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Frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza Recalled Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

September 27, 2021

WASHINGTON — Nestlé USA Inc., of Schaumburg, IL, announced Sunday it is recalling approximately 27,872 pounds of frozen DiGiorno Crispy Pan Crust pepperoni pizza due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The product contains textured soy protein, a known allergen, which is not ...

A Summary of the Wayne Superintendent’s Report from the Sep 23 School Board Meeting

September 28, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The Superintendent of Wayne schools, Dr. Mark Toback begins each Wayne school board meeting with his report. During this past meeting, he touched on several topics including school enrollment, transportation issues and the vaccination status of teachers and staff.

Vaccination Status of school staff:

“Earlier this year, Governor Murphy signed an executive order ...

Understanding the Wayne Schools Travel Restrictions for Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Individuals

WAYNE, NJ — During this past Wayne School Board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback, addressing a resident’s question regarding travel and quarantine,  said that he understood why some may be confused over the various Wayne schools, NJ State, NJ Dept of Education and CDC guidelines for travel.  "It's a lot to understand, and we, ourselves sometimes ...

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

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 ...

Wayne Man, Allegedly Kidnapped and Beaten, Charged with Accepting Bribe from Kidnapper

September 24, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — This dramatic tale continues to get stranger. About six months ago, Amjad Mashal (29) of Wayne was allegedly kidnapped and beaten over negative social media comments. In a weird turn of events, Mashal was recently arrested and charged with accepting a $100K bribe that was offered by one of his kidnappers.

This began when Mashal appeared on a video discussing alleged fraud by ...

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

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 ...

'Day of Jubilation' as World Class Athlete Leaves St. Joseph's Just Weeks After Being Struck While Cycling

September 27, 2021

PATERSON, NJ - While the setting and circumstances may have been much different from previous times he received the cheers of a champion, Arland Macasieb left St. Joseph’s University Medical Center under a hail of applause from well-wishers including his family, doctors, nurses, and others that tended to his care since he arrived in the Emergency Room there after a horrific bicycle accident ...

Wayne Day, ‘A Day of Fun and Entertainment’ is Happening This Sunday

September 22, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — After more than a two year’s wait since the last such event, Wayne Township's biggest party of the year, the 28th annual Wayne Day is finally happening this Sunday, September 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It will be held in the grass fields behind Wayne Town Hall, at 475 Valley Road, and rides, games, music, food and fun await for those willing to ...

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

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.

Wayne’s Own Tyler Hall Wins NJPGA Professional Championship

September 23, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — Shooting a -10 under par over 54 holes, Wayne resident Tyler Hall has won the 94th annual NJPGA Professional championship, earning a spot in next year’s PGA professional championship.

Hall is the Director of Instruction at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, and clearly the talented golfer knows the game and plays it exceptionally well. He shot ten under ...

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

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 ...

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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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 ...

Stop… Hammertoe

MC Hammer memes aside, there is nothing funny about hammertoe. It’s unsightly, can be painful and makes life a little more difficult.

At the Wayne Surgical Center (WSC), hammertoe can be treated and help you get back on your feet, literally.

What is Hammertoe?

Quite simply, it’s when a toe is stuck in a flexed position, causing pain and irritation. Hammertoes are often the ...

Preparation and Prevention Tips to Decrease Unnecessary Injuries During Running Season

Summer is officially over, and the warmer weather is gradually fading away. Not to worry; the change of temperature delivers the ideal atmosphere for enjoying aerobic exercise like running.

Did you know that running is one of the most beneficial ways you can improve your health? Like many other exercises, running increases life expectancy and improves your immune system; not bad for some ...

WEA Endorses Three Candidates for Wayne Board of Education

After careful consideration, the educators of Wayne have come out in support of Cynthia P. Simon, Matthew Giordano (incumbent), and Stacey Scher (incumbent) — numbers 6, 7, and 8 for Wayne Board of Education.

The Wayne Education Association (WEA) invited each of the eight candidates to sit down and discuss their platform. The WEA asked each candidate to clarify their positions on ...

Conversation Starters With Teens

Does this sound familiar when your child comes home from school?


How was your day?  Fine.

How was school?  Good.

How was the test?  Okay.

Anything else to tell me?  Nope.

Not much going on there!  These are sure-fire conversation killers.

And whatever question you do ask, don’t ask it as soon as you walk in the door. When asked about ...

Low-Impact Cardio Exercises to Keep Your Heart Healthy

As we get older, staying active can feel like it comes with a price—muscle and joint pain. But there are low-impact cardio alternatives that can keep you feeling fit and flexible without aggravating sensitive knees or hips!


This list of nine low-impact cardio exercises exemplifies best practices for staying fit.


Benefits of Cardio

You may have given up on ...

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 ...

Elevate Your Space with These 10 Quick Decorating Ideas

Feeling like your home’s interior decorating needs an upgrade, but not ready to commit a lot of time and money? There are plenty of simple additions or replacements that make a significant impact on the look and feel of the most-used rooms in your house.

Here’s a list of inexpensive items you can use to elevate your indoor space and tips on how they affect your home’s ...

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 ...

Must-Have Products to Build Your Basic Skincare Routine

There are literally hundreds of products available when it comes to skincare, and choosing what to use (and when) can feel overwhelming. The good news? There’s nothing wrong with beginning a small, simple skincare routine without feeling pressured to include all of the newest products. Ultimately, the best skincare routine is one that you’ll actually stick with, so choose the products ...

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 ...

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day With Loved Ones

Grandparent’s Day is on Sept. 12, and it’s the perfect time to start planning a celebration! Although Mother’s Day and Father’s Day tend to get the most attention, taking time to show appreciation for grandparents is an important way to acknowledge the pivotal role they play in our lives. Here are 10 easy ways to show the grandparents in your life just how much you ...

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 ...

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 ...

Murphy Implements Vaccine or Be Tested Mandate for Child Care Personnel

September 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that all child care center personnel will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to regular testing up to two times per week. Under the executive order that he signed, all child care centers will have until November 1, to come into full compliance with the vaccine or testing requirement.

After that ...

An Open Letter to the Wayne Parents and Community

September 25, 2021

The start of a school year is such an exciting time for students: receiving a freshly-sharpened pack of pencils; shopping for back to school clothes; learning to navigate the halls and classrooms—all provide the opportunity to start anew, no matter what the previous year may have been like.

It’s easy to smile at the naivety of children and their willingness to shed the old and look ...

Pop-up Art Gallery Now Open Weekends at Laurelwood Arboretum

The Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive West in Wayne, is now hosting a pop-up art gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm. It will be open through the end of October. The gallery features small sculptures by artists whose works are on display along the arboretum’s Sculpture Trail. The project’s curator, Scott A. Broadfoot, and ...

TAPinto Presents "Back to School" Magic Show Featuring Magic Bob, September 23

Don't miss TAPinto's "Back to School" virtual magic show with Magic Bob!  The free event will take place on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Atlantic Health's Children's Hospital.


Registration is required to attend.  To ...

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 ...


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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