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Mayor Jim Cahill visited the The New Brunswick Community Farmers Markettoday and picked up some kale, potatoes, cucumbers, ruda, pineapple and spices! The market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Kilmer Square Park and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 178 Jones Ave. The market now accepts debit cards and gives extra cash to customers using SNAP, WIC, FMNP and Senior Farmers Market checks!

Mayor Jim Cahill visited the The New Brunswick Community Farmers Markettoday and picked up some kale, potatoes, cucumbers, ruda, pineapple and spices! 

The market is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Kilmer Square Park and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at 178 Jones Ave. The market now accepts debit cards and gives extra cash to customers using SNAP, WIC, FMNP and Senior Farmers Market checks!

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Ciclovia Returns This Saturday, Volunteers Still Needed!

New Brunswick’s second Ciclovia of 2014, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 12, will entail a new route of closed streets for residents to enjoy.

Ciclovia (sih-clō-via) is an internationally renowned health celebration in which local streets are closed to vehicles and open to families, friends and neighbors to join together in healthy activities. The New Brunswick Ciclovia is a community-focused collaboration of the City of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers University.

Last year more than 4,000 residents and visitors took to the streets to walk, bike, run, skate and participate in activities.

The July 12 Ciclovia will entail a route that includes George Street, Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Comstock Street, Remsen Avenue, Handy Street and Throop Avenue. Lipman Drive, on Rutgers University’s Cook/Douglass Campus, will also be included.

The Ciclovia route has no beginning or end; residents can use any portion of the route to enjoy the day, interact with their friends and neighbors and use the open streets to enhance their sense of community.

A number of activity stations will be set up along the route, including a rock climbing wall, a skate board park, a bike rodeo, fire trucks for kids to explore, a Fun Bus, yoga, and group exercise classes.

Additionally, the NJ Hall of Fame will have its interactive mobile museum set up at Joyce Kilmer Park for residents to learn about notable New Jersey natives, including New Brunswick’s own late Deputy Fire Chief James D’heron.

All activities are free and open to the public.

One more Ciclovia is scheduled for 2014, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, October 12th.

“Ciclovia continues to grow and become more successful with each date,” said Mayor Jim Cahill. “Saturday’s Ciclovia will bring a slew of fun activities to a whole new neighborhood in New Brunswick, further engaging and unifying the community through this unique event.”

Organizing partners, the City of New Brunswick, New Brunswick Tomorrow, Johnson & Johnson and Rutgers University worked together to make this community-wide engagement possible for everyone to enjoy, with the goal of creating a health event that reflects the vitality of the community.

Originating in Bogotá, Colombia, a Ciclovia temporarily closes streets to vehicular traffic, allowing residents to utilize the roadways however they wish. Ciclovia also aims to enhance community engagement and expand the concept of public spaces that are free of vehicles.

Volunteers are still needed to help manage the route, assist with activity stations and guide visitors through the City. Volunteers will be fed and will receive a Ciclovia t-shirt.

Community members who want more information on the New Brunswick Ciclovia or wish to  volunteer at the event, can email ciclovianb@gmail.com or visit www.nbactive.com. Follow the event at #Nbciclovia.

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New Brunswick Bike Exchange

This beautiful weather is bringing more people out to the New Brunswick Bike Exchange and it needs your help!

Volunteer any time during regular shop hours:
Tuesdays 5-8 PM
Thursdays 5-8 PM
Saturdays 10 AM-1 PM

Typical volunteer tasks include:
-Greeting customers and helping them find an appropriate bike
-Stripping bikes for useful parts before taking them to the scrap yard
-Sorting bike parts
-Cleaning bikes
-Repairing bikes

-Speaking Spanish

Manager tasks include: opening/closing the store, managing cash, running sales (No particular maintenance or management experience necessary)

If you have questions, contact: info@nbbikeexchange.org or nbbikeexchange.org.

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The July 2, 2014 City Council Meeting

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The City of New Brunswick’s annual water quality report for 2013 is now available and was mass-mailed to all New Brunswick residences on July 11. PDFs are also available at the link below.

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Middlesex County Sheriff’s Civilian Academy

Applications for the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Civilian Academy are now being accepted through August 1st.

The Sheriff’s Civilian Academy is an eight week program designed to educate Middlesex County residents on functions and duties of the Sheriff’s Office, ranging from Defensive Tactics, K-9, Transportation, SWAT, Courts, Civil Process and Foreclosures.

Also, participants will tour the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office and the main Courthouse located here in New Brunswick.

For more information on the Sheriff’s Civilian Academy, please contact Sheriff Officer Frank Sautner (Academy Coordinator) at 732-745-5909 or e-mail frank.sautner@co.middlesex.nj.us.

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The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market Potluck is July 5th beginning at 10 a.m. 10am – tour of the urban farm10:30 – educational activities
Lunch begins at noon! If you can, please bring something to share.After lunch, everyone is welcome to stay and lend a helping hand. 

The New Brunswick Community Farmers Market Potluck is July 5th beginning at 10 a.m. 

10am – tour of the urban farm
10:30 – educational activities


Lunch begins at noon! If you can, please bring something to share.
After lunch, everyone is welcome to stay and lend a helping hand. 

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Rutgers is B1G

There’s a big party at Rutgers University tonight as the university celebrates its move into the Big 10. It’s free and open to all!