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Handling The Holidays When a Loved One Passes

December 5, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The holiday season is meant for sharing and enjoying time with family. As Thanksgiving rolls into Christmas, being around loved ones is the expectation during this time of year.

Unfortunately for some, getting together can feel much different with the loss of a relative. It is especially tough when getting together for the first time since the passing of a family ...

Sayreville's Riverton Announces Charles E. Cristella as Leasing Director for Nationwide Push

Industry Veteran Has More than 25 Years of Experience

SAYREVILLE, NJ – North American Properties (NAP) today announced that JLL’s Charles E. Cristella has been named National Director of Leasing for Riverton, a $2.5 billion, mixed-use destination in Sayreville, New Jersey. Riverton is located on 400 acres with over two miles of frontage on the Raritan River and Raritan Bay in the ...

50 Years Later, Poll Shows Taxes Still Top Issue for New Jersey Residents

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Not much has changed in 50 years when it comes to New Jersey’s most important problem, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Then and now, New Jerseyans rate taxes – including property taxes – as their number one concern.

In the most recent poll, 39% of residents mention taxes when asked about the top issues facing the state, followed by 14% who ...

Sayreville-South Amboy Road Closures for PSE&G Work

SAYREVILLE/SOUTH AMBOY, NJ - PSE&G has announced that over the next two weeks work crews will be replacing services in the area of South Amboy and the Morgan section of Sayreville. 

Grove Street (between South Pine Avenue and Woodland Avenue)
Gereghty Street (between Brook Avenue and South Pine Avenue)
Gereghty (between Brook Avenue and To End)
Oak Street (between Ridgeway ...

Perth Amboy Train Station to Get $45M Facelift

PERTH AMBOY,  NJ – A multi-million dollar makeover for this city’s commuter rail station has never moved as fast as speeding train.

But, another promising incremental step came this week as NJ Transit’s Board of Directors awarded a $45.5 million construction contract to Hall Construction Co. of Wall Township.

Hall Construction has done nearly 20 previous projects ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Now Scheduling Furnace, Boiler Maintenance Inspections 

EDISON, NJ – It seems to have gone from summer to winter overnight in Central New Jersey, making now the time to have heating units checked and, if necessary, replaced. 

“There was no fall this year. We went from 90 to 50 degrees overnight and without warning,” said Mike Iarrapino, owner of Edison Heating and Cooling. “Now is the time to have units checked to ...

Yikes! New Jersey Gas Prices Haunt Motorists

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s average gas price today is $3.44, up nine cents from last week ($3.35). Motorists are paying 22 cents more than a month ago ($3.22) and $1.21 more than this same time last year ($2.23). The average price in the Garden State is six cents more than the national average, even though the summer travel season is long over. 

AAA Northeast’s ...

NJ Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents in One Week, Fuels Costs Are $1.14 More Than Last Year

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s average gas price is $3.38, up 10 cents from last week ($3.28), according to AAA Northeast’s Oct.19 survey of fuel prices. The analysis also found that motorists are paying 16 cents more than a month ago ($3.22) and $1.14 more than this same time last year ($2.24). The average price in the Garden State is four cents ...

Latino-Owned Businesses Revenues Outpaced Non-Latino-Owned Firms in 2020-21, According to Biz2Credit’s Annual Study

NATIONAL/NEW JERSEY – Average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses ($258,251) in 2020-21 was $82,535 lower than their revenues the previous year ($340,787), a 24.2% decline, according to the annual Biz2Credit Latino-Owned Business Study. The analysis also found that average annual revenue for Latino-owned businesses was $45,435 greater than for non-Latino-owned companies ...

Five Tips to Prevent Identity Theft and Other Cybercrimes During Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021)

RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. 

Cases of cybercrimes are growing astronomically. The National Review reported in Nov. 2020 that cybercrime damages are expected to reach $6 ...

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TAPinto Announces Redesigned Daily and Weekly Newsletters

November 10, 2021

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The Jaffe Briefing - December 8, 2021

TRENTON – Winter is coming. And that means a whole new round of debates about vaccinations for private businesses. The Asbury Park Press reports that Gov. Phil Murphy has a tough decision: Does he follow NYC and make vaccines mandatory for private companies or does he roll the dice with the emerging COVID variants? Of course, this mandate – like any other in New Jersey – would ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 7, 2021

Marking the 80th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack – December 7, 1941

STATEWIDE – Vote-by-mail ballots come in before Election Day, yet county officials are banned from counting them until the polls close. With the insatiable demand to know instant results, there’s now a bill in the state Legislature that would allow county election officials to start tallying ballots as ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 6, 2021

MONTCLAIR – As we are still trying to figure out if 2021 was “good” or “bad,” there’s at least one sector of New Jersey that has endless blessings to count. And that would be anyone who sold real estate this year. NJ.com reports that homes sold at more than 100% of asking price every month except February, when they sold at “just” 99.9% of asking ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 3, 2021

TRENTON – Stunning that the news of the day at the Statehouse has nothing to do with the people’s business. Rather it’s about some headline-grabbing Republican lawmakers, who flagrantly ignored the Statehouse mandate to show a vaccination card or a negative test – following the deaths of nearly 28,500 New Jerseyans from this stubborn pandemic. These lawmakers ignored state ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 2, 2021

TRENTON – The state Legislature is actually in session today, with plenty of lame-duck bills in the pile. But the news is not about what laws will be passed. Rather, it’s all about who will actually show up to vote. Republican lawmakers are suing over a mandate that anyone entering the Statehouse be vaccinated or tested. In the crosshairs is a group that no one knew ever existed ...

The Jaffe Briefing - December 1, 2021

TOMS RIVER – In politics, is there really anything “permanent”? Of course not. But that has not stopped the township council from “permanently” banning recreational marijuana businesses. Some residents expressed disappointment with the so-called “permanent” ban, the Asbury Park Press reports, noting a 2020 referendum showed that 63.7% of township voters ...

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December 1, 2021

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Middlesex County Commissioner Tomaro Receives New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In recognition of extraordinary service to his community, Middlesex County Commissioner Charlie Tomaro has been honored with a New Jersey State Governor’s Jefferson Award.

Each year, the New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Awards highlight the spirit of civic engagement among New Jersey’s 1.5 million volunteers, who donate an estimated 170 million ...

With Reproductive Freedom in Danger, NJ Must Expand Protections and Accees

December 7, 2021

When Texas banned nearly all abortions, it showed us that what happens on the state level can reach far beyond state lines. Just as starkly, it has shown the grim reality that when reproductive freedom comes under threat, people of color and those on the economic margins will undeniably bear the brunt of the harms caused by abortion restrictions.

Following the Texas ban, people ...

Long-Term Elder Care Offers a Career in Compassion

Today, there are more than 46 million older adults aged 65 and older living in the United States. By 2050, that number is expected to grow to almost 90 million – nearly one-third of the population in America.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics also projects the health care field will grow by 3.3 million jobs between 2018 and 2028.

The demand is clear – the U.S.

End Tariffs on Aluminum to Support New Jersey's Building Industry

It’s been well reported that New Jersey’s consumers and businesses continue to struggle with supply chain disruptions and historic inflation, causing job loss in many manufacturing sectors.

A major culprit is the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, imposed by President Donald Trump in 2018. They continue to harm the state’s economy, negatively affecting New Jersey ...