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In Blowout over Woodbridge, Roxbury Hockey Moves Up in States

February 21, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ – The Roxbury High School ice hockey team had an easy time Tuesday moving ahead in state tournament play, trouncing Woodbridge in a game at Aspen Ice.

The Gaels not only shut-out the Barrons but did so overwhelmingly.The score at the final buzzer: Roxbury 10, Woodbridge 0. Roxbury was seeded seventh; Woodbridge was seeded 26th.

The first-round victory in the NJSIAA ...

Roxbury Hockey Takes Halversen Cup Again

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ – Roxbury High School’s ice hockey team proved Friday that last year’s Halversen Cup victory was not a fluke. The Gaels did so by winning the cup again and this time doing it even more convincingly than in 2016.

Roxbury shutdown, and shut-out, the Madison Dodgers at Mennen Sports Arena, skating away with a 3-0 victory and taking the coveted division ...

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 ...

Mystery Company Seeks Roxbury OK for Global HQ

February 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A company - one that doesn’t want to tell Roxbury its name just yet - is hoping to build on Dell Avenue its “international headquarters” and employ up to 100 people in “highly paid” positions, according to letters received by the township.

The mystery company hopes to accomplish this project on a 30-acre parcel at 47 Dell Ave. owned by Ronald ...

Motorcycling Replacing "Weecycling" in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – When it comes to motorcycle shopping in Roxbury it's been a case of lose some, gain some.

On the losing side of the equation: The closure of Trebour Motorcycles, a multi-brand dealership that was on Route 46 in Ledgewood; the demise of Garden State BMW Motorcycles, which was in the building now housing Castle Printing; the shut-down of Legends ...

Roxbury Mulls Future of "Sweet, Little" Old Lafayette Schoolhouse

ROXBURY, NJ – A ripple of consternation disturbed the normal tranquility of life for some in Roxbury’s Lower Berkshire Valley on Tuesday. It came in the form of a rumor: Town officials were planning to bulldoze the old Lafayette School.

As it turned out, the report was a false alarm. The 96-year-old building on Mill Road has no wrecking ball in its future, at least in its near ...

School "Wear Blue Day" to Help Roxbury Cops Ride Unity Tour

February 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police are nearing their goal of raising enough money to send 17 officers to the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride in May, an effort that should get a big boost March 3 when township schools will chip in with a “wear blue day” fundraiser.

As of Wednesday, the department’s Police Unity Tour “team page” showed that nearly $25,000 had been ...

Roxbury Students Help Police Honor Fallen Former Lieutenant

ROXBURY, NJ – Seventeen Roxbury police officers want to honor a departed colleague by riding in an upcoming charity bicycle tour, and students at Roxbury High School today launched an online fundraising campaign to help them do it.

The gofundme.com page, created by the Roxbury High School Interact Club, seeks to raise $10,000, to sponsor the 17 officers hoping to ride in the annual ...

Fundraiser Today at Diner to Help Injured Military

ROXBURY, NJ – A visit today (Feb. 20) to Roxbury Diner can accomplish three things: Satisfy your appetite, show your patriotism and help wounded American service members feel a little better.

The diner, on Route 10 in Succasunna (a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor), has partnered with the local chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for a “Project Patriot” fundraiser ...

School "Wear Blue Day" to Help Roxbury Cops Ride Unity Tour

February 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police are nearing their goal of raising enough money to send 17 officers to the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride in May, an effort that should get a big boost March 3 when township schools will chip in with a “wear blue day” fundraiser.

As of Wednesday, the department’s Police Unity Tour “team page” showed that nearly $25,000 had been ...

Roxbury Students Help Police Honor Fallen Former Lieutenant

ROXBURY, NJ – Seventeen Roxbury police officers want to honor a departed colleague by riding in an upcoming charity bicycle tour, and students at Roxbury High School today launched an online fundraising campaign to help them do it.

The gofundme.com page, created by the Roxbury High School Interact Club, seeks to raise $10,000, to sponsor the 17 officers hoping to ride in the annual ...

Roxbury Cop Makes Reluctant Plea for Bike Tour Sponsors

ROXBURY, NJ – To honor a former colleague who died last year while participating in the annual Police Unity Tour bicycle event, 17 members of the Roxbury Police Department are hoping to participate in this year’s ride.

That's more riders than ever before, and that's creating a problem for Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, who’s trying to find sponsors ...

School "Wear Blue Day" to Help Roxbury Cops Ride Unity Tour

February 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police are nearing their goal of raising enough money to send 17 officers to the Police Unity Tour bicycle ride in May, an effort that should get a big boost March 3 when township schools will chip in with a “wear blue day” fundraiser.

