Reporter at New Brunswick Today |

Molly O'Brien started writing for New Brunswick Today as a freelance reporter in February 2013.

Molly writes stories on government, arts, free events, bilingual events, education and more.

Molly graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in French Linguistics and Linguistics, where she also studied Writing and Journalism. Molly also graduated Rutgers Law School.

She is open to any suggestions for stories or tips. You may contact her via text at 732-743-8993.

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Public Library Celebrates Indian Heritage With Color Festival

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—On March 23, the New Brunswick Free Public Library celebrated Indian heritage as they honored the Holi Day tradition of color play for the fourth year in a row.

"Holi is the festival of colors," explained Kim Adams, Archival Librarian at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.

"It is celebrated differently all over India. It's celebrated all over the world."

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New Brunswick Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—A city with a rich Irish heritage, New Brunswick is celebrating with traditional Irish food and drink at local venues like The Old Bay Restaurant and Tumulty's Pub.

The Old Bay's Free Irish Buffet on including corned beef, boiled cabbage, boiled potatoes, Guinness Irish Shepherd's Pie, and Irish Soda Bread.  According to an employee, the "buffet will start at 2pm, but doors will open at 1pm."

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Church Street Art Gallery Celebrates Fifth Anniversary in Hub City

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The Alfa Art Gallery celebrated five years in downtown New Brunswick last Thursday evening at their establishment, located at 108 Church Street.

Alfa Art, a non-profit, took time to honor the contributions of their many interns as they opened a new exhibit in collaboration with another non-profit organization, New York City's Sylvia Wald and Kim Po Art Gallery.

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Elijah’s Promise Culinary School to Host Open House Events

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Tonight at 5pm, Elijah’s Promise will host an hour-long open house for anyone interested in receiving more information on their Promise Culinary School.

Elijah’s Promise, the city's only soup kitchen was founded in 1989.  Their Promise Culinary School was opened in 1997.

According to their website, they have taught "hundreds of students, preparing and placing them at jobs in the food service industry."

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New Brunswick Moves Forward With Plan for First Skate Park

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Plans for a makeover of Recreation Park are moving forward, with a target to open a new skate park and community garden by the end of this year.

Recreation Park is located on Pine Street in New Brunswick right where Sanford Street becomes Georges Road.  The neighborhood surrounding the park has been a focus of a community-based partnership between the city and the Civic League of Greater New Brunswick.