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Grow Your Business Through Video on TAPinto

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Would your business or organization benefit from putting a video message in front of TAPinto readers? 

TAPinto can now offer advertisers the opportunity to promote their products, services, or message online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the length of your contract.

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Feel Like a Winner? Bid on Great Prizes Offered by the Youth Council at EB Day!

September 21, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Youth Council will hold a Silent Auction on Sunday in conjunction with East Brunswick Day 2019.    On Sunday look for the Silent Auction tent near the food trucks.

Sunday, September 22nd:
Prize Viewing/Bidding;  12-4:30pm
Winners Announced:  4:30pm
Prize Pickup:  4:30-5pm.

What is Youth Council? 

The purpose of the ...

Protestors Occupy Pallone's Office on Church Street As Part of Global Strike Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 50 protestors occupied Rep. Frank Pallone's office on Church Street Friday as part of Global Strike Day, calling on the congressman to wield his power as the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to push for a fossil-fuel-free future.

James Boyle of the Central Jersey Climate Coalition - an alliance of students, faculty, civic organization ...

Judge Who Lashed Out At Mother Sex Assault Victim Steps Away From Case

SOUTH PLAINFIELD - The Superior Court judge who told the mother of a victim of an alleged sexual assault to shut-up has now granted a prosecutor’s motion to transfer the case to another judge.

Judge Joseph Rea, in a quick hearing in New Brunswick on Friday, agreed to recuse himself from the case of John Angeline, 44, who was charged in 2015 with sexually assaulting a youth at various ...

International Games Day at Piscataway Public Library

Celebrate International Games Day with the Piscataway Public Library at Kennedy Library, located at 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, on Saturday, September 21 from 1 to 3pm.  Sign up to bring your favorite game at piscatawaylibrary.org/gamesday, or come and learn how to play games from other countries and cultures. This event is free and open to all ages.  

Please direct any questions ...

Vegan Shawarma’s Plant-Based Foods Recreate Tastes of an Israeli Childhood

September 19, 2019

Consumers identifying themselves as vegan has increased from just 1% to 6% between 2014 and 2017, a 600% increase, according to a report in Forbes. Growth of plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy products is on the rise. Vegan (no animal products, including dairy) products are growing in popularity even among those who don't consider themselves vegetarian ...

Why Care About Politics in Piscataway NJ? Or, Middle American Blues

September 9, 2019

I’ve been to two town council meetings this summer that were so disheartening I had to explain—to myself—why I bothered going.  Typically, very few residents go to these meetings and it’s no mystery why.  Everything is decided beforehand between the seven Council members and the Mayor’s administration. There’s no debate, items on the agenda are rarely ...

Rutgers Football Falls to Boston College

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers football (1-2) dropped its matchup with Boston College (3-1) on Saturday afternoon at SHI Stadium. Despite a second quarter lead for the Scarlet Knights, the Eagles came back for a 30-16 win in the end.

Sophomore quarterback Artur Sitkowski recorded a touchdown pass and a career-high 304 passing yards in the loss. Junior running back Raheem ...

Obituaries

Duncan McCaskill, Jr., 74, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at St. Peter’s University Hospital ...
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Piscataway - Robert W. Ryan 77, died on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in the Haven at JFK Medical Center ...
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Is it Time for New Jersey to 'Get in the Game', and Permanently Move Up Our Presidential Primary?

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week: New Jersey's late Presidential Primary

On the Democratic side, there more than 20 candidates running for President -- there might be some very crowded state primaries. On ...

POW/MIA Recognition Day

Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we as a nation remember and honor these men and women and pay tribute to their families and their sacrifices during National ...

72-Year-Old Plainfield Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Sexual Assaults of 9-Year-Old Girl

September 20, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - A 72-year-old Plainfield resident who was convicted at trial of sexually assaulting a then 9-year-old girl on multiple occasions several years ago, has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for the crime, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo.

Angel Flores must serve the full 25-year sentence before the possibility of parole under the terms set ...

Morristown Man Indicted on Terrorist Charges, U.S. Department of Justice Says

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Morristown man was indicted on nine federal charges in connection with the Hizballah's Islamic Jihad Organization, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Authorities believe the Alexei Saab, also known as Ali Hassan Saab, Alex Saab or Rachid) conducted surveillance of possible target locations for the Lebanon-based Shia Islamic organization.

According to the ...

Scotch Plains Township, Lidl, Issue Statements on Redevelopment at Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains and German-owned supermarket chain Lidl have both issued statements on the current business arrangement between Lidl and the owners of Snuffy's Pantagis Renaissance catering and event facility. 

Confusion was abound on Wednesday as Snuffy's posted on social media that it is not closing and that media reports have been ...

NJ Human Services Continues Free Naloxone Efforts by Providing the Opioid Antidote to Homeless Shelters

September 18, 2019

Antidote can reverse opioid overdoses

(TRENTON) – NJ Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced today that the Department is delivering the opioid overdose antidote naloxone for free to participating shelters serving the homeless as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to get naloxone into as many hands as possible to help save lives.

“Nearly 1,200 doses of ...

Championship Robotics Team to Hold Open Houses for Interested Members

FIRST Mid-Atlantic District Championship Robotics Team to Host Open Houses for Potential New Members

The High School Robotics team of Central Jersey, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 747 Flight Crew, is a non-profit organization that provides a year-round activity for students age 13+ to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition. The goal of FIRST is to inspire students to pursue careers in ...

POW/MIA Recognition Day in Middlesex County on September 20

September 12, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Our country is founded on the men and women who have fought and sacrificed for the freedom that we hold so dear. Of the millions of men and women who have served in our military forces, both past and present, 82,000 remain missing from various conflicts. Every September, we as a nation remember and honor these men and women and pay tribute to their families and their ...

Wanderlust

There are lots of places I would like to visit before I die.

Mars is not one of them.

For starters, it would take something like nine months just to get there. I don’t have that much vacation time.

And even if the travel could be whittled away by technologies yet to be invented to something approaching a flight to, say, Siberia, there is still the problem of leg room. Although I ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

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