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Sparta Police: Anti-Trumper's Dumping Leads to Charges

July 9, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – An anti-Trump Franklin man was charged with several offenses after expressing his political passion in an unlawful way.  On July 1, approximately 5:10 a.m. officers picked up Richard Keller, 58 for having continuously dumped garbage on a Sparta resident’s property, police said.

"Some people are very passionate about their opinions," Sparta Lt. John ...

Newton Medical Center Named an Advanced ICU Care 2020 We See You Care Award Winner for Exceptional Acute Care Telemedicine Collaboration

Partner Hospitals are Recognized for Patient Results, Outstanding Care Team Collaboration and Ability to Leverage Technology-Enabled Care Services

Atlantic Health System’s Newton Medical Center today announced that the hospital was recognized with a 2020 WE SEE YOU CARE Award presented by Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading independent provider. The accolade, now in its fifth ...

Lawmaker Says NJ Should Pick up Restaurants’ Tab After Nixing Indoor Dining

July 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY — The owner of Sweet Waters Steakhouse in Westfield stocked up for the restart of indoor dining in advance of the July Fourth weekend. That was before Gov. Phil Murphy announced the cancelation of inside dining two days before its anticipated comeback originally slated for July 2.

Frank DiLollo purchased meat and fish, among other foods, for diners ...

In Support of Dr. Arati Kreibich for Congress

July 7, 2020

I met Dr. Arati Kreibich when she was running for Council in our town of Glen Rock in 2017. Like me, she was passionate about fighting the climate crisis, and I was excited to vote for her. I’ve since participated in town-wide cleanups that she has led, and I have admired her work on the Council, especially her work as Chair of the Finance and Budget Committee. Since January of this year, I ...

Sparta Historical Thanks Fellow Spartan Students & Adults for their Submissions on our Town’s Pandemic Documentation Project

We are living through an unprecedented, transformative moment in our lifetimes.   In an attempt to document COViD-19 in Sparta for ourselves and future generations, Sparta Historical Society, following the NJ Historical Commission’s webinar and Newark Library’s and Monmouth County Historical Association’s model, previously asked you to contribute reminiscences - ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

July 6, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...

A Historic Rebound For The Housing Market

A Historic Rebound for the Housing Market

 

Pending Home Sales increased by 44.3% in May, registering the highest month-over-month gain in the index since the National Association of Realtors (NAR) started tracking this metric in January 2001. So, what exactly are pending home sales, and why is this rebound so important?

According to NAR, the Pending Home ...

IRS resources available in English, Spanish and other languages to help taxpayers still needing to file their 2019 tax returns

July 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — As the tax-filing deadline fast approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers with limited English proficiency and who have yet to file their 2019 tax returns that there are a variety of ways to get help and information in languages other than English.

“Providing additional materials in more languages to help taxpayers is a priority for the IRS,” ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders July 8 Meeting Audio Recording

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders July 8 meeting audio recording.

 

Carved In Stone

A Monumental History Lesson

On July 4, 1863, Union soldiers began the arduous and grizzly task of burying over 7,000 dead bodies in trenches and shallow graves. Later, as rains had washed away the ground cover re-exposing the stench of blackened and gnarled limbs, the town of Gettysburg took on the task of exhuming the bodies and consecrating them in the newly created Soldiers National ...

Rutgers, Named for a Slave Owner, Will Keep its Name, Says University's First Black President

July 6, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Even in this era where statues of explorers are being dismantled, schools named after presidents are being rebranded and sports teams are replacing racially insensitive nicknames, don't expect Rutgers to change its name.

The subject was raised to new university president Jonathan Holloway at a news conference on Monday at Winants Hall - the very building Rutgers' ...