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Sat, July 18, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick in the ...

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Add to My Calendar 07/18/2020 12:00pm 07/18/2020 5:00pm America/New_York Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick in the Gettysburg Vintage Base Ball Festival

See the Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick play against a slew of vintage Base Ball clubs! Games are double-headers unless noted, and played utilizing reproduction uniforms and equipment, and rules and customs from the 1850s and beyond. Stay tuned for more info.

965 Pumping Station Rd Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Sun, July 19, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick in the ...

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Add to My Calendar 07/19/2020 12:00pm 07/19/2020 5:00pm America/New_York Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick in the Gettysburg Vintage Base Ball Festival

See the Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick play against a slew of vintage Base Ball clubs! Games are double-headers unless noted, and played utilizing reproduction uniforms and equipment, and rules and customs from the 1850s and beyond. Stay tuned for more info.

965 Pumping Station Rd Gettysburg, PA 17325

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New Jersey Orators Received a COVID-19 Impact Grant from NJ Council for the Humanities

July 11, 2020

The New Jersey Orators, Inc. (NJO) is excited to announce the award of a COVID-19 Response Grant for $3,000 from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH). Not only as a partner, but we welcome NJCH into the New Jersey Orators family as their timely gift will support our recovery efforts and our NJO Virtual Programming for the fall.

“Eighty-two organizations were awarded $649,620 ...

Piscataway Community Center’s Raritan Rapids Opens July 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Let's start some water fun!

Raritan Rapids, The YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center’s (YPCC) spray park, is slated to open for a three-day trial:

• Friday, July 17th from 2-8 p.m.
• Saturday, July 18th from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
• Sunday, July 19th from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

If all goes well, it may open again for use from Friday, July 30-Sunday, ...

Free A Cappella Singing Workshops on Zoom

Making the most of the Zoom world, The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International has lined up an international faculty of top coaches for their free Summer Sing series of workshops. Join the chorus via Zoom on Wednesdays, July 15 through August 19, 7:15 to 9 pm.

Kathleen Hansen, renowned barbershop coach and instructor, kicks off the series. Each coaching session will be ...

19-Year-Old Suspect in Custody for South Brunswick Attempted Murder

July 13, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A long-standing neighborhood was disrupted yesterday afternoon when shots rang out near a playground in a Monmouth Junction development.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Raymond  J. Hayducka of the South Brunswick Police Department announced today that a township man has been arrested and charged in the shooting which took place Saturday in ...

We Are One March Takes To Milltown's Streets To Bring About Change

MILLTOWN, NJ - Around Middlesex County, the "Greatest Little Town in the Land" is known as 'Milktown' for its deep-seated roots of systemic racism. Protesters took to the streets on Saturday to try to bring about change in the borough, one step at a time. Today's march began in Crabiel Park and made its way down Main Street to Albert Avenue Park. The site of the ending point ...

East Brunswick Mayor Wants to Offer Free Swim Lessons, Says Taxpayers Would Not Foot Bill

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Calling it a nonpartisan issue that would not involve taxpayer dollars, East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen responded to charges from a local radio station that there was anything political or wasteful about his desire to offer free swim lessons to township residents.

Spurred by the three separate incidents in the township this year that have resulted in the drowning ...

Brian C. Wahler Candidate for Mayor Column B

July 3, 2020

Like you, the Column B Democrats are excited for our Community Center to open.  With opportunities for all generations and fun for the whole family, it will be a friendly place of gathering for everyone in Piscataway.

Our Community Center very much represents our Township: all groups of all backgrounds enjoying each other as neighbors and friends.  Crucial to its success, like the ...

Vote Democrat Bill Irwin for Mayor, Column A

I am proud to be running for Mayor with my friends and neighbors in Column A, and I am deeply moved by the support I have received from so many of you already.  Thanks to everyone who has reached out to discuss your concerns, make suggestions and offer encouragement.  (If you have questions, you can always reach me at 732-406-2970 or billjirwin.bi@gmail.com).  We ...

Vote Democrat Ralph Johnson for Council, Column A

I have lived in Piscataway with my wife Kesha Pickett-Johnson and our family for nearly 20 years. I am the proud father of four children, including PHS graduates and two currently enrolled students. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science from West Virginia University, and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from Saint Peter’s College.  Currently, I ...

Democrat Kamuela "Nikki" Tillman for Piscataway Council, Column A

Hello Piscataway! I am Kamuela “Nikki” Tillman, a long-time Township resident, and a self-described “transplant from the East Orange/Newark area.” A single mom, I have raised my three amazing children, Kiki, Kaa’lah and Kendall here in our wonderful community.  I am a Special Education English teacher in Union Township, and am excited to be running for Township ...

Chanelle Scott-McCullum Candidate for Piscataway Township Council Column B

When my grandfather in Perth Amboy founded the area’s first Democratic organization for African Americans, he began a far-reaching legacy in Central New Jersey. He understood that communities were built when every person and group had a voice that would be heard and valued.

Now for three generations, my family has continued his tradition of serving the public and engaging the community, ...

Democrat Laura Leibowitz for Township Council

I have been a resident of Piscataway for over 15 years, and am proud to be the longest serving public school teacher at Piscataway High School. As a teacher of and advocate for children with special needs, I value and practice open communication and transparency.  One of my many concerns is what I have called “the stonewall of silence” that so many residents ...

Kapil K. Shah Candidate for Piscataway Township Council Column B

The summer is always a special time for me as we celebrate the liberty of America on July 4th and the freedom of India on August 15th.  The independence days of these two great nations, both former colonies of the British, is a tribute to the vital principle that responsible citizens can elect their own leaders and choose their own destiny.

