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Forest Hill Tree Planting Highlights First of Camden Art Sanctuaries

May 21, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — With volunteers standing behind and elementary students seated in front, Samir Nichols asked if anyone knew of William Shakespeare.

Hands went up while a few of the Forest Hill Elementary students — several of which he teaches at Superior Arts Institute  — called out in response.

Nichols described the original venues for Shakespeare’s ...

Camden Arts Yard Gives a Creative Edge to Downtown

CAMDEN, NJ — The large barn-style gate of the Camden Arts Yard rests slightly ajar, allowing a sliver of a view into the lot.

Caught off guard by blaring music, passersby are tempted to pause in their trip along Market Street with a quick peek at the source.

Many couldn’t resist stopping to look around in recent weeks leading to Monday's ...

At Sopranos prequel night film shoot, 1967 Newark riot burns again

NEWARK, NJ - Soldiers, state troopers, and police officers charged through the streets of downtown Newark late Thursday night into reenacted combat, on to a fiery film set that sought to recreate the dramatic events of the 1967 riot.

Actors crouched behind crashed, burning cop cars while they shot wildly into buildings. 

The death rattle of rifle fire echoed off the hosed-down ...

PATCO Cancels Recently Announced Changes to Owl Service

May 13, 2019

LINDENWOLD, NJ — PATCO announced that it is canceling changes to its owl service just a week after the reveal to the public.

A task force will be formed to study safety measures during overnight hours, said John T. Hanson, president of PATCO and Delaware River Port Authority CEO.

The service adjustments, altering the train times and cutting the number of open stations ...

School Officials Warned of Ongoing Cybersecurity Attacks in New Jersey

May 17, 2019

PISCATAWAY – May 17, 2019 – One could argue the most difficult state job in New Jersey goes to Michael Geraghty, the first-ever director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC).

Geraghty, part of the state’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, is on the front lines of the State’s cybersecurity efforts, as cyber-attacks are ...

New Athletic Field Opens at KIPP Cooper Norcross Lanning Square Campus

CAMDEN, NJ — Students passed footballs around and got to spend some time with Swoop, the Philadelphia Eagles' mascot, at the unveiling Monday of a new turf field at the Lanning Square campus of KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy.

City officials gathered with members of the community and NFL Foundation representatives in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the field, ...

Camden School District Cancels Meeting Over Lack of Advisory Board Attendance

CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden City School District announced, just hours before the start time, that it was canceling a staffing-related board meeting scheduled for tonight.

A post to the district’s Facebook page cited “advisory board member attendance” as the reason for the cancellation.

School district spokesperson Onome Pela-Emore said that board members had not ...

Camden Arts Yard Gives a Creative Edge to Downtown

May 14, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — The large barn-style gate of the Camden Arts Yard rests slightly ajar, allowing a sliver of a view into the lot.

Caught off guard by blaring music, passersby are tempted to pause in their trip along Market Street with a quick peek at the source.

Many couldn’t resist stopping to look around in recent weeks leading to Monday's ...

Camden Residents Offer Support of Gov. Murphy

May 21, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Residents are fighting back for what they say has long been stolen in decisions affecting the community: their voice.

Union leaders representing thousands from Camden came together Monday against city-affiliated officials and South Jersey powerbroker George E. Norcross III, who have criticized Gov. Phil Murphy and hearings by a task force he ...

Camden Introduces New Office to Help Deal with Community Issues

CAMDEN, NJ — Mayor Frank Moran said he saw a void between residents and City Hall in how services were ultimately delivered.

Community issues would be called, emailed, or brought to the various departments and officials scattered throughout Camden. Walk-in requests thrown into that mix led to further disorganization.

The remedy, Moran and city officials hope, is in the ...

Camden Officials: Gov. Murphy is Unwelcome Until He 'Stops Attacking City'

CAMDEN, NJ — Add another chapter to the oft one-sided feud between Camden officials and Gov. Phil Murphy.

The city-affiliated leaders have issued a statement that Murphy "is not welcome in Camden until he stops attacking the city and the progress it's making."

This comes in reference to an investigation into the Economic Development Authority's issuance of ...

Forest Hill Tree Planting Highlights First of Camden Art Sanctuaries

May 21, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — With volunteers standing behind and elementary students seated in front, Samir Nichols asked if anyone knew of William Shakespeare.

Hands went up while a few of the Forest Hill Elementary students — several of which he teaches at Superior Arts Institute  — called out in response.

Nichols described the original venues for Shakespeare’s ...

Camden County Jail Selected for National Initiative to Expand Opioid Treatment for Inmates

May 13, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — A national initiative could give Camden County another avenue in its fight against the opioid crisis - expanding the jail's treatment program.

The Camden County Jail has been selected to join 15 jurisdictions across the country to participate in the Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use ...

What to Know About National Nurses Week 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — Nursing is an in-demand profession that impacts the daily quality of life. More than 4 million registered nurses in the United States work in traditional, home, and other care settings.

