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More Than Just Kindness for Roxbury Student Adored by Tragically Killed Boy

April 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – She lost her 10-year-old son three years ago in a boating accident on Lake Hopatcong, but Laura D’Amico is sure her beloved Christopher speaks to her all the time. It’s subtle but firm, she says; messages that come as sparks of recollection, inspiration or intuition.

One of those unexpected inklings led Laura and her husband Chris to a jewelry ...

With 'Project Ring,' Teens Tackle Tiny Beads to Help Roxbury Social Services

ROXBURY, NJ – Three Roxbury High School students are hoping you’ll visit the Roxbury Fire Co. 1 station in Succasunna on Friday to check out the custom, hand-made bracelets they are selling to help Roxbury Social Services.

Called “Project Ring,” the charitable effort is being led by 18-year-old Ashley Wyble, a Roxbury High School senior and Ledgewood resident, who is ...

Roxbury Kids Raise More Than $100K for Pediatric Cancer

ROXBURY, NJ - At three separate events on one day this month, Roxbury students raised more than $100,000 that will be donated to help support children and families impacted by pediatric cancer.

Lincoln/Roosevelt and Kennedy Elementary School each hosted a St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The foundation assists families ...

Bats, Balls and a Fond Farewell at Roxbury Baseball/Softball Ceremony

April 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s recreation baseball and softball programs will kick-off their 2018 seasons Friday evening with a ceremony at Landing Park that will include a farewell to a man known to many as the guy who made night ballgames possible.

The man, former Roxbury Recreation Department Building Attendant Jim Crupi, was often the fellow who turned on - and turned off ...

Busy Beavers at Roxbury DPW as Storms Leave Limb-Strewn Yards

ROXBURY, NJ – Don’t expect it to pick up “every twig,” but the Roxbury Department of Public Works(DPW) is ready to help residents get rid of fallen tree limbs and sticks that are too big for the Blue Diamond Disposal garbage trucks.

“We would like everybody to use Blue Diamond for the material that Blue Diamond accepts,” said Roxbury DPW Director Richard ...

Fullerton Wins Approval to Move HQ to Former Roxbury Cement Plant

ROXBURY, NJ – Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM) got the green light Monday to proceed with its plan to move its headquarters to a site in Kenvil now occupied by a dilapidated former cement plant.

The Roxbury Zoning Board voted 5-1 to grant FGM the zoning variances it needs to move forward. The sole negative vote was cast by Roxbury Zoning Board Member Joyce Dargel, who questioned the ...

Roxbury's Alie Ramage Commits to South Carolina Rugby

April 20, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Alison “Alie” Ramage on Monday signed  a letter of intent to play rugby at the University of South Carolina in the fall.

She signed surrounded by her parents, David and Diane Ramage; her coaches, Tom Feury and Gene Caufield; her Morris Rugby co-captain, Ciara Sharkey and several supportive classmates.

Ramage, ...

Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Pummels Morristown-Beard

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Matt Danscecs scored five goals Thursday as the Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team routed Morristown-Beard 16-7, but he wasn't the only Gael to score multiple points.

Anthony Perhacs and Justin Pickett found the back of the net three times and Brennan Poskitt had a 2-goal game. Goaltender Brendan Maresca made nine saves.

The win, in which Roxbury ...

Bats, Balls and a Fond Farewell at Roxbury Baseball/Softball Ceremony

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s recreation baseball and softball programs will kick-off their 2018 seasons Friday evening with a ceremony at Landing Park that will include a farewell to a man known to many as the guy who made night ballgames possible.

The man, former Roxbury Recreation Department Building Attendant Jim Crupi, was often the fellow who turned on - and turned off ...

Roxbury Detective Helps in Netcong/Mt. Olive Heroin Bust

April 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Information gathered by a Roxbury detective led to the arrest this week of three area residents police say were involved in heroin distribution in the area, police said today.

Roxbury Police Detective Jack Sylvester developed information and signed search warrants that led to the arrests in Netcong and Mount Olive of Murad Malone, 52, of Budd Lake, Debra ...

Roxbury Fire Department Honors Former Chief for 50 Years of Service

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Fire Department recently honored former Fire Chief Steve Chapkovich for half a century of service.

Chapkovich, 73, of Succasunna, said he joined Roxbury Fire Co. 1 shortly after moving to Kenvil from Mine Hill in the late 1960s. "I was 21 years old," he said, noting that his father, grandfather and uncle were all firefighters. "It just ...

Roxbury Police Chief Warns: Zero Tolerance for Threats

ROXBURY, NJ – Following up on Tuesday’s arrest of two Roxbury High School students, Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi today said the days of “working with parents” whose children make threats are over.

If a student makes a threat against a Roxbury school or another student, even if it's not real, police will no longer show restraint, said the chief in a post on ...

Roxbury's Alie Ramage Commits to South Carolina Rugby

April 20, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Alison “Alie” Ramage on Monday signed  a letter of intent to play rugby at the University of South Carolina in the fall.

She signed surrounded by her parents, David and Diane Ramage; her coaches, Tom Feury and Gene Caufield; her Morris Rugby co-captain, Ciara Sharkey and several supportive classmates.

