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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 ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Milestones

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 (www.tinyurl.com/pwayEMS).  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 ...

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 ...

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

October 15, 2021

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 ...

Piscataway Leaders Cherry, Scotto & Johnson Endorse BOE Column 2 Team, Putting Kids First!

Community Leaders Shantell Cherry, Lt. Ralph Johnson and Zoe Scotto Endorse Salgado-Cowan, Rashid & Connors, The Putting KIDS First Team in Column 2

Piscataway, NJ – Making clear that they are acting in their personal capacity as individuals, and not as members of the Board of Education, nor persons authorized to speak on behalf of the Piscataway Board of Education, ...

Soccer Festival Raises Nearly $17,000 for Charity

October 19, 2021

METUCHEN, NJ - Through their participation in the Soccer for a Cause Charity Festival, 14 high school girls soccer teams from the Greater Middlesex Conference combined to raise a total of nearly $17,000 for two New Jersey-based nonprofits.

In addition, the nearly 300 players and coaches involved in the fundraising event collected nonperishable food items for REPLENISH, Nourishing ...

Man Charged With Vehicular Homicide in South Brunswick Crash

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The driver in a single-vehicle accident in South Brunswick last month that left the 22-year-old passenger dead has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Antonino Ferlita, 22, of Marlboro has been charged with one count of second-degree vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and other motor vehicle offenses, according to a press release from Middlesex County ...

Local Non-Profit Senior Living Providers Announce Partnership

MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Two of New Jersey’s nonprofit senior living providers, Parker Health Group, Inc. in Highland Park and Springpoint, have joined forces to create the Affordable Housing Wellness Initiative to help improve the health and well-being of older adults living in four Springpoint affordable housing communities.

Parker and Springpoint agreed to establish and ...

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 ...

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Rutgers Loses 4th in a Row to Northwestern, Drops Below .500

EVANSTON, Ill. — Rutgers football (3-4, 0-4) lost to Northwestern (3-3, 1-2), 21-7, on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
 
Quarterback Noah Vedral completed 18 passes for 152 yards and an 18-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bo Melton. In his first game back from injury, Melton produced his second 100-yard receiving game (eight catches for 101 yards) of ...

Obituaries

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 ...

School Mask Mandate Opponents Rally at the State House

October 19, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Hundreds of New Jerseyans gathered outside the State House Annex Building in Downtown Trenton on Monday to rally against Governor Phil Murphy's executive order which mandates that school employees must receive a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Organizers intentionally planned the rally to be held on the same day that the Governor's Order took effect ...

Governor Murphy Orders Flags to Fly at Half Staff on Tuesday, Oct 19

NEW JERSEY - All flags will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, October 19, announced Governor Murphy during today's press conference.  All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half staff at all state buildings and facilities on Tuesday in honor of the late four-star US Army General Ray Odierno, stated Gov.Murphy.

Odierno, a Rockaway native, passed away ...

Hillsborough: AG Identifies Victim, Cops Involved in Fatal Shooting Incident

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The state Attorney General’s Office has released the identities of the victim and police officers involved in a fatal shooting inside a township residence Sept. 28.

Patrick Chin, 43, who lived at the Piedmont Path address where the shooting occurred, was pronounced dead at 5:28 p.m. at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he was taken by ambulance after ...

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 ...

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.

 

Appetizers

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

Host a Frightfully Fun Horror Movie Bash With These Tips

Hosting a Halloween Movie Night is the ultimate way to hunker down with family and friends to experience some fright night thrills and chills. From serving up tasty treats and devilish décor to enjoying a classic list of scary flicks, your adults-only cinematic soiree is sure to deliver a ghoulishly grand time. Just follow these recommendations to ring in the spookiest night of the year ...

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 ...

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 ...

Email is Key to News Publishers Clawing Back Advertising Dollars from Social Media

Many news publishers are struggling to produce enough advertising dollars to be sustainable, with many now erecting paywalls or going the non-profit route to attempt to stay in business. However, publications would be wise to think about what advantages that they can bring to a potential advertiser that social media cannot offer. One such tool is email.

Any publisher who has stayed on top of ...

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 ...