NJ Legislative Leaders Urge Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ –The leaders of New Jersey’s State Legislature, Senate President Nicholas Scutari and Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, are backing the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier ...

New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 23, 2022

The Jaffe Briefing is heading to the beach! Will be on break from Wednesday, May 25 through Monday, May 30.

LONG BRANCH – It’s going to be a long summer. That’s the thinking of local cops, who dealt with another one of those pop-up parties fueled by social media on Saturday. Such parties – with 5,000 or so kids – typically create dumb, senseless ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 20, 2022

TRENTON – It makes no sense that the state has stockpiled billions, yet still wants small business owners to replenish the state’s unemployment fund, which took a huge hit during the pandemic. This mandate has business groups howling, as these higher taxes are unnecessary and could easily be funded elsewhere. Thankfully, there’s now a bill filtering through the Assembly that ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 19, 2022

TRENTON – Tone deaf? Or worse?  Just days after the mass shooting in Buffalo, among the many, many other mass shootings in the U.S. this year, Sen. Ed Durr believes it’s the perfect time to ease gun restrictions in New Jersey. You can’t make this up. Durr, a gun owner seeking a concealed-carry permit, wants to give $1 million for high schools to start gun ...

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 ...

Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

Tears of Joy, Tons of Traffic: Rutgers Readies For First In-person Commencement Since 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White.

The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests – academic, epidemic and personal.

The Class of ’22 will someday have a ...

Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, K-12 Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

OPINION

Proposed cannabis operation benefits West Amwell

May 3, 2022

Dear Editor:

There has been a lot of online discussion about the plan to build an indoor cannabis farm on Brunswick Pike in West Amwell

Despite what may be circulating on social media, these types of operations are required to comply with strict state environmental regulations. They are a win-win for their host communities, creating enormous local tax revenue through assessments and sales.

The Gateway Family YMCA Announces New Superhero Workshop for Children with Special Needs

May 23, 2022

RAHWAY, NJ —- The Gateway Family YMCA announced an exciting new program, designed specifically for children with special needs and their parents.  The Superhero Workshop is a collaboration with the Maker Depot Academy, and offers a 4-week program where children will use their imagination and creative skills to design their own superhero.  At the end of the session, children will ...

OPINION: Residents and Workers of NJ Nursing Homes Have Not Been Forgotten

April 26, 2022

As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat.

Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the pandemic in frustration and awe, realizing just how much damage was done, how much suffering was endured ...