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4/04 - Planning Board Meeting - 7:30 PM

4/06 - Township Committee Work Meeting - 7 PM

4/09 - Recycling Depot - 9 AM to Noon

4/09 - Paper Shredding - 9 AM to Noon

4/09 - Easter Egg Hunt - 10 AM Leonard Park


Boonton Township Trivia

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

Rural Free Mail Delivery in Boonton Township

Rural Free Delivery (RFD) was a program of the United States Post Office that began in the late 19th century to deliver mail directly to rural destinations. Previously, individuals living in rural areas had to pick up mail themselves at sometimes distant post offices or pay private carriers for delivery.

The Post Office began experiments with Rural Free Delivery as early as 1890. However, universal implementation was slow; RFD was not adopted generally across the country until 1902. The rural delivery service has used a network of rural routes traveled by carriers to deliver to and pick it up from roadside mailboxes. Rural delivery began in the Township with one rural route, RD#1. It was later expanded in the early 1960s to include a second route, RD#2 which covered the northern and western portions of the Township.

Box numbers were assigned as the carrier drove the route - so there was no order to the box numbering system along roadways. In some instances, such as construction of a new road, letters were added so, for example, an address would be RD#2, Box 152C. This numbering system led to much confusion for emergency responders and delivery drivers. By the 1990's the Township had five rural delivery routes before house numbers were required for the implementation of statewide Enhanced 9-1-1. As new rural delivery routes were added box numbers didn't change just the rural delivery route number so RD#2 Box 370 became RD#5, Box 370 which led to further confusion. Two notable rural addresses were: the Municipal Building, RD#1, Box 201 and Rockaway Valley School, RD#2, Box 5 - today, some mail is still delivered to these institutions using the old rural delivery addresses.

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



Boonton Township Recreation

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9th

(Rain Date: Good Friday, April 15th)

Leonard Park

10 AM sharp


Boonton Township Recreation

Rockaway River Clean Up 2022!

Saturday, April 30th

10:00 am

Meet at 31 Rockaway Drive

Bring your gloves and bags!

Volunteers are needed to help participate in cleaning up the Rockaway River and other areas in Boonton Township

Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops are welcome to help.

We will walk along the river on Rockaway Drive to clean up.

Any questions please contact the Recreation Director at:


If you cant make our event, please pick up any garbage and remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.



Rockaway Valley Garden Club

The Rockaway Valley Garden Club generally meets the 2nd Tuesday of each Month.

Meetings begin at 10: 00 am and are held at the Boonton Township Municipal Building, 155 Powerville Rd.

Guest are always welcome, and we encourage you to come join us to see what we are all about.

Check us out at our website: www.RockawayValleyGardenClub.org or on our Facebook page.

Any questions can be sent to our email address: info@rockawayvalleygardenclub.org


Registration is OPEN for the 19th Annual Township Classic Golf Outing sponsored by the Boonton Township Education Foundation.

Registration closes on April 14th! -- Grab your foursome & Register today at www.BTEFNJ.org ...FORE Education!!

How many Township Classics have you golfed?? Don't miss this one! The funds support our BT kids' education from K-12th at RVS and MLHS.

PLUS -- Hot off the press -- BTEF is coordinating a Party Bus! Stay tuned for more info!

Spring is in the air - hope to see you there!

Register here: https://one.bidpal.net/btefgolfouting/welcome


from the Boonton Township Fire Department


Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16

Old Denville Road Firehouse from 8am – 4pm (or until sold out).


News from our Health Officer

Public Health Nurse Office Hours

Our Public Health Nurse office hours have resumed on Friday mornings from 9AM to 10AM. If you would like to confer with our nurse, Cindie Bella, RN, BSN, REHS, MAS,

she can be contacted at

973-631-5491 or cbella@co.morris.nj.us

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.

Weekly Coronavirus Update

The cumulative number of cases in Boonton Township as of the start of community transmission in Morris County of COVID-19 in early March 2020 now stands at 911 since March 31, 2022.

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.

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.



Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey located in Whippany

is holding a donation drive for Ukraine

to contribute or for more information please go to:



Boonton Township Recreation

Summer Recreation Camp 2022

6 Weeks: July 5th - August 12th - $125 Per Week

Week of July 5th - July 8th $100 (No camp July 4th)

Monday to Friday 9:00am-12:00pm Held at RVS

Fun Fridays at RVA Fields

Spots are limited. Please do not wait to sign-up.

Out of town residents may sign up for $150 per week.

Camp will be held in large open areas: gyms, playground, field and Leonard Park.

Campers must bring their own snacks and water bottles.

Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

Small grade level groups will rotate to various stations.

Offered to children entering Kindergarten-Fifth Grade

Preschool Camp- Ages 3 and 4 (Must be potty trained)

Sport Camp- Grades 4th and 6th

Please complete the attached registration form along with the COVID Acknowledgement Form.

All camps are on one registration form this year.

Please submit the forms for each camper and make checks payable to: Boonton Township Recreation. Forms can be mailed to: Boonton Township Recreation, 155 Powerville Road, Boonton Township, NJ 07005.

You will receive additional information upon receipt of your application.

Any questions contact Kristin Groeneveld at: recdirector@boontontownship.com or 973-946-9914


Book Club

Monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm in Town Hall.

Our next meeting will be held April 12 at 7pm in Town Hall.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

by David Grann

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In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.


Boonton Township Recreation

Spring Clean-Up Sale

Township Wide Garage Sale

Start Your Spring Cleaning

Have a Garage Sale along with other Township Residents!

Save the Date: Saturday, May 7th

Rain Date- May 14th


Sign up to participate for only $20

Proceeds will go towards our Summer Recreation Camp.

A map of the all-participating houses will be available at town hall and posted on various websites.

Please submit a registration form and payment to the Municipal Building not later than Friday, April 29th Attention: Recreation Department, 155 Powerville Road



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


The Boonton Township Police Department is honored to announce that our agency received re-accreditation status earlier this month from the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission.

Accreditation through the New Jersey State Chiefs of Police Association is a voluntary program which signifies a commitment to the absolute highest standards in the law enforcement industry.

The Boonton Township Police Department has been an accredited agency since 2013 and undergoes a rigorous and constant year-round assessment process in order to maintain accredited status.

Pictured below is Police Chief Michael Danyo with the Boonton Township Police Department Accreditation Team.

L to R: Sgt. Jason Raffo, Lt. Joseph D'Agostino, Chief Michael Danyo, Sgt. Thomas Cacciabeve





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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