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Newton Area Alumni Earn Accolades on their College Campuses

February 14, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – Newton area alumni have earned distinction on their college campuses. 

Benjamin Allison and Bethanie Stobie have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester at Grove City College.

East Stroudsburg University announced several Newton area graduates were on the Dean’s List Fall 2017:

Kaitlyn Coiro a Biology major,
Ashley Collins an ...

Newton Seeks to Refurbish Braves Babe Ruth Field Scoreboard in Honor of Hank Smith

February 23, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—Newton Brave legend Wallace “Hank” R Smith, 84, of Newton, passed away on January 2 at Newton Medical Center. Smith was born in Newton and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Newton High School in the class of 51.

He was a United States Air Force veteran and proudly served during the Korean Conflict. He was a foreman at JCP&L in Hampton Township for over ...

Newton Boys Basketball Team Demolishes Belvidere

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School boys basketball team demolished Belvidere on Thursday, when they played them away and won 73-29.

“We played excellent defense,” head coach Dirk Kelly said. “We shot 50 percent from the three. Jake Heller, Jake Tarabokija, and Luismy Arias led the team in scoring." 

Tarabokija scored 19 points, five 3-pointers and two ...

Newton Wrestlers Take the Mat at Pascack Valley in District 1 Tournament

NEWTON, NJ – Newton High School wrestlers will be on the mat at Pascack Valley representing the Braves in the District 1 tournament.  The top three wrestlers from each weight class will go on to the regionals next week.

Representing Newton:

106 lbs Nathan Fitt, Freshman – record 19-10 Third seed
113 lbs Danny Cleary, Freshman – record 13-14 Fourth seed
120 lbs ...

Newton Seeks to Refurbish Braves Babe Ruth Field Scoreboard in Honor of Hank Smith

February 23, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—Newton Brave legend Wallace “Hank” R Smith, 84, of Newton, passed away on January 2 at Newton Medical Center. Smith was born in Newton and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Newton High School in the class of 51.

He was a United States Air Force veteran and proudly served during the Korean Conflict. He was a foreman at JCP&L in Hampton Township for over ...

Sparta Police Officer to Jump in the Ocean for Special Olympics

SPARTA, NJ –  A Sparta Police Officer will be taking a polar plunge for the Special Olympics.  Cpl. Dave Pridham will be part of the Mixed Bag O’Nuts team jumping into the ocean at Seaside to raise money for the New Jersey Special Olympics organization.

The team, comprised of active or retired military is seeking additional donations for the cause.  They will be ...

N.Y. & N.J. Riders Help Teams Bring Home Medals in International Competition

February 23, 2018

OCALA, Fla. — Local riders helped put the United States on the podium in children’s and junior team competition on Feb. 17 at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Fla.

The youth events were held the day before America’s first CSIO5* Nations Cup competition which concluded with the U.S. claiming bronze.

In the $5,000 FEI International Invitational Junior Team Competition, the ...

Horse Park of New Jersey Needs A Leg Up With Its Footing Campaign

ALLENTOWN, N.J. — The Horse Park of New Jersey is celebrating its 30th anniversary year in 2018 and is working to update the footing in the competition arenas.

A capital campaign is underway to raise the needed funds.

Starting with the Grand Prix Arena, the plan is to provide a consistent, well drained surface without undulation that’s safe and stands the test of time. The ...

Rutgers Seminar Focuses On Equine Gastrointestinal Health

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Horse owners gathered on a rainy Feb. 11 to learn more about gastrointestinal health and management at the Horse Management Seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Burt Staniar from Pennsylvania State University got things started with “How does physically effective fiber behave in the equine gut? – A ...

N.J. Horse To Be Awarded Planetree Service Animal Medal of Honor

 

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Thanks to bitter cold weather, it had been some time since the veterans had been able to attend therapy sessions at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL).

When the weather cleared the veterans arrived at the farm with news they were excited to share — Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse, was to be honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the ...

Standardbred Retirement Foundation Has Breedings for Sale

MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J.— The Standardbred Retirement Foundation has many breedings for sale as of Feb. 13 and anticipates others to become available throughout the season. To access the list, or to donate a breeding and receive a tax deduction for your gift, contact Tammy at 732 446-4422, or via email at SRFHorsesandKids@gmail.com.

The list of current available breedings can be ...

