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After Trying to Withdraw His Guilty Plea, Killer Gets 16 Years For Fatally Shooting Woman

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Christian Cortes, the 27-year-old man who admitted to fatally shooting a woman on 7th Street in New Brunswick, tried and failed to withdraw his guilty plea on August 28. The following day, Judge Joseph Rea sentenced Cortes to 16 years in state prison, in accordance with the plea agreement negotiated by Cortes’ prior […]

Posted inLaw & Public Safety, Business & Labor, Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million in Oklahoma Opioid Case

NORMAN, OK—A judge suggested that Johnson & Johnson was the kingpin of Oklahoma’s opioid crisis on August 26, ordering the New Brunswick-based pharmaceutical giant to pay $572 million to fix the ravage the epidemic has caused the state’s residents. The verdict could be a warning to other drug companies facing similar cases in courts across […]

Posted inLaw & Public Safety, Government & Politics, Business & Labor, Environment & Climate

After 6-Month Lapse in Compliance, Crane Permit Was Issued 12 Days Before Collapse

INTERIM CITY ENGINEER: “I DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT.” NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The construction crane that came crashing down on two homes during a July 21 storm was apparently operated without a proper city permit for over six months, according to records obtained by New Brunswick Today. The red crane was observed in action […]

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WATCH: Reporter April Ryan Has Her Bodyguard Forcibly Remove NBToday Camera and Reporter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Brunswick Today’s camera equipment was briefly stolen by a bodyguard who proceeded to violently force this reporter out of a hotel lobby. Newly-released video shows the bodyguard, Joel Morris, getting physical with the author of this article on August 3 shortly after 8:30pm at the Heldrich Hotel. The video was handed over […]

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White House Journalist to Speak at Annual NJ Parent Summit in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Project Ready, a non-profit organization, will have author and White House journalist April Ryan as the keynote speaker for their 4th annual New Jersey Parent Summit. Being held at The Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick, this sold-out event is expected to have 300 people in attendance. From August 2 to 4, parents, […]