UPDATE (1/26): The plans for the microbrewery and the mixed-use building at 364 Somerset Street were approved 6-0.  Construction Management Associates postponed their hearing on plans for 15 Maple Street until further notice.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear proposals large and small at its annual reorganization meeting on January 25 at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

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UPDATE (1/25): This article has been updated to reflect the fact that Mayor James Cahill was out of town on "personal business" and Thomas Loughlin was the Acting Mayor.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—For the second consecutive night, the city will open Lord Stirling Community School on George Street to anyone without adequate shelter on January 24.

The city survived the brunt of the most serious winter storm to hit it in years, without any major power outages.

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UPDATE (1/25): This article has been updated to reflect the fact that Mayor James Cahill was out of town on "personal business" during the storm, and Business Administrator Thomas Loughlin was serving as Acting Mayor.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The city's Acting Mayor declared a snow emergency in the Hub City, according to a Nixle alert issued by the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) at 12:27pm on January 23.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Johnson & Johnson on January 19 said it plans to cut about 3,000 jobs from its medical devices business.

The Hub City-based health care giant estimates that 2.5% of its world-wide workforce of 127,000 people, or as much as 6% of its medical-device segment – 60,000 employees, will face “position eliminations.” 

The move comes amid slowing medical-device sales, which reportedly fell 2.9% in the first nine months of last year. 

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A bill to send $10 million to New Jersey's historically underfunded lead control and abatement program was "pocket-vetoed" by Governor Chris Christie, even after it passed both houses of the State Legislature.

Governor Christie had until noon on January 19 to sign or veto S-1279, which would appropriate $10 million to the Lead Hazard Control Assistance Fund.  Because the bill was from a prior legislative session, and Christie took no action, the "pocket veto" effectively killed the bill.

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