Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Bishop Ahr defeated Woodbridge 4-3 on Monday afternoon.
The Woodbridge Boys Varsity Baseball team will not move onto to the next round of the Greater Middlesex Conference after a loss to Bishop Ahr on Monday, 4-3. The 4 p.m. game had Bishop Ahr gaining victory after a three-run fifth inning, according to NJ.com. An NJ.com report stated that Mike Bernet struck out six and allowed two runs on eight hits. Additionally, he went 3-4 with one RBI. In The Star Ledger’s Top 20, Bishop Ahr was ranked 20, while Woodbridge was 18. Bishop Ahr will now move onto play 4th seeded South Brunswick. The GMC final will take place on May 25 at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Several Middlesex County high school students were honored with the "Caring Award" for community service.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Senior Sabrina Roldañ will join the Division II team this fall.
Senior Sabrina Roldañ of Woodbridge High School has signed a letter of intent to continue her cross-country career at Felician College, Felician head coach John Brennan announced. Felician is a member of NCAA Division II and competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The Golden Falcon women finished 11th in the team standings in the 2012 CACC Championship meet, and were 27th at the NCAA Division II East Regional. Brennan has been the coach for the last 11 seasons of Felician's 13-year program history "We return five runners who have now gained significant collegiate experience," Brennan said. "With the addition of Katie and Sabrina, and the improvement of our returning team, we are setting our sights on better conference and…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Police took a high school student into custody and charged him with a bomb threat that emptied out Woodbridge High School on April 16.
A 17-year-old student from Woodbridge High School has been arrested in last week's fake bomb threat. The teenager, whose name was not released because of his age, was picked up by Woodbridge police and detective units after an intense investigation, said Captain Roy Hoppock in a statement. The student was charged with making false alarm threats and released to the custody of his parents. The student had alleged phoned in the bomb threat, police said. The bomb threat happened on April 16, the day after the tragic Boston Marathon bombing that three lives and injured 264 people, according to the Huffington Post. Many of the injured had limbs blown off by two bombs placed in pressure cookers, and allegedly dropped off at the finish line by …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
No devices were found at Woodbridge or Edison High Schools, but for Edison students, it was the second time in as many days that a threatening letter was attached to the door of the building.
In a rash of bomb threats plaguing central New Jersey schools, Woodbridge High School students were evacuated from the building after the school received a phone threat. Students were briskly escorted out of the building at approximately 11:30 am as police swarmed over the school The Woodbridge bomb threat was apparently one of several that had hit central New Jersey schools today, including Scotch Plains and Edison High School. There, school officials had gotten a threatening letter attached to one of the door buildings, saying a bomb was going to detonate at 7:30 am, according to Edison Police Lieutenant Sal Filannino. In Edison, it was the second letter in as many days. Yesterday, another letter attached to a different door at Edison …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sponsored by Cluck U, the 'Woodbridge Eats Wings' competition is this Saturday at Woodbridge High School.
It's going be very, very hot this Saturday, at least around Woodbridge High School. That's where a barbeque wing-eating competition, 'Woodbridge Eats Wings,' sponsored by Cluck U Chicken in Avenel is scheduled to be held. Doors to the cafeteria, where the wings will await, open at 3 pm. Team and individual competitions will be held, as well as a special '911 Competition for First Responders.' Wing heat levels will be traditional, but for the teams, they have a choice of Atomic, Nuclear, and Thermo Nuclear. There will be concessions where one can enjoy - what else? - chicken wings. General admission is $2, and $1 for students with ID. The wing-eating is to benefit the WHS Senior Class. Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Parade kicks off at 1:30 pm from Woodbridge High School
The American Irish Association of Woodbridge will sponsor the 40th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 10. This year's Grand Marshall is Ed Mullen, Chief of Iselin Fire Company #1. The parade starts at 1:30 pm, leaving from Woodbridge High School. The parade route takes it down Freeman Street, then to Linden Avenue and Amboy Avenue, before turning onto Main Street and ending at Town Hall. Parade participants will include more than 80 marching bands, including traditional Irish Pipe Bands and marching bands representing all three Woodbridge Township high schools. Irish-themed parade floats and displays, representatives from fire departments, first aid and emergency response squads, members of Woodbridge scouting …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Not everyone was satisfied by the first public meeting in Woodbridge to discuss the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, four months after the storm slammed the township.
Four months after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of Woodbridge, people who are still struggling to get help with their hurricane-damaged homes didn't find much new at a meeting to discuss the storm damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a meeting last Thursday at Woodbridge High School that was well attended. Victims of the hurricane, though, said they found little new from the panel of experts who sympathized with their plight, but couldn't make the federal bureaucracy move any faster than it has. Mayor John McCormac was also at the meeting, the first public gathering since the hurricane struck last October. The mayor said the township was the first municipality to apply for aid, and that because there was so much …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Remember the $32.5 million bond referendum on school solar panels? As the last are being installed, it's unclear whether the panels will pay for themselves as they were promised to do.
More than two years ago, Woodbridge voters approved a $32.5 million bond referendum to install new roofs on 21 township schools, to be followed by solar panels that promised to cut electricity bills by a huge margin. If you look now, the last of the solar panels are being installed - right now, at Woodbridge High School. A field of little yellow flags on the school roof marks off where the panels are to be placed as workmen scurry to and fro, finishing up the job. Like other schools that received the solar panels, Woodbridge High School has an enormous sign proclaiming the installation of the "Solar Photovoltaic System" erected on the grounds. A slogan on the sign, "Saving Money and Bringing Clean Energy to Our Community," harkens back to…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Have you had problems with flooding, destruction, flood map changes, and sky high insurance hikes because of Hurricane Sandy? Go to Woodbridge High School this Thursday for some answers.
Woodbridge residents who were hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy have been wondering why there haven't been any open public meetings to address the problems with which they are still contending. Their prayers are finally being answered. There will be a meeting this Thursday, February 21, at Woodbridge High School from 7 pm to 9 pm. Representatives from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) are expected. But probably one of the most urgently questioned organizations will the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). That's because the flood zone maps in Woodbridge have been drastically changed in flood-prone areas, and some homeowners have already seen their flood insurance bills rise …