The police lieutenant in charge of handling domestic violence and school matters used a city-owned cell phone to stalk and harass a young woman, sending her lewd pictures taken at police headquarters.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The man in charge of the finances for the city’s school district quietly filed for bankruptcy in January, claiming he and his wife were over $1.6 million in debt, despite his $230,454 annual salary. Richard Jannarone has been the New Brunswick school district’s business administrator for 17 years, but he also owns many […]
WASHINGTON, DC–The criminal conviction of one of former Governor Chris Christie's aides has been appealed to the US Supreme Court
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, and its companion bill in […]
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 was in the middle of a […]
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 with frustration and heartbreak by students, […]
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 role in a widespread bribery scheme […]