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Creativity For Sale at AWS - TREP$ Marketplace

December 4, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – The Anthony Wayne Middle School gym on Friday night had been transformed into an entrepreneurial marketplace. Tables, like booths at a bazaar, were setup in rows and parent/customers meandered down the lines browsing through the myriad of creative products for sale.

With 48 businesses run by seventy 6th, 7th and 8th graders, there may have been truly something for ...

Dec 1 Wayne Board of Education Meeting Has Been Canceled

WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne school board meeting scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, December 1 has been canceled, according to a notice sent out by the Wayne Township Public School's administration.

"Please be advised that tonights' Board of Eduction meeting has been canceled due to lack of quorum," reads the notice sent out by the schools. 

The next meeting is ...

Wayne Mayor Announces New Recycling Vendor Scheduled to Begin Dec 19

December 8, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – The Town Council voted unanimously to approve the contract with Galaxy Recycling/JSI Group to take over the recycling pickup and transportation for Wayne Township beginning December 19, 2022.

“We took a bold stand by saying we were going to stop the pickup of recycling for two weeks – one cycle,” said Mayor Chis Vergano. “I know it's an ...

New Recycling Contract Added to Tonight’s Wayne Town Council Meeting

WAYNE, NJ – Recycling has only just begun to pile up in Wayne garages as one recycling pickup was missed. It could be the only one missed as a new recycling contract is coming before the Town Council tonight.

An addendum to tonight’s Wayne Town Council meeting agenda was published by TAPinto today. It included three items, one of which was A-14 “Awarding the negotiated ...

Newark Airport’s ‘Terminal A’ Opening Delayed Again

December 8, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — If you thought you’d be among New Jersey’s first travelers to enjoy Newark Liberty International Airport’s new, ultra-modern Terminal A — think again.

The new $2.7 billion Terminal A was to open to the public today. However, that's now postponed until January, making it the busy terminal's fourth delay since early 2021.

Today’s ...

NJ Parks Hosting Free Reenactment of Washington's Crossing of the Delaware This Weekend

TITUSVILLE, NJ — Take a break from the holiday shopping and experience a piece of history this weekend.

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites will be hosting a free reenactment of George Washington's fateful Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River on Sunday, December 11 from 10AM to 3PM at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville. 

Join ...

Wayne Valley’s Roger Kotlarz Wins Coach of the Year

December 6, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – The Head Coach of the Wayne Valley High School football team, was recognized recently for an outstanding season and awarded the title of Coach of the Year for the Super-Football Conference – Patriot White Division. Roger Kotlarz guided his team to an undefeated season during a year of tragedy. It was an exciting season, that he called “a ton of fun.” And though ...

Wayne Hills & Valley All-League and All-County Football Players for 2022

WAYNE, NJ – The 2022 football season began hot for both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley. Expectations were high in August, then the teams took different trajectories. Valley ended the regular season undefeated and roaring into the playoffs as the number three seed in a very stacked bracket. They won their first-round game handily, then battled against an evenly matched Randolph team who ended ...

A Hidden Talent Is Rowing Wayne Valley’s Mikaela Voinov to Duke University

WAYNE, NJ – When Wayne Valley High School senior Mikaela Voinov’s boat crossed the finish line in the Charles River last month, she had no idea that her team had won their race and made history. Her five-person boat was the first from New Jersey to win the women’s youth coxed quad race in the biggest regatta in North America: The Head of the Charles held in Cambridge ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Begins Following Court's Ruling

December 6, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's black bear hunt began Tuesday afternoon, following a ruling by the Appellate Division of the state Superior Court.

After lasting for three hours on Tuesday, the hunt will be open from 12 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 7 through Saturday, December 10.

The hunt was reinstated last month and was then stopped last week following a court ...

New Jersey Black Bear Hunt Halted Following Judge's Ruling

TRENTON, NJ — Just days before it was set to begin, a judge has stopped New Jersey's black bear hunt.

Three animal rights groups, including the Animal Protection League of New Jersey, claimed a loophole was used to reinstate the hunt and went to court.

State Appellate Division Judge Lisa Rose announced the decision Wednesday. In her ruling, bear hunt opponents have until Friday ...

