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LETTER: Woodbridge School Superintendent Details Construction Projects

September 28, 2022

(Editor’s Note: Superintendent of School Joseph Massimino issued the following letter to Woodbridge residents on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, about ongoing construction and renovation projects in township public schools.)

Dear Woodbridge Families,

I hope this finds you and yours doing well this first month of the school year. I am writing to keep the community informed of some changes ...

Other Woodbridge School Upgrades, Additions Move Ahead

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A new Avenel Street Elementary School is no longer in the cards, but other school additions and upgrades – part of the district's latest $87.7 million bond package – are moving forward.

And, school Superintendent Joseph Massimino tells TAPinto Woodbridge no bond money will get diverted for upgrades at the district’s Administrative offices, located ...

Woodbridge Will Not Build a New Avenel Elementary School

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — A big jump the estimated cost to build a brand new Avenel Elementary School means the school district is going to scrap that idea, and instead will renovate century-old Avenel Street Schools No. 4 & 5.

Superintendent Joseph Massimino broke that news to the Board of Education at its public meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, saying he would also send letters to parents and ...

Woodbridge to Honor Teacher, Coach Henry H. Chomicki

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — On Saturday, the track at Woodbridge High School will be dedicated in honor of Henry H. Chomicki, one of the school’s most beloved coaches and teachers.

Chomicki, a Woodbridge High biology and chemistry teacher for 49 years, coached the school’s track & field and its cross-country team for 45 of those years.

He retired in 2006, was inducted into the ...

Middlesex County's New 'Magnet" Schools 'Attract Energy & Attention

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - There was energy and good spirits in the air as students and administrators gathered today on the East Brunswick Campus of the newly-renamed Magnet School as those present celebrated a new direction and a positive focus for the Vocational-Technical Schools of Middlesex County.

All campuses in the county were renamed today as the communities celebrated a "new ...

New Brunswick Native Charts Future of NJ’s Largest Specialized School

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mark Finkelstein – a lifelong resident of the city – spent one recent morning completing remarks for a meet-and-greet with 114 new staff members, making a list of comments for a sit-down with 30 administrators and huddling with the colleagues about current budget and personnel matters.

The days leading up to the start of the new school year are a flurry of ...


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Minniti and Esteves Score to Rally Union Catholic Boys Soccer Team to Victory Over Roselle

ROSELLE, NJ -- Preston Minniti and Anthony Esteves scored second half goals to propel the Union Catholic boys soccer team to a 2-1 comeback victory over Roselle on Wednesday.

After Roselle took a 1-0 lead, Minniti scored to tie the game in the fist half, and then Esteves scored the game winner in the second half for the Vikings, who improved to 3-5 on the season.

The Union Catholic Gymnastics Team Sefeated Union for First Win of the Season

UNION, NJ -- The Union Catholic gymnastics teams received several strong performances when the Vikings defeated Union, 97.65-93.35, for their first victory of the season on Tuesday in Union.     

Here are the results for the Vikings-

Alexis Roth 3rd 8.85
Gabriella Prati - 8.575
Alana Beardsley - 8.4
Reina Smith - 8.1
Ervnie ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 30, 2022

STATEWIDE – When it comes to polling, the best news is about which politician is failing and how he/she will have to claw back to be re-elected. Oh, the drama! But that story isn’t here sadly, as we can only blandly report that a two-term governor who cannot run for a consecutive term is doing well in the polls. Yes, sleepy stuff here. But voters should still know that ...

The Jaffe Briefing - September 23, 2022

OCEANPORT – “No2Netflix” simply won’t chill. The local resident group, who refuses to be individually identified, is throwing darts at a plan to redevelop 300 or so acres of land in the former Fort Monmouth into a film studio for Netflix. The group claims that Netflix, as well as others in the entertainment industry, have “used falsehoods, dubious claims, and ...

Union Catholic's Hunsinger & Crotty Attend Space Academy

September 23, 2022

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- In Union Catholic's latest installment of "Feature Friday," the spotlight shines on high school juniors Josh Hunsinger and Jasmin Crotty, who had great summer experiences attending the prestigious Advanced Space Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Hunsinger and Crotty, who went to the Space Academy through a program with ...

Help for Hurricane Ian's Victims Coming from New Jersey

September 29, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — Members of the New Jersey National Guard will soon deploy to Florida to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which made landfall on Wednesday as a Category 4 storm.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 135 members, in addition to 40 military and support vehicles will be sent to help with the storm response.

“We are thankful for the 135 men and women who bravely ...

Assembly Speaker at White House on Wednesday to Discuss Hunger Issues

September 28, 2022

WOODBRIDGE - Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.), who has made hunger one of his signature issues in the state Legislature, is leading a New Jersey delegation to the White House today, Sept. 28, for the Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.

“Over the last five years, knowing that it is our moral obligation to tackle hunger, I’ve worked to make food ...

Finding Help, Hope at Hispanic Resource Fair

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with tears in her eyes couldn’t pay her rent and had nowhere to turn. 

She had lost her job while recovering from spinal surgery and didn’t know where she and her child with autism were going to spend the night.

“We got her assistance and referred her to our housing program,” said Jackie Mondragon, a community ...

Lawmakers: Owners, Tenants Should Seek ANCHOR Tax Rebates

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — As they helped to draft New Jersey’s 2023 fiscal year budget this spring, 19th District lawmakers focused on a new program that may offer significant tax rebates to residential property owners and tenants.

Working across party lines, Sen. Joe Vitale, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) were strong advocates for a new, $2 ...