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

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—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 roleContinue Reading