Government

August 30, 2019

NEWTON, NJ - According to the The Town of Newton Senior Shuttle will not run on Monday, September 2nd.  Normal schedule will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd.

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NEWTON, NJ – The Municipal Clerk’s office and Office of the Registrar of Vital Statistics will be temporarily closed on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. according to town officials. The offices will reopen from 3 until 6:30 p.m.

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SPARTA,NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation has announced a major construction project on Route 15 at the Main Street overpass in Sparta, anticipated to begin on or about August 1. The construction is anticipated to take 15 months with an estimated completion date of November 9, 2020, ...

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NEWTON, NJ—During the month of July, the Newton Town Council held two meetings. The first was held on July 8 and the second occurred on July 22. During the second council meeting, a public made up of around 25 people spoke up to the Newton Town Council about the pool issue. The pool, which ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council will hold its first July meeting on Monday, July 8 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building. The meeting will begin with a ceremony for Newton Police Officer Sgt. Thomas Tosti who will be sworn-in in front of the police department, Chief Michael Richards, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Four state senators are calling for a Middlesex County Superior Court judge to be removed from the bench for her handling of a rape case involving a 12-year-old girl. Senators Bob Smith, Joseph Vitale, Linda Greenstein and Patrick Diegnan have submitted a formal complaint to ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The municipal offices of the Town of Newton will be closed on Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5 for the Independence Day Holiday. The Senior Shuttle will not be in service on Thursday and Friday, July 4 and 5.  The service will resume on Monday, July 8.

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Protesters outside of a Belleville restaurant today weren’t feeling the love that U.S. Sen. Cory Booker so often speaks of on his presidential campaign trail.  “Booker’s a hypocrite! Booker’s a hypocrite!” about 40 protesters aligned with progressive groups chanted outside of ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton has announced summer hours for the town hall.  May 20 through August 30; Monday - Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton has been declared a Stigma Free Town.  The town council took action at their meeting last week following a request by councilman Matthew Dickson, asked the council to consider writing as resolution for Newton to become a Stigma Free Town. Dickson had petitioned the ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is holding a town wide bulk pick up this Saturday, May 11 at 6 a.m. To participate, a permit needs to be purchased for $30 and can be done at the Municipal Building located at 39 Trinity Street. Items must be placed on the curb by 6 a.m. on Saturday. This event ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council proclaimed that May 4, 2019 will be the official “Arbor Day Celebration” this year. In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture, that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. Arbor Day was first observed with the ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The “chop” continues on Sparta Mountain.  The brief reprieve announced by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was lifted. In March the trucks rolled into the Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area to cut down the trees under the guise of a forest stewardship ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials have announced Bulk Waste Collection has been scheduled for May 11 at 6 a.m.  Residents wishing to participate need to purchase a permit for $30 at the Municipal Building at 39 Trinity Street. According to town officials, cash and checks are accepted and ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton will hold a paper shredding event on Saturday May 4.  Residents are invited to bring their personal files to the Newton Recycling Center on South Park Drive from 9 a.m. until noon. No business files will be accepted. Contact Debbie Danielson for additional ...

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NEW BRUSWICK and MADISON, NJ – When it comes to likeability, New Jersey’s current and former elected officials leave a lot to be desired, Garden State residents say. The inaugural joint survey from the polling units at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics and Fairleigh Dickinson ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Not sure when recycling has to go to the curb?  Or which recycling has to go to the curb?  If the holiday has moved your pick up day, what day is it?  Fear not.  There is an app for that.  The Town of Newton has announced a free app called Recycle Coach that will take the guesswork ...

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SPARTA, NJ -  Residents in the area of Tomahawk Lake are looking for help with their legal fund to stop the expansion of the water park.  According to representatives of the neighborhood the amusement park, located in Byram Township, is seeking to get approval for additional parking lots, water ...

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SPARTA, NJ – A drain project on Main Street will result in a lane closure as of Thursday and is anticipated to continue for two to four weeks between Glen Road and the Goddard School, weather permitting.  Sussex County Department of Engineering and Planning has announced the project to repair ...

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NEWTON, NJ - Town of Newton officials said the Municipal Clerk's office will be temporarily closed on Thursday, March 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The staff of that office will be attending a seminar. 

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NEWTON, NJ—The town pool brought residents to the council meeting on Monday night.  Several people spoke to the council in favor of keeping the pool open. Tracy Paparella, Newton Swim Team President and long-time Newton resident addressed the council members at the March 11 meeting as she did at ...

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NEWTON, NJ – Town of Newton officials said there is a watermain break in Drake Manor on Bruce Drive in Andover Township.  Newton water customers in the Drake Manor area may experience low water pressure to no water pressure. Crews are working to repair the break, according to officials.

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NEWTON, NJ – Due to anticipated winter weather, The Newton municipal offices will be closing today at 1 p.m.  Meetings scheduled for tonight will be canceled. The Town of Newton has announced the Senior Shuttle will be canceled Wednesday, February 20 in the after noon. The Recreation Advisor ...

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NEWTON, NJ – In anticipation of winter weather Newton Town Hall and Newton schools will be closed Tuesday, February 12. Town of Newton has announced recycling scheduled for Tuesday, February 12 pick-up has been moved to Wednesday, February 13.  Additionally, the Senior Shuttle has been ...

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NEWTON, NJ—At their January meeting, the Newton Town Council adopted a temporary operating budget and a temporary water and sewer budget for 2019. The total 2018 budget was $12,766,000 and when the debt of $2,189.010 (principal & interest), public assistance of $0, and capital improvements ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The so called "rain water tax" or "rain tax" has gotten a lot of attention throughout the area following a press release from Representative Hal Wirth’s office about recent legislation.   According to Alex Ambrose of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters or NJLCV the rain tax ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. “For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to ...

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SPARTA, NJ – The main dining room at the Mohawk House was filled with Sussex County officials for the quarterly League of Municipalities meeting.  The meeting was presided over by President and Sparta Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn. Senator Steve Oroho was the keynote speaker.  He presented his ...

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NEWTON, NJ- Due to winter weather Newton Town Hall will open at 9:30 a.m.

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is looking for residents to volunteer to serve on the Town’s boards and commissions.  Those include: Advisory Board of Health, Advisory Shade Tree Commission, Property Maintenance Board of Appeals, Economic Development Advisory Commission, Historic ...

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