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Woodbridge Board to Hear Jewelry Store, Office Plan

September 21, 2022

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The Zoning Board of Adjustment is to hear a proposal on Thursday to raze a ranch-style Iselin home, then build a jewelry store with upstairs offices in neighborhood of predominantly single-family homes.

Ram & Son Properties Corp. is seeking bulk variances from the zoning board to put a commercial business in the residential area, a use that is not ordinarily ...

Makeover in Store for Woodbridge’s Lord & Taylor

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Speculation is swirling about the future of Woodbridge Center’s long-vacant Lord & Taylor.

Some who’ve contacted TAPinto Woodbridge claim Woodbridge Center’s owners are entertaining offers to remake the former luxury retailer into a high-tech data facility.

Others suggest the former anchor store could get a new lease on life as a biomedical ...

Warehouses to Eventually Replace Keasbey Firehouse, Homes

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — It’s a few years away, but the Keasbey Fire Department’s firehouse and more than a dozen Smith Street homes will likely be razed to clear the way for two warehouse distribution centers designed to boost the local economy.

The Township Council recently approved a $500,000 sale to Stalwart Equities Inc. for the town-owned, arrow-shaped Smith Street ...

South Amboy to Receive $4.9 Million for Economic Development

SOUTH AMBOY - The federal American Rescue Plan - signed into law last year -  includes $4.9 million to help rebuild the city’s infrastructure through the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

The city will use the funding to repair roads and sewers to bolster economic development and construct three industrial redevelopment ...

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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 ...