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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—It has been our pleasure to cover the news in the Hub City city for the past three years.
What started as a humble e-mail newsletter called “The Message” morphed into a robust and trusted source of news in our community.
In the past three years, we have grown from a small website with two volunteers to a full-fledged print and online community news operation, publishing articles in both English and Spanish and employing nearly 30 reporters.
In 2015, we will be continuing to follow the stories and expanding to cover more stories of importance at the county, state, and national levels. We also intend to offer high-quality Spanish translations of every article in the near future, and continue producing the city’s only bilingual print newspaper.
Without further ado, here are our top 50 stories since we launched New Brunswick Today:
#49 Rutgers Selected by Federal Government to Research Drones
#46 “Constitution Cop” Resigns and Helmetta Animal Shelter Quarantined
#42 City Council Passes Historic Legislation Against Wage Theft
#40 Athletics Scandals and Coverups Plague Rutgers President Bob Barchi
#39 NJ’s Controversial Red Light Camera Program Comes to an End
#32 DREAM Act Becomes Law Thanks in Part to New Brunswick Activists
#27 Political Funny Money Flows Through Middlesex County PAC’s
#26 Longtime County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo Jailed For Selling Police Jobs
#24 Grease Trucks Split Up to Make Way For DEVCO-Rutgers Apartment Tower
#14 Unprecedented Opposition Stalls Plans to Develop Apartments on Mine Street
#13 Mass Protests After Fire Director With Poor Driving Record Injures Three Kids
#9 FreshGrocer Supermarket Fails After 18 Months, Owing $1 Million to NBPA
#8 Chief Housing Inspector and NB Landlord Charged in Major State Police Operation
#6 Irregularities Undermine New Brunswick’s First-Ever School Board Election
#5 Condoleezza Rice Cancels Appearance at Rutgers Graduation After Protests
#2 Millions in Sandy Relief Funding Steered to New Boraie Luxury Building
#1 New Brunswick Caught Falsifying Water Quality Reports to Cover Up Problems
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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, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.