Sparta Police: Shoplifters Unsuccessful in Attempted Uber Getaway

March 1, 2021

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man and a Paterson man used an Uber as an unsuccessful getaway car from their shoplifting expedition.  On Feb. 24 around 3:50 p.m. Cpl. Craig Grauerholz stopped Sparta resident Jonathan Barkorn, 36 and Jesus Morales, 29 of Paterson in the parking lot of a local supermarket, after the store employee pointed them out as having shoplifted, police said.

Using store ...

Sparta Police: Rear Ender End in DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges following a car accident on Woodpart Road.  On February 24 around 7:15 p.m. Officer Thomas Herd arrived at the scene of the accident to find Damien Choma, 41 had rear ended another car, police said.

Herd suspected Choma had been driving under the influence of alcohol and had him perform field sobriety tests, police ...

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 ...

Veritas Christian Academy Sweeps Regional Tournament Championship

March 1, 2021

Both the boys and girls team take home titles at 2021 Mid-Atlantic Region Christian Schools Tournament

SPARTA, NJ– In what has been a unique year for high school sports, Veritas Christian Academy aimed to start a tournament tradition. Not only was Veritas the host school for the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Region Christian Schools (MARCS) Basketball Tournament, but they claimed the title in ...

Sherrill, Bipartisan NJ-11 Mayors Press Senate to Keep State and Local Funding in COVID Relief Package

Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined today with a bipartisan group of mayors from the 11th District to highlight the importance of state and local funding for New Jersey’s municipalities and urge the Senate to include this critical component in the final legislation. The House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan including $350 billion for state ...

Spring in Bloom Virtual Auction March 4 to March 7, 2021


Newton, NJ. - Family Promise of Sussex County is holding their biggest fundraiser of the year, Spring in Bloom.  This live auction will be conducted online this year, rather than in person, due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Local businesses, associations, and private individuals have come together to generously donate valuable items such as unique experiences, golf ...

March Open Houses at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps

NEWTON, NJ - Families from across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are invited to learn more about Summer Day Camp and Sleepaway Camp programs at the 660-acre Fairview Lake YMCA Camps during a series of Open Houses in March.

The Open Houses will take place via Zoom, and participants can hear about all camp offers, talk with staff, and ask questions. 

The Y will hold a Virtual Open ...

Upcoming Events


Tue, March 2, 12:00 PM

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Cedar Knolls

Volunteer to prepare free taxes for low income ...

Business & Finance


Tue, March 2, 7:30 PM

Cafeteria, Sparta

Sparta Board of Education Special Meeting



Wed, March 3, 12:00 PM

United Way of Northern New Jersey, Cedar Knolls

Volunteer to prepare free taxes for low income ...

Business & Finance

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You

The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You


We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last ...

‘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 ...

What Is Content Marketing, And How Can It Benefit Your Business?

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Having an online presence is a crucial aspect of boosting your business, but a website alone is often not enough to drive engagement and convert leads to customers. In order to effectively market your business, a business needs to invest in content marketing. 

Content marketing is creating and distributing meaningful content, including text, photos and video, that ...

New Jersey Date Night: Making History

February 25, 2021

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

February is Black History Month and as such we’re reminded of so many people who have made a difference in how we live all year through. As we celebrate the hefty list of accomplishments of those who came before us, we think of those who are making history in the now; some in politics, some in ...

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 ...

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 ...