Greetings from Woodbridge

Woodbridge Town Hall in Winter

Happy New Year to all our WB-E News readers!!!  As we enter 2017, the Administration and the Municipal Council will continue the "business" of Woodbridge - but 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. I am encouraged as we look toward the coming year. The economic climate continues to improve, with new retail, commercial and corporate businesses slated to locate or expand in Woodbridge in the coming year - businesses that will serve to offer additional employment opportunities to Township residents. 

We will continue to concentrate on "Quality-of-Life" concerns and we will be at work to improve and expand municipal services. And, just around the corner is another year of spectacular Township events! We're already putting together an exciting line-up for the Mayor's Summer Concert series... Music-On-Main Street... Woodbridge Wednesday, Local Band Thursday and Country Sunday concerts.  Tooling Around the Township arrives on April 31.  Plan to shop the Summer Farmers 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 2017.  

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See You Around Town,
Mayor John E. McCormac

Municipal Council Holds Reorganization Meeting

Councilman Rick Dalina takes the Oath-of-Office as President of the 2017 Council.
Councilman Rick Dalina takes the Oath-of-Office as President of the 2017 Council.
Councilwoman Debbie Meehan, receives the Oath-of-Office as Council Vice-President for 2017.
Councilwoman Debbie Meehan, receives the Oath-of-Office as Council Vice-President for 2017.

Dateline: January 3, 2017 - The Woodbridge Township Municipal Council held their annual Reorganization Meeting to open the 2017 Council.  Veteran Councilman Rick Dalina (2nd Ward) was nominated to serve as Council President and Councilwoman Debbie Meehan (5th Ward) was selected as Council Vice President.  Council members Nancy Drumm (1st Ward), Cory Spillar (3rd Ward) and Virbhandra “Viru” Patel (4th Ward), along with At-Large Council members Gregg Ficarra, Kyle Anderson, Lizbeth DeJesus, and Brian Small, continue their Council service.

“Have-A-Heart” Food Drive Challenge Begins... NOW!!!

Woodbridge Township food pantries need your help!!! This year, we’re again asking Woodbridge Township businesses and residents to lend an even bigger - and more generous hand.  We’re inviting participation in the 2017 Valentine’s Day “Have-A-Heart” Food Drive Challenge.  We know that many Township businesses, retail outlets, food stores, food service and hospitality representatives, corporate businesses and offices, and residents are already involved in assisting the community by providing non-perishable foods and financial donations on a regular basis. However, circumstances this year demand that we do just a little more… and that’s why we’re again issuing the “Have-A-Heart” Food Drive Challenge seeking donations of 214 pounds of food or $214 to assist our food pantries continue their work providing food and meals to residents and neighbors in need of a little help. 

The “Have-A-Heart” Food Drive 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 and tell him where and when to pick up a donation – 214 pounds of food or $214 - 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 Woodbridge Township Public Health Center (2 George Frederick Plaza) or the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) anytime between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday - Friday.  Financial contributions (payable to “We Feed Woodbridge”) can also 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.  
Don’t delay!!!  We need your help now!  The cupboards are nearly bare!  I know we can count on our Township businesses and businesspersons to lend a hand.  Please give us a call today at 732-855-0600 x5034.  You’ll be glad you did!!!

“The Dream Continues” ~ Woodbridge Salute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Set for Jan. 16

Join Mayor John E. McCormac, the Woodbridge Municipal Council, the Woodbridge Interfaith Clergy Council, Community Groups and Associations, the award-winning Woodbridge High School Choir, and Township residents as Woodbridge honors the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at an Interfaith Salute & Remembrance Program on Mon., Jan. 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center (600 Main Street).  Members of the Interfaith Clergy Council will offer personal remembrances of Dr. King and the WHS choir will present musical selections in memory of Dr. King.

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 a 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.  


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.

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“Happy New Year” with a WCC Gift of Health & Wellness.  Join Today & Pay No Joiners Fee


Ring in the New Year with a Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) membership!!!  WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the “Family Membership” or an “Individual Membership.”  Join in January and the WCC will waive the “Joiners Fee” - plus 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.

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.


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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