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Piscataway Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson Breaking the Color Barrier in Baseball

May 14, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A team of Piscataway teachers and administrators beat alumni softball and baseball players, 11-5 in a ball game played as part of Piscataway’s tribute to Jackie Robinson, who 75 years ago, made his debut as the first Black player in Major League Baseball, breaking the color barrier.

Saturday’s commemoration began with youth action at the Little League Complex ...

Piscataway to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway Township will commemorate the 75th anniversary of when Jackie Robinson played in his first major league baseball game, the first player to break the color barrier that prevented blacks from professional play.

This Saturday, township residents are invited to stop by the Green Acres Athletic Fields on Sidney Road for a ceremony honoring Robinson for his ...

Super Heroes and Action Figures Collection Up for Bid in Online Auction

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A single-owner collection of action figures and Super Heroes accumulated over a 20-year period will be sold online Thursday, May 12 by Bodnar's Auction.

Bidding opens at 11 a.m. at  www.bodnarsauction.com

Joe Bodnar, owner of central New Jersey's largest auction house visited the consignor's home just before Christmas last year; he recalls ...

Happy Mother's Day!

NEW JERSEY: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM TAPinto! Commemorations to honor mothers and motherhood have been happening for centuries and can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who paid homage to their mother goddesses. Today, tributes to mothers occur all around the world at different times of the year, but the American version of Mother's Day was started in May, 1908 by a woman ...

Annual PWay 5K Returns to Piscataway High School

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School's annual PWay 5K Race/Walk makes a return after the COVID-19 hiatus today.

It's not too late to join the action. On-site registration is now through race time, 9:00 a.m.

Stop by the PHS Bus Loop by the Patton Building for fitness demonstrations, vendors and more. 

Proceeds will benefit graduation activities for PHS ...

Radiant Skies and Rock 'n' Roll: First Rutgers Day in Three Years Draws Tens of Thousands

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Third Floor - a band so named because the four members assembled their guitars and drums on the third floor of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to rehearse - were rocking the crowd on the College Avenue lawn.

Students swayed, a woman waved and two kids who taken a front row seat were nodding their heads to the music.

It seemed fitting that the band closed ...

Rutgers Day Returns In-Person, Features More than 500 Programs

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Rutgers Day is back as an in-person event April 30 after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the largest events in the state, this celebration of everything Rutgers is set for Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Busch Campus in Piscataway and the College Avenue and Cook/Douglass campuses in New Brunswick.

The free event, which ...

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County Receives $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Arts Institute of Middlesex County has been approved for a $25,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support the Share Your Foodways project. Middlesex County Arts Institute’s project is among 1,248 projects across America totaling $28,840,000 to receive this first round of funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category this ...

Got Milk? Grab Some Cookies, Settle in for Auction of NJ Milk Bottles

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mark Conover had an obsession with New Jersey milk bottles, cataloging and researching the history of each bottle and the dairy farms that were once prevalent in the Garden State,

He passed away in February, 2021, leaving behind a collection of 4,500 milk bottles and related items displayed on custom-built shelves in the basement of his Long Branch home, arranged ...

Piscataway: TAPinto Some Trivia About Bunnies, Rabbits, and Hares

NEW JERSEY - With chocolate bunnies being the start of many baskets today, other than knowing that everyone bites the ears first because they taste best, what do we really know about rabbits, bunnies, and hares.

Regarding the chocolate variety, more than 90 million are produced annually. We're partial to Lindt golden bunny, and always bring one back home when we visit the factory ...

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Rutgers Day Returns In-Person

April 19, 2022

Rutgers Day is back as an in-person event April 30 after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the largest events in the state, this celebration of everything Rutgers is set for the last Saturday in April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Busch Campus in Piscataway and the College Avenue and Cook/Douglass campuses in New Brunswick.

The free event, which typically draws ...

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Find Fund Flip, Real Estate Investing Seminar comes to Carteret, New Jersey on May 21!

May 13, 2022

Benz and JT Morel of Epic Level-Up Group present Find Fund Flip, a real estate seminar designed to GROW your business and your team in today's intense real estate market!

When: Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Saint Demetrius Community Center, 691 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, New Jersey.

This great networking and educational opportunity are back by popular ...

Column A Democrats, Community Leaders Ask NJ Atty General to Investigate Piscataway's Closed Municipal Building

Piscataway, NJ -- On Tuesday, May 10, Democrats for Transparency and Fairness and progressive Piscataway Democratic Committee members asked the New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Director of the Division of Civil Rights to investigate the ongoing closure of the Piscataway Municipal Building. The letter seeks clarification of the underlying legal authority that the Mayor, ...

