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Long-Empty Roxbury Lot Gets Zoned for Townhouses

October 16, 2018

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 vacant for 36 years.

During that time, a number of proposals for the property, ...

An Event to Honor the Tardive Family - Founders of Roxbury Youth Football

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 team takes the field, said Jr. Gaels Assistant Coach Kevin Spitzer, who is helping organize ...

New Landing Bridge Project: $22 Million and Four Years Away

ROXBURY, NJ - The new Landing Road Bridge and related upgrades to the area will cost about $22 million and should be completed in 2022, said a consultant for the project Tuesday.

In a presentation to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, consultant Michael Viglianco said the project will remain in the design phase until next year, go out to bids in 2020 or 2021 and take a 18 months to a year to ...

Walt's Hardware, a Roxbury Icon in Kenvil, Demolished

ROXBURY, NJ – It didn’t take long on Tuesday for the Caterpillar 336E hybrid hydraulic excavator to erase most of the former Walt’s Hardware store in Kenvil, a Roxbury icon that’s stood on Route 46 since the late 1940s.

In one day of work, the machine operator reduced the imposing gray structure to a pile of rubble. Only a portion of one wall remained standing ...

Officials Welcome Roxbury's New Riggs Canal Park

ROXBURY, NJ – The township and The Canal Society of New Jersey on Sunday unveiled a small, but historically important, new park in the heart of Roxbury.

The new Riggs Canal Park, on Main Street in Ledgewood, preserves a 5.8-acre piece of the former Morris Canal that once housed a mansion built by Silas Riggs and a lock on the canal. It features a wide, shady walking path that takes ...

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