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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Five Things to Do This Weekend in New Brunswick

October 15, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — There's food, football and dance on tap this weekend in the Hub City.

Visit the farmers market or the Hungarian food market, pull up a chair and watch Rutgers or enjoy the dance program coming to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center:

Mason Gross Dance Presents Kyle Marshall Choreography, Friday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

Mason ...

Judge Rules Angeline Not Guilty

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Late last month Middlesex County Superior Court Judge Jimenez found John Q. Angeline, not guilty of sexually assaulting his stepson. The decision ended a criminal proceeding that has lasted over half a decade.

Over six years ago, John Q. Angeline, a former South Plainfield High School English Teacher was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting his stepson, ...

Donations for Afghan Refugees Make their Way to Liberty Village at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Well, what happened to all those brand-new coats that residents of East Brunswick donated last month?

The drive to supply the families of refugees from the American pullout of troops in Afghanistan was spearheaded by EB Councilman Dinesh Behal, the EB Town Council, and the East Brunswick Public Library. Members of the American Red Cross picked up eight large ...

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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Gov. Murphy, Mayor Cahill Take Part in Groundbreaking For $665M Hub Project

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway announced today the creation of the Rutgers Translational Research facility that will constitute the backbone of the New Jersey Innovation & Technology Hub.

Not only will the State University create a space where its innovations can be developed and brought to market, but as TAPinto New Brunswick first reported on Wednesday, the ...


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 ...

Man Who Illegally Dumped Deer Remains Arrested, Police Say

October 16, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — A North Arlington man on Wednesday was arrested on summonses for the illegal dumping of deer carcasses in Newark, authorities announced. 

Paul A. Bartella, 60, of North Arlington, was charged with the disposal of solid waste, transport of solid waste, dead deer tagging and transport violations for an incident at Verona Avenue near Broadway, ...

Public Storage: Scotch Plains Customers 'Cannot Safely Access This Highly Contaminated Area'

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its emphasis was on the safety of its customers.

“Keeping our customers safe from ...

Judge OKs Temporary Restraint Against Public Storage in Scotch Plains; Company Issues Statement

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- She had to hire an attorney and get a court order to block them, but Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy was successful Wednesday in preventing Public Storage from tossing away any more of her personal items that were stored at the facility on Route 22. 

Related: Public Outrage at Public Storage in Scotch Plains

The ruling by Judge Robert J. Mega covers ...

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.



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 ...

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 ...

How a Change of Plan Led TAPinto's Newest Franchisee to Stay in Princeton

PRINCETON, NJ -- Richard Rein had a 4-month plan.  He was going to work with a Princeton University professor, who was teaching a class on expository writing.  After that, head north.

“My original plan was to move to New York City where the action was,” Rein said.

That was nearly 4 decades ago.  He never left.

Today, Rein is still in ...

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 ...

Colleges: Where They Are, Where They're Going, Where to Go, and More!

What things have colleges and universities gotten right or wrong over the past few decades? How has and will COVID-19 affect them in the future? And what are some important things students-- younger or older-- need to consider when deciding on where to go to college and what to major in.  

My outstanding guest expert, Jeff Selingo, will discuss these topics and more. Jeff has written ...