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Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

An Update on Wayne's Affordable Housing Obligation

WAYNE, NJ — Last week, Judge Thomas Brogan presided over a case management hearing for Wayne’s affordable housing obligation. The Judge relies on his “Special Master” Christina Coffone to work with Wayne and the intervenors who are looking to build housing developments that include affordable housing units. She takes care of the details, helps facilitate negotiations and ...

Marijuana in Wayne. What is Now Legal, and What Remains Illegal?

WAYNE, NJ - Under the leadership of Mayor Chris Vergano, the Wayne Council passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any of the different classes of cannabis businesses within the township, including medical dispensaries

Wayne, like every other township faced a deadline of August 21, 2021 to opt out of any or all of the types of cannabis businesses created mentioned ...

New Jersey Surpasses 10 Million COVID Vaccinations; 'We Only Have a Pandemic Among the Unvaccinated', Murphy Says

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing this week that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated.

Among the 4,432,769 fully vaccinated individuals (as of June 28), only a small fraction of the positive ...

$2.1 Million Going Out to Help Residents of Passaic County Catch Up on Rent

WAYNE, NJ – Nearly $2.1 Million will soon be released by Passaic County to help keep 395 families in their homes and to help landlords who have been waiting a year or more to receive rents. This comes from a federally funded rental assistance program from the American Rescue Plan. In total $35 million will help Passaic County residents get caught up on rent.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had ...

Resident’s Questions and Wayne Town Council's Responses

WAYNE, NJ — The first live, non-Zoom, Wayne Town Council meeting was fairly uneventful on Wednesday evening. A small crowd of about a dozen residents came to watch, and four stood up to address the council. Three had several questions.

Jim Freeswick, who is running as a Democrat for one of the three Wayne At-Large Council seats this November, had three requests for the Township Council ...

Wayne Council Passes Resolution Supporting Diversity in Honor of John Pennington

WAYNE, NJ – It was the first Wayne Town Council meeting held live in the council chambers in sixteen months, and a sparse crowd attended in-person. On the agenda that evening was a special resolution co-sponsored by Councilwomen Fran Ritter and Jill Sasso. It was entitled: “A Resolution to Condemn Hate and Support Diversity in the Township of Wayne.”

“We view this ...

Wayne Loses Passionate Community Activist John Pennington

WAYNE, NJ — During last week’s chaotic and unruly Board of Education meeting, when dozens of people stepped up to the microphone to argue against Critical Race Theory or for diversity, the rhetoric was enflamed, and the passions ran high.

One of the calmest voices that night came from long-time Wayne resident John Pennington, who took to the podium to express his concerns. Whether ...


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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

Here’s a look at the ‘New Retirement’

Once you retire, what can you expect from your life? You might be surprised by the things that current retirees are saying about their lifestyles, priorities, relationships and hopes for the future. And you also might find this knowledge quite helpful as you prepare for the day when you become a retiree.

First of all, retirement today is far different – and potentially far more rewarding ...

Breathe Easier. Fix That Deviated Septum

The septum is the part of your nose that separates your two nostrils. A crooked (deviated) septum is actually quite common, however when it’s severe, the bone and cartilage that makes up the septum can block airflow to one or both nostrils. This can make many things in life more difficult.

At the Wayne Surgical Center, their ENT surgeons can perform a procedure called a septoplasty which ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Connected Parents Have Healthier Kids

Individuals or couples, married, divorced or separated, parents have this in common:  they want to feel more connected to the other parent. They understand that connected parents are not only more satisfied in their relationship, they also have a bigger positive impact on their children.

What does it mean to be connected parents?

Let's get one thing out of the way - connected ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.


If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.


Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...

Passaic County Commissioner Bartlett Talks Rental Assistance/Homelessness

July 22, 2021

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ - To prevent a post-pandemic housing crisis, Passaic County is working to provide relief to tenants that missed rental payments while ensuring landlords get paid for their lost incomes.

On May 17, Passaic County started receiving applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to help tenant households experiencing financial insecurity due to the COVID-19 ...

Five Adult Day Care Workers Convicted of Abuse at East Brunswick Facility

August 2, 2021

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Five employees of the Broadway Respite and Home Care facility on Edgeboro Road in East Brunswick have been convicted of various charges based on proven abuse of two severely disabled adults in their care. Charges ranged from neglect, abandonment, endangerment and failure to report abuse of the patients in May 2019. 

Although initially charged, Broadway ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fourth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

July 28, 2021

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

Stealth Indoctrination: NJEA and its Political Agenda

August 2, 2021

On July 14, 2021 the NJEA held an interactive conference and workshop for educators called Radical Imagination Summit for Educators (RISE) 2021. The summit covered a wide-range of topics and offered teachers opportunities to discuss and practice new techniques for making learning in the classroom relevant to the lives of students and supportive of democracy. As a recent Board of ...


Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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