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Hey Woodbridge Twp., here are the biggest stories YOU care about from last week, and what to expect for the week ahead:

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Hi, neighbors! It's me again, Carly Baldwin, your Woodbridge Patch reporter. Here are the top Woodbridge-area news stories of last week and what to expect this week:

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Top Woodbridge stories of Sept. 20:

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Chartwell's, the vendor that provides lunch to Woodbridge public schools, has been serving moldy, frozen food, parents say. This comes at the same time most New Jersey school districts are no longer serving hot lunch due to coronavirus fears: Woodbridge Schools Investigate 'Moldy, Rotten' Kids' Lunch Issues and Are Woodbridge, NJ, schools serving rotten food? (New Jersey 101.5 FM)

Woodbridge Woman Was Electrocuted Walking Home During Ida (Woodbridge Patch)

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Those "in the know" enjoyed the free Shaggy reggae concert Saturday night in Carteret at Carteret's Ethnic Day Festival

Woodbridge over Perth Amboy - Girls soccer recap ( Girls Soccer: Results, links and featured coverage for Saturday, Sept. 18 (

No. 19 Woodbridge over Montgomery - Football recap (

Carteret Ferry Terminal gets long-awaited DEP approval for dredging (My Central Jersey)

East Brunswick looking to scale back fireworks shows in town. Here's how (My Central Jersey)

Supreme Court suspends Newark Judge Steven Brister (New Jersey 101.5 FM)

Good luck finding a house in these 25 N.J. places. They have the lowest inventory in the state. (

Update on NJ case to unmask our school kids (Opinion) (New Jersey 101.5 FM)

Complete HS football schedule for Week 4: Sept. 23-25 (

How SNAP Boost Will Help Fight Hunger In New Jersey (Woodbridge Patch)

Election 2021: Legislative District 19 (NJ Spotlight)

Most of New Jersey's largest cities got less white between 2010 and 2020| (New Jersey Globe | New Jersey Politics)

Cops issue phone scam warnings after woman duped out of $19,200 (

Calvary Christian over Woodbridge Academy - Boys soccer recap (

9 NJ colleges make Princeton Review's list of 387 best in US (New Jersey 101.5 FM)

Girls Soccer: Two hat tricks do the trick in No. Brunswick’s win over Perth Amboy (PHOTOS) (

Ida Caused More Immediate Deaths Than Sandy: Rutgers Prof (Woodbridge Patch) HS football picks for every Week 3 football game (

Here Are The 3 Middlesex County Residents Who Died In Ida Floods (Woodbridge Patch)

Today in Woodbridge:

  • Adult Grab & Go: Mandala Coaster- Fords (10:30 AM)
  • How to Avoid Getting Scammed! - Woodbridge Township-Main Calendar (2:30 PM)
  • Virtual - How to Avoid Getting Scammed!! (2:30 PM)
  • How to Avoid Getting Scammed! (2:30 PM)
  • Open House: Grade 1 Only Parents - Robert Mascenik School #26 (6:00 PM)
  • Open House-Grades K-2 - Avenel Middle School (6:00 PM)
  • Library Board Committee - Woodbridge Public Library (7:00 PM)

