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Wayne Board of Ed Responds to Teacher Lawsuit

May 12, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – Recently, a Wayne Valley teacher and high-ranking member of both the Wayne and Passaic County teacher’s union filed a lawsuit against a Wayne school district employee and the Wayne Board of Education. During this past BOE meeting, the Board provided their first public statement on the matter.

Long-time Social Studies teacher for Wayne Valley, Dennis Carroll is suing the ...

Should it Stay or Should it Go Now? Wayne School District Wants Feedback on Wayne Valley Mascot

WAYNE, NJ – Last summer, after George Floyd was murdered in Minnesota, the Black Lives Matter movement picked up steam and became a fixture in American culture. In Wayne, the movement’s biggest changes happened in the school system. Current and former public high school students urged the district to teach more ethnically diverse subjects, to be more aware of racism in the schools and ...

Gas Prices Are Up in Wayne. Find out How Local Prices Compare to the Rest of New Jersey

May 14, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Passaic County, the price at the pump has hit $3.02 as of part of a national trend in high gas prices — the most-expensive ...

TAPinto Brings In-Person Business Networking Back

WAYNE, NJ – With Gov. Murphy lifting many of the restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings and with millions of people fully vaccinated, it is beginning to feel like there is a chance for a bit of our old normalcy to start slowly coming back.

The pandemic drove many aspects of our lives to a virtual setting, including business networking, however online virtual networking via ...

Here’s a long-lasting Mother’s Day gift

Mother’s Day has almost arrived. As an adult, you can fully appreciate all your mother has done for you, so, on this occasion, you may be happy to give Mom flowers, candy, jewelry or something similar. But Mother’s Day is here and then it’s gone. Is there a longer-term gift that can make a real difference in your mother’s life?

Actually, there is – the gift of ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Wayne Parents Need to Know

May 13, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Why Wayne Township Has Not Yet Created a New Master Plan

WAYNE, NJ – The municipal budget took a step forward on Wednesday night, as the Town Council voted to approve amendments to the original document. When the time came for the public to comment during the council meeting, two residents, Linda Nardone and Bob Nulman asked why there was no money set aside in the budget to update the town’s existing Master Plan. This sparked a discussion ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Wayne Parents Need to Know

May 13, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Community Forum Scheduled to Discuss Marijuana, Mental Health Issues

WAYNE, NJ – To help address the rise in depression, anxiety and substance abuse issues that have been growing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wayne Township along with several community organization partners are hosting a live (and live-streamed) community forum to provide valuable information and tools to help those who have been quietly suffering in isolation.

This forum will be ...

Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The community is being alerted to a nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors for failing to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of some 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense logo or ...

Wayne Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault and Child Abuse

WAYNE, NJ – Police Chief Jack McNiff, along with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of a Wayne man for endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and child abuse, according to a statement released to the press.

On May 31, 2020, volunteers from the Wayne Memorial First Aid Squad and Wayne PD responded to a call for a non-responsive four-week-old ...

Wayne 7-11 Sells $1.7 Million Winning Lottery Ticket

May 5, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -  The 7-11 on Route 23 South in Wayne sold the May 1 Jersey Cash 5 winning lottery ticket, netting the holder of this ticket a cool $1,763,205.

The Jersey Cash 5 drawing happened on the evening of May 1 and the winning numbers were: 01, 02, 15, 28 and 31. The 'XTRA' number was 02.

Only one person was lucky enough to hit all five of the numbers, so this person will ...

Honoring the Dedication and Determination of Wayne’s High School Music Students

WAYNE, NJ — In a pandemic year, with so many restrictions on gatherings, live performances by up-and-coming music students have not been possible. This puts a damper on the motivation to practice and the passion to be the best they could be. Despite this, fifteen musicians from Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley pushed themselves in the one and only competition available to them this year. It was ...

Wayne Wrestlers, Friends, Training Partners Face-Off in State Championship

May 15, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — It was a match that brought two friends and training partners full-circle and facing each other across a wrestling mat once again. It was a friendly battle of two evenly matched and talented wrestlers who have been supporting and helping each other since they were about ten years old. It was a rematch of the first meet of the season, and like that first match, the two determined ...

Week Two of Wayne’s Cornhole League – Update on Scoring

WAYNE, NJ – On a chilly mid-May Tuesday, the 24 teams in Wayne’s inaugural cornhole league played their second round at either the Taphouse on French Hill Road or the Village Inn on Runnymeade Drive.

This is the second of eight weeks of play, leading up to the semi-final and finals that will be held on June 29.

Everyone’s favorite team, the TAPintos had a much better ...

