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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 ...

Newton Police: Erratic Suspended Driver Stopped in Stolen Truck

NEWTON, NJ—A Newton man is facing charges after having stolen a truck.  Police were alerted to reports of an erratic driver in the area of Spring Street around 10:54 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, police said.

The officers found Christopher Rayfield, 48, on Water Street driving a maroon, Chevrolet Silverado pick up.  When he was stopped the officers Rayfield they found his ...

Sparta Boys Present Thank You Gift to Sparta Police Department

SPARTA, NJ – Brothers visited Sparta Police Department on Tuesday.  They presented a Diecast model police car of the Sparta Police Cruiser with lights and custom decals to Lt. John Lamon.

Nick and Roberto Vasquez met Lamon on the steps to give him the gift to “show our appreciation and thank the Sparta Police Department for the numerous things they’ve done to help ...

Sparta Police: Knife Fight Between Friends Over Cell Phone

SPARTA, NJ- Fighting over a cell phone, one friend sliced the other friend’s arm.  On April 28 Police  Officer Michael Poon went to a home on report of a dispute with a weapon, police said.

When Poon arrived he found Alessandro Dagostaro, 21 was said to have cut his friend with a Swiss army knife because the friend would not give Dagostaro his cell phone or let him leave the ...

Main Street in Sparta Closed May 4 to 8

SPARTA, NJ- Main Street will be closed between the Sparta Municipal Building and Glen Road from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. from Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8. According to the Sparta Police Department, the road will reopen each night to traffic.

There will be signage and detours for the public.  All vehicles traveling on Main Street from Route 517 and Station Road will be routed up Glen ...

Sparta Police Chief: Health Emergency Emboldening Scammers, Car Theft Gang Back in Town

SPARTA, NJ – Police Chief Neil Spidaletto is cautioning residents that, despite and maybe because of the current state of emergency, scammers have been active. 

While the scams are not new, the scammers, “seem to be even more bold now,” Spidaletto said.

They are calling victims, often posing as a grandchild, saying they need money for bail, having been arrested for a ...

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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 ...

Why Summer 2020 Is THE Real Estate Season!

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season

 

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we once called the busy spring real estate season is shifting into the summer. In 2020, ...

IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

June 2, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

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 ...