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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Fri, May 29
12:00 pm — 4:00 am
Add to My Calendar 05/29/2020 12:00pm 05/30/2020 4:00am America/New_York 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.

1225 River Road Piscataway, NJ 08854

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1225 River Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Jaffe Briefing - July 15, 2020

STATEWIDE - First, we couldn't vacation by plane or boat. Now, by car? Hitting the open road will be a bit more limited for vacationing New Jerseyans, desperate to get the heck out of here for R&R. New Jersey officials have hiked the number of states where we just shouldn't go, as they try to control the coronavirus spread within our borders. There are now 22 states that are ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 14, 2020

STATEWIDE – Hey, buddy, can you spare some change? Sure, times are tough, but these nickels and dimes are especially needed as our sputtering nation is dealing with yet another blow: a national change shortage. First COVID, then a shattered economy, and now this. (Can 2020 suck anymore?) The dilemma has risen to the highest ranks, with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 13, 2020

TRENTON – Consider it the $10 Billion Week in New Jersey, as state lawmakers will set a speed record for borrowing a whopping pile of cash. Gov. Phil Murphy is agreeing to a $9.9 billion plan to keep the lights on, as the plan zips through the Senate with a committee hearing tomorrow and a full vote on Thursday. Murphy explains it all quite simply: the state “is out of money” ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 10, 2020

TOMS RIVER – Even before all those Halloween pop-up stores begin cropping up next month – for those who must absolutely have their costumes really, really early – there is already some COVID-related Halloween news to report: the announcement of the first parade being canceled because of this damn pandemic. The big fun in Toms River – typically attracting 100,000 or so ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 9, 2020

TRENTON – No surprise that not everyone is on board with Gov. Phil Murphy’s mandate for all of us to wear masks outside. Of course, there are some concerned Republicans, who’ve been known to fire off a press release, or maybe two, just to be critical of anything. And there’s lawmakers like Sen. Michael Doherty (R-Warren), representing some of our state’s most rural ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 8, 2020

STATEWIDE – With all these live high school graduations planned for tonight, it’s time to let loose. Just don’t even think of releasing a balloon, or be prepared for the stiff consequences. Besides the shame and disdain of all your neighbors and friends, a proposed law could also slap you silly with a $1,000 fine if you let one fly. Why such harshness? Balloons float out to ...

New Jersey Date Night: Restaurants That Make You Feel Like a World Traveler

July 14, 2020

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Nothing is more on the receiving end of loneliness and neglect right now than our suitcases, thanks to this pandemic.

Luckily for us, a Garden State summer makes staying local a pretty great and tasty option. A melting pot of ethnicities, New Jersey boasts restaurants that bring the international ...

Rutgers' 8,000 International Students Can Breathe Sigh of Relief

July 14, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The more than 8,000 foreign students at Rutgers who would have faced expulsion from the country if they were not taking a course load consisting entirely of in-person classes can breathe a sigh of relief.

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the United States if even one ...

COVID-19 Tried to Kill Him. What Rutgers' Chief Operating Officer Learned From His Ordeal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He left the office on Friday looking forward to some relaxation.

Less than 48 hours later, ...

Rutgers Researchers: Asthma Does Not Seem to Increase the Severity of COVID-19

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity, according to a team of Rutgers researchers.

“Older age and conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and obesity are reported risk factors for the development and progression of COVID-19,” said ...

SB Historical Society Studies Local History of Slavery

July 15, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Historical Society is currently working on a book about the history of the township, a chapter of which focuses on the origins and legacy of slavery. Ed Bedling, the township historian, has spent the past few years visiting and researching the roots of slavery and their impact on the community at large.

This chapter, which describes the period ...

Police Investigate Murder of Man Found Shot on Street Where He Lived

July 9, 2020

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ  -  Alerted by a 911 call reporting gunfire, police found a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound on Village Drive, the same street where he lived, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Lifesaving efforts were made by police and emergency medical personnel who transported the victim to a nearby hospital, where he was ...


Webinar: Exclusive Franchise Opportunities Now Available with TAPinto

July 15, 2020

Are you thinking about starting TAPinto in your community?  Write your next chapter with TAPinto.  

Join us for an informational webinar about starting and owning your own local news site with TAPinto.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at noon.

Register here.



Parker CEO Prays for Peace, Compassion, Tolerance, and Greater Justice

June 22, 2020

These have been challenging months for long-term care communities, as we strive to ensure the health and safety of our Elders, patients and staff in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While we remain focused on that situation and providing the highest quality care possible, this is a critical moment in our nation to take pause and comment on the violent incidents we have experienced these ...

NJ Florist Gets Back to Business with Flower Delivery and Classes as New Jersey Reopens

July 15, 2020

VERONA, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby, host of TAPintoTV’s original series, HomeGrown, spoke with Anna Coy, Florist and Owner of Blooms in Hand, about life during the COVID-19 lockdown and how her business has rebounded now that New Jersey has started reopening.

Blooms in Hand is a full-service floral studio in Verona. While they are primarily a subscription service, delivering bouquets ...

NJ Tax Expert Takes New Look at Calculating Business Profit and Expenses

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- With tomorrow being the rescheduled Tax Day of 2020, we share this piece of business advice from Walter Pardo, CEO of WFP Tax Partners.

The GAAP formula, otherwise known as the Generally Accepted Accounting Principle, is used for determining a business’s profit. 

The formula is sales - expenses = profit. It’s simple, logical and clear. The formula, while ...

TAPinto Nutley Publisher Describes Clash Between Protestors at Local Black Lives Matter Rally

NUTLEY, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur was joined in studio by TAPinto Nutley Publisher, John Lee, who described a recent clash between Nutley For Black Lives demonstrators and local counter protesters that turned ugly and made national news. 

The two spoke from East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, which has been recently reconfigured to ...

NJ Accountant and Tax Coach Explains How Strategic Planning Can Save Businesses Money

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur spoke with Ethan Hundley, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Tax Coach (CTC) about his firm and how he can help clients proactively structure their taxes to save money.  Brodeur and Hundley spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio, which has been reconfigured to accommodate ...

Drummer and Zappa Trust Archivist Joe Travers Hosts DW Drums Playlist Party LIve on YouTube

LOS ANGELES, CA -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer, Brian Brodeur, spoke with drummer and Zappa Trust archivist Joe Travers about his new YouTube channel and a special YouTube streaming program he’ll be hosting on Thursday, July 9th for DW Drums. 

Travers, known as the “Vaultmeister,” continues to work closely with Ahmet Zappa and the Zappa Trust to bring remastered and ...

NJ Recording Studio Sets New Standard for Producing Safe Sessions During the Pandemic

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- What does the new normal of music production and recording look like in the time of COVID-19? David Amlen and Tony Drootin of Sound on Sound Studios, a full-service recording facility in Montclair, NJ, spoke with TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how they are safely getting back to business. 

Upon deciding to reopen, Amlen and Drootin walked through the ...