Mayor's Message

 L-R: Councilman Steve Cahn, Metlar Museum Board of Trustees President, Dave Alberts, Metlar Museum Executive Driector, June Sadlowski, Mayor Brian C. Wahler - Eye on Piscataway

"MAYOR'S MESSAGE"

The picture above depicts one of the recent Eye on Piscataway programs that are aired live, once a month, on PCTV, (Channel 15) and Verizon, (Channel 40) and On Demand at www.piscatawaynj.org/PCTV. The program is an opportunity for residents and others to see and hear about what is happening in our community, our county and our state. Through the years our guests have included US Congressmen, State Senators, council members, county officials, Rutgers University and Piscataway High School football coaches, and at one time or another, every Township department has been represented – many more than once. Even Santa Claus manages a visit to the December program. Our PCTV crew films current events and clips of these events are bundled into each program as well as announcements of upcoming Township events. On the day the program is live, residents are encouraged to call in to speak to me or my guests. It does not have to be on the program’s topic. Each month’s program is rebroadcast on Mondays (8 p.m.), and Fridays and Sundays (7 p.m.).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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Police/Traffic Emergency Mgmt

   

THURSDAY NIGHTS @ 7 PM

JULY 6 - AUGUST 31, 2017 

COLUMBUS PARK EXTENSION GAZEBO

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LAST 2017 SHREDDING EVENT 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Riverside Park

9 AM - 12 PM or until the truck is full

 

UPDATE ON THE HALPER PROPERTY

Litigation regarding the Halper property is still ongoing in the Superior Court concerning environmental issues. Halper family members are resisting the Township’s efforts to clean up the significant and wide-spread contamination on the property which took place when the Halpers owned the property.

Once the property has been remediated plans are to create a nature park that will include a reforesting of the property, creating a nature area with a variety of plants, flowers, and trees and providing natural walking trails .The Township has already put in place numerous safeguards to protect the property.

The Township is prohibited by the Superior Court from disturbing the contaminated parts of the land but the Township is seeking to demolish the existing building on the property.

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 Police implements new emergency notification system

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Poplar Road is under construction from Brookside Road to the terminus. The Road will be closed to traffic Monday thru Friday between 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, please follow detour signs. The road project is anticipated to be completed by July 2017.

Starting on or about June 1st, 2017 Brookside Road will be reconstructed from Metlars Lane to Poplar Road. The Road will be closed to traffic Monday thru Friday between 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, please follow detour signs. The road project is anticipated to be completed by October 2017.  

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.

The Township will be repairing and/or improving sections of the following streets with curbs: Anne Street, Mabel Avenue, Circle Drive, Dunn Avenue, Roberts Avenue E, Pershing place, Johnson Avenue, E Park Place, Highland Avenue, Skiles Avenue, Berwick Avenue, Beverly Road, Centennial Avenue, Charlton Avenue, E Lincoln Avenue, Fellowship Lane, Gates Avenue, Johanna Court, Lake Way, Lakeside Drive N, Manor Boulevard, Nelson Avenue S, Sidney Road, Sycamore Lane, Water Street

 Middlesex County will begin construction on River Road from John field Court to Route 287 with an anticipated completion date of July 2017 and on the culvert between Ballas Lane and Baekeland Avenue with anticipated completion in October 2017.  Please plan travel accordingly.

 

PSE&G GAS LINE REPLACEMENTS

PSE&G TO INSPECT GAS METERS

 

 

Events Calendar

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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.