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Dad in the Box

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 much controversy over wearing masks outdoors. What are some of the do’s and don'ts? It is summer. You want to look your best. Don’t ...

Health Matters – Newton Medical Center

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 wearing, rigorously enforced hand hygiene and advanced cleaning practices for the entire facility. All patients will be triaged at the point of entry ...

Know Your Nest

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand   As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come. Making our way through the month of June and entering the second half of the year, we face an undersupply of homes on the market. Keep in mind, this undersupply is going to vary by location ...

Notes from a CEO

Like most of you, I have been reflecting on events happening in our country. It’s been particularly difficult to witness the intense grief and outrage caused by the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Along with other Americans, I watched the subsequent protests that embody the physical acknowledgement of unrest and unfairness in our country. Watching the pain and suffering that is felt across the nation is hard. But what is even harder is that this pain and suffering have been felt by so many members of ...

Pass it Along

SPARTA, NJ - Pass It Along has officially opened registration to their 11th Annual Triathlon, located at scenic Lake Mohawk Country Club, in Sparta, New Jersey on July 25, 2020. Each year, this event brings together members of the local community to watch over three-hundred participants bike, swim and run the streets of Sparta, Andover and Byram. This year, the presenting sponsors of the event are Newton Medical Center and Atlantic Sports Health. Gold sponsors include The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, Lakeland Bank and ...

Previewing the Big Game

MIAMI – As Radio Row comes to a close with our best day yet, we are all reminiscing on the hours we have dedicated to journalism this week. On Friday, Radio Row was swarmed with fans all anxious to see their favorite celebrities and athletes being interviewed. As we looked around, we realized how lucky we were to be standing just inches from some of the most idolized individuals in their industries. Before noon, we were able to meet Lil Nas X, Katie Couric, MC Hammer and Tiki Barber. These interactions made us even that more ...

Sparta Township's 175th Anniversary

Vol. 2 For 2020, Sparta Recreation Department’s annual Winter Festival is going big!  The 175 Anniversary committee announces the first of several events celebrating the milestone. Beginning on Friday night, February 7 the field in front of the Mohawk Avenue School will be transformed into a skating rink.  Skates will be provided.  Inflatable snow tubing and a snow maze will also be available for outdoor fun.  The weekend of celebration kicks off from 7 to 9 p.m. On February 8 the Winter Festival continues ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholder Meeting Videos

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.  

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Sparta, Newton Police Chief, Freeholder Address BLM Demonstrations in Sussex County

June 4, 2020

SUSSEX, NJ –The Green in Newton will be the site of what is being billed as a “peaceful Black Lives Matter vigil” on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newton Police Chief Robert Osborn said Sussex County has approved permits for “demonstrations scheduled for Friday and Saturday within the county park.”

“Event organizers have ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

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 ...

Sparta, Where is Our Pride?

June 4, 2020

Dear Sparta,

We say we have Spartan pride. We yell it at football games, print it on T-shirts, and hang it on banners. But do any of us know the full history of the land on which we have built our homes, schools, and churches? How can we have “Spartan pride” if we don’t educate ourselves on the history of our town, and try to do better than those who came before us--try to ...

159 million Economic Impact Payments processed; Low-income people and others who aren’t required to file tax returns can quickly register for payment with IRS Non-Filers tool

June 5, 2020

WASHINGTON – With  159 million Economic Impact Payments processed, the Internal Revenue Service reminds many low-income Americans who don’t usually file tax returns to register for a payment by Oct. 15.

Millions of low-income people and others who aren’t required to file a tax return may be eligible for an Economic Impact Payment and can easily register for a ...

Answers to tax questions are just a few clicks away on IRS.gov

There are many easy-to-use tools available on IRS.gov. Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to IRS.gov.

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

Veritas Christian Academy Girls’ Basketball Coach Wins National Coach of the Year

SPARTA, NJ – This week the National Christian School Athletic Association announced its 2019-2020 awards. Veritas Christian Academy (VCA) girls’ basketball coach, Greg Gaffney has been selected as the 2019-20 NCSAA Girls' Varsity Basketball National Coach of the Year.

Gaffney has coached the Veritas girls' team for nine years, during which time he has a 237-50 coaching ...

Pregnant Women & Parents of Young Children Can Get Help at Local Agency

Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency.  The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.  The programs are free, voluntary and confidential.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

Home Prices: Its About Supply And Demand!

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand

 

As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come.

Making our way through the month of June ...

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.