On Labor Day 2018, Charlie Kratovil made a special speech celebrating the successful defeat of the proposed privatization of New Brunswick's 9-1-1 dispatchers, and announced his plans to raise the wages of municipal employees, including our crossing guards, over the next three years. Here's the full text of Charlie's remarks: Thank you, New Brunswick. Welcome … Continue reading Charlie’s Labor Day Speech
On August 26, Charlie spoke to a group of supporters inside Above Art Studios to recap some of the early successes of his campaign for Mayor and discuss his vision for the City of New Brunswick. Community advoate Teresa Vivar introduced him. Here's what they had to say:
Charlie sat down with Ron Rivers of the OurSociety experiment, a non-profit organization committed to empowering people to engage in their local communities by removing the financial barriers associated with running for political office. Here's some of the highlights from their discussion:
WHO: Charlie Kratovil WHAT: Announcement of Plan to Raise Wages WHEN: Monday, September 3 @ 1PM WHERE: Outside the Rutgers Public Safety Building (intersection of Commercial Avenue and George Street) As of July 1, New Brunswick's city government employed nearly 150 workers at wages of less than $15 per hour. Tomorrow, as we celebrate Labor … Continue reading Charlie Kratovil to Celebrate Labor Day by Announcing Plan to Raise Wages
On July 29, Charlie Kratovil spoke to his supporters at the Alfa Art Gallery during the first fundraiser of his campaign for Mayor of New Brunswick. In the speech, he reveals that he now believes that he can win the election.
For years, Charlie has been coming out to support New Brunswick's Mexican-American community at the annual festival known as Guelaguetza. Here he is speaking to the crowd at this year's celebration about why he is running for Mayor of New Brunswick.
On July 18, Longo Electrical Mechanical was hoping to get a contract with the New Brunswick Water Utility but Charlie stood up in opposition, raising concerns that owner Joseph M. Longo pleaded guilty to four counts of tampering with public records after he falsified documents to make it look like they were paying their workers … Continue reading Charlie Speaks Against Hiring Company That Ripped Off Workers
Carlos Ramirez is just 16 years old, but he's already made a name for himself as one of the most fearless and determined reporters covering New Brunswick. After getting his start as a journalist working at New Brunswick Today, the bilingual publication that Charlie launched in 2011, Carlos created his own popular news page on … Continue reading Charlie Sits Down For Bilingual Interview With Carlos Ramirez
On July 11, Charlie sat down with Brian Powers to discuss the campaign on NJ Revolution Radio, a new media outlet focused on progressive politics here in the Garden State. Here's what they had to say about the campaign: Charlie Kratovil, the founder and editor of the New Brunswick Today newspaper, is running for Mayor of that … Continue reading NJ Revolution Radio: “This activist has a real shot at making a big change”
On June 26, Charlie gave a presentation to the Middlesex County Transportation Coordinating Committee about the bus systems currently operating here in New Brunswick and laid out his vision for a better, more cohesive system to serve our city. Watch the full presentation here: