Wayne Top Stories

February 25, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – Wednesday night, the Township held a public information session on Wayne’s affordable housing obligation.  With approximately 2,951 new residential units set to be built at seven new developments in Wayne, residents wanted to know how this would impact the school system.  Here is the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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Highlighting Student Journalism - Shared with permission from the Wayne Hills Patriot Press. WAYNE, NJ - One of Wayne Hills most anticipated events is coming up. Student Dance Association, or SDA, is an association which divides its members into two teams (maroon and white). SDA normally has ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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WAYNE, NJ – When Mayor Chris Vergano posted his latest COVID update to the township website, on Saturday afternoon he mentioned that the expected delivery of COVID vaccines had not shown up because of the snowstorm. These vaccine doses were destined for those who had been lucky enough to make ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) Acting Commissioner Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan on Friday announced “The Road Forward,” a series of coordinated policy initiatives that dramatically expand the Administration’s efforts to identify and address the academic ...

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WAYNE, NJ – If you haven’t been following the ongoing saga of Wayne Township’s affordable housing obligation, you are going to get a chance to catch up.  On Wednesday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. the Township will be holding its third public information session on the issue.  Click here to attend the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On Saturday, Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano uploaded a video update to the Township website. He discussed the COVID numbers and the Township is continuing its downward trend in new cases. “Let's review the COVID numbers for February and where we are,” said Vergano to begin. Through the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday reported that four of the state's six vaccine mega-sites were closed Thursday due to the winter storm, resulting in a slowdown in vaccinations. "Our vaccine numbers didn’t grow by as much as they otherwise would have," Gov. Murphy said. "As of ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One of New Jersey’s most prolific children’s entertainers, Bob “Magic Bob” Richey of Party Magic Entertainment was recently recognized as one of the top online teachers of the art and skill of magic. Many in Wayne may recognize Magic Bob and his incredible balloon animals, as he ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 public health emergency has been extended for another 30 days, announced Governor Murphy on February 17. Murphy has extended the emergency health order 12 times since it was originally declared on March 9, 2020. “Extending the public health emergency allows ...

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Gov. Murphy says there may not be enough doses for people to easily get appointments until April, May. Speicial to TAPinto Passaic Valley. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Tuesday was the first day in more than two months when students entered the Wayne public schools for in-person learning. This is a moral victory for many parents who have been pushing the Board of Education to open the schools again.  These parents feel that their children have been ...

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WAYNE, NJ - For parents who have not had the chance to watch their children compete live in indoor winter sports like basketball and hockey, your time has come.  Gov. Phil Murphy recently announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Wayne was once again lucky as the second of back-to-back ice storms with the potential of causing serious problems for driving as well as power outages ended up being mostly very cold rain.  Residents are hoping to get lucky again as new forecasts have begun to zero in on the track of a ...

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This article is published with permission to showcase young student journalism. WAYNE, NJ - Two young entrepreneurs, Caterina Lepore and Baran Onuk are running their successful businesses amidst the uncertainty of their senior year.  Lepore runs her college apparel business, TrendyLockerRoom, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Some positive news on the weather for a change.  The coastal storm forecast for tonight into tomorrow has moved much closer to the coast, and further inland.  This has allowed both warmer temperatures to influence, and dry sections to begin to infiltrate the storm.  This has allowed the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — As of Sunday, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered in New Jersey through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” the New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 984,737 first doses and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More Americans think that jobs, careers and employment opportunities after the pandemic will be harder to obtain for the next generation than they were following the 2008 Great Recession, according to a new Rutgers report. The report, published by the Heldrich Center for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair School District and Montclair Education Association are slated to have their arguments heard in court on March 9. After the Montclair Board of Education filed a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA), which represents nearly 1000 members, MEA ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The year 2021 is considered an off-year for elections, but in Wayne there will be several seats up for election in the Township, in Passaic County, in the NJ 40th Legislative District and Governor Phil Murphy will be running for re-election as well. For Wayne Township, there are four ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of mid-morning Friday. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On a cool, cloudy afternoon in Wayne’s newest shopping mall, Wayne’ newest preschool had a small and informal grand opening and ribbon cutting with Mayor Chris Vergano in attendance. The Everbrook Academy recently opened its doors in the Trader Joe’s Shopping Center on Hamburg ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The latest in the series of storms on what has previously been dubbed a conveyor belt will be making its appearance on Saturday evening.  The latest models have all come into agreement that the coastal low will form in the Mid-Atlantic region and track up the New Jersey coast before ...

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But a major increase in the take from transfer-inheritance tax may reflect the human cost of the health crisis. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On Thursday night, the Board of Education (BOE) approved the Phase IV plan for reopening the Wayne public schools for in-person learning. Superintendent of schools, Dr. Mark Toback provided his recommendations for a progression from the basic hybrid model the school has been using to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Students and faculty voiced opposition to the Board of Ed’s lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA) during Wednesday night’s virtual Board meeting.  “I feel unheard,” said Justin, a sophomore at Montclair High School, and continued to explain how he thinks the ...

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