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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



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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To honor our Veterans and members of the US Armed Forces currently serving on active military duty the Piscataway Cultural Arts Commission will once again present a photographic exhibit of our Hometown Heroes during the month of November.  Photos will be accepted on Saturday, October 29 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Municipal Building - 455 Hoes Lane.

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As part of Piscataway's 350th Anniversary, Ryan Foley, President of Foley Inc., will discuss the company's history and its current role in Piscataway on Monday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Citizens Center. This will be the last of a series that included speakers from QuickChek, Colgate, IEEE, the Model Railroad Shop and PepsiCo.

The program is sponsored by the 350th Anniversary Committee and the Historical and Heritage Society.

Light refreshments will be served.

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


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 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 



Quibbletown Park

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Saturday, November 19, 2016

9 AM - 12 PM (or until truck is full)

Rain or Shine

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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.



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





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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 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.

To report potholes on State Roads

Route 18 (including Hoes Lane and Route 287).

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.