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June 6 Public Information Meeting to Discuss renewableNB Program

A public information meeting regarding the City of New Brunswick’s new renewableNB program will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 6 in Council Chambers of City Hall, 78 Bayard Street. The City of New Brunswick has awarded a contract to Direct Energy Services that will yield a lower rate for residential electrical energy supply. […]

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Mayor Pens Letter to Residents Regarding Renewable Energy Program

This week, New Brunswick residents will receive a letter from Mayor Jim Cahill with an update on the status of our RenewableNB energy program. The text of the letter is available below, or by clicking the graphics for English and Spanish-language versions.  Dear Resident, As we announced last year, the City of New Brunswick has […]

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Mayor’s Message Discusses 2019 Budget

Mayor Cahill has released a letter discussing highlights of the proposed 2019 Municipal Budget. The Mayor’s letter is available below in full text or by clicking the graphic.  Dear Members of City Council, Residents and Taxpayers, The proposed budget for 2019 has been submitted with a total expenditure of $94,523,063 supported by a levy of $35,522,086. The […]

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Leslie Zeledón Appointed as New City Clerk

New Brunswick City Council appointed Leslie R. Zeledón as the new City Clerk at its 2019 Reorganization Meeting at City Hall. Zeledón has served as Deputy Clerk for the City of New Brunswick since September 2011. She replaces longtime City Clerk Daniel A. Torrisi, who was appointed by Mayor Cahill to serve as City Administrator. […]

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Mayor Cahill, Councilman Egan and Councilwoman Escobar Sworn into New Terms, State-of-The-City Address Given

Mayor Jim Cahill, Councilman Kevin P. Egan and Councilwoman Rebecca H. Escobar were sworn into new office terms during an Inauguration Ceremony at City Hall on January 1.     Mayor Cahill also delivered a State-of-The-City Address discussing recent progress in the City of New Brunswick. To read the 2019 State-of-the-City Address, please click here.

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Redevelopment Plan Addresses Next Step of Abandoned Properties Process

The next phase of the City of New Brunswick’s Abandoned Properties Rehabilitation Ordinance is in motion, following the introduction of an Abandoned Properties Scattered Site Redevelopment Plan focusing on six abandoned houses in town. This past August, the City of New Brunswick established its Abandoned Properties list, which provides a direct process to return abandoned and derelict homes […]

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City Establishes Abandoned Properties List

Ten properties are included in the City’s initial Abandoned Property List. They are: 84 Jersey Avenue 310 Townsend Street 164 Commercial Avenue 53 Remsen Avenue 42 Joyce Kilmer Avenue 147 Remsen Avenue 109 Howard Street 7 North Ward Street 377 Lee Avenue 69 Handy Street Notification via certified mail has been sent to property owners […]

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Merge Proposed for City’s Engineering and Public Works Departments

On August 1st, the City Council introduced on first reading an ordinance merging the City’s Department of Public Works and Department of Engineering. Many of the responsibilities of the two departments overlap. The Department of Public Works oversees sanitation in the City of New Brunswick, including trash and recycling collection and street sweeping; Parks and […]

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Update Regarding City Plan for a Renewable Energy Program

The City of New Brunswick’s commitment to sustainable practices continues to progress as City officials plan for the implementation of third-party energy providers as a resource for more renewable energy in our community. Since the spring, City officials have explored renewable energy as a potential option for our energy choices, following a suggestion by NJ […]

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