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Injured Officer Walks Again, Hostess Workers Laid Off Top News

Here is a recap of the top stories on Wayne Patch this week.

Here is a recap of some of the top stories that were published this week on Wayne Patch.

Injured Officer Walking Again After Tree Fall

Wayne police Officer Bob Franco is walking again after suffering a severe spinal cord injury. A tree fell on the patrol vehicle he was in at Fire Co. 5 during Hurricane Sandy, pinning him inside for more than an hour.

Mayor: 'Get JCP&L Out of Wayne'

Mayor Chris Vergano wrote a town letter to residents this week regarding officials' intent to have the state Board of Public Utilities revoke Jersey Central Power & Light's license to sell power to Wayne residents.

Student-Run Food Drive Helps Sandy Victims

A dedicated group of Wayne Hills High School students sorted through thousands of pounds of donated food. The food will be given to Hurricane Sandy victims this week for Thanksgiving.

More than 300 Hostess Workers to Lose Jobs

More than 300 North Jersey workers will lose their jobs due to Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ring Dings, and Wonder Bread, going out of business.

The company said it would layoff its 320 workers at its Wayne bakery and 70 at an outlet store in Carlstadt. The layoffs would take effect July 3 and the facilities will be sold.

Hills Rips Hackensack for Opening-Round Win

The Wayne Hills football team won its opening round state sectional tournament game against Hackensack Friday night 35-0. 

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