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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 ...

Sparta High School Inducts 24 to STEM Academy

SPARTA, NJ – The STEM Academy at Sparta High School recently inducted 23 new members in a white lab coat ceremony.  Family members were invited to the breakfast event in the media center.

"We are very proud to have inducted our class of 2021 into the STEM Academy,” Principal Janet Ferraro said. “This year we included our third and final strand as we added the ...

Newton Schools Follow Delayed Opening Schedule on Thursday

NEWTON, NJ – Due to the winter weather Newton schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule on Thursday, February 8:

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 ...

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

February 16, 2018

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 Boys Basketball Takes Win Over Jefferson, Tarabokija Passes 300 Point Mark

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys basketball team added another win to their record when they beat Jefferson 73-60, when they played them home on Tuesday.

“It was a nice win against Jefferson,” head coach Dirk Kelly said. “We led by as many as 18 in the 4th quarter, had great man to man defense which turned the game.

Jake Tarabokija led in scoring with 22 ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey: Loses in Haas Semifinals to Whippany Park, Beats Conn. Team

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Newton Lenape Valley was knocked out of the hunt for the Haas Cup by Whippany Park on Saturday 3-2.  Playing at Mennen Arena the second seed NLV was upset by third seed in the semifinal round.

NLV’s Ryan Vandenberg and Todd Zellars got past the Wildcat’s goalie.  Each team scored in the first period.  The Wildcats got two in the second while ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Helps Hayden Hammer Cancer

February 6, 2018

STOCKHOLM, NJ – Newton Lenape Valley ice hockey team held their annual charity game at Skylands Ice World, raising about $1,000 for an 8-year-old Andover boy battling cancer.  The game against Parsippany Regional was the backdrop against several events and fundraising opportunities for Hayden Marshall, including a visit from New York Ranger JT Miller. 

“Hayden is a great ...

Sparta Police Officer Joins Police Unity Tour for Fallen Officers

SPARTA, NJ – This year Sparta Police Sgt. Rob Fraser will be representing his department and town in the annual Police Unity Ride to Washington D.C. to honor fallen police officers. 

“After 19 years [with the Sparta Police Department], with the support of my wife and children, I’m finally able to do it,” Fraser said. 

Fraser will be part of an 11-man ...

TAPinto Travels Interviews Celebrity Politicians on Their Travel Preferences

February 17, 2018

TAPintoTravels - We frequent many events in the course of our travels. One of our favorite experiences is interviewing famous people about their travel preferences.  Here are a couple of our favorite interviews featuring politicians.

In this clip, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey speaks about his love of Jersey City and what it has to offer.

In this clip, ...

With Valentine’s Day Being a Wednesday - Travel is Difficult - How About Enjoying a Romantic Travel Film Instead?

TAPintoTravels - Normally, it is not a practice of TAPinto Travels to discourage vacationing for such a romantic holiday.  With Valentine’s Day being a Wednesday, it simply isn’t practical. Instead, why not watch a romantic movie that will certainly encourage you to travel to a wonderful location?  TAPinto Travels recommends Somewhere in Time.  

It is one of our ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

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Sparta Police: Broken Lights Ends with DWI for Newton Man

February 17, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man caught the attention of Sparta Cpl Rubino when he drove passed him on West Shore Trail with a broken license plate light.  Alexis Obolensky was stopped in his gold Subaru on February 15 around 7:45 p.m., police report.

When the officer was stopping the 28-year-old driver he saw him flick a cigarette out the window.  As Rubino spoke with him he smelled ...

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AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Senator Oroho Speaks with Sparta Students

February 7, 2018

SPARTA, NJ - Students at Sparta High School had a visit from New Jersey Senator Steve Oroho last week.   Emily Scott’s Advanced Placement Government and Politics class were able to hear first hand what a state senator does on January 19.

Oroho did a great job of explaining his job to us and the legislative branch's impact on state politics,” Senior Jenna Ryan ...

Very Hot Tea Increases Cancer Risk

Researchers in China studying the consumption of “burning” hot tea, alcohol, and smoking habits of greater than 450,000 people ages 30 –79 for more than nine years found a five time greater risk of esophageal cancer in those who engaged in all three of the behaviors and a two time greater risk in those who either smoked or drank alcohol and consumed burning hot tea as compared ...

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 Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Coalition for Health and Safe Communities to Host Workshop for Community Pharmacists

February 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A Pharmacist Workshop will be hosted by the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of Center for Prevention on Sunday, February 25.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with registration starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at the Center for Prevention on Newton Sparta Road. 

This workshop will provide pharmacists with a Narcan training along with ...

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.” ...