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Rutgers Will Observe Juneteenth as a University Holiday

November 20, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers has announced that its list of official university holidays will include Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The state university will recognize the holiday when it is observed on Friday, June 17.

The school will follow the observance of the recently established state holiday, which places it on the third Friday of ...

Sayreville and South Amboy School Districts Receive Funding from FCC

RARITAN BAY, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06) announced Tuesday that the Sayreville and South Amboy school districts have received funding from the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF). Sayreville was awarded $655,933 from the first round of funding ,while South Amboy garnered $93,691 in the third round.

Overall, ...

Holloway Officially Becomes Rutgers' 21st President at Regal Inauguration Ceremony

PISCATAWAY, NJ - There are two things that Jonathan Holloway has learned about himself during his trauma-filled tenure as Rutgers President.

In an exclusive interview with TAPinto New Brunswick on Thursday -- one day before his COVID-delayed inauguration was finally held at the Rutgers Athletic Center on the Livingston Campus -- Holloway said that the pandemic helped him develop a resolve to ...

Rutgers Proposes New Minor in Disability Studies

NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ - Three decades after U.S. colleges and universities first offered a degree in disability studies, a growing number of schools are training students — both with and without disabilities, going into a range of careers — to help improve the lives of billions of people worldwide with physical and mental impairments, including 953,000 people in New ...

You Can Go Home Again: Union Catholic Hosts Welcomes Back Olympic Gold Medalist Sydney McLaughlin

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic celebrated the achievements of its most famous alumna, two-time Olympic gold medalist Sydney McLaughlin, with an outdoor welcome home party that included local dignitaries and members of the Union Catholic community, including the entire current student body. 

"Sydney is good, she is humble, she chooses good over evil. She chooses 'kind' ...

Sayreville and South Amboy Students Welcomed by Montclair State University

MONTCLAIR -- Montclair State University is pleased to welcome the newest members of the Red Hawk family for the Fall 2021 semester:

Destiny Puente of Sayreville, NJ
James Hoffman of Sayreville, NJ
Jackie Osei of Sayreville, NJ
Elias Otero of Sayreville, NJ
Nyrik Hampton of Sayreville, NJ
Abanob Zaky of Sayreville, NJ
Nicolas Gutierrez of Sayreville, NJ
Madi Turay of ...

St. Stan's School Flags for Heroes Fundraiser

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- St. Stanislaus Kostka School will display flags around the school and parish property in November to honor those who served and are currently serving our country as members of our military.

The flags will also honor our local heroes such as police, firefighters, EMS, and all front line workers. The cost to sponsor a 3’ x 5’ flag, which will be displayed on an ...

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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 ...