Starbucks Wants to Make Olive Oil the Next Big Thing - Here's What Dr. Ori Rackovsky of GANJ Has to Say

In a recent article discussing the addition of olive oil to a line of drinks at Starbucks, Dr. Ori Rackovsky of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey said, "Olive oil has been shown to have several health benefits.  This includes high levels of monounsaturated fats, which are healthy, and antioxidants. It has been shown in some cases to reduce blood pressure and triglyceride levels, ...

RIPPAC gala honors leaders, raises $100K for scholarships, programming

Political and civic leaders joined together for the first-ever gala fundraiser presented by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC). And while the event paid tribute to four distinguished leaders in politics and industry, the biggest winners were Rowan University students.

Altogether, the gala raised more than $100,000 for intern scholarships and civic ...

Upcoming Events


Sat, March 25
11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

The Wayne Museum, Wayne

Women of the Van Riper-Hopper House


Sat, March 25
10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

Wayne Public Library, Wayne

Tai Chi

The Truth Behind Back Pain May Be in Your Glutes?

Are you experiencing back pain? You may be surprised to discover that lower back ailments are the result of issues in the posterior! Yes, your gluteus maximus, minimus, or medius is possibly, and quite probably, leading to soreness, aching, and discomfort on your spine.

The Skelton Song in Real Life

As the famous children's song goes, "The hip bone's connected to the ...

Time for financial ‘spring cleaning’

Now that we’ve put winter behind us — at least on the calendar — it’s time for us to think about sprucing up our homes, inside and out. But it also may be time to do some financial spring cleaning.

Some of the same ideas involved in tidying up your home can also be used to help put your financial house in order. Here are a few suggestions:

Dust off your investment ...

The Hudson River School: Birth of The Great American Landscape

In the mid-1800s, a group of artists dramatically changed the direction of landscape painting with their images of the wildly untamed Hudson River valley in New York. This group became known as the Hudson River School, although they were neither part of an actual school nor a formal art movement. While European artists of the time were producing more traditional paintings, these artists were ...

Helping those in need, Period.

As an educational community, we provide as many basic necessities to anyone who is in need as we possibly can. Free lunch programs, food pantries, scholarships, tutoring programs, clothing, and school supplies are just a few of the necessities that school communities may provide.

As educators and ESP, we go the extra step to find resources to help make sure that every student can have the bare ...

Passaic County Community College Announces Spring 6-Week Term Starts on March 29

There’s still time to attend college classes this spring at Passaic County Community College. PCCC’s 
6-Week term starts March 29 at the Paterson, Wanaque, and Passaic locations. You can still register and enjoy PCCC’s affordable academic excellence, flexible class schedules, and strong support for student ...

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

Who Opposes A $15 Million Gift?

March 19, 2023

Wayne is the recipient of a $15 Million grant to improve traffic conditions on Valley Road. From all the negative comments by a number of republican council members and other online postings you'd think that Wayne had tons of excess cash and this grant somehow places a terrible burden on the Wayne taxpayer. Not only that but you'd think that addressing the traffic and safety issues on ...

An Open Letter to Wayne's Emergency Service Volunteers

An Open Letter to Wayne's Emergency Service Volunteers 

Dear Wayne Emergency Service Volunteers,

I am writing to apologize for the way Mayor Vergano and my Council colleagues treated you at the February 15th Council meeting.  Your attendance in support of a stipend encouraging active service was discouraged and disrespected.  The Mayor’s disdain for your ...

Paterson Board of Education Approves $780.5 Million Budget for 2023-2024 School Year

March 21, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Board of Education Commissioners approved a $780.5 million budget for the 2023-2024 school year, marking a four-year trend of the district avoiding layoffs and maintaining funding for vital programs and services that students and families rely on. The preliminary budget, which was approved on Wednesday, was designed to prioritize the needs of students and their ...

Free Nature Program for Wayne Students

March 23, 2023

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum invites students in grades 2 through 6 to register for the GreenQuest Nature Club, a free environmentally themed program and activity held once a month, April through October, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. All sessions will be held at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne. During the 90-minute programs, children will ...

AAUW Celebrates Women's History Month

Author, Marci Wolff Ober will be the guest speaker at a celebration of Women’s History Month sponsored by the Greater Wayne Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), This free event will be held on Monday, March 27 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road in Wayne.

The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP to Ruth Liston at ...

bergenPAC Presents Mandy Patinkin, Trace Adkins, Pop Stars from the 2000s, and Coco with a live orchestra

(Englewood, New Jersey-March 21, 2023) bergenPAC announces four new shows going on sale this week: Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Being Alive on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 8 p.m.; Trace Adkins on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 8 p.m.; Pop 2000 featuring O-Town, BBMak, Ryan Cabrera, and LFO, hosted by Chris Kirpatrick of NYSNC, on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 8 p.m.; Coco in Concert on Tour on Wednesday, ...


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