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Project Self-Sufficiency’s Latest ‘Journey’ to Hackettstown

March 14, 2023

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Project Self-Sufficiency (PSS) now has new initiatives to help people in Hackettstown.

The organization, which has served Sussex and Warren County for around three decades, will focus on low-income individuals and families in the community. Twice a month, a van staffed with PSS workers will stop at Trinity Church to offer assistance in both English and Spanish.

Hackettstown Declares Snow Emergency, No Parking on Streets After 7:00 Monday Night

February 27, 2023

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Hackettstown Police have declared a snow emergency, effective Monday night at 7:00.

Police say no parking is allowed on any streets and vehicles should be removed from streets by 7:00 tonight. Those vehicles must remain off the streets until the emergency is lifted. 

Police will send out an alert when the snow emergency is lifted.

You can get a Nixle alert ...

Hackettstown Police Looking for Information Following Crash into Sign

March 4, 2023

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Hackettstown Police are trying to find the driver who crashed into an M&M's "Welcome to Hackettstown" sign.

The sign is located at 811 High St., on the property of the old Wells Fargo Bank. The damage was reported Friday. It's not known when the crash happened.

If you have information, you're asked to call the Hackettstown Police Department ...

'Beards in Blue' Fundraiser Raises $1,700+ in Hackettstown and Mansfield

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – Money raised during "No Shave November' in Hackettstown and Mansfield is going to a good cause.

Members of the Hackettstown and Mansfield Police Departments grew facial hair as part of "Beards in Blue" to support The Joan Knechel Cancer Center at Atlantic Health System's Hackettstown Medical Center.

In all, $1,730 was raised. Donations over ...

Warren County Community College, Muhlenberg Sign Agreement

March 15, 2023

WARREN COUNTY, NJ – Starting college as an adult can be challenging when you balance home, work, and family. Warren County Community College has teamed up with Muhlenberg College in nearby Allentown, PA to help those looking to return to academics make a more manageable life decision.


“With these challenges in mind, Warren County Community College in New Jersey and nearby ...

Warren County Career Fair to be held at Harker’s Hollow Golf Club

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – The Warren Hills FFA Chapter has announced they are hosting a Warren County Career Fair at Harker’s Hollow Golf Club March 18, 2023.

This one-day event invites students and families from all Warren County high schools and surrounding areas to attend. Alana Padilla, the Senior Secretary of the Warren Hills FFA Chapter, says, “We hope to broaden their STEM ...

Increase in State Aid for Hackettstown Schools Proposed by Governor Murphy

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – Hackettstown schools are projected to receive $16,126,229 in state aid, an increase of nearly thirty-one percent over last year, according to Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed $53.1 billion state budget.

Warren County will receive 6.08% more state aid this year than last, according to a breakdown provided by Murphy and the state Department of Education.

Tax Time is Here: Tax Assistants Program (VITA) is available to Hackettstown residents

February 27, 2023

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ – Norwescap continues to find programs to support the communities they serve. With Income tax season approaching, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistants (VITA) is one of the many programs available to Hackettstown residents.

According to a statement, in 2022, the Norwescap Volunteer Income Tax Assistants (VITA) processed 1,900 tax returns for members of the communities they ...

POW/MIA Missing Man Table Dedication held in Phillipsburg

March 26, 2023

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ – Rolling Thunder National and the Freemasons Masonic Lodge #52 of Phillipsburg honored Phillipsburg veterans missing in action, William Michael Konyu and Sgt. James Lawrence Suydam with an Empty Chair ceremony, March 25, 2023.

“William Konyu and James Suydam gave their lives, so we can live the way we do. Not every country is as lucky as we are,” said Artie ...

Congressman Kean visits Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc.

March 24, 2023

U.S. Rep. Tom Kean, Jr. (R-NJ) visited Abilities of Northwest Jersey Inc. on March 13 for a tour of the facility and the opportunity to see programs that serve local residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Abilities serves more than 80 individuals with disabilities at its Washington headquarters, which is home to its Community Rehabilitation Program, Washington Day ...

Warren County Commissioners Approve Budget With Tax Rate Decrease

WHITE TOWNSHIP, NJ – March 22, 2023) – A 2023 spending plan that decreases the equalized tax rate to the lowest level in more than a decade, and that fully funds a capital improvement program with no borrowing, won unanimous approval from the Warren County Board of County Commissioners tonight.

The $106 million county government budget, along with the $6.1 million county library ...

Warren County Commissioners Support Broadband Improvement Funding Bill

Warren County and its many local government partners have been working diligently to bring better internet and broadband services to the County.

While the Board of County Commissioners and county staff have been providing information to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) about the areas with little or no high-speed internet service, ...

Centenary University to Host Annual Literacy Conference for Area Educators

Centenary University’s School of Education and Humanities will proudly host a literacy conference for educators entitled, Spring into Joyful Literacy Instruction: Research-based best practices to invigorate your literacy instruction and enhance student motivation. The event will be held on Thursday, April 21, from 8:30 am to 3 pm in the University’s David and Carol Lackland Center.

Parents Inc. Launches Text Option for Family Helpline

Are you a parent or grandparent feeling overwhelmed? Are you a teenager feeling lost and confused?  Is it tough to pick up the phone and call for help?

Parents Inc. has announced a new texting option for its Family Helpline service
[1-800-843-5437] - making it easier than ever for New Jersey residents to access free and confidential 24/7 live support during their time of need.

The ...

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Hackettstown Police Blotter: DWI and Warrant Arrests

March 17, 2023

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — Hackettstown Police released the following information about two recent arrests.


On March 6, 2023, at approximately 3:15 p.m., police responded to the intersection of Route 46 and Grand Ave for a report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash. Through an investigation it was determined that Scott Connor, 55, of Budd Lake, NJ was traveling east on Route 46 ...

TAPinto Launches Local News and Digital Marketing Platform in Hanover Township, New Jersey

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ — There's more local news for Morris County residents, with the launch of TAPinto Hanover Township.

Laura Ali is the owner and publisher of the new TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform, which started providing local news to the community in February. It is the 10th TAPinto site in Morris County.

Ali said local leaders reached out to her, saying ...