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Opinion: These Days We Need Local Govt, Corporations to Lean In and Be Part of the Solution

August 27, 2020

In 2018, I wrote an op-ed challenging Camden-based corporations that received NJEDA tax-breaks and subsidies, to step up as community partners by helping to improve our city’s public schools. 

I identified specifically two areas where Holtec International, Subaru of North America, American Water, Conner Strong & Buckelew, and the Philadelphia 76ers, all corporate ...


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New Jersey Date Night: Butter Them Up with Lobster

September 27, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

We’re trading our flip flops for boots and our shorts for sweatshirts. Picnic dates on the shore might be coming to an end but one seaside dish that never goes out of season is lobster. 

Baked, broiled or served chilled, the ever-popular crustacean makes for a great meal on your ...

OPINION: Illicit Budget Raid of Clean Communities Fund Will Gut Litter Clean Up Programs in NJ

September 18, 2020

In my 40 years in Trenton as a business executive and President of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC), I recognize that these are difficult times for government leaders desperate to find revenue to plug state budget holes. 

But responsible revenue policy must stay within the legal boundaries of state law. 

Case in point: the recent proposal by the state Department of ...

NJ Human Services Announces $42.4 Million More in Additional Food Assistance

October 1, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

October Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $301.7M Since March


Sept. 30, 2020


(TRENTON) –  Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in October to help address ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 1, 2020

STATEWIDE – Good morning, and welcome to four more taxes in New Jersey. It is Oct. 1, there is a new state budget and here is how it may or may not be smacking you. If you drive, the per-gallon gas tax has gone up. If you are a millionaire – and good for you – you are now paying more income taxes. If you have health insurance – and, again, good for you – the HMOs ...