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18 hours ago
Middlesex County: Where and How to Vote
The county's Board of Elections has installed 32 secure ballot boxes for voters to deliver mail-in ballots and approved 97 locations where voters can cast ballots on November 3.
2 days ago
Before Opening Kickoff, Coach Paid Over $3 Million
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and a delay to the school's football season, Rutgers University has paid its head football coach more than $3 million before the team's first game with him in charge.
Oct 19, 2020
Judge Forces City to Release Secret Pandemic Plan
A secret city plan in place for at least six months will soon have to be released to New Brunswick Today, after Superior Court Judge Alberto Rivas ruled in favor of our lawsuit against the government.
Oct 11, 2020
Advocates Call on Healthcare Giant J&J to Stop Selling Baby Powder
In May, the New Brunswick-based corporation said it "will wind down the commercialization of talc-based Baby Powder in the US and Canada in the coming months," adding that "existing inventory will continue to be sold through retailers until it runs out." But that's not enough, says "Black Women for Wellness," one of the many advocacy groups pushing for J&J to stop selling its baby powder worldwide.
Oct 5, 2020
Trump and Christie Infected, May Have Spread Virus in NJ
The President of the United States appears to have contracted the dreaded coronavirus and brought it with him to New Jersey.
Sep 28, 2020
2 Weeks After Deadly Mass Shooting, Mayor Still Silent
It's been over two weeks since nine people were shot and two young lives were cut short in a hail of gunfire on Delafield Street.
Sep 18, 2020
County Keeping Names of Corrections Officers Charged With Crimes a Secret
Two corrections officers at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center were suspended after being charged with crimes in 2019, but county officials won't say who they are or what they did.
Sep 13, 2020
NBPD Investigating Serious Shootings in New Brunswick
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—At least five people have been injured by gunfire in the streets of New Brunswick so far in September, after a mass shooting in the “off-campus” neighborhood near
Sep 13, 2020
Biopharma Leaders Including J&J Unite on Vaccine Safety Pledge
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Nine drug company CEO’s including Johnson & Johnson’s Alex Gorsky signed a September 8 pledge to continue making the safety of vaccinated individuals the top priority as they
Aug 24, 2020
Edison Took Over an Hour to Inform Residents of Chemical Release
EDISON, NJ—Two men were injured after 200 gallons of a hazardous substance leaked from the LyondellBasell facility on Meadow Road, leaving a chemical smell in the air above a neighborhood
Aug 21, 2020
Rutgers Delays Fall Sports After Hiding Extent of Football Team’s Outbreak
Just one week after releasing their fall football schedule, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced Rutgers University and the rest of their athletic conference to delay all games and competitions until next year.
Aug 20, 2020
New Brunswick’s J&J to Buy Boston Area Pharma Company For $6.5 Billion
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said on August 19 it agreed to purchase drugmaker Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. for about $6.5 billion.
Aug 9, 2020
MCPO: Driving His Kids, Intoxicated Dad Caused a Fiery Crash on Route 1
A 40-year-old man from the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick is charged with causing serious injuries in a fiery crash on Route 1.
Aug 8, 2020
School Re-opening Forces Closure of COVID-19 Test Site in New Brunswick
After just over three months in action, the county government's COVID-19 testing site at the A. Chester Redshaw Elementary School is being shut down to allow the school to re-open in September.
Aug 4, 2020
Overnight Shooting on Lee Avenue Goes Unreported
City police are investigating another shooting that occurred overnight in New Brunswick, but they did not publicize the matter, ask for the public's help, or report it to state officials.
Aug 3, 2020
Compounding Crises: Storm Set to Hit NJ Amid Pandemic
Officials are being forced to divert their attention from one crisis to another, as a tropical storm approaches New Jersey.
Aug 2, 2020
Murphy Visits North Brunswick to Announce Funding For Businesses
More desperately needed financial relief for New Jersey's small businesses was made official on July 28.
Aug 1, 2020
Partnering With Christie, RWJBarnabas Pays Ex-Gov. to Lobby For Them
As the COVID-19 pandemic slammed New Jersey, a former Governor sprung into action, this time as a lobbyist for corporations.
Aug 1, 2020
New Jersey’s Coronavirus Transmission Rate Jumps to Highest Level in Months
Governor Phil Murphy announced a significant increase in the rate of transmission for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 here in New Jersey during his press briefing on July 31.
Jul 26, 2020
NBPA Approves $900K For Barriers and Fencing After Recent Deaths at Garages
The New Brunswick Parking Authority approved a resolution dedicating up to $900,000 toward “acquiring and installing safety barrier/fencing at certain parking deck facilities.”
Jul 20, 2020
FBI Hunting For Shooter Who Targeted a Judge’s Family and Killed Her Son
Authorities are investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal shooting in the Hidden Lake home of US District Court Judge Esther Salas on the afternoon of July 19.