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Roxbury Volleyball Beats Morris Hills in a Close One

September 18, 2017

ROCKAWAY, NJ - The Roxbury High School volleyball team today defeated Morris Hills 2-1 in a tight match against an opponent its coach described as "very challenging."

Roxbury won the first game 25-18, but dropped the next one 19-25. This forced a deciding game that, although won by the Gaels, proved to be no easy effort.

"I am very proud with the way our girls responded ...

Military Appreciation Night at Friday’s Football Game

ROXBURY, NJ - The United States military will be honored at this week's Friday night high school football game, in which the Roxbury Gaels will take on the Parsippany Hills Vikings in Succasunna.

That means that any members of the armed services, either active duty or retired, will get to watch the game for free. The school district today noted that Roxbury has a long history of not ...

Roxbury Football Falls to Wayne Hills

WAYNE, NJ - After starting with a bang and going into halftime tied, the Roxbury football team on Friday lost steam after half-time and ended up losing to Wayne Hills 35-14.

Senior Gael Michael Roumes figured the defense just ran out of gas in the third quarter. During that quarter, Wayne Hills scored 14 points to Roxbury's zero. In the final frame, Roxbury again failed to score as ...

You Want Better Roads? Roxbury Manager Agrees

September 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury needs to spend more money on its roads, the township's new manager acknowledged today.

Speaking before the Roxbury Rotary Club, township manager John Shepherd said he is happy with most everything else in his new surroundings. "I see a lot of great things going on in town," said Shepherd, whose came in May from Pennsylvania, where he left a ...

Roxbury Manager Flushes Well Water Test Event

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd today canceled an event, announced the night before, at which Roxbury residents could have bought well water testing kits from a non-profit environmental group.

Although Shepherd said he canceled the Oct. 14 event due to “questions” raised today, and did not elaborate, other township officials said the ...

Updating Roxbury Veterans Memorial is College Student's 'Most Meaningful Thing'

ROXBURY, NJ - A 19-year-old college student, whose research will improve the completeness and accuracy of the Roxbury Veterans Memorial at Horseshoe Lake Park, said the project was “the most meaningful thing” he’s ever done.

The student, Jacob Rosenstein, is back at Bentley University now. But he will return to town Oct. 7 when the fruits of his labor are revealed at a ...

Roxbury Marching Band Raising Cash for Hurricane Crushed Texas Counterpart

September 21, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Marching Gaels are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Rockport-Fulton High School, a Texas school whose band department was completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

The fundraiser will take place during the Gaels’ annual Marching Band Classic at the high school in Succasunna Sept. 23. Donation jars can be found at both the ...

Online Fundraiser Launched for Generous Roxbury Mom Who Died Suddenly

ROXBURY, NJ – An online fundraising campaign was established today to help the family of a Port Morris mother of five who died suddenly Tuesday night.

The GoFundMe page hopes to raise funeral expense money for the family of 40-year-old Yessika Monge-Vaz, described by friends as someone driven to help others even though she and her husband, Pablo, were far from ...

Sam Maddali: A Rotary Leader With Global Reach

ROXBURY, NJ – This is the year Sam Maddali finally agreed to be named president of the Roxbury Rotary Club.

He’d resisted two decades of prodding by the Rotarians. He was an active club member – giving generously and participating in many Rotary functions and fundraisers. But Maddali steadfastly resisted being crowned the Big Kahuna of the Roxbury Rotary ...

Roxbury Grad Becomes Newest Mount Olive Police Officer

September 15, 2017

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – Roxbury High School graduate Gregory Slinger became Mount Olive’s newest police officer this week, according to the Mount Olive Police Department.

Slinger was released from field training and assumed full patrol duties, said the department. Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher noted that all police academy graduates must complete the field training ...

Prosecutor, Montville P.D. Still Hoping to Find Missing Man

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Authorities are still hoping somebody will come forward with information about a Montville man who disappeared 33 years ago, they said today.

Thursday marks the 33rd anniversary of the disappearance of the man, Edward DuBarry, then in his mid-thirties, from Montville, said the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. The office, in a statement said police and ...

