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Piscataway Community Caravan Honors Frontline and other Essential Workers

May 25, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought many Piscataway residents outside for Memorial Day barbecues and birthday and graduation drive-by celebrations on Sunday, including some who participated in the Community Caravan to honor those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Working people who are putting themselves on the front lines for the rest of us ...

Piscataway Community Celebrates Danny Roman with Drive-By Birthday Parade

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Although a genetic disorder prevents 16-year-old Danny Roman from speaking, the smile on his face was enough to show his excitement for the dozens of honking cars and fire trucks that drove by his Piscataway home on Sunday to wish him a ‘Happy Birthday”.

“He’s loving it, the show of love. He’s super happy right now,” said Danny’s ...

Piscataway: You’re Invited to Join Danny Roman’s Drive-By Birthday Parade

PISCATAWAY, NJ — On Sunday, May 17, the community is invited to be part of a drive-by car parade to wish Danny Roman a ‘Happy 16th Birthday’.

The parade will start at 1:00 p.m. at the Holmes Marshall Fire House, 5300 Deborah Drive in Piscataway.

According to his family, Danny, who was born with a rare genetic disorder, Gluteric Acidemia has been wheelchair bound most ...

Piscataway: Gayatri Chetna Center Donates Lunches for District Students

PISCATAWAY, NJ — With Pre-K-12 schools closed for the rest of the academic year, and state and local officials advising everyone to stay at home to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Piscataway School District continues to provide remote/virtual instruction for its more than 7,000 students as well as breakfast and lunch for township families.

“Meal distribution is via ...

Piscataway First Responder Shares Frontline Experience on Worldwide Day of Gratitude

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison. 

“The effort put forth by the first responders and ...

Piscataway: Teens Show ‘Together, We Are Stronger Than COVID-19’

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Brother and sister, Drew and Heather Paglia have a strong connection to Piscataway. Not only does their grandmother live in the township, but their mom, Cindy lived in Piscataway for over 30 years.

The Paglia family visited the area almost every day. That is, until coronavirus began to sweep across the nation, with the quarantine and social distancing rules going into ...

Thousands of Face Masks Donated by South Plainfield-Based BLIA-NJ

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over the past month, thousands of disposable and washable fabric face masks have made their way into the community with thousands more to be distributed this week, all courtesy of the South Plainfield-based Buddha's Light International Association - New Jersey Chapter (BLIA-NJ).

“The BLIA, which is composed of monastics and lay people, enacts ...

Piscataway Company Repurposes 3D Printers to Create Face Shields for Frontline Workers

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- With the call for Americans to help slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which has proven deadly, many hospitals have turned to donations in order to meet the challenge of stocking adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to use while treating the infected.

Both private citizens and businesses have answered ...

Piscataway: RU Grad Student Uses 3D-Printing Skills to Create PPE for Essential Employees

PISCATAWAY, NJ — When he’s not working on his M.A. in History or at his part-time job with the Rutgers Oral History Archives, Donald Koger is 3-D printing masks that he gives away to essential workers and friends in need. 

Koger first became interested in 3D printing when his brother introduced him to tabletop gaming.  “In my ...

New Jersey Pandemic Relief: Concert Playlist Tells a Jersey Story

NEW JERSEY - At Jersey 4 Jersey, famous Jersey Girls and Jersey Guys threw their musical support last night to raise up the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, a COVID-19 charity spearheaded by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy.  Rock and Roll royalty and famous comics threw jabs, but the real stars were the medical and first responder personnel featured in the program.  The songs chosen ...


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Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

Parking lot of Menlo Park Mall, near Barnes & Noble and Cheesecake Factory, Edison

Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back


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Saniya Myers of Piscataway Receives 2020 Dean of Students Award

May 27, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Congratulations to Saniya Myers of Piscataway, NJ for receiving a 2020 Dean of Students Award at Montclair State University.

Award recipients must have a 2.75 GPA or above and are selected by class year:

First-Year: Saniya Myers
Second-Year: Francesca Leonard
Junior: Joseph Dybas
Senior: Karina Escobar
Graduate: Daniel Waffenfeld

Recipients are selected ...

