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TAPinto East Brunswick Editor Shares Home Gardening Tips from Popular New Jersey Farm

May 13, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Maureen Berzok, Editor of TAPinto East Brunswick, appeared on TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday television show on News 12+ to share ideas and tips about starting your own victory garden during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Berzok told host Stephanie Willoughby that she spoke with local farmer Jim Giamarese, of Giamarese Farm in East Brunswick, to get his ideas on starting a ...

Open Parks, Closed Restrooms Make for a Messy Situation

TRENTON, NJ - Nature calls, but you might want to be careful how you answer it...

In this afternoon's daily COVID-19 briefing, Col. Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police commented about the, "inordinate" amount of human waste generated at parks statewide following the reopening of public spaces across the Garden State.

While parks have been given the greenlight ...

Hillsborough: Bad News for Eagle Fans - Camera Knocked Out for Season

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Technical difficulties with the Duke Farms Eagle cam will prevent millions of fans from watching the two Bald Eagle hatchlings continue to grow and spread their wings.

A notice was posted on the Duke Farms website yesterday explaining the problem:

"After several days of troubleshooting with various team members, we now have confirmation that there is a hardware issue ...

Killer Hornet Nowhere to be Seen in New Jersey or Neighboring States

 

Dorsal view of a pinned Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. This species commonly reaches close to 2 inches in length. Photo: Quinlyn Baine, Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Although media reports have triggered panic over the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), there are no reports this pest is present anywhere else in North America besides the Pacific ...

Piscataway’s Johnson Park Reopens Saturday, May 2

PISCATAWAY, NJ — All Middlesex County parks and open space including Johnson Park in Piscataway will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, May 2nd, for passive recreation only with reduced parking and strict social distancing requirements, township officials said in a Friday Facebook post.

The post also said that “all county parks facilities including restrooms, comfort ...

Governor Murphy Re-Opens Parks, Golf Courses May 2

TRENTON, NJ --   Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday afternoon that all state parks will be reopening and golf courses and county parks will be allowed to reopen. 

Under the Governor's Executive Order, state parks will be open at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. Golf courses and County Parks will be able to reopen at their own discretion. Social distancing ...

East Brunswick: More Migrant Birds in Our Yards and Parks

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Well, the parks are now mostly closed, at least on the state and county level.  All the more reason to focus on the birdlife in backyards and neighborhoods.  And, it’s spring, a most exciting time for birders.  The winter visitors have been eating up a storm, getting ready for the push north.  The Juncos seem to be gone, haven’t seen any ...

Rutgers Bioblitz, Phone Apps Encourage Earth Day Home Schooling

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There are not many upsides to being stuck at home during a pandemic.

But since our shelter-in-place orders overlap with the start of spring and the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22), it does present a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the plant and animal life native to our neighborhoods.

“When people think about nature, they think of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Sun, July 19, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

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

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Sat, August 1, 12:00 PM

Rahway River Park, Rahway

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

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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 ...