Hub City Happenings

December 3, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Passersby, a local doctor and police rushed to the aid of a pedestrian on Sunday, Dec. 2, when he was hit by a car at Easton Avenue and Albany Street, right by the New Brunswick Train Station. Upon the officer’s arrival at 12:13 a.m., they found a 37-year-old Edison man, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Journalist and author Bob Woodward who gained fame during the 1970s  Watergate political scandal and recent wrote a book about the Trump administration, will appear at the State Theatre on Dec. 10. Titled "An Evening with Bob Woodward - The State of the American Presidency," ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City police will conduct an emergency response drill today in and around the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital from 6 to 9 p.m. New Brunswick police will conduct the exercise in collaboration with Rutgers police and the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. Officers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nearly month-long string of events for the holiday season is scheduled in the city and with it opportunities to donate toys, clothing and food.  It begins with the tree lighting and continues through a New Year's Eve celebration. Here are the events the city announced ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – As most of us get into our school and work routine, we sit and wonder what can we do for fun when we get out? Well no worries, here is a list, mark it twice and go have a good time in the Hub City! Tuesday, September 11 Mindfulness Meditation Noon-1:00 p.m. Where: Rutgers ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Well it happened, we are leaving August and now entering September. Labor Day Weekend is known as the official end to summer but come on technically summer officially doesn’t end until September 22, so we still have time! So let’s take full advantage of the “somewhat” long daylight ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - During a summer marked with several heat waves, the city has opened two new water sprays to help children cool off in municipal parks. The latest spray pad began operating this week in Joyce Kilmer Park, at Joyce Kilmer Avenue and Comstock Street. Earlier this summer the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In June, Steven Zarecki, head of both the city Engineering Department and Public Works Department, retired after 31 years and 10 months of working for New Brunswick. Now, less than two months later, the city plans to combine those two departments that have overlapping ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Well, believe it or not, we are ending July and entering the month of August. But wait! That’s not a bad thing. It means summer is still going strong and there are more exciting and fun things to do in New Brunswick. So take a look at that bucket list you’ve been keeping and start ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Summer is not over just yet so don’t let the fun stop, especially since there is plenty of warm air and sunshine left. The Hub City has so much to offer and here is your chance to take advantage of it. Grab some food at a new restaurant during the last week of Restaurant Week 2018 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Days after federal authorities blasted Middlesex County for releasing undocumented immigrants from the county jail, residents praised the freeholder board for taking a stand against what they called illegal efforts to detain people. "Middlesex County is simply upholding the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The summer fun continues here in New Brunswick! Whether you are looking to sit in an air conditioned building watching a film or trying a new food or drink, The Hub City has a lot to choose from. (July 16) Restaurant Week Begins Where: Restaurants within Downtown New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Over a stretch of nearly 70 years, Geoffrey the Giraffe at Toys R Us stores was the symbol of happy times for generations of children, and now he may provide those same feelings for children coming to a hospital. "From this day forward, Geoffrey stands tall in our lobby to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Abandoned properties in urban areas cause a range of problems, from fostering criminal activity to creating public health hazard and generally diminishing the quality of life. That is from the opening statement of an ordinance that the city council passed in 2016 calling for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The Fourth of July celebrations are now long gone but the summer fun continues throughout New Brunswick. There are many events to choose from this week whether you want to go out during the week or on the weekend, both outside and inside! Tuesday, July 10 Coco-Free Summer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A long-open grassy lot next to a single-family home will now become the site of a 12-unit apartment building on busy Livingston Avenue. The city zoning board has approved plans for construction of a three-story apartment building at 405-409 Livingston Avenue located between ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A development company has pulled its plans to build a 67-unit luxury apartment complex on a vacant lot on Neilson Street that would have covered the property and exceed city height limitations. The Community Builders, a Boston-based company doing building as Stirlingside ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Independence Day celebrations will begin on July 2 and continue with events on the following two days, including a reenactment of General George Washington with his army. City officials today released details that include a fireworks display on Monday, July 2, 2018, at Boyd ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city's latest luxury apartment building recently held a formal opening for the complex on Neilson Street that has a roof-top pool with cabanas and grills, a dog park and pet spa. The Quincy, a 393-unit, nine story building opened last month, offering studio and one- and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The free summer movie series is returning to the State Theatre New Jersey with six family-friendly movies.  Once a week from July 3 to August 7, the 1,850-seat restored theater will showcase movies free of charge to the community, offering young people the chance to enjoy ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A trip to New Brunswick can sometimes be frustrating.  The city, home to county government, two hospitals, three theaters and numerous dining and drinking establishments, can be a parking nightmare. Motorists slowly maneuvering their vehicles around the city streets or ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - There were lawyers, bankers, CPAs and hopeful future entrepreneurs, all meeting in New Brunswick and talking about one business: the legal sale of marijuana. The gathering of the New Jersey Cannabusiness Association at the Blackthorn restaurant in New Brunswick on Wednesday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University students returning to class this fall will have three new eateries available in a former Easton Avenue book store: an Israeli burger chain and two other restaurants. Burgerim Gourmet Burgers, originally an Israeli chain featuring mini burgers that has 60 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will kick off the opening of the annual New Brunswick Community Farmers Market (NBCFM) with a big celebration. On Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be free yoga programs along with live music, cooking demonstrations,  henna tattoos and face ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - On a warm June day in 1968, 40 members of the New Brunswick High School band stood on the city train platform playing hymns. It was supposed to be a one-hour performance as they waited the train traveling from New York to Washington, carrying the body of slain presidential ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ask most people about last winter and the likely answer would be a recollection of late season storms, but the mild February and short-lasting March storms were good for construction work. “We had a good winter,” said Christopher Paladino, executive director of the New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, a downtown restaurant next to the train station and across the street from Rutgers University housing, has closed, apparently the result of declining sales. “Brother Jimmy’s ceased operations on Monday, May 7 due to their inability to pay rent owed to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.   "Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK  – New Brunswick Ciclovia will open its 2018 season on Sunday, April 22 for another fun day of open streets and active living for all.  Now in its fifth year, New Brunswick Ciclovia is a family-friendly event that emphasizes healthy living and community building by opening our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Destination Dogs, the eatery specializing in hot dogs that opened in the city about six years ago, will be featured on the Travel Channel show “Food Paradise” next month, a spokeswoman for the show said. A film crew from the channel spent an entire day filming at the restaurant ...

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