Latinx Influence on American Jazz

What do Jelly Roll Morton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, and Hip Hop have in common? Find out about the "Spanish Tinge" and its influence on American jazz. To register and get the link go to:


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What do Jelly Roll Morton, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Herbie Hancock, and Hip Hop have in common? Find out about the "Spanish Tinge" and its influence on American jazz. To register and get the link go to:

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NJ TRANSIT’s Mobile App Upgrades: Keeping Riders in the Know

NEW JERSEY – With more and more riders returning to public transportation, NJ TRANSIT’s recent changes to mobile apps literally represent well-timed upgrades.

Smartphone users can readily appreciate the ease of information available at their fingertips. A few swipes on the mobile app replace the need for paper schedules and more.  The mobile app is available on both Google ...

Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest

Viking's 3rd Annual Buggin' Halloween Photo Contest Starts Friday, October 1, 2021!  Submit a photo of you, your pet, or a loved one dressed as a creepy-crawly bug, insect, or another pest for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and other awesome prizes! Click here to learn more and enter the contest!

NJ State Senator Bob Smith, Assemblyman Joe Egan & Assemblyman Joe Danielsen representing the 17th Legislative District 

October 21, 2021

Senator Bob Smith, Assemblyman Joe Egan and Assemblyman Joe Danielsen know that our State’s priorities should start with opportunity.  They understand and respect our individual and collective needs.  Together they work every day to deliver results to improve the quality of life for us all by:

Keeping New Jersey Residents Safe and Heathy by quickly working to ...


Kayla Breaux of Piscataway is a Bristol Myers Squibb ELC Scholar

October 17, 2021

Kayla Breaux, a Piscataway, New Jersey native, is a senior studying bioengineering at the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Kayla is deeply interested in research & development and is currently working as a bioengineering intern for Medtronic within the Material, Biocompatibility & AC function of the Neuromodulation Business Unit.

Kayla holds a ...

A Public Statement on PCTV's "EMS Services in Piscataway" Video

October 15, 2021

A Public Statement on PCTV's "EMS Services in Piscataway" Video

The River Road Rescue Squad is appalled and ashamed by the video released by PCTV that featured Piscataway Police and JFK EMS leadership (  The amount of effort that the Township has invested to discredit the volunteer EMS services that have served our community for over 60 years ...

Setting the Record Straight - A Public Statement from the River Road Rescue Squad

Summary of Response to the Letter-to-the-Editor in TAPinto Piscataway

Below is a lengthy rebuttal to the Letter to the Editor that was published in TAP into Piscataway on October 1, 2021 by Piscataway Police Chief Thomas Mosier.  The chief misstated and omitted several facts.  Below is a summary of the problems with the chief’s opinion piece.  These issues are more fully ...

Start Making Extra Money Now for The Holiday Season at Eurofins | CRL

October 21, 2021

Start Making Extra Money Now for The Holiday Season at Eurofins | CRL

Looking for a fun and easy way to earn extra money for the holidays? You can earn anywhere from $40-$325+ evaluating high quality products from top cosmetic and consumer product companies. We are located at 371 Hoes Lane in Piscataway.

Sign up to be a panelist online today and view our current studies at: ...

Economic Development Keeps Piscataway in High Standing with Standard & Poor’s

Township Again Earns AA+ Stable from Renowned Rating Agency

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Mayor Brian C. Wahler and the Township Council are very happy to let residents know that Standard & Poor’s continues to keep Piscataway among its high ranked municipalities by again reaffirming the Township its AA+ stable rating, its second highest rating since 2013.

In its report, Standard & ...

Boy Scouts of America 2021 Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner Honors Outstanding Community Members

Boy Scouts of America will be honoring local citizens at the 2021 Distinguished Citizen Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Thursday, October 21st at Morris County Golf Club at 6:30 pm.  This year’s honorees are Kitty & Dave Hartman of New Providence; Keith Langworthy of Summit; and Jamie Rodgers of Mountain Lakes. The event recognizes these four outstanding citizens for ...

Sarah RASHID for Piscataway School Board, Putting KIDS First, Column 2

Candidate Statement: Vote Sarah RASHID for Piscataway School Board, COLUMN 2, Putting KIDS First!

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” -- Gandhi

These are the words that began my deep-rooted passion for community service. My husband and I have been homeowners in our Township for more than 12 years. I am the mother of four children, who have ...

Dr. Tom CONNORS for Piscataway School Board, Putting KIDS First, Column 2

Candidate Statement: Vote Dr. Tom CONNORS for Piscataway School Board, COLUMN 2, Putting KIDS First!

1. Why are you running for election to the Piscataway Township Board of Education?

I believe in public education. I’m dedicated to serving Piscataway School kids and their families.  Growing up, my family had a lot of financial hardships. I worked hard in high school, was a 5 ...

BOE Candidates’ Statement from Sarah Rashid, Dr. Tom Connors and Nancy Salgado-Cowan

Dear Neighbors,

I’m Nancy SALGADO-COWAN, and I am proud to be running in the non-partisan Piscataway School Board election with Sarah RASHID and Dr. Tom CONNORS.  We are the team that has a proven track record of "Putting Kids First."  We are in Column 2 (on the back of your mail ballot and at the bottom of the voting machine). Regardless of who you vote for ...

