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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI

June 27, 2017

SPARTA. NJ – a Sparta man has been charged with driving while intoxicated on June 19 around 11 p.m.  Sparta Cpl, Kurt Morris stopped a 2007 GMC driven by John Wiedmayer on Woodport Road because Wiedmayer was not staying in his lane, police report.

Wiedmayer, 57, was pulled over on Pine Cone Lane after crossing the double yellow lines.  When Morris spoke with Wiedmayer he ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Staten Island Woman Stopped for Speeding

SPARTA, NJ – A woman from Staten Island is facing several drug charges after being stopped for speeding on Route 15.  On June 19 around 10:30 a.m.  Sparta Police Officer Tim Lynott stopped the 2010 Nissan, driven by Jennifer Fourman police report.

When Lynott approached Fourman he smelled raw marijuana.  When he searched her car Lynott found a small amount of marijuana and ...

Sparta Police: Newton Woman Charged with DWI

SPARTA, NJ – Broken license plate lights on a Newton woman’s car caught the attention of a Sparta Police Officer Tom Herd on Sparta Avenue on June 17 at 3:10 a.m.  Herd turned around and followed the 1999 Honda being driven by Jamie Garcia, according to police.

Garcia, 25, was unable to say in her lane as Herd followed, “constantly crossing the double yellow ...

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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When is Enough, Enough? An Example of Bureaucratic Indifference

June 23, 2017

We have all had experiences with the unpleasantries of bureaucracy whether on the municipal, county, state, or federal level.  It can be very frustrating which no doubt is partly responsible for the associated negative stereotypes involved.

None of us enjoy having to “jump through “certain hoops.  If we are honest with ourselves, there are times when we are impatient and ...

Newton's Merriam Avenue School Ends School Year With Some Fun

June 15, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—The students and staff at Merriam Avenue School ended the school year with fun, color, and style.

On Friday, June 2, over 500 students from kindergarten up to fourth grade participated in the annual Field Day event held at the school.

“Field Day was organized by Mr. Down and Mrs. Waldron and me”, said one of Merriam’s gym teachers, Scott Zymet, ...

Roxbury Man Wants Something Done About Unwanted Tossed Newspapers

June 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Internet, print newspapers have been declining for a decade. There’s at least one Roxbury resident who won’t miss a method used by the struggling industry to stay afloat: The free sample paper thrown on front yards.

That person is Emil Ruesch of Landing. He came last week to a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting and spoke his mind.

“I’m here ...

6 Helpful NJ Home Buyer Open House Dos And Dont's

As with all social situations, there’s a code of etiquette for visiting a New Jersey open house. Considering that how you handle yourself at an open house may impact whether or not you get that New Jersey dream house (over another, less polite bidder), Team Nest Builder highly recommends you read on for our 6 top tips!

Identification Station

Brokers at most open houses lay out sign-in ...

Vitamin D: Are You Taking More Than is Good for You?

The results of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical  Association last week found that about 3 percent of adults in the U.S. are taking more than 4,000 international units (IUs) (IU - is a unit of measurement) of Vitamin D a day, an amount beyond the upper limit considered safe. This is up from 0.2 percent 10 years ago. The recommended daily amount of Vitamin D is 600 IUs ...

Free Dance Classes Offered by Girl Scout

June 29, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta student is offering free dance classes again this summer for children in first through fourth grade.  As part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project Erica Hvizdos has studied dance from the age of three.

The classes are offered from July 10 to 13 in the Hillside Barn in Andover.  Classes are not limited to Andover residents. 

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