Mayor's Message

Mayor Brian C. Wahler and his Labrador puppies Dunkin (left) & Captain (right)

"Mayor's Message"

January 1, 2018 - On my behalf and on behalf of the Township Council we wish you and your families a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year.  We look forward to the year ahead and will continue to provide the best possible services we can to our residents.  We will continue our commitment to be fiscally responsible and to protect our quality of life while working to keeping our taxes as low as possible.  I thank all of you who have contacted me during the past year. I welcome your calls, your emails, your comments and your suggestions.  Please do not hesitate to contact my office if there is any way in which I can assist you.  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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Performing a wreathlaying as part of the ceremony honoring local Vietnam War hero Jeffrey R. Byrne are from left-to-right: Mr. Steve Sloss, a childhood friend of the Byrne family, retired U.S. Marine Captain & Ward 3 Councilman Steven D. Cahn, and Mr. Bob Smith, a childhood friend of Byrne.

February 18, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the passing of Jeffrey R. Byrne, a Piscataway-raised 19-year-old who died serving in Vietnam.  The U.S. Army helicopter pilot was shot down on February 18, 1968 in the Quang Nam province and was buried at Beverly National Cemetery.  Byrne Park on Woodland Road near Lake Nelson in the Township is named after our local hero.  On this day with several Lake Nelson residents in attendance, a ceremony was held at Byrne Park that also included a presentation of flags by Rutgers University Army ROTC cadets, a firing of rifles by the Piscataway American Legion Post 261 Color Guard, the lowering and raising of the park’s U.S. & POW flags by veteran & former Post Commander Ron Veliky, an invocation by Post Chaplain Tony Danielovits, and remarks by Mayor Brian C. Wahler and Mr. Sloss.


Cleanup Litter Day is Saturday, April 21st.  Please click here for the participant / group application.


Save the date!  Piscataway’s annual Street Fair is Saturday, May 12th.


Want up-to-date emergency info sent right to your phone?  Sign up for the Piscataway Police Department's "Swift 911."

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Shred It & Forget It


Please click here for the 2018 shredding schedule.

Sewer Billing Update
In 2018 the sewer bills will have a new look. There will be two mailings, the first one in January; the second one in July. Each bill will have one dated stub attached. The sewer billing of $142.00 will be reflected on the January bill due March 1, 2018. The total billing of $284.00 can be paid in full upon receipt of the bill as has been past practice. The balance due billing of $142.00 will be issued July 1 for all accounts that have an open balance. That bill will be due September 1, 2018. This change will better serve new owners and owners who have mailing address changes during the year. Pay Bill Online.


Nationwide Opioid Epidemic

In response to the growing nationwide Opiate Epidemic, the Piscataway Township Police Department in conjunction with Piscataway high School will be implementing a new interactive Opiate awareness program entitled #NotEvenOnce.  Click here for details


Senior living at Sterling Village

You are invited to tour Sterling Vilage, owned by Piscataway Township and located at 1 Sterling Way. Sterling Village is independent living and is made up of 150 apartments throughout five floors. The building is adjacent to the Piscataway Senior Center and the J. F. Kennedy Library. It is a safe and secure environment for seniors, 62 years of age and older, to age in place with friends and neighbors. You do not have to be a Piscataway resident to apply. For information or to arrange a tour, call (732) 699-0033.



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