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Rutgers Women's Soccer Headed to College Cup

November 26, 2021

PISCATAWAY, NJ - No. 5 Rutgers women's soccer punched its ticket to the 2021 NCAA Women's College Cup, advancing out of the quarterfinals on Friday night at Yurcak Field.

The Scarlet Knights played to their second consecutive double-overtime draw, this one by a score of 2-2 with No. 7 Arkansas.

RU claimed the edge in penalty kicks, 4-2, to clinch the program's second ...

Sayreville Sports Preview: Boys Bowling

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Bomber bowling is back, and behind the arm of an all-state senior, Sayreville expects to be competitive the entire season.

Second team all-state bowler Brian Pawelek returns for his final season as a Bomber, and he is poised to punish pins during the farwell tour.

"I am excited to watch him," head coach Joseph Slavik said. "It is a great front seat ...

South Amboy $3.2M Athletic Field Renovation Announced

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The South Amboy City Council has awarded a $3.2 million contract to Land Tek Group Inc. of Bayshore, NY, to renovate the Allie Clark Athletic complex, located on John T. O’Leary Boulevard. This project is the latest element in the city’s ongoing revitalization of the waterfront area, and construction is slated to begin in several weeks. The ...

No. 5 Rutgers Women's Soccer Wins Shootout to Advance to Elite Eight

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- No. 5 Rutgers women's soccer advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals, winning the penalty kick shootout over No. 8 TCU following a 1-1 double overtime draw. The Scarlet Knights won the Third Round shootout, 5-4, moving on to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2015. 

Senior forward Amirah Ali recorded the goal for RU, marking her ...

Football: Sayreville's Season Ends in Sectional Semis

MIDDLETOWN, NJ -- Sayreville's football season ended Friday night in a defeat on the road to Middletown South, 17-8, in the semifinals of the North Jersey Section 2, Group 4 sectional playoffs.

The No. 3 Bombers were unable to force their highly successful rushing attack upon the No. 2 Eagles, rushing for only 89 yards. It was the first time all season Sayreville could not eclipse the ...

Sayreville Athlete of the Week: Football's Rodney Acquah

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A centerpiece of the Sayreville defense, Rodney Acquah has been a rock in the middle of the field for the Bombers all season long. The linebacker's athleticism has allowed him to cover all parts of the field on any type of play. For his performance in Sayreville's 18-0 victory over Middletown North in the first round of the NJSIAA North 2, Group 4 sectional playoff, ...

South Amboy 14U Hurricanes Win USABL Championship

SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- The City of South Amboy boasts a long legacy of baseball champions. That legacy grew on Sunday, Nov. 7, when the South Amboy Hurricanes 14U Travel Baseball team won their USABL championship game against the South Ocean Baseball Academy. The six-inning event was dominated by the Hurricanes with a final score of 11-1.

Capping a season record of 10-1, ...

Rutgers Coaching Icon Stringer Will Miss 2021-22 Season

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Head Women’s Basketball Coach C. Vivian Stringer will extend her leave of absence from coaching the Scarlet Knights through the end of the 2021-22 season.

Stringer stepped away from the program in April 2021. 

Associate Head Coach Timothy Eatman will continue in his role as acting head coach, handling practice, games, and administrative ...

Rutgers Field Hockey Wins Big Ten Championship

PISCATAWAY, NJ – No. 3 Rutgers field hockey put a stamp on a historic season for the program, defeating Michigan to win the Big Ten Championship. The Scarlet Knights became the first Rutgers program to ever win a Big Ten Tournament championship, and just the second RU program to earn any Big Ten Championship after the women's soccer program won the regular season title this ...

Sayreville Athletic Association Winter Rec Basketball Registration Begins Nov. 10

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Registration for Sayreville Athletic Association's winter rec basketball program will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Location: Sayreville Middle School Gym (800 Washington Rd, Parlin)
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00

Monday: 3rd-4th grade
Tuesday: 5th-6th grade
Wednesday: 9th-12th grade
Thursday: 7th-8th grade

The basketball program start date ...

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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 ...