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For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

Loose Concrete From Overpass Causes Emergency Lane Closures on Rt. 22 in Newark

March 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - One lane in each direction on Route 22 in Newark is closed for emergency repairs because of loose concrete from a railroad overpass, the state Department of Transportation said.

Rt 22 both directions left lane closed near Weequahic Park in Newark for emergency repairs. Use caution, slow down and expect delays— NJDOT (@NJDOT_info) March 20, 2019

The lanes will be closed ...

South Orange and Maplewood students show off their art

March 21, 2019

Artwork by students from schools in Maplewood and South Orange is on display at the Livingston Mall until Friday.

Marshall Elementary Art Teacher Jessica Fong had 18 students in the exhibition: Cormac Anderson-Hart, Liesel Loikits, Eva Maloney, Elliott Peterson, Esme Levy, Hadley Anania, Felix Stone, Shay Drucker, Ian DiCanio, Nayeli Lenochan, Gavin Pearce, Maxwell Fong, Cassandra ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Why Raise Taxes and Jeopardize 87,000 Jobs in New Jersey?

March 18, 2019

Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old.

Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the state now deploys biometric finger entry, electronic daily reports to parents, cameras and silent ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 21, 2019

STATEWIDE - President Trump was busy attacking the news media yet again yesterday, as he continues to claim any negative reporting about his administration is "fake." Yes, this continues to be dangerous stuff, as the president is the zen master in breezily dismissing cold, hard fact as fanciful fiction. The future of journalism is at a crossroads, with constant credibility ...