Sparta Police See Trouble as New Marijuana Laws Decriminalize Underage Drinking Too- Part I

March 6, 2021

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Parents may be surprised by some of the new rules put in place by the marijuana laws signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, 2021.  The new law strips parents’ right to know if their child has been caught with pot or booze.

The new law allows for possession of up to six ounces of marijuana.  It vacates previous arrests. It also decriminalizes ...

COVID19: Vitamin D and the Sunshine at the End of the Tunnel

As a pediatric orthopaedist, I regularly discuss bone health with my patients, expounding on the multitude of benefits of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is a cheap, easily available nutrient that impacts bone quality and is known to boost immunity, which is especially relevant as we try to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is profoundly interesting is ...

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Sparta Eagle Scout Brianna Conlon Builds Little Free Libraries

March 5, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – Visitors to Wallkill Wildlife Refuge in Sussex County have access to two “little free libraries” created by Brianna Conlon. Conlon built the book sharing structures for her Eagle Scout project. 

Conlon said she undertook the project after contacting the refuge.  They offered a list of projects and this spoke to her.

“I’m an avid ...

Denville Resident in Dire Need of a Kidney

DENVILLE, NJ -- Motherhood was one of the greatest joys for Debra Kaufman. Her pregnancy resulted in having a son, Bryan, now in his 30s. However, the pregnancy at the time also resulted in preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system. In many cases, it negatively impacts the liver and kidneys. Preeclampsia ...

Traffic Snarls Addressed at Sparta's North Village Starbucks

March 6, 2021

SPARTA, NJ- The driveway at Starbucks at North Village has been a problem since it opened about a year and a half ago. Cars in the drive through of the popular coffee place back up causing a traffic jam in the parking lot, even backing up to Route 15.

The township began implementing a temporary fix on Friday, according to Sparta Police Cpl. Kurt Morris of the Traffic Division.  ...

Vrabel and Paul Working for All

March 3, 2021

Vrabel and Paul working for all – Two Community leaders announce their candidacy for Sussex County Commissioner 

Sussex County is home to 140,488 hard working residents who are finding it increasingly difficult to stay afloat under the difficult conditions of our time. Sussex County residents need leaders who are looking to make improvements with innovative ideas that demonstrate a ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

February 25, 2021

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...

What Are The Benefits Of a 20% Down Payment?

What Are the Benefits of a 20% Down Payment?

If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you may be wondering how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people may think it’s 20% of the loan to secure a mortgage. While there are plenty of lower down payment options available for qualified buyers who don’t want to put 20% down, it’s ...

10 Easy Tricks for Making the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

March 6, 2021

For a quick and easy lunch or weeknight dinner, grilled cheese has it all — easy, cheesy, gooey comfort food at its finest. Press it in a sandwich press or indoor grill, toast it in a hot pan or pop it into the oven and it’s ready in minutes.

But don’t stop there. Level up your sandwich-making game with these tips for making the best grilled cheese ever:

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E-Cigarette Quit Program Available Free to NJ Teens and Young Adults

March 5, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS IN NEW JERSEY CAN NOW ENROLL IN FREE E-CIGARETTE QUIT PROGRAM THANKS TO COLLABORATION BETWEEN TOBACCO FREE FOR A HEALTHY NEW JERSEY AND TRUTH INITIATIVE®

'This is Quitting' is a first-of-its-kind text message-based quit vaping program to address escalating youth vaping epidemic

Newton, New Jersey - With youth e-cigarette use now at epidemic ...

Sussex County Board of County Commissioners Tables Anti-Hate Resolution for More Public Input

At a meeting on Wednesday that lasted over four hours and included  more than 80 callers who discussed their support for or opposition of an anti-hate resolution,  the members of Sussex County’s Board of County Commissioners ended up tabling the  resolution to seek more public input on the topic.  

Newly appointed Commissioner Chris Carney motioned for the ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisees: Elizabeth Meyers and Steve Lenox from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The TAPinto Featured Franchisees for March 2021 are Steve Lenox and Elizabeth Meyers from TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville. 

Neither Lenox nor Meyers are new to the TAPinto community. 

TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville was the third site Lenox launched, after previously opening TAPinto Paterson and TAPinto Bayonne. Lenox was awarded TAPinto’s 2021 Highest Honor ...

‘All News Is Local’ is More Applicable than Ever Before

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

For instance, when ...

Making Contact

I will be glad when all this QAnon conspiracy nonsense is behind us and we can finally return to the more relevant and pressing plots that obsess us. Like UFOs and visitors from other planets.

In what to me is a welcome return to normalcy, there has been a nostalgic resurgence in unidentified flying objects and distant intelligent life lately that is both refreshing and awe inspiring.

For ...

Murphy Announces $29.5 Million to Support College and University Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

February 25, 2021

Gov. Announces Two Initiatives: Opportunity Meets Innovation Challenge Grants ($28.5 Million) and Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program ($1 Million)

TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and Secretary of Higher Education Dr. Brian Bridges announced that $29.5 million in federal funding will be available to New Jersey’s institutions of higher education amid the ongoing COVID-19 ...