Join us for Piscataway Public Library’s first Hackathon, Hack Change The World, or HackCTW! Learn new computer science skills through exciting workshops, compete in themed challenges that explore interdisciplinary issues, and win prizes! This event will take place over two days, July 30th and 31st, and is open to teens entering grades 7-12.

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12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Join us for Piscataway Public Library’s first Hackathon, Hack Change The World, or HackCTW! Learn new computer science skills through exciting workshops, compete in themed challenges that explore interdisciplinary issues, and win prizes! This event will take place over two days, July 30th and 31st, and is open to teens entering grades 7-12.

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Why Are Stinging Insects So Aggressive in the Fall?

During the early summer months, hornets and yellow jackets rarely come out and sting people. So why do they become so aggressive during the late summer and fall? The reason has to do with how they spend their time in the summer versus what they’re doing in the fall!

The Life of A Stinging Insect

Most stinging insects are social, meaning they start and build a new colony every year ...

OktoberSingfest Free Singing Workshops

September 22, 2021

Love singing? Come sing with the Hickory Tree Chorus on Wednesday evenings in October from 7 to 9 pm. OktoberSingFest singing workshops will be held via Zoom or in-person for fully vaccinated members and guests as covid safety protocols permit. Participants will learn more about chord-ringing, fun-filled, four-part harmony. Broadway, Beatles, and more!

Hickory Tree is an award-winning ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.


Registration is required to attend.  To ...

Piscataway Township Schools Named a Top 100 New Jersey District by Niche.com

Piscataway, NJ — For the fifth consecutive year, Piscataway Township Schools was named among the Top 100 School Districts in New Jersey by Niche.com, an online market leader in connecting colleges and schools with students and families. Niche conducts and publishes in-depth profiles for every school and college in America.

With New Jersey—along with Massachusetts and ...

Charitable Giving is a Key to Saturday's South Amboy Irish Festival

September 22, 2021

SOUTH AMBOY - With nearly 10,000 people expected to attend the South Amboy Irish Festival on Saturday, many eyes will be on live music, food and rides.

But this festival – one of the largest of its kind in New Jersey – has another critical component: Supporting local charities.

“We are happy to let local charitable organizations use this event as a way to raise money for ...

Students Damage Sayreville War Memorial HS Bathrooms, Post Videos of Damage on TikTok

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Dale Rubino, the principal of Sayreville War Memorial High School, sent a letter to parents of high school students to inform them of the damage caused by the latest TikTok video crazes called "Devious Lick Challenge" and "Bathroom Challenge." Students who are on the popular social media channel posted videos highlighting the damage done to a high school ...

Who's Ready for a Parade?

Celebrate Fall!  The South Plainfield Labor Day Parade may have had to be postponed, but our town is ready to celebrate!  Remember that our annual parade will step off on September 25th at 12:30pm starting at the PAL and ending at the South Plainfield Middle School following the traditional route. Maple Avenue and Plainfield Road will close at 11:30am. The parade, which draws thousands ...

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Memoir Writing & More

There's no minimum (or maximum!) age to get a library card at Piscataway Public Library. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so it's a great time to make sure everyone you ...

TAPinto Tips: Press Release - What are we announcing?

With fall here and the calendar filling up with events and fundraisers, I thought it would be helpful to republish this article to steer you to TAPinto's DIY platform to help spread your news!

Press Release -- What are you announcing?

It is important for small businesses and organizations issuing press releases to know the difference between a press release and a news ...

Two Rutgers Football Players Charged in Paintball Shooting Incidents

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers could be heading into its nationally televised showdown with Michigan this weekend without two cornerbacks who were suspended from the team Tuesday.

Chris Long and Malachi “Max” Melton have been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose after three people were shot with paintballs from a ...


Dunellen, NJ — Frederick J. Cingerana, Sr., 53, passed away after on September 13, 2021 at ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Make the Grape Escape to Garden State Wineries

September 18, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Thoughts of wine typically take your mind straight to Italy, France or Napa Valley. It’s understandable, but if you want to experience a mind-blowing date filled with beauty and flavor you should start thinking about New Jersey vineyards. 

Our state has many wineries from which to choose and most ...

New Jersey Man Admits to Illegally Obtaining $450,000 in Unemployment Insurance

September 21, 2021

NEWARK, N.J. – A Union man admitted that he illegally obtained more than $450,000 in unemployment insurance benefits, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Maurice Mills, 29, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Brian Martinotti to an information charging him with wire fraud.

According to documents filed in the case and statements made in ...

Hillsborough Turns Out for Parade to Celebrate 250th Anniversary

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township celebrated its 250th anniversary Saturday with a parade featuring civic groups, township employees, veterans, the Hillsborough High School marching band and antique cars.

The 50-square mile township, one of the largest in New Jersey, came into existence in 1771, five years before the 13 colonies banded together to form the United States of America in the war for ...

Army Vet Terrence Haupt Returns to Somerville Summer Stage Sept. 18

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Singer/songwriter Terrence Haupt returns to the Somerville Summer Stage Saturday, Sept. 18, performing from 6-9 p.m.

Haupt is an Army veteran, and taught himself to play the guitar when he was deployed to Iraq; his music reflects his experiences in the military.

The free Summer Stage concert series sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance presents live entertainment on ...

Middlesex County Can Become a National Model for Sustainable Construction

September 21, 2021

Momentum is mounting in our nation’s capital for the passage of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Joe Biden and Republicans in the Senate.

Recently, the Problem Solvers Caucus in the House of Representatives backed the plan, moving it one step closer to receiving the broad support it will need to pump billions into modernizing ...

The Art of (Interrupting) Conversation

A person with bad manners is one who tries to interrupt when you’re talking or talk when you are interrupting.
- Cartoon in Esquire Magazine

I recently received a random text message from an acquaintance of mine. I was in the middle of an important conversation with my wife when my phone started buzzing in my pocket, disrupting my train of thought which, if I could remember any of it, ...

Conversation Starters With Teens

Does this sound familiar when your child comes home from school?


How was your day?  Fine.

How was school?  Good.

How was the test?  Okay.

Anything else to tell me?  Nope.

Not much going on there!  These are sure-fire conversation killers.

And whatever question you do ask, don’t ask it as soon as you walk in the door. When asked about ...

We Are Family: How Have Families Changed? And What Are the Implications of That?

How have families both in the U.S. and elsewhere evolved and changed over the years. especially in the last few decades. And what implications does that have on your work, relationships, living arrangements, marriage, etc.? 

In Part 1 of this two-episode Looking ForwardTM series, we'll discuss these topics with my guest expert, Dr. Bahira Trask. In Part 2, Dr. Trask and I will discuss ...

Senior Living Communities: More and More It's About the Boomers

On today’s episode of Looking Forward, we’re going to focus on trends, opportunities, and the future of senior living communities. We’re also going to hear some great tips on how you or someone in your family can choose the right senior living community. When we discuss the topic of senior living, we’re more and more speaking about where the baby boomers live or want to ...