New State Law Requires Schools to Submit Digital Maps to Law Enforcement

TRENTON, NJ — Starting in the 2023-24 school year, all schools in New Jersey will have to submit digital maps of their campuses to law enforcement.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed S-2426 into law Wednesday. It requires the information to be submitted next year and updated regularly with copies given to designated law enforcement.

"We have seen, time and time again, public mass shootings ...

Nutley Police Confirm Fire Chief is Under Investigation Following YouTube Livestream

December 8, 2022

NUTLEY, NJ -  YouTube viewers were glued to their devices Tuesday night as a live stream broadcast by OBL Nation showed what was described as "Catching a Fireman Pred at Walmart" involving a Nutley resident. 

TAPinto Nutley broke that story just after midnight Dec. 7, 2022: Nutley Resident Questioned by Police Following YouTube Livestream

On the afternoon ...

Wayne Police Warn of Scam Aimed at Grandparents – Arrests Made Recently

WAYNE, NJ – Prior to Thanksgiving, two elderly Wayne residents found themselves in the middle of a scam and called in the Wayne Police to help. Detectives set up a sting and caught the scammers, arresting them, charging them and releasing them “in accordance with bail reform laws.”

The suspects were using a “Granparent Bail Scam” that the Wayne PD called ...

St. Joseph's Health Offers Unique Baby Doll Therapy Program for Patients with Alzheimer's disease

December 2, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month just wrapped up, St. Joseph’s Health is drawing attention to a unique form of therapy that utilizes baby dolls to help treat patients with the disease. Registered Nurse and Clinical Education Specialist, Maureen Mulligan, recognized the need for treatment options for patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia that did ...

New Jersey Patients Overwhelmingly Want Physician-Led Healthcare

NEWARK - Despite a recent legislative push in the opposite direction, New Jersey patients overwhelmingly support having a licensed physician anesthesiologist leading, overseeing, and providing anesthesia care, according to new survey research.

A poll obtained exclusively by TAPinto Newark shows that 87% of voters support, of which 67% strongly support, current law requiring physician ...

How the New BJ’s Will Affect the Willowbrook Mall and Wayne's Property Taxes

December 5, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – For many, the new BJ's Wholesale Club – now open in the empty spot at the Willowbrook Mall where Sears used to be – is exciting in a shopping sense. But BJ's will do much more for the mall and for Wayne Township itself beyond selling their goods. It adds another anchor to the huge shopping center, draws in new customers, can help shore up revenues and, ...

Creativity For Sale at AWS - TREP$ Marketplace

WAYNE, NJ – The Anthony Wayne Middle School gym on Friday night had been transformed into an entrepreneurial marketplace. Tables, like booths at a bazaar, were setup in rows and parent/customers meandered down the lines browsing through the myriad of creative products for sale.

With 48 businesses run by seventy 6th, 7th and 8th graders, there may have been truly something for ...

How Wayne Township and Passaic County Voted in the Last Election

December 7, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – During this past election cycle, Wayne residents were asked to vote for Passaic County Sherriff, two County Commissioner seats, US Representatives in both the 9th and 11th Legislative Districts and three Wayne Township Board of Education seats. Historically, the County as a whole votes Democrat while Wayne Township as a whole votes Republican.

There was one exception to this, ...

Holiday Season Kicks off in Wayne

December 2, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – December’s main man, Mr. Santa Claus, stopped his reindeer-pulled sleigh in Wayne township twice on Thursday. During the day, swinging by the Seniors Holiday Party hosted by the Senior Resource Group and the Language of Love Foundation; held at the Wayne PAL.

Later that night, jolly old St. Nick arrived at Wayne Town Hall in style, hitching a ride on a ...

Proposed Bayonne Movie Studio Could Get $65 Million Kickstart from City

BAYONNE, NJ - The construction and eventual operation of a movie studio which officials say could bring thousands of jobs to the city could get support from local officials in the firm of a $65 million bond.

According to officials that TAPinto Bayonne spoke with, the city would utilize a RAD (revenue allegation bond) that would essentially provide seed money for the start-up of the project.

Tips to Keep Your Pets Healthy and Safe on Thanksgiving

November 23, 2022

BORDENTOWN, NJ — While Thanksgiving involves delicious food for humans, it can be tempting to give our furry family members some holiday treats off the table. However, many foods can be harmful, and sometimes even toxic, to your pets. 

