Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Residents who experienced Hurricane Sandy's storm surge will be marching on Town Hall in time for tonight's council meeting
Homeowners who live in the flood-prone areas of Woodbridge aren't taking what they believe to be neglect from elected officials lying down. About sixty showed up at a meeting at the First Presbyterian Church last week to talk about their homes, devastated by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy. They're forming action committes around issues that contribute to the flooding, they want flood mitigation, both short and long term, and they're creating Facebook pages to add to Woodbridge Flood Zone, the new website leader Monique Coleman created. And they aren't just talking about it. They're meeting at the Reo Diner before next Tuesday's council meeting, and they'll be marching down Main Street to Town Hall, with protest signs and teeshirts …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The two councilmen were chose to serve as president and vice president of the body at Tuesday night's reorganization meeting.
The votes were in Tuesday night at the Woodbridge Council reorganization meeting, and it was unanimous. Councilman Charles Kenny was picked to be president for 2013, and Councilman Kyle Anderson was chosen to serve as the governing body's vice president. Kenny will replace outgoing Council President Gregg Ficarra. The counci meeting was packed with Boy Scouts and nominees for various positions filled by the council and Mayor John McCormac, who also stopped by the reorganization session. By far, though, the citizens who showed up for the reorganization weren't there for the festivities. They were there to express their concern about the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy, more than two months after the superstorm's tidal surge wrecked their …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Woodbridge councilman explained the circumstances of an unpaid traffic ticket and a bench warrant arrest in November.
Timing is everything, and Councilman Kyle Anderson admitted his timing last month between paying for a traffic ticket acquired over the summer and being pulled over the next day for a broken headlight couldn't have been worse. Anderson said in public session at the December 4 council meeting that he had been arrested on a bench warrant for a speeding ticket he hadn't paid from late summer. The worst part about it is that Anderson was pulled over for the headlight on Tuesday, November 13, the day after he had sent the payment in to Westampton, the Burlington County municipality that handles ticket monies for Turnpike traffic violations in that part of the state. The clerk there confirmed to him on Wednesday they had received his payment. "…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Councilman Kyle Anderson said at the December 4 council meeting he had been arrested by Woodbridge police on a bench warrant for an outstanding motor vehicle ticket.
Councilman Kyle Anderson admitted at a Woodbridge council meeting Tuesday night that he had been arrested on a bench warrant for an unpaid traffic ticket. Anderson reportedly had been pulled over by a Woodbridge patrolman for having a broken tail light in early November. The officer discovered that Anderson had an outstanding ticket for failing to pay for a previous motor vehicle fine. The councilman was brought into the Woodbridge Police Department and was released. Bench warrants are issued in New Jersey for contempt of court charges, such as not paying tickets for motor vehicle violations. Anderson brought up his arrest at the December 5 council meeting. He said that he had forgotten about the ticket, and didn't remember it until he …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
To few residents' surprise, the town council approved the creation of two civilian police director positions to take over the township's police department.
It didn't come as much of a surprise when the Democratic majority on the Woodbridge council voted Tuesday night to approve Mayor John McCormac's push to impose a civilian police director and assistant director on the township's police department. It wasn't going to be a night for the close inspection or questioning of the ordinances and resolutions that would come before the council, though. Part of the reason was because of the change in the council's meeting schedule. Since the beginning of the year, the governing body changed the frequency of its meetings from weekly to bimonthly. That meant that an extraordinary amount of business would have to be compressed into one of the now-twice monthly sessions for the council's perusal and …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Councilman-to-be Kyle Anderson thanked a crowd at an event commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Monday night.
This is the speech Kyle Anderson - who will be Woodbridge's first minority councilman when he's approved by the town council - made to a group assembled to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday Monday night. Anderson's nomination was announced at the event by Mayor John McCormac. Anderson is a Woodbridge resident and serves in an appointed position on the Woodbridge Housing Authority.
The sole Republican councilman said he's "disappointed" that the mayor brought partisan politics to non-political event.
When Mayor John McCormac brought almost the entire town council to an interfaith service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, he introduced them and his new council choice, Kyle Anderson, to the assembled crowd. He also made a note that "one person" from the council was not in attendance - Councilman Bob Luban, the council's only Republican. Rumor has it that Luban may also be the Republican candidate McCormac will face in November, when the mayor himself will be up for reelection. The Republican councilman was a bit perplexed about why McCormac would go to such lengths to mention his absence from the event, without mentioning his name. "If I had been invited, I'd have been happy to come. I think it's unfortunate that the mayor …
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
It was a historic first: Kyle Anderson is to be the first minority member ever to sit on the Woodbridge Town Council.
Martin Luther King's birthday was a celebration Monday night of the great man's life and times. But for Woodbridge residents, the holiday turned into something much more when Mayor John McCormac announced his appointment of the township's first councilman of color. The mayor stormed the event honoring Dr. King's birthday with a full political entourage of Democats that included the town council, the district's two state assemblymen, and his personal council pick, Kyle Anderson. "Well, tonight, someone is living the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King set out many, many years ago. I'm very pleased to announce the very first minority to ever serve on the Woodbridge Township Council," said a beaming McCormac to a crowd of well-wishers at the …