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Sparta Police: Napping Men Face Drug Charges

February 15, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – Two men were sleeping on the shoulder on Route 15 south when Officer Brian Porter stopped to check on them.  On February 4 around 10:55 p.m. Richard Walko, 23 and Kevin Murray, 24 told the officer they were just tired from a day of hiking, so they stopped to take a nap, police said.

Porter smelled marijuana in the car.  The driver, Walko of Toms River, said that he ...

Sparta Police: Green Light Means DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ – When the light turned green at the corner of Pinecone Lane and Woodport Road the grey Hyundai Tucson did not go.  Cpl. Mark Mastandrea checked on the driver, Robert Liga to make sure he was okay, police report.

When the officer spoke with the 53 year-old Hopatcong resident, Mastandrea found Liga to be drunk.  Officer Brian Porter arrived to take over the ...

Sparta Police: Drug Charges for Passenger

SPARTA, NJ – A traffic stop led to drug charges for a Jersey City woman on February 7 around 11:30 a.m. on Route 15 North. Officer Steven Guido stopped driver Curtis Evans because his Nissan Murano did not have a front license plate and tinted windows according to police.

Guido smelled marijuana in the car.  Evans said the passenger Maria Javier, 39, had smoked pot in the car.  ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Don't Miss Sunday's Sparta Mountain 4BR Open House

Seeking an amazing Sparta 4BR home?  Look no further than 28 Waters Edge ! Check it out at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, February 17th from 1-3pm---you'll fall in love!

Perched handsomely on an acre in the beautiful Sparta Mountain community, 28 Waters Edge offers a 4BR 2.5 Bathroom home with space and style.   Located in the ...

Waiting Until Spring To Sell Your NJ Home Could Be A Mistake

It’s common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off putting their homes on the market until then. Team Nest Builder explains why this is not a good strategy.

The other listings that come out in the spring represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market ...

Don't Miss This Lake Mohawk 3BR OPEN HOUSE Sunday!

Longing to live the lake lifestyle? Today's your lucky day! Check out this amazing 3BR home with water views, available in Sparta's highly-desirable Lake Mohawk community! See it for yourself at our OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, February 10th from 1pm-3pm.

137 Hillside Road, Sparta

This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home at 137 Hillside Road, Sparta, ...

Good News! You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home? Saving for a down payment. Rising rents amplify this challenge by eating into the amount of money renters have leftover for savings each month after paying expenses.

In combination with higher rents, survey after survey shows that non-homeowners (renters and those living rent-free with family or friends) believe they need to save ...

Karen Horowitz Joins Team Nest Builder

Lynn Garafola, New Jersey-Licensed Salesperson, Broker and Team Leader of Team Nest Builder, announced that Karen Horowitz has joined the team as the newest sales team member.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Karen to the Sparta office and the Team Nest Builder family,” Garafola said. “She possesses wonderful experience in home redesign, staging, construction and renovation.

Dodge the Ball 2019 is Coming Back to Sparta

LAFAYETTE, NJ  - Pass It Along is holding the Annual Dodge the Ball Tournament at the The Fieldhouse at Sparta, located in Sparta, New Jersey. The events is being held on March 2, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. All proceeds from this event will benefit Pass It Along, a non-profit organization providing volunteer opportunities, leadership development and self-discovery workshops for teenagers ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 24

On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the newest chairman of the American Hospital Association, learn about a breakthrough in heart surgery at Morristown Medical Center, celebrate a year of innovation at Atlantic Health System and see some tips to stay flu free.

 

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 13, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders February 13, 2019 meeting video.

 

 

Congresswoman Sherrill Statement on FY19 Spending Agreement

February 15, 2019

Praises the $650 million appropriated for the Northeast Corridor

Washington, DC -- Congresswoman Sherrill released the following statement ahead of the vote tonight on the FY19 spending agreement:

“The people of New Jersey sent me to Congress because they are tired of partisan gridlock. They want to see our Congress get to work on legislation that will make people’s lives ...

Local Non-Profits Share the Importance of Healthy Relationships

February 12, 2019

LAFAYETTE, NJ - Teenagers throughout Sussex County joined Pass It Along and DASI Thursday evening for A Healthy Relationships Workshop and Meme Contest, in light of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Audience members participated in an interactive workshop led by Kailey Denzer-Weiler and Sierra Agens, Education Coordinators for DASI. The workshop guided teens through warning signs of an ...