FirstEnergy Foundation Completes Final Round of “Investing with Purpose” Grants to Community Organizations

The FirstEnergy Foundation awarded more than $3.43 million to nearly 100 organizations across its six-state service territory for the final round of “Investing with Purpose,” an initiative focused on supporting nonprofit organizations that advance health and safety, workforce development, educational and social justice initiatives. In addition, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) provided ...

Planning To Retire? Your Equity Can Help You Reach Your Goal

Whether you’ve just retired or you’re thinking about retirement, you may be considering your options and trying to picture a whole new stage of your life. And you’re not alone. Research from the Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA) shows 10,000 Baby Boomers reach the typical retirement age (65) every day, and only 47% of the people in that generation have already ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

Newton Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

August 10, 2022

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton woman has pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance before Honorable Michael C Gaus, J.S.C at the Sussex County Courthouse on August 1.

In addition to the drug charge Danielle Erickson, 36, pled guilty to a motor vehicle offense, including driving with a suspended license.

Erickson admitted to having heroin in her vehicle when she was stopped by Byram ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, August 26, 8:00 PM

Newton

MOVIE NIGHT AT MEMORY PARK - KING RICHARD

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Sun, August 28, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Exhibit Spotlghts

Citizen Opportunity for input on NJ warehouse development guidelines until August 26

August 16, 2022

In the Sunday, August 7 edition of the Star Ledger, Reporter Jackie Roman wrote a column titled, "NJ to issue its first guidelines on warehouse development, but it's unclear if they'll be enough to quell community battles over proposed projects."

The state Office of Planning Advocacy unveiled a draft versionof the guidance in June to help municipalites that are looking for ...

It's Time to Reject the Mega Warehouse Application

I am having a difficult time understanding why the DCR application has not been either rejected or denied at this point. The Diamond Chip Realty (DCR) buildings and site design were deemed to be non-complaint and unapprovable by the Sparta Planning Board (PB) at the July 6 PB meeting. DCR was given a time frame of a few weeks to submit a new design, which the PB and DCR mutually agreed ...

'Opt-Out' Confusion: Sparta School's New Health Curricula Announced

August 19, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – Parents in Sparta were told if they wanted access to their student's 2022-2023 teachers and schedules they had to decide whether they were going to opt-out or opt-in to having district staff teach the new sexual education lessons to their children. 

“I feel like we are being held hostage by the district,” one parent said who did not want to be ...

Hoboken Council Opposes $4.7B Plan To Widen Turnpike Extension

August 12, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel.

During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) “to halt any further work” on ...

Sawyer Lyons Buick GMC of Randolph Named Green Dealer

August 17, 2022

Sawyer Lyons Buick GMC of Randolph Named Green Dealer

One of about 280 GM dealerships nationwide that are eligible to be recognized for their eco-friendly efforts

Randolph, NJ – Sawyer Lyons Buick GMC of Randolph is showing customers its environmental credentials and was named a 2022 certified Green Dealer. Sawyer Lyons Buick GMC of Randolph has a proven track record in areas such as ...

Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Health System Officer

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Scott Leighty, FACHE, Executive Vice President, Chief Health System Officer.  An experienced leader in hospital performance and strategic growth, Leighty will lend his talents to the health system’s unwavering efforts to ensure extraordinary care and experiences for patients and their families.

Leighty will bring a ...

Discuss Impact of Childhood Trauma, Prevention Strategies

Project Self-Sufficiency will continue the workshop and discussion series, “Connections Matter”, designed to facilitate the conversation about issues surrounding Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs), with virtual sessions in English, Tuesday, August 23rd, 5:00 p.m., and in Spanish, Wednesday, August 24th, 5:00 p.m.  Both free workshops will be offered to the ...

TAPinto Rahway Publisher David Brighouse Gives Back to the Community

RAHWAY, NJ — David Brighouse gives back to a place that has given so much to him.

"I feel like we have an obligation to give back," Brighouse said. "I owe something to the community."

He was born in Rahway — at Rahway Hospital, when babies were born there — and raised there too. Brighouse was a student in the Rahway Public School system, the same ...

Hoboken Council Opposes $4.7B Plan To Widen Turnpike Extension

August 12, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Council has come out against a $4.7 billion plan to widen and repair the 8-mile-long extension that connects Exit 14 on the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel.

During its meeting on Wednesday night, the city council adopted a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to direct the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) “to halt any further work” on ...