In October 2021, the Town of Newton was awarded a 5-year designation by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Neighborhood Preservation Program (NPP) which includes an initial $125,000 grant to generate visible, tangible change driven by local residents and business owners. It is anticipated that the Town of Newton will receive up to $125,000 a year for five years to assist with economic and community development. See below for more details:
Plants and flowers were delivered and installed in 58 self-watering planters on Spring Street. These planters are designed with a wicking system and water only needs to be added once a month in drought conditions! They use less water, are maintenance free and are down right attractive!
Utilizing NPP funds, the Town hired Mural Artist, Caren Olmsted from Olmsted Mural Group to design and install a 60' x 14' mural at the corner of Moran and Spring Streets! This beautiful artistic work will showcase many elements of the Town and draw attention from members of the community and surrounding areas. We will even have opportunities for community members to assist in the painting of the mural and become a part of history!