NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In another move to counter the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, the state ordered all municipal, county, and State public libraries to close, as well as all university computer labs. The mandate took effect on the evening of March 20, following Rutgers University’s refusal to voluntarily closeContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The “internal affairs” (IA) unit of the city’s police department is investigating several officers who denied New Brunswick Today reporters the right to do a news broadcast on a public sidewalk. On March 17, amid the onset of a global pandemic, New Brunswick Today reporter Carlos Ramirez wasContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 17, Rutgers University President Robert Barchi cancelled all in-person classes and events for the remainder of the school year, including the long-awaited commencement ceremonies. It’s part of the latest drastic measures taken to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19–measures that have been met withContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City water meter reader Guillermo Quinones pleaded guilty to official misconduct on February 14, becoming the fourth New Brunswick Water Utility official since 2015 to admit to corrupt acts. Quinones is scheduled for sentencing on March 27, and prosecutors are recommending a five-year prison sentence for his roleContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ— On February 14, an employee at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) passed away, becoming the most recent victim in a little known rash of deaths taking place at New Brunswick’s parking decks. Seven others have also died by falling from public parking decks here, including atContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Over the past three months, the Rutgers University Board of Governors held three special meetings to approve contracts for highly-paid employees, including a new University President. The board approved an eight-year, $4 million-per-year contract for the football coach and a contract extension for the current basketball coach whichContinue Reading