Government

July 27, 2021

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Mayor Chris Vergano was greeted by his street lined with friends, neighbors and concerned Wayne residents, applauding him as he returned from a two-week stay at Hackensack University Medical Center. He was treated with Stem Cell Transplant therapy for his cancer diagnosis of Multiple ...

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WAYNE, NJ — For more than a year, a developer pushed the Wayne Zoning Board of Adjustment to approve his development plan of 1777 Hamburg Turnpike, but the Zoning Board, voted to deny the application back in March of this year. It was a victory for the nearby neighbors who vehemently opposed the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order ending the moratorium on utility shutoffs as of July 1, 2021. However, a grace period will run through December 31 which will protect customers facing shutoffs, he said on Monday. "This grace period is for customers to enroll in payment ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Supervisor of Landscape and Development of Parks and Recreation for Wayne Township Ryan Edge, a Wayne Hills High School graduate, was awarded the prestigious Professional of the Year Award from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association last week.  Edge has multiple ...

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WAYNE, NJ — It was March 2020 when Wayne Township held its last in-person town council meeting. Zoom has been the venue for these, and all government meetings for the last 15 months. As another sign of normality returning after the long, dark pandemic, Wayne will go back to in-person governmental ...

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WAYNE, NJ — A recently amended municipal budget for 2021 was approved by the Wayne Town Council during last week’s public meeting. Gary Higgins the Budget Auditor hired by Wayne Township was a panelist in the meeting and he told the council members that Wayne was one of the few towns in New Jersey ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Governor Murphy, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Coughlin pass legislation enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. "New Jerseyans have proven their resilience over the past 15 months as our state has fought the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we take a ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in Wayne’s history, the pride flag was raised at Town Hall. It was first flown on June 1, the first day of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and will stay up till the end of June. Members of the LGBTQ community in Wayne are excited and proud that the flag is flying in their ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano, during this week’s Wayne Town Council meeting, explained his change of appearance. He told the councilmembers and the public listening in that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2019. When the meeting began, the Mayor was given the floor to ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The next best thing to being at Wayne's Memorial Day parade and memorial service is this photo essay of the day, along with the article TAPinto published about the parade. RELATED STORY: Wayne's Memorial Day Parade and Memorial Ceremony RELATED STORY: Talking to Wayne’s Veteran’s ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Since Friday, rain had been falling on Wayne Township, soaking the ground and soaking spirits during this holiday weekend. Then on Monday, Memorial Day, it stopped. Though gray clouds loomed overhead, it didn’t rain on Wayne’s parade. With last year’s Memorial Day celebrations ...

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Memorial Day, as the name implies, was established to create a day of remembrance to honor soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the U.S. Civil War. Our culture today, however, associates the holiday with the start of summer activities, like barbecues and going to the beach. How did this once ...

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WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey has been slowly and methodically lifting restrictions that have been put in place for over a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new rules have come piece meal, and many are confused about what they can and cannot do in Wayne. Here’s some help in two sections: ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The municipal budget took a step forward on Wednesday night, as the Town Council voted to approve amendments to the original document. When the time came for the public to comment during the council meeting, two residents, Linda Nardone and Bob Nulman asked why there was no money set ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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