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Sparta Township Council Announces Addition of Turf Field

August 19, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council voted unanimously to fund a new artificial turf field at Station Park at their meeting on Tuesday, Aug 10. 

“There will be no tax impact,” according to Sparta Township CFO Grant Rome.  The project will be funded by a combination of Open Space funding and “borrowing against our surplus in the next years’ Open Space ...

Freeholder Candidate Defends "Harebrained" Idea: A Casino in Roxbury

August 28, 2016

ROXBURY, NJ – One Roxbury official called it “harebrained” and his colleagues similarly scoffed, but Mitchell Horn truly believes it would be a good idea to build a casino on the former Hercules Powder Co. land in Roxbury.

Nobody really knows what lies beneath the surface of the 1,200-acre site, a place where Hercules made explosives for 125 years and is believed to have ...

Trump and the American Auto Industry

August 19, 2016

I worked via government in the Auto Industry.  In the 1970s, I was one of many state workers, who worked at the Ford Plant in Mahwah, in its closing days, and that closed plant has still left a legacy of pollution that has impacted many in Northern Bergen County. In the other two plants, I worked with my colleague Peter Nozza, an unusual asset for government and industry,  and his ...

Do you drive drowsy? Drowsy driving may cause up to 1 in 5 fatal accidents.

A report released last week from the Governors Highway Safety Association (an organization of state and territorial highway safety offices) estimates that up to 20% of fatal traffic accidents result from drowsy driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has added drowsy driving to its definition of impaired driving along with drunk, drugged and distracted ...

Corruption in Jersey

 

 

      The last week of July 2009 saw the arrests of 44 public figures in a huge FBI anti-corruption operation. “The politicians willingly put themselves up for sale,” said acting U.S. Attorney, Ralph Marra. “The victims are the average citizens and the honest business people in this state. They don't have a chance in this culture ...

Team Nest Builder, Lynn and Glenn Garafola Move to Realty Executives

August 29, 2016

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta realtor Lynn Garafola has moved her Team Nest Builder to Realty Executives in Sparta.  Lynn, the team leader is in her 23 year as a consistent top New Jersey Residential Real Estate Broker/Salesperson.

She has worked with more than 400 buyers and sellers to close over $200 million in real estate transactions.  Her clients have predominantly come from Sussex ...