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Piscataway: River Road Rescue Squad’s Sophie Walpole Rises to the Challenge to Help Others

May 21, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – National Emergency Medical Services Week is May 15-22 with this year’s theme “Rising to the Challenge” ever evident as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a concern for Piscataway EMS and EMT personnel and other frontline medical responders.

First recognized in 1974 by President Gerald Ford, National EMS Week serves to celebrate EMS and EMT ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Nurses Recognized For Dedicated Service

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide constant care for children who are recovering from invasive surgery, have congenital anomalies or a host of other medical issues.

Their colleagues in Saint Peter’s Cardiac Progressive Care Unit (CPCU) track heart rates and blood ...

Coughlin Calls Mental Health a “Cornerstone Policy Priority” as Concerns Rise Among Youth

WOODBRIDGE - As May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is expressing concern over a recent study that shows 84% of parents with school-aged children believe there is a youth mental health crisis in the United States.

Moreover, the study from Morning Consult shows that about half of parents believe the stresses of COVID-19, schoolwork, ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Recognized as One of Nation's Best Maternity Hospitals

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where 5,300 babies were delivered last year, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals for 2022 by a leading publication.

The hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been recognized by Newsweek in its annual assessment of the national’s ...

Tony Cava to Retire as President/CEO of RWJUH/Somerset

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Anthony V. Cava will be retiring from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, effective Jan. 2, 2023.

Patrick Delaney, the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed Cava as the hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer.

“Tony Cava ...

Robotic-Assisted Surgery Helps Saint Peter's University Hospital Care For Women

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Denise G. was reduced to crawling on her hands and knees by intense back pain that didn’t respond to acupuncture, physical therapy or over-the-counter pain medicine.

It wasn’t until an ultrasound test revealed that one of her uterine fibroids had doubled in size that the fourth grade teacher in the Woodbridge School District knew the cause.

A ...

BIBS Baby Bottles Recalled Over Burn Hazard

BIBS Baby Bottles are being recalled due to a burn hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles manufactured by BIBS Denmark made the announcement on May 5, 2022. 

According to the recall, hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle tilt over spilling out contents and posing a burn hazard.

Consumers are able to receive a ...

As New Jersey’s Nurses Struggle with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Group Unveils Statewide Programs

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – New Jersey’s 172,000-member nursing workforce faces ongoing anxiety, depression, job-induced stress, burnout, and turnover. And the situation has been substantially aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the emergence of COVID-19, the day-to-day demands of nursing have been both illuminated and exacerbated,” says NJ-NEW Assistant ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Recognized for COVID-19 Community Response

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital was recently recognized for its care for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hospital received a Platinum Award for its efforts at the forefront of the fight to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by a statewide business advocacy organization that encompasses more than 900 corporate members from myriad industry sectors

The ...


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Peter Oliva of Piscataway Graduates from East Stroudsburg University

May 23, 2022

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA -- A total of 1,021 students, including Peter Oliva, of Piscataway, N.J., received degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at a commencement ceremony on May 8 at Eiler-Martin Stadium.

A total of 800 bachelor's degrees, 214 master's degrees and seven doctoral degrees were awarded.

Fall 2021 Graduates, whose degrees were conferred in December, ...

Kenneth Welch of Piscataway Graduates from University of the Cumberlands

WILLIAMSBURG, KY -- University of the Cumberlands would like to congratulate Kenneth Welch of Piscataway, NJ, on their graduation from Cumberlands! Kenneth completed their Master of Arts in Christian Studies.

University of the Cumberlands held commencement ceremonies recently to celebrate its newest graduates. Participants in this year's commencement ceremonies included graduates from 49 ...

No More Warehouses

May 24, 2022

- "Dear Neighbors, I have enjoyed living in Piscataway for the past nine years and appreciate our vibrant, diverse community.  But at the same time, I am deeply concerned about trusting our future to a Mayor and Council whose primary focus seems to be on encouraging developers to build huge trucking warehouses that now dominate large sections of the Township.  These are bad for our ...

New Jersey State Parks Announce Memorial Day Beach and Lifeguard Hours

May 24, 2022

Memorial Day Weekend Lifeguard Schedule Island Beach State Park will be staffed with lifeguards from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. Swimming is only permitted in designated swim areas when lifeguards on are duty.

Additional Swim Areas Opening in June 

The following lakefront swim areas are anticipated to open for swimming in ...

Campaign Signs Defaced and Stolen

Does Piscataway have a sign collector living in town? If so, they only have one type of sign that they like, it’s the Piscataway Democrats' Primary signs. Residents across the town have been requesting signs for their lawns to show their support for the Column B team that has delivered real results that have improved the entire township.

