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NJ Dept. of Health Reports 243 Monkeypox Cases, 13 in Passaic County

August 8, 2022

TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Passaic County, there are 13 cases as of Monday morning. 

County by county, there are 73 cases in Hudson County, 50 cases in Essex County, 25 cases in Bergen County, 24 in ...

Heat Advisory Issued for Wayne Area Through 8 p.m. Tues. Aug. 9

NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9.

The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime temperatures to reach the mid-90s. 

 A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and ...

NJ DEP Issues Air Quality Alert for Wayne Area for Thursday Through 11 p.m.

NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5.

The Air Quality Alet, also called an "Air Quality Action Day" means that ...

Long COVID is Real, Study by St. Joseph Health Physicians Shows

PATERSON, NJ - A team of researchers at St. Joseph's Health in Paterson recently published the results of a two-year Long COVID study in Clinical Microbiology and Infection, a top infectious disease journal. This is the first two-year Long COVID-19 study that included patients with mild to moderate symptoms to be published in the United States. The study found that 23 percent of ...

St. Joseph's Health Celebrates Opening of Totowa Health Campus

TOTOWA, NJ - Blue, yellow, and white balloons swayed in the wind as medical professionals, religious leaders, and government officials gathered to celebrate the ribbon cutting of St. Joseph’s Health new Totowa Health Campus on July 22. The state-of-the-art outpatient facility offers a comprehensive listing of outpatient services that will make quality healthcare more ...

Wayne Township Health Dept Announces Limited Supply of Monkeypox Vaccine Now Available

WAYNE, NJ – On June 20, 2022 the New Jersey Department of Health announced the first case of Monkeypox in the state. In the same statement, they also said that “the risk to New Jerseyans remains low,” and that “Most New Jersey residents are not at risk of infection with monkeypox.”

As of July 22, 2022, there have been 62 “Probable and Confirmed Cases” ...

Riding Out Wayne’s Heatwave – Tips From the Red Cross on Staying Cool

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 like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to ...

Scholastic Look Touch Book Recalled Due to Choking Hazard

Scholastic is recalling Shake Look Touch Books due to a choking hazard, announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  According to the commission, the pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recall was initiated July 7, 2022.

Scholastic toll-free at 888-724-1872 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online ...

Enjoy Life Baked Cookies and Bars Recalled Over Potential Presence of Hard Plastic Pieces

Enjoy Life Cookies and Bars have been voluntarily recalled due to the potential presence of hard plastic pieces, announced the company. Enojy Life Natural Brands LLC became aware of the issue as a result of internal quality assurance surveillance, said the company.

The product was sold in retail stores and online. The following snacks recalled are listed below:



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Recall Alert: Tony Hawk Silver Helmets Sold at Walmart Recalled

Tony Hawk Silver Helmets, sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled, announced the Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to the commission, the multi-purpose helmets have been recalled due to risk of head injury.

The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and retention system requirements of the U.S. CPSC federal safety standard for bicycle helmets. The ...

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University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics and High Mountain Orthopedics Announce “Game-Changing” Merger to Form New Northern New Jersey-Based Full-Spectrum Orthopedics Practice

August 10, 2022

WAYNE, New Jersey - OrthoEast is excited to announce its most recent consolidation of three renowned orthopedic medical groups formerly known as  University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics, and High Mountain Orthopedics. The new practice will bring together 16 renowned orthopedic specialists in 6 locations across New Jersey and New York to provide exceptional patient-first care and ...

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Wed, August 10, 4:00 PM

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Wayne YMCA Job Fair

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Fri, August 12, 6:00 PM

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Strengthening Families Program

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A Special Night Out

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TAPinto Reader Mail Bag: Not Shy About Speaking Up!

NEW JERSEY — TAPinto's News Around New Jersey readers had a lot to say recently about our recent stories focusing on guns, red-light-running and the money perks for those running the most powerful union in New Jersey.

