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The Jaffe Briefing - November 12, 2018

STATEWIDE - Imagine real funding for the Gateway Tunnel, for our weary commuters. Or restoration of the full federal tax deduction on state and local taxes, for our weary wallets. Or a ban on oil drilling off our treasured shore. All these things could very well happen, reports, with the Democrats taking control of the House in January. Jersey will once again have some ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 9, 2018

NOT IN NJ - Chris Christie for Attorney General? There was a time, not too long ago, that idea would make people spray mouthfuls of coffee all over their computers. But, these are even stranger times with New Jersey being the West Wing's whipping boy. So, the fact that Christie is on the short list for the top attorney in the land? Yeah, why not. Perhaps, if he gets the gig, Christie may ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 8, 2018

OFF THE RAILS - A big winner in Tuesday's mid-term election could be the Gateway Project, the political football that many argue is the most paramount infrastructure project in the nation. The President has famously ignored the $13 billion plan, after Chris Christie cancelled an earlier version, to the fury of any commuter who is just trying to get to work at a reasonable time. But with ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 7, 2018

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL - Finally, bleary-eyed Democrats were able to creep out of their homes this morning, and see some light. After two years of living in bizarro TrumpWorld, with both houses of Congress comprising bobble-headed sycophants scared to run afoul of wacky White House talking points, there will finally be some actual opposition on Capitol Hill.  The Republicans grabbed ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 6, 2018


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The Jaffe Briefing - November 5, 2018

AT THE POLLS - New Jersey is proudly welcoming 150,000 new registered voters, but will they show up tomorrow? That's the hot-button question as state Democrats salivate with the opportunity to overthrow some House seats in New Jersey. Voter registration has jumped nicely in New Jersey, mostly among Democrats and independents. Montclair State poli-sci professor Brigid ...

Ex-Rutgers Football Player Charged in Attempted Murder Plot is Hard Working 'Role Model,' Pastor says

November 2, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The pastor of a former Rutgers football player charged with threatening to kill two people described the young athlete as a hard worker and a leader in the church community.

"He is respectful and a role model," Dr. Derrick Dumas said of Izaia Bullock, the former university football player accused of plotting to kill two relatives of an ...

Premed Programs Gives Students Savings, Study Outside Science

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Nine Rutgers University students have begun a pre-medical school program that ensures entrance to medical school and allows them to pursue studies and degree outside of science.

Initiated this fall, the 4 + 4 program offered to students in the Honors College will guarantee them a seat at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as long as they maintain a required ...

RU football player arrested in double murder plot

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers football player was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder for plotting to kill two members of the family of his friend, authorities said today.

Izaia Bullock, 22, of Piscataway, a junior linebacker, is being held at the Middlesex County jail in North Brunswick following his arrest.

Rutgers dismissed Bullock from the football ...

Portion of Bayard Street in New Brunswick's Downtown Closed

November 8, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A portion of Bayard Street in the city's downtown will be closed for the next week for construction of the latest city parking garage, officials announced today.

Bayard Street is closed from George Street to Elm Row.

The closure, which began today and will continue through Nov. 16.

"The purpose of the closure is to complete a building phase for the new ...


East Brunswick's Clergy Condemns Pittsburgh Shootings

October 31, 2018


Der Editor,

The East Brunswick Interfaith Clergy Council strongly condemns the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. We are heartbroken by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and their community.

 We mourn the loss of eleven innocent lives and pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. We are grateful for ...

Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Jane Clementi to Participate in Speaker Series Nov. 14

November 5, 2018

Tyler Clementi Foundation’s Jane Clementi to Participatein Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Nov. 14.

 Jane Clementi, who lost her son Tyler to suicide after he became the victim of homophobic cyber bullying, will talk about her Tyler Clementi Foundation “Upstander” program as part of the Daniel Pearl Education Center Speaker Series on Wednesday, Nov. 14, ...

Treelicious Orchards Celebrates Fall at their Annual Apple Festival & Benefit

November 6, 2018

PORT MURRAY, NJ -- A good time was had by all at the Apple Festival hosted by Treelicious Orchards this October. An annual event, the festival is a benefit for The Ben Samuels Children's Center for Inclusive Early Care and Education at Montclair State University.

Visitors picked their own apples at the peak of perfection, with six different varieties to choose from. The event also ...

Vanillamore Finds Success Among Vibrant Montclair Restaurant Community

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanillamore is celebrating their first anniversary as a part of the vibrant Montclair restaurant scene this November.

Vanillamore Owner and Chef Risa Magid Boyer speaks about coming to Montclair, working with other business owners in town, and giving back to the community through a recent partnership with the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.

"Montclair ...

New Jersey Woman Shares Late Husband's Story of Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey resident Kenya Medard, who lost her husband to male breast cancer, detailed how her husband came to be diagnosed with male breast cancer and their journey through the progress of this disease.

“We started noticing that my husband had a stain in his undershirt. We honestly thought that maybe he had bumped into something and he was just bruised. There was ...

Male Breast Cancer Coalition Founder Cheri Ambrose Raises Awareness at the 2018 Women's Wellness Expo

WAYNE, NJ -- Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute.

“The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This year alone, 2,550 men just here in the United States are estimated to be stricken with ...

YMCA of Montclair to Give Back to the Community with Annual 1891 Gala Fundraiser

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The YMCA of Montclair will give back to the community with its annual 1891 Gala Fundraiser on Friday, October 26, 2018.

"The Y is one of those anchor organizations in the community," says YMCA of Montclair President and CEO Buddy Evans during an interview with TAPintoTV staff. "We promote philanthropy and volunteerism in the community, because we know ...