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Roxbury High School Soccer Meet & Greet Scheduled

March 23, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Boys Soccer Association has scheduled for May a "meet and greet" session where new players and their parents or guardians can meet Gaels coaches.

The May 15 meeting is for all upcoming freshmen and new players. It will take place at 7 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Cafeteria.

"At this meeting you will meet with the varsity coach and ...

Roxbury's Tucker Voelbel Receives Scholar Athlete Award

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Senior Tucker Voelbel was recognized recently as a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete, recognition Roxbury Football Coach Cosmo Lorusso says the 18-year-old more than deserved.

"We consider it a prestigious award," said the coach. "Each year they honor one recipient from each school in Morris ...

Roxbury Travel Team Wins Championship

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury's 7th and 8th grade girls basketball travel team defeated Newton in the championship game on March 11.

The team beat Newton 34-17, completing its season with a 15-4 record.
For some of the girls it was their last travel game before going into high school. For all it was a great way to end their travel season.

Roxbury Council Likes Circle Bowl Carnival Plan

March 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Alongside Olde Suckasunny Day, Home for the Holidays, the Horseshoe Lake Beach Blast, the St. Therese Carnival and the Lake Hopatcong Block Party, Roxbury residents might soon be able to add something called “Circle Day” to the list of outdoor festivals and activities in the township.

As the name indicates, Circle Day relates to Circle Bowl and Entertainment ...

Officials Honor Roxbury Champion Debaters

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Debate Team, which last month won the Northwest Debate League Championship, was honored Tuesday by the township mayor and council.

Four members of the team attended the council meeting, where Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley presented them with recognition awards. The championship was the first in three decades for a Roxbury High School debate ...

Nearly a Yard of Snow Predicted for Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - As much as 30 inches of snow is now predicted to fall tonight through tomorrow on Roxbury, forcing the township to hire a subcontractor to help plow the roads and prompting police to warn against the use of Star Trek technology when clearing driveways..

In a statement issued at about 5 p.m., Roxbury Police and Roxbury Public Works Director Richard Blood said the township's ...

Fundraiser at Roxbury Diner for Color Fun Run

March 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A fundraiser for the annual Roxbury Color Fun Run is taking place today (March 20) at Roxbury Diner in Succasunna.

The diner, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, will donate to the Roxbury High School Interact Club 10 percent of the tab from all customers who present a copy of this flyer:

The fundraiser is for Monday, March 20 only.

This year's Color Fun Run, ...

It's Gone Today, Hair Tomorrow for Generous Roxbury Girl

ROXBURY, NJ – Many young girls wouldn’t dream of cutting their long hair, a prized element of their image, an attribute they nurture.

Ask their brothers. Between the blow-drying, the conditioning, the straightening and the general fussing, a long-haired young girl can tie-up a family bathroom for extended periods.

Roxbury 5th Grader Alexandra Porter had fairly long, brown ...

Roxbury Students Plan All-Nighter to Fight Kid Cancer

ROXBURY, NJ - Some Roxbury High School students are hoping to dance their way to $20,000 in donations for childhood cancer research.

In doing so, the kids participating in the annual Roxbury High School Mini-THON on April 7 will be among more than 70,000 students nationwide, according to Four Diamonds, a program at PennState Health Children’s Hospital. Money raised by the Mini-THON is ...

Amphibious Vehicle Sinks in Roxbury Pond During Deer Rescue

March 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – An amphibious vehicle owned by Morris County, worth about $100,000, sank in the middle of a shallow Roxbury pond Sunday morning while being used to rescue a deer that fell through the pond’s thin ice.

The Hydratrek vehicle, being driven by Morris County Director of Law and Public Safety Scott DiGiralomo, took on water and sank soon after coming close to the deer ...

Nearly a Yard of Snow Predicted for Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - As much as 30 inches of snow is now predicted to fall tonight through tomorrow on Roxbury, forcing the township to hire a subcontractor to help plow the roads and prompting police to warn against the use of Star Trek technology when clearing driveways..

In a statement issued at about 5 p.m., Roxbury Police and Roxbury Public Works Director Richard Blood said the township's ...

Roxbury Cops on Bikes Brave Cold to Collect Cash from Kids

ROXBURY, NJ – Attempting to ward off a frigid wind by wearing their Police Unity Tour jackets, several Roxbury policemen pedaled to township schools Friday to gather money donated toward their goal of riding in the annual charity bicycling event.

Preceded by police cars with flashing lights and blaring sirens, the officers – led by Roxbury Patrolman Silvio Valdes – collected ...

