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February 13, 2018

Wayne Valley Tackles STEM With Night To STEM-member


By Anya Bochman hen Olivia Davis, Design lead at IBM Cloud, met Wayne Valley High School junior Kara Celi through a #BuiltByGirls mentorship program in July 2017, the mentor and student began discussing an upcoming STEM event at Celi’s school. The result, a panel discussion titled A Night to STEM-member, came to fruition on January 25 at Wayne Valley, starting at 3 p.m. “We brainstormed and mapped this event out for a few months [using] our networks to find people to fill an industry panel, and then three speakers to speak,” Davis said. “We had an amazingly diverse panel and speakers - ranging in age, demographics and careers - from gemology to mechanical engineering to UX design.” Described by the school as an event “designed to leave you more informed about careers in Science, Technology, En-

A Night to STEM-member panel and organizers at Wayne Valley High School on January 25. Photo courtesy/Brian Faehndrich

gineering and Mathematics; and leave you inspired to solve problems you see every day,” a Night to STEM-member featured panel speakers Derek Spain, gemologist at Jack of Diamonds Intl; Yasmine El Garhi, User Experience (UX) designer at IBM; Nick Benzoni, mechanical engineer at MakerBot; Diana Kris Navarro, computer science at Rutgers University; and Allen Hoffmeyer, derivatives trader at Koch Supply & Trading. After the industry panel answered questions about the experience of working in STEM fields, three speakers participated in a “Pour Your Heart Out” session, which combined career description with advice on succeeding in a STEM career path. The session was headed by Jennifer Strycharz, systems engineer at Sikorsky Aircraft Corp; Shaily Dalesandro, computer systems compliance manager at Covance; and Victor Dibia, research staff member at the Human-Agent Collaboration Lab at IBM. The night concluded with student projects on display for attendees, networking, pizza and raffle winner announcements. Brian Faehndrich, assistant principal at Wayne Valley High School, spoke of the importance of educating the students and general public about STEM careers.

“We as educators are recognizing the many jobs that are in the STEM field,” Faehndrich said. “We have a great department here; Wayne in general has a fantastic technology program. We always want to encourage that in kids.” Davis, who grew up in Atlanta, Ga., spoke of another aspect of STEM education – namely, the underrepresentation of women and steps that can be taken to correct this. Currently, women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce, 7.9 percent of mechanical engineering and only 10.7 percent of electrical engineering. “Opportunities to learn about STEM, computer science, women in the workplace or female leadership was really not a part of my high school experience,” Davis stated. “I wanted to get a jump start on showing these high school students what leadership and self-started initiatives can look like.” Faehndrich also recognized the disparity, and shared similar objectives of bringing STEM awareness to “non-traditional participants.” “Some [students] may not be aware of continued on page 4

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Wayne P.D. Invests In Tasers To Protect Lives


By Henry M. Holden asers are “ the most co m m o n ly used force option, employed by 96-percent of law enforcement agencies nationwide,” said Detective Captain Laurence Martin. “The primary purpose for employing the Taser is to protect human lives and prevent injury to officers and citizens.” Taser is a brandname of a conductive energy device (CED) generically known as stun guns. A change in state law last year changed the circumstances for stun gun use. “The state attorney general rewrote the use of force guidelines for it,” said Lt. Robert Franco. “After several rewrites, we arrived at the current policy. Chief Clark asked us to look into it. Both Lt. Andrew Verdon and I determined that it was in our best interest to move forward with this. “There are several limitations on

when we can deploy a Taser,” he said. “Tasers are not designed to kill but to immobilize an individual. Under the new specifications from the Attorney General, stun guns may be used if a person is actively resisting an officer, such as refusing to surrender a deadly weapon, or if officers anticipate bodily harm. We can’t deploy a Taser on a juvenile, a pregnant woman, someone standing near water, or on a cliff. “The devices cannot be used against a person who is passively resisting an officer using a “pain-compliance” hold, such as a wristlock,” he continued. The device can deliver 50,000 volts of electricity; however, the current is very low. “When we deploy a Taser we use the terms passive and aggressive resistance, so this would be for a criminal who is committing a crime and is displaying aggressive resistance to

