Martinek Back on Giants, Girl Copes With Illness Top Local News
Sparta turf plan nearly finalized, 120 tires stolen from Hopatcong business other top headlines.
Former Hopatcong High School and Rutgers football star Joe Martinek found out Monday he was back on the New York Giants on their practice squad, and said his first reaction to the news was that he is "excited to finally get the opportunity to play again."
Hopatcong second-grader Erinn Yori was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 6 and suffered from tantrums and manic epsidoes her whole life, until she got her service dog named Blue, who changed her life forever.
The plans for adding in a $3.25 million multi-purpose turf field at Sparta High School are expected to be finalized at a special Board of Education meeting on Oct. 15 before the community votes in December's referendum.
Police said approximately 120 tires worth $9,000 were stolen from Lakeside Tire last weekend.
The all-volunteer Sparta Ambulance Squad is planning on adding paid employees and charging patients for the first time starting next month. The squad is following Hopatcong's same model that was implemented two years ago.
The Hopatcong Board of Education candidates met Monday night to discuss how to move the 2,300-student district forward.
Hopatcong's Fireman's Park is having its official flag raising ceremony on Sunday after several years of planning and new additions brought in.