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The Jaffe Briefing - November 15, 2018

STATEWIDE - What?? Early dismissals in schools around the state? And for what?? Snow? Are you kidding? Isn't it just mid-November? A real winter weather advisory? A big wintry mix of sleet, snow and rain to hit in north and central Jersey this afternoon? Up to six inches? Really? C'mon!

BURLINGTON - It began as another great GoFundMe story of a Florence couple helping a ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 14, 2018

WAYNE - There are many stupid reasons to drive drunk. But, a 57-year-old West Milford man came up with a real doozy, telling cops he drank too much and rear-ended another car Sunday night "because the Jets suck!" Apparently, this driver guzzled way too much whiskey, after suffering through his team's humiliating loss, 41-10, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 13, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS - You love Bowcraft? Like, really, really so? Wow, now is your golden chance to grab the ideal souvenir, as Bowcraft is closing is doors after seven decades of thrills and chills. A Somerville company is selling all the rides, as the 13-acre site is bulldozed and turned into another mega-apartment complex. You can take home a full roller coaster for $499,000 or a family swing ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 12, 2018

STATEWIDE - Imagine real funding for the Gateway Tunnel, for our weary commuters. Or restoration of the full federal tax deduction on state and local taxes, for our weary wallets. Or a ban on oil drilling off our treasured shore. All these things could very well happen, reports, with the Democrats taking control of the House in January. Jersey will once again have some ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 9, 2018

NOT IN NJ - Chris Christie for Attorney General? There was a time, not too long ago, that idea would make people spray mouthfuls of coffee all over their computers. But, these are even stranger times with New Jersey being the West Wing's whipping boy. So, the fact that Christie is on the short list for the top attorney in the land? Yeah, why not. Perhaps, if he gets the gig, Christie may ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 8, 2018

OFF THE RAILS - A big winner in Tuesday's mid-term election could be the Gateway Project, the political football that many argue is the most paramount infrastructure project in the nation. The President has famously ignored the $13 billion plan, after Chris Christie cancelled an earlier version, to the fury of any commuter who is just trying to get to work at a reasonable time. But with ...

Ex-Rutgers Football Player Charged in Attempted Murder Plot is Hard Working 'Role Model,' Pastor says

November 2, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community.

"He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university football player accused of plotting to kill two relatives of an ...

Premed Programs Gives Students Savings, Study Outside Science

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nine Rutgers University students have begun a pre-medical school program that ensures entrance to medical school and allows them to pursue studies and degree outside of science.

Initiated this fall, the 4 + 4 program offered to students in the Honors College will guarantee them a seat at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as long as they maintain a required ...

RU football player arrested in double murder plot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers football player was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder for plotting to kill two members of the family of his friend, authorities said today.

Izaia Bullock, 22, of Piscataway, a junior linebacker, is being held at the Middlesex County jail in North Brunswick following his arrest.

Rutgers dismissed Bullock from the football ...

Adoption Day Celebration Because 'Every Child Deserve Loving Family'

November 14, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Little more than a week before Thanksgiving, nine families in Middlesex County received a big reason to be grateful Wednesday when a judge gave final approvals for adoptions in the courthouse ceremonies marking Adoption Day.

"Today is a day of celebration," state Sen. Joseph Vitale said during the program. "Thank you for what you are doing. It means a lot to ...


East Brunswick's Clergy Condemns Pittsburgh Shootings

October 31, 2018


Der Editor,

The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. We are heartbroken by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and their community.

 We mourn the loss of eleven innocent lives and pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. We are grateful for ...

GOYA Foods and Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Partner to Launch the GOYA "Cooking with Care" Patch Program

November 15, 2018

JERSEY CITY - Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, partners with Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ) to spearhead the launch of a statewide Goya Cooking With Care patch program. 

Goya is the first global company to establish and design a Girl Scouts patch with GSHNJ.  The sponsorship also includes financial support and a donation of ...

NeedQuest Hosts Thera-Palooza Special Needs Event for Families and Providers

November 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Thera-Palooza, a special needs therapy fair, was held here recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. 

“Thera-Palooza is an experiential event for families with loved ones with special needs,” said Leslie Crowe, the founder of NeedQuest, a local directory of special needs resources, and the organizer of Thera-Palooza. “At this event, we are bringing ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

Vanillamore Finds Success Among Vibrant Montclair Restaurant Community

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanillamore is celebrating their first anniversary as a part of the vibrant Montclair restaurant scene this November.

Vanillamore Owner and Chef Risa Magid Boyer speaks about coming to Montclair, working with other business owners in town, and giving back to the community through a recent partnership with the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.

"Montclair ...