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COVID-19 Clinical Research Study Underway at Atlantic Health System, Including Immune Response Study

June 5, 2020

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As of today, June 4, there are more than 162,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. Although there is no currently available vaccine against coronavirus, Atlantic Health System is calling on its expertise and national reputation for conducting cutting-edge clinical trials in oncology, neuroscience as well as cardiology, to look for effective treatments for ...

Sparta CVS Offering COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing

SPARTA, NJ – The CVS in Sparta is providing COVID-19 drive thru testing.  Anyone seeking to be tested must make an appointment through the CVS website.

Prior to getting an appointment, people must complete a questionnaire to see if they qualify for an appointment.  The form asks about symptoms and underlying or preexisting medical conditions. 

The CVS website said some ...

Service Organization Xi Beta Rho Donates to Sparta Police Department

SPARTA, NJ- The Xi Beta Rho Sorority members of the local Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International donated a temporal thermometer to the Sparta Police Department on Monday.  Police Chief Neil Spidaletto and Lt. John Lamon met Marjorie Strohsahl and Kathie Maske outside the police department headquarters to accept the donation.

“We appreciate the work the Sparta Police Department does ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

Murphy: New Public Portal to Aid State's Long-Term Care Facility Investigation

TRENTON, NJ - A new portal for the public to report any evidence of misconduct at long term care facilities or nursing homes was announced at the daily COVID-19 briefing by Governor Phil Murphy and his executive leadership team.  The Governor said the new portal was established as a complement to an ongoing investigation by Office of the Attorney General into the responsive actions taken at ...

Gov. Murphy’s Daily Update: 'Today’s COVID Numbers are Suspect'

TRENTON, NJ – During his May 4 COVID-19 daily briefing, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy stated that the low number of new positive cases and recorded deaths reported today were “suspect.”

“The numbers may be low as a result of a network outage we had yesterday. This may have prevented all cases from being processed,” said Murphy.

New positive cases reported: ...

Spart Elks Lodge Continues Helping the Community During COVID-19 Health Crisis

SPARTA, NJ - Despite closing our physical doors in March, Sparta Elks Lodge 2356 has been active giving back to the community.  This past weekend several of lodge members were able to fill a much needed void by delivering N95 Masks to three local Rescue Squads in Sparta, Lakeland and Newton, as well as the Sparta Police Department and the Karen Ann Quinlan ...

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Fairview Lake YMCA Hosts Blood Drive, Distributes Food

May 22, 2020

NEWTON, NJ - Fairview Lake YMCA Camps collected 28 pints of blood during a blood drive on May 11 in partnership with Vitalant. That amount of blood could save as many as 84 lives.

The Y has joined a slew of Ys across the country that are helping to address an urgent, ongoing need for blood donations. Twenty-eight donors gave blood at a time when organizations like Vitalant and the American Red ...

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Sparta, Newton Police Chief, Freeholder Address BLM Demonstrations in Sussex County

June 4, 2020

SUSSEX, NJ –The Green in Newton will be the site of what is being billed as a “peaceful Black Lives Matter vigil” on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newton Police Chief Robert Osborn said Sussex County has approved permits for “demonstrations scheduled for Friday and Saturday within the county park.”

“Event organizers have ...

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 ...

Supports Candidate Dr. Arati Kreibich's Medicare for All

June 5, 2020

Dear Editors,

As of today, America is both the wealthiest nation on earth and the one with the most deaths from Covid-19. I can’t help but think of the lives that would have been saved if America had different policies in place before this all began. For instance, without Medicare for All, many peoples’ underlying health problems go untreated for financial reasons, making them ...

Racism in America

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 ...

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 ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

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 ...