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Newton’s Holiday House Decorating Contest Winners Announced

December 30, 2016

NEWTON, NJ—The  winners of Newton’s Holiday house decorating contest were announced at the Dec. 28 Town Council meeting. 

The first place winner was Ray Garcia of 16 Woodbridge Court, whose house was decorated all over with white lights, icicle lights, giant light-up candy canes in the windows, and a lit up fountain in the front yard.

Coming in second place was ...

Town of Newton Lights up the Holiday with Annual Tree Lighting

NEWTON, NJ—The residents from all over Newton gathered on Monday night at 6 p.m. braving the chilly weather, to begin the holiday season by lighting the tree in front of the municipal/police department building.

Singers from Merriam Avenue School, directed by Ray Stocker, sang Christmas favorites like “Feliz Navidad” and “Silent Night”.

Then choir members from ...

Halsted Middle School Music Department Presented “Happy Holidays” Concert

NEWTON, NJ—The Halsted Middle School music department, presented their annual holiday concert.  On Wednesday, December 8,  the 67 fifth graders, 47 sixth graders, 39 seventh graders, and 51 eighth graders, took to the stage to share their gifts of music.

Seven groups of students sang and played holiday songs for fellow students, parents, families and teachers alike in the ...

Merriam Avenue Starts the Holiday Season with Music and Song

NEWTON, NJ—With snow falling outside, Merriam Avenue Elementary School celebrated the holiday season with its Winter Concert on Monday, December 6.

Ray Stocker was in the unique position of directing both the fourth grade band and chorus. The students performed for the many parents, families, teachers, and friends that came out to support the students and enjoy the ...

Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher Reaches Top 8 on NBC’s “The Voice”; Sings Again Mon. Dec 5

LOS ANGELES, CA- “And though the course may change sometimes, rivers always reach the sea” – Led Zepplin, Ten Years Gone

After years of changing his course, living in New Jersey, Boston, Brooklyn, and Charleston, all while singing in small local bars, at open mic nights, and working as a bartender to make ends meet, Randolph NJ’s Brendan Fletcher always ...

Merriam PTO Partners with Newton Theatre For a Christmas Treat

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Elementary School, Merriam Avenue School is partnering with The Newton Theatre for the showing of the movie The Polar Express for a family holiday event.

“This collaboration is a continued opportunity for the Newton School District to work together with the Newton business community,” said a Joan Faye, a member of the PTO at Merriam.

The event ...

Newton Begins the Holiday Season with Decorations and Tree Lighting

NEWTON, NJ - The Town of Newton has announced a holiday house decorating contest for township residents.  The homes must be decorated by December 9 to be eligible.  First, second and third place winners will be presented with a prize at the Town Council meeting on December 28.

The  annual Tree Lighting will take place on December 12 in front of town hall.  The community is ...

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Dr. Paul B.Crowley 2017 Grand Marshal of the Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade

January 10, 2017

Dr. Paul B. Crowley has been selected as the 2017 Grand Marshal of the Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade. He was born in Newark and raised in Nutley as the second oldest in a family of nine children by the late John Donegan Crowley and Mary Reed Fitzpatrick.

Dr. Crowley is a graduate of St. Mary's School (Nutley), Essex Catholic High School, St. Peter's University and ...

Dr. Paul B.Crowley 2017 Grand Marshal of the Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade

January 10, 2017

Dr. Paul B. Crowley has been selected as the 2017 Grand Marshal of the Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade. He was born in Newark and raised in Nutley as the second oldest in a family of nine children by the late John Donegan Crowley and Mary Reed Fitzpatrick.

Dr. Crowley is a graduate of St. Mary's School (Nutley), Essex Catholic High School, St. Peter's University and ...