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Newton Area Students Earn Accolades on Campus

August 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - Newton area students earn recognition from their colleges.

Andrew Cooney has been named to the dean’s list at Loyola University Maryland for the spring 2017 semester. 

SUNY New Paltz has announced Nina Durso and Colleen Minkewicz have been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. 

David Ryan has been named to the dean’s list for the ...

Newton Town Council: Unanimous Support for Sussex County Consolidated School System

NEWTON, NJ—With the hopes of spreading the word and being the first to show initiative and backing for a consolidated school system in Sussex County, the Newton Town Council, after much discussion, passed a resolution supporting a consolidated school system within the Sussex County area.

Mayor Wayne Levante, who took the chair a mere six weeks ago, has already begun making headway on his ...

Newton Area Students Earn Accolades on Campus

NEWTON, NJ- Newton area students have received accolades from their college campuses.

Nicole Noratoe was named to the President’s list for the spring 2017 semester at Morrisville State College in New York with a GPA of 4.0.  Noratoe is pursuing a degree in Equine Science.

The University of Rhode Island has announced several students from the Newton area have been named to the ...

Solar Eclipse Even Affects High School Sports

August 18, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - For many in the state, focus will be on the solar eclipse on Monday.  Acknowledging the attraction and impulse to look at the rare event has sparked the NJSIAA to issue a recommendation. 

The organization that governs high school sports has asked athletic directors and coaches to both educate students about the potential danger in looking at the sun during the ...

Sussex Stags Football Wins by One, Home Game Honors Vets on Saturday

NEWTON, NJ— Sussex Stags and the Central Penn Piranhas took to Palmer Field at Newton High School for the Stags’ fourth game of the season, on the evening of Saturday, August 8.  At the end of four quarters, the Stags landed on top for the fourth week in a row, winning by one point, 13-12 over the Piranhas. 

After the Piranhas scored in the first quarter to put the first ...

Sparta High School Art Student Wins State Scholarship

August 20, 2017

SPARTA, NJ -  Sparta High School photography student Carolyn Galgano won a New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival scholarship.  Her portrait of her dog has earned her recognition at the local and then state level and with it a $1,000 scholarship from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

Galgano's "Wet Dog" photo began as an assignment in Christine O'Brien-Mase's ...

Sussex Scout Set a Fast Pace

SUSSEX, NJ - For the second year in a row, Hunter Baker represented Pack 153 at the NYC World Championship Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby in Times Square.  

On June 24, before more than 2,000 enthusiastic race fans, Baker and nearly 300 fellow Scouts from 26 states, competed in two divisions, Stock Car and Pro Stock, racing with Scouts of the same rank.  

The impressive scout ...

The Newton Theatre to Show “The Big Sick” Movie This Week

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Theatre will be showing “The Big Sick”, a romantic comedy on Monday, August 13 and Tuesday, August 25.

“The Big Sick” is based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

It tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who is playing himself in the movie, connecting with grad student Emily, ...

TAPinto Nutley launches 'On3" section for coverage of Prism's Redevelopment of former Roche site

August 17, 2017

NUTLEY, NJ - As work continues on Prism's On3 redevelopment of the former Roche campus in Essex County, TAPinto Nutley launched the 'On3' section to bring news of construction, tenants, and government issues into one place.

'On3' will bring all of the coverage regarding the project to one place so readers can keep up with all of the development. Stories about Seton ...

Before Trump Broke Up Biz Council, Johnson & Johnson CEO Resigned

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The head of Johnson & Johnson decided to step down from President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council today, prior to its disbandment, according to the company.

Alex Gorsky, chairman and CEO of the New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson, announced his exit in a statement, following reports published yesterday, Aug. 15., which said he planned to remain ...

Newton Sidewalk Closure

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton officials announce the sidewalk on the corner of Spring Street and Union Place on Monday, between 8 a.m. and noon.  The closure is to allow RPM to install panels.  They need to drive a machine on the sidewalk.

The installation should take half a day to install and should not disrupt the business district or traffic according to town officials.

Last Minute Ideas to Entertain the Family this Weekend

August 18, 2017

After last week’s dreary weekend, we are all looking forward to the nicer weather this coming Saturday and Sunday. Avoid the crowds at the shore and instead opt to attend one of the following family-friendly activities in the North Jersey area. Most of the events are free or inexpensive—ideal for those trying to save money after a jam-packed summer.

Canal Day Musical and Craft ...

NJ Not In The Dark Historically For Aug. 21 Eclipse

MONTVILLE, NJ – The United States will be experiencing a solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, which New Jerseyans can view partially– if the weather cooperates.

If you lived in one of the 14 states the eclipse is crossing with its 70-mile wide path, you will be all set.