Roxbury Alumni Receives Fulbright Scholarship

March 25, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury High School student Kacie Hoaglund, Class of 2013 was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship on March 15.

Hoaglund received a grant to work as an English teaching assistant in Spain to foster mutual understanding between American and Spanish culture. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is one of the largest and most renowned U.S. exchange programs for student and ...

Objects in Motion; Roxbury Students Use Ice Rink for Physics Lessons

ROXBURY, NJ -  Roxbury High School physics students put their learning into action last month during a visit to a nearby ice rink.

During a class trip to Aspen Ice in Randolph, Roxbury High School physics instructor Chris Blough led a lab where students had to calculate the amount of friction between three different surfaces and the ice.

“There’s a ...

Officials Honor Roxbury Champion Debaters

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Debate Team, which last month won the Northwest Debate League Championship, was honored Tuesday by the township mayor and council.

Four members of the team attended the council meeting, where Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley presented them with recognition awards. The championship was the first in three decades for a Roxbury High School debate ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

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 ...

Alliance for Action Names Jersey Central Power & Light Power Project “Leading Infrastructure Project in New Jersey”

March 23, 2017

The New Jersey Alliance for Action named a Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, transmission line project one of “New Jersey’s Leading Infrastructure Projects” at its annual award recognition ceremony on Feb. 10.

The $48-million transmission line project from Manalapan to Hightstown, New Jersey, earned the honor because of its success in ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

"George to the Rescue" TV Team Unveils Roxbury Home Upgrade

ROXBURY, NJ – The crew of the “George to the Rescue” television program on Monday unveiled the improvements it made, using local contractors, at the Succasunna home of Levi Spencer, a boy born with spina bifida.

As Roxbury police blocked off a section of Condit Street, a crowd that included those contractors - as well as public officials - gathered at the Spencer home for the ...

JCP&L Prepares for Winter Storm Storm With Plan and Additional Crews

MORRISTOWN, NJ –  Food? Check. Water? Check. Shovels? Check. Electricity? Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is monitoring and will continue to monitor the winter storm that is developing along the East Coast.

The company has stated that personnel are prepared to respond should the forecasted heavy snowfall and high winds cause power outages. To prepare for the weather ...

For 9th Year, Atlantic Health System Named to Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For' List

MORRISTOWN, NJ  – Atlantic Health System, a leading provider of health care in New Jersey, was recognized among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number 46 in its ninth consecutive year on the prestigious annual list.

It is the only health care delivery system from New Jersey, and one of only three New Jersey-based companies on the list, ...

With "De-Malling" of Ledgewood Mall, Walkers Told To Take a Hike

ROXBURY, NJ - A developer’s plan to “de-mall” the Ledgewood Mall is bad news for people now walking the enclosed structure’s empty, but still heated, corridors for cold weather exercise.

There’s not much that can be done about that, said an engineer designing the mall’s replacement. He noted, however, that the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have plenty ...

Unfunded Lake Hopatcong Panel Ready to Call it Quits

March 7, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Stuck between a law that calls for its existence and a state government that refuses to fund it, the Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) is on the verge of member resignations and disbanding, says its acting chairman.

A state law – the Lake Hopatcong Protection Act – declares the importance of Lake Hopatcong and spells out 11 “very specific obligations and ...

Beaver Dam Gone, Roxbury Residents Now Eager for Brook Cleanup

ROXBURY, NJ – Chronic flooding due to beaver dams on Succasunna Brook might have weakened trees, which are now threatening to fall onto some Roxbury residents’ properties, a situation that prompted the residents to complain to Roxbury officials.

The residents, primarily on Paul Drive in Succasunna, live adjacent to a flat and low wetland bisected by the brook just upstream from ...

"George to the Rescue" TV Team Unveils Roxbury Home Upgrade

March 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The crew of the “George to the Rescue” television program on Monday unveiled the improvements it made, using local contractors, at the Succasunna home of Levi Spencer, a boy born with spina bifida.

As Roxbury police blocked off a section of Condit Street, a crowd that included those contractors - as well as public officials - gathered at the Spencer home for the ...

Roxbury Council Likes Circle Bowl Carnival Plan

March 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Alongside Olde Suckasunny Day, Home for the Holidays, the Horseshoe Lake Beach Blast, the St. Therese Carnival and the Lake Hopatcong Block Party, Roxbury residents might soon be able to add something called “Circle Day” to the list of outdoor festivals and activities in the township.

As the name indicates, Circle Day relates to Circle Bowl and Entertainment ...

