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Supermarkets, Chains, and Small Businesses in New Brunswick

The City of New Brunswick is home to a variety of businesses large and small, from corporate giant Johnson & Johnson to a number of small retail businesses, dining establishments, and precious few places to buy clothing.

Many of these businesses are part of larger national or international companies, while some are one-of-a-kind local stores, some of which have been based in New Brunswick for decades.

Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

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Hub City Ethics, Part 4: Kevin Egan Becomes First City Official Fined For Ethics Violations

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In a surprising turn of events, the city's Ethics Board made history when it decided to fine the President of the City Council $100 for repeated ethics violations on November 12.

Kevin Egan, who was first elected in 2010 and faced no opposition in the 2014 election cycle, admitted in an apology letter sent to the board two days earlier that he failed to comply with disclosure requirements by not revealing one of his rental properties.

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J&J is Largest Contributor to Pharma Lobbying Group Opposing California Ballot Question

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recently contributed $5.86 million to the “Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America California Initiative Fund” to help head off lower drug prices, according to a California Secretary of State filing on October 2.

The "Late Contribution Report" document shows that J&J is the largest contributor, and one of three founding drug makers to commit funds in opposition of the “California Drug Pricing Relief Ballot Measure.”

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RUPD Silent on Violent Crimes Reported in Henderson Apartments

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In one of the more serious on-campus criminal incidents reported in 2015, the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) responded to the scene of an assault with a weapon at the Henderson Apartments on the night of December 17.

According to the school's "Daily Crime and Fire Safety Log," one of the three apartment buildings on Labor Center Way was the scene of a number of crimes that occurred shortly before midnight that evening, crimes that have thus far been kept quiet.

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RWJ Director of Municipal Relations Re-Appointed to NBPA Board

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The man in charge of relations between the city government and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) will continue to serve on the board of the New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA).

Kevin McTernan's dayjob is at RWJUH, where he has worked since 1979.

He has chaired the NBPA Board of Commissioners, a powerful unpaid position, for the last fourteen years.

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PRAB Keeps Families Warm This Winter Season With Home Energy Assistance Program

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—PRAB, a comprehensive human services agency located on Jersey Avenue, works hard each winter to make sure that every family in Middlesex County lives in the warm and comfortable house they deserve.

Initially started in 1969 as the Puerto Rican Action Board, PRAB has grown to be Middlesex County’s designated Community Action Agency and official processing agent for helping residents apply for energy assistance programs.

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