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The Jaffe Briefing - August 4, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing begins its summer hiatus today, returning right after Labor Day.  We are now accepting ads for the fall, in which you can reach nearly 30,000 business and government leaders in New Jersey each day. Click here to learn more or contact the office at 908-789-0700.

TRENTON - It is unclear the size of Gov. Phil Murphy's mansion; we haven't been invited over for ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 3, 2020

The Jaffe Briefing begins its summer hiatus on Wednesday, August 5, returning right after Labor Day. We are now accepting ads for the fall, in which you can reach nearly 30,000 business and government leaders in New Jersey each day. Click here to learn more or contact the office at 908-789-0700.

STATEWIDE – A swish of Gov. Phil Murphy’s pen will make ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 31, 2020

STATEWIDE - Not to overstate things in the slightest, but this November's election could be the most important in our country's history. As one particular top-tiered candidate is already yelling "Fraud!," it is vital that New Jersey not mess how it conducts the election. Gov. Phil Murphy certainly knows the stakes; he is still trying to figure out if the general election will be ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 30, 2020

STATEWIDE – On top of everything else, what’s the deal with these stupid seeds? New Jersey mailboxes, like those from around the country, are receiving these strange packages from China that we did not order. Sure, we were expecting knock-off handbags, bogus sports jerseys and fake watches in the mail from everyone’s favorite Communist superpower. But seeds? It seems these ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 29, 2020

STATEWIDE — Now, this is bound to work out well for New Jersey taxpayers. (Not!) Lawmakers have been cooking up a bill to allow local governments to borrow a bucket-load of moolah — up to 30% of their annual budgets, NJ Spotlight reports — to help offset what they’ve lost during the pandemic. Here’s the sting in the tail: They wouldn’t have to get the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - July 28, 2020

JACKSON – If you could afford a mansion on Airbnb, why would you rent smack in the middle of Central Jersey suburbia? Probably to invite 700 or so partiers who appear to have zero concern about the pandemic. Assume there were less masks than shot glasses, as it took local cops until 1 a.m. to extricate all revelers from the big house on Sunday night. Apparently, the 40-year-old homeowner ...

Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

Rutgers Will Play With 500 or Fewer in The Stands This Season - If There is One

July 20, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Forget about being at SHI Stadium to cheer on Greg Schiano and the Rutgers football team this season – if there is a season.

The university released a statement today that it will limit outdoor gatherings to 500 or fewer people.

The school cited Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders limiting outdoor gatherings to 500 or less in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as ...

Lawsuit Alleges Rutgers Won't Release Athletic Department's Financial Records

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University annually pouring tens of millions of dollars into its athletics programs and has refused to release documentation detailing the breakdown, according to a lawsuit filed by a union representing thousands of faculty members.

Attorneys for the AAUP-AFT filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court on Friday alleging university officials ...

Rutgers Announces 15% Reduction in Student Fees

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will be reducing its campus fees charged to all full-time and part-time students on its New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses, according to a letter sent to students from President Jonathan Holloway on Thursday.

Students will get a 15% break on their campus fees for the fall semester.

For full-time undergraduate students, that will translate into a savings of ...

Piscataway Man Facing Murder Charge After Stabbing

August 5, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 40-year-old Piscataway man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death follwing an altercation on Tuesday night.

William Johnson, 40, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose for causing the death of Lawrence Darby, 32, of Piscataway, according to a press release from Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief ...


St. Mary's Church is Hosting an Urgent Community Blood Drive on Thursday

August 5, 2020

New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS) is issuing an urgent call for healthy blood donors to donate blood at St. Mary's Church.  The blood drive will be held on Thursday, August 6th between 1pm-7pm.  St. Mary's Church is located at 1900 Brooks Blvd in Hillsborough.  Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be taken if social distancing can be maintained.  ...

CFO Your Way Provides Crucial Financial Expertise for Local, Small Businesses

July 31, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Cheryl Mucha, Founder and CEO of CFO Your Way, spoke with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur about how her firm helps small business owners realize their financial goals. Brodeur and Mucha spoke via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which has been reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the COVID-19 ...

Walter Pardo of WFP Tax Partners Discusses Parkinson’s Law as Part of Profit First Strategy

Walter Pardo, CEO & Certified Wealth Strategist at WFP Tax Partners, follows up his previous “Profit First” video, with an introduction to the concept of Parkinson’s Law: 

Author and Historian C. Northcote Parkinson theorized that our demand for a resource increases to meet the supply of it. 

For example, when we’re given two weeks to do a project, it ...

Hacksensack Riverkeeper Seeks Community Support after Headquarters Destroyed by Fire

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Captain Bill Sheehan of Hackensack Riverkeeper talked with Stephanie Willoughby about the recent fire that has temporarily sidelined the organization. Sheehan joined Willoughby at East Main Media Studios’ facility in Little Falls, NJ, which has been recently reconfigured to accommodate safe and socially distant production in light of the COVID-19 ...

Bloomfield NJ Hosts Community Conversation: “Let’s Talk About Race”

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield Township will be hosting “Let’s Talk About Race,” the third in a series of community conversations about race, on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:00pm via Zoom.

“We wanted to give the community a safe space to have these conversations,” said Councilwoman Jenny Mundell, who will co-moderate the online event. 

The evening’s ...

NJ Elder Law Attorney Explains Why You Need a Health Care Proxy

SPRINGFIELD, NJ -- Bob Bernstein, an attorney specializing in Estate Planning and Elder Law, spoke about the importance of obtaining a health care proxy, especially with the medical challenges Americans are currently facing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Simply explained, “a health care proxy is a document that says that you have the right to manage someone else’s health ...