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Woodbridge Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday

June 27, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The town’s popular Farmer’s Market returns this Saturday, just in time to get farm-fresh corn, juicy Jersey tomatoes and other produce for your Fourth of July celebrations.

The Farmer’s Market will open from 9 am to 1 pm Saturday, July 2 in the parking lot outside Woodbridge Town Hall, Mayor John McCormac announced.

In addition to “Jersey ...

So. Brunswick Mayor Wins Democratic Primary

June 8, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Mayor Charles Carley has won the Democratic Primary and will be up for re-election in the General Election this November. With all township districts’ reporting, Mayor Carley won over 81% of the vote against former Board of Education member Arthur Robinson, according to the county. 

Councilman Kenneth Bierman will be seeking re-election in ...

Carteret Gets $8M More for Ferry Terminal

July 1, 2022

CARTERET, NJ – Another $8 million for this borough’s ferry terminal project is included in New Jersey’s new 2023 state budget, secured with assistance from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and the 19th District’s legislative delegation.

Speaker Coughlin and Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced the new $8 million allocation for the ferry terminal project Thursday, a day after ...

Carteret Awards $473,000 Bid for Phase I of Ferry Terminal

CARTERET – Borough officials awarded a bid this week for Phase I of the Carteret Ferry Terminal.

The project work – given to Agate Construction of Clemont, NJ - clears the way for construction to begin on Carteret’s Ferry Terminal. Agate submitted the lowest bid of six total bids submitted for the project for $473,258. The scope of work included bulkhead ...

World Cup 2026 Coming to New Jersey

June 17, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The biggest tournament in the world’s most popular sport is coming to New Jersey in a big way.

On Thursday officials from FIFA, soccer’s governing body, announced that MetLife Stadium will be one of just 15 locations across North America and 11 in the U.S. to play host to the 2026 World Cup tournament.

While the number of matches and in what rounds of the ...

Woodbridge Mayor’s Message for July 1

July 1, 2022

This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac. Today is Friday, July 1.

The Township had 277 new cases of Coronavirus in the past week, which is right in line with the two prior weeks and lower than the six weeks before that. So, we are still on a downward trend. Once again, there are no new deaths to report, which is great news.

The Township will have a vaccination clinic on Thursday, July 14 for ...

Woodbridge Mayor Addresses Colonia Health Issues; Brain Screening Controversy

Over a month ago, the Township of Woodbridge in conjunction with the Woodbridge Board of Education, held a press conference with the New Jersey State Departments of Health and Environmental Protection to announce the results of testing done throughout the building and grounds of Colonia High School in response to concerns raised about the high numbers of primary brain tumors among former students ...

Did Woodbridge ‘Pull the Plug’ on Brain Scans?

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation was ready to give free MRI brain screenings to 120 people who signed up with concerns about their potential exposure at Colonia High School.

But the free screenings were suddenly postponed.

The nonprofit Brain Tumor Foundation pulled out, removing three portable magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices it delivered to a dance ...

New Brunswick Students, Mayor Turn Shotgun Casings into Art

June 17, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Katie Palma-Lugo wants people to gaze at the thousands of gunshot shells obediently aligned on the floor in City Hall and think about how each one had the power to snuff out a life.

“Gun violence is a problem in our community with the incidents we had last year and already this year,” the eighth grader said. “Art can cause change. Art can impact ...

Woodbridge Warns: ‘Don’t Play With Fireworks’

June 29, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — “Don’t do it!” That’s Mayor John McCormac’s stern warning to anyone planning to set off illegal fireworks.

As Fourth of July weekend approaches, Mayor McCormac announced that police are increasing neighborhood patrols for “an unprecedented crackdown” on illegal fireworks. Police are also ready to swiftly respond to complaints ...

Woodbridge Fatality Leads to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ Charge

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A 31-year-old Texan was brought back to New Jersey in handcuffs to face vehicular homicide charges in connection with a May fatal hit-and-run on the Garden State Parkway.

Fornice Cary Boatner III, 31, of Cleveland, TX., has been extradited and is now held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, the New Jersey State Police said.

Boatner is ...

Sayreville Strip Club Owners Arrested for Money Laundering

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The family that owns Club XXXV on Route 35 are among five people arrested and charged with counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution.

Club XXXV has been under investigation by the N.J. Treasury Department and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control since last year, authorities said. 

As a result of that investigation and with assistance from the ...

Pallone Drives $1.5M to Woodbridge for Electric Buses

June 30, 2022

WOODBRIDGE NJ – The township may put electric buses on its roads for senior citizen transportation with $1.5 million that Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) is working to secure for the community.

Pallone has earmarked $1.5 million for Woodbridge in a new federal Transportation, Housing and Urban Development spending package for Fiscal Year 2023. Congress is to take action on that ...

