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, June 03
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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 - 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 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 25, 2020

STATEWIDE – You’ve waited three long months. Now is the time to get out some of that pent-up aggression. Under the governor’s latest mandate, beginning on July 2, you can do many cool things once again. Go get a gun and blast off some rounds. Take a bat and smash something. Kill invading aliens with your bare hands. And throw a heavy ball as hard as you can, hoping for even more ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 24, 2020

STATEWIDE – There are lots of graduation parties and lots of Fourth of July parties. Lots and lots of parties coming soon everywhere. And, of course, Gov. Phil Murphy is rightfully concerned that we will be breathing, touching and drooling all over each other, causing what could be an awful spike of COVID-19 cases across New Jersey. So our governor, whose ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 23, 2020

OCEAN CITY – Since Memorial Day, the Jersey Shore has been grinding back to life. Lines of sun-dazed tourists snake outside the doors of pizza parlors and seafood dives. Supermarket staff are locked in a perpetual battle of shelf restocking. Souvenir and clothing shop workers are hustling to fill a deluge of curbside pick-up orders. The common denominator here? Single-use plastic bags and ...

7 Ways to Enjoy Fresh Mint This Summer

July 3, 2020

Anyone who has ever planted mint knows it can grow like a weed.

If you’ve got oodles of the herb, from your garden or the market, there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Here are a few of our favorites on hot summer days:

Stir chopped mint into softened cream cheese for a new bagel spread.

Toss it in your pitcher for mint water. You can combine it with fruit, such ...

Rutgers Athletics Honored with 126 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

July 3, 2020

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 ...

New Rutgers President Holloway Agrees to Salary Cut on First Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — On his first day as the 21st president of Rutgers University, Jonathan Holloway said he will take a 10% pay cut “in the spirit of shared sacrifice that this moment requires.”

In addition to the pay cut, Holloway will personally donate $75,000 to the Scarlet Promise Grants program to help meet the needs of the university’s most economically at-risk ...

Rutgers University Announces Tuition and Fee Freezes For 2020-21 School Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers has announced a tuition and fee freeze for undergraduate students for the 2020-21 academic year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While tuition and fee increases have been consistently low over the last five years, the Board of Governors committed to a zero percent increase this year so students and families can access an affordable Rutgers ...

Fund Set Up For Highland Park Councilwoman Who Passed Away Friday

July 5, 2020

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A GoFundMe page has been set up for Susie Welkovits, a three-term member of the council who passed away Friday morning.

She fell ill in early March and was hospitalized in New Jersey. During her time in the hospital, her illness was compounded by the fact that she acquired COVID-19 during her stay.  After months of fighting, she died as a result of an emergency ...

Somerville Locks Down Raritan River Access to Deter Visitors' Abuse

July 2, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Somerville and Somerset County officials have shut down the South Bridge Street access to the Raritan River and Somerville Beach after a crowd of 250-300 people last weekend left behind 980 pounds of trash scattered along the riverbank, raising fears that it could happen again during the July 4th holiday weekend.

The riverbank property is owned by the Borough of ...

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NJ Human Services to Deliver Special Food Assistance Benefits to Children Starting Next Week

July 2, 2020

Benefits to be Delivered Starting July 8;

Many SNAP Recipients to Also Receive July Benefits Boost

(TRENTON) –  The New Jersey Department of Human Services today announced that special food assistance benefits will be delivered starting next week to children who normally would have received free or reduced-price school meals if not for COVID-19 school closures.

The ...

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 ...

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

July 3, 2020

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 ...

An American Actor in London: Greg Canestrari Speaks about his Latest Projects

LONDON, U.K. -- TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur caught up with actor Greg Canestrari, an American currently living in London. Canestrari talked about some of his past and future work and shared his experiences of living across the pond. 

One of the roles Canestrari is best known for is the part of Jerry Delucci in the Netflix series Lilyhammer, which has the distinction ...

NJ Business Networking Group Looks Beyond COVID-19 to the Future of Business Development

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Brian Brodeur, TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer, sat down with Bob Putt, the Director of American Business Associates (ABA) of New Jersey, to discuss the organization as well as what the future holds for business and networking in these unique times. 

The ABA is not just another networking group, Putt explained. “What we do is bring together business ...

NJ Elder Law Attorney Explains How Coronavirus Highlights the Need for Updated Legal Documents

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Bob Bernstein, an attorney specializing in Estate Planning and Elder Law, spoke about the importance of having accurate and up-to-date legal documents in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“One of the things that this pandemic has brought to light is the importance of the alternate that is named,” Bernstein cautioned. With COVID-19 being highly contagious ...

Dan Gasby of B. Smith Enterprises on Why Aunt Jemima is Finally Being Discontinued

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Dan Gasby, partner and husband of B. (Barbara) Smith and CEO of B. Smith Enterprises, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Stephanie Willoughby to discuss why the Aunt Jemima brand was finally dropped by Quaker Oats after years of controversy. Gasby also shared how he and Barbara had previously petitioned to abolish the Aunt Jemima brand, though at the time the two were met ...