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Riverside Park, Piscataway

Raritan River and Riverside Park Clean Up

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Add to My Calendar 08/24/2019 8:00am 08/24/2019 4:00pm America/New_York Raritan River and Riverside Park Clean Up

Help clean up the Raritan River and Riverside Park!

Piscataway Township & New Jersey Clean Communities welcome the Central Jersey Stream Team (CJST) for a River Clean Up on Saturday, August 24th from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

You can volunteer to pick up trash on the riverbank and in the park at 430 River Road. Supplies will be provided that morning at the park’s pavilion.

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430 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

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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.

The video will work on both desktop and mobile devices, and plays right from TAPinto ...

Elizabeth Yarus Hired as Recreation Director of South Plainfield

September 19, 2019

SOUTH PLAINFIELD  The South Plainfield Recreation Commission voted unanimously to hire Elizabeth Yarus as Recreation Director for South Plainfield at the Sept. 17 monthly recreation committee meeting.  A rigorous selection process narrowed the search to a handful of candidates over the past six months and committee members voted to make the final decision.  Yarus will officially ...

Artist/activist Places 800-pound Opioid Spoon at J&J Headquarters

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - When Domenic Esposito's youngest brother was in the throes of addiction, the family would find burnt spoons - the tale tell sign that he had been doing drugs - scattered around the house.

Esposito's heart broke each time they found one.

So the artist-turned-activist picked an oversized spoon with cooked opioid as a symbol of protest.

Esposito placed one of his ...

Service Dog "K-9 Elk" Starts Her Training, Thanks to East Brunswick Lodge #2370

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - For everyone who attended the "Rebuilding Warriors - One Dog At A Time " events at the East Brunswick Elks, or who were part of the "Metro Diner" fundraiser, or participated in the project in general, this beautiful girl "K9-Elk " is the result of everyone's hard work and generosity and, of course, the support of the community members who to ...

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 ...

New RU Course on U.S.-Mexican Border Encourages Critical Thinking on Divisive Issues

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - What shifted over the past 30 years that changed perceptions of the U.S.-Mexican border? Are current policies working? Will barring illegal immigration decrease crime and unemployment? 

These are some of the issues that Camilla Townsend, a distinguished professor of history at Rutgers-New Brunswick, will discuss in a new fall course, Wars, Wayfarers, and the Wall: A ...

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 ...

Gun Safety Legislation

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:

Gun Safety Legislation

This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on gun safety measures. At a ...

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 ...

Snuffy's Disputes It Is Closing Despite Lease Agreement with Lidl Shared with Scotch Plains Officials

September 19, 2019

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- After multiple public hearings and several news reports about plans for a Lidl supermarket to be built on the property owned by Snuffy's Panagis Renaissance at the intersection of Mountain Ave. and Park Ave. in downtown Scotch Plains, Snuffy's posted on its Facebook page Wednesday that the catering facility is not closing and that the news is being ...

Amber Alert: Missing 5-year Old Girl From South Jersey

BRIDGETON, NJ -- An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing 5 year old girl who disappeared from a park on Monday, September 16.  Dulce Maria Alavez was last seen in the area of Bridgeton City Park just before 5pm.  Her mother, Noema Alavez, reported to police that her daughter and her 3 year old son were playing nearby on the swings while she remained in her ...

White Castle Goes Dark; Plainfield Location on South Ave. Near Fanwood Now Closed

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The White Castle restaurant in Plainfield on South Ave. has closed.

“As a family-owned business that genuinely cares about our employees and the communities where we operate, we don’t like the idea of closing a Castle. That decision is always the last option for us. But we’re committed to being a strong company overall, and the tough part about that is ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

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 ...

Don't Leave Home Without It

I need to replace my wallet.

More accurately, it is a billfold, a name which blandly describes what it does. After years of riding in a dark pocket compressed mercilessly by 200 plus pounds of backside and being opened and closed many times a day, the poor thing has gotten kind of shabby.

It is worn and faded, just waiting to be torn at its flimsy perforation into two foldless bills.

My ...

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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