us, or is committing an offense against another individual. We can also use it for potential suicidal victims.” Taser weapons have the capability to fire electrodes with hooks designed to grip onto fabric and deliver an electric shock from 15-feet away. “The Taser is an intervention,” said Martin. “The use of force is a last-ditch effort. We always try to use constructive force which is just talking to the individual. Our officers are very good at that, and they receive a lot of training. However, it doesn’t always work, and we try to deploy the least amount of force necessary to carry out the arrest, or to save the individual’s life. Forty officers include all patrol supervisors attended a two-day training session on how to properly use this “smart weapon.” It’s called a smart weapon because it senses the voltage. The Taser can measure and

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adjust the charge delivered to ensure it uses the least amount of energy needed to incapacitate someone. “What you want to do is interrupt this person’s actions for five seconds which is the time the Taser is firing its electric charge. It interrupts their skeletal muscles, so we can bring them under control. The Taser doesn’t interfere with heart muscles or smooth muscles. “Wayne police officers do not use body cameras, yet so the current version of these Tasers


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have cameras,” said Verdon. “Everything is recorded. It’s the most accountable tool that officers can have, as well as being able to disprove false claims and ensuring proper use of the Tasers.” The Tasers cost

about $3,000 each, and come with batteries, software upgrades and a fiveyear warranty. When deployed, Tasers on average reduce officer injuries by 70 percent, and there is a 40 percent reduction in suspect injuries.

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ver the last decade, seniors have become increasingly more savvy in regard to social media usage. The Pew Research Center found that, in 2015, around 35 percent of people age 65 and older reported using social media. That’s a large jump from just 2 percent in 2005. As of 2016, 65 percent of people between the

ages 50 and 64 reported using social media, according to Pew. Social media usage among seniors continues to climb, although young adults still comprise the demographic most likely to use it. Among seniors ages 50 and older, Facebook is by far the most popular social media platform used, followed by Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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Improve Health And Donate To Food Bank Thru New Program


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Friendship Circle Informs At Fair



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he Friendship Circle of Passaic County recently attended the Wayne Special Parents Association Camp and Resource Fair. A table was set up highlighting programs and camp information and they were able to reach out to local families and explain what they do. The Friendship Circle offers programs such as Friends at Home,

do weekly home visits to families with special needs children. It also offers monthly programs in both Wayne and the Clifton/ Passaic area. These programs are designed to include and stimulate special needs children through music, art and exercise. Visit www.fcpassaiccounty. com or call 973-694-4970 for more information.

Fun Planned For Special-Needs Families In Wayne


he Friendship Circle of Passaic County has a number of social events planned for children with special needs and their families. The events, including yoga sessions, bowling outings and music programs, are held at The Chabad Center of Passaic County, Wayne, unless otherwise noted. Yoga with Shirley Veale will be held on March 4 and April 8 at 11 a.m. Participants should bring a mat or towel to class. The cost is $5 per class. A Bowling League with Pizza will be held Feb. 25 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Garden Pal-

ace Lanes, Clifton. The cost is $10 per person. Music with Tony is scheduled for March 11 at 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per person. And, a Swim Hour will be held April 22 at the Wayne YMCA from 3 4 p.m. The cost is $5 per child. Reservations may be made by calling 973 694-4970 or visiting The Friendship Circle of Passaic County offers other programs, such as weekly home visits to children with special needs. To find out more about The Friendship Circle of Passaic County, or to get involved, visit


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and Celi accomplished with A Night to STEM-member. “I’m really proud of how the event turned out, how everything went, the incredible learning experience for both of us,” Davis commented. “In all, it was a great event and we were lucky to have the support of the school as well.”





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Shelter Founder Depends On Miracles To Continue Plight To Help Others


trengthen Our Sisters shelter is seeking financial support to help pay off its mortgage to continue its mission of providing help to those struggling from domestic violence, poverty and abuse. “As the founder of the first domestic violence shelter in

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Wayne Temple Seeks Musicians For Holiday Services


emple Beth Tikvah is seeking to enhance Shabbat and Holiday Services with music. Anyone with some experience playing an instrument or singing is encouraged to make a commitment that includes three to four Thursday evening rehearsals and the following Friday evening service. Perfor-

mances are held three times a year. Those interested must be at least 15 years old. The first special Shabbat will be Feb. 16, with rehearsal on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Those interested should reach out to Rabbi Meeka at or (973) 595-6565 ext. 15.