As of Wednesday, the department’s Police Unity Tour “team page” showed that nearly $25,000 had been ...

New Bus Route Will Take Roxbury Kids to Summer STEM Program

ROXBURY, NJ - A bus route coming this summer will allow kids from Roxbury to participate in the Summer STEM Institute (SSI) in Cedar Knolls, the institute recently announced.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The SSI offers fun, co-ed programs for youth entering grades one through six, said STEM Program Director Bill SanFilippo in a press release.

“Children ...

RHS Debate Team wins Northwest Debate League Championship

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Debate Team recently won the Northwest Debate League Championship for the first time in decades.

The victory came at a debate where 16 teams from eight schools came together at the turf of defending champs West Morris Central High School in Chester.

Both the Roxbury Negative and Affirmative teams advanced to the final rounds by winning two ...

Auto Parts Chain Fined for Price Discrepencies

February 2, 2017

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 Man, a Church Youth Leader, Sentenced for Sex Offense

MORRISTOWN, N.J. - A Roxbury man, who served as a youth leader in a Christian church, was sentenced recently to about nine months in jail and four years of probation for engaging in criminal sexual contact, said authorities. 

The man, Christopher Davault, of Landing, pleaded guilty in September to the fourth-degree crime. Police said the 32-year-old ...

Former Roxbury Teacher Gets 10+ Years for Skype Sex with Minor

NEWARK, N.J. - A former Roxbury middle school music teacher, who paid a 13-year-old boy to perform sex acts online while he watched on his computer, was sentenced Monday to more than 10 years in prison, authorities said. 

The teacher, David Adams, 30, of Branchburg, pleaded guilty in August to one count of online enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual ...

Mystery Company Seeks Roxbury OK for Global HQ

February 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A company - one that doesn’t want to tell Roxbury its name just yet - is hoping to build on Dell Avenue its “international headquarters” and employ up to 100 people in “highly paid” positions, according to letters received by the township.

The mystery company hopes to accomplish this project on a 30-acre parcel at 47 Dell Ave. owned by Ronald ...

Motorcycling Replacing "Weecycling" in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – When it comes to motorcycle shopping in Roxbury it's been a case of lose some, gain some.

On the losing side of the equation: The closure of Trebour Motorcycles, a multi-brand dealership that was on Route 46 in Ledgewood; the demise of Garden State BMW Motorcycles, which was in the building now housing Castle Printing; the shut-down of Legends ...

It's Bottoms Up at Ledgewood's Asian Diner

ROXBURY, NJ - The Asian Diner in Ledgewood on Tuesday welcomed the public to the grand opening of its bar, offering free food and free music.

The 1,000-square-foot area will be used for more than just drinking beer, wine and cocktails, said Asian Diner owner Lily Chen. She said there will be different types of bands playing on Saturday nights, when the tables will be removed so people can ...

TAPinto Crushes Monthly Readership Record: 809,024 Readers in January 2017

TAPinto.net, a network of 61 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, marked the beginning of 2017 with a record month of traffic in January.   

January also marked the launch of TAPinto Newark, which -- out of the gate -- broke the story of a bishop being assaulted in a cathedral in Newark.  The article was picked up by ABC, NBC, CBS, the ...

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 Launches New Website Aimed at Drawing Businesses

ROXBURY, NJ – As promised in November, the Roxbury Township Economic Development Committee (EDC) has launched a website designed to convince businesses that the township is a great place to settle.

The site was designed using “industry best practices,” said EDC member John Wetzel at its unveiling this week during a Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting. That means it is easy ...

Roxbury Students Learn Oil Painting from a Master

February 8, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School art students are learning techniques, and getting the lowdown on art as a career, from a professional: MaryBeth Thielhelm.

Thielhelm has been participating in the high school's artist-in-residence program over the past few months. Her final session will take place next week.

Twenty-three advanced art students from the Portfolio Development and AP ...

High-Speed Hypnotist Heads for Roxbury High School

ROXBURY, NJ – The unnerving part about talking to hypnotist John Cerbone, even on the phone, is the uncertainty. Has he hypnotized you with his voice over the airwaves? How can you be sure?

 After all, Cerbone – who is performing Feb. 4 in Roxbury - is a guy who “dropped strangers into a hypnotic trance in split-seconds,” according to his website.

Asked the ...

MCST PTO Comedy Night Fundraiser

Denville, NJ – Enjoy a night of laughter featuring professional comedians Brad Lowery and Uncle Floyd at the Morris County School of Technology’s PTO Comedy Night on Feb. 25.

