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State Theatre New Jersey Will Allocate Some $10 Tickets For Performances, Thanks to Program

July 3, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – State Theatre New Jersey (STNJ) will allocate a set amount of $10 tickets to every performance at the fully renovated theater thanks to its participation in a program supported by Bank of America.

The Families First Discovery Program seeks to remove financial barriers for families and individuals with a New Jersey Families First card (Families First branded electronic ...

New Brunswick Planning Independence Day Celebration Capped by Fireworks on Sunday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The annual Independence Day fireworks show can be seen from roof tops, back yards and other vantage points from across the city and beyond. People have even been known to pull their cars over to the side of Route 18 to watch them.

But if you don’t come down to Boyd Park to watch the fireworks, you’re going to miss out on the rest of the city’s Fourth ...

Two Cultures, One Message: New Brunswick's Latest Street Mural Speaks to Community Unity

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The children who created the concept behind the city’s newest street mural wanted to convey the idea that a united community is a safe community.

So, a Hamsa – a palm-shaped talisman that represents protection to Jews – took shape Tuesday at the corner of Livingston Avenue and Delavan Street near Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple.

Inside the Hamsa ...

George Street Playhouse's 2022-23 Season Will Spread Some 'Joy' Around New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse, the cornerstone of the city’s vibrant performing arts community, has announced a five-show season that will begin in October and feature the world premiere of biographical musical based on the life of divorced woman-turned-entrepreneur.

“Joy” is the heartwarming story of Joy Mangano, who escaped a bad marriage and bankruptcy ...

New Brunswick Artist's Street Mural Captures the Tears, Triumph of Juneteenth

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In his latest street mural spanning the intersection of George Street and Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick artist Luis-Miguel Caraballo has chosen symbols of freedom to capture the spirit of Juneteenth.

Images of broken chain links – as if torn asunder by the will to be free - are cast against vivid greens and blues.

“Broken chains are a recurring theme ...

New Brunswick Ready to Celebrate Juneteenth With Parade, Theatrical Events

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Several events are planned throughout the city to commemorate Juneteenth, a federal holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States.

The highlight of the citywide celebration will be the Juneteenth Celebration Parade and Cultural Festival, organized by the Vulcan Pioneers of New Brunswick - a historic organization that represents the city’s black ...

Seven Things To Do in New Brunswick on Saturday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's football and baseball, murals and munchies on the menu in New Brunswick on Saturday, giving all plenty of options for fun:

Community Day: Health Fair and Giveaway Day, Sacred Heart Church

Sacred Heart Church at 56 Throop Ave. will be hosting a Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon in its parking lot. There will be free screening for things such as blood pressure, ...

Cruisers, Customs, Coupes, Classics Line Main Street Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Friday nights on Main Street are synonymous with polished chrome bumpers, fenders with curves, big block engines and more than a few sets of fuzzy dice hanging off rear view mirrors.

Cruisers. Customs. Coupes. Classics. Take your pick.

Thousands of car enthusiasts and visitors come to Somerville on a Friday night to enjoy the dichotomy of Detroit iron, from ...

Five Things to do in New Brunswick This Weekend

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From films to fish, from dancing to delicious food, there's something for everyone happening this weekend in the city:

Friday, June 3

Arts Institute of Middlesex County’s First Fridays Event at Monument Park

The Arts Institute of Middlesex County’s First Fridays in partnership with New Brunswick Cultural Center (NBCC), New Brunswick Performing Arts ...

New Zealand Cyclist Wins 50-Mile Tour of Somerville in 1 Hr., 50 Mins.

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Bike racers from as far as New Zealand, Mexico and Canada wheeled into town Memorial Day to compete in the 77th Tour of Somerville.

What has become a Memorial Day tradition is said to be America’s oldest cycling race. A series of races drew top amateur and professional riders and thousands of spectators to the streets of the borough.

The 50-mile men’s ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - June 29, 2022

**The Jaffe Briefing will be on break, returning Tuesday, July 5**

TRENTON – As media tries to chip away at the new $50.6 billion state budget in the final hours before lawmakers adopt the plan and flee Trenton for the holiday, Politico is focusing on line items related to public schools. Despite the overflowing coffers, the state’s public schools will remain underfunded by $600 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 27, 2022

TRENTON – There’s no clever angle to describe what’s happened to Roe v. Wade.  Let’s just localize it for New Jersey, with confirmation from Gov. Phil Murphy that a woman’s right to decide what to do with her own body is safe in this state, for now.  The governor said: “it is incumbent that we do more to fully secure reproductive rights and ensure ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 28, 2022

TRENTON – So, it looks like New Jersey has a budget that Democrats can live with: a $50.6 billion spending plan with no additional taxes, a $6 billion rainy-day fund and a full payment for the underfunded pension system, Politico reports. The highlights – thanks to this unprecedented amount of surplus funds and tax receivables – ensures the state will have the largest stockpile ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 23, 2022

TRENTON – Gun control may not be in the national headlines today, yet there needs to be a constant drumbeat to force lawmakers to act before the next crisis. So, let’s push it to the forefront, celebrating that the Assembly advanced a package of bills yesterday to further tighten the state’s firearms laws. These proposed bills are not yet before Gov. Phil Murphy for signature, ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 22, 2022

ON THE ROAD – Politico states the obvious: the Holland Tunnel offers two lanes heading in and out of New Jersey. And, unless there is some super project to somehow expand vehicular capacity under the Hudson, the Holland Tunnel will remain the same, always. And that’s why some locals are scratching their heads at the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s plan to spend ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 21, 2022

OFF THE RAILS – NJ Transit is back in the news, after the rail agency was forced to cancel all trains during rush hour on Friday night. Sigh, and why? NJ Transit's locomotive engineers didn’t show up, causing 80 trains to vanish off the board. Engineer call-outs were nearly triple the rate of an average weekday, affecting more than 100,000 commuters. There were 481 engineers, ...

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Thu, July 7, 5:30 PM

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Saint Peter's Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

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Fri, July 8, 9:00 AM

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Recycling Collection (Zone #1) - Rescheduled from ...

Rutgers to Offer Flexible Work Arrangements

June 26, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers will implement flexible work arrangements for employees as part of a new extensive program that draws from lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Rutgers Future of Work initiative, announced last week by President Jonathan Holloway, builds on the flexibility and innovation that kept the university operating throughout the pandemic.

“Managing the ...

South Brunswick Adds More Liquor Licenses

July 1, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township has increased the number of available liquor licenses for consumption and distribution at last night’s council meeting. The members all agreed to increase the number of available licenses to meet the needs of the growing community.

The number of consumption licenses, which allow establishments to serve alcohol, increased from 14 to 15 while ...

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Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center Earns National Recognition from the American Heart Association for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

June 30, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center has again earned the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite and Advanced Therapy with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll recognition.

 

For stroke patients, this means RWJUH has met ...