Woodbridge Mayor Addresses Colonia Health Issues; Brain Screening Controversy

June 30, 2022

Over a month ago, the Township of Woodbridge in conjunction with the Woodbridge Board of Education, held a press conference with the New Jersey State Departments of Health and Environmental Protection to announce the results of testing done throughout the building and grounds of Colonia High School in response to concerns raised about the high numbers of primary brain tumors among former students ...

NJ's First Monkeypox Case is Jersey City Resident

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City resident on June 18.

A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Saint Augustine of Canterbury School of South Brunswick Hosts 2nd Annual Daniel Anderl "Love is Light" 5K Event

June 23, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - On Saturday, July 16, Daniel Anderl’s legacy will be honored with the SECOND AND FINAL “LOVE IS LIGHT” 5K RUN/WALK at the North Brunswick Community Park (2051 US-130, North Brunswick Township, NJ) where Daniel played countless baseball games from grammar school to high school.  This is also a virtual event which enables participation from ...

$40,000 Raised for Charity at Mayor Mac Mini Golf Tourney

WOODBRIDGE - After two years of hiatus because of the pandemic, Mayor John McCormac's annal miniature golf tournament roared back on June 15, hosting 200 attendees and raising a record amount for the Woodbridge Community Charity Fund.

"Any time you can raise thousands of dollars for charity as people have a blast, it is a great combination," said McCormac, while greeting golfers ...

Carteret Sparkles for Independence Day

July 1, 2022

CARTERET NJ — This borough is ready to celebrate Independence Day with its annual July 4th festival set for Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veteran’s Pier, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced.

Festivities run from 4 pm to 11 pm Saturday at Waterfront Park and Veterans Pier, 200 Middlesex Ave, with Carteret’s fireworks extravaganza – one of the largest in Central Jersey ...

George Street Playhouse's 2022-23 Season to Spread 'Joy'

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – George Street Playhouse, the cornerstone of the city’s vibrant performing arts community, has announced a five-show season that will begin in October and feature the world premiere of biographical musical based on the life of divorced woman-turned-entrepreneur.

“Joy” is the heartwarming story of Joy Mangano, who escaped a bad marriage and bankruptcy ...

Two Cultures, One Message: City Mural Highlights Unity

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The children who created the concept behind the city’s newest street mural wanted to convey the idea that a united community is a safe community.

So, a Hamsa – a palm-shaped talisman that represents protection to Jews – took shape Tuesday at the corner of Livingston Avenue and Delavan Street near Temple Anshe Emeth.

Inside the Hamsa safely rests a ...

Chief Zebrowski Concludes Term as President of the NJSACOP

July 2, 2022

SAYREVILLE -  Police Chief John Zebrowski completed his one-year term as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), expressing appreciation to the members and staff who supported his many community-building initiatives.

Zebrowski’s term will be remembered for his strong advocacy and outreach on behalf of the police chiefs, continually underscoring ...

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The Jaffe Briefing - June 29, 2022

**The Jaffe Briefing will be on break, returning Tuesday, July 5**

TRENTON – As media tries to chip away at the new $50.6 billion state budget in the final hours before lawmakers adopt the plan and flee Trenton for the holiday, Politico is focusing on line items related to public schools. Despite the overflowing coffers, the state’s public schools will remain underfunded by $600 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 27, 2022

TRENTON – There’s no clever angle to describe what’s happened to Roe v. Wade.  Let’s just localize it for New Jersey, with confirmation from Gov. Phil Murphy that a woman’s right to decide what to do with her own body is safe in this state, for now.  The governor said: “it is incumbent that we do more to fully secure reproductive rights and ensure ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

NJ Gas Prices Drop Slightly for Holiday Weekend

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

Officials Announce Federal Support for Local Business

June 27, 2022

PERTH AMBOY - Rep. Frank Pallone, (D-6th Dist), Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) and Mayor Hemin Caba were part of a contingent of business and union leaders who toured a Cortlandt Street factory on June 27 to tout job-saving government support. 

Pallone said there is now  increased funding for a program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that supports ...

Coughlin Announces Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, Helping Teachers and Families

WOODBRIDGE – Every year, the average New Jersey family spends upwards of $250 per child on school supplies and teachers spend around $600 of their own money on classroom supplies for their students.

To help with the burden, at a time of high inflation, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is supporting a back-to-school sales tax holiday as a part of the proposed ’23 state ...

Carteret Awards $473,000 Bid for Phase I of Ferry Terminal

CARTERET – Borough officials awarded a bid this week for Phase I of the Carteret Ferry Terminal.

The project work – given to Agate Construction of Clemont, NJ - clears the way for construction to begin on Carteret’s Ferry Terminal. Agate submitted the lowest bid of six total bids submitted for the project for $473,258. The scope of work included bulkhead ...