Wayne Top Stories

January 20, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – The commissioners for the Wayne Memorial First Aid Squad and the Wayne Fire Department both give reports to the Wayne Town Council at every Town Council Meeting.  Here are their reports for January 15, 2020: Bob Coe, the Wayne First Aid Commissioner went first: “Our statistics for ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With the increase of the minimum wage in New Jersey comes the beginning of price increases.  At this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting, resident Jim Freeswick came to the podium during the public portion of the meeting to ask the town to forego an increase on the fees for the James Roe ...

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NEW JERSEY -- A new ranking of 2020’s Best States to Retire by personal-finance website WalletHub rated New Jersey fourth from the bottom among. To determine the rankings, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 47 key metrics. The data set ranges from adjusted cost of living to weather to quality ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Between the New Jersey State legislature and the Federal legislature, there are literally thousands of laws and amendments to laws that are passed each year that have the potential to affect our lives.  Keeping track of all of them is nearly impossible.   Here are four major ...

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WAYNE, NJ – There are not many long-term residents of Wayne who haven’t heard of legendary PAL baseball and basketball coach, Al “Aly Cat” Robin. This spring, Robin will begin coaching his fiftieth year in a row as a baseball coach and is currently coaching his forty-third season as a basketball ...

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Woodbridge, NJ – This week, President of the Wayne Education Association (WEA) Eda Ferrante won the inaugural Elizabeth A. Allen Women in Education Award from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA). According to the NJEA’s criteria for nomination: “The award nominee must be an active or ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the third year in a row, the Wayne Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Wayne Township Summer Concert Series. For 2020, the lineup has expanded from five shows to seven starting June 24 and ending on August 12. “We are even more excited about this year’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Just two weeks into the new ‘Twenties,’ and with the Township and Board of Education beginning to work on budgets for the new year, thoughts of revenues, expenses, surpluses and shortfalls drift about Wayne Township on the ether. At the January 2 Wayne Township Reorganization ...

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Altice USA’s News 12+, a television news broadcast channel available on cable systems throughout the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area, has added TAPintoTV to its programming schedule. The weekly TAPintoTV program, which airs Sundays at 11AM EST, will feature topical news and lifestyle ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Christian Healthcare Center (CHC) which operates Sienna Village and Summer Hill in Wayne, as well as several other affordable housing, senior independent living complexes in neighboring towns, are big supporters of Wayne’s first responders. Recently, they donated $5,000 to the Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the Thirteenth year in a row, Wayne has launched its Relay For Life fundraising season in preparation for the main event to be held on May 16 at Wayne Valley High School.  The season began with a kickoff celebration held at the Commons at Wayne Hills High School where the students ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Recently, the Passaic County Board of Chose Freeholders held their reorganization meeting and a special swearing-in ceremony for newly re-elected Freeholders Pat Lepore and Terry Duffy, along with Sheriff Richard Berdnik. At the reorganization meeting, the Board appointed Freeholder ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In a tight race, Suzanne Pudup won the Election to become Wayne’s Board of Education (BOE) Vice President. At the BOE reorganization meeting, Pudup was sworn-in to begin her second three-year term on the BOE.  She was then nominated for Vice President by Stacey Scher and Sean Duffy ...

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On Jan 8 at 12:36 pm Wayne Fire Companies 1 & 2 were dispatched to a fire alarm at Dave & Busters in the Willowbrook Mall.   "The first arriving unit discovered a burning odor and followed the smell," said Bob Minarick, the Wayne Fire Commissioner. "When they reached the laundry room, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During Mayor Chris Vergano’s State of the Township address at the 2020 Reorganization meeting, Vergano said this: “Speeding continues to be the number one complaint we receive from residents. I’ve said this many times in the past.” Though high property taxes are something that people ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On January 11, 2020, one of Wayne’s newest businesses, the Primrose School will have its Grand Opening. This is the first of many for new business this year due to Mayor Chris Vergano’s pro-business strategy.  “Attracting new businesses to Wayne serves two purposes,” said Vergano.

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WAYNE, NJ – During the January 2 Wayne Board of Education (BOE) reorganization meeting, TAPinto Wayne was named the electronic/digital news source for the Wayne Township Board of Education for 2020. At each reorganization meeting, the BOE decides which newspapers will be designated as the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the January 2 Wayne Board of Education (BOE) reorganization meeting, Dawn Kumar was sworn in and became the newest member of the Wayne BOE. Three seats on the BOE were up for election this year, yet only two candidates filled out the paperwork to officially be on the ballot on ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In response to the tragic events in Monsey, New York where a madman charged into a Rabbi’s home with a knife during a Hanukkah celebration, stabbing five people, the Chabad Center in Wayne held a special event on the last day of Hannukah to unite Wayne residents against ...

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Here's a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to ??????? some place in Wayne. If you know where this picture was taken (see below), follow This Link to answer. A winner will be chosen at random. All responders will be signed up for the TAPinto Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ - All five Wayne volunteer fire companies responded to a structure fire at the Royal Adhesive plant on Burgess Place in Wayne on Friday afternoon.   Royal Adhesive is a commercial plant that manufactures specialty adhesive products that are used in all industries.  "This site houses ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Long-time Board of Education (BOE) member Catherine “Cathy” Kazan was elected for the first time as the BOE President at the annual reorganization meeting held on January 2. Kazan was nominated by Sean Duffy and his nomination was seconded by the newest BOE member, Dawn Kumar. Eileen ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Ward Four Councilman Dr. Joseph “Joe” Scuralli won his fourth re-election bid handily in November and on New Year’s Day at the Wayne Town Council Reorganization Meeting, he won his next election as Town Council President in an 8-0 vote with one abstention. After each of the newly ...

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WAYNE, NJ - At the January 1 Wayne Town Council Reorganization Meeting, Resolution number Thirty-Nine passed with a unanimous vote, naming TAPinto Wayne as the designated Electronic News Source for the Township of Wayne.  New Jersey's Open Public Meeting Act, also known as “The Sunshine Law,” ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On New Year’s Eve, as the clock struck midnight and revelers worldwide celebrated the coming of a new year and a new decade, the terms of six Wayne Council Members expired, leaving only a skeleton crew of three at-large council members on the town’s legislative body. It wasn’t until ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At the January 1 Wayne Township Reorganization Meeting, Fran Ritter will be sworn in by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and take over the Ward Five Town Council seat as the only Democrat in an otherwise Republican government. The last Democrat to hold a seat on the Wayne Township ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On January 1 at noon the Wayne Township Municipal Council will hold its 174th annual reorganization meeting. Incoming Ward Five Councilwoman Fran Ritter will be sworn in by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy who will also speak at the event. Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill will also be ...

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WAYNE, NJ – After three consecutive three-year terms, long-time Wayne Board of Education (BOE) member, Mitchell Badiner attended his last BOE Meeting. At the start of the meeting, Dr. Mark Toback, the Superintendent of Wayne Schools, came to the podium at the front of the Wayne Town Council ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 was called to the scene of a structure fire in Pequannock at 1:34am on Friday, December 27. Upon arrival, the Wayne Fire Fighters found the building that held Cosmo Bella Pizzeria on the first floor and apartments on the second floor engulfed in flames.

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