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Scenes From the First Day of School for the Preakness Early Childhood Center

September 11, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - Wayne's newest students had their very first day in the public school system on Thursday. It was all smiles at the Preakness Early Childhood Center as parents and children lined up to go in, huddling under umbrellas as misty rain drifted down.

The biggest smiles were on the teachers and staff that greeted them out front.

"It brought me so much joy to welcome back ...

The First Day of Full-Day Kindergarten in the Wayne Public Schools

WAYNE, NJ — After years of planning and preparation and some back-and-forth battles during school board meetings, Wayne’s full-day Kindergarten program officially opened on Thursday with a ‘snick’ of a giant pair of scissors. It was Board of Ed President Cathy Kazan, who had the honor of cutting the ribbon at James Fallon Elementary on Thursday morning, officially opening ...

We Will Never Forget. Wayne's 9/11 Memorial for the 20th Anniversary

September 15, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – Twenty years ago, the world was stunned when terrorists attacked America on U.S. soil, bringing down the Twin Towers in Manhattan, damaging a large portion of the Pentagon in Washington DC, as well as the plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people were killed, seven of which were Wayne residents.

Mayor Chris Vergano, making his ...

Flood Cleanup Guide for Wayne Township

WAYNE, NJ — As of Wednesday morning, there were still four streets in Wayne closed due to flooding, but for the most part, those affected by Hurricane Ida are in the midst of cleaning out the mess left behind. Here is a guide to help recover safely within the boundaries of the Township and State guidelines.

The four Wayne streets that remain closed are:

Pierce Street, From Ryerson ...

Wayne PD Joint Op with Passaic County Sheriff Nabs Cocaine and Heroin at the Ramada Inn

September 18, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Wayne Patrol Officers and Detectives, working with Deputies from the Passaic County Sheriff’s Bureau of Narcotics had to chase a suspect down on foot and subdue him on Thursday evening. The arrest hauled in over 500 “folds” of suspected Heroin and two “baggies” containing “suspected cocaine.”

On Thursday, September 16, 2021, around ...

$39,000 Worth of Drugs Off Paterson Streets, Sheriff Berdnik Announces

PATERSON, NJ — Members of the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office’s Bureau of Narcotics concluded a two-month investigation on Tuesday with the arrest of four men and seizure of an estimated $39,000 worth of illegal drugs. 

According to Sheriff Richard Berdnik, the arrests began when detectives observed Kasheem Smith engage in an illegal narcotics transaction with Alhaji ...

New Jersey Rated the 10th Safest State During COVID-19 – WalletHub Study

August 22, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey ranks fifth among the 50 states with about 51% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the tenth safest, according to a report today by personal finance website, WalletHub.

To determine the rankings of the safest states during the pandemic, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across five key metrics. The data set ...

September is a Busy Month in Wayne. Here’s What’s Happening

September 9, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – Last September, like the summer and spring of 2020, most events had been canceled because of the mitigation efforts surrounding the COVID pandemic. This September, it seems like everyone is making up for it. There is A LOT happening this month in Wayne.

Thursday, September 9

The Annual Wayne Senior Picnic at the James Roe Pool will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Vet Fest is Coming to Wayne this Sunday - A Music & Food Festival to Help Homeless Vets

WAYNE, NJ — One of the largest music and food truck festival to benefit homeless veterans is coming to Dave Waks Memorial Park on Barbour Pond Road this Sunday, September 12. The festival is happening from Noon to 7:00 p.m. and includes six “top bands” and a dozen gourmet food trucks, as well as fun for the kids.

The event is to raise money for Community Hope for Veterans, a ...

Former Wayne Hills Great, Greg Olsen Begins Career in the NFL Broadcast Booth

September 19, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — This past Sunday, almost anyone from Wayne watching the Philadelphia Eagles domination of the Atlanta Falcons, would have seen a familiar face in the broadcast booth.  It was former Wayne Hills High School football legend, Greg Olsen who joined the Fox Sports crew as an NFL analyst and called his first game of the season.

Olsen played tight end for the Wayne Hills ...

