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Roxbury Steps on the Grass with Proposal to Ban Weed Companies

May 13, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Growing and selling marijuana products will be “expressly prohibited” anywhere in Roxbury under a proposed ordinance introduced this week by the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

The proposed law, which would amend the township zoning regulations, is a precautionary measure made necessary by the convoluted way the state Legislature has handled cannabis legalization in ...

Roxbury Swim Dock Replacement Stalled by Lumber Delay

ROXBURY, NJ — Lumber supply issues are delaying the replacement of a swim meet dock at Horseshoe Lake Park, said a township official today.

Roxbury Public Works Director Rick Blood said the delay means the new dock will not be ready by Memorial Day, as originally planned. “The estimated finish now is the first week of June,” he said. “We were hoping it was ...

A New Councilman for Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Shawn Potillo was chosen Tuesday by the Roxbury Mayor and Council to fill the unexpired term of former Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak, who died March 31.

Potillo, a 43-year-old Republican, was one of three people nominated by the Roxbury Republican Club to fill the Ward 1 council vacancy. 

Potillo has been active in municipal affairs, serving on ...

Roxbury High School Does Love its Softball Field, says Principal

May 11, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury High School Principal Dominick Miller on Monday countered a Roxbury School Board member’s recent complaints about the condition of the school’s softball field, asserting that plenty of money and work have gone into its upkeep.

Speaking at Monday’s board meeting, Miller addressed assertions made at the April 26 meeting by Roxbury School Board Member ...

Roxbury Ice Hockey Shredding Fundraiser Returns

ROXBURY, NJ — In need of money, the Roxbury High School ice hockey team is hosting its bi-annual shredding event.

The event will take place Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School

The paper shredding drive helps the team offset the high costs of playing hockey and allows local residents to clear the clutter in their houses for the price of a donation to the ...

Board Member: Roxbury Softball Team Deserves Better Field

ROXBURY, NJ — With a trouncing of Kittatinny on Wednesday, the Roxbury High School softball team attained a 4-1 record on the season, a level of success that deserves a better place to play, asserts one member of the Roxbury School Board.

Board member Joseph Bocchino spoke up at Monday’s board meeting, urging the district administration to pay more attention to the high school ...

Roxbury Rotary Welcomes Mayor, Meets New Councilman

May 14, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Thursday became the newest member of the Roxbury Rotary Club, filling a seat on the service organization left vacant by the recent death of former Rotarian and Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak.

DeFillippo was sworn-in at the Rotarians’ weekly luncheon, a meeting that also saw new Roxbury Councilman Shawn Potillo introduce himself.

Paint Nice Messages on Stones at Upcoming Roxbury Event

ROXBURY, NJ — For the second year, the Roxbury High School Interact Club is inviting people to an event where inspiring messages will be painted on rocks that will be placed throughout the township in honor of Maya Guberman and Christopher D’Amico, two young people whose deaths inspired movements promoting kindness.

The stone painting event is scheduled for June 27, from 2 p.m. to ...

A Memorial Day Ceremony for Roxbury, But No Parade

ROXBURY, NJ — Canceled last year as COVID-19 deaths began to increase, the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade is still on the not-going-to-happen list, but the township does plan to honor its veterans with a special event.

The township Memorial Day Committee and Roxbury VFW Post 2833 are planning a Memorial Day Ceremony that will take place May 31 at 11 a.m., said Michele O'Halloran, ...

Roxbury Firefighters Rescue Cat Stuck in Wind-Whipped Tree

March 31, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is thanking township firefighters for rescuing a Succasunna cat that scrambled up a tree Monday and refused to budge even after a windy night aloft.

A cat that climbs a tree will usually find its way back down. But Blanchard said she and the cat’s owners were concerned about how long that would take, given high winds that ...

Roxbury Neighbors See Smoke, Alert Homeowners & First Responders

ROXBURY, NJ — A fire damaged a recently-renovated home in Succasunna on Tuesday, but the quick response of Roxbury police, fire and emergency medical workers likely saved the structure and perhaps its occupants, said a neighbor.

The fire took place at the 6 Alcott Way home of Catherine and Harry DelBosco, said Alcott Way resident Craig Heard, known for his annual ...

Donations Grow For Roxbury Residents Displaced by Fire

ROXBURY, NJ – People in the area, including members of the Roxbury Rotary Club, are chipping-in to help those displaced last week by a house fire in Ledgewood, an incident that nearly claimed several lives.

The March 12 fire was mentioned in a statement by Roxbury Police in which Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi praised three officers for likely saving the lives of two people at the ...

Instrument Showcase Coming for Roxbury Grades 4-6

May 10, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury Instrumental Music Department will be holding a Roxbury Instrument Showcase for all Roxbury fourth- through sixth-grade students. 

Students and their families are invited to RVSP to attend the Instrument Showcase on Thursday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Rain Date: Monday, May 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in the Roxbury High School Parking ...

The Importance of Giving Back: How Lightbridge Foundation Embodies its Circle of Care

The early education and child care franchise gives back through its in-house non-profit organization.

