Newton Police: 34 Bags of Heroin Confiscated, Two Arrested

October 19, 2017

NEWTON, NJ—Within a two-day period, the Newton Police Department were called to two different cemeteries in Newton for what ended up to be drug related incidents.  The investigations led to seizure of heroin and drug arrests of Hopatcong residents, police report.

On Tuesday, October 10 around 7:55 p.m. Sgt. Michael Monaco saw Shereen McManus, 27, and David Hearn, 32 behind the ...

Newton Police: Five Arrested for Distribution of Heroin, 165 Bags Seized

NEWTON, NJ-- Four Newton residents and a Branchville man were arrested with 165 bags of heroin. The arrests and seizures were made by the Sussex County Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force together with the Newton Police Department on September 27, according to police.

Drew Repasy, 33, of Newton, was arrested on Liberty Street with 10 bags of heroin. Repasy was charged with two counts of ...

Loss of Newton Child Sparks Request for Support

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is asking for donations to the GoFundMe page set up to help the family of Peyten Critchlaw.  “Any donations made will go to help Michele with any financial hardship she has during this tough time,” is the statement on the GoFundMe page.

Critchlaw died after suffering a medical emergency during her physical education class, in the Merriam ...

Join Town of Newton Trip to Radio City's Christmas Spectacular

NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton is sponsoring a trip to see the Christmas Spectacular Show at Radio City Music Hall on November 26 at 2 p.m.  The cost of the trip is $110 and covers round trip chartered bus transportation and a ticket in the orchestra section. 

Contact the Newton Recreation department at or 973-383-3521 ext. 228.

Newton Pride Foundation Inducts Class of 2017 to Hall of Fame

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Pride Foundation inducted one team and five individuals at the annual Hall of Fame dinner on September 24 at Perona Farms.

The Class of 1985 Championship Baseball Team, which included Head coach Bob Melillo and assistant coach Richard Graham, along with Michael Filipowski, Helen Heckman, and Suzanne Seplow, were all inductees of this year’s hall of ...

Routine Motor Vehicle Stop Results in Double Arrest

NEWTON, NJ— Two Newton men are facing drug charges after a routine traffic stop.  On Thursday, September 7 Newton Sgt. Michael Monaco pulled over Daniel Bierman for a loud muffler, police report.

The back seat passenger John Nystrand, 36, was found to be a suspect in an ongoing investigation of a stolen purse from a home on Halsted Street. The purse contained cash and personal ...

Newton’s Merriam Expansion Referendum Results are In...

NEWTON, NJ— The voters of Newton have failed to pass the bond referendum that would allow improvements to the school facilities.  The issue failed 959 no votes to 238 yes votes as of 8:30 p.m. tonight, an 80 percent landslide against the idea of expanding at Merriam Avenue School.

Out of the 4,781 registered voters within the six precincts, 1,201, equaling a 25 percent turnout cast ...

Annual Taste of Newton Event Brings Hundreds to Spring Street

NEWTON, NJ—Over 300 people filled Spring Street on Monday night to indulge in food and drink creations from local restaurants.

The event, which ran from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., included 21 different restaurants who shared some of their local dishes and drinks with the event goers.

The restaurants who participated included:

Andre’s Lakeside Dining
Applebee’s ...

Newton Fire Department Visits the Town Pool

NEWTON, NJ—Five volunteers from the Newton Fire Department, along with their 809 truck made their way to the Newton Town Pool on Sunday, August 6.

The Newton Fire Department was represented by the Deputy Chief [acting chief], Scott Verkon, the ex-chief, Jason Miller, candidate fire fighter Kamran Yazdanfar, Junior Fire fighter, Joseph Chavarria, and fire fighter Anthony Perigo, all of ...

Newton's 16th Annual Taste of Newton Event

NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton will hold the 16th Annual ‘Taste of Newton’ event on Monday, September 11 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. on Spring Street.

The theme, ‘All American Dream’ will come alive as restaurants and culinary businesses line Spring Street for a chance to showcase their talents by supplying samples of their cuisines.

The rain date ...

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