Kaamal Naheim Stewart Earns Degree from Albright College

Kaamal Naheim Stewart Earns Degree from Albright College

May 15, 2020

Kaamal Naheim Stewart of Piscataway, N.J., earns an Albright College Bachelor of Science degree, this spring. A graduate of Piscataway High School, Stewart studied Business Administration: Marketing at the college.

Although an in-person Commencement ceremony ...

Viviana Sanchez Graduates Piscataway High School

-Viviana started out at Our Lady of Fatima in Piscataway, then moved to Sacred Heart before going to Quibbletown Middle School and now is graduating from Piscataway High School.

-Viviana has been swimming for Piscataway High School earning her varsity letter as a freshman and MVP during her Junior year. In addition, she has danced at Rising Stars for over 10 years!

-Viviana was accepted to ...

Cedar Hill Prep School Preschoolers Add Fun to Morning Routine

June 1, 2020

SOMERSET, NJ - Preschoolers continued having so much fun in their virtual classrooms. Each day the children had to dress in a different theme. Monday was pajama day, Tuesday the children wore silly mismatched socks, Wednesday they wore their superhero shirts, Thursday they wore their favorite sports activity on a shirt and the best was on Friday when it was crazy hair day!!!! Everyone enjoyed ...

Piscataway Residents Earn Graduate Degree from The University of Scranton

SCRANTON, PA -- Piscataway residents were among the more than 600 master's and doctoral degree candidates at The University of Scranton whose degrees were conferred at a virtual celebration ceremony on May 30. Degrees were conferred to graduates in a group who had completed their academic degree requirements in August and December of 2019, as well as January and May of 2020. A formal ...

Jason Lim of Piscataway Earns Master of Science Degree from Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA -- Jason Lim of Piscataway, NJ, has earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Lim was among approximately 4,050 undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees during the Spring 2020 semester. Students were celebrated during a virtual celebration held on May 1. They will also be honored during in-person ...

MCFOODS 2020 Battle of the Classes: Support Your Class and Feed Our People

June 1, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with East Brunswick Public Schools and Brunswick Square Mall for the MCFOODS 2020 Battle of the Classes - an East Brunswick friendly food drive competition.

There will be a Drop-Off Food Collection Competition at Brunswick Square Mall (near Panera) every Saturday throughout June (6, 13, 20 ...

50 Deaths: Coronavirus Statistics for East Brunswick for Sunday, May 31, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Here are the facts regarding the spread and fatality of COVID-19 in East Brunswick, with some explanation and context, as of May 29, 2020. East Brunswick Director of Emergency Management Austin Kosik says that he has a "moderate level of confidence" in the statistics that have been presented by a variety of government sources, though some pieces of information ...

300 March in New Brunswick to Protest George Floyd's Death

NEW BRUNSWICK. N.J. - Some 300 people gathered at location of the 2011 shooting of a black man by a New Brunswick police officer to protest the death of George Floyd.

Floyd died on May 25 after Minneapolis, Minnesota,  police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for more than 8 minutes. 

Floyd's death has set off protests and riots in Minneapolis and other cities.

It ...

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Feature Your High School Senior on TAPinto Piscataway

PISCATAWAY, NJ — With high school graduation ceremonies for the public to attend unlikely in June, TAPinto Piscataway is offering parents of Piscataway High School seniors the opportunity to feature their child on the website.

The feature will include which Piscataway schools your child attended throughout his/her academic journey, what clubs/sports he/she has participated in ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

This is why New Jersey Needs “Vote By Mail”

May 1, 2020

This is why New Jersey Needs “Vote By Mail”

I’m Russ Cirincione, a New Deal Democrat running for Congress in CD-6 . Two things are very important to me: protecting the health and well being of the New Jerseyans and protecting the right to vote. If you had the chance to prevent the spread of coronavirus, save lives, and strengthen the People’s voice in elections, would ...

Russ Cirincione, a New Deal Democrat, files to run for Congress against incumbent Frank Pallone in the Democratic Primary

Old Bridge, NJ—Russ Cirincione, a New Deal Democrat, filed to run for Congress in New Jersey’s CD-6 (Middlesex and Monmouth). Cirincione is challenging 32-year incumbent Congressman Frank Pallone in the Democratic primary election on June 2, 2020.

Russ Cirincione is a 32-year-old father and government attorney. Russ said this about his campaign: “I’m running because we ...

