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Roxbury Ruckus Girls Rule the Soccer Field

June 14, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The MSC Roxbury Ruckus Elite U9 Girls soccer team certainly lived up to its name this spring soccer season; It finished the season undefeated and in first place.

The girls won their U10 division despite the fact that every player is only nine years old or younger.

The teams only loss this spring was in the Morris County Tournament to one of the county’s top ...

Course Record Stays Intact, Barely, at Roxbury 5K

ROXBURY, NJ – Collin Frost of Randolph blasted through the annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K race today and crossed the finish line with a time of 15.20.

Afterward, not really seeming all that winded, the 25-year-old said he and the other top runners – including Succasunna’s Justin Scheid and Randolph’s Seamus Higgins – didn’t really push themselves.

Forker and Roumes Named 2018 Morris County Scholar Athletes

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Seniors Karly Forker and Michael Roumes were named 2018 Morris County Scholar Athletes by the Morris County Secondary Schools Athletic Directors Association. They received their awards at a May 23 ceremony at the Hanover Manor.

Karly and Michael were also named Roxbury High School's 2017/2018 Athletes of the Year at the Senior Athlete Recognition ...

Roxbury's Kellie Ann Keyes Named County's Recycling "Rox-Star"

June 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Kellie Ann Keyes, who runs Roxbury's recycling program was honored recently by Morris County for her efforts, with the county dubbing her its “Rox-Star Recycler.”

Keyes was one of 10 people and businesses to receive a 2018 Environmental Excellence Award from the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA). The MUA gave her the award in ...

Roxbury Marina Project Gets OK from Zoning Board

ROXBURY, NJ – A plan by Lake's End Marina in Landing to expand its business on property across the road from its current site can proceed, thanks to approvals to be granted by township officials.

The Roxbury Zoning Board voted recently to allow the marina to merge several lots on the west side of Mount Arlington Boulevard and use the property for the sale, display, repair and ...

Gift from Canal Society to Help Preserve Historic Slice of Ledgewood

ROXBURY, NJ - Plans to preserve a parcel in Ledgewood that might have been the very first section of the Morris Canal got a boost recently when a historic society gave money to the township.

The Canal Society of New Jersey donated $4,000 to Roxbury to help fund improvement to what is being called Riggs Canal Park. The land lies a bit east of 199 Main ...

Roxbury Students Deliver Gift Kits to Thousands of Kids with Cancer

June 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A school project that gathered small gifts for kids with cancer ended successfully this month, said the Roxbury High School students who created it.

“Project Glow Gold,” formed by Roxbury senior Madison Ketch, senior Jessica Marie Bartelloni and junior Gabby Keuscher came up just shy of its goal of supplying 5,000 children with gifts, said ...

Danger Sinks Plan to Bring Veteran's Cruise to Roxbury's Landing Channel

ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong tour boat Miss Lotta tour boat won’t be cruising into Roxbury’s Landing Channel on June 30 as part of its Third Annual Veteran’s Cruise, said its captain today.

The much-anticipated visit by the big boat to the channel at the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong was scuttled after its captain, Leon Moreau, sailed her into the channel ...

Course Record Stays Intact, Barely, at Roxbury 5K

ROXBURY, NJ – Collin Frost of Randolph blasted through the annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K race today and crossed the finish line with a time of 15.20.

Afterward, not really seeming all that winded, the 25-year-old said he and the other top runners – including Succasunna’s Justin Scheid and Randolph’s Seamus Higgins – didn’t really push themselves.

Steppin' Out Over the Line - Prankster Rides Dirt Bike in Roxbury High

June 5, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - When Bruce Springsteen sang "Someday we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny," he was talking about forbidden high school love, not forbidden high school motorcycling.

Years from now, the kid who rode a dirt bike through the halls of Roxbury High School today might be able to look back and laugh. For now, he's got a court  ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

Fatal School Bus Crash Closes Route 80

ROXBURY, NJ - (Updated 5:30 p.m.) A fatal accident on Route 80 in Mount Olive at about 10:20 a.m. - one that involved a loaded school bus from Paramus - forced the closure of the highway, prompting Roxbury police to warn drivers to stay away from the area much of the day Thursday.

