Government

December 4, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC -  The United States of America will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wed. Dec. 5 to honor the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush.  In addition to all flags being flown a half staff, there will be closures in both government and the private ...

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Nationwide Competition Opportunity for Young North Jersey Coders to Showcase Work GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced his office is accepting submissions for the annual Congressional App Challenge (CAC). The CAC is a nonpartisan competition for students in ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council chose the August 13 meeting to be the first video recorded meeting for the public to view on their website. At the re-organization meeting on July 1, newly elected mayor, Helen LeFois, spoke about the council’s plans to start recording their meetings. The ...

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NEWTON, NJ — The petitioners have filed a civil action suit through the Superior Court of New Jersey, in hopes that a judge will overturn the Newton Town Council’s rejection of the petition and stop the need for a special election. The case will go in front of the Hon. Stuart A Minkowitz, ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Town of Newton municipal offices will be closing at 3 p.m. on July 3 and will remain closed until July 5, according to town officials.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council swore in a new mayor, deputy mayor and three council members, including two first term members at the annual re-organization meeting, Sunday, July 1. Despite the heat and humidity, the municipal building was standing room only with family, friends and residents ...

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NEWTON, NJ – With election season set to begin next month there are a number of deadlines voters should know. Newton Elections: The last day to register to vote in the May 8 election for town council members is today, April 17.  The town hall will remain until 9 p.m. for anyone wishing to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta Township has announced bridge Q-18 at Limecrest Road will be closed between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for repairs.  The existing upstream headwall will be repaired as well as repair of the bridge railing system.  Construction was scheduled to begin on April 9 and is anticipated to ...

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NEWTON, NJ - The Senior Shuttle will not be running on Tuesday, March 27 according to Town of Newton officials.  The schedule on Wednesday, March 28 will be modified. 

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NEWTON, NJ – Sparta High School student Anna Tartaglia and middle school student Shannon Huhn added their voices to those of others across the country who spoke at March for Our Lives rallies to support school safety.  With powerful, poised and passionate voices Tartaglia and Huhn spoke to the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Congressman Gottheimer will join in the Law Enforcement Roundtable to discuss the fight on terror, crime, and opiates on Sunday, March 25. The event will take place at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 86, located at 20 Yates Ave. where Gottheimer will meet with members of local ...

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    NEWARK, NJ – A mother and daughter team from Sussex County have admitted to a bribery scheme regarding government contracts at Picatinny Arsenal according to U.S. Attorney’s office.  Irene Pombo, 68, of Hamburg and her daughter Nicole Pier, 38, of Byram pled guilty on March 20 in Newark ...

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  NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton will have bulk waste curbside collection scheduled for Saturday, April 21.  A permit is required and are for Newton residents only.  The permits can be purchased for $30 at town hall from March 19 through April 13 on the second floor. Contact ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is looking for volunteers to fill several vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Advisory Board of Health - meets the 4th Wednesday of March, June & September at 7:00pm Economic Development Advisory Commission - meets the 2nd Tuesday of every ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Due to the winter weather Newton schools will be following a two hour delayed opening schedule on Thursday, March 8: Newton High School will start at 9:40 a.m. Halsted Middle School will start at 9:50 a.m. Merriam Avenue School will start at 10:05 a.m.  Morning Preschool is ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Newton Town Council voted 4-1 to censure Mayor Wayne Levante.  A vote of no confidence yielded the same results but Levante would not resign. “Hell, no” was Levante’s response to the censure resolution that was borne out of recent objectionable facebook posts. The crowd was ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The mayor of the Town of Newton, Wayne Levante will be facing a resolution “to censure Mayor Wayne Levante” at the special meeting scheduled for Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meeting and there is a portion of the agenda set aside for public comment ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Newton Town Council has posted a notice for a special meeting to be held on March 5 beginning at 7 p.m.  The agenda says the council will discuss “official conduct of the Mayor of the Town of Newton.” There is a resolution noted on the agenda as well but details are not included ...

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SPARTA, NJ -With the logging due of Sparta Mountain Reserve due to resume on February 14,Friends of Sparta Mountain spoke at the Sparta Township Council meeting on Tuesday.  Gail Adrian of Lake Tamarack and Robert Moss took the microphone during public comment to ask for help. Adrian asked that ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Due to the inclement weather, Newton Town Hall will close at noon today, Wednesday, February 7.  The senior shuttle has also been canceled. Residents are also reminded to remove cars from the street to allow for snow removal.  

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According to numerous news reports, corruption and bribery charges against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez are being dropped by the Justice Department. Senator Menendez released the following statement through his Communications Director, Tricia Enright: “From the very beginning, I never wavered in my ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton announce that petitions are now available to become a part of the Newton Town Council for the May 8, 2018 municipal election. All potential candidates must be registered voters in the Town of Newton. The deadline to be eligible to vote in the municipal election is ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Due to the winter weather, Newton municipal offices are closed today, Wednesday, January 17.  The Planning Board meeting scheduled for this evening is canceled.

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NEWTON, NJ - The Municipal Clerk’s office will be closing at 2:30 pm on Friday, January 12, 2017. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 8:30 am.

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