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Pequannock, Wayne To Get New Hiking Trail and gets heavy use by walkers, joggers and bicyclists. “This will be an incredible new addition to the county park system for the northeast section of our county,’’ said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. “It will offer great new recreational opportunities, connecting parks and greenways, and also will offer a green commuter route to the NJ Transit trains, similar to what we now have with the Traction Line.’’ Pequannock Mayor Cathy Winterfield said, “Pequannock is looking forward to the rail trail as a wonderful addition to our community. This trail will create a healthy recreation opportunity for our residents of all ages and bring a connectedness with other communities. We hope people will stop along the way to visit and enjoy the many amenities of Pequannock such as our Historic Train Station and Martin Berry House, constructed in 1720.” The idea for the bike path was conceived more than two decades ago by the late Pete Standish, a Pequannock resident and avid cyclist. When Standish died, he donated money to the township for the project.

he Morris County Board of Freeholders has signed an agreement to purchase an abandoned 4.4-mile railroad right-of-way in Pequannock and Wayne for the creation of a long-planned recreation, hiking and biking trail. The property was purchased from the New York Susquehanna and Western Railway and will connect to the NJ Transit Mountain View rail station. The county governing board approved the $4.2 million agreement with NYS&W in late December, voting for it unanimously at the board’s Dec. 27 meeting. Federal funds are financing the project. The new trail, which would be a total of 4.8 miles, would run from River Drive in Pequannock, near Route 23, connect to the township’s Aquatic Park, and extend into Wayne at Mt. View Boulevard, just a short distance from the train station. It eventually will tie into Passaic County’s Morris Canal Greenway. The trail will be managed by the Morris County Park Commission. The anticipated 10-foot-wide trail will be similar to the Commission’s very popular Traction Line, which runs from Morristown to Madison,

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Your New Life As A Pass-Through Entity Owner


f you are a small business owner, your planning probably got a lot trickier after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). That’s because most small businesses have legal structures that are treated as pass-through entities for tax purposes, meaning they “pass-through” income to the owners or investors, which they record on their Form 1040 individual tax returns. These entities include S corporations, partnerships and sole proprietorships. On one hand, these kinds of businesses will benefit from the TCJA’s 20 percent reduction to the taxation of business income. On the other, the rules used to determine how much of that reduction each business gets are

complex. Here are some tips to help find out where your business falls in the new structure: 1. Know your business’s QBI QBI stands for “qualified business income,” which is generally your business net income other than income in the way of compensation. QBI is the basic figure you need to determine how much of the 20 percent reduction you get. It excludes business losses, as well as factoring in amortization and capitalized expenditures. QBI is determined separately for each business activity, not per taxpayer. The first simple threshold rule is: If your taxable income is less than $157,500 as an individual filer, or $315,000 as a married couple filing

jointly, you can take the full 20 percent deduction from your QBI. If your taxable income is higher than those levels, several other factors come into play. Buckle up and hold on, here is where it gets complex: 2. Know whether your profession matters Several “specified service professions” are treated differently under the new rules. The list includes health, law consulting, athletics, financial services, brokerage services, accounting firms or “any trade or business where the principal asset … is the reputation or skill of one or more of its employees or owners.” If your business is in one of these professional areas, the 20 percent reduction to your QBI

Wayne Faith Community Tackles Stress With Study Sessions


adly, stress and being anxious affects one’s lives each and every day. This February and March, Preakness Faith Community in Wayne will study together Max Lucado’s book and video “Anxious for Nothing” in an attempt to bring a greater peace to lives and the community. Sessions will take place on

Sunday mornings, Feb. 25, March 4, March 11 and March 18, at 9:15 a.m., in the church lounge. Also, Mondays, Feb. 26, March 5, March 12 and March 19 at 7:30 p.m., in the church lounge. In Home Bible Studies – Healing Hands & God Sightings will be held Feb. 22, March 8 and March 22.

