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Roxbury Athletes to Compete in Worldwide CrossFit Open

February 20, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Forty athletes from the Strong Together Roxbury CrossFit in Ledgewood are currently participating in a worldwide event to find the most physically fit person on the planet.

The contest, the "CrossFit Open" begins on Thursday and runs for five weeks. It is dubbed "the world's premier test to find the Fittest on Earth," and is known to be a ...

Victorious at Districts, Roxbury Wrestling Heads to Region Tourney

ROXBURY, NJ – Eleven Roxbury High School wrestlers, who helped take the school to a team championship in Saturday’s district tournament, are now gearing up for the NJSIAA Region 2 competition taking place at Mount Olive next weekend.

Roxbury had five wrestlers finish in first place at Saturday’s District 7 tournament. Three finished in second place and three finished in third ...

Roxbury Ruckus Girls Soccer Team Wins Tournament

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Ruckus U-9 girls soccer team won all of its games at an indoor tournament on Sunday.

Playing in the 2018 New Jersey Indoor Cup in Randolph, the team got to the championship by beating STA Morris United White 7-0, Morris United SA Avalanche 2-0 and NJ Stallions Academy Fusion 7-0.

In the championship game, Roxbury trounced Morris United SA Avalanche ...

No Plan to Punish Roxbury DPW Director for Illegal Immigrant Facebook Post

February 13, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – (Updated 10 p.m. Feb. 13) Roxbury Director of Public Works Richard Blood’s decision to cut-and-paste to his personal Facebook page a controversial post about President Donald Trump and illegal immigrants will not impact his job with the township, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd.

However, Blood’s action - which led to his Monday night ...

Roxbury Body Shop Plans Property Facelift

ROXBURY, NJ – A body shop in Kenvil wants to substantially improve the appearance of its property and is asking Roxbury officials for permission.

Among the changes being proposed by C&L Auto Body and Towing on Route 46 is the removal of a house at the front of the property, conversion of another house – at the rear of the site – into a vehicle storage ...

'Treetop Adventure' Project in Roxbury Scales Zoning Board Review

ROXBURY, NJ – A plan to build in Ledgewood a “treetop adventure course” that would include aerial zip-lines advanced Monday as the Roxbury Zoning Board endorsed a number of the project’s new design ideas.

The Tree Top Adventure facility would be built on 45 acres along Mt. Arlington Road. It is a project first approved by township officials five years ago but ...

Halfway Through School Year, Roxbury Kids Celebrate by Giving

February 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - With the school year half over, Kennedy School celebrated the 100-day milestone recently by giving back to the community when its Early Act Club held a toiletries drive for Roxbury Social Services.

“The students brainstormed ideas around the 100th day of school and, since we donate food items to the food pantry in the fall, they wanted to donate the other items that ...

Roxbury Rotary Gives Money to Project Glow Gold

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary Club this week agreed to give money to Project Glow Gold, an effort, founded by several Roxbury High School students, that is collecting small items for children fighting cancer.

The club, at its Thursday luncheon, voted to donate $200 to the effort after hearing presentations by two of its creators, Madison Ketch and Jessica Bartelloni.

"They ...

Roxbury Students and Businesses Treat Seniors to Annual Valentines Luncheon

ROXBURY, NJ - About 150 members of Roxbury's two senior citizen groups were treated to lunch today by the student council and staff of Lincoln-Roosevelt School.

The Valentine's Day-themed annual event, in the gymnasium of a venerable building where many of the seniors likely once attended classes, featured food supplied by Roxbury Diner, a TAPinto ...

Police: Fingerprints Reveal Roxbury Man's True ID

January 25, 2018

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Ledgewood man gave Mount Olive police a phony name when he was pulled over Wednesday, but his true identity was found later when his fingerprints were scanned, police said.

