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Wayne Top Stories

September 21, 2021

WAYNE, NJ — The second week of school has just begun, but the grades are out, and the Wayne Township Public School District has maintained its ‘A’ grade by Niche.com. Nationally, Wayne was recognized as the #6 district, out of over 10,000, for athletes and the #1 school district for athletes in New ...

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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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — A one-month-old baby is alive Saturday thanks to the quick and heroic actions of a member of the Jersey City Police Department. According to a tweet by Hudson County Prosecutor Ester Suarez, the man was threatening the one-month old baby by dangling it over the edge of the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The last Wayne Board of Education meeting occurred on the evening of the first day of school, September 9. During that meeting Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback reported 110 cases of COVID among the student and staff population in the Wayne school district. It was near the end of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne School District is seeking "at least twelve" school bus drivers, which is a reflection of the lack of commercial drivers across the transportation industry, according to the school administration. "The lack of drivers caused problems with our bus service here in Wayne," ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This past week, a Wayne man admitted in court that he possessed "multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse," according to an announcement made by Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig.  "Robert Klemt (34) of Wayne, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge ...

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EAST HANOVER, NJ - On Friday, The East Hanover police confirmed that there was police activity at the OYO Hotel in East Hanover in the same parking lot as Target on Rt. 10. Witnesses report that there were helicopters, the Morris County Sheriff's Emergency response team and crime scene ...

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SPARTA, NJ — All who volunteer their time in the schools, including attending PTO meetings will be required to provide proof being “fully vaccinated” by October 18, 2021 Sparta Superintendent Matthew Beck said in a letter.  Full vaccination status occurs two weeks after the second dose of a ...

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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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Election day this year is November 2, which is less than two months away. However, the meaning of the day has changed. It used to be the day that we could vote, but in 2021, there will be an election week plus. For nine days, starting Saturday, October 23, the polls will be open ...

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WAYNE, NJ — This season for the Wayne Boys & Girls Club Panthers football teams is likely to be more challenging than in the past. They have, for the first time, joined a “no weight limit” league that will pit them against larger organizations than they have faced over the last few ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A 39-year-old Paterson man has been arrested in connection with a pair of shooting incidents that left a 22-year-old victim with multiple gunshot wounds and a Paterson Police officer forced to fire back at the supect. According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Jabor ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was past 2:00 in the morning early on Sunday, September 5, when the sound of gun shots rang through the air. The shots came from Mother’s Ale House where, allegedly a gunman opened fire on three men, then fled the scene. Two days later a suspect was found, arrested and ...

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WAYNE, NJ — After years of planning and preparation and some back-and-forth battles during school board meetings, Wayne’s full-day Kindergarten program officially opened on Thursday with a ‘snick’ of a giant pair of scissors. It was Board of Ed President Cathy Kazan, who had the honor of cutting ...

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CRANBURY, NJ — On September 11th, 2001 a Cranbury, New Jersey resident was one of the many brave passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 who tried to take control of the hijacked plane which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Todd Beamer had lived in Cranbury for a year with his wife and two ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The 2021 football season for Wayne Hills High School kicked off in Missouri on August 27 when the Patriots lost a last-minute, one-point heartbreaker far from home. Perhaps, this loss came because a twenty-five-year tradition did not happen before the game.  For the first time in a ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Labor Day turned tragic with the accidental drowning of an 80-year-old man midday in Lake Mohawk on Monday. The following is an account of the incident according to Sparta Police Lt. John Lamon. Lawrence Botts was likely having difficulty getting off his boat at his dock on West ...

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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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The two-year anniversary for TAPinto Wayne September 9, and we will be celebrating with the second running of WayneQuest, which is a fun “race” around Wayne, following clues and performing tasks in order to complete the quest and win cash prizes. The date of the event has changed. It ...

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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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ — As of Wednesday morning, there were still four streets in Wayne closed due to flooding, but for the most part, those affected by Hurricane Ida are in the midst of cleaning out the mess left behind. Here is a guide to help recover safely within the boundaries of the Township and State ...

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WAYNE, NJ — One of the largest music and food truck festival to benefit homeless veterans is coming to Dave Waks Memorial Park on Barbour Pond Road this Sunday, September 12. The festival is happening from Noon to 7:00 p.m. and includes six “top bands” and a dozen gourmet food trucks, as well as ...

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WAYNE, NJ — On Tuesday, both Bergen and Passaic counties were included in FEMA’s Major Disaster Declaration, according to a local congressional office. The declaration will allow individuals in the approved counties to register at www.disasterassistance.gov for direct federal assistance for ...

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WAYNE, NJ — The next Wayne school board meeting scheduled for September 9, 2021 is a public works session and is scheduled for a different venue. In the past, these sessions were held in the BOE administration offices on Nellis Drive. However, due to the size of the audiences who have been filling ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for a kind, generous and healthy person to help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor, and time is literally running out. He has been diagnosed with End Stage Renal Failure ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During their last public meeting of the calendar year in June, the Wayne Board of Education approved three goals for the 2021-2022 school year. Here is a deeper dive into what each goal means. Please note: All items in bold are quotes pulled directly from the Wayne Schools’ ...

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