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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Thu, February 27
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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.

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1225 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Jaffe Briefing - April 2, 2020

STATEWIDE – Politicians sure love to point fingers; they really can’t help themselves. So there is no surprise that President Trump is pointing some fat fingers at Democratic-led New Jersey and New York, claiming the two states “got off to a very late start” in fighting COVID-19. Of course, this stuff benefits no one. But both governors are quick to slam Trump, as the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - April 1, 2020

STATEWIDE – New Jersey’s racist community sees the COVID-19 crisis as a terrific opportunity to advance a sick agenda, evident in a flyer that is contaminating street poles in minority areas near you. Hard to believe anyone would believe this garbage, but here it is: The flyer urges Muslims, Jews and other minorities to pack mosques, synagogues and other meeting places. Posted ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 31, 2020

STATEWIDE – Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, perhaps you were one of those people lining up to buy a gun. That’s because – according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – gun stores are, once again, “essential services” in New Jersey. (Two of the most inconsistent terms ever: “Homeland Security” and “Gun Sales.”) Indeed, in ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 30, 2020

EWING – The state Legislature has passed numerous laws to help protect New Jerseyans from coronavirus. But lawmakers are missing one; and we already have a name for it: “The 54-year-old Ewing Township Man Bill.” Our proposed law is in direct response to the 54-year-old Ewing Township resident who decided to throw a big “Corona Party” on Friday night, with 47 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 27, 2020

TRENTON – Of all the doom and gloom in the economy, at least the state Labor Department employees are getting a wistful chuckle at the mountain of unemployment requests suddenly dumped on their plate. How, exactly, will they be able to process this immediate 1,500% spike in requests, as nearly 156,000 New Jerseyans found themselves promptly dismissed from work in the past week? Who ...

Forget Vodka, for Now. NJ Distillery Helps Make Hand Sanitizer for Pandemic

April 2, 2020

CAPE MAY, NJ — With hand sanitizer in demand during the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, the makers of spirits are stepping up.

To do its part, Nauti Spirits Distillery in Cape May teamed up with Partners Pharmacy, which has a facility in Springfield, to make FDA-approved hand sanitizer instead of its usual vodka, rum and gin.

“We would like nothing better than to go back to ...

Game Changer: Rutgers Can Test 10,000+ Saliva Samples Per Day for Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics has developed a test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and is using its automation experience and infrastructure to test as many as tens of thousands of samples daily.

"It's a game changer, truly a game changer," said Andrew I. Brooks, chief operating officer and director of technology development at RUCDR Infinite ...

Labor Union Demands Rutgers Shut Down Libraries

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing librarians and some 8,500 other faculty members, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at Rutgers has sent a letter to the school demanding the university shut down campus libraries.

According to a press release provided to TAPinto New Brunswick by Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the union is calling for the 13 Rutgers libraries to switch entirely to online ...

Rutgers Professor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - A biomedical engineering professor at Rutgers–New Brunswick has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

The news of what is believed to be the first positive case in the Rutgers community was announced in a statement from Anthony Calcado, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers.

According to the statement,  test results were ...

East Brunswick: Police will Issue Tickets for Littering of PPE Components

April 2, 2020

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - As the residents of the township continue social distancing, with many limiting outside time and shopping, the East Brunswick Police Department has taken a strong stance against those who litter, especially when litter is comprised of disposable PPE gloves and masks.

In a release from the EBPD today, Chief Frank LoSacco stated, "Many people across New Jersey are ...


Letter to the Editor: Central Jersey Needs Diapers

March 19, 2020

Dear Friends, 

Today, I spoke with a struggling single mother in tears.  This morning, she visited three stores with her infant, unable to find formula anywhere.  She did not have the funds available last week to stock up on essentials in preparation for our current situation.  The mother was panicked on the phone.  As a mother myself, I feel deeply for ...

NJ-based Tech Company Invonto announces $5M program for businesses affected by Coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced many businesses to operate virtually to maintain social distancing. These businesses must continue to maintain operations and support their customers. However, many businesses are already feeling the economic impact of the Coronavirus. Companies that lack technology infrastructure to support their business and customers might end up losing them. To help ...

Opinion: Puerto Rico: Poised to End America’s Foreign Drug Dependence

March 27, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic exposes a surprising fact: Ninety-percent of all antibiotics, common cold and flu, and pain-relief medications found in America’s medicine cabinets are made in China, not the United States.

America’s largest pharmaceutical companies now outsource to China the manufacture of 90 percent of brand name and generic antibiotics, aspirin, and ibuprofen sold in the ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...

Perspective on the Pandemic from TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills Editor

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Matt Kass, Editor of TAPinto Millburn & Short Hills, spoke with TAPintoTV about how the communities he covers are dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“It’s too quiet outside, it’s too calm,” Kass said, about the current atmosphere in the community. “A lot of people are quietly on edge, there’s not a lot of ...

Berks Jazz Festival Moves Online Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- When the 30th Annual Berks Jazz Fest, originally scheduled to take place this week in Reading, PA, was forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic, they decided to take the festival online instead. 

“We were getting so much feedback from fans, saying they’re missing the festival,” said John Ernesto, General Manager of the Berks Jazz Fest, ...

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove Publisher Reflects on the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- As part our ongoing coronavirus coverage in New Jersey, Cheryl Brown, the Publisher of TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV about the effects of the pandemic on daily life in her community. 

Both Verona and Cedar Grove are located in Essex County, New Jersey, which currently has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the state.

On the Ground in Nutley, New Jersey: the Community Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak

LITTLE FALLS & NUTLEY, NJ -- John Lee, Publisher of TAPinto Nutley, spoke with Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV to report on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the town of Nutley, New Jersey. On March 21, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued orders to close non-essential businesses and dictated strong social distancing guidelines statewide. This piece was recorded on March 24, 2020 and ...

TAPinto Provides Platform for Local Businesses to Communicate to Customers and Community During Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Michael Shapiro, CEO & Publisher of TAPinto.net, spoke with Brian Brodeur of East Main Media, about ways local businesses can continue to communicate with both customers and the community during the coronavirus crisis. 

In this segment taken from TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday morning show on News 12+, Shapiro spoke with Brodeur via video conference from his home ...