Mayor's Action Center (MAC)
The Mayor's Action Center (MAC) provides the residents of Woodbridge Township with a single point of contact to request Township services, obtain information, or provide feedback. The following are just a few of the issues that can be reported through the
- Missed trash collections
- Abandoned vehicles
- Traffic signals or signs
- Zoning violations
- And many more!
If you have an emergency to report, please call 9-1-1 immediately!
2017 Senior Summit
Mayor John E. McCormac Announces Appointment of Three-Time Emmy Award Winner Anthony Wilkinson as Coordinator of Woodbridge Township Arts Initiatives
Future Avenel Arts Center set to be Regional Performing Arts Showcase
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac today announced the appointment of Anthony Wilkinson – three-time Emmy Award winner and a nominee (2017) for Best Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama Series – as coordinator of the Woodbridge Township Arts initiatives and Operations Manager of the future Avenel Arts Center.
“I am excited to announce that Woodbridge Township is destined to become the regional mecca for the performing arts with the appointment of Anthony Wilkinson as coordinator of Woodbridge Township’s arts initiatives and Operations Manager of the future Avenel Arts Center,” said Mayor McCormac. “Over the past ten years, we have established Woodbridge as a regional destination for entertainment and performing arts with the ever-expanding Mayor’s Summer concert series and Music on Main Street, the Barron Arts Center’s established musical performances, Poets Wednesday and art exhibitions by internationally renowned artists, the Woodbridge Community Players (WCP) summer-stock performances at the newly renovated Theatre at Woodbridge Middle School, and the ever-expanding entertainment opportunities at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC). And, with the arrival of the Avenal Arts Center – slated to open for performances in 2018 - Woodbridge will stand as the ‘Best Town Around’ for the performing arts.”
According to Mayor McCormac, Wilkinson, winner of three Daytime Emmy Awards for Editing and four-time recipient of the Directors Guild of America Award, served as Associate Director of ABC’s One Life To Live for 14 years. Anthony’s original production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding opened Off-Broadway in 2003 at the Actor’s Playhouse and later moved to Theatre Four in the spring of 2004. In 2006, Anthony wrote and starred as “Rio La Rocca” in the Off-Broadway production of Boys Just Wanna Have Fun. Anthony restaged My Big Gay Italian Wedding in September of 2009 at the St. George Theatre and a revival on Restaurant Row with a full Equity cast in April of 2010 – the performance played in multiple cities in the United States, Edinburgh, London, Vancouver, Hong Kong and parts of France. In June of 2013 Anthony opened the sequel to My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, which ran for over two years at St. Luke’s Theater in New York City. Wilkinson’s final chapter to the Trilogy, “My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis,” opened at the Theater Center Off-Broadway in November of 2015. Anthony is currently performing on Amazon Prime’s hit series “Tainted Dreams” which recently landed him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Digital Drama Series. (Tainted Dreams received a total of five Emmy nominations including Best Show.)
“I am looking forward to the challenge of bringing Broadway-style shows, performances and productions to Woodbridge Township and the Avenel Arts Center. Mayor McCormac and the entire Woodbridge Township administration are committed to establishing Woodbridge as the regional performing arts center and I am excited to bring a new level of theatre and entertainment to the Avenel Arts Center,” said Wilkinson.
ABOUT THE AVENEL ARTS CENTER: The Avenel Arts Center is envisioned as a 13,500 sq. ft. performing arts facility specially designed for theatre, stage productions and special performances. The exterior and interior finishes will include a combination of brick veneer, metal cladding, wood and glass that embrace the industrial past of Avenel and the nearby railroad. The Avenel Arts Center will include two main program elements with ‘back-of-house’ supporting spaces. The Main Performance Hall includes a large flexible space with A/V systems for multiple performance settings, as well as flexible seating arrangements for up to 225 patrons. The Performance Hall will feature retractable seating, a sound/lighting booth and moveable modular stages. A separate small performance room and pre-function/lobby area that can open to the exterior space for larger gatherings and events will be included. There will be two dressing rooms, an audio recording room, various storage rooms and lounges, and a box office. Acoustical glazing will be used in the large windows on the west elevation of the performance space facing Avenel Street and in the clerestory roof windows above the performance hall. The Avenel Arts Center will also include a restaurant with commercial kitchen and a cocktail lounge with approximately 1,200 sq. ft. of indoor dining space – the restaurant/dining space will allow for catered pre-performance and special events and as a stand-alone dining destination. A main lobby and reception hall will connect the performance area and restaurant space. Large overhead glass doors will open to the exterior to provide an indoor/outdoor social experience before, during and after performances. Outdoor dining will be offered by the restaurant in an adjacent patio area. The Avenel Arts Center anticipates a 2018 opening.
