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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

Getting Things Done

"You have to do the things you have to do when you have to do them, and the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them." – Zig Ziglar

Is there a secret to getting things done?

I asked a few colleagues how they get things done – here are a few responses.

Most Important Tasks (MITs): At the start of each day (or the night ...

​​​​​​​529 plans: Underused but Valuable

In just a few weeks, students will be heading off to college – and parents will be getting out their checkbooks. Without a college-bound student in your home right now, you might not be thinking much about tuition and other higher education expenses, but if you have young children, these costs may eventually be of concern – so how should you prepare for them?

It’s never too ...

Long COVID: Its Effects and How to Manage The Symptoms

While we all learn how to cope with pandemic aftershocks, many still struggle with the long-term effects of their COVID-19 infection. These long-haulers are suffering from what the world is now dubbed "Long COVID." 

Long COVID affects about 13% of all COVID sufferers, and a surprising 30% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients still struggle with symptoms more than six months later.

Class Is No Longer In Session: Wayne Educational Staff Retirees Reflect on Years of Service

It is always a bittersweet moment when someone retires from a school district. Those in education often meet hundreds of children during their service to our communities. That is hundreds of lives that may have been shaped or moved by a singular person. This year many WEA members are retiring. Twenty-four people from Wayne’s educational staff are retiring this year! Some are retiring with ...

Paterson Graduate of PCCC Receives Prestigious Scholarship

PATERSON, NJ - Ashely Diaz, a Paterson resident and 2022 honors graduate of Passaic County Community College, is a recipient of the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, awarded this year to only 100 students across the country.

The prestigious scholarship award will provide Ashely with up to $55,000 a year to complete her bachelor’s degree, as well as ...

Parenting Can Be Less Hard

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby… Nothing can prepare us for the reality of being a parent. There are beautiful highs and horrible lows and everything in between.

And when we’re struggling with a teen who no longer seems to need us; who may be taking risks; veering off the path we dreamed for them; aggravating us with every look, word and action…

It’s ...

St. Joseph's Healthcare and Rehab Center Celebrates Centenarians

CEDAR GROVE, NJ - St. Joseph’s Healthcare and Rehab Center recently hosted a birthday celebration for two centenarians who currently live at the facility.  This annual event recognizes the birthdays of any resident who is 100-years-old or older.

Honorees this year included Sr. Emily Walsh, who turned 101 on July 7 and Josephine Ricci who turned 104 on July ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer


Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

Wayne Alliance 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Candle Vigil

July 28, 2022

Wayne Alliance Hosts 5th Annual Overdose Awareness and Hope for the Future on August 31st

The public is invited to share at townhall [front entrance] a memory of someone lost to accidental overdose on our interactive memorial chalkboard through the month of August and on Wednesday 8/31 at Wayne Town Hall - 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

Please stop by Wayne Township Townhall and ...

Officials Announce Joint Effort to Address Paterson Mosque Bias Attack

August 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and members of the Paterson City Council announced their joint efforts to ...

Free Outdoor Concert at Laurelwood Arboretum

August 7, 2022

Saxophonist Abel Mireles and LatiNext will perform Latin jazz selections at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne, on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 pm during a FREE concert. The rain date is August 31 at 6:30 pm. Parking arrangements has been made at Pines Lake School; shuttles to and from the park will be running beginning at 5:30 pm.

The concert will be held at the arboretum near ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

Training to Become a CASA Child Advocate Begins September 29

WAYNE TWP.  – This fall, community members from across Passaic County will once again have the opportunity to join together to begin training to become volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care.

After completing the five-week training, volunteers will be sworn in by the Family Court Judge as official Court Appointed Special Advocates. Volunteers ...