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Facts About New Brunswick, NJ
From the mid-17th century to present day, New Brunswick is full of rich history, facts and details, places and structures, and the many people who contributed to its prominent growth over these many decades. Along the way there are multitudes of interesting facts, pertinent stories, recorded historical data, and even legends — all of which may or may not be preserved in historical annals.
In the 1600s…
During the last half of the 17th century, the area that was to become metropolitan New Brunswick was no more than a Native American village in a dense cedar forest with some swampland along the Raritan River. The first recorded European inhabitant of the area was a man named Daniel Cooper, who resided near the present site of the Albany Street bridge approach. Mr. Cooper operated the ferry that was later purchased by John Inian.
In 1681, John Inian purchased two lots from the Leni-Lenape containing one mile of riverfront and two miles deep, or 1280 acres. This was the first purchase of land in what is now the City of New Brunswick. It had been referred to by the Indians simply as “River.”
At a point in the 1690s, the area became known as Prigmore’s Swamp, locally named after John Prigmore (or Pridmore) who lived along the banks. Our visionary pioneers settled and grew the area alongside a river that fostered trade and commerce, with a port that would soon be thriving with people, activity, taverns and inns.
In the 1700s…
When settler John Inian envisioned an expanding and useful transit system, he purchased ferry rights on the river, and around 1713, Prigmore’s Swamp became Inian’s Ferry. In 1724 the town was renamed New Brunswick in honor of King George I, the Duke of Brunswick.
The City was then incorporated on December 30, 1730, two weeks before New York City incorporated. During the 1730s there was a large Dutch immigration from Albany, New York, settling on what would later be named “Albany Street.” New Brunswick became an important crossroads between Philadelphia/Trenton and New York City. George Washington, Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and John Adams are just a few of our prominent leaders and innovators who made history here before, during, and after the Revolutionary War.
New Brunswick re-chartered in 1784, and reconstruction of the City began in the aftermath of the Revolution. The city government organized with a Mayor, a Recorder, and a Common Council. Committees were named to take care of the poor, to look after the city water wells and street lighting, and to report on drains and fire protection.
In 1792, after a rivalry with Perth Amboy for the construction of a county court house, New Brunswick offered to contribute 300 pounds sterling toward a new building, and thus, New Brunswick became the County seat.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 5.75 square miles (14.90 km2), including 5.23 square miles (13.55 km2) of land and 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2) of water (9.06%). New Brunswick is on the south side of Raritan Valley along with Piscataway, Highland Park, Edison, and Franklin Township. New Brunswick lies southwest of Newark and New York City and northeast of Trenton and Philadelphia.
New Brunswick is bordered by the municipalities of Piscataway, Highland Park and Edison across the Raritan River to the north by way of the Donald and Morris Goodkind Bridges, and also by North Brunswick to the southwest, East Brunswick to the southeast, all in Middlesex County; and by Franklin Township in Somerset County.
While the city does not hold elections based on a ward system it has been so divided. There are several neighborhoods in the city, which include the Fifth Ward, Feaster Park, Lincoln Park, Raritan Gardens, and Edgebrook-Westons Mills.
The City of New Brunswick is governed within the Faulkner Act, formally known as the Optional Municipal Charter Law, under the Mayor-Council system of municipal government. The city is one of 71 municipalities (of the 565) statewide governed under this form. The governing body is comprised of the Mayor and the five-member City Council, all of whom are elected at-large on a partisan basis to four-year terms of office in even-numbered years as part of the November general election. The City Council’s five members are elected on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election every other year and the mayor up for election at the same time that two council seats are up for vote. As the legislative body of New Brunswick’s municipal government, the City Council is responsible for approving the annual budget, ordinances and resolutions, contracts, and appointments to boards and commissions. The Council President is elected to a two-year term by the members of the Council at a reorganization meeting held after election and presides over all meetings.
As of 2021, Democrat James Cahill is the 62nd mayor of New Brunswick; he was sworn in as mayor on January 1, 1991, and is serving a term that expires on December 31, 2022. Members of the City Council are Council President John A. Andersen (D, 2020), Council Vice President Suzanne M. Sicora Ludwig (D, 2020), Kevin P. Egan (D, 2022), Rebecca H. Escobar (D, 2022) and Glenn J. Fleming Sr. (D, 2020).
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