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Route 46 Crossing Repair in Roxbury Will Impose 5-Mile Detour

March 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Non-local traffic on Route 46 through Kenvil will be forced to take a 5-mile-long detour on an upcoming weekend as contractors improve a deteriorated railroad crossing, according to officials.

The detour will ban all but local traffic (motorists not needing to traverse the rail crossing) between Howard Boulevard in Ledgewood and Canfield Avenue in Mine Hill between 6 ...

Roxbury Ponders Ways to Help Social Services During Walmart Downtime

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials and the Roxbury Rotary Club are hoping to avert a crisis at Roxbury Social Services that could take place when the Ledgewood Walmart is razed – possibly later this year – to make way for a new Walmart Supercenter.

The Walmart store has been vital for Social Services, especially during the holidays when Roxbury fire and first aid volunteers ...

Interior Work on Former Roxbury Sports Authority Can Begin

ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of The Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury can begin revamping the interior of a former sporting goods store for use by new retailers including Barnes & Noble, said township officials.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Wednesday, said it had no problem with Ledgewood Investors moving forward with interior work in “Building B,” ...

Release Your Inner Tiger Woods at Roxbury Library Mini Golf

March 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali is urging people to sign-up for the library’s upcoming indoor mini-golf fundraiser, an event that will raise money to buy new tables for the library’s children’s room.

The room was substantially redecorated in November, when new walls and shelves were installed. But the job won’t be done until some new tables ...

Roxbury Grad Keeps Alive a Project that Brought Gift Bags to Kids Fighting Cancer

ROXBURY, NJ – She’s now in college, but Roxbury High School graduate Jessica Bartelloni got a lot of satisfaction from a high school school project that provided gifts to children fighting cancer.

So she’s doing it again.

Bartelloni, now attending County College of Morris, is keeping alive Project Glow Gold and hoping to gather even more presents for hospitalized children ...

Roxbury Ponders Ways to Help Social Services During Walmart Downtime

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials and the Roxbury Rotary Club are hoping to avert a crisis at Roxbury Social Services that could take place when the Ledgewood Walmart is razed – possibly later this year – to make way for a new Walmart Supercenter.

The Walmart store has been vital for Social Services, especially during the holidays when Roxbury fire and first aid volunteers ...

State's First Youth Fistball League Forming in Roxbury

March 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The United States Fistball Association (USFA) in conjunction with the Roxbury-based Swim and Sport Club, and possibly the Roxbury Recreation Department, will soon be starting the only youth fistball league in New Jersey.

Beginning in mid-May and running through the end of July, the new fistball league is for both boys and girls - in age groups U12, U15, U18 - and adults 19 ...

Morris County Ballers Team Up for Good Cause

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Roxbury resident Will Findlay was one of the players in the first annual Morris County Senior All-Star charity basketball game on March 14.

Findlay's squad, Team Play4aPurpose, was defeated by Team Ball4aCause 138-125. The game took place at Morristown-Beard School in Morristown.

Sponsored by the Morris County Coaches Association, the all-star game ...

Roxbury Senior Bridget Doherty Signs to University of Rhode Island

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School had the opportunity March 7 to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of one of its top athletes, senior Bridget Doherty, who has the exciting opportunity to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Rhode Island next year.

“Bridget has given our program a lot to be proud of over the last few years," ...

Heroin Charges Face 'Erratic' Driver Stopped in Roxbury by 911 Caller

March 21, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Mount Olive police found heroin, hypodermic needles and other drugs on a man whose car was blocked on Emmans Road by a motorist who observed it being operated erratically and called 911, police said.

Police said the incident began at 3:03 p.m. on March 20 when a motorist called 911 to report an "erratic driver" on Route 206 operating a 2012 Chevrolet. Mount ...

Injured Mt. Arlington 'Sgt. Jimmy' Returns to Borough as Students Line the Road

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ – Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio, seriously injured in December when he was hit by a car, came home to the borough today and was given a warm welcome by several hundred school children.

Distasio, who had been undergoing treatment at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in Chester following treatment at Morristown Memorial Hospital, was driven in a ...

Roxbury's Sean Smith Becomes Mount Olive Policeman

ROXBURY, NJ – Sean Smith of Roxbury is the newest member of the Mount Olive Township Police Department, Mount Olive Police Chief Stephen Beecher announced today.

The chief said Smith, a 2012 graduate of Roxbury High School, was released from the department’s Field Training Program and can now “assume full patrol duties” for the police department. He will be wearing ...

Two from Roxbury Named MPAC Students of the Month

March 21, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Two students from Roxbury were among those recently honored as February's “Students of the Month – Outstanding Percussionists” by the Mayor Performing Arts Center in Morristown (MPAC).

