Tag Archives: New Brunswick

Electric-Scooter Rental Program Arrives on the Streets of New Brunswick

A new electric-scooter (e-scooter) program has launched in New Brunswick, NJ. An email on Thursday from the Rutgers University Department of Institutional Planning and Operations announced the launch of the program, and by the afternoon, many young people could be … Continue reading

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Rutgers University Dedicates “Paul Robeson Plaza” in New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University today dedicated a new plaza in downtown New Brunswick in honor of Paul Robeson. The famed former Princeton resident graduated from Rutgers as class valedictorian 100 years ago, in 1919. He became internationally famous as a singer, actor, … Continue reading

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A Walk Around ‘The Yard’ At Rutgers-New Brunswick

Earlier this semester, Rutgers University opened a significant new addition. ‘The Yard‘ replaced a parking lot at Hamilton St and College Ave in New Brunswick. Imagined as a ‘front porch’ for the campus, the project features a mixture of stores and … Continue reading

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Coach USA Service Between Princeton And New Brunswick: Could Do Better

Princeton and New Brunswick are two anchors of the Central Jersey tech corridor. Both towns are substantial employment centers, and are connected by a chain of residential communities and shopping areas. It should be possible to run an efficient transit service … Continue reading

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At New Brunswick Ciclovia, The Importance of Car-Free Streets Is Recognized

Last Sunday, New Brunswick hosted its first ‘Ciclovia’, an event where the streets are closed to cars so that they become fully open to people. The idea originated in Bogota, Colombia, and there are now hundreds of annual Ciclovias around … Continue reading

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