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Woodbridge Mayor’s Message for Sept. 30

September 30, 2022

This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac. Today is Friday, Sept. 30th.

The Township had 184 new cases of Coronavirus in the last seven days, which is exactly our weekly average for the last seven weeks. So, we are holding our own with the numbers. Once again, we have no new deaths from Covid. That is great news.

The Township has a vaccination clinic for those 12 and over from 4 pm to 6 pm on ...

Woodbridge Mayor’s Message for Sept. 23

This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac. Today is Friday, Sept. 23.

The Township had 212 new cases of Coronavirus in the past seven days. It’s our highest total in five weeks, but far lower than the previous four months.

The best news are there were no new deaths to report.

We have a vaccination clinic on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for children from 6-months to 5-years-old; and ...

Woodbridge Mayors Message for Sept. 17

This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac. Today is Friday, Sept 17.

The Township had 142 new cases of Coronavirus in the last seven days, which is up slightly from the 132 of the prior week. Once again, we are happy to not report any new deaths.

We now have doses of the new Bivalent booster vaccine, available only to those who have received both original doses. You can get this booster even ...

Woodbridge Homeowners Get a ‘Zero’ Tax Increase

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Homeowners will not pay more for their municipal services under the town’s new $206.6 million budget for Fiscal Year 2023, according to Mayor John E. McCormac.

The recently adopted municipal budget – that runs from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023 – is “the best budget” that McCormac says he has seen in his 28 years as the town’s ...

Woodbridge Mayor’s FY2023 Municipal Budget Address

We are very happy to ask for the Township Council’s support for our Fiscal Year 2023 Municipal Budget.

The most important aspect of this budget is that it holds the line on municipal property taxes in Woodbridge for the next year.

There is a zero municipal property tax increase in this budget for the first time in many years.

Quite simply, now is not the time to be raising taxes on ...

Woodbridge to Honor 9/11 Victims; First-Responders

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Mayor John E. McCormac and the Township Council will join federal and state officials on Sunday to remember local victims of Sept. 11’s terrorist attack and honor its dedicated paid and volunteer emergency service workers.

The town’s 9/11 memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Woodbridge High School’s concert stage, off Samuel Lupo Plaza, ...

Woodbridge Mayor’s Message for Sept. 9

This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac. Today is Friday, September 9.

The township had 132 new cases of Coronavirus in the last seven days, which is the fifth straight week of a decline in our numbers. Once again there are no new deaths to report, which is the best news of all.

The township has a vaccination clinic for those under 12 on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at our Health ...

Woodbridge Human Rights Panel Offers to Air ‘Baba Bulldozer’ Concerns

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The township Human Rights Commission has offered to hear all sides in a controversy over a bulldozer that rumbled through Aug. 13th’s annual Indian Independence Day parade.

Several South Asian area residents voiced their fear and concern at recent Township Council meeting about the offensive bulldozer appearing in the Indian Business Association (IBA) parade on Aug ...

Woodbridge Mayor’s Message for Sept. 2

This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac. Today is Friday, Sept 2.

The Township had 164 new cases of Coronavirus in the last seven days, the fourth straight week that our numbers have declined. Four weeks ago, our total was twice that at 328. Let’s hope the numbers keep going down. Fortunately there are no new deaths to report once again.

We have a vaccination clinic at our Health ...

Sayreville Seeks a New Business Administrator

SAYREVILLE - Following the departure of long-time Business Administrator Dan Frankel, the borough is looking for his replacement.

Frankel was hired in June 2012. According to, Frankel earned $156,186 in 2021.

The Administrator oversees about 300 employees and a water/sewer utility for a town of 45,000 people.

The Administrator serves as the chief administrative ...


Governor signs Diegnan bill for Irish-American Heritage Month

September 20, 2022

Governor Phil Murphy has signed a joint resolution, which Senators Steven Oroho and Patrick Diegnan sponsored, designating March as Irish-American Heritage Month in New Jersey.

Irish-American Heritage Month will recognize the contributions of Irish-Americans to New Jersey’s economic prosperity and culture.

Approximately 32 million people in the United States and 1.3 million ...


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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 ...