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Sparta's Helen Morgan Students Enjoy LEAD Day

June 18, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – The fifth grade students from Helen Morgan had a perfect day for their LEAD Day celebration in Station Park.  The students had completed the Law Enforcement Against Drugs program run by Det. Sgt. Jeff McCarrick with Detective Brian Hasslock, Officer Taylor May, SRO Dave Pridham, Officer Thomas Snyder.

The national program, headquartered in New Jersey is an evidence ...

NJ Flavor’s Guide to New Jersey State and County Fairs

June 19, 2019

Wake up and smell the funnel cake — New Jersey’s state and county fairs have begun.

The big events, which take place all summer long around the state, began as a way for farmers to teach people about agriculture and show off horses and other animals. These days fair-goers can also enjoy rides, games, music and other types of live shows, contests and, of course, tons of great ...

Sparta Girl Scouts Create Little Free Library

June 14, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – The girls of Sparta Junior Girl Scout Troop 96565 unveiled the Little Free Library they created at the Helen Morgan School.  The project, part of Little Free Library.org was created by the girls with approximately $500 earned from selling Girl Scout Cookies, according to leader Sandra Andrade.

The troop presented the gift to the community on Thursday, June 6. In ...

STEM Crisis is Serious for US

June 20, 2019

To the Editor:

On June 1st, I sent out a piece on STEM, noted a crisis and two schools that were doing good in my home county of Sussex.  For this nation, and many schools and universities, there  is a world-wide revolution on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology Engineering and Math, and world-wide we are losing despite great schools like the Sparta and Newtons in our state ...

We Are Worth It!

I am writing to correct the myth about teachers' salaries and benefits.  Too many times I have heard comments like "teachers make a ton of money, and they should have to pay for their healthcare" or "teachers have it made because they get paid a lot to only work ten months out of the year."  These statements, coupled with a general lack of understanding about the ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...

Newark Man Sentenced to 24 Years for Killing of Roselle Man Over a Facebook Post Argument

ELIZABETH, NJ - A Newark man has been sentenced to 24 years in state prison for being responsible for the fatal shooting of a Roselle man that was sparked by an argument over a post made on Facebook. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport, Nathaniel Price, 28, from Newark, must serve at least 85 percent of that sentence before becoming eligible for parole under ...

Meet New Miss Jersey: Jade Glab of Belmar

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Belmar’s own Jade Glab is the new Miss New Jersey and will compete in the 2020 Miss America competition.

The 19-year-old was crowned Saturday night at Resorts Casino Hotel, chosen from among the top five finalists from an original field of 28 and earning her a $16,000 scholarship. A date and location for the Miss America competition has not yet been ...

Rutgers Study: Exotic Pet Trade Leading To Non-native, Invasive Species

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The exotic pet trade has led to several hundred non-native and invasive animal species globally that could harm native species and ecosystems, and the number is expected to rise, according to a Rutgers-led study in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Thousands of vertebrate animal species and tens of millions of animals are shipped internationally and ...

West Orange High School Graduate Killed in West Point Accident

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The armored military personnel vehicle accident at the United States Military Academy early Thursday morning claimed the life of a 2015 graduate of West Orange High School.

Chris Morgan, 22, a West Point cadet who was an acclaimed and decorated wrestling star at WOHS, was killed and 21 other cadets were injured in the crash that occurred before 7 a.m. Thursday, according to ...

Take A Sneak Peek At 2 Fantastic COMING SOON Sparta Homes

Shhhh....these 2 fantastic Sparta homes haven't hit the market yet, but they will soon! Take a sneak peek now before they're snapped up by someone else, and mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSES at both on Sunday, June 23rd, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

79 Hidden Glen Drive

Seeking a traditionally-elegant home with a private backyard pool retreat in a fantastic neighborhood?  79 ...

6 Tips for Getting Your NJ Home Renovated on Reality TV

Owning a Morris or Sussex County home typically means taking on at least a few home renovation projects.  So, why not appear on one of those cool home renovation reality shows? Not so fast! Before starting down that path, check out the good, bad and ugly of reality TV home renovation.  Still into it? Follow Team Nest Builder's 6 tips to help that ...

Pass It Along Stands Up for a Stand Down for Veterans

SPARTA (NJ) - Pass It Along hosted the Stand Down for Veterans Event this past Saturday, opening the doors of the Sparta Evangelical Free Church, located in Sparta, New Jersey, to local military personnel, as well as their families, to a variety of medical, legal and personal care services within the local community.

Volunteers arrived to the church around 8:30 in the morning, and assisted ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 12, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 12, 2019 Meeting Video

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 3, 2019 Meeting Video

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 3, 2019 meeting video.

 

Gottheimer, King Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Fully Repeal Treasury Department’s Charitable Contribution Overstep

June 20, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Wednesday, June 19, 2019, following the finalization of the U.S. Treasury Department's rule on charitable contributions, U.S. Congressmen Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) and Peter King (NY-2) introduced a bipartisan Joint Resolution in the House of Representatives to fully repeal the Treasury Department’s massive regulatory overreach. This new rule ...

Governor Murphy Discusses Gun Violence at Westfield Forum

June 20, 2019

WESTFIELD, NJ —Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle opened a press conference on gun violence by speaking about her late father, a soldier killed during the Vietnam War who "defended our right to live and would agree that common sense gun laws keep with the intent of the Second Amendment."

"I’ve heard you talk about your dad before, but never in this ...