Government

December 8, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – The Township Council bade farewell to the Recreation Supervisor, Marianne Dilworth last week with a proclamation.  Mayor Josh Hertzberg presented Dilworth with the proclamation and gifts from the township. “You take care of two important groups; children and seniors,” Hertzberg ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township officials remind the community of the annual Halloween curfew for anyone under 18 year-old.  The curfew goes into effect from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on October 31.

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SPARTA, NJ — The candidates for Sparta Township Council attended a Meet the Candidates event on Saturday morning. Approximately 18 residents were in the Senior Center at Knoll Heights to hear from Dan Chiariello, John Finkeldie, Dave Smith and incumbent Molly Whilesmith. Over the two and a half ...

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Nationwide Competition Opportunity for Young North Jersey Coders to Showcase Work GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced his office is accepting submissions for the annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The CAC is a nonpartisan competition for students in ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The weather is mucking up the schedule for a number of township projects, Sparta Township Manager Bill Close reported at the council meeting on Tuesday. A drive through payment drop box is being installed in the lower parking lot at the municipal building.  This will allow for ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Water Utility began flushing fire hydrants beginning the week of April 16 in the Lake Mohawk, Highlands and Sunset Lakes water systems.  The flushing will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The flushing is expected to take five weeks to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township announces a free shredding event for residents and businesses on April 28 between 8 and 11 a.m.  The event will be held at the Sparta Township Department of Public Works at 15 Prices Lane. There is a limit of five boxes or bags per visit but no limits on visits.  It ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has announced bridge Q-18 at Limecrest Road will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for repairs.  The existing upstream headwall will be repaired as well as repair of the bridge railing system.  Construction was scheduled to begin on April 9 and is anticipated to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Several people addressed the township council members on the issue of gun violence at the March 27 meeting.  Sparta parent Kate Matteson asked the council to consider following the lead of the board of education in passing a resolution calling for action by elected officials on the ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Sparta High School student Anna Tartaglia and middle school student Shannon Huhn added their voices to those of others across the country who spoke at March for Our Lives rallies to support school safety.  With powerful, poised and passionate voices Tartaglia and Huhn spoke to the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Congressman Gottheimer will join in the Law Enforcement Roundtable to discuss the fight on terror, crime, and opiates on Sunday, March 25. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 86, located at 20 Yates Ave. where Gottheimer will meet with members of local ...

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    NEWARK, NJ – A mother and daughter team from Sussex County have admitted to a bribery scheme regarding government contracts at Picatinny Arsenal according to U.S. Attorney’s office.  Irene Pombo, 68, of Hamburg and her daughter Nicole Pier, 38, of Byram pled guilty on March 20 in Newark ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township Council introduced the 2018 budget at the meeting on Tuesday night.  “We are going out a just one additional tax point,” Township Manager Bill Close said.  The average assessed home will see an increase of $35 to approximately $2196, due to the township budget ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton Town Council voted 4-1 to censure Mayor Wayne Levante.  A vote of no confidence yielded the same results but Levante would not resign. “Hell, no” was Levante’s response to the censure resolution that was borne out of recent objectionable facebook posts. The crowd was ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The mayor of the Town of Newton, Wayne Levante will be facing a resolution “to censure Mayor Wayne Levante” at the special meeting scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meeting and there is a portion of the agenda set aside for public comment ...

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SPARTA, NJ -With the logging due of Sparta Mountain Reserve due to resume on February 14,Friends of Sparta Mountain spoke at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday.  Gail Adrian of Lake Tamarack and Robert Moss took the microphone during public comment to ask for help. Adrian asked that ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The Sparta Township Council issued two proclamations at the regular meeting on Tuesday night.  Mayor Josh Herzberg read a proclamation declaring February American Heart Month and another honoring Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Marshall, Sparta resident Betsy Sutherland. Hertzberg ...

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SPARTA, NJ - The Planning Board meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled for tonight, Wednesday, February 7.

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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The new Sparta mayor is Josh Hertzberg.  The Sparta Township Council reorganization meeting was held on Monday night. Township attorney Tom Ryan began the meeting taking nominations for mayor. Gil Gibbs nominated Hertzberg.  The only nominee was unanimously approved. “This is a ...

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