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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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’


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

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

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 ...