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9/29-    Recycling Depot 9:00 - Noon

10/1 -  Planning Board 7:30 PM

10/2 -   Friendship Club Luncheon at Hapgood's  Noon - RSVP Lois LGAL48@gmail.com 

10/3 -  Coffee with a Cop from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Drop in to meet and chat with our Police Officers.       

The Coffee with a Cop program was initially launched 2011 when police officers from across the country were looking for ways to interact more successfully with the citizens they serve each day. 

Community policing has long been considered a framework for establishing trust between the community and the police. In this busy day and age where our lifestyles don’t always afford us the time for a personal visit to various branches of our municipal government, the Coffee with a Cop program hit upon a simple plan to break through the barriers that have been built over the years–a cup of coffee.

On the morning of Wednesday October 3rd, the public is invited to sit down face to face with our police officers for an open discussion about the issues facing our community over a cup of coffee. There is no set agenda, no planned speeches, just a chance to voice concerns and ask questions while getting to know your local officers who serve Boonton Township.

Coffee with a Cop events are held in all 50 states and is one of the most successful community oriented policing programs across the country. The program has also expanded to outside the Unites States to Canada, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Latin America.  The key to Coffee with a Cop’s growing success is that it opens the door for interactions outside of the crisis situations that typically bring law enforcement officers and community members together. For more information on this event, as well as other community services offered by the Boonton Township Police Department, visit www.btpolice.org.   

10/3 -  Flu Clinic from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

            Township Committee Work Meeting 7:00 PM

10/4-   Curbside Recycling 

           Rockaway Valley Quilters 9:30 AM


3 Good Reasons to Put Down that Rake!

Dry, dead leaves may be unsightly to your neighbors, but they are great wildlife habitat for a slew of creatures, according to David Mizejewski, a Naturalist at the National Wildlife Federation. Each year the NWF, reminds people that there are benefits to letting leaves decompose naturally.

Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to put your rake away:

Leaving your leaves could save you money:

"Leaves are nature's natural mulch and fertilizer," Mizejewski said. "When you rake all the leaves away, you are removing that natural benefit to your garden and lawns – then people turn around and spend money to buy mulch."

If you feel like you have to clean up your yard, Mizejewski said people can use their leaves like they would mulch, and move them to a garden bed or area that is more aesthetically pleasing.

Wildlife depend on your leaves:

Butterflies and songbirds alike depend on leaf litter, according to Mizejewski.

"Over winter months, a lot of butterflies and moths as pupa or caterpillar are in the leaf litter, and when you rake it up you are removing the whole population of butterflies you would otherwise see in your yard," he said.

Without the insects in the leaf litter, you also risk driving away birds that might have come to your yard looking for food to feed their offspring int he spring.

Leaves and yard waste take up a lot of space in landfills:

Food scraps and yard waste make up 20 to 30% of what we throw away, according to the EPA. So, letting your leaves decompose isn’t just a time-saver for you, but it's also environmentally friendly, Mizejewski.

Source:  USAToday.com





upcoming programs:

SCREENAGERS - Growing up in the digital ageA special screening to be held on

OCTOBER 16th at MLHS at 7 PM

VAPING PROGRAM -  October 23rd at MLHS at 7 PM



Flu Clinic at Boonton Township Municipal Building

October 3rd from 4 PM to 6 PM

No appointment necessary - $25 (no charge for medicare patients)

SMAC Blood Screening at Montville Health Department

October 13th from 8 AM to 11 AM

Call for an appointment 973-331-3316 

$22.00 fee




16th Annual Township Golf Outing on Monday October 15th. -- register now!!

Neighborhood Block Party - Come Meet your Neighbors - October 20th -7PM at Rockaway River Country Club

 Boonton Township Board of Education Calendar



Sunday Morning Adult Softball - 10:00 AM at RVA Fields

Monday/Thursday Evening YOGA & RELAXATION - 6:30-7:00 at RVS 

Thursday Night BOCCE BALL - 7:00PM at Leonard Park 

The Rockaway Valley Garden Club generally meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 10:00 am and are held at the Boonton Township Municipal Building, 155 Powerville Rd. Guests are always welcome and we encourage you to join us to see what we are about.  

Check us out at rockawayvalleygardenclub.org or on our Facebook page.

Questions can be sent to  info@rockawayvalleygardenclub.org

For information on membership, contact Karen at (973) 588-7599


The Friendship Club meets at noon on the first Tuesday of the month.

 Open to all residents of BT.  Call 862-703-6111 for details

No meetings in January, February and March. 

     October 2......Hapgood's - 44 Midvale Road, Mountain Lakes    

November 6......Roma Pizza - 709 Main Street, Boonton      

December 4.......Hunan Taste - 67 Bloomfield Avenue, Denville     

There is now an American Flag collection box located in the Municipal Building.

Township of Boonton
155 Powerville Road
Boonton Township, NJ 07005

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