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Lafayette Elementary Receives Grant from Chilton Medical Center to Create Wellness Space

July 30, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Assistant Superintendent of Wayne Schools, Donna Reichman announced during the past Board of Education meeting that Lafayette Elementary School has received a grant from the Community Advisory Board of Chilton Medical Center to create an outdoor wellness space for students and staff.

This $2,500 grant was awarded in response to an application filed by school guidance ...

New Jersey Is 2021's 3rd Best School System in America: WalletHub Study

WAYNE, NJ - New Jersey was ranked as the country's third best school system in the country, according to personal finance website WalletHub's annual list States with the Best and Worst School Systems. Only two states Massachusetts (No.1) and Connecticut (No. 2)  ranked higher New Jersey. New York (No. 14) and Pennsylvania (No. 24) finished in the top half of ranking ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

July 29, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

An Update on Wayne's Affordable Housing Obligation

WAYNE, NJ — Last week, Judge Thomas Brogan presided over a case management hearing for Wayne’s affordable housing obligation. The Judge relies on his “Special Master” Christina Coffone to work with Wayne and the intervenors who are looking to build housing developments that include affordable housing units. She takes care of the details, helps facilitate negotiations and ...

Tornado Comfirmed in Verona Thursday Evening

July 31, 2021

VERONA, NJ — Thursday evening's thunderstorms touched off a tornado that was confirmed on the ground in Verona.

According to the National Weather Service, the twister was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 mph. EF stands for Enhanced Fujita Scale, which is used to rank a tornado’s wind speed and damage on a scale of zero to five.

The twister was on the ground for less than a ...

Wayne Firefighters Return from Recovery Effort at Condo Collapse in Florida

WAYNE, NJ — Captain Barry Turner and Chief Mike Payne, both volunteers for Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 of the Wayne Fire Department, returned this weekend from seventeen days of deployment at the devastating site of the Surfside Condominium collapse just outside of Miami. They were two members of the eighty elite first responders who made the trip as part of New Jersey Task Force-1 ...

Gov. Murphy Comes to Newark to Sign Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc. building in Newark, giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation ...

St. Joseph’s Health Mandates COVID-19 Vaccine for All Employees

WAYNE, NJ — St. Joseph’s Health employees will have until November 15 to achieve full vaccination under a new policy announced by the healthcare giant’s President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Slavin on Thursday.

The mandate, a statement said, reinforces St. Joseph’s commitment to patient safety, as COVID-19 variants increasingly contribute to larger volumes of ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

July 23, 2021

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

Schuyler Colfax Student’s Art Places Third in Statewide Teen Media Contest

July 24, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Hannah Lee, a Schuyler-Colfax Middle School student was among 12 NJ high school and middle school students whose artwork placed in the NJ Child Support Teen Media contest. Her piece, entitled Stargazing won third place in the hand drawn/hand painted category for middle schools.

The theme of the contest was celebrating the support of family, friends and loved ones during ...

Wayne PAL Reschedules Canceled Fireworks Show

WAYNE, NJ – It was a wet and disappointing July 1, when the Wayne PAL had to cancel their fireworks show. Worse yet, there was no rain date available, and so everyone believed that the nearly 50 year tradition of the PAL fireworks would not happen this year…until now.

In an announcement made on Facebook, the PAL has excitedly declared that they have found a rain date that works ...

NJ Athlete Banned from Olympic Village Due to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

July 28, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - Alen Hadzic, a 29-year-old West Orange native who graduated from Montclair High School, was temporarily suspended in June by the US Center for SafeSport when three women reported him for sexual misconduct between 2013 and 2015. Hadzic denies the allegations.

He’s an alternative on the Olympic Fencing team but is prohibited from staying in the Olympic Village ...

How COVID Almost Crushed Fran Russo’s Olympic Dreams

WAYNE, NJ – Wayne Valley High School’s outstanding fencer, Francesca Russo is in Tokyo right now, settled into the Olympic village and prepping for competition. Her road to Tokyo, though took a turn during the pandemic and COVID came very close to derailing her dream.

Russo’s story is one of perseverance through outer difficulties and inner doubts.

She moved to Wayne with ...

Where in Wayne Winner Announced

July 10, 2021

WAYNE, NJ - Our latest Where in Wayne contest featured a mysterious picture of an artistic sun. It was that something in the middle of that sun, which gave it away. 

Or perhaps, it's the popularity of the location that made it easy. 

The winner, chosen randomly from those who guessed it correctly is....

Jason Stier, who was chosen from nearly 70 participants who ...

McCormick Italian Seasoning and Frank's RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

July 29, 2021

McCormick Perfect Pinch Italian Seasoning, McCormick Culinary Italian Seasoning and Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Ranch Seasoning have been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella, announced McCormick & Company, Inc. The company was alerted by the FDA after routing testing. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

The four products ...

Recall Alert: Give and Go Muffins Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

A voluntary nationwide recall of Give and Go Muffin products has been announced due to potential for the products to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, said the company. Muffins baked by Give and Go are sold under several brand names including many in our area. 

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in ...

Isolated Tornado 'Not Out of The Question' in Passaic Valley's Thursday Forecast

July 29, 2021

NEW YORK, NY — The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for our area for today and tonight. 

According to the NWS, showers and thunderstorms are forecast to begin later today and continue overnight. The thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and heavy rainfall. The weather service reported that "an isolated tornado is not out of the ...

What Are The Three Types of Electric Vehicles? Hybrid, PHEV and BEV

WAYNE, NJ -- General Manager of Lincoln of Wayne, Peter Spina, Jr., spoke with TAPintoTV about the three kinds of electric vehicles in the automotive marketplace; Hybrid, PHEV, and BEV. 

Hybrid vehicles have gas and electric engines but no plug-in charging functionality. “The system charges itself through regenerative braking,” Spina explained. “It harnesses the kinetic ...

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Here’s a look at the ‘New Retirement’

Once you retire, what can you expect from your life? You might be surprised by the things that current retirees are saying about their lifestyles, priorities, relationships and hopes for the future. And you also might find this knowledge quite helpful as you prepare for the day when you become a retiree.

First of all, retirement today is far different – and potentially far more rewarding ...

Breathe Easier. Fix That Deviated Septum

The septum is the part of your nose that separates your two nostrils. A crooked (deviated) septum is actually quite common, however when it’s severe, the bone and cartilage that makes up the septum can block airflow to one or both nostrils. This can make many things in life more difficult.

At the Wayne Surgical Center, their ENT surgeons can perform a procedure called a septoplasty which ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Connected Parents Have Healthier Kids

Individuals or couples, married, divorced or separated, parents have this in common:  they want to feel more connected to the other parent. They understand that connected parents are not only more satisfied in their relationship, they also have a bigger positive impact on their children.

What does it mean to be connected parents?

Let's get one thing out of the way - connected ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Passaic County Commissioner Bartlett Talks Rental Assistance/Homelessness

July 22, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - To prevent a post-pandemic housing crisis, Passaic County is working to provide relief to tenants that missed rental payments while ensuring landlords get paid for their lost incomes.

On May 17, Passaic County started receiving applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help tenant households experiencing financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 ...

Entire New Jersey House Delegation Pushes Back on New York State Mooching Off COVID-19 Transit Relief Funds

July 28, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the entire New Jersey House delegation joined together against New York State’s attempt to mooch off hundreds of millions in federal COVID-19 transit relief from New Jersey. In a letter this week, the New Jersey delegation is urging the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to reaffirm its long-standing formulas and existing guidance which clearly ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fourth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...


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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