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Police Arrest Suspect for Robbing Piscataway Bank

March 23, 2023

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A suspect was arrested for holding up and robbing the Provident Bank in Piscataway Thursday afternoon.

Piscataway police said the suspect, whose identity was not released, robbed the bank’s Piscataway branch on Stelton Road at about 12:15 p.m. and fled the scene. However, police caught up with the suspect, making the arrest about an hour later.

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Piscataway Police: Section of Stelton Road Closed due to Car Accident

PISCATAWAY, NJ – An early afternoon car accident has prompted Piscataway Police to close a section of Stelton Road on Thursday.

According to a traffic alert police issued just after 1:30 p.m., Stelton Road near Woodrow Ave. is closed in both directions until further notice.

Motorists who need to travel through the area should seek alternate routes.


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Route 287 Delays in Piscataway: Overturned Box Truck Closes Exit 9 Southbound Ramp

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A box truck overturned on the Route 287 southbound ramp for Exit 9 in Piscataway at the start of the Monday afternoon commute.

Piscataway fire and rescue crews responded to where the truck flipped over the right-side guard rail, landing on its side on the ramp’s embankment. A heavy duty tow truck was used to help upright the truck.

Route 287’s southbound ...

Overnight Fire in Piscataway Closes Section of South Washington Ave. Near Quibbletown School

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A two-alarm fire broke out in a two-story home on High Street in Piscataway early Monday morning.

According to sources, firefighters responded to the scene in the township’s New Market section just after 3:00 a.m. The 2nd alarm was issued about an hour later calling all Piscataway fire companies to the scene.

Piscataway Police issued an alert stating that South ...

Piscataway EMTs Complete Terrorist Bombing Response Training

PISCATAWAY, NJ – As part of their continuing education plan, two members of Piscataway’s River Road Rescue Squad recently completed course work certifying they are ready to respond to terrorist bombing incidents if necessary.

Chief Evan Shegoski and Lieutenant Rihi Jain traveled to New Mexico Tech to attend Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) training, a four-day ...

Piscataway Friday Morning Travel Alert

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway police issued a travel alert at about 5:18 a.m. Friday advising motorists to avoid Washington Ave. at W. Seventh Street and Vail Ave. until further notice.

According to the alert, the intersection was closed to East and West bound traffic.

Motorists may experience delays through the area during their morning commute and should seek alternate ...

Piscataway Police: Section of West 7th St. Closed for Accident Investigation

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway Police issued a travel alert Sunday night advising motorists that West 7th Street from Rock Ave. to Pleasant Ave. is closed for an accident investigation.

The alert was sent at about 8:40 p.m. 

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes around the area until further notice. 


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Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise in Piscataway, say Police

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With catalytic converter thefts on the rise across the township, Piscataway police are asking residents to report any suspicious activities they see.

Police said on Tuesday they are searching for thieves who have been cutting out the converters from under cars late at night, usually between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. Many of the targeted vehicles have been Hondas and ...

Piscataway Travel Alert: Rock Ave. Closed Until Further Notice

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway Police issued a travel alert Thursday morning advising motorists that Rock Avenue is closed between Cedarwood Drive and Brunella Avenue until further notice. 

Information was not immediately available as to what prompted the closure that was announced at about 11:00 a.m. 

Motorists should seek alternate routes around the ...

Wrong-way Crash in Piscataway Leaves Rutgers Student Dead; Iselin Man Charged

PISCATAWAY, NJ – An Iselin man has been charged with leaving the scene of an overnight head-on collision on Route 18 in Piscataway that killed the driver of another vehicle.

Nageswar Polamuri, 42 was charged on Thursday with one count of second-degree Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash, said Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Captain Warren Morrison of the ...


TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

TAPinto Kenilworth Publisher Telina Cuppari Judges New Jersey's Best Pizza at Pizza Bowl III

CARLSTADT, NJ — If New Jersey's best pizza is going to be in one place, having a Guinness World Records holder for the most pizza items as a celebrity judge just makes sense.

TAPinto Kenilworth owner/publisher Telina Cuppari — who has 669 pizza-related items in her house — joined athletes, actors and members of the media to help judge New Jersey's best pizza at Pizza ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Speaks with Rahway Chamber of Commerce Members

RAHWAY, NJ — TAPinto Rahway owner/publisher David Brighouse was a special guest at the Rahway Chamber of Commerce's January 26 meeting.

Brighouse spoke to Chamber members about the local news and digital marketing platform, and offered some advice for business owners in town.

"I wanted to offer some inspiration to burgeoning or struggling businesses in town," Brighouse ...


Emerson College Student Celeste Sanchez Proano of Piscataway Earns Dean's List for Fall 2022 Semester

February 24, 2023

BOSTON, MA -- Emerson College student Celeste Sanchez Proano of Piscataway, NJ earned Dean's List honors for the Fall 2022 Semester.

The requirement to make Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for that semester.

