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Roxbury School Board Recognizes Retirees & Athletes

June 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township Board of Education recently recognized 30 professional and support staff members who retired throughout the 2016/2017 school year. Collectively, they contributed 460 years to the education and support of the students in Roxbury and 593 years in education overall.

The Roxbury administration and board of education wished all retirees the best of luck in their ...

Annual Roxbury 5K, Sans Roxbury High School Seniors, Draws 600 Runners

ROXBURY, NJ – 90-degree weather didn’t stop people from running in this year’s Roxbury Community 5K on June 12, but maybe the Roxbury High School senior prom did.

About 600 people participated in the annual event, sweating their way through 3.1 miles of Succasunna roads, said race organizer Jim Schulz. There were about 20 more participants in last year's race, he ...

Roxbury Middle School Boys Track Wins First Place

ROXBURY, NJ -  The Eisenhower Middle School’ boys track team took first place in the Greater Morris County Junior Schools Conference Track Championship in Whippany last week.

The EMS boys that competed in the June 1 competition were Max Annis, Jeremy Hajel, Hweeho Lim, Ben McDonald, Brandon Salmon, Thomas Schulz, Richard Segrave, Cameron Sonzogni and Tyler Wong.

Lake Hopatcong Weed Removal Begins

June 19, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – This summer's Lake Hopatcong weed removal program was scheduled to begin today, with the training of new seasonal employees. 

With guidance from Hopatcong State Park personnel, the summer help will begin harvesting weeds in all coves between Hopatcong State Park and the north side of Bertrand's Island, according to a statement from Morris County. The ...

Trees on Chopping Block as Progress Finds Roxbury's Oldest Development

ROXBURY, NJ - Most of the time, Hercules Park in Kenvil is a quiet, shady place. This summer, that will change.

Created by the former Hercules Powder Co. near the turn of the 20th century, Hercules Park is considered Roxbury’s oldest housing development and - in some ways - it’s a neighborhood shielded from progress.

Many of its homes, built by Hercules to house workers, ...

Roxbury Library Director Resigns

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Public Library Director Will Porter announced his resignation on Wednesday and said he will leave the post July 17.

Porter, 41, said he found another library position that was a "great opportunity," but he would only say it is elsewhere in New Jersey and will not require him to move from his home in Newton. Porter, who earns about $85,000, ...

Sowing the Seeds of Leadership: Two Roxbury Students Succeed at 3-Day Rotary Session

June 23, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury High School juniors this week thanked the Roxbury Rotary Club for choosing them to participate in a 3-day youth leadership program that took place at Drew University in Madison.

The students, Jess Grenott and Emily Mayor, attended the club’s weekly luncheon on June 22 and said the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) they appreciated being sent to the June 17, ...

Franklin Early Act Recognized at Roxbury Rotary

ROXBURY, NJ - Franklin School’s Early Act Club was honored recently by the Roxbury Rotary Club.

The 44-member group was recognized for all its hard work this year including raising funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Social Services, the Relief Bus and the Little Libraries Program in addition to cleaning and maintaining Franklin School’s outdoor ...

A 'Massive Success,' Roxbury Color Fun Run Raises $12,000

ROXBURY, NJ – The June 11 Roxbury Color Fun Run raised about $12,000, money that will be used by the Kindness for Christopher organization to help fund projects in Roxbury, said Roxbury Rotary Club member Steven Alford.

Kindness for Christopher, formed by Chris and Laura Tyrpak D’Amico in 2015 after their 10-year-old son, Christopher, died in a Lake Hopatcong boating accident, ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Cops Bust Roxbury Pizza Deliverer

HOPATCONG, NJ – It might look like oregano, but the stuff found by police inside a Roxbury pizza deliveryman’s vehicle was marijuana, police said on Wednesday.

While operating a car that had a Dominos sign on its roof, 21-year-old Thomas Powell of Ledgewood, was pulled over by Hopatcong Police Patrolman Richard Bosland on May 16, police said. They said Powell made an illegal right ...

Roxbury Middle Schoolers Pedal to Support Police

ROXBURY, NJ – More than 270 Roxbury middle school students came out May 24 to show support for the township police department by participating in the Roxbury Student Unity Tour, a bicycling event at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna.

Organized by the Eisenhower Middle School (EMS) Character Education Committee, the event was about double the size of last year’s and raised about ...

Sowing the Seeds of Leadership: Two Roxbury Students Succeed at 3-Day Rotary Session

June 23, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury High School juniors this week thanked the Roxbury Rotary Club for choosing them to participate in a 3-day youth leadership program that took place at Drew University in Madison.

