Sign Up for E-Calendar

Piscataway

Calendar of Events: Piscataway

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-Calendar

Piscataway

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 ...

Big Lots to Open on Route 18

September 17, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More is happening to the retail environment on Route 18 as closed stores become new venues for commerce in the township.  Big Lots, a discount store featuring merchandise ranging from furniture to food, is coming to the location formerly occupied byt the Hong Kong Supermarket.  The new East Brunswick Big Lots store ribbon-cutting will take place on October ...

New Brunswick man connected to a three-month string of burglaries

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old city man has been charged in connection with a three-month series of burglaries targeting stores in Highland Park, Edison and North Brunswick, police said.

Vincent T. Stephens is charged with five counts of burglary, five counts of theft, five counts of criminal mischief and five counts of possession of a burglary tool, according to Highland ...

East Brunswick Singer-Songwriter in Semifinals to Open at the Hollywood Bowl!

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ/ and HOLLYWOOD, CA - East Brunswick born and raised singer-songwriter, Kathleen Elle, is a semi-finalist in the Opening Act Competition to be the opener of the We Can Survive Concert at the Hollywood Bowl October 19th. This concert is headlined by Taylor Swift, the Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and others! Kathleen gained recognition in the past from Seventeen Magazine, ...

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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

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 ...

Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

To the Editor:

Re: “Seton Hall University Begins Academic Year with First-Day Furry Friends

Animals enrich our lives, of that there is no doubt.  But animals should not be subjected to streams of groping hands and constant handling so students can be distracted from their studies and stress for a few minutes.

The bunnies, chicks, goats, sheep, cow and other animals used ...

Three Films on Tap Sunday as Part of New Jersey Film Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Films about the untold story of the unlikely revival of vinyl records, a drummer's desperate efforts  to reunite with his former bandmates and the urban decay and revival of Trenton will be shown as part of Sunday's New Jersey Film Festival.

The festival is presented by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program In ...

Obituaries

Duncan McCaskill, Jr., 74, died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at St. Peter’s University Hospital ...
Read more
Piscataway - Robert W. Ryan 77, died on Sunday, August 4, 2019 in the Haven at JFK Medical Center ...
Read more

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 ...

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

September 17, 2019

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 ...

Huge Snake Gourd Grown in Berkeley Heights Could be a Record Holder

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Mini Puthenpura harvested a snake gourd from her garden earlier this month and thought it seemed exceptionally large – more than seven feet long.

For those who have never heard of such a fruit, it is a tropical or subtropical vine grown in India and other areas of Asia and Southeast Asia. It thrives in hot, humid weather – something Berkeley Heights ...

Somerville Crowd Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Jazz Festival

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The It was all about jazz Sunday with thousands descending on Main Street Somerville for five hours of music topping off the three-day Central Jersey Jazz Festival, which included performances in Flemington Friday night and New Brunswick Saturday night.

Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the jazz festival, founded by Rick St. Pierre, owner of Verve Restaurant, Bar ...

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 ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

Championship Robotics Team to Hold Open Houses for Interested Members

September 17, 2019

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 ...

Money Magazine Puts Piscataway in Top 100

NEW JERSEY - People across America are finding out this morning what local residents have long known: Piscataway is one of the best places to live in the United States.

Money Magazine has placed Piscataway Township on its prestigious 2019 Best Places to Live in America list ranking the central New Jersey community as #68 on its Top 100 list.  To view the list, please click ...

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.  

Q. When did you join TAPinto.net?

I joined TAPinto.net in ...