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Stay Sober Or Get Pulled Over

November 29, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ -- For many of us, the holiday season is a time for celebration and cheer, spending time with friends and family, at get-togethers and parties. Especially after COVID lock-downs, such gatherings are a welcomed deviation from normal routines.

However, for those in recovery, holiday parties and other events can present anxiety and stress. The challenge becomes how to enjoy ...

New Soil, Air Quality Tests at Colonia High School

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Soil samples from outside Colonia High School are already being analyzed for contaminants, and environmental consultants did air quality tests inside the school this past weekend, Superintendent Joseph Massimino says.

This new round of testing comes weeks after parent Edyta Komorek – an environmental scientist – gave school officials scientific results from ...

New Mobile Cancer Detection Unit is a Lifesaver

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The latest resource in the ongoing effort to combat cancer is 38 feet long, 12 feet high, weighs 13 tons and comes with two center console cup holders.

Officials and staff members from ScreenNJ and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey on Tuesday cut the ribbon on Lifesaver, a 2021 Winnebago that has been modified to be a state-of-the-art cancer prevention, ...

Morris Cancer Center Marks Construction Milestone in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first cancer patient Dr. Steven Libutti treated 26 years ago was, by chance, a fellow doctor who eventually lost his fight with a gastrointestinal malignancy after surgery and chemotherapy. 

“What he taught me was, that even as a physician who had a lot of knowledge and understood the whole process, he was still incredibly vulnerable during that period ...

Speaker Coughlin, Assemblymen Egan, Danielsen Tour Saint Peter's Family Health Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A stream of doctors exiting a nearby exam room momentarily interrupted a Saint Peter’s Family Health Center staff member who was explaining to Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin just how many services are offered here.

“Well, this room is getting a lot of use,” Coughlin said with a laugh.

The same could be said for the rest of the center.

Coughlin ...

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Union Catholic Girls Qualify for Nike National Cross-Country Championships

WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY -- The magical season for the Union Catholic girls cross-country team continued on Saturday when the Vikings finished second at the 15th Nike Northeast Regional Championships at Bowdoin Park to qualify for the National Championships!
 
In another great battle between the state's top two teams, No 1 ranked Union Catholic edged NJ No. 2 Haddonfield, 71-73 ...

Faculty Spotlight: Meet Union Catholic's John Becht

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - In our latest installment of Faculty Spotlight, we shine the spotlight on Union Catholic's John Becht. Becht is a teacher, Campus Minister, and a moderator for several clubs, including Peer Ministry. Here is our Q and Q with Becht - 

Faculty Member:
John Becht  

Years of service at Union Catholic and positions: 
16th year
Teacher
Campus ...

The Jaffe Briefing - November 18, 2022

JERSEY CITY – New Jersey City University is about to embark on a grand experiment, determining how many high-paid administrators can be dismissed without anyone noticing. The cash-strapped school, which took on a satellite campus at Fort Monmouth that’s been less than successful, is undertaking a “reorganization” of its senior-level jobs to trim $750,000 in fat, as ...

New Jersey to Begin Independent Review of COVID-19 Response

November 28, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the start of an independent review into New Jersey's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic was one of the biggest challenges our State — and nation — has ever faced,” Murphy said in a news release.

More than 35,000 people in New Jersey died from COVID-19, according to state ...

Assembly Speaker Outlines Plan to Combat Auto Theft

November 22, 2022

WOODBRIDGE – Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who represents Woodbridge and Carteret, is voicing support for legislative proposals and administrative actions to combat auto theft in New Jersey. 

The latest proposals build upon steps taken earlier this year, which have already proven to have an impact. Auto thefts in September were down 14 percent from September of ...

Legislation Guiding Concealed Carry Permits Clears Assembly

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – The state Assembly has approved a bill designed to make New Jersey a national leader on gun safety laws. 

“Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down over a century of common-sense gun safety laws,” said Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who represents Woodbridge and Carteret.

“While I strongly disagree with ...

Improvements Planned for improvements for Goodwin and Smith Streets in Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY - Much-needed Improvements are planned for the intersection of Goodwin Street and Smith Street. The city and Middlesex County will equally share the $513,403 cost for the work. 

Along with replacing the traffic light system at Goodwin and Smith Streets to include Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), the project will also include improvements to ADA curb ramps, associated ...