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Roxbury Hockey Drops a Game to Morris Knolls

January 11, 2017

WAYNE, NJ - The Roxbury High School ice hockey team lost its third game of the season on Wednesday, falling to Morris Knolls.

The Gaels scored only one goal during the contest. Morris Knolls' players found the net five times.

The loss brings Roxbury's record to 10-3.

Roxbury will return to the ice on Jan. 14 with a 6:15 p.m. game against Montville at Mennen Sports Arena.

New High School Sports Transfer Policy Proposal Has Pros and Cons

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The somewhat never ending saga of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association’s student-athlete transfer rule might have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.

Members of the NJSIAA Executive Committee voted in an overwhelming majority (Yes – 27, No – 7, Abstain – 0) to accept a new transfer policy that would mandate a 30-day sit-out ...

Roxbury Ice Hockey Suffers Second Loss

RANDOLPH, NJ – The Roxbury High School ice hockey team lost its second game of the year Tuesday to Ridge High School.

The Gaels lost 6-4 to the Red Devils at the Aspen Ice game, a tough bout in which the teams entered the second period tied 1-1. Roxbury failed to score a goal in the middle period, while Ridge scored one. In the final period, the Gaels offense found the net three times, ...

Grant Rejection Doesn't Kill Roxbury "Streetscaping" Plan

January 15, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The state last month turned down a request by Roxbury for a grant to install curbs and sidewalks on Main Street in Succasunna, but the rejection doesn’t mean the project is dead.

In a Dec. 21 letter to the township, the state Department of Transportation (DOT) said it was not going to give Roxbury the Local Aid Infrastructure Funds grant the town wanted. Roxbury ...

"Tapped Out" Roxbury Social Services Director Pleads for Donations

ROXBURY, NJ – The director of social services in Roxbury made an impassioned plea for help on Wednesday after learning she has “absolutely zero funds” in her public assistance account.

Social services director Janet Wald said assistance given in December to distraught people in Roxbury, including a number who have no place to live, depleted the money. Roxbury Social Services ...

Left Empty Handed Last Week, Roxbury Councilman Gets a Committee Post

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday named Democrat Councilman Dan Kline to the water and sewer committee, a move that came a week after a reorganization session that left the second-year representative without any committee positions.

New Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley resigned from the water and sewer committee, calling for a motion to appoint Kline to his vacant spot.

NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

January 13, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

"Tapped Out" Roxbury Social Services Director Pleads for Donations

ROXBURY, NJ – The director of social services in Roxbury made an impassioned plea for help on Wednesday after learning she has “absolutely zero funds” in her public assistance account.

Social services director Janet Wald said assistance given in December to distraught people in Roxbury, including a number who have no place to live, depleted the money. Roxbury Social Services ...

Roxbury Social Services to Add Saturday Donation Hours

ROXBURY, NJ – Hoping the change will help working people express their generosity, Roxbury Social Services has decided to open its doors one Saturday each month.

The 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday hours will begin in February, said Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald.

She stressed that the facility will be open only for donations. The Food Pantry will remain closed on ...

Police: Roxbury Man Struck by Car, Seriously Injured

December 22, 2016

MINE HILL, NJ - A  Roxbury man was seriously injured recently when a motorist from Dover struck him as he was crossing Route 46 in Mine Hill, police said.

The incident took place on Dec. 18, said Wharton police, who patrol Mine Hill. They said Silvio Naranjo 42, of Dover, hit Landing resident Thomas Reynolds, 52 at 8:20 p.m.

Reynolds suffered serious injuries upon being struck by ...

Roxbury Mulls Parking Limits on Eyland Place

ROXBURY, NJ – Parking would be banned, at least part of the time, on one side of Eyland Place in Succasunna under a proposal being considered by Roxbury officials.

The request to limit parking on the road came from Roxbury Police Sgt. Steve Curtis, who sent a letter to the Roxbury Mayor and Council last month and appeared at the panel's Dec. 13 meeting to discuss ...

Roxbury's Firefighter Santas Get a Break as Weather Warms

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury's roving firefighter Santas found themselves stepping in puddles Sunday as they delivered presents, but it was better than slipping on ice.

The Arctic blast that descended over the area late last week retreated, at least temporarily, on Sunday. The 50-degree air and steady drizzle melted most of the snow that fell the day before, presenting Santa and his ...

Roxbury High Schoolers Get a Chance to Work With Toddlers

January 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Since 1973, Roxbury High School has offered “Education for Parenthood,” a program in which students have the opportunity to work with the community’s 3- and 4-year-old children in a preschool setting. This year is no different; Enrollments for the 2017/2018 school year are now being accepted.

Roxbury High School students are able to work ...

Seton Hall Dorm Fire Victims Warn Roxbury Students

ROXBURY, NJ - Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos, two students who suffered severe burns in the Seton Hall University fire 17 years ago, visited Roxbury High School on Thursday to share their inspirational story and to deliver a cautionary message to all prospective college students.

More than 300 Roxbury seniors and a handful of juniors listened to Simons and Llanos, whose appearance was ...

