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If Business Owners Invest Some of Their Own Money to Improve Store-Front Appearance, It Will be Matched by the City
Businesses located in this zone are eligible for grants to improve store-fronts and facades. City of New Brunswick

Former NBPD Director Joseph Catanese Refused to Say What Property Was Stolen From His Car, But His Boss TK Shamy Investigated and Revealed it Was a Firearm
Joe Catanese
Joe Catanese was the victim of a "larceny" according to a 2013 police report. His boss admitted on Friday that it was a gun. Charlie Kratovil

City Council Set to Vote on Four-Year Deal With Municipal Employees Association, Six-Year Deal with Fire Officers Union
City Hall
City Hall Charlie Kratovil

Council President Kevin Egan Fined After Failing to Disclose One of His Rental Properties in the Buccleuch Park Neighborhood
Kevin Egan
Kevin Egan, who is rumored to be next in line for Mayor Cahill's job, became the first person ever fined for violating the code. Charlie Kratovil

Jumbotron Facing City Train Station Can Be Seen From Across The Raritan River
RWJ Jumbotron
A new digital billboard high atop the Hub City displayed video advertisements in violation of their zoning approval. Charlie Kratovil

Elizabeth Garlatti Was Only Councilperson to Vote Against the Legislation
City Council Meeting
Many people attended this City Council meeting to speak on Paid Sick Leave Hallel Yadin

Two Years After Being Suspended For Multi-Year Coverup, New Brunswick's Former Chief Water Treatment Plant Operator Ed O'Rourke Admits Guilt in Plea Deal
Ed O'Rourke
Edward O'Rourke Office of the Attorney General

$1.2 Million Effort to Re-assess The Value of Every Property in Hub City Scheduled For 2016, New Numbers Would Affect Taxes Starting in 2017
Only the two building in the foreground pay property taxes. The other three are exempt. Charlie Kratovil

One Firefighter Was Suspended Three Months, Another Forfeited a Shift's Pay, and a Third Has Now Been Suspended Indefinitely After Being Charged With Fraud and Theft
Engine #5
NBFD Engine #5 Charlie Kratovil

New Brunswick Zoning Board Granted Several Approvals Earlier to Hospital in May
25 French Street
25 French Street, as seen from Easton Avenue near the downtown train station. Charlie Kratovil