Mayor's Message

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

"Happy New Year and Happy Birthday as together, we celebrate our 350th Anniversary in 2016"

Its that time of year that we look forward to new beginnings and hope that the new year will bring peace and prosperity to all those at home and around the world who are suffering in one form or another. On behalf of myself and the Township Council I wish all of our residents a happy and healthy 2016. If you have questions or need information or assistance please do not hesitate to contact my office at 732-562-2301.

The year 2016 is a very special year for Piscataway Township. We celebrate our 350th birthday and throughout the entire year we will be in a celebratory mood.

The year was kicked off with the publication of the 350th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar. The calendar, surely a labor of love, took several years to put together by resident Jerry Gargiulo and the Historical and Heritage Society committee. It was a gargantuan task but the result is not only a useful and interesting calendar but a wonderful visual example of our historic past. Calendars are available in the Township Clerk’s Office, J. F. Kennedy Library, Westergard Library, the Senior Citizen Center and the Metlar-Bodine House Museum. For a suggested donation of $3 and the cost of postage, calendars will be mailed to you or your gift recipient. Requests can be made by email or by phone: 732-562-2301. 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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Latest News


Police/Traffic Emergency Mgmt


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 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


Starting January 25, 2016 and available to anyone with income at or below $60,000

Please call the Piscataway Senior Center @ 732-562-1133 to schedule an appointment


Saturday, April 23, 2016

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PSE&G warns customers about increase in scams

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Events Calendar


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 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.