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Despite a Tough Overtime Defeat, Wayne Hills Found its ‘Heartbeat’ in Ramapo

October 20, 2019

RAMAPO, NJ - The alumni had returned, because, after all, this was the week Wayne Hills would play Ramapo in varsity football. It’s one of the best gridiron rivalries in New Jersey, and that reputation held its course on Oct. 18, when Ramapo remained undefeated with a scintillating 35-28 overtime win over Wayne Hills, in Franklin Lakes.

Wayne Hills leads the all-time series with Ramapo, ...

Wayne Hills Alum, Rachel Vellis is Loving Life at LIU, in the Classroom and on the Pitch

Beginning her junior year at Long Island University, Rachel Vellis couldn’t be happier with the direction of her life as a student-athlete.

Vellis, 20, is a 2017 graduate of Wayne Hills High, where she excelled in three sports, field hockey, basketball and softball. She’s the youngest of three born to Maria and Charley Vellis. The family originally resided in Wallington, ...

Four-Year-Old Zach Galasso Becomes Captain of the Wayne Hills Football Team

“Thank you, Zach, for choosing us." A story of the loving Galasso family and a wonderful four-year-old, who has stolen the heart of his parents, sister and the Wayne Hills football team.

WAYNE, NJ - One look at Zach Galasso, with his precocious personality and delightful smile makes everyone around him feel a little better. And for Zach’s parents, and older ...

Rivalry On Full Display at Hills vs Valley Soccer Match

WAYNE, NJ – On the last Tuesday night of summer, under the dark blue sky of an early evening, beneath the bright lights of the Wayne Valley athletic field, and in front of a roaring crowd, the Wayne Hills boys soccer team faced their in-town rivals and escaped with a 1-0 victory.

Valley received their second yellow card and had to play a man down for the final twenty-three minutes of the ...

DePaul Catholic's Sean Kelly Nominated for Heart of a Giant Award

WAYNE, NJ – Sean Kelly, one of the captains of the DePaul Catholic varsity football team has been nominated as one of ten outstanding tri-state area high school football players for the 2019 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award.  This special honor is presented by the Hospital for Special surgery and is given to players for their commitment, teamwork, will character and dedication.Kelly ...


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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 ...