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$115M Rutgers Chemistry Building Formally Opens

September 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today held an opening ceremony for its new $115 million Chemistry and Chemical Biology building providing laboratories for research in the fields of health and alternative energy among other sciences.

The four-story, 144,000 square-foot structure on the Busch Campus in Piscataway includes classroom space, and combines programs that previously were ...

"Maker Space" Part of Piscataway Vo-Tech Modernization

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 2,000 students have returned to classes on the five campuses of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools to find innovative new programs and facilities.

The district, the oldest county vocational school district in the nation, offers more than 40 career majors ranging from agriscience to welding, as well as specialized academies for math, science and ...

Hundreds of Backpacks Filled with School Supplies Distributed

SOMERSET, NJ – Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen helped distribute more than 750 backpacks to students in the 17th Legislative District for the new school year, as part of his annual back-to-school backpack drive.

The drive was held between July and August and yielded thousands of school supplies. The drive collected new backpacks filled with essential school supplies — such as pens, ...

Rutgers raises record amount of donations

NEW BRUNSWICK - Rutgers University funding-raising efforts brought in $223.4 million for the 2017-18 academic year, more than $10 million above what was raised the previous year and the largest amount ever collected in a single year, university officials said.

The donations were 6.8 percent above the $209.1 million donated in 2016-2017, which was 11 percent more than in ...

TAPinto Piscataway’s 2018 ‘First Day of School’ Photo Contest Winner Is…

PISCATAWAY, NJ - A new year of learning is now in motion. During the first few days of school, TAPinto Piscataway received your ‘First Day of School’ entries for the 2018 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and gift card contest.

We are pleased to announce that Pari Melkote is this year’s winner who will receive a $25 IHOP gift card.

If you would like to add your child’s ...

Enter TAPinto Piscataway’s 3rd Annual Back to School Photo Gallery and Contest

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Goodbye summer vacation, hello first day of school!  

Parents: share a photo of your children heading off to a new school year for the TAPinto Piscataway 2018 Back-to-School Photo Gallery and enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant.

Email all photo submissions to piscataway@tapinto.net by Saturday, Sept. 8th. Photo captions are optional.

State Gets Two Week Extension to Answer Integration Lawsuit; Settlement Possible

TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible.

A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set.

In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the request ...

State to Answer Lawsuit Seeking to Integrate NJ Schools by Friday

Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration is facing a Friday deadline to respond to a lawsuit seeking to desegregate schools in cities like Newark, Camden, New Brunswick, as well as districts throughout the state with a large population of minority students.

Such a lawsuit drives directly to New Jersey's core, a practice of generations in which mostly white children have the opportunity to ...

Holy Savior Academy's Welcome Back/Open House to be held on Wednesday, Aug 29th

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Holy Savior Academy’s annual Welcome Back/Open House event will be held on Wednesday August 29th from 6p-8p.   This night provides the opportunity to meet with friends and faculty before the school year begins.  Parents and students are encouraged to bring in their school supplies, which help to make the first day of school a little ...

Investors Bank Continues its Investment in Student Fitness at Piscataway High School

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Pat Grazioso, Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager for Investors Bank presented Piscataway High School with a check for $10,000 as part of a five-year, $50,000 grant to upgrade the school’s weight room, district officials said in a Thursday news release.

While the new equipment is geared towards strength and conditioning training for the high school’s ...

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NJ Education Commissioner Discusses PARCC Changes, Plans for New Statewide Assessment at Joint Assembly & Senate Education Committee Hearing

September 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – With changes slated for the PARCC test as part of the plan by the Murphy administration to transition to a different statewide assessment, the Assembly and Senate Education committees held a joint hearing on Monday to hear from the commissioner of education about the proposed changes to ensure they do not interfere with the delivery of education in the state.

The ...