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Watergate: Coverup at New Brunswick Water Utility

Mayor's Office Announces Suspensions of Two Workers Under Criminal Investigation
Dec 7 2016 - 6:30pm
Demolition Company Run by Convicted Felon Blamed For Spill Upstream From NB Water Utility Pumping Station
Nov 29 2016 - 10:45pm
NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection Hoping to Avoid More Serious Water Shortage
Oct 29 2016 - 12:25pm
Break Affected Water Service to Rutgers Village, Edgebrook, Clifton Av. & Hoffman Av.
Oct 4 2016 - 12:33am
City Announces Water at Hyatt, Sears, and City DPW Building Failed to Meet Standards
Sep 23 2016 - 9:31pm
Embattled Water Utility Admits They Found Asbestos in Basement of Treatment Plant
Jun 3 2016 - 2:30am
City Has History of Lead Poisoning and Covering Up Problems With Drinking Water
May 6 2016 - 1:20am
Two Years After Being Suspended For Multi-Year Coverup, New Brunswick's Former Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator Ed O'Rourke Admits Guilt in Plea Deal
Dec 17 2015 - 1:37pm
In Victory For Activists, Mayor Cahill's Administration Decides Not to Renew Contract With NJ American Water When It Expires on September 30
Sep 24 2015 - 8:54am
NJ American Water Took Over Water Utility From July 2014 to September 2015
Sep 22 2015 - 11:10am
City Officials Decline to Identify Employee, Job Title, or Date of Suspension
Sep 14 2015 - 5:57pm
Kevin Egan: "I Have Zero Responsibility" For Decisions About Privatization Deal
Sep 8 2015 - 3:44pm
Elizabeth Garlatti Called Activist Rita Yelda "Part of The Problem" and Shouted That The City's Drinking Water Was Not Properly Treated For "11 Days! Not 11 Years!"
Aug 19 2015 - 9:49am
Unity Square Hosts Film Screening and Discussion at 81 Remsen Ave. on August 19
Aug 17 2015 - 2:08pm
Mark Lavenberg Leaves South Jersey Job to Head NB Water Utility For $107K/Year
Jul 15 2015 - 12:08pm
Half of Plant Forced Offline For Hours Due to a "Chemical Feed Issue" Over Weekend
May 20 2015 - 4:35pm
City Says Private Water Company Accepted Blame For DEP Violations, But Company Says That Would Have to Be Reviewed and Discussed
May 16 2015 - 5:00pm
Sources: Alexei Walus Remains Employed With City Despite Using N-Word on The Job
May 15 2015 - 3:24pm
City Notifies Public of Disinfection Failures, Monitoring Errors Over Four Months Later
Apr 17 2015 - 5:00pm
Just Five Months Into Job as City's Water Director, Alexei Walus Gets $10K Pay Cut For "Use of Derogatory and Inappropriate Language"
Mar 31 2015 - 3:14pm
Both Edward O'Rourke and the City of New Brunswick Facing Penalties For Cover-Up
Mar 1 2015 - 4:53am
Average Family to Pay Extra $238 Over Next Three Years Due to 15+% Rate Increase, Partly to Pay For Controversial Water Deal
Jan 3 2015 - 7:22pm
Alexei Walus Named Water Director, But Did Not Show Up For Council Confirmation
Nov 4 2014 - 3:42pm
Controversial Deal Revisited For First Time Since Council Cut Short Public Comments, Approved "Temporary" 45-Day Privatization That Has Been Effect For Last 72 Days
Sep 17 2014 - 3:01pm
Mayor Jim Cahill Refuses to Answer Questions About Water System He is Temporarily Overseeing
Aug 26 2014 - 10:45am
Marascia Now Works For New Brunswick One Day A Week at His New Job With NJ American Water
Jul 23 2014 - 7:41am
Ronald Bellafronte Briefly Returned to Work as a Water Meter Reader Before Being Transferred to Office Job For Medical Reasons
Jul 17 2014 - 5:15pm
Shawn Maloney Allegedly Killed Himself After Learning He Was Target of FBI Investigation in 2007
Jul 15 2014 - 9:02am
City Council Not Consulted as Mayor James Cahill Takes Over Water Utility, Signing 45-Day Privatization Deal with American Water
Jul 3 2014 - 5:00am
In Wake of DEP and EPA Investigations, Water Utility Shut Down Gravity Filters For 98 Days to Deal With Longstanding Problems
May 11 2014 - 3:15am
New Brunswick Has Not Hosted Any Such Meeting Since Admitting Coverup of Water Quality Issues
Mar 3 2014 - 11:18am
New Brunswick Residents Notified on November 27, Franklin on December 10, Milltown on January 14
Jan 22 2014 - 4:06pm
Violation Shows Water Problems May Go Back Further Than Previously Thought
Dec 20 2013 - 1:44pm
Jim Cahill No Fan of New Brunswick Today's Coverage of Water Quality Coverup
Dec 12 2013 - 11:16am
Barchi Dodges Questions About Problems With New Brunswick Water System
Dec 12 2013 - 10:13am
Keith Smith Started Monday in Newly-Created Role: "Water Treatment Plant Superintendent"
Dec 11 2013 - 12:59pm
Officials Are Discussing Potential Litigation Against New Brunswick While State Investigates Coverup
Dec 11 2013 - 12:02pm
City and State Government Notify Public of Serious Water Quality Violations
Nov 27 2013 - 9:30pm
Suspended Man Also Worked For Franklin & Milltown, Which Bought Millions of Gallons That Didn't Meet Safe Drinking Water Standards
Nov 27 2013 - 3:07pm
Brick Resident Edward O'Rourke Still Has Not Been Fired From Water Plant Job After Being Accused of Covering Up Violations
Nov 22 2013 - 8:38pm
Edward O'Rourke Suspended Without Pay Awaiting Administrative Hearings
Nov 22 2013 - 8:30pm
City Worker Edward O'Rourke Fined $17,000 and Gets His License Suspended by NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection
Nov 14 2013 - 6:15pm

