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Sparta Police: Dump Truck Load of Soil Tested for Contaminants

April 14, 2019

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 ...

Newton Police: Investigation Underway in Death of 19 Year-Old Who Fell From Window

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department continues to investigate the death of 19-year-old Lindsey Wright, who passed away Friday night, according to Newton Police Chief Michael Richards on Thursday. 

Wright fell approximately 30 feet from a window on Spring Street. Officers responded around 10:40 p.m. to 144 Spring Street, the old Waldmere hotel, in response to a call of a ...

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 ...

Crunch Time at NJ-Based Manischewitz Company as Passover Approaches

April 16, 2019

Much has changed since more than 100 jobs were slashed at the Manischewitz Matzo Factory in Newark almost two years ago.

Sheets and sheets of matzo used to be made at the factory on Avenue K, which runs parallel to Route 9, every spring for Passover.

“When you do it in a commercial factory, it’s quite a challenge not to have any dough carry over from one batch to the ...

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!


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 ...

OPEN HOUSE: Beautiful Price-Improved Sparta Mountain 3BR Colonial

Grab this price-improved 3BR colonial located on prestigious Sparta Mountain before it's GONE!  Check out 9 Upper Glen Lake Road in Sparta this Sunday, April 7th from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at our OPEN HOUSE!

This beautiful 3BR, 2.5-bathroom home lies on a quiet street filled with wonderful neighbors just minutes from Sparta's sweet town center. Loaded with natural light, it offers a ...

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 ...

Hamburg Teen Who Plunged into Volunteerism Named Sussex County YMCA’s Youth of the Year

April 18, 2019

Fourteen-year-old Amber Christy embraced the chance to volunteer with a program created last year by the Sussex County YMCA’s competitive swim team to help young swimmers develop their skills.

Christy, who joined the YMCA’s Swordfish swim team six years ago, attended every practice, three times a week, helping children ages 6 to 9 improve at strokes, turns and starts. “This ...