Saint Joe's Salutatorian DaSilva: Campus 'Felt Like Home'

METUCHEN, NJ - The second that Matthew DaSilva stepped foot on the campus of Saint Joseph High School five years ago he immediately felt something special. From his first campus tour to his time as “Freshman for a Day,” DaSilva knew the choice was easy. He was going to spend the most formative years of his life at Saint Joe’s.

Sure there were other private schools in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2022

STATEWIDE – Imagine it’s a typical weekend of sports. NFL, MLB, NBA; you name it. And that means you are faithfully situated in front of the high-def. But state officials are concerned about what happens during the commercial breaks, when you are slammed with ads for online sports betting companies. And they seem to sponsor everything, from the game breaks, to the score recaps to ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2022

TRENTON – State budget officials have unearthed an unexpected $3.7 billion in the current and upcoming fiscal years, as New Jersey’s revenue stream is stronger than ever. But, for those who think the cash will just keep raining, have you recently checked the stock market? Yes, we all know, money can come in frantically, and then vanish the exact same way.  State ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 13, 2022

STATEWIDE – Gas won’t be cheap, but it will be a few cents cheaper today, as part of a clever PR stunt to show that we could all save money by pumping our own damn gas. It’s all coming from the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, and Automotive Association, which is listing a bunch of gas stations from Bergen to Ocean counties that will offer a price drop of about 15 cents per ...

The Jaffe Briefing May 12, 2022

STATEWIDE – Towns with their own e-newsletters spend plenty of time and effort to develop lists of local residents, who voluntarily opt-in to receive municipal information. And now a non-profit is suing 30 municipalities, demanding access to those email lists to send out its own information, the Record reports. The entity is called “Rise Against Hate,” founded in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 11, 2022

TRENTON – Tampons required in boys’ bathrooms in school? That was the big question at the Statehouse yesterday, as a well-intentioned proposed bill would require some public schools to provide free tampons in all bathrooms, regardless of gender, in grades 6-12.  The law is designed so that students would not need to take an embarrassing trip to the nurse’s office or find ...

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Women United Legislative Breakfast

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Movin’ + Groovin’

Arts & Entertainment

 Aberdeen Township Summer Concert Series Returns for 2022

May 12, 2022

ABERDEEN  - The Township is pleased to announce that its popular Concert Series will return on Tuesdays this summer, kicking off with  the first show on July 12.

Residents will once again be able to jam-out all summer long at Veterans Memorial Park in Cliffwood Beach, with some returning favorites, food and fun for the whole family.

Shows will take place each Tuesday, from 7 ...

Movin’ + Groovin’

AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET CELEBRATES ITS SPRING SEASON FINALE WITH MOVIN’ + GROOVIN’, FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY THREE OF TODAY’S MOST EXCITING AND INNOVATIVE CHOREOGRAPHERS: CLAIRE DAVISON, JA’ MALIK, AND CAILI QUAN

June 3-5, 2022 at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center

“American Repertory Ballet is committed to fostering the presentation of diverse ...

Middlesex County Celebrates History Month and more this May with a Spectrum of Arts and Culture Events

WHAT: The Arts Institute of Middlesex County is presenting, promoting, and supporting a multitude of arts and culture events, exhibitions, and shows throughout the month of May. The month is packed with exciting programming primarily centered around celebrating History Month. These events are free to enjoy for all County residents and beyond.

May’s event highlights ...

CASA of Middlesex County Offers Info Sessions for Prospective Bolunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- CASA of Middlesex County is seeking volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. When a child is in foster care, having a CASA means they are more likely to find a permanent home, spend less time in foster care, and perform better in school. Champion one of these children from your community and safeguard a child's well-being through advocacy ...

People Before Politics | Column C

May 7, 2022

People Before Politics is the political slate of South Amboy Column C candidates running together in the upcoming primary election on June 7, 2022. The team is made up of three well-known residents, all born and raised in the City of South Amboy. Brian McLaughlin, the current First Ward Councilman, is running for Mayor, with current Councilwoman-at-Large Christine Noble and Mary Szaro running for ...