Business & Finance

August 12, 2018

SPARTA, NJ — Sparta Township Council heard a good report from the auditor. It was a report of “strong financial growth increasing the township’s surplus and decreasing the debt,” according to Grant Rome, CFO. “Sparta has been funding more capital projects with cash versus incurring debt,” Rome ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The summer 2018 road resurfacing program is underway.  Several Sparta roads are scheduled to be treated the week of August 6 according to the township. Morning Star Drive and Maxie Lane are scheduled for August 6. Carriage House is scheduled for a second application on August ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Here are a couple of things to do in Sparta July 20-29 On Friday evening the 2018 Spartan Arts free Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by Billy Hector at Dykstra Park from 7 to 10 p.m.  Rain location is Mohawk Avenue School. Tickets for a drawing for St. Moritz ...

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SPARTA, NJ — Much of the regions legal community was gathered in the ballroom of the Lake Mohawk Country Club for the Annual Sussex County Bar Association Installation Dinner on last week. Sparta attorney Janine Cerra took her oath as the association’s president. The event began with cocktails ...

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SPARTA, NJ — The Village North at Sparta development is moving ahead Anyone driving north on Route 15 has seen the construction has started on the Shop Rite Project. Attorney Deborah Nicholson and owner Owen Dykstra appeared in front of Sparta Township Council at the meeting on Tuesday to get the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – After three years of construction, the new offices of Biondo Investment Advisors have officially opened their door.  The ribbon cutting ceremony took place under clear blue skies with more than 100 people looking on. Located across from the Stop & Shop on Main Avenue co-founders ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The budget for the Township of Sparta for 2018 represents a levy increase of 1.19 percent according to Grant Rome, Sparta CFO.  The average assessed home in 2018 has slightly dropped in value to 370,304 from $370,700 in 2017.  Rome said while the residential values have decreases ...

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HARDYSTON, NJ – The ballroom at Crystal Springs Clubhouse was the site of the Circle of Excellence Extravaganza for the Sussex County Association of Realtors on Wednesday.  Rescheduled once due to snow, more than 250 attended the event. The Executive Officer Molly Whilesmith organized the event, ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A young man injured in a diving accident is seeking help in getting Stem-cell treatment.  The 22-year-old lives with his aunt in Vernon.  She has raised him since his mother died when he was eight. Then the accident occurred Mackenzie was 21, working and in the Navy ...

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SPARTA, NJ- A new business in Sparta offers fitness for mind and body for area children and adults.  The high ceilings and big windows make the facility feel open and light.  The homework bar by the entrance indicates the mission of the facility.  MindFit USA, the brain child of Michael Fancher, ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear.  This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto ...

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SPARTA, NJ - A new business has opened it's doors in Sparta.  On Saturday, December 9 Mathnasium had a ribbon cutting to celebrate their grand opening.  Helping to cut the ribbon were Mayor Gil Gibbs and the owners Mary and Ray Muller.  Also on hand were instructors Robert Wade, Sener Alptekin and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township attorney Thomas Ryan laid out the next steps in the legal battle over the Glen Lake Dam special tax assessment at the council meeting on Tuesday night.  Glen Road resident Ken Gartner came to the microphone to ask about the township’s plan to handle the issue ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has been told to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better way to deal with the Glen Lake Dam special assessment.  On December 4, the ruling made Judge Stuart Minkowitz was received by the township attorney, Thomas Ryan of Laddey Clark and Ryan, LLP. The ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Continuing with their annual holiday traditon, the Newton Parking Authority would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season by offering free parking from Thursday, November 23, through January 1, 2018.  The Adams Street lot #1, Main Street lot #2, Western Plaza lot #3 and Central ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township curbside leaf and brush collection is scheduled to being November 6 to 13 and November 27 through December 1, Sparta Township Manager Bill Close announced at the township council meeting.  An unlimited number of biodegradable kraft paper bagged leaves and brush tied ...

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ-  We share with you the alert from the Ed Slott Elite IRA Advisor Group regarding the latest news on the Tax Reform Proposal. It’s way to early to tell what will stay or what will go, ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It has been a long time coming but Sparta’s Integrity Dental has officially opened the doors to their new home.  From vision to completion the project that transformed the old barn into a brand new professional building took more than three years. “There was about two years of ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Garden Room at the Mohawk House was the place to be for Sparta business owners.  The Sparta Township’s Economic Development Committee held their first business forum on Wednesday night.  The event drew 58 business owners to meet with the members of the EDC and township and have ...

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SPARTA, NJ - Check your tickets.  Someone has a $76,216 lottery ticket that was purchased at  Stop and Shop in Sparta.  The winning Jersey Cash 5 numbers are 4, 10, 27, 35 and 40. The Sparta winner will share the $152,432 jackpot with another winning ticket purchased in Hoboken. 

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Livingston resident Lori Ryan moved up the ranks at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, she made a point to support other professional women, taking on leadership roles in organizations that help advance women in business.  In her ongoing commitment to serve her community, Ryan ...

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SPARTA, NJ - When the lights went out in parts of Sparta on Saturday afternoon, the barbers at A Cut Above on Woodport Road had to improvise.  They moved outside to be able to finish up on the customers in their barber chairs, making for an interesting sight.

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SPARTA, NJ – A new law office Fraser Cerra, has opened their doors in Sparta.  With family and friends gathered the Lauren Fraser and Janine Cerra cut the ribbon signifying the opening of their firm on Woodport Road. The two women said they "are excited because we are a different law firm, we ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township’s credit rating has been raised to “AA+ with a positive outlook” township manager Bill Close announced at the council meeting on September 5. Close said the boost in the rating came after Sparta Chief Financial Officer Sam Rome made a presentation to Standard and ...

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SPARTA, NJ – It was a full agenda at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday night as Mayor Gil Gibbs presented a number of proclamations including one to commemorate a significant anniversary of a local business, Perona Farms. The Andover restaurant is celebrating its 100th year.  Gibbs ...

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Newton, NJ – The Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Newton recently enacted legislation to slash business fees to encourage entrepreneurship in the town. Specifically, Ordinance 2017-16, adopted on August 28, 2017 and effective on September 20, 2017, cuts retail food establishment license ...

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