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Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Flattens Jefferson

April 23, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team whipped its counterparts from Jefferson on Saturday with a 13-1 blowout.

Playing in chilly dampness, the Gaels dominated the Falcons in all four periods. Jefferson’s only goal came in the first period, when Roxbury shooters found success three times.

It was a 3-goal game for three Gaels: Dave Biank, Eric ...

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Outshoots Pequannock

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – An offensive battle on Friday ended with a win for the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team as it beat Pequannock 12-7.

Emily Koepfler scored half of those points. Her effort was aided by Emma Karnitsky, who scored two goals, Mia Sadowski, who scored two and made two assists, Grace Monaghan, who scored one goal and Kendall Torpin, who also had a goal.

Gaels ...

Roxbury Baseball Batters Ignite to Beat Morristown-Beard

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Buoyed by two triples, a couple of doubles and plenty of other hits, the Roxbury High School baseball team on Friday defeated Morristown-Beard 9-1.

The triples were blasted by Ryan Ditrolio and Brandon Alfonso. On the mound, Jared Schimenti got the win, throwing 72 pitches. Michael Roumes helped the cause, throwing 12.

The win against the Crimson lifted the ...

Roxbury Starts on Six Miles of Town Road Repaving

April 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The township is spending about $1.1 million this year on municipal road resurfacing, and some of the projects are already underway, officials said.

This week, the township Department of Public Works (DPW) tackled Mill Road in the Berkshire Valley area, a road that connects Berkshire Valley Road to West Dewey Avenue, Raths said.

The crews are then planning to move to ...

In Roxbury, Lake Hopatcong Muck Gets Gardeners' Attention

ROXBURY, NJ – A contractor is nearly finished removing dead plants and black “muck” from Landing Channel, an experiment funded by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation that, if effective, might be used elsewhere on Lake Hopatcong.

The “hydroraking” has left deep piles of wet, black material piled on a small peninsula leased by the township. But Lake Hopatcong ...

Primary Election in Roxbury Looks Sleepy but November Has Promise

ROXBURY, NJ – A sleeper of a June primary election is in store for Roxbury's Republican voters as nobody stepped up Monday to challenge any of the three GOP incumbents seeking nomination on the local level.

Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley, Roxbury Councilman Jim Rilee and Roxbury Councilman Robert DeFillippo, all Republicans, will run unopposed on June 6. The three ...

Vote to Help Lake Hopatcong Group Get Floating Classroom

April 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ -  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is asking people to vote daily, through May 12, to help it win up to $100,000 in grant money that will go toward a floating classroom boat.

The non-profit group is hoping to buy a 40-foot, custom-built covered pontoon boat that would be used to teach children about the lake. The grant for the boat would come from a USA Today Network program ...

Roxbury Mini-THON More Than Doubles Fundraising Goal

ROXBURY, NJ - More than 400 Roxbury High School students, some alumni and friends from surrounding districts spent last Friday night and early Saturday morning dancing the night away to raise money and support for the fight against pediatric cancer in the Roxbury High School Gymnasium.

Over the past three years, the RHS Mini-THON team raised $39,900 total. This year, the organizers were ...

Roxbury Students Plan "Summer Kickoff," Invite Whole Town

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Student Council is planning a new event it hopes will be become an annual rite: The "Roxbury Summer Kickoff."

Scheduled to take place May 20 by the Horseshoe Lake Park band shell and pavilion in Succasunna, the event “was created to bring the community together for one day where everyone is involved, all age groups invited and ...

Opioid and Heroin Symposium Slated at Roxbury High School

April 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Police Department is co-sponsoring an April 26 symposium where law enforcement officials will publicly discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic and how to stop it.

The discussion will take place at Roxbury High School starting at 7 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer segment.

“More than 33,000 Americans – about 91 a day -  died from ...

Cops: Drunken Roxbury Driver Nearly Hits Parked Police Car

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – A Roxbury man last weekend nearly sideswiped a police car parked on the shoulder of Route 46 before being pulled over and charged with driving while intoxicated and other offenses, police said.

The man, Eric Rochelle, 44, of Landing, came close to hitting Mount Olive Police Sgt. Dave Turner, who was parked on the shoulder of westbound Route 46 near Route 80, police ...

Coke and Weapons Charges Filed Against Newark Man in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A Newark man found in Roxbury with a lot of cocaine, a lot of cash and handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets was arrested and placed in the Morris County jail this week, authorities said Friday.

The man, Terrance Clemens, 41, was charged with first-degree possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, said Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Roxbury Police ...

A Scholarship for Graduates with Lake Hopatcong Connections

April 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A love of Lake Hopatcong can net two graduating high school seniors $1,000 each throughr the Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s 2017 scholarship program.

“A special place or landscape can have a huge impact on students as they look ahead to their future studies and careers,” said Lake Hopatcong Foundation Executive Director Donna Macalle-Holly. “By investing ...

