Piscataway, New Jersey
|Township of Piscataway|
A Proud Diversified Community
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Formed||October 31, 1693|
|Incorporated||February 21, 1798|
|• Type||Faulkner Act Mayor-Council|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Brian C. Wahler (D, term ends December 31, 2024)|
|• Business administrator||Timothy J. Dacey|
|• Municipal clerk||Melissa A. Seader|
|• Total||18.96 sq mi (49.11 km2)|
|• Land||18.79 sq mi (48.68 km2)|
|• Water||0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2) 0.88%|
|Area rank||149th of 565 in state|
7th of 25 in county
|Elevation||52 ft (16 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||26th of 566 in state|
4th of 25 in county
|• Density||2,975.5/sq mi (1,148.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||216th of 566 in state|
16th of 25 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||732 and 908|
|GNIS feature ID||0882167|
Piscataway (//) is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The township is a bedroom suburb of the New York metropolitan area, located within the heart of the Raritan Valley region. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 56,044, reflecting an increase of 5,562 (+11.0%) from the 50,482 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,393 (+7.2%) from the 47,089 counted in 1990.
The name Piscataway may be derived from the area's earliest European American settlers who were coming as transplants from New Hampshire near the Piscataqua River. This river is a landmark defining the coastal border between New Hampshire and Maine. This is an area whose name derives from peske (branch) and tegwe (tidal river), or alternatively from pisgeu (meaning "dark night") and awa ("place of") or from a Lenape language word meaning "great deer" The area was appropriated in 1666 by Quakers and Baptists who had left the Puritan colony in New Hampshire.
Piscataway Township was formed on December 18, 1666, and officially incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798, as part of the state's initial group of 104 townships. The community, the fifth-oldest municipality in New Jersey, has grown from Native American territory, through a colonial period and is one of the links in the earliest settlement of the Atlantic Ocean seacoast that ultimately led to the formation of the United States. Over the years, portions of Piscataway were taken to form Raritan Township (March 17, 1870, now Edison), Dunellen (October 28, 1887), Middlesex (April 9, 1913) and South Plainfield (March 10, 1926).
Piscataway has advanced educational and research facilities due to the presence of Rutgers University, whose main campus spills into the township. SHI Stadium, home field for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team, is in Piscataway. Part of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is located in Piscataway as well.
The earliest settlers of the area were the Lenape Native Americans; a group of four European settlers from New Hampshire acquired land in 40,000 acres (16,000 ha) of land in 1666 that was occupied by thousands of Native Americans.
In 1666, the first proprietary Governor of the Province of New Jersey, Philip Carteret, granted 12 new settlers from Massachusetts a 100 square mile allotment of land that was later founded as the townships of Piscataway and Woodbridge. Similar types settlements built of from religious dissenters fleeing puritan colonies in New England were being formed in other parts of New Jersey, notably the Elizabethtown Tract in Northern New Jersey near the mouth of the Raritan River and extending upwards into modern day Essex County, and the Monmouth Tract in Central New Jersey near the Raritan Bay and extending southward along the Jersey Shore to the Barnegat Inlet.
Additional settlers from the Piscataqua River area of New Hampshire moved to Piscataway, bringing the name. Coming from a lumbering, shipbuilding and fishing background, these settlers, consisting of mostly Baptists and Quakers, were comfortable with their new surroundings, and looking forward to starting a new life away from political and religious persecution in the north. They were also enterprising and pioneering families who were already experienced in wilderness settlement. Before the original settlers, there were pioneer scouts who surveyed these new lands and waterways. The town name of Piscataway came from these early pioneers who originally came from the town of Piscataqua. During the original land purchase, the pioneers had signed 12 Articles of Agreement with Governor Carteret, which served as the legal basis for the government of Piscataway and Woodbridge and which shaped the democratic development of self-government. In short, these articles were mainly designed to provide liberty and land ownership for new families and to allow them to establish their own government representatives and religious freedoms.
