Working from Home? 5 Tips to Get Moving When You Can’t Go Anywhere

For now, working from home has become a standard way of doing business for employees across the United States. Your home office may have you feeling stuck in more ways than one – mentally, physically, and within the radius of your home. With a new routine that may include rolling out of bed five minutes before you ‘clock in’ and starting the workday in your pajamas, it is ...

Congratulations Carol Occhiuzzi!

Congratulations to Carol Occhiuzzi from James Fallon Elementary School for winning the PCEA Educational Support Professional of the Year award!!

We are so proud of you!

 

Consider These Year-end Financial Moves

We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year. However, we’ve still got a few weeks left, which means you have time to make some year-end financial moves that may work in your favor.

Here are a few suggestions:

Add to your IRA.  For the 2020 tax year, you can put in up to $6,000 to your ...

Hosting Thanksgiving Safely

As we prepare to celebrate another holiday amid a global pandemic, many families are struggling with the idea of not seeing their loved ones in person this Thanksgiving. But, as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in our area and across the country, healthcare workers are urging people to say home. 

As testing becomes readily available, it is becoming more and more apparent that a large ...

Live-In Care Might be Better for Your Elderly Parent

Many of us have elderly parents who choose to remain in their own home despite needing assistance (aging in place).  For your own peace of mind and for their safety it’s important to make sure that they have the right level of assistance to ensure they are cared for properly, to minimize the risk of unforeseen accidents, and to properly handle any emergencies that may occur.  As ...

Art For The Holidays

American writer E.B. White wrote, "If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most."

His essay, "The sea and the wind that blows" is a sublime homage to sailing, which he descrived as: "Always voyaging into unreality, driven by imaginary breezes."

Like Mr. White, I have my magnificent obsession ...

Passaic County Community College Holds Virtual Open House November 19

Passaic County Community College (PCCC) invites all future, returning, and visiting students to the PCCC
Snapshot: A Virtual Open House on Thursday November 19 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm on Zoom. Come and enjoy an overview of all that PCCC can offer: Academic excellence, affordable tuition, over 70 degree and certificate programs, and convenient online and in-person classes.

Attendees can ...

Help Your Teens Find Their Own Solutions

Do you find yourself fighting the urge to say to your teen,  “Been there, done that.  Let me show you how it’s done”?  I do, too… although looking back to my younger days, I can honestly say that I learned the most when I had to solve things myself.

On a personal note, my children were amazed to hear that when I studied in France for my junior year ...

2020 Totowa / West Paterson Fire Dept. Holiday Lights Parade Canceled due to COVID-19

November 22, 2020

TOTOWA, NJ - Due to the sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Totowa and West Paterson Fire Departments made the decision to cancel the 2020 Holiday Lights Parade for the safety of the community and the first responders who organize and participate in the event. 

Organizers of the parade considered multiple options as a substitute for the parade, but could not find a ...

Murphy Announces Resources for People Overwhelmed During Holidays Due to COVID-19

November 24, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — The COVID-19 pandemic has not relented on New Jerseyans since March, claiming loved-ones, putting families in financial ruts and set to change the fabric of the holiday season to come. 

With three days to go until Thanksgiving, Gov. Phil Murphy shared resources for those feeling overwhelmed.

“We recognize that with everything that we have already endured, plus ...

Wayne Police Benevolent Association Announces Toy Drive

November 24, 2020

It’s that time of year again and the Wayne PBA local 136 would like to announce that we will be collecting toys for the US Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots program. 

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate ...

ABLE accounts are a valuable benefit for taxpayers with disabilities

Living with a disability can come with additional expenses. Achieving a Better Life Experience accounts are authorized tax-advantaged 529A accounts that help disabled people pay qualified disability-related expenses. 

Here are some key things people should know about these accounts.

Annual contribution limit

The limit remains $15,000 in 2020.
Certain employed ABLE account ...

Metro YMCAs Celebrate GivingTuesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges will inspire generosity this GivingTuesday, a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. 

GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Dec. 1, 2020, and throughout the year.

The Metro YMCA of the ...

Creativity Inspired by Covid

November 23, 2020

The saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” sparked me to commission an artist and create my own private patio garden with Cezanne, Chagall, Dali, Hopper, Monet, Van Gogh,and Warhol. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working from home since Covid, I noted, more than ever, my outdoor space, plants, trees, ...

Wayne Affordable Housing Ruling

To the editor:

At the last public meeting on Wayne's affordable housing dispute with the court, I asked if, because of our continued failure to comply, we were in jeopardy of losing Builders Remedy Immunity. Myself and the general public were in the dark because negotiations were confidential. I was worried that the court could summarily rule that we were playing games in an attempt to not ...

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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