Moose Lodge Hosts First “Kids Helping Kids” Chalk Event

May 19, 2017

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 ...

NFL's Ned Bolcar Visits Newton's Merriam Avenue School

NEWTON, NJ – The students at Merriam Avenue Elementary school had a special visitor on April 13. Former NFL player Ned Bolcar came to speak with the children in grades two through five as they prepared to take the PARCC tests.

Sitting on the bleachers in the gym, the children were attentive as Bolcar talked with them about taking the first steps to ensure their success.  ...

Newton Residents Gather For Neighbors Helping Neighbors Event

NEWTON, NJ—Along with the beautiful sunshine, residents got up and met at Town Hall’s municipal building on Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. to help with Newton’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors event.

Groups such as Girl Scout Troops, Cub Scouts Pack 85, Sussex Technical School’s Football Team-the Stags, and members of the Newton Fire Department, along with members ...

New Shop “ReCollectables” Opens on Spring Street

NEWTON, NJ—People were shoulder to shoulder on Thursday in the new shop on Spring Street in Newton. ReCollectables had its Grand Opening on  May 4 also known as Star Wars Day, at 10 a.m. 

“We chose Newton for that Main Street appeal that is slowly coming back,” Owner Ryan Stapel said.”I feel we could really get up to even par with some of the other artisan ...

Merriam Avenue School Students, Families, Staff and Newton Police Walk to School

NEWTON, NJ - Merriam Avenue  School students had a beautiful morning to walk to school on Monday.  In what has become a new tradition with the elementary school, nearly 50 students and their parents were escorted by Newton Police officers along with some district administrators and school staff in a walking train from the town hall to the school.

Some gathered at the town hall, ...

Michael Scalera III - Obituary

Michael was born on March 12, 1933 and passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Michael was a resident of Newton, New Jersey at the time of his passing.

He graduated from Seton Hall University earning his BS in Business Administration and Management.

He served in the US Army Intelligence as a Cryptographer Seventh Army Group Headquartered in Konigsberg Germany.

He was married ...

A Look Into Newton District’s High School Building

NEWTON, NJ—On Tuesday, March 28, Jeff Waldron, Principal of Newton High School led a tour of the facility before the board of education meeting, in conjunction with the “school facilities plan” that the board has been proposing.

Along for the tour were board members, Ed Caffrey, John Jackson, Anthony Neggers, AnnMarie Cooke, Vice-President Jessica Eigner, Superintendent Dr.

A Look Into Merriam Avenue, Newton’s Elementary School

NEWTON, NJ—As the brick on the wall outside of Merriam Avenue Elementary School states, the building was originally built in 1963 and housed pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students.

However, in 2001, an addition expanded the school to house the fifth graders from Halsted Middle School for a few years. The new space included a gymnasium with extra classrooms, restrooms and an ...

Newton High School Presents “Pippin” as Spring Musical

NEWTON, NJ—The students of Newton High School will present “Pippin” on Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26. The show is directed by Brendan Scullin.

“Pippin” is a story about a performing troupe that moves from town to town performing their stories. The story takes place in no particular time or place. What keeps their lives and professions going, is their ...

Byram Township’s Troop 276 Honors 50th Eagle Scout

BYRAM, NJ - Brendan Raffay is Byram Township’s Troop 276 newest Eagle Scout making him the 50th to receive this honor since 1978.   Brendan comes from a family of Eagle Scouts.  He is the fifth Eagle including both his father Russ Raffay and Uncle Charles Raffay who were also both in Troop 276.   Brendan and his family celebrated his accomplishment at an Eagle Court ...

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