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The Jaffe Briefing - March 22, 2019

HAMILTON - There are nearly 11,000 people employed at NJ Transit, yet not one of them has the responsibility of opening the Hamilton train station each morning. Rather, NJ.com reports, that task is delegated to the people who work at Dunkin' Donuts. No sugarcoating here, NJ Transit freely admits that employees of the mega-coffee chain's location here have the key to the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 21, 2019

STATEWIDE - President Trump was busy attacking the news media yet again yesterday, as he continues to claim any negative reporting about his administration is "fake." Yes, this continues to be dangerous stuff, as the president is the zen master in breezily dismissing cold, hard fact as fanciful fiction. The future of journalism is at a crossroads, with constant credibility ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 20, 2019

Welcome to the International Day of Happiness! This year's theme? "Happier Together!" Spring arrives, thankfully, at 5:58 p.m.

MONROE - This town's mayor has devised a clever new strategy to block overdevelopment: fighting for the nesting grounds of a local bald eagle, TAPInto New Brunswick reports. Mayor Gerald Tamburro is urging local ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 19, 2019

HOBOKEN - Aww, c'mon. That's really the only thing one guy can say, after Google Maps somehow caught him in mid-fall. Up through 8 p.m. yesterday, if you typed "725 Willow Ave. Hoboken, New Jersey" in Google Maps and clicked "street view," this is what appeared. Really, what are the odds?

TRENTON - Cash remains king in New Jersey, even though all those ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 18, 2019

TRENTON - The state is going to the dogs, which apparently have a terrific lobbyist in Trenton. Somehow, Fido, Rover and other four-legged friends have convinced lawmakers in the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee to support a bill that would limit the number of dogs euthanized after they attack.  NJ 101.5 reports that the legislation would only allow dogs who are ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 15, 2019

STATEWIDE - Well, this changes everything. Apparently, we now have the go-ahead to give the middle finger to cops who routinely pull us over. A federal appeals court has ruled a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she gave the Jersey salute to a cop in 2017. At first, the officer gave her a ticket for a lesser offense. But then she gave him the finger, prompting him ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

In Westfield, NJ, a Dream to Help People Live Better Through Food at Fettle + Fare

March 17, 2019

Opening a new restaurant is rarely an easy task, and for Fettle + Fare owner Amanda Vargas, who has multiple sclerosis and is legally blind, the journey to create her shop in Westfield, NJ, was extra challenging. 

It was here that she created a space that is more to her than a place to find tasty, nutritious food. It’s a symbol of growth and helping others ...

Rutgers Faculty Authorize Union to Strike

March 20, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University officials say they are "making progress" with the labor union representing faculty, but still the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers - representing 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate employees - is considering a first-ever strike.

University officials say they have met 33 times with the ...

Second New Brunswick Food Delivery Man Robbed, Assaulted

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man delivering a food order to a city residence was attacked by two robbers who punched the victim and stole the food and personal property, Rutgers University police said in an alert issued today.

The victim, who was robbed at an off-campus location, was the second delivery man attacked in five days.

The latest robbery occurred Saturday about 8 p.m. on Dix Street ...

Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University this afternoon announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and ...

13,500 Reasons to Love East Brunswick's New Metro Diner

March 13, 2019

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -   The new Metro Diner on Route 18 South in East Brunswick may be the first diner in this "Southern hospitality" chain to put down roots in New Jersey, but owners Mike and Jennifer Killeen have already made lots of friends in the community.  This past weekend, during a "soft" (practice) opening, the Killeens hosted a fundraiser for two ...

Hillsborough Schools Face Tough Choices; Teacher Layoffs Possible

March 21, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Stung by the defeat of a March 12 referendum that would have raised over $8 million to stabilize the school budget and implement full-day kindergarten, the Board of Education is considering several cost-saving options for the 2019-20 school year – including layoffs upwards of 50 teachers and staff.

Other remedies under consideration to overcome a $5 million shortfall ...

OPINION

Why Raise Taxes and Jeopardize 87,000 Jobs in New Jersey?

March 18, 2019

Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old.

Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the state now deploys biometric finger entry, electronic daily reports to parents, cameras and silent ...

Lost Souls Public Memorial Project

March 21, 2019

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Lost Souls Public Memorial Project 2nd Annual Recitation of Names

 

East Brunswick, NJ – Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – The Lost Souls Public Memorial Project will be holding a memorable evening of dinner, performance poetry, and a recitation of the names of the Lost Souls on May 22 from 7-9pm, to be held at Baker’s Barn at 93 Church ...