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Piscataway HS Golf Competes at Sections, has Chance at First Divisional Crown in Over 50 years

May 12, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The Piscataway High School varsity boys golf team competed at the North Jersey, Sections 1 and 2, Group 4 tournament on Tuesday at High Bridge Hills Golf Course.

At the 18-hole, par-72 course in Hunterdon County, Piscataway’s five of Aryansh Jain, Max Flaus, Vincent Novak, Austin Fash, and Ishan Kalove together carded a 478. Westfield took N1G2 as well as the overall ...

PHS baseball tops J.P. Stevens as Stoddard wins first game as head coach at alma mater

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Piscataway High School’s varsity baseball captured its first win of the 2021 season in walk-off fashion on Tuesday as the Chiefs came back to beat J.P. Stevens, 5-4, at Green Acres.

Junior Rocco Bellamy smacked a two-RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the home team into a frenzy.

Senior Robert Kuderka hit the game-tying two-RBI single off the ...

Piscataway Boys Golf Off to Stellar Start

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- While many sports teams at Piscataway High School this school year either didn’t have a season or went through/are going through their share of struggles on the court, field, or mat, the boys golf team is doing well on the greens.

Out to a 7-2 start, the Chiefs are on their way to earning the most wins in a season in more than a decade. Piscataway won 10 matches two ...

Immaculata's Brandon Wagner 1 of 3 "Jersey Boys" on Patriots Roster

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate, have arrived in New Jersey after a month-long training camp in Florida, including a player with a name familiar to central New Jersey high school baseball fans.

The team, including two other players from New Jersey, held their first practice at TD Bank Ballpark Sunday afternoon in preparation for ...

Piscataway native Nick Lodato wins state wrestling title for Pope John

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ -- Piscataway native Nick Lodato of Pope John High School won the 195-pound NJSIAA state wrestling championship in Phillipsburg on Sunday night.

Lodato, a senior, who was seeded seventh, defeated eighth-seeded sophomore AJ Fricchione of St. Joseph Montvale in the final, 8-6.

The bout was as back and forth as a ball during a tennis match, and the two grapplers were neck and ...

Piscataway's Desmond, Deon Pleasant grapple at the Region Wrestling Championships

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Two Piscataway High School wrestlers competed at the NJSIAA 2021 State Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday.

Twins Desmond Pleasant (120 pounds) and Deon Pleasant (126 pounds) were grouped in the Central Region (normally Regions 5 and 6) held at Hunterdon Central in Flemington.

To limit capacity and for COVID-19 concerns, each weight bracket was cut down to just 16 ...

Piscataway Wrestlers, Volleyball Players Honored on Senior Nights

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop Piscataway High School wrestling from honoring its seniors on Senior Night.

Under the strict guidance of social distancing requirements and limited spectators, Alvaro Turci, Deon Pleasant, and Desmond Pleasant were joined by their families and coaches in the Anthony Gymnasium April 9 where their accomplishments on the ...

Piscataway Girls Volleyball beats Edison in First Round of CJ, G4 State Tournament

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- The eighth-seeded Piscataway High School varsity girls volleyball team defeated ninth-seeded Edison in straight-sets, 25-17, 25-10, in the first round of the Central Jersey, Group 4 tournament on Monday afternoon.

Piscataway has had Edison’s number in recent years, and it is the second two-set win for the Lady Chiefs over the Eagles this season.

With the win, ...

Ali Scores Golden Goal to Advance RU Women's Soccer to Next Round of Big Ten Tournament

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Senior forward Amirah Ali recorded the ninth golden goal of her career to lift Rutgers women's soccer (7-2-3, 6-2-3 Big Ten) to a 1-0, double-overtime victory over Michigan State (1-10-1, 1-9-1 Big Ten) in Thursday's opening round of the Big Ten Tournament.
Freshman Allison Lowrey added an assist on the game winner. Junior ...

Register for Free Saturday Morning Basketball Clinics in Piscataway

Sign up your 5th-8th grade boys and girls now for free Saturday morning basketball clinics from April 17th-May 8th taught by Piscataway Schools high school coaches and presented by our Township Recreation Department and The YMCA at the Piscataway Community Center (YPCC).

To register, call the Piscataway Township Recreation at (732) 562-2382.


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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 ...

Piscataway Residents Nominate Community Servants for Open Council Seat

More than 50 residents sent the following letter to the Piscataway Democratic Organization and the Piscataway Municipal Council, urging them to choose a Democrat with a proven track record of community service to fill the open seat on our Township Council.  We believe it would be a statement of both good government and Democratic Party unity to choose one of the candidates who ...

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

May 7, 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!

Visit ...

CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program to be Offered Virtually by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY --  The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) of Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) has launched “NJ Empower to Prevent,” its local version of the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. 

This project is funded by a grant from the New Jersey Diabetes Prevention and Control Program of the New Jersey Department of ...

As hurricane season nears, IRS reminds people to prepare for natural disasters

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service reminds everyone that May includes National Hurricane Preparedness Week and is also National Wildfire Awareness Month. Now is a good time to create or review emergency preparedness plans for surviving natural disasters.

In the last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared major disasters following hurricanes, tropical storms, ...

School Groundbreaking Ceremony a 'Remarkable Day' for City, School Distirct

May 12, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The ceremonial groundbreaking for a $55 million elementary school at 50 Jersey Ave. on Wednesday was hailed by the superintendent of schools as a “remarkable day” for the school district and the city.

The 125,000 square-foot school, whose construction on a 4.25-acre tract is part of a sweeping $750 million project, is expected to be completed in the ...

"Paying It Forward" - East Brunswick Passes Resolution to Send PPE to India

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Throughout the pandemic, East Brunswick's Emergency Manager John Kosick has been grabbing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from wherever it has become available. PPE made the services of the township possible, especially during the height of the COVID-19 shutdown in March and April 2020.  Township residents, companies, and medical professionals also donated the ...

Missing Man: Alan Chan, 67, of East Brunswick

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The East Brunswick Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating alan Chan, 67, of East Brunswick.

Chan was last seen on Tuesday, May 11, leaving his residence in a black Honda CR-V (NJ license N38NLM)

He is described as an Asian male with black hair, Approximate 5' 1" and 105 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a blue fleece, white ...

Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...


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Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Plainfield: Medevac Transports 8-Yr-Old Burn Victim

May 12, 2021

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 ...

Plainfield Police Report Monday Night Aggravated Assault

PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield Police units responded to the area of the 1100 block of West Third Street on a report of shots fired on Monday, May 10 at 6:51 p.m. according to a press release sent Tuesday.

Officers located a 20-year-old male victim who was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at an area hospital.

The Plainfield Police Criminal Investigation Bureau continues ...

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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 ...

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“It's over Bill. I don’t do Windows.”

And so, with a simple Ctl+Alt+Del over Twitter, the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates has powered down.

The wealthy, philanthropic tech couple sadly announced their union was “irretrievably broken.” I took this to mean they received a critical error message followed by the blue screen of death because their marital ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...