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Sparta Schools Follow Delayed Opening Schedule February 14

February 14, 2018

 

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta public schools will be operating on a two-hour delayed opening schedule, Wednesday. February 14.

School will start:

Sparta High School: 9:15 a.m.

Sparta Middle School: 9:40 a.m.

Mohawk Avenue School: 10:50 a.m.

Helen Morgan School: 11 a.m.

Alpine Elementary School: Full Day Kindergarten, grade 1 and 2- 11:10 ...

Helen Morgan Students Explore Eyewitness Testimony

SPARTA, NJ – Students in the Helen Morgan CSI Explorations afterschool workshop had a couple of surprise visitors on Thursday.  The session began with Sparta Lt. John Lamon speaking to Christina Pitzer and Amanda Spence’s the fourth and fifth grade students about eyewitness testimony.

"This Explorations lesson served as a model for the ideal student classroom ...

Sparta Board of Education Seeks Applicants to Fill Open Seat

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Board of Education member and music educator Karen Scott has resigned her seat on the board, for personal reasons. The board is seeking applications for candidates interested in filling the vacated seat.  The term ends on December 31, 2018. 

The advertisement for the job, posted as a classified on this page on February 7, said anyone interested in the ...

Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey's Season Ends in the Semifinals

February 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Sparta Jefferson United fell to Madison in the semifinal round of the Halverson Cup this week 4-0.  The boys played at Mennen Arena, a rematch of the semifinal’s last year.

This marks the end of the second season of Sparta Jefferson United.  The two teams joined together last year because of dwindling participation in both schools.  Last year the ...

Sparta Wrestlers Compete in District 3 Tournament

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School wrestling will be on the mat in the District 3 tournament on Saturday at Don Bosco.  The top three finishers in the tournament will move on to the regional tournament next week.

Sparta will be represented by:

103 lbs Cooper Stewart, Sophomore - record of 27-3 Third seed
113 lbs Spencer Stewart, Freshman - record of 28-4   Second ...

Sparta Jefferson United Hockey to Face Madison in Halvorsen Cup Semifinal for Second Straight Year

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Round one playoff results are in. The Madison boys ice hockey team will battle it out with Sparta Jefferson United on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Halvorsen Cup semifinal at William G. Mennen Sports Arena.

Sparta Jefferson United beat out the Kinnelon Colts 5-4 Saturday night at Mennen to clinch a spot in Monday’s game against the ...

Sparta Youth Football Team Gives Back

February 13, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The seventh grade Sparta Spartan Youth Football team made a donation of food to the Sparta Ecumenical Food pantry on Saturday.  The team representing Sparta at the National Football League Hall of Fame Championship tournament this past November.

“The team was so blessed with such a great season they wanted to give back to the community that supported them,” ...

Newton Lenape Valley Ice Hockey Helps Hayden Hammer Cancer

STOCKHOLM, NJ – Newton Lenape Valley ice hockey team held their annual charity game at Skylands Ice World, raising about $1,000 for an 8-year-old Andover boy battling cancer.  The game against Parsippany Regional was the backdrop against several events and fundraising opportunities for Hayden Marshall, including a visit from New York Ranger JT Miller. 

“Hayden is a great ...

Sparta Police Officer Joins Police Unity Tour for Fallen Officers

SPARTA, NJ – This year Sparta Police Sgt. Rob Fraser will be representing his department and town in the annual Police Unity Ride to Washington D.C. to honor fallen police officers. 

“After 19 years [with the Sparta Police Department], with the support of my wife and children, I’m finally able to do it,” Fraser said. 

Fraser will be part of an 11-man ...

Big Turnout for Sparta's Winter Festival

February 16, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Families turned out to Sparta Middle School on Saturday for the Winter Festival offered by the Sparta Recreation Committee and the Sparta Kiwanis.  Between 550 and 600 people attended, Sparta Township Manager Bill Close reported at the township council meeting on Tuesday.

Children of all ages played carnival games, had face painting and crafts, bounce house and obstacle ...

Local Scout Troop Competes in Skills Competition

WATCHUNG, NJ - Recently, Troop 95 from Sparta competed in the Watchung District Klondike. A Klondike is a competition in which Boy Scout patrols compete in fire building, wilderness survival, first-aid, tomahawk throwing, knots & lashings and orienteering, all while pushing a sled filled with 100 pounds of the gear needed for the challenges.

The competition, which takes place at ...

With Valentine’s Day Being a Wednesday - Travel is Difficult - How About Enjoying a Romantic Travel Film Instead?

