Author Archive | Briana Torres (Suffy), Management Specialist

Preschool – The Start of Success

They fall frequently, sleep a lot and are messy eaters, but they also epitomize the old saying that good things come in small packages. They’re our City’s children and New Brunswick offers a free preschool program designed to help prepare them socially and educationally for the start of elementary school. With 106 preschool classrooms throughout […]

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A Monumental Year for Project Move Out

College couches, beds and appliances that were once used for post-final exam exhaustion and mac’n cheese attempts found themselves curbside for school’s end. But because of an ongoing partnership between the City of New Brunswick and Rutgers University, those items were collected in an eco-friendly way that has seen its most enthusiastic participation yet. In […]

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Healthy Living In The Healthcare City! Check out our new tab at the top!

In New Brunswick, the Healthcare City, there’s always a health-focused event, program or community organization working to make New Brunswick healthier for all of us. This is why we just launched the Healthy Living In The Healthcare City page so you don’t have to dig to get to diabetes workshops or go dizzy trying to figure […]

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A Farm Fresh Start to Summer

Pumpkins in June? Pumpkin peppers, that is! The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market (NBCFM) is bringing the heat this year with their fresh, local produce and new, Rutgers-bred pumpkin habanero peppers. These will be available later in the summer. With two locations and three days, the NBCFM is back for their ninth season with local […]

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Summer is the Best Time to Play S.A.F.E.

A New Brunswick summer program has kids even more excited for sunshine, freedom and break from school! For more than 25 years, Play S.A.F.E. (Summer Activities For Everyone) has served as a free summer program for New Brunswick children, providing nutrition, tutoring, physical activity and adventure throughout New Brunswick and the State. Play S.A.F.E. runs […]

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Keep Middlesex Moving Celebrates New Brunswick for Fifth Consecutive Year

For the fifth year in a row, the City of New Brunswick has been recognized for its commitment to safe transportation. Keep Middlesex Moving’s (KMM) awarded the Hub City with two Silver Awards for Safe Routes to School and Smart Workplaces! New Brunswick has the “Hub City” nickname for a reason. Our location near the Raritan River […]

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Civic Engagement – A Growing Role Across Community and Campus

What better way to celebrate Spring than with graduation ceremonies? But, it’s not just students graduating this time. The Eagleton Institute of Politics recently had a graduation of sorts with the promotion of its Youth Political Participation Program (YPPP) into a full center, now known as the Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP). Who exactly […]

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Urban Cleanup Week 2017 was a success!

School Kids Sweep Up Day was successful for another year as 5th graders from Redshaw, Livingston, Lord Stirling and Lincoln Annex schools removed approximately 1,220 pounds of trash and 490 pounds of recyclables for an estimated total of .85 tons off the streets in their neighborhoods. All was taken by the New Brunswick DPW for […]

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Knight Cycle Bike Share Program Seeks Community Input

Have you been looking for a way to stay fit without squeezing the gym into your crazy schedule? Maybe you’re just trying to do your part for the environment by reducing pollution and your commute time? Sometimes, a multi-pronged problem may have a simple, spoke solution. This one only takes pedaling and partnering to fix… […]

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