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Sparta Police: Traffic Stop Yields Man Wanted in Four Towns

April 25, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A Newark man with outstanding warrants was taken into custody when the car was riding in was stopped for failing to keep right on Route 15.  Officer Thomas Herd stopped a grey Acura on April 23 around 8 a.m. with three passengers, police said.

Terrance Thomas, 47, was in the back seat, not wearing his seatbelt.  Herd spoke with the driver, Martha Brown, checking ...

Sparta Police and Fire Departments Respond to Car Fire

SPARTA, NJ – No one was injured in a car fire on Route 15 on Tuesday.  Around 3:34 p.m. Officer Phil Longo saw a blue Jeep pulled over on the northbound shoulder.  Longo turned around to see if the driver, Laura Mott, needed help, police report.

By the time Longo got back to the car, it was engulfed in flames.  Mott, a Lafayette resident, told Longo she stopped because she ...

Pasco, FL Deputies Announce Missing Former Sparta Middle School Student Found

LUTZ, FL- The former Sparta Middle School student Juliana Bach, missing since April 15 has been found and is home safe, according to reports from Pasco County Sheriff's Office.  No additional information was available at this time.

There was no note left by Juliana Bach according to people close to the family.  That was from a previous incident.

Former Sparta Middle ...

Earth Day and Climate Change

April 25, 2019

I participated in Earth Day, recently, and remembered my first, as a college student in Hudson County with a band on site called Elephant’s Memory! We worried then about world- wide population gains and its impact on our climate. Some nations like Japan, maybe China with its one child approach, and many European nations and this nation got on board. Earth Day had a positive tie to Richard ...

Inventive Journalism-TAPinto

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 ...

Ghost Hawk is the First Craft Brewery in Passaic County

April 21, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Woodridge/Terterboro.

The line began forming over an hour before the official ribbon cutting and grand opening. And by the time the doors officially opened Saturday afternoon, more 100 beer lovers were on line, around the corner and down the sidewalk for Passaic County's first craft brewery.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Company ...

Halsted Partners with Wallkill River Watershed Management Group to Build Rain Garden

April 25, 2019

NEWTON, NJ-- Though Newton is only two-and-a-half square miles, it is a bustling community of residences, businesses and schools. It even acts as the county seat. Since it is an urban area, the town needs to pay attention to its local watersheds and the green spaces the community offers its townspeople.

Through a partnership with Wallkill River Watershed Management Group and Rutgers University ...

Parsippany Opposes Township Becoming A Sanctuary City

April 22, 2019

PARSIPPANY, NJ - At the Parsippany-Troy Hills town council meeting on April 16th, the committee voted on a non-consent agenda opposing New Jersey becoming a sanctuary city. The motion resolves that Parsippany never becomes a sanctuary city. The motion was seconded and approved.

Council President Paul Carifi added, "I have no problem with people coming to our country to try to improve ...

Catch 2 OPEN HOUSES Sunday for 5BR Sparta Colonial and 2BR Andover Condo

Whether you're seeking a big, historical 5BR Sparta home or a tidy 2BR Andover townhouse condo, Team Nest Builder has you covered!  Hit your OPEN HOUSE of choice this Sunday, April 28th from 1-3pm:

 30 Glen Road

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

COMING SOON Beautiful 4BR Sparta Colonial With Backyard Pool Oasis

Your dream home awaits at 20 Waters Edge Drive in Sparta, New Jersey!  This 4BR, 2.5-bathroom beauty boasts fantastic upgrades throughout the home, but it’s the backyard pool oasis that’ll truly make you fall head-over-heels in love!

Built in 2012, the propane-heated, salt-water, vinyl-lined pool uses a free-flowing share, and all skimmers and vacuums are included for ...

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 ...

18th Annual Pass It Along Day Set for May 11, 2019

LAFAYETTE (NJ) - Pass It Along is set to hold the 18th Annual Pass It Along Day on May 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 1:00 p.m. Pass It Along Day has grown to become one of the largest one-day service events in Northern New Jersey, empowering over 100 volunteers across 20 sites.

During this time, Pass It Along offers various volunteer opportunities across Sussex County for ...

What Parents Fear Most: Losing a Child at a University

The murder of Samantha Josephson by a man she trusted to be an Uber driver, is yet another tragic reminder that when we send our kids off to college these days, the elation of watching them ascend into adult life is tempered by fear for their safety.

Claudia Patterson dropped her son Kenny off at a Rutgers freshman dorm two years ago filled with optimism. He was a smart, popular athlete.

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 ...

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 24 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders April 24 meeting video


CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties Casino Night

April 25, 2019

We're dealing you in! Join CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties for this fun filled evening while we support advocacy for children in the foster care system.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


The Park Savoy, Florham Park NJ

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