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May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland. “He had come here to visit and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A team of Piscataway teachers and administrators beat alumni softball and baseball players, 11-5 in a ball game played as part of Piscataway’s tribute to Jackie Robinson, who 75 years ago, made his debut as the first Black player in Major League Baseball, breaking the color ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White. The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium in Piscataway on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A GoFundMe online fundraiser has been started to help a Piscataway family who lost everything after a devastating fire tore through their Carlton Club apartment on Mother’s Day. So far supporters have contributed over $10,000 to help Maria Pawluczek and her family. "The ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex County as it celebrates History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway on May 14 from 10 am-4 pm History Day will take place at East Jersey Old Town Village which is composed of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway Township will commemorate the 75th anniversary of when Jackie Robinson played in his first major league baseball game, the first player to break the color barrier that prevented blacks from professional play. This Saturday, township residents are invited to stop by ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A affiliate, will host Armed Forces Weekend in conjunction with Minor League Baseball on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Patriots take on the Reading Fightin Phils (Philadelphia Phillies) in each game. For Saturday’s ...

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PRINCETON, NJ — The Piscataway Elks #2414 hosted its annual Special Children’s Committee Golf Outing at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Princeton on Friday. The charity event included a Hole-in-One contest, lunch, and swag giveaways. Mulligans were also for sale. Additional prizes and dinner followed ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – A mid-afternoon fire broke out in a Piscataway apartment complex on Sunday, displacing residents in at least four units. Fire crews from multiple agencies responded to fight the Mother’s Day blaze at the Carlton Club Apartment complex off Old New Brunswick Road. No injuries ...

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EDISON, NJ – Each municipal police department in Middlesex County, plus several other law enforcement groups and departments on a county and national level, will be represented at a career fair Tuesday, May 24. Representatives from the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the State ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway baseball played a pair of teams with winning records in the rain-shortened week. It battled in a 10-6 loss to Spotswood. The Chiefs also fell to Metuchen twice, 12-2, and 8-2. Against Spotswood, despite being down 4-0 in the first inning, Piscataway (3-14) never went ...

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JACKSON, MS -- Rajni Bala of Piscataway was named to the Belhaven University Spring 2022 President's List. Bala is among a select number of students named to the President's List according to a news release. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies. That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – With the start of a new month, the first week in May recognizes several professions for the work their employees do, including Teachers Appreciation Week and Principals Appreciation Week, and Nurses Appreciation Week, all happening May 1-7. At Tuesday’s virtual Township Council ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township Council approved spending to outfit seven new police cars with lights, sirens, interior cages and other items that come with a police package. Council members voted on the resolution during Tuesday’s council meeting that was broadcast via Zoom and PCTV ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Check out the week that was for Piscataway High School spring sports. BASEBALL On the baseball diamond, Piscataway defeated Colonia on the road, 4-3, among its four games this week. The Chiefs also fell in the first game to the Patriots, 5-1, as well as to North Brunswick on ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The PWay 5K Race/Walk made its official return on Sunday as over 200 hundred filled the parking loop at Piscataway High School to raise money for a good cause. Runners and walkers followed a 3.1 mile loop from the parking lot along Behmer Road to Sydney Road and into Green Acres ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School's annual PWay 5K Race/Walk makes a return after the COVID-19 hiatus today. It's not too late to join the action. On-site registration is now through race time, 9:00 a.m. Stop by the PHS Bus Loop by the Patton Building for fitness demonstrations, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Join the Piscataway Civil Right Advisory Commission May 14th at Green Acres Park when they commemorate the 75th anniversary of when Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. A day of activities is planned for Piscataway ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Third Floor - a band so named because the four members assembled their guitars and drums on the third floor of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to rehearse - were rocking the crowd on the College Avenue lawn. Students swayed, a woman waved and two kids who taken a ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Rutgers Day is back as an in-person event April 30 after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the largest events in the state, this celebration of everything Rutgers is set for Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Busch Campus in Piscataway and ...

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MT. HOLLY, NJ — The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of New Jersey on Thursday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. A Fire Weather Watch will remain in effect on Friday, April 29, from morning to evening, in anticipation of gusty winds and dry conditions. The ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway High School was recently ranked 144th in New Jersey, according to this year's Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranked 406 high schools in the state in new data released on Tuesday. In 2021, Piscataway High School was ranked ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Members of The Vietnamese Buddhist Congregation of the Northeastern United States traveled to Piscataway High School on Sunday for their Fifth Annual Vesak Day Celebration. The first time ever held in Piscataway, Vesak Day, the most important day for Buddhists around the ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township School District held Read Across Piscataway the week of April 11 - 15, hosting dozens of guest readers both in-person and virtually to celebrate literacy with students before they headed off for spring break. "It was a true pleasure to connect with such ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Spring break didn't affect Piscataway High School spring sports as the teams still competed all week long. Check out the week that was for the Chiefs and what lies ahead. BASEBALL PHS baseball had a pair of tough games this week against Edison and North Brunswick.

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – With COVID-19 shutdowns no longer in place, Piscataway High School’s annual PWay 5K Run/Walk returns after a two-year hiatus. Join hundreds of families and students on Sunday, May 1 at the Loop by Kenny Armwood Stadium and run or walk to benefit graduating seniors. Race time ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has reached a contract extension with Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, keeping him at the helm of the Scarlet Knights through 2028.  Hobbs, who is in his seventh season On the Banks, has helped usher in one of the greatest eras in Rutgers athletics history, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Jewelry Design Lab continues its inaugural Easter Event now through April 30. Stop in to shop their collections of engagement rings, diamonds, necklaces, pendant and fashion jewelry and pick out a colorful Easter Egg with a prize inside. One hundred new eggs are available; ...

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