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Layups 4 Life Charity Hoops Tourney Leaves Roxbury

November 21, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - For the first time since its inception in 2014 by a Roxbury High School graduate, the popular Layups 4 Life 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will not take place in Roxbury in 2018.

Tournament founder Dan Exter has moved the event to the Parsippany PAL Youth Center, a venue that offers more room than the Roxbury High School gymnasium. The departure ...

Roxbury Kids on Hockey 'Squirts" Team Headed for Europe

RANDOLPH, NJ – The Christmas holiday for some local boys will include playing ice hockey in Europe against top teams from Sweden and Finland.

The 9- and 10-year-old boys are members of Team USA Bulldogs, an elite travel team based in Randolph. They include Morristown’s Jordan Papadopoulos, 9, Roxbury’s Ryan Van Zile, 10, Randolph’s Shane Melly, 10, Roxbury’s Brian ...

Roxbury Students Invited to Mountain Bike Team

ROXBURY, NJ - A recently formed interscholastic mountain biking team based in Randolph is inviting sixth-grade to 12th-grade Roxbury students to participate.

The team, called the Randolph Revolution, fields riders that compete in mountain bike races in the New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League (NJICL), a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) sanctioned, ...

Roxbury Councilman Slams 'Disgusting' Politics Over Slain Soldier Sign

November 16, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A request that Roxbury erect a street sign honoring a soldier who died in Vietnam is ruffling feathers on the township council, with one councilman asserting “disgusting” politics are at play.

At the heart of the grumbling is the fact that the slain soldier, Jimmy Ohlinger of Succasunna, did not fit the township’s criteria for ...

Ledgewood Mall Developers Get OK for Macy's Wrecking Ball

ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of the former Ledgewood Mall received township approval this week to begin demolishing the former Macy’s store, the first step in their long-awaited plan to convert the failed mall into the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons shopping center.

The demolition permit, issued Wednesday, allows contractor DAS Group of Rockaway to begin the $250,000 removal of the ...

Company Eyes Roxbury Site on Hopatcong for Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals

ROXBURY, NJ – A company that rented personal watercraft on Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake this summer is considering the same type of operation for Lake Hopatcong in Landing.

The company, Ramsey Outdoor, is thinking about renting kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards on a small peninsula next to Lake’s End Marina, land Roxbury plans to lease from the state and ...

Roxbury Interact Club Hopes to Brighten Christmas for Some at Merry Heart

November 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the efforts of about 20 Roxbury High School students, who recently braved bitter cold and rain at an outdoor fundraiser, some seniors at the Merry Heart nursing home in Succasunna will receive miniature Christmas stockings and gifts.

The students, who are involved with the Roxbury High School Interact Club, braved nasty weather Nov. 18 to help the Roxbury ...

CKO Roxbury to Host Thanksgiving Morning "Flip The Bird To Cancer" Punch-A-Thon

ROXBURY, NJ- CKO Roxbury Kickboxing, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor situated in the Roxbury Mall in Succasunna, is once again teaming up with the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation (DMCCF) for its second annual punch-a-thon. 

The event is an effort to raise funds that will benefit families in their fight with cancer.

The DMCCF was founded by its namesake, Dean Clarizio, during his ...

Scholarship Chance for Roxbury High Students from Mt. Arlington

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School students who live in Mount Arlington might be eligible for a new scholarship created in memory of former Mount Arlington Mayor Arthur Ondish.

The Morris County League of Municipalities today announced the creation of the Arthur R. Ondish Memorial Scholarship, noting the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating high school senior ...

Roxbury Chosen for DWI Checkpoint This Month

November 13, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - If you think Thanksgiving Day egg nog is disgusting and only bearable with a good dose of cognac, rum, bourbon (or all three), go for it. But keep this in mind: Law enforcement  will be conducting a driving while intoxicated checkpoint in the township this month.

The announcement, from Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, did not say where or when the DWI ...

Cold Air, Warm Hearts at Today's Roxbury Fire Department Food Drive

ROXURY, NJ – The generosity started early today outside the Ledgewood Walmart.

By 9:30 a.m., Roxbury Company 2 Fire & EMS had already collected two shopping carts full of donations in its annual food drive.

Braving temperatures that struggled to reach 30 degrees, the fire and rescue volunteers manned a table in front of the store. They asked shoppers to help ...

