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The Jaffe Briefing - December 14, 2017




The Jaffe Briefing will publish its final issue of the year on Friday, returning Tuesday, January 2. Happy 2018 to all!


OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

 TRENTON - A state budget with "honest" numbers? That may soon be coming to New Jersey, as Phil Murphy has vowed to develop budgets based on real numbers, as opposed to financial ...

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Traffic Advisory for Rutgers Big Chill 5K Run/Walk on December 2

December 1, 2017

Be advised that on Saturday, December 2, Rutgers Recreation Big Chill 5K run/walk will take place from 7 a.m. to noon. Due to this event, there will be full and partial closures to several main roads in the New Brunswick area including College Avenue between Buccleuch Park and Somerset Street. 

The following roads will be closed intermittently: Somerset Street from ...

Former Rutgers student pleads guilty to involvement in cyber attacks against university

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on December 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Rutgers student activists disrupt board of trustees, call for minimum wage increase

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

State unveils $1.3 million grant to Rutgers opioid treatment program

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ​Solutions to the state's opiod crisis has landed in the lap of Rutgers University. ​The ​university's ​New Jersey Healthcare Development Center ​is being armed with $1.3 million to launch a statewide Certified A​l​cohol and Drug Counselor apprenticeship program​, in the latest effort to battle opiod addiction.​

With the ​state ​grant, the ...

NJTV to put spotlight to New Brunswick with "In Your Neighborhood" special

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​NJTV - typically broadcasting from its home in downtown Newark - is coming to New Brunswick these next couple weeks, as part of their “In Your Neighborhood” series.

NJTV’s program will bring together different key figures from across the city, similar to In Your Neighborhood specials the​ station has ​broadcast in Asbury Park, Camden ...

OPINION

A Threat to Patient Choice; Horizon Limits Network - Letter to the Editor

December 6, 2017

A 96-year old patient recently arrived at my office in Monroe and burst into tears, saying her insurance company called to tell her she needed to switch doctors. She brought a letter indicating that I would no longer be in-network for her Medicare Advantage plan with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

The state’s largest carrier had excluded from its new Medicare ...

Advisory: Code Blue in Effect for Evening of Thursday, December 14

December 14, 2017

Due to frigid temperatures, Code Blue will be in effect for the evening of Thursday, December 14. 

Accordingly, the Henry Guest House, located at 58 Livingston Avenue (next to the New Brunswick Free Public Library) will be open overnight as a warming center between the hours of 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. Friday. 

Code Blue goes into effect when temperatures dip below 20 ...