Press Releases

August 7, 2018

Piscataway, NJ – For the second consecutive year, the Piscataway School District is ranked in the Niche Top 100 School Districts in New Jersey. Niche, a company dedicated to comprehensive reports on schools and colleges, neighborhoods, towns and companies, based its rankings on rigorous analysis of ...

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Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage. Under Governor Phil Murphy’s ...

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Dear Friends and Neighbors, It's that time of year again! We will be launching our annual Fund Drive in the coming weeks and are counting on your support! The River Road Rescue Squad is both ALL VOLUNTEER and NON-PROFIT. It's your donations that help us bridge the gap allowing us to continually ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – Following recent approval from its Board of Directors, the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has changed the name of the Secondary Program at the Bright Beginnings Learning Center to the Future Foundations Academy (FFA). A program for higher functioning ...

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Following recent approval from its Board of Directors, the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) has changed the name of the Secondary Program at the Bright Beginnings Learning Center to the Future Foundations Academy (FFA). A program for students aged 13-21 with Autism Spectrum ...

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Events Will Include STEM, Shooting Sports, Games and More! PISCATAWAY, NJ – July 24, 2018– Time for the whole family to experience adventure this summer!  Have some free summer evenings and ready for a summer evening of family fun?!  Families are invited to attend any of four Family Adventure ...

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Are you a person with Medicare living with diabetes or know someone who is? Take control of your health through a free and fun six-week workshop series. Meet others going through similar experiences and learn about diabetes and its risks, preventing complications, healthy eating, exercise, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ – At its June 28, 2018 meeting, the Piscataway Board of Education unanimously adopted two resolutions that make clear the Board’s support for human rights and its position on ensuring those rights are protected in Piscataway Schools. The first resolution supports LGBTQ+ students, ...

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Balloon Clowns, Kiddie Rides, Music and Food Vendors to Precede Nighttime Spectacular on Wednesday July 2, 2018 – Piscataway Township is pleased to put on a great Independence Day celebration with fireworks on Wednesday evening, July 4th at Piscataway High School’s football field with ...

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The McCriskin-Gustafson Family of Funeral Homes with locations in South Plainfield, Piscataway and Middlesex is in need of part time, per diem support staff. Duties will include; assisting at the door during various gatherings, assisting during funerals, set up, clean up, flower placement and ...

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New software promising greater speed and efficiency for school transportation departments is now available through the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ). The software is the result of a two year collaboration between the Princeton based Artha Systems, an international ...

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Assistant Superintendent for the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ), Gary Molenaar, has  been named the “2018 Special Education Administrator of the Year” in an award co-sponsored by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA) and the New Jersey Association of ...

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Citing their  “dedication to student archievement,”  Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) Superintendent Mark J. Finkelstein introduced the 2017-2018 Governor Educator of the Year recipients, who then received plaques from board members at the recent Board of Directors ...

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While Christ United Methodist Church in Piscataway continues to rebound from an April fire, the church remains committed to serving the community. Despite the fact that much of its facility at 485 Hoes Lane will not be accessible, the church will still host a Community Fun Day and Food Drive on ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Department of Public Safety and Health, Office of Health Services, will host the “10th Annual Pancreatic Cancer 5k Run for the Cure and Cancer Awareness Walk” on Saturday, June 9at Roosevelt Park in Edison. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Runners ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots will host their Sixth Annual Ballpark Comic Con at TD Bank Ballpark May 12, presented by the Hugs For Brady Foundation. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and last throughout the double header games scheduled for 6:05 p.m. Ballpark Comic Con offers fans ...

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On April 24, the Captain "Bud" Jackson Composite Squadron NJ-102 hosted an Information Session for members of the local community to learn about the program and what it takes to become a member. The event had an amazing turnout of over 50 students, parents, family members, and school staff! ...

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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - New Jersey gardeners will have an opportunity to try the latest and very best vegetable and small fruit varieties from Rutgers University’s New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station this Saturday at Rutgers Day aka “Ag Field Day” at the Cook Campus, School of Environmental and ...

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EARTH CENTER, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Looking for something to do outdoors? The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County is pleased to announce its spring and summer events! There will be opportunities for kids and adults to learn the basics of gardening, for experienced gardeners to sharpen ...

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Westfield Hops – A Craft Beer Experience will be taking place on at the Westfield Armory April 28 with one session from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enter code TAPINTO when you order your tickets and get $20 off! Tickets are available online at  http://www.westfieldhops.com. All tickets include unlimited ...

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Free Family Community Health Event Saturday April 21 TJ was a Rutgers University student from central New Jersey who passed away from sudden cardiac death. The health fair is named in his honor to bring attention to fitness and wellness in our community. This year the fair will focus on ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Autism New Jersey has named the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) its designated “Ambassador Program” representative for the week of April 20-27. “We are honored and enormously proud to receive this designation,” ...

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TRENTON, N.J. - U.S. Representative Frank Pallone of New Jersey’s 6th District and New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal will be keynote speakers at the second annual New Jersey March for Science.  The march, taking place in Trenton on Saturday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Assemblyman Joe Danielsen will be hosting the Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in partnership with the Imperia. The event will be held at the Imperia, located at 1714 Easton Avenue in Somerset from 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to attend and network ...

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National Council of Negro Women,Plainfield Scotch Plains section, is hosting its 19th Annual Jazz Brunch Fundraiser on Sat. April 28, 2018 @ 11 am - 3 pm at The Westwood, 438 North Ave, Garwood, NJ  Entertainment includes music by Big Bruce & the Messengers featuring LADY Mia, Comedian F.

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KENILWORTH, N.J. -- The New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) today introduced NJM Insurance Group as the presenting sponsor of its Senior Amateur Championship and its newest Corporate Partner. NJM, the leading workers’ compensation insurer in New Jersey for more than 70 years, currently ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Andrew Zwicker, Jamel Holley, Tim Eustace, Arthur Barclay, Angela McKnight and Raj Mukherji that would allow more young New Jersey residents to participate in elections cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday with an approval by the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department is excited to announce our first ever D.A.R.E. –Jr. Academy this summer. Due to an increased interest in the D.A.R.E. program, Sheriff Mildred Scott decided to implement a summer program for all of 2018-2019’s 5th and 6th graders in ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One in two sexually active people will get a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in their lifetime. That’s half – and most don’t even know it.  April is STD Awareness Month, a national campaign to increase awareness about education, treatment, and prevention of STDs. In tandem with ...

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The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) participated in the “2018, NJ Makers Day” held on March 10, 2018; at the Piscataway JFK Public Library located at 500 Hoes Lane. Twenty enthusiastic young adults were provided a Morse Code Oscillator Kit to be constructed at the event under the ...

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