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Wayne Top Stories

October 2, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – Brian Mackey, one of the Assistant Golf Professionals at the North Jersey Country Club (NJCC) in Wayne was honored recently as the recipient of the 2022 NJPGA Patriot Award for his support of local veterans and veteran groups. According to a statement released by the New Jersey ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Choose New Jersey, an organization that stimulates job creation and attracts business to the state, has opened an office in Ireland, making New Jersey the first state in the U.S. to have an economic development office in that nation. “New Jersey’s longstanding connection to Ireland, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was a rude awakening for the volunteers of the Wayne Fire Department. At 2:36 a.m. early Friday morning, the call came in for a working house fire on Urban Club Road in Wayne, which is just off of the Valley Road Extension. Companies #3 and #4 were called in. Wayne PD were first ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Boys and Girls Club soccer coach Filippo Baldino has been training young soccer players for ten years and has had a ton of success. As he enters his final year of coaching, he spent a moment with TAPinto reflecting on his love of the game, his love of the players he coaches and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Paterson Museum and Library Executive Director Corey Fleming, and Museum Director Giacomo DeStefano announced that Paterson has been awarded $500,000 from the National Parks Service Save America’s Treasures grant for the Rogers Locomotive Works Erecting ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Resilient Northeastern NJ is collecting feedback on a proposed action plan to address current climate-related challenges, as well as to better prepare the Hudson County region for changing conditions. Launched nearly two years ago, Resilient Northeastern NJ — a partnership ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Every September, the popular school comparison platform Niche releases its rankings of schools across America and compares results in several categories. This year, the Wayne School District and both Wayne Public High Schools received some very good grades. Their parents should be ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Last week, during the Sep 22 Wayne school board meeting, Dr. Mark Toback, the Superintendent of schools, provided a report to the board members and the public as he does for just about every meeting. This report covered back to school night, opt-out statistics, the increase in school ...

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TRENTON – Fourteen corrections officers have been indicted for their roles in a January 2021 incident at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton when inmates were forcibly removed from cells and brutally assaulted. Grand jurors returned the indictment against the 14 officers on ...

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WAYNE, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the recent opening of a new Infusion Center on the campus of St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center on Tuesday. This is the first step of a more extensive oncology partnership that brings the expertise of Hackensack ...

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WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its award-winning editor/publisher Jon, everyone calls me "Ferris,” Meredith is celebrating two milestones — one million pageviews and counting in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019. It’s ...

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NEW JERSEY - Flags will fly at half staff in recognition and remembrance of Former Governor Florio from sunrise Tuesday, September 27 until sunset on Tuesday October 11. “Governor Florio was a fighter who never backed down", said Governor Murphy in a statement. Murphy cited Florio's achievements ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Business Administrator for the Wayne Township Public Schools, Bill Moffitt talked briefly about a concern for the Wayne Board of Education during this past school board meeting. He said that there is likely to be a large increase in the cost of the schools’ employee benefit plan for ...

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WAYNE, NJ – October is Italian-American Heritage Month and to recognize the contributions of residents of Italian descent, the Township, for the first time, raised the Italian flag where it will fly above the municipal complex through October. The push to get the Italian flag raised in Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Superintendent of the Wayne Township Public Schools, Dr. Mark Toback read off some statistics during Thursday night’s school board meeting. He announced the number of students whose parents have chosen to opt them out of the controversial new health and physical education standards and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – As the number of electric-powered vehicles continues to increase, the number of places where these cars can charge up are also on the rise. In response to the Electric Vehicle statute signed into law by Gov. Murphy in July of this year, Wayne Township passed two ordinances that will now ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was like déjà vu for the volunteers of Wayne’s Special Response Team. Six months after successfully rescuing six children from an elevator stuck between floors, the team was back at it again on Saturday evening. This elevator has become infamous in Wayne, and a regular stop for ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — A 53-year-old Jersey City man is facing charges after Hoboken police say he stole $345 worth of toothpaste from CVS Pharmacy over the course of two days. Just before 1:15 p.m. last Tuesday, as police were responding to a report of a shoplifting at CVS on Washington Street, they ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The energy at the annual Wayne Hills/Wayne Valley football game is always powerful, but at this Friday’s matchup, there was something more. While the game itself was a one-sided Valley victory, it was the atmosphere around the game that made the night so special. In both the home ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Wednesday, the Passaic County Commissioners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Spruce Street Bridge Project. The newly finished project, considered by locals to be the Gateway to the Great Falls, included the rehabilitation of the bridge, upgrades ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For a Wayne Board of Education meeting this close to an election, it was a fairly quiet evening. That is, until the very end, when school board member Cathy Kazan explained why she sent in an Open Public Records Act to the Wayne School District, requesting fellow member, Harry ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Of all the things to steal, who would’ve thought that a restaurant’s used cooking oil would be the target of enterprising thieves? Thefts like these are on the rise, and two people were arrested recently, charged with just such a theft, here in Wayne. Ian Honauer, one of the owners ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following her summer of research under the direction of mentor Dr. Padmanabhan Seshaiyer from George Mason University into the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Livingston High School (LHS) senior Renee Hong is sharing her insights with the community about the “large-scale ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The second September meeting of the Wayne Township Council was exceptionally fast. It was gaveled into order at 7:01 p.m. and was adjourned in just under a half-hour. In that time, the township audit was passed, and ordinances were voted on that will now mandate the addition of ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- New Jersey ranked 6th on the list of Best & Worst States for Teachers for the year 2022, according to a new study from WalletHub that analyzed the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 24 key metrics. Among the factors examined were teachers’ income growth potential to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – With a 7-2 vote on Monday, the Roxbury School Board approved a new district curriculum that requires students be taught some controversial topics including material related to gender identity. The vote took place at a meeting attended by about two dozen parents, with many urging ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - A 90-year-old Nutley resident is at risk of losing her home of 60 years. Her family has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help keep the family home secure.  Due to life events, Doris fell behind on tax payments. Not wanting to burden those close to her with the issue, Doris has kept ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Education Association, each year, endorses candidates that they feel “will best serve [the Wayne] community,” according to the introduction of Tuesday evening’s Wayne BOE Candidates Night, hosted by the WEA. The three candidate’s endorsed by the Wayne teacher’s union this ...

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WAYNE, NJ – One Hundred and Eighty days of school between September and June can add up, especially with multiple teachers asking students to do homework and work on projects. Nowadays, kids are tasked with what seems so much more than when their parents and grandparents were in school. To help ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Amid an outpouring of sentiment from people in Roxbury and beyond, members of the township fire department are mourning the death of former Fire Chief Jeff Poissant. The Succasunna resident died Saturday after a long battle with cancer attributed by the fire department to his work ...

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