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New Brunswick Free Public Library Honored with State Library Multicultural Award

The New Brunswick Free Public Library has been chosen as a recipient of the New Jersey State Library’s Fifth Annual Multicultural Program Award. The program submitted for consideration of this award was the library’s annual Holi Festival, an exuberant Indian festival of colors usually celebrated in March that is intended to bring people together. The purpose […]

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Colorful Holi Festival Returns to the NBFPL on April 7

Bright colors, festive music and fun will abound at the New Brunswick Free Public Library’s 9th annual Indian Holi Festival on Saturday, April 7th. Festivities will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the library’s Carl T. Valenti Community Room. Holi is an exuberant festival of colors usually celebrated in the month of March. Originally called […]

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New Brunswick Welcomes Sister City Friends from Tsuruoka

City of New Brunswick officials were pleased to welcome three visitors from our Sister City of Tsuruoka, Japan to discuss student exchange programs between our two cities. From March 8-11, Tsuruoka Superintendent Shinobu Kato, Tsuruoka Board of Education Supervisor Satoshi Watanabe and Yumi Miura, Assistant Director of the City of Tsuruoka Planning Department visited New […]

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New Brunswick School Community Organizes Events to Say #Enough to Gun Violence

The New Brunswick community joined in solidarity with the #ENOUGH movement today as students, staff and City representatives gathered outside of two of our schools to take a stand against gun violence. Students, teachers and staff at both New Brunswick High School and New Brunswick Middle School held walkouts to protest gun violence in public […]

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Free Community CPR Program with the NBFD Scheduled for March 3

All residents ages 10 and older are invited to participate in a FREE CPR program that will teach the basics of this life-saving skill. Firefighters with the City of New Brunswick Fire Department will conduct a session from 9:30 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. The program will be held in the cafeteria of […]

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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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