This week marks the recognition across the country of all they do.

National Nurses Week runs from May 6 to May 12, beginning with National Nurses Day and ending on the ...

Philadelphia Man Named Cooper Nurse of the Year, Others Honored

CAMDEN, NJ — A Philadelphia resident and city nurse took home a recognized health system's top honor Wednesday night.

Sean Deiter, BSN, RN, was named nurse of the year at the 2019 Nursing Excellence Awards hosted by Cooper University Health Care and The Cooper Foundation. Deiter is a registered nurse in Cooper’s Intensive Care Unit.

In addition to nurse of the ...

Pennsauken Teacher Charged with DUI in Crash into Pizza Shop

May 16, 2019

PENNSAUKEN, NJ — A local teacher consumed alcohol prior to crashing her car through the front of a Park Avenue pizzeria and injuring three people early this month, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.

Kimberly Killion, 34, was charged with two counts of driving under the influence, including one in a school zone, and three counts of ...

Camden County Jail Selected for National Initiative to Expand Opioid Treatment for Inmates

CAMDEN, NJ — A national initiative could give Camden County another avenue in its fight against the opioid crisis - expanding the jail's treatment program.

The Camden County Jail has been selected to join 15 jurisdictions across the country to participate in the Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use ...

Camden County Police Joins Select Group with National Accreditation

CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Police Department achieved a status not held by another unit in the county.

The department has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), called the "gold standard of public safety accreditations." Agencies across the country were recognized Saturday during a conference in Huntsville, ...

Camden County Police Joins Select Group with National Accreditation

May 10, 2019

CAMDEN, NJ — The Camden County Police Department achieved a status not held by another unit in the county.

The department has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), called the "gold standard of public safety accreditations." Agencies across the country were recognized Saturday during a conference in Huntsville, ...

Rutgers University Unveils Long-Term Vision For Athletics

May 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers Director of Athletics Pat Hobbs has unveiled a sweeping plan for the university's athletics over the next five years, which could include seeking naming rights for the Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Hobbs' vision, called "The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence," outlines details and quantifying measures toward "achieving determined goals over a ...

Jersey Shore Outdoors: LBI Fishing Update by Jim Hutchinson Sr.

SHIP BOTTOM -Fisherman’s Headquarters in Ship Bottom reports that surf fishing in the mid-island region has been decent for bass and blues.  Peg Bucci of Manahawkin stopped by just before closing one day with a big bass from that area.  She reported, “I set up my first rod and was quickly bit off by a bluefish. I re-rigged and shortly after I hooked up with a good fish.

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Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2019




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TRENTON - It is the tale of two governors. There is Gov. Phil Murphy. And there is Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is acting like the governor, in this clash of the titans. Yesterday, Sweeney introduced a sweeping package of more ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2019




It is Convention Time! The Jaffe Briefing will be on hiatus beginning Monday, May 20, returning Tuesday, May 28


EAST RUTHERFORD - We only learned three hours ago about the existence of a Korean pop band called "BTS," and now we are concerned. Not about the ongoing destruction of decent music as we know it, but by the fact that this ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 15, 2019

TRENTON - Controversy is brewing over proposed legislation that would allow public schools to dust off unused space to house child care centers for babies as young as six weeks old. The bill (A. 5066) goes before the Assembly Women and Children Committee tomorrow and has more leaks than a three-day-old diaper. There's plenty of unanswered questions, like: Why would taxpayers spend money ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2019

TRENTON - So much for shining light on the state's "dark money." Gov. Phil Murphy rejected a bill that would have forced political action organizations to disclose where their money comes from, so that everyone would actually know who is fueling New Jersey politics. (Remember this all started when the Murphy-aligned 501(c)4 New Direction New Jersey famously reneged on its ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 13, 2019

CRANFORD - When kids at Brookside Elementary School ace a test, they can thank a pig. Specifically, it's "Norman the Pig," who is the official pet therapy animal for a fifth-grade class. No hogwash:  CBS reports Norman was recruited when the kids had a candid talk about test-taking stress. Their very willing teacher decided to adopt Norman when he was just a two-pound ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 10, 2019

GLEN ROCK - So much for the indigenous people of Glen Rock. The Borough Council is forgoing the latest political correctness for at least this moment, keeping "Columbus Day" on the local calendar via a unanimous vote, NJ.comreports. This was a big deal, evident in the fact that a standing-room crowd packed Borough Hall on Wednesday night. There was plenty of debate about the ...

How to Make Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam in Your Microwave

May 22, 2019

Strawberries and rhubarb are one of our favorite springtime combinations. Use them here to make a quick and easy spread.

This recipe makes a small batch — enough for two 8-oz. jars. If you keep them in your refrigerator, there’s no need to process them.

Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

2 cups fresh strawberries cut into ¼-inch slices

½ cup rhubarb chopped ...