Housing Authority Shenanigans

August Shooting Resulted in Damage to Housing Authority Building
Oct 12 2016 - 8:50am
Mayor James Cahill Says It Was "Inappropriate," Assumes Someone From Housing Authority Was Behind $50 Fines Issued "Without Proper Authority or Regulation"
Jul 27 2016 - 10:30am
Manfredi Represents Housing Authorities in Hub City, Franklin, and 7 More Towns
May 24 2016 - 1:07pm
Embattled Housing and Redevelopment Agency Continues Cracking Under Pressure
Mar 6 2016 - 1:01am
Housing Authority Board Refuses to Record Their Meetings, Questions Those Who Do
Feb 29 2016 - 12:20pm
After NBToday Exposed Questionable Tickets at February 3 City Council Meeting, NBHA Executive Director John Clarke Took Action
Feb 9 2016 - 3:37pm
Pressure Mounting Against Questionable Policy Where "Tickets" Are Charged to Residents' Rent
Feb 2 2016 - 11:23pm
Housing Authority ED John Clarke Says He Sent His Staff to Investigate Filming Without Permit, But When They Arrived, Film Crew Had Already Left
Jan 27 2016 - 3:34pm
NBPA Board Member Andrea Eato-White Topped List of Overtime Payments at NBHA, Pulling Down Almost One Fifth of Agency's $35K in OT Spending Through September
Dec 2 2015 - 5:35pm
NJ-HMFA Employee Yirgu Wolde Ascends to Chairman, Dale Caldwell Gets Vice Chair, Frank Simpson and Cesar Ovando Replace Departed Members
Nov 18 2015 - 5:28pm
Ida Brangman Had Not Attended Housing Authority Meetings For Over a Year
Aug 28 2015 - 3:32pm
Officials Do Not Know Why NBHA Website Was Taken Offline
Aug 27 2015 - 12:13pm
Under Scrutiny Over Residency, Luis Gonzalez Resigns From City Housing Authority
Aug 5 2015 - 4:45pm
Rutgers Employee Luis Gonzalez Takes Over For Dale Caldwell as NBHA Board Chair
Aug 1 2015 - 5:24pm
Wilmington Housing Authority Hires NBHA to Inspect Hundreds of Housing Units Nearly 100 Miles South of The Hub City, But Won't Pay For Gas or Tolls
Jul 24 2015 - 2:38am
Like Other Commissioners, Andrea Eato-White Gets Free Parking at NBPA Facilities
Jun 30 2015 - 1:41am
Kevin Jones Resigned for Personal Reasons Last Year, And Has Been Under Investigation for Voter Fraud In Most Recent Election
Jul 1 2012 - 3:54pm

Police Killings Lead to Mass Protests

Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Identifies Victim, But Not Cop Who Shot Him
Apr 9 2016 - 2:05pm
NBPD Says $111,395 Military Vehicle Being Outfitted as "Community Mobile Precinct, Supplementing and Eventually Replacing Existing Unit #950
Dec 6 2014 - 7:26am
Rutgers Students Organize Second Action This Month Protesting Police Brutality
Dec 5 2014 - 11:44am
Mayor Cahill Cancels Holiday Tradition in Theatre District Due to Police Brutality Protest
Dec 5 2014 - 11:10am
March United City Residents and Others Against Police Brutality
Nov 28 2014 - 2:01pm
Social Media Campaigns Include #Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, #IfTheyGunnedMeDown
Aug 21 2014 - 12:30pm
After Fatal Shooting, Brad Berdel Was On City Payroll Four Months Longer Than Public Was Previously Led to Believe
Apr 6 2014 - 2:00pm
Brad Berdel Violated 3 Police Procedures the Night He Killed an Unarmed Man
Aug 22 2012 - 5:51pm
Sources Say There May be a Criminal Investigation into Nicholas Sewitch, Who Left the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office After 28 Years on July 1
Jul 26 2012 - 10:40am
Officer Brad Berdel Not Indicted by 23-Member Grand Jury in Killing of Barry Deloatch
May 10 2012 - 8:23pm
Regulations Allow Candidates to Spend Campaign Cash on Virtually Anything From International Travel to Sports Tickets
Apr 30 2012 - 12:00pm
Charges Against Sgt. Richard Rowe Cause City To Re-Open Complaint Process For Anyone With Allegations Against NBPD Since 2003
Jan 30 2012 - 3:12am
Jury Will Be Seated In January And Serve For Up to 23 Days Consecutively
Dec 12 2011 - 11:24pm

