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The Jaffe Briefing - September 13, 2019

CHERRY HILL – School officials may be backing down from their much-maligned tuna fish policy that spurred a statewide outcry. Alarmed by the number of students not paying for school lunches, totaling over $14,000, district leaders decided to crack down with a fishy new policy. Kids who owe money get tuna sandwiches for ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 12, 2019

STATEWIDE – If New Jersey is truly pro-business, it needs to give a boost to the weary small business owner, the backbone of the state’s economy. These are the people coping with high downtown rents, no advertising budgets, a minimal workforce to cover a mountain of responsibility, and often governmental red tape, especially if they dare seek a building permit to expand.  ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 10, 2019

TRENTON – It is unclear when Mercer County will be attacked by foreign armies, storming the shores of the Delaware to rape and pillage. But we need to be prepared now. That is why the freeholders are set to blow $287,000 on Thursday night to buy an armored vehicle, Planet Princeton reports. Some residents are disgusted by the apparent waste, even writing letters and contacting elected ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 9, 2019

STATEWIDE – An alleged shortage of White Claw hard seltzer could mean one of two things: Either the company’s complete misunderstanding of supply v. demand, or one of the most coordinated schemes of marketing genius ever seen. With a “shortage” of this tasteless, yet strangely popular, alcoholic drink, timed perfectly at the end ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 6, 2019

DEPTFORD – It’s all good in Jersey this morning. That’s because we are now home to the largest amount of corn cobs on a single plant. It’s true! The Courier Post reports a local retiree has shattered a Guinness world record. It began when he noticed a particularly spry cornstalk over the summer, with 12, then 13, and then 14 cobs steadily growing. The final tally ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 5, 2019

MILFORD – Crazy New Jerseyans are always in the news. Like in Westerly, RI., where a 26-year-old guy from Milford broke into Taylor Swift’s waterfront home to kick off the Labor Day weekend. He made sure to take his shoes off, as he told police he wanted “to be polite” as he ruffled around the megastar’s private enclave, The Westerly Sun reports. The New ...

NJ TRANSIT Graduating Seven Locomotive Engineer Classes in Two Years – Same Number Graduated in Last Five Years Combined

With the recent June 2019 graduating class and six more classes of locomotive engineering trainees graduating through December 2020, NJ TRANSIT will have graduated seven classes in two years (2019 – 2020). That’s the same number of classes that graduated in the previous five years combined (2014 – 2018.)

Agency officials attribute the significant increase in engineer training ...

Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

70 Years Ago, Camden Man Became Nation's First Mass Murderer

His name, like the names of his victims, is nearly forgotten. 

But what Howard Unruh did 70 years ago today in Camden, N.J. foreshadowed the insanity of mass shootings we live with today.

Insanity is the operative word here. From lockdown drills in nursery schools to bullet resistant backpacks, random mass shootings have become part of the “uniquely American” cultural ...

A Day When the Sea Was More Hostile Than the Wind or Sun

The boy struggled with a cart filled with beach stuff as he dragged it down the boardwalk. It was fish-tailing behind him and I almost told him to push rather than pull, but decided to mind my own business. I was pushing a small load myself, my sleeping grandson in a stroller.

He was with a girl a few years younger, a woman who looked to be a grandmother, and several small children. His role ...

New Jersey Date Night: Autumn Apple Picking

September 14, 2019

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

When you date someone not from New Jersey they might ask why we’re known as the Garden State. Typically the answer can be found with one visit to a local farmer’s market, but if doubt persists all you have to do is take them to a New Jersey orchard. 

A beautiful fall afternoon becomes ...

Rutgers Expands Support for Sexual Violence Victims

September 9, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christie Howley listens every day as students share their experiences with relationship violence, but for the director of the Rutgers University-Newark Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) office three students’ stories affirm the need for the support and programs the office provides.

While their experiences with sexual violence, assault and harassment ...

Rutgers' Gun Violence Research Center to Study School Building Design, Other Topics

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Addressing the national call for research on the causes of firearm violence, the New Jersey Center on Gun Violence Research at Rutgers University today announced it is launching eight new studies on gun violence and prevention.

The research, led by faculty members from across Rutgers University, will explore correlations between mental health care spending and ...

Tech-based Companies Flock to Rutgers' Career and Internship Mega Fair

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In one of the nation’s largest and most diverse recruiting efforts, Rutgers University–New Brunswick will host a three-day Career and Internship Mega Fair startng today with an expected record-breaking turnout of students. 

The Office of Career Exploration and Success (formerly University Career Services) is hosting more than 400 employers at the ...

South Brunswick Schools and Rutgers University Host Suicide Awareness Walk

September 14, 2019

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Residents and their friends are invited to come and support the South Brunswick School District and the Rutgers school-based youth services program (BRIDGE) for the first annual Suicide Awareness Walk on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11-2pm at Woodlot Park, 124 New Road.

The event will feature a 1.5-mile walk, along with wellness activities, food trucks, and ...

9/11 Victims from Somerset County Honored During Somerville Ceremony

September 11, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Director Brian D. Levine, held a ceremony marking the 18thanniversary of 9/11 at the county’s memorial clock tower, located on the corner of Main and Bridge streets. 

“I am saddened that we have to gather on this occasion, but I am heartened that we take it upon ourselves to remember and ...

OPINION

U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Peter’s University Hospital a High Performing Hospital for Five Adult Specialties

September 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION

Contact:

Michelle Lazzarotti, 732-745-8528 or 908-930-6954, mlazzarotti@saintpetersuh.com

Edna Arguello-Hitchner, 732-745-8528 or 732-853-6878, earguello@saintpetersuh.com

New Brunswick, N.J. – September 9, 2019 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report ...

HomeGrown NJ Highlights Asbury Park’s Progressive & LGTBQ-Friendly Spirit

September 13, 2019

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- Besides sand, surf and Springsteen, Asbury Park has been known in recent years as a hub for the New Jersey LGBTQ community. HomeGrown Host Stephanie Willoughby spoke with Comedian & Activist Jess Alaimo about the LGBTQ-friendly atmosphere of Asbury Park. Alaimo grew up in Asbury Park, where she still lives, and has family roots here. She founded the Asbury Park Young ...

Millburn, NJ Attorney on the Importance of Legal Advice for Startups

NEW YORK, NY -- TAPintoTV caught up with Attorney Jonathan Goodgold, Esq., of the law firm Maitlin Maitlin Goodgold Brass & Bennett at TechDay New York, the largest event for startups in the U.S. TechDay produces events to connect the startup community and highlight the most unique and innovative products currently in development. 

“All great businesses start with a great ...

Independent Cinema Serves as Community Hub for Arts-Centered Asbury Park

ASBURY PARK, NJ -- This week’s episode of HomeGrown: Asbury Park features a conversation with the owners of The ShowRoom Cinema, an independent movie house in town. When owners Michael Sodano and Nancy Sabino opened ShowRoom in 2009, there were no movie theaters in Asbury Park. 

“We couldn’t understand how a town that was so arts and culture-centric had no cinema,” ...

Captain of NY Red Bulls Tells Steve Adubato About His Team’s Commitment to Inspiring Communities

NEW JERSEY -- Luis Robles, Captain & Goal Keeper of the New York Red Bulls soccer team based in Harrison, NJ, appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato to discuss inspiring kids both on and off the field and his role in raising awareness for pediatric cancer research. 

The entire Red Bulls organization has an ongoing partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health in order to both build ...