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The Jaffe Briefing - October 12, 2018




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EAST RUTHERFORD - The goal - one would think - is for the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 11, 2018




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OFF THE RAILS - Rail cars that are 40 years old. Buses that have run up 500,000 miles. And no plan to replace any of them. That's just one of the findings in the NJ Transit audit released yesterday, a must-read for commuters as they stand on the platform and wait for their ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 10, 2018




The Jaffe Briefing will be on Fall Break beginning Monday, returning Oct. 23


OFF THE RAILS - NJ Transit riders: Sorry. Besides the chronically-cancelled, jam-packed trains, it looks as if commuters will also be slapped with rate hikes beginning next summer, to pay for the privilege of all this crappy service. Gov. Phil Murphy was able to hike ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 9, 2018

TRENTON - Legislative aides are getting raises, and you can assume that will tick off taxpayers. But it has been a really, really long-time coming. For 16 years, each member of the state Assembly has only had $110,000 for staff salaries. As time has gone by, and the jobless rate has dropped, it has become increasingly more difficult to find talented people to work these jobs, which promise ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 5, 2018

STATEWIDE - Hope this doesn't make you more jittery: After all, New Jerseyans are the most stressed-out Americans. That's the latest word from Zippia, a California career counseling service, whose staff analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data from 2012-16. New Jersey earned top honors because we "work long hours, have long commutes ...

The Jaffe Briefing - October 4, 2018

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - There's actually a battle for the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Republicans believe they may have a fighting chance of reclaiming a Senate seat - the first time since 1972. However, Quinnipiac pollsters still give a strong edge to Sen. Bob Menendez over his challenger, a newcomer named Bob Hugin. The race seems to be coming down to this: New Jerseyans are still ...

New Brunswick Approves New Fraternity House on Tiny Lot

October 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - It is a narrow lot, barely 25 feet wide, created through a subdivision more than 150 years ago, and now it will be the long-sought home to a Rutgers University fraternity.

City zoning board members Tuesday approved plans for Phi Sigma Kappa to build its new three-story house on the lot at 27 Stone St., a block from the university's College Avenue campus.

Once ...

Rutgers Police Issue Alert About Assault Victim Taken to Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement.

The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a verbal argument with one of the men, and was struck and knocked to the ground. The victim was then ...

Rutgers Police Issue Alert About Assault Victim Taken to Hospital

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  A Rutgers University student was taken to the hospital early Sunday after he was beaten by two men on Easton Avenue, police said in a statement.

The assault occurred about 2:15 a.m. when the victim, who was on Easton Avenue between Bristol and Courtland streets, was in a verbal argument with one of the men, and was struck and knocked to the ground. The victim was then ...

OPINION

Business and Government Leaders Honored at Food Industry’s 45th Annual “Good Government” Breakfast

October 11, 2018

TRENTON – There was no shortage of pressing topics at the Food Council Committee for Good Government’s 45th Annual “Good Government” Breakfast recently at Forsgate Country Club, as more than 200 state lawmakers and food industry leaders discussed key issues and honored industry professionals and policy makers making a huge difference for NJ consumers.

It was ...

OPINION: We Need To Strengthen Disability Rights Law

October 7, 2018

This week marks an important milestone in the civil rights movement for people with disabilities:  the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Stephen Komninos Law in New Jersey.

Named after a young man who died almost 10 years earlier to the day — due to inexcusable neglect by his group home staff — the landmark law established policies and procedures for protecting those ...

Third Annual Lincoln of Wayne Car and Bike Show Raises Money For First Responders

October 10, 2018

WAYNE, NJ - The third-annual Lincoln of Wayne Black Label Car & Bike show raised money for first responders including the Wayne Fire Department, Wayne EMS and the Wayne PBA.

"Every event we put on over the course of the year is always a fundraiser, so today we raise money for the community that supports us all year long.. that's our first responders," said Lincoln of Wayne ...

West Orange Downtown Alliance Creates Two Historic Murals With Spray-Painting Robot

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Orange NJ Downtown Alliance has partnered with Estonian inventor, Mikhel Joala, to create two historic murals using "Albert" - Joala's automated spray-painting robot.

"This is cutting edge technology - the robot is the only one like it in the world." said West Orange NJ historian, Joe Fagan. Named after its first print, a portrait of Albert ...

Chatham Township Hosts Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness And Fundraising Walk Event

CHATHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor, Curt Ritter, partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to host the "Out Of The Darkness" walk to raise funds and awareness about mental illness and suicide prevention.

"Over the past three years, we've raised over $200,000, which is truly remarkable," said Mayor Ritter

AFSP New Jersey Area Director, ...