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Past articles by Eric:

Eight NJ municipalities make 'Healthy Towns' list. Is yours on it?

Is your town among the eight places in New Jersey deemed healthy towns for 2020? Find out here and see which towns were deemed healthy towns to watch. → Read More

Parsippany man found dead in Budd Lake; no foul play suspected

An elderly man's body was found in the ice and recovered Sunday morning following an all-night search by members of the New Jersey State Police. → Read More

Vernon plan may bring Circle K gas station, retail store, apartments to town center

An amendment to Vernon's town center master plan could see the D&S strip mall on Rt. 515 give way to a gas station, retail store, and apartments. → Read More

Paterson mourns longtime officer who assisted at NYC's Ground Zero on 9/11

A longtime member of the Paterson force, who assisted at Ground Zero after the 9/11 terror attacks, died over the weekend. → Read More

Sparta NJ school officials concerned over Facebook threats

Comments on Facebook stated that "if (schools) don't open soon, it will be time for physical violence" against those keeping the schools closed. → Read More

Vernon to ask NJDEP to waive dumping fine following fast cleanup

Vernon will ask the state DEP to waive a $4,500 fine for a dump site off BlackCreek Drive. → Read More

Byram official's anti-GOP, anti-Trump, profanity-laced tweet draws ire

Some said Scott Olson, who sits on the Byram Planning Board should step down after anti-Republican tweet. → Read More

Mountain Creek resumes drive-up food pantry. Next distribution will be Jan. 6

Pre-registration is required and will be followed by further details regarding pickup time and other arrangements. → Read More

Start the new year off on the right foot with these 8 winter hikes around New Jersey

Here are a few of our recommendations; most offer easy to moderate hikes perfect for beginner to intermediate hikers. → Read More

Deal may resurrect former Playboy Club into revenue generator for Vernon

Legends, the now-shuttered former Playboy Club that hosted sold-out performances by Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr. and other big-time entertainers in its heyday, may be on the verge of a second act → Read More

As season's first snow falls in NJ, skiers get set to hit the slopes at Mountain Creek

Before you hit the slopes, check to see about COVID-19 restrictions. → Read More

Sussex group home says it serves teens with disabilities, but some may have criminal pasts

A group home for teenaged boys, one of whom attacked a school bus recently, still hasn't said how many of the teens have had brushes with the law. → Read More

Montague school board accuses High Point HS officials of interference in lawsuit

Montague's school board is accusing High Point Regional HS of interfering with its plan to withdraw from their agreement in a lawsuit. → Read More

Sussex County teen's 'Weekend Bag Project' expands, helps more students in need

What began five years ago as a Green Township student's outreach to her peers who were going hungry each weekend is reaching across Sussex County. → Read More

Vernon dump site operator must pay for soil testing, judge says

A superior court judge gave approval for the state to look into the defendant's daughter's finances as well. → Read More

Lafayette officials to meet with group home after teen resident attacked school bus filled with children

"We understand this was traumatizing to our students," Superintendent Jennifer Cenatiempo said during a school board meeting Wednesday night. "Please don't think we're taking the situation lightly." → Read More

Montague School meals program runs out of food on first day

An official message posted later in the day on the school's Facebook page said additional meals would be available for pickup Tuesday, but further details were unavailable. → Read More

Atlantic Health to acquire majority stake in CentraState Medical Center in Freehold

Atlantic Health System is set to acquire a majority stake in CentraState Medical Center in Freehold → Read More

Rep. Mikie Sherrill in quarantine after child care provider tested positive for COVID-19

Rep. Mikie Sherrill said she and her family are quarantining after her child care provider tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Rally draws 3,500 Trump supporters to Sussex County

Cheering "Trump 2020" and "Four More Years," more than 3,500 people packed Sussex County's Skylands Stadium Wednesday night. → Read More