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The Jaffe Briefing - August 14, 2018

OCEANPORT - If it weren't for recently-adopted sports betting, one could assume Monmouth Park could easily go bankrupt and become the home to the latest sprawling condo complex, with plenty of space for Phase I, Phase II and even Phase III. The Asbury Park Press reports the non-profit that owns Monmouth Park owes $30 million to a management company who runs the racetrack.

The Jaffe Briefing - April 16, 2018

ASBURY PARK - A $15 minimum wage for teenagers? C'mon, we like our teens as much as you, but the effort by "Make the Road New Jersey" yesterday to circulate petitions for a required $15 an hour for high schoolers dilutes the whole argument. A mandatory $15 an hour is designed to ensure struggling poor families can somewhat afford to live in New Jersey. If employers were also ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 7, 2018

ON THE RAILS - It's getting a little tiring to keep slamming NJ Transit. But the rail agency, for a myriad of reasons, keeps canceling trains this summer. Every morning rush, trains simply don't show, prompting commuters to jam on stuffy, overcrowded trains on 90-degree days, knowing they will be late, again, for work. Now, Trenton lawmakers are demanding legislative hearings to ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 6, 2018

STATEWIDE - While it feels like marijuana is virtually legal in New Jersey, you might want to keep the bong tucked quietly at home. USA Today did an "investigation," revealing that the Garden State has the highest rate of marijuana arrests in the nation. In 2016, there were 32,270 marijuana possession arrests here - more than murder, rape, assault or any type of theft.

It was J-E-T-S at RU on Saturday

August 6, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Jets were on the banks Saturday night, using High Point Solutions Stadium as host of their Green and White scrimmage. 

It was a great time for Jets fans to see the team's young quarterback Sam Darnold throw some passes during a loose scrimmage that had plenty of offense and no real defense (so no one got injured.) There were plenty of fans in Jets garb, as ...

Is NJ Having a Burb Bounce Back?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Suburban growth may be making a comeback. 

A new Rutgers Regional Report, “The ‘Burbs’ Bounce Back: ‘Trendlet’ or ‘Dead Cat Bounce’?” finds that the demographic shifts of the early part of the decade, 2010-2016, where urban areas had a strong resurgence, may be shifting back to the ...

Rutgers, RJWBarnabas Enter $1B, 20-Year Agreement

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University today entered an agreement with RWJBarnabas Health in which the hospital group will provide the university with $1 billion over the next 20 years for medical research and support for the medical school.

Under the public-private partnership, RWJBarnabas will fund and have access to latest medical research at the state university to improve health ...

Youths Showcase Music, Dance, Drama Skills

August 9, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Sixty city students will display their talents in singing, drama, music and dance Friday night , Aug. 10, 2018, in the in the summer youth performing arts finale at the Middle School, 1125 Livingston Ave.

Performances begin at 6 p.m. for what is the 22nd Anniversary of the program titled Artists Mentoring Against Racism, Drugs & Violence, Healing Through the ...

OPINION

Stop the Garden State from becoming the Pipeline State

August 2, 2018

Series Issue 6:  Williams-Transco’s NESE and Compressor Station 206:  Who Will Protect Us?

The costs of continuing to build natural gas facilities and pipelines will be borne by all of us and future generations who will contend with health issues, impacts from severe weather events, potential lessening of property values, and other inherent dangers from air and water pollution ...

New Brunswick Tomorrow’s Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy Empowers Children to Make a Difference in Their Community

August 6, 2018

New Brunswick, NJ – On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, New Brunswick Tomorrow’s (NBT) Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy held a graduation event for 150 participants who attended this year’s camp.

Named after its creator, Mike Bobadilla, Captain of the New Brunswick Police Department, the Bobadilla Summer Soccer Academy  is a FREE five-week summer camp. Using soccer as a vehicle to ...