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Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

May 5, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

Rutgers Researchers Receive Funding to Develop COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses.

“In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, ...

Rutgers COO: Students Who Don't Want Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transferring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in ...

Rutgers Fraternity Grateful For Support in Wake of Anti-Semitic Attack

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The members of Alpha Epsilon Pi say they are touched by the show of support in the wake of last week’s incident in which their house was vandalized as the fraternity marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

A GoFundMe page started by the Rutgers fraternity had received almost $1,400 in contributions by Thursday afternoon – nearly three times the original ...

Rutgers Ph.D. Student Plants Seeds to Grow Urban Gardens in Camden

CAMDEN NJ — Looking around this city, it’s hard to envision that Camden was once an epicenter of urban gardening.

However, Lewis Bivona, a Rutgers-Camden doctoral student, says there was a time when the city may have actually held that title. 

BIona points to a 2010 University of Pennsylvania report that indicates home-based growers here once created more backyard and ...

Rutgers, C. Vivian Stringer Agree to Contract Extension Through 2026

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University and head women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer have agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension that will keep the Hall of Fame coach courtside through the 2025-26 season.

Stringer, who ranks fifth in career victories (1,055) among women’s basketball coaches, will be 78 when the new contract expires.

Stringer, who just celebrated ...

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey to Deliver Rutgers-New Brunswick Commencement Address

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award an honorary degree to award-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey when she addresses graduates at the 255th anniversary commencement of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 16.

The board also voted to award scientist and politician, Rush D. Holt ...

Rutgers Presents Moral Courage in Medicine Award to Anthony Fauci

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Anthony Fauci has been presented with Rutgers’ inaugural Moral Courage in Medicine Award for his “steady and reassuring leadership steering the nation through an uncertain time during the pandemic.”

Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, received the award during an event to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), which began on the eve of ...

Rutgers Opens Adult Autism Services Community Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers has opened a new building to better serve adults with autism spectrum disorder through vocational and recreational programs, making it possible to expand existing programs to address a growing need in New Jersey, which has the highest autism rates in the country.

The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services Community Center, a 10,000-square-foot facility on the ...

CNN Anchor Don Lemon to Take Part in Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics Virtual Event

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — After watching and reporting on the death of George Floyd, his neck pinned to the ground beneath the knee of a Minnesota police officer, CNN anchor Don Lemon drew from James Baldwin’s 1963 "The Fire Next Time" as he wrote a poignant letter to his nephew.

“Today, I heard a dying man call out to his mama, and I wept for the world that will belong ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - May 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – Fake elections? Fake news? Fake this, Fake that. All would agree we are certainly tired of the overuse of such an inflammatory word. Yet, when it comes to elections in New Jersey, NJ.com is reporting the state is behind others in ensuring air-tight elections. We are just one of six states that don’t include a paper trail that would help election officials ensure voting ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – Modified mask mandate? Yes! The feds are lifting the requirement that fully vaccinated people wear masks in most outdoor and indoor places. Of course, mass transit is not one of those places, as it seems people will – and should – be wearing masks on jammed NJ Transit trains until, let’s say, 2100.  A great quote from the CDC: “If you are fully ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 12, 2021

NEWARK – It is a grand and interesting experiment. If you hand a low-income family $500 a month, with no strings attached, will it change lives? That’s the big question in Newark, where city officials are following Paterson to launch a two-year money give-away. Funded through private donations and charity, the city is planning to issue $500 checks each month to 400 households. This ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 11, 2021

STATEWIDE – A progressive research group is out with a tax study. OK, that may be the most boring lede ever written. Let’s try again; here we go: If you are deemed rich in New Jersey, you are screwed. That’s according to a new study, that shows President Biden’s proposed tax increases would hit New Jerseyans more than any other state. NJ.com reports that 53,000 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 10, 2021

LINDEN – As everything seems to begin and end in New Jersey, the national news is a pipeline that runs from Houston to Linden. The Colonial Pipeline – the largest of its kind in the U.S. – is shut down, as a Friday ransomware attack has taken down this massive delivery system that provides fuel to states on the eastern border. Yeah, this is an absolute mess, with the White House ...

The Jaffe Briefing - May 6, 2021

TRENTON – The simple idea behind “food shortage” is, well, there’s not enough food. But there’s another reason for some pockets of food shortage in New Jersey: simply not enough workers to pull vegetables from the ground. Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher says that current labor shortages are hitting New Jersey farms especially hard this growing season, sharing a ...

6 Tasty Ideas for Your Next Backyard Party

May 16, 2021

As the weather turns warmer and more people become comfortable getting together, it’s a great time to plan an outdoor party.

Here are six ideas for your next gathering, with tasty suggestions for what to serve:

Movie Night: Set up the projector, place out some comfy seating and have individual boxes of movie candy ready. For something fancy, put out bowls of truffled popcorn: ...

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Rutgers University Opens Vaccination Sites on its Campuses

May 5, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives.

“Having the vaccine available here was the easiest way for me to receive it,” said the Bound Brook resident, a ...

Rutgers Researchers Receive Funding to Develop COVID-19 Breathalyzer Test

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses.

“In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded into a future, easy-to-use, non-invasive rapid breathalyzer to diagnostic respiratory diseases, ...

Rutgers COO: Students Who Don't Want Vaccine Should Consider Gap Year, Transferring

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A high-ranking Rutgers executive says students who decline to take the COVID-19 vaccine should consider taking a gap year or transferring to another school.

Antonio Calcado, the executive vice president for strategic planning and operations and chief operating officer, said there are five exemptions the state university is making for students returning in ...

Parker Has a 'Treasure Trove' to Celebrate on Mother’s Day

May 9, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As we look to celebrate the accomplishments and overall wonderment of our mothers on Mother’s Day, look no further than Parker to discover elder women who have made a terrific impact on society, as well as at the kitchen table, over the decades.

“Women who have succeeded throughout their lives professionally and personally are sharing their lives with ...

Advocacy Group Applauds Murphy, Legislators for Effort to Fight Organ Donor Insurance Discrimination

May 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – Science in Donation, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating on behalf of the interests or members of the donation and transplant communities, is celebrating Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of a new law that prohibits insurance discrimination against living organ donors.

Since its launch, the group has been advocating against ...

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New Jersey Celebrities Come Out for Hunger

May 14, 2021

HILLSIDE, NJ—May 14, 2021 

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) held its annual Blue Jean Ball virtually on Thursday, May 13 at 6:00 pm to raise money for hunger-relief efforts. After a year on hiatus as the organization responded to the height of the pandemic, the beloved event returned, continuing a ...

New Marijuana, Alcohol Laws Handcuff Police Officers

April 22, 2021

By John Zebrowski, First Vice President, New Jersey State Association of Chief of Police

Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey – as well as basically eliminated sanctions for underage possession and use of marijuana and alcohol – the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

May 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...