A witness said the eastbound school bus appeared to have been hit by a dump ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s New Floating Classroom Open for Public Cruises

June 16, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation this spring christened its new Floating Classroom, dubbed “Study Hull,” and has since educated nearly 800 local students aboard the vessel, a 40-foot pontoon boat. As the school year comes to an end, the lessons will continue: the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Floating Classroom will run 90-minute trips from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Monday ...

Roxbury High School's D'Amico Named Educator of Distinction

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School (RHS) Special Education Teacher Karen D’Amico was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

A role model to pupils, D'Amico was nominated by RHS junior Victoria Cotero.

In a congratulatory letter to D'Amico, Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that ...

Roxbury Talent on Display at Senior Art Show

ROXBURY, NJ - Sixteen Roxbury High School seniors displayed their artistic artwork and skill May 31 at this year’s Annual Senior Art Show. Students showed pieces and answered questions during their open gallery spaces.

Seniors featured this year were Daniella Andreotta, Ashley Armstrong, Alexander Baccaro, Chelsea Bailey, Katelyn Beach, Evan Van Biert, Abbigail Brembs, Gianna ...

Parents of Dangled Roxbury Kid File Lawsuit Warning

May 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The parents of a 6-year-old special needs student who, according to authorities, was hung upside down and shaken by a frustrated teacher's aide in March, filed a notice of tort claim today, the first volley of a forthcoming lawsuit.

The notice says the Landing couple intend to sue the aide, the Roxbury school board, a number of school  administrators and ...

Roxbury Man's Co-Conspirator in Strongarm Extortion Case Pleads Guilty

NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for Middlesex Borough and other New Jersey municipalities today admitted conspiring with a Roxbury man to commit a strongarm extortion, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today.

Billy Donnerstag, 49, of Hackettstown, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with ...

No 2018 Congress Run for Roxbury's Craig Heard

March 20, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Asserting it's more important to keep Democrats at bay than to become a Congressman, Succasunna resident Craig Heard said Monday he will not wage a primary election challenge this year against U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th Dist.).

Heard, who unsuccessfully tried to beat Lance in the 2016 GOP primary, had been weighing another run against the 5-term ...

Roxbury Counsel Anthony Bucco Decides Against Congress Run

BOONTON, NJ – State Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-Morris), who also serves as Roxbury's township attorney, announced today that he will not run for Congress.

Bucco, who considered a campaign for the House of Representatives seat being vacated at year's end by Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, instead threw his support behind fellow GOP state Assemblyman Jay ...

Assemblyman Jay Webber Announces Run for Congress

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 Marina Project Gets OK from Zoning Board

June 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A plan by Lake's End Marina in Landing to expand its business on property across the road from its current site can proceed, thanks to approvals to be granted by township officials.

The Roxbury Zoning Board voted recently to allow the marina to merge several lots on the west side of Mount Arlington Boulevard and use the property for the sale, display, repair and ...

Alzheimer’s Association Announces Grand Reopening of Greater NJ Office

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In order to better serve its 14 counties, from Bergen to Ocean, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) has officially relocated from Totowa to Florham Park. The centralized facility will help the organization establish an even deeper presence within the community and bring it closer to its vision of a world without ...

Merry Heart Eyes New Roxbury Site for Annex

ROXBURY,  NJ – The owners of the Merry Heart senior care center in Succasunna are seeking township approval to build a nursing home and assisted living facility on Commerce Boulevard between Main Street and  Route 46.

Merry Heart principals Blanquita and Maximo Bonifacio want to build the new facility on a 6-acre piece of land that is currently part of 16.5 acres owned by ...

May is Older Americans Month: Time to Give Back to Morris County’s Seniors Every Day!

May 30, 2018

The June 5th Primary has entered the home stretch.  For the first time in 8 weeks, there is no where I need to appear other than at the doorstep of a registered voter to ask for their support in the election booth.

Since I decided to pursue the open Freeholder seat in March, I have been all across Morris County.  I have been out and away from my family every day since, attending such ...

Roxbury's Kellie Ann Keyes Named County's Recycling "Rox-Star"

June 18, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Kellie Ann Keyes, who runs Roxbury's recycling program was honored recently by Morris County for her efforts, with the county dubbing her its “Rox-Star Recycler.”

