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New Property Fraud Warning System Implemented by Passaic County Clerk’s Office.

October 19, 2019

PATERSON, NJ – Identity theft is a big fear in our tech-heavy world, and according to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes in the United States. Passaic County Clerk, Danielle Ireland-Imhof has taken the initiative to help protect Passaic County residents from this kind of fraud by implementing a new Property Fraud Warning ...

Wayne Township Needs Your Help!

WAYNE, NJ - “We’re short on poll workers in Wayne Township, and all across Passaic County,” said Wayne Township Clerk, Paul Margiotta.

Election day is Tuesday, November 5 and unless there are enough poll workers it’s a possibility that there will be delays at each polling site, making things difficult for our busy residents.

There are forty-one polling places ...

Rep. Sherrill Convenes Army Corps of Engineers, NJDEP, and Local Mayors to Discuss Flood Mitigation

Wayne, NJ — On October 5, US Representative for New Jersey’s 11th district, Mikie Sherrill met with local mayors, including Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to the issues that Wayne and other area towns face from repeat and intensifying flooding.

Following ...

Honoring Wayne’s Fallen Firefighters

WAYNE, NJ – Sunday, October 6 was National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day, marking the first day of National Fire Prevention Week.  It was the perfect day for Wayne to choose to re-dedicate the Glenn E. McCoog Fallen Fighter Memorial which had recently been moved onto the Wayne Public Library grounds, near the 9/11 Remembrance Park. 

Members from ...

The Positive Side of This Week’s Town Council Meeting.

WAYNE, NJ – Overshadowed by the political turmoil at this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting were some very positive events. 

The night began when Webelos from Cub Scout Troop 192 who were present at the meeting, were asked by President of the Town Council, Franco Mazzei to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.  Benjamin Long and two of his troopmates battled nerves and began the ...

Insinuations of Tampering Fly at Wayne Town Council Meeting.

WAYNE, NJ – Last night’s Wayne Town Council meeting started out positively with a group of cub scouts leading the Pledge of Allegiance and proclamations given to leaders in the Wayne community who support cancer victims and drug addiction programs. The new acting Wayne Chief of Police, Jack McNiff was introduced and gave a very positive speech. 

Then the tone of the meeting ...

Barbs Thrown at Wayne Candidates Forum, Though Civility Ruled the Event.

WAYNE, NJ – Candidates for four of the six Wayne ward council seats sat together to answer questions from their constituents in their first and only group forum hosted by the Wayne League of Women Voters. For the most part, the event was very civil and respectful, but there were a few remarks made that were contentious during the evening.

This was not a debate. The forum format allowed ...

Wayne League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forum

WAYNE, NJ – Election day is on November 5, 2019, and all six Wayne Town Council Ward seats are up for grabs.

On Thursday, September 26 at 7:00  pm, the League of Women Voters 0f Wayne Township will be hosting a Candidates’ Forum in the Wayne Council Chambers at the municipal building at 475 Valley Road.

“We’ve done these forums for many, many years, and ...

Wayne Mayor, Town Council Honor American Legion Post 174

WAYNE, NJ - Monday, September 16, 2019 marked the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the American Legion and at Wednesday’s Wayne Township council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano honored local post 174 with an official proclamation from the Township of Wayne.

Present were Post 174 Commander Joe Fricker, a US Navy veteran and finance officer Bill Rucci, a US Army veteran who were called up ...

Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq. Sworn-In as Passaic County Superintendent of Elections

PATERSON, NJ - A large gathering of New Jersey state, Passaic county, and local officials gathered on Wednesday for the swearing in of Shona L. Mack Pollock, Esq., as Passaic County Elections Superintendent in Paterson.  Mack Pollock was appointed by Governor Phil Murphy, represented by Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver.  Oliver delivered her remarks, saying the governor was "more than ...

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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!

Milestones

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 ...