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Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

Tears of Joy, Tons of Traffic: Rutgers Readies For First In-person Commencement Since 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White.

The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium in Piscataway on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests – academic, epidemic and personal.

The Class of ’22 will someday ...

Piscataway Resident Makes President's List at Belhaven University

JACKSON, MS -- Rajni Bala of Piscataway was named to the Belhaven University Spring 2022 President's List.

Bala is among a select number of students named to the President's List according to a news release. To be eligible for the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 grade point average while taking a full course load of at least 12 semester ...

Piscataway: The PWay 5K Race Results are In!

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The PWay 5K Race/Walk made its official return on Sunday as over 200 hundred filled the parking loop at Piscataway High School to raise money for a good cause.

Runners and walkers followed a 3.1 mile loop from the parking lot along Behmer Road to Sydney Road and into Green Acres Park and back.

Same-day registrations had not yet been tallied by race time, but PHS ...

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 ...

Piscataway High School Ranked 144th Best in State by U.S. News & World Report

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway High School was recently ranked 144th in New Jersey, according to this year's Best High Schools rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine ranked 406 high schools in the state in new data released on Tuesday.

In 2021, Piscataway High School was ranked 113th in New Jersey.

The rankings evaluate more than 17,800 schools at ...

Read Across Piscataway: A Weeklong Literacy Celebration

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Piscataway Township School District held Read Across Piscataway the week of April 11 - 15, hosting dozens of guest readers both in-person and virtually to celebrate literacy with students before they headed off for spring break.

"It was a true pleasure to connect with such wonderful students and educators," shared author and advocate, Melissa Campesi ...

Unleash Your Inner-Athlete May 1: Annual PWay 5K Run/Walk Returns to Piscataway High School

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With COVID-19 shutdowns no longer in place, Piscataway High School’s annual PWay 5K Run/Walk returns after a two-year hiatus.

Join hundreds of families and students on Sunday, May 1 at the Loop by Kenny Armwood Stadium and run or walk to benefit graduating seniors.

Race time is at 9:00 a.m., with both students and adults competing for prizes.

Pre-register ...

Rutgers Preparatory School Invites Families to Tour Campus

SOMERSET, NJ - Selecting the best possible school is an important process, and Rutgers Preparatory School (RPS) is committed to helping families experience personal, informative and convenient ways to learn more about educational opportunities available for prospective students. 

RPS has many options for you and your family to get started in the admission process - ...

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Cedar Hill Prep School OPEN HOUSE

May 10, 2022

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 ...

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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

Arts & Entertainment

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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

Arts & Entertainment

Obituaries

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 ...