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City Police Department Welcomes New K9 to its Ranks

The New Brunswick Police Department has a new officer among its ranks that is equipped with boundless energy and enthusiasm for the job. “Moose” is a 21-month-old chocolate brown Labrador Retriever that has joined the department as a single-purpose scent dog trained to detect narcotics. Handled by Det. John Drury, Moose comes from Positive Response […]

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New Brunswick Fire Department Puts on Pink to Support Local Breast Cancer Group

For the month of October, members of the New Brunswick Fire Department will perform their duties clad in pink as part of a fundraiser to fight breast cancer. October is nationally recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to do its part in the fight against this deadly disease, the department is raising money through […]

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Help Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse Through September 26 Take-Back Event

A national initiative to help curb prescription drug abuse will come to New Brunswick on Saturday, September 26. Prescription drug abuse in the home is an important public health and safety issue, as prescription drugs are often misused or the source of overdoses or poisoning, according to the DEA. The National Take-Back Initiative provides communities with […]

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Friday Just Got Better – It’s Park(ing) Day!

Park(ing) Day is Friday, September 18. What’s Park(ing) Day? No, you don’t need to grab your quarters or cards for the meters. Park(ing) Day is a world-wide event, the third Friday in September, that celebrates community through the transformation of metered parking spots. Citizens, organizations and artists convert parking spots from bare to bold! Check out last […]

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Good Neighbors Welcome Back Off-Campus Rutgers University Students

Off-campus Rutgers University students were welcomed back this week for the fall semester with information about municipal services, student resources and off-campus living as part of the Good Neighbor program. A joint venture between Rutgers University and the City of New Brunswick, the Good Neighbor Program entails teams of volunteers canvassing neighborhoods in New Brunswick […]

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Motorists Advised to Expect New Traffic Pattern on Kirkpatrick Street

Kirkpatrick Street between Paterson Street and French Street/Route 27 is now a one-way roadway, due to new 30-minute parking spaces adjacent to the Key Food Marketplace supermarket. Drivers approaching Kirkpatrick Street from Church Street may only make a right turn to access French Street/Route 27. Kirkpatrick Street continues to be a two-way road between New […]

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NBPD Advises Public to Drive Sober or Be Pulled Over This Labor Day

The New Brunswick Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers as part of the 2015 Labor Day Statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Beginning August 21 and running through September 7, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving […]

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New Brunswick Police Department Promotes Nine Officers to New Ranks

The leadership of the New Brunswick Police Department has been bolstered with the promotions of nine accomplished officers to new ranks Surrounded by friends and family, the following officers took their oaths during a ceremony at New Brunswick High School on August 12:  Det. Brandon Epstein to the rank of Sergeant Officer Mark Cichowski to […]

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