A Rich Town
From The Citizen December 14, 1967
Someone ought to do a serious study of what makes a town a community. The subject could be researched in Boonton, a community in the richest sense of the word.
Projects that would surely sink elsewhere, float in Boonton. They come sailing in, powered by… what? Propelled by some elusive something that might be called civic pride, if you were in a pinch and had to give it a name.
Why does Boonton seem to own, effortlessly, something other municipalities are striving to win?
If it’s a secret, it ought to be shared.
Boonton isn’t a big town. It’s not populous, not affluent. It will never win a beauty contest or a planning prize. It’s an industrial town, with the smoke and the smell to prove it.