Hub City Highlights

Hub City Highlights showcases accomplishments and news about our residents and community members! Please click the links and photos below to read more.

Do you have some positive news that you’d like to submit? Email Jbradshaw@cityofnewbrunswick.org.

New Brunswick High School Senior German Pimentel has been accepted to Monmouth University to play football on a full athletic scholarship.

 

New Brunswick High School seniors Dilcia Hernandez and Jocelyne Cruz have been accepted to Cornell University. They will begin attending in the fall. Congratulations!

 

The Home News tribune showcased the summer study abroad experiences of students in New Brunswick Public Schools. Click here to read the article.

The Home News Tribune showcased the summer study abroad experiences of New Brunswick High School students in places like Greenland and Spain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Brunswick’s Ashly Rahman built “The Doggenheim” as part of her work at Middlesex County Vocational and Technical Schools with classmate Dylan. It’s a doghouse that can fit a dog between 6-10 pounds. “The hardest part was bending the wood. We had to bend it fast,” she said. The students used recycled wood from pallets. Other work from the schools will be featured at Dog Fest on October 22, 2016 which is a part of Canine Companions (a service organization that provides highly trained service dogs to people with disabilities to provide help physically as well as emotionally). We’re sure plenty of dogs will be wagging their tails for you and your partner, Ashly. Congrats!

 

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New Brunswick resident Iraida Izaguirre was awarded the Gregory Hines DANCE POWER Endowed Scholarship by the American Repertory Ballet and the Princeton Ballet School. She has been dancing with the Princeton Ballet School since beginning with the DANCE POWER program as a third grader with Livingston Elementary School. The scholarship will benefit her as she studies at Rutgers University.

 

Rutgers student athletes recently partners with the Mayor's Office to identify senior citizens in town that needed landscaping assistance with their homes. The students then spent a day cutting grass, trimming branches and bushes to beautify the properties! Click the photo to watch a video of the cleanup, produced by R Vision.

Rutgers student athletes in the R Leadership Academy recently partnered with the Mayor’s Office to identify senior citizens in town that needed landscaping assistance with their homes. The students then spent a day cutting grass, trimming branches and bushes to beautify the properties! Click the photo to watch a video of the cleanup, produced by R Vision.

 

New Brunswick resident Robert Cody was featured in a June 25 Home News Tribune article discussing efforts to raise money for Kiddie Keep Well camp in Edison.

New Brunswick resident Robert Cody was featured in a June 25 Home News Tribune article discussing efforts to raise money for Kiddie Keep Well camp in Edison.

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The  academic honors of two New Brunswick students were recognized by the Home News Tribune in the paper’s June 12 edition – Daniel Castro of New Brunswick High School and Lesley Martinez Garcia of New Brunswick Health Science Technology High School!

 

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Nicholas Eckert (right) and his grandmother (left)

The Woodrow Wilson school community has new outdoor benches courtesy of an Eagle Scout project by City resident Nicholas Eckert.

Nick, 17, a student at Bishop Ahr High School in Edison, is a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 132 of East Brunswick. For his Eagle Scout project, he was tasked with showing leadership while creating something that has a sustainable impact on the community. He chose Woodrow Wilson, the site of his prek-8 education as the site for this project after observing his elderly grandmother having to stand in discomfort while waiting to pick up his younger siblings from school.

After presenting to a number of people about the idea, including the Board of Education, the City Parks department and his Boy Scout district, Nick received approval and got right to work fundraising, designing the layout of the benches and obtaining the materials to build them.

He assembled a team of family and friends to help with construction, and on June 4, the benches went up! Decorative plant boxes are in the works in-between each bench, making Woodrow Wilson’s new seating area attractive and open for all to enjoy. Once his labors are done, Nick will go before an Eagle Board of Review to discuss his project for qualification as an Eagle Scout!

Way to go Nick!

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New outdoor benches at Woodrow Wilson School

 

 

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Denna Lessing named one of six Middlesex County College students to receive NASA grant

 

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New Brunswick High School Junior Willietta Gombeh Performs at Regional Poetry Competition

 

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Ryan Loughlin named USILA Honorable Mention All-American

 

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