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Long-Empty Roxbury Lot Gets Zoned for Townhouses

October 16, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units.

Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been vacant for 36 years.

During that time, a number of proposals for the property, ...

Roxbury Landfill Owners & Lawyers, Hit With Conspiracy, Perjury, Theft Charges

ROXBURY, NJ – To hide their assets from creditors, the owners of the former Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury set up “sham” trust accounts for their children then illegally, and with help from their lawyers, raided the trusts to pay mortgages and legal fees, according to a state grand jury.

The allegations are made in a 33-count “superseding” indictment handed up Sept.

Killed in Vietnam at 21, a Roxbury Soldier is Finally Honored

 

ROXBURY, NJ – More than a half-century after 21-year-old Succasunna resident James Ohlinger was killed in Vietnam, the Army private was remembered today with the unveiling of an honorary street sign on the corner of Thor Drive and Reider Street.

The “street blade” installation was the culmination of a lengthy effort by Patrick White, a neighbor who knew Ohlinger and ...

A Kidney Quest for Bob Williams, Roxbury Scoutmaster and Band Leader

October 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident and former Scout leader Bob Williams is dealing with kidney disease and his wife, Kathleen, has embarked on a difficult quest: Finding somebody willing to become a living organ donor..

In a Facebook plea, Kathleen Whalen Williams said "time is not on Bob's side," noting the average wait time for a kidney from a deceased donor is five ...

Roxbury Dentist Buying Back Halloween Candy for Troops

ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home.

"The Halloween Candy Buy Back program is a great way to thank and support our troops and ...

Lake Loop Brings Hopatcong State Park to Life

ROXBURY, N.J. - By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park in Landing fades to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. But some days are exceptions.

The sixth annual Lake Loop, which took place Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred visitors. Cars crammed the parking lot, music filled the air and everywhere ...

Roxbury Football Falls to Morris Knolls

October 13, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Despite scoring first and eventually racking up 24 points, the Roxbury High School football team on Friday lost to Morris Knolls.

The 34-24 defeat came on the Gaels' home field during the team's annual homecoming game. It leaves Roxbury with a 2-4 record so far.

With the Gaels leading 10-7 in the second quarter, the Golden Eagles scrambled to a 21-10 lead ...

Lake Loop Brings Hopatcong State Park to Life

ROXBURY, N.J. - By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park in Landing fades to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. But some days are exceptions.

The sixth annual Lake Loop, which took place Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred visitors. Cars crammed the parking lot, music filled the air and everywhere ...

An Event to Honor the Tardive Family - Founders of Roxbury Youth Football

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury community is invited to attend an Oct. 20 ceremony honoring the Tardive family for its role in starting youth football in the township 60 years ago.

The ceremony will take place around 6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Park football field before the Roxbury Jr. Gaels varsity team takes the field, said Jr. Gaels Assistant Coach Kevin Spitzer, who is helping organize ...

Shelter Dog Finds New Purpose as Morris County Bomb Sniffer

October 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance. But a dog named Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way.

After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s Office bomb sniffing dog. 

His handler, Detective Michael ...

Local Reporter Killed While Walking on Route 10 in Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ - Lindsay Ireland, a reporter who worked for several TAPinto.net sites and the Daily Record, died early Oct. 14 after being struck by a vehicle in Randolph, police said.

The incident took place on Route 10 in the early morning, said Randolph Police  Lt. Christopher Guiliani said that the Ireland,  26, of Randolph, was struck and killed by Victor Retana, 30, ...

Police: Misplaced Wallet Taken at Roxbury Garage Sale

ROXBURY, NJ - (Editor's Note: Police now say the woman was found and the wallet was recovered) Roxbury police are seeking information relating to the theft of a wallet that was accidentally left at a Succasunna garage sale on Saturday.

Police said the incident happened at a house on Sunnyview Drive at about 11:30 a.m. They said a woman visiting the garage sale ...

Roxbury School Board and Teachers Union Reach Contract Agreement

October 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education and the Roxbury Education Association’s (REA) negotiations teams have reached common ground" for contract settlement and have signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that contains the terms and details of the agreement for the 2017-2020 contract.

The agreed-upon provisions include annual raises, additional funding for improvement of the ...

Roxbury Celebrates Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Board of Education will hold the fourth induction ceremony to the Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual fall Roxbury High School Academic Awards program at 7 p.m., Oct. 11, in the auditorium.

