NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The “internal affairs” (IA) unit of the city’s police department is investigating several officers who denied New Brunswick Today reporters the right to do a news broadcast on a public sidewalk. On March 17, amid the onset of a global pandemic, New Brunswick Today reporter Carlos Ramirez wasContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 17, Rutgers University President Robert Barchi cancelled all in-person classes and events for the remainder of the school year, including the long-awaited commencement ceremonies. It’s part of the latest drastic measures taken to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19–measures that have been met withContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City water meter reader Guillermo Quinones pleaded guilty to official misconduct on February 14, becoming the fourth New Brunswick Water Utility official since 2015 to admit to corrupt acts. Quinones is scheduled for sentencing on March 27, and prosecutors are recommending a five-year prison sentence for his roleContinue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Over the past three months, the Rutgers University Board of Governors held three special meetings to approve contracts for highly-paid employees, including a new University President. The board approved an eight-year, $4 million-per-year contract for the football coach and a contract extension for the current basketball coach whichContinue Reading

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ—On February 15, an event entitled “Voices from the Darkness,” offered two opportunities to attendees: a scathing, unapologetic criticism of America’s immigrant detention system and a hearty home cooked meal with members of the church community. The Reformed Church of Highland Park hosted the event, organized by DeportationContinue Reading

TRENTON, NJ–Bob Smith, one of New Brunswick’s elected representatives, ordered State Troopers to arrest members of the public who clapped and cheered at a public hearing of one his committees on November 18. Governor Phil Murphy criticized the committee for its decision to have one activist in particular removed fromContinue Reading