Risperdal Lawsuits Against J&J

Three Omitted Tables Allegedly Show Correlation Between Risperdal and Female Breast Growth in Boys
May 16 2015 - 1:49pm
Brunswick-Based Pharma Giant Must Pay $2.5 Million in Damages to Alabama Man With Autism Who Took Risperdal Off Label
Apr 21 2015 - 6:42am
Jury Could Be First to Decide Whether J&J is Liable For How it Marketed Risperdal
Feb 7 2015 - 4:24pm
Company Accused of Inappropriate Sales Tactics Related to Antipsychotic Drug That Allegedly Has Harmful Effects
Jan 30 2015 - 1:38pm
Court Settlement is Latest in a Long Line of Expensive Legal Battles
Nov 10 2013 - 3:30pm
J&J Expects to Take a One-Time $600 Million Charge to Cover Several Federal and State Civil Suits
Jun 10 2012 - 6:35pm
New Brunswick's Largest Corporation Under Investigation Since 2004 For Marketing & Sales of Antipsychotic Drug Risperdone
Mar 12 2012 - 1:14pm

Condoleezza Rice Debacle at Rutgers

University Senate Creates Committee, Board of Governors Still Has Final Say
Oct 29 2014 - 10:47am
Emails Reveal Rice Agreed to Speak in June 2013, And is Personal Friends With Rutgers BoG Member and Motorola CEO Greg Brown
May 3 2014 - 1:00pm
40+ Students Took Over Administration Building, Demanding Rice's Invite to Speak Be Revoked, Including Honorary Degree and $35K Honorarium
Apr 29 2014 - 8:27am
Administration Stands by Selection of Secretary of State For Speech
Mar 11 2014 - 12:51am
New Brunswick Faculty Council Condemns Board of Governors Decision to Select Rice to Speak
Mar 3 2014 - 12:03am
Former Bush Administration Official Will Speak at Graduation
Feb 11 2014 - 1:14pm

Double Dippers

Each of Last Three NBPD Directors Still on Public Payroll While Collecting Pensions
Nov 4 2015 - 2:07pm
Close Ally of New Brunswick Mayor Hired Shortly After Retiring From Trenton PD
Jun 22 2015 - 12:13pm
Anthony Barber, a Former Trenton Cop Once Assigned to Be Driver For Mayor Palmer, Refused to Confirm He's Working For New Brunswick Police Department Once Again
Jun 9 2015 - 10:47pm
Chuck Savoth and Michael Bacorn Were Cops Last Year, But Quit Only to Begin Collecting Pensions and Get Re-Hired by City Government Months Later
Sep 26 2014 - 3:55pm
Democratic Party Official and County Counsel Tom Kelso Represents RWJ, DEVCO, Boraie, and Others
May 13 2014 - 9:50am
Longtime Supporter of Mayor Cahill Left to Work For CoachUSA Bus Company
Jan 27 2014 - 1:04pm
Tony Caputo Retired From Police Director Job in 2010, Returned to Power in 2011
Jan 6 2014 - 7:21am
Report Completed in March Confirmed Problems With City's Water System Led to Mass Evacuation of New Brunswick Dorms
Dec 11 2013 - 12:57pm
Early Retirement Arrangement For Elected Officials Outlawed Shortly After New Brunswick's Mayor Began Collecting Big Pension For Lucrative County Job
Sep 27 2013 - 3:00am
A Bad Year For The NBPD Gets Worse With Suspicious Killing of Unarmed Man
Oct 12 2011 - 6:52pm

Hub City Ethics

Council President Kevin Egan Fined After Failing to Disclose One of His Rental Properties in the Buccleuch Park Neighborhood
Dec 30 2015 - 4:45pm
Aaron Shabazz Says City Repeatedly Dragged Out IA Investigations, Violated Their Own Procedures, and Investigated Him Instead of Officers Accused of Misconduct
Apr 6 2015 - 4:20am
Planning Board Attorney Ben Bucca: "I Really Didn't See Myself as a Board Attorney"
Mar 4 2015 - 7:30pm
After Failing to Properly Document Historic Case Against Planning Board Attorney, Board of Ethics Sends NBToday Subpoena to Keep Us From Releasing Videos of It
Mar 2 2015 - 8:00pm

Invasive Software Takes Rutgers by Surprise

RU Used Three Online Exam Proctoring Companies Before Examity Cut Ties in October
Dec 28 2015 - 4:50pm
Under Pressure From Media, Verificient Technologies Says It Erased Spring Semester Student Data on September 1, But Didn't Send Notifications For Two Weeks After That
Sep 18 2015 - 11:00am
Student-Monitoring, Anti-Cheating Company Leaves Students in Dark About Their Personal Data, Failing to Meet Agreeement to Notify Them When It Has Been Purged
Sep 9 2015 - 11:58am
Anti-Cheating Software Will Be Expanded Beyond Mason Gross Arts Online Program
Sep 1 2015 - 6:32pm
RU Claims It Had "Verbal Agreement" With Verificient Technologies Since January
Aug 30 2015 - 10:45am
Rutgers Administration Not Saying Whether It Will Continue Use of Anti-Cheating Software
Jun 1 2015 - 5:17pm
No Contract Exists Between Rutgers and Verificient Technologies, Yet Students Still Pay $32 Fee to Company For Online Test-taking Software
Apr 26 2015 - 8:00am
Company Records Video of Students Taking Online Exams, But Verificient Technologies CEO Tim Dutta Took Issue With NBT Recording Phone Conversation
Mar 15 2015 - 4:30pm
Verificient Technologies CEO Tells New Brunswick Today It Has Plans to Expand
Mar 5 2015 - 5:13pm
Just Weeks After Getting Patent, Verificient Technologies Gets Contract to Provide Facial and Knuckle Recognition Service For Online Testing of College Students
Feb 7 2015 - 2:14am

