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  PISCATAWAY MAYOR AND TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
L-R Seated:
Councilwomen Michele Lombardi, Camille Fernicola, Chanelle McCullum
L-R Standing:
Councilwoman Gabrielle Cahill, Councilman Jim Bullard,
Mayor Brian C. Wahler, Councilmen Frank Uhrin, Steven Cahn

 

"REPLICA OF CANNON DEDICATED IN COLUMBUS PARK

Piscataway’s 350th Anniversary celebration a full-sized replica of a three-pound cannon (nicknamed “the Grasshopper”) used here by both the British and the Americans during the Battle of Quibbletown, February 8, 1777, and other local skirmishes during the first half of 1777, was dedicated and permanently placed in Columbus Park near the gazebo in July, 2016. The evening concluded with a cannon crew of uniformed re-enactors who fired several blank rounds from their own working cannon. The concept was conceptualized by Jerry Gargiulo, Piscataway Historical and Heritage Society, and the design and construction of the cannon was completed by William J. Lodato. Contributions of advice, direction, research, materials, labor, publicity and funding were supported by Mayor Brian C. Wahler, 350th Anniversary Committee, Councilwomen Chanelle McCullum and Gabrielle Cahill, co-chairs, Anne Gordon and Dana Korbman, Mayor’s Office, Henry Hinterstein, Landscape Architect, Whitey Harcar and Public Works Department, MPM Manufacturing, TCS Fabricating Inc., M&A Tree Service, Robert E. Bozzay, William D. Fennelly and Spectrum Laboratories.. READ MORE

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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ALERTS

Police/Traffic Emergency Mgmt

Friday, December 2, 2016

7 PM

455 Hoes Lane, front lawn

HEY KIDS! Would you like to speak to Santa? On Monday, December 5th Santa
will be visiting Mayor Wahler's TV show from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Get your list ready and
call 732-562-2305 starting at 7 p.m.

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

 

IN CONJUNCTION WITH MIDDLESEX COUNTY OFFICE OF CULTURE & HERITAGE
JOIN US IN EAST JERSEY OLDE TOWN ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11TH FROM
1 P.M.- 6 P.M. FOR THE LAST OF PISCATAWAY'S YEAR-LONG 350TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS.
THERE WILL BE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES, CHILDREN'S CRAFTS, MUSIC,
STORY TELLING AND MORE! EAST JERSEY OLDE TOWN IS LOCATED
AT JOHNSON PARK, 1050 RIVER ROAD, PISCATAWAY, NJ.

 

The 1st Avenue Bridge between Normandy Drive & Possumtown Road will be closed for construction on or about February 8, 2016.  Please plan alternate route.   Project anticipated to be completed by November.

 

ROAD CONSTRUCTION

Starting on or about Monday, October 24 road re-construction will begin on Metlar's Lane between Stelton Road and the Washington Avenue intersection.  The working hours will be from 7 AM to 5 PM.  This duration of work is approximately one week.  Please plan alternate route. 

School Street will be closed weekdays from 8 AM - 4 PM until the Fall.  Please follow detour signs.

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

 

 

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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.