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Massive Redevelopment Plan for Jersey Avenue in New Brunswick Includes 660 Residential Units

August 8, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A sprawling plan to redevelop a large swath of Jersey Avenue – one that has had a $170 million price tag attached to it – took another step closer to becoming a reality Monday night.

The city’s Planning Board voted to memorialize Jersey Ave NB Urban Renewal LLC’s application after it voted to approve it at a special meeting on July 14.

The ...

Portal Bridge Project That Will Improve Rail Travel Between Newark, New York Breaks Ground

KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project.

Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez, and ...

Topping-Off Ceremony Held for 15-story Medical Pavilion in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The final piece of steel in the construction of a state-of-the-art medical pavilion on the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) campus was hoisted 15 stories above Somerset Street.

The topping-off ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 2 for the RWJUH Ambulatory Medical Pavilion that will support the hospital in an outpatient setting and will include exam rooms ...

Seeing Morris Cancer Center's Rapid Progress 'Makes it Real'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another steel beam bolted in place here. Some concrete poured there. And the distinct shape of a spiral staircase climbing to where the atrium will be bathed in sunlight.

Step by step, the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital has been taking shape under the gratified gaze of the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

 “What ...

New Brunswick Zoning Board Approves Plan to Expand French Street Bar and Grill

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The El Rancho Bar and Grill on French Street will be expanding under plans that were approved by the Zoning Board at the meeting on Monday, July 25.

Under the application, El Rancho owner Rafael Gomez would raze the two buildings he owns at 127 and 129 French St., but the bar at 125 French would remain as is.

A new three-story structure would be built stretching ...

Plans for First Phase of Much-Anticipated Hub Approved by New Brunswick Planning Board

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first detailed look at the much-anticipated $665 million New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub has revealed that it is an innovation unto itself.

The most prominent component of the first phase of the project, which was unveiled and unanimously approved at Monday’s Planning Board meeting, will be a unique 12-story, 560,000-square-foot building.

Three ...

$206M Development on Sears Site will Seek to Appeal to Young Professionals, Empty-Nesters

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The 720-unit development that is scheduled to be built at the former Sears site on Route 1 will include such trendy amenities as interior co-working spaces, terraces and community dining areas big enough for residents to host demonstration chefs.

Several details of the first of three phases of construction – such as sidewalks constructed wide enough to ...

New Brunswick Housing Authority Designates Redeveloper for Former Sears Site

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s Housing Authority voted to designate a redeveloper to helm a massive project that will transform the former Sears site on Route 1 into 720 residential units.

RTF NB Urban Renewal, LCC was approved during a special meeting on Thursday, July 7 after the Housing Authority did not designate it during votes at two previous meetings.

On Thursday, Dr.

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July 27, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sabrina Charles is spending her summer doing painstaking research that will one day inform the care a burgeoning New Brunswick nonprofit clinic provides to groups such as expectant mothers of color.

“I like doing research, especially because it's basically going to translate into outreach,” she said. “So it's going to translate into a few ...

General Election Ballot Drawing

August 14, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- The upcoming ballot drawing for the positioning of candidates for the 2022 General Election will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the County Commissioner Meeting Room located on the first floor of the County Administration Building, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick. 

Questions from the public regarding the drawing can be directed to the Middlesex County ...

State Urges Residents and Businesses to Conserve Water as New Jersey Enters Drought Watch

August 10, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking residents and businesses to conserve water.

New Jersey has a three-stage drought advisory system. A drought watch is the first step. DEP says it's to encourage voluntary conservation measures, and, if ...

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Unitarian Minister Karen Johnston Continues "Date with Death" Program in Highland Park

August 11, 2022

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -  Beginning September 8th, the Highland Park Public Library has teamed up with Date with Death Club founder, Rev. Karen G. Johnston, to provide members of the wider community the opportunity to explore topics related to mortality ~ and to do so in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way. The first session is scheduled for September 8 at 6:30 and is titled, ...

Why Cutting Tariffs Will Help NJ Companies Like Mine

July 27, 2022

As the cost of basic commodities and goods continues to climb, everyday Americans are paying the price. Following years of pandemic-related stagnation, runaway inflation has made a bad situation worse for the American economy. High rates are hurting American consumers and small businesses, and we need policymakers to take action.

In March, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that ...