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The Jaffe Briefing - December 12, 2017

OUR TAKE ON THE NEWS IN NEW JERSEY

TRENTON - With a large bucket of popcorn, let's all sit back and watch the war of words between Gov. Chris Christie and his successor, Phil Murphy. Christie - who has been telling us for years the state has no money - now thinks things are pretty darn peachy, based on his strong, conservative stewardship. Christie says the state budget has ...

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Traffic Advisory for Rutgers Big Chill 5K Run/Walk on December 2

December 1, 2017

Be advised that on Saturday, December 2, Rutgers Recreation Big Chill 5K run/walk will take place from 7 a.m. to noon. Due to this event, there will be full and partial closures to several main roads in the New Brunswick area including College Avenue between Buccleuch Park and Somerset Street. 

The following roads will be closed intermittently: Somerset Street from ...

Investors Bank October 2017 Fed Normalization Process

The Federal Reserve has increased interest rates twice this year and could do so again in December.  But the economy is hardly booming along and inflation remains tame.  Are the central bankers crazy?  No!  They simply are trying to add some monetary policy arrows to their largely empty quiver.

The near collapse of the world financial system in 2008, forced the Fed to take ...

Rutgers student activists disrupt board of trustees, call for minimum wage increase

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dozens of students activists interrupted the Rutgers Board of Trustees December 12 meeting as part of their campaign for a campus-wide $15 minimum wage.

Many of them chanted slogans such as “If we don’t get it, shut it down,” and “We want just, and power, and 15 an hour.” Others hel​d​ up signs which ​simply ​read ...

State unveils $1.3 million grant to Rutgers opioid treatment program

PISCATAWAY, NJ - ​Solutions to the state's opiod crisis has landed in the lap of Rutgers University. ​The ​university's ​New Jersey Healthcare Development Center ​is being armed with $1.3 million to launch a statewide Certified A​l​cohol and Drug Counselor apprenticeship program​, in the latest effort to battle opiod addiction.​

With the ​state ​grant, the ...

Rutgers to raise minimum wage to $11 an hour for student workers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University will be raising the campus-wide minimum wage to $11 an hour, university president Robert Barchi announced in a campus-wide email on December 11.

The move comes as a partial victory for the local labor rights group, Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops​ (RUSAS)​, wh​ich ha​s​ been campaigning for a $15 minimum wage.

Right now, the ...

NJTV to put spotlight to New Brunswick with "In Your Neighborhood" special

December 12, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - ​NJTV - typically broadcasting from its home in downtown Newark - is coming to New Brunswick these next couple weeks, as part of their “In Your Neighborhood” series.

NJTV’s program will bring together different key figures from across the city, similar to In Your Neighborhood specials the​ station has ​broadcast in Asbury Park, Camden ...

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A Threat to Patient Choice; Horizon Limits Network - Letter to the Editor

December 6, 2017

A 96-year old patient recently arrived at my office in Monroe and burst into tears, saying her insurance company called to tell her she needed to switch doctors. She brought a letter indicating that I would no longer be in-network for her Medicare Advantage plan with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. 

The state’s largest carrier had excluded from its new Medicare ...

“Bird TV,” Foxes, Deer, and Chipmunks Bring Plainsboro Preserve to Life

December 12, 2017

Plainsboro, NJ - The 530-acre Plainsboro Preserve has its own CSPAN-type channel. It’s called “Bird TV.” It’s on 24/7. And it broadcasts rain or shine, no matter what.

No, Bird TV is not included with your basic cable package and no, it’s not actually television. Rather, it is a giant bay window that showcases a diverse array of habitats and the 50-acre McCormack ...