Local News of Boonton Past

from the Boonton Times-Bulletin

June 5, 1961

The New Jersey State Highway Department will hold public auctions on residential and commercial buildings in Middlesex and Morris Counties. In Morris County, where a section of Interstate Route 287 will be built, 12 buildings in Boonton and seven in Parsippany Troy Hills will be offered for sale June 8.

Undated photo. Main and Myrtle. Building on left is Main Pharmacy. The Esso Station to the right is where present day 287 exists.

A street with buildings

Looking from Washington Street towards Main/Myrtle.

Street with cars parked and two story and brick building

The building in center with awning is where the current bridge over 287 exists today. You can see Main Pharmacy in the distance.

A street with red building in the distance

1961 - First female president of Kiwanis

At the 1960 annual Christmas party, Mrs. Marion Smock was installed as the new president of the Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad for 1961. Mrs. Smock has been on the squad for eight years, she has served on the squad as quartermaster, secretary-treasurer, Board of Directors and vice president last year

To learn more, read the story on Boonton Kiwanis First Aid Squad.

One woman and several men standing and smiling together with a detailed caption

1965 – Boonton Ave Parking Lot opened

The cost to park, one hour at 5 cents, two hours for 10 cents and six hours for 25 cents

Town Hall Construction

May 21, 1964 – Contracts totaling $378,643 were awarded by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen on Monday night for the construction of a new Town Hall at the site near the corner of Washington Street and Lathrop Avenue.

The work is expected to begin around the first of June with completion date about a year away.

March 1, 1965 – Scafolding removed from the new Town Hall (right)

August 3, 1965 - Sealed bids will be received by the Mayor and Board of Alderman for landscaping and sodding the new Town Hall

October 18, 1965 – The Mayor and Board of Alderman met for the first time in the new Town Hall at 100 Washington Street.

New Landmark Appears In Town with detailed caption