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The award-winning Woodbridge High School choir performs “Lift Every Voice and Sing” as part of the 2019 Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the WCC.  

Celebrating Our 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary 1669 ~ 2019

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Greetings From Woodbridge

We’re already putting together an exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series:  Golden Oldies Monday and Tribute Band Tuesday.  Woodbridge Wednesday & Music-On-Main Street.  Local Band Thursday.  Friday Jazz Festival and Country Sunday.  Tooling Around the Township ‘Builds & Repairs’ in April.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmer’s Market.  Don’t forget about the Barron Arts Center concerts, exhibits and the annual BarronFest Art Festival.   Taste of Woodbridge arrives in October... and there is much, much more to come in 2019 – including the 350th Anniversary Grand Community Celebration on June 1.  Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!

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The 350th Sesquarcentennial Anniversary celebrates the traditions of our Township with events and activities that create civic pride and foster community partnerships that honor the past, celebrate the present and anticipate the future.  It’s the community spirit of our Ten Towns that stand as the ‘Heart-and- Soul’ of our Township - neighbor helping neighbor and volunteers who work behind the scenes to keep the Woodbridge ‘Quality-of-Life’ the best in the state. 

Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for everything Woodbridge!!!

See You Around Town

Mayor John E. McCormac

Have-A-Heart Food Drive:  DONATE TODAY!!!

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The Have-A-Heart Food Drive Challenge is underway!!!  We’re asking Township corporate offices, Buy Local businesses, retail and food service outlets, the hospitality industry, schools, students and residents to donate 214 pounds of food or $214.00 to assist our food pantries continue their work providing food to less fortunate neighbors and residents.  The Have-A-Heart Food Drive Challenge ends on Valentine’s Day - Thurs., Feb. 14, 2019 (hence the 2/14 challenge.)

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The Have-A-Heart Food Drive Challenge is coordinated by Peter Barcellona, Chairman, of the We Feed Woodbridge Food Bank Committee.  All you need to do is give Peter a call at 732-855-0600 x5034 (or email at: peter.barcellona@twp.woodbridge.nj.us) and tell him where and when to pick up a donation – 214 pounds of food or $214.00 - and our volunteers will come directly to your location… it’s that easy!  Or, you can deliver 214 pounds of non-perishable food items to the following locations: Woodbridge Township Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge Community Center, 600 Main Street or Town Hall Municipal Building, 1 Main Street.  Financial contributions (payable to We Feed Woodbridge) can be dropped-off at the Health Center or mailed directly to the Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services, c/o We Feed Woodbridge, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 or to the Office of Mayor, Municipal Building, 3rd Floor, Woodbridge, NJ 07095. Don’t delay!!!  We need your help now

Calling All Dogs & Cats... FREE Rabies Clinic Set for Feb. 12 & 13

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The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services - Animal Control Division is offering FREE rabies inoculations for Woodbridge Township dogs and cats on Tues., Feb. 12 and Wed., Feb. 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza (adjacent to the Main Library and Woodbridge High School).  All Woodbridge Township pet owners must license and inoculate dogs and cats five months old or older.  Pet license, proof of prior rabies inoculation and spaying/neutering certificate must be presented at time of inoculation (except for first-time pet inoculations)
In addition to the FREE rabies clinic, Veterinarians and staff from the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center will be available to administer pet micro-chips - $25.00 fee includes micro-chip, lifetime pet i.d. and registration with Home Again - the national pet recovery database.  For more information on the Rabies and Micro-Chip clinics, contact the Woodbridge Health Center at (732) 855-0600, Ext. 5003 or 5004 or log-on to the Woodbridge Township Web Page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

J.J. Bittings Chili Cook-Off Returns on Sun., March 3


The 12th Annual Woodbridge Township Charity Chili Cook-off ‘heats-up’ on Sun., March 3 , 2019 at JJ Bitting Brewing Co., 33 Main Street, in Downtown Woodbridge.  Noon - 2:00 PM. Think your chili recipe is the best in Woodbridge? Enter your chili in the cook-off for an afternoon of fun, friendly competition and the chance to win a cash prize! Applications can be picked up at JJ Bitting Brewing Co., Woodbridge Community Center and Town Hall. Don't have a chili recipe? No problem! Come spend the afternoon sampling the best chili and local brew Woodbridge has to offer! Contact Eileen Caggiano at: (732) 596-4048 or e-mail: eileen.caggiano@twp.woodebridge.nj.us or visit www.njbrewpubs.com.  The Heat is on Us!!!!  All proceeds donated to a Woodbride Charitable Cause.

St. Patrick's Day Parade Set for March 10

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The 46th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Celebration gets underway on Sun., March 10, 2019 at 9:00 AM with the presentation of Proclamations to the St. Patrick’s Day honorees followed by the raising of the Irish Flag 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 to Main Street and concludes 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 Woodbridge, Colonia and JFK high schools, Woodbridge Township First Responders, Fire Departments, First Aid and Emergency Response Squads, members of Woodbridge scouting organizations and community, civic, sports and neighborhood associations. 

The Avenel Performing Arts Center Presents:

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The Celtic Angels. 
Direct from Ireland. 

The Celtic Angels and the Celtic Knight Dancers present Ireland’s most beautifully talented singers, musicians and dancers in an extravagant array of contemporary and traditional Irish music and song. The Celtics Angels showcases Ireland’s finest female vocalists, musicians and dancers as they astonish audiences with their collection of internationally infused Irish melodies.  Performances:  Sat., March 16 (2:00 & 8:00 PM) and Sun., March 17 (2:00 & 7:00 PM).  The Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School (525 Barron Ave.)  Tickets:  $39.50.          