The biggest response was about a foundation report on what the top officials of the New Jersey Education Association were earning in salaries and from a separate ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

If It is To Be, Its Up to Me

My mentor and now longtime friend Bryan Flanagan would always remind me that personal growth precedes professional growth. I can still hear it as I am writing this.

It is a constant reminder to tap into my power. A reminder, if you will, that “if it is to be, it’s up to me.”

My man Zig Ziglar (another fantastic mentor in my life) would always say you have to be before you ...

​​​​​​​529 plans: Underused but Valuable

In just a few weeks, students will be heading off to college – and parents will be getting out their checkbooks. Without a college-bound student in your home right now, you might not be thinking much about tuition and other higher education expenses, but if you have young children, these costs may eventually be of concern – so how should you prepare for them?

It’s never too ...

Holistic Solutions to Beating the Summer Heat

Whether chasing kids around the beach or going for your morning jog, the summer heat can be torture. And, it's good to have some holistic solutions on hand to keep yourself and your family as comfortable as possible in the extreme heat of summer. 

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is probably the simplest of all solutions but also the most important. When your body sweats, you are ...

Paterson Graduate of PCCC Receives Prestigious Scholarship

PATERSON, NJ - Ashely Diaz, a Paterson resident and 2022 honors graduate of Passaic County Community College, is a recipient of the highly competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, awarded this year to only 100 students across the country.

The prestigious scholarship award will provide Ashely with up to $55,000 a year to complete her bachelor’s degree, as well as ...

Parenting Can Be Less Hard

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, baby… Nothing can prepare us for the reality of being a parent. There are beautiful highs and horrible lows and everything in between.

And when we’re struggling with a teen who no longer seems to need us; who may be taking risks; veering off the path we dreamed for them; aggravating us with every look, word and action…

It’s ...

St. Joseph’s Health Receives Four American Heart Association Recognitions

PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Health has received four American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline achievement awards for demonstrating a commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer re-admissions to the hospital.

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Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

 

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

Wayne Alliance 5th Annual Overdose Awareness Candle Vigil

July 28, 2022

Wayne Alliance Hosts 5th Annual Overdose Awareness and Hope for the Future on August 31st

The public is invited to share at townhall [front entrance] a memory of someone lost to accidental overdose on our interactive memorial chalkboard through the month of August and on Wednesday 8/31 at Wayne Town Hall - 475 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

Please stop by Wayne Township Townhall and ...

Officials Announce Joint Effort to Address Paterson Mosque Bias Attack

August 8, 2022

PATERSON, NJ – In response to Monday evening’s assault at Masjid Abu Baker on Preakness Ave, where worshipers were pelted with rocks while they were praying, Mayor Andre Sayegh, Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and members of the Paterson City Council announced their joint efforts to ...

University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics and High Mountain Orthopedics Announce “Game-Changing” Merger to Form New Northern New Jersey-Based Full-Spectrum Orthopedics Practice

August 10, 2022

WAYNE, New Jersey - OrthoEast is excited to announce its most recent consolidation of three renowned orthopedic medical groups formerly known as  University Spine Center, Academy Orthopedics, and High Mountain Orthopedics. The new practice will bring together 16 renowned orthopedic specialists in 6 locations across New Jersey and New York to provide exceptional patient-first care and ...

Passaic County Fair Starts Thursday

PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – The Passaic County Board of County Commissioners, and Friends of Passaic County Parks, Inc. will be hosting the annual Passaic County Fair from August 11th-14th at Garret Mountain Reservation. The opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, August 11th at 7:30pm.

The fair will feature four days of unique activities for all to enjoy from games and rides to art ...

Free Outdoor Concert at Laurelwood Arboretum

Saxophonist Abel Mireles and LatiNext will perform Latin jazz selections at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne, on Thursday, August 17 at 6:30 pm during a FREE concert. The rain date is August 31 at 6:30 pm. Parking arrangements has been made at Pines Lake School; shuttles to and from the park will be running beginning at 5:30 pm.

The concert will be held at the arboretum near ...