Piscataway Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive at the Piscataway Library – JFK Brach on Monday, October 14th from 1pm – 7pm. Each donor will receive a $10 off Houlihan’s coupon! Walk-ins welcome!

Mon, October 14
1:00 pm — 7:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 10/14/2019 1:00pm 10/14/2019 7:00pm America/New_York Piscataway Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive at the Piscataway Library – JFK Brach on Monday, October 14th from 1pm – 7pm. Each donor will receive a $10 off Houlihan’s coupon! Walk-ins welcome!

500 Hoes Lane Piscataway, NJ 08854

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500 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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The Jaffe Briefing - October 14, 2019

STATEWIDE – It’s been another weekend of yelling at those damn referees,whether on a high school, college or pro football field. So, yeah, they are all blind, deaf, asleep and have zero clue of the rules of the game. But let’s forget all that today, for this fleeting moment, as we kick off the beginning of the state’s first-ever “Officials’ Appreciation ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 11, 2019

THE STICKS - You often hear those unfair jokes about those who reside in the farthest reaches of Sussex County – a terrain that could be the ugly stepchild of the backwaters of Mississippi and the foothills of West Virginia. Now the people there can’t be backward, right? Nah. Except for a 31-year-old Vernon man, accused of sending letters to local farmers, seeking permission ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 10, 2019

STATEWIDE – When the media mentions “tax policy,” most readers quickly turn to a story about a kitten lost in the basement. But the fact that we are in a higher tax bracket than our 400 or so billionaires should earn some fleeting attention. The Star-Ledger notes that our mega-wealthy were paying a 70 percent income tax rate in the 1970s. Every since, rates have steadily ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 8, 2019

ASBURY PARK – Assume there are many residents of this liberal seashore enclave who have been enjoying some politically-tinged lawn signs that one resident continually places on his Third Avenue property – slamming President Trump with an ongoing stream of slogans. There have been plenty of colorful descriptions, like “unhinged,” “psychotic,” ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 7, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD – One would think that NJ Transit would be eager to reduce the anticipated swell of road traffic going to the American Dream mall. After all, the whole goal of a rail and bus agency is to reduce the number of motorists jamming up our roads. Yet, NJ Transit wants to slap a surcharge on people taking a bus from Manhattan to the soon-to-open mega-mall. NJTV says its costs ...

New Jersey Date Night: Delightful Delis

October 14, 2019

Finding the perfect sandwich is almost as important as finding the perfect lunchtime date, and luckily New Jersey offers a plethora of options when it comes to delicatessens. The delis of the Garden State offer up a menu of the soups, sandwiches and black and white cookies that rival (and pehaps surpass) their New York counterparts. Making a date over pastrami is not only easy but also ...

Rutgers Selects Thompson as its Director of Basketball Administration

October 10, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - T.J. Thompson has been selected as Rutgers' director of basketball administration.

Thompson is a former First-Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection and four-year starter at George Washington University, where he played under coach Steve Pikiell.

Thompson co-founded the D.C. Blue Devils New Hampshire non-profit and AAU program, where he has been program director ...

Rutgers Scientists Help Discover New Antibiotic in Tropical Forest

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scientists from Rutgers and around the world have discovered an antibiotic produced by a soil bacterium from a Mexican tropical forest that may help lead to a “plant probiotic,” more robust plants and other antibiotics.

Probiotics, which provide friendlier bacteria and health benefits for humans, can also be beneficial to plants, keeping them healthy and ...

Rutgers' Stringer to Receive Wooden Award's 'Legends of Coaching' Honor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers University's women's basketball coach, will receive the John R. Wooden Award's "Legends of Coaching" honor next year.

Stringer, who won her 1,000th career game as coach last season, will be recognized during the Wooden Award Weekend April 9-10, 2020, as a part of the Los Angeles Athletic Club's celebration of the ...

Police Re-Open 30-Year-Old South Brunswick Murder Case

October 9, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - An unsolved murder case from the annals of South Brunswick history has reached a sad anniversary this week.  The township and the county cannot let continue as an unresolved issue and are renewing efforts to solve the murder of Aileen Morris.  After all, a responding officer at the time was current police Chief Raymond Hayducka, and he remains focused on ...

Somerset: Warrior for Life 3rd Annual Scholarship Gala, Casino Royale

October 9, 2019

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - As the saying goes once a Franklin Warrior, always a Franklin Warrior, and in late November you will have the chance to see for yourself.

The Warrior for Life Scholarship Foundation will host its 3rd annual Scholarship Gala at the Imperia, Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 pm to 10 pm. 

This year's gala will feature casino tables. To date, the prize list ...

OPINION

Information Session - CASA of Middlesex County

October 15, 2019

CASA of Middlesex County is seeking volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected. When a child is in foster care, having a CASA means they are more likely to find a permanent home, spend less time in foster care, and perform better in school.  Champion one of these children from your community and safeguard a child’s well-being through advocacy in the court ...

Jim Barrood Looks Back at His Tenure at the New Jersey Tech Council

October 9, 2019

Jim Barrood recently completed five years as president and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council.  In my role as editor and publisher of NJTechWeekly.com, I recently interviewed Jim about his tenure at the Council:   

Can you talk about some of the accomplishments you’ve been most proud of at the Council?

Our community has enormous capabilities when we work together.

Godfather Actor Gianni Russo Tells Steve Adubato How the Film Changed American Culture

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY -- Godfather actor Gianni Russo was recently a guest on One-on-One with Steve Adubato, where he discussed his new book, Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies & The Mob, and shared behind-the-scenes details about the famous film. 

In the first Godfather movie, Russo played Carlo Rizzi, abusive husband to Corleone sister Connie, as well as a family traitor, complicit in ...