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Major Housefire on Westview Road

October 17, 2019

WAYNE, NJ – Just after 3:00pm yesterday, while returning from another alarm in Pines Lake, Wayne Fire Companies 3, 4 and 5 were alerted that a residence on Westview Road had smoke billowing from the garage.

“On a day like today,” said Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick, referring to the heavy rain Wayne was experiencing, “you figure it would be a dryer vent or something ...

Student Rescued from WPU Elevator

WAYNE, NJ – Just before midnight on October 15, Wayne Fire Company #4 and Rescue 5 were dispatched to the William Paterson University Skyline Residence dorm to rescue a student trapped in an elevator between the fourth and fifth floors.

“Assistant Chiefs Sam Shakkour of Company #4 and Mike Payne, the Coordinator for the Wayne Special Response Team (SRT) were first on the ...

The Story of Wayne's Famous 1951 Mack Fire Truck

WAYNE, NJ – Its Fire Prevention month, and you may have seen a beautiful, cherry-red antique fire truck around town since it's the showpiece for Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 (PLFC5). Or maybe you saw it leading the children’s Halloween parade each year or carrying Santa around the community of Packanack Lake during Christmas time. It could be you saw this pristine firetruck from ...

A Shed and Golf Cart Ablaze at Willowbrook Golf Center.

WAYNE, NJ - Fire Report from Wayne Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick

At 7:32 this morning Wayne Fire Companies One and Two were dispatched to 70 Old Turnpike Road for a reported brush fire with a golf cart involved. 

When the first fire units arrived, they found the actual fire was now a golf shed, brush, and a golf cart.  Also, the best access to the fire was changed to The ...

Two Dogs Rescued from Pipe by Wayne Fire Co #5 and Wayne SRT.

WAYNE, NJ – On Friday, October 11, members of Packanack Lake Fire Company #5 and the Wayne Special Response Team (SRT) responded to a call near Hemlock Terrace and Lake Drive East.  The call was made by a worried resident whose dogs had entered a stormwater drainpipe at the lakes edge and could not get out.

The dogs’ owner had been fishing by the lake, while his dogs played in ...

Have You Thanked A First Responder Today

WAYNE, NJ – At each Wayne Town Council meeting, Fire Commissioner Bob Minarick stands at the podium and delivers his “Fire Report” to the Council and Administration. Last month, he did something special because he had received something special from Grade Eight students in Kaitlyn McSweeney’s class at Anthony Wayne Middle School.

Minarick had received a package in the ...

Honoring Wayne’s Fallen Firefighters

WAYNE, NJ – Sunday, October 6 was National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day, marking the first day of National Fire Prevention Week.  It was the perfect day for Wayne to choose to re-dedicate the Glenn E. McCoog Fallen Fighter Memorial which had recently been moved onto the Wayne Public Library grounds, near the 9/11 Remembrance Park. 

Members from ...

Wayne Fire Commissioner's Report

Wayne House Fire – Packanack Lake section of town. 

The Wayne Fire Department notified by a Central Station alarm company of a Fire Alarm coming from a basement smoke detector on October 2 at 2:51PM. 

Fire Companies 5, 3 & 1 and Wayne Police and EMS were dispatched.  Follow up calls indicated that there was an actual (working) fire in the basement. 

First ...

Man Robs Bank Less Than One Mile from Wayne Police Department.

WAYNE, NJ – At 9:55am on September 30, the TD Bank branch on the corner of Valley Road and MacDonald Drive (across from the Carvel) triggered their panic alarm. The Wayne Police responded, arriving in minutes. However, the thief had fled before they arrived.

A joint investigation was conducted by the Wayne Police Department, the Passaic County Sherriff’s Department and the FBI, ...

Another Freak Accident in Wayne - This One Claiming A Life

WAYNE, NJ - Sometime around 9:00pm on Thursday, September 19 on Route 80 West near the intersection of Route 23, Motorcyclist, Joseph Yurga of Pequannock Township struck a deer on the highway, crashing his 1996 Harley Davidson. "Yurga was transported to St. Joseph's University Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries," announced Wayne Police Chief James ...


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New Jersey Transit A National Disgrace?

This week’s question is a continuation of last week’s on New Jersey infrastructure issues. 

New Jersey Transit has more than 2,000 buses and more than 700 trains, and there are more than 900,000 trips taken on NJ Transit every weekday. In total, passengers ride more than 3.5 billion miles per year on the system. In the past, Governor Murphy referred to NJ Transit as a ...

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Members Can Take Exercises Home

October 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Participants of the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program can now take their exercises with them wherever they go, thanks to the generosity of one local group of physicians. 

Montclair plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Valerie Ablaza, who is a partner at The Plastic Surgery Group, recently donated 100 black and yellow drawstring backpacks to ...

Fall Frolic & Boo Fest to Be Held Saturday, October 26

A free community event in partnership between the Wayne YMCA and Wayne Township Parks and Recreation

WAYNE, NJ— Free Fall fun for everyone!  Join us at the Wayne YMCA located at 1 Pike Drive, on Saturday, October 26th for the annual Fall Frolic and Boo Fest event.  The event takes place between 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.  This year's activities include a Hay Rides, DJ ...

Cesar Jerez oil painting exhibit at Laurelwood Arboretum


The popular exhibit of oil paintings by César Jerez at the Knippenberg Center for Education at Laurelwood Arboretum has been extended to November 10. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Knippenberg Center is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 noon to 4 pm.


Passaic County Freeholders Award 2019 Open Space Grants

PATERSON, NJ – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders awarded $975,000 in grants to county municipalities through the Open Space, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund. The resolution was passed on October 8, 2019.

 “The Open Space Trust Fund supports the beautification, restoration and maintenance of many of our county parks, historic sites and ...

Thank you!

The  Wayne  Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse would like to thank Wayne Alliance members, community members, our fundraising team and everyone who participated in the outback fundraiser on Tuesday October 15th 2019.

Volunteer Chairperson Karen Marron, Recording Secretary, Maryam Sayad agreed to kick off the school year with an Outback Steakhouse fundraiser and ...

Amazing Turkey Race

Join Wayne Parks & Recreation for the Amazing Turkey Race on Saturday, November 2nd.  This fun family event combines a race to find hidden turkeys, a mystery to solve, prizes to win, and entertainment for kids and adults!  There is no fee to participate, but we do ask each family to make a donation that will help families in need this holiday season!


Menoski - Stoul Engagement

October 9, 2019

Janna and Igor Stoul of Montville are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter Val Stoul to Lulzim Menoski, son of Pajo and Lulzime Menoski of Wayne.  

On June 12 of this year, Lulzim took Val on one of their favorite trips - a ride on their BMX bikes to North Cove Park in Wayne where Val was surprised with a ring and she immediately said Yes!

Lulzim and Val own ...