Mayor's Message

 L-R: Mayor Brian C. Wahler, Council woman Gabrielle Cahill, Councilman Kapil Shah, Coucilwoman Chanelle Scott-McCullum

"MAYOR WAHLER AND AT LARGE CANDIDATES SWORN IN JANUARY"

On behalf of the Township Council and Myself I wish you and your families a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. I greatly appreciate the support and help so many of our residents gave to me and Councilwomen Gabrielle Cahill, Chanelle Scott-McCullum and Councilman Kapil Shah during the recent election. During the campaign it was our great pleasure to have had the opportunity to meet and greet so many of you. For me, speaking directly to residents is the best part of campaigning.
You get to hear both the compliments and the complaints – the complaints we take very seriously.
There is little doubt that we have challenging times ahead so it is more important than ever for all of us to remain resolute in our commitment to improve, not only our lives, but the lives of those around us. I assure you that the vote youhave given our team has not been wasted. Working together we can and will continue to make Piscataway an even better place to live, work and play. Should you have questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 732-562-2301.
We congratulate our Piscataway Community TV Station, Channel 15 or Channel 40, on receiving an award from the New Jersey Foundation for Aging for partnering with the Foundation in producing the monthly series, Aging Insights. This is only one of the many awards the station has received through the years. Piscataway was one of the first towns in New Jersey to have its own TV station. Over thirty years later, Piscataway Community TV (PCTV) is still producing local programming, sports coverage, and providing local information to the residents of the communities it serves. PCTV also provides services for individuals to produce their own TV shows and where people interested in learning about TV and college interns can come and get hands-on experience. PCTV has a knowledgeable staff and many dedicated volunteers. We salute them all!
There are no more important segments of the population than our veterans – men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect each and every one of us. Recent reports show that many veterans need our help and assistance. Fortunately there are resources for veterans and their families including the Piscataway VA Outpatient Clinic at 14 Wills Way, Building #4 in Piscataway (732-981-8193). Others include: VA NJ Healthcare System, Lyons, NJ (908-647- 0180); Employment: One-Stop Career Center, New Brunswick, NJ (732- 937- 6206); Housing: Soldier On – committed to ending veteran homelessness – (866- 406-8449); Community Hope – a safe place for veterans to address the issues that led to their homelessness – (908- 647-5717, ext. 325); Vet2Vet – (866-838-7654) a 24-hour-a-day, peer operated hotline that provides support services, information and referrals to people who have served in the military and their families and Welcome Home Vets of New Jersey – www.welcomehomevetsofnj.org – provides immediate and long term assistance to assist soldiers, veterans and their families in need in New Jersey. This includes housing, financial assistance and employment assistance.
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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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Police/Traffic Emergency Mgmt

ANNUAL JURIED ART SHOW

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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 Clean Communities & Recycling Programs are sponsoring the 2017 "SHRED IT & FORGET IT" free mobile community paper shredding events:

Saturday, May 6 @ Riverside Park - 430 River Road

Saturday, May 20 @ Quibbletown Park 

Saturday, June 3 @ Quibbletown Park 

Saturday, June 17 @ Quibbletown Park 

 from 9 AM to 12 PM or until the truck is full

Quibbletown Park is located at Academy Street & South Washington Avenue

 

PISCATAWAY'S 26TH ANNUAL STREET FAIR

SATURDAY, MAY 13

10 am - 4 pm

Piscataway Town Hall - 455 Hoes Lane

Rain or Shine

click here for vendor application

 

Piscataway Township Police implements new emergency notification system

Click here to find out how to sign up

 

Free lawn signs available.  Click here to find out how to get one.

 

The 1st Avenue Bridge between Normandy Drive & Possumtown Road is now open.

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

The Middlesex County Department of Highways will be milling and resurfacing New Brunswick Avenue on or about May 9, 2017 - May 23, 2017.  Approximate time of work will be from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday -  Friday.

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.

On or about June 20th, Middlesex County will begin construction on River Road between Ballas Lane and Baekeland Avenue.  Work is anticipated to continue through December.  Please plan travel accordingly.

Starting approximately May 1, Route 18 NB (Centennial Avenue) will be shut down from Hoes Lane to Knightsbridge Road.  Two way single lane traffic will use Route 18 SB.
Any questions please call 732-562-2390

 

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.