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The Jaffe Briefing - November 18, 2019

BERGENFIELD – So much for offering a mechanical bull ride at the annual Family Fun Day. A local man is now suing the town for $5 million, claiming he was permanently injured when he mounted the thing at the town’s annual event in 2017. The Record reports he was “unreasonably and unexpectedly jolted and jerked,” according to court papers, which seems like the Wikipedia ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 15, 2019

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – Who knows how testy things will soon become between Sens. Cory Booker and Bernie Sanders? Old pals have a way of becoming cold pals in the heat of hard campaigning for President. But for now, everything seems copacetic between the New Jerseyan and the Vermonter. Exhibit One: NJ Spotlight reports the two are announcing a joint proposal today for ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 14, 2019

ASBURY PARK – You can’t have a major political event like a Presidential impeachment hearing without some Jersey influence. We demand it. And that is why the gallery included a drag queen from Asbury Park who was covering the story for a media start-up known as Happs, in which its reporters use their cell phones to stream news through Twitter. This reporter, a popular act at ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 12, 2019

DEMAREST – Now, the waiter is left holding the bag. The Alpine Country Club, facing a lawsuit from a ticked-off member when a waiter spilled wine on her $30,000 handbag, is now blaming the waiter. The woman says her discontinued pink Hermes Kelly bag was positively ruined and the country club is refusing to make good. She sued the club last month. New court filings, discovered by the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 11, 2019

HOBOKEN – There may be the need for spit guards and chicken wire, as a Senate Select Committee will be holding a public hearing on NJ Transit’s woes at the Hoboken terminal on Wednesday, smack in the middle of the evening rush hour. From 5-7 p.m., commuters are invited to provide some colorful input – if their trains magically arrive on time from New York. Kudos to Senate ...

Upgrading Your Ride

Thanks to an historic investment from the Murphy administration, NJ TRANSIT is modernizing our fleet with new buses, new rail cars, and new locomotives for a better customer experience.

 

The above video showcases some of the new equipment on order. This includes 182 new cruiser buses with seatbelts on every seat, making the ride safer for you and your family; 85 new articulated ...

Shared Spaces Help a Small New Jersey Baking Business Rise

November 20, 2019

Two years ago, Erica Leahy left her job as a pastry chef and started baking for friends and family.  After getting her company going in a shared commercial kitchen, or kitchen “incubator,” today she owns Three Daughters Baking Company, and will soon run a café inside an innovative new store in Maplewood.

As one of the entrepreneurs at General Store Cooperative ...

Joyce Carol Oates to Teach Fiction Workshop at Rutgers

November 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Joyce Carol Oates, the renowned author and a major figure in American literature for more than 50 years, will join the Department of English at Rutgers University–New Brunswick for the spring 2020 semester as a Visiting Distinguished Professor.

Oates, who has won the National Book Award and the National Humanities Medal among many other honors, will teach an advanced ...

Officials Seek to Capture, Test Coyote Involved in Recent Attacks

PISCATAWAY, NJ - State wildlife officials have set up cable restraint devices in hopes of capturing the coyote they believe attacked two people on Rutgers' Livingston campus over the past week.

David Golden, who is the Director of the Division of Fish and Wildlife in the state's Department of Environmental Protection, said traps have been set in and around the 316-acre Rutgers ...

Rutgers Awarded 'Greatest Growth in Student Voter Turnout' in Big Ten Voting Challenge

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More and more Rutgers students are voting.

The university had the greatest gains in student voter turnout over the past four years in the Big Ten Voting Challenge – a nonpartisan initiative to spur civic engagement and encourage more students to head to the polls.

Launched in 2017, the Big Ten Voting Challenge awards two campuses for their student voting efforts: ...

East Brunswick: The History of the Public Schools: The First Era

November 18, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - One major draw for people who want to move to East Brunswick is our top-notch public schools. Speaking personally, it was the main reason my parents decided to move to this town. The school system has a long and extensive history. For this article, I will be addressing the first era of the public schools, followed by additional articles covering its continued ...

Gobble, Gobble: Somerville Hosts 4th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Thanksgiving Morning

November 18, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The 4th annual 5K Turkey Trot hosted by the Somerville Recreation Department kicks off at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28th, with 1,000 or more runners expected to compete.

The staging area, start and finish line is adjacent to Engine Company No. 1, 170 E. Main Street at the corner of Veterans Memorial Drive.

All proceeds benefit Recreation Department programs. Runners ...

OPINION

Band Members Spread Harmony

November 1, 2019

Dear Editor,

Something beautiful happened at last night’s game when the New Brunswick High School marching band took the field at halftime.

Twelve of them. Yes, you read that correctly, twelve kids comprise their entire band. The parent chaperones were in awe of these courageous kids, only a dozen of them, just about one of each instrument, who took to the field to play a halftime ...

Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the First & Only Hospital in New Jersey to Be Recognized as an Age-Friendly Health System

November 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

Contact:

Michelle Lazzarotti, 732-745-8528 or 908-930-6954, mlazzarotti@saintpetersuh.com

Edna Arguello-Hitchner, 732-745-8528 or 732-853-6878, earguello@saintpetersuh.com

New Brunswick, N.J. – November 11, 2019 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the first and only hospital in New Jersey to be recognized as an “Age-Friendly ...

Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

November 8, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...

NJ Senate President Sweeney Discusses Statewide Vaping Ban & Marijuana Legalization on State of Affairs

November 20, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Steve Adubato sat down with New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney on State of Affairs to discuss the path forward to marijuana legalization and a new push to ban vaping across the state. 

“It’s an epidemic right now,” Sweeney said, about the vaping crisis. “People are getting sick. It’s worse than cigarettes because cigarettes have a ...

Fort Lee Mayor Moderates Media Panel at NJ League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, Mark Sokolich, Mayor of Fort Lee, NJ, moderated the panel, “Media Strategies: Tips & Tools for the 21st Century.” Presenters at the panel were Michael Shapiro, the CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net; Robin Dente, Assistant Business Administrator & Community Affairs Coordinator of ...

New Denville NJ Recycling Program Benefits Both the Environment and the Economy

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently attended the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ Annual Conference and caught up with Steven Ward, Business Administrator of Denville, NJ. Ward discussed some of the township’s latest initiatives, including a new recycling program that helps both the local economy and the environment. 

The recent collapse of the international recycling ...

HomeGrown Discovers Ridgewood NJ Hot Spot, Steel Wheel Tavern, on the Right Track

RIDGEWOOD, NJ -- In the current episode of HomeGrown, Host Stephanie Willoughby met with Glenn Carlough, Co-Owner of Steel Wheel Tavern, located just steps from the Ridgewood Train Station. The establishment recently celebrated their three year anniversary and regularly hosts community events, live music and a dance party every Saturday. 

Being so close to the train station has inspired ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...