Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.

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1970’s TV Star to Appear in George Street Playhouse’s “Twelve Angry Men”

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jack Klugman, famous for his roles in Quincy M.E. and The Odd Couple, is the last living cast member of the 1957 film, "Twelve Angry Men," according to a report on

He will once again play Juror No. 9 at the George Street Playhouse's theatrical version of the classic.  The show will run from March 13 to April 8, according to the report.

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Gerrymandered Districts Drawn By Republicans Will Preserve Democrat Advantage in 6th

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Like it or not, New Brunswick's Congressman will most likely be a Democrat for much, if not all, of the next 10 years.

A commission charged with re-drawing New Jersey's thirteen Congressional districts into just twelve decided to go with the Republican team's proposal in a 7-6 vote this morning at the Heldrich Hotel in downtown New Brunswick.

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Renda Convinces City Council That Fines In Proposed Bicycle Law Are Too High

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One man can make a difference.  His name is Charlie Renda.

When the City Council introduced a new law to ban bicycles from all city sidewalks in September, cyclists including Mr. Renda spoke out against the measure.  The Council tabled the law, and the city's administration responded with a new proposal that was much more comprehensive, but still included the same steep penalties for violators.

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Christie’s New Right-Hand Man Lives in Downtown New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As Governor Christie prepares to embark on the second half of his four-year term, some of his closest cabinet members have been leaving the administration.

On Thursday, it was announced that Richard Bagger, Christie's Chief of Staff since he took office, will be resigning his position and taking a job as a senior vice president at CelGene Corp., a multinational biopharmaceutical company based in Summit.

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City of New Brunswick Changes Twitter Name

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Employees of the city's Department of Planning, Economic & Community Development have taken over one of former public information officer Bill Bray's duties.

Kyle Kirkpatrick and Department Director Glenn Patterson have been sharing the responsibility of managing the city's Twitter account since Bray's departure nearly two weeks ago.  They even went so far as to change the city's handle on the popular social media service.