Rutgers Cybersecurity

Over 1,000 People Have Signed Petition Following September Cyberattack
Oct 11 2015 - 5:54am
Rutgers University Vice President Bruce Fehn: "We Were Not Well Protected"
Sep 28 2015 - 9:00pm
FBI Investigating Source of DDoS Attacks That Crippled School's Online Services in New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark
May 4 2015 - 11:48am
Cyber-Attack Takes Down Key Rutgers Servers For Second Time in a Month
Apr 27 2015 - 10:06pm
Administration Under Fire For Long Wait Before Acknowledging Repeated Attacks
Mar 31 2015 - 8:37pm
University is Only Saying it Did Not Detect a Breach of Confidential Information
Mar 29 2015 - 5:00pm
Rutgers Has Not Yet Acknowledged Problem, Which Has Affected Residential Internet Service and Numerous Other Services Including Sakai, eCollege, and ScartletMail
Mar 28 2015 - 10:05pm

The Fight For Paid Sick Leave in New Brunswick

Some Community Organizations Cite Shortfalls with City's Proposed Ordinance
Dec 15 2015 - 7:24pm
Ordinance Requires Employers Offer 40 Hours of Paid Sick Time Per Year For Fulltime Workers, 24/Year For Part-Time Workers
Nov 30 2015 - 5:43pm
Mayor Cahill "Still Researching" Issue, But His Running Mates Rebecca Escobar and Kevin Egan Come Out in Support of Giving Paid Days to All Workers in New Brunswick
Jun 30 2015 - 9:35am
Advocates For Workers Rights See Mandatory Sick Days as Major Battleground
Apr 25 2015 - 4:14pm

Sheriff Jailed For Selling Cop Jobs

Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred Scott Promotes Former Internal Affairs Head to Department's Chief Warrant Officer
Nov 29 2014 - 5:01pm
Jailed Ex-Sheriff Joe Spicuzzo Pleaded Guilty to Selling Investigator Positions
Jan 18 2014 - 2:00pm
Gov. Christie Secretly Appointed Bruce Kaplan to Middlesex County Superior Court
Jan 17 2014 - 11:19am
Home News Tribune: Ex-Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan Still Under Influence of Convicted Felon Who Served as New Brunswick Mayor From 1979 to 1991
Jan 12 2014 - 5:38am
67-Year-Old Joe Spicuzzo Ran Middlesex Democrat Organization, Was Elected Sheriff Ten Times
Sep 20 2013 - 12:21pm
Running For Re-Election, Middlesex Co. Sheriff Millie Scott Faced with Fallout of Predecessor's Scandal
Jul 1 2013 - 11:48pm
Joe Spicuzzo Pleads Guilty to Taking Thousands in Bribes in Exchange For Investigator Positions
Jun 25 2013 - 7:38pm
Joseph J. Spicuzzo was Indicted in 2011 for Selling Investigator Jobs at $25,000 a Piece in the Sheriff's Department he Ran for Three Decades
Apr 19 2012 - 6:00am

Corrupt Housing Inspectors

Mike Mahony Sentenced to Three Years Probation, Barred From Public Employment
Feb 9 2015 - 7:25pm
Mike Mahony Will Be Sentenced on February 6, But Charge Has Been Downgraded to Third-Degree Possession With Intent
Dec 1 2014 - 1:14pm
Elks Re-Elected Mahony as Their Treasurer Just Months After State Police Busted Him in Takedown of Drug & Gun Network
Oct 16 2014 - 5:30pm
Mike Mahony's Housing Inspectors Have Been Criticized For Years, Now He is Suspended Without Pay
Jan 7 2014 - 3:50pm
Majority of Drugs and Weapons Found at Cranbury Cafe and Private Homes of Paul Cano, John Meerbaugh & Frank Kinelski
Jan 7 2014 - 2:47pm
North Brunswick Resident Michael Vitanza Charged with Conspiracy as State Police Case Unfolds in Middlesex County
Jan 2 2014 - 1:16pm
State Police Won't Say if Paul Cano III's Arrest is Related to Drug Investigation That Nabbed Chief Housing Inspector on Same Day
Dec 24 2013 - 12:51pm
Cahill Has Not Yet Announced Whether He Will Seek Unprecedented Seventh Term
Dec 24 2013 - 12:00pm
Michael Mahony Suspended Without Pay After Stash of Cocaine Found at Elks Lodge
Dec 21 2013 - 8:00pm