For many dedicated Americans of South Asian ...

Gabrielle Cahill Candidate for Piscataway Township Council Column B

Piscataway Strong!  That’s more than a cheer.  It is a confirmation that Column B Democrats have brought diverse people together as one community and bolstered our Township to withstand hardships and achieve results.

Whether it was Superstorm Sandy or the Covid-19 pandemic, Column B Democrats have worked to get our Township families and local businesses the resources they ...

This is why New Jersey Needs “Vote By Mail”

This is why New Jersey Needs “Vote By Mail”

I’m Russ Cirincione, a New Deal Democrat running for Congress in CD-6 . Two things are very important to me: protecting the health and well being of the New Jerseyans and protecting the right to vote. If you had the chance to prevent the spread of coronavirus, save lives, and strengthen the People’s voice in elections, would ...

Vote Column A, We Finally Have a Choice!

July 3, 2020

I moved to Piscataway in 1997. Shortly after, in 2000, Brian Wahler was elected mayor of this town. He was re-elected again in 2004, 2008, 2012, and re-elected once more in 2016. Like everyone else, I read the posts and comments on Facebook saying "Vote him out" and "King Wahler must go" and "Somebody please challenge this guy." 

Well, at long last, somebody ...

Column B Democrats

I will vote Column B in the New Jersey Primary.  It is without question that I will support the Biden/Booker ticket along with all of the Column B Democrats. Here is why I support our local Piscataway elected officials running on the Column B line.

Mayor Wahler, council members, Gabrielle Cahill, Kapil Shah and Chanelle Scott-McCullum are working hard to lead our town through the COVID-19 ...

Vote Column A to Protect Our Health & Our Environment

In Piscataway, we are facing an Environmental Crisis because of Global Climate Change.

Are our elected leaders preparing our community well for it? I say no.

As a long-time resident of our town, I have more questions than I have answers about what our current officials are doing:

Why don’t we have an elected environmental commission with OPEN Meetings?

Why did the Mayor and Town ...

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NJ Farmers Markets Adjust to New Way of Shopping During Pandemic

July 10, 2020

NEW JERSEY — As New Jersey moves into new phases of reopening after the COVID-19 lockdown, farmers markets are adapting to our new socially distanced “normal.”  

In towns across the state, market managers have implemented new business practices to keep both vendors and customers safe. Designated as essential businesses early in the pandemic, some expanded their footprint ...

COVID-19 Tried to Kill Him. What Rutgers' Chief Operating Officer Learned From His Ordeal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He left the office on Friday looking forward to some relaxation.

Less than 48 hours later, ...

Obituaries

Colonia – Anthony Marowsky, 101, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Bridgeway Care and ...
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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Nancy Ann Bossert, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June ...
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Black Lives Matter Protestors Return to Somerville for March & Rally

July 13, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A group of 100-150 peaceful Black Lives Matter supporters returned to the Historic Somerset County Courthouse Sunday before setting off down Main Street for a protest march.

Te group turned around at the west end of town by Borough Hall, and marched back down Main Street, returning to the courthouse for a rally and speeches.

Sunday's rally was the 10th event in ...

July 12 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 7 New Cases Overnight

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 4,470 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 7 cases overnight, with the death toll remaining at 466 victims.

Somerville has a total of 145 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 7 deaths.

The New Jersey Department of ...

20-Year-Old Plainfield Man Charged for Fatal Strangulation

UNION COUNTY — A 20-year-old Plainfield man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal strangulation of a young woman earlier this week, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess jointly announced Friday.

Bryan H. Gonzalez-Martines is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the asphyxiation death of a female ...

Celebrating the Communities We Build

So, you may have noticed I missed a week, which is odd because I had something written, not this but something. My excuse is this – COVID has warped my sense of time, I go to make my Thursday call on Tuesday then on Friday I wonder how I missed Thursday. Holidays have the potential to go unnoticed too – I’m horrible with dates so forgetting my own birthday is fairly easy even in ...

Will Boycott of Goya Prove Effective?

July 13, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Praise of President Donald Trump by the CEO of New Jersey-based Goya has stirred up some strong passions in the local Latino community, although most believe the proposed retaliation will be ineffective.

Latinos are politically divided when it comes to Trump because of his policies toward immigration and what some see as derogatory comments about Hispanics attributed to ...

Carved in Stone Too

A Monumental History Lesson Part 2

It is difficult to topple a mountain. Particularly if the mountain rises 800 feet from the ground, covers 583 acres, and is made of granite.

It is not like lassoing an iron horse and its rider from a concrete pedestal and heave-hoing it into pieces on the ground. Mountains are no pushovers.

Such is the dilemma with Stone Mountain in Georgia, recognized ...

Are You a Prisoner of Your Own Life? Three Steps to Free Yourself.

Have you seen the movie, All I Wanna Do? It’s a relatively unknown film from the late 1990s. On the surface, this movie about an all-girls boarding school in the early 1960s is fluff. But as the story develops, we learn that some of the girls are there because they are rebels, hard to handle, there because their parents didn’t know what else to do. Fluff, fluff, ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Kathy Cryan of TAPinto Union

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of July 2020 is Kathy Cryan, who owns and operates TAPinto Union.  With a background in business, Cryan has amassed a very large readership, routinely breaking 150,000 pageviews per month with more than 3,500 residents subscribed to the free daily newsletter and almost 5,000 followers on Facebook, while building a profitable online ...