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Newton Police Department Gets Enhanced 911

June 23, 2019

NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Police Department now has enhanced 911.  Chief Mike Richards announced the department’s communication center has been updated to make use of the best available smartphone technology.

The new system gives dispatchers “key lifesaving information about 911 callers during an emergency,” providing highly accurate location data about the caller, ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Hamburg Police: Drunk Sussex Woman Creates Drive Thru at 7 Eleven

June 24, 2019

HAMBURG, NJ – A Sussex Borough woman is facing drunk driving after a series of crashes ending inside the 7Eleven in Hamburg.  In the evening of June 18 Jennifer Hogan, 54 smashed into a stop sign and took down a light pole before crashing through the brick wall of the store located on Route 23 in Hamburg, Borough of Hamburg Police said.

When police arrived at the scene, they did a ...

STEM Crisis is Serious for US

June 20, 2019

To the Editor:

On June 1st, I sent out a piece on STEM, noted a crisis and two schools that were doing good in my home county of Sussex.  For this nation, and many schools and universities, there  is a world-wide revolution on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology Engineering and Math, and world-wide we are losing despite great schools like the Sparta and Newtons in our state ...

We Are Worth It!

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 ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing of Roselle Man Over a Facebook Post Argument

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Newark man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for being responsible for the fatal shooting of a Roselle man that was sparked by an argument over a post made on Facebook. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport, Nathaniel Price, 28, from Newark, must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole under ...

Meet New Miss Jersey: Jade Glab of Belmar

 

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 ...

Rutgers Study: Exotic Pet Trade Leading To Non-native, Invasive Species

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Thousands of vertebrate animal species and tens of millions of animals are shipped internationally and ...

Find Your New Home at 2 Sparta OPEN HOUSES Sunday

It's a beautiful weekend for finding your new home!  Team Nest Builder offers 2 fantastic Sparta homes at our OPEN HOUSES at both on Sunday, June 23rd, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Don't miss your chance--these will move FAST!

79 Hidden Glen Drive, Sparta

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

 

June is PTSD Awareness Month

June 24, 2019

True North: an Atlantic Health System program specifically to help veterans

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental-health condition impacting an estimated 8 million people every year in this country. It can affect anyone who has experienced a trauma such as a serious accident, domestic or sexual abuse, natural disaster or combat situation--and military veterans are especially ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...