Roxbury Top Stories

October 27, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team's season ended Friday with a loss to West Morris Central at home on Senior Night. The Gaels' 27-14 loss left their season record at 2-6 and their eyes aimed on a better record next year. The Wolfpack was first to get on the scoreboard with a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township senior citizens club this month enjoyed a bus trip for a week in Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec, Canada. Forty members of the club enjoyed the vacation. Thie trip was one of the annual week-long jaunts the club takes every year to various locations. The club, which ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The new Roxbury High School gymnastics team was narrowly beaten Tuesday in league championship competition, losing to Montclair. The Gaels total of 100.575 wasn’t enough to beat Montclair’s 100.625, but coach Tara Liska said she was pleased with the performance. “The girls went ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School AP Literature students along with their teachers, Laura Schmidt, Allyson Spargo and Sharon Baker attended the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival on Oct. 19 at NJPAC in Newark and the surrounding area. While there, the 17 students had the opportunity to meet, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ground was broken today on a 12-home Habitat for Humanity project in Roxbury, an event that was six years in the making, according to the organization’s CEO. The project, at 119 and 121 Main Street in Succasunna, will have two buildings with each containing six condominium units.

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NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for several New Jersey municipalities, who conspired with a Roxbury man to commit a strongarm extortion, was sentenced today to 34 months in prison, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The man, Billy Donnerstag, 50, of Hackettstown, pleaded guilty earlier ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Mirriam Morris, a woman who dedicated more than a decade to helping preserve historical sites in Roxbury, was presented tonight with a certificate of appreciation from the township Mayor and Council. Morris, who moved to Raleigh, N.C. in July, served as president of the Roxbury ...

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Roxbury, NJ – The goal is to have holiday wreaths placed on the Succasunna graves of 610 veterans in December. The challenge: Funding the endeavor. Toward that end, Roxbury area members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) are asking people, organizations and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - It's official: The Roxbury Marching Gaels are undefeated in the 2018 season.' The Marching Gaels recently took first place at the Ridge Marching Madness Competition at Ridge High School -in Group 4 Open - with a score of 90.25. They also won caption awards for best music, best ...

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Mouht Olive, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team fought hard Friday night but lost 6-0 against Mount Olive. The away-game loss brings the Gaels' record to 2-5.  Mount Olive got its six points with a 3rd Period touchdown by Flynn Brown. It was 0-0 until the Marauders No. 2 broke ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – A local news reporter who died Oct. 14 after being struck by a car in Randolph got out of an Uber or other rideshare vehicle before reaching her Randolph residence, police said today. The woman, Lindsay Ireland, 26, had been at a Hopatcong restaurant with the family members ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The inaugural Roxbury High School gymnastics team wrapped up its regular season on Oct. 12 with a meet against Indian Hills High School where the girls stuck another win in the books beating Indian Hills 99.05 to 89.7. Tiffany Zieba was the leading point scorer, earning the highest ...

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LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. - The Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC) awarded the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom an Environmental Achievement Award “for outstanding accomplishment in local environmental protection” at its 45th Annual Environmental Congress at Mercer ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident and former Scout leader Bob Williams is dealing with kidney disease and his wife, Kathleen, has embarked on a difficult quest: Finding somebody willing to become a living organ donor.. In a Facebook plea, Kathleen Whalen Williams said "time is not on Bob's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home. "The Halloween ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units. Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been ...

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MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance. But a dog named Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way. After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said. The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph Police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Worshipers at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna today offered thanks to all involved in the restoration of their church’s steeple, a long-awaited project that took place this summer. The steeple dedication service, part of the congregation’s 10 a.m. Sunday Worship, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education and the Roxbury Education Association’s (REA) negotiations teams have reached common ground" for contract settlement and have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that contains the terms and details of the agreement for the 2017-2020 contract. The ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. - By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park in Landing fades to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. But some days are exceptions. The sixth annual Lake Loop, which took place Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Already blessed by the existence of the Heard family’s annual “Halloween House,” Halloween lovers in Roxbury can have even more fun by navigating their way to the home of Danny and Marianne D’Amico. As they do for Christmas, the D’Amicos make great use of their corner lot at 23 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury community is invited to attend an Oct. 20 ceremony honoring the Tardive family for its role in starting youth football in the township 60 years ago. The ceremony will take place around 6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Park football field before the Roxbury Jr. Gaels varsity ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To hide their assets from creditors, the owners of the former Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury set up “sham” trust accounts for their children then illegally, and with help from their lawyers, raided the trusts to pay mortgages and legal fees, according to a state grand jury. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School marching band recently took first place for its group, and won many other awards, at an invitational competition. Competing at the West Orange Invitational, the  Roxbury Marching Gaels took the top prize in Group 3A with a score of 85.1. The first place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It's been a season of challenges, growth and upbeat attitude for the Roxbury High School volleyball team,which reached 8-8 on Oct. 5 with a win over Kinnelon in a Morris County Tournament (MCT) first-round match,  The team, which takes on Jefferson today, will face West Morris on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - (Editor's Note: Police now say the woman was found and the wallet was recovered) Roxbury police are seeking information relating to the theft of a wallet that was accidentally left at a Succasunna garage sale on Saturday. Police said the incident happened at a house on Sunnyview ...

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  ROXBURY, NJ – More than a half-century after 21-year-old Succasunna resident James Ohlinger was killed in Vietnam, the Army private was remembered today with the unveiling of an honorary street sign on the corner of Thor Drive and Reider Street. The “street blade” installation was the ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ - The Randolph High School football team celebrated homecoming Friday by showing no mercy to its rival neighbors from Roxbury, running out to 26-0 halftime lead, and then cruising to a 33-0 victory to move to 6-0 on the season. The loss, which came on the heels of a Sept. 29 35-12 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and students in the Roxbury School District will be asked to step away from technology on four days this year during what the district is calling “tech-free days.” The goal of the initiative, in part, is to teach students how to develop enough will-power to resist the ...

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