Assembly Awards Police Dogs and Handlers for Roxbury Burglary Bust

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Citations were presented this week to two Morris County police dogs that helped authorities find and arrest four men accused of breaking into a Ledgewood business in August.

The citations were presented Nov 1 by state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco (R-25) to Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sigmund and K-9 Loco. The dogs helped police from Roxbury and elsewhere track ...

Roxbury Interact Club Hopes to Brighten Christmas for Some at Merry Heart

November 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the efforts of about 20 Roxbury High School students, who recently braved bitter cold and rain at an outdoor fundraiser, some seniors at the Merry Heart nursing home in Succasunna will receive miniature Christmas stockings and gifts.

The students, who are involved with the Roxbury High School Interact Club, braved nasty weather Nov. 18 to help the Roxbury ...

Scholarship Chance for Roxbury High Students from Mt. Arlington

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School students who live in Mount Arlington might be eligible for a new scholarship created in memory of former Mount Arlington Mayor Arthur Ondish.

The Morris County League of Municipalities today announced the creation of the Arthur R. Ondish Memorial Scholarship, noting the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating high school senior ...

Kennedy Second Graders Make Pumpkin Predictions

ROXBURY, NJ - Second graders in Kathy Byrne and Liz Szigeti’s classes at Kennedy School celebrated "pumpkin week" by putting their math skills to the test earlier this month.

Students used their understanding of place value, base ten and skip counting to count all the seeds in their pumpkins. Parents came in to assist the students in counting the gooey ...

Roxbury Cheers End of All Fenimore Landfill Lawsuits

October 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A judge has rejected an attempt by the owner of the former Fenimore Landfill in Ledgewood to collect money from Roxbury and other entities that used the old dump.

The ruling means Roxbury has won all court actions involving the site, officials said today.

Fenimore site owner Strategic Environmental Partners (SEP) argued it was owed millions from Roxbury, Mine Hill, ...

Judge Tosses Lawsuit That Blamed Roxbury Cop in Bong Theft Arrest

ROXBURY, NJ – Although they later dropped the charges they'd filed against a local youth in 2015 - accusing him of stealing an expensive bong and a lighter from a Ledgewood smoke shop - Roxbury police did not violate the young man’s rights when they made the arrest, a judge recently ruled.

The case spawned a federal court lawsuit against Roxbury, Roxbury Police ...

Former Roxbury High School Official Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Former Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Roger Schneider - accused of sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy - pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of child abuse, conceding he engaged in horseplay that included slapping the teen's testicles with the back of his hand.

Schneider, of Rockaway Township, entered the plea before state Superior Court Judge ...

Ledgewood Mall Developers Get OK for Macy's Wrecking Ball

November 3, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of the former Ledgewood Mall received township approval this week to begin demolishing the former Macy’s store, the first step in their long-awaited plan to convert the failed mall into the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons shopping center.

The demolition permit, issued Wednesday, allows contractor DAS Group of Rockaway to begin the $250,000 removal of the ...

Company Eyes Roxbury Site on Hopatcong for Kayak, Canoe and Paddleboard Rentals

ROXBURY, NJ – A company that rented personal watercraft on Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake this summer is considering the same type of operation for Lake Hopatcong in Landing.

The company, Ramsey Outdoor, is thinking about renting kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards on a small peninsula next to Lake’s End Marina, land Roxbury plans to lease from the state and ...

Roxbury Medical Office Stung by 'No License' Charge Against Doctor

ROXBURY, NJ – A former doctor, whose license was stripped in 2004 after a drug possession conviction, was practicing medicine in Roxbury and his boss knew it, authorities said Tuesday.

The former doctor, Paramjit Singh, was charged with one count of third-degree practicing medicine without a license, said Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke. Singh was one of the staff at Medical Care ...

Roxbury Combines Efforts to Go Green in the Schools

November 18, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Nov.15 was National Recycling Day and many Roxbury students attended assemblies dedicated to the topic. Franklin, Jefferson and Kennedy experienced an assembly with Bill Kerwood on reducing, reusing, and recycling while Nixon will see it next Tuesday.

Recycling is not just for the elementary schools. Eisenhower Middle School was ...

Volunteers Sparkle at Roxbury Litter Clean-up Day

ROXBURY, NJ - “We had fun!” and “When is the next one?” are just a few of the comments from the volunteers who participated in Roxbury's first annual Litter Clean-Up Day this past Saturday.  

