Author Archive | jbradshaw

Statement Regarding the New Brunswick Water Utility

New Brunswick Water Utility Director Alexei Walus has been removed from his position as Director effective immediately following an incident involving the use of derogatory and inappropriate language. Walus has been reassigned to the position of Water Treatment Plant Superintendent. His prior salary of $105,000 has been reduced to $95,000. In the interim, Mayor Jim […]

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Single Stream Recycling to Begin in New Brunswick

As of March 30, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority will be transitioning its recycling program to single-stream collection. For the MCIA’s 14 participating municipalities, this eliminates the need for separating recyclables prior to curbside pick-ups. This change will make recycling that much more convenient for the residents of Middlesex County, according to MCIA Executive Director […]

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“UDrive. UText. UPay.” Enforcement Campaign Coming to New Brunswick

Law enforcement officers from the New Brunswick Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of the national UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking […]

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City to Replace Ordinances Following Court Case Settlement

The City of New Brunswick has agreed to update two City ordinances dealing with panhandling following the settlement of a case filed by the New Jersey Coalition to End Homeless and a local resident. The City has agreed to amend or repeal Ordinances No. 5.32 and No. 9.04.050(A)(6), regarding the solicitation of or begging for […]

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Music Education in New Brunswick Recognized by NAMM Foundation

New Brunswick Public Schools were among 388 school districts nationwide that were recently recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as the “Best Communities for Music Education.” Each year, NAMM examines the efforts of school districts to see how music education is incorporated into each district’s core curriculum, including the number of teachers teaching […]

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Alternate Side Parking to Begin on April 1

Alternate side parking is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2015 to accommodate street sweeping throughout the City. Signs are posted on each street advising when alternate side parking is required so that street sweeping crews can clear the streets of debris. Alternate side parking will be in effect through October 1, 2015. For daily […]

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Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick Feeding Those in Need for Over 40 Years

Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick has been in place for more than 40 years, currently delivering 30,000 meals annually to the elderly and home bound in New Brunswick and Highland Park. Beneficiaries of the program receive two nutritious meals every weekday, delivered by more than 80 volunteers from around the community. This nonprofit […]

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NBHS Students Raise Over $3,000 For Alzheimer’s Association

Play It Smart students at New Brunswick High School were recently recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for the more than $3,000 they raised to benefit families living with Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2013, the students rallied 170 walkers to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising $1,388. The team then returned to the […]

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New Brunswick Community Food Alliance Talks Food Policy at Urban Agriculture Conference

Over 175 people came together from state, county, and local government, nonprofits, and institutions at the Garden Cities: Urban Ag in the Garden State conference on March 13, hosted by Ag in the City.  Discussions centered around New Jersey’s food systems and the economic and societal impacts of greening our urban centers. Participation by urban […]

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