Letters to the Editor

  • Taps Across America

    June 3, 2021

    Wayne Boy Scout Troops 108 and 130 sounded Taps today to honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The Scouts sounded the taps in conjunction with the “Taps ...

  • The History of Older Americans Month

    Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month. The history of Older Americans month started when President John F. Kennedy and ...

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Father’s Day gifts … for your kids

If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get some nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing – and making a few investments on their behalf.

Here are three possibilities:

• 529 plan – If you invest in a 529 education savings plan, your earnings ...

Endoscopic Ultrasound, A Cutting-Edge Technique for Identifying the Source of Stomach or Chest Pain

The Wayne Surgical Center now offers Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), which is a minimally-invasive procedure to help doctors assess and identify digestive and pulmonary diseases. The device is able to create precise images of surrounding tissue by using ultra-sound waves. It can also take small samples (biopsies) of fluid and tissues from your abdomen or chest.

The images, along with the results ...

5 Ways to Improve your Oral Care Routine

Everyone knows you should be brushing your teeth at least twice a day. However, there are some other things you likely could be doing better to improve your mouth’s overall health.

1. Upgrade to an Electric Toothbrush:

An electric toothbrush is often considered more effective than traditional toothbrushes when used correctly.Users do not have to brush back and forth but let the ...

Your Best Curve is an S Curve!

“Sit up straight!” That’s what my mother always told me. And, if you don’t do so, you’re going to have bad posture. And yes, while we should try our best not to slump over our computers all day long, a straight spine is not the healthiest form for your body.

The Ideal Spine

Our spine is naturally curvy. From the neck to the upper and middle back to the lower ...

Honoring Our Retiring Teachers

There are few callings that are both as rewarding and challenging as teaching a group of our young students and preparing them for the world that impatiently waits for them. When young educators begin their career, they do so with wide-eyed optimism and energy.

As they make their way through the ranks, they develop new strategies, tools, and instincts that will guide their instruction through ...

Water Line Work May Cause Issues With Pressure or Discoloration

(CLIFTON, N.J. – May 28, 2021) – As part of the ongoing roadwork along Route 46, Passaic Valley Water Commission (PVWC) will be working on a major water transmission line next week. The transmission main will be shut down for up to one week, beginning on Tuesday, June 1st

While the pipe is being relocated, PVWC will use alternate sources to supply water to customers.

No Garden Yet? No Worries: Here’s What You Can Still Plant In June

Getting outside to work in the garden is a wonderful way to be physically active and soak up some natural vitamin D from the sun. If you haven’t planted anything yet or you’re aiming to increase your harvest, don’t worry. There are lots of nutrient-rich vegetables, herbs, and gorgeous flowers you can still plant in June. Here’s a list to help you get ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

From Ponds to Waterfalls: Outdoor Water Features You Can DIY

If you’re daydreaming about the burble of a stream over rocks or the spray of a waterfall right in your backyard, we’ve put together a selection of outdoor water feature ideas to help you make your dream come true!

While water features may sound expensive or out of reach, there are tons of great do-it-yourself options for everything from flower pot fountains to ponds and ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Eat the Rainbow: Why Fruits of Every Color Belong on Your Plate

In general, the bold colors found in fruits indicate a large concentration of antioxidants. These vitamins and compounds perform many different functions within the body, but all antioxidants help reduce “free radicals,” or potentially harmful atoms that interfere with normal cell functioning in our bodies. Eating a variety of colors through fruits will help ensure that you’re ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Citrus, Coral, and Florals: Summer from the Inside Out

As summer swings into high gear outside, bring some of the color and brightness indoors with your home décor. Perfect for setting the mood every day and during special events, summer décor that includes florals, citrus, and coral tones is a great way to transition from the more muted spring hues to the bold colors of the brightest season. Here are five ways to incorporate these ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

Crawfish ...

Moonachie Man Arrested in Connection with Rt. 3 Hit-and-Run near Clifton Commons

June 18, 2021

TOTOWA, NJ - A 26-year-old Moonachie man was arrested in connection with the June 13 early morning fatal hit-and-run on Rt. 3 East near Clifton Commons in Clifton NJ. 

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Thomas Rinaldi, the investigation of the incident led to the arrest of Bryan Meza-Roca. The arrest was made on Friday, June 18, ...

Former NJ Police Chief Sentenced to 28 Months for Lying to FBI

June 21, 2021

Trenton, NJ – The retired chief of the Bordentown Township Police Department was sentenced recently to 28 months in prison for lying to FBI agents who were questioning him about violating an 18-year-old man’s civil rights during an arrest, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. 

Frank M. Nucera Jr., 64, of Bordentown, was convicted in October 2019 of one ...

Free Guided Tours of Laurelwood Arboretum

June 20, 2021

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Sunday, June 27 at 10 am. This will be an ideal opportunity to enjoy the early summer blooms, as well as the newest Sculpture Trail installations. To join a tour, meet at the entrance patio of the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Road West in Wayne. This is a ...

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Celebrates Pride Month with Virtual 5K

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges invites the community to join the Y for its first Outside with Pride Virtual 5K on June 25-27, 2021. This event will be an opportunity to support our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors while acknowledging the important history of the LGBTQ movement in our society, and raising awareness about progress still needed to achieve full equality. 

A ...

At its Wayne branch, community focus is central to everything Kearny Bank does

To truly be a community bank, a local branch must immerse itself in the day-to-day activities of its hometown. For Kearny Bank, this certainly is the case in Wayne.

A recent Kearny Bank assessment of community, charitable, and volunteer activities identified a range of initiatives in which the Wayne branch and its team members are involved, despite several pandemic-related pauses. These ...


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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