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News for the next week...

10/20 - Board of Education - 7 PM

10/22 - Trunk or Treat - RVA Fields - 6:30 PM

10/23 - Recycling Center - open from 9 AM to noon - center closes when dumpsters are full

10/23 - Morris County Hazardous Waste Disposal Day - Public Safety Training Academy


Boonton Township Trivia

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

The site of the current Municipal Building has served as the Powerville School from 1871 to 1968.

The property was a gift from the DeCamp family and over the years, three structures have been erected at the site. The original 1870 school built served until 1953 when it became the Municipal Building.

The 1926 and later 1955 additions served until 1968 when the students moved to the new addition at the Rockaway Valley School.

The original portion of the Rockaway Valley School, then known as the Valley Road School, was built in 1959.

The Newark College of Engineering established a satellite campus at the site for a few years.

The building was renovated to accommodate the municipal offices and police department - the wooden two-room school house was demolished at that time.

The new Municipal Building was dedicated on November 3, 1974.

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


Mayor Donadio and the Township Committee

proclaim October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

in Boonton Township



Hazardous Waste Disposal Event in Morris County

October 23



News from our Health Officer

Public Health Nurse Office Hours

Our Public Health Nurse resumed her office hours at the Municipal Building on Friday, September 3rd. Hours will be on Friday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Public Health Nurse serves as a vital resource to our community for health-related referrals such as COVID tests and vaccines or weigh loss management. Blood pressure screenings are done during office hours - no appointment is necessary. Stop by during office hours for more information.


upcoming rabies clinics

Boonton Township Rabies Clinic

Saturday, November 13th at the Municipal Building


For your convenience below is a list of all clinics being held throughout Morris County in October and November.

Rabies clinics are free and open to all New Jersey residents


Combating the spotted lantern fly

The township has been proactive in the fight against the invasive lantern fly. Here are several useful links that you can go on to learn more about this invasive pest. There is much more available on the Internet, and we suggest all residents read and learn about the spotted lantern fly.

The past several weeks the township has been using an IPM approach. We have been spraying various tree trunks on town property where the lantern fly has been found. Our DPW supervisor strongly recommends that if you do use the sticky traps to please make sure they are covered properly to avoid killing and harming birds, bats, tree frogs and other useful insects.

Rutgers FAQs: https://njaes.rutgers.edu/spotted-lanternfly/faq.php

NJDofAg: https://www.nj.gov/.../pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/


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


Book Club

Our November meeting will be 11/9/21 at 7 pm in Town Hall to discuss:

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

by Lori Gottlieb

From a New York Times best-selling author, psychotherapist, and national advice columnist, a hilarious, thought-provoking, and surprising new book that takes us behind the scenes of a therapist's world -- where her patients are looking for answers (and so is she).

One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will turn out to be anything but.

As Gottlieb explores the inner chambers of her patients' lives -- a self-absorbed Hollywood producer, a young newlywed diagnosed with a terminal illness, a senior citizen threatening to end her life on her birthday if nothing gets better, and a twenty-something who can't stop hooking up with the wrong guys -- she finds that the questions they are struggling with are the very ones she is now bringing to Wendell.

With startling wisdom and humor, Gottlieb invites us into her world as both clinician and patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.





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 556 since October 14th.

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.

Morris County Vaccine Mega site at Rockaway Townsquare Mall and the COVID testing site at County College of Morris are closed.

Go to https://www.morriscountynj.gov/Residents/Health/Coronavirus to find vaccination and testing sites in Morris County.

If you have any questions, call the County 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

media must be in jpeg form


In search of old Boonton Township photographs

for display in the Municipal Building

we can certainly arrange to reprint your photograph if you cannot donate it to the Township


A Message From the Boonton Township Police Department


Thank you to all of our residents for your cooperation and patience during the temporary closure of Rockaway Valley Road yesterday.

The roadway has now been re-opened and traffic operations have resumed as normal.





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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