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Newton Board of Education Approves Student Representative

September 19, 2022

NEWTON, NJ—Principal of Newton High School, Jeff Waldron, introduced the new student representative Rhyan Hernandez to the board of education members and the public at their meeting last week.

The Newton Board of Education also approved policy 0143.2 during their meeting on Tuesday, September 13. The policy was based on legislation recently signed into law by Governor ...

Town of Newton To Install Electric Vehicle Charging Station

September 27, 2022

NEWTON, NJ — Newton is helping residents get charged up. During their September 26 meeting, the Newton Town Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2022-22 providing an appropriation of $280,000 for the acquisition and installation of an electric vehicle or EV charging station.

Town Manager Thomas S. Russo, Jr. explained that the charging station will be located in Lot #4 ...

Free Fitness Challenge with U.S. Army at Fieldhouse on Saturday

September 26, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – The US Army in conjunction with the Fieldhouse at the Sparta Athletic Campus is running a free fitness challenge on Saturday, October 1. According to Lt Stephen Rozek from the North Jersey Recruiting Company the event “consists of exercises that soldiers do in their physical fitness test.

“We are holding this event for free with hopes of a high turnout and ...

Reviews are in: Taste of Newton is a Success

September 24, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – The pesky afternoon thunderstorm gave way to a perfect night to dine outdoors and that’s just what 300 people did on Monday night.  The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Newton brought diners together with area restaurants and shops for their “Food on a Stick” themed event.

After an evening of sampling the North Shore House was ...

Newton Football Keeps Winning with Kittatinny Shut Out

September 25, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – Newton football held Kittatinny scoreless on Friday, winning 52-0 on the Braves turf to remain undefeated.  Robert McCullough put kick number 100 through the goal posts for the Braves. 

Brayden Nolan had a busy first quarter putting 18 points on the board with three trips to the endzone.  He had a 57-yard run, a 78-yard run and a short 2-yard ...

Newton Boys Soccer Team Wins by One Over Wallkill Valley

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School soccer team shut out Wallkill Valley 1-0 when they played them away on Thursday.

Newton and Wallkill Valley battled in the first half, going into halftime with a scoreless board. The Braves came back in the second half, as Tristan Ortega put them on the board to secure the win.  

The Braves move their overall record and their NJAC ...

TAPinto Launches Marketing Campaign Featuring TAPinto Owner/Publishers to Help Fill the Void in Local News

September 8, 2022

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto launched a marketing campaign today to draw attention to the importance of local news and how owning a TAPinto local news and digital marketing platform can help fill the void in local news while providing a rewarding and profitable business for TAPinto franchisees.

TAPinto owner/publishers enjoy freedom and flexibility. They own their own business, ...

Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

Ballot Positions Drawn for 2022 Town of Newton Council Candidates

September 16, 2022

NEWTON, NJ – The ballot positions have been drawn for the Town of Newton Council candidates.  On Thursday at 3 p.m. most of the candidates gathered in council chambers as municipal clerk Terri Oswin drew the names.

The ballot positions:

Sandra Diglio – Newton First
Matthew Dickson – Newton First
Helen LeFrois – Newton First
Ludmilla Mecaj – Stop ...

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NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

National Preparedness Month: Act Today, Stay Safe Tomorrow

Each September is National Preparedness Month, a time to shine a light on the importance of preparing for emergencies before they happen. 

One of the most common emergencies is severe weather, which can cause tree damage, broken poles, downed power lines and sometimes even lengthy power outages. While Mother Nature can be unpredictable, each of us can take steps to minimize the impact the ...

FirstEnergy Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine for Fourth Year in a Row

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has been named by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development for the fourth year in a row, helping to attract nearly 22,000 new jobs and $5.4 billion in third-party corporate facility investment in its six-state service area in ...

JCP&L Installs Guards to Protect New Jersey Bald Eagles

To safeguard New Jersey’s bald eagle population, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has installed protective devices on electrical equipment in areas near known bald eagle nests in Hamburg Township and near Culver Lake (Frankford), both in Sussex County.

