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Champions Crowned at Wayne's First Annual Cornhole Tournament

September 28, 2020

WAYNE, NJ – On the first Saturday in autumn, while the trees surrounding Captain Kilroy Park still held their green, a small crowd gathered on the basketball courts to compete in the first annual Wayne Parks and Recreation cornhole tournament. 

Mayor Chris Vergano stopped by to watch. “I know many people were excited to play in this tournament,” he said. “Tim ...

A Dedication to Legendary Volunteer Coach Al “Aly Cat” Robin Who Passed Away Recently

WAYNE, NJ – Legendary Volunteer Coach, Al Robin passed away on September 22. This is a re-publish of an article about his fifty years of volunteer coaching in Wayne. He is loved by thousands of kids and adults who benefited from his time, care and attention. Rest in Peace Al.

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There are not many long-term residents of Wayne who haven’t heard of legendary PAL baseball ...

A Quiet Celebration of Ray Riker: a Coach for Fifty Years at Wayne Hills HS

WAYNE, NJ – The township of Wayne has many stories, many of which are sports stories. Thousands of athletes have played a variety of sports for more than a century in this town.  These athletes were led by some amazing coaches, including professionals and volunteers who give of their time for the love of sport and for the love of coaching young kids.

Some milestones are always worth ...

NJSIAA Partners with NFL to Host Diversity Workshops for New Jersey High School Officials

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association), the governing body for high school sports in New Jersey, has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with the NFL. The organization will host a two-day, virtual diversity, bias, and cultural competence workshop for football game officials. The two-day session’s goal is to increase awareness ...

The Case for High School Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - Newly appointed New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Chief Operating Officer Colleen Maguire made the case that allowing New Jersey high schools to return to the field in the fall is not only safe, but a necessary step in a statement published on the NJSIAA website.  

Maguire wrote: 

During the past five months, the lives of our ...

NJSIAA Approves 2020 Start Dates For Outdoor Fall Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -  “Go outside and play!” is the message that is coming from the NJSIAA, as it released its latest set of guidelines for the Return-to-Sports for the Fall of 2020.  Fall sports, with the exception of gymnastics and girls volleyball, will continue according to the current schedule, beginning practice on September 14, with depending on sport, competition ...

NJ High School Sports Can Stay on Track for Fall Start, Murphy says

NEW JERSEY — Weeks after attending the Last Dance World Series, which concluded in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that high school sports can stay on track for a fall opening day.

"Some districts have already given notice that their teams will not be playing, as is their right, and we’re not going to overrule them," he said during his coronavirus press briefing ...

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WEA Donates Desk Shields to Help Keep Students and Teachers Safe

As the school year gets underway, concern for the health and safety of the students and staff of the Wayne Public Schools continues to grow.  The Wayne Education Association (WEA) shares those concerns and has taken a step to help to ease one of them.

With the limited number of PPE being supplied by the administration, the WEA wanted to step up and provide additional protections. To ...

Grandparents: Consider These Financial Moves 

Each year, on the first Sunday after Labor Day, we observe National Grandparents Day. Although it’s not as widely recognized as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, if you’re a grandparent, you probably want to do whatever you can to help your grandchildren on their journeys through life. So, you might want to consider the following moves:

• Contribute to their education.

Simple Exercises Seniors Can Do Indoors

With COVID-19 still spreading in many areas throughout the United States, gyms and fitness centers are just beginning to open - but with several restrictions. Just because you may feel wary about going to the gym does not mean that you cannot stay fit and active. There are many easy exercises that anyone can do at home without any assistance or equipment.

If you are a senior, some ...

What colors do I use to paint a Black Bear?

The only thing more divisive than Democrats and Republicans is the artistic debate of whether to make black by mixing it or by squeezing it out of the tube!

Think I'm kidding?  According to Google, there are 567 million results when you ask that question. Fortunately, if you're reading this, I will share the correct answer and save you a few million hours!

If you don't know ...

PCCC Update

12-Week Semester at PCCC Starts September 30

There’s still time to go forward this Fall and register for classes at Passaic County Community College (PCCC). Whether you are a recent high school graduate or an adult student just starting or returning to college, there’s never been a more critical time or better place than PCCC to prepare for your future.

PCCC offers academic excellence, close-to-home convenience, and ...

A Tried and True Way of Showing Homes

Home Inspections. Here’s where the trouble can start, unless you've done the work up front. I taught a course on showing homes once a month for 15 years at Weichert University.  The home inspection process actually starts at the time of showing a house.   Show the good, the bad and the ugly.  If the good out ways out the bad, the buyer will accept it. But if the ...

Night Walk: In Memory of 9/11

Night Walk: In memory of 9/11

 

A cool night, finally. A soft breeze.

 

Walking, walking, no distractions other than an occasional car passing by.

Crickets and katydids surround me with their chirping song.

 

No real sense of distance in the darkened streets.

Houses make themselves known by lights peeking through window ...

Why the Flu Shot Is More Important Than Ever. Check it off your list.

Between social distancing and mask wearing, we have been taking the necessary precautions to safeguard our health. But there’s one more important item that should be on our to-do lists. It’s the annual flu vaccination, and this year, it’s more important than ever.

The flu and COVID-19 are both highly contagious respiratory illnesses. Although they’re caused by different ...

Hawthorne Restaurant Primo Amore Joins Other Restaurants in Filing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Governor Murphy

September 26, 2020

HAWTHORNE, NJ - Owners Linda and Michael Passaro have been running local eatery Primo Amore on Diamond Bridge Avenue for the last three and a half years. Having both come from families in the hospitality and restaurant industry, their dream of opening up their own family restaurant was realized once they took over Primo Amore. For the Passaros, it has been nothing short of fulfilling to be able ...

No public testimony. Court-sanctioned deficit spending. NJ budget like no other

September 28, 2020

COVID-19 forced the governor and lawmakers to rewrite the budget playbook. Here’s what they did

This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Gov. Phil Murphy is getting ready to sign a $32.7 billion spending plan into law ...

YMCA Supporting Families with Affordable Child Care During the School Year

September 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges strives to create opportunities for all. Providing affordable, quality programs is central to the Y’s mission of strengthening communities, by ensuring that each person, no matter their background and economic status, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

The Y for All Fund enables individuals and families to participate in ...

Passaic County Announces October Mobile Testing Dates

(Passaic County, New Jersey) – The Passaic County Board of Chosen Freeholders continues to offer free mobile testing to all Passaic County residents. Today, the County announced their October mobile testing dates.

In addition to Passaic County’s mobile testing program, the County also continues to offer free at-home testing to all county residents. Both the mobile and at-home ...

Chilton Medical Center Achieves Patient Safety Excellence Award

Atlantic Health System’s Chilton Medical Center has announced it is a recipient of the Healthgrades 2020 Patient Safety Excellence AwardTM. This distinction places Chilton Medical Center among the top 10% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health ...

Obituaries

Nov 17, 1934 - Sep 22, 2020
Alan Robin, age 85 of Wayne passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 22. 2020 surrounded by his ...
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Oct 7, 1940 - Aug 13, 2020
MARLBOROUGH, MA– Carol Ann Heath Olsen, 79, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, ...
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