NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Employees of the city’s Department of Planning, Economic & Community Development have taken over one of former public information officer Bill Bray’s duties.
Kyle Kirkpatrick and Department Director Glenn Patterson have been sharing the responsibility of managing the city’s Twitter account since Bray’s departure nearly two weeks ago. They even went so far as to change the city’s handle on the popular social media service.
In 2009, Bray launched the city’s Twitter under the name @NwBrunswickInfo. Due to a character limit, he could not spell out the city’s name in its entirety. Patterson and Kirkpatrick have figured out a different abbreviation that looks a little more official: @CityofNewBruns.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.