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VIDEO: Protesters Unable to Save Suspended School Nurse’s Job

May 11, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a ...

Taking on Delicate Job, NJ Woman Looks to Care for Ailing ‘Mama Fox’

WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in a Westfield neighborhood is in for a treat, along with some treatment for its mange, thanks to a town resident. 

Susana MacLean told TAPinto Westfield she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin condition that causes severe itching from mites.

“I ...

Suspended NJ School Nurse Has Passion to 'Unmask the Children'

STAFFORD — A Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter. 

When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her district job. 

Nurse Erin Pein has been suspended without pay since ...

New Jersey Veteran, Grandfather of 12 Seeks Kidney Donor by November 20

MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman of Marlton is in desperate need to find a kidney donor — and time is literally running out.

Klayman, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has stage 4 kidney disease. He also has diabetes, restless leg syndrome and high blood pressure. Because of ...

Rutgers Official: Students Who Skip COVID-19 Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transfer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in the ...

Rutgers to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Students

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester.

Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted university leaders to adjust the vaccine requirements for the fall semester, according to a ...

Patrick Dempsey, Chris Meloni Come to NJ to Film New TV Shows

Two longtime fan favorites of the small screen were recently in New Jersey, each filming for his latest television series.

Patrick Dempsey of “Grey’s Anatomy” fame was at Trenton City Hall, which was “reimagined” to be the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. to shoot a scene for "Ways and Means," an upcoming CBS political drama.

Trenton Mayor Reed ...

Bloomfield St. Patrick’s Day Display Delights Some, Offends Others

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — With each holiday's arrival, one constant in Bloomfield is an imaginative scene on display at 226 Lakewood Drive.  

From elaborate Christmas displays to a tribute to essential workers during the pandemic, resident James Joanow utilizes mannequins to help celebrate the upcoming holiday or event.  

This year for Saint ...

Barnegat Woman Turns 100: Honored with Car Parade and Mayoral Visit

BARNEGAT, NJ — Centenarian Rose Cordasco lives on a quiet cul-de-sac west of the Parkway in the Pheasant Run retirement community. The last thing she expected this afternoon was the blaring of horns outside her home.

Then, someone important looking came walking toward the garage door where she sat outside.

Barnegat Mayor Al Bille and his wife, Nancy, were armed with a plaque ...

Denville Resident in Need of a Kidney for Second Time

DENVILLE, NJ — Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many cases, it negatively impacts the liver and kidneys.

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VIDEO: Protesters Unable to Save Suspended School Nurse’s Job

May 11, 2021

STAFFORD, NJ — Authorities estimate that a group of between 300-350 people gathered yesterday in support of Erin Pein, a suspended Stafford Township school nurse. Pein acknowledged she was one of three individuals whose contract was not renewed when the Board of Education came back from closed session last night.

“I am still suspended without pay,” shared Pein. “I am a ...

Taking on Delicate Job, NJ Woman Looks to Care for Ailing ‘Mama Fox’

WESTFIELD, NJ — An ailing mother fox spotted in a Westfield neighborhood is in for a treat, along with some treatment for its mange, thanks to a town resident. 

Susana MacLean told TAPinto Westfield she found the red fox on the grounds of her home and noticed its severe mange. Sarcoptic mange is a contagious skin condition that causes severe itching from mites.

“I ...

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DUI, Disorderly Conduct, Assault Arrests in April

May 17, 2021

 Belmar Police Department reported that the following 11 arrests occurred in Belmar and Lake Como from April 2 to April 27, 2021.

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Darlene Hall, 49, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 2 by Police Officer Peter Speakman, charged with disorderly conduct and defiant trespass.

Peter Kelleher, 54, of Belmar was arrested on 10th Avenue on April 3 by Police ...

Neptune Township Senior Center to Host 'Drive-By' Food Drive on May 26

May 12, 2021

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Neptune Township Senior Center, 1607 Corlies Avenue, will host a drive-by food drive in support of Fulfill on Wednesday, May 26.

Fulfill, located in Neptune Township, serves to fight food insecurity in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its services go beyond providing food to the hungry and are aimed at providing a more comprehensive approach to providing the ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – Fake elections? Fake news? Fake this, Fake that. All would agree we are certainly tired of the overuse of such an inflammatory word. Yet, when it comes to elections in New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting the state is behind others in ensuring air-tight elections. We are just one of six states that don’t include a paper trail that would help election officials ensure voting ...

Local Journalists Grapple with New Era of ‘All Politics is National’

Like it or not, the idea that “all politics is local'' is no longer reality. Instead, local government has been poisoned by the toxic political environment once confined at the state and federal levels.

Local reporters used to be shielded from the national political discourse, in part because municipal elections typically don’t include Rs or Ds next to candidate ...