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Wayne High School Students Fashion Show Raises Money for Alcohol-Free Graduation Celebration

March 30, 2023

WAYNE, NJ – Hundreds of high school seniors donned gorgeous dresses and stylish suits and -with huge, happy smiles on their faces – walked the runway, strutting their stuff with cameras flashing.

It was the annual high school fashion show for Wayne Hills and another for Wayne Valley. The two events are fundraisers for Project Graduation, which is a drug-free and alcohol-free ...

Singing the Praises of “Unsung Heroes”

WAYNE, NJ - An “unsung hero” is typically considered to be one who performs great deeds but receives little or no recognition for their actions. During the Covid pandemic, this term was often used to describe teachers and education support personnel (ESPs) who adapted to new challenges to ensure that students received the academic and emotional support they needed for continued ...

What Will be Built at 125 Pompton Plains Crossroad in Wayne?

March 28, 2023

WAYNE, NJ – It was another long Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting last Monday night, when the proposed warehouse to be built at 125 Pompton Plains Crossroad was discussed. By the time 10:45pm rolled around, the attorney for March Monello Pompton, LLC had a choice of not calling his last witness and having a vote on the project, or – once again – delaying the vote.

It made ...

Wayne's Donnie DeDio Named Chief of Staff for NJ State Senator Kristin Corrado

WAYNE, NJ - Wayne resident, long-time Wayne PAL volunteer coach and Trustee, newly-appointed Wayne Zoning Board of Adjustment member, Chairman of the Passaic County Young Republican Club and officer of the Wayne Regular Republican Organization, Donald "Donnie" DeDio, Jr. was hired recently by NJ State Senator Kristin Corrado (40th District) to serve as her Chief of ...

Four Wayne Police Officers Promoted in Ceremony at Town Hall

March 29, 2023

WAYNE, NJ – At the very beginning of the last Wayne Town Council meeting, four Wayne police officers were promoted, including Chief Jack McNiff’s brother, who is now officially a Captain and in charge of the patrol division in town. Robert Fernandez was promoted to Lieutenant and Mark Ciavirella and Pawel Jadczak were promoted to Sergeant.

Chief McNiff began the ceremony by ...

Wayne Police Nab Alleged Shoplifter Carrying Heroin and ‘Drug Paraphernalia’

WAYNE, NJ – It was about dinner time on Sunday evening when Wayne Police reported to a reported shoplifter at the Ulta Beauty Store at Wayne Towne Center. The suspect was caught, though he resisted arrest. On his person, Wayne police said they found “heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The following is based on a statement release by the Wayne Police Public Information Officer, ...

Wayne Hills Senior Gymnast Earns Spot on NJ High School National Team

March 24, 2023

WAYNE, NJ - Wayne Hills High School senior gymnast Jacqueline Bernardo has earned many accolades in her 14-year gymnastics career, including Passaic County All-Around Champion her freshman, junior and senior year (there was no tournament her sophomore year because of the pandemic). Now, she has attained a goal she envisioned for herself since freshman year. Bernardo was named as one of only a ...

Wayne Valley Competition Cheer Wins Back-to-Back State Championships

WAYNE, NJ - For the second year in a row, the Wayne Valley High School Co-Ed Competition Cheer team has won the state championship. The fitting end to a perfect season with ten first-place finishes in ten competitions.

Knowing their abilities and what they have accomplished this season, the team was ready to take on states at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. Though they were ...

Wayne PAL 8th Grade Travel Team Wins Winter Tournament Championship

WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne PAL Wolfpack 8th Grade Travel Team are champions of the 2023 Clark Invitational Tournament beating Howell 61-58 in the championship game. The Wolfpack were 5-0 in the tournament beating Westfield, Old Bridge, Scotch Plains-Fanwood and New Providence in tournament games.

This is the third Clark Tournament Championship in a row for the 8th Grade group having won the ...

