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Incumbent Wayne Republicans Face Slate of Democratic Challengers

The Wayne mayor and council election is set, absent any Independent challengers who may file to run. 

The Township will avert party primaries in June as the Passaic County Regular Republicans and Democratic Organization each submitted four candidates for office by Monday's 4 p.m. filing deadline.

District Mulls Whether Changing Grading Schemes is a Plus

District officials have discussed possibly changing the grading scheme at Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley high schools.

Currently there are no “minus” grades on the scale. The highest grade, for receiving a 90 or more, is an “A.” The next are “B+,” “B,” “C+," etc.

Classmates Raising Funds to Aid Pascrell Family

The Beta Xi chapter of Delta Sigma Pi is close to it's $10,000 fundraising goal to aid the family of the late Michael Pascrell of Wayne.

Garden Owner Teams Up with Religious School for Garden Project

Students at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious School are learning about sustainability thanks to a special project being run with Rob Burke.

Burke dropped by the school recently and helped students plant seeds in trays. Students will water and care for the seeds. When the plants grow big enough, the students will bring them to Burke's community garden. 

Ex-Athletic Company Executives Admit Defrauding NJ Schools

Two former executives of an athletic equipment supply firm each face 20 years in prison after admitting their roles in a scheme to defraud schools.

, 81, of Highland Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of mail and wire fraud conspiracy.

High School Senior Named N.J. Ambassador Teen

Kristen Kowalski, a senior at DePaul Catholic High School, was recently named New Jersey USA Ambassador Teen 2013.

Electronics Expo Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Electronics Expo, a Wayne-based department store chain that was once said to be one of the fastest-growing of its kind in the Northeast, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Sunday night, NorthJersey.com reported.

Ex-Giant Named Defensive Coordinator at WPU

Former NFL player Shaun Williams has been elevated to the position of full-time defensive coordinator of the William Paterson University football team.


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