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Congressman Pallone Applauds House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

November 21, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06), who represents Sayreville and South Amboy, is applauding House passage of the Build Back Better Act. 

“Today, the House passed once-in-a-generation legislation that invests in the American people, responds to the great challenges of our time, and builds a better future for generations to come," Pallone ...

Middlesex County Office of Health Services Rabies Advisory

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Office of Health Services is reporting that a skunk tested positive for rabies in the Township of Monroe, Middlesex County. This is the eighth rabid animal reported within Middlesex County for 2021 and the first rabid animal in Monroe.

Residents should report wild animals showing signs of unusual behavior to the Police Department.

What's in the Infrastructure Bill for NJ? Menendez, Booker Detail The Federal Funds Coming to State

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield hosted both of New Jersey's U.S. Senators, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, who outlined how the historic, $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill will provide record investments in the state's aging infrastructure from road and bridge repairs to Gateway and lead pipe replacements. They also highlighted NJ TRANSIT projects that could be ...

Gov. Murphy Announces $400M in Capital Facilities, Rutgers Envisions Lab Upgrades

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Before opening his remarks at Rutgers’ Douglass Campus on Tuesday morning, Gov. Phil Murphy predicted victory in the Scarlet Knights' upcoming football game when he blurted out, “We’re going to beat Penn State.”

He could have well been talking about the academic arena, considering moments later he announced that the state will release a total 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, ...

New Jersey Democrats Call on Ciattarelli to Concede, but He's Not Budging

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Republican Jack Ciattarelli’s campaign released an update of the ongoing ballot counting, as well as a statement today regarding the 2021 gubernatorial election in New Jersey after Gov. Phil Murphy's campaign called for the former state Assemblyman and GOP candidate for governor to concede Tuesday's election.

"The race is over," Murphy ...

Pallone Backs House Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Pallone on House Passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D, NJ-06) released the following statement Friday after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

“With the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill today, we are modernizing our crumbling infrastructure, ...

Problems at the Polls: Technical Failures Causing Chaos on Election Day

NEW JERSEY – Throughout the state residents heading to the polls have been unable to vote due to technical issues with the county's new electronic registration logs.

While polls were scheduled to open at 6 a.m., many South Plainfield residents reported that locations did not open at their designated times and that all five of South Plainfield's polling sites were ...

NJ Human Services Launches Fund to Assist People Impacted by COVID-19 but Ineligible for Other Pandemic-Related Help

TRENTON, NJ – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman has announced that applications for the Excluded New Jerseyans Fund (ENJF) cash assistance program are now open to eligible individuals.

The $40 million ENJF program will provide a one-time, direct cash benefit to eligible households that suffered an economic hardship due to COVID-19 and were excluded from for ...

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

November 15, 2021

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 ...

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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 ...