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Sparta Police Department's Newest Officers Introduced to Township Council

October 14, 2021

SPARTA, NJ- The newest Sparta Police Officers were formally introduced to the Sparta Township Council members at their last meeting.  Lt. Jeff McCarrick gave a short biography of each of the officers that had been hired in the past four years.

“Council, I am proud to stand here and introduce such an excellent group of professional officers who will carry out our mission statement ...

Sparta Library Hosted 2021 Coffee with a Cop

SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta library hosted community members, Circle of Friends preschool children and police officers for the annual Coffee with a Cop event. 

“We appreciate doing these community events throughout the year because of the strong support from our residents for all of our first responders,” Chief Neil Spidaletto said. “I want to thank our Sparta Library ...

The Big Question: Should You Renovate Or Move?

The Big Question: Should You Renovate or Move?

 

The last 18 months changed what many buyers are looking for in a home. Recently, the American Institute of Architects released their AIA Home Design Trends Survey results for Q3 2021. The survey reveals the following:

70% of respondents want more outdoor living space
69% of respondents want a home office ...

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

Understanding Stink Bugs

Whether you already ...

Metro YMCA of the Oranges Bolsters Employee Benefits with Free Child Care and Program Discounts

October 18, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges is now offering free child care to eligible employees of its School Age Child Care programs, under a new pilot program meant to attract and retain qualified staff.

As part of this program, child care staff working in the Y’s before and after school programs at least 15 hours a week are eligible for a 100 percent reduced rate on School ...

Newton Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

Sunday, October 31st at 3pm.

March down historic Spring Street and show off your costume!  This annual parade will continue down to the municipal lot on Trinity Street where there will be a Costume Contest and Trunk or Treat.  Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories including Pet, Senior and Group.  Check out the decorated "trunks" while Trick or Treating in ...

Carney apologized. Scott did not.

October 16, 2021

The Democrats’ hypocrisy stinks to high heaven!

They send letters questioning Republican Chris Carney’s fitness for office because he used the word “b***h” in a private conversation between friends he’s known since childhood but studiously ignore the antics of Democrat Scott Paul, a candidate for the same office of County Commissioner. In fact, Paul is ...

NJ's Urban and Rural Forests Are Putting on their Annual Show

October 17, 2021

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Forestry Service reports that the annual autumn foliage show is taking place in every county in the Garden State. The north westernmost part of the state is near peak conditions while color is just starting to pop up in the southern counties. 

This is a great weekend to plan a road trip to Sussex County to catch the show before it peaks. Waywayanda ...

New Jersey Date Night: Frighteningly Great Halloween Destinations

October 16, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

October brings us candy, trick-or-treaters and a great opportunity for our date to hold our hands a little tighter. Halloween is upon us and what better way to celebrate the spooky season than to visit one of New Jersey’s many Haunted Houses? From eerie hayrides to disturbing hallways, a haunted ...

Behind the Headlines: How a Text Message Led a TAPinto Franchisee to Get Answers for His Community

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The text message was straight and to the point.

“Hey they have all of our (expletive) and we can’t get it out.”

That certainly got John Mooney’s attention.

Then the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood franchisee saw a post on Facebook and started asking some questions.

“They said ‘hey this is going on — we’re going to ...

How to Support Your Mental Health as the Seasons Change

As the days get shorter and colder and we welcome the festivities of fall, many older adults notice that they experience a change in energy levels and mood that feels like depression. If you’ve noticed a decline in your mental health when the seasons change, you’re not alone. Here’s a basic guide to understanding seasonal depression, its symptoms, and most importantly, how to ...

Add These Spooktacular Sides to Elevate Your Halloween Party

Fall brings yearnings for warm and cozy gatherings with friends and family. If hosting a Halloween party is on your agenda this year, you are in luck! From alarming appetizers and devilish dips to spooktacular salads, we have gathered some of the most delicious and fun recipes for creepy fun.

 

Appetizers

Set the mood for your party right from the start with Halloween-themed ...

Steps to Minimize Your Chances of Developing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer has affected millions of women worldwide, and chances are you or someone you know has been impacted by this disease.

Though there is no known way to prevent or cure breast cancer, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk, especially if you take action while you’re younger and healthier. Here is a list of things you can do and lifestyle changes that could reduce the ...