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Wayne’s Outdoor Dining Regulations Precede Governor’s New Bill and May Become Permanent

August 8, 2022

WAYNE, NJ – At an outdoor dining venue in East Rutherford, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill this week that will extend and expand on state outdoor dining permissions through November 2024. Prior to this, these permissions would’ve expired in November of this year.

RELATED STORY: New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

However, Wayne Township already had ...

Cool Down with Specialty Summer Drinks at the Taphouse in Wayne Featuring Fresh Fruit, Ginger and Mint

WAYNE, NJ - Sure, the governor and NJ Department of Environmental Protection are asking residents to cut back on watering lawns, but that doesn't mean you have to cut back on visiting your favorite watering hole after a day of summer fun. With a new Summer Drink Menu, a visit to the Taphouse on French Hill Road in Wayne is the perfect way to end a summer day.

Their special summer ...

Allergy Alert: Limited Batches of Natreve Vegan Protein Powder Recalled Due to Undeclared Milk

Natreve's Vegan Protein Powder French Vanilla Wafer Sundae flavor is being voluntarily recalled due to trace amounts of undeclared milk, announced the company. The recall is due to a manufacturing production error. One illness has been reported to date, said the company.

The affected products were only sold in the USA, in retail and online.

"People who have an allergy or severe ...

Target's Lavender Shortbread Cookies Are Being Recalled

Lavender Shortbread Cookies sold nationally at Target stores are being voluntarily recalled, announced J&M Foods. The recall was initiated after a select number of cookies were erroneously packed with Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

The packaging doesn't list the possible allergen.

Some people who have an extreme allergy or severe sensitivity to soy or eggs could run the risk of a ...


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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 ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

If It is To Be, Its Up to Me

My mentor and now longtime friend Bryan Flanagan would always remind me that personal growth precedes professional growth. I can still hear it as I am writing this.

It is a constant reminder to tap into my power. A reminder, if you will, that “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

My man Zig Ziglar (another fantastic mentor in my life) would always say you have to be before you ...

​​​​​​​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 ...

Holistic Solutions to Beating the Summer Heat

Whether chasing kids around the beach or going for your morning jog, the summer heat can be torture. And, it's good to have some holistic solutions on hand to keep yourself and your family as comfortable as possible in the extreme heat of summer. 

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is probably the simplest of all solutions but also the most important. When your body sweats, you are ...

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 Health Receives Four American Heart Association Recognitions

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health has received four American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer re-admissions to the hospital.

Get ...

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 ...

University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics and High Mountain Orthopedics Announce “Game-Changing” Merger to Form New Northern New Jersey-Based Full-Spectrum Orthopedics Practice

August 10, 2022

WAYNE, New Jersey - OrthoEast is excited to announce its most recent consolidation of three renowned orthopedic medical groups formerly known as  University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics, and High Mountain Orthopedics. The new practice will bring together 16 renowned orthopedic specialists in 6 locations across New Jersey and New York to provide exceptional patient-first care and ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

Free Outdoor Concert at Laurelwood Arboretum

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 ...