The clean-up was a huge success thanks to approximately 85 volunteers, including several high school clubs and scout troops, who took to the streets ...

Roxbury's Saturday Morning Autumn Litter Clean-up

ROXBURY, NJ – People who care about Roxbury’s appearance can help do something about it Saturday morning at the fall Roxbury Litter Clean-up Day.

Not only will volunteers help keep the township beautiful but they’ll also get a free breakfast, a T-shirt and other freebies, said Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rick Blood.

“Anybody that wants ...

Roxbury Chamber Had Them Lined Up For Its 5th Annual Yard Sale

September 24, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The parking lot at Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park was teeming with bargain hunters Saturday eager to get to the 5th Annual Community Yard Sale sponsored by The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Always a popular event, this year's version was even more successful due to the spectacular weather that kept potential buyers streaming in all day.  Yard Sale ...

Roxbury Choir Director and Students Honored at All-State Choir

November 17, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Fourteen Roxbury students performed a concert in Atlantic City last weekend for the New Jersey All-State Mixed Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers across the state of New Jersey.

Congratulations to Alec Burns (Gr 11), Cassidy Gilroy (Gr 12), Bryan Gonzalez (Gr 11), Ian Hachey (Gr 11), Ivan Largo (Gr 11), Matthew Malsbury (Gr 10), Kyle Massage (Gr 12), ...

Long-haired, Loud and Young: Roxbury's 'Strange Eclipse' Rocks Like It's 1974

ROXBURY, NJ - Some might think the age of young rock stars has come and gone, but two 18-year-old Roxbury High School seniors are hoping to prove the notion wrong: Kieran Quinn and Jeff Tallman are gaining local fame with their band “Strange Eclipse.”

Playing tonight at The Stanhope House, the band - which also includes Nik Jacobson and Brandon Bolton - has performed at ...

Succasunna Church's Nighttime Cemetery Tour Goes Well

ROXBURY, - More than 150 people braved a damp, dark night earlier this week to participate in the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna’s first Moonlight History & Mystery Cemetery Tour.

The event, a fundraiser for the church’s mission activities, attracted people of all ages, said Michele O’Halloran, a member of the church who helped organize the tour. “We had ...

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship Service

November 15, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Clergy Council is hosting a Community Wide Ecumenical Thanksgiving Worship service on Sunday, Nov. 19. 

This year, the worship service will be hosted at Temple Shalom beginning at 7:00 p.m.. 

During this time of community worship, members of various choirs will sing together, the Roxbury Clergy will assist in the worship and Father Marc ...

Succasunna Church's Nighttime Cemetery Tour Goes Well

ROXBURY, - More than 150 people braved a damp, dark night earlier this week to participate in the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna’s first Moonlight History & Mystery Cemetery Tour.

The event, a fundraiser for the church’s mission activities, attracted people of all ages, said Michele O’Halloran, a member of the church who helped organize the tour. “We had ...

Randolph Cop Turns Roxbury Garage into Ninja Zone

ROXBURY, NJ – Chris Carbonaro’s detached garage, on a quiet Ledgewood street, looks about the same as many others in Roxbury; beige walls and two white doors.

The only clue about its true nature are two small, brown placards - one on each door - that say “Ninjas Only.”

That message could be mistaken for a joke or an indication Carbonaro, a Randolph police officer, ...

CKO Roxbury to Host Thanksgiving Morning "Flip The Bird To Cancer" Punch-A-Thon

November 22, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ- CKO Roxbury Kickboxing, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor situated in the Roxbury Mall in Succasunna, is once again teaming up with the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation (DMCCF) for its second annual punch-a-thon. 

The event is an effort to raise funds that will benefit families in their fight with cancer.

The DMCCF was founded by its namesake, Dean Clarizio, during his ...

CKO Roxbury to Host Thanksgiving Morning "Flip The Bird To Cancer" Punch-A-Thon

ROXBURY, NJ- CKO Roxbury Kickboxing, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor situated in the Roxbury Mall in Succasunna, is once again teaming up with the Dean Michael Clarizio Cancer Foundation (DMCCF) for its second annual punch-a-thon. 

The event is an effort to raise funds that will benefit families in their fight with cancer.

The DMCCF was founded by its namesake, Dean Clarizio, during his ...