March Against Domestic Violence Set For Saturday in New Brunswick

October 21, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The community is invited to participate in the 19th annual March and Rally Against Domestic Violence on Saturday, October 23.

The New Brunswick Domestic Violence Awareness Coalition is partnering with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Domestic Violence Prevention Program, United Methodist Church and the New Brunswick Cultural Arts Center to host the ...

Middlesex County hosts Fifth Annual Business Summit, Leading with a Purpose; convenes panel of forward-thinking business leaders from across the nation to discuss the need for a sense of purpose in business

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County hosted its Fifth Annual Business Summit, Leading with a Purpose, on October 21 where a panel of future-minded leaders from across the nation and across industry sectors shared thoughts on how businesses are thinking beyond profitability to focus on creating value for all of their stakeholders. Speakers shared how their ...

Exploring Our Community: Discussions, Writing, Trivia, and More!

At the beginning of the year, Piscataway Public Library began a project exploring the question "what makes a community?" We've been so happy to see many of you on Zoom for these events. Here's what's coming up:

The events below ...

TAPinto Piscataway Is Offering Holiday Marketing Specials - Call Us Today!

Looking to get a head start promoting your business during the upcoming holidays? Click here to earn more about TAPinto's Holiday Marketing Specials:

Meet the Man Hired to be Rutgers' First Cyber Warrior

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Guy J. Albertini, a certified information systems security professional who holds a master’s degree in information assurance and security and has more than 15 years of professional security experience, has taken on the role of Rutgers' first associate vice president and chief information security officer.

Before starting at Rutgers, Albertini served for the past ...


Dunellen, NJ — Frederick J. Cingerana, Sr., 53, passed away after on September 13, 2021 at ...
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Piscataway, NJ — Joseph L. “Joe” Cardone, 81, passed away Tuesday, September 7, ...
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New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

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

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Update: NJ Transit Conductor Assaulted After She Asked Man to Wear a Mask

October 21, 2021

GLEN ROCK, NJ — A Bronx man threatened an NJ Transit Train conductor with a knife this morning after she asked him to wear a mask, police said.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., a woman came into police headquarters reporting there was a disturbance on a New Jersey Transit train at the Bergen Line Train Station across from Borough Hall, police said. 

When police arrived ...

NJ Association of Counties Honors Award Recipients at Annual Ceremony

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC) Executive Director John Donnadio stood on the stage in the ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City with a smile on his face as he proudly kicked off the 71st Annual NJAC Conference with a long-delayed awards ceremony to honor members and associates for their hard work.

Cape May County Commissioner E. Marie Hayes took home the ...

First Baptist Church to Participate in Gun Amnesty Buyback Program

SOMERSET, NJ - Residents can bring their unwanted firearms to First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens on October 23 and receive up to $250 per gun -- no questions asked -- through a Gun Amnesty Buyback program.

Guns in any condition will be accepted. All persons turning in a firearm may do so anonymously.

“We welcome the opportunity to participate in the ...

Fire Safety Tips and Tricks

October 14, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — In honor of Fire Safety Month, please read and share these tips from the National Fire Prevention Association. Please also be on the look-out for events in the community hosted by local fire departments to raise awareness. Schools are also being visited by firefighters to teach the children fire safety. 

Did you know:

3 of every 5 home fire deaths ...

Top Halloween Costumes for 2021

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning costumes for the whole family! Whether you’re trying a DIY look for your crew, hosting a party for friends, or trying to win the office costume contest, knowing this year’s hottest looks will give you the edge. Here are some of the costumes sure to be popular for kids and adults this year.

Space Jam: A New ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.



Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

What About the Bird?

Spoiler alert: It dies.

Imagine you are sitting in the cabin of an Airbus 320 airplane. The plane has just taken off when the shy young woman sitting in the window seat next to you hesitantly taps you on the shoulder signaling that she needs to get out of her seat.

By way of apologetic explanation, she jerks her thumb toward the postage stamp window. “The engine is on fire,” she ...

My Truth, Your Truth

Who's to say what the truth is? My perspective is just that - MY perspective. Ten people can be in a room and have 10 versions of what they saw.


When you're disagreeing with your teen about how something played out, remember that their version is just as valid as yours.


Also remember that you don't have to agree, only accept they have another point of ...

Don't Make These Common Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Hope you're sitting down for this one.  A 2021 report from Top Design Firms says 28% of small businesses don't have a website.

Of the 72% who have a website, maintaining it can be a full-time job all by itself. Customers have elevated expectations and the website has to match that.  Small business owners often don't have that time.  Forbes has some suggestions ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

What You Can Do to Save a Life-- Maybe Even Your Own

Suicide takes a terrible toll on our society, almost no matter where in the world we live. It happens much more often than we realize, and spreads across a wide portion of the age spectrum.

Listen as I speak with Mary Ann Murtha of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Hear Mary Ann present some of AFSP's proactive initiatives to drastically reduce the number of suicides.

Best Future Job and Career Opportunities: Do You Know What They Are?

If that's of interest to you, your child, a grandchild, a friend, or someone else in your network, then listen to my guest expert, Ryan Farrell. Ryan is an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Ryan not only speaks about some of the fantastic FREE tools BLS offers to help you find out which jobs are projected to grow the most during this ...