The students, Jess Grenott and Emily Mayor, attended the club’s weekly luncheon on June 22 and said the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) they appreciated being sent to the June 17, ...

Preschool Programs in Roxbury Celebrate Moving Up

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury Township Preschool programs recently celebrated with graduations and moving up ceremonies.

On Friday, June 2nd, the Roxbury High School’s Four Year Old Preschool program graduated! The theme of Mini Monsters was used as the basis for the ceremony and their program this year. The high school students showcased the preschoolers by performing “skits” ...

Roxbury High School Graduation Livestreamed

ROXBURY, NJ - Today is graduation day at Roxbury High School, but seats at the outdoor ceremony, taking place at noon, will be open only to ticket holders.

That doesn't mean you can't see the big event. Live video of the proceedings will be streamed by Roxbury Gaelvision and shown in the high school auditorium or online.

The high school recently honored its top ten ...

A Prison Cell for Former Roxbury Scout Leader, Firefighter and Hopatcong Teacher

May 19, 2017

NEWTON, NJ – Eric Strand, a former Hopatcong Middle School teacher, former Succasunna Boy Scout leader and former Roxbury firefighter, was sentenced this week to three years in prison for kissing and fondling a 14-year-old student, according to a published report.

Strand, 57, was sentenced May 18 by state Superior Court Judge William McGovern in Newton, according to the New Jersey Herald ...

New Indictment, Same Sex Charges, Against Former Roxbury Educator

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Addressing “technical, legal issues” raised by a defense lawyer, a grand jury on Thursday handed up a new indictment against former Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Roger Schneider, who is accused of sexual contact with a minor, said the county prosecutor’s office.

The new indictment is substantially the same as an earlier one, said Morris County ...

TAPinto Crushes Readership Record in May with 853,958 Readers; Breaks 6M Readers for the Year

June 5, 2017

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of 65 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, including TAPinto Roxbury, broke its all-time readership record with 853,958 readers and 2,103,803 pageviews in May 2017, up from 639,508 readers in May 2016. 

TAPinto also registered more than 6 million readers and 20 million pageviews during the last 365 ...

What Happened in Vegas? Ledgewood Mall Owners Pitched Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – And they’re off: With township approval in their hands, the owners of the former Ledgewood Mall are now able to convert the forlorn site into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons and sign deals with tenants.

Toward that end, the developers recently spent time in Las Vegas attending RECon, the world’s largest real estate convention, where they pitched the ...

Freight Trains Through Roxbury Get New Operator

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The company that has managed local freight rail service through Roxbury for three decades will be replaced at the end of June, Morris County announced today.

In a statement, the Morris County freeholders said they decided to oust the Morristown & Erie Railway (M&E) as the operator of the county-owned Dover & Rockaway, High Bridge Branch and Chester Branch ...

Franklin School Recycles Pouches, Wins Entenmann's Party

April 28, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Franklin Elementary School was the randomly-drawn winner this month of a nationwide promotion related to recycling. The win means an Entenmann's-based classroom party for the school.

The school pledged to help the environment by using recycling to reduce waste. It did so as part of the "Entenmann’s Little Bites Make the Pledge Promotion," a contest ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Community Cleanup and Lots of Native Plants

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be celebrating Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday focused on green awareness and environmental issues, with a community cleanup on April 22 and then continuing the celebration with a native plant sale on May 6.

LHF Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Lots of hands make light work.  Join the Foundation for just one hour, 8:30 a.m.

Vote to Help Lake Hopatcong Group Get Floating Classroom

ROXBURY, NJ -  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is asking people to vote daily, through May 12, to help it win up to $100,000 in grant money that will go toward a floating classroom boat.

The non-profit group is hoping to buy a 40-foot, custom-built covered pontoon boat that would be used to teach children about the lake. The grant for the boat would come from a USA Today Network program ...

Edison Heating and Cooling Celebrating 30th Anniversary with Special Bonus Savings

May 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – This year marks Edison Heating and Cooling’s 30th anniversary and, in honor of its three decades of service, the company is offering customers special bonus savings. Through the end of June, residential costumers can receive $2,000 off any combined high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner purchase and installation.

“Our Double Coupon Special, in ...

Buy a Native Plant, Help Restore an Old Roxbury Train Station

ROXBURY, NJ – There are many well-known benefits to decorating your property with plants native to the region. Here’s a new one: Native plants can help restore an old train station in Landing.

As a fundraiser for its ongoing restoration of the former Lackawanna station, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation is having a native plant sale on May 6, said foundation chairman Marty Kane. The ...

