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Newton Schools Closed

January 17, 2018

NEWTON, NJ - Due to winter weather Newton schools will be closed today, Wednesday, January 17.  

Newton Schools Follow Delayed Opening Schedule on Wednesday

NEWTON, NJ – Due to the anticipated winter weather Newton schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule on Wednesday, January 17:

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 canceled.  Afternoon Preschool will begin at 11:15 a.m.  ...

Newton Superintendent Joins with 13 Other Districts, Towns in School Funding Suit

TRENTON, NJ – Newton Superintendent Dr. Kennedy Greene was joined by superintendents, board of education members and concerned citizens in Room 103 at the State House in Trenton on Friday afternoon, to announce the filing of litigation regarding school funding.

Approximately 50 people crowded into the room.  Greene was joined by Newton Board of Education President Stella Dunn, Vice ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Rolls Over Mendham

January 16, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Newton Lenape Valley ice hockey team crushed Mendham on Monday at Mennen Arena 11-1.  Andrew Dalessandro let the team with five goals, two unassisted. Dalessandro was assisted on the goals by Greg Wanamaker, Kyle Vandenberg and Jake Kaplan twice.

Tyler Sevean had hat trick and two assists. Sevean was assisted by Ryan Vandenberg, Kyle Vandenberg and Liam ...

Newton Boys Basketball Team Takes Win Over Lenape

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School boys basketball team won by 20 over Lenape Valley, when they played them home on Tuesday and won 67-47.

“We shot the ball well from the foul line,” head coach Dirk Kelly said. “Jake Tarabokija had a great game and Luismy Arias led us in scoring with 15 points”.

Arias and Tarabokija each had 15 points, flowed by Jacob ...

Boys Basketball: What is in Store for 2018 for Newton

NEWTON, NJ—After winning the State Championship title last year, the Newton High School boys basketball team fans are wondering, what is in store for this year for the team.

In the first week of 2018, Newton played against two teams; Hackettstown and Wallkill Valley. Newton fell short against Hackettstown 62-55, but were able to dominate over Wallkill, 76-54.

Just as in the State ...

JCPL Gives Surprise Grant to Local Camp for Children With Diabetes

January 18, 2018

NEWTON, NJ – A local camp for children has received a ‘surprise grant’ from FirstEnergy Foundation.  The $1,000 grant is one of 12 given by New Jersey Central Power and Light as part of their Gifts of the Seasons.

“Since Camp Nejeda was founded in 1958, our campers have had a second home where they can learn how to manage their diabetes and also ...

Local Teens Volunteer with Pass It Along, Celebrating Martin Luther King Day of Service

NEWTON, NJ— Pass It Along marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day with its annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 15, at the Pass It Along Youth Center in Newton. The day brought together teens from Pass It Along’s Leadership programs, including Service Corps and goLEAD. The teens created First Night Bags for Family Promise and assembled toiletry kits to be handed out at the Stand ...

The Center For Prevention and Counseling Announces New Hire

NEWTON, NJ—The Center for Prevention and Counseling announced the hiring of Natishia McKown as the new Coordinator for the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities in Sussex County.

“McKown brings with her nearly 15 years of counseling experience working with children and adolescents and has served as a Rockaway Borough School Counselor for grades K-8 as well as a Staff Clinician ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

United Airlines Offers Customers Two Free Checked Bags on Travel To/From China and Hong Kong

January 14, 2018

CHICAGO, IL - United Airlines has eliminated charges for customers' second checked bag on all routes from North America to China and Hong Kong including those originating at Newark Liberty Airport. 

"We are responding to valuable feedback from customers who are seeking added benefits when they travel to China and Hong Kong, ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

TOMS RIVER - The Ocean County Board of Freeholders are strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation..

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 potential lease sales in 25 of the 26 planning areas — 19 sales off the coast of Alaska, seven in the Pacific region, 12 in the Gulf ...

Crowds Pack Sussex County YMCA's Open House

January 17, 2018

HARDYSTON, NJ – The Sussex County YMCA was packed on Saturday afternoon.  People from all over Sussex County came by to try out the new facilities and see the expansion and renovations.  Special guests spoke at the opening ceremony in the new gymnasium.

Jennifer Gardner, Executive Director announced special guests U. S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer, New Jersey Senator Steve ...