RANDOLPH, NJ- Since 1997, Lightbridge Academy has provided care and early-childhood educational services to parents and local communities. The brand has been innovators within its industry due to its Circle of Care philosophy and forward-thinking approaches and use of ...

Deadline Approaches for Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

ROXBURY, NJ – People have until June 1 to submit candidates for the Roxbury School District’s 7th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, said the district.

Those eligible for the awards include Roxbury High School graduates who received diplomas and former students who attended Roxbury schools for at least five years.

The district said the award was created “to honor alumni ...

Three Roxbury Councilmen Seeking Reelection

March 3, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ – They’ve already served multiple terms on the Roxbury Township Council and this week Bob DeFillippo, Mark Crowley and Jim Rilee said they want more.

In a Tuesday statement, the trio of Republican incumbents announced a joint campaign for reelection to their three at-large seats on the 7-member council. The first step in that process is winning the GOP nomination in the ...

Two From Roxbury Sworn-in to County Young Republicans Executive Board

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Roxbury resident, Christopher Paz and Michael Frequenza, were recently sworn-in to serve on the 2021 Morris County Young Republicans Executive Board.

Frequenza is serving as the group's treasurer while Paz is a state committeeman.

The oaths of office were given at the organization's recent first-ever Zoom Christmas Party. More than fifty young ...

Bucco Declares Victory in State Senate Election

ROXBURY, NJ - State Sen. Tony Bucco, who also serves as Roxbury's township attorney, today declared an election victory over his Democrat opponent Rupande Mehta.

Although the Morris County Board of Elections has yet to finish counting votes, Bucco, R-25th Dist., said in a statement that he is confident about his decision to proclaim a win. His campaign also said Roxbury's ...

Morris County Seniors in High School and College Now Offered Vaccines In Time for In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

April 23, 2021

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Graduating high school and college seniors can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for in-person graduation ceremonies, announced Morris County officials. In an initiative launched today, April 21, Morris County in partnership with Atlantic Health System can now schedule vaccine appointments at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway ...

Tips for Talking to Someone with Alzheimer’s

“Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about what was on the news or what I was cooking for dinner, but she didn’t seem interested. With her Alzheimer’s, I’m not even sure she understood what I was saying.”

One day, a commercial came on for engagement rings, and I casually asked ...

Roxbury OKs Adding Extra Stores to Shops at Ledgewood Commons

April 7, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — A new building to be built at The Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have more retailers than originally anticipated.

The proposed 10,000-square-foot structure, to be built near the Red Lobster restaurant — will have five separate storefronts instead of the three shown in initial plans.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Wednesday, gave unanimous approval ...

FLG X NJ Adventure Course in Roxbury is Hiring Staff Members

ROXBURY, NJ — FLG X NJ, the new zip-line and tree-top adventure course in Ledgewood, is hiring new team members.

FLG X NJ, a TAPInto Roxbury sponsor, said it offers “a fun and exciting work environment aimed at sharing our passion for the outdoors with guests.” The facility, which opened in September 2020, is situated at 59 Mt. Arlington Rd.

“The ...

Roxbury Moves to Limit Warehouse Size

ROXBURY, NJ — Concerned about impacts to Roxbury’s quality of life, particularly when it comes to truck traffic, township officials are close to limiting the size of warehouses in industrial districts.

An ordinance that imposes the size restrictions was introduced several weeks ago. It is scheduled for a public hearing, and potential adoption, on April 13.

The proposed ordinance ...

Instrument Showcase Coming for Roxbury Grades 4-6

May 10, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury Instrumental Music Department will be holding a Roxbury Instrument Showcase for all Roxbury fourth- through sixth-grade students. 

Students and their families are invited to RVSP to attend the Instrument Showcase on Thursday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Rain Date: Monday, May 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in the Roxbury High School Parking ...

Roxbury Public Library Plans 'Flash Book Sale'

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library needs to make room for a new collection, and the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library will be hosting an outdoor, clearance book sale on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We have such a huge supply of gently used books that we’re offering at reduced prices,” said Patricia Beach, president of the Friends of the Roxbury ...

Roxbury Students Win Big in Art Invitational

ROXBURY, NJ — Students from Roxbury High School and Eisenhower Middle School placed in Wallkill Valley’s 10th Annual Art Invitational on March 26, with one student taking a first place and best in show.

The event included art submissions from 14 area high schools and five middle schools.

Winners from Roxbury included eighth-graders Jessica Phan and Rianna Attieh. Phan won second ...

Wanted: Photos of Roxbury Railroaders

April 9, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Like it or not, the blasts from locomotive horns still echo through parts of Roxbury as N.J. Transit trains, and those on the Dover and Rockaway River Railroad, traverse the township.

But rail activity in Roxbury these days is meager compared to the industry's heyday when Port Morris was a bustling hub on the Lackawanna Railroad, complete with a roundhouse, ...

Tom's Diner in Roxbury is Demolished

ROXBURY, NJ — The iconic but long dormant Tom’s Diner on Route 46 in Ledgewood was demolished today while its former owner, town officials and the property’s new owners watched.

