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New Jersey Drivers See Record-High Gas Prices Again

June 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The average gas price in New Jersey has reached another all-time high.

AAA says the price for a gallon of unleaded is $4.79 on Thursday, June 2, 2022. That's up 2 cents from yesterday, 57 cents from last month and up $1.74 a gallon, compared to this time last year.

The price of a gallon of diesel in New Jersey is headed down. It's $6.15 per gallon, which is down 9 ...

Acting Attorney General Calls for Increased Law Enforcement Presence at New Jersey Schools

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin has called for increased law enforcement presence at schools statewide, following the May 24, 2022 deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

"Nothing about this is normal," Platkin said in a statement. "We do not have to accept that we live in a country where children are shot just for going to school. My ...

New Jersey Drivers Are Paying More than $4.75 a Gallon to Fill Up, on Average

NEW JERSEY — The average price of a gallon of unleaded gas in New Jersey didn't go up in the past 24 hours.

But the price didn't go down, either.

AAA says the average price of a gallon of unleaded in New Jersey is $4.77 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. The price is 12 cents higher than last week, 67 cents higher than last month and $1.71 higher than this time last ...

Here Are the 13 Dispensaries in New Jersey Legally Selling Cannabis to the Public

NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide.

According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are:

North Jersey:

Apothecarium, 1865 Springfield, Avenue, Maplewood
Apothecarium, 55 South Main Street, ...

Franklin Township: Easter Bunny Hops on by Franklin Gazebo (Photo Gallery)

SOMERSET, NJ - Franklin families were treated to photo ops with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny, music, goody bags, balloon animals, fire truck tours, and more at the township's annual Bunny Bonanza at the Franklin Gazebo Saturday afternoon. 

This year is the first time since the pandemic the event was held fully in person, last year's event was held via ...

Franklin Township: Police Investigating Apparent Suicide at Colonial Park

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township Police Department (FTPD) is investigating an apparent suicide that occurred at Colonial Park on Sunday.

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call on Sunday morning around 7:44 am "requesting that officers check a suspicious vehicle parked in Colonial Park," according to a news release. 

An unidentified 37-year-old male from Hillsborough ...

Franklin Youth Center Grand Opening Announced, Job Fair Set for Next Saturday

SOMERSET, NJ - Councilwoman At-Large Kimberly Francois invited the public to attend the Franklin Township Youth Center's grand opening event scheduled for May 14 at 429 Lewis Street.

"We finally have a date for the grand opening," Francois said during Tuesday night's council meeting. "After all this time. It will be opened on Saturday, May 14, 2022... We have a full ...

Franklin Township: Murphy Attends Prayer Vigil at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church

SOMERSET, NJ - A large crowd gathered outside on the lawn of the Spiritual Center - Metropolia of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in Franklin for a prayer vigil Monday night. 

Gov. Phil Murphy joined other officials to support the people of Ukraine during their current conflict with Russia. Murphy says with just about 75,500 Ukrainians, New Jersey is home to one of ...

Hillsborough Homeowner Killed by Falling Tree Being Cut Down

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A 68-year-old township man was killed Sunday when a tree that he was helping to cut down on his property fell on him striking his head, according to police Corporal Jack Howard.

He had attempted to move away from the tree as it began to come down, but was unsuccessful, Howard said.

The victim was identified as Frank Abate Jr., 68, of 786 Riverside Drive. He was found ...

NJTRANSIT Student Discount Program Rolls On

NEW JERSEY – College students who ride NJ TRANSIT’s bus, rail or light rail systems can save some money commuting back-and-forth thanks to the agency's student discount program. 

The “Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Month Free” Student Pass promotion works in partnership with regional colleges and universities to provide full-time students with a ...


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The Jaffe Briefing - July 5, 2022

TRENTON – With the state budget signed and the governor heading off to his Italian villa on vacation, it’s time to catch up on all that was missed. Hmm. Here’s one, from the pile:  New Jerseyans who buy electric cars receive a nice gift from the state, up to $5,000 off the purchase or lease, besides not having to pay sales tax. Very generous, thank you. But now the state is ...

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 ...

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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 ...


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 ...