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Taste of Woodbridge 2017
Taste of Woodbridge 2017

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 proud of our town and what we have to offer - residents and visitors alike.  We’ve put together a year-long line-up of spectacular entertainment, concerts, theatre, festivals and events.  Enjoy music under the stars with the Mayor's Summer Concert series.  Tour the Barron Arts Center & Woodbridge Artisan Guild Gallery.  Visit our World-Class Restaurants & Shopping.  Hike the Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve in Avenel.  Explore the Woodbridge Community Center.  Just name it... its right here in Woodbridge!!   

Visit us at: www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for all of the Woodbridge events, programs and happenings.

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Mayor John E. McCormac

“Haunted Halloween” Invades Woodbridge with ‘Spooktacular’ Events!!


Woodbridge Township is under the spell of “Haunted Halloween” with special Township-wide “Spooktacular” events that celebrate the annual recognition of “All Hollows Eve.”  Woodbridge Halloween fun continues with the Woodbridge High School Choirs’ 20th Annual Haunted House & Halloween Festival (proceeds benefit the WHS Choir) on Sat., Oct. 28.  Experience your worst “Fears, Phobias & Superstitions” at the “Haunted House” – located in a vacant store next to Crunch Gym across from Woodbridge High School.  “Happy Haunted House” (lights on) for youngsters is open from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M.  The real scary “Haunted House” is open from 8:00 to 10:00 P.M.  Tickets:  $8.00 in advance; $10.00 at Door.

WPD Encourages Safe “Trick-or-Treating during “Haunted Halloween”... Halloween Curfew in Place for Mon., Oct. 30 & Tues., Oct. 31

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Trick or Treat

As Halloween has grown in popularity, so have responsibilities to safeguard and protect our ‘trick-or-treaters’ as they go from house-to-house and to the special Halloween events sponsored by the Township Department of Recreation, schools and community groups.
The Woodbridge Police Department (WPD) will be watching out for “trick-or-treating” “ghosts & goblins” as part of special Halloween patrols and will enforce a special Halloween curfew on the evenings of Mon., Oct. 30 (Mischief Night) and Tues., Oct. 31 (Halloween).  While scary fun is great, special safety reminders and precautions will be in place in order to keep Township “trick-or-treaters” out of harm’s way.  The curfew is in place from 7:00 PM to sunrise on Mon., Oct. 30 and Tues., Oct. 31 and applies to everyone under the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult).  Police will issue a warning and instructions to return home to first-time violators; second offense violators will be taken into custody and held until picked up by a parent or guardian.
The WPD issued important Halloween safety precautions:

  • Make sure “Trick-or-Treaters” know to only approach familiar houses that have outside lights on – that is the signal that the homeowner/resident is ready to greet “Trick-or-Treaters.”  NEVER ENTER A STRANGER'S HOUSE OR VEHICLE;
  • Consider using make-up rather than masks. Masks obstruct vision, making it difficult to see oncoming traffic;
  • Wear light-colored clothing or add reflective tape to darker costumes;
  • Carry a flashlight or an inexpensive battery-operated strobe light;
  • Adults should always accompany small children while “Trick-or-Treating.” Older children should travel in groups for safety;
  • Trick-or-treat in daylight hours;
  • Consider handing out something other than candy - fast food coupons, sports cards and other novelty items make for safe treats;
  • Trick-or-Treaters should return home before opening candy and other treats – previously opened candy should be discarded.

Awards Ceremony Honors Community Volunteers

Community Day

Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council will host “Woodbridge Community Day” on Sun.,
Oct. 29 from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) when 50 community
volunteers receive the annual Mayor’s Community Volunteer Award for distinguished community service. 
The Woodbridge Township community is served by volunteers helping neighbors in countless ways each
and every day - volunteer service that 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.  

Veterans Day Parade Steps-Off on Nov. 12

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Veterans parade

The Annual Woodbridge Township Veteran’s Day Parade steps-off on Main Street to Town Hall on Sun., Nov. 12, 2017.  Welcome and salute Township veterans and active-duty military personnel from all branches of service as they proudly march in celebration of Veterans Day.  Join members of our  veterans organizations ~ American Legion Post #87, American Legion Post #471, American Legion Post #248, the Cpl. Kevin J. Reinhard  Marine Corps League Detachment #189, VFW Woodbridge Memorial Post #4410, VFW Hopelawn Memorial Post #1352,  VFW Colonia Memorial Post #6061, VFW Avenel Memorial Post #7164, VFW Iselin Memorial Post #2636, VFW Fords Memorial Post #6090, DAV Chapter #56, Woodbridge public service and emergency response units, scouting, youth, civic and historic organizations, Woodbridge, Colonia and JFK High School marching bands and parade dignitaries.  Honor and support our hometown heroes.

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Public Works Announces FREE Leaf Bag Distribution

Leaf bag schedule

The Fall “Bagged Leaf” collection program is now underway… Check out the Public Works schedule to find out where to pick-up FREE leaf bags.  To collect leaves more efficiently the Township requires that residents bag leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags only – plastic bags cannot be used  The biodegradable paper leaf bags are designated for “Leaves Only” and are to be used only while the leaf collection program is in effect.  The Township distributes paper leaf bags to residents FREE of charge and are available at the Public Works Recycling Center located on Smith Street in Keasbey.  Check the Township web page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us. or call the Recycling Hotline at 732-738-1311 x3049 for more information on the “bagged leaf” collection program.

Mayor Mac Sponsors 2017 Holiday Shopping Spree Raffle                                                                        
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“Fall” into “Fall” with a Health & Wellness Membership at the WCC


It’s time to trim-up for Fall with a membership at the Woodbridge Community Center (WCC) - Woodbridge Township’s recreation, entertainment, fitness/sport and wellness center.   WCC membership packages are available in all shapes and sizes.  Check out the Family Membership or an Individual Membership.  Receive a FREE WCC gift with paid membership!!!  

WCC Fall

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


The WCC hosts Corporate/Office outings and Birthday, Anniversary, Project Graduation... or a 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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