NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Vast numbers of protesters came in peace to events against police brutality held across the Garden State on the weekend of May 30-31. Throughout New Jersey, thousands of residents, activists, students, and others effectively shut down streets and marched in memory of George Floyd, a Minnesota man whose
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Hampered by nearly 20,000 lawsuits, New Brunswick’s own Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will stop distributing talc-based baby powder in the United States and Canada. The decision to stop selling one of its most well-known products came on May 19, but the announcement was buried in the company’s “portfolio
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The man in charge of the finances for the city’s school district quietly filed for bankruptcy in January, claiming he and his wife were over $1.6 million in debt, despite his $230,454 annual salary. Richard Jannarone has been the New Brunswick school district’s business administrator for 17 years,
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A police sergeant will be disciplined after violating the rights of this reporter and a colleague when he and other officers interrupted our live news broadcast and forced us off a public sidewalk. The incident occurred on March 17 and was sparked by a call to police from
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—It is now much harder for New Jerseyans to obtain public records from their local, county, and state government agencies after an emergency law passed in four days and signed by the Governor. Among the most devastating blows to government transparency in recent memory were Assembly bill A-3849,
UPDATE: The suspect Roberto Lopez surrendered to authorities on the morning of April 29, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet announced that authorities are “actively searching” for Roberto Lopez, a New Brunswick man who they have charged with killing his own brother.
NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—A tractor trailer crash on Route 1 caused about 150 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into waterways near where the New Brunswick Water Utility draws its drinking water. The city’s Water Treatment Plant typically treats water sucked out of the Westons Mill Pond, but the utility is
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With a pandemic forcing unprecedented closures, eight-term Mayor Jim Cahill announced he had furloughed a number of the city’s workers without saying exactly how many. After officials at City Hall dodged our questions for over a week, Cahill’s office admitted on April 23 that the furloughs have already