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Rutgers Football Returns to Full Capacity at SHI Stadium

June 16, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Rutgers football will be welcoming fans in full attendance when it opens the 2021 season at SHI Stadium. The announcement follows updated state guidance allowing outdoor venues to operate at full capacity.

The Scarlet Knights will host six home games during the 2021 season, including a primetime kickoff against Temple University to start the Labor Day Weekend on ...

New Brunswick Basketball Legend John Somogyi Heading to Hall of Fame

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – By the time John Somogyi graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1968, he had been twice named first-team all-state, led the Cardinals to the state parochial title and amassed more points than any player in state history.

His staggering total of 3,310 points would stand as the standard for all other high-flyers and sharp-shooters - boys or girls - across New ...

Milltown's Firecracker 5K To Be Back With A Bang On July 3

MILLTOWN, NJ - After a quiet Fourth of July in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Milltown's annual Firecracker 5K and Fun Run are back with a bang on Saturday, July 3. The announcement that the race would be in-person was made earlier this week. Runners who might not be completely comfortable with an in-person race can still complete the 3.2-mile course or the one-mile fun run using the ...

Reimagined Transplant Games Coming to New Jersey this July

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – The official ceremonial flag of the reimagined Donate Life Transplant Games made its first promotional signing tour stop at American Dream on May 4 to promote the Games and highlight the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. Hundreds of supporters stopped by to sign the flag throughout the day, including members of Team Liberty - transplant recipients, donor ...

Eric LeGrand, Rutgers Have Something Brewing for Annual Scarlet-White Game

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – After knocking back a few beers before Rutgers’ annual Scarlet-White Game on Thursday, you can sober up for the ride home with some special coffee.

LeGrand Coffee House will be a coffee provider at SHI Stadium for the spring game and for the upcoming football season.

Eric LeGrand, the former Rutgers star whose strength and spirit in the face of an on-field ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - June 21, 2021

FORKED RIVER – There should be plenty more news today about the proposed state budget, and who may get all those billions of extra dollars. Instead, let’s talk about “Peaty the Peacock,” who is taking Forked River (aka Lacey Township) by storm. The Asbury Park Press notes there have been numerous sightings of the bird this past week. Residents are now squarely focused ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 18, 2021

TRENTON – The big news is that President Biden signed the federal law creating Juneteenth. But since we are hyper-focused on New Jersey to the point of infatuation, what did the state Legislature do? Well, a bill was sponsored last June in the Assembly by Verlina Reynolds Jackson, Jamel Holley and Benjie Wimberly to designate the third Friday in June as Juneteenth in New Jersey. Senate ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 17, 2021

RANDOLPH – This local school board can’t seem to help itself; it keeps finding ways to inadvertently make news. First, it makes news by changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Persons Day, angering residents. Then, it makes news by eliminating all holidays on the school calendar, further angering residents. Then, it makes news, as angry residents call for the immediate resignation of the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 15, 2021

RANDOLPH – Maybe the people here are getting too much media coverage. After the school board concocted the silly plan to erase all holidays from the school calendar – following a decision to scrub away Columbus Day – reporters have been all over. The story should have run its cycle, yet townsfolk are now demanding the heads of the superintendent and the school board. Really? ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 14, 2021

STATEWIDE – The obvious concern of any parent is how the pandemic has affected student learning, after all those months of remote learning, frenzy and other disruptions. NJ Spotlight reports there’s plenty of work to do, as the state conducted an initial assessment of learning loss. The result? At least a third of New Jersey students are “below-grade level” in language ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 10, 2021

TRENTON – And yet more money is flowing into state coffers. Taxpayers are throwing more and more money at the State House, as piles of cash are now being used as doorstops and disposable towels in the restrooms. Yesterday, NJ.com reported that the state had an extra $4 billion sitting around. By this morning, that number has jumped to $5.2 billion more in tax revenue in the current and ...

New Jersey Date Night: Enjoy the Fireworks

June 21, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There's nothing better than sharing a blanket with your love as you gaze at the New Jersey sky. With Independence Day upon us, this year we get the value added bonus of taking in the fireworks. Celebrating our country’s birthday combined with a little romance leads us to a fireworks display ...

Rutgers Administrator, Navy Officer, Dad: A Father's Day Story

June 20, 2021

NORTH BRUNSWICK – Michele Hirshman ascended the stairs to the stage and approached the dais, taking her place in history as the first woman to finish at the top of her graduating class at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.

Once on stage, she saw the hand reaching out with her diploma belonged to none other than her own father, Harold Hirshman.

"I can remember looking at her ...

President Holloway Meets with Rutgers Jewish Leaders

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The president at Rutgers said today’s meeting with some university Jewish leaders was part of an ongoing attempt to “help foster an environment where every member feels welcomed, supported, heard and appreciated.”

Jonathan Holloway and his chief of staff, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, met with Rabbi Yosef Carlebach, the executive director of Chabad House, ...

Bear Spotted in New Brunswick Apparently Different Than The One Seen Tuesday

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A bear has been spotted near the city’s border with East Brunswick for the second time in as many days.

However, the bear that was seen Wednesday between Lipman Drive and Ryders Lane/Cobb Road in New Brunswick is apparently a different bear than the one spotted on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for the city told TAPinto New Brunswick that the bear seen on Tuesday ...

NJ Turnpike Authority Forces Sayreville Veterans to Remove Military Branch Flags from Parkway Overpass

June 11, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ – Robert Bouthillette, Sayreville veteran, and his good friend Fred Block, sought to honor those currently serving and those who past served for Memorial Day, by placing the military branch flags above the Garden State Parkway.

Related: Sayreville Residents Honor Veterans With Flags

Block then received a call from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) that the ...

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Robert Wood Johnson Blood Services Makes Urgent Appeal for Blood Donations

June 18, 2021

The nation’s blood shortage has entered a dangerous new phase creating an urgent and immediate need for blood donors in our area.

"This is a national shortage and the type we need the most right now is type O because that can be transfused to all patients,” said Grace Tenorio, MD, medical director of Robert Wood Johnson Blood Services with hospital-based programs in New ...

Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 9, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Passaic Valley High School Celebrates 80 Years of Excellence with Mayors Panel

June 9, 2021

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Executive Producer of East Main Media and TAPintoTV, Brian Brodeur, hosted a panel discussion to celebrate Passaic Valley Regional High School’s 80 Years of Excellence.

The panel was moderated by Alexandra Paese, Passaic Valley Class of 2021, and consisted of Totowa Mayor, John Coiro, Passaic Valley Class of 1977, Little Falls Mayor James Damiano, Passaic Valley Class ...