2017 City Holidays:
1.1.2017, New Year's Day
1.16.2017, MLK Day
2.20.2017. President's Day
4.14.2017, Good Friday
5.29.2017, Memorial Day
7.4.2017, Independence Day
9.4.2017, Labor Day
10.9.2017. Columbus Day
11.7.2017, Election Day
11.10.2017, Veterans Day
12.23.2017, Christmas Eve
2016 Mayor’s Community Volunteer Awards
Mayor John E. McCormac and the Woodbridge Township Municipal Council presented the 2016 Mayor’s Community Volunteer Award for Distinguished Community Service to 50 community volunteers as part of the annual “Woodbridge Community Day” program on Sun., Nov. 6, 2016 at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC). The community volunteers provide assistance and service to friends and neighbors in countless ways each and every day. Volunteer service includes church and community, student tutoring, athletic coaches, hospital aides, senior resident assistance, clothing and food drive coordinators, first aid and fire squad members, serving and assisting area homeless, participating in the annual “Tooling Around the Township” home repair program, and many more community service endeavors and programs.
Middlesex County Launches Opioid Antidote Replenishment Program for Law Enforcement Officers
This initiative is led by:
- In Partnership with Raritan Bay Medical Center
- Mayor John E. McCormac
- Middlesex County Prosecutor Carey
- State Senator Joe Vitale
Find out more through our Naloxone Program Press Release (PDF).
From left to right: Ron Rios, Middlesex County Freeholder Director; Robert Hubner, Director, Woodbridge Police Department; Andrew C. Carey, Middlesex County Prosecutor; Caroline Ehrlich, Chief-of-Staff, Office of the Mayor; Mayor John E McCormac; Debbie Meehan, Woodbridge Township Municipal Council; Michael R. D'Agnes, President and CEO, Raritan Bay Medical Center; Police Officer Michael T. Niven; and State Senator Joseph Vitale.
Mayor John E. McCormac, Ingerman & BCM Affordable Housing, Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency and Woodbridge Housing Authority Announce Ground-Breaking and Start of Phase 1 Construction of Jacob’s Landing Residential Community
Woodbridge, NJ – Mayor John E. McCormac today announced the groundbreaking and start of Phase 1 construction of the new $24 million Jacob’s Landing - an affordable residential community on the site of the former Woodbridge Gardens public housing complex.
Joining Mayor McCormac to announce the Phase 1 start of construction were Brad Ingerman, President & CEO, Ingerman, Bruce Morgan, President, BCM Affordable Housing, Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, Caroline Ehrlich, Executive Director, Woodbridge Redevelopment Agency, Donna Brightman, Executive Director, Woodbridge Housing Authority, Marta Lefsky, Director, Woodbridge Department of Planning & Development, and members of the Woodbridge Affordable Housing Corporation, Woodbridge Housing Authority, and Municipal Council.
According to Mayor McCormac, Jacob’s Landing – Phase 1 will be comprised of 18 one-bedroom, 42 two-bedroom, 21 three-bedroom, and 3 four-bedroom apartments within seven three-story buildings. The community will offer residents ample parking, community space, and a full social service package including mental health counseling, substance abuse programs, and a host of medical and legal advocacy services. All of the apartments will feature spacious layouts, oversized windows, HVAC systems, tile in the kitchen and foyer, ceramic tile baths, vinyl floors in the living rooms and wall-to-wall carpeting throughout the remainder. Kitchens will feature a full appliance package including a dishwasher and a garbage disposal. There will be both fully accessible and adaptable units, as well as fully-furnished supportive housing units in the community.
Financing for the project is provided through a combination of equity from the syndication of the Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, transferred reserves from the Woodbridge Housing Authority, an Affordable Housing Trust Fund contribution from the Woodbridge Affordable Housing Corporation, and a permanent mortgage from the NJHMFA.
“Today’s groundbreaking represents yet another milestone toward achieving our goal of ensuring that Woodbridge Township residents have access to quality residential options that allow them to affordably continue to live in the Woodbridge community,” Mayor John E. McCormac said. “Jacob’s Landing Phase 1 construction will transform the 64 year-old Woodbridge Garden Apartments on Bunns Lane into a vibrant new community of 84 units of affordable residential housing. It is important to note that no taxpayer funds will be used to construct Jacob’s Landing – the entire Phase 1 project is funded through federal and state grants, housing development programs and private investment.”
“I first met Mayor McCormac roughly 15 years ago when he was the Woodbridge Township Business Administrator. At that time, he told me that his number one priority for redevelopment in Woodbridge was to redevelop the Bunns Lane public housing complex. Well, it has taken longer than I would have preferred to get to this day, but no one can say that we gave up on our goal,” said Bruce Morgan, President, BCM Affordable Housing. “Today is the start of great things to come for the residents of Jacobs Landing and I could not be happier to finally see this project come to fruition.”
ABOUT INGERMAN: Ingerman is a leading developer, builder and manager of award-winning multifamily communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Since its inception, the company has been responsible for the development of more than 100 projects representing 8,400 units with total development costs exceeding $1.4 billion. Ingerman was founded on a guiding principal: to bring together a highly talented and motivated group of real estate professionals to create lasting, quality residential communities that are strategically financed and managed through persistent attention to detail. Today, that mission continues to drive our unwavering focus on delivering high-quality housing and superior services to all of our stakeholders — investors, community partners, and residents.