Local VFW Celebrates Patriots Pen and Voice of Democracy Essay Winners

ROXBURY, NJ - Seven Roxbury students were honored recently by the local VFW for writing the best essays in the organization's annual "Patriot's Pen" competition.

Each year students in grades 6 through 12 are given the chance to participate in the VFW Post 2833's youth essay writing contest which focuses on patriotism. Under the guidance of ...

Roxbury Man, a Church Youth Leader, Sentenced for Sex Offense

December 13, 2016

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 ...

NBC Picks Roxbury Family for Home Renovation Show

January 13, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – “George to the Rescue,” an NBC television program in which "deserving people" get home renovations, will be helping the parents of Levi Spencer, a Succasunna boy with spina bifida.

In a Jan. 11 letter to Roxbury Township Manager Christopher Raths, “George to the Rescue” (GTTR) producer Andrew Scerbo said the show’s host, George ...

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

January 16, 2017

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 ...

I Had a Great Mechanic. I Moved. Now What?

ROXBURY, NJ - If you own a car, there is nothing better than knowing a trustworthy and reliable mechanic. But what do you do when that relationship ends because you move to a new town or your mechanic retires and you find yourself searching for another place to repair and maintain your vehicle?

At Knight’s Automotive Repair, in Ledgewood, we suggest that anyone looking for a ...

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 ...

Roxbury Officials Welcome Legends Ale House

ROXBURY, NJ – As snow fell and the temperature outside stayed at about 19-degrees, Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley and Councilman Dan Kline gave a warm greeting to Legends Ale House on Saturday.

The officials joined the establishment’s co-owner, Andrew Gering, for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in the rear of the gastropub/sports bar situated in the Roxbury Mall. The 5,000-square-foot ...

High Tech to Replace High Torque at Former Roxbury Harley Store

ROXBURY, NJ – Towards the end of the last decade, it got kind of  noisy along Route 46 on Kingtown Mountain. Having a Harley-Davidson dealership in the neighborhood can have that effect. 

But the rumble of V-Twin engines coming and going faded five years ago when the short-lived Legends Harley-Davidson went out of business and left ...

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, ...

Roxbury Officials Welcome Legends Ale House

January 7, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – As snow fell and the temperature outside stayed at about 19-degrees, Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley and Councilman Dan Kline gave a warm greeting to Legends Ale House on Saturday.

The officials joined the establishment’s co-owner, Andrew Gering, for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting in the rear of the gastropub/sports bar situated in the Roxbury Mall. The 5,000-square-foot ...

Roxbury Grad Finally Gets a Parade

ROXBURY, NJ – Back when she was in the Roxbury High School Marching Band Color Guard, Kimberly Caruk often dreamed about performing in a major parade. 

That never happened, said her mother, Doreen Caruk of Succasunna. But on Monday, Kimberly will have her wish fulfilled when she ventures through Pasadena, California in the Tournament ...

Roxbury Art Student’s Painting on Display at NYU

ROXBURY, NJ - A painting by a Roxbury High School junior is on display at New York University.

The painting was made by Tara Egan, a serious and talented art student, who was one of the first students accepted into Roxbury’s School Choice program for the Visual Arts. Over the past eight weeks, Egan participated in a weekend program at New York University’s Visionary Studio, a ...

First Night Ceremony at Temple Shalom in Roxbury

December 26, 2016

ROXBURY, NJ - A first-night candle lighting ceremony took place Dec. 24 at Temple Shalom in Succasunna.

 About 50 people of mixed ages attended the Temple Brotherhood's first-night celebration. The ceremony included lighting the first light on the Hanukiah in front of the Temple, followed by a pot-luck dinner. 

When Freeholders Sign Check, Roxbury Trailblazers Ready To Go

December 9, 2016

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 ...

Tech School Students/Firefighter Group Buy Gifts for Kids in Hospital

December 23, 2016

DENVILLE, NJ - Working with a firefighter organization, students at the Morris County School of Technology recently donated gifts to hospitalized children.

The fundraising effort between the students in the MCST's Academy for Education and Learning and members of the Fraternal Order of Leatherheads Society (F.O.O.L.S.) of Northern New Jersey raised $400 to buy the presents. The gifts were ...

Mt. Olive Cops: Woman Peed in Cup, Dumped It On Their Carpet

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A Hackettstown woman being questioned in a Mount Olive Police Department interview room urinated in a cup when left alone in the room and dumped the urine onto the carpet, police said.

They said the actions of the woman, Michelle Bishop, 40, prompted them to file charges of aggravated assault and criminal mischief. In a statement, ...

A Free "Hack Day" for Inventive Students

DENVILLE, N.J. - Students from North Jersey high schools and middle schools will gather in Denville Dec. 3 in an effort to make their high-tech dreams come true.

The setting will be hackMCST, a 12-hour "hackathon" event at Morris County School of Technology hosted by the school's Tech Club.The students will be able to work on all sorts of projects, ...

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TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

January 16, 2017

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App today for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application.  With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications regarding ...

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 ...