Roxbury Firehouse Flooded With Donations for Texas Hurricane Victims

ROXBURY, NJ – People from Roxbury and beyond are responding enthusiastically to a Roxbury fire station's collection of donations for Hurricane Harvey victims.

Roxbury Chemical Co. 1 Fire Chief Kyle Hoffman and firefighter/EMT Mike Kovach said they were overwhelmed by the number of items brought to the Succasunna firehouse since the facility became a drop-off place Aug.

Roxbury Summer Students Enjoy Family Picnic

September 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - This summer students who attend the Extended School Year 9ESY0 program shared family time at our annual preschool picnic.

The ESY program provides an opportunity for students to attend their program over the summer. Patricia Klein, the teacher of one of the preschool programs, sees ESY, “as an important time to be sure that the window of opportunity remains open for ...

Fourteen Roxbury Students Accepted into Eastern Division Honors Choir

ROXBURY, NJ - Fourteen Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned recently for the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division High School Honors Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers in the northeastern part of the United States. 

Congratulations to Taylor Bailey, Cassidy Gilroy, Bryan Gonzalez, Ian Hachey, Hannah Kennedy, Austin ...

Roxbury Grad Becomes Newest Mount Olive Police Officer

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – Roxbury High School graduate Gregory Slinger became Mount Olive’s newest police officer this week, according to the Mount Olive Police Department.

Slinger was released from field training and assumed full patrol duties, said the department. Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher noted that all police academy graduates must complete the field training ...

Spouse and Mother-in Law of Former Roxbury Woman Charged With Her Murder

September 6, 2017

POTEAU, OK - Authorities here believe they've solved the 2009 homicide of Jody Rilee Wilson, a former Roxbury resident whose father is a township councilman, according to news reports.

Wilson's husband, Donald Lee Bocephus "Bo" Wilson, is facing charges of first-degree murder and unlawful disposal of a body, said LeFlore County District Attorney Jeffrey Smith at a ...

Roxbury Settles Drug Snitch Lawsuit for $121,000, Denies Wrongdoing

ROXBURY, NJ – The township agreed recently to pay $121,000 to a Rockaway Township woman to settle a federal lawsuit in which she claimed she was falsely arrested after rebuffing the sexual advances of a former Roxbury policeman.

The settlement was far less than the $2 million sought by the woman, Angela Schaeffer, in her 2015 lawsuit, filed by Sparta lawyer Jeffrey Patti. The ...

Lawsuit Prompts Warning Signs on Roxbury's Rustic "Memory Lane"

ROXBURY, NJ – Just in case the dirt beneath your shoes and the trees over your head fail to reveal you’re in a “natural” area while on Memory Lane in Horseshoe Lake Park, you now have lots of signs to clue you in.

“BE ALERT! NATURAL PATH,” say the signs. Others instruct there shall be “NO TEXTING WHILE WALKING.”

If you think the signs are kind ...

Sam Maddali: A Rotary Leader With Global Reach

September 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – This is the year Sam Maddali finally agreed to be named president of the Roxbury Rotary Club.

He’d resisted two decades of prodding by the Rotarians. He was an active club member – giving generously and participating in many Rotary functions and fundraisers. But Maddali steadfastly resisted being crowned the Big Kahuna of the Roxbury Rotary ...

Roxbury Car Shop Seeks Generous Person Who Needs a Better Car

ROXBURY, NJ – Knight’s Automotive Repair of Roxbury is again seeking nominees for the annual Wheels to Prosper program in which a refurbished used car is given to an altruistic person who needs a new set of wheels.

The Ledgewood shop, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, hopes to get nominees by Sept. 30, said co-owner Nancy Knight. The vehicle will be donated before the end of the ...

Standard Tile Manager Helps Roxbury Food Pantry, Teaches Sons

ROXBURY, NJ - After a month of collecting donations for the Roxbury Food Pantry, it came time for Standard Tile of Roxbury store manager Brandon Curtis to deliver the items to Roxbury Social Services.

That’s when the food drive, already a good deed, also became an educational opportunity.

Instead of just driving the bags over to the Food Pantry alone, Curtis grabbed his sons – ...

