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Sparta Police: Sussex Man Picked Up on Outstanding Warrants

March 23, 2017

SPARTA, NJ – A Sussex man is in custody on outstanding warrants and new traffic charges.   On March 18 around 9:20 p.m. Sparta Police Officer Erick Finley pulled over Gilvanio Ferraz because a check of his registration showed he had multiple outstanding warrants, according to police.

The 48-year-old was taken into custody for two warrants from Paramus and one from ...

Sparta Police: Newton Woman Drives Wrong Way, Faces DWI Charges

SPARTA, NJ - A Newton woman is facing driving while intoxicated charges when she was seen driving the wrong way on the Woodport Road jug handle.  On March 18, around 12:30 a.m. Police Officer Chris Favaro saw Kathryn Grieg driving in the wrong direction and pulled her over into a nearby parking lot according to police.

Favaro suspected the 30-year-old was intoxicated after speaking with ...

Franklin Police: Franklin Man Faces Charges Related to Car Theft

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ - A Franklin man who is facing charges after selling a car that did not belong to him.  Mark Garrera was arrested at his mother's home on Susquehanna Street after police found that he had sold a car that he was supposed to be restoring.

Garrera, 25,  had been given parts and $400 to make the repairs.  The owner of the car complained to the police that ...

Why All Parents Should Consider Refusing the PARCC—2017 Edition

March 16, 2017

Hi. My name is Jen Grana – I live in Sparta township and have 3 boys – 2 of which are in the public education system now – a middle schooler, a Kindergartner and a sweet oblivious 2 year old who will be there before I know it I am sure. We spend a lot of time talking about and thinking about public education in our house because we will be knee-deep in it for the next 20 years ...

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A Look Into Merriam Avenue, Newton’s Elementary School

March 25, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—As the brick on the wall outside of Merriam Avenue Elementary School states, the building was originally built in 1963 and housed pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students.

However, in 2001, an addition expanded the school to house the fifth graders from Halsted Middle School for a few years. The new space included a gymnasium with extra classrooms, restrooms and an ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix law enforcement officials said.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

What You NEED To Know About Home Short Sales in Morris & Sussex County

First-time Morris and Sussex County home buyers get a whole slew of new terms thrown at them.  Perhaps you’ve heard the term “short sale” bandied about, but wondered what the heck that meant.  Never fear! Here, Team Nest Builder offers a topline explanation to help you better understand the Morris and Sussex County home short sale.

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A short sale ...

Got Chronic Lower Back Pain- Steroids Injections May Not Be the Answer

The results of a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that a single steroid injection to reduce disc inflammation in people with chronic low back pain provided relief for a month in 55% of those treated. These results led researchers to conclude that steroids were not effective for long-term pain relief.

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1:1 Initiative Letter from Superintendent Rossi

March 2017

Dear Sparta Learning Community,     

As you are aware, Sparta Public Schools greatly value the infusion of technology as a staple component of the teaching and learning process.  Beginning in 2014, the District began to pilot various devices and software applications targeted at heightened communication, collaboration, and diversity of instruction.

Our ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

Help Hayden Hammer Cancer at Skylands Ice World

March 27, 2017

Skylands is holding a raffle to support with Hayden's medical bills.  

Raffle Tickets: 1 for $50 and 5 for $100  There will be 5 chances to $150 Skylands credit for hockey tryouts or Black Diamond.  Grand prize $2000 

Tickets will be on sale at Skylands.  Monday - Thursday evenings or contact Maria Bars mara@boomboombars.com or Brad Myers ...