Mayor's Message

Mayor Brian C. Wahler and others cut the ribbon for the Columbus Park Floating Dock, Deck & Gazebo Rehabilitation project

"MAYOR'S MESSAGE"

In the wake of the recent violence that happened in Charlottesville and in other communities more than 250 bipartisan mayors from the U. S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) unveiled 10 principles to fight discrimination and injustice and promote tolerance and inclusion. It is amazing that in 2017 this is something that we, as mayors around this country, have to come out with a set of principles to have a teaching moment for respective communities. Regardless of what your political stripes are, this is a bipartisan group of mayors unanimously supporting this. This compact calls for mayors to use the bully pulpit to speak out against racism, extremism, xenophobia, white supremacy and all forms of bigotry and hate crimes while investing in programs and training to promote inclusion and build trust across communities. We are being challenged again and again with extremism views and violent bigotry and we must not permit those individuals who hold such views to succeed. Have we forgotten how hard people fought to defend principles? One thing they did not fight for was the right to spew racism and bigotry. I believe that many elected officials in Washington, D.C. have not been sending the right message to the country and to their own constituents. As Americans we all believe in free speech – but you don’t have the right to spew racism and hate. And it is certainly not ok when chaos and violence erupts. What does it say for a society as a whole when you have adults, and elected officials, that are tacitly condoning racism and bigotry – or not coming out against it? Quite honestly I never thought I would see the day that we would have to come out with a set of principles against racism and bigotry. Within the compact it says that “Mayors and their cities must continue to be a beacon for inclusion, tolerance, and respect for all. We will continue to create stronger cultures of kindness and compassion in our communities, and expect our federal and state partners to join us in this endeavor.” Already endorsed by our Township Council, the 10-point plan of principles will be shared with the Police Department, Municipal Government, Boards and Commission, particularly the Civil Rights Commission, all of whom will have and adhere to the principles.
 

 

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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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DONATIONS FOR PUERTO RICO

Saturday, October 21st

8 AM - 3 PM

North Stelton Firehouse

70 Haines Avenue

Collecting:  Water, Diapers, Batteries, 3ply Garbage Bags, Baby Food (No Glass), Baby Wipes, Hand Sanitizers, Work Gloves

 

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

FOR KIDS 11 AND UNDER
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
11 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
EISENHOWER SCHOOL
360 STELTON ROAD
SPONSORED BY PISCATAWAY PBA LOCAL 93

 

 

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBARY FALL BOOK SALE
 

Wednesday, October 25 - Sunday, October 29   

J.F.KENNEDY LIBRARY

500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
INFO: 732-463-1633

                                                                                  

PROJECT PILLOW FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS

As part of Rutgers University's "Project Pillow" for Hurricane Harvey victims, the Township Administration Building has a  box for donations of new pillows.  Please consider  supporting this project with a donation to help the survivors of Harvey rest easier.  Thank you.
 

Click here for more details

 

REMINDER:

LEAF BAG COUPONS WERE INCLUDED IN THE 2017 RECYCLING USAGE PACKAGE MAILED OUT IN JANUARY

LEAF BAGS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP STARTING IN OCTOBER

 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

9 AM - 12 PM

Click here for details

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

Click here to find out how to sign up

Brookside Road is under reconstruction 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.  

South Avenue is under reconstruction (Utilities are currently under construction) 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.  . 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

Please plan travel accordingly.

 

PSE&G GAS LINE REPLACEMENTS

PSE&G TO INSPECT GAS METERS

 

 

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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.