The students, Jamie Kim and Nicholas Morris, were recognized on stage prior to a March 14 performance at MPAC by the Kodo Drummers of Japan, according to MPAC. The ...

Release Your Inner Tiger Woods at Roxbury Library Mini Golf

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali is urging people to sign-up for the library’s upcoming indoor mini-golf fundraiser, an event that will raise money to buy new tables for the library’s children’s room.

The room was substantially redecorated in November, when new walls and shelves were installed. But the job won’t be done until some new tables ...

Roxbury Students Make Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band

ROXBURY,  NJ - Roxbury High School sophomores Jonathan Fragale and Hailey Gabloff, and freshman Manny Torode, were accepted into the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band for the 2019 season. This will be Jonathan’s second season with the ensemble.

The Youth Band practices and performs alongside talented adult musicians of the Eastern Wind Symphony including Roxbury’s own ...

Liquor License Limbo for Closed Roxbury Strip Club

January 28, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of the shuttered Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood are in jeopardy of losing their embattled liquor license, according to township officials.

The establishment, at the intersection of Route 46 and Route 10 in Ledgewood, has been closed since July 2016 when its owners and some employees were arrested on multiple criminal charges including racketeering, money ...

Tony Bucco Launches Assembly Re-Election Campaign

March 5, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – State Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco, (R-25) who represents Roxbury and also serves as Roxbury’s township attorney, kicked-off his re-election campaign this week at an event in Boonton, where he lives.

He was joined by another Boonton resident, Morris County Sheriff Jim Gannon, who is also seeking re-election.

Bucco, 56, was first elected in 2009. He is the son of ...

Roxbury Resident Heather Darling Announces Candidacy for Surrogate

ROXBURY, NJ - Saying it "kills" her to see older residents being mistreated, Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling on Saturday announced a candidacy to become the county Surrogate.

The Surrugate, a 5-year-long elected position, administers wills, estates, guardianships and trusts for Morris County residents. He or she also serves ...

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

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 Senior Bridget Doherty Signs to University of Rhode Island

March 14, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School had the opportunity March 7 to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of one of its top athletes, senior Bridget Doherty, who has the exciting opportunity to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Rhode Island next year.

“Bridget has given our program a lot to be proud of over the last few years," ...

Roxbury's Rachel Lessig Inducted into Monmouth Phi Eta Sigma

ROXBURY, NJ - Landing resident Rachel Lessig was inducted March 1 into the Monmouth University Chapter of  Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Students who are honored with induction earned grade point averages greater than 3.5 during their first semester.

Lessig also made the university's Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester.

 

Eisenhower Middle School Second Marking Period Honor Rolls

ROXBURY, NJ -  Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2018/2019 school year.

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

Roxbury Business Profile: Financial Planner Richard D'Ambola

March 17, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Hiking to lofty peaks is a rewarding form of exercise. But older hikers might find the trip down from mountaintops to be tougher on aging knees than the journey up.

Succasunna financial planner Richard D’Ambola, CSA, CLTC - a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor - sees a parallel between mountaineering and retirement planning, his specialty.

“I like to use climbing a ...

Alzheimer’s Association Announces Collaboration with CareOne

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) chapter has announced an inaugural statewide partnership with Fort Lee-based health care provider CareOne, LLC, which has committed to be the 2019 statewide sponsor of the five Walk to End Alzheimer’s events—the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, ...

Interior Work on Former Roxbury Sports Authority Can Begin

ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of The Shops at Ledgewood Commons in Roxbury can begin revamping the interior of a former sporting goods store for use by new retailers including Barnes & Noble, said township officials.

The Roxbury Planning Board, on Wednesday, said it had no problem with Ledgewood Investors moving forward with interior work in “Building B,” ...

Recycling Market Crash Hits Roxbury; Blue Diamond Bills Town

January 9, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The company that collects garbage and recycling in Roxbury says it’s being financially crushed by the collapse of the recyclables market and it wants the township to help cover the cost.

The company, Blue Diamond Disposal, is paid $164,460 per month by the township for trash and recycling pick-up. However, in late December, it billed Roxbury an additional $6,377 - to ...

Roxbury Scouts Clean-up Ledgewood Pond

ROXBURY, NJ – Ledgewood Pond might not be as pretty as Horseshoe Lake, but it doesn’t have to be strewn with garbage.

With that in mind, four Roxbury Boy Scouts recently spent some time setting things right.

The four Scouts, Jack Demetris, Caleb Smith, Austin Christian and Van Krause, performed a clean-up of Ledgewood Pond on Dec. 29. The boys are members of Boy Scout Troop 163 ...

