Mayor's Message

Mayor Brian Wahler presenting Councilman Jim Bullard an award from the Jersey Access Group in recognition of his efforts in demonstrating the value of community media, as a communication tool for municipalities.

"KUDOS TO OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS"

Piscataway is very fortunate to have as many volunteers as we have. There are so many residents willing to step up to the plate when needed.  ur volunteer fire companies, our rescue squads and our Boards and Commissions are to be applauded and thanked for their selfless dedication to our community. Our recent STREET FAIR, run by Public Relations Commission members, LeGina Adams, Chair, was a perfect example of volunteers coming together to organize an outstanding annual event. The summer CONCERT IN THE PARK SERIES, orchestrated by the Cultural Arts Commission, Kitty Juttner, Chair, is another outstanding example of volunteers in action. The concerts begin on July 6th and will conclude on August 31st. They are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Columbus Park Extension in the Gazebo. In the event of bad weather the concert will be held in the Senior Citizens Center (behind J. F. Kennedy Library). I hope you will all plan to spend Thursday evenings in July and August in Columbus Park. It’s a wonderful way to spend a relaxing summer evening close to home. You won’t be disappointed!
The 2017 concert series includes:
July 6 – THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS  (The Guthries are taking us on a journey to Scarborough Fair with Simon & Garfunkel)
July 13 – THE vooDUES  (They are back with their fabulous high-energy mix of New Orleans soul music, and funky groove)
July 20 – SHAMAN the SANTANA TRIBUTE BAND (Love Santana and his musical style? Then you won’t want to miss Shaman)
July 27 –THE BRITISH INVASION (Will pay tribute to the British Invasion Years from the Beatles era. Always a Piscataway favorite!)
August 3 – TEQUILA ROSE (Bring your dancing boots for an evening of high stepping Country Music, old and new)
August 10 – THE JIMMIES 80’S FLASHBACK BAND (THE Jimmies will have you rocking to the music of the 80’s. Their name says it all!)
August 17 – HUMAN WHEELS (Come rock to the music of John Mellencamp brought to us by our friends at BC Tires and Hankook Tires)
August 24 – VERDICT (Verdict turns up the heat for a night of music with a Caribbean flavor)
August 31 – THE DIMENSIONS with VALARIE ADAMS (Motown, R&B, Classic Rock, dance tunes and sing along tunes. This band will have you on your feet for a not-to-beforgotten summer night party).

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About Piscataway

Piscataway was founded in 1666, and officially incorporated in 1798. The community, the fifth oldest municipality in New Jersey, has grown from Indian territory, through a colonial period and is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic seacoast that ultimately led to the formation of the United States. Piscataway, located in Middlesex County, comprises 19.1 square miles, is 35 miles from New York City, and within 250 miles of one-quarter of the nation's total population.

The community is ethnically diverse with 24,642 White, 10,254 Black, 104 Native Americans, 12,532 Asian, 1,397 Multi-racial, 4,002 Hispanic (of any race), and 1,553 other. The township has a fair percentage of apartments, townhouses, and condominiums although most housing accommodations are single-family dwellings. The township was named by MONEY magazine in 2008, 2010 and 2014 as one of the best places to live in the United States. Cited was the long and prestigious history of the community and noted also was that 189 buildings on Rutgers the State University campuses are located in Piscataway. RWJ Medical School, several data centers, and many national and international companies providing professional, scientific, and technical services are located in the township. The township has a highly educated workforce; 93.5 percent are high school graduates or higher.

Since the opening in 1960 of Interstate Highway 287, the township has proven a highly desirable location for suburban development and many Fortune 500 companies are located in the township. The township’s prime location with easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway, Routes 287, 78, 22, 27, and 18 make it especially attractive to commuters and corporations alike. Despite the township’s growth, Piscataway has maintained its friendly welcoming atmosphere, making it a wonderful place to live, work and play.

 

 

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PROJECT PILLOW FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

As part of Rutgers University's "Project Pillow" for Hurricane Harvey victims, the Township Administration Building has a  box for donations of new pillows.  Please consider  supporting this project with a donation to help the survivors of Harvey rest easier.  Thank you.
 

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

4 PM - 6 PM

COLUMBIS PARK PAVILION

250 11th Street (off of South Washington Avenue)

Rain of Shine

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REMINDER:

LEAF BAG COUPONS WERE INCLUDED IN THE 2017 RECYCLING USAGE PACKAGE MAILED OUT IN JANUARY

LEAF BAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP STARTING IN OCTOBER

 

Property inspections for the Piscataway Township Reassessment to take affect in 2018 are winding down.  If your home has not been inspected you should contact Realty Appraisal Company at 201-867-3870 to make an appointment for an inspection.  The interior and exterior of your property will be inspected.  Evening and weekend appointments are available, but you need to call as soon as possible.

