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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Left Car on Lawn, Faces DWI Charges

June 17, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man faces drunk driving charges after his car was found on the front lawn of a home on Douglas Drive.  On June 15 around 11:45 p.m. Cpl. Arlene Lippencott went to the home at the intersection of Green Road to fine a grey Jeep Compass abandon in the yard, police said.

Lippencott determined the car was owned by Tarek Al-Aydi, 52.  She and Officer John Poon ...

Sparta Police: Drug Arrest After Traffic Stop

SPARTA, NJ – A Bayonne woman is facing drug charges after being stopped for an improper lane change.  On June 12 around 10 a.m. Officer Taylor May pulled over Amirah Hafez, 23 on Pinecone Lane after she exited Route 15 onto Woodport Road, police said.

When May spoke with Hafez he smelled pot in the car.  When asked about the smell, Hafez admitted to having marijuana and gave a ...

Sparta High School to have Emergency Drill on Monday

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta School District and Sparta Police Department have announced they will be conducting an “emergency preparedness” security drill on Monday, June 10.  From approximately 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sparta High School and Sparta Police Department will be conducting a lock down and evacuation drill, according to an announcement by the Superintendent Michael ...

We Are Worth It!

June 11, 2019

I am writing to correct the myth about teachers' salaries and benefits.  Too many times I have heard comments like "teachers make a ton of money, and they should have to pay for their healthcare" or "teachers have it made because they get paid a lot to only work ten months out of the year."  These statements, coupled with a general lack of understanding about the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Asbury Park is the Shore Thing

June 15, 2019

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Summer is (unofficially) here and couples in New Jersey find themselves with the urge to see something experience something new. The yearning to get away is strong, but the desire to keep it close is even stronger.

Luckily for us, taking a road trip is easy in our state. With so many unique towns with so ...

Video of Newton Fireworks Dedicated to Lexi Faye

June 17, 2019

NEWTON, NJ – This year the Memorial Day fireworks display was dedicated to the memory of Lexi Faye.  The show was expanded to include a section specifically dedicated to Faye, with fireworks that were all white and glitter, for her favorite color.

 Using a drone, Michael Caraballo created a video of the fireworks, with cooperation from the town coordinator Kimberly Williams and ...

Meet New Miss Jersey: Jade Glab of Belmar

June 16, 2019

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Belmar’s own Jade Glab is the new Miss New Jersey and will compete in the 2020 Miss America competition.

The 19-year-old was crowned Saturday night at Resorts Casino Hotel, chosen from among the top five finalists from an original field of 28 and earning her a $16,000 scholarship. A date and location for the Miss America competition has not yet been ...

Take A Sneak Peek At 2 Fantastic COMING SOON Sparta Homes

Shhhh....these 2 fantastic Sparta homes haven't hit the market yet, but they will soon! Take a sneak peek now before they're snapped up by someone else, and mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSES at both on Sunday, June 23rd, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

79 Hidden Glen Drive

Seeking a traditionally-elegant home with a private backyard pool retreat in a fantastic neighborhood?  79 ...

6 Tips for Getting Your NJ Home Renovated on Reality TV

Owning a Morris or Sussex County home typically means taking on at least a few home renovation projects.  So, why not appear on one of those cool home renovation reality shows? Not so fast! Before starting down that path, check out the good, bad and ugly of reality TV home renovation.  Still into it? Follow Team Nest Builder's 6 tips to help that ...

Huge Sparta Mountain Community Garage Sale Hits Saturday

Team Nest Builder’s Sparta Mountain Community Garage Sale involving 50 households takes over Sparta Mountain Saturday, June 8th, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain or shine).

“We love organizing this fun, annual community event,” says Lynn Garafola, Team Nest Builder Team Leader, “Neighbors and shoppers look forward to selling and buying a wide array of items:  furniture, ...

Pass It Along Stands Up for a Stand Down for Veterans

SPARTA (NJ) - Pass It Along hosted the Stand Down for Veterans Event this past Saturday, opening the doors of the Sparta Evangelical Free Church, located in Sparta, New Jersey, to local military personnel, as well as their families, to a variety of medical, legal and personal care services within the local community.

Volunteers arrived to the church around 8:30 in the morning, and assisted ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 12, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 12, 2019 Meeting Video

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 3, 2019 Meeting Video

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 3, 2019 meeting video.

 

Board Changes, Maker Space and Robot Grant Approved at Sparta Education Foundation’s Annual Meeting

June 17, 2019

SPARTA, NJ —The Sparta Education Foundation held their annual meeting on June 4 at Mohawk Avenue School. Changes to the board and a newly approved grant for a Maker Space at Alpine School were on the agenda as the SEF completed their last meeting of the 2018-19 school year.

“The annual meeting was bittersweet as we said good-bye to our longstanding trustee and former SEF President ...

Hats Off for Father’s Day

June 14, 2019

Father’s Day is this weekend and I’m sure children are hitting the stores (or are online) to find the perfect card or gift to show their appreciation for all the father figures in their lives. Celebrated since 1908, Father’s Day became a permanent holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the law recognizing the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

The day is ...

Leadership Through Advocacy

When I look at today’s youth, I think often about how we can best prepare them for the future and their future as leaders of our country.  Providing our youth with the life skills they need is imperative to helping to correct society’s most critical problems. One important aspect of that is civic engagement.

Several girls from Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey had the unique ...