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Newton Police Chief Michael Richards Announces his Retirement

November 16, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—Newton Police Chief Michael Richards announced his retirement on Tuesday after 30 years of service. He is set for his next endeavor, becoming the Fairgrounds Manager of the New Jersey State Fair Sussex County Farm and Horse Show.   

Sparta Police Chief Neil Spidaletto has worked with Richards for years, back to when they were both detectives in their respective ...

Sparta Police: Pot Charges for Lake Hopatcong Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Lake Hopatcong man is facing drug charges after a traffic stop on Route 15.  On November 11 around noon, Officer Steven Guido stopped James Rosenski, Jr, 20 because passengers in the front and back seat were not wearing seatbelts, police said.

When Guido spoke with Rosenski the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  Rosenski said he has smoked earlier and still ...

Sparta Police: Passed Out Driver, Missing a Tire Gets DWI

SPARTA, NJ – A woman from California had a lot of trouble by the time she stopped near the Blue Heron exit ramp from Route 15.  On November 6 around 11 p.m. officers went to the exit ramp where Jefferson police had followed Katherine McNerney, 50, police said.

McNerney caught the attention of Jefferson police on Route 15 for driving erratically.  Once the white Nissan SUV was ...

Family Promise Volunteer Opportunities

November 20, 2019

We have a number of volunteer opportunities coming up and we need your help! On December 3, 4, and 5, we will be wrapping gifts to distribute to homeless and at-risk families at our annual Client Christmas Party. 

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our community, we have a TON of gifts to wrap! We would love some help with this!

If you are free on any of those days for any amount ...

Mental Illness Widely Misunderstood!

In 1897, Emile Durkheim, a French Sociologist, wrote the first known study of suicide.  I know that, as it was a source in a MA Degree thesis on Political Participation, and Alienation.  I got the numbers right, and the subjects were 400 college students. With some diseases like Measles, you get it, you know it, and if you have a vaccine it leaves quicker than not.   With ...

Shared Spaces Help a Small New Jersey Baking Business Rise

November 20, 2019

Two years ago, Erica Leahy left her job as a pastry chef and started baking for friends and family.  After getting her company going in a shared commercial kitchen, or kitchen “incubator,” today she owns Three Daughters Baking Company, and will soon run a café inside an innovative new store in Maplewood.

As one of the entrepreneurs at General Store Cooperative ...

Newton High School's FFA Earn Awards at Nationals

November 18, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Newton High School FFA students were rewarded for their hard work having brought home titles and trophies from the 92 National FFA Convention, making the 13 hour bus ride worth the trip.  The school was well represented by 25 FFA students who took the13 hour bus ride to go up against teams from across the country over two days of competitions. 

"We ...

City of Elizabeth Suffers First Scooter Fatality

November 21, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Police and First Aid responders were called to an accident involving a Lime Scooter on Wednesday evening at approximately 8 p.m. According to the Breaking News Network (BNN), and a source at the scene the accident is a fatality. 

According to sources at the scene, a 16-year-old male was riding on a Lime scooter and rode into a large tow truck in the area of ...

Check out this 3BR Charmer In Lake Mohawk at Sunday's Open House

Step into 2 Seneca Trail and this sweet 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod in Sparta’s highly-desirable Lake Mohawk community captures your heart.  See for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 17th, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Pristine hardwood floors lead you through the light-filled living room past the brick fireplace soon-to-contain a new wood-burning insert.

This move-in ready ...

Don't Miss Sunday's Open House for a Lovely 4BR Cape Cod in Rockaway

Searching for a lovely, bright home possessing the perfect combination of a short commute and a nature-filled neighborhood? You’ve found it in 8 Hibernia Road, Rockaway Township. See for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, November 17th, 1-3pm!

Pull up to this charming 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod located on almost a half-an-acre to discover a front yard peach ...

COMING SOON Lovely 4BR Cape Cod In Rockaway

Searching for a lovely home possessing the perfect combination of a short commute and a nature-filled neighborhood? You’ve found it in 8 Hibernia Road, Rockaway Township.

Pull up to this charming 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom Cape Cod located on almost a half-an-acre to discover a front yard peach tree tempting you up the hydrangea-lined front path. Inside, find a light-filled living room ...

Visit 3 Gorgeous Colonial Home OPEN HOUSES In The Sparta Area Sunday

Seeking a fantastic Colonial home in the Sparta area? Sunday's your lucky day! Team Nest Builder offers THREE OPEN HOUSES for gorgeous Colonials in the Sparta area (two in Sparta, one in Andover) this Sunday, November 10th, from 1-3pm. Visit them all!

10 Crestview Lane, Sparta

Just listed, this breathtaking 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom ...

International Concert Pianist to Appear with New Sussex Symphony on Saturday

November 21, 2019

Hungarian pianist Péter Tóth, who regularly performs internationally, will be presenting a local concert when he appears with The New Sussex Symphony at its Nov. 23rd concert.

Tóth, a member of the piano faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University who now lives in Lake Hopatcong, will perform Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of music director Jordan ...