The man, Edwin Trocheenomarsdo, 30, was stopped while he was driving on Route 46 in Budd Lake at 11:25 a.m. police said. They said Mount Olive Police Officer Mark Reynolds saw the Subaru being driven ...

A Roxbury Sergeant's Snowstorm Good Deed

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Police Sgt. Steve Curtiss doesn't like to be in the spotlight. Allie Urban knows him and knows that.

But she figured he deserved a little public recognition for his good deed during a recent snowstorm. So, with a click of a Facebook button - and the typing of a few words - the Succasunna resident went ahead and gave the sergeant a social media ...

Fire Ruins Trucking Company Building in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Fire did extensive damage to a trucking garage in the Landing section of Roxbury today, prompting a heavy response by area fire departments.

The incident took place, in 20-degree weather, at the Prince Trucking facility at 145 Center St. Smoke was reported coming from the top of the company's large garage and shop building shortly after 3 p.m., said ...

Halfway Through School Year, Roxbury Kids Celebrate by Giving

February 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - With the school year half over, Kennedy School celebrated the 100-day milestone recently by giving back to the community when its Early Act Club held a toiletries drive for Roxbury Social Services.

“The students brainstormed ideas around the 100th day of school and, since we donate food items to the food pantry in the fall, they wanted to donate the other items that ...

'Man Traps' by September at Roxbury Elementary Schools

ROXBURY, NJ – “Man trap” security vestibules, already in place at Roxbury High School, Eisenhower Middle School and Lincoln-Roosevelt School, will soon be installed at the township’s four elementary schools.

The township school board, on Monday, authorized the amendment of the district’s Long-Range Facilities Plan to include the installation of the vestibules at ...

Roxbury Students and Businesses Treat Seniors to Annual Valentines Luncheon

ROXBURY, NJ - About 150 members of Roxbury's two senior citizen groups were treated to lunch today by the student council and staff of Lincoln-Roosevelt School.

The Valentine's Day-themed annual event, in the gymnasium of a venerable building where many of the seniors likely once attended classes, featured food supplied by Roxbury Diner, a TAPinto ...

Kenvil Car Crash Driver Pleads Guilty, Faces Up To 10 Years

January 3, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A Warren County man who crashed a car in Kenvil in August, while trying to escape police, pleaded guilty to attempting to elude arrest and now faces up to 10 years in prison, said authorities.

The man, Michael Gill, of Oxford, was initially charged with aggravated assault and other crimes after the Aug. 16 incident. He pleaded guilty Tuesday in state Superior Court to ...

Man Sexually Assaulted Roxbury Girl He Babysat; Faces Prison and Fines

MORRISTOWN, NJ – A Stanhope man faces up to 10 years in state prison, and fines of up to $150,000, for sexually assaulting a Roxbury girl he babysat when she was four and five, authorities said today.

The man, Cameron Muir, 23, was found guilty Dec. 21 of two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, said the ...

Report: Former Roxbury Educator Gets Probation for Testicle Slapping

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Former Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Roger Schneider will not serve time behind bars for engaging in a form of horseplay, with a 15-year-old boy, that included slapping the youth's testicles with the back of his hand, according to a newspaper report.

Schneider, who pleaded guilty in October to one count of child abuse, was sentenced Friday to a year of ...

Assemblyman Jay Webber Announces Run for Congress

February 6, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – In the wake of long-time Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announcing his plans to not run for re-election, Assemblyman Jay Webber (R-26), who represents Montville Township, announced Feb. 3 his intention to run for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

“The 2018 elections present our great nation and Republican Party with an ...

Roxbury Body Shop Plans Property Facelift

February 7, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A body shop in Kenvil wants to substantially improve the appearance of its property and is asking Roxbury officials for permission.

Among the changes being proposed by C&L Auto Body and Towing on Route 46 is the removal of a house at the front of the property, conversion of another house – at the rear of the site – into a vehicle storage ...

