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Weekly Wayne Coronavirus Update July 23 - 29 With Graphs and Analysis

July 30, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township COVID-19 numbers are posted on the township website.  TAPinto provides a weekly update on the number of Wayne residents affected by the virus.

This report runs from Thursday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 22.

One new death was reported for Wayne:

July 23: Zero
July 24: One
July 25: Zero
July 26: Zero
July 27: Zero
July 28: ...

Weekly Wayne Coronavirus Update July 16 - 23

WAYNE, NJ – A delay in reporting on the Wayne Township website has delayed last week’s weekly Coronavirus update. In order to keep the weekly reports consistent, we are showing the summary of data from Thursdays to Wednesdays since a Thursday was the first day that Mayor Vergano stopped doing his daily reports.

This report runs from Thursday, July 16 through Wednesday, July ...

A Message From the Mayor Regarding Outages

August 5, 2020

Currently, approximately 25% of the township remains without power.

We are in contact with both PSEG and JCPL and have made them aware of the situation in our Township.

We currently have 5 nursing homes and 6 pump stations running on their generators. Residents are encouraged to stay away from downed trees because of the possibility of live wires. Township crews are working 24 hours to ...

Murphy Push to Borrow Up to $9.9 Billion Gets Its Day in Court

Supreme Court set to hear case that could decide if taxes must rise or programs get cut

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Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration will soon have its chance to convince New Jersey’s ...

Will it Be Safe to Open Schools in September? Wayne Teachers Express Doubts

August 1, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – The administrative staff at the Wayne School District have been diligently working within new Department of Education guidelines to open schools in September. They recently released the results of the questions asked by concerned residents at the July 16 Board of Education meeting.  You can access it here.

But all of this hard work may be for nothing as the Wayne ...

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Generator Sets House on Fire in Mt. Arlington

August 5, 2020

MT. ARLINGTON, NJ – At approximately 4:30pm on Wednesday afternoon, Havey and Pat Togno’s generator caught fire and because it sat so close to their house, flames began to catch on their Kadel Drive home.

Harvey Togno told TAPinto that he was home doing a crossword puzzle when he began to smell acrid smoke.

At that same moment, Togno’s neighbor Tom Monaselli had just ...

A Message From the Wayne OEM Regarding Tropical Storm Isaias

The Wayne Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management is responding to the aftermath of the storm that impacted our area.

We are aware of numerous power outages within the Township and are in contact with PSE&G and JCP&L. They are working on restoring power as quickly as possible. However, they could not provide a timeline for the restoration of power to those affected by ...

Newark Airport’s Terminal One Will Open in 2021 as Air Travel Moves Toward Uncertain Future

July 29, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — As an embattled travel and transportation industry confronts steep revenue fallout due to COVID-19, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is approaching a major construction milestone.

The $2.7 billion state-of-the-art Terminal One project at Newark Liberty International Airport will reach 60% completion this fall and open to travelers in late 2021, according to ...

New Care One Residence Set to Open in August

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "A lavish lifestyle." That's what Senior Administrator Chris Slavicek promises for residents at the new Care One on Cranbury Road.  Indeed, care one is located right next to the luxurious Park Chateau and the new hotel that is going up beside it.  On a recent tour of the almost-finished residence, it was easy to see the ground plan of a lovely care ...

Back in Business. Wayne Parks & Rec September Lineup

August 6, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – We are getting used to so many things being canceled because of COVID-19. For the Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, this past spring and early summer has been a quiet time. However, September is looking like a fun month for Wayne Township as the Recreation Department is moving ahead with many activities for residents.

To end August, the 2020 Wayne Township Summer ...

Wayne's Summer Concert Series Still On For Tonight

WAYNE, NJ - The Summer Concert scheduled for tonight is still on!  The Wayne Township Municipal Complex has power so the show must go on.

Tonight's concert features Country Comfort. "North Jersey's Premiere Country Cover Band," says their Facebook Page. They will be playing hits from today's top male and female country artists with the occasional ...

Murphy Provides Clarifications on Sports Activities

July 22, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Gov. Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities.

“All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor said.

Yoga and pilates studios, which are not licensed health clubs, fall under the ...

Murphy Talks Options for Schools, "High Risk" Sports

TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday.

Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and competitions for "high risk" sports at outdoor venues only. Murphy announced last ...

Hostess Raspberry Zingers Recalled Due to Potential Mold

July 23, 2020

Hostess Brands, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain Hostess Raspberry Zingers because the product may develop mold, the company announced. They mold, the company said, may develop prior to the best by date.