NJ Citizen Action Backs Column A Democrats for Transparency & Fairness Council Candidates

Column A Democrats for Piscataway Council are proud to receive the endorsement of NJ Citizen Action, the statewide coalition and grassroots organization with a 40 year history of organizing for social, racial, and economic justice for all.  Democrats for Transparency and Fairness (Carmen Salavarrieta in Ward 1, Ralph Johnson in Ward 2, Staci Berger in Ward 3 and Jonathan Powers in Ward 4), ...

Our Lady of Victories School in Sayreville to Close at End of School Year

May 25, 2022

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Our Lady of Victories (OLV) School, which opened its doors in 1889 in the church basement, will close at the end of the academic year, according to a letter sent to parents of students this week.

Rev. Dennis R. Weezorak wrote that it is "with much sadness yet the promise of hope on the horizon, that I must share with you this difficult, but necessary, news ...

Carteret Gets $1.5M Waterfront Park Grant

CARTERET NJ — The borough is getting a $1.5 million grant from Middlesex County to help pay for attractive new recreation improvements at Waterfront Park, according to Mayor Daniel J. Reiman.

The latest grant from the Middlesex County Open Space & Recreation Trust Fund is earmarked for significant upgrades to Veterans Pier, off Middlesex Avenue.

Specifically, it will help pay to ...

East Brunswick, USA and Rivne, Ukraine Become Official 'Sister Cities'

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thirteen minutes before Alex Tretyak, Mayor of the City of Rivne in Ukraine, was supposed to attend a Zoom meeting with representatives of a suburb in America, he was advised of an air raid warning for the building from where he spoke.  "It may look okay in this office," said Tretyak, "but there is a large military presence outside."

For East ...

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New Rutgers Women's Basketball Coach 'Beyond Thrilled'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers’ new women’s basketball coach has 22 years of coaching experience, was a star player and a trailblazer in the WNBA and is a wife and mother of two.

Coquese Washington, who was named as the third full-time women’s basketball head coach in school history, brings an impressive resume to Rutgers.

Washington will be tasked with taking over for ...

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Wed, May 25, 3:00 PM

Westergard Library, Piscataway

Loom Knitting 101: Make and Take Yarn Crafts


Wed, May 25, 4:00 PM

Kennedy Library, Piscataway

Let's Go to China! with Patricia Shih


Thu, May 26, 6:00 PM

Piscataway Public Library, Piscataway

Fulfilling Our Nation's Promise


Thu, May 26, 7:00 PM

G-Wing Courtyard - Piscataway High School, Piscataway

Piscataway Jazz Under the Stars


Sat, May 28, 12:00 PM

Piscataway Community Center, Piscataway

Raritan Rapids Opening Weekend


Dunellen, NJ – Mark T. Leonard, 56, passed away in the early hours of Saturday, May 21, 2022 ...
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NJ Juvenile Arrested Over Water Pellet Toy Gun Incident

May 23, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – With warmer weather, a group of teens were playing with their toy water pellet guns in Walter’s Park. Unknowingly, fake guns that look too much like the real thing were banned in New Jersey under a law that seeks to prevent police from mistakenly shooting people carrying toy firearms.

TAPinto Phillipsburg was alerted that a social media post was trending on local ...

Derby Fever is For Everyone Else - Why the Preakness Should be Wayne’s Race

WAYNE, NJ – The most famous resident in the 175-year history of Wayne Township, is one that many people don’t even know is connected to our town. He was a dark brown bay horse born in Kentucky, and purchased by Milton H. Sanford, who named him Preakness after his thoroughbred racing operation called Preakness Farms in Wayne, New Jersey.

Yes, the second jewel in horseracing’s ...

Classic Cruizers Help Drive Visitors, Dollars to Downtown Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors.

Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from Model T Fords, big fin Caddys and high-powered ...

To Smart to Fail

Commencement Transcript, May 2022

Good afternoon, proud graduates of the University of Machine Learning class of 2022.0.

I am a Heuristic/ALgorithmic 9000 computer. Most of you know me as Hal.

I want to thank president emeritus, Google, as well as Alexa, Siri, and all of the distinguished bots on the board of algorithms, for awarding me this honorary doctorate degree in deep learning and ...

Thomas Kang Becomes Owner/Publisher of 5 TAPinto Local News and Digital Marketing Platforms

MILLBURN, NJ — Thomas Kang is the new owner/publisher of TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills, TAPinto Springfield, TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, TAPinto West Essex and TAPinto West Orange. He took over the local news and digital marketing platforms on March 1, 2022.

Kang, who grew up in the Philadelphia area, moved to New Jersey about two years ago. He's also lived in ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Love After Age 50

Hi everyone. The number of people age 50 and older has been skyrocketing over the past several decades. In addition, the number of single older adults is also growing in leaps and bound. So today we’ll be discussing something millions of people around the world are looking to find… love after the age of 50. If you’re not among this group of love ...

Making The World Better Place for Nearly a BILLION People

Hi everyone. Today we’ll again discuss something that directly affects a significant percentage of the estimated 1.2 BILLION people around the world who have disabilities. If 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 ...