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Baraka Stumps for Land Bank Bill in Trenton

May 20, 2019

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka today called a proposed bill that would create a data system of city-owned property up for sale a "key tool" to help municipalities burdened with vacant and abandoned properties.

MORE: New 'Zombie' Foreclosure Law Aims to End Blight in Newark, Camden

Baraka testified at a state Assembly Appropriations Committee in Trenton to show support for ...

Law Enforcement Officials Investigating Possible Mail and Voter Fraud in Cedar Grove Town Council Election

May 21, 2019

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Federal and state law enforcement officials are now involved in the Cedar Grove Town Council election over five vote-by-mail ballots improperly delivered to the Newark Post Office and brought forth by The Essex County Board of Elections. 

Election board officials received a letter from an employee at the Newark Main Post Office, which is open 24 hours, stating that ...

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

May 6, 2019

The poor weather we have been experiencing in the Long Beach Island area has put a damper on fishing

and prevented me from knowing just how many fish there are in our area. However, I do have some

firsthand reports that sound promising.
 

The folks at Scott’s Bait and Tackle tell me the action for stripers and black drum from land in the back of

Great Bay is just about ...

Rutgers Part-Time Lecturers To Hold Protest on May 1

April 30, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Part-time lecturers at Rutgers University are taking collective action Wednesday by joining grade-ins on all Rutgers campuses. 

Rutgers employs nearly 3,000 part-time lecturers, who are demanding a pay increase from about $5,000 a course to $7,250, access to health care and job security. 

They have been bargaining for more than a year.

“It’s ...

Most CPAs Are Telling Clients to Relocate Out of New Jersey... Here’s How We Can Change That

May 6, 2019

Dear Editor:  

Certified public accountants often hear objections about New Jersey’s high taxes from clients who are looking to leave New Jersey — and this past tax season was no exception, according to members of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA). And a Rutgers-Eagleton poll done in collaboration with the New Jersey Business & Industry ...

What a Special Needs Mom Wants for Mother's Day

May 6, 2019

Mother’s Day is kind of a misnomer, especially if you are the mom of a special needs child. The cards and presents last about 30 seconds, no one knows how to make pancakes, your “day off” is only until about 11:00 when you have to go downstairs and clean up the disaster in the kitchen and the rest of the day is spent with the same whining, crying and calling “Mommy, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2019




It is Convention Time! The Jaffe Briefing will be on hiatus beginning Monday, May 20, returning Tuesday, May 28


TRENTON - It is the tale of two governors. There is Gov. Phil Murphy. And there is Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is acting like the governor, in this clash of the titans. Yesterday, Sweeney introduced a sweeping package of more ...

Steve Adubato Talks with HGTV Stars, The Cousins, About their New Children's Book

May 22, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Remodeling experts and HGTV stars, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, were guests on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, sharing their latest projects as well as guidance for homeowners with the itch to renovate.

“The biggest thing you can do is plan,” advised John Colaneri. “Contractors in general have not been great at communication, and the crux of the entire ...