Education

Newton Board of Education Members Chosen

 

NEWTON, NJ - The Newton Board of Education results are in, and the winners are as follows. The top three chosen will fill the seats:
 
Richard Heckman          1,461 votes (26.63 percent)
Joan Faye                      1,492 votes (27.19 percent)
Jessica L. Egner            1,463 votes (26.66 percent)
John S. Jackson             1,071 votes (19.52 percent)
Note: results are unofficial, due to mail in, email, and fax ballots to be counted.
 
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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 ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 16, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

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: ...

How Supply and Demand Affect the Sussex & Morris County Real Estate Market

We've all heard about supply and demand, but do you know how it impacts the real estate market?  Whether you're a Morris and Sussex County real estate buyer OR seller, it's important to understand the concept of supply and demand:  The best time to sell something is when the supply of that item is low, and demand high.  BUT Team Nest ...

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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.

Spring Rummage Sale at First Presbyterian Church

March 26, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - The First Presbyterian Church at 32 Main Street in Sparta will host their Semi-Annual Rummage Sale April 27 – 29.  Hours for the sale are 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 9 until noon on Saturday. 

Saturday, April 29 is the famous “Stuff the Bag” sale. More than five rooms of bargains on gently used clothing, housewares, toys and ...

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 ...