The First Week in a New League for Panthers Football

WAYNE, NJ — This season for the Wayne Boys & Girls Club Panthers football teams is likely to be more challenging than in the past. They have, for the first time, joined a “no weight limit” league that will pit them against larger organizations than they have faced over the last few years.

The football season began unofficially with a pep rally on Friday night with over ...

Race Around Wayne to Win $1,500 in Cash Prizes

September 19, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – Saturday morning, October 2, TAPinto is hosting its second annual WayneQuest, a family-friendly, fun FREE race around Wayne Township.

Have you registered yet? There are limited spots available, so CLICK HERE NOW to reserve your spot.

You can play as an individual, or you can race as a team of up to four people working together.

Last year’s grand prize winners were ...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Wednesday Afternoon into the Evening

September 8, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — A flash flood watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. There is also a Severe Storm Watch issued for our area through Thursday morning.

The flash flood watch is in effect for portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey: Eastern ...

Wayne Flood and Street Closures Update

WAYNE, NJ — Wayne Township is among several areas in New Jersey still reeling from the impact of the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Widespread flooding across the state has claimed an estimated 25 lives, making this one of the deadliest storms in New Jersey history. In Wayne, the three major rivers are flooding several areas, closing roads and causing evacuations. Here is the latest information ...

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How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Eggs

What are Spotted Lanternflies?

Spotted Lanternflies were first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Pennsylvania. Since 2014, they have spread to more than seven states, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Spotted Lanternflies are an invasive species having the potential to cause devastating damage to vegetation and agricultural businesses.

Ranking Your Financial Goals: A Smart Move

Like most people, you may have several financial goals. But can you reach them all?

It would be simple if you had great wealth. But you’ll likely need to rank your goals in terms of their importance to your life and then follow appropriate strategies to achieve them. By doing so, you may end up getting pretty close to covering each of your objectives, in one way or another.

When ...

Hearing Loss Due to Fluid Buildup in the Ear? Myringotomy Surgery Can be a Solution

Reoccurring ear infections, allergies and enlarged adenoids, among other reasons, can sometimes lead to fluid building up in the middle ear, affecting hearing and sometimes causing pain or discomfort. For children, if the issue is present in both ears, it could also affect speech development.

When fluid accumulates in the middle ear, it is called serous otitis media, or otitis media with ...

First Day of School in Wayne - An Exciting Time

On Tuesday, September 9th, students and staff of the Wayne school district flooded the corridors of their schools, excited to see old friends and begin new classes. Locker doors slammed and laughter echoed in the halls as students and staff attempted to navigate this full return to our buildings.

Although this school year may be difficult in some ways, the Wayne Educational Association is very ...

Movement, Meditation, and Nature: 5 Tips to Alleviate Stress

Stress has a negative impact on our mental and physical health. It can cause various physical ailments like headaches, stomachaches, tight muscles, fatigue, and even high blood pressure. Mentally, stress can make it difficult to concentrate or create memory problems.

But in our busy society run by the pressure of work, family, and the need to do more, how do we alleviate stress?

There are ...

Fall Flavors: Cooking With the Season’s Bounty

With spring and summer on their way out, it’s time to start looking ahead to fall, and one of the best parts of this time of year is cooking with all the great seasonal fruits and vegetables that thrive in these cooler months.

If you’re unsure what’s in season in September or don’t know what to do with the piles of produce-lining grocery store shelves, look no further.

How to Ensure Your Furnace Is Ready for Winter’s Cold Nights

The cooler nights of September are the perfect reminder to get your furnace ready for the long winter ahead. Any work on HVAC can be intimidating, and professionals should handle most tasks, but there are steps you can take to keep the heat on this winter.

We’ll look at some ways to prep your furnace for winter and the situations that call for expert help. With some preventive ...

Prep Your Home for Winter With These Easy Fall Tasks

There’s nothing quite like the weather in autumn. With the heat of summer finally breaking, it’s time to start enjoying more time outdoors and keep the windows open. With favorable weather, it’s easy to forget the cold and dark nights of winter looming ahead.