The fundraising event will take place at the Parsippany PAL, 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 each. Coffee and ...

Watch Some Hoops, Help the Roxbury Food Pantry

February 4, 2017

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 ...

Before Assaulting Newark Bishop, “The Fightin’ Preacher” Makes Divisive Political, Religious Beliefs Known

NEWARK, NJ — Charles Miller, who was charged with punching the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark during a Saturday afternoon Mass, is a former professional boxer who calls himself “The Fightin’ Preacher,” according to his Facebook profile.

EXCLUSIVE: Video Footage of Attack on Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Newark During Mass in ...

Recently Broke, Roxbury Social Services Feels the Love

ROXBURY, NJ – A recent call for financial help resulted in more than $10,000 being donated to help the needy in Roxbury as well as a pledge by a Succasunna church to give money next month.

The urgent request for donations was made Jan. 11 by Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald. She said the department had “absolutely zero funds” in its public assistance account.

It ...

A Focus on Yoga for Some Roxbury Students

February 1, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Students in one Lincoln/Roosevelt School classroom are taking a Zen approach to learning with new yoga materials recently donated to the class.

Caitlin Folkers, a Resource Center teacher at the school, came up with this project idea to implement mindfulness into her classroom.

“My students face some unique emotional, physical, social and academic issues," ...

Roxbury Council: Don't Fear Letters About Water Tests

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents should not be alarmed when they get letters saying their water is being tested for lead and copper, township officials said recently.

Roxbury councilman Bob DeFillippo and Dan Kline, both members of the township Water and Sewer Committee, said the water tests are not the result of any suspected contamination. They’re just precautionary ...

When Freeholders Sign Check, Roxbury Trailblazers Ready To Go

ROXBURY, N.J. - Field work on a long-sought trail connecting two pieces of Roxbury parkland likely will begin next week if the Morris County freeholders this week approve a $36,616 grant to help pay for the project, said a consultant on Friday.

The freeholders are expected to approve the grant because doing so was recommended recently by a special county committee ...

Roxbury's Christine Houtz: Stepping Up for the Vets

ROXBURY, NJ- -Six years ago, the Roxbury town council was barreling toward the annual Memorial Day parade with no idea who would captain the event. None of the usual possible organizers was available.

But the council members eventually identified one prospect: a local service unit manager for the Roxbury/Mount Arlington Girl Scouts. Her name was Christine Houtz, and she’d ...

Roxbury's Kirk Keyes Awarded for Phone Aid During Childbirth

February 9, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Roxbury Fire Department First Assistant Chief Kirk Keyes, who works as an emergency services dispatcher for Morris County, was awarded Wednesday for helping - over the phone - a Chatham couple deliver a baby.

Keyes was one of six communications center officers presented by the county freeholders with awards.

According to the county, Keyes fielded a 9-1-1 ...

In Charging Morris County Homeowner, Cops Warn About Underage Drinking Parties

MORRIS TWP., NJ – A Morris Township homeowner allowed about 30 people below the legal drinking age to drink alcoholic beverages in his house on Jan. 20, knowing that the party-goers were underage, police said.

The man, William Stitt, was charged with making his property available for underage consumption of alcohol, a disorderly person offense, said Morris Township Police Cpt. Mark ...

Cops Give the Skinny: Booms from Picatinny

ROXBURY, NJ - Police today assured residents that explosions heard and felt throughout the area are nothing to worry about, just routine tests taking place at Picatinny Arsenal.

The testing of armaments, explosives and other things that make noise is routine activity at the military complex, situated in Jefferson and Rockaway Township, police said. Nevertheless, local authorities sometimes ...

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Let it Snow. And Let Your Kid Drive in It!

ROXBURY, NJ - We are about to be walloped by a snowstorm.  Many parents with a new driver at home will see the storm approaching and instinctively decide to not allow their kids to get behind the wheel until the snow's been cleared.

They might want to rethink that.

When it snows, it's the perfect opportunity for parents to take the newest driver in their ...

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ROXBURY, NJ -  Douglas Bruce Spencer, 71, of Succasunna, died Feb 21, 2017 at the Merry ...
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TAPinto Crushes Monthly Readership Record: 809,024 Readers in January 2017

February 6, 2017

TAPinto.net, a network of 61 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, marked the beginning of 2017 with a record month of traffic in January.   

January also marked the launch of TAPinto Newark, which -- out of the gate -- broke the story of a bishop being assaulted in a cathedral in Newark.  The article was picked up by ABC, NBC, CBS, the ...

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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 ...