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Mon, January 27, 6:00 PM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Meet Dr. King

Arts & Entertainment Education

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2020 6:00pm 01/27/2020 6:45pm America/New_York Meet Dr. King

For Kids in Grades K-5
at Kennedy Library presented by Bright Star Theatre

Meet Dr. King is a wonderful introduction to the life and work of one of America’s most influential men. This show serves to introduce young audiences to major concepts of Black History like freedom, integration and equality. Meet Dr. King helps young people begin to understand the importance of Dr. King and the ...

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Mon, January 27, 7:00 PM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Free Immigration Workshop

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 01/27/2020 7:00pm 01/27/2020 8:30pm America/New_York Free Immigration Workshop

A free immigration workshop is being sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County and the New Jersey State Bar Association IOLTA Fund at the Piscataway Public Library Kennedy branch this evening from 7-8:30 p.m.

Residents interested in attending should please register here: https://piscatawaylibrary.org/event/immigration/

500 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854
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Wed, January 29, 6:00 PM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Reading Buddies

Education

Add to My Calendar 01/29/2020 6:00pm 01/30/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Reading Buddies

Kids in Grades K-3 & Teens in Grades 7-12

Help your child practice reading skills one-on-one with our teen volunteers. This program is designed to help children in kindergarten through third grade increase their vocabulary, practice social skills, and build reading confidence. Teens and children are paired together for reading aloud. Paired reading buddies will be supervised by library ...

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EBPD Continues Search for "Smash and Grab" Robbers of Kohl's

February 21, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The East Brunswick Police Department issued a follow-up report today regarding the search for the black Dodge Charger that they were looking for last Tuesday.  The search for suspects has been extended to New York City and Pennsylvania.  The individuals involved in the "smash and grab" operation were already known in those locations.

On February ...

Nixle Advisory Helps Bring Missing South Brunswick Boy Home

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - When a non-verbal, Autistic 10-year-old boy went missing on Wednesday evening, a Nixle advisory helped to bring Ethan back home to his family. South Brunswick resident Fazil Syed found the child in the woods along Kingston Lane to help give this story a happy ending. Syed headed out to join the search for the child after receiving a Nixle advisory from the South Brunswick ...

New Brunswick Mayor Touts Proposed Cancer Center

NEW BRUNSWICK - After an estimated 200 protesters protested at Tuesday's Rutgers Board of Governors meeting about plans to construct a $750 million Cancer Pavilion on the site of a city public school, Mayor James Cahill has released the first video in a series designed to end rumors and put the grand plan into perspective.

The proposed development on Somerset ...

Free tuition information, a Read-In & more!

Check out these upcoming events at the Piscataway Public Library.  For a full schedule of events, go to our website.

Stop by Westergard Library (20 Murray Avenue) from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, February 13 to learn more about the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant - are you eligible for free college tuition?

Join us for the African American Read-In at Kennedy Library (500 Hoes Lane) on ...

8 Great Places to Celebrate National Margarita Day in New Jersey

February 20, 2020

Saturday, Feb. 22, is National Margarita Day. In honor of the holiday, we compiled a list of great places in New Jersey to imbibe one of the tasty tequila cocktails, whether you prefer yours on the rocks or frozen.

Salud!

Jose Tejas, Woodbridge and Fairfield. It doesn’t matter if you’re ordering fajitas or crawfish etouffee —  nothing goes better with a ...

Open letter from Patriots' Path Council, Boy Scouts of America

February 22, 2020

Dear Scouting Families,

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.

 We want to highlight important points that are most ...

Flutist Starts Group to Support Underrepresented Musicians

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sana Colter, a classically trained flutist at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers–New Brunswick, remembers growing up in Harlem, learning to play the flute and piano in fourth grade and thinking that she would have to stop because her parents couldn’t afford the lessons.

“I would bug everyone for lessons,” said Colter, a senior ...

Obituaries

Piscataway – Shirley Marie Carson, 90, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at CareOne ...
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Piscataway – James T. “Jimmy” Edwards, 49, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 ...
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Residents Invited To Meet Freeholder Director Ron Rios At 7:00 Pm On February 25th

Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ron Rios will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the South Plainfield Democratic Organization on Tuesday February 25th.    The meeting will be held at Sherbans Diner and will start at 7:00 pm.   The public is welcome to attend.

Democratic Chair Vinnie Buttiglieri commented: “We are looking forward to talking with ...

Scotch Plains Puppies: Adoptions at Plainfield Area Human Society Temporarily on Hold

February 21, 2020

PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Adoption of the puppies and kittens that were taken from the Scotch Plains puppy mill is temporarily on hold for two weeks, according to the Plainfield Area Humane Society's director Elijah Brice-Middleton.

"There's a hold on them (adoptions of the animals confiscated from the house on Laurie Court and Terrill Road in Scotch Plains) for now," ...

Saint Peter's Nurse Cares For Premature Father, Son 33 Years Apart

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It’s been a whirlwind of interviews for Lissa McGowan. CNN called. Then the Washington Post. Then “Good Morning America.” On and on.

The eyes of the world have turned their loving gaze toward the Saint Peter’s University Hospital nurse since major media outlets began covering her incredible story earlier this week.

Nurse Lissa had been ...

Tip from Would Be Dog-Buyer Led to Discovery of Scotch Plains Puppy Mill

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – An anonymous tip from a potential dog-buyer led Scotch Plains police to investigate what turned out to be an illegal puppy mill on Laurie Court.

According to Scotch Plains police chief Ted Conley, the caller had gone to the house to buy a dog and was alarmed by the condition inside and, notably, the smell.

Related: Illegal Puppy Mill in Scotch Plains ...

Affordable Energy for New Jersey Coalition Launches with Support of Business, Labor, Civic and Energy Interests

February 21, 2020

In response to the recently released New Jersey Energy Master Plan (EMP), representatives of labor, energy, business and civic groups have come together to launch Affordable Energy for New Jersey.  The Coalition will work to ensure New Jersey residents continue to have safe, reliable and affordable choices to meet their energy needs.

“The EMP’s emphasis on a move to complete ...

YPCC Announces Discounted Membership Rates for Piscataway Residents

The YMCA of MEWSA is pleased to publish the discounted membership rates for Piscataway residents for the YMCA at The Piscataway Community Center (YPCC). Opening day is scheduled for Saturday, May 16th.

In addition, if you want to “try before you buy,” Piscataway residents can enjoy the YPCC for free every Wednesday and Sunday from May 17th through June 28th.

Membership rates ...

Filing taxes 101: Common errors taxpayers should avoid

February 17, 2020

Filing a tax return electronically reduces errors because the tax software does the math, flags common errors and prompts taxpayers for missing information.

Using a reputable tax preparer – including certified public accountants, enrolled agents or other knowledgeable tax professionals – can also help avoid errors. Mistakes can result in a processing delay, which can mean ...

The Adults in the Room

My house was recently designated as being “teen free”.

This is because my youngest two children just turned 20. They are twins. They are both in college, away from home. I only physically see them when they come home on breaks.

Turning 20 means they have run out of youthful brand names. After spending a lifetime transitioning from infants to toddlers to kids to tweens to teens ...