After a few line and boundary changes, Piscataway and its out plantations were reported to total 40,000 acres, with 66 square miles of land in 1685. The Lenape Native Americans had settled the entire Piscataway area, but were quietly displaced to smaller areas as numbers of European settlers increased. The Lenape had established defined trails that European settlers used to travel through the wilderness area and branch out to new lands. Over time, many of these primitive trails became the main routes of travel between communities and became the basis of roads that still exist today. The trails along the Raritan River were named after a local Indian tribe called the Raritangs. Piscataway Township is the fifth-oldest municipality in New Jersey and among the fifty oldest municipalities in the United States.
On February 8, 1777, the Battle of Quibbletown, a running battle took place between approximately 2,000 British and Hessian troops under the command of British General Charles Lord Cornwallis and the local patriot militia led by Colonel Charles Scott and a separate militia commanded by Brigadier General Nathaniel Warner.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 18.96 square miles (49.11 km2), including 18.79 square miles (48.68 km2) of land and 0.17 square miles (0.43 km2) of water (0.88%).
The township lies on the south side of the Raritan Valley, a line of cities in Central Jersey, along with New Brunswick, Highland Park and South Plainfield. Piscataway is 45 minutes southwest of New York City and 53 minutes northeast of Philadelphia.
Piscataway is bordered by nine municipalities: Dunellen, Edison, Highland Park, Middlesex, New Brunswick and South Plainfield in Middlesex County; Franklin Township and South Bound Brook in Somerset County; and Plainfield in Union County.
Piscataway is often segmented by local residents into unincorporated communities, localities and place names which include Arbor, Bound Brook Heights ("the Heights"), Fellowship Farm, Fieldville, Johnson Park, Lake Nelson, New Brunswick Highlands, New Market (known as Quibbletown in the 18th Century), Newtown, North Stelton, Possumtown, Randolphville, Raritan Landing and Riverview Manor. The original settlement of Piscatawaytown is located in present-day Edison.
Camp Kilmer, constructed starting in 1941 on 1,500 acres (610 ha) of Piscataway and Edison, was activated in June 1942 by the United States Army as a staging area and part of an installation of the New York Port of Embarkation. Troops were quartered at Camp Kilmer in preparation for transport to the European Theater of Operations in World War II, ultimately becoming the largest processing center for troops heading overseas and returning from World War II, processing over 2.5 million soldiers. Following the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Camp Kilmer was reactivated and used to process 30,000 refugees who were resettled in the area and across the country. The camp was officially closed in 2009.
The Arbor and New Brunswick Highland sections of Piscataway were historically African American neighborhoods.
The New Market section historically comprised the Quaker village of Quibbletown. The early name of the village originated from the fact that settlers of different religious denominations quibbled about whether the Sabbath should be observed on Saturday or on Sunday in the village.
|Population sources: 1790-1920|
1840 1850-1870 1850
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.
The 2010 United States census counted 56,044 people, 17,050 households, and 12,958 families in the township. The population density was 2,975.5 per square mile (1,148.8/km2). There were 17,777 housing units at an average density of 943.8 per square mile (364.4/km2). The racial makeup was 38.46% (21,554) White, 20.69% (11,596) Black or African American, 0.31% (173) Native American, 33.45% (18,744) Asian, 0.02% (13) Pacific Islander, 3.59% (2,011) from other races, and 3.48% (1,953) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.22% (6,289) of the population.
Of the 17,050 households, 35.0% had children under the age of 18; 59.9% were married couples living together; 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present and 24.0% were non-families. Of all households, 18.6% were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.33.
20.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 17.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.0 years. For every 100 females, the population had 99.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 96.8 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $88,428 (with a margin of error of +/- $3,958) and the median family income was $95,483 (+/- $3,327). Males had a median income of $57,308 (+/- $4,335) versus $48,606 (+/- $1,863) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,254 (+/- $1,335). About 2.5% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 50,482 people, 16,500 households, and 12,325 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,688.6 people per square mile (1,037.9/km2). There were 16,946 housing units at an average density of 902.5 per square mile (348.4/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 48.81% White, 20.31% African American, 0.21% Native American, 24.80% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.08% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.93% of the population.