Barron Arts Center Announces Winter/Spring Line-Up

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The Barron Arts Center’s 2019 Winter/Spring Calendar of Events is now available.  You don’t need to go to New York City or Philadelphia to experience art, culture, music and first-rate entertainment – its right here in Woodbridge at The Barron Arts Center.  Here's a sample of what's on tap for the coming Winter/Spring series.  Celebrating their 29th Year performing at the Barron Arts Center… the All Seasons Chambers Players will perform with their Flemish harpsichord in combination with flutes and strings for a program of music from the 18th Century.  Concert Date:  Feb. 15 at 8:00 PM.  Poets Wednesday & Poetry Workshops are always part of the schedule.  For complete listings and details on all the exhibits, concerts, classes, events and programs call 732-634-0413.  Visit: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  Become a fan of the Barron Arts Center on Facebook and Twitter.

Attention Senior Residents:  Need Help with 2018 Tax Forms

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Are you a Woodbridge Senior?  Need help preparing your 2018 taxes? The Woodbridge Township Multi-Service Program on Aging and the AARP offers ‘FREE’ assistance to Senior residents to prepare 2018 Income Tax & Property Tax Relief forms.  Tax preparation services are now available.   APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Call (732)726-6262 to schedule your appointment. Tax assistance will take place at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge.  File & Feed!!!  In exchange for our services, we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for the ‘Have-A-Heart’ food drive.  Check the Woodbridge Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for additional information on the tax preparation assistance program.

Weather Emergencies: Sign-Up for CodeRed

The Woodbridge Township Office of Emergency Management has implemented a Township-wide CodeRed telephone alert system.  CodeRed is an emergency notification service that provides timely alerts to Township residents and businesses with important emergency-related information. While most Township residents with land-line or home telephone numbers are listed in the Emergency Management database and receive timely emergency information, a growing number of residents rely primarily on a cellular phone, text message or email.  We want to make certain that if there is an emergency, all Township residents get information ASAP… and reaching residents on their cell phone or via text is simply the best way to provide timely and perhaps life-saving information.  BUT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER TO GET CodeRed MESSAGES.  Residents, along with anyone working in Woodbridge, are encouraged to visit the Township web page: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.  CLICK on the CodeRed logo to enroll contact information, including land-line, cell numbers, email and text addresses.   

2019 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar Now Available

Recycling in Woodbridge Just Got Easier!!! Download the MyWaste APP!!!


The 2019 Woodbridge Township Sanitation & Recycling calendar is NOW available… if you didn’t receive the calendar in the mail you can obtain a copy by calling the Department of Public Works Office of Recycling at: 732-738-1311 x3035; stop-by Woodbridge Town Hall (1 Main Street); or download the 2019 calendar via the Township web page at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.

The All New MyWaste APP puts trash and recycling collection schedules, special collection information and more right at your fingertips!!!  The MyWaste APP - customized to your address - features the 2019 Sanitation & Recycling Calendar. Search the ‘What Goes Here?’ database for specific recycling instructions.  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.  

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Buy Local & Stay Connected…  Woodbridge NOW APP… It’s Free... It’s Easy… It’s Everything Woodbridge!!!  

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Before you start your Buy Local shopping… be sure to download the Woodbridge NOW APP for all of the best shopping deals, rewards and 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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It’s All Happening at The Club

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The Club at Woodbridge is now part of the Woodbridge Township Recreation Family – and we’re offering an incredible menu of health, wellness, fitness and entertainment programs, events and happenings to members and guests!!!

The Club is the perfect complement to the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) right across Main Street.  Both facilities have a pool, running track, cardio rooms, weight rooms, concession areas and child care functions. Both run summer camps for kids and personal training and other amenities. The Club has racquetball and badminton, while the WCC has a hockey rink, roller rink, mini-golf course and batting cages.

Explore all The Club has to offer at: www.theclub.org.

It’s All About Health & Wellness at the WCC...  

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Explore the health & wellness benefits of a WCC membership!!!   WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership.  Join today and receive a FREE WCC gift with your new membership!!!  We’re betting that you’ll discover that the WCC is the perfect place for family fun, fitness and connection.  


DID YOU KNOW???  The WCC is at the leading edge of what’s hot in the health, wellness and fitness industry –WCC members are 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

The WCC 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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School News and Events

There are many events, programs and happenings every day that focus on our schools, students and extra-curricular activities.  The WB E-News encourages residents, parents, students and visitors to support the various school-related activities - without community sponsorship, many of the student programs, events and activities would not be able to take place.  Plan to attend.


FRI., FEB. 8
John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Presents:  Mr. JFK.  6:30 – 9:00 PM.

SAT., FEB. 9

Colonia Middle School Presents:  Winter Carnival.  11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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SAT., FEB. 9
John F. Kennedy memorial High School Mustang Softball Parents Present:   Beefsteak Dinner.  Proceeds benefit the 2019 Mustang softball team.  Tickets:  $45.00 per person.  6:00 – 10:00 PM.  Knights of Columbus – Iselin, 571 Lincoln Highway.
TUES., FEB. 12
John F. Kennedy memorial High School Open House.  6:30 PM.
WED., FEB. 13
Colonia Middle School Presents:  Instrumental Music Concert.  6:30 PM.
Woodbridge High School Open House/Program of Studies Spring.  6:30 PM.

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