Project Labor Agreements will Hurt Parsippany Taxpayers and Businesses: Tell Mayor and Council to Reject Expensive and Discriminatory Labor Scheme

It may come as a shock for the taxpayers of Morris County to learn that Mayor James Barberio and some of the Parsippany Council are seeking to raise the cost of public works projects and discriminate against local Parsippany businesses and workers.  However, their recent ordinance that mandates costly Project Labor Agreements (PLA’s) will do just that.

This week, Mayor Barbiero ...

National Preparedness Month: Act Today, Stay Safe Tomorrow

Each September is National Preparedness Month, a time to shine a light on the importance of preparing for emergencies before they happen. 

One of the most common emergencies is severe weather, which can cause tree damage, broken poles, downed power lines and sometimes even lengthy power outages. While Mother Nature can be unpredictable, each of us can take steps to minimize the impact the ...

FirstEnergy Named Top Utility for Economic Development by Site Selection Magazine for Fourth Year in a Row

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), has been named by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation's leading utilities in promoting economic development for the fourth year in a row, helping to attract nearly 22,000 new jobs and $5.4 billion in third-party corporate facility investment in its six-state service area in ...

JCP&L Installs Guards to Protect New Jersey Bald Eagles

To safeguard New Jersey’s bald eagle population, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has installed protective devices on electrical equipment in areas near known bald eagle nests in Hamburg Township and near Culver Lake (Frankford), both in Sussex County.

The protective system includes the use of guards that prevent birds from ...

Hopatcong PBA Food Truck, Music Fest and Car Show Too!

September 22, 2022

𝗦𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗥𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝗦𝗘𝗣𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗕𝗘𝗥 𝟮𝟰, 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗 𝗧𝗥𝗨𝗖𝗞𝗦 & 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗥𝗢𝗗𝗦 𝗔𝗥𝗘 𝗥𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗢 𝗛𝗢𝗣𝗔𝗧𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚!

Hopatcong Food Truck & Music Festival, Plus Car Show!

Saturday, September 24 • 11am-7pm

Please join us for this great event featuring 15 gourmet food trucks, Live Music, 200+ vehicle Car Show presented by Cops N Rodders of North Jersey, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Beer, Margarita & Sangria ...

Milestones

Roxbury High School Student Joins The National Society of High School Scholars

August 6, 2022

On July 26, The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced student Nicholas Anthony Tomaselli from Mount Arlington, had been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Co-founder and ...

'Sweet' Dog Found Wandering in Succasunna

September 13, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is hoping to find the owner of a dog found Monday on Makin Lane in Succasunna.

The dog, a male with no collar or microchip, was found near Kiwanis Park, she said. "He's very sweet," noted Blanchard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Roxbury Township Animal Control at 973-584-4372. Proof of ownership ...

Advice & Opinion

Raritan Headwaters Association Offers to Test Private Wells

August 21, 2022

I read with concern the TAPinto Roxbury news article about six private wells on Nalron Drive that tested positive for high amounts of PFAS chemicals. The private wells were tested when homeowners were in the process of selling their homes, as the state requires.

Such a cluster of wells testing positive for these substances has alarmed residents in that area and raised the fear that ...

How to Beat the Heat in Your Home this Summer

It's only May, and it's already 90 degrees in Roxbury. That means renters, homeowners and house buyers in the area are all looking for the same thing this summer: How to lower their electric bills and keep cool at the same time. 

Each summer seems hotter than the last no matter where you live, Morris County included. So how do you beat the heat while you reduce your ...

Handling Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and news about the stock markets can be unsettling, and some investors might be worrying about the security of their financial future. Even the most experienced investors can get nervous when markets become volatile.

This is natural. It’s an emotional response that can affect your long-term decision-making. Of course, the news media often paints the worst-case ...

Four Rules for Outdoor Tile

These days, outdoor patio tile ideas abound as homeowners strive to expand their enjoyment of their outdoor spaces. Because the tile is being installed outdoors instead of inside the home, the approach is different. There are a number of specific items that must be considered.

Weather Considerations

When selecting outdoor tile for decks and other applications, the number one element to ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

 

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

Roxbury Area Students Make Seton Hall Dean's List

September 14, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ -- Seton Hall University announced the following students who qualified for the Spring 2022 Dean's list and congratulated them for their outstanding academic achievements. The following local students made the list:

Sasha Orozco of Flanders 

Christopher Jones of Flanders 

Rebekah Santana of Flanders 

Miabella Espaillat of ...

Local Students Make FDU Honors/Dean's Lists

ROXBURY, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University announced that many Roxbury area students made the Spring 2022 Honors and Dean's Lists at its Florham Campus in Madison and its Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck.

Making the Honors List at the Florham Campus:

Ashley Clawson of Wharton

Justin Barnhard of Succasunna

Kayleigh Majewski of Flanders

Anthony Russo of Wharton

Thomas ...

School Board

September 23, 2022

Dear Editor:

Just recently finished the article stating that the Roxbury School Board approved the curriculum for the sex education in the school system.

It is beyond me how or when sex education became such an important subject within the education structure. The school board needed to reject this curriculum and restrict the information intended to be taught.

They will trust the ...