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Newton Schools on Delayed Opening Schedule

December 14, 2017

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 ...

Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

SPARTA, NJ – A large crowd filled the Sparta High School media center on Wednesday to hear a panel discussion about school consolidation.  More than 150 people attended the event sponsored by New Jersey School Boards’ Association, according to Ray Pinney, Director of Member Engagement.

The through discussion of topic hit both sides of the issue.  “Some say it is a ...

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 ...

UNICO Sponsors Pasta Dinner Comedy Night For Local Girl

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta UNICO Foundation will be hosting a pasta dinner and comedy night to raise funds for a Sparta High School student battling cancer.  On Saturday, December 16 at Mc Kenna Hall in Reverend Brown School beginning at 7 p.m. comedian Uncle Floyd will provide the entertainment at the dinner.

The net proceeds from the event will go to help 14-year-old Melanie ...

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, ...

Temporary Newton Parking Lot Closure

November 30, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton announces the Town Center Parking Lot will be closed Monday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 6.

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 ...

Obituaries

- 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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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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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 ...

Pass It Along Completes Hurricane Relief Collection

December 14, 2017

In response to recent natural disasters including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Pass It Along completed its Hurricane Relief Collection on December 4. The items, collected by businesses and members of the community, will be delivered by Alex Garcia of the Puerto Rico Donation Programs to families in need Puerto Rico and by the Christian Faith Fellowship Church to families affected by ...

Two Elizabeth Residents Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

December 1, 2017

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...