Matt Goldstein

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ--For the sixth year in a row, the city's Environmental Commission, and Recylcing Coordinator Donna Caputo are teaming up to organize neighborhoods to fight litter.

    The commission announced its plans to continue the Clean City Block Captains program at their February meeting.

    The Block Captains program, which was founded in 2010, organizes residents to be “city block captains," volunteers who organize and educate their neighbors about the litter problem and participate in multiple monthly cleanups.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—With the city's enthusiastic Recycling Coordinator Donna Caputo as their special guest, the Environmental Commission's February meeting focused heavily on recycling.

    Not only is the city considering hiring a new recycling contractor, and parting ways with its longtime service provider, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority, but they are also beginning to audit the effectiveness of recycling in the city's public schools. 

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Up against a tight deadline to apply for a grant from PSE&G, the City Council decided not to move forward with the grant application at a recent meeting.

    The decision means that the New Brunswick Environmental Commission and the city's Green Team will likely have to wait another year to secure funding that would allow for the accounting of the city’s environmental resources.

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—At their January 20 meeting, the New Brunswick Environmental Commission and several allied city organizations announced a spate of 2015 initiatives meant to engage the community in sustainable practices and encourage the upkeep of public and open spaces in our area.

    On the agenda was the unveiling of a plan that will allow residents to see how they can take advantage of the many community gardens which serve as a source of fresh produce for consumption by the public and other organizations dedicated to food security and assistance.

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    UPDATE (4PM): The city plans to tow all vehicles parked on major routes, and the Parking Authority has opened five of its decks (Wolfson, Wellness, Plum Street, Morris Street, and New Street), offerring free parking for city residents until the end of the emergency.

    Rutgers University has also decided to cancel all classes tomorrow, Tuesday Januart 27, and plans to resume a regular schedule on Wednesday.