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.
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!