UNITED ALERT & NIXLE
Public Alert Systems
The Town of Boonton offers two types of alert systems that you may sign up for in order to obtain emergency information and notifications of various community events.
UNITED ALERT - A Broadcast system that allows anyone to join free of charge and receive various alerts. Our town has created a public group "Town of Boonton" which anyone can join. Alerts will be issued for road closures, storm updates, emergency weather issues, missing persons(s) or any other pertinent notifications. The alerts are delivered to you by your choice (email and/or text message). To join, visit https://unitedalert.com
The Boonton Police Department also offers Nixle.com Community Alert system to the members of our community. This free system allows community members to register to receive email or text notifications directly from us and get instant notices about everything from gas leaks to missing persons, traffic accidents and road closures. Nixle, LLC developed this secure messaging technology to open trustworthy, reliable communications between governmental agencies and the communities they serve. Only authenticated agencies and organizations are permitted to use Nixle, which prevents false messages and impersonations. These alerts are provided through the secure Nixle site, which is used by over 3000 public safety agencies around the USA and is dedicated to providing verified public safety information to community residents. Click on the link below to go to the Municipal Wire Service which shows all the recent community notification messages. You don't have to sign up, sign in or give any information and it's completely free. Subscribers to this service can sign up at http://local.nixle.com/register
A Great Place to Live and Work
Covering a geographic area of 2.45 square
miles, the Town of Boonton is located in the northeastern Morris County, about
22 miles west of the George Washington Bridge and seven miles north of
Morristown on Rte. 287. It's an established community with an abundance of park
lands, historic homes and convenient access to all parts of the tri-state
Boonton residents are primarily professionals, craftsmen and independent business people. We have three mid-sized shopping centers, various art galleries and specialty shops that are located in and around the Main Street Business District. Boonton Main Street, Inc. runs their annual Farmer’s Market from June – November of each year in the Upper Plane Street Parking lot, located directly off Main Street. Other events throughout the year includes Boonton Day in September, the annual Boonton Fire Department’s Labor Day Parade & Fair and the their Annual Christmas Parade in November. The town's business community includes numerous major corporations, such as Fossil Farms (game & natural meats), Unigene (pharmaceuticals), Dauphin (commercial furniture manufacturers), Marsen (industrial manufacturers), and Packard (specialization in antique automotive equipment).
Residential housing available in the town includes single and multi-family homes, apartments, condos, townhouses and restored homes representing the Colonial, Victorian and Contemporary Eras.