Sara Mc Intyre says she only owns a cellphone so she had a difficult time making calls on Friday.
“I actually don’t have a landline so I’m trying to find a landline to call my in-laws because they’re coming tonight and it's still on,” says Mc Intyre.
• In September 1824, French General Marquis de Lafayette, who had fought on the American side in the Revolutionary War, visited New Brunswick as part of his return trip to America from France in 1824/1825. and Neilson St., which is now Due Mari restaurant, has three historic plaques, all with connections to New Brunswick's Revolutionary War history.
One plaque commemorates the first classes of Queen's College (Rutgers University) which were held in November 1771, in what had formerly been a tavern called the Sign of the Red Lion.
The building has been moved to East Jersey Olde Towne in neighboring Piscataway.
• George Washington passed through New Brunswick on June 24, 1775, en route to taking command of the Continental (American) Army in Cambridge, MA (See Albany and Neilson Streets entry below).Another plaque marking Washington's 1775 route is located in Trenton.A third plaque states, "Under the rooftree of the inn which occupied this site General Washington tarried when in New Brunswick." This refers to Washington's use of Cochrane's Tavern, which was located at this corner, as headquarters from November 29 - December 1, 1776, during the army's retreat across New Jersey from Fort Lee. On June 15, he had been appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental army by Congress in Philadelphia.He would arrive in Cambridge to take command of the army on July 3.
While in New Brunswick, Washington used Cochrane's Tavern as his headquarters.