No other Hostess Brand products were affected, they said. The recall applies to the following Raspberry Zinger products:

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Wayne Eats Out

WAYNE, NJ – A special celebration of Wayne’s finest eateries is happening across our town this upcoming week. It’s an event that is very much like a ‘restaurant week’ where Wayne restaurants will be offering special meals and deals to incentivize people to come to their establishments and eat outside, or pick-up dinner or have meals delivered.  It’s called ...

Delays in Restoring Power to Wayne to be Expected - Weather Cooperating

August 5, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – This morning we reported that the PSE&G Outage Map showed power restorations to happen in Wayne on Aug 6 and 7. The Map has been updated and although some areas still have an Aug 6 or Aug 7 restoration date, many now say August 9, and some say: “Assessing Condition.”

The JCP&L Outage Map, still does not have any restoration dates for any Wayne areas that ...

Unclear When Power Will be Restored For Many Wayne Residents

WAYNE, NJ - The storm has passed, leaving in its wake a path of destruction. Power is out all over Wayne and although PSE&G have some estimates for restoration for some areas, many residents remain in the dark both figuratively and literally. 

The PSE&G Outage Map provides some areas of Wayne with estimated dates and time of restoration, but the earliest dates for Wayne are ...

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What Does an Unplanned Career Transition Mean for You?                          

The COVID-19 pandemic has unsettled the country’s employment picture for months and will likely continue to do so for a while. However, the nature and terminology of this disruption varies greatly among individuals – some have seen their jobs disappear, others have been “furloughed” and still others have been offered an early retirement. If you’re in this final group ...

Ways to Improve Communication with a Senior Loved One Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

It can be challenging to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. But they are family, and you love them in good times and bad. Depending on what stage of Alzheimer’s they are at, it can also be difficult to communicate with them. They may refuse to do what you ask of them, have trouble following directions or answering simple questions, or may even start talking about things ...

Clifton Notch Road Area Water Service Interruption

Passaic Valley Water Commission shut down water service in Clifton on Notch Road between Grove Street and Donnalin Place after NJDOT contractor hit service while digging.

Customers on Notch Rd. between Grove St. and Donnalin Pl will have no water.

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End the Blame and Shame Game

Every so often I find myself looking back, trying to understand where my beliefs and behavior patterns come from. After all, I am a product of my past, and the people in my past.

Awareness is a good thing, and what we do with it is even more important. This is your wake-up call to use the past to propel you forward, to a better place.

You’re stressed out. There is no room for rational ...

Passaic County Awarded $7.5M from NJDOT for Infrastructure Improvements

August 5, 2020

PATERSON, NJ – More than $7.5 million is heading to Passaic County for infrastructure improvements at the local level, county officials announced Tuesday. The funding from the state's Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) will be used to create improvement projects in 2021 that will maintain roads, bridges and other transportation related work under county ...

A Growing Tribute of Condolences to State Senator Ron Rice on the Passing of His Wife of 35 Years

August 5, 2020

(NEW JERSEY) - Elected officials and political leaders from all over the state are sending in words of condolences to State Senator and Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, Ronald L. Rice (Newark) on the sudden passing of his beloved wife of 35 years, Shirley Rice. Mrs. Rice passed away unexpectedly on the morning of August 4, 2020. Shirley Rice, a long time champion for collegiate ...

William Paterson University to Celebrate Class of 2020 with In-Person Outdoor Ceremonies

August 5, 2020

William Paterson University will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 with a series of 11 smaller, in-person, outdoor ceremonies to be held on Wightman Field on campus from August 10 through 12. All students who completed their requirements for bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in January 2020, May 2020, and August 2020 have been invited to attend.

The ...

New On-Site and Virtual Offerings from BrainStorm Tutoring & Arts to Guide Parents and Students through the Upcoming School Year

Franklin Lakes, NJ  – BrainStorm Tutoring & Arts is launching innovative on-site and virtual offerings to guide parents and students through the school-at-home experience for the upcoming school year. Through these new offerings, parents can choose from customized home-based instruction for their children with the company’s all-star teaching team... or consultations ...

Rosemary Becchi Calls for Mikie Sherrill to Demand an Independent Investigation of Veterans Hospital Negligence

PARSIPPANY, NJ:  As a result of a series of meetings with veterans and VFW leadership in New Jersey, Rosemary Becchi, a candidate for the 11th   Congressional District in New Jersey is elevating a call from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Department of New Jersey for an independent investigation of the coronavirus response in all veterans nursing homes in the state of New ...

How To Handle Work and Virtual Learning for Your Kids. Understanding Your Options

August 5, 2020

Parents are worried about whether schools will reopen in the fall, or follow a hybrid model with both remote and in-person learning. Small businesses should also be concerned, as school reopening decisions may pose challenges which will directly impact their ability to maintain efficient operations.

Employees at small businesses have certain rights that allow them to stay home with children, ...