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WOODBRIDGE—On Saturday, Woodbridge Township’s fire districts will hold elections for commissioners and budgets.

In Woodbridge Fire District No. 1, Commissioner Ken Gardner is running for re-election against Ken Horvath. The proposed budget is $7,682,360 with $5,915,123 to be raised through taxes.

Commissioner Joseph Zullo is running unopposed for re-election in Port Reading Fire District No. 2. The proposed budget is $1,766,349 with $1,575,269 to be raised through taxes.

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christmas-dinner-tablePORT READING – The annual Christmas Friendship Dinner at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Port Reading will again serve neighbors and friends a full holiday dinner from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. Since 1992, the Christmas Friendship Dinner has offered more than food… the dinner represents a coming together of community and stands as a symbol of spirit, hope, and joy for the holiday season.

The dinner is organized and prepared by former Woodbridge Township Councilman Bob Sobieski and his wife Michelle. There is no charge for the dinner and all are welcome. Call 732-634-1419 (mailbox 2) to reserve a dinner.

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PORT READING – Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac has requested a federal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the derailment of a Conrail freight train that forced approximately 100 Port Reading residents to evacuate their homes Sunday.

Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, eight Conrail freight cars jumped the track near Port Reading Avenue and overturned. Three of the cars had been carrying the flammable substance vinyl acetate, but they were empty at the time of the derailment, according to Walter Hanks, the township’s director of emergency management. (more…)

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