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Vacation Care for Container Gardens

May 10, 2021

Planning a few long weekends or a vacation may have you rethinking your garden plans. Don’t let time away from home stop you from growing flowers and vegetables in containers.

Irrigation systems with timers and self-watering pots are options to make container gardening and vacation care easier. You may, however, just be looking for ways to adapt your existing container gardening care ...

Grow Edamame for Better Health and Nutrition

Add a bit of fiber to your garden and diet.  Consider growing edamame (edible soybeans) in this year’s garden.

Soybeans help promote overall health reducing the risk of high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure.  Plus, the high fiber in soy helps fight colon and some other cancers.

Edamame is an ancient Asian vegetable and is often eaten right from ...

Dress Up the Landscape with Spring Flowering Shrubs

Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape.

Make room in mixed borders and gardens for these spring bloomers. Use varieties with slightly different bloom times to create continuous color throughout the spring. Complement these with spring ...

Planting Tips for Growing Success

Increase your growing success by giving your transplants a good start with a few simple planting techniques. Preparing them for the transition outdoors and planting properly will help you grow your best garden yet.

Transplants started indoors from seed or purchased at a local garden center or greenhouse need time to prepare for their outdoor home. Gradually toughen them up with a procedure ...

Cool and Refreshing – Cucumbers

Add a cool refreshing twist to your meals, beverages, appetizers, and snacks with cucumbers.  These popular vegetables are grown worldwide, adding anti-inflammatory vitamin K, vitamins C, B-5 and more to your meals. Take it a step further by using your own fresh-from-the-garden cucumbers.

Grow cucumbers sprawled on the ground or in a container on your patio, balcony, or deck.  Save ...

Grow Stevia – Nature’s Sweetener

Sweeten your meals by growing your own sugar substitute in gardens or containers. Stevia is nature’s own sweetener that can be snacked upon fresh or added to soups, sauces, or beverages.

Wait for warm nights and the danger of frost to pass before planting stevia outdoors.  It is a perennial in USDA zones 8 and warmer, but those gardening in colder areas must grow stevia ...

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Black Women Shunned from Piscataway Council

May 12, 2021

Diversity encompasses racial justice and demolishing sexism. This goes beyond an apology. It means putting your words to action.

Real change begins by coming to grips with the fact that just because things were done a certain way doesn’t mean that’s how they should’ve been done or should continue to be done.

As an organization and township moving ...

IRS reminds taxpayers of May 17 deadline for individual income tax returns: extensions, other help available

May 17, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that the deadline for filing most individual income tax returns this year is May 17. The agency also wants taxpayers who have yet to file their tax returns to know that there are a variety of options available to help them.

IRS tax help is available 24 hours a day on IRS.gov. Whether filing a tax return, requesting an extension ...

Governor Murphy Announces Intent to End COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has begun working with Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin on legislation that will end the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in place since March 2020, while also ensuring that the Administration retains necessary tools to manage the ongoing threat to public health, as well as recovery and vaccination efforts.  

The Public ...

"Giving Thanks" Virtual Concert to Air on June 17, 2021

With participation from faith organizations and individuals like Temple Sholom, Temple Emanu-El, Evangel Chapel Worship Team, Calvary Baptist Church, St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Renee Connell, Buddy Williams, Barbara Dever, Christina Morgan-Diaz, Joycelyn Hunte, Brian Padilla, Nwaoji Joseph, Elizabeth Alfaro, and Selena Ramirez!

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Are Ya Feelin' Lucky? Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in East Brunswick

May 17, 2021

TRENTON (May 17, 2021) – There was a third-tier prizewinning ticket sold for the Friday, May 14, drawing that matched four of the five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball drawn winning the $10,000 prize. Those tickets were purchased at the following location:

Middlesex County: 7-Eleven #35886, 722 Route 18 North, East Brunswick (near Racetrack ...

South Plainfield High School Baseball Clinches GMC-White Division with Win over Sayreville at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The South Plainfield High School varsity baseball team wrapped up the Greater Middlesex Conference - White Division title on Saturday with a 6-1 victory over Sayreville at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, in Bridgewater.

It is the first divisional crown since 2014-15 when the Tigers won the overall Group 3 championship. South Plainfield is 12-2-1 overall and ...

New Brunswick Man, Seven Others Facing Charges From Internet Crimes Against Children Unit

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone announced today that several county residents have been charged with possession of material depicting the sexual exploitation or abuse of children.

On May 13, officers of the East Brunswick, Edison, Highland Park, Monroe, New Brunswick, North Brunswick, Perth Amboy, and Sayreville Police Departments along with detectives of the New Jersey State ...

Piscataway Library Events: From Cryptocurrency to Eid for Kids























Will you share your story?
What says community to you?




What objects make you feel connected to a community? A ...

Rutgers Celebrates Class of 2021 Graduating During a Time of National Challenges

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey addressed graduates during a virtual ceremony shaped by the pandemic

Two-time Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey told the Rutgers Class of 2021 graduating during a global pandemic and racial unrest that has gripped the nation over the past year that they can use the convergence of these two difficult moments in our history to build a more ...

Obituaries

Piscataway, NJ — Ann DiPaolo, 96, passed away at her residence with her caregiver and family ...
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6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

Long-Awaited Route 206 Bypass in Hillsborough to Open June 5

May 15, 2021

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The long-awaited opening of the Route 206 Peter J. Biondi Bypass, first conceived in the 1970s, is less than one month away.

The state Department of Transportation has notified township officials that the ribbon cutting for the four-lane highway has been scheduled for June 5th.

"It's actually going to happen; we've literally been waiting decades for ...

Plainfield: Medevac Transports 8-Yr-Old Burn Victim

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police and Fire units responded around 2:12 p.m. on Wednesday to the 900 block of West Sixth Street for a burn victim, according to a release by Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess.

The 8-year-old victim was severely burned by a candle, and was transported via State Police Medevac from Plainfield High School to St. Barnabas ...

Robbinsville Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, May 18, 5:00 PM

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

2021 Rutgers Environmental Steward Class

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Wed, May 19, 7:00 PM

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Voter Education

Government

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Thu, May 20, 12:00 PM

The YMCA at Piscataway Community Center, Piscataway

Piscataway Blood Drive - Urgent Need for Donors!

Giving Back Health & Wellness

Thu, May 20, 6:30 PM

Event in Online, New Brunswick

RU Ready to Garden Webcast returns for Spring of ...

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On Mother's Day: A Short Tale of a Neurotic Mother

May 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story was written in 2017 and offers a little personal insight on the unspoken trials some face as moms.  It is shared with permission of Writefully Inspired and is intended to bring a smile to the faces of others who can relate.

This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because it is.

I ...

Good Will Hacking

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> Thank you for contacting DataBGone.  My name is Igor. How is it I may help with you today.

> You miserable crooks have just locked up all of our accounting data and are threatening to release customer information unless we pay you $2 million.

> Yes, I understand you may be of feeling this way and I am sorry for that. We provide service of much value to ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...