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Planning Board Approves Extension to Rutgers Fraternity House

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On September 13, the city's Planning Board unanimously approved the extension of the Rutgers Chi Psi fraternity house at 114 College Avenue.

The fraternity expressed an interest in expanding the house to include a new entrance that would offer an accessible ramp to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The addition would be constructed along Bartlett Street, behind the existing structure that has stood on College Avenue since 1872, and it would also add 10 new beds to the facility.

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City Council Approves “Bridge Loan” For Permanent Housing For Homeless in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On July 6, the New Brunswick City Council voted 4-0 to authorize a commitment of $1.49 million dollars in Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) funds to a new housing project for the homeless near the Schwarz-Robeson public housing complex.

The City of New Brunswick previously supported the Zebra Way housing project by pledging $450,000 in federal "HOME" funds prior to the City Council meeting.