Ramage, ...

Roxbury Woman Wins CCM Alumni Achievement Award

RANDOLPH, NJ - Succasunna resident Vasiliki Tsigas-Fotinis will receive the County College of Morris Alumni Achievement Award when the college next month honors four of its outstanding graduates.

Tsigas-Fotinis, CCM Class of 1982, is a creative learning consultant.

The County College of Morris (CCM) Foundation will honor her, and three of the college’s other outstanding alumni, ...

Roxbury Choirs Bring Home Gold From D.C Competition

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs from Roxbury High School achieved gold ratings recently at a competition in Washington D.C.

Competing in the annual Heritage Festival were the Roxbury Men’s Choir, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Chorale, and Classic Sounds Honors under the direction of Patrick Hachey, Krista Sweer and R. Daniel Salyerds.

In addition to achieving six gold ratings, ...

Roxbury Man Nabbed by FBI Pleads Guilty to Extortion Conspiracy

March 2, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A 64-year-old Kenvil man busted last year in an FBI sting today admitted he conspired to extort money by threatening violence, said authorities.

The man, Joseph Martinelli, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, admitting he conspired to commit extortion using threats of force, violence and fear, said the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO). Martinelli made ...

Fullerton Wins Approval to Move HQ to Former Roxbury Cement Plant

April 10, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM) got the green light Monday to proceed with its plan to move its headquarters to a site in Kenvil now occupied by a dilapidated former cement plant.

The Roxbury Zoning Board voted 5-1 to grant FGM the zoning variances it needs to move forward. The sole negative vote was cast by Roxbury Zoning Board Member Joyce Dargel, who questioned the ...

Roxbury Condo Group Fights Fullerton Plan for Dormant Cement Site

ROXBURY, NJ – Representatives of a Ledgewood condominium development are fighting a Roxbury company’s plan to move its headquarters to a former cement plant site in Kenvil.

The Drakesville at Roxbury Homeowner’s Corp. contends Fullerton Grounds Management’s proposed operation would be noisy, environmentally risky and otherwise detrimental to the neighborhood. A ...

EUROPEAN WAX CENTER SEEKS TO END THE UNJUST “PINK TAX” ON PRODUCTS MARKETED TO WOMEN WITH #AXTHEPINKTAX CAMPAIGN

Launching April 2, New Campaign Highlights the Discrepancy and Empowers Women To Start a Movement

New York, N.Y. - Many women may not know it, but, they face inequalities in every purchase of their favorite shampoo, deodorant and other beauty basics. The infamous "Pink Tax" is an added amount women are charged for basic products or services, including body wash, laundry ...

Lake Hopatcong 'Floating Classroom' Launched at Roxbury

April 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Wednesday launched onto Lake Hopatcong its long-awaited "floating classroom" educational vessel. The launch took place at Lake Hopatcong State Park in Landing.

The 40-foot covered catamaran pontoon boat seats 40. It will be used to teach area students and the public about Lake Hopatcong. The boat, built by ...

Musconetcong Watershed Association Announces River Watcher Program

Asbury, NJ  The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) River Watcher Program is offering free paraprofessional stream monitoring workshops for those 16 years or older who are interested in helping MWA collect scientific data on river water quality.  MWA will assign trainees to teams that will monitor one of seven river locations during the last weekends in April, July, October and ...

Roxbury Church Named a 'Certified Earth Care Congregation'

ROXBURY, NJ – The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna was recently certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Environmental Ministries through February 2019. This honor speaks to the great commitment that the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna has to caring for God’s earth.

To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation ...

Busy Beavers at Roxbury DPW as Storms Leave Limb-Strewn Yards

April 11, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Don’t expect it to pick up “every twig,” but the Roxbury Department of Public Works(DPW) is ready to help residents get rid of fallen tree limbs and sticks that are too big for the Blue Diamond Disposal garbage trucks.

“We would like everybody to use Blue Diamond for the material that Blue Diamond accepts,” said Roxbury DPW Director Richard ...

Roxbury Choirs Bring Home Gold From D.C Competition

April 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs from Roxbury High School achieved gold ratings recently at a competition in Washington D.C.

Competing in the annual Heritage Festival were the Roxbury Men’s Choir, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Chorale, and Classic Sounds Honors under the direction of Patrick Hachey, Krista Sweer and R. Daniel Salyerds.

In addition to achieving six gold ratings, ...

Roxbury Indoor Percussion Places Second in USBands Championships

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Indoor Percussion took second place in the USBands Championship on April 18 at South Brunswick High School, the highest this group has ever placed in a championship event.

The group competes in the competitive Scholastic Regional A Class and are critiqued in the areas of music and visual performance. This is “The Roxbury Indoor ...

House of Hamill to Perform at Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme in RoxPAC

ROXBURY, NJ - House of Hamill, the dynamic fiddling duo of Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary) & Brian Buchanan (Enter the Haggis), will headline an upcoming show at the Roxbury Performing Arts Center in Succasunna.