Celeste Sanchez Proano is majoring in Business Creative Enterprises and is a member of the Class of 2025.

About Emerson College

Based in Boston, ...

PTEA Supports Fight Against Proposed Warehouse Development near Randolphville School

March 14, 2023

The Piscataway Township Education Association (PTEA) issues this letter to the Piscataway Township Schools and Community in strong support of the pushback against the recent zoning changes and proposed development of the Randolphville Elementary School warehouses (Block 5701 Lot 2).

The 25-acre parcel at 1690 South Washington Avenue borders Randolphville Elementary School.

The school is ...

Middlesex County Announces Opioid Settlement Advisory Council to Help Allocate Funds from Settlement in Nationwide Class Action Suit Between Opioid Distributors and State of New Jersey

March 23, 2023

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In response to the nationwide opioid epidemic, the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners has formed the Middlesex County Opioid Settlement Advisory Council. The Advisory Council – which includes a cross-section of experts in behavioral health, substance use disorders, and community outreach – met for the first time on Tuesday, March 21, ...

Sahaja Yoga: Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi


On March 21, 2023, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will celebrate the centennial of the birth of Nirmala Srivastava, better known to those who have been touched by her teachings as Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, the creator of Sahaja Yoga. The celebrations will take place both online and at Sahaja Yoga Centers and will include curated recordings ...

Free Addiction Recovery Services in Middlesex County Offered by Vision of Hope Recovery Center

New Brunswick - March 15, 2023. A local community nonprofit, Prevention Links, will be hosting a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their Vision of Hope Recovery Community Center on March 24, 2023. The public is invited to this event to celebrate their opening and learn more about their free services available to Middlesex County residents. The event will start at 10am and conclude at ...

East Brunswick Police Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect

March 23, 2023

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department has just announced that Kyle Johnson of Monmouth Junction has been taken into custody without incident in Absecon, NJ, by the Absecon Police Department. 

Earlier, the EBPD issued an alert regarding Johnson who has been charged with First Degree Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault. On Tuesday, March 21, at ...

Matawan Man Indicted for Pretending to be Home Improvement Contractor and Stealing Money, South Brunswick Police Report

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Matawan man who pretended to be a home improvement contractor and stole thousands of dollars for incomplete work has been indicted by a grand jury, according to a press release from the South Brunswick Police. Authorities say Olcay “OJ” Darkanat, age 61, has been indicted on 10 counts of third-degree theft and one count of misconduct by corporate office by a ...

South Brunswick Police Asking for Public's Assistance in Locating Wanted Man

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man named Adam Zakaria, according to a recent nixle alert. Police have not said why they are seeking him at this time.

Zakaria is described as 25 years old, 6’0”, and weighing 180 lbs. The South Brunswick Police have released this photo of him to the public.

Anyone with ...

Rutgers' Approval Paves Way For HELIX Construction to Start in Spring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Construction will begin this spring on the first of three buildings in the New Jersey Health + Life Science Exchange (HELIX), a public-private development planned in downtown New Brunswick, following Wednesday's approval by the Rutgers University Board of Trustees.

Rutgers Health at the HELIX will be the new home to Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical ...

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Joint Investigation Leads to Recovery of 23 Stolen Vehicles

March 21, 2023

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – A collaboration between the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), as well as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of New York/Newark, has led to the recovery of a total of 23 stolen vehicles, Sheriff Frank Schillari announced Friday. 

The stolen vehicles, he said in a statement, had an ...

Jury: Newark Man Swindled a Woman Out of Her Home, $110,000

NEWARK, NJ — An Essex County jury convicted a city man for swindling a woman out of her home and stealing $110,000 from her bank account in 2016 by forging her name on various documents.

Obadiah J. Salters, 36, of Newark, was convicted on 24 counts of theft and forgery charges after a four-day trial last week before Superior Court Judge John I. Gizzo. Salters is to be sentenced in May, ...

NJ Fire Plays Charity Game to Benefit Ronald McDonald House

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – NJ Fire is fire on ice.

The hard-charging, highly skilled hockey team originated and organized by New Brunswick Firefighter Lt. Robert Boyle and whose roster is stocked with members of fire departments from across the state has been raising thousands of dollars for various charities over the past year.

The team’s next game will hit close to home, ...

You Are What You Eat

Just before dinner recently I hopped to our local grocery store to pick up the makings for a salad.

I am not a big fan of supermarkets. Especially the ones that are large enough to have their own zip code. I can never find what I am looking for and I am routinely doubling back to pick up the one or two items on my list that I somehow missed.

I usually have to corral a part-time high school ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...

Looking Forward

Hello, TAPinto reader and Looking Forward: Opportunities for Job, Career, Business, and Investment Seekers listener! 

Do you think the fact that people are living longer is creating global opportunities? Well, you betcha! I forecasted this years ago in my book, "Successful Marketing to the 50+ Consumer" (Prentice-Hall).

As you'll hear from my guest ...