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Newton Police Department Promotes Scott King to Lieutenant

June 12, 2021

NEWTON, NJ – In a ceremony on the plaza in front of the municipal building, the Town of Newton Police Department promoted three officers.  In addition to Chief Steven Van Nieuwland taking his oath, Scott King was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Dan Finkle was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

King’s wife Karen held the bible while he took his oath.  Town of Newton ...

Meal Train and Fundraiser Started for Newton Family of Seven Displaced by Fire

NEWTON, NJ—The Stratigis family, Grandma Helen, mom Adrienne, children Kaily-17, Quentin-15, Savannah-13, Kai-12, Jace-7 and Varik, their dog, were renting the home at 10 Union Place and are now displaced because of the Saturday night fire.

Everyone got out safely but everything in the house was lost. The family received funds from Red Cross for two nights to stay at a motel and to ...

Newton Recreation Prepares for Pool Opening with Daily Sessions

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton has announced opening day for the town pool for residents will be June 15 and for non-residents will be June 28.  Town officials said registration is required for admission. 

They said the link to register will be available soon as will additionally details about the 2021 season.

The town is still accepting applications for lifeguards and ...

Everyone is Evacuated from Newton House Fire

NEWTON, NJ—Everyone was evacuated from a house fire at 10 Union Place on Saturday evening.  According to Steve and Michelle Massey-Franzone the Newton Fire Department responded in record time to a fire at the three bedroom home that started around 6:19 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.

Newton Police and Fire Departments blocked off Union Place, evacuated the block and the RPM ...

Newton Police Department Swears in Steven Van Nieuwland as New Chief

NEWTON, NJ – In an outdoor ceremony at the Newton Municipal Building the new police chief was sworn in and two others were promoted on Tuesday afternoon.

Steven Van Nieuwland took his oath as Newton Chief of Police after 21 years in law enforcement serving the residents of Newton. His wife Julia held the bible while the oath was administered and pinned his “Chief” shield to ...

Newton Police Department Swears in Steven Van Nieuwland as New Chief

NEWTON, NJ – In an outdoor ceremony at the Newton Municipal Building the new police chief was sworn in and two others were promoted on Tuesday afternoon.

Steven Van Nieuwland took his oath as Newton Chief of Police after 21 years in law enforcement serving the residents of Newton. His wife Julia held the bible while the oath was administered and pinned his “Chief” shield to ...

Newton Police Reach Out to Public for Information on a Deceased Dog

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Police Department is asking for help from the community solving a mystery about a dead dog. 

On March 30, around 1:35 p.m. officers responded to a wooden area on Oak Street for a report of a deceased dog. According to police, the dog was found partially buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in a black garbage bag and a purple fitted bedsheet.

The dog was a ...

Newton Wrestling Coach Hits 251 Wins, Breaks Record Set in 1964

NEWTON, NJ—With a win last week, the Newton High School Wrestling Head Coach Eric Bollette now has 251 wins during his coaching career, establishing a new record at Newton.

On Saturday, March 20, the Braves defeated West Morris Central Wolf Pack, establishing the new record. Newton has since added three additional wins against Hopatcong, Roxbury and Sparta.

“We have been ...

Continued Deep Freeze For the Weekend, and then Get Your Snow Blowers Ready

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ – As expected, the Friday storm passed far to our south and as that occurred, the big chill arrived to spend part of the weekend with us.  We will continue to see the coldest temps in two years for the next day or two.  This extreme cold is actually helping to feed into the scenario that will likely result in what has the potential to be the biggest ...

Suicidal Man Shoots at Newton Police, Causes Schools to Lock Down

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton School District went into lockdown on Monday after the Newton Police received a call from a distraught, suicidal, elderly man. Despite shots fired at police no one was seriously injured.

According to police, the Newton patrols received a call from a man who in the parking garage under the Newton Town Centre complex and said he was going to commit suicide.

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What is a Wasp

Every year, around 62 people die from hornet, wasp, or bee stings. These creatures may be little, but they can be very dangerous if you or someone you know has an allergy. 

You may be allergic to a particular insect, which means it's important to know the difference between them.

So what is a wasp? And how can you identify them? We'll discuss these ...

5 Cool Tips to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

You’re finishing up your afternoon walk on a scorching 90-degree day when you feel a little dizzy. You check your pulse. It’s faster than normal. You’re sweating, and you feel a cramp in your left leg. Should you head indoors?

Yes, says Alexander Sarenac, MD, an emergency medicine physician with Atlantic AdvancED Urgent Care. “These are all signs of a health condition ...

Taste of Newton Returns for Food, Festivity and Fun!

July 29, 2021

The Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that A Taste of Newton is back for 2021! This year’s event, being held Monday, September 13 with a rain date of September 20, offers the opportunity to dine at numerous area restaurants in one night, bringing together local eateries and residents for food, festivity and fun!

Generously sponsored by Thorlabs and Teyma General ...

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center Ranked Number One Hospital in New Jersey for the Fourth Year in a Row by U.S. News & World Report

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care hospitals in New Jersey to be nationally ranked, and ...

Open letter to Sparta Commons HoA Board

July 20, 2021

An open letter to the HoA board at Sparta Commons,

For two years now, the repair requests are not responded to. Not even acknowledged.  Our leaking roofs and loose gutters cause damage inside our homes, this is property damage we must pay for out of our own pocket. Over time, the state of disrepair causes mold, mildew, and health issues, as well as more expenses.

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Sun, August 1

Pig Whistle Inn, Czig Meister Brewing, Mama's& Cafe Bacci, The Homestead Rest, Hackettstown, Newton, Sparta

Cocktails for a Cause: Shelter from the Storm ...

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Mon, August 2

Pig Whistle Inn, Czig Meister Brewing, Mama's& Cafe Bacci, The Homestead Rest, Hackettstown, Newton, Sparta

Cocktails for a Cause: Shelter from the Storm ...

Food & Drink Giving Back

A Look At Housing Supply and What It Means For Sellers

A Look at Housing Supply and What It Means for Sellers

One of the hottest topics of conversation in today’s real estate market is the shortage of available homes. Simply put, there are many more potential buyers than there are homes for sale. As a seller, you’ve likely heard that low supply is good news for you. It means your house will get more attention, and ...

Pet-Friendly NJ Restaurants Offer Menus for Your Dog

August 1, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Looking for a dog-friendly place to eat? You’re not alone.

Catering to the pet-loving crowd, some New Jersey restaurants are taking dog-friendly dining a step further by offering a special menu just for your pooch.

At Sheelen’s Crossing Bistro & Pub in Fanwood, the “woof” menu includes items such as beef, chicken, fish, rice, vegetables ...

TAPinto Denville Franchisee Joins Senior Team of African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ

DENVILLE, NJ -- The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) announced the addition of Ferlanda Fox Nixon, Esq. -- franchisee, publisher, and editor of TAPinto Denville -- as chief of policy and government affairs. 

AACCNJ is a proactive advocacy group that provides a platform for New Jersey’s African-American business leaders to speak with a ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

If you’re ...

Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...