Baldino and Buchanon are accomplished traditional fiddle players as well as classical violinists, with over 25 years of writing and performance experience ...

Roxbury Church Named a 'Certified Earth Care Congregation'

March 5, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna was recently certified as an Earth Care Congregation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Environmental Ministries through February 2019. This honor speaks to the great commitment that the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna has to caring for God’s earth.

To become an Earth Care Congregation, this congregation ...

Atlantic Health Among Six Regional Health Systems Forming Clinical Research Consortium

April 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Seeking to bring clinical trials and innovations in medicine even closer to home, Atlantic Health System, parent company of Morristown Memorial Hospital, is now part of a group of six regional health systems that are founding members of a nonprofit clinical research consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research (PIER Consortium) – a ...

Party Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Of The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center

 

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Strains of “Happy Birthday” filled the atrium recently at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center.  The occasion was the kick-off party to a month’s long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the center.

Even before the song rang out, music filled the atrium, as it has for the past 17 years from 9 ...

Pinwheels in Roxbury Mean April is 'Prevent Child Abuse Month'

ROXBURY, NJ - Throughout New Jersey, pinwheels pop up in April to bring awareness to Prevent Child Abuse month. To signify the Roxbury Woman's Club's support of that cause, the club installed a garden of pinwheels at the corner of Route 10 West and Eyland Avenue in Succasunna

The club urges everyone to engage in activities that strengthen families and communities to ...

High School Students in Morris Vocational School Academy Attend Clean Communities Program

April 17, 2018

DENVILLE, NJ - Students in the Denville-based Morris County Vocational School's Academy for Environmental Science, offered at Jefferson High School, recently attended a special program focused on clean communities.

The students went to the 10th Annual Clean Communities Environmental Student Exchange (CCESE) Program held at the Ocean City Music Pier. During the 2-day event, selected ...

Outstanding Citizens To Be Honored at the Boy Scouts of America 23rd Annual Morris County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner

WHIPPANY, NJ - Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council will be honoring local community members at the Boy Scouts of America 23rd Annual Morris County Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner to be held on the evening of April 19 at The Hanover Marriott in Whippany at 6:30 pm.  This year’s honorees are Reynaldo Caudillo, Bruce Jones, Michael Lupton, Ron Morano, Lou ...

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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Sat, April 21, 10:00 AM

Landing Park, Landing

Pitch, Hit & Run (Softball & Baseball)

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Circle Bowl and Entertainment, Ledgewood

Pallet Paint Night!

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Peyton's Pointers for Safer Driving

Many customers ask my advice for ways to add more years of life to their vehicles. Here are a few pointers from my 35 years of experience in the auto repair industry, as well as some tips to keep you safer on the road.  

1.    Pull Through a Parking Spot.  Pull through to the other side of a parking space so your vehicle faces forward out ...

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 ...

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

St. Therese K of C Says 'Thanks Roxbury'

April 20, 2018

Dear Editor,

St Therese Knights of Columbus Council #6320 would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the residents of Roxbury and its surrounding communities for their continued support of our annual Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Drive held April 13-15.

Your generosity enabled us to raise $4,700 which will go to support the missions of the local Department for Persons with ...

Roxbury School Board Statement Inaccurate and Misleading

Dear Editor,

I am writing in response to the Roxbury Board of Education’s April 11 online news release regarding the status of negotiations with the Roxbury Education Association (REA). 

To say we are disappointed by this piece of fiction, written by what can only be described as selective memory on their part, is putting it mildly.  It is inaccurate, misleading, and a ...

Roxbury Golf Management Student Brian Quilty Honored at Coastal Carolina

March 1, 2018

CONWAY, SC -- Brian Quilty of Succasunna, is among the 106 Professional Golf Management students at Coastal Carolina University with a 3.0 GPA or higher. A 2.0 GPA is required to remain enrolled in the program.

"Our PGA Golf Management Program students take their academics seriously and are committed to performing at a high level," said Will Mann, PGA, director of the ...

Student from Succasunna Makes RIT Dean's List

ROCHESTER, NY -- Joelle Marston of Succasunna, who is in the environmental sustainability, health and safety program, made the Dean's List for the fall semester at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of "Incomplete", "D" ...

Two From Roxbury Area Make Loyola Dean's List

BALTIMORE, MD -- Two students from the Roxbury area made the Loyola University fall 2017 Dean's List.

In order to qualify for the Dean's List at Loyola, a student must achieve a minimum QPA of at least 3.500 for the term, provided that, in the term they have successfully completed courses totaling a minimum of 15 credits.

The following local students have achieved this ...

Three from Roxbury Area Make James Madison Dean's List

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 ...

Press Releases

MWBI Music Festival At Roxbury, April 21

April 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School, Music for All, and the Roxbury Band Parents Association (RHSBPA) are pleased and proud to announce the Fifth Annual Metropolitan Wind Band Invitational (MWBI) Saturday, April 21 in the Roxbury High School Auditorium, 1 Bryant Drive, in Succasunna, NJ.

This all-day music festival will be filled with 18 performances by several of the regions most ...