Circle Bowl in Roxbury Plans to 'Keep it Fresh'

ROXBURY, NJ – Although they only recently completed a $5 million upgrade, the owners of Circle Bowl and Entertainment in Ledgewood are planning new things for the establishment, including an expansion of its arcade room.

The announcement was made Wednesday to members of the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce. The chamber members gathered at Circle Bowl for the group’s monthly lunch ...

'Landmark' Roxbury Garden Center Closes; New Operators Possible

ROXBURY, NJ – Dering’s Garden Supply, a fixture of the Route 10 corridor in Succasunna, has shut down after more than six decades in business.

Dering’s, a popular source for plants, flowers, Christmas Trees and many other necessities for those with green thumbs, announced the closure earlier this month.

“After 65 years of business we will be retiring and closing ...

It Runs Through Roxbury; You Can Help Clean It

February 8, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents are being invited to help clean a waterway that starts in their own backyard: The Musconetcong River.

Sponsored by the Warren County-based Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA), the 26th Annual Musconetcong River Clean-Up is scheduled for April 14, said MWA Communications Coordinator Karen Doerfer in a statement.

This year is special, because ...

Lake Hopatcong Group Shows Boatload of Thanks for New Law

 

ROXBURY, NJ - With a party at a lakeside restaurant, The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Sunday showed its appreciation for a new law  that provides $500,000 annually to preserve and maintain the state's largest lake.

The non-profit organization hosted the event at the Windlass Restaurant in Jefferson.

About 160 local business owners, residents, foundation members and ...

Christie Signs Lake Hopatcong Fund Bill

TRENTON, NJ - The state will provide $500,000 annually to preserve and maintain Lake Hopatcong, thanks to proposals signed into law Monday by Gov. Chris Christie in his last day in office.

One of the new law's sponsors was state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, who also serves as Roxbury's township counsel. Roxbury is one of four municipalities bordering Lake Hopatcong, the state's ...

'Landmark' Roxbury Garden Center Closes; New Operators Possible

January 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Dering’s Garden Supply, a fixture of the Route 10 corridor in Succasunna, has shut down after more than six decades in business.

Dering’s, a popular source for plants, flowers, Christmas Trees and many other necessities for those with green thumbs, announced the closure earlier this month.

“After 65 years of business we will be retiring and closing ...

For Roxbury's Port Morris Fire House, Just One More Trip Around the Sun

ROXBURY, NJ – The end is coming for the old firehouse on Main Street in Port Morris. If all goes as planned, the place that Roxbury Fire Co. 2 called home for many decades has about a year left.

Then, sometime in 2019, heavy equipment will tumble the building to make way for new homes to be built by Morris Habitat for Humanity. If it all works out, Port Morris will ...

Friday Night Hypnosis in Roxbury to Help Kids with Cancer

February 14, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School students can stay home Friday night, flop on the couch and fall asleep with the TV on. Or they can pay a few bucks, be "put to sleep" and do weird stuff while sitting in front of a couple hundred fellow students in a gymnasium.

The latter might not sound like the better choice, but there's an upside: Doing so will help kids ...

Roxbury Art Student Wins Contest, Gets 48K Scholarship

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury High School senior took first place in a recent art contest and was awarded a $48,000 scholarship.

The student, Tara Egan, won the crafts category in the 32nd Annual Mount Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational. Egan, who submitted a sample of her embroidery, was awarded the scholarship to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Another ...

'Surprise' Music Night at Circle Bowl Draws Crowd of Roxbury Rock Band Fans

ROXBURY, NJ – Circle Bowl & Entertainment, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, announced Thursday that it will be presenting live music every Friday in its Big Ed’s Tap House and Grill.

The company said each Friday’s music will be by a “surprise” artist.

Patrons of Big Ed’s might have been surprised by the crowd that showed up Friday night for the first ...

Roxbury Athletes to Compete in Worldwide CrossFit Open

February 20, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Forty athletes from the Strong Together Roxbury CrossFit in Ledgewood are currently participating in a worldwide event to find the most physically fit person on the planet.

