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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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Sparta Police: Newton Man Wracks Up Charges After Hit and Run

October 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton man is facing a variety of charges after a hit and run.  Sparta Police Cpl. Dan EIig was following up on the report of an erratic driver on October 16 around 6:40 p.m. on Route 15 north when the reported car drove past him, police said.

Elig followed the white Lincoln Continental driven by Selvin Rodriguez of Newton. The driver was not able maintain his lane, ...

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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 High School Celebrates Athletic History at Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

October 22, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – Part reunion, part celebration the banquet room at Skyview gold club was overflowing with smiles, laughter, hugs and handshakes at the induction ceremony for the first class of Sparta High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

On Thursday night fifteen athletes, coaches and teams were honored with plaques, speeches and applause.

“This is a trip down memory lane,” ...

Sparta Mountain, and the Irrational use of Logging

October 23, 2017

Dear Editor,

I have seen a number of letters on Sparta Mountain recently, and indeed I have written a few in the last few years.  I have literally lived below Sparta Mountain, since 1953, and camped hiked, and even spent some time in vacant Boy Scout Cabins up there.  The lake that I live on or off by about 150 feet is not only a source of recreation, but a source of water for the ...

Suicide rates highest in rural counties across country

Research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the October 6, 2017 issues of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, found the highest suicide rates across the country in 2013-2015 were in rural counties. While the overall suicide rate was just under 14 deaths per 100,000 people, in rural counties the rate was almost 20 deaths per 100,000 people.

For the full ...

Buying Remains Cheaper Than Renting in 39 States--Including New Jersey!

 




The latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

The updated numbers show that the range is an average of 3.5% less expensive in San Jose (CA), all the way up to 50.1% less expensive in Baton Rouge (LA), and ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

NEWTON,NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting October 11, 2017 

 

Susan G Komen North Jersey Honored for Patient Advocacy at HINJ Life Sciences Celebration

October 23, 2017

Susan G. Komen North Jersey was honored for its work in Patient Advocacy at the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey (HINJ) 2017 Life Sciences Celebration held on October 12, 2017 in Trenton, NJ. Komen North Jersey is one of six honorees to be recognized this year for demonstrating a sustained commitment to medical innovation and improving the quality of care for patients.

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Former Governor Whitman Honored at Great Swamp Watershed Gala Celebration

October 15, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman was the honored guest at the Great Swamp Watershed Association 2017 Gala Celebration held Thursday night at the Brooklake Country Club.

Chatham residents turned out for the fundraiser that supports the yearly budget of the association, which is "dedicated to protecting and improving the water resources of the ...