Keyes was one of 10 people and businesses to receive a 2018 Environmental Excellence Award from the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA). The MUA gave her the award in ...

Roxbury Schools Celebrate Earth Day

ROXBURY, NJ - In honor of Earth Day last Sunday, two Roxbury Schools celebrated the day through sustainable programs.

The Eisenhower Middle School Builders Club with the assistance of club advisors, Elizabeth Tucker and Marie Pessolano celebrated the day by cleaning up Eyland Avenue. This club is the middle school version of Kiwanis, Key Club, K-Kids which meets every two weeks after school ...

Roxbury Boy Scout Troop 54 Cleans Up for Earth Day

ROXBURY, NJ - April 22 each year is Earth Day, a global effort to recognize man's responsibility to take care of the planet . This Earth Day the Boy Scouts of Roxbury's Troop 54 conducted their semi-annual garbage cleanup of Mill Road and Little Lane in the Berkshire Valley section of the township.

Nine Scouts and four Scout leaders from Troop 54  cleaned up about a ...

Clean Up at the Sixth Roxbury Town-Wide Garage Sale

June 10, 2018

ROXBURY - What better way to welcome the first weekend of summer than with a spring cleanup of the garage, basement or attic?

Summer arrives Thursday, June 21 and the Sixth Annual Town-Wide Garage Sale, a fundraiser for The  Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place June 23 and June 24.

On those days, bargain hunters will roam the township with cash in hand hoping to find ...

Join the Fight, Morris: Water + 7 Days = Mosquitoes

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - With the sun finally expected to show itself starting tomorrow and over the Memorial Day weekend, Morris County residents can reduce the number of all mosquitoes, including the aggressive Asian Tiger variety, in their own backyards by taking action now.

The ankle-attacking, aggressive Asian Tiger variety transmits viral disease and bites all day long, unlike many other ...

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 ...

Roxbury's King House Museum Undergoing Major Renovations

June 9, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - People passing the King House Museum at 209 Main Street in Ledgewood might be wondering why some windows of the historic residence are covered in plywood.

It's OK.

The windows have been temporarily removed as part of a major exterior restoration taking place at the building, thanks largely to grant funding and support from Roxbury Township.

Historic ...

Gift from Canal Society to Help Preserve Historic Slice of Ledgewood

ROXBURY, NJ - Plans to preserve a parcel in Ledgewood that might have been the very first section of the Morris Canal got a boost recently when a historic society gave money to the township.

The Canal Society of New Jersey donated $4,000 to Roxbury to help fund improvement to what is being called Riggs Canal Park. The land lies a bit east of 199 Main ...

Danger Sinks Plan to Bring Veteran's Cruise to Roxbury's Landing Channel

June 13, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong tour boat Miss Lotta tour boat won’t be cruising into Roxbury’s Landing Channel on June 30 as part of its Third Annual Veteran’s Cruise, said its captain today.

The much-anticipated visit by the big boat to the channel at the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong was scuttled after its captain, Leon Moreau, sailed her into the channel ...

Roxbury Beach Blast Carries On Without Sandy Blankets or Arts Alliance

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Arts Alliance will not be trying to collect money at Friday’s 11th Annual Roxbury Township Community Beach Blast, an event that used to be the non-profit group’s biggest fundraiser.

In fact, the Alliance will not have any part of the party this time around.

Before last year, people who attended the Beach Blast had to pay a fee to get in, money ...

Roxbury Talent on Display at Senior Art Show

ROXBURY, NJ - Sixteen Roxbury High School seniors displayed their artistic artwork and skill May 31 at this year’s Annual Senior Art Show. Students showed pieces and answered questions during their open gallery spaces.

Seniors featured this year were Daniella Andreotta, Ashley Armstrong, Alexander Baccaro, Chelsea Bailey, Katelyn Beach, Evan Van Biert, Abbigail Brembs, Gianna ...

Vacation Bible School in Roxbury

June 9, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna United Methodist Church presents Rolling River Rampage Vacation Bible School (VBS) and invites kids to experience the ride of a lifetime with God!

Join us as we take the kids on an action-packed adventure using relevant music, exciting science, creative crafts, fun recreation, and memorable Bible stories to help kids know that God is always with them as they ride ...

