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New Brunswick, Perth Amboy Mayors Call for Passage of $15 min wage

October 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Workers representing several labor union advocacy groups joined with the mayors of New Brunswick and Perth Amboy today in urging state legislators to increase the minimum in New Jersey to $15 an hour.

"It's time for New Jersey to raise the minimum wage to a just wage," said New Brunswick resident Maria Gonzalez, a members of Workers United and the Service ...

Baraka Backs Booker: 'It is Trump That is Running America Into the Ground'

NEWARK, NJ - Mayor Ras Baraka came out in support of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker after President Donald Trump said the former mayor “ran Newark, New Jersey into the ground.”

Booker, a Democrat, was Newark's mayor from 2006 to 2013. He is currently a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that has been questioning Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, ...

Middlesex County Buying 700 Voting Machines and a Helicopter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County freeholders expect to borrow $7.6 million to purchase 700 voting machines and a helicopter for pesticide spraying, 

"These new voting machines will be ready for the 2019 primary election and provide a considerable cost savings to the county," Freeholder Leslie Koppel said at the freeholders meeting Thursday. Her comments came moments before ...

New Brunswick Crossing Guards Get Pay Hike

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dainelle Moore had been persistent. Every month the city resident comes before the council members to tell them of problems and issues facing the people who call New Brunswick home. Repeatedly Moore has asked the city to increase pay for school crossing guards.

This time, city leaders agreed.

On Wednesday, the city council approved pay increases of about 7 ...

Last Chance: Residents Can Describe What They Want for Parks

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  - City residents are getting one more chance Tuesday to describe the improvements they want to see in Feaster and Pittman parks.

The meeting at 6 p.m. at the Unity Square Community Center, 81 Remsen Ave., is open to the public.

Representatives of the city will explain plans for the two parks and listen to input from New Brunswick residents.

This is the second ...

Resident Ask New Brunswick's Help to Recoup 'Stolen' Wages

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - Four years ago, New Brunswick's elected officials, responding to complaints from two local groups, passed a local law forcing local businesses to cough up the unpaid wages owed their employees. Since then city has helped recoup thousands of dollars workers were not paid in what is commonly called "wage theft."

Now one of those groups, Unity Square ...

High School Students, It's Your Turn to Tell Adults Why Voting is Important

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths.

In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce a video explaining their thoughts and opinions about the importance of casting a ...

High School Students, It's Your Turn to Tell Adults Why Voting is Important

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ  - High school students across Middlesex and Somerset counties have a chance to to tell adults why people should vote in elections in an contest that the Women Voters of the Greater New Brunswick Area is sponsoring for youths.

In "Y-Vote," students can write an essay or produce a video explaining their thoughts and opinions about the importance of casting a ...

New App Helps Residents Report Problems to New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK,NJ - Telling city hall about that pothole down the block or the clogged street drain flooding the street just got easier with the municipality now offering an app residents can use, to report, and send a photo, of a problem they see on the street.

ReportIt.com is now available to let New Brunswick officials know about non-emergency problems.

City officials this week said the ...

Booker, Menendez Condemn Supreme Court Nominee at New Brunswick Church

NEW BRUNSWICK - Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined with Rep. Frank Pallone today at Mt. Zion AME Church in the city to press their objections to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the Republicans senators in favor of his confirmation.

Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, again attacked GOP senators for refusing to release documents that Kavanaugh had ...

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