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Colonia Patriots End Winning Streak, 33-7

October 1, 2022

ANNANDALE, NJ — Colonia High’s varsity football team suffered its first season loss, 33-7, on the road Friday night against North Hunterdon High School.

The Patriots (5-1) won five consecutive games to open the season, and had a fast start against the North Hunterdon Lions (5-1).

With 7:44 minutes left in the opening quarter, Colonia took a 7-0 lead on a 34-yard pass from Jaeden ...

Football: Woodbridge Blasts Perth Amboy, 42-17

WOODBRIDGE, NJ – The Barrons varsity football team broke its three-game losing streak with a 42-17 victory over the Perth Amboy Panthers, playing on the bay city team’s home turf Friday night.

Michael Darkwah scored on a short run with 7:07 left on the clock in the first quarter and Isaiah Toliver kicked the placement to give the Barrons (2-4) a 7-0 lead.

An 8-yard touchdown ...

Football: Carteret Ramblers Club JP Stevens , 42-6

CARTERET, NJ — The Rambers varsity football team scored all its touchdowns before halftime Friday night, ending up with 42-6 victory over J.P. Stevens High School on the Edison school’s gridiron.

Quarterbacks Tyrece Parrott and Michael Gomm combined to complete all eight of their passes for Carteret (5-1). Parrott was 5-for-5 with a pair of touchdown passes.

Jakir Thomas rushed ...

Girls Tennis: It’s Woodbridge HS Over Piscataway, 5-0

WOODBRIDGE, NJ —The Woodbridge girls tennis team took care of Piscataway without losing a set, finishing off a 5-0 victory on Thursday.

Woodbridge extended its season record to 7-2 with the victory.

FIRST SINGLES: Kenza Kharbouch (W) def. Nia Sharma, 6-0, 6-1

SECOND SINGLES: Stephanie Beresford (W) def. Prisha Shah, 6-1, 6-4

THIRD SINGLES: Gia Allan (W) def. Hamshika Rajkumar, ...

Girls Volleyball: Colonia Defeats Clifton, 2-0

COLONIA, NJ —Colonia High’s girls volleyball team survived two very tight sets against Clifton High School’s Mustangs to win, 25-21 and 26-24, on Tuesday.

Danielle Pereira came up with a Patriot-high three blocks, and also had a kill for Colonia (4-5). Mattison Chiera had five kills, four digs, and five service points for the Patriots.

Colonia’s Alessandra Pulecio ...

Girls Soccer: It’s Woodbridge 3–1 Over North Plainfield

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Woodbridge High School’s girls soccer team scored twice in the first half of Tuesday’s match on the North Plainfield Canucks’ home turf, then the Barrrons went on to a 3-1 victory.

Samantha Vieira scored one goal and notched an assist for the Barrons (8-1) on Tuesday, who outshot North Plainfield, 15-7.

Caitlin McNish and Ella Tom also scored goals ...

Football: Iselin's JFK Loses to Gov. Livingston, 16-10

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — JFK Memorial High’s football team remains without a victory this fall, but the Mustangs have remained consistently competitive.

For their third consecutive game, the Mustangs were within a touchdown of their opponent at game's end.

Gov. Livingston broke a tie with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and held on for a 16-10 victory over JFK Saturday ...

Soccer: Spotswood Boys Defeat Carteret

CARTERET, NJ - After going into the halftime break 1-0, the Spotswood High School boys varsity soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat Carteret High School 3-1.

Kieran Barlow had a goal and an assist for the Chargers as did senior George Pereira. Cooper Day scored a goal for Spotswood and Sean Illenye had an assist. Aiden Scher made five saves in the Chargers fifth victory of the ...

Football: Carteret Routs North Plainfield, 48-8

CARTERET, NJ — The Carteret football team scored four touchdowns in the first half and went on to a 48-8 Friday night victory over North Plainfield.

Jakir Thomas rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for the Ramblers (4-1), who scored 14 points in the first quarter and had a 28-0 lead at the half.

Jahad Thompson caught five passes for 137 yards and two TDs for ...

Football: Colonia Holds off Woodbridge, 14-13 to Stay Undefeated

COLONIA, NJ — With a chance to tie its undefeated crosstown rival with less than three minutes to go in the fourth quarter, the Woodbridge football team instead went for the lead.

The Barrons came up short, as Colonia came up with yet another in a long line of big defensive plays to remain unbeaten with a 14-13 victory over Woodbridge Friday night.

Woodbridge (1-4) had just concluded ...

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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 ...