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Diocese of Metuchen's First Spanish-speaking Class of Deacons Ordained for Ministry

May 22, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The first-ever fully Spanish-speaking class of deacons has been ordained for service in the Diocese of Metuchen – including service in two parishes in New Brunswick.

Pedro Sanchez Duval has been ordained to serve at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Morris Street and Jose Suarez Aular has been ordained to serve at Parish of the Visitation on Sandford Street.

The class ...

At Ukrainian Church in New Brunswick, Prayers for Peace and a Search for Hope

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sunday morning’s gloomy skies gave off just enough light to illuminate the stained-glass windows inside the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Dozens of candles set on alters flickered as a woman in a grey raincoat clasped her hands together in prayer. 

A man in a black leather jacket and khakis stood behind her, his eyes closed as he ...

Saint Peter's University Hospital Marks World Day of the Sick with Annual Mass

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital recently observed World Day of the Sick – a moment when prayers are offered for those who are suffering, praise is given to their caretakers and faith organizations mark this day by providing medicines, food and spiritual guidance.

It hosted its annual mass on Friday, Feb. 11, when the Most Reverend James F. Checchio, ...

10 People to Watch in 2022: Pastor Cyndi Stouffer, United Methodist Church

10 People to Watch is a series created by TAPinto New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Pastor Cyndi Stouffer’s mom was excited and supportive when her daughter announced she was being called to serve God and was enrolling at the theological seminary.

After all, the Rev. Dr. Nancy Belsky had in many ways blazed a trail for other women – even her daughter. Whichever church she ...

Watch Night Service on New Year's Eve Holds Special Meaning at United Methodist Church

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Many members of the United Methodist Church on George Street grew up in the churches of their native West African homes observing Watch Nigh each New Year’s Eve.

Those congregants from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria and Ghana find comfort in the service marked with contemplative, introspective prayer – including one that will start minutes before 2021 ends ...

Sacred Creche Depicting Birth of Jesus Vandalized at Hillsborough Church

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - For the second time in three weeks, the creche depicting the birth of Jesus, with mother Mary and father Joseph alongside the infant has been vandalized.

The damage was discovered early Thursday morning outside the rectory at Mary, Mother of God Church.

Township Police were called, and an investigation is underway.

The most noticeable damage was the broken left arm of ...


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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 ...