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Sparta Police: Man Speeds to Drug Charges

July 6, 2019

SPARTA, NJ – A Connecticut man is facing drug charges after getting stopped for speeding on Route 15 north.  On July 4, around 5 p.m. Office Brian Porter stopped Hector Santiago, 28 for going 84 MPH in a 55 MPH zone, police said.

When Porter approached Santiago, the officer smelled marijuana in the car.  When asked about the smell, Santiago turned over a ziplock bag of pot, ...

Sparta Police: DWI Charges for Sparta Man

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man was charged with drunk driving after calls alerted police to a driver who could not stay in his lane on Route 15 north.  On July 1 around 11:50 p.m. Sgt. Frank Schomp stopped the reported black BMW after the officer saw the drive hit a curb on Woodport Road, police said.

Cpl. Scott Elig arrived to assist.  After speaking with the driver, Robert Adams, ...

Algae Blooms can ruin more than your Summer

July 9, 2019

Lake Hopatcong is really almost a stones throw from my home in Sussex County where my home is maybe 300 feet from another lake, which was dredged by DEP, and it was needed as the lake was not as clean, as in my youth!

Sadly, Lake Hopatcong  and the Gulf of Mexico where I came to teach a course; both  have had serious algae blooms!  We got sick in the Gulf this year, and ...

Educational Aid is Too Important

To The Editor:

Senator Oroho, Assemblyman Space and Assemblyman Wirths were absolutely correct to vote against the State Budget for a myriad of reasons. However there is no more important reason than educational aid. In a statement released by Senator Oroho, he stated “I am greatly concerned about the adverse impact on property taxes in my legislative district due to the loss of ...

Make the Best Cold Brew Iced Coffee this Summer

July 12, 2019

Ahrre Maros knows a few things about coffee. The owner of Ahrre’s Coffee Roastery in Westfield and Summit, who roasts his beans in Plainfield, has been in the coffee shop business in Union County for 30 years as of this summer.

Maros shared his secrets for making a great batch of cold brew coffee at home.

“The important thing about cold brew is that when you brew the coffee at ...

Thorlabs Concert Series to Start This Weekend in Newton

July 12, 2019

NEWTON, NJ—Thorlabs will be hosting the “Concerts under the Stars” free summer series starting this weekend.

Concertgoers are invited to bring snacks, along with their pals and positive attitudes to the Sussex County Community College Connor Greene, where the concerts will take place.

The Andrea Nies Band will perform for the first concert this Saturday, July 13 beginning ...

New Jersey's Tobin Heath Wins Gold Along With U.S. Women's Soccer Team

July 8, 2019

LYON, France -- In a game that was scoreless through the first 60 minutes, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team scored twice down the stretch for a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Sunday.

Tobin Heath, a 2006 graduate of Ridge High School, is a member of the Gold-winning U.S. team. Heath started and saw extensive playing time Sunday, but she did not ...

Learn Why Now is the Time to Move Up To A Premium Home!

Considering selling your current New Jersey home and moving up to a premium/luxury home?  Now’s the time! Team Nest Builder explains why here...

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at that higher end! This is great news for ...

Check Out These 7 Benefits of Living In A 55+ Community

Today’s 55+ retirement communities offer independent living, age-restricted residences for those who want to downsize and live a more maintenance–free lifestyle. These communities shouldn’t be confused with nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Many times, older adults move to these communities when their spouses pass away;  when they’re recently retired; when ...

Pass It Along Saddles Up With Rivers Edge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary

LAFAYETTE, NJ  - Pass It Along, a local non-profit organization based in Lafayette, New Jersey, has recently partnered with Rivers Edge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary, based in Newton, New Jersey. The facility was established in 2010 by Diane Romano-Potocki, who currently still owns and manages the property and the sanctuary. Her mission is to rescue abandoned, unwanted and slaughter-bound ...

10th Annual Pass It Along Triathlon Coming Soon to Lake Mohawk Country Club

Pass It Along is set to hold the 10th Annual Pass It Along Triathlon, located at Lake Mohawk Country Club, in Sparta, New Jersey. Each year, this event brings together over one-thousand members of the local community to watch hundreds of participants bike, swim and run the streets of Sparta, Andover and Byram. For the past nine years, Pass It Along has gathered close to 350 participants for the ...

Fireworks on the Fourth of July is a Jersey First

As you watch the rockets glare and bombs burst into the New Jersey skies this weekend, share this little bit of Jerseyana with the people on the blanket or lawn chairs next to you.

The first “fireworks” display to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was ordered by George Washington himself along the banks of the Raritan River.

Yes, fireworks on the ...

Art Deco Buildings Turned Newark from Frankenstein Monster to Place of Refinement

The art deco movement in architecture came to Newark in a big way in the early years of The Depression, just as it did across the river. 

Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, the Empire State and Chrysler buildings are all shining bronze and marble examples of the movement, and the grandeur and wealth of America.

The irony, of course, all were built in the early days of The ...

Sherrill Raises $590,000 in Q2; Brings Cash on Hand to $1.1 Million

July 15, 2019

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today she raised $590,000 in the second quarter of 2019. Sherrill bested her first quarter raise of $550,000, and now has more than $1.1 million cash on hand. 


“I’m grateful for the continued support for my work to secure tax relief, improve our transportation infrastructure, and strengthen our ...