February 13, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Normally, it is not a practice of TAPinto Travels to discourage vacationing for such a romantic holiday.  With Valentine’s Day being a Wednesday, it simply isn’t practical. Instead, why not watch a romantic movie that will certainly encourage you to travel to a wonderful location?  TAPinto Travels recommends Somewhere in Time.  

It is one of our ...

Guess What Google Decided to Do - Hint - They Bought Chelsea Market

TAPintoTravels - Google just doubled down on New York City with a cool $2 billion plus purchase of Chelsea Market.

Google already purchased its New York City - Chelsea Headquarters in 2010 for nearly $1.8 billion.  

Chelsea Market is a New York landmark known now for its food court and high profile tenants.  The corporate tenants already include Google as ...

Team USA Has Traveled Far - But They Dip Our Flag in Opening Ceremony?

TAPintoTravels - It has been a tradition since 1940 and has roots in acts of defiance. Did Team USA refuse to dip our Stars and Strips in the Opening Ceremony?

If you are already know the issue of the time delay, than you know the answer. It is a good guess that they will not. The 1940 Federal Flag Code specifically forbids it.  

The tradition formally began in 1936, ...

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Sparta Police: Stop for Broken Light Ends with DWI for Newton Man

February 17, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man caught the attention of Sparta Cpl Rubino when he drove passed him on West Shore Trail with a broken license plate light.  Alexis Obolensky was stopped in his gold Subaru on February 15 around 7:45 p.m., police report.

When the officer was stopping the 28-year-old driver he saw him flick a cigarette out the window.  As Rubino spoke with him he smelled ...

Sparta Police Nab Two on Outstanding Warrants

SPARTA,NJ – Several people with active warrants were picked up by Sparta Police this week. On February 12 around noon, Sparta Police Officer Christopher Favaro stopped Newark resident Alex Nunes-Ramalho, 23, for broken break lights on his gold Chevy Impala. 

 Nunes-Ramalho told Favaro that he did not have his wallet with him.  Instead, the driver showed the officer a ...

Sparta Police: Marijuana Card is Not a Free Pass for NY Man

SPARTA, NJ – A man speeding on Route 15 faces drug charges despite having a medical marijuana card.  Muhammad Khan, 26, of Valley Stream, New York was stopped by Police Officer Erick Finley driving his red Lexus SUV 75 mph in a 55 mph zone, police report.

When the officer spoke with the driver and passenger Abubaker Masood, 29 of West Islip, New York, the officer smelled raw ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, February 17, 10:00 AM

Sussex County Main Library, Newton

Path to Employment: Starting your Job Search

Business & Finance

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Sat, February 17, 12:00 PM

Sussex County Main Library, Newton

Resume Boot Camp

Business & Finance

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Tue, February 20, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

Sat, February 24, 7:00 PM

The Prudential Center, Newark

Sparta Education Foundation Night Out with the NJ ...

Giving Back Sports

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Tue, February 27, 6:30 PM

Sparta United Methodist Church, Sparta

Girl Scout STEAM Program

Arts & Entertainment Education

One Injured in Two-Family House Fire in Newton

February 6, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—One man was injured, while three others escaped unharmed when a two-family two story apartment house caught fire on Saturday.  On January 27 at around 6:26 a.m. Newton Police received a 9-1-1 call from a passerby reporting a house on fire. Patrols immediately responded to the area and found a structure fire at 75 Trinity Street police report..

According to Police, ...

Paterson's Poet Laureate

February 13, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- The City of Paterson has given birth to famous athletes, business leaders, actors, and now, a poet laureate.

Born and raised in Paterson, Talena Lachelle Queen told TAPinto Paterson that she has been writing since she was five-years old, and, as she grew older, realized that when it came to pursuing studies and a career in writing, she “didn’t have a choice.” ...

How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Does Marriage or Mortgage Come First?

According to the National Association of REALTORS most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics in 2017 at 57% of all buyers. Team Nest Builder knows it's no surprise that having two incomes to save for down payments and contribute to monthly housing costs makes buying a home more ...

Very Hot Tea Increases Cancer Risk

Researchers in China studying the consumption of “burning” hot tea, alcohol, and smoking habits of greater than 450,000 people ages 30 –79 for more than nine years found a five time greater risk of esophageal cancer in those who engaged in all three of the behaviors and a two time greater risk in those who either smoked or drank alcohol and consumed burning hot tea as compared ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

Coalition for Health and Safe Communities to Host Workshop for Community Pharmacists

February 16, 2018

NEWTON, NJ—A Pharmacist Workshop will be hosted by the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities, a program of Center for Prevention on Sunday, February 25.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. with registration starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be held at the Center for Prevention on Newton Sparta Road. 

This workshop will provide pharmacists with a Narcan training along with ...