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Newton High School Announces First Marking Period Honor Roll for 2017-2018 Year

December 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ-- Newton High School announces the students who have qualified for Honor Rolls for the first marking period of the 2017-2018 school year. Students who have a grade point average greater than or equal to 3.5 through 3.749 receive Cum Laude. Students who have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.75 through 3.999 receive Magna Cum Laude and students who have a GPA of 4.0 and above ...

Newton Schools on Delayed Opening Schedule

NEWTON, NJ – Due to the winter weather Newton schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule:

Newton High School will start at 9:40 a.m.

Halsted Middle School will start at 9:50 a.m.

Merriam Avenue School will start at 10:05 a.m.  Morning Preschool is cancelled.  Afternoon Preschool will begin at 11:15 a.m.  Breakfast will not be served.

Spartans Tackle Bullying With The New York Jets

SPARTA. NJ - Whether you’re a fan or not, let’s all clap it out for the New York Jets.

The NFL football team has teamed up with STOMP Out Bullying, a nonprofit that, simply, is dedicated to do exactly that. Together, the organization and football team strives to promote a healthy community for students in their school communities. With assistance, the NY Jets have made a prevention ...

Champion Newton High School Football Team Earns Key to the Town

December 14, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – For the second time this week people gathered on the plaza in front of the Newton Town Hall for a celebration.  On Wednesday night Newton High School football team, marching band and coaches were honored with a Key to the City from the Newton Mayor, council and Town Manager. The event was to celebrate the first state championship title for the Brave’s football ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Drops High Point

STOCKHOLM, NJ – Newton Lenape Valley High School ice hockey took down High Point high school on Saturday beating them 8-3 at Skylands Ice World. 

While High Point was able to get on the board first Newton answered back with back to back goals from Greg Wanamaker, assisted by Liam Cherry and Tyler Sevean getting the assist from Ryan Vandenberg and Sean Lyman.  High Point would ...

NJSIAA: “Bowl Games” Could be Coming with Massive Changes Approved for Football Playoffs

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – A major overhaul to the state’s high school football playoffs and seeding system was approved by the NJSIAA’s member schools at their annual business meeting on Monday.

Public school football programs throughout the state will play to a two-champion per group tournament, which amounts to one game more than what is currently played.

Traditional ...

Sparta's Season of Blessing: Tilly's Kids Christmas Outreach

December 1, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta School community is once again rallying behind the Tilly’s Kids Organization run out of Newark in an attempt to bring holiday gifts to literally thousands of children living in poverty. In large part, the reason for the success of the Christmas Outreach program is due to the generosity of those affiliated with Sparta schools as well as the entire larger Sparta ...

Newton Welcomes Christmas with Santa and Tree Lighting

December 12, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – Families gathered at the front of the Newton Town Hall for a Christmas celebration on MNewton Tree Lighting 2017 Greene, Newton Mayor Wayne Levante, Deputy Mayor Sandra Diglio, Councilmember Kevin Elvidge, Helen Le Frois and Newton Board of Education Member Anthony Neggers.

Newton Recreation Commission members Rufus Coward, Mike Teets, Rachel Bussi, Karen Crossley and ...

Newton Announces Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest

NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton announced the annual Holiday House Decorating Contest for all of the Newton residents.

Last year’s winners were Ray Garcia in first place, Kelly and Eric Rossi in second, and Ryan Boyle in third place. Each of the winners received a gift card and a certificate.

The first, second, and third place winners will be presented with a prize at the Town ...

Newton High School Student Selected to Perform at Carnegie Hall

NEWTON, NJ—A student at Newton High School and avid choir member, Jaydeep Mukherjee, was selected to perform in the 2018 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall.

Mukherjee will perform in February with the International Choir. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

Earlier in 2017, ...

Mathnasuim Opens in Sparta

December 15, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - A new business has opened it's doors in Sparta.  On Saturday, December 9 Mathnasium had a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening.  Helping to cut the ribbon were Mayor Gil Gibbs and the owners Mary and Ray Muller.  Also on hand were instructors Robert Wade, Sener Alptekin and Assistant Center Director Jake Muller.  

The facility is ...

New Technology Available to Enhance Visits to NJ State Parks

December 13, 2017

TRENTON - The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry on Thursday, November 16 officially launched a new smart device tool to enhance visits to state parks by helping users plan visits around the state park system's vast network of trails.

The Trail Tracker application, demonstrated by the Park Service during a news conference today at Allaire State Park in Monmouth County, may be ...

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Sparta Police: Son Gets a Conscience, Faces Drug Charges

December 13, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – When a father and son stopped for traffic violations it first appeared the father would be in trouble but in the end it was the son who ended up under arrest.  On December 5 around 11:15 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino saw a Honda driving with the windshield wipers on but not the headlights, police report.

When Rubino spoke with the driver John Maziot, the officer smelled alcohol ...

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- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...

Judge Orders Sparta to Start Over on Glen Lake Special Assessment

December 6, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has been told to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better way to deal with the Glen Lake Dam special assessment.  On December 4, the ruling made Judge Stuart Minkowitz was received by the township attorney, Thomas Ryan of Laddey Clark and Ryan, LLP.

The judge found the township’s appointed expert’s methodology in developing the ...

Thanks for Saving my House

December 10, 2017

It was strange to get a phone message at a local movie theater that my house was on fire in Lake Stockholm on Friday. It was thirty years ago that I had a house fire in the same community, but tonight I was at the AMC movie in Rockaway getting a call about my house again being on fire. I arrived in Lake Stockholm to see the firemen keeping damage to a minimum!

Without the great effort of ...

Need another reason to brush and floss? Gum disease may increase cancer risk.

A study published in the journal Cancer Research this past week looked at the oral health of over 120,000 people in the U.S. for 10 years and found a 21% increase in the risk of esophageal cancer when people had gum disease caused by certain kinds of bacteria. 

 

National Library of Medicine – HealthDay summary: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_170118.html

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When a Stroke is Possible, Experience Makes the Difference

When it comes to accurately diagnosing whether someone has suffered a stroke, “one can never be too smart,” says Dr. Gary Belt.

Belt, a stroke neurologist at Atlantic Neuroscience Institute in Overlook Medical Center, has more than three decades of experience in making those tricky diagnoses. He knows that superficial signs that seem to indicate a stroke can’t always be ...

Skylands Ice Hockey Junior Player Signs Letter of Intent to Play in Iowa

December 15, 2017

FOREST CITY, Iowa – The Warrior hockey team added on the defensive line for the future, signing  junior-hockey product Nicholas Farkas to a letter-of-intent for the 2018-19 season.

Farkas, in his third year of junior hockey, graduated from high school in New York in 2015 and has attended Nassau County Community College.

"We are thrilled to add Nicholas to our 2018-19 ...