Boraie Gets Sandy Money

"The Aspire" Received $4.8M in Sandy Relief Funds, Along With Over $60M in Government Loans, and Millions More in Tax Credits
May 4 2015 - 5:00pm
EXCLUSIVE: New Brunswick's Own Boraie Development Paid Bargain Price For Land Owned by AC Housing Authority
Apr 10 2014 - 8:00am
Gov. Chris Christie Announces One of His Closest Allies Stepping Down Effective Immediately
Mar 29 2014 - 12:41pm
Boraie Development Received $4.8 Million in Sandy Disaster Relief Funding Despite Being Approved For Construction Before Hurricane Struck
Mar 22 2014 - 2:30pm
DCA Spokeswoman Lisa Ryan Insists Reporters Were Invited, But None Showed Up
Feb 14 2014 - 12:44pm
State Official Confirms Port Authority Chair David Samson's Law Firm Served as Bond Counsel For Boraie Development's Newark Highrise
Feb 12 2014 - 1:15pm
Blaming the Housing Market Crash, Boraie Development Reneged on Plan to Offer Affordable Downtown Condominiums in Exchange for $15 Million Government Loan
Feb 8 2014 - 2:00pm
Sources: Boraie Development Reneged on Agreement to Sell Affordable Condos in Spring St. Highrise
Feb 5 2014 - 1:00pm
Gov. Christie's Administration Struggles to Explain Connection Between Hurricane and Boraie Development's Skyscraper at 135 Somerset St.
Jan 31 2014 - 2:34pm
Boraie Could be First to Score a Long-Term Tax Abatement Since Mayor's Re-Election
Feb 5 2013 - 4:13am
"Coalition for Government Efficiency" Chairman Admits His Organization Bypasses Pay-To-Play Laws Designed to Restrict Money's Influence in Local and State Politics
Apr 20 2012 - 6:00am
Tuesday Night's Planning Board Meeting Will Likely Be Residents Only Opportunity to Comment on Proposal For New Development
Mar 19 2012 - 12:23pm

FreshGrocer Scams New Brunswick

Independent Store Owner Affiliated With Staten-Island-Based "Key Food" Supermarket Chain Aims to Re-open Downtown Market in September
Apr 24 2015 - 6:53pm
New Brunswick's Food Desert Persists Almost a Year After FreshGrocer Closed
Mar 12 2015 - 1:25pm
New Brunswick Parking Authority Chief Mitch Karon: "Things Are Looking Up"
Oct 26 2014 - 2:52pm
Moody's Downgraded City Credit Rating in 2010 Based on Concerns With Wellness Center and Gateway Building
Jun 28 2014 - 5:23am
City Government and Store Employees Given Inaccurate Information About Closure
May 14 2014 - 11:40pm
Market Has Not Paid Rent to the City's Parking Authority in Over a Year
May 7 2014 - 11:00am
Downtown Supermarket Shelves Conspicuously Going Unstocked as Parking Authority Files Notice of Default Against Store Owners
Feb 26 2014 - 7:45pm
Wakefern Cuts Back Hours at New Brunswick's Only 24-Hour Supermarket
Jan 29 2014 - 5:41pm
Wakefern Welcomes 8 Grocers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Brunswick
Aug 1 2013 - 5:47am
New Brunswick Parking Authority Hopes to Fill up Two Recently-Built Decks By Phasing Out Older Garages
Jan 14 2013 - 6:27am
Devco's Wellness Plaza Project will Include a Grocery Store and Fitness Center
Sep 24 2012 - 11:32am
Robert Wood Johnson Collaboration with Devco and NBPA Set to Open This Fall
May 20 2012 - 5:34pm

Featured NonProfits

Non-Profit Encourages and Provides Incentives For Commuters to Use Mass Transit
Sep 17 2015 - 4:38pm
Volunteers Help Support Food Distribution and Other Programs in Downtown Church
Aug 12 2015 - 2:12pm
City-Based Organization Combats Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage
Jul 20 2015 - 12:53pm

Rutgers Evicts The Grease Trucks

DEVCO Kicked Trucks Out Last Summer But Doesn't Plan to Build on Site Until September
May 11 2014 - 5:30pm
Planning Board Voted Unanimously For DEVCO's Privatized Student Housing Plan
Sep 10 2013 - 12:00pm
Construction Begins on New $84 Million, 16-Story Privatized Dormitory Building
Aug 19 2013 - 8:57am
Piscataway Balks at Plan to Host Some of the Beloved Trucks, Forcing Rutgers to Renegotiate with Truck Owners
Aug 15 2013 - 12:50pm
Modified Plans Call For Trucks to be Scattered Across New Brunswick and Piscataway, No More Than Two Trucks in Any One Location
Aug 9 2013 - 1:01am
Some May Secure New Spaces on Senior Street, Others May Never Return to Hub City
Aug 4 2013 - 10:10am
RU Expected to Relocate Famed Food Trucks to Rutgers Student Center
Feb 1 2013 - 3:38am
Six Buildings Will be Demolished to Build a New New Brunswick Theological Seminary
Sep 13 2012 - 5:24pm
Although Crucial $52M Tax Credit From NJ-EDA Remains Up in the Air, Developer Hopes to Start Work This Fall
Jul 9 2012 - 11:26pm
On President Richard McCormick's Last Day in Office, Rutgers Announces Private Developer's Plan to Transform College Ave. with $52M in State Tax Credits
Jun 21 2012 - 1:05am
RU Plans for Bidding Process to Sell Exclusive Food Truck Rights On-Campus
Jan 19 2012 - 3:37pm