As of the 2000 Census, 12.49% of Piscataway's residents identified themselves as being of Indian American ancestry, which was the fourth highest of any municipality in the United States and the third highest in New Jersey—behind Edison (17.75%) and Plainsboro Township (16.97%)—of all places with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry.
There were 16,500 households, out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.29.
In the township, the population was spread out, with 21.9% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $68,721, and the median income for a family was $75,218. Males had a median income of $47,188 versus $36,271 for females. The per capita income for the township was $26,321. About 2.7% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
Corporate residents of Piscataway include:
- American Standard Brands
- Cintas Corporation
- Colgate-Palmolive, Research and Development
- Gorgias Press, an academic publisher that specializes on Eastern Christianity.
- Hapag-Lloyd America, an international shipping company.
- Ingersoll Rand and its wholly owned subsidiary Trane
- Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.
- Pepsi Cola Bottling Group - bottling plant.
- Siemens Hearing Instruments, the world's largest manufacturer of hearing aids.
- Telcordia Technologies, World Headquarters
SHI Stadium was originally constructed in 1994 with 41,500 seats as the home of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team and was expanded to a capacity of 52,454 in 2009 after a $100-million expansion.
Louis Brown Athletic Center is the home of the Rutgers University men's and women's basketball teams. The venue was originally named the Rutgers Athletic Center, still called the RAC by many, and can accommodate 9,000 attendees. The athletic center was the home of the professional New Jersey Nets for the four seasons from 1977–1981 after moving from New York and before the Meadowlands Arena was completed.
Yurcak Field is a multi-purpose soccer and lacrosse stadium, built in 1994, and holds 5,000 people. The stadium is officially named "The Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium at Yurcak Field" in honor of Ronald N. Yurcak, a 1965 All-American Rutgers lacrosse player. Rutgers University host their home games at this stadium.
In November 1966, Piscataway voters, under the Faulkner Act, approved a Charter Study and elected a Charter Study Commission to recommend the form of government best suited to the township's needs. The Commission recommended Mayor-Council Plan F. Voters approved the plan in a referendum in November 1967 and the new form of government was inaugurated on January 1, 1969. The township is one of 71 municipalities (of the 565) statewide governed under this form. Under Plan F the Mayor is the administrator and the Council is the legislative body. A full-time business administrator, appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council, and responsible to the Mayor, supervises the day-by-day operation of municipal government. The Township Council has seven members, one representing each of four wards, and three at-large members. The Mayor and Council members serve four-year terms on a staggered basis, with either the three at-large seats (and the mayoral seat) or the four ward seats up for vote in even years as part of the November general election.
As of 2020[update], the mayor of Piscataway is Democrat Brian C. Wahler, whose term of office ends December 31, 2020. Members of the Township Council are Council President Gabrielle Cahill (D, 2020; At Large), Council Vice President Kapil K. Shah (D, 2020; At Large), Jim Bullard (D, 2022; Ward 2), Steven D. Cahn (D, 2022; Ward 3), Michele Lombardi (D, 2022; Ward 4), Chanelle C. Scott-McCullum (D, 2020; At Large) and Frank Uhrin (D, 2022; Ward 1).
Camille Fernicola was appointed to fill the at-large seat expiring in December 2016 that had been held by Michael Griffith until his death in November 2014. In the November 2015 general election, Fernicola was elected to serve the balance of the term of office.
Chanelle McCullum was appointed in April 2013 to fill the vacant at-large seat of Kenneth Armwood, who had been the township council president until he was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders. McCullum was elected in November 2013 to serve the balance of the unexpired term through its expiration in December 2016.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2020–2021 session, the 17th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Bob Smith (D, Piscataway) and in the General Assembly by Joseph Danielsen (D, Franklin Township, Somerset County) and Joseph V. Egan (D, New Brunswick).