New Law Requires Amateur Sports Organizations To Report Sexual Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C. — . – Senate Bill 534, Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 was signed into law on Jan. 14, 2018, effective immediately.

The bill imposes a duty on amateur sports organizations, including US Equestrian and its members, to report suspected sex-abuse to local or federal law enforcement or to a ...

Travels Report from the NYC Toy Fair - Here are Two More Winning Products for Your Children

February 24, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The International Toy Fair may have ended yesterday, but we are not done sharing with you our picks from the show.  

These are the products that we feel are the most innovative and your family will really enjoy.  We shall dub them the TAPintoTravels Toy of the Year Awards or T30TY’s for short. That seems appropriate since it sounds like ...

EarthCam Shares Live Webcam Views of Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge

TAPintoTravels - If you saw our article, you know about the Polar Bear Plunge this Saturday to support the Special Olympics.  If you cannot be there, but want to see the festivities, this press release tells you how you can.

WHAT: February 24 from 9am-1pm ET, thousands of people will make a mad dash into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Seaside ...

Travels Idea - You Feel Like Freezing Your Beachballs Off this Saturday? - It’s a Polar Bear Plunge Benefiting the Special Olympics New Jersey

TAPintoTravels – On Saturday, Feb 24, an anticipated 7,000 people will brave the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean, participating in the annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, all to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. This Plunge is especially noteworthy because it is the ...

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 20, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of Daniela Genaro who attended Nicholas LaCorte - Peterstown School No. 3 after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials say, it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's ...

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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Pile of Tickets and Active Warrants for Newton Duo

February 24, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton woman, pulled over for a broken tail light on her black Kia ended up in custody.  On February 16 around 12:50 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Herd stopped Meagan Klein, 44, on Route 15, police report.

Herd also found the car’s registration was expired.  The car was not insured and Klein’s license was suspended.  The passenger, ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Sparta Boy Scout Troop 150 Honors New Eagles

February 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - On Sunday, January 21, 2018 Scouts, parents and friends of Boy Scout Troop 150, along with members of the Sparta community, gathered at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church to celebrate the eight of the Troop’s newest Eagle Scouts.  Buddy Al-Aydi, Tyler Holden, Andreas Oleinyk, Ben Schultz, Erich Schwarzrock, Quinn Van Es, Zach Van Es and Chris Zachok attained the ...

Height during childhood associated with increased stroke risk in adulthood

Researchers in Denmark studied the health records of more than 300,000 people born between 1930 and 1989 and found that those who were shorter than average height between ages 7 and 13 had a greater risk of stroke as adults. The results of this study were published in the February 15, 2018 issue of the journal Stroke.

Summary: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320922.php

Journal ...

Don't Miss This OPEN HOUSE Saturday for a 3BR Parsippany Trophy Home

Treat yourself to this newly-priced trophy home in majestic Puddingstone Estates in Parsippany, NJ!   See the details here or stop by the OPEN HOUSE on February 24th, 1 to 3 pm. If you can't make it, call Team Nest Builder's Lynn Garafola at 973-222-3777 for a private tour. 

You must experience this beautiful home to believe it!  It's ...

Where Does YOUR School District Rank in Safety?

Family safety remains paramount when it comes to choosing a new home and community in New Jersey, so Team Nest Builder wants to help you know where top local school districts rank.

Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of consumer rankings, provided a list of the safest school districts in the United States and New Jersey. Below find a list of the 200 safest school ...

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in NJ

Team Nest Builder knows that whether you are buying or selling a New Jersey home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ...

Does Marriage or Mortgage Come First?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. Team Nest Builder knows it's no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 14 2018 Meeting Video 

 

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 12

On this week’s episode of AtlantiCast, decade of excellence makes headlines, as Atlantic Health’s place on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List leads off the newest episode of AtlantiCast. Also on this week’s show, check out the newest “hybrid” operating room at Morristown Medical Center and find out how Atlantic Health is helping local ...

Gottheimer Meets with Constituents at Andover “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall

February 24, 2018

ANDOVER, N.J. – Yesterday, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) met individually with tables of constituents at his “Cup of Joe with Josh” Town Hall at the Andover Diner. Gottheimer has held these “Cup of Joe with Josh” events regularly across North Jersey to hear directly from the people he serves. Gottheimer and constituents discussed the work he is doing to cut ...

Paterson's Poet Laureate

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...