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Piscataway Home to be Featured on HGTV's House Hunters Show

May 9, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Stay tuned to HGTV this month as a home in Piscataway Township will be featured on an episode of House Hunters.

Township officials made the announcement on Friday, declining to give details as part of a nondisclosure agreement with the show.

However, viewers can tune in Thursday, May 20 at 10 pm to see if a new resident is moving into their ...

Celebrate the Oscars with "Playhouse 22 Goes to the Movies"

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  -- Kicking off just in time for the Academy Awards, Playhouse 22's newest online concert is currently streaming at  

"Playhouse 22 Goes to the Movies" is the third online concert event produced by the East Brunswick-based community theater troupe.  Presenting songs made popular on the silver screen from such films as The ...

Save the Date - 2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show

Save the date! May 22nd—10AM to 4PM (rain date May 23rd) The 2nd Annual Classic/Custom Car Show, a Community Outreach Event to support SOUTH PLAINFIELD’S HISTORIC DOWNTOWN DISTRICT (South Plainfield Avenue & Old Hamilton Blvd. from Front St. to Church St.) All makes and models welcome $20.00 per entry. Trophies, door prizes, raffles, giveaways and DJ “Hot Rod ...

Cruise Nights & Summer Stage Concerts Set for Return to Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy is returning to the streets of Downtown Somerville.

Two signature events are set to kick off Memorial Day weekend, the Friday night Cruisers and on Saturday night, the Summer Stage concert series.

Hundreds of exotic, vintage, hot rod and classic automobiles will be parked along Main Street, with many of the auto enthusiasts showing up in the early ...

Piscataway Photo of the Week

PISCATAWAY, NJ — TAPinto Piscataway loves photos and wants to feature yours!

This week’s photos are from Arjun Muthuchetty, a 5th grader at Arbor Intermediate School. Arjun used his drone camera to capture a beautiful sunset over Piscataway. 

Have a photo of Piscataway to share? Send your submissions to

Please include photo credit information, when ...

Crossroads Theatre Company to Celebrate Cicely Tyson During Annual Fundraiser

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Crossroads Theatre Company, which has been dedicated to creating and producing work that tells the stories of African Americans for 42 years, will celebrate the late Cicely Tyson during its annual fundraising gala.

A Night with Crossroads to be held on Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m.

The event, which will be hosted by Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose, will be held ...


Three Local Choruses Present Free Online Show!

April 22, 2021

Summer is coming! Summer is coming! And what better way to celebrate than with a virtual concert full of songs about sunshine and summer and the hope they bring!

Here Comes the Sun: Three Great Choruses, One Online Show will premiere Sunday, May 23, at 5:00pm EDT on YouTube. It’s a first-of-a kind collaboration between three of the area’s best-loved choruses. The Maplewood Glee ...


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Black Women Shunned from Piscataway Council

May 12, 2021

Diversity encompasses racial justice and demolishing sexism. This goes beyond an apology. It means putting your words to action.

Real change begins by coming to grips with the fact that just because things were done a certain way doesn’t mean that’s how they should’ve been done or should continue to be done.

As an organization and township moving ...

Piscataway Residents Nominate Community Servants for Open Council Seat

More than 50 residents sent the following letter to the Piscataway Democratic Organization and the Piscataway Municipal Council, urging them to choose a Democrat with a proven track record of community service to fill the open seat on our Township Council.  We believe it would be a statement of both good government and Democratic Party unity to choose one of the candidates who ...

"Giving Thanks" Virtual Concert to Air on June 17, 2021

May 7, 2021

With participation from faith organizations and individuals like Temple Sholom, Temple Emanu-El, Evangel Chapel Worship Team, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Renee Connell, Buddy Williams, Barbara Dever, Christina Morgan-Diaz, Joycelyn Hunte, Brian Padilla, Nwaoji Joseph, Elizabeth Alfaro, and Selena Ramirez!

Visit ...

CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to be Offered Virtually by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control Program of the New Jersey Department of ...

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

School Groundbreaking Ceremony a 'Remarkable Day' for City, School Distirct

May 12, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city.

The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is part of a sweeping $750 million project, is expected to be completed in the ...

"Paying It Forward" - East Brunswick Passes Resolution to Send PPE to India

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Throughout the pandemic, East Brunswick's Emergency Manager John Kosick has been grabbing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from wherever it has become available. PPE made the services of the township possible, especially during the height of the COVID-19 shutdown in March and April 2020.  Township residents, companies, and medical professionals also donated the ...

Missing Man: Alan Chan, 67, of East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating alan Chan, 67, of East Brunswick.

Chan was last seen on Tuesday, May 11, leaving his residence in a black Honda CR-V (NJ license N38NLM)

He is described as an Asian male with black hair, Approximate 5' 1" and 105 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a blue fleece, white ...

Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...


Piscataway, NJ — Ann DiPaolo, 96, passed away at her residence with her caregiver and family ...
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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Plainfield: Medevac Transports 8-Yr-Old Burn Victim

May 12, 2021

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police and Fire units responded around 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday to the 900 block of West Sixth Street for a burn victim, according to a release by Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess.

The 8-year-old victim was severely burned by a candle, and was transported via State Police Medevac from Plainfield High School to St. Barnabas ...

Robbinsville Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Plainfield Police Report Monday Night Aggravated Assault

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police units responded to the area of the 1100 block of West Third Street on a report of shots fired on Monday, May 10 at 6:51 p.m. according to a press release sent Tuesday.

Officers located a 20-year-old male victim who was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at an area hospital.

The Plainfield Police Criminal Investigation Bureau continues ...

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On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...