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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, ...

Mr. Mike: Bringing Brightness With a Bus

July 16, 2019

It’s no surprise that ordinary people can do extraordinary things and sometimes they touch our lives from the most unexpected places. Meet Mike Cotton from the Byram School Bus Company. Driver Mike is making the world a better place...one ride at a time. 

Mr. Mike is the driver of the school bus that winds throughout our neighborhood 180 days of the school year. He reminds me of the ...

Algae Blooms can ruin more than your Summer

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 ...

11 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Families with Severe Food Allergies

July 15, 2019

Cheryl Marks Young is a New Jersey food allergy awareness advocate and the creator and chief curator for The Allergy Ninja. Read more about her at the end of this article.

We all know that family with the “allergy kid.” You know, the ones that always bring their own food to parties and create a safe space between their kids and the party food. We are that family, and we have two ...

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 ...

Newark Lieutenant Arrested in Livingston Following Shooting of Ex-Wife in Jefferson Twp

July 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 49-year-old man and 24-year member of the Newark Police Department was arrested in Livingston early Monday morning after being accused of killing his ex-wife and critically wounding her boyfriend in Morris County.

Livingston police confirmed that the arrest was made on Foxcroft Drive at 1:52 a.m. during a motor vehicle stop. The suspect, identified as ...

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 ...

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 ...

Free Advocacy Training For Those Seeking Improved Services For Mental Health Recovery

July 16, 2019

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides a free, hands-on Advocacy training program called “NAMI Smarts for Advocacy.”  The training helps individuals living with mental illness, as well as their friends and family, transform their lived experience and their passion into skillful grassroots advocacy to increase government support and funding for mental health ...