Roxbury Manager Flushes Well Water Test Event

September 13, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd today canceled an event, announced the night before, at which Roxbury residents could have bought well water testing kits from a non-profit environmental group.

Although Shepherd said he canceled the Oct. 14 event due to “questions” raised today, and did not elaborate, other township officials said the ...

Money from Roxbury Paper Shredding Event Will Go to the Dogs

ROXBURY, NJ - It was a banner day Sept. 9 for the Remax First Choice Realtors II annual Paper Shredding and Dog Adoption Event in Succasunna. Owners Bernie Goodman and Patti DiGeronimo said they couldn't have asked for better weather or a better response to a day filled with container after container of paper needing recycling and the cutest dogs needing a new ...

JCP&L Customers Can Get $10,000 Rebate on Nissan LEAF Electric Cars

MORRISTOWN, NJ – In an effort to promote electric vehicles, Jersey Central Power & Light, a TAPinto.net sponsor, has partnered with Nissan on a program that can save JCP&L customers $10,000 if they buy a Nissan LEAF all-electric car.

JCP&L customers just need to present their electric bill and a copy of an official program flyer when they visit a participating Nissan ...

Roxbury People Ignore Sewer Pump Letters, Risk Big-Buck Repair Bills

July 27, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not often you get offered something for free, so Roxbury officials are wondering why property owners in Landing are ignoring letters from the township that do just that.

About 450 buildings in Landing are equipped with machines called grinder pumps that push household wastewater into the Roxbury sewer system. The pumps are owned by the township, which is willing ...

Big Ideas for Planet Earth in a Roxbury Man's Bus

ROXBURY NJ – Back in his Roxbury High School days, Bryan Callahan wasn’t a football star, a gifted member of the marching band or president of the student council.

He preferred running wires to running fields. His favorite instruments didn't make music; they measured volts.

The Kenvil resident said he did receive one acknowledgment from the school, an accolade somewhat ...

Roxbury Community Garden to Participate in 'Open Gates Weekend'

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Community Garden on Eyland Avenue in Succasunna will be one of ten gardens throughout Morris County participating in the upcoming "Open Gates Weekend."

The latest buzz around the hot topics of food and health centers on the growing number of community gardens across the country. Community gardens foster civic engagement, offer support to local ...

Roxbury Marching Band Raising Cash for Hurricane Crushed Texas Counterpart

September 21, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Marching Gaels are holding a fundraiser to benefit the Rockport-Fulton High School, a Texas school whose band department was completely destroyed by Hurricane Harvey.

The fundraiser will take place during the Gaels’ annual Marching Band Classic at the high school in Succasunna Sept. 23. Donation jars can be found at both the ...

Fourteen Roxbury Students Accepted into Eastern Division Honors Choir

ROXBURY, NJ - Fourteen Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned recently for the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division High School Honors Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers in the northeastern part of the United States. 

Congratulations to Taylor Bailey, Cassidy Gilroy, Bryan Gonzalez, Ian Hachey, Hannah Kennedy, Austin ...

Meet Him in the Middle of Roxbury; Musician Steve Forbert Aims for Succasunna

ROXBURY, NJ – In the final song on his second album, the last words you hear young Steve Forbert sing are in the form of a question: “It’s often said that life is strange. Oh yes, but compared to what?”

It’s been almost 40 years since Forbert made that inquiry in the song “January 23-30, 1978.” On Saturday night in Succasunna the veteran ...

Roxbury Church Kids Assemble Kits for Disaster Relief

September 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Each year, the children and youths of First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna start off the fall Sunday School year with a mission project. Over the summer, the congregation collects specific school items, and then the children and youth assemble them into complete kits.  

This year, the school kits seemed more relevant than ever with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane ...

Help Wanted: 9th Roxbury Day of Service to Honor 9/11 Heroes

ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s version of the annual Roxbury Day of Service Honoring 9/11 Heroes will take place Sept. 16 and its organizers are looking for volunteers.

On the Day of Service, participants are given tasks around Roxbury that are designed to make the town a “better place.” Many of the jobs involve helping senior citizens or disabled residents with yard work or ...

