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Sat, January 26, 9:00 AM

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FREE Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats

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Add to My Calendar 01/26/2019 9:00am 01/26/2019 12:00pm America/New_York FREE Rabies Clinic for Dogs & Cats

Attention dog & cat owners! Please bring your pets to the Township's free rabies clinic on Saturday, January 26th from 9 a.m.-Noon. Chipping will be available for a cost.

505 Sidney Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854

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U.S. Supreme Court confirmation underscores urgent need to safeguard health care access in New Jersey

October 27, 2020

TRENTON, N.J. — Following last night’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, public health advocates warn that protecting access to reproductive health care for all New Jerseyans is more essential and urgently needed than ever.

“With Barrett on the U.S. Supreme Court, reproductive health and rights are under imminent threat,” ...

Putting Kids First by Supporting Arts in Education; Connors, Scotto Respond to Arts Ed NJ Survey; Better Safer Schools Candidates Are Silent

Piscataway, NJ – Dr. Tom Connors and Zoe Scotto, two members of the Board of Education with proven track records of success, proudly returned their arts in education candidate surveys with strong support for arts in education.  Voters can see how “Putting Kids First” candidates will support the vibrant arts in our schools by reviewing their surveys on the Arts Ed NJ ...

The Better Safer Schools Team Reminds Voters Ballot Count Begins Today

PISCATAWAY, NJ — The Better Safer Schools Team has three highly qualified candidates running in the November 3rd General Election for seats on the Piscataway Board of Education. Located on Column 1 on the reverse side of the vote-by-mail ballot are Kimberly Lane, Parth Desai and Lynnel Edmundo.

Kimberly Lane is completing her first year of service to the Board. Elected to fill a one-year ...

Gabrielle Cahill - Candidate for Piscataway Township Council Column A

October 26, 2020

Piscataway Strong!  This is the motto I live by as a proud Piscataway resident.  It is a confirmation that Mayor Wahler, Cahill/Shah/Scott-McCullum have brought diverse people together as one community and bolstered our Township to withstand hardships and achieve results. My husband and I have made our home here in Piscataway for more than 20 years.

Why Piscataway?  I knew a bit ...

Kapil K. Shah - Candidate for Piscataway Township Council Column A

For many dedicated Americans of South Asian descent, the Garden State is our home.  As Vice President of the Township Council and a leader in the India Cultural Association of Central New Jersey and the Indian Business Association, I am proud to nurture the bridge between these families and the community at large.

Piscataway continues to promote inclusivity for residents of all ...

Chanelle Scott-McCullum - Candidate for Piscataway Township Council Column A

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, ...

Shantell Cherry for Piscataway School Board, Column 2, Putting Kids First

I have been a Piscataway homeowner since 1994 and I have been honored to serve on our School Board for the last six years. As the mother of six amazing children currently enrolled in Piscataway’s public schools, I know firsthand how important our public schools are to our families and to our community. I am currently serving as Chair of the Board’s Curriculum Committee, and I am glad ...

East Windsor Man Charged in Shooting of Two New Brunswick Men

October 27, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 32-year-old East Windsor man is facing two counts of first-degree attempted murder in connection with a Sept. 2 shooting.

Kyale Simonson is also facing one count of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and one count of possession of a handgun without a permit, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda ...

Elijah's Promise Emergency Coat Drive Needs Your Warm Heart and Warm Coat

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County is at an extreme shortage and is in urgent need of winter coats and jackets.

With this dire need in mind, Broehl's Lawn Maintenance has once again made provisions to be a collection center for winter jackets for Elijah's Promise. While there is an extreme shortage of winter jackets, we will also be accepting new or gently-used hats, ...

Highland Park Officials Moving to Return Doughboy to His Post

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – Borough officials are launching plans to try to return the fallen Doughboy statue to his familiar post.

Highland Park Police Chief Joe Curbelo said the police department and the department of public works are soliciting quotes from vendors, trying to determine if the statue can be fixed or needs to be replaced.

“There is no paperwork on actual ownership, ...

Thank You Neighbors! Please Help Me Keep Our School Board Independent, Vote Column Two

October 19, 2020

To the Editor,

I want to thank all of the members of our wonderful community who stood up for me over the summer, and helped me regain my seat on the Piscataway School Board.  (To be clear, I am writing as a private citizen and not speaking on behalf of the Board, nor am I authorized to speak on behalf of the Board.)  So many of you reached out, offered support and encouragement and ...

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Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

Rutgers Fans on George Street Eat Up Schiano's Triumphant Return

Greg Schiano was back in a big way and Rutgers fans watching the game at bars and restaurants up and down George Street ate it up.

The coach made a triumphant return to the Rutgers sidelines after leaving the program nine years ago, helping the Scarlet Knights knock off Michigan State on Saturday, 38-27.

The Scarlet Knights – who never trailed and limited the Spartans to just one trip ...

Obituaries

Piscataway - Catherine Shoppe, 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16, 2020 at ...
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Chester — Joyce M. Bailey, 82, passed away Friday, October 2, 2020 in Morristown Medical ...
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Hillsborough Suspect, 11 Others Snagged in Online Sex Predator Sting

October 27, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A 26-year-old Hillsborough man is one of 12 suspects nabbed in an online sting operation that targeted sexual predators.

Five other suspects live in Somerset County; three came to New Jersey from out-of-state and the others live in New Jersey.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, U.S. Attorney/District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito, Somerset County ...

Governor Fears Newark’s COVID-19 Rollbacks Are Just the Start

NEW JERSEY — Cutting off indoor dining and mandating that all non-essential businesses close their doors at 8 p.m. are part of the measures that will begin in Newark on Tuesday, after the largest city in New Jersey confirmed more cases Sunday (101 total) than all other Essex County towns combined.

Since June 30, the city has reported at least 2,207 coronavirus cases and 42 ...

Gov. Murphy Tests Negative for Coronavirus 4 Times But Will Continue Virtual Briefings 

NEW JERSEY — Five days after Gov. Phil Murphy suddenly left a briefing in Camden County over concerns of having the coronavirus, he said this afternoon he has not been symptomatic and tested negative four times since last Monday.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, who entered a voluntary self-quarantine with the governor last week, has tested negative three times.  

Still, ...

Moving Beyond the Partisan Bubble

There is so much to say and yet so many times a day I find myself dumbfounded to speechlessness.  My children ask logical questions for which I can find no polite or productive answer. There is no good answer for why hate seems to have seeped into so much of our dialogue every day.

There is no good reason that suspicion has replaced curiosity. That accusations have replaced queries. It is ...

Senior Freeze Deadline Extended

October 23, 2020

We are very pleased that on October 22, 2020, the New Jersey Treasurer’s office extended the Senior Freeze filing deadline from November 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020.  This is a welcome development because many seniors were scrambling to meet the original date. 

Nevertheless, there is still a need for applications to be prepared as soon as possible.  The Treasurer’s ...

Indecision 2020

At long last, it is finally upon us.

In a matter of days, Americans all over the country will venture forth to proudly exercise their individuality on the most anticipated day of this election year.

I am, of course, referring to Halloween.

This year the annual frightfest celebrating candy shakedowns and macabre costumes will be tempered significantly by the pandemic threat. On ...