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

June 15, 2017

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 ...

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.

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