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2019 Corporate Good Citizen Award Winner Dennis Johnson Continues to Give Back to Wayne

August 15, 2022

WAYNE, NJ - Three years ago in October, Mayor Chris Vergano hosted the Township’s last Corporate Appreciation Breakfast before COVID hit. The event was held to show the town’s appreciation for the services Wayne's business owners provide to the residents as well as to recognize their part in Wayne’s economic revitalization.

Two Corporate Good Citizen Awards were handed ...

Why Every Resident Should Bring Their Children to the Wayne Overdose Awareness Event on Aug 31

WAYNE, NJ – August is International Drug Overdose Awareness month and on the last day of August each year, the Wayne Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse holds an event in front of Wayne Town Hall. This year is no exception, and whether you or your family has experienced loss due to overdose or not, here’s why you should come and DEFINITELY bring your ...

Goods Donated in Hawthorne Delivered to Village in War-Torn Ukraine

MOVCHANIVKA, UKRAINE - Nearly three dozen large parcels of clothing, military-grade supplies, non-perishable food, and more successfully crossed the Atlantic and Europe to finally arrive in the village of Movchanivka in Ukraine.  The donations were the product of the generosity of Hawthornites and those of neighboring towns who responded to Donna Grofsick's call for aid back in ...

Wayne’s 2022 Relay for Life Ranked #5 Best American Cancer Society Relay Event in the Country

WAYNE, NJ – The American Cancer Society’s national Relay for Life (RFL) is one of their largest fundraising events for the year, with high schools and colleges throughout the United States holding hundreds of individual RFL events. When the Wayne high school RFL event raised over $100,000 this year, they earned a spot in the list of top five RFL events across the nation.

On top of ...

NJ High School Rising Senior Films Documentary of Ukrainian Refugee Crisis in Poland

MILLBURN, NJ - While the rest of us watched our televisions in horror as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, 17-year-old Millburn High School student Peter Ren booked an airplane flight to Poland to document Ukrainian refugees as they entered Poland. His film, The Cost of War, is an eyewitness account of Ukrainians at the Przemyśl train station, where 10,000 to 20,000 ...

Wayne Schools Offer Free Meals for All Wayne Children in August

WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Township Public Schools Foodservices have announced a free meal program for all Wayne children during the month of August.

“Wayne Township Public Schools Foodservices is now approved to offer Free Meals to all children from August 10, 2022 to August 31, 2022,” reads the school’s website.

The school district is offering a free, weekly meal ...

Wayne Woman Pilot – Member of the Ninety-Nines – Celebrates Memories of Flight

WAYNE, NJ – It's been decades since Jean last flew a plane, but as difficult as fleeting memories are for the resident at The Arden Courts ProMedica Memory Care Community in Wayne, she smiled as the images of past flights came into her head.

Jean is a member of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots – which promotes the advancement of aviation through ...

Star-Studded Event at NJPAC to Raise Funds for Ukraine

NEWARK — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, First Lady Tammy Murphy and Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole are special guests at a fundraiser for Ukraine at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday.

Proceeds raised at the star-studded event will be split among the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA), United Sikhs ...

The Yankees Win - The First Annual Rocco Sivolella Memorial Scholarship Kickball Tournament

WAYNE, NJ - It was a perfect summer night on Tuesday in Wayne. Under the lights of the Little League Fields as the sun set and dusk settled, eight teams gathered to battle it out in the inaugural Rocco Sivolella Memorial Scholarship Kickball Tournament and find out who was the best kickball team in Wayne.

The answer this year is The Yankees; they won the tournament. Of course they did – ...

Wayne Residents Need Your Help - The WIN Food Pantry Shelves Need Restocking

WAYNE, NJ - The Wayne Interfaith Food Pantry helps serve hundreds of residents who are food-challenged, whether temporarily - because of a job loss, or a medical condition - or on a longer-term basis - such as a senior citizen on a fixed income that is not growing with inflation.

The amazing volunteers at the WIN Food Pantry can only help if we all come together. Right now, the shelves of ...

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Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious School

August 11, 2022

The struggle is real for Jewish young families.  Parents work full time, kids have school and homework, after school activities, weekend games and recitals.  Our schedules are filled to the brim.  How do we incorporate Hebrew School so our children can start learning about their Jewish heritage and create life-long friendships?

Join us at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious ...

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Three's Company? Or One Too Many?

TEWKSBURY TOWNSHIP, NJ — Third party political candidates have always been strange bedfellows in New Jersey politics.

Princess Diana’s quote that “there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded” might be how Democrats and Republicans feel about third parties intruding upon their political affairs.

The notion of a state and national ...

Let Atlantic City Entertain You This Summer!

Are you ready for some play time this summer? There’s still a lot of time to enjoy blissful beach days, poolside cabanas, vibrant nightlife, and amazing attractions for the entire family in Atlantic City, NJ. Regardless of who you are or how you like to play, the sand, surf, and sizzling entertainment are all just a short drive away. Whether you’re ready for nonstop excitement or ...

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 ...

Should you own bonds when interest rates rise?

As you know, the stock market has attracted a lot of attention – and for good reason, as we’ve seen considerable volatility almost from the beginning of the year. But if you own bonds, or bond-based mutual funds, you might also have some concerns. However, it’s important to understand why bonds should continue to be an important part of your portfolio.

To begin with, ...

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Kids in Sports

When most people think about chiropractic care, most conjure an image of an adult with a back injury. So, when telling people that chiropractic care is an excellent tool for children, especially those participating in competitive sports, most look at me with disbelief. 

The Case for Chiropractic Care and Kids Sports

As you're aware, kids’ sports are becoming more and more ...

You Could Be Tuition Free This Fall at Passaic County Community College

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Community College (PCCC) has announced that all County residents who earn less than $80,000 per year may qualify to attend PCCC tuition-free, through the NJ Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and the PCCC Foundation. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, and see if you qualify for a CCOG grant ...

4 Reasons Your Kids Don't Talk to You

Looking back at your teen years, you might say you wouldn’t want to repeat them, or that you were relieved when you moved on to college or a job. Understandably, you want to protect your children from that turmoil, and from what feels like a dangerous world. But they don’t talk to you, and don’t listen to you, and you worry even more.

“How can I ...

St. Joseph's Health Garners Three NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health announced on Friday that the organization received three 2022 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards. The Healthcare Heroes awards program was created to honor and recognize individuals and organizations making a significant impact on the quality of Health Care in New Jersey.

“We are extremely proud of ...

Paterson Woman Arrested Following Carjacking Incident

August 14, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - A 31-year-old city woman was being transported to Paterson by two state employees Friday when she reportedly became “agitated” and assaulted the pair, before they were ultimately forced to exit the vehicle which the passenger then fled in with her seven-year-old child, law enforcement officials announced.

According to a statement released by Passaic County Prosecutor ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Health System Officer

August 17, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Leighty, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer.  An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s unwavering efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Leighty will bring a ...

'The Nutty Professor of Sports' to Visit Wayne PAL Summer Camp

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12 Noon – The Wayne PAL summer campers will get a visit from a Physics Guy. The guy who fixes you car is a mechanic. The guy who fixes your tennis serve is a biomechanic. The Nutty Professor of Sports is a physics guy who combines physics with biomechanics to help people throw and swing sports-related stuff with more power and less pain.

Prof. Don R.

Meet & Greet Ice Cream Social at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious School

The struggle is real for Jewish young families.  Parents work full time, kids have school and homework, after school activities, weekend games and recitals.  Our schedules are filled to the brim.  How do we incorporate Hebrew School so our children can start learning about their Jewish heritage and create life-long friendships?

Join us at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious ...