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Council Introduces Sick Leave Ordinance – What Does it Mean?

The New Brunswick City Council has introduced an ordinance that if approved, would mandate New Brunswick employers to provide paid sick time for their employees. The introduction of this proposed ordinance does not mean it has gone into effect. The Council will hold a public hearing regarding the ordinance at its December 16 meeting, scheduled to begin […]

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Toy Donations Requested to Benefit New Brunswick Children for the Holidays

New Brunswick Recreation will accept new, unwrapped toys through December 18 to be donated to families in New Brunswick. Toys for children of all ages are welcome, educational games, action figures, puzzles, board games and dolls are requested. Donations may be brought to the HUB Teen Center, 411 Joyce Kilmer Avenue. For more information, call […]

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Complete Streets for All in New Brunswick

The City’s commitment to open, accessible streets for all was recognized with a Complete Streets Excellence Award at the New Jersey Complete Streets Summit on October 26, hosted by the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. New Brunswick adopted a Complete Streets policy in 2011, intended to make New […]

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NBFD and American Red Cross Further Fire Safety Efforts in New Brunswick

124 homes in the neighborhoods surrounding Georges Road have brand-new smoke detectors following outreach by the City of New Brunswick’s fire department and the American Red Cross. November 21 was the second in a series of home fire preparedness canvassing events in New Brunswick in which volunteers with the Red Cross and the New Brunswick […]

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NBPD Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway Brings Meals to 350 Families

More than 350 families in New Brunswick received Thanksgiving turkeys this week due to an ongoing partnership between the New Brunswick Police Department and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Officers with the NBPD’s Operations Division loaded up four police pickup trucks with turkeys to be distributed to families at Suydam Street Reformed Church, First Baptist […]

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Dina’s Dwellings Lauded by NJ State League of Municipalities

A unique project to bring supportive needs housing to domestic violence survivors has been recognized with a 2015 Innovation in Governance Award from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities. “Dina’s Dwellings” consists of 10 units of Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) for domestic violence survivors, housed in the repurposed sanctuary of the historic First Reformed […]

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Be Selfless, Be Sustainable – Honoring New Brunswick’s Green and Clean Initiatives

It’s the season of giving and the perfect time to take a look back and reflect on what we’ve done and where we want to go. On November 17th, at the Sustainable Jersey Luncheon at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, New Brunswick accepted their very first Sustainable Jersey Certification on stage before hundreds of […]

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Help Those in Need This Season Through Holiday Food and Clothing Drive

While doing your downtown shopping this holiday season consider dropping off nonperishable food items, toiletries, or warm socks, hats and gloves to benefit those in need. New Brunswick City Market has announced a holiday clothing and food drive through December 18. Donations will be accepted at the nine locations on the flyer above, and gift […]

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