Jaffe Morning Briefing

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 20, 2018

    April 20, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    ON THE ROAD - It looks like a State Police trooper is going to have to head to the bars to pick up chicks, indicted yesterday for intentionally pulling over ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 19, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    PLAINFIELD - Those who dabble in Union County politics are learning this morning that the former Democratic chairman, Jerry Green, has died at age 79 ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 18, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    PATERSON - At campaign rallies, why not just cut to the chase? That's what's happening in the Silk City, where a local social media celebrity was ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 17, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    AT THE POLLING BOOTH - Guess what? New Jerseyans don't like the Trump tax plan. It's also not surprising that a potential voter revolt could flip ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 16, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - As Gov. Phil Murphy was in Cleveland to celebrate his buddy, Jon Bon Jovi, who entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, the paperwork ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 13, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    STATEWIDE - One would think Gov. Phil Murphy, as our powerful chief executive, would be paid among the highest of all state employees after, of course, the ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 12, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - Senate President Steve Sweeney wants to teach the new governor who is really in charge of the Statehouse, blocking confirmation votes for at least ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 11, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - Sure, New Jersey loves the idea of free community college and expanded pre-K education. But are we willing to pay for it? Gov. Phil ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 10, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    IN THE CLASSROOM - As your kids trudge the school hallways this morning, the state is out with its list of the absolute worst teachers of 2017. All 76 of ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - April 9, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    DOWN THE AISLE - Wedding bells may no longer chime for anyone under 18 years-old if New Jersey finally becomes the first state to ban minors from ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 30, 2018



    The Jaffe Briefing heads on Spring Break Monday, April 2, returning Monday, April 9

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    RAHWAY - The fire chief who famously peed on ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 29, 2018



    The Jaffe Briefing heads on Spring Break Monday, April 2, returning Monday, April 9

     OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    HOWELL - There's a big beef in ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 28, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    JERSEY CITY - If you are a Donald Trump fan who owns all the Trump neckties, eats only Trump steaks, drinks only Trump water and is a proud graduate of the ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 26, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    STATEWIDE - Rep. Chris Smith is a great guy. He is hard-working, diligent and focused on serving the good people of the 4th Congressional District. This is ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 23, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - It's good to live in a state where the NRA is about as reviled as the act of putting peanut butter on a bagel. That's why we aren't ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 22, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    STATEWIDE - It's been excruciating to write about snow; there's only so much you can blindly repeat without sounding like a 24-hour news ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 21, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    STATEWIDE - Utility companies are dragging themselves back into the war room this morning, preparing for another day of downed wires, public scorn and ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 20, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    NEW BRUNSWICK - The governor has targeted The Hub City as the new hub for innovation and technology. Gov. Phil Murphy was in town yesterday to meet ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 19, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - New Jersey, one of the only employers who pays its workers for unused sick time, and then appears mystified when it struggles to balance its ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 16, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    ON THE RAILS - Another commuting mess this morning, as the antiquated Portal Bridge got stuck in the "up" position at 4:22 a.m.  That ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 15, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    NEW BRUNSWICK - When you rent out apartments to Rutgers students, expect some surprises. But one landlord received a shocker beyond expectation: a ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 14, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - Ever since we met Gov. Phil Murphy, he has been talking about the same stuff: higher taxes for the rich, saving NJ Transit, legalizing marijuana, ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 13, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    TRENTON - As Gov. Phil Murphy prepares to deliver his first budget address at 2 p.m. today, at the State House, observers will be curious if his ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 12, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    NEW BRUNSWICK - If you want to succeed in New Jersey, you need to figure out, to some degree, what all these millennials are thinking.  New Jersey ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 9, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    ON THE RAILS - Not only is President Trump against the Gateway Tunnel, it seems he is ready to shut down the entire federal government if any money is ...

  • The Jaffe Briefing - March 8, 2018

    OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

    STATEWIDE - It's still a mess out there, evident in the numbers: As of 6 a.m., nearly 230,000 electrical customers were without power. There was ...

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Dine in Bloomfield Center for a Good Cause!

April 17, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Center Alliance (BCA) is giving people another reason to come and experience downtown Bloomfield.  Its new Bloomfield Center Gives Back initiative combines the BCA's objective of supporting local businesses with helping nonprofit organizations serving the town.  On specific dates between mid-April and end of May, people can dine in one of several ...

