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The October 15, 2014 City Council Meeting

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Micro-Lending Assistance
The City of New Brunswick has partnered with the Intersect Fund, a non-profit microlender, to provide New Brunswick entrepreneurs with businesses training, counseling assistance and microloans to low-income, minority and women-owned businesses from $500 to $10,000.
If you are interested in receiving services from the Intersect Fund, you can contact them at:
By the Intersect Fund Website
By e-mail at info@intersectfund.org
By telephone at (800) 840-1900
La Ciudad de New Brunswick se ha asociado con el Intersect Fund, una micro-financiera sin fines de lucro, para facilitar a los empresarios de New Brunswick con la formacion empresas, la asistencia y el asesoramiento micro-creditos a personas de bajos ingresos, minorias y negocios propiedad de mujeres a partir de $500 a $10.000.
Intersect Fund Website
Correo electronico del Intersect Funden info@intersectfund.org
Pongase en contacto con el Intersect Fundpor telefono al (800) 840-1900

Micro-Lending Assistance

The City of New Brunswick has partnered with the Intersect Fund, a non-profit microlender, to provide New Brunswick entrepreneurs with businesses training, counseling assistance and microloans to low-income, minority and women-owned businesses from $500 to $10,000.

If you are interested in receiving services from the Intersect Fund, you can contact them at:


La Ciudad de New Brunswick se ha asociado con el Intersect Fund, una micro-financiera sin fines de lucro, para facilitar a los empresarios de New Brunswick con la formacion empresas, la asistencia y el asesoramiento micro-creditos a personas de bajos ingresos, minorias y negocios propiedad de mujeres a partir de $500 a $10.000.

(Source: thecityofnewbrunswick.org)

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NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher and Mayor Jim Cahill visited New Brunswick Middle School for National School Lunch Week to see the school district’s successful school lunch program in action.

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Trunk or Treat will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Lord Stirling Community School. All New Brunswick children are welcome, and volunteers are still sought to help hand out treats. The event is hosted by New Brunswick 4-H and Unity Square Comunidad.

Trunk or Treat will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in the parking lot of Lord Stirling Community School. All New Brunswick children are welcome, and volunteers are still sought to help hand out treats. The event is hosted by New Brunswick 4-H and Unity Square Comunidad.

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How to Report a Streetlight Out in Your Neighborhood

Do you have a streetlight out in your neighborhood? The proper place to call to report it is the Mayor’s Office.

Dial (732) 745-5004 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and provide the following information:

  • Location of the light, including the nearest intersection.
  • A pole number, which is usually present on a piece of metal attached to the light post. The number may be present on the post above your head.

The Mayor’s Office will assist by contacting PSE&G to request repairs.

If you have an unexpected power outage in your home and need assistance, contact PSE&G’s outage line at 1-800-436-PSEG (7734).

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Rain didn’t stop the New Brunswick Fire Department 250th Anniversary parade and celebration! The parade marched on Livingston Avenue from Powers Street, down to Memorial Stadium on Joyce Kilmer Avenue.

SEE FULL MEDIA SET HERE

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New Director Appointed to New Brunswick Water Utility

Mayor Jim Cahill has appointed Alexei Walus to serve as Director of the New Brunswick Water Utility.

Walus has 28 years of experience in water treatment and distribution. He was most recently employed by the Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, where he spent 12 years as Chief Operator, supervising the daily operation of a treatment plant that produced more than 16 million gallons of water per day.

Additional responsibilities included the oversight of a number of booster stations, stand pipes, interconnections, intakes, sewer pump stations and a storm water pump station. He directly supervised six operators and collaborated with all divisions at the Utility.

He also developed Brick’s hydrant flushing and valve exercising programs.

He specializes in surface water, including river and reservoir sources and is experienced in budget preparation, employee management, NJDEP reporting and SCADA, a water monitoring program recently upgraded at New Brunswick’s water treatment facilities.

He holds both T4 (water treatment) and W4 (water distribution) licenses.

He is scheduled to start in New Brunswick on November 3, and will be paid an annual salary of $105,000.

Prior to serving in Brick, Walus was employed by Gordon’s Corner Water Company in Marlboro from 1985 to 1999, where he served as Assistant Operations Manager and for Freehold Township Water and Sewer from 1999 to 2002, where he served as Plant Operator.

Walus’s appointment will go before the New Brunswick City Council for a consent vote at the October 15 Council meeting.

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Pedestrian Improvements Come to Suydam Street

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New curb extensions are being installed on Suydam Street at Throop Avenue as part of the Suydam Street paving project!

Curb extensions shorten the distance that pedestrians must travel when crossing the street. 

Suydam Street was also scheduled to have new bike lanes put in this week. The lanes will run from Livingston Avenue to Red Oak Lane on Cook Campus.

For more information regarding pedestrian and cyclist improvements, please visit the City’s Planning and Development webpage.

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Free Parking in NBPA Decks on Ciclovia Sunday
On Sunday, Oct. 12, the New Brunswick Parking Authority will open the following decks for residents to park their vehicles for free to ensure that that the route stays clear for New Brunswick Ciclovia. Ciclovia runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.The following decks will be open:
Church Street deckNew Street deckMorris Street deckWellness Plaza deck
The Ferren Open Surface Lot on Paterson Street will be closed to patrons from the evening of Saturday, Oct. 11 through 3 p.m. Sunday at the conclusion of Ciclovia.  
Residents may park for free, but must present proof of residency.
NBPA parking facilities require that their cars be removed by 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13.
If you need assistance upon exit please push the call button or call Security at (732) 667-8100.

Free Parking in NBPA Decks on Ciclovia Sunday

On Sunday, Oct. 12, the New Brunswick Parking Authority will open the following decks for residents to park their vehicles for free to ensure that that the route stays clear for New Brunswick Ciclovia. 

Ciclovia runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The following decks will be open:

Church Street deck
New Street deck
Morris Street deck
Wellness Plaza deck

The Ferren Open Surface Lot on Paterson Street will be closed to patrons from the evening of Saturday, Oct. 11 through 3 p.m. Sunday at the conclusion of Ciclovia.  

Residents may park for free, but must present proof of residency.

NBPA parking facilities require that their cars be removed by 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13.

If you need assistance upon exit please push the call button or call Security at (732) 667-8100.

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Important Information Regarding Trash Pickup for Columbus Day Holiday

No trash will be collected on Monday, October 13, 2014 for residents in the Monday/Thursday collection zone only.  Trash collection will resume on Thursday the 16th. The recycling schedule is not impacted by this holiday.

TVs, computers and paint can be dropped off for recycling by New Brunswick residents at the Public Works building on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. It is located at 400 Jersey Avenue.

Residents can also pick up free biodegradable leaf bags at the DPW on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

For more information regarding trash and recycling pickup, click here.