Emotional Meeting at NJ Sharing Network Bonds Donor Family and Organ Recipient

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Saturday's reunion wasn't an ordinary meeting -- it was an incredibly powerful reunion between a donor family and an organ recipient at the NJ Sharing Network in New Providence. You could feel the raw emotion of the Rodriguez family as they anxiously waited to meet Robert Fisher, who lives because of their brother's gift of life.

Nolman Vidal ...

New Sparta Business MindFit USA Offers Unique Fitness and STEM Workouts

SPARTA, NJ- A new business in Sparta offers fitness for mind and body for area children and adults.  The high ceilings and big windows make the facility feel open and light.  The homework bar by the entrance indicates the mission of the facility. 

MindFit USA, the brain child of Michael Fancher, has been four years in the making, though he traces to roots farther back than ...

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Sparta Police: Several Wanted People Picked Up in Traffic Stops

January 19, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Traffic stops have let to the apprehension of people on outstanding warrants in the past week. On January 10 around 8:45 a.m. Sparta Police Officer Thomas Snyder stopped a gray Nissan Altima for having an expired inspection sticker, according to police. 

When the officer checked the driver’s identification Snyder found Rene Figuerroa, 57, had a suspended license ...

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AtlantiCast: Episode 010

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we take you to the groundbreaking for an expansion to Morristown Medical Center, introduce you to the newest babies of 2018 at Atlantic Health System and share some must-see winter weather tips!

 

Sparta's Mohawk Avenue School Continues Note in Coat Tradition

January 10, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The Mohawk Avenue School students, staff and families participated in their annual Note in a Coat drive as part of their Mohawk Makes a Difference program.

Having collected more than 150 coats of all sizes, “it has been another successful year,” Guidance Counselor Pam Fauerbach said. The coat donation was only one part of the program. 

The students also ...

Man-flu may be for real!

Man-flu may be for real!
Joanna Hayden, PhD, CHES
A study published in the British Medical Journal on December 27, 2017 reporting the results of an investigation into the existence of “man-flu” suggests that flu in men may really be more severe and cause worse symptoms than flu in women.

Abstract of original journal article: ...

Top Family-Voted Sledding Spots in Sussex and Morris Counties

Snow-bound and down? Team Nest Builder says, “Get out of the house, grab that dusty Radio Flyer sled out of the garage, and head to one of these Sussex or Morris County hills for brrrrrrrreath-taking fun!”

 

MORRIS COUNTY:

Boonton:


Tourne County Park (a portion of the park area an officially designated sledding hill)

Chester:  


Grove ...

OPEN HOUSE Check out this TROPHY 3BR Parsippany Home SUNDAY

It's time to TREAT YOURSELF to a real trophy home!  Seeking a stunning 3BR/2.5 Bath pad with panache in upscale Puddingstone Heights that's both tranquil and private, yet minutes from Morristown?  29 High Ridge Road's your house! And you can check it out in person at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, January 14th from 1pm-3pm.  

Located ...

10 Tips to Stop Those Pipes Freezing During the Northern NJ Icy Blast

Brrrrrr!!!!! This Northern New Jersey cold weather means chapped lips, dry hands and worse, frozen home pipes.  Team Nest Builder advises avoiding the disaster of bursting home pipes by adding these 10 tips to your winter home protection repertoire:

 

No Hosers!

Disconnect those outdoor hoses! A water-filled hose connected to the faucet freezes, ice backs up into the pipe ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders January 10, 2018 meeting

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders January 10, 2018 meeting video.

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders January 8, 2018

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - The video of the January 8, 2018 Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

 

Free Legal Advice offered at Project Self-Sufficiency

January 19, 2018

Private meetings with an attorney are available at Project Self-Sufficiency for those who want advice about divorce, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, mortgage modifications, or other topics.  Individual consultations will be offered at 45-minute intervals on Thursdays, February 1st – 22nd, between the hours of 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  The sessions are free and open to area ...

NJ Man Who Made Plea for Kidney at Magic Kingdom Gets His Wish

January 19, 2018

NEW YORK, NY — In the summer of 2017, a New Jersey man went to Disney World wearing a shirt with a message; he needed a kidney, and his blood type and phone number were printed on his T-shirt.

Thanks to another Disney fan in the Magic Kingdom, one picture went viral, and Robert Leibowitz of Hamilton's story was picked up by a number of news outlets; months later, Richie Sully, a man ...