Posted inGovernment & Politics

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 […]

Posted inEnvironment & Climate

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 […]

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Mayor’s Furloughs Force 272 City Workers Off Payroll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With a pandemic forcing unprecedented closures, eight-term Mayor Jim Cahill announced he had furloughed a number of the city’s workers without saying exactly how many. After officials at City Hall dodged our questions for over a week, Cahill’s office admitted on April 23 that the furloughs have already affected 47 salaried workers and […]