Knights of Columbus Auction

ROXBURY, - The St. Therese Knights of Columbus council 6320 recently raised nearly $20,000 recently to support local charities.

The money was raised at the organization's 20th annual Charity Auction and Tricky Tray on April 21.

 

New Jersey Blood Services Declares Blood Emergency

June 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services/New York Blood Center (NYBC) has declared a blood emergency. The organization is asking people across New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and New Jersey to donate blood to help replenish the blood supply for hospitals throughout the area.

In order to maintain a safe blood supply, a seven-day inventory of all blood types must be continually ...

Red Cross Calls for Summer Blood Donations to Prevent a Shortage; Through June 15

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ— The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer.

Around Memorial Day, the Red Cross sees a steep decline in blood donations. Busy summer schedules, vacations and school breaks also cause a drop in donations. Accidents and medical emergencies don’t take a summer break – patients need ...

Alzheimer’s Association Announces Grand Reopening of Greater NJ Office

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In order to better serve its 14 counties, from Bergen to Ocean, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) has officially relocated from Totowa to Florham Park. The centralized facility will help the organization establish an even deeper presence within the community and bring it closer to its vision of a world without ...

Join the Fight, Morris: Water + 7 Days = Mosquitoes

May 22, 2018

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - With the sun finally expected to show itself starting tomorrow and over the Memorial Day weekend, Morris County residents can reduce the number of all mosquitoes, including the aggressive Asian Tiger variety, in their own backyards by taking action now.

The ankle-attacking, aggressive Asian Tiger variety transmits viral disease and bites all day long, unlike many other ...

A 'Gold Card' for Morris County Parents, Guardians of Killed Military

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County Clerk Ann Grossi today announced the launch of the "Gold Star Parent ID Card Program," in which Morris County parents, legal guardians or other legal custodians of members of the military who died while on active duty will gain access to certain benefits, such as discounts extended to military families.

"Gold Star Parents can ...

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

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 ...

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: Episode 16

Summer is in the air, and the latest episode of AtlantiCast is ready to help you enjoy some fun outdoors while staying safe! This week’s episode opens with tips for sunscreen usage from Atlantic Health System’s Chief Medical and Academic Officer, Dr. Jan Schwarz-Miller. You’ll also learn about how Atlantic Health System is advancing the future of health care through ...

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Necessary Discussion and Debate of Addressing School Violence

June 10, 2018

Dear Editor,

As of late, due to most disturbing acts of violence against children in our schools, there is much vigorous debate regarding gun control and protection of our children and grand-children.

Much of the debate is based on emotion rather than reasoned thought.

I think that exploration in three areas needs to be more thoroughly discussed and debated. The first is ...

Necessary Discussion and Debate of Addressing School Violence

Dear Editor,

As of late, due to most disturbing acts of violence against children in our schools, there is much vigorous debate regarding gun control and protection of our children and grand-children.

Much of the debate is based on emotion rather than reasoned thought.

I think that exploration in three areas needs to be more thoroughly discussed and debated. The first is ...

Two Students from Roxbury Make Springfield College Dean's List

June 19, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, MA -- Two students from Succasunna qualified for the spring semester dean's list at Springfield College. Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.

The students:

Mackenzie Miller, who is studying Health Science/Pre-physician Assistant.

Megan Schneider, ...

22 From Roxbury Area Make U of Delaware Dean's List

NEWARK, DE - The following Roxburyuarea students have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester:

Samantha Aquino of Flanders 

Olivia Boon of Ledgewood 

Christopher Bouvier of Flanders 

Alyssa Cartier of Flanders 

Juliette Castro of Landing 

Brennan Chuprinko of Flanders 

Ryan Decker of ...

Roxbury Student Makes University of Hartford Dean's List

WEST HARTFORD, CT - The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Zachary Almakias of Succasunna has been named to its Dean's List for Spring 2018.

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JCP&L Completes Inspections and Projects Prior to Summer Season to Help Enhance Customer Service Reliability

June 11, 2018

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed inspections and projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer reliability in preparation for the summer season.  The work included upgrading transmission and substation equipment, upgrading circuits and trimming trees along power lines. 

Helicopter patrols are completing inspections on more than 780 ...

Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...