Vote to Help Lake Hopatcong Group Get Floating Classroom

ROXBURY, NJ -  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is asking people to vote daily, through May 12, to help it win up to $100,000 in grant money that will go toward a floating classroom boat.

The non-profit group is hoping to buy a 40-foot, custom-built covered pontoon boat that would be used to teach children about the lake. The grant for the boat would come from a USA Today Network program ...

Roxbury Mini-THON More Than Doubles Fundraising Goal

ROXBURY, NJ - More than 400 Roxbury High School students, some alumni and friends from surrounding districts spent last Friday night and early Saturday morning dancing the night away to raise money and support for the fight against pediatric cancer in the Roxbury High School Gymnasium.

Over the past three years, the RHS Mini-THON team raised $39,900 total. This year, the organizers were ...

New Indictment, Same Sex Charges, Against Former Roxbury Educator

April 13, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Addressing “technical, legal issues” raised by a defense lawyer, a grand jury on Thursday handed up a new indictment against former Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Roger Schneider, who is accused of sexual contact with a minor, said the county prosecutor’s office.

The new indictment is substantially the same as an earlier one, said Morris County ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

Auto Parts Chain Fined for Price Discrepencies

NEWARK – Advance Stores Co., which recently opened an Advanced Auto Parts store in Ledgewood, charged customers more than the amount shown on store displays, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

Although the pricing violations were discovered in 2015, two years before the chain’s Roxbury store on Route 46 opened, Advance Stores agreed to make changes at ...

Roxbury Diner: Homespun Hospitality Through Thick and Thin

April 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury was being buried in snow March 14 and most businesses were closed. Not Roxbury Diner.

Roxbury Diner isn’t like most businesses.For co-owner Jimmy Dontas, a snowstorm – even a blizzard – isn’t a reason to suspend operations. Instead, it’s a call to action.

To many in town, Roxbury Diner – a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor – is ...

Knight's Automotive Repair Earns Angie's List Super Service Award

ROXBURY, NJ - Knight's Automotive Repair, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, has earned the coveted 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award reflecting an exemplary year of customer service.

Winning this award for 2016 is particularly significant as Angie’s List (the premier consumer review service) experienced unprecedented member growth.

“Companies that can meet higher ...

Alliance for Action Names Jersey Central Power & Light Power Project “Leading Infrastructure Project in New Jersey”

The New Jersey Alliance for Action named a Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, transmission line project one of “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” at its annual award recognition ceremony on Feb. 10.

The $48-million transmission line project from Manalapan to Hightstown, New Jersey, earned the honor because of its success in ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

"George to the Rescue" TV Team Unveils Roxbury Home Upgrade

ROXBURY, NJ – The crew of the “George to the Rescue” television program on Monday unveiled the improvements it made, using local contractors, at the Succasunna home of Levi Spencer, a boy born with spina bifida.

As Roxbury police blocked off a section of Condit Street, a crowd that included those contractors - as well as public officials - gathered at the Spencer home for the ...

JCP&L Prepares for Winter Storm Storm With Plan and Additional Crews

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Food? Check. Water? Check. Shovels? Check. Electricity? Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is monitoring and will continue to monitor the winter storm that is developing along the East Coast.

The company has stated that personnel are prepared to respond should the forecasted heavy snowfall and high winds cause power outages. To prepare for the weather ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Community Cleanup and Lots of Native Plants

April 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be celebrating Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday focused on green awareness and environmental issues, with a community cleanup on April 22 and then continuing the celebration with a native plant sale on May 6.

LHF Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Lots of hands make light work.  Join the Foundation for just one hour, 8:30 a.m.

Vote to Help Lake Hopatcong Group Get Floating Classroom

ROXBURY, NJ -  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is asking people to vote daily, through May 12, to help it win up to $100,000 in grant money that will go toward a floating classroom boat.

The non-profit group is hoping to buy a 40-foot, custom-built covered pontoon boat that would be used to teach children about the lake. The grant for the boat would come from a USA Today Network program ...

In Roxbury, Lake Hopatcong Muck Gets Gardeners' Attention

ROXBURY, NJ – A contractor is nearly finished removing dead plants and black “muck” from Landing Channel, an experiment funded by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation that, if effective, might be used elsewhere on Lake Hopatcong.

The “hydroraking” has left deep piles of wet, black material piled on a small peninsula leased by the township. But Lake Hopatcong ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Community Cleanup and Lots of Native Plants

April 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be celebrating Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday focused on green awareness and environmental issues, with a community cleanup on April 22 and then continuing the celebration with a native plant sale on May 6.

LHF Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Lots of hands make light work.  Join the Foundation for just one hour, 8:30 a.m.

Roxbury Students Plan "Summer Kickoff," Invite Whole Town

April 12, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Student Council is planning a new event it hopes will be become an annual rite: The "Roxbury Summer Kickoff."

Scheduled to take place May 20 by the Horseshoe Lake Park band shell and pavilion in Succasunna, the event “was created to bring the community together for one day where everyone is involved, all age groups invited and ...

