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Newton Police: Fire Investigation Leads to Charges for Newton Woman

October 26, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton woman is facing charges after setting a fire at the Merriam Gateway residences. Police said Bali Johnson, 29, broke into an apartment, took things from the apartment and set it on fire. 

On Wednesday, October 21 at approximately 4:08 a.m. Newton Police Department received a 9-1-1 call for a fire at the Gateway Condos located on Sparta Avenue.

According to ...

Spartan's Pray for Police

October 18, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- Prayers of protection were said in front of the Sparta Township municipal building on Saturday.  A group of about 20 parishioners from Our Lady of the Lake gathered with a banner petitioning prayers from St. Michael. 

Led by Rafael Gonzalez, they said “two Rosaries for the police to protect us and to be protected,” a participant said.  They also sang the ...

Waldwick Councilman Don Sciolaro Condemns Josh Gottheimer

October 22, 2020

I refuse to stay silent while Congressman Gottheimer continues to engage in anti-Italian rhetoric, depicting all Italians to be criminals and mobsters. This picture was actually taken in the Fall of 2019 when I was running for re-election to the Waldwick Council, and Frank Pallotta offered to canvas door-to-door with me. We were out knocking on doors and meeting with residents. We visited nearly ...

Not So Fast on Those Assessments

On September 30th Governor Murphy signed into law the long awaited, Legislation S908, sponsored by the 24th District Office, clarifying association assessment payment requirements in planned real estate developments also known as PREDFDA (Planned Real Estate Development Full Disclosure Act).

 On October 1st, Ernest Hofer, President New Jersey Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), ...

Two Important Impacts of Home Equity

 

Equity continues to rise, helping American homeowners secure a much more stable financial future. According to the most recent data from CoreLogic, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity over the past year. In addition, experts project 2020 home prices to continue rising. With prices going up, equity gains will also keep accelerating. Black Knight ...

Hanging on by a Thread, Some NJ Restaurateurs Fear the Worst This Winter

October 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — During the typical holiday season, hundreds of thousands of dollars flow through the Rail Yard Tavern in Fairlawn.

From Thanksgiving to New Years, hundreds bustle in and out of the restaurant every weekend. By this time, its 186 seats are reserved months in advance for Christmas parties, one of the most lucrative times of the year. 

But not this year.

“We ...

Sparta Church Reunited with Pastor

October 27, 2020

At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, the word on the street is “Pastor Jack is back!”.  The congregation recently reunited with the Rev. Dr. Jack DiMatteo, who once served as the pastoral assistant there eighteen years ago but left to pursue another ministry in 2002.  

Now, Pastor Jack has accepted a full-time call to be the senior pastor at Shepherd of the ...

Indecision 2020

At long last, it is finally upon us.

In a matter of days, Americans all over the country will venture forth to proudly exercise their individuality on the most anticipated day of this election year.

I am, of course, referring to Halloween.

This year the annual frightfest celebrating candy shakedowns and macabre costumes will be tempered significantly by the pandemic threat. On ...