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Newton High School Recognizes the 2020 Enthusiastic Readers

June 3, 2020

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton High School announced the winners of the Enthusiastic readers award for the 2019-2020 school year.

Normally the Board of Education holds a meeting and recognizes all Enthusiastic readers for all three schools.

Three students were chosen as Enthusiastic Readers for the high school.  According to Erin Marmara, the Library Media Specialist at the high ...

2020 Enthusiastic Readers Recognized at Merriam Avenue Elementary School

NEWTON, NJ—The Merriam Avenue School administrators and teachers recognized the 2020 Enthusiastic Readers in March.

Normally the Board of Education holds a meeting and recognizes all Enthusiastic readers for all three schools. The students who were chosen as representatives for their grade levels had pictures taken before remote learning began.

The winners of the 2020 Enthusiastic ...

Newton High School Seniors to Film Virtual Graduation Ceremony at Fairgrounds

NEWTON, NJ – With all the challenges facing high school senior students, their families and educators, graduation is probably at the top of the list.  Newton High School will begin their graduation ceremonies on Monday at the Sussex County Fairgrounds.

“I want to acknowledge first how difficult this school closure situation has been for all involved,” Superintendent ...

Halsted Middle School Recognizes 2020 Enthusiastic Readers

NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Middle School administrators and teachers celebrated the 2020 Enthusiastic Readers.

Normally the Board of Education holds a meeting and recognizes all Enthusiastic readers for all three schools. This year due to COVID-19, Halsted Middle School held a small breakfast just for their readers.

The winners of the 2020 Enthusiastic Readers Award from Halsted ...

Newton High School Class of 2020 Thoughts and Plans - Part 5

NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement of schools being closed for the remainder of the year, comes the realization that Newton High School Class of 2020, along with seniors throughout the state will be missing out on events many have been looking for to for years including: prom, graduation, Awards Night, senior trip, College Acceptance Breakfast, final season of sports, hanging out ...

Newton High School Class of 2020 Thoughts and Plans - Part 4

NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement of schools being closed for the remainder of the year, comes the realization that Newton High School Class of 2020, along with seniors throughout the state will be missing out on events many have been looking for to for years including: prom, graduation, Awards Night, senior trip, College Acceptance Breakfast, final season of sports, hanging out ...

Newton High School Class of 2020 Thoughts and Plans - Part 3

NEWTON, NJ—With the announcement of schools being closed for the remainder of the year, comes the realization that Newton High School Class of 2020, along with seniors throughout the state will be missing out on events many have been looking for to for years including: prom, graduation, Awards Night, senior trip, College Acceptance Breakfast, final season of sports and hanging out ...

Newton Board of Education Votes on 2020-2021 Teachers

NEWTON, NJ—A big crowd “attended” the Newton Board of Education May virtual meeting to hear and be heard on the board members' staffing decisions for the 2020-2021 school year. The board and administrators made it known that budget shortfalls would require teachers to be cut.

More than 160 participants were on the call, including many of the current teachers within the ...

Newton High School Class of 2020 Thoughts and Plans - Part 2

NEWTON, NJ-- With the announcement of schools being closed for the remainder of the year, comes the realization that Newton High School Class of 2020, along with seniors throughout the state will be missing out on events many have been looking for to for years including:prom, graduation, Awards Night, senior trip, College Acceptance Breakfast, final season of sports and hanging out with ...

NJ Officials on Graduation Ceremonies: Gatherings Violate 'Stay at Home' Order, Suggestions for Alternate Plans

NEW JERSEY -- While school districts across the state have been planning alternatives to traditional high school graduation ceremonies, any plans that school districts had in the works appear to violate Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No.107, which directs New Jersey residents to stay at home and prohibits public gatherings.

In a letter to school administrators, NJ State Police Colonel ...

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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

May 28, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges after crossing into the opposite lane and crashing into a Vernon woman.  On May 26, around 7 p.m. Sparta officers went to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail, police said.

David Bauer, 59 had crashed his gray Ford Fusion into Maria Oliveira.  Oliveira had two passengers in her black Mazda CX, a 76-year-old ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Racism in America

June 1, 2020

What brought joy to the heart of a native-born Midwesterner this past week

Seeing a white mayor in Minneapolis indignantly outraged about the police murder of a black man in handcuffs.  

Seeing all the police fired from their positions

The proposed manslaughter charge for the murderer

Investigation into proposed charges for the accomplces

Seeing the numbers of white ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer ...

I photographed a George Floyd protest in Newark. This is what I Witnessed.

Daniel Han is a freelance journalist, Westfield High School Graduate of 2019 and freshman studying journalism at Rutgers University.

I entered Newark, N.J. on Saturday with shatter-proof goggles, a helmet and camera. As a freelance photographer, I wanted to capture the historic moment of the George Floyd protests, but was also nervous. Footage of Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia ...

Home Prices: Its About Supply And Demand!

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

 

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come.

Making our way through the month of June ...

Pregnant Women & Parents of Young Children Can Get Help at Local Agency

June 3, 2020

Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency.  The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.  The programs are free, voluntary and confidential.  ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 Virtual Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.

 

Rules of Engagement

The unofficial start to summer has begun and people are emerging gingerly from their Covid-free lairs like bears from hibernation. And after months living in quarantine without pants or haircuts, the question on all of our minds as we contemplate going out in public is, how is this supposed to work?

Here are some useful etiquette tips to help you open up this summer.

There seems to be so ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer ...