NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University administration’s commitment to cut net carbon emissions completely by 2030 lasted about four days, and officials still can’t get their stories straight. While hundreds gathered to call for immediate action to combat the climate crisis, just a few blocks away, Rutgers’ outgoing President Robert “Bob”Continue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Jorge “George” Arriaga became the first Latino Deputy Chief in the New Brunswick Fire Department (NBFD) in a ceremony on September 12. Mayor Jim Cahill made the promotion official, along with several others, before a packed crowd in City Hall. Fire brass from East Orange, Passaic, Perth Amboy,Continue Reading

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—As of September 1, the soon-to-be-retired Rutgers President was only the 50th highest-paid university employee so far this year. With a salary of $726,464, Dr. Robert “Bob” Barchi is paid almost twice as much as the President of the United States and more than four times the GovernorContinue Reading

For the benefit of our readers, New Brunswick Today will be consistently updating a list of incidents and occurrences in the city, including emergencies, reported crimes, police investigations, and other public safety developments, including grand jury indictments and significant criminal cases. The following information is based on various records obtainedContinue Reading

EDISON, NJ—In a special referendum election, voters in Edison overwhelmingly approved a citizen-initiated ordinance to protect their water and sewer utilities from further privatization. More than four out of five voters approved the new law that will effectively prevent a massive privatization scheme targeting the Township’s sewer system, and muchContinue Reading