Dr. Don Boroson (Class of 1969), Ret. Col. Brian Sperling (Class of 1985), and Dr. Russell Svenningsen (Class of 1990) will be honored with this year’s ...

Roxbury Marching Gaels Win Eight Awards at Invitational

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School marching band recently took first place for its group, and won many other awards, at an invitational competition.

Competing at the West Orange Invitational, the  Roxbury Marching Gaels took the top prize in Group 3A with a score of 85.1.

The first place award was one of eight brought home by the marching band. The Gaels also were ...

Roxbury Landfill Owners & Lawyers, Hit With Conspiracy, Perjury, Theft Charges

October 9, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – To hide their assets from creditors, the owners of the former Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury set up “sham” trust accounts for their children then illegally, and with help from their lawyers, raided the trusts to pay mortgages and legal fees, according to a state grand jury.

The allegations are made in a 33-count “superseding” indictment handed up Sept.

Roxbury Resident Asks: Do Many Care About Voting in Schools?

August 28, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Removing voting from Roxbury schools doesn’t seem very likely, although sub-committees of the Roxbury Township Council and the Roxbury School Board continue to discuss its feasibility.

But at least one Roxbury resident wants to know if most people in town really care.

Shawn Potillo, an alternate member of the Roxbury Planning Board, came to the microphone during ...

Roxbury Council Urges School Closings on Election Days

ROXBURY, NJ – To ensure the safety of students, the Roxbury school district should close schools on Election Day and the state should require the same thing at schools statewide when schools are used as polling places, says the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

The council, on Monday, passed resolutions calling for those actions. It did so even as some on the panel acknowledged they don’t ...

Coakley is Only Incumbent Running For Roxbury School Board

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury School Board President Leo Coakley will be the only incumbent on the ballot in the November board of education election, when voters will chose from four candidates for three seats on the board.

Board members Ron Lucas and Margaret Casola are not seeking re-election to the 10-member panel. Board members serve 3-year-long terms.

Joining Coakley on the ballot ...

DSW, Five Below and Others Coming to Former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury

September 26, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The developers converting the former Ledgewood Mall into The Shops at Ledgewood Commons has signed contracts with a number of retailers, including Five Below, Ulta Beauty and DSW, it was announced on Wednesday.

Appearing before the Roxbury Planning Board, representatives of the developers said other companies have signed tenancy commitments but did not ...

Walt's Hardware, a Roxbury Icon in Kenvil, Demolished

ROXBURY, NJ – It didn’t take long on Tuesday for the Caterpillar 336E hybrid hydraulic excavator to erase most of the former Walt’s Hardware store in Kenvil, a Roxbury icon that’s stood on Route 46 since the late 1940s.

In one day of work, the machine operator reduced the imposing gray structure to a pile of rubble. Only a portion of one wall remained standing ...

Get in the Loop: Sponsors Sought for Lake Hopatcong Event

ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is offering local businesses the opportunity to get their names in front of hundreds of community-minded people next month by becoming sponsors for the annual Lake Loop.

The Lake Loop, taking place this year on Oct. 7, is a fundraiser for the non-profit group. It is a bicycling, running and paddling "challenge" that starts at Hopatcong ...

The Annual Roxbury Rotary Fruit and Pie Sale is ON

October 3, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club is taking orders for fresh fruit and pies, a yearly tradition that raises money for the organization’s scholarship and other charity activities.

“We sell 900 to 1,000 cases of fruit and we sell around 150 pies,” said Roxbury Rotarian Gary Ribe. “The club makes about $15,000 profit on it. The money we make goes to scholarships, ...

Oktoberfest at Iron Hills Tavern

Chef Craig has put together a delicious menu for Oktoberfest at Iron Hills Tavern, starting Sept. 28 and running through Oct. 5.

Come down and try some authentic German food, beer and wine. Check out our Facebook page for menus and upcoming events.

For more information, call (973) 927-1951

Email: ironhillstavern@gmail.com

Website: www.ironhillstavern.com

Facebook: Iron Hills ...

Volunteers Needed to Help Keep Roxbury Clean

September 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Township's second annual town-wide Litter Clean-Up Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, and town officials are hoping people volunteer to participate.

The cleanup will take place 9 a.m. to noon, commencing at the Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) office at 96 North Dell Ave., in Kenvil.

"The goal of the day is for ...