Cedar Hill Prep School OPEN HOUSE

SOMERSET, NJ - The Office of Admission cordially invites you to attend an Open House for prospective students and their families. The Open House will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with teachers, administrators, and students as well as tour our beautiful campus.

This is a unique opportunity to hear more about our philosophy and approach to whole child development, our ...

Scenes from the Sayreville Fishing Derby

May 15, 2022

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville's popular fishing derby, hosted by the Sayreville Recreation Department, returned on Saturday, May 14, with more than 100 young fishing enthusiasts (and a few parents, too).

Recreation director Brian Van Dongen told TAPintoRaritan Bay that he was pleased that the event had come back strongly following a two-year COVID-inflicted suspension.

"It's a ...

The Lost Souls Memorial Project Invites All to the Fifth Annual Recitation of Names

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In her powerful piece, The Site of Memory, the late Toni Morrison wrote, “You know, they straightened out the Mississippi River in places, to make room for houses and livable acreage. Occasionally the river floods these places. "Floods" is the word they use, but in fact it is not flooding; it is remembering. Remembering where it used to be.” ...

Political Elite, Rutgers Powerhouses Help Launch LeGrand Coffee House in Woodbridge

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Of all the Saturday ribbon-cuttings in all the towns in all of New Jersey, they walk into mine.

That had to be the thinking of Eric LeGrand, as he watched a steady stream of the state’s political elite and Rutgers powerhouses stop into the LeGrand Coffee House on May 14 to join in the celebration.

LeGrand – a Colonia High grad who first made a ...

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LeGrand Coffee House Opens Today

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – Former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand is tackling his newest challenge with today’s grand opening of LeGrand Coffee House on Green Street, near the town’s commuter train station.

Expected to attend the 11 am ribbon cutting are Gov Phil Murphy and his wife Tammy, Mayor John McCormac and a host of other state and local officials.

The menu at LeGrand ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 17, 7:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, PISCATAWAY

Healthcare Special Enrollment Webinar

Business & Finance Health & Wellness

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

Brook Arts Center , Bound Brook

STARMAN, A BOWIE TRIBUTE

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Thu, May 26, 6:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise

Giving Back Government

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Sat, May 28, 12:00 PM

Piscataway Community Center, Piscataway

Raritan Rapids Opening Weekend

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Elizabeth “Donna” Annunziata, 59, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the ...
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Piscataway – Dalia Josefina James, 70, died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at JFK Medical Center in ...
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Camden Cop Dies in Off-Duty Crash

May 15, 2022

CAMDEN, NJ — The off-duty death of a 22-year-old Camden County police officer in a motorcycle accident has stunned and saddened his fellow officers, his police chief and many community leaders.

Officer Daniel B. Adler died after his motorcycle apparently collided with a car at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 on Haddonfield-Berlin Road, near McIntosh Road, in Cherry Hill. The accident remains ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do, and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

Legal RunAround Kicks Off Five-Day Memorial Day Weekend in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The borough has earned a well-deserved reputation for putting on a show as evidenced by the swirl of events taking place over five days during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.

Register online at www.legalrunaround.org

The COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath forced cancellation of most of these events the past two years and organizers have worked overtime to regroup and ...

Just a Second

May 20th is World Metrology Day.

I am counting down the hours on an atomic clock which is accurate to 1 second in 10 million years.

Metrology is the scientific development of systems of measure. Unlike Meteorology, the study of weather, you don’t have to be chipper and TV good looking to study Metrology. You do have to have geekish tendencies and more degrees than a thermometer, ...

Helping Teens Learn Life's Lessons

Do you find it hard to have any credibility with your teen? Join the club. They can't yet see that we know anything worth knowing.

That's because they're on a quest to figure everything out for themselves. You can't possibly understand what they're going through... so they say.

And I say, let them. This is their time for exploration, self-discovery, mistakes and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...

If This Isn't You....

Hi everyone. Today we’ll be discussing something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. ff you are not one of these individuals, odds are they are one of your family members or friends.

I’m speaking about those who have “invisible” disabilities. In other words, they don’t use an ...

Religious Beliefs Around the World:

Hello, TAPinto readers and listeners! In Part 1 of this two-part series, we spoke about how people’s religious affiliations have evolved over the past few decades, which religions are growing in numbers, and why that may be.

In Part 2 of this two-part series, we’re going to take a look at such things as what impact COVID has had on people’s religious beliefs, what the ...