NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—It can be hard to keep track of all the plans for new developments in New Brunswick, but we are going to try.
Technical meeting agendas released to the public for the first time offer a new window into the city’s development pipeline, and an advance look at possible futures for many sites across the city.
After pressing city officials for access to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings—where developers, lawyers, and the city’s experts hash out thorny issues prior to public hearings—New Brunswick released all of this year’s TAC meeting agendas, and granted the public access to another lesser-known committee.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The city government has paid more than 800 employees for their service this year, but the top 125 highest-paid officials were all men as of September 1.
Police brass and beat cops who like to work overtime or “extra duty” have dominated the list of big-earners so far this year, along with some of the Mayor’s closest allies.
The top-paid positions are overwhelmingly in the hands of men: City taxpayers have paid at least $50,000 each to seventeen female employees so far this year, while 235 men have collected at least that much since January 1.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Rutgers University administration’s commitment to cut net carbon emissions completely by 2030 lasted about four days, and officials still can’t get their stories straight.
While hundreds gathered to call for immediate action to combat the climate crisis, just a few blocks away, Rutgers’ outgoing President Robert “Bob” Barchi was cracking jokes at the expense of students in a Senate meeting and backtracking on a commitment his administration had made in his name earlier that week.
During a question and answer period following his speech, Barchi appeared to contradict his own administration’s prior statements, and it was clear he was dismissive of the reporting of the school’s student newspaper.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—As of September 1, the soon-to-be-retired Rutgers President was only the 50th highest-paid university employee so far this year.
With a salary of $726,464, Dr. Robert “Bob” Barchi is paid almost twice as much as the President of the United States and more than four times the Governor of New Jersey.
Most of the 49 staffers paid more than President Barchi are, like him, medical doctors. Barchi is also paid less than the school’s football coach and two basketball coaches, even though the school’s athletics program loses money.
For the benefit of our readers, New Brunswick Today will be consistently updating a list of incidents and occurrences in the city, including emergencies, reported crimes, police investigations, and other public safety developments, including grand jury indictments and significant criminal cases.
The following information is based on various records obtained from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and Middlesex County as well as additional information gathered by New Brunswick Today. We have selected the most newsworthy or interesting incidents, and shared what we think is important. Accused or indicted individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty by the NJ court system.
UPDATE: This article has been expanded and updated as of September 23.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Andrew Carey is out as Middlesex County’s top cop, and until Governor Phil Murphy chooses a permanent replacement, former First Assistant Prosecutor Christopher L. C. Kubereit is now at the helm.
But the Governor is exercising his right to remain silent on the matter, and he declined to answer this reporter’s question about the recent personnel change on September 5.
“I have nothing to say on that, thank you,” Murphy responded.