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The Woodbridge E-News is your direct link to all of the news, events, programs and happenings in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.  We’re at work putting together another year of spectacular Township events! Stay tuned for the exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series – Monday “Oldies.” Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday.  Local Band Thursday.  Second Friday Jazz and Country Sunday!!!  Tooling Around the Township returns on Sat., April 29 with a new line-up of home repair projects for Senior and Disabled residents!!!  Plan to shop the Summer Farmers Market!!!  The Independence Day Fireworks extravaganza “blasts-off” on July 3 from Alvin Williams Park in Sewaren!!!  Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.  Taste of Woodbridge serves in October.  And there are a host of new events and much, much more to come in 2017

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!
See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac

Woodbridge Township School District Referendum:  Tues., March 14

The Woodbridge Township School District and Board of Education are asking voters to approve a proposal to establish district-wide, full-day Kindergarten, construct critical upgrades to antiquated schools and enhance school security and network technology in a Special Election Referendum scheduled for Tues., March 14, 2017.  Polls Open from 2:00 to 8:00 PM.
Approval of the Referendum will establish district-wide, full-day Kindergarten that will better prepare our Kindergarten-age students as they move to enter First Grade.  The Referendum also provides upgraded technology for computers, laptop and notebook devices for students in all grades; additional classrooms for art, music, SGI instructional space and science labs; much-needed security upgrades in all schools and, most importantly, the construction of a new Ross Street School #11 (the oldest elementary school in the district built in 1920) and much-needed renovation improvements to Woodbridge Middle School (the oldest school in the district built in 1910).  For more information visit the Woodbridge Township School District web page at: www.woodbridge.k12.nj.us.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Marches on Sunday

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The 44th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration gets underway on Sunday with the presentation of Proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees at the Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (9:00 AM) followed by the raising of the National Flag of Ireland at Woodbridge Town Hall (1 Main Street). The St. Patrick’s Day Parade - sponsored by the American Irish Association of Woodbridge – steps-off at 1:30 PM from Woodbridge High School, moves to Freeman Street, onto Linden Avenue, to Amboy Ave. (Route 35) to Main Street, concluding in front of Town Hall.  Enjoy more than 80 marching units, including traditional Irish Pipe Bands and Step Dancers, Irish-themed parade floats and displays, marching bands representing all three Woodbridge Township high schools, representatives from Township fire departments, first aid and emergency response squads, members of Woodbridge scouting organizations and community, civic, sports, and neighborhood associations. 

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Have-A-Heart  Food Drive Nets Big Contributions for Food Pantries

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The 3rd Grade students at Robert Mascenek School #26 contributed 300 pounds of nonperishable food to the Have-A-Heart food drive.
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Members of the Colonia Business Community report to Robert Mascenik School #26 in Iselin to drop off $6000 to the Have-A-Heart food drive campaign.

Thank you Woodbridge!!!  The 2017 Woodbridge Township Have-A-Heart food drive collected more than 26,500 pounds of non-perishable food and netted over $32,297.00 in cash donations to support the efforts of local food pantries in their work to aid needy families throughout Woodbridge Township.  More than 100 Township corporations, businesses, retail outlets, school students, charitable organizations and residents contributed to the 2017 Have-A-Heart food drive.  

Significant contributors include:
  • Colonia Business Community (CBC)                  $6,000.00 and 700 lbs.
  • Liberty Property Trust                                        $5,214.00
  • Sansone Foundation                                          $5,000.00
  • Wegmans of Woodbridge                                  $500.00 and 1,200 lbs.
  • Woodbridge ShopRite                                        2,200 lbs.
  • Goya Foods Corporation                                   1,976 lbs.
  • Northfield Bank                                                   $2,140.00
  • Middlesex Water Company                               $435.00 and 400 lbs.
  • Bishop George Ahr High School                        2,300 lbs.
  • St. John Vianney School – Student Council      1,200 lbs.
  • Woodbridge Community Center                         800 lbs.
  • St. Anthony of Padua Church                             700 lbs.
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The Food Network has nothing on Woodbridge Township... or its libraries.  Four local chefs will offer a world tour of their international specialties, complete with a sample of their cuisines in a series of programs - Cooking Around the World.  The culinary demonstrations will feature various ethnicities and cultures from Woodbridge Township’s diverse community.

