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Library Receives National Grant to Support Local ESL Programs

The New Brunswick Free Public Library has received a national award to expand programs that teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to beginner-level language learners in the New Brunswick community. The American Library Association (ALA) and Dollar General Literacy Foundation has named the library as one of 20 recipients of American Dream Literacy Initiative grants, $10,000 […]

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UPDATED Information Regarding an Incident at New Brunswick High School on Friday, January 19

On Friday, January 19, 2018 at approximately 9:20 a.m., New Brunswick police officers responded to the New Brunswick High School on the possible threat of a gun brought into the school. Upon the officers’ arrival, they put the school into a lockdown procedure and began their investigation. At approximately 11:35 a.m., the officers concluded that […]

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Fukui Friends Visit New Brunswick to Celebrate 35th Anniversary of Sister Cities Ties

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of our joining as friends through the Sister Cities International organization, the City of New Brunswick will host a delegation of Japanese officials and citizens from the city of Fukui, Japan through the end of this week. Sister Cities is an international organization that joins communities around the world […]

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Free Sprint Phones Put Into Hands of 300 NBHS Students Via Grant

September 25 was no normal day at New Brunswick High School (NBHS): it was activation day for 300 excited students! NBHS is a recipient of Sprint’s 1Million Project, which put free Android phones into the hands of 300 eligible students at the high school. The mission of the project is to provide one million free […]

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Over 500 Backpacks Given to Area Children by NBPD for Back to School

552 local children got new, free backpacks for back to school on August 26, courtesy of a giveaway from the New Brunswick Police Department. Families lined up in the Walgreens parking lot on Jersey Avenue on a sunny Saturday to pick up the pink and black trimmed bags, handed out by officers with the New […]

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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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Free School Supplies Available on Sept. 2 at the HUB Teen Center!

New Brunswick Recreation invites New Brunswick families to come to the HUB Teen Center on September 2 to pick up free school supplies and backpacks to start off a fresh school year! The backpacks and supplies are free and open to all, furnished using donations from a number of community groups and agencies. The giveaway […]

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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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