OAK RIDGE, NJ- A large fire at Sar's Auto Wreckers, auto junk yard off of School House Road in Oak Ridge is visible for miles. No injuries have been reported. Fire companies from Sparta, Roxbury, Riverdale and others are on the scene to assist Jefferson Township. School House Road is closed. Consider taking an alternate route if planning to travel through Oak Ridge in the area of Ridge Road near Ridge Field/Ralph Ackerson Field and Russia Road, School House Road and Weldon Road near Bowling Green.
Fire in Oak Ridge Auto Junk Yard
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By JENNIFER DERICKSAugust 28, 2016
SPARTA, NJ - Two of Sparta's active community organizations have paired up to give support to a Spartan in need. The Sussex County Women's Club donated $1,500 to the Sparta VFW to assist with the cost of education for a veteran according to Post Commander Peter Litchfield.
Additionally, Sparta residents Douglas and Roberta Nobile contributed a donation of $1,250 for ...
SPARTA, NJ – The solar project at Sparta Middle School is nearly completed Sparta Superintendent Dennis Tobin announced at the August board of education meeting. The ground mounted solar panels cover the side hill of the school, surrounded by a six-foot chain link fence.
The project is much scaled down from what was originally proposed. It was part of what started out as a three ...
NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Pool will be closing on August 28 for the season but will open on Monday, August 29 for a special event open to everyone. The Halsted Class of 2017 is holding a pool party to “end your summer with a splash.”
From 3 until 8 p.m. the pool will open for $5 per person. Pizza and snack will be available for purchase as well. The pool is ...
SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Superintendent Dennis Tobin announced his retirement at the August Board of Education meeting on Monday.
“After 35 years in education, 29 of them in Sparta,” Tobin will be leaving on December 1. “It was a difficult decision; I’ve been thinking about it for a year. It’s a time consuming position and I don’t think I can continue ...
BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend due to ongoing construction, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.
The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 until 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 to accommodate work for the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance project, which will raise the span’s roadway 64 feet to allow taller ships to pass ...
NEWTON, NJ-- The Center for Prevention and Counseling held a meeting on the morning of Wednesday, August 24, at their offices in Newton to discuss the status of the Sussex County C.L.E.A.R. Program and to determine next steps to take in their effort to locally combat the opiate epidemic.
Since its official launch on July 18, 2016, “seven residents were helped to enter a ...
SPARTA, NJ – A fire broke out at Sparta Tire on Woodport Road in the afternoon on Thursday, August 25. Sparta Fire Department, Sparta Police Department and Sparta Ambulance Squad all responded to the scene. Police report that early indication is a car being worked on in one of the garage bays caught fire.
The fire caused “extensive damage” to the ...
SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council voted to approve the Glen Lake Dam Assessment as recommended by the commission, though there were many in the audience that did not agree.
The Special Assessment Committee was approved by resolution at the February 9 council meeting. The three-member commission was established the purpose of “making assessments for benefits for local ...
SPARTA, NJ – Sparta High School held their freshmen orientation on Wednesday afternoon. Approximatley 200 new students were greeted at the curb by the Spartan mascot, Vice Principal Rory Fitzgerald, music and signs welcoming the class of 2020.
Principal Janet Ferraro, Interim Athletic Director Steve Stoner, Guidance Director Kacey Dalton and Franc the service dog were ...
SPARTA, NJ – The Drama Club is down but not out. The Sparta High School students will continue to have the opportunity to have their club but they are doing so without district funding so they are raising money beginning with a garage sale on Saturday.
“As a self-funding club, we are having our first fundraiser,” said club president Jamie Corter.