The Future of Mine Street

Planning Board to Hear More Testimony on March 10 Before Taking Final Vote
Feb 14 2015 - 6:39am
Meeting Could Be Final Opportunity For Public Input on Controversial Building Plans, Planning Board Instructed to Disregard Testimony From April 2014 Meeting
Feb 10 2015 - 5:20pm
Rutgers Building Damaged While First of Two Homes on Mine Street Taken Down, DEVCO and Construction Management Associates Moving Forward with Controversial Plans
Jan 21 2015 - 4:33pm
Construction Management Associates Plans to Demolish Two Homes This Month, Around Time of Hearing on Proposed 52-Unit Apartment Building
Jan 6 2015 - 11:58am
County Counsel is The Official Attorney of Middlesex County, Term Lasts Three Years
Dec 9 2014 - 6:01am
7:30PM Meeting Scheduled For Larger Room to Due to Unprecedented Opposition
Nov 16 2014 - 5:20pm
Attorney Was Later Forced to Recuse Himself From Proceedings After Ethics Complaint, Donation Confirmed by Team Website
Oct 19 2014 - 12:15pm
Planning Board Member Andy Kaplan Voluntarily Recused Himself From Controversial Mine Street Application Due to Employment With Rutgers
Oct 17 2014 - 10:08am
Major-League Builder DEVCO Orchestrated Land Deal, While Smaller Firm Hopes to Build 52 Apartments on Now Dilapidated Site
Oct 14 2014 - 4:33pm
Opponents Say NB Theological Seminary Does Not Have Genuine Need For Housing, President Hasn't Responded to Controversial Proposal
Oct 14 2014 - 12:01pm
Government Believed Larger Meeting Room Not Necessary After Mitch Broder Got Carpenters to End Opposition to Controversial Mine Street Plans
Oct 10 2014 - 12:46pm
Planning Director Glenn Patterson Recommended Aravind Aithal Replace Ben Bucca, Who Says He Will Be Exonerated in Ethics Board Hearing on NBT Editor's Complaint
Oct 7 2014 - 2:00pm
City Government Breaks Promise to Find a Larger Room After City Hall Proved Too Small Last Time Mine St. Plans Came Up
Aug 12 2014 - 12:19am
Amid Packed Room, Residents, Lawyers, and Experts Debated Merits of Proposed 57-Unit Apartment Complex
Mar 15 2014 - 5:20pm
Premier Properties aka Construction Management Associates Asks Planning Board For Variances
Mar 11 2014 - 10:03am

Hurricane Sandy

Near Jersey Avenue Train Station, County Yard Will Be Expanded to Incorporate Abandoned Mile Run Yard
Sep 26 2014 - 12:46pm
Monday Morning's Hearing Will Address Questionable Decisions That Left The First "Mass Transit Super Bowl" Mired in Delays and Equipment Failures
Mar 9 2014 - 6:24pm
DCA Spokeswoman Lisa Ryan Insists Reporters Were Invited, But None Showed Up
Feb 14 2014 - 12:44pm
State Official Confirms Port Authority Chair David Samson's Law Firm Served as Bond Counsel For Boraie Development's Newark Highrise
Feb 12 2014 - 1:15pm
City, State Police, and RU Clashed on Transporatation and Labor Issues During Storm
Jan 19 2014 - 5:25pm
Rutgers' Piscataway Campuses Overwhelmed After a Chaotic Evacuation of Every Dorm in New Brunswick
Dec 20 2013 - 12:24pm
Report Likely Includes Details on Chaotic Dorm Evacuations and Crisis at New Brunswick's Water Utility
Nov 4 2013 - 6:30am
Conference Itself Was Postponed Three Months Due to Hurricane Sandy
May 20 2013 - 12:19pm
A Unique Event Taking Place in The Basement of New Brunswick's Oldest Restaurant
Apr 25 2013 - 1:32am
Congressman Frank Pallone Says Federal Government Will Reimburse City For Some Expenses
Apr 22 2013 - 3:56pm
Dewey Heights, Tov Manor, and other Communities Will Not Vote at Usual Place
Nov 5 2012 - 4:56pm
City's New Water Director Started Job Two Weeks Ago
Oct 31 2012 - 3:59am
Transformer Fires, Downed Trees, & Power Outages Wreak Havoc on Hub City
Oct 29 2012 - 9:07pm

