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According to Diversity Expert, the Wayne Valley Mascot Does Not Need to be Changed ‘At This Time’

June 14, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The results of the Wayne Valley Mascot ThoughtExchange survey showed more support for keeping the Indians mascot then it did for changing it, according to Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant hired by the school district. The results of this survey seemed to be the deciding factor in keeping the controversial mascot, at least for the time being.

Reese stated the findings ...

End-of-Year Report on Wayne School’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goal

WAYNE, NJ — One year ago, the Wayne School District set a two-year Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goal. As part of reaching the goal, Tamika Reese, a diversity consultant was hired to evaluate the district through a “diversity, equity and inclusion lens.” The first year’s findings of this goal were summed up in a report given by Reese during this Thursday’s School ...

Police Seek Witnesses in Clifton Crash that Left Body on Busy Roadway

June 14, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ - Law enforcement officials are seeking information in a hit-and-run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Sunday near 395 Route 3 East, in Clifton.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, Clifton police officers responded to the area at approximately 8:13 a.m. in response to a report of a body in the ...

Police find Drugs and Burglary Tools on Wayne Man Sleeping in his Car

WAYNE, NJ – Just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Wayne man was arrested for possession of drugs and burglary tools. He was found sleeping in his car by residents who called the police in to investigate. This account is according to a statement released by the Wayne PD.

Jared Teschner (24) of Wayne was asleep in a damaged car near a trash dumpster in the Brittany Chase condo ...

St. Joseph's Health Debuts daVinci Xi Robot at Wayne Medical Center

June 11, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - More than 100 hospital personnel including administrators, surgeons, doctors, and nurses, convened in the entrance foyer of St. Joseph's Wayne Medical to debut a new member of their team Wednesday. However, the star of the show was not any of the highly experienced medical professionals but rather a state of the art technological marvel- a robot.

Even the ribbon ...

Most New Jerseyans Support Fully Reopening Public Schools in Fall: Rutgers Poll

Most New Jerseyans Support Requiring Vaccinations for Healthcare Workers; About Six in Ten Support Vaccine Passports and Employer- and College-Required Vaccinations

WAYNE, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable ...

NJ Employer Covid-19 Vaccine Tool Kit Released

June 2, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - The State of New Jersey Health Department has issued a NJ Employer Covid-19 Vaccine Promotion tool kit to assist with getting employees vaccinated. The Department is now helping to pair vaccine providers with employers to create on-site vaccine pop-up clinics to make the vaccine as convenient as possible to employees and their families.  They have launched an online pop up ...

Lincoln of Wayne: Three Generations Build One of Nation's Top Car Dealerships

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the dealership’s unique history being a third-generation, family-owned business.

Spina’s grandfather, Gaspar Spina, started selling cars in the 1950s and established the dealership in 1962.

“Back then, the industry was very different,” Spina explained. “He worked his ...

We Can Dance if We Want to

May 29, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — It was Men Without Hats that brought us the Safety Dance way back in the 1980s. That dance is back again as bars and restaurants can now allow patrons to spin and twirl together as a global pandemic is (hopefully) fading out of existence. 

Friday, May 28 was the first day in more than fourteen months that dancing was legal on a dance floor at a bar, restaurant or ...

What You Need to Know about Wayne’s Memorial Day Parade

WAYNE, NJ — This Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day and Wayne Township is holding their annual tradition of commemorating the special day with a parade. TAPinto interviewed the Director of Parks and Recreation for Wayne, Tim Roetman to learn what to expect and what to avoid for Monday’s big parade.

Since the mid-twentieth century, Wayne has held an annual parade to honor those who died ...

Greg Olsen’s son TJ Has Successful Heart Transplant Surgery

June 9, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former Wayne Hills High School and NFL tight end, Greg Olsen had successful heart transplant surgery this weekend and the Olsen family is feeling grateful.

TJ’s congenital heart defect was detected before he was born. He suffered from hypoplastic left heart syndrome which impairs normal blood through the heart. TJ’s first ...

