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Wayne School Board Recognizes Eagle Scout and ‘Sensory Bin’ Project

July 4, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Reaching the rank of Eagle in the Boy Scouts is a long and challenging journey. Wayne’s newest Eagle Scout, Joseph Scuralli III was recognized at a recent Board of Education meeting for his accomplishment and because his Eagle Scout project supported special needs students at Wayne Hills High School.

President of the BOE Suzanne Pudup came down from the dais to the ...

Wayne School District Puts Spotlight on Amanda Vogt

WAYNE, NJ - Amanda Vogt is no longer a graduating senior. She just celebrated her high school graduation and is now an alumni of Wayne Valley High School. During her senior year, she wrote seven articles that were published in TAPinto Wayne. Each article was sports-related, an area where Vogt may want to focus her career as a journalist.

Vogt wrote about Wayne Hills alum Marina Alex winning a ...

Celebrating Independence Day Weekend in Wayne Township

June 30, 2022

WAYNE, NJ — America’s 246th birthday is on Monday, July 4th. The days prior to this make for a great weekend to stay in Wayne Township, skip the traffic, save on gas and celebrate!

Here are some fun family friendly events happening this weekend in Wayne or nearby.

Catch a Community Band Concert: The United States Navy Brass Quintet is playing on Friday night, July 1 at ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

Livingston Officials Dispute Comedian's Claims that Abortions Kept Her Off Alumni Hall of Fame

July 2, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Claims that comedian Chelsea Handler’s three abortions while attending Livingston High School (LHS) led to the New Jersey district’s refusal to induct her into its alumni Hall of Fame are being disputed by Livingston Public Schools (LPS) officials, who released the following statement after Handler called on fans to defend her during her appearance as a ...

Westfield Firefighters Rescue Ducklings Trapped in Pond Spillway

WESTFIELD, NJ — Ducklings trapped in the spillway for the Mindowaskin Park pond found their way back to their mother with some help from the fire department Tuesday evening, according to the chief.

Firefighters dispatched to the park found multiple ducklings trapped in the lower part of the pond's spillway, Chief Michael Duelks said.

“Firefighters positioned a ...

Dramatic Win Gains First District Championship for Wayne 8U PAL Baseball in Eight Years

July 1, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Gavin Morais made his game-winning at-bat count as the Wayne PAL 8U Wolfpack team defeated Rockaway Township in dramatic fashion on a rainy Wednesday night, June 22. 

The win marked the first time an 8U Wayne PAL team won the District Championship in the last eight years.

The game proved to be a battle as expected.  Wayne PAL came out swinging, taking the ...

Wayne Cornhole Champions Crowned

WAYNE, NJ – On a perfect, early summer evening, eight teams came together to compete for the most sought-after prize ever offered on June 28, 2022 in the parking lot of the Village Inn: The title of Best Cornhole Team in Wayne. Oh, and the $1,000 in prizes up for grabs, donated by league sponsors Conan Ward – Your Wayne Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Dennis Simmons from The Wayne ...

A Championship Run for 'The Legends' - 10U Boys & Girls Club Softball Team

WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in the program’s history, a 10U Wayne Boys & Girls Club girls softball team reached the championship finals. The game was neck-and-neck, and ended in a tie, but the teams decided to play on to crown a champion. Here’s how it went down.

The official name for the team is Wayne 3, because they are the third Wayne girls softball team in the ...

Fireworks: Know What's Legal and What's Not

July 2, 2022

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - "According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more fires are reported on Independence Day than any other day of the year, with more than half of those fires caused by fireworks. Added to fires are injuries," says the Township of East Brunswick in a message on Friday.

To help ensure everyone has a safe and happy holiday, we are sharing a ...

Wayne First Aid Squad New Recruits Finish Extrication Rescue Training

WAYNE, NJ – Car accidents are serious business to Wayne’s all-volunteer First Aid Squad. Part of their responsibility as Emergency Medical Technicians is to help get people safely out of damaged vehicles after an accident. To that end, these new recruits just finished an intense extrication rescue class.

Sometimes it takes the “jaws of life” to help cut into cars, vans ...

FDA Says Parents Should Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

July 1, 2022

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

Freshpet Home Cooked Chicken Recipe Dog Food Recalled Due to Potential Contamination

A single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe has been recalled due to potential contamination, announced Freshpet Inc.  The product, with a sell date of 10/29/22 has been recalled due to the potential contamination with Salmonella.

The recalled product is:

FRESHPET® SELECT FRESH FROM THE KITCHEN HOME COOKED RECIPE, UPC Code  627975011673; ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

New Jersey Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Says This Is 'As Big a Week as We've Had in a Long Time'

TRENTON, NJ — It's a big week for Tom Bracken and the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

"This is a week that's been building since the beginning of COVID," Bracken, the organization's President and CEO said. "This is the week where we'll know what kind of resources will be allocated to really helping what's broken."

New Jersey's state budget ...

Council Votes to Allow Cannabis Operations to Advance in Paterson

July 2, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council approved an ordinance to regulate the sales of cannabis and the operation of dispensaries within the city, on Tuesday. The effort, according to the measure, is to protect the health, safety, and general welfare of the community. 

The council previously rejected the sale or cultivation of adult-use cannabis, a move that drew a swift ...

Gas Prices in New Jersey Drop Slightly Heading into Holiday Weekend

NEW JERSEY — The price of gas in New Jersey is heading down as the Fourth of July weekend gets closer.

The average price of a gallon of unleaded is $4.85, according to AAA. That's down 2 cents from yesterday and 9 cents from last week. Drivers are paying $1.71 more than this time last year.

AAA says the Energy Information Administration reported the demand for gas decreased ...