The contest, the "CrossFit Open" begins on Thursday and runs for five weeks. It is dubbed "the world's premier test to find the Fittest on Earth," and is known to be a ...

Atlantic Health, Five Additional NJ Hospital Systems, Partner to Form 'Healthcare Transformation Consortium'

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase announced they were joining forces to reduce healthcare costs. Now six New Jersey-based health care systems, including Atlantic Health System -- a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor -- have been working on the same goal, and have formed a consortium designed to reduce costs, expand access and enhance care for their ...

Turf War Coming? Some Not Happy With Roxbury Field Plan

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s unusual for elected county officials to publicly question elected local officials. The general rule of thumb is to stay out of each other’s business.

That’s not stopping Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, a Roxbury resident.

She’s not thrilled with the Roxbury Mayor and Council’s recent decision to move forward with planning for ...

Roxbury's Heather Darling Takes Freeholder Oath

January 6, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Roxbury lawyer Heather Darling is now a Morris County freeholder.

The Republican, whose office is in Succasunna, was sworn-in to a 3-year term at the start of the board's Jan. 5 reorganization session. Darling won election to the post in November. She replaces former Morris County Freeholder Hank Lyon, of Montville, who did not seek re-election.

Darling won the GOP ...

Cops: Drunken Patron Pulled Gun on Budd Lake Barkeep

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - An intoxicated township man on Wednesday pointed a handgun at the manager of a Budd Lake tavern after the manager tried to prevent him from driving home, police said.

The man, Patrick Hanright, 34, of Mount Olive, faces a number of charges due to the incident, including possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, terroristic threats and driving while intoxicated, said Mount ...

Two Who Ran After Morris Plains Crash Face Gun Charges and More

MORRISTOWN, NJ –Two men who ran away from police after smashing a car Tuesday – prompting a search that included dogs and a helicopter - face numerous charges including illegal gun possession, police said today.

The men, Meshach Whagar, 28, of Newark, and Tione Davis, 35, of East Orange, are in jail, having been captured and charged with many crimes, said Morris County Prosecutor ...

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 ...

Roxbury Diner: Homespun Hospitality Through Thick and Thin

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 ...

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 ...

Orthopedic Urgent Care in Roxbury - Open Late and on Weekends

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s a pleasant Sunday morning, you’re playing volleyball in the back yard with the kids and – forgetting you’re not 17 anymore – you jump up to smack that ball.

Instead of feeling the satisfaction of an unanswered spike, you feel the stinging pain of a wounded ankle.

The only good thing about this scenario is that you live in Roxbury. That ...

Love of His Hometown Drives Roxbury Realtor Ted Miller II

ROXBURY, N.J. – Most local real estate agents can tell you what houses are for sale in Roxbury. Ted Miller can probably tell you what was there before the houses were built. 

Miller, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, grew up in the township and has watched it change from bucolic to bustling. The son of a local Realtor, ...

Three Sons at His Side, John Klein Makes Plumbing a Family Affair

ROXBURY, N.J. - Running water and a warm house during winter months are some of the most important amenities we enjoy -- and often take for granted -- in our homes.

With John Klein Plumbing & Heating, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, residents of Roxbury (and beyond) have a father-and-sons company they count on for reliable plumbing and heating services to keep the ...

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AtlantiCast Medical Minute: Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center

On this episode of the AtlantiCast Medical Minute, we’ll take you inside the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute’s Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center, with the center’s director, Jason Lowenstein, MD.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M7euCp86-c

AtlantiCast Episode 011

Breaking Atlantic Health System news on this week’s AtlantiCast! Plus, find out why Morristown Medical Center is one of the best hospitals in the nation when it comes to recovering from joint surgery, see the newest center for fighting brain cancer and an Atlantic Health System red-carpet premiere!

 

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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 ...

