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Free Meetings with an Attorney at Project Self-Sufficiency

Free legal advice is available to income-eligible area residents at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Private meetings with an attorney are available at Project Self-Sufficiency to those who may need advice about divorce, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant issues, mortgage modifications, or other topics.  Individual consultations will be offered at 45-minute intervals on Thursdays, March 2nd – 30th, between the hours of 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  The sessions are free and open to area residents who meet income eligibility requirements; consultations are by appointment only.  To make an appointment for a legal consultation or to find out more about the other services available at Project Self-Sufficiency, call 973-940-3500 or 844-807-3500.  Information about Project Self-Sufficiency is also available at www.projectselfsufficiency.org.

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Sparta Girl Chased by Man in White Van

May 29, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta High School student was out for a run on Monday evening in her neighborhood in Sparta Mountain when she was chased by a man in a van.  Finishing out her run, the girl was heading up the hill on Mount Pleasant Road when she noticed a white van pull up behind her.

There were two men in the van, according to the girl.  One got out and opened the rear door of ...

Sparta's New Police Chief Looks to the Future

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Police Department will have a new chief as of June 2.  Neil Spidaletto will be promoted to the position in a ceremony open to the community in the Sparta High School auditorium, Spidaletto’s alma mater. Sparta Township Manager Bill Close made the announcement at the council meeting on Tuesday.

Spidaletto has served under the title “acting chief” ...

Sparta Police: Newton Man Faces Drug and DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Newton man is facing DWI and drug charges after being stopped for erratic driving.  On May 11 Sparta police received a call from an off-duty officer from another town, reporting he was following a 1999 Lexus SUV that could not stay in the lane.  Further, the officer reported the driver had fallen asleep behind the wheel at a traffic light in Jefferson and hit the ...

Third Annual SEF Dragon Boat Festival a Success

May 27, 2017

Dear Editor,

The Sparta Education Foundation’s Third Annual Dragon Boat Festival drew thousands to the Lake Mohawk Boardwalk on Sunday, May 21.  From the sponsors, participants and schools to the many volunteers and cheering spectators, the Dragon Boat Festival was a true reflection of Sparta Pride.

Congratulations to the Dragon Boat Festival’s top three teams: first place ...

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Moose Lodge Hosts First “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk Event

May 19, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge will be hosting its first ever “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the new Moose Lodge located on Swartswood Road in Newton.

The event started when Administrator Jason Baumann’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started "chalking up" the lodge's parking lot one ...

Classic, Vintage and Custom Car Owners Throttle Down and Rumble into Somerville to Park Their Rides on Main Street

May 27, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Hundreds of vintage, customized and classic car owners have been looking forward to Friday night for several months, waiting to show off their prized American iron.

Their highly-prized automobiles are reflective of a time when seat belts were optional, distracted driving meant no fuzzy dice hanging off the mirrors and topping off the gas tank only took a pocketful of ...

EXCLUSIVE LISTING: Live Lakeside on Lake Mohawk by the 4th of July Fireworks!

EXCLUSIVE LISTING! OPEN HOUSE at 329 West Shore Trail, Sparta, NJ Monday, May 29th from 1pm-3pm. Live lakeside on Sparta's beautiful Lake Mohawk in time for this year's Lake Mohawk Country Club fabulous 4th of July fireworks! You've got to see this great home with fabulous lake views from 5 rooms and great garden/pool views from 4 others. Relax in front of the brick fireplace, ...

Potentially Record Breaking Tick Season Made Worse by Powassan

The Centers for Disease Control is expecting this summer to be the worse tick season on record made even more troubling by Powassan, a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by ticks. 

Summary article: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_165462.html

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Center for Prevention & Counseling Announces New Board Members

May 28, 2017

The Center for Prevention & Counseling is proud to announce the appointment of Glen Vetrano and Robert Griner to the agency’s Board of Directors. Both Glen and Robert are excellent additions to The Center’s already dynamic Board and were recently welcomed by the current Board of Directors and agency staff to their new positions.

Glen Vetrano has proven to be a well-established ...