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Sat, August 24, 8:00 AM

Riverside Park, Piscataway

Raritan River and Riverside Park Clean Up

Giving Back Green

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

Thu, August 29, 7:30 AM

Spooky Brook Golf Course, Somerset

2nd Annual Chiefs Nation Golf Classic

Education Giving Back Sports

Add to My Calendar 08/29/2019 7:30am 08/29/2019 3:00pm America/New_York 2nd Annual Chiefs Nation Golf Classic

We are excited to invite you to the annual Chiefs Nation Golf Outing on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Spooky Brook Golf Course in Somerset, NJ. Our organization’s main focus is funding Piscataway High School student programs, grants, and initiatives that would otherwise be impossible.

Sponsorship is a great occasion for your company to support a worthy cause and at the same time receive ...

582 Elizabeth Ave. Somerset, NJ 08873

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Denzel Washington Honored in New Brunswick

October 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Denzel Washington's star and smile lit up the New Brunswick night.

The Oscar-winning and Tony-winning actor talked about his dedication to his family, to his faith and to his craft as he accepted Crossroads Theatre Company’s inaugural Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Living Legends Award on Saturday night.

So many descended on the State Theater to honor Washington - ...

Middlesex County and Monroe Township to acquire 76 acres of woods

NEW BRUNSWICK - In partnership with Monroe Township, Middlesex County is negotiating a contract to purchase 76 acres of wooded land on the western side of Perrineville Road, south of Union Valley Road.  

The large parcel, currently owned by Galaxy Land Corp., served as a farm from the 1930s through the 1980s. Over the past 30 years, it has reverted to forest.

“This ...

New Brunswick Man Charged With Burglary in Edison

EDISON  –  A New Brunswick man was arrested hours after he allegedly broke into a township home.

Police say Lenia Rodriguez-Bardales, 27, was in possession of gold jewelry taken from the home when he was charged with burglary and theft of property in connection with an incident on Oct. 10, according to a report from Edison Police.

The homeowner told police she found the man ...

From Celebrating Diwali to the Friends Fall Book Sale

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

Diwali for Kids 
Celebrate Diwali at Kennedy Library, located at 500 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, on Saturday, October 19 at 1pm. Enjoy an interactive story time and special activities including traditional music and dance, crafts for all ages, ...

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Letter from Senator Patrick J Diegnan

October 23, 2019

Dear Editor:

It is an honor to represent the residents 18th District in the New Jersey Senate.    In that role I have the opportunity to interact with elected officials throughout New Jersey.    The residents of Middlesex county and the 18th Legislative District are fortunate to have the best public servants in our state working on their behalf.   ...

We Need to Protect Piscataway Parks

We all know that Piscataway’s parks are one of its best features. I’ve been swinging on the swings at Johnson Park since I was a baby and whenever I visit on break from college, I always go back. However, when I learned that the World Health Organization had labeled the main chemical in Roundup as a probable carcinogen, my nostalgia faded away to fear. It was enough to make me scared ...

NCAA: Rutgers Athletics Program Graduation Success Rate is 89%

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers's athletics programs have set a school record with an overall graduation success rate of 89%, according to the NCAA's new annual report.

According to statistics released today for all Division I institutions, seven Rutgers sports programs produced perfect rates of 100% and 17 out of 20 teams earned marks of 80% or above.

"Our student-athletes ...


James J. Vokral, 70, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, October 14, 2019. Born and ...
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Does Rutgers Pay Too Much to Fired Coaches, Athletic Directors, and Academic Administrators?

Does Rutgers pay too much to fired coaches, athletic directors, and academic administrators? 

Everyone loves a good college football game. Last season (2018), the Rutgers Scarlet Knights record in the Big Ten Conference was a dismal 1-11. And this year does not look much better. Yeah, Rutgers is in the same league with some heavy hitters like Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. But, ...

New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

VP of Wayne Board of Education Charged With Possession of Marijuana.

October 19, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – Stacy Scher and husband Marc Scher were arrested, and both were charged with possession of marijuana, fourth degree and conspiracy to possess marijuana, fourth degree.  Stacey Scher is the Vice President of the Wayne Board of Education and was a pivotal majority vote in restoring Eda Ferrante to Full-Time Release status as President of the Wayne Education Association, two ...

Man Charged in Connection with Plainfield Homicide

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A Plainfield man is in custody and criminally charged with fatally stabbing a neighbor over the weekend at the rooming house where they both lived, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Wednesday. 

Guillermo F. Bello, 64, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 65-year-old Louis Hillyard. 

Shortly after ...

Watchung Hills Teacher Arrested for Endangering Juvenile With Sexually Explicit Texts, Prosecutor Says

WARREN, NJ - Sean DiGiovanna, a Watchung Hills Regional High School teacher, has been arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and promoting obscene material to a child, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Detectives John W. Fodor and Warren Township Chief of Police William Keane announced on ...

Piscataway HS PTSO to Host NFL Basketball Game Fundraiser Oct. 26

October 23, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway High School PTSO invites area families to its first ever NFL Basketball Game fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The PWay All-Stars, a team made up of Piscataway High School students, teachers and staff will take on the NFL Pros in an exhibition game to raise money for Project Graduation and other activities at the school. A special needs team and teams from ...

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When the Police are Called for a Domestic Violence Complaint: What You Should Know

October 23, 2019

BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – This is the third in a series intended to provide education in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. When the police are called to the house for a domestic violence complaint, it can be an alarming experience.  In New Jersey, law enforcement officials receive special training on handling situations that are tense and require quick ...

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I hate robots.

They talk funny and have no personality.

If that makes me a human racist, then so be it.

I talked to a robot on the phone the other day. it was sitting virtually within the deep, dark recesses of a computer connected to the working end of an 800 number. It tried to convince me that it was human. It asked me flat questions in an artificially chipper voice and then pretended ...