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, May 31
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Add to My Calendar 05/31/2020 12:00pm 06/01/2020 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 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 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 7, 2020

STATEWIDE – Likely the only ones in New Jersey who know its “Primary Day” are the people on the ballot and those stuck counting the votes over the next days and weeks. This is the postponed primary from June, you may or may not recall, and includes very little drama, such as who will get New Jersey’s Democratic nod to run for president. (No, not you, Sanders) Much more ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 30, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing will be on vacation beginning Wednesday, July 1, returning Tuesday, July 7

TRENTON – Um, perhaps we started celebrating too soon. Minutes after yesterday’s Jaffe Briefing was sent to more than 26,000 subscribers – with full-throated excitement that restaurants and bars would reopen for indoor table service starting Thursday – Gov. Phil Murphy did a ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 29, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing will be on vacation beginning Wednesday, July 1, returning Tuesday, July 7

STATEWIDE – Today is the day. Finally. After months of more waiting, and many, many hours of extra parallel parking, 17-year-old kids can finally take their road test to get a driver’s license. Yet, if they expect to nail the test and zoom on out of the MVC, there is still some more ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 26, 2020

TRENTON – It is the big moment many parents have been waiting for, and potentially dreading, as Gov. Phil Murphy is set to discuss his plans for the 2020-21 school year today. His guidance will affect 1.4 million students across 2,500 public school districts who need to know if they should be preparing their school buildings to combat COVID 19 or focus on creating a much more effective ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

July 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

July 6, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

Rutgers Will Use Remote Instruction For Majority of Classes, Says President Holloway

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It took Jonathan Holloway less than a week in his position as Rutgers president to make his first major move, announcing at a news conference that the university will be employing remote instruction for the vast majority of its students in the fall.

Students pursuing disciplines that require the use of university facilities – engineering, performing arts, ...

Rutgers Athletics Honored with 126 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the fifth-straight school year, Rutgers Athletics set a department record with 126 Scarlet Knights earning Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades.

Rutgers topped its previous record-setting mark of 87 honorees in 2018-19. Distinguished Scholars were represented on 22 athletic programs.

Twenty-four Scarlet Knights earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in 2019-20, in addition to ...

Middlesex County College Moving Fall Classes Online, New Brunswick Center Will Be Closed

July 9, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Most of Middlesex County College’s fall classes will be offered remotely, and its New Brunswick Center will not host any in-person classes.

President Mark McCormick said that about 90% of classes at the Edison-based college will be offered online in an attempt to mitigate the risks of exposure to COVID-19, according to press release.

Many of the courses will ...

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 ...


Local Cannabis Advocate Releases “Cannabis 101” E-book on Controversial Drug

July 8, 2020


Local Cannabis Advocate Releases “Cannabis 101” E-book on Controversial Drug


EAST BRUNSWICK- Cannabis advocate and writer Daniel Ulloa has released an e-book on marijuana called “Cannabis 101”.

Ulloa is Vice President of Communications for the Latino Action Network, which he represents on the NJ CAN 2020 campaign, which seeks to pass the New ...

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 ...

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

July 9, 2020

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 ...

South Orange NJ Small Business Owner Navigates Pandemic with Strong Community Support

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Cat Fisher, owner of Sadie’s and Kitchen a la Mode, two shops in downtown South Orange, spoke with Stephanie Willoughby about how her small businesses survived during the COVID-19 pandemic with the support of her community behind her. 

Sadie’s is a women’s and men’s clothing store that focuses on ethical and philanthropic brands and Kitchen a la ...

NJ Guitarist & Composer Discusses Scoring for Music Libraries, TV and Film

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur spoke with New Jersey composer and sound designer Louis Gentile about his career creating scores for digital music libraries, television and film productions. Brodeur and Gentile spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gentile has ...

Experience Revolutionary War History at The Dey Mansion: George Washington’s Headquarters

WAYNE, NJ -- In honor of Independence Day, TAPintoTV is revisiting our piece from last year on the Dey Mansion, one of several locations in New Jersey which served as General George Washington’s Headquarters during the Revolutionary War. 

The Dey Mansion was the home of Theunis and Hester Dey, and was built around 1770. Ten years later, Theunis, who was the Colonel of the Bergen ...

NJ Salon Owner Discusses Reopening Protocols Designed to Keep Staff and Customers Safe

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Stephanie Willoughby caught up with Susan Barbaglia, Owner of Skin Deep Salon and Spa, to see how she has been faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. Barbaglia had previously appeared on TAPintoTV, when she was celebrating Skin Deep’s 25 years of being in business. 

When the pandemic began to take hold in New Jersey, the days leading up to the salon’s ...