Township Looking for Artist to Restore Stay Strong Mural and Design Additional Mural

BLOOMFIELD, NJ--The Township of Bloomfield requests proposals and qualifications from artists for both the restoration of an existing “Stay Strong” mural and the design and implementation of a new public art mural on the opposite side of the train trestle, both located between 236 – 256 Broad Street. The Bloomfield Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department will administer the ...

Upcoming Events

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Mon, April 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness

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Tue, April 24, 6:00 PM

The Venetian , Garfield

Prepared. For Life Dinner with Captain Mark Kelly

Other

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Hospital Conference Room 2 (Ground Floor), Glen Ridge

Becoming a Parent

Health & Wellness

Wed, April 25, 7:30 PM

Cedar Grove Public Library , Cedar Grove

The Bellevue Theater: Fade to Black or Double ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Thu, April 26, 4:00 PM

Alzheimer's NJ Headquarters, Roseland

Alzheimer's 101

Education Health & Wellness

Thu, April 26, 6:00 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Breathe to Live: Lung Health

Health & Wellness

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Fri, April 27, 6:00 PM

Forest Hill Field Club, Bloomfield

Now Showing: Demarest HSA Tricky Tray

Education Food & Drink Giving Back Other

Bloomfield Police Department Blotter April 9 - 15, 2018

April 19, 2018

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The following police blotter has been issued by Lt. Anthony Sisco of the Bloomfield Police Department.

Shoplifting:

4/9/18- Rhett Ellis Age 53 of East Orange, NJ- Officers were dispatched to 77 Bloomfield Ave (Rite Aid) on a shoplifter in custody. Loss Prevention observed a familiar male suspect who is not allowed to be in the store. The suspect concealed two ...

Columbia H.S. Students Walkout of School on Friday as Part of National April 20 Protests

April 20, 2018

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - More than 200 students from Columbia High School (CHS) participated in a protest on Friday morning, one of many school walkouts planned nationwide to mark the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School school shooting, and to advocate for gun violence prevention legislation.

Students begin exiting the CHS building at about 10 a.m., with student leaders, who were ...

Parkland student survivors bring anti-gun violence message to Newark

High schools students from across Newark converged at Science Park High School on Saturday for a forum against gun violence featuring Jaclyn Corin and Alfonso Calderon, both survivors of the Parkland Massacre in Florida. 

The forum, which was attended by hundreds of Newark youth, was designed to allow New Jersey students to dialogue and develop coalitions in New Jersey and across the ...

Amazon Works to End Stigma of “Free and Reduced” Meals at School

April 20, 2018

FLORENCE, NJ – There is a widely unknown problem in schools all over America: a stigma among many children who are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Rather than face the peer pressure of receiving breakfast or lunch through this federal program, many choose to remain hungry.

To help eliminate the practice, Amazon has partnered with Share our Strength’s “No Kid ...

Arnold's Pond Illuminated in HHS PTO Lantern Float

HAWTHORNE, NJ – A lantern float, reminiscent of the Japanese toro nagashi flowing lantern ceremony, took place Friday evening when the tranquil waters of Arnold’s Pond in Goffle Brook Park were illuminated by drifting lanterns marked in memory of lost loved ones, well wishes, hopes, prayers, remembrances, and other meaningful sentiments held by residents.

The lantern float was a ...

Surf City Hotel's Application Rejected By the Surf City Land Use Board for Outdoor Dining

April 17, 2018

SURF CITY - There has been a lot of positive change going on at the Surf City Hotel the last two years and especially this off season. New owner Greg Gewirtz, his wife Colleen and other family members have been working hard completing renovations to improve the hotel, bar, liquor store, restaurant and night club.

The owners were hoping those improvements would include approval to set ...

The Issue of Alternatives to Elected School Boards

April 13, 2018

The time of electing local school boards should come to an end. According to the National School Boards Association, “the local school board is a critical public link to public schools. Whether elected or appointed, school board members serve their communities in several important ways. First and foremost, school boards look out for students. Education is not a line item on the school ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, NJ-11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract ...

How Can Sports Therapy Loosen Up Winter Muscles?