Crime at Rutgers Sparks Lawsuit and New Crime Alert Policy

Man Says His Father Was Attacked in His Own Van Monday Night on French Street, Strongarm Robbery Took Place on Rutgers Street
Jan 17 2015 - 3:40pm
No Easy Way to Tell How Many Similar Crimes Go Without Public Notification
Nov 10 2014 - 11:03am
The Fifth and Sixth Wards Have Seen a Spike in Crimes Reported to the Public, But Many Are Not Publicized
Nov 9 2014 - 10:58pm
In 15-Day Span, 4 Robberies Generated Crime Alerts, Including 3 That Resulted in Assaults
Nov 5 2014 - 1:34pm
County Office of Emergency Management Contacted During Ambulance Shortage on Halloween Night, Creating Need to "Triage" Patients at Rutgers Student Center
Nov 3 2014 - 2:09pm
Jay Kohl Earned $200,000 Salary and Served as Vice President of Administration and Public Safety Director Since 1997
Sep 27 2014 - 4:40pm
A Similar Incident Earlier in The Week Caused Rutgers to Issue a Crime Alert, Raising Questions About RUPD's Crime Alert Policies For Second Time This Year
Sep 8 2014 - 12:30pm
In First Three Months of Year, 24 Gun Robberies Were Reported Compared to 9 at Same Time Last Year
May 12 2014 - 2:34am
City Clerk Releases Undated Map Showing How Large Rutgers Police Department's Motor Vehicle Jurisdiction Once Was
Apr 16 2014 - 10:00am
Amid Police Controveries, PBA #23 and #23A Agree to Pay Raises and Other Terms
Apr 9 2014 - 4:04am
Timothy Puskas Remains Jailed on $5 Million Bail, Charged with First-Degree Murder
Mar 26 2014 - 6:03pm
38-Year-Old Timothy Puskas of Plum Street Was Arrested Friday in Separate Case, Charged Today With Murder
Mar 25 2014 - 4:36pm
Jurisdiction Issue Remains Unresolved, But Rutgers Officers Will Ride Along in Marked NBPD Vehicles For First Time
Mar 25 2014 - 12:02pm
A Public Records Request Revealed Change in Motor Vehicle Jurisdiction Occurred
Mar 19 2014 - 6:00pm
City Clerk Dan Torrisi Produces Police Maps Showing How RUPD's Jurisdiction Shrunk Despite Growth of University
Mar 17 2014 - 11:39am
Though Jurisdictional Dispute Between NBPD and RUPD Remains Unresolved, Rutgers to Issue Alerts For Serious Crimes in 5th and 6th Wards of New Brunswick
Mar 15 2014 - 8:31pm
NBPD Unit Was Dispatched From Route 1 Because Other Officers Were on Meal Breaks
Mar 14 2014 - 4:15pm
Prosecutor's Office Released a Composite Sketch of Alleged Assailant of 24-Year-Old Rutgers Student
Mar 14 2014 - 12:15pm
Contrary to NBPD's Claim, Rutgers Has Not Sent All Students a Mass Email
Mar 1 2014 - 11:46am
Rutgers Never Responded to Public Records Request For City-Issued Maps That Indicate Their Department's Jurisdiction
Feb 26 2014 - 7:00am
William R. McCaw of Gallatin, Tennessee Identified as the Person Found Dead at 28 Hartwell Street
Feb 16 2014 - 2:14pm
Police Are Investigating an Apparent Murder in The City's Sixth Ward
Feb 15 2014 - 4:35pm
Source: Barring a "Life Safety Issue," RUPD Told Not to Enforce Quality of Life, Traffic Violations, or Drunk Driving Outside of Rutgers Campus
Dec 20 2013 - 1:45pm

Fire Director Robert Rawls

City Officials Previously Said it Was Tough to Find Crossing Guards to Fill Every Post
Sep 5 2014 - 7:42pm
Robert Rawls, Who Earns $155,000 Salary, Sentenced to Pay Just $206 For Violation
Aug 19 2014 - 3:48pm
Asked if Rumors Were True That Rawls Pleaded Guilty to Shoplifting and Simple Assault in Relation to a 1989 Incident, Mayor Cahill Said, "I Don't Know, Is It?"
Aug 9 2014 - 6:48pm
Two Crashes Involving Robert Rawls Resulted in Notices of Tort Claim Being Filed by Alleged Victims
Jul 23 2014 - 7:50am
Robert Rawls Gave to Donation to Mayor's Campaign on Same Day His City Vehicle Was Involved in Crash
Jul 20 2014 - 10:15am
New Brunswick Fire Director Robert Rawls Faces Charges of Careless Driving and Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk
Jul 9 2014 - 12:30pm
New Brunswick Today Has Been Asking Officials For Weeks Where Robert Rawls' Traffic Court Case Will Be Transferred to...
Jun 13 2014 - 11:13am
Police Apparently Located Robert Rawls Within Minutes of Crash, But Authorities Haven't Said How He Contacted Them
May 24 2014 - 10:10am
NBFD Director Robert Rawls Returns to Work After Injuring Three Kids While Driving City Vehicle
May 13 2014 - 7:50am
NBC New York: Robert Rawls Involved in 19 Accidents, Most of Them Since 2002
May 9 2014 - 9:21pm
City Police File Minor Charges: Careless Driving, Failure to Stop For Pedestrians
May 9 2014 - 11:59am
NBFD Director Robert Rawls Struck Juveniles with City Vehicle Between Delavan and Sandford Streets
May 6 2014 - 6:13pm

Funny Money

Deborah Celey, Cahill's Appointee to the Zoning Board, also Served as Vice Chair of NBDO While Supervising Campaign Slush Fund "Women For Good Government"
May 2 2012 - 12:00pm
Regulations Allow Candidates to Spend Campaign Cash on Virtually Anything From International Travel to Sports Tickets
Apr 30 2012 - 12:00pm
State Recommends Baltimore Insurance Broker Francis X. Gartland Serve 15 Years in Prison for Scams that Stole Millions From Perth Amboy and Toms River Taxpayers
Apr 24 2012 - 6:00am
"Coalition for Government Efficiency" Chairman Admits His Organization Bypasses Pay-To-Play Laws Designed to Restrict Money's Influence in Local and State Politics
Apr 20 2012 - 6:00am
Joseph J. Spicuzzo was Indicted in 2011 for Selling Investigator Jobs at $25,000 a Piece in the Sheriff's Department he Ran for Three Decades
Apr 19 2012 - 6:00am
Eight Other Shady Organizations Based in Central NJ Had Remarkably Similar Lists of Donors and Funneled Contributions Exclusively into Political Campaigns
Apr 18 2012 - 6:00am

