Giving Back

February 19, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – Proudly unfurled in front of the entrance to the Stonebridge at Wayne townhouse community is a new American Flag, donated by Wayne Councilwoman Fran Ritter as a way to both help the community and honor her veteran father. "My father, Herman Ritter came to the US as a persecuted Jew ...

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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that for Valentine’s Day, her office delivered more than 4,000 valentines for veterans written by residents from the 11th District of New Jersey. “My team and I are blown away by the fantastic response to our first Valentines for ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The residents of Preakness Healthcare Center recently participated in Representative Mikie Sherrill’s (NJ-11) “Valentines for Veterans” program. Their colored creations will be distributed to veterans throughout the 11th Congressional District. "This community service effort has ...

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  WAYNE, NJ - Cub Scout Pack #104 and Girl Scout Troop #97922 of Wayne, recently visited the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry and between them, brought over 55 bags and boxes of groceries. Their successful food drives will go a long way in helping to keep the pantry shelves stocked through ...

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WAYNE, NJ – According to Christine Salzone: “Most Wayne residents either don’t know that the Browse N Shop Thrift Shop exists, or they don’t know that we’ve moved.”  On the grounds of Schuyler-Colfax Middle School at 1502 Hamburg Turnpike, accessed by the light near the Realty Executives ...

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WAYNE, NJ – An ordinance was posed at this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting bringing the ban on clothing bins throughout the Township one step closer.  Councilman-At-Large Joe Schweighardt who is leading the charge on the ban, spoke at length as to why he feels the clothing bins need to go. He ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in their long history, the Boys and Girls Club of Northwest New Jersey (B&GC) has a female Chairperson of their Board of Directors. Rachel Willard-Chang, a Wayne resident, has accepted the position after serving on the Board for the past three years. “Rachel ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Two of Wayne’s new Eagle Scouts, Christopher Roedel and Andrew Whalen were honored at the last Wayne Board of Education (BOE) meeting with a plaque commemorating their achievements. “Tonight, we have two young men who we will be honoring for a special achievement, said BOE President ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Steve Jones, a bartender at Lakeside Restaurant on Packanack Lake rescued a swan that had become entangled in fishing line and found itself trapped on the lake. The whole incident was caught on video. The swan was first noticed on Tuesday, January 21 but it wasn’t until the next day ...

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WAYNE, NJ – There are not many long-term residents of Wayne who haven’t heard of legendary PAL baseball and basketball coach, Al “Aly Cat” Robin. This spring, Robin will begin coaching his fiftieth year in a row as a baseball coach and is currently coaching his forty-third season as a basketball ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Christian Healthcare Center (CHC) which operates Sienna Village and Summer Hill in Wayne, as well as several other affordable housing, senior independent living complexes in neighboring towns, are big supporters of Wayne’s first responders. Recently, they donated $5,000 to the Wayne ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the Thirteenth year in a row, Wayne has launched its Relay For Life fundraising season in preparation for the main event to be held on May 16 at Wayne Valley High School.  The season began with a kickoff celebration held at the Commons at Wayne Hills High School where the students ...

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Wayne, NJ - In partnership with Wreaths Across America, Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) students raised enough funds to sponsor 1, 278 wreaths that were each place on veteran's graves at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa.  The event was part of a nation-wide initiative ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Passaic County CASA’s office is stuffed with approximately 1,600 donated holiday gifts for children in the foster care system. This week, volunteer individuals and organizations showed up to donate their time wrapping the presents that are destined to be found on Christmas morning ...

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WAYNE, NJ – About three-hundred Wayne residents showed up for the Wayne PAL annual breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus and to help support Friends of Wayne Animals (FOWA) and the Onyx and Breezy Foundation. Families began arriving before 9:00am, soon filling the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Tri-County Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday luncheon for the business community and its members. This year, the Chamber asked everyone who attended to bring a toy or gift card for Passaic County CASA whose office is located in Wayne. CASA advocates for children in the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – This is the seventh year in a row that Wayne resident Candace Margiotta-Ross has come with a truck load of donated supplies for the Alan Purcell Wayne Animal Shelter (WAS); just in time for the holidays.  “It’s so needed and it’s such a wonderful thing,” said Sally Herman the Manager of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Donna Hamway, Susan McHugh, and Kamala Anupindi, all of Wayne, took an oath to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in Passaic County. On Friday, Nov. 15, Hamway, McHugh, and Anupindi, along with 11 others, became Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers (CASAs) for ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Wayne resident Dayna Varano understands how a cancer diagnosis and treatment can affect a family, especially around the holidays. Her foundation, Dayna’s Pink Wishes was set up to help provide a sense of normalcy and positivity to the holiday season for families who are suffering ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Students and staff of Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools in Wayne have partnered with the Wreaths Across America organization and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa for National Wreaths Across America Day. This annual event takes place on December 14 at Noon EST at Arlington ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Elks Lodge #2181 held their 2nd annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony this past Sunday to launch the holiday season. The event featured an amazing array of lighted trees, structures and vehicles including Wayne Fire Company #1’s lit-up Water Rescue Rig and Wayne Fire Company #4’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ - On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s hosted a “Celebration of Beauty” event highlighting beauty inside and out with Passaic County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The special event, commemorating National Adoption Month, featured complimentary makeovers at ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Earlier this month, the Wayne Public Library held a mini-golf fundraiser to raise money to offset the cost of upgrading the children’s story room.  In September, the library installed new carpeting, and now the children’s room needs a facelift. On Friday night it was an adult’s only ...

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The New Cinemark Theatres at Willowbrook has agreed to donate tickets to their exclusive, invitation-only VIP night on Wednesday, November 20th for the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry food drive sponsored by Silk City Films, Realty Executives and TAPinto Wayne. The Cinemark VIP invitation ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Wayne Documentary, Hills and Valleys; A Journey Through Wayne premiered the weekend of November 2 to very positive reviews but many missed out on the opportunity to see the film on the big screen.  Another viewing has been scheduled on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Herb Schuman who has been the driving force behind the Wayne Interfaith Network Food Pantry is retiring after serving Wayne’s underprivileged community since 2012.  Schuman, who leads a team of twenty-five volunteers feeds Wayne’s hungry, and took what was a small neighborhood food ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union High School football player has been in a coma since the night game against Bridgewater-Raritan. Senior Kofi Ansah was on the football field Friday, October 25, when he suffered a lacerated spleen during the away game.  Since then, Ansah has been in a medically induced coma, ...

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 WAYNE, NJ - Next weekend, November 1 and 2, the Wayne Township Public Library will be hosting a FunRaiser, to support the renovation of the Children’s Storytime Room. When was the last time you golfed in a library?  I hope your answer is ‘Never.’ But now is your chance! The Wayne Public Library ...

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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 ...

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“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 ...

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