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Sparta Police: Wrongly Placed Plate Leads to Drug Arrest

June 19, 2019

SPARTA, NJ –A traffic stop for a Swartswood resident ended with drug charges.  On June 14 around 1:30 a.m. Officer Michael Poon stopped Maeghan Tomasula, 21 when he saw the rear license plate in the rear window of the grey Honda Accord, police said.

When Poon spoke with Tomasula he smelled marijuana in the car.  The driver said there had been pot in the car the day before, ...

Sparta's Helen Morgan Students Enjoy LEAD Day

SPARTA, NJ – The fifth grade students from Helen Morgan had a perfect day for their LEAD Day celebration in Station Park.  The students had completed the Law Enforcement Against Drugs program run by Det. Sgt. Jeff McCarrick with Detective Brian Hasslock, Officer Taylor May, SRO Dave Pridham, Officer Thomas Snyder.

The national program, headquartered in New Jersey is an evidence ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Man Left Car on Lawn, Faces DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man faces drunk driving charges after his car was found on the front lawn of a home on Douglas Drive.  On June 15 around 11:45 p.m. Cpl. Arlene Lippencott went to the home at the intersection of Green Road to fine a grey Jeep Compass abandon in the yard, police said.

Lippencott determined the car was owned by Tarek Al-Aydi, 52.  She and Officer John Poon ...

STEM Crisis is Serious for US

June 20, 2019

To the Editor:

On June 1st, I sent out a piece on STEM, noted a crisis and two schools that were doing good in my home county of Sussex.  For this nation, and many schools and universities, there  is a world-wide revolution on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology Engineering and Math, and world-wide we are losing despite great schools like the Sparta and Newtons in our state ...

We Are Worth It!

I am writing to correct the myth about teachers' salaries and benefits.  Too many times I have heard comments like "teachers make a ton of money, and they should have to pay for their healthcare" or "teachers have it made because they get paid a lot to only work ten months out of the year."  These statements, coupled with a general lack of understanding about the ...

NJ Pizzeria Hopes to Break Record with Enormous Flag Pizza

June 24, 2019

This story first ran on TAPinto Westfield.

The pizza slices served at Westfield's train station Saturday night were not from your average pie.

Burim Regjaj and his staff at Outta Hand Pizza assembled and baked the 9-foot by 4-foot Sicilian pizza showing the red, white and blue of the American flag for Westfield’s “Summer Movie Night Kickoff” festivities. The event drew ...

Hamburg Police: Drunk Sussex Woman Creates Drive Thru at 7 Eleven

June 24, 2019

HAMBURG, NJ – A Sussex Borough woman is facing drunk driving after a series of crashes ending inside the 7Eleven in Hamburg.  In the evening of June 18 Jennifer Hogan, 54 smashed into a stop sign and took down a light pole before crashing through the brick wall of the store located on Route 23 in Hamburg, Borough of Hamburg Police said.

When police arrived at the scene, they did a ...

Rutgers Moving Forward With Sale of Camp Kilmer Land

June 23, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers is selling a portion of Camp Kilmer, a large swath of land with a storied past that the school purchased in the 1960s.

The university's Board of Governors passed a resolution at its meeting on Wednesday to allow the sale of the land to move forward.

According to the resolution, Rutgers entered into negotiations with "a party" interested in ...

Find Your New Home at 2 Sparta OPEN HOUSES Sunday

It's a beautiful weekend for finding your new home!  Team Nest Builder offers 2 fantastic Sparta homes at our OPEN HOUSES at both on Sunday, June 23rd, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Don't miss your chance--these will move FAST!

79 Hidden Glen Drive, Sparta

Seeking a traditionally-elegant home with a private backyard pool retreat in a fantastic neighborhood?  79 Hidden ...

Take A Sneak Peek At 2 Fantastic COMING SOON Sparta Homes

Shhhh....these 2 fantastic Sparta homes haven't hit the market yet, but they will soon! Take a sneak peek now before they're snapped up by someone else, and mark your calendar for our OPEN HOUSES at both on Sunday, June 23rd, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

79 Hidden Glen Drive

Seeking a traditionally-elegant home with a private backyard pool retreat in a fantastic neighborhood?  79 ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 12, 2019 Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders June 12, 2019 Meeting Video

 

Rep. Sherrill Votes for a Responsible, Strong National Defense Authorization Act

June 25, 2019

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted in support of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 in the House Armed Service Committee:

 

“I’m proud to vote for a responsible defense bill that strengthens our national security and provides for our women and men serving in uniform,” said ...

Hats Off for Father’s Day

June 14, 2019

Father’s Day is this weekend and I’m sure children are hitting the stores (or are online) to find the perfect card or gift to show their appreciation for all the father figures in their lives. Celebrated since 1908, Father’s Day became a permanent holiday in 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the law recognizing the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.

The day is ...