Roxbury Diner: Homespun Hospitality Through Thick and Thin

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 ...

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 ...

Orthopedic Urgent Care in Roxbury - Open Late and on Weekends

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s a pleasant Sunday morning, you’re playing volleyball in the back yard with the kids and – forgetting you’re not 17 anymore – you jump up to smack that ball.

Instead of feeling the satisfaction of an unanswered spike, you feel the stinging pain of a wounded ankle.

The only good thing about this scenario is that you live in Roxbury. That ...

Love of His Hometown Drives Roxbury Realtor Ted Miller II

ROXBURY, N.J. – Most local real estate agents can tell you what houses are for sale in Roxbury. Ted Miller can probably tell you what was there before the houses were built. 

Miller, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, grew up in the township and has watched it change from bucolic to bustling. The son of a local Realtor, ...

Three Sons at His Side, John Klein Makes Plumbing a Family Affair

ROXBURY, N.J. - Running water and a warm house during winter months are some of the most important amenities we enjoy -- and often take for granted -- in our homes.

With John Klein Plumbing & Heating, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, residents of Roxbury (and beyond) have a father-and-sons company they count on for reliable plumbing and heating services to keep the ...

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Roxbury Library Blood Drive Will Help 111 People

January 31, 2018

Dear Editor,

On Jan. 17, the Roxbury Public Library held its first American Red Cross blood drive. Despite snow and less than ideal driving conditions, dozens of area residents showed up to donate blood, nearly doubling the Red Cross' quota for the day! 

The drive was held in honor of local resident, Matt Adonis. Having a blood rive in his honor was a lovely way to bring awareness ...

Three from Roxbury Area Make James Madison Dean's List

February 19, 2018

HARRISONBURG, VA -- James Madison University is pleased to announce the following students made the dean's list for the fall 2017 semester:

Jordan Israel Taylor of Flanders .

Nicolette Thorkildsen of Flanders .

Olivia J Viparina of Ledgewood .

Students who earn dean's list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of between 3.5 and 3.899.

Totaro Makes Hofstra Dean's List

HEMPSTEAD, NY -- Julia Totaro of Mt. Arlington excelled during the Fall 2017 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the Hofstra University Dean's List.

Roxbury Area Students Named to the Marist College Dean's List

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY -- The following local students have been named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester:

Mariah Christian of Flanders is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in Communication.

Jenna Ficula of Flanders is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in Computer Science.

Erika Hofgesang of Kenvil, is a member of the Class of ...

Roxbury Area Students Make Clemson Lists

CLEMSON, SC - Kristin Elizabeth Agosta of Flanders has been named to the President's List at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester and three other area students were named to the Dean's List.

Agosta is majoring in Accounting.

To be named to the President's List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

The three Roxbury ...

Roxbury Area Students Make Seton Hall Dean's List

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ -- Nineteen Seton Hall University students from the Roxbury area qualified for the Fall 2017 dean's list, according to the university. The students are:

Siddharth Bector of Flanders 

Nicholas Czipo of Wharton 

Gabriella DePiano of Ledgewood

Darrelle Dilangalen of Succasunna

Katherine Dolan of Flanders 

Kimberly Gong of Kenvil

Edward Guenzel ...

Roxbury's Sarah Derrick Makes Susquehanna Dean's List

SELINSGROVE, PA - Sarah Derrick of Roxbury was named to Susquehanna University's dean's list for the Fall 2017 semester.

The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Derrick, a business administration major, is a 2014 ...

Press Releases

Assistance Programs Available for JCP&L Customers to Help with Winter Heating Bills

February 13, 2018

MORRISTOWN,NJ - As the cold weather continues, financial assistance programs are available for Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) customers who need help with winter heating bills.

Assistance to qualifying JCP&L customers is available through the Lifeline, Universal Service Fund (USF), Weatherization, Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) and New Jersey SHARES ...

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award ...