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Sparta Police: Doorbell Security Photo Leads to Arrest

April 18, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A doorbell security camera helped police find a burglar.  Police departments from other towns have worked together with Sparta Police Department to charge Christopher Murano with the burglary of a West Mountain Home on February 7.

A second person suspected of driving the getaway car is also in custody with multi-jurisdiction efforts.

On February 7 around 2 p.m.

Sparta Police: Dump Truck Load of Soil Tested for Contaminants

SPARTA, NJ – The contents of dump truck stopped for a number of motor vehicle violations is being tested for contaminates.  On April 10 around 10:30 a.m. Cpl. Craig Grauerholz stopped a dump truck for having an expired registration, police report.

The truck had the name Sinai Trucking.  The insurance did not list the driver Juan Galarza-Guerrero as an authorized driver.  ...

Sparta Police: Speeding Man Nabbed for Warrants

SPARTA, NJ – A Hillside man stopped for speeding on Route 15 was picked up on an outstanding warrant.  On April 10 around 9:40 a.m. Officer Brian Porter stopped Luis Prieto-Melgarejo, 31, for going 71 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police report.

When Porter checked on Prieto-Melgarejo’s credentials the officer found the driver’s license had been suspended because of a warrant ...

Inventive Journalism-TAPinto

April 19, 2019

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing  Michael Shapiro on Blog Radio! Michael is the  Publisher and Owner of the TAPINTO franchise, which was developed                                                          originally by Michael and ...

Law Day will Focus on Freedom of Speech

Dear Editor:

President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1958, as the first Law Day to mark the nation’s commitment to the rule of law.  Every year on this day we reflect on the significance of the rule of law and rededicate ourselves to promote public understanding of its importance to American democracy.

Law Day 2019, as designated by the American Bar Association, will ...

How to Make Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs

April 19, 2019

When it comes to the simple hard-boiled egg, it seems nothing is simple. Some people will swear by steaming them in an egg cooker or Instant Pot. Others have taken to using a sous vide. And those things are great — if you have them. But all you really need to make a great egg is a pot and some water.

This method is great for making anything from one large egg to a couple dozen at ...

New Jersey High Student's Design To Be Displayed At White House Easter Egg Roll

April 19, 2019

HACKENSACK, NJ – An Easter egg design created by a senior at Hackensack High School will represent New Jersey at the White House Easter Egg Roll Monday in Washington, D.C., the New Jersey Department of Education announced Thursday.

Each year, every state is asked by the U.S. Department of Education to submit an Easter egg design to represent that state and be displayed during the ...

COMING SOON: Historic, Spacious 5BR Sparta Home

Seeking a historic home with lots of space and character?  30 Glen Road awaits you! Check it out at our OPEN HOUSE Sunday, April 28th, from 1-3pm.

Beautiful chestnut and cherry woodwork, stained glass and many original fixtures highlight this 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom beauty built in 1902.

Upon arrival, you’ll notice the beautiful stone wall across the front of the property, behind ...

Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today

Think you know all about buying a home in today's market? Think again! Read on as Team Nest Builder slays the top myths about the homebuying process!


The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%!

Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November, so buy now to lock in a low rate.

88% of property managers raised ...

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY: Cool, Contemporary Sparta 3BR

Are you seeking a beautiful, contemporary 3-bedroom home in a fantastic Sparta setting? Get ready for 460 West Mountain Road! Check it out at our OPEN HOUSE this Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm!

This ultra-cool home perched hillside on 1.9 nature-filled acres offers modern living at its finest. Three levels boast bedrooms, each with a full bathroom and balcony, for ...

What You Need to Know About Today’s Real Estate Market

The housing market remains a hot topic in the news, and it can be a bit confusing to understand what’s really going on with interest rates and home prices.  The solution? Three easy-to-understand graphs!

Here, Team Nest Builder shares data along with a quote from chief economists who have their finger on the pulse of what each graph illustrates.

Interest Rates:

“The real ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 10, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ -  Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 10, 2019 meeting video.


Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

April 19, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...