NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 5, New Brunswick housing inspector Ronald Bellafronte was suspended without pay for allegedly using a racial slur to refer to Assistant City Attorney Charly Gayden.
Bellafronte joined Chief Housing Inspector Mike Mahoney and former water treatment plant operator Edward O'Rourke as the latest city employee suspended without pay.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The 2014 New Brunswick Celebrity Basketball game was a success as members of the community joined together with former Rutgers football stars, creating a positive spectacle for the hundreds who came out.
They gathered inside New Brunswick High School’s gymnasium to support a good cause, enjoy a fun and unique basketball game, and welcome back and interact with several professional football players, who once represented the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Public and non-profit managers who are interested in leadership roles can now register for the spring session of Rutgers' Mini-Masters in Public Administration program, which offers classes in New Brunswick.
The 30-hour program is conveniently structured for working professionals with classes on five Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 4, 11, 25 and May 2 and 9.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Several speakers addressed a crowd of environmentalists, students, and journalists in the Alexander Library on March 10.
Heather Taylor of The Citizens Campaign spoke about the importance of media coverage for environmental justice issues. Her group focuses on five powerful roles that any citizen can take in their community: Citizen Legislator, Citizen Journalist, Board or Commission member, Political Navigator, and Political Party Committee Member.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city's parking authority will begin enforcing alternate side parking regulations on Tuesday April 1, requiring drivers to park on only one side of certain streets twice each week.
The unpopular regulations are meant to allow the Department of Public Works' street sweepers to go right up to the curb, but violators frequently end up in the way, leading to large numbers of parking tickets.
TRENTON, NJ—Governor Chris Christie announced yesterday afternoon that one of his closest confidants has resigned from one of the most powerful appointed positions in his administration.
Port Authority Chairman David Samson, who led Christie's transition team in 2009 and whose private law firm has seen business boom since Christie appointed him to serve on the authority's Board of Directors, resigned effective immediately.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University athletic department has received $47 million in subsidies from the university. This comes after the department found itself with a deficit of $79 million after the 2012-13 season.
This marks a 67.9% increase from the $27.9 million in subsidies that the athletic department received from the university in 2012.