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Wayne Veterans Appreciation Lunch Showcases Services for Vets

October 19, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – Father Michael Lombardo opened the Our Lady of Consolation Community Center doors to Wayne’s veterans on Thrusday for the annual Veterans Appreciation Lunch. John Harris, the Passaic County Veterans Service Officer and David Pearson the Assistant Director of Veteran Services from Catholic Charities hosted the event for the fifty or so local veterans who attended.

Harris ...

Four-Year-Old Zach Galasso Becomes Captain of the Wayne Hills Football Team

“Thank you, Zach, for choosing us." A story of the loving Galasso family and a wonderful four-year-old, who has stolen the heart of his parents, sister and the Wayne Hills football team.

WAYNE, NJ - One look at Zach Galasso, with his precocious personality and delightful smile makes everyone around him feel a little better. And for Zach’s parents, and older ...

Volunteers Needed for the First Annual Wayne Cares Day on October 10

WAYNE, NJ – On Thursday, October 10, 2019 the first annual Wayne Cares Day will be held.  The idea behind the event is to match non-profit organizations with volunteers from local businesses, schools, groups and individuals to help address certain needs.

“Whether it’s a clean-up project or a food drive, Wayne Cares Day will demonstrate how people can work together for ...

Motorcyclist in Deadly Crash Last Week Was a Wayne American Legion Post 174 Commander.

WAYNE, NJ - Joseph “Joe” Yurga, husband, father, son and brother, was also the Sons of the American Legion Commander for Post 174 in Wayne as well as serving as an American Legion County Department Executive Committeeman, and on the state-level served as Detachment Vice-Commander for the Sons of the American Legion.

“Joe always stepped up immensely to do whatever he could do, ...

Passaic CASA Event Raises over $200,000 at Fundraiser in Wayne

WAYNE, NJ – Friday night, September 20 Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (Passaic County CASA) held its annual Voices for Children Gala at the Preakness Hills Country Club in Wayne.

The event honored Paterson resident Karen Walker and former resident, the late Charles Walker, for their extraordinary commitment to sheltering and advocating on behalf of children in the ...

Semper Fi Fund Benefit October 11 in Wayne to Help Injured Armed Forces Members

WAYNE, NJ – Semper Fi Fund is one of America's highest rated charities and dedicated to providing urgently needed resources and support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

To assist in their efforts, IWF roars into town with a family-friendly Pro Wrestling Live Event on Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 pm ...

Wayne’s American Legion Post 174; A Force for Good

WAYNE, NJ – Monday September 16, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of The American Legion.  On this date in 1919, the United States Congress gave the group of war weary soldiers from World War I an official charter as a patriotic veterans organization. Over the course of the next ten decades, The American Legion became one of the most influential voices for veteran ...


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New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Members Can Take Exercises Home

October 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Participants of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program can now take their exercises with them wherever they go, thanks to the generosity of one local group of physicians. 

Montclair plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Valerie Ablaza, who is a partner at The Plastic Surgery Group, recently donated 100 black and yellow drawstring backpacks to ...

Fall Frolic & Boo Fest to Be Held Saturday, October 26

A free community event in partnership between the Wayne YMCA and Wayne Township Parks and Recreation

WAYNE, NJ— Free Fall fun for everyone!  Join us at the Wayne YMCA located at 1 Pike Drive, on Saturday, October 26th for the annual Fall Frolic and Boo Fest event.  The event takes place between 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  This year's activities include a Hay Rides, DJ ...

Cesar Jerez oil painting exhibit at Laurelwood Arboretum


The popular exhibit of oil paintings by César Jerez at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum has been extended to November 10. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Knippenberg Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.


Passaic County Freeholders Award 2019 Open Space Grants

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded $975,000 in grants to county municipalities through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The resolution was passed on October 8, 2019.

 “The Open Space Trust Fund supports the beautification, restoration and maintenance of many of our county parks, historic sites and ...

Thank you!

The  Wayne  Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse would like to thank Wayne Alliance members, community members, our fundraising team and everyone who participated in the outback fundraiser on Tuesday October 15th 2019.

Volunteer Chairperson Karen Marron, Recording Secretary, Maryam Sayad agreed to kick off the school year with an Outback Steakhouse fundraiser and ...

Amazing Turkey Race

Join Wayne Parks & Recreation for the Amazing Turkey Race on Saturday, November 2nd.  This fun family event combines a race to find hidden turkeys, a mystery to solve, prizes to win, and entertainment for kids and adults!  There is no fee to participate, but we do ask each family to make a donation that will help families in need this holiday season!


Menoski - Stoul Engagement

October 9, 2019

Janna and Igor Stoul of Montville are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Val Stoul to Lulzim Menoski, son of Pajo and Lulzime Menoski of Wayne.  

On June 12 of this year, Lulzim took Val on one of their favorite trips - a ride on their BMX bikes to North Cove Park in Wayne where Val was surprised with a ring and she immediately said Yes!

Lulzim and Val own ...