The protective system includes the use of guards that prevent birds from ...

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

Will My House Still Sell in Today’s Market?

 

If recent headlines about the housing market cooling and buyer demand moderating have you worried you’ve missed your chance to sell, here’s what you need to know. Buyer demand hasn’t disappeared, it’s just eased from the peak intensity we saw over the past two years.

Buyer Demand Then and ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, September 28, 7:00 PM

Newton

Advisory Board of Health Meeting - canceled

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Sun, October 9, 1:00 PM

Van Kirk Homestead Museum, Sparta

Vintage Waterfowl Decoys: America's First Folk ...

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Sat, October 15, 2:00 PM

Wallkill Valley Regional High School, Hardyston

Experience the Magic - Live Children's Show and ...

The Place to Be on Sunday- Sparta Historical Society's 7th Annual Free Car Show

September 23, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – This year’s  Sparta Historical Society car show will have a unique focus.  While they will have plenty of vintage, classic and “special interest vehicles” filling the field next to Sparta Middle School, attendees will be treated to a showing of Corvairs - misunderstood and often confused with another similarly named (initially-rear engine) ...

Bayonne PD Finds Drug Lab, Assault Rifle, Ammunition & Firearms Inside Man's Home

September 17, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ — A 41-year-old Bayonne man faces charges after authorities found weapons, several rounds of ammunition, multiple AK-47 rifle components, an AK-47 rifle, a disassembled AR-15 and narcotic laboratory inside his Avenue A home.

According to Bayonne Police Capt. Eric Amato, the charges against Eliezer Mieses stem an incident on Sept. 1, when officers were called to the area ...

Program Supports Childhood Trauma Survivors, Promotes Prevention

September 26, 2022

Project Self-Sufficiency will continue the workshop and discussion series, “Connections Matter”, designed to facilitate the conversation about issues surrounding Positive & Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACEs), with in-person sessions in English, Wednesday, October 12th, 5:00 p.m., and in Spanish, Wednesday, October 19th, 5:00 p.m.  Both workshops are free and open to the ...

Free Fitness Challenge with U.S. Army at Fieldhouse on Saturday

SPARTA, NJ – The US Army in conjunction with the Fieldhouse at the Sparta Athletic Campus is running a free fitness challenge on Saturday, October 1. According to Lt Stephen Rozek from the North Jersey Recruiting Company the event “consists of exercises that soldiers do in their physical fitness test.

“We are holding this event for free with hopes of a high turnout and ...

Job Skills Training Program for Women Starts in October

Project Self-Sufficiency announces that the next session of its popular employment skills training program, Higher Opportunities for Women (HOW), will launch October 11th.  The 16-week HOW Program combines intensive computer skills training with classroom instruction and on-the-job experience.  Curriculum prepares women who have been out of the work force or underemployed to seek ...

TAPinto Wayne Celebrates 1 Million Pageviews and Counting in 2022

WAYNE, NJ — TAPinto Wayne and its owner/publisher Jon “Ferris” Meredith are celebrating two milestones — 1 million pageviews, and counting, in 2022, and the third anniversary of his TAPinto franchise, which he launched on his birthday, September 9, 2019.

It’s the second time in three years  that the local news and digital marketing ...

The Felidaen Era

As the UK continues to mourn the loss of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, I wonder what more could possibly be said about the Queen that hasn’t already been stated ad nauseum.

That’s why I have decided to write about my cat.

OK, the cat really is more my wife’s cat than my cat. My wife affords him a lot more attention than I do. And I refer to him more as a royal him, because as ...

Bayonne PD Finds Drug Lab, Assault Rifle, Ammunition & Firearms Inside Man's Home

September 17, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ — A 41-year-old Bayonne man faces charges after authorities found weapons, several rounds of ammunition, multiple AK-47 rifle components, an AK-47 rifle, a disassembled AR-15 and narcotic laboratory inside his Avenue A home.

According to Bayonne Police Capt. Eric Amato, the charges against Eliezer Mieses stem an incident on Sept. 1, when officers were called to the area ...