The Jaffe Briefing - June 29, 2022

**The Jaffe Briefing will be on break, returning Tuesday, July 5**

TRENTON – As media tries to chip away at the new $50.6 billion state budget in the final hours before lawmakers adopt the plan and flee Trenton for the holiday, Politico is focusing on line items related to public schools. Despite the overflowing coffers, the state’s public schools will remain underfunded by $600 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 27, 2022

TRENTON – There’s no clever angle to describe what’s happened to Roe v. Wade.  Let’s just localize it for New Jersey, with confirmation from Gov. Phil Murphy that a woman’s right to decide what to do with her own body is safe in this state, for now.  The governor said: “it is incumbent that we do more to fully secure reproductive rights and ensure ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 28, 2022

TRENTON – So, it looks like New Jersey has a budget that Democrats can live with: a $50.6 billion spending plan with no additional taxes, a $6 billion rainy-day fund and a full payment for the underfunded pension system, Politico reports. The highlights – thanks to this unprecedented amount of surplus funds and tax receivables – ensures the state will have the largest stockpile ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 23, 2022

TRENTON – Gun control may not be in the national headlines today, yet there needs to be a constant drumbeat to force lawmakers to act before the next crisis. So, let’s push it to the forefront, celebrating that the Assembly advanced a package of bills yesterday to further tighten the state’s firearms laws. These proposed bills are not yet before Gov. Phil Murphy for signature, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 22, 2022

ON THE ROAD – Politico states the obvious: the Holland Tunnel offers two lanes heading in and out of New Jersey. And, unless there is some super project to somehow expand vehicular capacity under the Hudson, the Holland Tunnel will remain the same, always. And that’s why some locals are scratching their heads at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s plan to spend ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 21, 2022

OFF THE RAILS – NJ Transit is back in the news, after the rail agency was forced to cancel all trains during rush hour on Friday night. Sigh, and why? NJ Transit's locomotive engineers didn’t show up, causing 80 trains to vanish off the board. Engineer call-outs were nearly triple the rate of an average weekday, affecting more than 100,000 commuters. There were 481 engineers, ...

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Rutgers to Offer Flexible Work Arrangements

June 26, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will implement flexible work arrangements for employees as part of a new extensive program that draws from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutgers Future of Work initiative, announced last week by President Jonathan Holloway, builds on the flexibility and innovation that kept the university operating throughout the pandemic.

“Managing the ...

Rutgers University Will Be Tobacco-Free By 2023

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University campuses statewide will prohibit the use of all tobacco products —  both indoors and outdoors — starting on Jan. 1, 2023.

The university will join eight other Big Ten universities that do not allow smoking, e-cigarette use, smokeless tobacco use or other tobacco products to be used on campus, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway ...

Carteret Welcomes Healthcare Facility

June 21, 2022

CARTERET NJ — Construction of a two-story satellite healthcare facility is to begin soon after officials held a groundbreaking here for the new Central Jersey Medical Center, formerly known as Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC).

The 6,000-square-foot facility at 1540 Roosevelt Ave. will offer area residents primary medical and dental care, plus a menu of specialty services that are ...



June 23, 2022

[SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ, June 21]                       On Saturday, July 16th, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, North Brunswick Township, NJ) where Daniel played ...