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The Jaffe Briefing - December 5, 2019

TRENTON – Paper or plastic? It appears the solution may be neither, as the Senate Budget Committee takes up a bill today that calls for a statewide ban on both plastic and paper bags in New Jersey. Everyone agrees the single-use plastic bags are the scourge of the Earth; they blow into our oceans and streams and last much, much longer than the four minutes or so that you use them to ...

NJ TRANSIT Launches New Online Performance Dashboard

As part of NJ TRANSIT’s commitment to improving service and transparency, and in support of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 80, NJ TRANSIT has launched a new Progress by the Numbers performance dashboard at The dashboard contains industry-standard metrics for on-time performance, mechanical reliability and the causes for delays and ...

NJ TRANSIT Must Work For All

Every day, thousands of commuters and businesses in New Jersey’s largest city depend on NJ TRANSIT to move people to and from their workplaces. Thousands of additional Newark residents rely on buses, trains and light rail to get them to schools, hospitals, shopping centers, and other destinations. Mass transit has played a vital role in Newark’s history, and NJ TRANSIT holds the key ...

New Jersey Date Night: Our Favorite Pizza Places

November 29, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

The weekend after Thanksgiving, treat your date to a second helping of pie. Pizza, that is.

After so many days, the last thing anyone wants is another turkey sandwich with a side of leftovers. The flavors of Thanksgiving are amazing, but they’re not supposed to last forever. You and your date ...

With Schiano in the Fold, Rutgers' Hobbs Finally Gets Pat on the Back

December 4, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - As Pat Hobbs moved into position to speak to reporters on Wednesday, someone patted him on the back as he walked past.

It must have felt good for the Rutgers athletic director who was the object of venom and vitriol during the school's protracted negotiations with Greg Schiano.

Some fans called for his head and some former players called for his job when it appeared ...

Rutgers Rolls Out Red Carpet to Welcome Back Schiano

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –Greg Schiano broke into pregame, rah-rah coachspeak Wednesday, almost as if he was ready right there, right then to lead his team onto the field at Ann Arbor or Columbus or Happy Valley.

There will be a time when Rutgers will be able to take on Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and the rest of the best of the Big Ten, Schiano told everyone who had crammed into the Hale ...

Rutgers Officially Hires Schiano as Football Coach

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 14-member Rutgers University Board of Governors approved the largest contract in school history - an eight-year,  $32 million deal for football coach Greg Schiano.

And they all phoned it in. 

The 22-minute meeting was held via teleconference, and none of the board members, University President Robert Barchi or Athletic Director Pat Hobbs were in the ...

Pet Photos with Santa to Benefit New Beginnings Animal Rescue

November 30, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Edgebrook Animal Hospital and the New Beginnings Animal Rescue will host a "Pet Photo with Santa" event on  Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 to 3:00 at 777 Helmetta Blvd. In East Brunswick.

Bring your pets and kids to meet Santa and receive a high-quality digital photo taken by our photographer.
Each photo will be placed in a seasonal frame ...

SBPD's Russo Awarded for "Dark Web" Drug Arrests

November 29, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Lieutenant Jeffery Russo of the Investigations Division of the South Brunswick Police Department has recently received an award from the Federal Drug Agents Foundation for his involvement in taking down a dark web narcotics distributor located in Middlesex county. The arrest led to the biggest pill distribution arrest in the history of the state, with around 5,000 Xanax ...


Teens explore careers with healthcare exploring post with Saint Peter's University Hospital

November 29, 2019

Saint Peter's University Hospital welcomes students ages 14 to 20 interested in healthcare, IT, engineering, nursing and technologist’s careers to an open house for the hospital’s Exploring program. This is an exciting opportunity for local residents and their parents. Please join members of Saint Peter’s University Hospital on Wednesday, December 4, at 6:45 p.m. at Saint ...

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 ...

ArtPride NJ Highlights Economic Impact of Investment in the Arts

December 2, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- At this year’s New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference, TAPintoTV spoke with Megan LoBue, Development Manager for ArtPride New Jersey, about the organization’s resources and latest arts initiatives. 

ArtPride NJ supports New Jersey’s creative community and is widely viewed as the go-to source for research, innovative programs and services, and ...

PSE&G Talks Infrastructure & Clean Energy at New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV caught up with Everton Scott, Senior Public Affairs Manager at PSE&G, at the 2019 League of Municipalities Conference. Scott spoke about PSE&G’s presence at this year’s conference as well as the utility’s latest programs and priorities.  

One of the most high-profile statewide initiatives for PSE&G is the company’s ...

School Lockdown Drills Can Traumatize Children NJ Therapist Tells Steve Adubato

NEW JERSEY -- On Thanksgiving Eve, an emergency lockdown was conducted at Montclair High School due to reports of a student with a gun. Officials determined that there was no credible threat and no weapon was found. This excerpt from One-on-One with Steve Adubato addresses school lockdown drills, their social and emotional impact on students, and what parents need to know about these increasingly ...

Small Business Success Story: Skin Deep Salon & Spa Celebrates 25 Years

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Skin Deep Salon & Spa recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in business. TAPintoTV spoke with Susan Ann Barbaglia, Skin Deep’s Founder, as well as her clients and staff, about marking this milestone and the secrets to their success as a local, small business.

“To be successful, I think you have to have a true love,” said Barbaglia, “almost ...

Morristown NJ Private School Fosters Executive Skills in Students From Pre-K through Eighth Grade

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- TAPintoTV visited the Red Oaks School in Morristown, NJ to learn about their Executive Skills Curriculum. Developed in-house by administrators and staff, the faculty shared with us some of the program’s unique features and its long-reaching benefits for students. 

Nelyda Miguel, the Associate Head of School at Red Oaks said, “Every good school will develop ...

Learn All About Bees & Beekeeping from the 2019 American Honey Princess

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ -- TAPintoTV interviewed Nicole Medina, the 2019 American Honey Princess, who was representing the New Jersey Beekeepers Association at the New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference. Medina shared information about beekeeping and the many ways the honeybee is of great importance to New Jersey. 

The New Jersey Beekeepers Association is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer ...