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Senator Cory Booker to Announce $1 Million Grant to Norwescap on August 9

August 4, 2022

PHILLIPSBURG, NJ - NJ Senator Cory Booker (D) will announce a $1 million grant to expand the efforts of Norwescap’s Food Bank to fight food insecurity on Tuesday, August 9 at 12:30 p.m.

According to a release, "The announcement will take place at the Norwescap Food Bank, 201 Broad Street, Phillipsburg, NJ. Representatives from Norwescap will be on hand ...

Call Centers in New Jersey Ready for New National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 988

WESTFIELD, NJ — A volunteer-driven mental health crisis call center is preparing for the rise in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is anticipated to come with the rollout of an easier-to-remember number for the hotline, 988. The new number goes live July 16.

Caring Contact Executive Director Mary Claire Givelber, whose nonprofit takes calls from emotionally ...

Sparta Schools to Test Air Quality as Part of Annual Summer Work

SPARTA, NJ- Air quality testing will be done in the Sparta schools at the end of July, according to Superintendent Matthew Beck.  Last summer after two schools were found to have mold Beck committed to doing the testing every year. 

At the June board of education meeting Beck announced they were following up on that commitment.  Karl Associates will once again be performing the ...

UPDATE Boil Water Notice Issued to Some Newton Residents

NEWTON, NJ - The Newton Water Department has issued a boil water notice to the areas between Sparta Avenue town line to the Woodside Avenue to the Andover town line for 24 hours.

The impacted water line has been shut off and residents are now getting water through a different line as repairs are made. According to town officials everyone should have water now.

Town officials are reporting a ...

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Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

August 3, 2022

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

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Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 10, 12:00 PM

Sussex County YMCA, Hamburg

Sussex County YMCA Job Fair

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Mon, September 5, 9:00 AM

Lake Mohawk Plaza, Sparta

Labor Day 5k

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Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

New Jersey’s Disabled Community Feels Inflation the Most

Whether we push a shopping cart down the supermarket aisle or order through a delivery app, all New Jerseyans are noticing that grocery prices are on the rise. 

The cost of buying food has increased by 9.1% over the past year, according to government data released last month. Combined with fluctuating gas prices, rising rents as well as interest rates, inflation is forcing many of us to ...

NJ Herald Did Not Allow All BoE Candidates a Chance to Comment

August 9, 2022

Dear Editor,

I'm writing this email as I worry that Sparta citizens are not getting an accurate and comprehensive picture of what's going on with the forthcoming election for the Board of Education.

I reference a recent NJ Herald article "Sparta headlines crowded Sussex County school board election with 17 registered candidates" that quoted several but not ...

Community Leader Raises Funds to Send More than 180 Kids to the Fair

August 9, 2022

Sussex County Farm and Horse Show Association Executive Board member Lois Pellow has spearheaded an initiative to provide free admittance to the New Jersey State Fair to 181 local, low-income children.  Pellow teamed up with Project Self-Sufficiency to identify children in need who would enjoy a trip to the annual event hosted by the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, New Jersey.  In ...

Labor Day 5K to benefit Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation

The law firm of Askin & Hooker, LLC presents the 5th Annual Labor Day 5K on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at the Lake Mohawk Plaza in Sparta. The race will benefit the Lake Mohawk Preservation Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization focused on improving and preserving lake water quality at Lake Mohawk and the Wallkill River Watershed.

 

"We believe that everyone has a ...

Sparta Area Alumni Campus News - July 28, 2022

July 28, 2022

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta alumni have earned accolades and degrees from their colleges and universities.

Christopher Masciarelli graduated Cum Laude from Ithaca College  in New York having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Television -  Radio.

Hope Fitzpatrick was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2022 semester at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

Upcoming Events

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Wed, August 10, 8:30 AM

Sparta

Sparta Economic Development Committee

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Wed, August 10, 12:00 PM

Sussex County YMCA, Hamburg

Sussex County YMCA Job Fair

Widespread Power Outage Affects Sussex County

August 9, 2022

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- A county wide power failure is impacting more than 62,600 customers in Sussex County Tuesday afternoon and the numbers continue to climb.  As the heat wave continues and temperatures reach into the 90’s more than half of JCP&L’s customers in the county are without power according to FirstEnergy.

In Sparta nearly 7,100 people have lost power. The Sparta ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

Our American Legacy

   Our American Legacy

How the Democratic Party has become the lie of the 21st Century and how the

Republican Party is the Answer for America’s future.

By Joseph Labarbera, Major, US Army Retired

Vice Chairman of Communications, Sussex Republican Party

President, Skylands Tea Party

 

The modern democrat party has committed to undoing America as a ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...