Inspectors will have identification from Realty Appraisal Company.   You should not let anyone enter your home without proper identification.  If you have any concerns regarding an inspector you may contact the Piscataway Assessing Office at 732-562-2328 or Piscataway Police Department at 732-562-1100 who can confirm the identity of each inspector.  For additional information regarding the reassessment process click here.

 

Middlesex County Flu Clinic - September 27, 2017

 

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LAST 2017 SHREDDING EVENT 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Riverside Park

9 AM - 12 PM or until the truck is full

Saturday, January 20, 2018

9 AM - 12 PM

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UPDATE ON THE HALPER PROPERTY

Litigation regarding the Halper property is still ongoing in the Superior Court concerning environmental issues. Halper family members are resisting the Township’s efforts to clean up the significant and wide-spread contamination on the property which took place when the Halpers owned the property.

Once the property has been remediated plans are to create a nature park that will include a reforesting of the property, creating a nature area with a variety of plants, flowers, and trees and providing natural walking trails .The Township has already put in place numerous safeguards to protect the property.

The Township is prohibited by the Superior Court from disturbing the contaminated parts of the land but the Township is seeking to demolish the existing building on the property.

The Piscataway Township Police Department is seeking interested candidates for the position of School Crossing Guard.  Interested candidates should contact Sergeant Constance Crea of the Traffic Safety Section at (732) 562-2340 for more information on salary, training and qualifications.

 

 

Piscataway Township Police implements new emergency notification system

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Poplar Road is under construction from Brookside Road to the terminus. The Road will be closed to traffic Monday thru Friday between 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, please follow detour signs. 

Starting on or about June 1st, 2017 Brookside Road will be reconstructed from Metlars Lane to Poplar Road. The Road will be closed to traffic Monday thru Friday between 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, please follow detour signs. The road project is anticipated to be completed by October 2017.  

Starting on or around December, 12, 2016 South Avenue will be reconstructed from Sherman Avenue to Hall Street in Piscataway Twp & Middlesex Borough. Normal working hours are 7 AM to 7 PM Monday thru Saturday. Possible lane closures between 9 AM - 3 PM Monday thru Friday.  Project is anticipated to be completed by June 30, 2017. Please plan route accordingly.

The Township will be repairing and/or improving sections of the following streets with curbs: Anne Street, Mabel Avenue, Circle Drive, Dunn Avenue, Roberts Avenue E, Pershing place, Johnson Avenue, E Park Place, Highland Avenue, Skiles Avenue, Berwick Avenue, Beverly Road, Centennial Avenue, Charlton Avenue, E Lincoln Avenue, Fellowship Lane, Gates Avenue, Johanna Court, Lake Way, Lakeside Drive N, Manor Boulevard, Nelson Avenue S, Sidney Road, Sycamore Lane, Water Street

Middlesex County will be conducting overnight paving on River Road from Centennial Avenue to Johnfield Court.

The exit ramps off of Route 287 on to Centennial Avenue will be paved September 7 and 8, 2017.

Weather permitting, Centennial Avenue from South Washington Ave. to Stelton Road will be paved next week between the hours of 8 PM and 7 AM.

Please plan travel accordingly.

 

PSE&G GAS LINE REPLACEMENTS

PSE&G TO INSPECT GAS METERS

 

 

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Township Announcements

To report potholes on Piscataway Township Roads

To report potholes on Piscataway Township Roads, please contact the Department of Public Works at 732-562-2390.

To report pothole damage to your vehicle

Please email James Herck at jhercek@piscatawaynj.org. Please send him the time, date and location of the incident as well as include photos of the damage and a copy of the repair invoice.

To report potholes on Middlesex County Roads

Metlars Ln, New Durham Rd, New Brunswick Avenue,New Market Rd, River Rd,South 2nd St, South Washington Ave, Stelton Rd, Vail Ave, Walnut St, Washington Avenue, West 7th St. http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/Government/Departments/IM/Pages/RoadsComplaint.aspx

To report potholes on State Roads

Route 18 (including Hoes Lane and Route 287). http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/potholeform.shtm

Any questions on the Route 18/I-287 Connection in Piscataway Project

Please contact NJ Department of Transportation Office of Constituent and Community Relations - (609) 530-2110 (Phone)- (609) 530-4638 (Fax)

Hoes Lane Construction Information

Please be advised that contractors have resumed work on Hoes Lane.  Please be prepared for possible delays. Thank you for your patience.