A wrecking crew tore into the dilapidated structure and, piece by piece, deposited twisted metal, wood and cinder block into dumpsters. The demolition marked the end of many years of effort by ...

Roxbury Earmarks $15K for Morris Canal Site Preservation Planning

ROXBURY, NJ – An important section of the former Morris Canal in Roxbury would be preserved under plan endorsed by township officials.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to offer $15,000 toward the potential preservation of the remains of Morris Canal Inclined Plane 1 East, off Shippenport Road in Landing.

The money, which would come from the township’s Open Space ...

Roxbury Ice Hockey Shredding Fundraiser Returns

May 1, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — In need of money, the Roxbury High School ice hockey team is hosting its bi-annual shredding event.

The event will take place Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School

The paper shredding drive helps the team offset the high costs of playing hockey and allows local residents to clear the clutter in their houses for the price of a donation to the ...

Roxbury Won't Toughen Stormwater Controls for Minor Projects

ROXBURY, NJ - Bucking a trend, Roxbury is not forcing stricter stormwater control practices on property owners doing minor outdoor projects, such as building patios.

The matter was discussed Feb. 23 by the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd and township engineer Mike Kobylarz asked the elected officials if they wanted to “lower the threshold” ...

Million-Dollar Water Pipe Upgrade for Roxbury Neighborhood

ROXBURY, NJ - New Jersey American Water (NJAW) will begin this month replacing almost 4,000 feet of old water main in Roxbury, the company said in a statement.

The project will involve upgrading 8-inch-diameter water lines, installed in the 1960s, that run along Toby Drive in Succasunna between Parkview Drive and Holly Drive, said NJAW.

The old lines will be replaced with new, ...

Volunteers Clear Piles of Trash from Roxbury Parks, Trails and Lakes

April 30, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Volunteers recently scoured Roxbury’s parks, trails and ponds, removing thousands of pounds of debris, said township officials.

More than 200 people helped in the township-wide cleanup — organized by Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes — that took place last weekend. The weekend before that saw a cleanup — by ...

Free Tree Seedlings to Roxbury Residents

ROXBURY, NJ — Free tree seedlings will be available Friday to Roxbury residents as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s Tree Recovery Campaign.

Residents can pick up tree seedlings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roxbury Recreation Department site at 72 Eyland Ave. in Succasunna.

Seedlings are available on a first come, first served basis. Residents will be provided ...

A New Director for Roxbury-based Lake Hopatcong Foundation

ROXBURY, NJ _ The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) has a new executive director, it was announced on Friday.

The Landing-based non-profit organization said it hired Kyle Richter to fill the post vacated last fall by its founding executive director, Jessica Murphy. The LHF said its decision followed “an extensive regional search” by a team of its board ...

Bishop Blesses New Rectory in Roxbury

March 15, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Bishop Kevin Sweeney on Sunday came to Succasunna to offer noon Mass at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church. Then, his vestments billowing in the gusty weather, the bishop strolled across the parking lot to bless the church's new rectory.

About 50 parishioners joined Sweeney and several priests at the ceremony that celebrated the new 3-story, ...

County Commissioners Approve 2021 Budget

March 26, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously adopted the county government’s 2021 Budget, a spending plan that imposes no tax increase.

Commissioners stated the 2021 budget “holds the line on county taxes while maintaining spending on critical infrastructure projects, the continuing COVID-19 response, human services and public ...

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Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

IRS Scams Can Target Seniors . . . What Family Caregivers Can Do

At first, 82-year-old Steve was alarmed by the message he discovered on his voice mail. “The caller said the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) was filing a lawsuit against me. I called the number back and they asked for my account number. I said they never gave me one so the man asked for my Social Security number, and I said I would never give that over the phone. He hung up on me. So, I ...

What Are the Tax Benefits of Charitable Trusts?

Americans give freely to support the causes they value, from churches, education and the arts to medical research. Fortunately, current tax laws encourage and even reward philanthropy.

Beyond the basic tax deductions for charitable giving, setting up one or both of the following types of trusts could provide financial advantages in addition to the personal satisfaction that comes from ...

Timeless Subway Tile Flooring, Backsplashes & Patterns

When it comes to home renovation, many trends have a fairly short shelf life. Eventually what was once popular begins to fade and make way for the newest designs and subway tile colors. kitchen, and bathroom subway tile patterns, however, do not fall victim to that cycle. Its popularity stays constant and the tile itself remains timeless.

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Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

Eisenhower Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020/2021 school year.

Students must have earned all A’s on their third marking period report card to qualify for high honor roll. Students must have a combination of A’s and B’s on their third marking period report card to earn ...

Roxbury's Gamboa Commits to West Point

ROXBURY, NJ — Landing resident Emma Gamboa is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Gamboa, a senior at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, plans to pursue STEM as an area of study and to play Division 1 rugby for Army West Point.

At Oak Knoll, Gamboa ran cross country and played basketball and lacrosse, “but found her passion and developed her skill on ...

Rilee, Crowley, DeFillippo Praise No-Tax-Increase Roxbury Budget

May 14, 2021

                                                           

 

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