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Newton Police: Wantage Man Arrested on Drug and Theft Charges

August 14, 2017

NEWTON, NJ- A Wantage man is facing charges after breaking into a Newton home and attempting to rob the residents.  On Wednesday, around 6:30 p.m. Newton police officers were called to 271 Spring street on the report of a man in a vacant apartment, according to police.

When they arrived, they found the Shayne Divito on the street. Divito matched the description given to police.  The ...

Newton Road Closure on August 9

NEWTON, NJ - The Town of Newton advises RPM Development will be closing Spring Street and Union Place on Wednesday, August 9 between 10 and 11 a.m.  They will be installing the roof at the site tomorrow and will need access to the Spring Street and Union Place intersection.  

Newton Police Department Swears in New Officer

NEWTON, NJ—It was standing room only at the Newton Town Council meeting on Monday, July 17, to witness the swearing in of their new member, Jared Zappa. Zappa was hired to fill the vacancy left by Sgt. Frank Philhower who retired earlier this year.

The 28-year-old was born and raised in Newton. He graduated from Newton High School in 2007 and was a three-sport athlete, captain and ...

What’s Going on Around the Newton Neighborhood

NEWTON, NJ—There are many changes sprouting up all around the Town of Newton these days, including three major construction projects. Dunkin Donuts, Auto Zone on Sparta Newton Road and the Newton Town Centre Senior Residences being built on Spring Street.

According to Town Manager, Thomas S Russo Jr., who spoke about the projects at the last Town Council meeting “the Dunkin ...

Newton Board of Education Goes Ahead with Merriam Expansion Bond Referendum

NEWTON, NJ—With an unanimous vote, seven members of the Newton Board of Education approved a resolution to hold a bond referendum to expand Merriam Avenue School in September.  

The board will ask the community to approve the "$18,950,001 school facilities renovation and expansion project" at a special school district election to be held on Tuesday, September 26, ...

Newton Town Council Swears In New Mayor of Newton

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Town Council swore in the new mayor at annual re-organization meeting Saturday, July 1.

After an Invocation by Reverend Anwar Qarmout from the Christ Community Church, the meeting started with a designation of Kevin Elvidge as the temporary Mayor, who nominated Wayne Levante as Mayor.

A unanimous roll call vote selected Levante as the new Mayor of the Town of ...

Newton's Merriam Avenue School Ends School Year With Some Fun

NEWTON, NJ—The students and staff at Merriam Avenue School ended the school year with fun, color, and style.

On Friday, June 2, over 500 students from kindergarten up to fourth grade participated in the annual Field Day event held at the school.

“Field Day was organized by Mr. Down and Mrs. Waldron and me”, said one of Merriam’s gym teachers, Scott Zymet, ...

Town of Newton Says Goodbye to Tax Collector of 14 Years

NEWTON, NJ— Town of Newton and its staff will say goodbye to Linda Ann Roth, on June 9.

Roth has been Newton’s Certified Tax Collector for the past 14 years having started with Newton in 2003.

“In 2003, I got a call from Newton to be their Deputy Tax Collector,” said Roth. “From there I received my Tax Collector Certification from Rutgers in 2005 and ...

Newton High School Choir Student Selected to Perform at Sydney Opera House

NEWTON, NJ—Newton High School student and choir member Jaydeep Mukherjee, under the direction of Matthew Petrozelli, was selected for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at the Sydney Opera House.

The Honors Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished, individual, high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master ...

Moose Lodge Hosts First “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk Event

NEWTON, NJ—The Newton Moose Lodge will be hosting its first ever “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk event from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the new Moose Lodge located on Swartswood Road in Newton.

The event started when Administrator Jason Baumann’s daughter Reanna and her friend Kassie started "chalking up" the lodge's parking lot one ...

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