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City Council Honors Late Mayor Cooper Through Memorial Resolution

In recognition of the lifetime achievements and legacy of a great man, the New Brunswick City Council on November 16 passed a memorial resolution honoring the late Aldrage B. Cooper, Jr. the first African-American Mayor in the City of New Brunswick. “Al” Cooper was chosen by his fellow council members on February 11, 1974 to […]

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Important Information for New Brunswick Water Utility Customers Regarding Your Drinking Water

On September 23, the City of New Brunswick issued a notice explaining a water quality violation that occurred over the summer with regard to the level of TTHM’s found in our water system during a recent testing quarter. Above is an additional document further explaining the violation and the efforts undertaken to rectify the problem. […]

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UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Neighborhoods in Vicinity of Route 1, Route 18

UPDATE: The boil water advisory has been lifted for neighborhoods and businesses in the vicinity of Route 1 and Route 18. It is no longer necessary to bring tap water to a boil before consuming.  The New Brunswick Water Utility is providing notification that a water main break occurred on Friday, September 23 on Route […]

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Aldrage B. Cooper, Jr. New Brunswick’s First African-American Mayor, Passes Away

Aldrage B. Cooper, Jr., 58th Mayor of the City of New Brunswick, passed away on September 21, 2016. He was the first African-American resident to fill the role of Mayor for our City. “Al” Cooper, a charismatic man who stood at a towering six feet, seven inches tall, served on the New Brunswick Board of Education […]

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2015-16 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Now Available for Public Review

The City of New Brunswick has completed its 2015-16 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report. Copies of this report will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Newark Area Office, on or about September 30, 2016. This report is available for review to interested citizens at the Office of Community Development, […]

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2016 City Budget Publicly Introduced

The City introduced its $87.3 million budget for the coming year at Wednesday’s City Council meeting. The 2016 introduced budget contains a $3.8 million increase over the previous budget, or 3.69 percent. Homeowners will see a 6.72 cent increase over last year’s tax rate, which will result in an annual increase of approximately $79.41 in municipal […]

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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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