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Free Presentation on Social Security Work Incentives

Mon, March 18, 7:00 PM

Bridgeway, Newton

Free Presentation on Social Security Work ...

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Add to My Calendar 03/18/2019 7:00pm 03/18/2019 9:00pm America/New_York Free Presentation on Social Security Work Incentives

On Monday evening, March 18, NJWINS Community Work Incentives Coordinator Elisa Cohen will be coming to Sussex County to explain Social Security’s work incentive programs and how individuals on SSDI or SSI can maintain cash benefits and medical insurance while employed. Anyone is welcome to attend free of charge. The workshop will be held at Bridgeway Rehabilitative Services, 93 Stickles ...

93 Stickles Pond Rd Newton, NJ 07860

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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 ...

Law Day will Focus on Freedom of Speech

April 12, 2019

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 ...

The Rising Cost of Insulin

The price of insulin is rising exponentially.  I am unfortunately a diabetic.  The Washington Post has noted that when the inventor Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923, he felt it was unethical for a doctor like him to profit from a discovery that would save lives.  His partners in this endeavor sold the insulin patent to the University of Toronto for $1- yeah, $1, as ...

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 ...

Jurors Hear Recording of Kai the Hitchhiker Claiming Clark Lawyer 'Raped Me'

April 17, 2019

ELIZABETH, NJ - Jurors in the trial of a man charged with killing Clark lawyer Joseph Galfy heard a recorded statement in which the accused man claimed he was drugged and sexually assaulted by the attorney.

"At first I thought he was really nice, then he raped me," Caleb McGillvary said of Galfy in statement to police that was recorded on video on May 16, 2013, hours after he was ...

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!

Highlights:


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.

 

How the Internet Has Affected the Interstate

Source: Right after World War II, in the 1950s, America was on the move. With the completion of the Interstate Highway System, and more households owning more than one vehicle, families took to the open road to explore, connect, and become educated. Six decades later, fewer families see their vehicle as the expression of their freedom; and find access to the world through the ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation Annual Meeting and Open House on May 3

April 18, 2019

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation once again invites its donors and the broader lake community to learn about the organization’s recent accomplishments and 2019 plans at its Seventh Annual Meeting on May 3, 2019 at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center (125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ).

“Thanks to the incredible Lake Hopatcong community, we have a lot of success ...