Roxbury High Students Place in Blackwell Street Exhibit

ROXBURY, NJ - The works of Roxbury High School art students are being displayed at the Blackwell Street exhibit in Morristown through April 28.

The 4-floor exhibit, in the Atrium Gallery, is free and open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Blackwell Street gives students the opportunity to show their best artwork. Submitted work from high schools throughout Morris ...

Success for Postponed Roxbury Easter Egg Hunt

ROXBURY, NJ - Any disappointment endured by youngsters due to the 1-week postponement of this year's township Easter egg hunt was likely forgotten Saturday when the event took place under clear, if brisk, skies.

Sponsored by the Roxbury Township Recreation Department, the egg hunt took place at Horseshoe Lake Park. More than 500 kids showed up and had fun.

"There were a lot of ...

St. Therese Knights of Columbus Sets Date for Annual Charity Auction and Tricky Tray

March 10, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Knights of Columbus, St. Therese Council in Succasunna has scheduled its 19th Annual Charity Live Auction and Tricky Tray for April 29.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will help raise money to benefit disabled citizens, senior citizens, veterans, the homeless and needy through organizations like Hope House and Catholic Charities. The K of C also supports many youth ...

Ready for Change?

New Years has come and gone.  Have you been able to keep any of your resolutions?

 Why is change sometimes so easy to do and other times so difficult?  Some habits can be difficult to break and other habits can be difficult to start.  

The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna has been on an adventure of change for the past five years.  And this Lent, we are ...

Watch Some Hoops, Help the Roxbury Food Pantry

ROXBURY, NJ – People headed to the store today for Super Bowl party provisions might consider picking up items for Roxbury Social Service’s Food Pantry. Those who do can bring the stuff to the annual St. Therese Super Bowl Weekend “Hoops for Hope Food Drive.”

Admission to watch the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball games taking place today and Sunday will be ...

Opioid and Heroin Symposium Slated at Roxbury High School

April 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Police Department is co-sponsoring an April 26 symposium where law enforcement officials will publicly discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic and how to stop it.

The discussion will take place at Roxbury High School starting at 7 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer segment.

“More than 33,000 Americans – about 91 a day -  died from ...

Morristown Children’s Hospital First Hospital in New Jersey to Administer Newly Approved Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, was the first hospital in the state to administer nusinersen, a newly approved medication to a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and sometimes fatal genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle strength and movement.

Because ...

Atlantic Health System Unites with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining ‘80% by 2018’ - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in ...

67 Years After Her Season in Pro Baseball, a Roxbury Grad Gets an Award

ROXBURY, NJ – Lois “Tommie” Barker, a Roxbury High School graduate who went on to play in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, was honored recently by the Ledgewood-based chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

Barker, 93, was presented with the DAR’s “Women in American History Award” in recognition of her contribution to ...

Boy Scouts Prep for Morris Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

April 9, 2017

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local community members at the Boy Scouts of America 22nd Annual Morris Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 19 at The Park Avenue Club in Florham Park at 6:30 pm. 

This year’s honorees are Bob Landrigan, Margit Rahill, Mayor James Sandham, Jr., ...

Coming Just Upstreamof Denville: Lots of Trout

ROCKAWAY BOROUGH, NJ - Potbelly's Riverside Cafe's annual Trout Fishing Contest has the potential to be the "biggest and the best" of them all, predicts Potbelly's owner Rob Grow, who is in his 10th year of running the contest.

"We're stocking more fish, we have more prizes, more of the town's businessmen are involved, more of our customers are chipping ...

Former Roxbury Student Wins State Journalism Award

ROXBURY, NJ -  A County College of Morris student from Roxbury was among three journalists awarded for their work in the school’s campus newspaper, The Youngtown Edition, during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Roxbury High School graduate Amanda Aller, now Youngtown’s managing editor, clinched a third-place victory for her arts and entertainment feature story “Timeless ...

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Hearts for Hope Charity Dance Show

April 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Heartbeat Dance Center in Succasunna is proud to present “Hearts for Hope,” its 6th Annual Dance Showcase to benefit Make-A-Wish New Jersey.

The evening will showcase solos, duos and trios in many different styles of dance. The event will be held at Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna on June 10 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 ...

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It Began With Filling Your Tank; Now They Fix Your Grandson’s Car

When we drive east on Route 10 through Roxbury, many of us might remember a Shell station at the Randolph border next to the golf range. It was in that station that Nancy and Peyton Knight began their long history of auto repair in the township.

That was 1983 and soon the Knights’ business grew and expanded. The humble gas station gradually morphed into a state-of-the-art ...

Go to Peru, See Machu Piccu, Then Eat Your Way through the Rest of the Country

April 5, 2017

They arrive by the plane load, wearing hiking boots, backpacks and headbands.  "Machu Piccu?," the Peruvian customs official asks wearily.  And off they go to one of the world's most intoxicating sights -- and the mountaintop home of the nation's most famous site.

In the process, however, they are doing themselves a huge injustice.

For in their quest to follow ...