Saturday, April 6, 2013
Miss anything this week? Catch up here.
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 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. 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. Students at Temple Beth Tikvah's Religious School …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Michael W. Pascrell of Wayne died after being struck walking on the highway.
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. More than $7,000 has been raised since members of the fraternity at Rider University initiated a campaign on gofundme.com in the wake of Pascrell's death Saturday after being struck by a car last Friday. Pascrell, 21, was a lifelong Wayne resident and Wayne Valley High School graduate who was in his junior year at Rider University in Lawrenceville. He was struck while walking on the right side of a ramp leading to Route 46 and succumbed to his injuries a little more than two hours after the accident. Members of the fraternity wrote that they started the fundraising campaign to aid the Pascrell family, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Three at-large council seats and mayoralty at stake this fall.
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. Incumbent Republican Mayor Chris Vergano will face a challenge in the fall from Democrat Francine Del Vecchio, a teacher at Caldwell College, according to township Clerk Paul Margiotta. The Township Council's three at-large seats are set to expire this year, and incumbent Republicans Joseph Schweighardt, Lonni Miller Ryan and James Jimenez filed to retain them. They will face challenges from Democrats Bethania Marranzini-Marmolejo, Victor Alfieri …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Workers at Wayne store record latest episode for Youtube.
The guys from Zapp Comics talk about the latest comic book releases in the most recent episode of Zapp Talk on YouTube. Zapp Comics is a comic book store located on Hamburg Turnpike. The store features dozens of new releases and hundreds of classic individual comics and collected stories, action figures, and more. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Beyond TurboTax: Here's who can help you file your taxes before the April 15 deadline.
Tuesday, April 2
If you're not comfortable using TurboTax and TaxAct.com to file your taxes online, here are some local tax professionals who can help you out. But call soon for an appointment because the deadline is approaching fast. Tax Changes for 2013 Tax Year When you file your 2012 taxes, you might want to start planning for these tax changes that will affect your 2013 filings. Here are some highlights of what's different: For more background on 2013 tax changes, check out this list from Business 2 Community. Do you have a local tax professional you'd recommend? Tell us in the comments. (No advertisements please.)
Sunday, March 31, 2013
A look back at the most read stories of the month.
Authorities are investigating what they are calling the “suspicious” death of a Wayne resident whose body was found at the base of a gorge in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police discovered the body of Gail Dews, 56, at the base of the 92-foot gorge in Shohola Falls, a press release issued by the department stated. Former Wayne Hills football player Andrew Monaghan has been arrested for a third time, NorthJersey.com is reporting. Monaghan, 19, was arrested on a possession of marijuana charge on March 13, the website reported. BAE Systems laid off employees from its Wayne site. Company spokeswoman Kristin Gossel would not comment on the exact number of people who lost their jobs but BAE announced in January that some of the 800 employees…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Resident also had outstanding drunken driving warrant from his hometown.
A Wayne man was charged with driving while intoxicated in Parsippany recently, the Parsippany Police Department said Tuesday. Michael Durant, 28, was charged Friday after police pulled him over shortly before 10 p.m., Parsippany Sgt. Yvonne Christiano said. Christiano said officers saw the Toyota SUV he was driving "fishtail." After arresting him, Christiano said, police discovered Durant had an active arrest warrant out of Wayne for driving while intoxicated. The warrant was for more than $1,100. Parsippany police charged Durant with driving while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license, Christiano said. Wayne police authorized Durant's release on his own recognizance after he reportedly became sober and pending a court …