Helmetta Animal Shelter Scandal

City Government Terminating Contract With Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter
Nov 21 2014 - 1:12pm
Raid Executed on Animal Shelter That Provides Services to New Brunswick
Nov 14 2014 - 7:00am
City Still Uses Tiny Town's Shelter For Kennel Services Despite Documented Problems
Oct 19 2014 - 12:49pm
Richard Recine is Cousins With Former Democrat Politician From New Brunswick, But The Officer Still Tore Into President Obama on Video
Aug 9 2014 - 1:39pm

Anti-Wage-Theft Laws

Unity Square and New Labor Attempt to Recover Wages for New Brunswick Resident
Jul 31 2014 - 9:05am
Restaurant Did Pay Worker in Full Following Protests
Jul 23 2014 - 7:17am
City Council Makes Good on Promise to Adopt Ordinance Making it Harder For Businesses to Cheat Workers
Dec 20 2013 - 1:34pm
New Brunswick City Council Backs Off "Anti-Wage Theft" Ordinance Proposed By New Labor
Nov 18 2013 - 3:51am
Local Organization Protests Companies That Allegedly Rip Off Workers, Asks Council to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance
Nov 11 2013 - 9:21am

Election 2014

Former Newark Mayor Booker Seeks Full Term in United States Senate
Nov 4 2014 - 6:45am
Two Incumbents Facing Republican Challenge in Election For Seven-Member All-Democrat Freeholder Board
Nov 4 2014 - 5:02am
Voters to Choose Three New Board Members in Hotly-Contested Campaign
Nov 4 2014 - 1:56am
County Office of Emergency Management Contacted During Ambulance Shortage on Halloween Night, Creating Need to "Triage" Patients at Rutgers Student Center
Nov 3 2014 - 2:09pm
No Mention of New Brunswick Projects in State of the County Address
Nov 2 2014 - 3:31pm
County and State Questions Present Possible Policy Changes to Pretrial Detention Policies, Environmental Preservation, and More
Nov 1 2014 - 11:11pm
New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District Designed to Keep Frank Pallone in Power
Oct 29 2014 - 11:24am
Near Jersey Avenue Train Station, County Yard Will Be Expanded to Incorporate Abandoned Mile Run Yard
Sep 26 2014 - 12:46pm
Two Incumbents Face Quiet Challenge From Piscataway Official in Countywide Race
Jun 3 2014 - 6:18am
Cahill Has Been Mayor Since January 1991, But 2014 Elections Could Be First Time He Faces No Challenger
Jun 2 2014 - 10:39am

Red Light Cameras & Bribes

Karen Finley & Other Officials at Redflex Face Charges of Bribing Public Officials
Aug 30 2014 - 1:24am
County Road Project Forces City to Remove Cameras, But Statewide Pilot Program is Set to End Soon
Jun 18 2014 - 11:19pm
City Officials Appear Unconcerned With Increased Accident Rate as Pilot Program Enters Final Year
Feb 23 2014 - 11:18am
Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed by Former Salesman Says RedFlex Traffic Systems Bribed Public Officials in 13 States
Jan 29 2014 - 5:54pm
Report Completed in March Confirmed Problems With City's Water System Led to Mass Evacuation of New Brunswick Dorms
Dec 11 2013 - 12:57pm
City Officials Can't Say How Much Money They've Made or If They Have Made Intersection Any Safer
Jun 30 2012 - 10:20pm

Drones Over New Brunswick

Chris Christie Let a Bill Expire That Would Have Limited the Use of Drones in New Jersey's Skies
Jan 31 2014 - 1:00pm
Drones Were Spotted at Ciclovia and the Raritan River Festival
Jan 14 2014 - 2:21am
State School Designated One of First Government Testers For Unmanned Aircrafts
Jan 3 2014 - 4:05pm

Dream Act Becomes Law

NBPD Arrested Carlos Rojas at Gala Where Gov. Christie Endorsed Making In-State Tuition Rates at Colleges Like Rutgers Available to Undocumented Residents
Oct 13 2013 - 11:50pm
Bill That Would Make a Big Difference in Hub City Passed by Assembly Budget Committee Yesterday
Jun 18 2013 - 4:34pm

Rutgers Athletics Scandals

Julie Hermann to Take Office June 17, But Critics Are Already Calling For Her Ouster
May 29 2013 - 10:22am
Rutgers' Top Lawyer John Wolf, Athletic Director Tim Pernetti, & Assistant Coach Jimmy Martelli Resign
Apr 8 2013 - 6:00am
Officials Have Known For Months of Fired Coach's Problematic Behavior
Apr 8 2013 - 5:58am
Athletic Director Reverses Position As Public Pressure Mounts Against Mike Rice
Apr 3 2013 - 6:07pm

Democracy Undermined: The Story of The Stolen School Election

Ronald Hush and Diana Fajardo Were Asked About Decision to Submit Candidate Petitions Three Days After Advertised Deadline
Feb 27 2013 - 1:00pm
Attorneys For School Board and Middlesex County Disagree on Whether The Election Was Properly Advertised
Feb 26 2013 - 1:00pm
Candidates Covertly Submitted Their Petitions After Advertised Deadline And Got Away With It
Feb 25 2013 - 1:00pm