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Tips for this Holiday Shopping Season

November 25, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- As Thanksgiving passes, and Jingle Bells starts playing on the radio, the holiday shopping season is upon us.

A recent WalletHub study dove into the tendencies of holiday shopping:

Macy’s, JCPenney, and Belk are 2021’s Best Places to Shop on Black Friday, offering an average discount of at least 56.7%.
Around 11% of items at major retailers will be ...

Sayreville Parade of Lights Returns on Dec. 5.

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville Recreation will host its annual holiday Parade of Lights on Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6:00 p.m. 

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"We are trying to keep it as it always has been. Marchers will include athletic groups, schools, the high school marching band, and, of course, Santa will be there," said Brian Van Dongen, Sayreville's ...

Bambi Busted on Bordentown! Sayreville Cop Lassos Jaywalking Deer, Releases Him into Woods

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sometimes even Santa needs help, especially at this time of year.

In this instance, Officer Jim Satorski of the Sayreville police department noticed a young deer (possibly with a red nose) running in and out of traffic on Bordentown Avenue.

Officer Satorski was able to lasso this young deer with some rope and transported him back into the woods, where he could return ...

Sayreville Police, Brandon Narleski Foundation Team Up to Provide a LYFT to Prevent Impaired Holiday Driving

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Heading to visit family house for Thanksgiving and planning to have a few beers during football or some wine during dinner?

 

Sayreville police and the Brandon Tyler Narleski Charitable Foundation have teamed up to prevent drunk driving. Use the QR code and take $10 off your LYFT to the Sayreville and Sough Amboy areas and do NOT drive impaired. The program ...

On The Road Again: AAA New Jersey Projects Thanksgiving Travel May Rebound to Pre-Pandemic Levels

NEW JERSEY -- Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts 53.4 million people to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to lift and consumer confidence ...

Blood Drive to Occur in South Amboy on Dec. 5

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- A blood drive will take place on Sunday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary's (256 Augusta St.) in South Amboy at the school cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the City of South Amboy website, the blood drive is being held because 'there is a national blood shortage across the country and every pint counts'. Donors must bring identification and be at least ...

South Amboy Announces Tree Lighting and Parade Date

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- South Amboy's annual tree lighting and emergency vehicle parade will once again be a part of the city's Christmas tradition, as it has been announced the event will be on Friday, Dec. 3 at City Hall (140 North Broadway) beginning around 6 p.m.

The celebration will include arts and crafts and an appearance by Santa Claus, as well as musical guests SAMS and ...

Raritan Bay Waterfront in South Amboy Hosting Cleanup

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The South Amboy Green Team and Clean Communities, partnered with Love U Foundation and Helping Hands, will host another annual pickup at the boat launch area and beach front on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m.

South Amboy Clean Communities will distribute bags, gloves, lunch, and warm beverages for volunteers. Volunteers are asked to bring clean, used towels for the Old ...

Saint Joseph High School Christmas Tree Sale and Toys for Tots Drive

METUCHEN, NJ -- Saint Joseph High School is hosting a Christmas Tree Sale and a toy drive on campus in the coming weeks. Starting Monday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Dec. 4, the community is invited to drop off a new unwrapped gift for children ages newborn to 16 as part of the Toys for Tots campus campaign. Gifts may be dropped at the main office between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Middlesex County Hosts 14th Annual Adoption Day Event as Part of National Adoption Day

11 adoptions finalized during event

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – In honor of National Adoption Day taking place on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, Middlesex County hosted its 14th annual National Adoption Day event on Wednesday, Nov. 17. This year’s Adoption Day event saw the adoptions of 11 children finalized. Since November 2020, Middlesex County has finalized approximately 120 ...

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Vincent Sollecito Given Prestigious Award from Saint Joseph High School

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville native Vincent Sollecito was bestowed with the Cor Jesu Award from Saint Joseph High School for his longtime service as president of the high school's Father's Club. Sollecito has been involved with the school for 18 years, touching generations of Falcon students and families.

Sollecito's two sons both graduated from Saint Joe's. Frank, ...

Green Tie Gala

Awesome night for Saint Joe's at the Green Tie Gala! Over $21k in the 50/50, great memories and reflections from Br. Rich. Congratulations to the Cor Jesu recipients and thank you to everyone that supported us! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next year! Ametur Cor Jesu!

The Jaffe Briefing - November 23, 2021

The Jaffe Briefing is off for Thanksgiving beginning Wednesday, Nov. 24, returning Monday, Nov. 29.

TRENTON – Perhaps New Jerseyans will be setting up a GoFundMe account to help our poor Gov. Phil Murphy. Partial tax returns released from his office yesterday shows that Murphy “only” earned $982,600 last year – the first year his income dipped under $1 million annually ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 22, 2021

The Jaffe Briefing is off for Thanksgiving beginning Wednesday, Nov. 24, returning Monday, Nov. 29.

STATEWIDE – A big, fat tax cut for the rich? That’s the contention of Republicans in red states, slamming House Democrats for trying to reduce taxes in places like New Jersey, through SALT tax deductions, as part of the $1.85 trillion social policy spending package. These are the ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 19, 2021

ATLANTIC CITY – You know a new supermarket is a really big deal when the governor comes to the groundbreaking ceremony and talks about how it took $19 million in taxpayer money to make it happen. And now, amidst all the shiny shovels, Atlantic City will very soon have its first, high-quality supermarket in 15 years. All the hoopla occurred yesterday, conveniently when Gov. Phil Murphy was ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 18, 2021

MONTCLAIR – The best business slogan of the day: “Parking in Montclair Sucks, But Our Gelato Doesn't.” The Record reports about a downtown ice cream shop owner fed up with the thousands of dollars paid in parking tickets for himself and his staff. And now that most of the town's meters are busted because of a technical glitch, the parking tickets just keep on ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 17, 2021

STATEWIDE – When you hear about these billions of dollars in state surplus, all of our financial problems are gone, right? NJSpotlight – always with a heavy dose of reality – reports Gov. Phil Murphy is looking down the barrel at $2 billion in court-mandated school construction, with 24 “priority projects” in 18 poor school districts. And that price tag doesn’t ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 16, 2021

ALPINE – Where do the richest New Jerseyans live? Well, if you noticed the dateline, there’s no surprise here. Alas, Alpine is the 58th most expensive zip code in the United States, and the tops in New Jersey, as the elite live in gleaming mansions overlooking the Palisades in Bergen County. The Record reports there are other enclaves also lined with gold, in the latest rankings ...

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

November 26, 2021

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 ...

Operation Cookie Swap and Holiday Festival at John J. Carney VFW Post 4589 in Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Operation Cookie Swap has become a passion for longtime borough resident Kim Ollis-Loschiavo. In 2013, Ollis-Loschiavo lost her brother, Army Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis. The 24-year-old Staten Island native was killed in the line of duty in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Ollis stepped in to protect a Polish soldier from a suicide bomber during a raid on the base where he was stationed.

Rights are Not Enough: We Must Advance Equity by Removing Barriers to Reproductive Health Care

As the New Jersey State legislature goes back into session, more than 75 New Jersey based organizations have signed on to a statement declaring their support for the Reproductive Freedom Act urging lawmakers to take action and pass the bill in its entirety before the close of the current legislative session. Introduced in October 2020, the Reproductive ...