Women Aware honored their volunteers through “A Night of Celebration” on April 22nd.

Mayor Cahill said, “Today’s celebration is about you, the volunteers, and the source of hope you provide to so many for getting involved in something bigger than yourselves.”

Just last year, here in New Brunswick, the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened Women Aware’s first permanent supportive housing built for survivors of domestic violence in New Jersey and the second in the country!

For more information and past Women Aware stories, click here: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/women-aware-moving-beyond-abuse-abbys-story/ Women Aware honored their volunteers through “A Night of Celebration” on April 22nd.

Mayor Cahill said, “Today’s celebration is about you, the volunteers, and the source of hope you provide to so many for getting involved in something bigger than yourselves.”

Just last year, here in New Brunswick, the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened Women Aware’s first permanent supportive housing built for survivors of domestic violence in New Jersey and the second in the country!

For more information and past Women Aware stories, click here: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/women-aware-moving-beyond-abuse-abbys-story/ Women Aware honored their volunteers through “A Night of Celebration” on April 22nd.

Mayor Cahill said, “Today’s celebration is about you, the volunteers, and the source of hope you provide to so many for getting involved in something bigger than yourselves.”

Just last year, here in New Brunswick, the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened Women Aware’s first permanent supportive housing built for survivors of domestic violence in New Jersey and the second in the country!

For more information and past Women Aware stories, click here: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/women-aware-moving-beyond-abuse-abbys-story/

Women Aware honored their volunteers through “A Night of Celebration” on April 22nd.

Mayor Cahill said, “Today’s celebration is about you, the volunteers, and the source of hope you provide to so many for getting involved in something bigger than yourselves.”

Just last year, here in New Brunswick, the ribbon cutting ceremony officially opened Women Aware’s first permanent supportive housing built for survivors of domestic violence in New Jersey and the second in the country!

For more information and past Women Aware stories, click here: http://thecityofnewbrunswick.org/women-aware-moving-beyond-abuse-abbys-story/

Rutgers Day

Rutgers Day is this Saturday! Plan ahead and stay connected with the new Rutgers Day mobile app. It’s your FREE resource to find anything you need like navigating the campuses, locate performances or parking.


For more information, visit: http://rutgersday.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/stay-connected-with-the-rutgers-day-mobile-app/

Ciclovia to Return to New Brunswick Streets on May 4 


3.4 miles of city streets to be closed down for recreational use

Building upon the success of New Brunswick’s first Ciclovia in 2013, the City has expanded Ciclovia to three dates in 2014, with the first taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4.

Ciclovia (sic-lo-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.

This year, participants will have the opportunity to use City streets again for physical activity, to interact with their friends and neighbors and enhance their sense of community.

The additional Ciclovia dates are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, October 12th.

“Building on the success of our first Ciclovia, New Brunswick will hold three more Ciclovias where residents and visitors will once again have the opportunity to safely use secured City streets free of motor vehicles,” said Mayor James Cahill. “A variety of organized activities will take place along the Ciclovia route including dance, exercise classes, volleyball games, a skate park and a bike rodeo, all of which will enhance the overall Ciclovia experience.”

New Brunswick Ciclovia-designated streets include College Avenue from Buccleuch Park to Hamilton Street, Hamilton Street to George Street, George Street to Bayard Street, Bayard Street to Joyce Kilmer Avenue and Joyce Kilmer Avenue to the New Brunswick Teen Center at Juliet Street.

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.

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.

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

Urban Clean-up Week on 1450 WCTC – Mayor Cahill Talks “Trash”

Check out the fun from School Kids Sweep Up Day today!! #UrbanCleanupWeek #CleanCommunities Thank you to the schools, students and the Department of Public Works!

The New Brunswick based Construction Management Association completed construction of a new fraternity house and cut the ribbon in celebration of the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) home.

Mayor Cahill, Executive Director of ZBT – Laurence Bolotin, Dean of the Rutgers Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs – Joanne Arnholt, President of local undergraduate chapter – Jeremy Pollack and Presidents of Construction Management Association – Les Salamon and Mitch Broder took part in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, April 21st.

Pay What You Can Performance of Our Town! George Street Playhouse Johnson & Johnson #OurTown

2nd Annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology

To commemorate National Poetry Month, April 2014, the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries will publish its second annual Poetry Month Celebration Anthology. This year’s theme is “Our Town,” commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the play by Thornton Wilder.

Poets whose work is chosen for the Anthology will be invited to read at their home library’s Poetry Celebration in April. Participating libraries include Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Dunellen, Middlesex, New Brunswick and Raritan.

The Celebration Reading at New Brunswick Free Public Library will take place Monday, April 28 in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Good Friday

New Brunswick City Government will be closed today in observance of Good Friday. Please have a safe and healthy Easter weekend holiday.

Offices Closed Tomorrow

Please be advised that New Brunswick City Government offices will be closed tomorrow (April 18) for Good Friday. Offices will reopen again Monday, April 21st.