Saturday, March 16, 2013
Busy week of news in Hopatcong and Sparta as the ides of March came and went. Check out our week in review for what you may have missed.
Guiseppe Tedesco's request to not appear during victim's impact statements being reviewed by Appellate Court. Fredrik Greaker pleaded guilty to three different charges in Sussex County Superior Court this week. 20-year-old man was arrested after break-in, according to Hopatcong Police. $24 million spending plan to receive final vote April 9. Hopatcong man said he had to find out about trash pick-up himself, even though it's not his responsibility. Track Star Jumps to National Championship Podium Connor Cooper came in third in his age group's category.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Hopatcong and Sparta had a busy first week of March. Check out what you may have missed in our week in review.
Chicken-raising sought by new resident; asks council to amend town's laws. Guns, drugs found in Hopatcong home Tuesday evening, authorities report. Proposed municipal spending plan totals $24 million. A Wells Fargo bank account and firefighter and EMS event on March 9 aim to help the survivors of a devastating house fire in Mt. Olive. Michael Rey will be sentenced in Sussex Superior Court on April 5. Board shifts spring break to the week before Easter. Overall funding for New Jersey stays the same year over year. Voice of Democracy winner Trentino Pezzano praises U.S. Constitution.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The final week of February was a busy one in Hopatcong and Sparta. Check out this week in review.
Council also OKs $35,000 to repair basketball courts. Officials aim to reduce debt service in new spending plan. Spokesperson says online company will assist authorities however possible. Township's newest elevations come with history of law enforcement pedigree. Sparta resident arrested in Jefferson for having metal knuckles, warrants in four towns, police report. Conner Cooper takes fourth-place in long jump against entire Northeast. Residents told cable company would not offer credits for lack of service.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Fatal fire, volunteer awards round out the news in Hopatcong and Sparta this week.
Saturday, February 23
Housing crash, recession to blame for 29-percent drop, appraisal firm says. The community responded to the tragedy that claimed two lives in Flanders by donating to help cover funeral and recovery expenses. Hopatcong police report a 28-year-old resident pawned off stolen jewelry. Historical Society plans conversion of 1790s home to a museum and township officials may ask the county inmate labor program to provide some of the work. White Deer Plaza facility is at end of useful life, town says. Two part-time paid medical technicians help cover daytime calls. CERT team acclaimed for service during and after Hurricane Sandy. Township Council lays out plans for improvement in the township for 2013.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sparta Police captured the alleged leader of the James Bond Gang.
Saturday, February 16
A busy week in Hopatcong and Sparta, and we have the best of the best in our week in review. Key members of the James Bond Gang, a burglary ring that has plagued the area for months, were arrested this week. Men from Hopatcong and Denville broke into five homes, exchanged goods for drugs, police report. A search for a new DPW truck began in Sparta. Lake Hopatcong resident tried illegally using credit card in Sparta. An attempt to slow down trucks is being considered by Sparta. Over three decades of service was honored this week. Hopatcong residents can discuss new property values with company reps after first revaluation in five years.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The week began with school contracts and ended with a snow storm, check out all that happened in our week in review.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, February 9
While the winter storm closed out the week, there was much more than just the storm happening in the Hopatcong-Sparta area. A group of aides with a long history of service to the district were honored. The finalization of the calendar for next year is up in the air still as the debate continues. Organization promotes education, self-worth and physical fitness for girls. According to police, this driver had taken a Xanax, dozens of cold pills and smoked pot before rolling into an intersection. Board accepts state mediator's findings in talks with aides, support staff. As the storm approached, the utility vowed additional work crews would help restore service if necessary.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Sparta High School student arrested for having drugs, weapons on campus.
Hopatcong and Sparta saw snow, ice, and spring-like temperatures this week as we said goodbye to January. The news was similar to the weather, with varying issues and topics to report on. Let’s take a look at this week’s biggest stories. Click on the headline for the full article. Cheaper electric power stemming from Hopatcong School District’s solar energy project has been tarnished by a legal battle, now with three different subcontractors going unpaid for work they provided more than a year ago. School principal Gloria Shope was walking on Andover Road when she was struck by a vehicle, according to police. Shope sustained injuries to her shoulder and chest area, but they aren’t considered life-threatening, police said. The driver of the…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Stolen drum set, rivalry basketball game also make headlines.
Saturday, January 12
Giuseppe Tedesco could face life-plus-20 years in state prison after he was found guilty of murder in state Superior Court Thursday. Tedesco was arrested on new charges following his court appearance after he allegedly assaulted an officer while being transported to jail. Police said more than 100 summonses were issued. Hopatcong schools seek replacement for the retiring Charles Maranzano. Dolores Krowl, Judith Antonelli sworn in at reorganization meeting. The crosstown rivalry between the two school basketball teams continued this week, but even a late surge in the game was not enough for Sparta to pull ahead of Pope John. Sierra 'Sissy' Blasone a fierce competitor in male-dominated sport, driven to reach lofty goals. Police said vacant …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A look at this week's top headlines in Hopatcong and Sparta.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Family of Vito Castoro and council members remember the devoted community member's love for the borough and his elaborate holiday display. Wednesday's storm caused hazardous driving conditions and resulted in over a dozen accidents in Sparta since the snow began to fall around 2 p.m. The Hopatcong hot dog restaurant, located on Lakeside Boulevard, recently changed its design by replacing its menu boards, adding pictures to the walls, and improving the menu to make it easier and more exciting for customers when they step into the restaurant. No one was injured when a minivan burst into flames on Route 15 South Thursday afternoon, Sparta Police said. A Newton man was caught with heroin and a knife following a motor vehicle stop Saturday, …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
A look at some of the top headlines in Hopatcong and Sparta this week.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
The week after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., both Hopatcong and Sparta schools increased security for visitors and had more police presence around town to ensure students' safety. As the murder trial of Giuseppe Tedesco continued this week, Tedesco told jurors and a prosecutor that the gun used to shoot Alyssa Ruggieri six times to death was, at one point, pointed at his own face. The quality and accuracy of the information flow was the key subject brought up by local officials and residents at the Board of Public Utilities third public hearing at Hopatcong Middle School Tuesday night. A laptop computer, briefcase and an old wallet were stolen from three unlocked vehicles this week, Hopatcong Police said. Hopatcong Animal Control Officer …