No Joke! Belleville's Soho Hospital's Film Resume Includes an Oscar

March 30, 2023

BELLEVILLE, NJ - Known as "Essex County Hospital", "Essex County Isolation Hospital" and "Soho Hospital," the impressive hospital building on Franklin Ave. Belleville will play the role of Arkham Asylum in the upcoming film, 'The Joker 2'.

Erica Ryan Zarro, a Nutley resident and former Nutley Board of Education trustee, captured some of the action ...

NJ Fire Captain Sustains Burns Searching for Victims in House Blaze

HAMILTON, NJ -- A Hamilton Township Fire Captain suffered serious burns on Friday afternoon after crews battled a blaze that quickly spread through a local home. 

According to multiple sources, a fire broke out at a Madeline Court home mid-afternoon on Friday bringing numerous first responders and fire trucks to the residential neighborhood off of Cypress Lane.  Neighbors ...

NJ Rates Among Worst States for Doctors Practicing Medicine in 2023: Study

March 25, 2023

NEW JERSEY - New Jersey was ranked among the worst states for Doctors practicing medicine in 2023, according to a study released by WalletHub. The personal finance website ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on a number of key factors including each states' opportunity, competition, and medical environment.

New Jersey, No. 48 overall, ranked ahead of only Alaska, ...

Wayne Health Department to Provide Nursing Services at the Totowa Public Library

TOTOWA, NJ - The Totowa Public Library will be hosting "Nursing Services" provided by the Wayne Health Department every Friday from 10:00am-2:00pm. The nursing services will be available at the Totowa Library located at 537 Totowa Road.

Sueyla Dervishi, RN will be leading the nursing services and offering a wide range of health care services including blood pressure checks, ...

This Month in Wayne History- Hamburg Turnpike is Incorporated

March 19, 2023

Figure 1 A view you may be familiar with: the intersection of Hamburg Turnpike and Terhune Drive, looking west, ca. 1970. Courtesy of the Wayne Museum.

WAYNE, NJ - Raise your hand if you’ve recently gotten stuck at the junction where Alps Road crosses Hamburg Turnpike.

We all know the feeling. It seems traffic lights have sprung up everywhere along Hamburg Turnpike, facilitating the ...

St. Patrick's Day Resident Highlight: How This Wayne Irishman Became the Junkin' Irishman

March 17, 2023

WAYNE, NJ - It's St. Patrick's Day, a day when everyone can call themselves Irish. But today is more for celebrating real Irish heritage. And long-time Wayne resident Jim McKinney is the real thing. He even named his business with his nationality in mind. 

While the original Patrick was sainted for driving the snakes out of Ireland McKinney is praised for driving the junk out ...

Wayne-Based Business Could Solve The Global Garbage Crisis

WAYNE, NJ – It is estimated by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection that, in 2019 – the latest year of published statistics - Wayne Township disposed of over 52,000 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), what we call garbage. Passaic County disposed of nearly 475,000 tons of MSW. And approximately 980 million tons of waste from the state of New Jersey was transported and ...

Wayne High School Students Fashion Show Raises Money for Alcohol-Free Graduation Celebration

March 30, 2023

WAYNE, NJ – Hundreds of high school seniors donned gorgeous dresses and stylish suits and -with huge, happy smiles on their faces – walked the runway, strutting their stuff with cameras flashing.

It was the annual high school fashion show for Wayne Hills and another for Wayne Valley. The two events are fundraisers for Project Graduation, which is a drug-free and alcohol-free ...

Rain Forces Reschedule of Wayne Easter Carnival

WAYNE, NJ - The National Weather Service is calling for a drenching on Saturday, March 25 in and around Wayne. This has forced the Parks and Recreation Department to reschedule their Easter Carnival that was scheduled for the same day.

The NWS forecast for Saturday: "A chance of rain and sleet before 8am, then rain. High near 47. East wind 9 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Gov. Murphy Declares State of Emergency in 5 Counties, Including Passaic in Preparation of Winter Storm

March 13, 2023

TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency effective at 8:00 p.m. tonight for five New Jersey counties in advance of a winter storm forecasted to impact certain areas of the state with severe weather conditions starting tonight, Monday, March 13, through the morning of Wednesday, March 15.


