Mayor's Corner

Greetings Woodbridge Township:

 

Plan your summer “staycation” in Woodbridge. Things to look forward to include the Farmer’s Market, the popular Music on Main Street Concert series, Woodbridge Wednesdays, Movies in the Park, the Mayor’s Summer Concert series, Barron Arts Center BarronFest, and much, much more! To keep up with all upcoming Township events, CLICK HERE to subscribe for FREE to our weekly Woodbridge E-Newsletter.

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Woodbridge Wednesdays

Woodbridge will again play host to some of the greatest musical performers around. Held every Wednesday in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market (3:00-8:30PM) at Parker Press Park, you will be sure to have a great time. All concerts begin at 7:30PM. Bring a lawn chair and relax to the live music. This year’s line-up:

             · Sharon Little – August 29


Summer Bus Trips

The Woodbridge Township Recreation Department will be hosting summer bus trips to various professional baseball games this summer. This is the perfect opportunity to get out and take in a game by your favorite baseball team! However, space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. To register for any of the trips, call the Recreation Department at (732) 596-4048. The scheduled games are:

· Mets vs. Orioles

Bus leaves Woodbridge Community Center at 4:00PM en route to Citi Field for the game, which will begin at 7:10PM. The fee, which covers the bus and the ticket, is $40.

· Yankees vs. Angels

Bus leaves Woodbridge Community Center at 4:00PM en route to Yankee Stadium for the game, which will begin at 7:05PM. The fee, which covers the bus and the ticket, is $55.

· Orioles vs. Blue Jays

Bus leaves Woodbridge Community Center at 7:00AM en route to the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards for the game, which will begin at 1:35PM. The fee, which includes the bus and ticket, is $50.

Barron Arts Center Events

The Barron Arts Center, the Township’s greatest cultural resource, will be hosting various events throughout the summer months. They include:

· Exhibits

         o Latin Fusion: Jersey Style, September 8 – September 30

 

· Miscellaneous Events

o BarronFest Fine Arts Festival, October 6, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Woodbridge Township Summer Sports Camps

Come join us at our three high school campuses for a fun summer playing sports! The township’s summer sports camps provide a great opportunity for young athletes to learn from some of the greatest high school coaches in the area. Every camper will learn everything from fundamentals to advanced instruction, in both individual performance and team concepts. Register early because space is limited. Sports in which instruction is offered include: volleyball, soccer, basketball, football, baseball, softball, ultimate frisbee, dance, and much more. Call the Recreation and Resident Services Department at (732) 596-4048.

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Buy Local

Support your community when you Buy Local. Shopping locally helps the environment, nurtures the community, creates jobs, keeps dollars circulating in our community and ensures success. Check out some of the great specialty shops in any of our downtown shopping areas, Main Street in Woodbridge, New Brunswick Avenue in Fords, Inman Avenue in Colonia, Oak Tree Road in Iselin, or any of our neighborhood shops and you’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your shopping list including yourself!

Tooling Around the Township

Tooling Around the Township and Tommy Toolbox are programs that organize teams of local community volunteers to fix up residences of senior citizens and disabled residents unable to afford home repairs. You and your organization or business can be an important part of this annual community effort by volunteering a few hours of labor or donating supplies. We need Volunteers, both skilled and unskilled in home repair, and donations of materials, especially paint, paint brushes, smoke alarms & roofing material.

Call (732) 634-2750 x105 to nominate a house for repair!


Garbage Pick-up and Special Collections Schedule

Taking out the trash? Keep in mind…

Township ordinances prohibit trash or bulk waste from being placed at the curb prior to 4:00 PM the day before scheduled collection. Empty trash containers must be removed from the curb by 9:00PM on collection day and properly stored at the rear or side of the property.

Bulk waste?

You may drop-off bulk waste for FREE at the Township “Recycling and Convenience Center” located at 225 Smith Street in Keasbey. Hours of operation are Mon. through Fri. from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sat, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CLOSED ON SUNDAY.

For more information regarding bulk waste disposal and special collections, check out our Public Works page.

Reverse 911

You never know when a crisis could strike. Having access to real-time information during an emergency is crucial to securing the safety and wellbeing of you and your loved ones. We encourage you to sign up for the Woodbridge Township Reverse 911 Emergency Notification System. Register your telephone number to receive emergency notifications affecting your area. We’re not waiting until a disaster strikes…neither should you.

Click here to submit your form today.


Do Not Knock (or Drop)

Tired of solicitors disturbing you at your home? Register your name and address with the Woodbridge Township Municipal Clerk for inclusion on a “Do Not Knock List” and “Do Not Drop List.” The “Do Not Knock List” is intended to prohibit unwanted peddlers, panhandlers, solicitors, or canvassers from knocking on your door. Once registered, you’ll receive a sticker to place on your door identifying your residence as being on the “Do Not Knock” list. Solicitors are made aware of this list when they register their activities with the Township.

The “Do Not Drop List” allows residents to register their name, address or apartment number with the Clerk’s Office indicating they do not want any unsolicited ad circulars or newspaper supplements to be affixed to or dropped on or around their property, unless it is within 10 feet of the front door. Do Not Knock and Do Not Drop are a win-win for residents and for solicitors: residents maintain their privacy, and solicitors will not waste their time contacting people who do not want to be solicited commercially.

Register at the Municipal Clerk’s Office in Town Hall or online at the Township web site: Go to
http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. Then go to Forms, then to the Clerk’s Office where you’ll see pages for Do Not Knock/Do Not Drop. 

Sincerely,
John McCormac
John E. McCormac, Mayor

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