Senior Softball League Players Enjoy Annual Barbeque

September 16, 2017

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Morris Essex Tuesday Senior Softball League, which plays some of its games in Roxbury, recently held its 9th annual barbecue, an event that saw more than 200 players participate in a round-robin tournament before joining fellow athletes for an end-of-season picnic.  

The league has been led since 2006 by Randolph residents Gene ...

S&P, Moody's Give Atlantic Health System Highest Health System Rating in NJ

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Atlantic Health System, a leading health care delivery system in New Jersey and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, is once again the highest-rated New Jersey based system rated by credit agencies Moody’s and S&P.

Moody’s raised its rating for the health care organization from A1 to Aa3, the highest rating among all health care systems in New Jersey, with an outlook of ...

Lake Hopatcong “Lake Loop” to Include Kindness for Christopher Rock Painting

ROXBURY, NJ – Participants in this year’s Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop will be offered the opportunity to paint a rock with an inspirational message that coincides with the Kindness for Christopher movement, said organizers.

The Lake Loop, scheduled for Sept. 24, at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, is a fundraiser for the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The event ...

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 ...

Two Days, Two Babies; Denville Cops Welcome Newborns in Burger King Lot

September 12, 2017

DENVILLE, NJ – The parking lot of the Denville Burger King served as a makeshift maternity ward for local police who helped deliver babies there on two consecutive days last week, it was announced today.

The first incident took place at 7:24 p.m. on Sept. 8, police said. They said patrol officers went to the Burger King in response to a call about a woman going into labor.

“The ...

County Freeholders Ask Public to Pause and Reflect on 9/11

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders asks all county residents to join with them today in remembrance of all 9/11 victims and those exceptionally brave men and women who risked their lives and worked so tirelessly 16 years ago in rescue efforts in New York, Arlington, and Shanksville, Pa.  

A special 9/11 Remembrance was held last night at the Morris County ...

Parsippany to host Morris County's 16th Annual 9/11 Remembrance

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - Parsippany will be hosting the Morris County 9/11 Remembrance Service on Sept. 10.  

The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. at the Morris County September 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, across from the Morris View Healthcare Center and adjacent to the Morris County Public Safety Academy. It will go ...

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Fri, September 22, 6:00 PM

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Roxbury Cub Scouts Rocket into Scouting Event

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Community Yard Sale at Horseshoe Lake

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Found Cat! Randolph Tennis Center on Sussex Tpk.

September 11, 2017

Is this your cat?  

Found Sept. 9 at Randolph Tennis Center.  

Please call 973-543-9333 with any information. 

 Very friendly! Neutered male.

JCP&L Provide Support Across the Companies Service Area

JCP&L linemen and support personnel are among a large group of linemen, damage accessors, electrical contractors, forestry crews and support personnel from FirstEnergy Corp. utilities  that have mobilized to help utilities in Florida with restoration efforts as a result of Hurricane Irma.

Getting it Right From the Start; Roxbury Realtor Bob Idakaar

ROXBURY, NJ – Twenty years ago this month, Bob Idakaar experienced an unprofessional real estate agent. That’s when he decided to be a good one.

Idakaar, a lifelong Succasunna resident and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, bought his fifth home in July 1997. A big event, one that could have been joyous, ended up being stressful and unenjoyable.

“I had a bad experience,” he ...

Rozella Clyde for Morris County Freeholder

September 12, 2017

Rozella Clyde is a lifelong learner and a professional educator running for the Morris County freeholder seat being vacated by Hank Lyon in 2017. 

Clyde’s passion for the land is anchored in her Western Pennsylvania rural roots. Growing up on a small dairy and poultry farm inspired in her a love for nature, and passion for the preservation of open space, protection of our natural ...

Cyberbullying – Often a Devastating Form of Child Abuse

September 12, 2017

Cyberbullying – Often a Devastating Form of Child Abuse

Deirdre’s House Urges Parents to Have Important Discussions With Their Children to Prevent Cyberbullying

With the new school year now in session, Deirdre’s House (www.deirdreshouse.org), which is The Center for Morris County’s child victims, urges parents to talk to their children about the damaging effects of ...