The City Council met on July 1, but they decided not to tell the public that two key city officials had retired just a day earlier.
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Commander of Domestic Violence Unit Used NBPD Phone to Stalk Woman
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.
Schools Security Director Ousted in New Brunswick
Peter Mangarella, a former New Brunswick Police Director in charge of security for the city’s school system, is being ousted from his position with the school district after nearly a decade in the job.
2 More Deaths After NBPA Puts Suicide Issue on “Back Burner Due to the Pandemic”
A Highland Park psychologist, age 66, died by falling from a New Brunswick parking deck on the morning of Sunday, June 7.
Sgt. Violated NBPD Rules by Interfering With Broadcasts
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A police sergeant will be disciplined after violating the rights of this reporter and a colleague when he and other officers interrupted our live news broadcast and forced us off a public sidewalk. The incident occurred on March 17 and was sparked by a call to police from security officers at St. Peter’s […]
Questioned on Gutting Records Act, Gov. Murphy Declares “We’re at War”
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 […]
In “Abundance of Caution,” City Switches Water Sources After Diesel Fuel Spill
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 is fortunate to have a second […]