COUNTDOWN: New Brunswick’s Top 12 Stories of 2012

It has been our pleasure to cover the City of New Brunswick for over a year now.  We launched this independent community newspaper in December 2011 to improve the level of discourse in our community.

Please enjoy our top twelve storylines from 2012, which represent the very best work of our staff of journalists, researchers, and photographers.


Thanks for reading!


#12 Student Pedestrian Seriously Injured by Rutgers Police Car
#11 New 24-Hour Grocery Store Opens in Downtown Wellness Center
#10 Tragic Summer: Three Children Drown & New Brunswick Loses Two Active Citizens
#9 Comptroller's Investigation Reveals Six City Attorneys Illegally Enrolled in Pension System
#8 Grease Trucks Face Uncertain Future as DEVCO Shifts Focus to College Ave.
#7 "Funny Money" Investigation Reveals Local Connections to Major Scandal
#6 New Brunswick Apartment Was Secret NYPD Spy Office That Targeted Muslims
#5 Dharun Ravi Trial Brings National Spotlight to New Brunswick's County Court
#4 In Close Vote, Citizens Win Power to Elect School Board
#3 Hurricane Sandy Causes Massive Power Outages and Evacuations
#2 City Police Department Facing Major Challenges in Court and On the Street
#1 A Year of Big Changes for Rutgers: School Gets New President, Absorbs UMDNJ & Joins Big Ten

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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 and a community organizer, and was an independent candidate for Mayor of New Brunswick in 2018.