Health Officer: If Roxbury Residents Work Together, the Rats Won't Win

August 30, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The rats being encountered in a Succasunna development will be a short-lived problem if residents remove sources of food and harborage for the animals, said Roxbury Health Officer Mark Caputo.

Discussing the matter this week with the Roxbury Mayor and Council, Caputo said he is confident the unwanted rodents will not over-run either the neighborhood or other areas of the ...

Registraion Begins for Annual Roxbury Community Yard Sale

ROXBURY, NJ – Vendor registration is now open for the 6th Annual Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Yard and Craft Sale.

The event will take place rain or shine Sept. 22 at the Horseshoe Lake Park fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to all; Roxbury residency is not required.

“Do not let the name fool you,” said the Chamber in a press ...

Long-Empty Roxbury Lot Gets Zoned for Townhouses

October 16, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The site of the former Roxbury Inn on Main Street in Succasunna is on track to become home for seven townhouse units.

Township officials recently changed the site’s zoning, a move done in deference to a developer’s desire to build the townhouses there. The 2-acre parcel has been vacant for 36 years.

During that time, a number of proposals for the property, ...

An Event to Honor the Tardive Family - Founders of Roxbury Youth Football

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury community is invited to attend an Oct. 20 ceremony honoring the Tardive family for its role in starting youth football in the township 60 years ago.

The ceremony will take place around 6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Park football field before the Roxbury Jr. Gaels varsity team takes the field, said Jr. Gaels Assistant Coach Kevin Spitzer, who is helping organize ...

New Landing Bridge Project: $22 Million and Four Years Away

ROXBURY, NJ - The new Landing Road Bridge and related upgrades to the area will cost about $22 million and should be completed in 2022, said a consultant for the project Tuesday.

In a presentation to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, consultant Michael Viglianco said the project will remain in the design phase until next year, go out to bids in 2020 or 2021 and take a 18 months to a year to ...

42nd ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET  SET FOR FRIDAY- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19-21 AT THE MORRISTOWN ARMORY

October 12, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue, Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, October 19, 5pm to ...

Roxbury Family Hopes Halloween Display Whets Appetites for Christmas Exhibit

ROXBURY, NJ – Already blessed by the existence of the Heard family’s annual “Halloween House,” Halloween lovers in Roxbury can have even more fun by navigating their way to the home of Danny and Marianne D’Amico.

As they do for Christmas, the D’Amicos make great use of their corner lot at 23 Walker Ave. in Succasunna on Halloween by stuffing it with holiday ...

Roxbury Marching Gaels Win Eight Awards at Invitational

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School marching band recently took first place for its group, and won many other awards, at an invitational competition.

Competing at the West Orange Invitational, the  Roxbury Marching Gaels took the top prize in Group 3A with a score of 85.1.

The first place award was one of eight brought home by the marching band. The Gaels also were ...

Roxbury Presbyterians Dedicate Restored Church Spire, 'A Beacon to God'

October 14, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Worshipers at the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna today offered thanks to all involved in the restoration of their church’s steeple, a long-awaited project that took place this summer.

The steeple dedication service, part of the congregation’s 10 a.m. Sunday Worship, included a special expression of gratitude, and a certificate of appreciation, to ...

Tea & Fashion Show "Fun"-raiser Planned in Succasunna

ROXBURY, NJ - Calling all Red Hatters (and pink!), tea lovers and fashionistas! 

Here's a great opportunity to spend some fun time with friends, have a delicious lunch and support a good cause.

Come on down to 99 Main Street in Succasunna on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy the Tea and Fashion Show Fundraiser at the First Presbyterian ...

Temple Shalom Welcomes New Rabbi

ROXBURY, NJ - Temple Shalom, in Succasunna, will officially install its new rabbi on Friday

"We are excited to announce Temple Shalom's official installation service of Rabbi Inna Serebro-Litvak," said the temple's first vice-president, Eric Levine. "Rabbi Serebro-Litvak has been a great addition to our Temple Shalom family and community."

Levine said ...

Four Days of No Tech for Roxbury Students

October 5, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Teachers and students in the Roxbury School District will be asked to step away from technology on four days this year during what the district is calling “tech-free days.”

The goal of the initiative, in part, is to teach students how to develop enough will-power to resist the addictive urge of smartphones and computers.

“It’s not because I ...

Record Crowd Participates in Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world ...