 We will start with Wegmans’ Executive Chef David Lopatynski as he prepares an Asian-inspired menu featuring Korean and Thai foods at the Main Library on Mon., March 13 at 6:30-8:00 PM.  Chef Lopatynski will showcase four dishes and discuss the customs and cultures that inspire their creation.  The Iselin Branch Library (188 Green Street) will host Urban Spice Executive Chef Rakesh Naik who will demonstrate Indian cooking and explain the difference between regional specialties on Mon., March 20, 6:30-8:00 PM.  The Main Library will host a unique Indian experience with Royal Albert’s Palace owner Albert Jasani who will offer a demonstration of regional cuisines. Councilman Viru Patel will serve as host in the Main Library Meeting Room on Wed., March 22, 6:30-8:30 PM.  On Mon., March 27 at 6:30 PM, the Henry Inman Branch Library (607 Inman Ave., Colonia) will take guests to South America with WAKA-Tay Executive Chef Yahir Botiavin and Jairo Flores will feature the flavors and ingredients used in Peruvian cooking.

Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!!  Download the “MyWaste” APP!!! It’s FREE & Easy!!! 

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The “MyWaste” APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information, and more right at your fingertips!!!  “MyWaste” is Woodbridge Township’s Recycling & Solid Waste Internet ePortal and Smartphone APP featuring the 2017 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar customized to your address.  Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions. Plan to drop-off Household Hazardous waste at the Keasbey Recycling & Convenience Center.  See when the document shredding truck is in town.  Drop-off unwanted prescription drugs at the Police Department in Town Hall.  Report a “Waste Problem” or send comments & suggestions through the APP.  The MyWaste APP download is FREE and is available by going to: www.my-waste.mobi.  Select the icon link either to the iPhone/iPad or Android APP store.  Or visit the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for more information.


Bulk Waste Pick-Up Flyer

The annual Spring Clean-Up & Bulk Waste curbside collection program is now easier and more convenient than ever - instead of the complicated curbside pick-up schedule that ran from April through June, we’re now offering every residential household a ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP.  The revised bulk waste collection program is more convenient for resident homeowners and allows the Department of Public Works to better manage bulk waste collection.  All you need to do is call the Department of Public Works Sanitation Office at: 732-738-1311 x3600 – the staff will provide the details about the ONE-TIME PER YEAR FREE BULK WASTE PICK-UP and get you on the schedule.                                                                                                                   


Shopping???  Download the “Woodbridge NOW” APP for all the “Buy Local” Specials


Shopping this weekend???  Looking to find out what’s happening in Town???  Download the all-new
“Woodbridge NOW” APP for all of the best shopping deals rewards & specials!!!  The “Woodbridge NOW” APP Is FREE!!! 

And, it’s the best source for what’s happening in Woodbridge.  Stay connected with just one touch.  Visit www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.


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Sign-Up for WCC Summer Camp                                             

Summer Camp Program Guide

Attention Parents!!!  If you’re looking for that really cool Summer Camp... then look no further.  The all-new WCC Summer Camp program offers more camping alternatives than any other camp in the region.  Check out the exciting swim camp at the Highland Grove Swim Club & Spray Park in Fords.  The Recreation Department’s Summer Camps return to Merrill Park in Colonia with expanded Specialty Sports Camps for soccer, baseball, basketball and the hugely popular Multi-Sports camp – all camps offer in-depth individualized sport coaching  from swimming to skating... arts & crafts... sports & specialty camps - there’s a camp for every child and every interest.  So, before time runs out, stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street and sign-up your campers for the best - and most affordable - Summer Camp experience anywhere.  The camps always fill-up quickly, so don’t miss the “early bird” special.  The professional WCC Summer Camp staff is waiting for YOU!!!  Visit www.njwcc.com to learn more about the WCC Summer Camp Program.                                           

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“March Madness” Membership Month at WCC
  Make Family Fitness Fun with a Family Membership          


It’s “March Madness Membership Month” at the WCC.  Come-On-In and explore the all-new Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s community, recreation, entertainment, fitness/sport, and cultural center.   WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership... Join in March and receive a FREE WCC Gift with Paid Membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.


The WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry – we’re going strong and getting in shape with the popular LesMills “Group Effect” exercise classes and personal training program.  The WCC also offers a full aquatics program with swim lessons for all ages, a competitive swim team, roller and ice skating lessons, ice hockey, open skate sessions, weight and aerobic center, personal training & fitness programs, a full-court gymnasium, basketball court, indoor track, and so much more.  Perfect your swing – baseball or softball - at the 3-cage batting center.  And, after taking batting practice, tee-off at SkyLine Mini-Golf - the best and most challenging mini-golf course in Central Jersey.

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The WCC also hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation, or any party for that special occasion.  Your special event party comes with the full-service, in-house WCC Café and catering.  Contact our Membership Services Coordinator at 732-596-4196.  Visit our webpage at: www.njwcc.com.  See us on Facebook.  Or stop-by the WCC at 600 Main Street, Woodbridge.  You’ll be glad you did!!!

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