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STILL Advertising in Print? Third Consecutive Month TAPinto Sparta has had More Than 100K Readers

June 2, 2020

SPARTA, NJ- For the third consecutive month TAPinto Sparta has had more than 100,000 readers.  For the past three months more than 375,000 readers have turned to TAPinto Sparta to get their local news.

More than 3,000 people have subscribed for free to get their local news sent to their inbox and nearly 4,000 people are following TAPinto Sparta on Facebook.

Local businesses wishing to ...

Don't Be a Knucklehead, Be a Bobblehead! Company Unveils Gov. Murphy Bobblehead

MILWAUKEE – The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum announced plans to make a bobblehead of NJ Gov. Phil Murphy. 

The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will donate $5 from every Gov. Murphy Bobblehead sold to the Protect The Heroes fund in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge, the same cause that the ...

Murphy Calls Out McConnell For Saying States Can Go Bankrupt

NEW JERSEY – In Wednesday’s daily press briefing on the coronavirus crisis, Governor Phil Murphy made it clear. He doesn’t care if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a Democrat or Republican. The New Jersey governor said his breath was taken away when he read that McConnell said: “it wouldn’t necessarily a bad idea for states to go ...

Sparta Shipping, Copies and Mailboxes Local Business Looking for Local Support

SPARTA, NJ – A local small business owner is asking for help.  Steven’s Sparta Shipping, Copies and Mailboxes store, considered an essential business, remains open to serve the community.  He would like people to think about supporting local small businesses like his.

At 73 years of age, he opened the Sparta Shipping store as a “senior and serial ...

What Real Estate Looks Like in Sparta During COVID-19 Shut Down

SPARTA, NJ – It is not surprising that the “Stay at Home” restrictions announced in response to COVID-19 are now beginning to impact local and state residential real estate sales. Sparta sellers, however, are projected to feel less of an impact in terms of sale prices than the average New Jersey seller according to Lynn Garafola, New Jersey-Licensed Salesperson, Broker and ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

NJ Announces Mortgage Payment Relief, Financial Protections During COVID-19 Epidemic

TRENTON – Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by Gov. Phil Murphy today.

“Millions of hardworking New Jerseyans are suffering financial losses through no fault of their own as a result of the economic downturn brought on by ...

Financial Relief During Coronavirus Crisis: What Sparta Employers & Businesses Should Know

SPARTA, NJ -- The COVID-19 virus is impacting businesses hard all across the state: gyms, restaurants and bars are closed, and other businesses have seen large drops in the revenue. For some establishments, cash flow is near zero right now.

Many employers feel especially vulnerable. However, according to the New Jersey Dept. of Labor, small business owners should know that financial ...

SBA Names NJ a 'Declared Disaster State', Opens Door for Businesses to Receive Disaster Relief Funding

WASHINGTON, DC – The Small Business Administration (SBA) has named New Jersey a declared disaster state in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. This declaration will allow New Jersey small business owners impacted by COVID-19 to apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) that provide financial assistance to help support their businesses. 

EIDLs are working ...

Federal Tax Deadline Extended 90 Days in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

GLEN ROCK, NJ - Some happy financial news during a less than happy time: the IRS is extending this year's tax deadline by 90 days in direct response to the impact of coronavirus on the economy.

The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury announced the tax reprieve today which will extend the current April 15, 2020 tax deadline to July 15, 2020. 

On March 13, Congressman Josh ...


Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto

May 14, 2020

TAPinto is rolling out a new content marketing feature as a part of our participation in The Branded Content Project -- a partnership between the Facebook Journalism Project, the Local Media Association and the Local Media Consortium. The new feature will enable businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...


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Sparta, Newton Police Chief, Freeholder Address BLM Demonstrations in Sussex County

June 4, 2020

SUSSEX, NJ –The Green in Newton will be the site of what is being billed as a “peaceful Black Lives Matter vigil” on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newton Police Chief Robert Osborn said Sussex County has approved permits for “demonstrations scheduled for Friday and Saturday within the county park.”

“Event organizers have ...

Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

SPARTA, NJ – A Sparta man is facing drunk driving charges after crossing into the opposite lane and crashing into a Vernon woman.  On May 26, around 7 p.m. Sparta officers went to the scene of the accident on West Shore Trail, police said.

David Bauer, 59 had crashed his gray Ford Fusion into Maria Oliveira.  Oliveira had two passengers in her black Mazda CX, a 76-year-old ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

Sparta, Where is Our Pride?

June 4, 2020

Dear Sparta,

We say we have Spartan pride. We yell it at football games, print it on T-shirts, and hang it on banners. But do any of us know the full history of the land on which we have built our homes, schools, and churches? How can we have “Spartan pride” if we don’t educate ourselves on the history of our town, and try to do better than those who came before us--try to ...

Answers to tax questions are just a few clicks away on

June 4, 2020

There are many easy-to-use tools available on Even better, they are available 24 hours a day. These tools help people file and pay taxes, find information about their account and get answers to tax questions.

Here are a few things that people can do with a quick visit to

Filing a tax return 
Taxpayers who earned $69,000 or less in 2019 can file using free brand-name ...

Veritas Christian Academy Girls’ Basketball Coach Wins National Coach of the Year

SPARTA, NJ – This week the National Christian School Athletic Association announced its 2019-2020 awards. Veritas Christian Academy (VCA) girls’ basketball coach, Greg Gaffney has been selected as the 2019-20 NCSAA Girls' Varsity Basketball National Coach of the Year.

Gaffney has coached the Veritas girls' team for nine years, during which time he has a 237-50 coaching ...

Pregnant Women & Parents of Young Children Can Get Help at Local Agency

Parents of infants and toddlers, or those who are pregnant with their first child, are invited to receive advice and support from a certified nurse or family support worker through Project Self-Sufficiency.  The agency offers a range of family support programs to income-eligible families in Sussex, Warren and Hunterdon counties.  The programs are free, voluntary and confidential.  ...

IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today reminded people who live and work abroad that they have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The usual deadline is June 15.

The additional time was included in a wide range of Coronavirus-related relief announced in early April. The postponement generally applies to all taxpayers ...

Amid Outrage Over George Floyd Killing, Organizers Advocate for Newark’s Civilian Complaint Review Board

June 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — Thousands of demonstrators marched through downtown Newark on Saturday, part of a nationwide show of resistance against police brutality, in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

Organizers used the display of solidarity with Minneapolis as an opportunity to call attention to Newark's own struggle for officer ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Home Prices: Its About Supply And Demand!

Home Prices: It’s All About Supply and Demand


As we enter the summer months and work through the challenges associated with the current health crisis, many are wondering what impact the economic slowdown will have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what’s to come.

Making our way through the month of June ...

Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 Virtual Meeting Video

NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders May 27 virtual meeting video.  Please note the meeting is audio only.