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City’s Revaluation Process is Beginning

The City of New Brunswick has begun a revaluation process that will affect all homes in town. Residents will soon receive bilingual notices and brochures explaining the process and providing additional information as to the timeline and what to expect when an inspector visits. Information will be gathered by Appraisal Systems, Inc., the firm that […]

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Transforming Trash to Treasure – Spring Cleaning in the City

This past Sunday our Environmental Commission along with the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership did some ‪#‎springcleaning‬ by tidying up the area around the Raritan River. Clean and green initiatives are really taking off here in New Brunswick and the sustainable snowball is just growing and growing! Another project from COLAB ARTS and the Watershed Sculpture […]

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HackRU’s 10th Anniversary Hosts Fearless and Fun Innovators

HackRU does it again!! Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, thousands of “hackers” spent days and a sleepless night at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) this past weekend to innovate. Just like last year, it was a sunny, spring weekend with technological warriors from all over Central Jersey hunkering down for HackRU’s hackathon of researching, developing and executing a completely […]

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Dina’s Dwellings, Paid Sick Leave, Rutgers Honors College are What’s Happening in the Hub City for February

The Esperanza Facade Grant Program offers an incentive for French Street businesses to improve their looks, the ribbon is cut on the groundbreaking Dina’s Dwellings supportive needs housing project and Rutgers Honors College students discuss what they’re doing to get involved in the local community in the newest installment of “What’s Happening in the Hub […]

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City’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7 Percent

The City’s unemployment rate has reached a nearly historic low, according to the Federal Department of Labor’s end of year numbers. New Brunswick’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in December 2015, lower than both the State of New Jersey’s 4.4 percent unemployment rate and the federal unemployment rate of 5.0 percent. New Brunswick’s unemployment […]

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Abandoned Properties Ordinance Tackles Blighted Properties in New Brunswick

A new ordinance will allow for the City to breathe new life into abandoned homes around town. “The Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Ordinance” (O-11601) will act as a motivator for property owners to fix abandoned properties in need of rehabilitation. In the absence of action on behalf of the property owner or lien holder, the ordinance […]

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Façade Grant Matching Program Now Available in French Street Neighborhood

A new grant program seeks to help businesses owners rehabilitate and improve their appearances in businesses around the City’s French Street corridor. Businesses in the Esperanza Neighborhood Project target area will be able to apply for matching grants of up to $20,000 to improve the quality of storefronts and signage. This is intended to create […]

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Be Selfless, Be Sustainable – Honoring New Brunswick’s Green and Clean Initiatives

It’s the season of giving and the perfect time to take a look back and reflect on what we’ve done and where we want to go. On November 17th, at the Sustainable Jersey Luncheon at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, New Brunswick accepted their very first Sustainable Jersey Certification on stage before hundreds of […]

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New Smart Parking Meters Installed Around Town

Changes have come to the City’s parking system, allowing for more modern options while visiting and commuting in New Brunswick. The City of New Brunswick’s brand-new Smart Meters now display rates and enforcement times right on the meter screen itself and allow for parking payment to be provided by cash as well as credit card. […]

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