MELANIE FORD, Director of Social Services
“We are here to enhance the quality of life for the residents.”
Melanie’s office where she spends time getting organized and doing office work.
Lunch time is for eating and dancing. The residents had quite a few dance moves to say the least.
The library is full of books and also has computers for residents to use.
Melanie getting the crowd going.
This is an important phrase that Melanie and everyone at the center deeply believes in.
Conducting business via phone.
pam stefanek, executive director, new brunswick city market
“City Market partners with both the property owners and the business owners to try to make sure economic commerce thrives and they have vitality.”
Once the banners are updated with the new date they’re rolled back up. The next step is being hung up on George Street.
Banners that stretch from one side of the street to the other are quite expensive. Instead of producing a new one each year Pam simply applies the new dates and voila!
Pam is preparing signs for Restaurant Week 2019.
There is much work to be done today. Some of that work involves documenting vandalism.
Unfortunately people like to take their spray cans and adorn public and private property with various tags. Part of Pam’s job is making sure the buildings aren’t canvases for these escapades.
Talking with business owners about upcoming events and ways to promote their businesses.
BRANDON GOLDBERG, Assistant Business Administrator, CITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK
“My job is day-to-day operations of running the city. Everything from the traffic of the Landing Lane bridge that will replaced within the next two years to setting the budgets and priorities of the administration.”
A portrait of Brandon in the chambers of New Brunswick City Hall.
During any portrait project it’s important to get different facets of each personality captured. Here is a spontaneous smile that ended up being just right.
Visiting the water department to go over some tasks at hand.
This is one of my favorite portraits from the day spent with Brandon. I think it says a lot that he always had a pad or piece of paper with him.
A meeting at the New Brunswick Water Utility prior to our more in depth visit to inspect some things needed around the facility.
There was plenty of water to be found on this day. It all starts with clouds and ends up in your pitcher on the dinner table.
CHELSEA WOODS-TURNER, tween librarian, new brunswick free public library
“My job is to assist those kids with that transition from elementary schooler to middle schooler in terms of literacy, personal skill building, social skill building and also giving them resources that they can take advantage of at the level they’re at rather than having a parent come in and take advantage of it for them.”
Peering through the vast collection of books at the New Brunswick Free Public Library.
One of the most interesting aspects of the physical library are the glass floors on the second level of the stacks. Before modern fluorescent lighting, the daylight from the windows helped the librarians see what they were looking for.
Above you can see the glass ceiling/floor and the numerous books available at the NBFPL.
Chelsea is ready for the busy day ahead working with the tweens.
This area of the library is headquarters for a good part of Chelsea’s day. Fielding questions is just one aspect of the position.
Whether it’s in a computer or on a shelf the job of a librarian involves looking for information.
PAUL ROBESON BOULEVARD DEDICATION - JUNE 24, 2019
COMMERCIAL AVENUE RENAMED FOR ARTIST, ACTOR & ACTIVIST
A final wardrobe adjustment prior to a powerful poem.
This is one of my favorite photos I’ve taken. It ties into the message of the event like no other.
The city came together through words and music to celebrate on a hot June afternoon.
The new Paul Robeson Boulevard street sign is about to be unveiled.
The cover drops and the crowd reacts to the brand new street sign. Goodbye to Commercial Avenue and hello to Paul Robeson Boulevard!
The brand new intersection of Baldwin Street and Paul Robeson Boulevard.
Kouao-Eric Ekoue, CPM, NB Water Utility Superintendent
“So far I think we’ve been doing a great job in New Brunswick and we’re really proud of what we do here.”
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” as the saying goes. This room dates back to the early 1900s. Although the technology is updated through the years, many of the old techniques are still used to this day. The lamp posts are an interesting characteristic, right?
24/7 testing of the water keeps the supply safe for the tens of thousands of city residents.
Touring the water treatment facility was beyond interesting. We take it for granted that such a place exists. The brick building behind Eric dates back to the 1800s. Water treatment has existed for many years.
Each tube of membranes contains individual strands that are actually hollow. This allows the water to pass through and be filtered.
Compressed air is pumped through the membrane.
We’re going up to the next level where the membranes are doing their job creating clean water for the city of New Brunswick.