Midcentury New Jersey: The Garden State in the 1950s

Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

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Wed, September 18
12:00 pm — 4:00 am
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Mid-Century New Jersey – The Garden State in the 1950s is a dynamic, new exhibit.

The postwar boom led to an atom-powered future of gleaming appliances and fast cars!

The influence of 50’s culture is still going strong today, with many roots in New Jersey.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

The Cornelius Low House Museum

1225 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 22, 2019

CHERRY HILL – The school lunch debt debacle is still raging here, and no one has a good solution for the amassed $16,500 balance. An exasperated local businessman is offering to cover it, ending what’s become a national headline. Over the summer, school officials introduced – and then scrapped – its controversial “tuna-fish ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 18, 2019

STATEWIDE – It’s hard to miss the smirk on some out-of-state faces when they hear New Jersey is the Garden State. They have no clue about our acres of rolling farmland and enchanting state parks. So, for the moment, let’s ignore that we’ve got more toxic waste sites than any other state (114) and a clear and present danger with our water systems. Newark grabbed ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 17, 2019

TRENTON – It’s the ‘Great Pumpkin’ tax debate, Charlie Brown! And it’s got lots of questions swirling around the state Department of Taxation today. The state says pumpkins used for eating are non-taxable, but people using pumpkins for decorations must pay sales tax. It’s prompted plenty of obvious questions on Twitter, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 16, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY – There was never a real gamble to allow legal sports wagering in New Jersey, as we all have that insatiable thirst for sports and betting, preferably with a beer and a wing. And so there is absolutely no surprise that Atlantic City has shattered its own record, with $445 million wagered on sports last month, the largest total since the first bet was placed last June.

The Jaffe Briefing - October 14, 2019

STATEWIDE – It’s been another weekend of yelling at those damn referees,whether on a high school, college or pro football field. So, yeah, they are all blind, deaf, asleep and have zero clue of the rules of the game. But let’s forget all that today, for this fleeting moment, as we kick off the beginning of the state’s first-ever “Officials’ Appreciation ...

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds this Halloween

October 22, 2019

Carving Jack-o’-lanterns? Save your pumpkin seeds for a tasty snack.

To get started, preheat the oven to 325°F. Scoop the seeds out of your pumpkin and place them in a colander in the sink. Separate the seeds as much as you can from any goo, then rinse them clean. Pat them dry.

On a baking sheet with sides, toss the seeds with oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper or, ...

Man Enters Rutgers Dorm Room, Has Unwanted Sexual Contact with Sleeping Resident

October 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ  - A man entered a Rutgers dorm on the Livingston Campus this morning and made unwanted sexual contact with the resident of the room who was sleeping, according to the Rutgers University Police Department.

Rutgers police is investigating the criminal sexual contact that occurred in Quad 2 on the Livingston Campus, located at 99 Road 3 in Piscataway, at ...

Rutgers Professor Explores Possibility of Life on Mars

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - People have spent centuries wondering whether life exists beyond Earth, but only recently have scientists developed the tools to find out.

One of them is Nathan Yee, a Rutgers University–New Brunswick professor of geomicrobiology and geochemistry and a co-investigator at Rutgers ENIGMA, a NASA-funded research team focused on discovering how proteins evolved to become ...

NCAA: Rutgers Athletics Program Graduation Success Rate is 89%

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers's athletics programs have set a school record with an overall graduation success rate of 89%, according to the NCAA's new annual report.

According to statistics released today for all Division I institutions, seven Rutgers sports programs produced perfect rates of 100% and 17 out of 20 teams earned marks of 80% or above.

"Our student-athletes ...

Middlesex County and Monroe Township to acquire 76 acres of woods

October 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK - In partnership with Monroe Township, Middlesex County is negotiating a contract to purchase 76 acres of wooded land on the western side of Perrineville Road, south of Union Valley Road.  

The large parcel, currently owned by Galaxy Land Corp., served as a farm from the 1930s through the 1980s. Over the past 30 years, it has reverted to forest.

“This ...

On Tap in Somerville - Mannion's Pub 20th Anniversary Party

October 21, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Give or take a few pints, Pat Mannion estimates he and his bartenders over the past 20 years have drawn over 350,000 frothy pints of Guinness for their customers.

That number is sure to climb,  just as sure as there are rainbows in the skies over the Emerald Isle, when Mannion's Pub and Restaurant, 150 West Main St., celebrates is 20th anniversary on Saturday, Nov.

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Little Learners: Mini Bagels & More

October 21, 2019

Little Learners: Mini Bagels & More is a new program at Temple B'nai Shalom in East Brunswick. It's a monthly gathering full of Jewish fun and music that's free for all families and is open for children ages 18 months to 4 years. The first class is on November 24th from 9am to 10am.  To register, please email templebnaishalomeducation@gmail.com.  Temple B'nai Shalom ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 9, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

CUEED Celebrates a Decade of Success Supporting Entrepreneurs & Economic Development

October 18, 2019

NEWARK, NJ -- Rutgers Business School’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED) celebrated their 10th anniversary, bringing together elected officials, local vendors and leaders in the community to mark a decade of success. Held at Express Newark, the CUEED UnGala Experience also featured Q&A sessions about business topics and a marketplace showcasing the ...

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...