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What's Going On In New Brunswick This Week?

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The New Brunswick Train Station sits beyond the former site of the Ferren Mall and parking deck.
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The storm’s a-coming. Despite the looming blizzard and Rutgers students being on spring break, the Hub City is very much alive and well.

Check out TAPinto New Brunswick’s weekly roundup of some of the best tickets in the city.

Monday, March 13

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As demolition of the Ferren Mall and parking deck progresses, the New Brunswick Planning Board will consider recommending for approval the site’s redevelopment plan at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Catch up on TAPinto New Brunswick’s coverage of the project.

Tuesday, March 14

Snow--and lots of it. Check out everything you need to know about the storm that could dump two feet of snow on New Brunswick here.

Wednesday, March 15

It’s that time once again. The New Brunswick City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall for its bimonthly public gathering. The agenda includes, among other things, an ordinance that would increase extra-duty pay for police officers.

Thursday, March 16

Get ready for the weekend with a laugh. Comedian Kyle Kinane plays the Stress Factory, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. He has starred in a Comedy Central special and worked with comedy big-timers like Bob Odenkirk and Zach Galifianakis.

Friday, March 17

Are you interested in helping the environment? The New Jersey Land Conservation Rally kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency. Speakers plan to discuss farmland preservation and open space. Plus, the event includes a social featuring Irish music.

It’s St. Paddy’s Day, and that means it’s party time. Tumulty’s Pub launches its Irish party at 8:30 p.m., with live music from Lesser Seamus in the downstairs bar. The special menu includes corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, Guinness and plenty more.

The Hub City Brewhouse on George Street will throw a party beginning at 9 p.m., during which the rock band Beer Goggles will perform.

Saturday, March 18

This year’s Women’s Empowerment, Leadership and Law Conference is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. in Rutgers’ College Avenue student center. Panels will discuss issues facing women in law. Admission is free and includes breakfast and lunch.

Calling all Rutgers Crew alumni, family and friends: The group’s spring banquet is set for 4:30 p.m. at Neilson Dining Hall. Tickets cost $35 and include dinner.

Sunday, March 19

Don’t miss your final chance to catch a show in the soon-to-be-demolished Crossroads Theatre. The troupe performs “Sarah Sings A Love Story” at 3 p.m. in its Livingston Avenue home. After the season’s end in another week, Crossroads will hit the road as it awaits the construction of the new Cultural Center tower.

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Environmental Victory – Transco Withdraws NESE Pipeline Application to DEP

June 21, 2018

In a small victory for the environment, Transco withdraws DEP’s application for their compressor station in Franklin Twp. on June 14, 2018 for approval under the Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act rules & Flood Hazard Area Control Act rules. Transco also withdrew DEP’s application for their pipeline on the Old Bridge Raritan bay for approval under Coastal Wetlands ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Bridgewater Police: Avoid Mall for Ongoing Police Investigation

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: According to a Nixle alert from the Bridgewater Township Police Department at 9 p.m., the investigation at the mall has been completed, and the mall will be resuming normal business operations.

Police emphasized that there is no immediate threat to the public and no injuries were reported.

Keep checking back for more information.

Related article: Bridgewater Mall Shut Down ...

Students Lead ‘Die-In’ at Congressman Lance’s Westfield Office; Summit Boy Arrested

WESTFIELD, NJ — Seventeen-year-old Summit High School student Ben Schachter was taken away in handcuffs Tuesday during a gun safety “die-in” protest led by local high school students at Congressman Leonard Lance's Westfield office. Lance was not present at the office at the time.

Read: Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman Talks Gun Violence, School Safety, ...

Dozens of Highland Park Residents Rally Against Recent ICE Detainment of Neighbor, Father of 4

Dozens of community members rallied in front of The Reformed Church of Highland Park on Friday afternoon to voice their opposition towards the recent detainment of local resident Cloyd Edralin by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The rally was planned just four days after Edralin, 47, a green card holder from the Philippines and father to four children who are U.S. citizens, was ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...

Somerset County Employees' Health Center Opens in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and officials from Integrity Health gathered for a June 12 ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new health care facility on East Main Street.

The Somerset County Partnership Health Center (SCPHC) will serve as an on-site health, wellness and care coordination center for employees of Somerset County, the county park commission, the ...

Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity Opening ReStore in Manville

June 19, 2018

MANVILLE, NJ - Raritan Valley Habitat for Humanity is opening a Habitat ReStore in the Marketplace at Manville, next to Walmart on North Main Street in Manville, this fall.

At the store, RVHFH will pick up gently used furniture and goods from Somerset and Hunterdon county residents, and give them a second life at the store's grand opening.

To schedule a time for RVHFH to pick ...

Summer Camp Programs for Children and Teens Announced By Environmental Education Center

BERNARDS TWP., NJ – Each summer, the Environmental Education Center (EEC) in Basking Ridge holds programs that let children and teens explore nature for summer activities that both entertaining and an opportunity to learn about the environment.

The programs are organized and led by the EEC's staff of naturalists.

The EEC is a Somerset County facility located at 190 Lord ...