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Gov. Phil Murphy Proposes Record $53.1 Billion Budget for Fiscal Year 2024

February 28, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy says his $53.1 billion proposed budget is all about the future of New Jersey and its residents.

"It is a budget designed with a singular purpose, to continue building the Next New Jersey," Murphy said Tuesday in Trenton.

Murphy says the budget offers real solutions for New Jerseyans who have been struggling for the past few ...


Starbucks Wants to Make Olive Oil the Next Big Thing - Here's What Dr. Ori Rackovsky of GANJ Has to Say

In a recent article discussing the addition of olive oil to a line of drinks at Starbucks, Dr. Ori Rackovsky of Gastroenterology Associates of New Jersey said, "Olive oil has been shown to have several health benefits.  This includes high levels of monounsaturated fats, which are healthy, and antioxidants. It has been shown in some cases to reduce blood pressure and triglyceride levels, ...

Rowan Today

RIPPAC gala honors leaders, raises $100K for scholarships, programming

Political and civic leaders joined together for the first-ever gala fundraiser presented by the Rowan Institute for Public Policy & Citizenship (RIPPAC). And while the event paid tribute to four distinguished leaders in politics and industry, the biggest winners were Rowan University students.

Altogether, the gala raised more than $100,000 for intern scholarships and civic ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, March 27
03:00 PM — 05:00 PM

Wayne Public Library, Wayne

Demystifing Anxiety


Mon, March 27
07:30 PM — 10:00 PM

Council Chambers at Town Hall, Wayne

Planning Board Meeting

The Truth Behind Back Pain May Be in Your Glutes?

Are you experiencing back pain? You may be surprised to discover that lower back ailments are the result of issues in the posterior! Yes, your gluteus maximus, minimus, or medius is possibly, and quite probably, leading to soreness, aching, and discomfort on your spine.

The Skelton Song in Real Life

As the famous children's song goes, "The hip bone's connected to the ...

Time for financial ‘spring cleaning’

Now that we’ve put winter behind us — at least on the calendar — it’s time for us to think about sprucing up our homes, inside and out. But it also may be time to do some financial spring cleaning.

Some of the same ideas involved in tidying up your home can also be used to help put your financial house in order. Here are a few suggestions:

Dust off your investment ...

The Hudson River School: Birth of The Great American Landscape

In the mid-1800s, a group of artists dramatically changed the direction of landscape painting with their images of the wildly untamed Hudson River valley in New York. This group became known as the Hudson River School, although they were neither part of an actual school nor a formal art movement. While European artists of the time were producing more traditional paintings, these artists were ...

Helping those in need, Period.

As an educational community, we provide as many basic necessities to anyone who is in need as we possibly can. Free lunch programs, food pantries, scholarships, tutoring programs, clothing, and school supplies are just a few of the necessities that school communities may provide.

As educators and ESP, we go the extra step to find resources to help make sure that every student can have the bare ...

Passaic County Community College Announces Spring 6-Week Term Starts on March 29

There’s still time to attend college classes this spring at Passaic County Community College. PCCC’s 
6-Week term starts March 29 at the Paterson, Wanaque, and Passaic locations. You can still register and enjoy PCCC’s affordable academic excellence, flexible class schedules, and strong support for student ...

Taking Care of Yourself While Taking Care of Others

Around the world, women take care of other people. It’s a natural human expression of love that can be a source of great joy – and a source of exhaustion and stress over time. Although men are taking on more caregiving for children and family, women still handle the majority of childcare, elder care, and informal care to spouses, parents, in-laws, friends, and neighbors.

So, if ...

A Rare Infection - That’s Apparently On The Rise - Saved My Father-in-Law's Life

March 24, 2023

Dear Editor,

My in-law’s hometown hospital sits on a hill surrounded by cows and cornfields. The long drive up to the emergency room is lined by pretty trees. The “old folks home” squats at the foot of the hill, and I can tell you — driving past it will give you shivers like someone walking over your grave.

Last July, my father-in-law found himself in the ER. He ...

Who Opposes A $15 Million Gift?

Wayne is the recipient of a $15 Million grant to improve traffic conditions on Valley Road. From all the negative comments by a number of republican council members and other online postings you'd think that Wayne had tons of excess cash and this grant somehow places a terrible burden on the Wayne taxpayer. Not only that but you'd think that addressing the traffic and safety issues on ...

Paterson Firefighters Protect School from Nearby Fire

March 25, 2023

PATERSON, NJ - Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh expressed his gratitude to members of the Paterson Fire Department for their efforts to protect a nearby school from the fire that destroyed the Pickle King on Saturday.

“Thankfully, our firefighters were able to stop the blaze from spreading to PANTHER Academy,” Sayegh said in a Facebook post. "I am very proud the work of ...

Termite Swarmers Have Been Seen Across New Jersey: What Does That Mean? And What Can be Done About It?

March 24, 2023

Termite Swarmers, reproductive termites with wings, have been seen this March in and across New Jersey. These insects have one purpose and goal: to create new termite colonies. In nature, this is a natural process and is beneficial for a variety of reasons. But if termite swarmers start their colonies in your home or business, they can spell the beginning of a multi-thousand dollar ...

Free Nature Program for Wayne Students

Friends of Laurelwood Arboretum invites students in grades 2 through 6 to register for the GreenQuest Nature Club, a free environmentally themed program and activity held once a month, April through October, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. All sessions will be held at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum, 725 Pines Lake Drive in Wayne. During the 90-minute programs, children will ...

AAUW Celebrates Women's History Month

Author, Marci Wolff Ober will be the guest speaker at a celebration of Women’s History Month sponsored by the Greater Wayne Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), This free event will be held on Monday, March 27 from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Road in Wayne.

The public is invited to attend. Please RSVP to Ruth Liston at ...


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