New Brunswick Top Stories

July 31, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Bo Melton looked into the camera, smiled and said, “Welcome to The Yard.” The camera turned to his brother Max, who spread his arm as if to welcome everyone to this emerald oasis on College Avenue. “When we’re on the road playing our Big Ten opponents, come to The Yard for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - For the oodles of poodles and mounds of hounds in the city, there’s great news. The Parks and Gardens Commission is planning to install the city’s first dog park. The park will come from land carved out of Boyd Park, a 20-acre park wedged between the Raritan River and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dave Feliciano’s face lit up with pride as he tucked his diploma under his arm. He had slung his jacket and tie over the back of his chair and was celebrating with his four daughters Wednesday after graduating from the Train-to-Hire program. For 12 weeks, Feliciano and 10 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in the area of Comstock Street. Police responding to a report of a shooting on Thursday at about 8:31 a.m. found a man who appeared to be the victim of a gunshot wound, according to a press release from Middlesex County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has created portal on its website where residents and property owners can make their quarterly property tax payments using credit or debit cards or direct money transfers from existing bank accounts. It can be reached by visiting cityofnewbrunswick.org/taxes, or by ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ —Jon Bon Jovi gives a rest area a good name. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority is renaming the Cheesequake service area, at Exit 124, after the famous Sayreville rocker, as part of a statewide effort to name service areas on the Garden State ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was on his way to England via Africa, a young man born in 1920 to Russian Jewish immigrants in New York City. As a newly minted Air Force navigator, his mission was to deliver a B-24 bomber and its 10-man crew to an airbase in Britain. It was nighttime in the Sahara. As he ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for New Jersey residents 12 and older. The clinic will be run 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 10. at the hospital’s Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center at 254 Easton ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city will be observing National Night Out after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a one-year hiatus. New Brunswick residents, police officers and elected officials will meet and mingle in gatherings around town on Tuesday, Aug. 3. National Night Out is an annual community ...

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Check Out the Library’s Garden Program Children 5-12 are invited to the New Brunswick Public Library garden (located between the library and the Henry Guest House) to listen to garden stories and help grow vegetables in the garden. We will meet Mondays at 10 a.m. through Aug. 9. For more ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - After a pandemic hiatus, the Middlesex County Fair returns to its home at the County Fairgrounds on Cranbury Road in East Brunswick starting Monday, Aug. 2 and continuing through Sunday, Aug. 8. Fireworks will light the sky on opening night, Monday, Aug. 2. The fair ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – coLAB Arts, a city-based arts organization that strives to create more livable, sustainable and exciting environments through art, will be hosting its first community-wide block party. The party, hosted in collaboration with Reformed Church of Highland Park-Affordable Housing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The topic of conversation during the first in-person Board of Education meeting in 16 months centered around the same subject as the last in-person meeting. The sale and demolition of the Lincoln Annex school, the construction of the proposed cancer hospital and the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Come to New Brunswick for Restaurant Week – and visit the world. With more 30 restaurants participating in the event, foodies hungry for quality cuisine will find themselves magically transported around the world. There’s Italian, Mexican, Asian, Ethiopian, Korean, Irish ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – For Restaurant Week, Krisztina Rossi invites you to come for a massage, a facial and nail service – and stay for the food and drink. The owner of The Spa at The Heldrich realizes her participation in City Center’s Restaurant Week may seem unusual to some, but she thinks many ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Hyatt Regency has reopened its bar just in time to participate in New Brunswick’s Restaurant Week. The hotel’s Glass Woods Tavern is now open, offering drinks and fun fare as Restaurant Week runs until July 25. The menu includes margherita brick oven pepperoni pizza, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Tom Stead, who has brought leadership to the New Brunswick High School athletic department after a tumultuous time and has steered it through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, has issued his resignation as athletic director. Patricia Sadowski, the chair of the athletics ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With afternoon temperatures expected to rise into the low 90s, the city has declared a Code Red. Unity Square at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open as a cooling center until 4 p.m. Anyone who needs addition help should call 211. The National Weather Service is predicting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s past was honored and its future was celebrated all in one event, all with the snip of scissors on Monday afternoon. The ceremonial ribbon-cutting to reopen the newly renovated War Memorial Park represented a tribute to the New Brunswick’s sons and daughters who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher’s Bar & Restaurant, a dining destination nestled in the lobby of the Heldrich Hotel on Livingston Avenue, has reopened just in time for the city’s Restaurant Week. Christopher’s will be offering a special four-course prix fixe menu on July 23 and 24 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city’s police department plans to start equipping its sworn-in officers with body cameras by the end of the summer. All 150 or so members of the police department could be equipped with the body cameras by the end of the year. Deputy Director J.T. Miller, the New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s premier performing, visual and culinary arts festival is returning next month. The 11th annual Hub City Sounds series presented by New Brunswick Cultural Center/Arts New Brunswick will run Aug. 7 through Oct. 31. The free family-friendly series will take place ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city is planning to celebrate the public reopening of War Memorial Park after a nearly seven-month renovation. The free celebration is planned for Monday, July 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be art displays, music, food, a veterans ceremony and more. The park ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A warm, soapy shower not only cleans the body, but it also cleanses the soul. Leaving people feeling refreshed, renewed and restored – that’s the mission behind the local nonprofit organization ARM’s new mobile hygiene unit. The members of ARM (Archangel Raphael’s Mission) ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A 35-year-old man who was last seen in New Brunswick in May has a history of dropping out of sight for weeks at a time. But what is especially concerning for family members is that John Michael Musial left his wallet, phone and keys behind. The Highland Park man also did ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The Family Justice Center, a space in the Middlesex County Courthouse that will in time become a safe space for adult and child survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to seek a wide array of services, has named Mildred Torres its director. She will oversee all ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Landing Lane Bridge, which connects the border of New Brunswick and Franklin with Piscataway, will be closed for repairs starting Wednesday. According to a spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the bridge spanning the Raritan River will be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The state has taken another look at its data and concluded that the Hub City’s vaccination rate is higher than previously reported. In fact, New Jersey Commissioner of Health made reference today to work being done by Mayor Jim Cahill’s office in helping increase COVID-19 ...

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