Middlesex County is governed by a Board of Commissioners, whose seven members are elected at-large on a partisan basis to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in January, the board selects from among its members a Commissioner Director and Deputy Director. As of 2021[update], Middlesex County's Commissioners (with party affiliation, term-end year, and residence listed in parentheses) are Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios (D, term ends December 31, 2021, Carteret; Ex-officio on all committees), Commissioner Deputy Director Shanti Narra (D, 2021; North Brunswick), Claribel A. Azcona-Barber (D, 2022, New Brunswick), Charles Kenny (D, 2022, Woodbridge Township), Leslie Koppel (D, 2023, Monroe), Charles E. Tomaro (D, 2023, Edison) and Chanelle Scott McCullum (D, 2021, Piscataway).
Constitutional officers are County Clerk Nancy J. Pinkin (D, 2025, East Brunswick), Sheriff Mildred S. Scott (D, 2022, Piscataway) and Surrogate Claribel Cortes (D, 2021; North Brunswick).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 31,266 registered voters in Piscataway Township, of which 11,355 (36.3%) were registered as Democrats, 3,034 (9.7%) were registered as Republicans and 16,859 (53.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 18 voters registered to other parties.
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 74.4% of the vote (15,659 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 24.4% (5,125 votes), and other candidates with 1.2% (262 votes), among the 21,227 ballots cast by the township's 33,597 registered voters (181 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 63.2%. In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 71.0% of the vote (15,978 cast), ahead of Republican John McCain with 27.2% (6,111 votes) and other candidates with 1.0% (215 votes), among the 22,491 ballots cast by the township's 32,398 registered voters, for a turnout of 69.4%. In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 64.2% of the vote (12,627 ballots cast), outpolling Republican George W. Bush with 34.3% (6,749 votes) and other candidates with 0.8% (218 votes), among the 19,670 ballots cast by the township's 27,842 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 70.6.
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Democrat Barbara Buono received 50.6% of the vote (5,388 cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 48.2% (5,129 votes), and other candidates with 1.1% (122 votes), among the 10,823 ballots cast by the township's 34,170 registered voters (184 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 31.7%. In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 54.9% of the vote (6,773 ballots cast), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 37.6% (4,637 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.0% (738 votes) and other candidates with 0.9% (111 votes), among the 12,334 ballots cast by the township's 31,079 registered voters, yielding a 39.7% turnout.
Fire and EMS
Piscataway is divided into four fire districts which are served by a total of two volunteer rescue squads and six volunteer fire companies, one of which combines both fire and EMS services. The fire districts are the zones in which fire departments operate, and although the volunteer EMS squads follow the basic regions of the districts, only North Stelton Fire Rescue EMS is a part of a fire district. On weekdays and weekends from 6 am until 6 pm, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital staffs an ambulance in Piscataway. When the volunteer rescue squads are not in service, either Rutgers University Emergency Services or Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital may be asked to send an ambulance.
- District 1
- Arbor Rescue Squad (EMS), 1790 W. 7th Street (partial coverage)
- River Road Rescue Squad (EMS), 101 Shirley Parkway (partial coverage)
- New Market Fire Company, 801 South Washington Avenue
- North Stelton Fire Rescue (EMS), 70 Haines Avenue (partial coverage)
- District 2
- River Road Rescue Squad (EMS), 101 Shirley Parkway
- River Road Fire Company, 102 Netherwood Avenue
- Holmes Marshall Fire Company, 5300 Deborah Drive
- Possumtown Fire Company, 85 Stratton Street South
- District 3
- Arbor Rescue Squad (EMS), 1790 W. 7th Street
- Arbor Hose Company, 1780 West Seventh Street
- District 4
- North Stelton Volunteer Fire Company, 70 Haines Avenue
- Fire Prevention
- Fire Marshall's Office, 555 Sidney Road
The primary law enforcement agency in the township is the Piscataway Police Department. Rutgers University Police Department operates on its campuses within Piscataway. The New Jersey State Police patrols the section of Interstate 287 that bisects the township.
