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On Friday, August 9, 2019 the latest NJDEP testing results bring some very welcome news for Lake Hopatcong, as numbers of Phycocyanin levels decreased by 58% since the start of the week.

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Great News for Lake Hopatcong - NJDEP Testing shows 58% Improvement – Six more Beaches due to be Opened Soon

On Friday, August 9, 2019 the latest NJDEP testing results bring some very welcome news for Lake Hopatcong, as numbers of Phycocyanin levels decreased by 58% since the start of the week.

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Mini-Documentary puts Lake Hopatcong in the Spotlight

Lake Hopatcong, N.J. (August 7, 2019) On a sunny Monday afternoon in mid July, a single runabout motors its way Lake Hopatcong. Perched on the front deck of the motorboat, Rae Hartwell is taking video of whatever wildlife she can spot—herons, turtles, cormorants, and an eagle soaring overhead.

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Man Killed on Lake Hopatcong remembered as “Full of Life with a Beautiful Soul.”

Mt. Arlington: Jason A. Gil passed away suddenly on August 3, 2019 at Lake Hopatcong. He was 24 years of age.

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Assemblywoman DeCroce needs OUR assistance to gain $4M annually for Lake Hopatcong

Assemblywoman DeCroce has drafted several bills to help Lake Hopatcong gain four million annually, and she is looking for our assistance in applying pressure to help urge the Governor and Legislature to act.

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Regional / State News:

New Jersey Trooper Pulls Suicidal Man from Bridge

On Sunday, July 14, troopers were dispatched to a motorist aid southbound on the Driscoll Bridge portion of the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County.

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 2019 – Starts August 16th – Expect Checkpoints

Police agencies from around New Jersey, are gearing up for the state’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown. The 2019 “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Statewide Labor Day Crackdown begins August 16, 2019 and concludes on September 2, 2019.

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Expect Delays: Route 15 Bridges being Replaced - Main Street in Sparta

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of the Route 15 Bridge over Main Street replacement project in Sparta, Sussex County.

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Free Bankruptcy Seminar Scheduled at Project Self-Sufficiency

Michael Nelms, Esquire, will offer a free Bankruptcy seminar on Wednesday, August 21st, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Project Self-Sufficiency. 

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Two Collaborative Operations Aimed at Reducing Gun Violence & Fighting Drug Epidemic

18 Gun & Drug Traffickers Arrested & 22 Guns Seized in Trenton in “Operation West End” -- 10 Arrested & Two Opioid Mills Dismantled in Paterson in “Operation 4K Boyz”.

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NJ Executive Order to Address Rising Bias Incidents Among Youth

TRENTON - Acting Governor Sheila Oliver today issued an Executive Order establishing an interagency task force to tackle the problem of bias incidents among students and young adults.

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More veterans qualify for street vendor licenses under new law

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver signed bi-partisan legislation today expanding the number of veterans eligible for free peddler’s licenses that allow them to sell goods or food on the street.

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Hopatcong News:

Teamwork helps create New Rain Garden at Hopatcong Senior Center

Teams from Rutgers Water Sources Program and Hopatcong DPW came together to help the Hopatcong Environmental Commission create a new Rain Gardens at the Hopatcong Senior Center.

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Grotto Restaurant & Pizzeria - Joins the Shop Local Movement

The Grotto Restaurant has joined the Shop Local movement with four major money saving coupons.

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Hopatcong Triple Wet Down - Great time for everyone involved!

On Saturday, August 3, 2019 the Hopatcong Defiance Engine Company # 3 held a Triple Wet Down for three new vehicles in the fleet. The event has held picnic style with hot dogs, hamburgers, Beer, T-Shirts, Mugs and a 50/50.

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Project Self-Sufficiency Seeks Donations of New School Supplies

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new school supplies for distribution to hundreds of children during the month of August. 

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Sergeant Olsen earns Meritorious Service Award for heroic actions on I-80

Sheriff Michael F. Strada was proud to present Sergeant Erich Olsen with the Meritorious Service Award for his heroic actions in coming to the aid of an individual who became trapped in his own burning vehicle beneath the trailer of a truck on Interstate Route 80.

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Join St. Jude Parish to Check out New York's Newest Luxury Casino - Resorts World Catskills

Join St. Jude Parish on their Bus Trip for five hours of fun at New York's Newest Casino and Resort for only $55 per Person. The September 14 event includes Transportation, Tips, $25 Slot Credit, $15 Food Voucher.

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Jefferson News:

"Strings Attached" performing @ The Jersey Girl Country Store

The Jersey Girl Operation Market Garden is pleased to present the band "Strings Attached" this Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00 PM for the enjoyment of local residents. Come Shop, Sip & Listen to Great Music at the #1 Rated Country Store.

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Jefferson Farmers Market: Featuring Shoprite of Wharton nutritionist Amanda – This Sunday

This Sunday the Jefferson Township Farmers Market is featuring Shoprite of Wharton nutritionist Amanda, who can discuss with you your family’s nutrition, or any other questions.

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Little Nicki's Italian Restaurant – Joins the Shop Local Movement

Little Nicki's Italian Restaurant located at 120 Brady Road, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, is a full-service Italian Restaurant that serves customers who want Italian food that goes beyond their outstanding Pizza.

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Angel Aguilar receives Jefferson Arts Committee scholarship

The Jefferson Arts Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of its 2019 Kelly/Smead Scholarship Award and appreciates the efforts of the Scholarship Committee and its chair Rose Jackameit.

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New Karate classes begin in September

The Jefferson Township Recreation Department’s Karate Program will begin its 10-week Fall session on Monday, September 9, 2019 and continue through Monday, November 18, 2019 (NO CLASS on Monday, November 4th).

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James Knapik received Jefferson Arts Committee Scholarship

The Jefferson Arts Committee is pleased to announce that James Knapik was the recipient of its 2019 Memorial Scholarship Award and appreciates the efforts of the Scholarship Committee and its chair Rose Jackameit.

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Mount Arlington News:

Recovered Lake Hopatcong Boater identified as Jason Gill, 24, of Mount Arlington

Jefferson Twp., N.J. – The New Jersey State Police have located the body of Jason Gill, 24, of Mount Arlington, N.J., who fell off a vessel and went missing in Lake Hopatcong on Saturday, August 3.

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Roxbury News:

Morris County Trains on Active Shooter and High-Threat Incidents

Morris County Emergency Responders Complete Rigorous Training on Saving More Lives During Active Shooter or High-Threat Incidents

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Lake Hopatcong News:

Floating Classroom will depart for last three summer learning cruises

The DEP advisory to avoid contact with Lake Hopatcong water due to the harmful algal bloom has kept the Floating Classroom docked for most of the summer.

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Byrams Cove now Open for Swimming on Lake Hopatcong

Based upon two readings below the 20,000 level, Byrams Cove on Lake Hopatcong has now been opened for swimming.

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NJDEP Testing shows 39% Improvement – Byram Cove Should be Next to Open on Lake Hopatcong

On Wednesday, August 7, 2019 the NJDEP testing results from Lake Hopatcong came back with some favorable numbers, showing an 39% decrease in the Phycocyanin levels in the lake.

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Fishing News:

Knee Deep Club - 2019 Lake Hopatcong Catfish Contest

The Knee Deep Club will hold its annual Lake Hopatcong Catfish Contest the weekend of August 10 and 11, 2019.

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