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Sparta Board of Education Meeting Location Change and Executive Session

August 22, 2017

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, Public Law 1975, Chapter 231, notice is hereby given that the Sparta Township Board of Education has moved the location of our Regular Meeting on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm from the Sparta High School to the Mohawk Avenue School, 18 Mohawk Avenue, Sparta, NJ. This meeting is open to the public and our community is invited to attend. Notice is also hereby given of an Executive Session meeting of the Sparta Township Board of Education on ...

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Sparta Township Council Executive Session

Sparta Township Council will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22 to discuss Personnel, Litigation and Contract Negotioation.

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Rescheduled Sparta Township Council Meeting

The Sparta Township Council Meeting on Wednesday,  August 9 has been rescheduled.  The executive session will begin at 5 p.m. and the regular council meeting will begin at 6 p.m.  The agenda will include Personnel, Litigation and Contract Negotiations.

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Sparta's Junior Police Academy, Loaded with Activity

August 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – There was a lot of police activity at the Sparta Middle School this week, as the Sparta Police Department held their annual Junior Police Academy.  On Wednesday, the 66 participants got to see the New Jersey State Police bomb squad robots, Atlantic Health helicopter, New Jersey State Police marine unit boat.  That was just the first day.

In addition to the big ...

Sparta Police: Broken Windsheild Leads to Drug Charges

SPARTA, NJ – Two Wall residents are facing drug charges after being stopped for a broken windshield.  On August 18 around 10:10 a.m. Cpl. Marc Rubino smelled burnt marijuana coming from the car during the traffic stop on Route 15, according to police.

Police Officer Lynott, Police Officer Guido and Police Officer Finley arrived to provide backup.  Rubino had the ...

Sparta Man Charged After Taking Clothes Off in Police Headquarters

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing charges after disrobing in the police station, police say. 

On August 17 around 10:45 a.m. Sparta Cpl. Marc Rubino and Police Officer Steven Guido went to investigate a call about Jose Lewis violating a temporary restraining order.  Lewis was brought to the Sparta Police headquarters for violating the order, police report.

While ...

Obituaries

- Jun 2, 2017
Jillian Mari Baluyot, 17, of Nutley, passed away on June 2, 2017. Born in Secaucus, she lived in ...
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- Feb 21, 2017
Marisa Rincon (30) passed away in Randolph on February 21,2017. She was born is West Chester, PA ...
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Come Together

August 22, 2017

Lately, our nation has been torn apart over the recent violence in Charlottesville, VA. What America witnessed that day were two extreme hate groups unleashing their fury upon each other. The far-right Neo-Nazi white supremacist groups were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue, and the far left group Antifa was counter-protesting them. First and foremost, everyone must come together ...

Newton Police Officer Promoted to Sergeant

August 20, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department promoted one of their own, Thomas Muller, to the rank of Sergeant, during the Town Council meeting on Monday.  With the promotion, he has a new assignment; the Patrol Division.

Muller was born and raised in Newton.  He graduated as a part of Newton High School’s Class of 1993.  Following that he attended Montclair State ...

New Providence 11U Gold Wins NPGL Title

August 17, 2017

The undefeated New Providence 11U Gold team completed a perfect season by defeating the also previously undefeated Elmora Troopers 4 - 3 in the finals of the 2017 NPGL baseball season. The Pioneers knew coming into the game, they had to play the perfect game, and they did just that. 

After a top of the first run by Elmora, the Pioneers struck back with 4 runs in the bottom of the ...

6 Common First-Time New Jersey Home Buyer Mistakes

Buying your first home raises lots of emotions.  With so many considerations and processes to navigate, it’s easy to get tripped up in details and make costly errors.  Here’s how to avoid some common missteps made by first time New Jersey home buyers:

Don’t Skip Home Loan Qualification

Decided to buy a new home in New Jersey? Make your first stop a real estate ...

Sustained level of stress hormone throughout day associated with poor health

When researchers at Northwestern University reviewed 80 previous studies involving more than 25,000 people looking into the effects of the stress hormone cortisol on health, they found that when it remains consistently high throughout out the day, instead of fluctuating as it normally does, it is associated with inflammation/immune problems, obesity, fatigue, cancer, depression and other mental ...

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

August 23, 2017

NEWTON, NJ - This September marks the 30th anniversary of Library Card Sign-up month, a time when the American Library Association and libraries across the country join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.

When visiting any of the six Sussex County Library System (SCLS) locations, ...