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New Brunswick Spending $882K for New Park

August 16, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City leaders Tuesday approved a contract to build a new park at a cost of more than $882,000, an amount previously seen as above the estimated price tag for the project.

Council members approved a $882,756.25 contract with A-Tech Concrete Company of Edison to construct a park on Welton Street.

Last month the city rejected a slightly higher bid of $897,316.25 from the ...

New Brunswick Will Purchase Energy on a City-Wide Scale For Residents

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City council members Wednesday passed an ordinance purchase electricity on a city-wide basis and to require that the power come from renewable energy sources.

The ordinance, which establishes an "energy aggregation program" to buy electricity in bulk for all residential properties," stipulates that any company entering a contract to supply that power must get ...

State Commisssioner Champions Food Assistance, Slams Proposed Aid Cuts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the city's summer farmer's market got a visit from a state commissioner Tuesday who trumpeted not only what was being sold but how it was sold to promote the federal Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) former known as food stamps.

"I'm really excited how our SNAP program is combined with these farmer's markets to make sure people ...

City Proposes Using $553K in Fed Funds for Affording Housing

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials want to use $553,274 in federal funds to partially finance construction of a multi-family affording housing development on Remsen Avenue in partnership with a non-profit agency that now owns the property.

The city is seeking to amend its Consolidated Action Plan for 2017-2018 to reallocate the money for a project at 45 Remsen Ave., property owned by ...

New Brunswick Mural Tells Residents Struggles, 'Dreams of Our Children'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Among the images depicted are a mother standing with her arm around her daughter's shoulder, and a father watching over his son in a toy car.

The two-story high mural painted in bright yellows, reds and blue on the side of store on Jersey Avenue is intended in part to attract people to the French Street corridor commercial area.

It is also intended to tell the ...

South River Drunk Driver Pleads Guilty in Death of North Brunswick Man

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - North Brunswick's William Oross, 49, was busy at work in South River at 11:00 on a spring morning when he was struck and killed by a drunk driver.  Now that driver has pled guilty to the charge of Second-Degree Vehicular Homicide will spend more than five years in prison.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said in a press release that ...

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