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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 ...

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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 ...

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WAYNE, NJ – At an outdoor dining venue in East Rutherford, Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill this week that will extend and expand on state outdoor dining permissions through November 2024. Prior to this, these permissions would’ve expired in November of this year. RELATED STORY: New Jersey Extends ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Moore’s Home for Funerals has been a fixture in Wayne for generations but will soon be closing its doors. What’s to take its place? The most likely outcome will be a new strip mall that will sit on the corner of Alps Road and Hamburg Turnpike on the opposite corner of the Preakness ...

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KEARNY, NJ — Construction of a new portal bridge that would expand rail travel between Newark and New York City moved one step closer to reality Monday when New Jersey officials and transit leaders broke ground on the new project. Shovels in hand, Gov. Phil Murphy was joined by U.S. Department ...

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WAYNE, NJ – On the 183-acre main campus of what was the old Toys R Us Headquarters in Wayne is 600,000 square feet of commercial space in three buildings, of which, about 80% is unoccupied and sitting empty. Passaic County, through a grant from the NJ Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), is ...

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WAYNE, NJ – During the last town council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano was proud to announce that a Tesla showroom and service center is coming to Wayne Township. He also talked about the long-awaited opening of the CarMax dealership and mentioned a mystery business that will be taking over part of ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh shared in greater details on Monday Paterson’s plans to expand the Great Falls National Historic Park with a $7.9 million Riverwalk.  The 2.5-acre expansion will allow visitors to stroll along the Passaic River among the ruins of a dye factory, silk mill, and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Ordinance # 36 was passed by the Wayne Town Council during their last meeting. It approved $560,000 for “equipment and technology software in connection with the increase in Police Department manpower and Taser replacement.” The current Wayne Police Force is 116 officers. But the ...

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WAYNE, NJ – So far, two incidents have been reported of tires stolen off of cars as they were parked at the NJ Transit Center parking lot on Route 23 in Wayne. During this past town council meeting, Mayor Chris Vergano was asked to comment on the situation. Councilman-at-Large David Varano ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The National Weather Service has issued a “heat advisory” through July 24 as temperatures in Wayne, according to the NWS, will continue to climb higher, going up to 97 degrees on Sunday. “A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel ...

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WAYNE, NJ – As the helicopter drifted over the fields behind Wayne Valley High School, a large group of kids looked up, pointing excitedly, smiles on their faces, their hair being whipped by the spin of the massive rotors above them. The children were a part of the 2022 Wayne Police Department ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Clouds and threats of rain did nothing to dampen the celebratory spirit at the Foundabilities First Anniversary Barbecue and Open House on Friday morning. The facility serves Wayne Township’s handicapped population and, according to their Facebook page, they provide, “a safe, supportive ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The Township Council approved an introduction to an ordinance that will use public funds to purchase a strip of land in front of 1777 Hamburg Turnpike in order to widen and straighten a portion of the road. An offer will be made to the owner of the property, but should the offer be ...

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WAYNE, NJ — America’s 246th birthday is on Monday, July 4th. The days prior to this make for a great weekend to stay in Wayne Township, skip the traffic, save on gas and celebrate! Here are some fun family friendly events happening this weekend in Wayne or nearby. Catch a Community Band ...

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PEQUANNOCK, NJ – Construction has begun on the long-awaited New York Susquehanna & Western (NYS&W) Railway Bicycle and Pedestrian Shared Use Path, a 4.8 mile-trail project spearheaded by Morris County to repurpose an abandoned stretch of railroad for a non-motorized recreational path from ...

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WAYNE, NJ – It was a patriotic moment as two dozen boy scouts from Troop 192 stretched across the front of the Council Chambers at Town Hall at the beginning of Wednesday night’s Town Council meeting. They stood at attention, and as one, saluted the flag and led the council members, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The town council voted unanimously to approve a shared services agreement between Wayne Township and the Borough of Totowa for health services. The agreement is for the next ten years, starting this July. Currently, Wayne provides health services for its own residents as well as for ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy wants New Jersey homeowners and renters to receive nearly $2 billion in direct tax relief this year and in the years moving forward. At a gathering in South Brunswick's municipal complex, Murphy declared "promises kept" as he unfurled his plan to provide ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The last few Wayne Planning Board Meetings have been a bit contentious when the subject of the new 473-unit AvalonBay residential development was before the board. This Monday’s meeting was a bit more relaxed. The reason why is that AvalonBay conceded the point of elevators in two ...

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WAYNE, NJ – She stands just four inches over five foot tall and has a broad, welcoming smile that can put people at ease, a calming voice, conviction and a wealth of knowledge. Her staff is friendly, attentive and eager to assist those that come to her office in need of help. Yet, the recently ...

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WAYNE, NJ – There was a time when the loudest thing you heard in the library was a big “Shhhhh” from the librarian in response to any noise at all. This summer, the Wayne Public Library is turning that upside down and inviting in famous jazz artists to perform in the library, bringing music and ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano announced that the Township would be purchasing 62 River Road in the Hoffman Grove area of Wayne as part of the continuing effort to buy out flood-prone homes, demolish the houses and return the area back to its natural state. So far, over 300 homes have been ...

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WAYNE, NJ - For the third year in a row, Aadhithyaram “Aadhith” Balaji, a Wayne Hills High School Sophomore and Eagle Scout from Troop 108, led a solemn Taps service in front of the Wayne town hall on Memorial Day to pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano reminded residents that COVID is “still out there” during this past town council meeting. “I want to talk about COVID for a moment,” he said when he gave his administrative report. “Our COVID numbers for May were up again.” This is not just in Wayne. COVID ...

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WAYNE, NJ – June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and while Wayne Township flew the Pride Flag at Town Hall last year, COVID concerns pushed back any ceremony. This year, local dignitaries flocked to Wayne and gathered under threatening clouds to mark the occasion of the raising of the Pride Flag. Following ...

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