Letters to the Editor

  • The Post Office counts—so should every vote!

    August 23, 2020

    Can you guess which federal agency is rated number one? It’s the US Postal Service! A recent survey found 91% of Americans think this agency is the best. Last year, mail carriers delivered 1.2 ...

  • Support for Sherrill

    Mikie Sherrill (D- NJ11) was elected to Congress two years ago with a great resume and great promise. So after her first term, let’s look at the report card and see if she gets ...

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WEA Donates Desk Shields to Help Keep Students and Teachers Safe

As the school year gets underway, concern for the health and safety of the students and staff of the Wayne Public Schools continues to grow.  The Wayne Education Association (WEA) shares those concerns and has taken a step to help to ease one of them.

With the limited number of PPE being supplied by the administration, the WEA wanted to step up and provide additional protections. To ...

First Day of School Anxiety and COVID-19

First day of school jitters are common across all age groups, including parents and teachers who often report feeling a little anxious as summer comes to an end. In general, students tend to experience a mix of anxiety and excitement about the first day of school due to various changes that can include a new teacher, increased work load and making new friends. If they have experienced bullying or ...

Grandparents: Consider These Financial Moves 

Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it’s not as widely recognized as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, if you’re a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life. So, you might want to consider the following moves:

• Contribute to their education.

Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do Indoors

With COVID-19 still spreading in many areas throughout the United States, gyms and fitness centers are just beginning to open - but with several restrictions. Just because you may feel wary about going to the gym does not mean that you cannot stay fit and active. There are many easy exercises that anyone can do at home without any assistance or equipment.

If you are a senior, some ...

The Color of Light

Tuesday night, the setting sun was an incredible neon orange color. I headed back into the studio and announced to my students, "Class trip! Everyone outside!" Together we walked to the end of the parking lot to share this solar phenomena. What made it so different was the surrounding sky wasn't nearly as lit up, it was more of a light gray violet with a touch of orange, but very ...

12-Week Semester at PCCC Starts September 30

There’s still time to go forward this Fall and register for classes at Passaic County Community College (PCCC). Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student just starting or returning to college, there’s never been a more critical time or better place than PCCC to prepare for your future.

PCCC offers academic excellence, close-to-home convenience, and ...

Thinking of Buying A Home?

With interest rates under 2.5% it’s a great time to buy a home.   Summer is generally a slow time in the market for listing homes and this year is no different.  It is a Sellers’ Market with few homes on the market and buyers available to buy.  I live in a community of 1600 homes.  As I write this, there are only six homes on the market!   Normally ...

Night Walk: In Memory of 9/11

Night Walk: In memory of 9/11

 

A cool night, finally. A soft breeze.

 

Walking, walking, no distractions other than an occasional car passing by.

Crickets and katydids surround me with their chirping song.

 

No real sense of distance in the darkened streets.

Houses make themselves known by lights peeking through window ...

Paterson Beach Extends Summer, Sparks Launch of Effort to Transform Historic Site

September 12, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - When Labor Day hit earlier this week the realization set in for countless New Jerseyians that not only was summer over, but it also passed without them ever getting to the beach. Such is the reality in a COVID-19 environment.

However, now, thanks to the vision of developer Levi Kelman, the beach came to Paterson and summer has been extended. Located in the heart of ...

Murphy Denounces Shooting at Cops' Home, Signs Environmental Law, Reports COVID Numbers at Briefing

September 19, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began Friday’s COVID-19 press briefing on a somber note by expressing his outrage over two gunmen who fired on the home of two Camden County police officers while their newborn baby was inside.

The gunmen shot at the officers’ home in Camden late Tuesday and struck the home at least six times, according to Camden police. The couple were inside ...

Local Artist to Exhibit New Watercolor Work on YUPO at Wayne Library in October

September 22, 2020

June Fisher-Markowitz, 20-year resident of Wayne, will exhibit her new work on YUPO at the Wayne Public Library during the month of October.  This will be June’s third exhibit at the library but her first with work painted on YUPO.

Watercolor is traditionally painted on rag paper which absorbs the watercolor into the fibers. YUPO however is a non-absorbent surface. The paint applied ...

Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

Eligible Families Needing Child Care Assistance as Schools Open Remotely Can Apply Now at ChildCareNJ.Gov

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced that applications are now open for the new COVID-19 child care tuition assistance program the Murphy Administration has created to help families with child care costs as schools open ...

Atlantic Health System’s four ACOs saved Medicare more than $21 million, improved care for 75,000 patients in 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – SEPTEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s four accountable care organizations saved Medicare a total of more than $21 million through efforts to improve quality and reduce health care costs in 2019, according to recently released performance data from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

The four ACOs - Atlantic ACO, HealthCare Quality Partners ...

Tips for Improving your Zoom Presentations

September 12, 2020

By now, we’ve all been on at least one Zoom presentation, perhaps many… perhaps too many.

I have seen Zoom presentations range from OK, I got through it, to boring or just flat out painful. If you’re like most virtual presenters, you are: 

Winging it, because it doesn’t count if it’s virtual, right?
Reading your notes instead of “reading the ...

Milestones

Elite Executive Training Program Graduates

August 25, 2020

MaryCarla Hofsommer from Realty Executives Wayne has successfully completed our Elite Executive Training Program and graduated on Monday, November 11th. Congrats MaryCarla Hofsommer!

Realty Executives Wayne is very proud of MaryCarla and her commitment to being the best! She will be happy to assist you on all of your real estate needs!

MaryCarla Hofsommer can be reached at Realty ...

Obituaries

Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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