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The Jaffe Briefing - January 19, 2018

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OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

STATEWIDE - New Jersey Republicans are not crazy. That's the key message, as state GOP members plan to barnstorm the state to connect with local leaders, in an effort to create a wide gap from President Trump. Republicans in the post-Christie era find themselves struggling for relevancy and identity, sandwiched between a Trump presidency that hates Blue states and a Democratic governor and Democratic-led Legislature. "We're going to simply try to do town halls and say, 'Hey, we're the Republican Party, but we're not crazy,'" said Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick. He adds: "Donald Trump is not the leader of the Republican Party in Trenton...We don't answer for what someone might do in Washington." So, don't blame us, OK?

NEWARK - Did Chris Christie try to shut down another travel lane yesterday? The former governor vehemently denies attempting to get special treatment at a security line at Newark Liberty International Airport, tweeting it was "pure fiction." But it is still fun to write about this AP report. Let's call it "Gate Gate," with Christie accused of heading to a VIP access gate he when was re-directed to a regular screening line. Christie says it was the TSA official who informed the airport officer and his State Police security detail of the mix-up. The former governor complied and jumped in the back of a line of regular shmoes trying to get though airport security at Terminal C. But not before making the national wire for this non-news story.

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NEWARK - In more airport news, one must wonder what the heck a CNBC television crew was thinking, trying to sneak a fake bomb through security. The fake bomb was in a carry-on bag, with the crew hoping to capture the TSA letting it through. The good news: It was quickly snagged. But c'mon. Airport security has enough real issues to deal with. This fun little test - featuring a PVC pipe and wires - is not exactly welcomed. NJ.com reports all seven members of the crew were promptly arrested. To date, no one has blamed Chris Christie for being involved.

IN OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS

TULSA, Okla. - Elvis fans are all shook up over a local auction, in which there is a bidding frenzy over a paper cup that Presley may or may not have used six decades ago. The crumpled blue-and-white Dixie cup was allegedly snagged by a fan in April 1956, after Elvis performed at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Pavilion. Bids for the now-yellowed paper cup had surpassed $1,575 on eBay, with the auction mercifully closing Sunday night. Track the action here.



MAR-A-LAGO, Fl. - There's yet more evidence that President Trump is truly among the working-class people in the South, as he rolls out an anniversary celebration of his inauguration on Saturday night. You can bet all those Walmart workers from Oklahoma will be invited to join along, with tickets only costing $50,000 a piece. And, for $250,000, these red-blooded Trump supporters can join the President in a roundtable discussion about all his wins, The Hill reports. So, it just costs a decade of earnings for these folks to personally thank their fearless leader for a few hundred bucks in tax cuts. Where do we sign up?

AT THE BAR - Craft brewers want us to believe that beer drinkers are now clamoring for their special-barreled, full-flavored, artisan beer. But apparently Americans still enjoy our mass-produced cans of swill. According to the Washington Post, Bud Light is still America's favorite beer, (Dilly, Dilly!), followed by Coors Lite and Miller Lite. If you want some real perspective on Bud Light, check out this video by John Oliver, who likens the beer to "the urine of a scared rabbit."

THIS DAY IN HISTORY

Those still convinced professional wrestling is a sport will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of the big win on this day in 1991, when Sergeant Slaughter defeated the Ultimate Warrior to "win" the WWF championship belt.

WORD OF THE DAY

Trammel - [TRAM-ul] - noun

Definition: Something impeding activity, progress, or freedom

Example: Will Chris Christie be uncomfortable with the never-ceasing trammels of airport security?

WEATHER IN A WORD

Warming

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 21, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will not publish from Thursday through Monday. A great Memorial Day to all!


STATEWIDE - Should public school students be allowed to attend schools in other towns? That's the big, controversial question in a lawsuit filed against the state that looks to end what some consider to be the worst school segregation in the nation. The ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 18, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

IN COURT - Sounds like a cheesy thing to do, but the NJ Turnpike Authority has gone to court for years trying to stop a pizzeria chain whose logo is suspiciously similar to our beloved Garden State Parkway sign. Sure, nobody wants drivers searching for an on-ramp to end ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

MOUNTAINSIDE - Oh, where to begin describing this 46-page lawsuit against two Mountainside cops? A detective sergeant placing his testicles on co-workers' food. And throwing poop-smeared toilet tissue at them. And defecating in someone's boots. And taunting with a dildo dubbed "Big Blue" he liked to wave in cops' faces, as he chased ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

ATLANTIC CITY - Happy days are here again, as the state's once gasping gaming resort is expecting sports betting will rake in $150 million to $175 million a year in new, glorious profits - courtesy of your pals on the U.S. Supreme Court. Moreover, ecstatic Stockton University officials believe, this recharged gambling mecca will bring in a whole new ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 15, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

STATEWIDE - This. Changes. Everything. Legal sports betting is finally taking its rightful place in New Jersey, with the U.S. Supreme Court throwing out this dumb federal ban that has lasted for more than 25 years and has cost New Jersey billions of dollars in wasted opportunity. Places like the Atlantic City casinos and the racetracks will suddenly ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2018

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

TRENTON - If you are a 16-year-old kid, absolutely convinced you have the maturity to make a life-long commitment, now's the time to get married. That's because state officials are poised to ban child marriage, ending the horrid practice of children as young as 16 getting hitched. NJ 101.5 reports there have been 200 such marriages ...

Rutgers Athletics Signs Dyehard Fan Supply to New Multi-Year Agreement

May 21, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Rutgers Athletics has selected Dyehard Fan Supply, an event and retail merchandise marketing and e-commerce company, as the official merchandising partner for the Scarlet Knights in a new multi-year agreement.Dyehard will handle game day and event merchandising for Rutgers Athletics.

“We’re excited to expand gameday merchandising options and elevate ...

Newark man given 22-year sentence for kidnapping, sexual asault of Rutgers student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for the 2016 kidnapping and sexual assault of a Rutgers University student on the school campus in New Brunswick.

Michael Knight, 40, of Newark must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said in a statement today.

Superior Court Judge ...

Rutgers center battles noise pollution nationwide

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Eric Zwerling got a call this week from a man was living next to a fitness center, complaining he repeatedly heard the loud thud heavy free weights and medicine balls hit the floor.

The man was recovering from having a pace maker in his chest and wondering of the impact of the noise from the gym.

“I’ve received thousands of calls,” said Zwerling, ...

Police Investigate Rabbit "Tale"

May 11, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Local cops are investigating an incident of ‘theft by deception’ involving the Plainfield Animal Hospital. 

According to the incident report filed by Officer Justin Melanson and obtained by TAPinto, residents of South Plainfield took their pet rabbit to the Park Avenue animal hospital on April 4 to be euthanized due to advanced ...

OPINION

Here's How to Help Protect Young Athletes from Injury: Let Them Play Multiple Sports

May 1, 2018

Dear TAPInto New Brunswick:

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do everything they can to keep their sons and daughters from getting ...

Golf & Canasta/Mah-Jongg/Board Game Classic on May 20th

May 13, 2018

         The Daniel Pearl Education Center (DPEC), an East Brunswick-based charitable organization that sponsors a wide range of community outreach programs, is hosting its fifth annual Golf Classic on Sunday, May 20 at the Cranbury Golf Club.
          In addition to the golf tournament, there will also be an ...