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Panel Discussion in Sparta: School Consolidation Complex and Costly

December 8, 2017

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 ...

Newton High School Inducts New Class to National Honor Society

EWTON, NJ—The Newton High School National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony of new members on November 29 in the Newton High School auditorium.

This year 30 new members were inducted.  They participated in a traditional ceremony with a long history.  The honor society received its charter in 1949 and held its first candlelight ceremony in 1957.  Last year ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Drops High Point

December 10, 2017

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 ...

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 ...

Birth Haven's 12 Days of Hope Drive: Day 1

Birth Haven is running a 12 Days of Hope Drive.  Here is the first day

 

Newton Announces Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest

December 6, 2017

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, ...

Residents Invited to Newton's Tree Lighting

NEWTON, NJ - The Town of Newton has announced the community is invited to the annual tree lighting event on December 11 at 6 p.m. at town hall, 39 Trinity Street.

Kick off the holiday season with songs, decorating, refreshment and of course, a visit from Santa. 

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.

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Sparta Police: Speeding on West Mountain Roads Gets Vernon Man Drug Charges

December 10, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Vernon man was arrested on drug charges after getting stopped for speeding on West Mountain Road.  On November 17 around 4 p.m., Sparta Police Officer Timothy Lynott pulled over a grey Ford driven by Michael Gubich for driving 60 in a 30 MPH zone, police say.

When Lynott spoke with Gubich the officer smelled marijuana.  Det. Sgt. Hannam and Det. Hassloch arrived ...

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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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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 ...

Are your medications interacting with one another? For the health of it, find out!

A national poll of almost 1700 people age 50 - 80 conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Institute for Health Care Policy found that only a third of them who take at least one prescription drug had talked to a health care professional about drug interactions in the previous two years. Among those taking six or more medications, less than half had talked with a health care ...

Celebrate the Season at Sparta’s 16th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market

Don’t miss this weekend’s 2017 Weihnachtsmarkt: 16th Annual Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market at Lake Mohawk in Sparta!  

Ranked as “One of the Top Ten Things to Do in December in the State”, this market offers 100+ vendors selling beautifully-crafted and unique gifts; delicious food & drink; live entertainment (from folk dancers to carolers to chainsaw wood ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown to be Conducted Locally as Part of Statewide Year End Campaign

December 10, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - Law enforcement officials from Sparta Twp. will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end of year “Drive Sober or Get \Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Beginning December 8, 2017 and continuing through January 1, 2018, local and state law enforcement officials will conduct saturation patrols and Sobriety checkpoints ...

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 ...