Roxbury Students Invited to Mountain Bike Team

ROXBURY, NJ - A recently formed interscholastic mountain biking team based in Randolph is inviting sixth-grade to 12th-grade Roxbury students to participate.

The team, called the Randolph Revolution, fields riders that compete in mountain bike races in the New Jersey Interscholastic Cycling League (NJICL), a National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) sanctioned, ...

Route 10 Lanes Between Parsippany and Roxbury to Close for Nighttime Paving

November 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Getting home might be even rougher than usual this week for Roxbury residents who commute on Route 10. Lane closures may slow westbound traffic as the gets a facelift between Parsippany and Roxbury. 

A nighttime paving and resurfacing project will continue through Friday to fix dilapidated portions of roadway, announced the state Department of Transportation ...

Road Resurfacing Project Update

MORRISTOWN, NJ - A flurry of late summer Morris County road resurfacing is underway across the county as part of the Board of Freeholders’ aggressive 2017 paving effort, with two more projects, in Boonton and Lincoln Park, added to the list of upcoming work and set to start in early-to-mid October.

The county has awarded contracts for a nearly mile-long section of West Main ...

Two Days, Two Babies; Denville Cops Welcome Newborns in Burger King Lot

DENVILLE, NJ – The parking lot of the Denville Burger King served as a makeshift maternity ward for local police who helped deliver babies there on two consecutive days last week, it was announced today.

The first incident took place at 7:24 p.m. on Sept. 8, police said. They said patrol officers went to the Burger King in response to a call about a woman going into labor.

“The ...

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 ...

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Aspen Ice, Randolph

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Circle Bowl & Entertainment, Ledgewood

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Sun, November 26, 4:00 PM

Investors Bank Theatre at RoxPAC, Succasunna

Songwriter Series Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

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Iron Hills Tavern, Ledgewood

Half Priced Bottles of Wine!

Food & Drink

Columns

Is Your Car Ready for Old Man Winter?

You know it’s coming: That first frigid morning when you discover your car is covered in ice. Old Man Winter has reared his ugly head once again to wreak havoc on your car and your ride to work. 

Well, I’ve got one thing to say about that: Let’s be ready for him this year!

Owning a repair shop for over 30 years, I have spent many harsh winters coaxing a dead ...

Family Health

Be Aware of Pancreatic Cancer’s Warning Signs

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, and nationally renowned gastrointestinal (GI) cancer physician-scientist Angela Alistar, MD thinks it is critical that everyone learn how to recognize the warning signs of this aggressive cancer. Dr. Alistar is medical director of GI medical oncology at the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center of Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Health ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 007

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll see how Atlantic Health System is driving innovation and finding new ways to solve tomorrow’s health care challenges, find out how a near tragedy on the tennis courts was averted thanks to some world-class training and technology at Chilton Medical Center and meet the 70 cancer doctors you need to know about – plus much ...

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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 ...

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

Thank You Roxbury

November 9, 2017

It is not an easy task to put yourself out there and run for office. 

All four of the candidates who ran for Roxbury Township Board of Education had the best interests of our district and its students at heart, and all four of us brought a unique perspective to the table.

Roxbury would have “won” regardless of who prevailed in Tuesday's election.

Bearing that in ...

I Am Voting For Heather Champagne for Roxbury School Board

Today I will be voting for Heather McMurchie Champagne for Roxbury NOW.

Why? Because she is the best candidate for the position, in my opinion.

She has been involved in the community, not just at the school level. She understands what changes need to be made to best benefit the schools and most importantly our children.

Having a child in our schools, Heather is able to see first hand the ...

Press Releases

Atlantic Health's Dr. Bernard Maria Recognized with Most Prestigious Child Neurology Honor

November 17, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Dr. Bernard Maria, director of the Division of Child Neurology and Developmental Medicine at Goryeb Children's Hospital, part of Atlantic Health System, has been recognized with the 2018 Hower Award, the highest recognition from the Child Neurology Society.

This prestigious award is given yearly to one member of the Child Neurology Society who is highly regarded by ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance Prior to Winter Weather

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In preparation for winter, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), is completing inspections and conducting equipment maintenance on weather-sensitive equipment across its service area.  

Winter’s cold temperatures can produce increased demand for electricity, and heavy snow and wind have the potential to cause ...