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Sayreville Native Given Prestigious Award from Saint Joseph High School

November 17, 2021

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, ...

Faithful Flock to Hillsborough Church to Venerate Vatican Holy Relics

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - More than 1,000 visitors to Mary Mother of God Church Tuesday night experienced a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on opportunity to commune with the carefully preserved icons of their faith.

The collection of 165 relics of the saints, some as old as 2,000 years, represents the very foundation of the worldwide Catholic Church, according to The Rev. Carlos Martins, curator ...

Hillsborough Church Hosts Showing of Sacred Relics from the Vatican

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- A revered splinter of wood, said to have come from the cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified, is one of 150 sacred relics from the Vatican in Rome that will be venerated in a worship service at Mary Mother of God Church in Hillsborough on Tuesday, Oct. 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Rev. John Rozembajgier, pastor of the Mary Mother of ...

Metuchen Diocese Adopts Online Ethics Violations Reporting System to Monitor Finances

DIOCESE OF METUCHEN –  In the wake of concern regarding the possible mishandling of financial affairs and other improper conduct that violates the Pastoral Code of Conduct, the Diocese of Metuchen has announced a new third-party system for reporting financial improprieties or other violations. 

The structure is designed to securely collect reports of unethical ...

St. Stan's Carnival in Sayreville Returns as a Big Success

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- It was questionable whether the event would even take place this year because of COVID restrictions. Limits on large gatherings were only recently lifted and carnival organizers were not sure if they could get licenses for game wheels. Not more than two weeks ago, it looked like the beer tent would not be back.

However, as the pandemic ebbed and as life began to reclaim some ...

Impact Church Aims to Give Away Over $1 Million Worth of Household Goods and Appliances to Provide COVID-19 Relief to Families

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- On the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey residents are facing unprecedented economic disruption. As a result, many are dealing with unstable family finances, poor health, rocky relationships, and loads of stress.

“In a time when people have lost so much, Impact Church’s desire is to uplift the spirit of our state with radical acts of generosity. The ...

Cardinal Tobin to Celebrate Memorial Day Mass at St. Gertrude Cemetery

COLONIA and RAHWAY, NJ — The Archdiocese of Newark just announced that Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will celebrate a Mass commemorating Memorial Day within the new Chapel Mausoleum of the Resurrection at St. Gertrude Cemetery and Mausoleum in Colonia, NJ, on Monday, May 31, beginning at 11 a.m. St. Gertrude is located at 53 Inman Ave.

The Mass ...

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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 ...