Celebrate Earth Day with Community Cleanup and Lots of Native Plants

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) will be celebrating Earth Day, a globally celebrated holiday focused on green awareness and environmental issues, with a community cleanup on April 22 and then continuing the celebration with a native plant sale on May 6.

LHF Adopt-A-Road Cleanup

Lots of hands make light work.  Join the Foundation for just one hour, 8:30 a.m.

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Roxbury Arts Alliance Launches Singing Competition

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Arts Alliance (RAA) is offering more than $2,000 to the top three finalists in a singing competition to take place this fall.

Called “The Star Next Door - A Vocal Competition,” the Oct. 7 event will be open to anybody more than 15 years old who attended Roxbury High School or lives within 15 miles of the Investor’s Bank Theater in Succasunna, said a ...

A Good Time at the Roxbury Beach Blast (and Blast and Blast)

ROXBURY, NJ – More than a thousand people were inching their way out of Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake Park on Friday night, having witnessed what many described as a fantastic fireworks display that included three finales. Then they got a surprise: Turned out the over-the-top fireworks crew wasn’t quite finished.

The sky over Succasunna lit up, and trees echoed the booms of a few ...

Art Therapy at Morristown Medical Center Helps Cancer Patients Navigate Their Emotional Journey

June 18, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - What happens when you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer? One thing is certain, your world will be turned upside down and, despite your best efforts to be calm and carry on, it's likely you will be pummeled by the full range of emotions - fear, anger, bitterness, hope, despair and more.

Art therapists help people find a way to express their emotions and, in the ...

"May the Forth Be With You"; Morristown Hospital Celebrates Star Wars Day

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Since the mid 70s, the Star War series has been delighting fans with epic space battles between good and evil. Those battles took place in a galaxy far, far away where Luke Skywalker, Princess Leah and Chewbacca fought Darth Vader and his evil stormtroopers.

Today, good and evil put aside their differences and joined together to bring joy to the littlest ...

Great Response for Upcoming Layups 4 Life Basketball Tournament in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – The upcoming Layups 4 Life basketball tournament in Roxbury is on track to raise more money than ever for cancer research, according to its founder.

So far, more than 30 teams signed-up and registered to play in the 3-on-3 tournament taking place April 29 at Roxbury High School, said Dan Exter, who created the tournament in 2015. The event raises money to help fund ...

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 ...

Roxbury Amateur Radio Expert Readies for Weekend of Roughing It

June 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury based group of amateur (“ham”) radio operators is looking for new members and its founder is inviting the public to participate in this weekend’s American Radio Relay League Field Day to get a taste of things at their worst.

At the event, amateur radio operators will stay outdoors and work around the clock to set up field radio communication ...

Lake Hopatcong Weed Removal Begins

ROXBURY, NJ – This summer's Lake Hopatcong weed removal program was scheduled to begin today, with the training of new seasonal employees. 

With guidance from Hopatcong State Park personnel, the summer help will begin harvesting weeds in all coves between Hopatcong State Park and the north side of Bertrand's Island, according to a statement from Morris County. The ...

Netcong Man Found With Heroin in Morris County Court, Says Sheriff

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ - On Tuesday, May 30th, the Morris County Sheriff’s Office seized 19 bags of suspected heroin prior to it entering the Morris County Correctional Facility.

Thasseus Licata, 31, of Netcong, was taken into custody at the Morris County Superior Courthouse for a Violation of Probation.  Prior to placing Licata into a central holding area within the ...

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Seize The Moment Now - Change Your Oil - Or Seize Your Engine Later

I’m concerned.  After 30 years of repairing and maintaining cars, I’m seeing a disturbing trend: Too many people are waiting too long to change their oil. 

Manufacturers are lulling the driving public into thinking their cars are practically maintenance free; that synthetic oil barely needs changing and there's no problem waiting 10,000 ...

The Banking Industry is the Frontline for Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

June 9, 2017

Older Americans are increasingly becoming targets for fraud and financial exploitation. Persons over the age of 50 control more than 70% of the nation’s wealth. Many seniors do not realize the value of their assets (particularly homes that have appreciated markedly).*

Fraudsters target older Americans because they may be experiencing cognitive decline, limited mobility or other ...

Obituaries

- Apr 21, 2017
Robert Edward Matthews, 48, died on April 21, 2017 at home in Ledgewood. He was born and raised ...
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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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Roxbury Arts Alliance Announces 2017 Free Summer Concert Series

June 23, 2017

Free Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Roxbury Arts Alliance

 5 Friday nights  starting July 7th at the Horseshoe Lake Band Shell at 7:00 PM

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 ...