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Walt Disney World Announces Phased In Reopening of Florida Theme Parks

May 27, 2020

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - Walt Disney World Resort theme parks announced plans for a phased in reopening of the Florida theme parks today.

The reopening, pending approval from local and state authorities, is slated for July. 

Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom are planned to reopen on July 11, 2020, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15, ...

Long Beach Island Region Opens Summer with New Way to Get The Information You Need

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — With restrictions from COVID19 beginning to lift, the need for safe travel planning can be easily met online with Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members newly launched, high performance, tourism related website. In time for summer, this dynamic site brings local knowledge directly to travelers coming from near or far. The Southern Ocean County ...

Jersey Shore Readies for a ‘Different’ Kind of Tourism Season amid Coronavirus Crisis

BELMAR, NJ — As the summer rolls out with the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Monmouth County officials are giving Jersey Shore visitors this advice: “Know before you go.”

Each shore municipality will have its own rules — and they may change on a daily if not hourly basis — to ensure that state-directed beach capacity, social distancing and safety ...

Overwhelming Response for Belmar Beach Badge Sales

BELMAR, NJ — A swell of people, stretching blocks along Belmar's boardwalk, turned out to buy seasonal beach badges on the first day of sales at Taylor Pavilion.

Advance badge sales will continue daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days of week, as beaches will officially open on Memorial Day weekend — under capacity and social distancing restrictions that will be ...

Gone Fishin’: Governor signs off on water fun Saturday

HOLMDEL, NJ - Recent press conferences by Governor Murphy continue to share renewed optimism in the ongoing fight with the novel coronavirus. It also heralds new relief from months long restrictions.

"Look at how dramatically things have moved in just a few weeks." said Governor Murphy said Friday, as he related statistics that continue to improve the state of the ...

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari to Bring Drive-thru Experience to Families

JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes one day after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

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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.

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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 ...

Upcoming Events

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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 ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, July 18, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

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

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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Sun, July 19, 12:00 PM

Gettysburg Reenactment Field, Gettysburg

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

Arts & Entertainment Sports

Sat, August 1, 12:00 PM

Rahway River Park, Rahway

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

Arts & Entertainment Sports

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 ...