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How Much Salt Will New Brunswick Buy For Winter?

December 10, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It calls for 1,470 tons of salt.

That is approximately the amount of rock salt the city will get over the next year to spread on the streets during snowstorms, according to the contract that approved last week.

Council members approved an agreement with Chicago-based Morton Salt Inc. to provide that amount from December of this year through November 2019. New ...

The Pines Versus the Oaks: Argument Presented against New Construction on Tices Lane

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Local historian Richard Walling presented an "Objector's Case" against the proposed Hidden Oaks Woods Development which would bring 275 apartments, parking, a recreation center, and a swimming pool to the intersection of Tices Lane and Harts Lane at the East Brunswick Planning Board meeting this week.  In an effort to halt or alter the development, Walling ...

Road In The Dark, Resident Reports 13 Street Lights on Major Thorofare

NEW BRUNSWICK - Danielle Moore kept a careful count, and came up with a total. She saw 13 street lights out along busy Jersey Avenue just a few blocks south of Handy Street.

"How black it is there. You can't even see the sidewalk," Moore told City Council members this week. "You have kids walking home along there."

This was the second time in two months that ...

Bateman Bill Opens the Door for Man's Best Friend at NJ Breweries

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation co-sponsored by state Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman to allow dogs in New Jersey breweries has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

“One of the biggest challenges any small business owner will face is increasing foot traffic. Our bill will increase foot AND paw traffic for local breweries,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said.

Bill Would Deny NJ Tuition Aid to Students Convicted of Hazing

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey college students who are convicted of hazing would no longer be eligible to receive State financial aid, under new legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

The bill was advanced today by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

More than 200 students have died from hazing-related accidents in the United States since 1838, and 40 students have died ...

Residents Input Wanted About New Brunswick Police For Accreditation Review

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City residents this Sunday can give their opinions about New Brunswick police when a team of assessors begin examining the department for the required re-accreditation process.

Assessors from New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) will begin an on-site review of the department Sunday and will accept comments from community members.

Residents and ...

Legalization of Marijuana Advances Yet Another Step in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ  – Committees from both the state Senate and Assembly have approved a bill that, if approved by the full legislature, would set new, unprecedented regulation for adult possession, personal use, and sale of cannabis (marijuana) in New Jersey. 

On Nov. 26, the NJ Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Modernization Act (A4497/S2703) was approved 7 to 4 with two ...

City Sending Counselors On Overdose Calls in Pilot Program

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the ever-increasing efforts to battle opioid addictions, New Brunswick will begin a pilot program of sending counselors on calls when police and medical emergency personnel respond to calls of a drug overdose victim.

City council members Tuesday approved the use of $7,000 to have recovery specialist meet with the victims after they are brought to St. Peter's ...

Easton Avenue Left Turn Prohibitions Fully Adopted, But Jurisdictional Conflicts Leave Future Of The Corridor Undetermined

Editor's Note: This is the second article in a three-part series on Easton Avenue safety and traffic patterns. 

SOMERSET, NJ - Last month, TAPinto Franklin Township covered the proposal of the Franklin Township Council’s Ordinance 4255-18, which prohibits left turns from Walnut Avenue, Culver Street, and Lakeside Road onto Easton Avenue.

“A traffic engineering ...

Jane Fonda Visits Newark, Calls for $15 Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

NEWARK, NJ - Jane Fonda got higher wages for women through unscrupulous means in the 1980's comedy "9 to 5," but now she's advocating for a $15 minimum wage for tipped workers in more traditional ways.

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist  spoke at Rutgers University-Newark today with advocacy groups and a state lawmaker to support a $15 minimum wage, ...

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