The Piscataway Township Schools serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of 10 schools, had an enrollment of 7,161 students and 530.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.5:1. In addition to its high school, there are four schools for K-3, two intermediate schools serving grades 4-5 and three middle schools for students in grades 6-8. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School (506 students; in grades K-3), Grandview Elementary School (789; PreK-3), Knollwood Elementary School (505; K-3), Randolphville Elementary School (469; K-3), Arbor Intermediate School (585; 4-5), Martin Luther King Intermediate School (4-5), Conackamack Middle School (472; 6-8), Quibbletown Middle School (485; 6-8), Theodore Schor Middle School (576; 6-8) and Piscataway Township High School (2,267; 9-12).
- Middlesex County schools
Eighth grade students from all of Middlesex County are eligible to apply to attend the high school programs offered by the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools, a county-wide vocational school district that offers full-time career and technical education at Middlesex County Academy in Edison, the Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences in Woodbridge Township and at its East Brunswick, Perth Amboy and Piscataway technical high schools, with no tuition charged to students for attendance.
Other Middlesex County schools in Piscataway include:
- Nuview Academy Piscataway Campus, 1 Park Avenue – Programs for students with symptoms of; Depression, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Thought Disorder, or Anxiety Disorder.
- Bright Beginnings Learning Center, 1660 Stelton Road – Programs for students with Autism.
- Piscataway Regional Day School, 1670 Stelton Road – Programs for students with Autism.
- Raritan Valley Academy, 1690 Stelton Road – Programs for students with behavioral disabilities, learning and/or language disabilities.
- Private schools
- Lake Nelson Seventh-day Adventist Academy, opened in February 1959, serves students in PreK to tenth grade.
- Timothy Christian School is a K–12 that was founded in 1949.
- An-Noor Academy, a PreK–12 school that has served the area's Muslim community since 2000.
- Colleges and continuing education
- Rutgers University Busch and Livingston Campuses
- Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and University Behavioral HealthCare (which overlaps with Rutgers Busch Campus)
- StenoTech Career Institute is a technical school that offers court reporting and medical transcription training.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the township had a total of 206.70 miles (332.65 km) of roadways, of which 181.68 miles (292.39 km) were maintained by the municipality, 18.94 miles (30.48 km) by Middlesex County and 6.08 miles (9.78 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Piscataway is served by a number of roads and highways. Interstate 287 traverses the township and includes exits 6, 7, 8 and 9. County roads include CR 501 (along the border with South Plainfield) and CR 529. Route 18 runs along Hoes Lane to Interstate 287, which passes through the center of the township for about 4 miles (6.4 km).
NJ Transit provides bus service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 114 route, to Newark on the 65 and 66 routes, local service on the 819 line and additional service on the 980 route. Train service is not available in Piscataway, but service is available on the Raritan Valley Line at the Dunellen station and on the Northeast Corridor at the Edison station.
Points of interest
- WVPH is the community radio station of Piscataway High School and Rutgers University.
- Ferrer Colony and Modern School and Fellowship Farm Cooperative Association are the remnants of the 1910s Utopian societies.
- Road Up Raritan Historic District includes nine historic homes along River Road and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
- Metlar-Bodine House is a museum dedicated to the history of Piscataway "from Indian trails to Interstate" and was established in 1979 in a house whose earliest portions date to 1728.
- Cornelius Low House, constructed in 1741 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is operated as a Middlesex County Museum.
- East Jersey Old Town Village, located in Johnson Park, includes 16 homes characteristic of the farm houses that populated the area, that have been relocated and reconstructed on the site.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Piscataway include:
- Mike Alexander (born 1965), former NFL wide receiver.
- Edward Antill (1701-1770), colonial plantation owner, attorney, and early politician in New Jersey colony.
- Edward Antill (1742-1789), soldier who fought at the Battle of Quebec (1775) and was the son of the politician with the same name.
- Melissa Bacelar (born 1979), horror film actress.
- Justin Bailey (born 1977), basketball player for University of Hartford and then foreign professional teams for 13 years.
- Samuel E. Blum (1920-2013), chemist and physicist who developed the ultraviolet excimer laser.
- Marvin Booker (born 1990), linebacker who has played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Ralph Bowen (born 1961), Canadian-born jazz saxophonist.
