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Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

May 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing today that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their families, ...

Memorial Day Facts for Children and Adults

Memorial Day Facts For Kids:

Memorial Day is celebrated to honor and remember all the men and women who died fighting for our country.  These men and women dedicated their lives so we can be a free nation.Some people get Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day confused. Veteran’s Day is a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the US armed forces, Memorial ...

Murphy: Groups of 25 Can Now Gather Outdoors

NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols. 

“So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and ...

NJ Gov. Murphy Raises Limits on Outdoor Gathering from 10 to 25 People

TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he is signing an executive order lifting the limit on outdoor gathering from 10 to 25 individuals.

The EO all allows recreational campgrounds to reopen effective immediately. The order includes both public and private campgrounds. The capacity on charter and fishing boats will also be raised to 25 individuals.

Outdoor batting cages and ...

NJ's Unemployment Rate Soars to Highest On Record

TRENTON, NJ – The head of the state's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels.

Robert Asaro-Angelo said that the state’s unemployment rate has hit 15.3% - the highest level since the state first started recording the ...

Murphy Signs Order Allowing Some Outdoor Businesses to Open, Reports Latest COVID-19 Totals at Press Conference

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and community gardens, he announced during his daily COVID-19 press ...

Al Fresco Dining in Piscataway: New Plan to Boost Local Economy

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Hungry residents who have only been able to order take-out from some of their favorite Piscataway restaurants because of the pandemic will be able to grab a few seats in a proposed outdoor seating plan.

Executive Order 2020-01, signed by Mayor Brian Wahler on Wednesday will allow township restaurants to set up dining areas on patios, sidewalks and grassy areas for up to ...

'It stinks.' Gov. Murphy and State Police Chief Say Graduation Ceremonies and Parades That Gather Crowds Are Out

TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car caravans.

Over the weekend, the head of the state police advised school districts ...

Murphy: Federal Funding Needed To Prevent 'Second Great Depression'

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by Covid-19

Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy publically asked for President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to help fund state shortfalls and “prevent this public health emergency ...

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NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

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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 ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 29, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th

 

TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

"Lost Souls" Name Recitation Held This Saturday

May 29, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The history of New Jersey's - and indeed East Brunswick's - slave-holding past is a heavy memory, yet it is one that must be recognized and addressed.  That is the mission of the Lost Souls Memorial Project and its annual effort to keep the names of human beings lost to slavery alive and full of meaning.

"Each year, we recite their names...and though this ...

South Brunswick's Jane Snyder Passes After a Life of Service to the Community

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick community is mourning the passing of Jane Snyder, a prominent figure in local politics and long time Kendal Park residents. Mrs. Snyder passed away on May 22nd, 2020 at age 92 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her three children, Carol Poppy, Linda Ingram and Spencer Snyder, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Snyder’s life will be ...

Two Arrested in South Plainfield After Sting Into Senior Phone Scam

A man and a woman were under arrest in the Borough of South Plainfield, accused of scamming an elderly woman from Memphis, TN, and authorities are again warning residents to be wary of such schemes.

Police say the victim received a phone call on Thursday, May 21st, 2020, from a man who said the victim's grandson was arrested and needed bail money for his release.

The victim was ...

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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 ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...

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 ...

Rutgers Virtual University Commencement Schedule; Judith Persichelli Addresses Camden Class

NEW JERSEY - An estimated 18,967 graduates will receive degrees from Rutgers this year (13,057 degrees and one artistic diploma from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, 4,090 from Rutgers University-Newark, and 1,819 from Rutgers University-Camden). They include approximately 12,304 baccalaureate degrees, 4,688 master’s ...

Obituaries

Piscataway – Rose Marie Saparito, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at St. Luke’s ...
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South Plainfield, NJ – Louis Takacs Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on May 1, ...
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May 29 COVID-19 Update: Somerset County Reaches 4,000 Cases

May 29, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 4,000 Somerset County residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March,,with 4,002 cases and 411 deaths reported Friday by the Somerset County Department of Health.

Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 101,963 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total ...

May 28 COVID-19 Update: America's Death Toll Reaches 100,000

SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100,000 Americans have died as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began its unrelentless spread throughout the world earlier this year.

The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 100,442 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,699,933 cases. Worldwide, there are 5,717,575 cases and 356,213 deaths, according to the ...

Second Suspect Charged with Murder in 2019 Shooting

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ – A second suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the May, 2019 shooting death of 30-year-old David D. Anderson at Naaman Williams Park, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Ameer Harris aka “A Dot”, 29, of Camner Avenue, New Brunswick is charged with 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree Possession of a Weapon for an ...

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

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Sun, June 14, 10:30 AM

Online Event, registration: VedantaUSA.org , 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 ...

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Sat, July 18, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

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

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Sun, July 19, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

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

Arts & Entertainment Sports

Sat, August 1, 12:00 PM

Rahway River Park, Rahway

Elizabeth Resolutes vs. Liberty Base Ball Club of ...

Arts & Entertainment Sports

Are Introverts more Suited to Remote Work?

May 29, 2020

A recent poll on Twitter found that 44% of respondents would take a 10% pay cut in order to work from home permanently. That is interesting, but as interesting, is the fact that 56% said they would not. These statistics line up nicely with the suggested introvert/extrovert divide.

Are introverts really more suited to remote work? With my small Instagram following, I asked that very question.

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 ...