Woodbridge Patch Notebook

  • Colonia High School: "Friday night lights at South Plainfield High School! - Christia Assa" (Instagram)
  • Woodbridge Animal Group - WAG: "FREEDOM RIDE! Tank's "I'm ADOPTED" face! Congratulations to this super boy and best wishes from all your fans and friends! <3 #freedomride #shelterdogsrock #pitbullsofinstagram #shelterdogsofinstagram #woodbridgeanimalgroup #adoptdontsho..." (Facebook)
  • Colonia High School: "Colonia Patriots Varsity Football team defeats South Plainfield Tigers 33-6. #GoPatriots! Photo Credits: Christia Assa" (Instagram)
  • Woodbridge Animal Group - WAG: "FOUND in Florida Grove Rd in Keasbey. NO COLLAR, NO TAGS, NO MICROCHIP. Proof of ownership required to redeem. 732 855 0600 x2034 Woodbridge Animal Shelter." (Facebook)
  • Colonia High School: "Who’s ready for tomorrow’s away game at South Plainfield tomorrow? The game starts at 7! - Joe" (Instagram)
  • Colonia High School: "Excited to announce our 2021-2022 Declaration Newspaper staff. If you have an article idea or their is an event you want us to cover, please email the Declaration Newspaper adviser, Mrs. Allen. Continue to read and support our newspaper." (Instagram)
  • Colonia High School: "Colonia beat Edison 38-7 on Friday’s football game! Let’s go Patriots! Our next game is away this Friday! - Joe" (Instagram)
  • JFK Instrumental Music Dept.: "We had some members of the Class of '71 visit us at practice today--among them were some #JFKMB alumni! Always glad to see some former Mustangs! #family" (Instagram)
  • JFK Instrumental Music Dept.: "Congratulations to the #JFKMB on their first show of the season! It's great to be back!" (Instagram)
  • JFK Instrumental Music Dept.: "🌟New Member Appreciation Post🌟 We're proud to welcome not one, but THREE new members to the Marching Mustang family this week! Say hello to Arisha, Theresa, and Sam! #JFKMB" (Instagram)
  • Colonia High School: "A lovely reminder in room 206! photo credit: Katie Albuquerque" (Instagram)
  • Colonia High School: "Remember to practice social distancing by staying six feet apart, wearing a mask at all times, and consistently washing your hands. We’re all happy to be back and by following these procedures, we can have a safe and productive school ye..." (Instagram)
  • Historical Association of Woodbridge Township: "Today was a great day for us. It was our first street fair in almost two years! Thank you to our volunteers: Dan D’Arcy and his wife Marsha and daughter Elizabeth Audrey LaPenta Charles and Mary Ann Paul Laura Bradshaw Irv and Mary Hyatt..." (Facebook)
  • Colonia High School: "Reminder to maintain social distancing and wear your masks! photo credit: katie albuquerque" (Instagram)
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center: "Trinitas now makes it convenient and easy to update patient families during surgery with the Vocera Ease app. It also helps doctors post patient status to those off-site. One of the first patients to benefit from this new procedure left ..." (Facebook)
  • Colonia High School: "The first meeting for the Student Led Action Committee will be held tomorrow, September 14, right after school in room 203. There are no late buses so be sure to have your own transportation! Photo Credit: Katie Albuquerque" (Instagram)
  • Woodbridge Public Library System - WPL NJ: "Stop by our tables at the St. James Street Fair and the Hispanic Heritage Festival today! We’re giving away books, crafts, and making and renewing library cards!" (Facebook)
  • Woodbridge Public Library System - WPL NJ: "Next week: The annual Friends of the Library book sale is BACK! Join us beginning Friday, September 24th and get your read on!!" (Facebook)
  • JFK Instrumental Music Dept.: "Another Friday under the lights with #JFKMB 📸: @amandasfitnessfun" (Instagram)
  • Knights of Columbus Middlesex Council # 857 Woodbridge NJ: "Join us for Monday Night Football on the 20th. The TVs are back online!" (Facebook)
  • Knights of Columbus Middlesex Council # 857 Woodbridge NJ: "Come On Down To St. James Street Fair and Say Hello! We'll Be Here Till 5:00pm" (Facebook)
  • Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter: "It was a fantastic day at today's Mercer-Middlesex #Walk2EndAlz. Especially being with some of our GNJ Board Members - Adam Rubin, Connie Roberson and Beth Beers!" (Facebook)
  • New Jersey Wizards: "Hey Wizard Family! Let’s celebrate our young scholar’s return to in-person school! We love you!" (Facebook)
  • Woodbridge Community Players: "Happy Broadway birthday to Ramin Karimloo who turns 43 today! You've seen him all over Broadway and the West End, from The Phantom of the Opera to Anastasia to Les Miserables and so many in between!" (Facebook)

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