Wayne Cornhole League – After Five Weeks, A Leader Emerges

WAYNE, NJ — Our apologies for the late update, but the scores were not made public till today. The inaugural cornhole league has one team in first place after five weeks of plat. The Pillsbury Throwboys hold the honor with an impressive 14 wins out of a possible 15. They are on track to win the $400 grand prize that was donated by the Wayne Surgical Center.

The Panthers dropped out of a ...

Where in Wayne Winner Announced

June 1, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - Our latest Where in Wayne contest featured a mysterious picture of a strange machine outside somewhere. A hint was provided that the picture was taken in one of Wayne's parks, and several people jumped in guessing a few parks in Wayne.

Almost everyone was able to name the park, calling it Barbour Pond park or its official name Dave Waks Memorial Park which is on Barbour Pond ...

Recall Alert: Beech-Nut Recalls Single Grain Rice Cereal

June 9, 2021

Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal, announced the company. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring inorganic arsenic.

The product being recalled was distributed nationally, ...

National Weather Service Issues Hazardous Weather Outlook for Region for June 7

June 7, 2021

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for Northern NJ and Southeast NY. The primary threats are gusty winds and lightning strikes for Monday, June 7 into tonight. 

Temperature Monday will approach 90. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are not expected until some time after 11 a.m. The chance of scattered rain and thunderstorms continues ...

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Father’s Day gifts … for your kids

If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

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Endoscopic Ultrasound, A Cutting-Edge Technique for Identifying the Source of Stomach or Chest Pain

The Wayne Surgical Center now offers Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), which is a minimally-invasive procedure to help doctors assess and identify digestive and pulmonary diseases. The device is able to create precise images of surrounding tissue by using ultra-sound waves. It can also take small samples (biopsies) of fluid and tissues from your abdomen or chest.

The images, along with the results ...

5 Ways to Improve your Oral Care Routine

Everyone knows you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, there are some other things you likely could be doing better to improve your mouth’s overall health.

1. Upgrade to an Electric Toothbrush:

An electric toothbrush is often considered more effective than traditional toothbrushes when used correctly.Users do not have to brush back and forth but let the ...

Your Best Curve is an S Curve!

“Sit up straight!” That’s what my mother always told me. And, if you don’t do so, you’re going to have bad posture. And yes, while we should try our best not to slump over our computers all day long, a straight spine is not the healthiest form for your body.

The Ideal Spine

Our spine is naturally curvy. From the neck to the upper and middle back to the lower ...

Honoring Our Retiring Teachers

There are few callings that are both as rewarding and challenging as teaching a group of our young students and preparing them for the world that impatiently waits for them. When young educators begin their career, they do so with wide-eyed optimism and energy.

As they make their way through the ranks, they develop new strategies, tools, and instincts that will guide their instruction through ...

Water Line Work May Cause Issues With Pressure or Discoloration

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st

While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers.

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

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Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Audio Offers Chilling Sound of Hate Against Palestinian Community

June 8, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ - A dark, violent message last Tuesday morning seemingly came out of the blue. A somewhat routine day at Clifton’s Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) was immediately transformed into a horrific experience of nightmare proportions.  

At approximately 11:50 a.m., PACC staff member Abrie Sabbagh answered what she assumed to be a routine phone call but was ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

June 9, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident.

According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience, New Jersey earthquakes ...

Take Our 2021 Reader Survey: We Want to Hear From You

June 14, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

Cart Tours for Seniors At Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided cart tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Wednesday, June 16 at 10 am. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the many flowering trees and shrubs, as well as the newest Sculpture Trail installations. This is a rain-or-shine event. There is no rain date.

Please meet at the Knippenburg Center for Education entrance. Participation in cart tours are ...

YMCA Membership Provides Enhanced Value to Families

WAYNE, NJ – As communities reopen after a difficult year of social distancing, the Wayne YMCA is providing families affordable opportunities to get active and healthy, and create new and memorable experiences.

The Y is open and families who join can enjoy benefits including:


Access to indoor pool and expanded Family Swim sessions 


On-Demand and livestream activities ...

Taps Across America

June 3, 2021

Wayne Boy Scout Troops 108 and 130 sounded Taps today to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Scouts sounded the taps in conjunction with the “Taps Across America” event, initiated by reporter Steve Hartman. All of America plays Taps at 3:00 PM local time on Memorial Day. 

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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