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2017 New Brunswick Municipal Budget Highlights

The 2017 municipal budget for the City of New Brunswick will accommodate paving for a number of City streets, several million dollars in renovations to the New Brunswick Water Utility, the hiring of several new staff members in various departments and funding for some exciting new capital projects in town. The budget was approved by […]

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What is a Sanctuary City?

In light of national changes to immigration policies and procedures, there has been discussion in our community and throughout New Jersey about “Sanctuary Cities,” and whether New Brunswick is one. A recent article in the Targum unfortunately may have resulted in an inaccurate portrayal of the City of New Brunswick’s policies and stances on issues […]

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Betsy Garlatti Ends Longtime Career with City Council

New Brunswick City Council saluted longtime council member Elizabeth “Betsy” Garlatti on December 29, 2016 during her final meeting on the council after more than 12 years of service to the City of New Brunswick. Council member Garlatti was sworn in on January 21, 2004. She served four years as council president from 2007-2011. Her […]

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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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