Whether you are new to the gym or a seasoned athlete, the winter weather can affect your body. In these cold conditions, muscles are forced to work harder to complete tasks. This extra effort can result in muscle soreness and damage to tissue. While you may not be able to avoid the cold, preventive measure can help avoid discomfort and injury. Learning and implementing sports therapy techniques, ...

Pro Staff Institute announces partnership with Uber Health

NUTLEY, NJ - Pro Staff Institute is proud to announce their participation in Uber Health, a new transportation program designed to provide transportation to patients. Pro Staff Institute is the first physical therapy center in the nation to leverage Uber Health, and joins over other 100 health care organizations in the U.S., including hospitals, clinics, rehab centers and senior care ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 20, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

ON THE ROAD - It looks like a State Police trooper is going to have to head to the bars to pick up chicks, indicted yesterday for intentionally pulling over women in a desperate attempt to land dates. Internal affairs learned the Trooper was pulling over two lovely ladies at the end of 2016, threatening to arrest them if they didn't hand over their ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Plainfield's Jennifer Popper & Carolyn Wellington

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Plainfield franchisees Jennifer Popper and Carolyn Wellington. TAPinto.net has more than 70 franchised online, local newspapers. Our franchise owners include journalists, hard-copy newspapers, and thanks to Jennifer and Carolyn, non-profit organizations such as the YMCA.

Find out how these local Plainfield, NJ residents ...

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Retro Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo (Citadel Press, 1970)

 

How does a reviewer do justice to a book called “the great American novel”? I first read Johnny Got His Gun during the Viet Nam war, when young people, nationwide, were protesting fighting in a war that was a senseless waste of life; a war in which the United States had no business participating.

The Truth About My Reading

The Truth About My Reading

I didn't get my Composition and Literature teacher at Montclair State College at all. A crusty old man with a dour disposition, Mr. Smith always seemed angry and rude. He appropriately intimidated freshmen, even me, an English major, who found this common core course beneath my dignity. Frankly, as a graduate of Highland Park High School, and a survivor of Mrs.

The German Girl

The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa (Washington Square Press, 2016)

For each of the twelve million victims murdered during World War II there is a gutwrenching story to be told. I have read hundreds of memoirs, biographies, plays, and novels that recount the stories of the martyrs; some are exceptional, some are fair. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa, an award-winning journalist, ...

A Walk in the Park, 2018

April 19, 2018

A Walk in the Park, 2018

“A Walk in the Park” is a tour sponsored by the Nutley Historical Society that will be held on Sunday, May 27.  The tour, led by Nutley Museum director John Simko, begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Mud Hole (near the intersection of Passaic and Vreeland avenues) and travels along the Third River.  Mr. Simko will talk about the river’s role in ...

Kingsland Colonels vs Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club at 4th Annual Base Ball Classic

Love Baseball?  Love history?  Watch 1860s Base Ball!

The Kingsland Manor Presents

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club

Versus

Kingsland Colonels of Nutley Base Ball Club

4th Annual Base Ball Classic

May 5th, 2018 at Yanticaw, Boys Park, Nutley, N.J.

The Flemington Neshanock Base Ball Club plays by 19th Century rules, uses authentic replicas of 19th Century ...

Bloomfield Resident Recognized as Metro YMCA’s Top Employee

Bloomfield resident Sharon Malone works behind-the-scenes at the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, but her contributions impact all 1,500 employees, helping them do their jobs better.

As quality assurance specialist for the seven-branch Metro YMCA, Malone “is the master of systems, details and ultimately stewardship and mission,” Chief Development Officer Lisa Kelly said.

MOUNTAINSIDE MEDICAL GROUP ADDS PULMONOLOGIST, JUHAYNA DAVIS, M.D.

Mountainside Medical Group announced today the addition of pulmonary physician Juhayna Davis, M.D., expanding the group to 17 physicians.

Dr. Davis's practice focuses on evaluating and treating patients with a variety of lung and respiratory symptoms including asthma, cancer, cough, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, chronic bronchitis and emphysema), interstitial lung diseases, ...

Obituaries

Jul 21, 1966 - Apr 6, 2018
Sheila Rossi (nee Borges) 51, of Nutley, NJ died peacefully on April 6, 2018. Visitation will be ...
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Jul 14, 1934 - Apr 3, 2018
Patrick Joseph Moran, 83, of North Caldwell, died on April 3, 2018. Relatives and friends are ...
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