NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—It is now much harder for New Jerseyans to obtain public records from their local, county, and state government agencies after an emergency law passed in four days and signed by the Governor. Among the most devastating blows to government transparency in recent memory were Assembly bill A-3849,Continue Reading

UPDATE: The suspect Roberto Lopez surrendered to authorities on the morning of April 29, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Acting Prosecutor Christopher L.C. Kuberiet announced that authorities are “actively searching” for Roberto Lopez, a New Brunswick man who they have charged with killing his own brother.Continue Reading

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ—A tractor trailer crash on Route 1 caused about 150 gallons of diesel fuel to spill into waterways near where the New Brunswick Water Utility draws its drinking water. The city’s Water Treatment Plant typically treats water sucked out of the Westons Mill Pond, but the utility isContinue Reading

EDISON, NJ—Local nursing homes, including a state-run “veterans home,” are among Central New Jersey’s most deeply affected by outbreaks of COVID-19, according to newly-released data on over 400 facilities. The Menlo Park Veterans Home in Edison was the site of 86 cases of the disease associated with 25 deaths there,Continue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—In another move to counter the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, the state ordered all municipal, county, and State public libraries to close, as well as all university computer labs. The mandate took effect on the evening of March 20, following Rutgers University’s refusal to voluntarily closeContinue Reading

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