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New Property Fraud Warning System Implemented by Passaic County Clerk’s Office.

October 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – Identity theft is a big fear in our tech-heavy world, and according to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. Passaic County Clerk, Danielle Ireland-Imhof has taken the initiative to help protect Passaic County residents from this kind of fraud by implementing a new Property Fraud Warning ...

Wayne Township Needs Your Help!

WAYNE, NJ - “We’re short on poll workers in Wayne Township, and all across Passaic County,” said Wayne Township Clerk, Paul Margiotta.

Election day is Tuesday, November 5 and unless there are enough poll workers it’s a possibility that there will be delays at each polling site, making things difficult for our busy residents.

There are forty-one polling places ...

Rep. Sherrill Convenes Army Corps of Engineers, NJDEP, and Local Mayors to Discuss Flood Mitigation

Wayne, NJ — On October 5, US Representative for New Jersey’s 11th district, Mikie Sherrill met with local mayors, including Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to the issues that Wayne and other area towns face from repeat and intensifying flooding.

Following ...

Wayne Township Needs Your Help!

October 16, 2019

WAYNE, NJ - “We’re short on poll workers in Wayne Township, and all across Passaic County,” said Wayne Township Clerk, Paul Margiotta.

Election day is Tuesday, November 5 and unless there are enough poll workers it’s a possibility that there will be delays at each polling site, making things difficult for our busy residents.

There are forty-one polling places ...

Passaic County Board of Elections is Seeking Your Help

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – November 5, 2019 is Election Day and the Board of Elections of Passaic County is looking for your help in one of two ways:  they are inviting people to participate in a mock election, which will also help them test their new voting machines; and they are looking for people to be poll workers on Election Day.

Everyone is invited to participate in a mock ...

Barbs Thrown at Wayne Candidates Forum, Though Civility Ruled the Event.

WAYNE, NJ – Candidates for four of the six Wayne ward council seats sat together to answer questions from their constituents in their first and only group forum hosted by the Wayne League of Women Voters. For the most part, the event was very civil and respectful, but there were a few remarks made that were contentious during the evening.

This was not a debate. The forum format allowed ...

Major Housefire on Westview Road

October 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – Just after 3:00pm yesterday, while returning from another alarm in Pines Lake, Wayne Fire Companies 3, 4 and 5 were alerted that a residence on Westview Road had smoke billowing from the garage.

“On a day like today,” said Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick, referring to the heavy rain Wayne was experiencing, “you figure it would be a dryer vent or something ...

Student Rescued from WPU Elevator

WAYNE, NJ – Just before midnight on October 15, Wayne Fire Company #4 and Rescue 5 were dispatched to the William Paterson University Skyline Residence dorm to rescue a student trapped in an elevator between the fourth and fifth floors.

“Assistant Chiefs Sam Shakkour of Company #4 and Mike Payne, the Coordinator for the Wayne Special Response Team (SRT) were first on the ...

The Story of Wayne's Famous 1951 Mack Fire Truck

WAYNE, NJ – Its Fire Prevention month, and you may have seen a beautiful, cherry-red antique fire truck around town since it's the showpiece for Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 (PLFC5). Or maybe you saw it leading the children’s Halloween parade each year or carrying Santa around the community of Packanack Lake during Christmas time. It could be you saw this pristine firetruck from ...

Chilton Medical Center Creates “Pathway to Hope” For Suicide Awareness

September 27, 2019

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ - September is National Suicide Prevention Month and Atlantic Health System's Chilton Medical Center recently hosted a "Paint a Rock for Suicide Awareness" table where visitors, patients and employees were encouraged to paint a rock in honor of suicide awareness.

Dr. Peter Bolo, the Chairman for the Department of Psychiatry at Atlantic Health System’s ...

Chilton Medical Center’s Walk With A Doc Program at the Willowbrook Mall

WAYNE, NJ – Since indoor shopping malls came into existence, mall walking has been a popular form of exercise, especially for seniors. “I come here every day to walk,” said Patricia Data who’s been walking at the Willowbrook Mall for “Years. Years and Years,” said Data with a smile.  

Every morning, the mall opens before the stores lift their gates and ...

Washington’s Army Returns to Dey Mansion

October 13, 2019

For two days at the end of October, Dey Mansion will come alive again as General George Washington’s headquarters as it was in 1780. 

During the weekend event held October 26 and 27 enactors will camp at the Dey Mansion and live life as if it were 1780. 

“Guests can expect to learn what life was like as a soldier during the American Revolution,” said Semra Iljazi ...

Telling the Story of Preakness: Through the Eyes of the Filmmaker

WAYNE, NJ - The Village Inn on Runnymede Drive in Wayne to most is just a fine dining restaurant with a cozy bar; a nice place to enjoy a good meal and time with friends. Not many truly understand the historic nature of the building itself, or of its famous inhabitant revered across two continents in the late 19th century.

Paul Bastante of Silk City Films has learned more about Wayne’s ...

With Ribbon Cutting, Dey Mansion’s Olmsted Garden Is Officially Opened

WAYNE, NJ – The weather couldn’t have been better on Saturday evening for the Dey Mansion Garden Extravaganza and ribbon-cutting that marked the official opening of the newly restored Olmsted Garden.

Several of the Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders were present for the ceremony, including Director John Bartlett and Freeholders TJ Best, Terry Duffy, and Pat ...