- Anthony Branker (born 1958), jazz musician and educator.
- John Celestand (born 1977), 30th pick of 1999 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Mark Ciardi (born 1961), film producer and former Major League Baseball pitcher.
- Marc Cintron (born 1990), professional soccer player.
- Anthony Davis (born 1989), offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers.
- Dwayne Gratz (born 1990), cornerback who has played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- J. D. Griggs (born 1990), defensive end who has played in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
- Rachael Hip-Flores, actress who has appeared in Good People in Love and the web series Anyone But Me.
- Malcolm Jenkins (born 1987), safety for the New Orleans Saints. Played college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes
- Asjha Jones (born 1980), WNBA basketball player for the Connecticut Sun.
- Joe Lizura (born 1961), television meteorologist, who has also been an actor, spokesperson, author and television show developer, writer and producer.
- Isaac Low (1735-1791), member of the First Continental Congress in 1774 who opposed armed conflict with the British and left the American side after the Declaration of Independence.
- Nicholas Low (1739-1826), merchant, developer, and younger brother of Isaac.
- Lisa Marie (born 1968), actress who has appeared in Planet of the Apes and Sleepy Hollow.
- Luther Martin (1748-1826), Founding Father who refused to sign the United States Constitution as it violated states' rights in his view.
- Raqiyah Mays (born 1978), actress and hip-hop journalist.
- Richard Levis McCormick (born 1947), 19th President of Rutgers University.
- Richard P. McCormick (1916-2006), historian and professor emeritus at Rutgers University, who served as president of the New Jersey Historical Society.
- Matt Nagy (born 1978), head coach of the Chicago Bears who played in the Arena Football League.
- Joseph Fitz Randolph (1803-1873), member of the United States House of Representatives from New Jersey from 1837 to 1843.
- Brandon Renkart (born 1984), practice squad player for the Arizona Cardinals.
- Paul Rudnick (born 1957), playwright, novelist, screenwriter and essayist.
- Gail Shollar (1957-1992), early victim of carjacking, whose death led to stricter state penalties for the crime.
- Bob Smith (born 1947), member of the New Jersey Senate since 2002 who spent five years as mayor of Piscataway.
- Karl-Anthony Towns (born 1995), NBA basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
- Kyle Wilson (born 1987), cornerback for the New York Jets.
- Eric Young Jr. (born 1985), second baseman and outfielder who has played for the New York Mets.
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- SHI Stadium, Rutgers Scarlet Knights football. Accessed December 22, 2019. "Rutgers, the Birthplace of College Football, began playing at the "Old" Rutgers Stadium on November 5, 1938 in Piscataway. Rutgers Stadium was then built on the site of the "Old" Rutgers Stadium as the Scarlet Knights began play in their new 41,500-seat stadium in 1994. In 2009, Rutgers, the Birthplace of College Football, completed a 102-million dollar expansion of SHI Stadium to increase the capacity to 52,454"
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- About Us, The Metlar-Bodine House Museum. Accessed August 7, 2014. "The museum was established in 1979 by the Fellowship for Metlar House and the Township of Piscataway as a collecting institution. The historic site, its original section built in 1728 with 19th century additions, is treated as the largest artifact in the collection."
- Cornelius Low House, Visit New Jersey. Accessed December 22, 2019. "The Cornelius Low House/Middlesex County Museum is a Historic National Register home built in 1741 for Cornelius Low, a wealthy merchant of Raritan Landing. The home is one of the best examples of Georgian architecture in New Jersey. The Low House has a dual purpose, to interpret the history of this fine structure, but also to research and mount rotating exhibits about New Jersey history."
- East Jersey Old Town Village, Visit New Jersey. Accessed March 3, 2020. "East Jersey Old Town Village is a collection of historic structures that were relocated to Johnson Park in Piscataway. The village consists of sixteen reconstructed and replica 18th and 19th century structures that represent architecture typical of farm and merchant communities once found in the Raritan Valley."
