NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Water and sewer rates were abruptly jacked up this summer, and they are going to increase again three more times in as many years, thanks to a pair of ordinances adopted by the New Brunswick City Council.

At their June 21 meeting, the Council voted unanimously to raise water and sewer rates for customers of the New Brunswick Water Utility.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–On February 17, a group of around thirty people gathered in room #001 of the Ruth Adams building to hear a discussion on a newly-discovered extinct species of human.

William Harcourt-Smith, an Assistant Professor at the City University of New York's (CUNY) Lehman College, explained the excavation of "Homo Naledi" fossils to the audience, the morphology and behavior of these early humans, and their significance to palentology and to our understanding of our past. 

SEA BRIGHT, NJ—On January 23, high winds and heavy rains led to flooding in the Monmouth County town of Sea Bright, the focus of a new documentary set for release on February 12.

"Bad Tidings" is the creation of Rutgers graduate Dan Natale, a documentarian who chose to focus on the Jersey Shore as a way to explain climate change issues to his audience in real terms.

PISCATAWAY, NJ—A housing facility on Rutgers University's Livingston campus has seen its heating and hot water infrastructure repeatedly fail during a tumultous semester for the school's aging infrastructure.

The failures came on the heels of a prolonged  power outage that forced thousands of student on the school's Cook/Douglass campus to be relocated in September.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On November 15, New Brunswick's city government was awarded "bronze" status from the non-profit organization Sustainable Jersey during the New Jersey League of Municipalities annual conference.

The certification marks the second time the city's sustainability policies have been recognized by the statewide organization focusing on sustainable practices at the local level.

PISCATAWAY, NJ—On November 8, Piscataway's mayor election will pit Democratic incumbent Brian Wahler against Republican challenger Damon Montesano.

Mayor Wahler has been a lifelong resident of Piscataway with his wife and three children.

He graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1984, and served as a Piscataway councilman from 1992 to 2000.  He also works as the Director of Economic Development at the Middlesex County Improvement Authority, and serves on the Piscataway Planning Board.