Below are some safety tips for how to keep your pet healthy during holiday festivities:

Say NO to Turkey Treats: While it may be ...

Insect Infestation Dooming All Ash Trees in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ – If you wonder why the state has us squashing every Spotted Lantern Fly we see, then look no further to the dead and dying Ash trees in Wayne Township. Another invasive insect from Asia, the Emerald Ash Borer was first seen in America two decades ago and now Ash trees across America are at risk of decimation.

The Ash tree is a common tree seen lining many streets across New ...

Dr. Frank Ruiz of GANJ Addresses Patients' Reluctance to See a Physician About Their Gastro Health

Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey gastroenterologist Dr. Frank Ruiz addresses patients' reluctance to seeing a physician about their gastro health.  For more information, click here.

 

 

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Up Your Pickleball Game with Chiropractic Care

The game of pickleball has been gaining momentum and players over the last few years, and in 2019 ranked as the fastest-growing sport in the United States. Starting in 1965, it provides many people with an overall low-impact exercise that gives them a community and space to enjoy themselves while working on getting their recommended 150 minutes of exercise each week.

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​​​​​​​Protect Financial Accounts from “CyberThieves”

Cybercrime is booming. In 2021, the FBI reported that cybercriminals scammed nearly $7 billion from Americans — a figure slightly higher than the gross domestic product (GDP) of Switzerland for that year, according to research organization World Economics. How can you protect yourself from cyberthieves?

Here are some suggestions that can help:

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You’re cordially invited to "Bring your Parent to Art Day!"

Join us at the Creators Workshop Art School for a fun afternoon of drawing, coloring, along with great, live holiday music! Parents and children will learn how to draw a variety of holiday themed coloring pages and then color their artwork.

Saturday, December 10th, 2 - 3 pm

Musician and children's book author Laura L. Wootton will entertain attendees with wonderful holiday songs and ...

A Hotter New Jersey and Heated Politics to Look Forward to?

UNION, NJ — The moderator for a round table about New Jersey’s future issues jokingly put it in perspective when he said the conversation was going to be “a panel of formers talking about the future.”  

But the conference at Kean University sponsored by the state’s largest utility -- Public Service Electric & Gas -- had a lot of “formers” ...

St. Joseph's Health Presents Eight Research Papers at National Association of Spine Specialists (NASS) 2022 Annual Meeting

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph's Health presented eight research papers at the National Association of Spine Specialists (NASS) meeting in Chicago last month. For this annual event, spine specialists from around the country came together to discuss all aspects of surgical and non-surgical research related to spine health. NASS is a global, multidisciplinary medical ...

Christmas Came Early: Paterson Native Donates $5M to Hinchliffe Revitalization Efforts

December 7, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – A $5 million gift to Montclair State University will be used to spur the creation of a museum and learning center at the historic Hinchliffe Stadium. 

Highlighting Negro League Baseball and the Stadium’s legacy as a cultural touchstone, the space will serve as an educational and community hub for the City of Paterson and Montclair State University and faculty, ...

Bring Your Parent to Art Day!

December 8, 2022

Join us at the Creators Workshop Art School for a fun afternoon of drawing, coloring, along with great, live holiday music! Parents and children will learn how to draw a variety of holiday themed coloring pages and then color their artwork.

Saturday, December 10th, 2 - 3 pm

Musician and childrens book author Laura L. Wootton will entertain attendees with wonderful holiday songs and some ...

All Atlantic Health System Maternity Centers Recognized Once Again as High Performing by U.S. News & World Report for the Best Hospitals for Maternity

For their work in delivering extraordinary care for moms, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown, Overlook, Chilton and Newton Medical Centers have been recognized once again as High Performing in Maternity Care (Uncomplicated Pregnancy) by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals for Maternity Care.

These four Atlantic ...

Two Atlantic Health System Hospitals Earn 2022 Leapfrog Top Hospital Award for Outstanding Quality and Safety

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, two Atlantic Health System hospitals were named Top Hospitals nationally by The Leapfrog Group. Morristown Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital, and Chilton Medical Center was named a Top General Hospital.

Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is well-known as one of ...

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