NJ TRANSIT Advances Billions In Major Capital Projects

NEW JERSEY - COVID-19 temporarily slowed transit ridership, but it did not slow NJ TRANSIT from continuing to improve service and the customer experience for its customers.

According to NJ TRANSIT reports, the quest to make improvements to infrastructure and other projects has resulted in NJ TRANSIT advancing over $4 billion to enhance system performance and add new vehicles to the fleet since ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 7, 2021

Marking the 80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack – December 7, 1941

STATEWIDE – Vote-by-mail ballots come in before Election Day, yet county officials are banned from counting them until the polls close. With the insatiable demand to know instant results, there’s now a bill in the state Legislature that would allow county election officials to start tallying ballots as ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 6, 2021

MONTCLAIR – As we are still trying to figure out if 2021 was “good” or “bad,” there’s at least one sector of New Jersey that has endless blessings to count. And that would be anyone who sold real estate this year. NJ.com reports that homes sold at more than 100% of asking price every month except February, when they sold at “just” 99.9% of asking ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 3, 2021

TRENTON – Stunning that the news of the day at the Statehouse has nothing to do with the people’s business. Rather it’s about some headline-grabbing Republican lawmakers, who flagrantly ignored the Statehouse mandate to show a vaccination card or a negative test – following the deaths of nearly 28,500 New Jerseyans from this stubborn pandemic. These lawmakers ignored state ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 2, 2021

TRENTON – The state Legislature is actually in session today, with plenty of lame-duck bills in the pile. But the news is not about what laws will be passed. Rather, it’s all about who will actually show up to vote. Republican lawmakers are suing over a mandate that anyone entering the Statehouse be vaccinated or tested. In the crosshairs is a group that no one knew ever existed ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 1, 2021

TOMS RIVER – In politics, is there really anything “permanent”? Of course not. But that has not stopped the township council from “permanently” banning recreational marijuana businesses. Some residents expressed disappointment with the so-called “permanent” ban, the Asbury Park Press reports, noting a 2020 referendum showed that 63.7% of township voters ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 30, 2021

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL – It’s sure expensive to sway the mood of voters. And that’s what Democrats learned in the last election, as Politico reports they spent four times as much as Republicans in the state legislative elections. Despite the fact the Democrats and outside groups threw $38.6 million at the 40 legislative districts, they still lost seven seats. Meanwhile, the ...

New Book Combines Classic Cocktails and True Crime Stories

December 5, 2021

If you’re throwing a themed party or looking to curl up with some scintillating stories and a nightcap, “Mixology and Murder” by Kierra Sondereker (Ulysses Press; October 2021) has what you’re looking for.

“‘Mixology and Murder’ is a combination of two things I really enjoy — cocktails and true crime stories,” said author Kierra Sondereker, ...

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Rutgers Student Studies Video Game Music in Career Inspired by Atari

November 30, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Aaron Vaders-Collins has been moving toward a certain career path since the age of 4, when he started playing video games on an Atari 2600, challenging his skills with early-’80s classics like Pitfall! and Adventure. As the technology evolved, the systems and games grew more complex, with richer visuals and sophisticated soundtracks.

Later, as a self-taught guitarist, ...

50 Years Later, Poll Shows Taxes Still Top Issue for New Jersey Residents

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Not much has changed in 50 years when it comes to New Jersey’s most important problem, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Then and now, New Jerseyans rate taxes – including property taxes – as their number one concern.

In the most recent poll, 39% of residents mention taxes when asked about the top issues facing the state, followed by 14% who ...

Rutgers Will Observe Juneteenth as a University Holiday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers has announced that its list of official university holidays will include Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

The state university will recognize the holiday when it is observed on Friday, June 17.

The school will follow the observance of the recently established state holiday, which places it on the third Friday of ...

Activists Protest County's Decision to Delay Johnson Park Zoo Closing

December 6, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Animal rights activists gathered Sunday to protest the delay of the closing of the Johnson Park Zoo in Piscataway.

“We are protesting for the Johnson Park Zoo to be closed, and for the animals to be moved to better (their) lives with the 14 sanctuaries that offered to take them,” said Friends of the Johnson Park Zoo Animals in the details of their Facebook ...


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December 2, 2021

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Long-Term Elder Care Offers a Career in Compassion

December 6, 2021

Today, there are more than 46 million older adults aged 65 and older living in the United States. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to almost 90 million – nearly one-third of the population in America.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects the health care field will grow by 3.3 million jobs between 2018 and 2028.

The demand is clear – the U.S.

Dickens Village in Maplewood NJ Celebrates the 2021 Holiday Season Starting on December 4th

November 29, 2021

MAPLEWOOD,  NJ -- Dickens Village, an annual Maplewood NJ tradition, returns to Ricalton Square this week and will be open to the public from 1pm - 4pm on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

In celebration of the yearly event, TAPintoTV takes a look back at Stephanie Willoughby's visit to Dickens Village in 2019, and the community tradition of re-creating the village from ...