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Newton Area Students Earn Recognition on their College Campuses

March 26, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Newton area alumni have earned recognition on their college campuses. 

Jacquelyn Romaine has earned Dean's List honors at University of Connecticut for the Fall 2016 semester.

The University of Scranton in Pennsylvania announced Dean's List students for Fall 2016 semester.  Brian Dauer is a freshman studying computer science and Madeline Russell is a junior ...

Newton High School's FIRST Robotics Team Moves to Regional Competition

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Aperature, Newton High School's robotics team was ranked third overall at the FIRST competition last week end at Bridgewater.  They also won the UL Industrial Safety Award and the Engineering Inspiration Award, "which is very prestigious," according to coach Jim Hoffman.

The win allows Aperature to compete in the Regional Championships at Lehigh University ...

Newton Board of Education Makes the Case for Merriam Avenue School Expansion

NEWTON, NJ—As the brick on the wall outside of Merriam Avenue Elementary School states, the building was originally built in 1963 and housed pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students.

However, in 2001, an addition expanded the school to house the fifth graders from Halsted Middle School for a few years. The new space included a gymnasium with extra classrooms, restrooms and an ...

Newton High School Alumna is a Hit at Susquehanna University

March 22, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Newton High School alumni had a grand slam on the softball diamond for Susquehanna University.  Sophomore Jackie Gore's four runs contributed to the 11-0 win over SUNY Geneseo, playing in Leesburg Florida on  March 8 according to Susquehanna University newsletter. 

In the game against Roger Williams Gore was walked and eventually scored adding to the 6-1 ...

Newton Town Council: April Proclaimed National Donate Life Month

March 27, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Town Council proclaimed April to be National Donate Life Month in the town of Newton, during their regular meeting on Monday.

On hand to accept the proclamation was the NJ Sharing Network.  The New Providence based organization is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.  They address the urgent need for organ and tissue donors across the country and hopes to ...

Sparta High School Student Raising Funds for DASI

SPARTA, NJ - A Sparta High School student is doing what she can to help local victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Rachael Schmidt, a senior, attended a Positivity Summit in Allamuchy in March.  Schmidt was sponsored by Cornell Thomas, the creator of the Positivity Summit to attend.

“I love his attitude, so I knew it would be good,” Schmidt said. 

It was ...

Sparta German Christmas Market Distributes Proceeds to Local Organizations

SPARTA, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in the main ballroom of the Lake Mohawk Country Club for the annual German Christmas Market luncheon.  Present were volunteers, sponsors and recipients of the charitable donations made by the German Christmas Market committee.

The market was larger than ever as were the disbursements to area organizations.  This year more than $40,000 was ...

Newton High School Presents “Pippin” as Spring Musical

March 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The students of Newton High School will present “Pippin” on Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26. The show is directed by Brendan Scullin.

“Pippin” is a story about a performing troupe that moves from town to town performing their stories. The story takes place in no particular time or place. What keeps their lives and professions going, is their ...

Newton Holds 14th Annual Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Parade

NEWTON, NJ—Despite the mounds of snow covering Newton, residents from all over the county gathered on Spring Street to show off their Irish spirit.

With the exception of a few flurries in the morning, the 14th annual Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Parade went off without a hitch.

Over 700 people were walking or driving in the parade, along with eight floats and over 100 ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Newton Town Council: April Proclaimed National Donate Life Month

March 27, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Town Council proclaimed April to be National Donate Life Month in the town of Newton, during their regular meeting on Monday.

On hand to accept the proclamation was the NJ Sharing Network.  The New Providence based organization is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.  They address the urgent need for organ and tissue donors across the country and hopes to ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 17, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Newton Board of Education’s Business Administrator Selected for Distinguished Service Award

NEWTON, NJ—During the regular board of education meeting, Superintendent Dr. Kennedy Greene congratulated Donna Snyder, Newton’s Business Administrator, on being nominated as one of two Northern Region Distinguished School Business Service Awards Recipients this year.

The purpose of the award is to recognize the long-term, continuous, exemplary service of school business officials ...

Newton Town Council: April Proclaimed National Donate Life Month

March 27, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Town Council proclaimed April to be National Donate Life Month in the town of Newton, during their regular meeting on Monday.

On hand to accept the proclamation was the NJ Sharing Network.  The New Providence based organization is celebrating 30 years of saving lives.  They address the urgent need for organ and tissue donors across the country and hopes to ...

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Newton Police: Routine Speeding Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

March 23, 2017

NEWTON,  NJ - A Byram man is facing drug and other charges after a traffic stop on Elm Street.  Newton Sergeant Michael Monaco pulled Bailey Ressa over after seeing he speeding on Main Street on Wednesday, March 22 around 1:24 p.m. according to police.

Ressa, 20,  was driving a 2010 Volvo SUV when he was stopped.

Monaco smelled burnt marijuana when he approached Ressa.  ...

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Sparta High School Student Raising Funds for DASI

March 26, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - A Sparta High School student is doing what she can to help local victims of domestic and sexual violence.  Rachael Schmidt, a senior, attended a Positivity Summit in Allamuchy in March.  Schmidt was sponsored by Cornell Thomas, the creator of the Positivity Summit to attend.

“I love his attitude, so I knew it would be good,” Schmidt said. 

It was ...

The NJ Pension System

March 28, 2017

To the Editor

The NJ Pension System is in a spiral with many of our Governors, including this one, borrowing monies and then not fully replacing the monies taking.  It began with Governor Whitman, and her deal, but all after her are culpable.  We know from a S&P report that short, the proposed budget leaves the state in a similar financial condition where it started this ...

Got Chronic Lower Back Pain- Steroids Injections May Not Be the Answer

The results of a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that a single steroid injection to reduce disc inflammation in people with chronic low back pain provided relief for a month in 55% of those treated. These results led researchers to conclude that steroids were not effective for long-term pain relief.

Journal article abstract: ...

What You NEED To Know About Home Short Sales in Morris & Sussex County

First-time Morris and Sussex County home buyers get a whole slew of new terms thrown at them.  Perhaps you’ve heard the term “short sale” bandied about, but wondered what the heck that meant.  Never fear! Here, Team Nest Builder offers a topline explanation to help you better understand the Morris and Sussex County home short sale.

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A short sale ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Meet the Master Children's Art Event

March 28, 2017

Newton, NJ – Meet the Masters, a hands-on art appreciation program for children in first grade and above, will be held at four Branches of the Sussex County Library System this month. Wassily Kandinsky is the featured artist for April. After learning about Kandinsky’s unique abstract style, children will be encouraged to create their own artwork using his techniques.

Meet the ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix law enforcement officials said.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...