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Rutgers Leaders to Join Governor-Elect Murphy’s Transition2018 Team

November 22, 2017

More than 20 leaders at Rutgers University, including Rutgers University–New Brunswick Chancellor Deba Dutta, will join Governor-elect Philip D. Murphy’s Transition2018 committees to undertake policy analysis and recommendations on a host of state issues and new initiatives as the new gubernatorial administration prepares to take office.

The committees, comprised of policy experts ...

New parking authority budget means residents avoid rate hike, mostly

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city parking authority is planning to vote on its 2018 budget, and residents and visitors will, for the most part, not see any increases to the parking rates.

The exception is with the monthly parking passes, which will increase by $5 a month. Beyond that, hourly rates at the facilities and meters will remain the same as 2017, according to Mitch Karon, executive ...

Q&A: How Governor-Elect Murphy Can Lead a Successful Transition

How New Jersey’s incoming governor handles the next several weeks can “make or break his first year in office,” according to Rutgers experts.

Fortunately, Governor-elect Phil Murphy can turn to Rutgers University-New Brunswick and its Eagleton Center on the American Governor for guidance on how to make the most of the crucial period leading up to ...

NJ Election 2017: Incumbents Sweep in New Brunswick

WOODBRIDGE, NJ - The Democrats have come out ahead in the county-wide freeholder and state legislature races. Here are the numbers below.

Sen. Bob Smith easily defeated his Republican challenger, Daryl Kipnis, with 71 percent of the vote. Smith, of Piscataway, received 27,235 votes throughout the 17th Legislative District, compared to 10,976 for his challenger to earn another four-year term in ...

​New Brunswick Voters Prepare for What's Next​

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  -​On Tuesday, November 7, ​every seat in the State Legislature was up for grabs, and the eight​-​year reign of ​Gov. Chris Christie ​has reached its sunset.

For some, that means a sense of uncertainty; not knowing what the future will hold and not sure how much control they’ll have over it.

Others have looked at the elections with hope and ...

New Brunswick government to experiment with municipal electric car

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city parking authority will be experimenting with an electric car, ​in an effort to go green.

The move was announced by Mitch Karon, executive director of the New Brunswick Parking Authority, at the October 25 board of commissioners meeting.

Officials expect the car, a 2017 Nissan Leaf, to be delivered to the parking authority by mid-November, according to ...

Here's a rundown of everything you need to know heading into the polls

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With ​just hours until New Jersey decides on its next governor, TAPinto New Brunswick wants​ to make sure you head into the polls with everything you need to know.

​Besides the race for governor, ​many seats at the county and state level are up for grabs, all of them being eyed by Democrats, Republicans and a few third party candidates.

We’ve ...

Local Democrats hold major fundraising lead over Republican, Independent opponents, public records show

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Elections are just a few days away, and Democrats are holding a major fundraising advantage over their Republican opponents, according to campaign finance reports from the state Election Law Enforcement Commission website.

The recent wave of fundraising numbers and data came on October 27, 11 days before the November 7 election and as such, those reports are called the ...

City temporarily eases restrictions for feral cat caregivers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will temporarily adopt a set of more humane means for how its officials will handle the local feral cat population, while it continues to review an alternative method which doesn’t involve euthanization.

Animal control officers have been instructed to not pick up stray cats, unless they’re visibly sick or injured, or pose a public health threat, said ...

City parking authority looking at app to let users reserve parking spot on their phone

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city parking authority is looking at implementing a phone app that’d let customers reserve a parking spot on their phones.

If the idea becomes a reality, users could download the app, reserve the spot and pay on their phone, according to Mitch Karon, executive director of the New Brunswick Parking Authority.

Users would have thousands of spots across New ...

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Middlesex County Chamber Board Member Named to Murphy Transition Team

November 20, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Luis De La Hoz, a long-time member of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce (MCRCC) board of directors, has been named to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's Transition2018 team put into place ahead of the governor-elect's January 16, 2018 inauguration. 

De La Hoz will serve as co-chair of the Stronger and Fairer Economy committee, which focuses on ...