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Woodbridge Tries to Help Mom Save Route 9 ‘Speed Kills’ Sign

September 22, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Instead of just one Route 9 sign to honor a Colonia High co-ed killed in a 2009 accident, local officials are offering to put similar “Speed Kills” signs at all three public high schools.

Lisa Metzger, mother of late 16-year-old Jennifer Metzger, appreciates the effort Mayor John E. McCormac and school Superintendent Joseph Massimino are making. She’s ...

Help the Red Cross Help the People of Puerto Rico

PERTH AMBOY - In response to the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday and caused an island-wide power outage and severe flooding, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19th Dist.) is asking residents to help.

"Puerto Rico has suffered yet another tragic natural disaster with Hurricane Fiona. In a matter of hours, Hurricane Fiona wiped out much of ...

Hopelawn, Keasbey Kids Get School Supply-Stuffed Backpacks

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Firefighters from Hopelawn and Keasbey teamed up with municipal and school officials to make sure that youngsters from those neighborhoods go back to school with supplies they need to succeed.

The result: Kids from Keasbey took home 250 supply-stuffed backpacks from Saturday's block party that the Keasbey Fire Department hosted at Clinton Ave Park.

And Friday ...

McDonald’s Entrepreneur Hosts Woodbridge Backpack Giveaway

WOODBRIDGE – With the 2022-23 school year just 14 days away, the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 9 is hosting a backpack giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 27, offering the first 200 youngsters a chance to get new school supplies.

The local event, from noon to 2 p.m. this Saturday, at the busy Woodbridge McDonald’s, at 330 Route 9 North, is part of a larger community giveback being ...

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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-

Vault
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 ...