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The Jaffe Briefing - May 5, 2021

TRENTON – As New Jersey is now bursting with billions in stimulus aid from Uncle Sam, the big question is how best to blow the cash. The Record is providing some guidance, reporting how other states are spending their new-found fortunes. State officials may want to shift around the shopping list, after learning that Indiana will be using $3 billion to buy police body cameras, Maryland is ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 4, 2021

STATEWIDE – Live theater. Busy restaurants. Sitting at an actual bar. Yep, it is all coming back with a big, tri-state announcement that puts our entire region back in business beginning May 19. We’re talking about eliminating indoor capacity at restaurants and stores, while ending outdoor gathering caps. Just think: One year after everything shut down, there will be no limitations to ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 3, 2021

STATEWIDE – The sticky issue of taxing out-of-state commuters has gotten a bit stickier during the pandemic, as many New York-bound workers were able to do their jobs in Jersey. So, should they still be paying New York taxes? Let’s assume New York is saying “absolutely.” But, here in New Jersey, there is some mounting effort to give our homebound commuters a big tax ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 30, 2021

CRESSKILL – Sure, we can all get a little surly at work. But for a piss-poor attitude to be raised to the level of congressional interaction? Yep. Rep. Bill Pascrell is rushing to the aid of local postal customers, after a petition signed by 300 people complained of “constant belligerence, unprofessionalism, an uncooperative nature, a lack of common courtesy, and disrespectful ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 29, 2021

STATEWIDE – New Jersey to Biden: Thanks for nuthin’. As the president is eager to spend a trillion here, a trillion there, and a trillion everywhere, he is refusing to give New Jerseyans some property tax relief. There were high hopes among our federal lawmakers that the cozy relationship with Biden would prompt a swift removal of the $10,000 cap on state and local tax, or SALT.

The Jaffe Briefing - April 28, 2021

WESTFIELD – Folks here are used to being “Number One” in this, or “Number One” in that, so the fact that the town came in dead last in any national study is a real stinger.  Now, before Westfield people get even more enraged, the study is from “WalletHub,” which is not exactly “scientific” when it comes to concocting its internet click ...

NJ has America’s Best Pizza, Food & Wine Says. But You Already Knew That

May 2, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Food & Wine magazine made waves this week when it declared New Jersey the No. 1 pizza state in America and proclaimed that New York is No. 3. In the No. 2 spot? Connecticut.

You can read the article, in which the author recommends “The Best Pizza in Every State,” here.

MORE: Pizza in High Demand During Pandemic, NJ Restaurant Owners Say

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Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

May 5, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

Rutgers Researchers Receive Funding to Develop COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses.

“In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, ...

Rutgers COO: Students Who Don't Want Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transferring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in ...

Middlesex College and Stockton University sign transfer agreement

May 4, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex College has signed a dual admission and transfer partnership agreement with Stockton University that will help students make a smooth transition from the two-year college to the Atlantic County school’s bachelor’s degree program. 

The five-year agreement strengthens the relationship between Stockton and Middlesex College by offering multiple ...

OPINION

State Must Also Begin Reopening for People with Autism

April 13, 2021

Dear Editor:

I am pleased to see the steady evolution of “Autism Awareness Month” to “Autism Acceptance Month,” as what really needs to be celebrated are the enormous contributions of people with autism to our society.

We proudly operate a “post 21” program known as Adult Community Services, in which we teach young adults with autism and other ...

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's Young Artist Concerto Competition

May 5, 2021

Registration is now open for the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra's 2021 Young Artist Concerto Competition. 

Visit njio.org for more details! 

 

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

NJ Dentist and his Pit Bull Therapy Dog Give Back to Local Community

April 28, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ -- While Joseph DalBon, DMD, may be best known as a top-notch local dentist at the New Jersey Center for Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry, he is also the proud owner of a therapy dog. Dr. DalBon spoke with TAPintoTV about his Pit Bull puppy, Olivia, the services she provides to others in the community, and how he came to recognize her unique talents.

DalBon realized Olivia was ...

New Jersey Films, Filmmakers and Writers Nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — On Sunday, April 25th 2021, the 93rd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles, CA, and there’s a New Jersey connection to several nominated films and filmmakers this year. TAPintoTV's Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, was joined by David W. Schoner Jr., the Associate Director of the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission, at East Main Media ...