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- About Melissa Archived October 8, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, Melissa Bacelar. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Melissa grew up in Piscataway, New Jersey. Her father came to America from Cuba when he was thirteen and her mother's family owns the oldest Lumber Yard in New Jersey, opened by her great grandfather in the 1900s."
- Davis, Ken. "Signing Period Ends, Recruiting Continues", Hartford Courant, November 17, 1994. Accessed January 2, 2015. "Hartford landed its third recruit of the early signing period when 6-1 guard Justin Bailey of Piscataway, N.J., signed a letter of intent. Bailey, described as a versatile guard by his coach, Paul Schoeb, helped Piscataway High School to a 23-2 record and a Group Four championship last season."
- Rutgers Oral History Archives: Blum, Samuel, Rutgers University, July 8, 1994. Accessed November 24, 2013. "My father and mother summered out here in what is Piscataway Township, a place called Ferrer Colony. It's five miles from here. They built a shack that they and I summered in, until I was ten.... He built a permanent winter home and we left the city. I enrolled in the Fellowship Farm School in Piscataway Township."
- Inventor Profile: Samuel Blum Archived December 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Born in New York, Blum spent most of his school years in Piscataway, New Jersey before attending Rutgers University."
- Hutchinson, Dave. "Rutgers hoping Marvin Booker's move to defensive line helps team find some sacks", The Star-Ledger, August 29, 2011. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Booker, a 6-2, 240-pounder from Piscataway High School, is elated to be returning to the trenches."
- "The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats", The Star-Ledger, September 28, 2003, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2008. Accessed September 15, 2017. "Ralph Bowen -- A tenor saxophonist and composer, Bowen lives in Piscataway and heads the jazz program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick. "
- Schermer, Victor L. "Anthony Branker: Jazz Dialogics", All About Jazz, June 13, 2011. Accessed November 24, 2013. " Let's go now to your early background and influences. You grew up in Piscataway and Plainfield, NJ."
- Mallozzi, Vincent M. "Big East Report", The New York Times, January 17, 1996. Accessed October 3, 2012. "One of the players who played well in Kittles's absence against West Virginia was the freshman John Celestand, a 6-3 guard from Piscataway N.J., who scored 14 points against the Mountaineers."
- O'Donnell, Chuck. "Mark Ciardi: A life worthy of a Hollywood script", Courier News, July 22, 2016. Accessed August 15, 2016. "Mark Ciardi pitching for Piscataway High School. After graduating in 1979, he went on to pitch at the University of Maryland.... Ciardi, who turns 55 in August, grew up on Mitchell Avenue in Piscataway."
- "Marc Cintron Drafted By Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls; Cintron went 34th overall in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft." Archived September 24, 2015, at the Wayback Machine, Providence Friars, January 22, 2013. Accessed October 7, 2015. "On Tuesday (Jan. 22), men's soccer senior Marc Cintron (Piscataway, N.J.) was selected 34th overall in the Major League Soccer (MLS) supplemental draft by the New York Red Bulls."
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- Asjha Jones profile Archived March 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Women's National Basketball Association. Accessed September 6, 2007. "A Parade, USA Today and Street & Smith First Team All-American at Piscataway High School, averaging 22.2 points, 11.1 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.5 blocks and 2.9 steals…Scored a school career-record 2,266 points and had 1,256 rebounds."
- Lizura, Joe. Medieval Church Discovered Archived December 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Joe Lizura Official Website, September 6, 2012. Accessed November 24, 2013. "At least I personally have a good feeling for 'old' because my hometown of Piscataway, New Jersey was founded in 1666 – old? yes, but still not as old as the Church under the parking lot in England."
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- Lee, Linda. "A Night Out With: Lisa Marie; A Vargas Girl in the City", The New York Times, July 29, 2001. Accessed September 13, 2018. "She was raised in Piscataway, N.J., and came to the city in her teens to study dance."