Where in Wayne April Winners Announced

May 2, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - Our latest Where in Wayne contest featured a mysterious picture of a stone wall next to a counter. Only a few people were able to identify where the picture was taken, and one was chosen for the promised $50 gift certificate.

However, because the contest was so challenging, a second picture was added and a second prize of $25 was offered.

Both winners were chosen at random. The ...

Wayne Restaurants React to Lifting of Restrictions

May 15, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - Local restaurants say they are excited to welcome back patrons in mid-May after more than 14 months of closures and capacity limits.

Recently, Gov. Phil Murphy announced an additional easing of restrictions, removing capacity limits for indoor businesses and ending all limits on outdoor gatherings.

Since May 7, the ban on buffets and other self-service foods at restaurants has ...

Allergy Alert: Whey Protein Powder Sold By Whole Foods Recalled

Containers of 365 Everyday Value Whey Protein Powder  Natural Vanilla Flavor due to the potential of an undeclared soy allergen, announced Arizona Nutritional Supplements. 

The containers of the protein powder were mistakenly packaged with Soy Protein Powder, the company stated. 

The product can be identified by the UPC 9948228764, a Best By of 03/04/2023 and Lot 0073984. The ...

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Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgeries in Wayne

There has never been a better time to have a partial knee replacement. 

Right here in Wayne, the Elite Surgical Center on Hamburg Turnpike is offering Robotic-Arm assisted partial knee replacement procedures.  This new technology allows surgeons to personalize procedures to each patient. And, it also allows for same-day, outpatient surgery, increased accuracy, less pain and quicker ...

Why Going to the Dentist Frequently is Good For Your Health and Your Wallet

We all know that we should be going to the dentist at least every 6 months for checkups and cleanings.  But do you really know why?

It’s our way to make sure that everything in your mouth is healthy and working properly. I often make the analogy to my patients about owning and maintaining their car.  The simple maintenance of putting in the right fuel, getting the oil changed ...

WEA Donates Books to School Media Centers

For the third consecutive year, The Wayne Education Association has gifted the Media Centers of all the Wayne Schools with books for the students to enjoy.

Each Media Specialist provided the WEA with their Wish List of books that the students of their school would enjoy. Danielle Valencia, WEA Pride Chairperson, organized the lists, the purchasing of the books, and the deliveries to each of ...

St. Joseph's Health Doctor to Serve on Key Gun Safety Commission

TRENTON, NJ – A prominent physician at St. Joseph’s Health has been appointed by Governor Phil Murphy to serve on the Personalized Handgun Authorization Commission. Murphy announced that Jennifer Chuang, currently the Section Chief for Adolescent Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center, will serve on the body responsible for establishing performance standards for ...

PVWC kicks off Drinking Water Week highlighting tap water being “There When You Need It”

(Clifton, N.J. – May 2, 2021) – Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) and partners throughout North America today kicked off Drinking Water Week, by highlighting the different ways consumers’ tap water is “There When You Need It.” Drinking Water Week is May 2-8 this year. 

PVWC is observing Drinking Water Week by recognizing the vital role tap ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

NJ Tourism Stumbles During 2020 Coronavirus Crisis, But Industry Ready for Strong Rebound

May 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Struggling under coronavirus restrictions and travel limitations, New Jersey’s tourism industry took a major hit last year, with the number of people visiting the state — and the amount of money they spent — registering dramatic declines, according to the state’s 2020 tourism report.

While the number of visitors declined to 84.6 million — a 27% ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Last Day of Sunday Jazz Brunch

May 12, 2021

Get your fill-in of our delicious comfort food and relaxing Jazz performance on our last day of brunch - Sunday, May 23rd. 

The Taphouse will be ending our Sunday Jazz Brunch for the summer, to return in the Fall of 2021. 

Enjoy one last meal of biscuits and gravy, or try your hand at our chicken and waffles. 

On a health kick?  Our healthy omelet, or salads, are ...

2021 Scout-O-Rama Launches Kids Back into The Great Outdoors

The Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America invites kids of all ages to enjoy a free, action packed day of Scout skills and activities.

The 2021 Scout-O-Rama will be held on Saturday, May 8 at Our Lady of Consolation at 1799 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, and is open to Scouts and friends of all ages across all Scouting programs. There will be fun challenges for every level of Scout ...

Starting Summer in Style

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Fewer restrictions, longer days, and warm nights provide even more inspiration when looking for reasons to head to New Jersey's Coast in 2021. Celebrating a renewed spirit, Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce members welcome travelers to take part in their 107th summer sharing memories and creating new experiences. There is no better way to explore the unique ...

CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 13, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...


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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