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Three More Indicted in Expanding Investigation of New Brunswick Water Utility Conspiracy

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A state grand jury indicted a suspended Water Utility employee and two Hub City landlords on September 16. It’s just the latest big news that authorities have been keeping under wraps as their widening investigation into a half-million dollar city government scheme continues. The indictments accuse the suspended city employee and two local […]

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New Brunswick Fire Department Promotes First-Ever Latino Deputy Chief

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Jorge “George” Arriaga became the first Latino Deputy Chief in the New Brunswick Fire Department (NBFD) in a ceremony on September 12. Mayor Jim Cahill made the promotion official, along with several others, before a packed crowd in City Hall. Fire brass from East Orange, Passaic, Perth Amboy, Trenton, Camden and Hoboken reportedly […]

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Voters Deal Another Blow to Edison Mayor, Effectively Killing His Privatization Deal

EDISON, NJ—In a special referendum election, voters in Edison overwhelmingly approved a citizen-initiated ordinance to protect their water and sewer utilities from further privatization. More than four out of five voters approved the new law that will effectively prevent a massive privatization scheme targeting the Township’s sewer system, and much of its drinking water service. […]

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After 6-Month Lapse in Compliance, Crane Permit Was Issued 12 Days Before Collapse

INTERIM CITY ENGINEER: “I DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT.” NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The construction crane that came crashing down on two homes during a July 21 storm was apparently operated without a proper city permit for over six months, according to records obtained by New Brunswick Today. The red crane was observed in action […]