Second Opinion Offers Hope to Brittany Chase Owners

October 11, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – A second engineering company presented at Thrusday night’s Brittany Chase Condominium Association (BCCA) meeting providing a detailed power point presentation and a new estimated cost to repair what ails Brittany Chase. Approximately one hundred owners came out to the Wayne Hills High School auditorium to attend the BCCA meeting knowing that the engineers report was going ...

Home Baking for a Profit is Illegal in NJ. Lawsuit Looks to Change That

NEW JERSEY - Not-so-fun fact: New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business.

Sales of home-baked goods are allowed in the Garden State, provided they’re at charity events or bake sales. But bakers who filed a lawsuit say there should also be a law that allows them to make a viable living baking from home.

The lawsuit, which remains in New Jersey ...

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Beauty and the Beast Opens at Rosen Performing Arts Center

October 19, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – Friday night marked the first of three performances of Beauty and the Beast at the Rosen Performing Arts Center (RPAC) at the Wayne YMCA. The October musical each year at RPAC is the flagship show that begins the season.

“This is my favorite show we do every year because of the intergenerational aspect of it all, said Laura Tiedge the Executive Director at the Wayne ...

Scenes from Passaic County's Annual "Paws In The Park" Held in Goffle Brook Park

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Hawthorne had gone to the dogs, and the hundreds of people gathered for "Paws In The Park" could not have been happier for it.  Passaic County's Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Passaic County Sheriff's Department teamed up once again to host the 4th annual "Paws In The Park", hosted in Goffle Brook Park, on Saturday. 

"Our Passaic ...

Washington’s Army Returns to Dey Mansion

For two days at the end of October, Dey Mansion will come alive again as General George Washington’s headquarters as it was in 1780. 

During the weekend event held October 26 and 27 enactors will camp at the Dey Mansion and live life as if it were 1780. 

“Guests can expect to learn what life was like as a soldier during the American Revolution,” said Semra Iljazi ...

Wayne Hills Alum, Rachel Vellis is Loving Life at LIU, in the Classroom and on the Pitch

October 12, 2019

Beginning her junior year at Long Island University, Rachel Vellis couldn’t be happier with the direction of her life as a student-athlete.

Vellis, 20, is a 2017 graduate of Wayne Hills High, where she excelled in three sports, field hockey, basketball and softball. She’s the youngest of three born to Maria and Charley Vellis. The family originally resided in Wallington, ...

Four-Year-Old Zach Galasso Becomes Captain of the Wayne Hills Football Team

“Thank you, Zach, for choosing us." A story of the loving Galasso family and a wonderful four-year-old, who has stolen the heart of his parents, sister and the Wayne Hills football team.

WAYNE, NJ - One look at Zach Galasso, with his precocious personality and delightful smile makes everyone around him feel a little better. And for Zach’s parents, and older ...

Home Baking for a Profit is Illegal in NJ. Lawsuit Looks to Change That

October 9, 2019

NEW JERSEY - Not-so-fun fact: New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business.

Sales of home-baked goods are allowed in the Garden State, provided they’re at charity events or bake sales. But bakers who filed a lawsuit say there should also be a law that allows them to make a viable living baking from home.

The lawsuit, which remains in New Jersey ...

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New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

Passaic County Freeholders Award 2019 Open Space Grants

October 18, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded $975,000 in grants to county municipalities through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The resolution was passed on October 8, 2019.

 “The Open Space Trust Fund supports the beautification, restoration and maintenance of many of our county parks, historic sites and ...

Thank you!

The  Wayne  Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse would like to thank Wayne Alliance members, community members, our fundraising team and everyone who participated in the outback fundraiser on Tuesday October 15th 2019.

Volunteer Chairperson Karen Marron, Recording Secretary, Maryam Sayad agreed to kick off the school year with an Outback Steakhouse fundraiser and ...

Amazing Turkey Race

Join Wayne Parks & Recreation for the Amazing Turkey Race on Saturday, November 2nd.  This fun family event combines a race to find hidden turkeys, a mystery to solve, prizes to win, and entertainment for kids and adults!  There is no fee to participate, but we do ask each family to make a donation that will help families in need this holiday season!

PASSAIC COUNTY HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL PAWS IN THE PARK

Hawthorne, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Passaic County Sheriff’s Office and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the county’s fourth annual Paws in the Park on Saturday, October 12th from 10:00AM - 4:00PM at Goffle Brook Park in Hawthorne.

“Our Passaic County community includes our furry friends, which is ...

Kessler Foundation Seeks Breast Cancer Survivors for Research Study Examining Weakness and Fatigue

Researchers at Kessler Foundation in West Orange, NJ are studying new ways of relieving unwanted symptoms associated with breast cancer treatments. Many women report experiencing weakness & fatigue that lingers long after treatments have ended. These symptoms can diminish quality of life & interfere with daily activities. If you are a woman aged 40-75, who was diagnosed with ...

Free Guided Tours of Laurelwood Arboretum

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, October 20 at 12:30 pm. This last tour of the season offers opportunities to enjoy the fall foliage and some unusual fall-blooming flowers.

To join a tour, meet at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Road West in Wayne. Trained tour guides will lead visitors ...

Milestones

Menoski - Stoul Engagement

October 9, 2019

Janna and Igor Stoul of Montville are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Val Stoul to Lulzim Menoski, son of Pajo and Lulzime Menoski of Wayne.  

On June 12 of this year, Lulzim took Val on one of their favorite trips - a ride on their BMX bikes to North Cove Park in Wayne where Val was surprised with a ring and she immediately said Yes!

Lulzim and Val own ...