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Piscataway, Rutgers Police Search for Possible Armed Suspect after Metlars Lane Crash

May 20, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – After an extensive search of a wooded area and neighborhoods around Rutgers Livingston Campus, Piscataway Police called off the search for a possible armed suspect who fled the scene of a two-car crash on Metlars Lane Thursday afternoon.

One car was overturned while the other had extensive front end damage.

Rutgers Police Chief Kenneth Cop said in a statement that ...

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's New Operating Rooms 'Like Star Wars'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The five new operating rooms unveiled Tuesday, May 17 represent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s continuing commitment to making it so Garden State residents don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for state-of-the-art health care.

From the spacious settings bathed in pure white lighting to the half-dozen or so monitors that will relay ...

Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

As COVID-19 Raises Concerns in East Brunswick, Schools Provide Free Rapid Tests

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As America met the one-million deaths mark from COVID-19 today, the East Brunswick Public Schools have issued a new warning regarding the current status of the pandemic in the district.

Superintendent Dr. Victor Valeski sent a notice to district parents today, noting an increased urgency to monitor student behaviors and to prevent transmission by keeping students who ...

Photos: Piscataway Elks Host Charity Golf Outing for Special Needs Children

PRINCETON, NJ — The Piscataway Elks #2414 hosted its annual Special Children’s Committee Golf Outing at Bunker Hill Golf Course in Princeton on Friday.

The charity event included a Hole-in-One contest, lunch, and swag giveaways. Mulligans were also for sale. Additional prizes and dinner followed afterwards at the Elk’s Piscataway lodge on River Road.

Proceeds from the golf ...

History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Please join Middlesex County as it celebrates History Day at East Jersey Old Town Village on May 14 from 10 am-4 pm

History Day will take place at East Jersey Old Town Village which is composed of reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley. Buildings ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Home of the Week: 831 Grandview Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090

Check out 831 Grandview Ave in Westfield; this colonial in the Manor Park neighborhood won’t last long. With a new outdoor staircase leading to the enclosed front porch, a new roof, and other updates since 2021, you’re getting modern living with classic character. From the porch, you’ll step in to the sun filled living room with bay windows that flows into the updated kitchen ...

The Bag Ban- Best of Intentions

On November 4, 2020, Governor Murphy instituted a ban on single-use bags and styrofoam containers with the support of the majority of the state legislature. The ban went into effect at restaurants and grocery stores as of May 4, 2022.  As a result, customers either need to use reusable bags or carry their items loose to and from the checkout line. New Jersey is the first state in the country ...

Oh Mickey!

Disney has waded into the culture wars, openly opposing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education Act. In response, the Florida Legislature is working to remove Disney’s special taxation status in Florida. Here is everything you need to know:


Reinforcing Parental Rights: The Parental Rights in Education Act is not, contrary to cries from the left, a bill banning the discussion ...

The Athlete of the Week: Nicole Swatko Softball Pitcher/Designated Player

The South Plainfield Softball team is having a great run in their county tournament.  This week they beat the tenth seed Colonia 10-3 in the first round to set up a third meeting with division winner Metuchen.  The Lady Tigers won a tough 4-3 victory to advance to the semi-finals this coming Saturday.  Freshman Nicole Swatko has been a major contributor to the success this ...

The Athlete of the Week: Sydney Loiacono Spring Track Thrower

Senior Sydney Loiacono has started her 12th grade track season with fantastic results.  So far, Sydney, has broken all of last year’s personal bests, brought home medals at every weekend event, and topped the GMCs in the Discus Relay with teammates Madelynn and Catherine Pfeiffer.  Sydney continues to grow in her main event, shot put, as well as in the javelin and ...

Wardlaw+Hartridge Announces Class Officers for 2022-2023

EDISON, NJ -- Annie Gu of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, will lead the student body as senior class president in the 2022-2023 school year after winning the Student Council election. Annie, who took over the leadership from outgoing president Shiv Tickoo of Scotch Plains earlier this month, will be joined by Gbemi Olarewaju of Piscataway and Adam Eisdorfer of ...

Obituaries

Nohemy Zamora, 86 passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at ...
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Press Releases

Studies of the Future: Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

May 18, 2022

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, in Livingston, has been at the forefront of the treatment of breast cancer for decades. One way the hospital maintains its reputation as one of the best in the tri-state area is by participating in clinical trials, which are research studies that help determine if a new drug would be effective in treating a specific condition. In partnership with Rutgers ...

Summer is here and ready for a Memorable 2022 in the LBI Region

LBI Region, Nj - After a soggy Spring, everyone is looking to heat things up for Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional start of summer along the Jersey Coast. The weather is just one of many reasons to take a quick trip to 18 miles of beautiful beaches, scenic bays, and of course legendary Pinelands. The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce, which operates a year-round visitor center in Ship ...

Jeff Works - South Plainfield, NJ: Launches New, Comprehensive Plan for Co-Working Experience

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 2022 – Jeff Works, a new, incredibly affordable co-working space for remote workers, recently opened its doors in South Plainfield, NJ with a flexible, convenient and affordable Hot Desk plan, all managed from your smart phone.  Now, the South Plainfield Hadley Center location announces the new Dedicated Desk plan. based on ...

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Community Happenings

South Plainfield Resident Sujan Puar Brings Home the Silver

May 12, 2022

Sujan Puar resident of South Plainfield participated in the 2022 National Senior Games held in Fort Lauderdale Florida, May 10-May 12, 2022.  Sujan participated in the 80-84 age group.

He was awarded the following:

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Race Walk

Silver Medal in 1500 Meter Power Walk

Silver Medal in 5 K Race Walk

Milestones

Kenneth Welch graduates from University of the Cumberlands

May 19, 2022

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 ...

Saint Joe's Valedictorian Credits Extracurricular Activities for His Academic Success

METUCHEN, NJ -- There was very little doubt in Aayush Agnihotri’s mind when it came to choosing where he wanted to attend high school. Aside from the wide array of academic offerings and extracurricular activities, there was a deeper connection to Saint Joseph High School that only a select few understand - the legacy connection. 

After seeing his older brother, Aniket (Saint ...

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 ...

Part Time Position Available in the Borough of South Plainfield

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Part-time opportunity to be a paid member of South Plainfield’s Clean Neighborhood Program. As a Clean Neighborhood Program Aide you will be responsible for the removal of signs in the Borough right-of-way, garage sale signs from utility poles road debris and other assignments that help towards the beautification of South Plainfield. A self-starter, ...

The facts are clear about prostate cancer – and what you can do about it

Prostate cancer is dangerous – right? The disease remains the number one solid organ cancer diagnosis among men in the United States, with more than 248,000 newly diagnosed cases each year. Yet while there can be great differences in how prostate cancer affects each patient, there’s little debate that it is important to monitor for the disease.

Urologist Naeem Rahman, MD, part of ...

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Thu, May 26, 9:00 AM

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Columns

Unmasked: My Life Solving Cold Cases by Paul Holes

Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases  by Paul Holes with Robin Gaby Fisher. (Celadon, 2022)

 

Let’s start with this fact. I didn’t sleep for two nights while reading Unmasked: My Life Solving America’s Cold Cases by retired detective Paul Holes and Robin Gaby Fisher. Although the book is an autobiography about Holes’ life as an investigator ...

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Now that the weather has finally warmed up, we’re ready to celebrate Holi. Learn more about the Hindu festival of colors on Saturday, May 21 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. We’ll have colorful crafts, games and snacks for the whole family. Join us outside the library and prepare for messy fun. Advance registration is requested. 

We also have tons of children’s programming ...

'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 ...