Luckily, there are several steps you can take during the fall to help prepare your home for the harsh conditions of ...

7 Tips for Creating a Lasting Fitness Plan

Now that the bulk of the pandemic is behind us, many are looking for ways to get back in their old fitness routine or start a new one. Whether you’re back at the gym or in your home fitness center, here are seven tips for creating a new routine you’ll actually stick to!

Start Slow

When starting a fitness routine, many people make the mistake of taking on more than they are ...

5 Tasty, Healthy Food and Wine Pairings

Light salad or grilled salmon make for delicious dishes perfect for the warm evenings of summer. Plus, those long summer days leave even more time for designing the ideal dinner. The hardest part may not be collecting the recipes or the cooking—and definitely not the eating—but rather finding the perfect wine to drink along with it!

If you’re looking to wow a partner, family, ...

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing, and Seasonal: 5 Side Dish Recipes for Fall

September brings with it a host of fresh produce: grapes, apples, leeks, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, and so much more! There are tons of delicious, in-season fruits and veggies ripe for whipping up mouth-watering side dishes. If you’re wondering how you’ll incorporate seasonal produce into your fall meals, here are a few of the best recipes for your ...

Say Goodbye to Summer With a Blowout Bash

As summer wraps up, it’s tempting to transition to cozy fall gatherings right away, but don’t move too quickly! Having a “goodbye summer” party is a great way to celebrate the last fresh, vibrant colors, sounds, and flavors of summer with your friends and family. So pull out the last of your summer décor and try these tips for making the most of your final summer ...

Commissioners Pass Resolution to Relocate Afghan Refugees to Passaic County

September 17, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — During this past week’s Passaic County Commissioner meeting, a resolution was passed unanimously that would “welcome, harbor and relocate” eligible Afghan refugees to Passaic County.

The resolution comes in the wake of the arrival of nearly 9,000 Afghan refugees who are currently being housed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in southern New ...

Update: Sources Say Woman and Child Found Dead Near OYO Hotel and Target on Rt. 10 in East Hanover

September 16, 2021

EAST HANOVER, NJ - On Friday, The East Hanover police confirmed that there was police activity at the OYO Hotel in East Hanover in the same parking lot as Target on Rt. 10.

Witnesses report that there were helicopters, the Morris County Sheriff's Emergency response team and crime scene investigative trucks along with local police on site.

Sources state that a woman and child were found ...

LWV To Sponsor Candidate Night for State and County Elections

September 16, 2021

The League of Women Voters of Wayne Township will sponsor a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, September 29 at the Wayne Township Municipal Chambers, 475 Valley Road, Wayne. The forum for New Jersey State Senate and Assembly from the 40th District will start at 7 pm. Candidates for Passaic County Surrogate will speak at 8 pm, followed by candidates for Passaic County Commissioner from 8:10 pm to 9 ...

YMCA Offers Fall Membership Savings and Chance to Win $5K

WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne YMCA welcomes new members this fall with special opportunities to save on membership and be eligible to win $5,000.

“As new school-year routines start, the fall is a perfect time to join or rejoin the Y, where you’ll find enrichment and wellness opportunities for all ages, and a community of support for you and your family’s health goals,” ...

Herbalist to Lead Weed Walk at Laurelwood Arboretum

Renowned herbalist Robin Rose Bennett will lead a Weed Walk through Laurelwood Arboretum,725 Pines Lake Drive West, on Thursday, September 30 from 3 pm to 5 pm. The rain date is Friday, October 1 from 3 pm to 5 pm.

Bennett will explain how to identify commonly found plants that can be used as herbal medicines or are delicious and nutritious to eat. “Common plants are our teachers,” ...

The Repercussions of Defying Statewide Mandates

September 15, 2021

There’s been a lot of debate over mask mandates at local Board of Education meetings over the last few months, the repercussions of defying these mandates are not just about health.

Our schools lose state funding if we defy statewide mandates. Our property values would go down, our property taxes would go up, schools could have layoffs, class sizes would be larger, and we’d have to ...


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Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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