Charlie is a community organizer in New Brunswick, and a Rutgers journalism graduate. He can be reached at (732) 993-9697 or editor@NewBrunswickToday.com.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Edward Spencer, a longtime city employee and political figure, was chosen by his fellow board of education members to serve as the board president for the second consecutive year.
The board unanimously voted to keep Spencer in the leadership role, and Pat Sadowski as Vice President, at their annual re-organization meeting Tuesday night at New Brunswick High School.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police spokesman JT Miller confirmed that a person was shot earlier this evening in the city's Second Ward.
An unidentified individual was reportedly shot in the leg at 177 Throop Avenue at approximately 4:50 p.m., according to police radio transmissions.
Multiple units patroled the area in search of a black four-door vehicle with tinted windows that fled on Delavan Street towards Lee Avenue.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Yesterday, a county judge decided to postpone the sentencing of two former New Brunswick Parking Authority (NBPA) employees convicted in January of official misconduct for failing to report thefts by their fellow employees.
The two men convicted are Emil Hanna, who worked for the authority since 2001 and made $30,304 annually, and Emad Naguib, who worked for the authority since 2003 and made $26,872.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Incumbents Benito Ortiz, Pat Sadowski, and John Krenos were victorious in today's election to keep their seats on the city's elected school board
987 city residents turned out to vote at the city's thirteen polling places today.
Benito Ortiz lead the six candidates with 69% of the votes cast, followed closely by running mates Sadowski and Krenos, with 65% and 63% respectively.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City residents are slowly trickling into polling places this afternoon, but the turnout numbers appear to be on pace to surpass January's total of 766.
Polls will remain open until 9 p.m. this evening in the city's first regular school board election, which pits three incumbents against a coordinated campaign by three residents including a former board member.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Chaos erupted on a street in the city's Sixth Ward Saturday afternoon, as a block party thrown by residents devolved into mayhem. Meanwhile, local police staged a block away, gathering riot gear and seeking manpower from nearby departments.
NewBrunswickToday.com arrived on the scene shortly after 5:00pm, responding to a report of brutality by Rutgers police against a party-goer.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—City police teamed up with cops from Rutgers University, North Brunswick, and Franklin Township to respond to a large disturbance in the city's Sixth Ward.
An all-day party dubbed "Delafest" grew throughout the afternoon, as hundreds of residents and visitors filled Delafield Street and packed porches and rooves to capacity.