- Bailyn, Bernard. The Debate on the Constitution Part One: Federalist and Antifederalists Speeches, Articles, & Letters During the Struggle over Ratification, September 1787 to February 1788, p. 923. Library of America, 2012. ISBN 9781598531176. "Luther Martin (c. 1748—1826) Born near Piscataway, New Jersey, February 9, 1748 (the date usually given), son of Hannah and Benjamin Martin (farmer)."
- Thomas, Kyle S. "Piscataway native making waves on NYC radio", Courier News, July 24, 2003. Accessed November 24, 2013. "PISCATAWAY - The day Raqiyah Mays found out the meaning of her name, she looked at her mother and told her she was going to make it big some day."
- Sullivan, John. "At Rutgers, Weathering An Ordeal", The New York Times, November 30, 2003. Accessed January 26, 2011. "From his early boyhood home in New Brunswick, Richard Levis McCormick would have glimpsed Old Queens above the river. Even after his family moved to the more rural town of Piscataway, the building would have been a familiar site as he visited the campus where his parents taught."
- "Richard P. McCormick: 89, father of the Rutgers president", History News Network, January 18, 2006. Accessed September 4, 2019. "After living most of his adult life in Piscataway, Dr. McCormick moved with his wife Katheryne to Bridgewater in Somerset County in 2003."
- Coaches, Kansas City Chiefs. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Matt Nagy - Quarterbacks; born April 24, 1978, Piscataway Township, N.J."
- Randolph, Joseph Fitz, (1803 - 1873), Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Randolph, Joseph Fitz, a Representative from New Jersey; born in New York City March 14, 1803; in early childhood moved with his parents to Piscataway, Middlesex County, N.J."
- Franklin, Paul. "Renkart, Rutgers savoring big win", Asbury Park Press, October 20, 2007. Accessed January 26, 2011.
- Neary, Lynn. "Funny Stories Behind Screenwriter's 'Shudder'", NPR, September 13, 2009. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Mr. Rudnick: Yes. I was raised in the suburb of Piscataway, where the Chamber of Commerce sponsored a promotional billboard picturing two cartoon Native Americans in feathers and striped war paint."
- "Man Convicted of Rape-Murder in Carjacking at Shopping Mall", The New York Times, February 25, 1995. Accessed February 25, 2016. "A jury today found a Plainfield man guilty on all 13 counts in the rape and murder of a Piscataway woman, Gail Shollar, in a 1992 carjacking.... Fear swept across New Jersey following Mrs. Shollar's murder. Residents packed self-defense classes, task forces were set up statewide to study the carjacking dilemma, and the Legislature stiffened penalties for the crime."
- Harbatkin, Erica. "Piscataway H.S. opens wing", Home News Tribune, October 21, 2007. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Bob Smith, D-Middlesex, a former mayor of Piscataway, stood in front of the group, pumped his fist in the air and yelled, "Go Chiefs! Go Superchiefs band!"
- Haley, John. "Karl Towns of St. Joseph-Metuchen selected Gatorade State Player of the Year", The Star-Ledger, March 21, 2013. Accessed November 24, 2013. "Well, that's what people saw when Karl Towns, a sophomore at St. Joseph in Metuchen, found out he was chosen as the 2013 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year on Thursday morning. 'Someone said they saw it on twitter,' said Towns, a Piscataway resident, taking a break from lunch."
- Cimini, Rich. "Wilson should fit right in with Jet set: Newest member of Gang Green has an attitude tailor-made for Rex Ryan's defense", ESPN, April 25, 2010. Accessed January 26, 2011. "This is confidence: As a kid growing up in Piscataway, N.J., Kyle Wilson taped a sheet of paper on the wall above his bed. On the paper he mapped out a four-point plan for his football journey: Pop Warner. High School. College. NFL."
- Castillo, Jorge. "Eric Young Jr. returns to where his baseball career began in his Mets' home debut", The Star-Ledger, June 28, 2013. Accessed November 24, 2013. "A decade had lapsed since Eric Young Jr. was last at the home of the Mets before he arrived at Citi Field today for his Mets home debut. On June 4, 2003, Young, then an 18-year-old Piscataway High School graduate, was drafted by the Rockies in the 30th round."
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