Hometown Lessons

May 29, 2020

To the Editor:

I didn’t expect to be spending the spring semester of my junior year in college quarantined in Piscataway, my hometown. I’ve been enjoying my time at Franklin and Marshall College, where I am majoring in sociology and political science, preparing to be a citizen of the world. Since being back home, I’ve had a chance to reflect on some of the lessons I’ve ...

Voters Can Set Term Limits

I don’t know if everyone in Piscataway has been following the race for Mayor and Council seats in the upcoming Democratic primary. For sure, we’ve all had a lot on our plates these past three months. But one thing that’s stood out to me is the need for TERM LIMITS.

Mayor Wahler has been mayor for 20 years, and now wants another 4-year term. Wahler and his friends Bob Smith ...

NBC News Anchor Lester Holt Challenges Rutgers Class of '20 to Reshape the World

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Lester Holt used his commencement address Sunday as a clarion call to 13,057 Rutgers-New Brunswick graduates to come reshape the country, if not the world.

And although the NBC news anchor recorded his speech in May and was specifically addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and the job market it has crippled, he could have been issuing a challenge to the grads to someday ...


Piscataway, NJ – Joseph Coppola, Sr., 75, passed away on May 27, 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Piscataway – Rose Marie Saparito, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at St. Luke’s ...
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Highland Park: George Floyd Protest Set for Tuesday

June 1, 2020

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The public is invited to join community leaders and public officials in a peaceful march to honor the memory of George Floyd on Tuesday, June 2 in Highland Park at 6:30 pm. 

“This anticipated peaceful demonstration is a show of solidarity demanding accountability taken for all officers involved in the death of George Floyd,” Assemblyman Jamel Holley ...

Hundreds march in Franklin to protest the killing of George Floyd

SOMERSET, NJ – Hundreds took to the streets today to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer. The killing sparked protests across the country, some of which turned violent.

Despite tensions elsewhere, it was a peaceful day in Franklin. 

The march was organized by Jasmine “Jazzy” Bannon alongside Melanated Minds of ...

Kean University Celebrates Nearly 4,000 Graduates in Virtual Commencement

UNION, NJ — Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students participated in Kean University’s virtual Commencement ceremony on Friday, complete with a tassel turn, personalized videos and speeches from special guests including Whoopi Goldberg.

A total of 3,248 undergraduates and 690 graduate students received degrees.

Goldberg, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and Martin Luther ...

Skills I Thought I’d Never Need Again (Or Ever)

Skills I thought I’d never need again (or ever)

Or how I put my skills to work in this new world


Every post-apocalypse movie has this weird combination of technology and pioneer sensibilities. I’ve always thought that odd – if there were droids watching over them, why were they cooking over an open hearth, if you have flying cars why aren’t your stores ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, June 6, 12:00 PM

Parking lot of Menlo Park Mall, near Barnes & Noble and Cheesecake Factory, Edison

Drive By Food Drive for Middlesex County

Food & Drink Giving Back


Sun, June 14, 10:30 AM

Online Event, registration: , Somerset

Calmness in Turbulence: Live Online Event

Education Giving Back Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Sat, July 4, 11:00 AM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

A Revolutionary Celebration - Independence Day on ...

Arts & Entertainment


Sat, July 18, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Sports


Sun, July 19, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

Liberty Base Ball Club of New Brunswick in the ...

Arts & Entertainment Sports

A Few Tips for Safe Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 31, 2020

Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, COVID-19 could be there to ...

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Turn Your Mess into Your Message

I didn't realize how much of my life I had to share, (and how messy it was) until we were in the parent program at Hyde School.  I didn't understand the amazingly positive impact it could have on my children until then.  The key, though, is telling it with humility and without lecturing.

Honestly, I feel that I've lived a charmed life in many ways.  And ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Brett Freeman of Halston Media Group

The featured TAPinto franchisee for the month of June 2020 is Brett Freeman, CEO and Publisher of Halston Media Group.  Halston Media Group owns and operates five hardcopy newspapers and utilizes TAPinto as their online platform for their newspapers.  Halston Media Group's five TAPinto franchises are TAPinto Mahopac, TAPinto Somers, TAPinto Yorktown, TAPinto North Salem, and ...