This Month in Wayne History - The Land Purchase That Eventually Became Wayne Township

June 20, 2022

This Wayne History Article Commemorating Wayne's 175th Birthday is Brought to You By Back to Health Wellness Care - Dr. Roman Kreyman - Wayne's Best Chiropractor

Land deeds are one of many documents that help us explore life in the past. These records display the transfer of a property from a seller to a buyer, and they can appear confusing. Their old-fashioned handwriting and ...

Ten Fun Facts About Independence Day

July 4, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938, Congress changed it? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the ...

Celebrating Independence Day Weekend in Wayne Township

WAYNE, NJ — America’s 246th birthday is on Monday, July 4th. The days prior to this make for a great weekend to stay in Wayne Township, skip the traffic, save on gas and celebrate!

Here are some fun family friendly events happening this weekend in Wayne or nearby.

Catch a Community Band Concert: The United States Navy Brass Quintet is playing on Friday night, July 1 at ...

Two NJ Teens Promote Bill to Enable 16-Year-Olds to Vote in Local Elections

June 20, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eric Brekhman and Lucas Zhu, rising seniors at Livingston High School (LHS) and co-presidents of the LHS Democrats Club, are currently collaborating with Westfield Councilman David Contract through a non-partisan initiative called Vote16NJ for an amendment to the New Jersey State Constitution that will allow 16-and 17-year-olds to vote in local ...

4th of July Fireworks Can Be Ruff for Pets, How to Keep Them Safe

July 2, 2022

NEW JERSEY -- While July 4th fireworks lighting up the sky is fun for many families, they can be particularly scary for the furry family members. In fact, the upcoming holiday is the one on which animals are most likely to go missing, according to lost pet finder PetAmberAlert, there is a 30 to 60 percent increase in lost pets at animal shelters each year between ...

Work has Begun on Pequannock to Wayne Rail to Trail Five-Mile Path

PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from Pequannock Township to Wayne.

Brush clearing and preliminary work on lifting old ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland ...

VIDEO: Stevens Student Recognized by NASA, Police Department Celebrates 138 Years, Union County College Renamed and 6th Graders L.E.A.D.

NEW JERSEY - A Stevens Institute of Technology student is recognized by NASA. Plus, a police department celebrates 138 years. And, Union County College gets a new name. Also, 6th graders graduate from the L.E.A.D. program. 

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

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Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Fix on Your Vision, Then Plot Your Course

A few summers back, I decided to travel to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. My wife readily agreed and started collecting the information we'd need for the trip. As we plotted the course, we would be driving from New Jersey to Upstate NY on a mission. We were planning the vision, you see, to get us from Point A to Point B.

What did I think when we got in the car to begin the ...

Take Steps Toward Financial Freedom

Next week, we observe Independence Day, an opportunity to celebrate all the liberties we enjoy in this country. Of course, there are different types of freedoms – such as financial freedom, which can open the doors to many other opportunities. What steps can you take to gain your financial independence?

Here are a few suggestions:

Save, invest … and repeat. There’s ...

How Functional Medicine Can Help You Combat Seasonal Allergies

As we start the summer, we can't help but dream of beach days and fun in the sun. Unfortunately, the Spring bloom and weeds create pollen, and seasonal allergies sufferers struggle to venture outside without discomfort.

A stuffy nose and sneezing do not generate a charming excursion outside and can prevent enjoyment of the warmer months. Some other telltale signs are a sore throat and even ...

Wayne Teacher Selected for National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History Workshop

Wayne educator Sondra Grewe deGraft-Johnson has been selected to participate in an elite, one-week educational program. The National Council for History Education (NCHE) announced that deGraft-Johnson, an English Language Arts teacher at George Washington Middle School, has been selected to participate in its 2022 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History Workshop, ...

Bad Teen Behaviors? Listen more!

Do your teen's behaviors drive you over the edge? The worse the behavior, the more you need to listen.

Difficult behaviors can mean your child is struggling with something, not necessarily trying to give you a hard time. They don't wake up in the morning and think, "How can I make Mom/Dad miserable today?"

There's an underlying feeling: sadness, frustration, rage, ...

Pascrell Celebrates Plan To Keep Paterson Veterans Clinic Open

June 28, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. on Monday hailed an announcement by bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee that they will block plans to close several Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, effectively saving from closure the Paterson Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) which serves veterans in northern and central New Jersey.

Drawing Classes in July at Laurelwood Arboretum

July 3, 2022

Artist Arline Lowe will be teaching drawing/sketching classes for adults (over 18) on July 11, 18 and 25. All classes will be held on Mondays from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. in the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West, Wayne. The classes are sponsored by Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum,

The fee for each series is $30 for members of Friends of ...

A Wayne Residents Guide to Exploring NJ Revolutionary War History for July 4th

RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com, created by New Jersey historian Al Frazza, is an extensive online photographic field guide, providing New Jerseyans a guide to exploring the history of the Revolutionary War in their home state. Wayne is featured prominently.

Historian Al Frazza‘s award-winning website RevolutionaryWarNewJersey.com is the most comprehensive field guide to ...

Fine Art Boutique Reopens at Laurelwood Arboretum

A Sculpture Trail at Laurelwood Arboretum will once again offer visitors an opportunity to purchase small sculptures and paintings at a Fine Art Boutique in the Knippenberg Center for Education, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne. The boutique will be open in July, August and October on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.

The Fine Art Boutique will be hosted by Scott A. Broadfoot of ...

Milestones

Julia Retkwa Turns 100

June 19, 2022

Julia Retkwa turned 100 on June 2nd- She has been a resident of Hawthorne for over 40 years - Julia was honored at a party for family and friends at Biagio's in Paramus.