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Father Michael Doyle, Retiring After 46 Years, Leaves a Camden Legacy Like No Other

July 14, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — Before Msgr. Michael Joseph Doyle became - to many in Camden - the heart of the city over the past half-century, he was “Mike Joe.”

It was what he’d heard called out as a lively boy ambling about the Rossduff community of Ireland located southeast of Waterford — what he described as “the fields” growing up.

“I ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

Matt Axelrod, Cantor of CBI in Scotch Plains, Appears in HBO Series 'The Plot Against America'

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Singing Jewish hymns is part of his very being, but Cantor Matt Axelrod of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains had never done it in a TV miniseries before.

Axelrod lent his talents and authenticity to the successful HBO production of The Plot Against America, which is based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. It presents an alternate ...

Churches in Camden Reckon With New Realities Amid Coronavirus

CAMDEN, NJ — Kaighn Avenue Baptist seats nearly 600 but this upcoming Sunday the church will be empty. 

Limiting gatherings of 50 people or more — 10 if you base it on the White House guidance — might first bring to mind St. Patrick’s Day parades, live concerts or municipal meetings.

But for houses of worship in Camden, the new set of realities brought ...

Camden Diocese Temporarily Shutters Catholic Schools, Excuses Parishioners

CAMDEN, NJ — Rev. Dennis Sullivan said Saturday that effective Monday the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Camden will be closed in efforts to cull the impact of COVID-19.

The announcement comes on the heels of Sullivan excusing parishioners from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass — available in Spanish here.

“Principals and faculty of each Catholic school have ...

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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 ...