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The Jaffe Briefing - November 12, 2019

DEMAREST – Now, the waiter is left holding the bag. The Alpine Country Club, facing a lawsuit from a ticked-off member when a waiter spilled wine on her $30,000 handbag, is now blaming the waiter. The woman says her discontinued pink Hermes Kelly bag was positively ruined and the country club is refusing to make good. She sued the club last month. New court filings, discovered by the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 11, 2019

HOBOKEN – There may be the need for spit guards and chicken wire, as a Senate Select Committee will be holding a public hearing on NJ Transit’s woes at the Hoboken terminal on Wednesday, smack in the middle of the evening rush hour. From 5-7 p.m., commuters are invited to provide some colorful input – if their trains magically arrive on time from New York. Kudos to Senate ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 9, 2019

NEWARK – After several months and more than 1,000 suggestions, officials at Rutgers University-Newark finally unveiled the school's new mascot. And what manner of vicious beast or menacing mascot would come running onto the floor to greet basketball fans assembled under the Golden Dome? Try The Scarlet Raider, a baseball cap-wearing fox with limited facial expressions. Fans ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 7, 2019

TRENTON – Election season is over, so now what? Well, it looks like the state Legislature has to go back to work, as there is plenty of business to do over this “lame duck” period. This is that glorious time of the year when stuff actually gets done, often when voters are more interested in the holidays than what’s happening (or not) at the Statehouse. The Record has ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 5, 2019

STATEWIDE – Hey, it’s Election Day! And – of no great surprise – voter turnout is expected to be tremendously low. That’s because the General Assembly tops the ticket. (Yawn) As most of our state legislators are long-term incumbents, they don’t prompt any stampede to the polls. Insiders of insiders of insiders are probably excited about this election, ...

New Jersey Date Night: Get Lost in the Game at These Sports Bars

November 13, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Cheering on the home team is more fun when there’s two of you. And with football, basketball and hockey in full swing, there’s practically something happening every night.

It may not be possible for you and your date to go to every live game, but luckily our state offers a plethora of sports ...

Rutgers Awarded 'Greatest Growth in Student Voter Turnout' in Big Ten Voting Challenge

November 12, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More and more Rutgers students are voting.

The university had the greatest gains in student voter turnout over the past four years in the Big Ten Voting Challenge – a nonpartisan initiative to spur civic engagement and encourage more students to head to the polls.

Launched in 2017, the Big Ten Voting Challenge awards two campuses for their student voting efforts: ...

Rutgers' Administration Remains Committed to Course Scheduling System

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers' administration remains committed to a new course scheduling system despite a vote by faculty members Friday demanding a halt to its implementation.

At least for now, students in New Brunswick, Newark and Camden will be utilizing CourseAtlas when they log on starting in March to sign up for fall 2020 classes. The university has turned to the platform in an ...

Rutgers Faculty Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The union representing some 5,000 faculty members at Rutgers University has filed a formal unfair labor practice charge against the administration over a new course scheduling system that the university is implementing.

David Hughes, the treasurer of  Rutgers AAUP-AFT, told TAPinto New Brunswick that the union filed the complaint with the Public Employees Relation ...

Dash for Diapers (formerly Track Friday) Keeps Babies in Middlesex County Covered

November 11, 2019

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ -  The name may have changed, but the good stuff remains!  Back again this Thanksgiving, the Diaper Dash (formerly Track Friday) will be a day of fitness and fun to support the AECDC-Central Jersey Diaper Bank.  Burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories while giving back to the community.

Hosted at the Highland Park High School track on November 29 from ...

Brianna Feeney Selected as Alternate Ambassador for New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee

November 12, 2019

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - Ten-year-old Brianna Feeney has been selected as the Central New Jersey Area Four Alternate Ambassador for the Elks Special Children’s Committee.  South Plainfield Elks Lodge #2298 sponsored Brianna as one of the state’s eight ambassadors and alternate ambassadors.  New Jersey State Elks Association Special Children’s Committee hosted their annual ...

OPINION

Band Members Spread Harmony

November 1, 2019

Dear Editor,

Something beautiful happened at last night’s game when the New Brunswick High School marching band took the field at halftime.

Twelve of them. Yes, you read that correctly, twelve kids comprise their entire band. The parent chaperones were in awe of these courageous kids, only a dozen of them, just about one of each instrument, who took to the field to play a halftime ...

NCJW/Essex Lunch & Learn - Beyond the Border: Immigration in America Today

November 12, 2019

Who gets to come to the United States of America? Who will stay? How will they be treated? NCJW/Essex is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn program, Beyond the Border: Immigration in America Today, on Monday, November 18, to discuss these important questions about the future of our country with a panel of immigration experts.

The expert panel examining the current state of immigration will ...

Freeholder Director Rios Encourages Year-Long Support for Vets

November 8, 2019

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day.  At the first Armistice Day, on November 11, 1919, President Wilson stated:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed ...

Bergen County Theater Company Features Arts Programs for Kids of All Ages

November 8, 2019

RIDGEWOOD, NJ — In the next installation of HomeGrown: Ridgewood, Host Stephanie Willoughby visits with staff and performers at Porch Light Productions, a theater company in Bergen County offering theater and related arts programs for students from kindergarten through college. 

Founded in 2005, Porch Light Productions features a wide range of programs, such as classes in acting ...

State of Affairs Breaks Down $54 Million Allotted for New Jersey Child Care Subsidies

NEW JERSEY — NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner, Carole Johnson, explains to Steve Adubato on State of Affairs how $54 million allocated by the state will be used to raise subsidy rates for child care, allowing more families to afford better child care options.

Commissioner Johnson explained that by securing these funds, it’s the state’s hope that child care can be ...

East Brunswick Day Highlights Diversity and Community in Middlesex County, NJ

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- At this year’s East Brunswick Day, an annual event which brings together community residents, officials and businesses, TAPintoTV spoke with several attendees and participants. The event, which is in its sixth year, was held at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center and included local vendors, nonprofit organizations, township programs, local government, youth ...