Roxbury Bands Come Together

ROXBURY, NJ - Lincoln/Roosevelt School music teacher Kate Katz said it was exciting for her students to practice recently with their Roxbury High School counterparts and she expects similar joint rehearsals will become regular events.

Band members from both schools participated in a combined rehearsal late last month to prepare for the district Band Concert. Katz said it went ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

St. Therese Knights of Columbus Sets Date for Annual Charity Auction and Tricky Tray

March 10, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Knights of Columbus, St. Therese Council in Succasunna has scheduled its 19th Annual Charity Live Auction and Tricky Tray for April 29.

The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will help raise money to benefit disabled citizens, senior citizens, veterans, the homeless and needy through organizations like Hope House and Catholic Charities. The K of C also supports many youth ...

Ready for Change?

New Years has come and gone.  Have you been able to keep any of your resolutions?

 Why is change sometimes so easy to do and other times so difficult?  Some habits can be difficult to break and other habits can be difficult to start.  

The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna has been on an adventure of change for the past five years.  And this Lent, we are ...

Watch Some Hoops, Help the Roxbury Food Pantry

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 ...

Morristown Children’s Hospital First Hospital in New Jersey to Administer Newly Approved Treatment for Rare Genetic Disease

March 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, was the first hospital in the state to administer nusinersen, a newly approved medication to a patient with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a rare and sometimes fatal genetic disease that causes progressive loss of muscle strength and movement.

Because ...

Atlantic Health System Unites with the American Cancer Society in the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining ‘80% by 2018’ - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in ...

Roxbury Students Plan All-Nighter to Fight Kid Cancer

ROXBURY, NJ - Some Roxbury High School students are hoping to dance their way to $20,000 in donations for childhood cancer research.

In doing so, the kids participating in the annual Roxbury High School Mini-THON on April 7 will be among more than 70,000 students nationwide, according to Four Diamonds, a program at PennState Health Children’s Hospital. Money raised by the Mini-THON is ...

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 ...

Pennsy Man Charged with Picatinny Bribes

March 22, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – A Stroudsburg, Pa. man working for the federal government accepted bribes in connection with renovation projects at Picatinny Arsenal and Fort Dix, said law enforcement officials.

The man, Kevin Leondi, 56, faces up to five years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 if convicted, said acting U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick.

He said Leondi was arrested Wednesday at ...

Empty Gas Tank Thwarts Man's Attempt to Escape Police

DENVILLE, NJ - After being awakened by police as he slept in his car early Monday, a Florham Park man banged his vehicle into a police car, led officers on a high-speed chase and was eventually arrested in Boonton when he ran out of gas, police said.

The man, Christopher Iossa, 18, was found to be asleep inside a 2015 Ford Mustang parked alongside Route 46 at 4:39 a.m., said police. They said ...

With Jewelry In Denville, It's Theives One Month; Angels the Next

DENVILLE, NJ - One month after arresting suspected jewel thieves, Denville police encountered just the opposite this week: A person who found jewelry and did the right thing.

Police said a Denville resident came across a piece of jewelry on the sidewalk and, instead of feeling lucky and pocketing the item, brought it to the police station. Police said the item was found on, or close to, Feb.

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Spring Clean Your Ride

Spring is the perfect time to refresh and renew your vehicle.  As the winter weather ends here are a few car care tips that can make that long awaited spring drive much more enjoyable.

Wash the car.  Your car has been conquering salty roads and potholed terrain, so a driveway washing just isn’t going to cut it this time.  I strongly suggest you take your car to a ...

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Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.

$359 Million to be Spent in 2017 in Jersey Central Power & Light Service Area to Strengthen Electric System

As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the durability and flexibility of its electric transmission and distribution systems, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to invest  $359 million during 2017 on infrastructure projects and other work to enhance reliability across its 13 county northern and central New Jersey service area.  

Major projects scheduled for 2017 ...

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- Feb 21, 2017
ROXBURY, NJ -  Douglas Bruce Spencer, 71, of Succasunna, died Feb 21, 2017 at the Merry ...
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Mrs. Jean A Kautzmann, 79, passed away Feb. 6, 2017 at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover ...
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Dr. Edward S. Gates, 92, of Rockaway Township, died on Oct. 29, 2016.  Born in 1924 in ...
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Your Thoughts About the Roxbury Library Can Win You an Android Tablet

March 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library  needs your input!

Take our survey to make your voice heard and enter a drawing for a new Android tablet provided by the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library.

You can find the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/roxpl or stop by the library and fill out our print survey.

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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 ...