Executive Order No. 320 declares a State of Emergency ...

Indiana Bat Migration Pushes Wayne Development on Route 23 Suddenly Forward

WAYNE, NJ – The mixed-use development slated to be built at 1895 Route 23 South in Wayne was approved years ago by the Wayne Planning Board for Galreh, LLC. But the building phase has been delayed for various reasons including litigation and COVID, according to Mark Semeraro the attorney representing Galreh in front of the Zoning Board of Adjustment. But now, there is suddenly an urgency to ...

Are Fiber Supplements Like ColonBroom Better for Weight Loss? Dr. Aggarwal of GANJ Weighs In

Advertisements for products like ColonBroom make claims of weight loss, increased energy, and detoxification. Are they different from traditional fiber supplements and do they work?  

In an article on VeryWell Health, Dr. Aakash Aggarwal, a gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey, said that while some patients may experience weight loss while taking fiber ...

Rowan Today

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 ...

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Wayne’s Best Chiropractor Receives Certificate from Passaic County Sheriff

WAYNE, NJ – Dr. Roman Kreyman, DC of Wayne’s Back to Health Wellness Care, located at 506 Hamburg Turnpike – Suite 202, was recognized by Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik for continued support and for extraordinary chiropractic care.

For years, Dr. Kreyman and his friendly staff have been supporting the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department and the Wayne Police ...

What goes into a retirement ‘paycheck’?

During your working years, you generally know how much money you’re brining in, so you can budget accordingly. But once you’re retired, it’s a different story. However, with some diligence, you can put together a “paycheck” that can help you meet your income needs.  

Where will this paycheck come from? Social Security benefits should replace about 40% of ...

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 ...

Wayne Township's Unsung Heroes

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” - Anne Frank

Often those who do improve the world are the unsung heroes; the people who improve our lives simply because it is the right thing to do. They never expect any honors or accolades in return. This March, two Wayne high school students received the Unsung Hero ...

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 ...

A Rare Infection - That’s Apparently On The Rise - Saved My Father-in-Law's Life

March 24, 2023

Dear Editor,

My in-law’s hometown hospital sits on a hill surrounded by cows and cornfields. The long drive up to the emergency room is lined by pretty trees. The “old folks home” squats at the foot of the hill, and I can tell you — driving past it will give you shivers like someone walking over your grave.

Last July, my father-in-law found himself in the ER. He ...

Who Opposes A $15 Million Gift?

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 ...

Paterson Firefighters Protect School from Nearby Fire

March 25, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh expressed his gratitude to members of the Paterson Fire Department for their efforts to protect a nearby school from the fire that destroyed the Pickle King on Saturday.

“Thankfully, our firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading to PANTHER Academy,” Sayegh said in a Facebook post. "I am very proud the work of ...

Columbia Bank and The Columbia Bank Foundation Visits The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest New Jersey’s Pequannock Unit

March 30, 2023

PEQUANNOCK, NJ—The Columbia Bank Foundation and Columbia Bank continue to be great supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest New Jersey’s (BGCNWNJ) Wayne and Pequannock Units. 

A complete renovation of the gym was necessary, but the cost was unexpected. That is where the Columbia Bank Foundation came in providing $35,000 in grant funds to help with the cost of ...

Free Nature Program for Wayne Students

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 ...

Cornhole for a Cause - Support the WIN Food Pantry and Compete for Prizes

WAYNE, NJ - Second Ward Wayne Town Councilman Al Sadowski is calling ALL Cornhole players to compete in "Cornhole for a Cause," to benefit the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry.

The event is happening in the Wayne Valley High School Gym on Sunday, April 30, with warmups starting at noon and the double-elimination tournament going from Noon to 5:00pm. 

Cash prizes will be ...


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