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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Ends with Drug Charges for Augusta Woman

April 18, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A woman from Augusta is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On April 11 around 10 p.m. Officer Steven Guido stopped Ashley Liscinsky, 24 because her black Toyota Corolla was not registered, police said.

Guido smelled marijuana when he spoke with Liscinsky.  She said she smoked pot and gave him a plastic baggie of marijuana. A search of the car ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

Law Day will Focus on Freedom of Speech

April 12, 2019

Dear Editor:

President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.  Every year on this day we reflect on the significance of the rule of law and rededicate ourselves to promote public understanding of its importance to American democracy.

Law Day 2019, as designated by the American Bar Association, will ...

The Rising Cost of Insulin

The price of insulin is rising exponentially.  I am unfortunately a diabetic.  The Washington Post has noted that when the inventor Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923, he felt it was unethical for a doctor like him to profit from a discovery that would save lives.  His partners in this endeavor sold the insulin patent to the University of Toronto for $1- yeah, $1, as ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

April 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

UPDATED: Services set for Westfield Principal, 44, Who Died After Selfless Act

Updated at 3:21 p.m. April 10, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ — Funeral services have been set for the late Westfield High School Principal Dr. Derrick Nelson, who died earlier this week from rare complications that followed his bone marrow donation.

Viewings will be 5 – 9 p.m. Monday, April 15, and 10 – 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at St. John Baptist Church, 2387 Morse Ave. in ...

Gov. Livingston Pays Tribute to Dr. Derrick Nelson: ‘We Stand With Westfield’

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Students and staff of Gov. Livingston High School dressed in blue on April 11 to commemorate Westfield High School principal, 44-year-old Dr. Derrick Nelson, who passed away after donating bone marrow to a 14-year-old boy in France earlier this year.

Dr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army Reserve for more than 20 years before joining Westfield Public Schools ...

Firefighters Battling Massive Blaze at Ocean Grove Boardwalk Pavilion

OCEAN GROVE, NJ — Smoke could be seen for miles for most of the afternoon as firefighters continue to battle a massive fire at the Ocean Grove boardwalk pavilion, according to officials.

Dozens of fires trucks from towns in Monmouth and Ocean counties were called to respond to the blaze, which was reported at about 11:30 a.m. on April 13. No injuries have been reported as of 2:30 p.m.

Driver of Waterloo-Bound School Bus Indicted on Homicide Charges for 2018 Fatal Crash

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today.

The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, with two counts of second-degree reckless vehicular homicide and 25 counts of fourth ...

Super Bowl Champion McCourty Twins Named Rutgers Commencement Speakers

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers alumni Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty of Super Bowl LIII champions and the New England Patriots will be the commencement speakers of the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences on May 19.

The Rutgers Board of Governors today voted to award honorary degrees to the two when they address graduates at the ...

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today

Think you know all about buying a home in today's market? Think again! Read on as Team Nest Builder slays the top myths about the homebuying process!

Highlights:


The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!


Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November, so buy now to lock in a low rate.


88% of property managers raised ...

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY: Cool, Contemporary Sparta 3BR

Are you seeking a beautiful, contemporary 3-bedroom home in a fantastic Sparta setting? Get ready for 460 West Mountain Road! Check it out at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm!

This ultra-cool home perched hillside on 1.9 nature-filled acres offers modern living at its finest. Three levels boast bedrooms, each with a full bathroom and balcony, for ...

What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The housing market remains a hot topic in the news, and it can be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices.  The solution? Three easy-to-understand graphs!

Here, Team Nest Builder shares data along with a quote from chief economists who have their finger on the pulse of what each graph illustrates.

Interest Rates:

“The real ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 10, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -  Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 10, 2019 meeting video.

 

Lake Hopatcong Foundation Annual Meeting and Open House on May 3

April 18, 2019

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation once again invites its donors and the broader lake community to learn about the organization’s recent accomplishments and 2019 plans at its Seventh Annual Meeting on May 3, 2019 at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center (125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ).

“Thanks to the incredible Lake Hopatcong community, we have a lot of success ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

April 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...