If you use safety glasses to view the event between 1:23 p.m. and 4 p.m., with best vieiwng at ...

Cathay Pacific Replacing 777 with new A350 Service to Newark Liberty International Airport October 29

SAN FRANCISCO, -- Cathay Pacific Airways announced that its daily flight from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong will switch from a Boeing 777-300ER to an Airbus A350-900 beginning October 29.

One of 16 A350-900s delivered to the airline since its launch in 2016, the aircraft features a refreshed Business Class cabin as well as new ...

Solar Eclipse Even Affects High School Sports

August 18, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - For many in the state, focus will be on the solar eclipse on Monday.  Acknowledging the attraction and impulse to look at the rare event has sparked the NJSIAA to issue a recommendation. 

The organization that governs high school sports has asked athletic directors and coaches to both educate students about the potential danger in looking at the sun during the ...

Video: Keep Kids Safe on Snap Chat with Help from Union County Sheriff's Office 

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Parents and kids all over are using the app “Snap Chat,” but are you sure it’s safe? Did you know that there are features in the app that allow someone to follow you or your kids? It’s called “Snap Map” and it allows users friends to see their exact location. 

Snap Chat can be fun when used with caution, according to experts, ...

Sussex Tour de Farm Ready to Roll

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Farmers Market is seven years old and going strong. Sparta resident Mitch Morrison has been the driving force behind the market that was created, in response to the demand for fresher, tastier, healthier and more nutritious food.

"They want to know how their food is produced where it is produced and who is producing it," Morrison ...

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Newton Police Department Selected for Community Policing Grant

August 21, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department received a $10,000 grant for community policing programs.  The attorney general awarded a total of $219,000 to 28 police departments across New Jersey in honor of Summit Detective Matthew L Tarentino, There were 138 applicants for the grant money, according to the attorney general’s office.

“The Newton Police Department will ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, August 25, 12:00 PM

Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center, Room 100, Newton

Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Newton Support Group

Education Health & Wellness

Fri, August 25, 12:00 PM

Newton Medical Center, Romano Conference and Education Center, Room 100, Newton

Alzheimer’s New Jersey’s Newton Support Group

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Sun, August 27, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Photographers Eye the Van Kirk Homestead Museum

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Obituaries

- 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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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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Sparta Man Charged with DWI Leaving Krogh's, Police Say

August 21, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Before he could leave White Deer Plaza a Sparta man was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.  Sparta Police Cpl. Joseph Antonello went to the plaza around 6 p.m. on August 8 after receiving a call about a drunk man leaving Krogh’s trying to drive his car, according to police.

Sparta Police Officer Lynott assisted as Zilvinas Bitinaitis, 53, was ...

School Consolidation: Let’s Talk

August 17, 2017

Consolidation of schools has become a major talking point in New Jersey. Several leaders and researchers have weighed in on the pros and cons. The topic is one which should be explored in our district, but it is not a one-size fits all solution to fixing the cost of living problem here in New Jersey, nor would it necessarily save many residents money in any immediate sense.

Consolidation ...

Women Are Drinking More Than Ever

The rate of alcohol use among adults in the U.S. increased from 65% in 2001-2002 to 73% in 2012-2013, according to survey results of nearly 80,000 people conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association – Psychiatry.  Along with the overall increase in drinking, the rate of high ...

6 Common First-Time New Jersey Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying your first home raises lots of emotions.  With so many considerations and processes to navigate, it’s easy to get tripped up in details and make costly errors.  Here’s how to avoid some common missteps made by first time New Jersey home buyers:

Don’t Skip Home Loan Qualification

Decided to buy a new home in New Jersey? Make your first stop a real estate ...

Robo-News Volume 2, Issue 5

We won our first international award!

by Liam Oakes

The Newton Robotics Team had their “best season of all time” after returning home in April from the 2017 FIRST Robotics Championship with the UL Industrial Safety Award.

This is the fourth time that the team has competed in the world championship since it was founded in 2009. They competed against more than 400 other teams ...

International Overdose Awareness Day Event at Newton Green on August 31

August 20, 2017

In observance of International Overdose Awareness Day, The Center for Prevention and Counseling and volunteers from the Sussex County Recovery Advocacy Group invite the community to join them on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for a candlelight vigil. Luminaries will frame the Newton Town Square, representing love for all who have lost someone and hope for those still struggling ...

New Providence 11U Gold Wins NPGL Title

August 17, 2017

The undefeated New Providence 11U Gold team completed a perfect season by defeating the also previously undefeated Elmora Troopers 4 - 3 in the finals of the 2017 NPGL baseball season. The Pioneers knew coming into the game, they had to play the perfect game, and they did just that. 

After a top of the first run by Elmora, the Pioneers struck back with 4 runs in the bottom of the ...