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Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

Tears of Joy, Tons of Traffic: Rutgers Readies For First In-person Commencement Since 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White.

The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests – academic, epidemic and personal.

The Class of ’22 will someday have a ...

Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, K-12 Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

First Rutgers Day in Three Years Draws Tens of Thousands on College Avenue Campus

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Third Floor - a band so named because the four members assembled their guitars and drums on the third floor of the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center to rehearse - were rocking the crowd on the College Avenue lawn.

Students swayed, a woman waved and two kids who taken a front row seat were nodding their heads to the music.

It seemed fitting that the band closed ...

Iconic Coach Stringer Retires; Rutgers to Name Court in Her Honor

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – C. Vivian Stringer, a Rutgers icon, a trailblazer in women’s basketball and the first Black coach (man or woman) to reach 1,000 wins in Division I competition, has announced her retirement.

Stringer, who also coached at Cheyney State and Iowa during her Hall of Fame career, will officially retire Sept. 1.

In 50 years as a college coach, she amassed 1,055 ...

Rutger’ Mental Health and Wellness Week Highlights Commitment to Community

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick is launching its first Mental Health and Wellness Week with a series of programs to address the mental health needs of students and employees.

The programs throughout the week of April 25 are part of Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway’s effort to establish a culture of wellness at Rutgers-New Brunswick, ...

Prize-Winning Journalist, Astronaut Set For Rutgers Commencement Ceremonies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has profiled newsmakers from Barack Obama to Bruce Springsteen to Katharine Graham over a 40-year career will be awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree when he addresses graduates next month at the 256th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.

David Remnick, ...

Rutgers Gives Athletic Director Hobbs Extension Through 2028

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has reached a contract extension with Athletic Director Pat Hobbs, keeping him at the helm of the Scarlet Knights through 2028. 

Hobbs, who is in his seventh season On the Banks, has helped usher in one of the greatest eras in Rutgers athletics history, marked by success in the classroom and in competition.  

“I want to thank ...

'We Want to Be Ready to Help in Any Way We Can'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers students, faculty and staff are providing humanitarian help from more than 4,500 miles away as the horrors continue in Ukraine and the world gets a front row seat to images of dead bodies lying in the streets of the war-torn country.

The volunteers are a small but committed group who were born in Ukraine, are first-generation Americans or have relatives fighting to ...

A Little Loot for Linebackers, Left Fielders and Liberoes at Rutgers?

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An agreement between Rutgers athletics and Jacksonville, Fla.-based Brandr Group unveiled Thursday could result in a windfall for the athletes who play on the 24 teams at Rutgers.

Brandr is a brand management, marketing and licensing agency that uses group licensing rights to create co-branded opportunities for athletes and their schools.

The agreement with ...

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NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

African American Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBH Transaction with St. Peters

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick, which will lead to the creation of New ...

RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 19, 2022

TRENTON – Tone deaf? Or worse?  Just days after the mass shooting in Buffalo, among the many, many other mass shootings in the U.S. this year, Sen. Ed Durr believes it’s the perfect time to ease gun restrictions in New Jersey. You can’t make this up. Durr, a gun owner seeking a concealed-carry permit, wants to give $1 million for high schools to start gun ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2022

STATEWIDE – Imagine it’s a typical weekend of sports. NFL, MLB, NBA; you name it. And that means you are faithfully situated in front of the high-def. But state officials are concerned about what happens during the commercial breaks, when you are slammed with ads for online sports betting companies. And they seem to sponsor everything, from the game breaks, to the score recaps to ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 16, 2022

TRENTON – State budget officials have unearthed an unexpected $3.7 billion in the current and upcoming fiscal years, as New Jersey’s revenue stream is stronger than ever. But, for those who think the cash will just keep raining, have you recently checked the stock market? Yes, we all know, money can come in frantically, and then vanish the exact same way.  State ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 13, 2022

STATEWIDE – Gas won’t be cheap, but it will be a few cents cheaper today, as part of a clever PR stunt to show that we could all save money by pumping our own damn gas. It’s all coming from the New Jersey Gasoline, C-Store, and Automotive Association, which is listing a bunch of gas stations from Bergen to Ocean counties that will offer a price drop of about 15 cents per ...

The Jaffe Briefing May 12, 2022

STATEWIDE – Towns with their own e-newsletters spend plenty of time and effort to develop lists of local residents, who voluntarily opt-in to receive municipal information. And now a non-profit is suing 30 municipalities, demanding access to those email lists to send out its own information, the Record reports. The entity is called “Rise Against Hate,” founded in ...

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Proud Day For Grads, Loved Ones at Rutgers' First In-person Commencement Since 2019

May 15, 2022

PISCATAWAY, NJ – In many ways, Kamil Skup’s journey to graduation day at Rutgers can be traced to 1979, when his father and avowed supporter of dissident Lech Walesa’s Solidarity trade union was barred by communist authorities from returning to his native Poland.

“He had come here to visit and had to stay here,” said Piscataway’s Skup. “He ...

Tears of Joy, Tons of Traffic: Rutgers Readies For First In-person Commencement Since 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Caps and gowns. Pomp and Circumstance. Scarlet and White.

The images of thousands of graduates from Rutgers-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences filing into SHI Stadium on Sunday, May 15, will represent the end of a journey that was filled with many tests – academic, epidemic and personal.

The Class of ’22 will someday have a ...

Rutgers Enlisting State's Teachers, K-12 Students to Fight Against Spotted Lanternflies

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It takes a village to rid a state of spotted lanterflies.

That’s why Rutgers University is enlisting the state’s K-12 teachers and students in a Spotted Lanternfly Eradication Unit through a program designed to teach how to trap and kill the invasive East Asia insect that imperils the Garden State’s crops.

The Rutgers Center for Mathematics, ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

May 12, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battled-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

OPINION

Proposed cannabis operation benefits West Amwell

May 3, 2022

Dear Editor:

There has been a lot of online discussion about the plan to build an indoor cannabis farm on Brunswick Pike in West Amwell

Despite what may be circulating on social media, these types of operations are required to comply with strict state environmental regulations. They are a win-win for their host communities, creating enormous local tax revenue through assessments and sales.

Find Fund Flip, Real Estate Investing Seminar comes to Carteret, New Jersey on May 21!

May 16, 2022

Benz and JT Morel of Epic Level-Up Group present Find Fund Flip, a real estate seminar designed to GROW your business and your team in today's intense real estate market!

When: Saturday, May 21st, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: The Saint Demetrius Community Center, 691 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, New Jersey.

This great networking and educational opportunity are back by popular ...

OPINION: Residents and Workers of NJ Nursing Homes Have Not Been Forgotten

April 26, 2022

As we grapple with the terrible toll COVID-19 has taken on our state, we continue to look for answers that will help us emerge from the public health crisis better prepared for any future threat.

Over two years after New Jersey saw its first case, we often look back on the early days of the pandemic in frustration and awe, realizing just how much damage was done, how much suffering was endured ...