Halsted Middle School Announces First Marking Period Honor Rolls for 2017-18 Year

December 17, 2017

NEWTON, NJ-- Halsted Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2017-2018 school year.

Students who have earned all A's or P's, with no unsatisfactory remarks, qualify for High Honor Roll.  For Honor Roll students, they must earn all A's, B's, or P's with no unsatisfactory ...

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

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.

Sparta Spartans' Quest for the U.S. Title Ends in Second Round

December 18, 2017

CANTON, OH – The Sparta Spartan seventh grade football team was defeated yesterday by the Georgia Elite Stallions in the second round of the Championship at the Hall of Fame facility 13-8. 

Sparta scored on two defensive touchdowns.  Jack Nauta tackled the Georgia Quarterback in the end zone for a safety.  The other score was by Anthony Dionsio on a fumble recovery for a ...

Sparta Spartan Youth Football Win First Round in Canton Championship Hunt

CANTON, OH – The Sparta Spartans moved through round one in their quest to be named the best Youth seventh grade team in the United States, defeating Mexico 14-6 on Friday night.  The game took place at the National Football League Hall of Fame facility with temperatures hovering around 15 degrees.

“The boys played their hearts out,” a parent said. 

The ...

Champion Newton High School Football Team Earns Key to the Town

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 ...

Local Area Brownie Troop Participates in Wreaths Across America

December 17, 2017

VERNON, NJ - Members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop #96608 donated wreaths and participated in the Wreaths Across America Ceremony on December 16 at the Glenwood Cemetery in Vernon. The scouts helped start the ceremony by leading the pledge of allegiance and then placed wreaths.  

The participants were Kendall Weiss, Natalia Bock, Haley Gros, Emily Paradiso, Cecilia Sajban, Elizabeth ...

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 ...

Cookie Palooza: Molasses Cookies

December 17, 2017

Molasses Cookies by Debbie Mikijanic


¾ c margarine, softened
​​​½ teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar​​​
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 egg
​​​​​½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ cup molasses​​​​½ ground ginger
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour​​
2 teaspoons baking soda
​​½ cup white sugar for rolling

In a medium bowl, mix ...

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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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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 ...

Sparta Police: Man Arrested for Pot Despite Efforts to Cover Smell

December 16, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A man from Port Jervis, New York was arrested on drug charges after being stopped for a missing license plate.  On December 12 around 1:30 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped a silver Toyota Camry on Route 15, driven by David Formisano, 18, police report.

Favaro smelled marijuana when speaking with Formisano, despite the driver’s effort to cover ...

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. 


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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 ...

Red Cross Holiday Gift Guide: 3 Ways to ‘Give Something That Means Something’ This Holiday Season

December 17, 2017


PRINCETON, NJ, December 15, 2017 — After responding to a string of historic disasters, the American Red Cross is appealing to the public to “Give Something That Means Something” this holiday season. Throughout the Holiday Giving Season, donors can help bring hope and relief to children, families and communities that need it most with their holiday ...