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05/01 - Rockaway Valley Garden Club Annual Plant Sale - Municipal Building Upper Lot, 8 AM to noon

05/03 - Planning Board - 7:30 PM

05/05 - Township Committee Work Meeting - 6 PM

05/05 - Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

05/08 - Recycling Center - open from 9 AM to noon - center closes when dumpsters are full **You must unload your own recyclables - no assistance will be provided**


Boonton Township Trivia

Each week we will include a fun fact or historic tidbit about our great hometown

Rockaway Valley Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

a Boonton Township tradition since 1955

photo of one the Rockaway Valley Garden Club's early plant sales.

It was in May of 1958 on the lawn of the home next to Michelangelo's Restaurant (and across from Del's Village), which was the residence of Helen Martens, an RVGC member at the time.

If you have any old photos or newspaper articles about Boonton Township that you would like to share please let us know


Rockaway Valley Garden Club Plant Sale

May 1, 2021

8 AM to noon

Rockaway Valley Garden Club Plant Sale is one week earlier than past years

At Boonton Township Municipal Building Upper Parking Lot ( not at Michelangelo's Restaurant )

Featuring local flowering plants and annuals great for Mother’s Day Gifts



There is still availability for Summer Camp. Sign-up until June 1st

recdirector@boontontownship.com for more info




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




monthly meeting at the Municipal Building

The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM



JCP&L power line tree trimming project

NG Gilbert is working throughout Township rights-of-way to clear power lines of branches and offending trees.

Property owners have signed statements with NG Gilbert accepting responsibility for removal of cut trees left in the right-of-way and their adjoining properties.

The Township will be sending notices to property owners reminding of the need to remove the fallen trees from the right-of-way and adjoining properties as soon as possible.

Please be sure to remove all cut trees from the front of your property - leaving a sign stating "Free Firewood" will certainly aid in the quick removal of the cut wood.



we have plenty of books for your reading pleasure

Don't forget about the Township Book Swap. Stop by the Municipal Building during business hours (8 AM - 4 PM) to select any book(s) of your choice.

We are currently at capacity so we are not accepting any new books.



Weekly Coronavirus Update

The cumulative number of cases as of the start of community transmission in Morris County of COVID-19 in early March 2020 now stands at 492 cases as of April 30, 2021.

For health related information visit the Morris County Public Health website at: https://health.morriscountynj.gov/coronavirus/#cases for up-to-date data and information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration

The Morris County Regional Vaccination Center is now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

To learn how to sign up for an appointment at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center go to: www.atlantichealth.org/covidvaccine or https://health.morriscountynj.gov/vaccination/

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. You will not be permitted into the facility.

For more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the State of New Jersey website at:


The County has established a COVID Hotline where further information can be obtained.

This Hotline can be reached at 973-829-8250. The hotline is staffed 7 days each week, during business hours.


Walmart offers dedicated vaccine appointments for persons age 65+

The State of NJ has partnered with 68 Walmart and Sam’s Club sites statewide to offer dedicated 65+ vaccine appointments. To facilitate scheduling appointments at these sites, a senior-specific NJ COVID-19 Call Center hotline will be available at: 856-249-7007 from 8am-8pm, daily.

Please share this data with the 65+ community in your jurisdiction. Morris County sites will be available for scheduling on March 29th.

See the below location listing for Morris:


Morris County Free COVID-19 Testing

No-Cost In-Person Testing at CCM

Morris County is now offering no-cost, in-person saliva COVID testing at County College of Morris.


Directions and Precautions

Parking at CCM for people with appointments will be reserved in Lot 6, where individuals using public transportation to and from CCM also may board or disembark from a bus. To find directions to CCM and learn more about public transportation options to and from the campus, please go to the CCM website.

Sign Up

Sign up for an in-person testing appointment.

Other Testing Sites

If you have any questions, call our COVID Hotline at 973-829-8250.


We'd love to include your community organization in our weekly newsletter

If your community organization has information you'd like to share in our weekly newsletter please let us know.

email submissions to: dcabana@boontontownship.com

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A Message From the Boonton Township Police Department

DARE is Back at RVS

The Boonton Township Police Department is excited to announce that the D.A.R.E. program is once again back at Rockaway Valley School. This year in particular is very special as we prepare to celebrate the program's 30 year anniversary. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. DARE is a national drug prevention program which was created in Los Angeles in the 1980’s, and eventually found its way over to Boonton Township in 1991. In 1991, Police Chief Anthony Mini and Township Mayor Douglas Cabana selected Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve to be Boonton Township’s first DARE officer.

Fast-forward nearly 30 years later and the Boonton Township DARE program is now under the direction of Ptlm. Cacciabeve’s son, Sergeant Thomas Cacciabeve. Sergeant Cacciabeve was certified as a DARE instructor in September of 2011, and he ultimately filled his father’s position as one of the department’s DARE instructors upon his father’s retirement in 2012. Sergeant Cacciabeve currently teaches the 5th grade DARE program at Rockaway Valley School along with fellow veteran DARE instructor Ptlm. Kevin Marheka who teaches the 7th grade program at Rockaway Valley School.

photos and captions from northjersey.com

After a brief pause due to the Covid pandemic, the Police Department is very excited to be once again welcomed into Rockaway Valley School. The fact that the DARE program has been thriving in Boonton Township for nearly 30 years is a true testament to the strength and success of this program. Whereas other municipalities have been forced to make cuts to the DARE program, the DARE program in Boonton Township is alive and well, and we can assure our residents that this program is here to stay! For more information on this program along with our other community services, please visit: http://www.btpolice.org/community-services.html





This notification system allows residents to receive e-mail, text message, and/or other alerts regarding emergency notifications and other important messages regarding our community. With this program, you can choose to receive alerts by whatever method of communication you prefer.

Visit www.btpolice.org and click on the “emergency notifications” tab on the right side of the page. Follow the instructions to be redirected to the "Alert Boonton Township" registration page. Once redirected, ensure you are on the page for Boonton Township New Jersey and follow the step by step instructions on the web page to create an account and receive emergency alerts for Boonton Township.

"Alert Boonton Township" also automatically signs you up for Smart911 which provides you and your family with a potentially life-saving resource. Smart911 is a free emergency 911 component which helps our emergency dispatchers better assist you during an emergency. This service also allows residents to create a safety profile which can include any information they would like to share with first responders during an emergency.




Township of Boonton
155 Powerville Road
Boonton Township, NJ 07005

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