20 games each and both teams will look to accomplish that feat and more in 2018-19. Fresh off of a ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Township residents are invited to see the Piscataway Township Police Department (PTPD) and the North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company face off for charity in a hoagie making contest. The Hoagies for Heroes competition will be held at the grand opening of the new Piscataway Wawa at ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway Township Schools will once again host its annual ‘Piscataway Codes’ event on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the high school. According to Christopher Irovando, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, "The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature a full-scale ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers student athletes this week gained recognition from the Big Ten Conference, with 86 Scarlet Knight players named to the Fall 2018 Academic All-Big Ten List. The total number of recognized fall sport athletes is a record for the university, topping the 84 students who ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Truck drivers who cut through the Heights section of Piscataway to shorten their trip to Centennial Ave from River Road could soon no longer be allowed. At Tuesday’s regular council meeting, council members held a second reading to amend an ordinance to stop 18-wheelers and ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - If you missed the Piscataway vs Ridgewood game on Saturday, PCTV will replay it on Channel 15 on Cablevision and Channel 40 on Verizon FiOS on the following dates and times: Wednesday 12/5 at 6pm Thursday 12/6 at 6:30pm Saturday 12/8 at 12:30 and 6:30pm Sunday 12/9 and ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Piscataway school district officials announced on Monday that the nomination process for “Our Inspiring Heroes” is now open. The announcement states: “Our Inspiring Heroes honors the contributions of individuals who, during their lifetime, through devotion to young people, ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ‘Tis the season to gather with your neighbors for the Township’s Annual Christmas tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 p.m. The family event will take place on the front lawn of the Piscataway Municipal Complex at 455 Hoes Lane.   Hot chocolate and cookies will be served ...

Read more »

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Piscataway High School varsity football team will put a new piece of hardware on display in the trophy case as the Chiefs won the first ever North 5 Bowl Game on Saturday morning by defeating Ridgewood, 31-21, at MetLife Stadium. Running backs Nasir Best and Juwon ...

Read more »