NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Over the past three months, the Rutgers University Board of Governors held three special meetings to approve contracts for highly-paid employees, including a new University President. The board approved an eight-year, $4 million-per-year contract for the football coach and a contract extension for the current basketball coach which could see him making up […]
Government & Politics
New Brunswick is governed by an elected Mayor and 7-member City Council, while the Middlesex County government is governed by a 7-member County Commission and three Constitutional Officers: County Sheriff, County Clerk, and County Surrogate. The city’s affairs are also heavily influenced and impacted by state government, as well as the New Brunswick Parking Authority, New Brunswick Housing Authority, and the Democratic Party.
New Voting Machines Will Make Debut in Edison and Woodbridge on March 10
EDISON, NJ—On March 10, the citizens of Edison and Woodbridge will be casting ballots on new electronic voting machines for the first time in over two decades. While some of the Middlesex County’s new “ExpressVote XL” machines have already arrived at the Board of Elections warehouse in Edison, the bulk of the $7.6 million equipment […]
Hating on His Own Party, Dem Zoning Chair Spreads False Claims About “Illegals”
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Chairman of the city’s Zoning Board spread bad information on his public Facebook page, some of it targeting his own political party. John Cox, a Mayor-appointed board member for 18 years, has repeatedly spread false claims about so-called “illegals” who “belong in jail” and attacks on “dummycrats” despite being a registered Democrat […]
Retired Bishop Ahr Athletic Director Given Interim AD Job at NBHS
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–Mike Wolfthal started as the interim New Brunswick High School Athletic Director on November 25, according to TapInto New Brunswick. Wolfthal was previously the Athletic Director at Bishop Ahr, a Catholic school in Edison. In March, he announced his retirement from that position, shortly before the school changed its name back to St. […]
Booker 2020: Will He Rise?
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ–The junior US Senator from New Jersey is struggling to have a breakout moment in a shrinking field of candidates for US President. Senator Cory Booker may have qualified for the November 20 Democratic Presidential Debate, the fifth of the campaign so far, but he has largely failed to gain traction in his […]
New Brunswick’s State Senator Orders Arrests of Protesters at Statehouse
TRENTON, NJ–Bob Smith, one of New Brunswick’s elected representatives, ordered State Troopers to arrest members of the public who clapped and cheered at a public hearing of one his committees on November 18. Governor Phil Murphy criticized the committee for its decision to have one activist in particular removed from the hearing, calling it “completely […]
At Least Four Middlesex County Towns Will Have New Mayors Next Year
SAYREVILLE, NJ—Local elections were a mixed bag in Middlesex County, with an array of blowouts, dozens of seats going uncontested, but also many close races and even some votes that are still too close to call. Thirteen of the 25 towns in Middlesex County held Mayoral elections on November 5. In five communities, only one […]