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For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

Loose Concrete From Overpass Causes Emergency Lane Closures on Rt. 22 in Newark

March 20, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - One lane in each direction on Route 22 in Newark is closed for emergency repairs because of loose concrete from a railroad overpass, the state Department of Transportation said.

Rt 22 both directions left lane closed near Weequahic Park in Newark for emergency repairs. Use caution, slow down and expect delays— NJDOT (@NJDOT_info) March 20, 2019

The lanes will be closed ...

South Orange and Maplewood students show off their art

March 21, 2019

Artwork by students from schools in Maplewood and South Orange is on display at the Livingston Mall until Friday.

Marshall Elementary Art Teacher Jessica Fong had 18 students in the exhibition: Cormac Anderson-Hart, Liesel Loikits, Eva Maloney, Elliott Peterson, Esme Levy, Hadley Anania, Felix Stone, Shay Drucker, Ian DiCanio, Nayeli Lenochan, Gavin Pearce, Maxwell Fong, Cassandra ...

New Jersey Date Night: Tropical Getaways, No Passports Necessary

March 25, 2019

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

Warm weather is only weeks away, but residents of New Jersey know that it’s really a few weeks too many.  A lot can still happen before spring kicks in; big snowstorms, heavy winds and temperatures that make you think your new next-door neighbors will be a family of penguins. If we haven’t ...

Why Raise Taxes and Jeopardize 87,000 Jobs in New Jersey?

March 18, 2019

Over the past two decades, the child care industry in New Jersey has invested heavily in the latest technologies and infrastructure to serve infants as young as six weeks old.

Heavily regulated by the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), this industry serving 350,000 children in the state now deploys biometric finger entry, electronic daily reports to parents, cameras and silent ...

The Jaffe Briefing - March 25, 2019

TRENTON - It's Monday morning, so let's discuss death. The state Legislature is set to vote today on physician-assisted suicide, making New Jersey the eighth state in the union that allows "aid in dying." Residents with a terminal, incurable, irreversible disease would have the legal right to decide how and when to die. This has all been a tremendous source of debate over ...