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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Sun, December 15
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

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1225 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Jaffe Briefing - January 17, 2020

ATLANTIC CITY - Hard Rock International has already invested $562 million to completely overhaul the former Trump hotel. And yesterday, in pledging another $15 million in investment - the Hard Rock CEO had one request to Atlantic City: Can you fix the damn traffic lights? The CEO complained that traffic lights have been out for two months on several blocks of Pacific Avenue, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 16, 2020

TRENTON – With word that New Jersey will soon be the only state with a guaranteed severance-pay law, there’s plenty of mixed emotion. No doubt, it’s a great win for workers at companies with more than 100 full-time employees, who would get severance if there was a mass layoff of at least 50 workers. But one would also assume such companies are financially destitute, like ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 15, 2020

TRENTON – As the great philosopher Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green.” To be accurate, the famously contemplative amphibian didn’t speak the words; rather, he warbled them. But what do you do for a second act when you’ve already been dubbed the “greenest governor in America”? That’s what some conservationists have ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 14, 2020

TRENTON – Amazingly, Gov. Phil Murphy still sees higher taxes as a signature issue in New Jersey. Poll after poll shows that we are all sick and tired of politicians who want to spend us out of our problems. Yet, the governor will be center stage today, at his annual “State of the State” address, talking about the need to raise taxes on the rich, as well as the sales tax, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 13, 2020

TRENTON – You’ve already poured your favorite beverage, filled a big bucket of popcorn and hunkered down in your best chair. No, this has nothing to do with tonight’s college football national championship. We’re talking about real excitement: Gov. Phil Murphy’s State of the State Address tomorrow. All – or at least some of us – wonder what ...

The Jaffe Briefing - January 10, 2020

TRENTON – New Jersey’s lame-duck legislative session, now in its very last days, is delivering all sorts of drama — for political nerds like us, that is. It’s got it all: Protests. Deals. Deals gone kaput. Swerves, feints and backtracking. Let’s add to the list of down-to-the-wire items a statewide ban on single-use bags that may yet make it to the ...

Les Marmitons Men’s Cooking Club Serves Up Friendship, 5-Course Dinners in NJ

January 18, 2020

Wearing white chef’s jackets and toques, about 30 men are bustling about the professional kitchen. Under the guidance of a professional chef, they work in teams — elbowing through the door with octopus lightly charred from an outdoor fire, pulling pork loin from a sous vide bath, chopping and dicing and plating and laughing.

Soon they’ll be chatting together around round ...

Legendary Rutgers Quarterback Richard Policastro Dies at 72

January 14, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Richard Policastro, a big-armed quarterback and gifted athlete who passed his way into the Rutgers record book and the university's Athletics Hall of Fame, has died. He was 72.

He passed away Saturday after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week, according to a report from the university.

Policastro is survived by his wife Lynda, daughter Debbie, son-in-law ...

Rutgers Study Focuses on Families of Children With Autism

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens, are sometimes ridiculed and even accused of child abuse, according to a Rutgers study.

The findings were published in the International Journal of Autism & Related Disabilities.

The study surveyed 25 caregivers of 16 children ages 2 to 20 with autism spectrum disorder to evaluate ...

Piscataway Fire Crews Battle Rooftop Blaze at Rutgers Power Plant

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A roof fire at the central heating and cooling plant for two Rutgers campuses prompted the evacuation of the facility Friday morning.

According to a Rutgers spokesperson, university police received a fire alarm at 10:21 a.m. from the Bush Campus cogeneration plant located at 592 Titsworth Place in Piscataway.

Officials said the fire was deemed accidental, the result ...

String Of Car Burglaries Continue In South Brunswick Township

January 17, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The string of car burglaries in South Brunswick Township continue this week as the South Brunswick Police Department urges residents to remember to lock their vehicles. The SBPD is seeking surveillance or home security videos from the Timber Ponds and Beekman Manor developments on Thursday, January 16 from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Since the start of the New Year, the township has ...

Mayor Robert Frazen: "Bound Brook Will Rebound and We Will Rebuild"

January 16, 2020

BOUND BROOK, NJ - Fortified by hundreds that have reached out to help, phone calls from the governor, a local businessman offering $10,000 to make things better and assurances from Somerset County officials that help is close at hand, Mayor Robert Fazen is determined to undo the damage to the borough's downtown caused by a seven-alarm fire Sunday night.

“Bound Brook will rebound and ...

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Bring Local News to Your Community While Creating a Profitable Business with TAPinto

January 16, 2020

The demand for local news is strong.  With traditional newspapers disappearing in communities across the country, new opportunities have become available for online news sites to fill the void. TAPinto is a network of 80 local news sites with more than 10 million readers visiting our sites annually. 

TAPinto sites are locally owned and operated.  TAPinto franchisees come ...

TAPintoTV Joins News12+ To Reach Millions of Online and Broadcast Viewers Across the Tri-State Metro Area

January 11, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle segments, reaching over 3 million viewers that comprise the News 12+ audience.

“An ...