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Wayne Schools Want Feedback on Return to School Plan

June 12, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – As the end of this “horrible” school year approaches, parents, teachers and the Wayne Schools are already looking ahead to September and what school will look like three months from now.

During Thursday night’s Board of Ed meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Donna Reichman gave a presentation on a safe return to school plan for next year and asked ...

Wayne Schools Earn No Place for Hate Designation from the Anti-Defamation League

WAYNE, NJ — All fifteen of the Wayne Township Public Schools have been officially designated as 2020-2021 No Place For Hate® schools by the Anti-Defamation League. This is the fourth year in a row that they have been recognized with this distinction.

The No Place For Hate® (NPFH) certification was earned by the Wayne schools for their “commitment to creating a safe, ...

New Masking Policy for Wayne Schools

WAYNE, NJ — In letters sent to staff and parents, Wayne Schools Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback shared the district’s new masking policy that started June 10th and remains in effect for the “remainder of the year.”

On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy made a statement regarding masking requirements in schools during “extreme weather conditions.”

“As a ...

Excessive Heat Makes Mask-Wearing in Schools Difficult

WAYNE, NJ — The weather forecast for the first three days of this week “calls for excessive heat,” said Wayne Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback in a letter to parents. Because of this, all the public schools are on a minimum day schedule for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. With this heat comes the difficulty for students and staff to wear masks for the entire school ...

Summer Mental Health Wellness Event For Children Coming June 10

WAYNE, NJ – Just a few weeks ago, Wayne Township held a community forum at Wayne Valley High School to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues. Although it was a very informative, the event was geared for adults and Maryam Sayyed wanted to do something like this for children.

“Parents in Wayne are always asking how they can effectively communicate about the risks of ...

Seventeen Teachers and District Employees Retiring from the Wayne Public Schools Honored by School Board

WAYNE, NJ — The members of the Wayne Board of Education spent some time during their last public meeting honoring seventeen teachers and district employees who will be retiring this June. It is likely that this last year for them was one of the most difficult years in all of their long careers.

Last week’s BOE meeting was relatively short, except for the reading aloud of the ...

Wayne Reacts to the End of Virtual School in September

WAYNE, NJ — This week, Gov. Murphy announced that virtual school would no longer be an option for public schools when the 2021 – 2022 school year begins in September. Wayne teachers, parents and the Board of Education shared their reactions to the news with TAPinto Wayne.

“When schools across New Jersey first closed their doors in March of last year, little was known about ...

Wayne Valley Student Wins HWS Scholarship For the Second Time

WAYNE, NJ — This year, Isabelle “Izzy” Mailman, a sophomore at Wayne Valley High School, won the 2021 Senior Division Hanover Wind Symphony Scholarship. This is her second time earning a scholarship from this well-known program. Two years ago, as an eighth grader, she won the Junior Division Scholarship.

Mailman plays both the tenor saxophone and the alto saxophone and plays ...

Murphy Announces In-Person Instruction for All NJ Students During the 2021-22 Academic Year

If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction.

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they were prior to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

“When schools across New Jersey first ...


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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.

Women’s Mental Health Hit Hardest during COVID Pandemic

We have all been adjusting to the reality that COVID is an infectious disease, but we now know that it is also a profound chronic stressor with serious implications for mental health. These stressors are impacting mental health for all of us, but women, and especially women of color, have been hit the hardest.

Recent studies have shown that one in ten women have had to quit a job due to a ...

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 ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

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 ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...

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 ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

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 ...

Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Audio Offers Chilling Sound of Hate Against Palestinian Community

June 8, 2021

CLIFTON, NJ - A dark, violent message last Tuesday morning seemingly came out of the blue. A somewhat routine day at Clifton’s Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) was immediately transformed into a horrific experience of nightmare proportions.  

At approximately 11:50 a.m., PACC staff member Abrie Sabbagh answered what she assumed to be a routine phone call but was ...

2.4 Magnitude Earthquake felt 3 KM South of Tuckerton

June 9, 2021

Tuckerton, NJ — Some local residents reported being shaken this morning, as Earthquake Alerts System reported a magnitude 2.4 quake struck south of the area at 7:52am.

Dozens of people reported slight tremors, but no damage has been claimed from the incident.

According to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Geoscience, New Jersey earthquakes ...

Cart Tours for Seniors At Laurelwood Arboretum

June 11, 2021

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum will offer free guided cart tours of Laurelwood Arboretum on Wednesday, June 16 at 10 am. It is an ideal opportunity to enjoy the many flowering trees and shrubs, as well as the newest Sculpture Trail installations. This is a rain-or-shine event. There is no rain date.

Please meet at the Knippenburg Center for Education entrance. Participation in cart tours are ...

YMCA Membership Provides Enhanced Value to Families

WAYNE, NJ – As communities reopen after a difficult year of social distancing, the Wayne YMCA is providing families affordable opportunities to get active and healthy, and create new and memorable experiences.

The Y is open and families who join can enjoy benefits including:

Access to indoor pool and expanded Family Swim sessions 

On-Demand and livestream activities ...

TAPinto's 2021 General Election Policies

TAPinto is a network of more than 90 award-winning objective online local news sites. We do not endorse candidates.

All candidates are provided the same opportunities to utilize TAPinto to market their candidacies.  All candidates are charged the same amount for the same marketing vehicle. 

To discuss advertising on TAPinto, please contact your local TAPinto site owner/publisher ...

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 Across America” event, initiated by reporter Steve Hartman. All of America plays Taps at 3:00 PM local time on Memorial Day. 


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