Mayor's Message

  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

 

"Help Us Celebrate Our 350th Anniversary...
All Year Long!"

Our year long 350th Anniversary celebration has gotten us off with a bang! The Anniversary Commemorative Calendar, filled with wonderful depictions of so many noteworthy Township places as well as examples of where and how Piscataway has evolved has gotten off to great success. It’s a wonderful keepsake for anyone interested in the history of our community. The calendars are still available in the Clerk’s office, the Library, the Senior Center as well as at the Metlar-Bodine House Museum. Other interesting publications about our town include: History of Piscataway Township-1666-1976 (Walter C. Meuly-1991), Images of America-Piscataway Township (Randall Gabrielan-2001), and Historic Piscataway (the Piscataway Historical & Heritage Society-2007).

As part of our 350th, the anniversary committee and the Historical and Heritage Society, have scheduled a series of presentations from companies who have long held an important footprint in our community. The first speaker was Dean Durling, CEO of QuickChek, and his presentation was both informative and entertaining. The second speaker, Dr. Robert Pierce of Colgate Palmolive Technology Center, discussed the company’s beginnings and how this division came to Piscataway. More speakers are being invited for this year long series. On May 13th, the Senior Center will celebrate our 350th anniversary; the Cultural Arts Commission is planning a Municipal Gallery photo exhibit honoring a founding Piscataway woman, and our July 4th fireworks will be bigger and better than ever. It isn’t often that a community gets to celebrate a 350th anniversary (we are the 5th oldest community in New Jersey) so I encourage our residents to come out and help celebrate this momentous year at the wide range of activities planned for 2016. Please visit our Website and PCTV, Channel 15, for updates. 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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ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Monday, July 4th, 5:30 p.m.
Piscataway High School Football Stadium
CLOWNS, KIDDIE RIDES, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD
AS PART OF OUR 350TH ANNIVERSARY
FIREWORKS WILL BE BETTER THAN EVER!
FIREWORKS: 9:30 P.M.
(Rain date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016)


New Piscataway resident needs a name - Name that Bear!

Click here for details

 

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

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.

Middlesex County will also be milling and resurfacing Landing Lane from approximately July 11 - July 15.

Drake Lane is currently under construction.  Please plan alternate route if possible.

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.