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starts to phase out to zero once your taxable income passes $157,500 as an individual filer or $315,000 as a married joint filer. The phaseout range before the reduction reaches zero is $50,000 for individual filers and $100,000 for married filers. The phaseout range also determines how much of the next factor matters: 3. Know whether wage and capital limits matter Once you go above the threshold, special wage and capital limits start to reduce your deduction. The formula for calculating the wage and capital limits is based on the greater of 50 percent of the W-2 wages paid by your business, OR 25 percent of the W-2 wages, plus


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ccording to a study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, housing is the greatest expense in dollar amount and as a share of total expenditures for households in which a person 55 and older is considered the primary owner or renter of the home. Total annual household expenditures, which were culled from the BLS’ 2014 Consumer Expenditure Survey, totaled just over $49,000. These expenditures included food, housing, clothing, transportation, health care, and entertainment, among other expenses. The BLS study


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Temple Group Discusses Foster Care Kids


elping children in foster care was the subject of an event last month at Shabbat Services at Temple Beth Tikvah, Wayne. Jessica L. Mickley, Community Outreach coordinator of Passaic County CASA shared the purpose of this national program. CASA is seeking volunteers in the Passaic County area. CASA volunteer advocates are the “eyes and ears” of the court and ensure that a child or sibling’s best interests are spoken up for. In Passaic County alone, more than


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a dog’s face, where a tick may latch on while the dog is sniffing in the grass. Ticks and fleas are pesky critters that can carry disease. Consult with your veterinarian if you suspect your dog has a tick or flea problem to get the situation under control. Preventative collars and medications can help repel fleas and ticks as well. Dr. Matthew Krupnick is the owner of the Pequannock Animal Hospital. He grew up in Kinnelon and is happy to be home – with his wife, three cats, and two dogs – to provide quality and compassionate care for pets in the community. The Pequannock Animal Hospital is located at 591 Newark Pompton Turnpike in Pompton Plains. You can reach the hospital by calling 973-616-0400.

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quickly as possible. • Employ reverse psychology. Force the children to spend no time together one day. Actually ban interaction among siblings if they are prone to constant fights. Going without that company can illustrate just how much they miss being together. • Reward bickering and fussing with chores. Reward arguments with chores. If children have time to argue, they are probably not engaged in productive work. Knowing extra chores will be the result of arguing can help limit the number of fights. • Fair doesn’t mean identical. Children sometimes pick fights if they think a sibling is getting more attention from their mother and/or father than they are. Kids need different things in a relationship and parents can recognize that carbon-copy activities will not help quell that feeling of unfairness.


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Realtors Gives Top Reasons To Hire Real Estate Professional To Sell A Home


hen it’s time to sell a home, it is for the homeowners best interest to hire an experienced realtor, as opposed to any realtor that sim-


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know the makeup of the town and most importantbe familiar with the town schools. When a family is coming to an open house, the questions after price and

Realty Executives Recognizes Top Realtors

oug Radford, president of Realty Executives Exceptional Realtors, recognizes the following realtors for their outstanding achievements. In the Butler/Kinnelon Branch Office which is located at 1234 Route 23 North, Realtor Associate Kristen DeLeo has been named the office Top Listing and Producing Agent for December and in addition was named the office Top Producing Agent for 2017. Realtor Associate Margaret ‘Peggy’ Noble was named the office Top Selling Agent for December; and Realtor Associate Vincenza ‘Vinnie’ Scanzo has been named the office Top Transaction Agent for 2017. In the Pompton Plains Branch Office, located at 363 Route 23 South, Broker Associate Donna Monarque has been named the office Top Listing Agent for December and Realtor Associate Jesse Maldonado has been named the office Top Selling Agent for December

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end a contract. The realtor must to stay on top of everyone involved to reach the closing table. This is where many inexperienced realtors fail. The article was submitted by Bill Kivlon, experienced realtor of 15 years, five years of circle of excellence top 15 percent of all realtors, and Wayne resident since 1972 with graduation certificates from the Wayne schools and colleges.

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