Roxbury Grads' 'Warrior Strong' Group: NJ Might Get Free Veteran Fitness Center

ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to a non-profit organization founded by a Roxbury High School graduate.

The organization, Warrior Strong, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no cost, said founder Tom Tice. Warrior Strong currently offers free fitness classes for veterans - ...

Shelter Dog Finds New Purpose as Morris County Bomb Sniffer

October 15, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Many dogs who are surrendered to the animal shelter not once, but twice, don’t get another chance. But a dog named Boomer not only got a second chance – he is helping Morris County residents in an important way.

After 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now a certified Morris County Sheriff’s Office bomb sniffing dog. 

His handler, Detective Michael ...

Morris Residents Warned About Summer Motor Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Over the past month, there has been a rash of early morning motor vehicle burglaries and thefts across Morris County, with the burglars and thieves at work while most residents are asleep, according to Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Most of these incidents are occurring between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m., with criminals targeting cars parked in driveways or streets. In some ...

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Before Heading to Campus, Be Sure to Schedule That Vehicle Maintenance

Campus life is about to start in a few short weeks.  While you may be thinking books, laptops and meal plans, don’t forget about scheduling the “family moving van” for some timely service.

Whether your college destination is 40 or 400 miles away, an oil change or new tires should be considered before getting on the road this semester.

Many college kids are heading to ...

Peyton Knight's Pointers for Safer Driving

Many customers ask my advice for ways to add more years of life to their vehicles. Here are a few pointers from my 35 years of experience in the auto repair industry, as well as some tips to keep you safer on the road.  

1.    Pull Through a Parking Spot.  Pull through to the other side of a parking space so your vehicle faces forward out ...

More Snow! Let Your Kid Drive in It!

ROXBURY, NJ - We are again about to be walloped by a snowstorm. These words, first written at the beginning of winter, need to be reiterated:

Many parents with a new driver at home will see the storm approaching and instinctively decide to not allow their kids to get behind the wheel until the snow's been cleared.

They might want to rethink that.

When it snows, ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 21

On this week’s AtlantiCast, see who has the cleanest hands in health care, find out how Atlantic Health System is training the next generation of health care professionals, Overlook Medical Center joins the robot revolution and much more!

 

AtlantiCast: Episode 20

On the 20th episode of AtlantiCast, find out which hospital is ranked number 1 in New Jersey by US News and World Report, hear the story of a teenager who had a limb saved by doctors at Chilton Medical Center, meet the nurse who jumped into action to save lives after a train crash thousands of miles from home, see how Atlantic Health System helped the Jets kickoff another great season and much ...

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Maksymowych, of Roxbury, Makes Union College Dean's List

August 6, 2018

 

SCHENECTADY, NY -- Steven Maksymowych, of Succasunna, was named to the 2018 Dean's List at Union College.

Maksymowych is a member of the Class of 2018, majoring in Leadership in Medicine.

The Union College Dean's List honors students who have a grade point average of 3.5 for the entire academic year and meet certain other requirements.

 

Roxbury Scout Troop 188 has New Eagle Scout - Christopher Merring Jr.

ROXBURY, NJ - Christopher Merring first joined the scouting organization as a Bobcat in 2008, where he rose through the ranks as a Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. He earned many service awards and the Arrow of light.

When Merring crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 188 in Landing, he quickly started working on rank requirements to make Scout and Tenderfoot. When it came to work ...

Roxbury's Melissa Klein Makes Muhlenberg Dean's List

ALLENTOWN, PA - Melissa Klein of Succasunna was named to the Dean's List at Muhlenberg College for the Spring 2018 semester.

Students with a term GPA of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.

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Friends of the Roxbury Public Library 2019 Membership Drive and Fundraiser

October 17, 2018

The purpose of the Friends of the Library is to stimulate community awareness and use of the Township's Public Library and to support the Library in developing its facilities and aid in the purchase of items and equipment?

Nearly all of the Library adult, youth and children’s programs are funded by the Friends. Know that 100% of your membership contribution will go to work ...

Atlantic Health System Partners with TGen, Origin to Improve Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies

MORRISTOWN, NJ — Cancer is a disease that touches virtually everyone in some sort of way throughout their lifetime, with more than 1.5 million new cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Center for Disease Control. Those who have endured the fight against the disease that claims the lives of half a million Americans every year know how much of a strain ...