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Sparta Education Association and Eric's Deli Deliver Lunch

May 30, 2020

NEWTON, NJ- The Sparta Education Association teamed up with Eric’s Deli and Catering to donate lunch to the frontline workers at Newton Medical Center on Friday.  SEA leadership, Sue Sawey, Sue Tessier, Ann Warhol and Bob Medina together with Eric Gonzalez brought the meal purchased with a grant from NJEA Pride, Sawey said.

“The Sparta Education Association was delighted to ...

Memorial Day Not Forgotten in Sparta

SPARTA, NJ – Missing were the floats, marching band and crowds waving flags but Memorial Day was not forgotten.  A small crowd gathered in front of the monument at the Sparta VFW to remember on Monday at noon.

While it was disappointing to have to compromise the usual celebrations, “this is still the greatest country in the world,” Sparta VFW Commander Pete Litchfield ...

Mohawk House and Franklin Sussex Auto Mall Team up to Deliver Meals to Knoll Village Residents

SPARTA, NJ – The residents of Knoll Heights were treated to a meal donated by the team of Franklin Sussex Auto Mall and the Mohawk House.  More than 160 meals of thyme and garlic roasted Black Label chicken breast from Pat LaFrieda, parsley mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli were prepared by Executive Chef Joe Sanfilippo.

Freeholder Josh Hertzberg and Mohawk House’s ...

Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry Received Donation from Mohawk House, US FOODS

SPARTA, NJ- The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry got a large donation this week.  The Sparta Police Chief Neil Spidaletto, Detective Lieutenant Terrence Mulligan, Mohawk House owner Steve Scro and executive chef Joe Sanfilippo brought a truck load of food to the First Presbyterian Church.

“It was very rewarding and amazing to see how organized and well thought out everything was once ...

Sussex County Could See Military Jet Tribute Flyover on Tuesday

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ –  People in Sussex County might get to see New Jersey Air National Guard or NJANG jets pass overhead tomorrow during an “Air Force Salutes Flyover.”

The planes, from the NJANG’s 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Air Refueling Wing are planning to fly over 14 sites across the state as a tribute to medical workers fighting ...

Sparta Twins Share Birthday By Thanking Police

SPARTA, NJ- A pair of twins decided to share their birthday with the Sparta Police Department.  On Tuesday, Evan and Emmanual turned five. They and their six-year-old big sister Estella brough pizza to the officers.

“Their father works for the Fire Department of New York,” mom said. “What a better way to celebrate their birthday than to say ‘thank ...

Sparta High School Grad Runs for 'No Kid Hungry', How You Can Join Him

SPARTA, NJ- A Sparta High School Alumnus is doing his part to “flatten the curve,” while supporting children in need.  Jack Valentine began his efforts with University of Vermont classmate Angie Salvi selling t-shirts with a “Flatten the Curve” message and logo.

They expanded their efforts with a weeklong Flatten the Curve Virtual Run-a-thon “ 100% of the ...

Nielsen Ford and Mohawk House Team Up Providing Meals to Newton Medical Center Staff

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A truck load of meals departed from the Mohawk House on Thursday afternoon headed to the Newton Medical Center.  Nielsen Ford donated 150 “super comfort food” meals to the staff and first responders at the hospital.

Nurse Chris Alvarez said, “It was coordinated beautifully.  A lot of care went into it.”  He said the individually ...

Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry Encourages Clients, Needs Drivers and Donations

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The coronavirus shutdown of schools and businesses has created pressures on the county food pantries.  In Sparta the Ecumenical Food Pantry serves not only the residents in Sparta but throughout the county as well.

Food Pantry Director, Valerie Machio said for their 30-year history the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry has relied on donations and volunteers.  ...


Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry continues to supply food and supplies-- its going to take a village..

May 20, 2020

Almost every week of the year the Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry is open to people who need food and supplies. The organization’s President, Valerie Macchio, manages a multitude of details this volunteer position requires-providing detailed accounts of people that are served, managing cooperation between local organizations ,ordering, picking up and delivering-whenever and wherever the need ...


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Sparta Police: Sparta Man Charged with DWI After Crash

May 28, 2020

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 ...

Sparta Police: Construction on West Shore Trail will Cause Road Closures, Detours

SPARTA, NJ-  Sparta Police announce construction on West Shore Trail began on Wednesday, May 27.  The closure will run from South Shore Trail to Island Trail and will continue at least through Friday, May 29 or into next week if necessary.

Police said residents who live between South Shore, the guard shack and Rocky Terrace will be given access to their homes by officers regulating ...

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 ...

New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Statement on George Floyd Death

May 31, 2020

Message from the County Prosecutors Association of New Jersey

The images of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis are deeply disturbing.  Mr. Floyd’s death is being investigated not only by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI in Minneapolis, but by the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights division, as it should be.

As ...

NJ Human Services Announces Availability of Up to $20 Million in Health and Safety Grants for Child Care Centers and Youth Camps

May 31, 2020

$5k and $2k Grants Available; Emergency Child Care Assistance Program to Continue through June 30th


TRENTON –  New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19.

Child care ...

Sherrill Advances Bill to Aid New Jersey Small Businesses

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives this afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program more ...

Correcting a tax return will soon be easier -

The Internal Revenue Service  announced today that later this summer taxpayers will for the first time be able to file their Form 1040-X, Amended U.S Individual Income Tax Return, electronically using available tax software products.

Making the 1040-X an electronically filed form has been a goal of the IRS for a number of years. It’s also been an ongoing request from the ...

Sparta Education Foundation Funds 7 New Grants

SEF Approves Seven Grants at April and May Board Meetings


SPARTA, NJ—May 28, 2020--The Sparta Education Foundation (SEF) approved seven grants at their April 21 and May 5 board meetings. “These grants really embody what we are all about,” said SEF President Donna West. “Districtwide, our teachers put a great deal of thought into which items that will enhance ...

Car Auction, Junk Yard at Airport Site on the Agenda in Andover

May 18, 2020

ANDOVER, NJ- Thousands of disabled cars could end up in Andover if the Land Use Board approves a request for a variance made by BHT Properties Group. On Tuesday, May 19, the Land Use Board is set to hear the variance application for the old airport on Stickles Pond Road.

Residents have spoken out against the proposal spearheaded by Eileen Ibranyi saying it will “completely ...

Former Gottheimer Staffer from Newton Office Charged with Sending False Letters on Official Letterhead

May 30, 2020

NEWARK, NJ- A former aid to Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-5) has pled guilty to mailing false documents, using congressional letterhead in July 2019.  Patrick Sheehan, 29 of West Milford is facing up to six months in prison, charged with unauthorized use of the seal of the United States House of Representatives, according to the United States Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Sheenan ...

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 ...

Why Summer 2020 Is THE Real Estate Season!

Why This Summer Is the 2020 Real Estate Season


With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, data indicates homebuyers are jumping back into the market. After many families put their plans on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we once called the busy spring real estate season is shifting into the summer. In 2020, ...

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.