Historian Richard Cramond is Roxbury's Volunteer of the Year

March 10, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – As a young biochemist in the food industry, could Richard Cramond possibly have envisioned - when he settled in Ledgewood in 1964 with his wife Cynthia and their young children that his new neighborhood would inspire him to half a century of immersion in local history and volunteerism?

Probably not, but it did.

And on Feb. 27, Cramond was named Roxbury’s ...

Big Boom in Roxbury was Big News 30 Years Ago

ROXBURY, NJ – (Note: Date was corrected) In the early morning of June 3, 1989, 20-year-old Ted Miller II - home on vacation from college – was fast asleep. He had a fun day planned: A trip to the shore.

Miller, now a Roxbury real estate agent and TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, sure didn’t plan on awakening at 5:05 a.m. But he - and many others in Roxbury - had a ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation Moves Into Historic Roxbury Train Station

ROXBURY, NJ - A dream came true recently for The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, the non-profit organization restoring the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad train station in Landing: Staffers moved into the 108--year-old structure and began calling it "home."

"We at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation are thrilled to be ringing in the new year in our new home at ...

Two from Roxbury Named MPAC Students of the Month

March 21, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Two students from Roxbury were among those recently honored as February's “Students of the Month – Outstanding Percussionists” by the Mayor Performing Arts Center in Morristown (MPAC).

The students, Jamie Kim and Nicholas Morris, were recognized on stage prior to a March 14 performance at MPAC by the Kodo Drummers of Japan, according to MPAC. The ...

Release Your Inner Tiger Woods at Roxbury Library Mini Golf

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali is urging people to sign-up for the library’s upcoming indoor mini-golf fundraiser, an event that will raise money to buy new tables for the library’s children’s room.

The room was substantially redecorated in November, when new walls and shelves were installed. But the job won’t be done until some new tables ...

Roxbury Students Make Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band

ROXBURY,  NJ - Roxbury High School sophomores Jonathan Fragale and Hailey Gabloff, and freshman Manny Torode, were accepted into the Eastern Wind Symphony Youth Band for the 2019 season. This will be Jonathan’s second season with the ensemble.

The Youth Band practices and performs alongside talented adult musicians of the Eastern Wind Symphony including Roxbury’s own ...

Alzheimer’s Association Announces Collaboration with CareOne

March 13, 2019

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) chapter has announced an inaugural statewide partnership with Fort Lee-based health care provider CareOne, LLC, which has committed to be the 2019 statewide sponsor of the five Walk to End Alzheimer’s events—the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, ...

Deep Wellness Center Owners: Happy to Be in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Deep Wellness Center co-owner Naresh Mehta had to chuckle at the irony. Although he and his family lived in Roxbury for nearly two decades before moving to Rockaway in 2014, Mehta figures he and his wife Deepali will now be spending more time in Roxbury than they did before moving.

“We’ll be spending 12 to 14 hours here each day,” Mehta said.

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ), a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware ...

Route 46 Crossing Repair in Roxbury Will Impose 5-Mile Detour

March 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Non-local traffic on Route 46 through Kenvil will be forced to take a 5-mile-long detour on an upcoming weekend as contractors improve a deteriorated railroad crossing, according to officials.

The detour will ban all but local traffic (motorists not needing to traverse the rail crossing) between Howard Boulevard in Ledgewood and Canfield Avenue in Mine Hill between 6 ...

County Roads in Roxbury on List for 2019 Repaving

ROXBURY, NJ – About 4.5 miles of county roads in or partially within Roxbury will get facelifts this year under Morris County’s 2019 road resurfacing program, county officials said today.

The first piece to be tackled will be a 1.3-mile stretch of Mount Arlington Boulevard between Landing Road and Laurie Road. It's a section that was supposed to be resurfaced in 2017 but ...

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Nine Facts About Retirement

Tip: Nearly 70% of workers expect to work for pay in retirement, but only 26% of retirees actually have done so. 
Source: 2018 Retirement Confidence Survey, EBRI

Retirement can have many meanings. For some, it will be a time to travel and spend time with family members. For others, it will be a time to start a new business or begin a charitable endeavor. Regardless of what approach ...

The Cost of Procrastination

Some of us share a common experience. You’re driving along when a police cruiser pulls up behind you with its lights flashing. You pull over, the officer gets out, and your heart drops.

“Are you aware the registration on your car has expired?” 

You’ve experienced one of the costs of procrastination. Procrastination can cause missed deadlines, missed ...

What Can You Do With Your Tax Refund?

We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it?

Of course, you could just spend the money on something you want, but if you’d like to maximize ...

Try to Avoid “Titanic” Investment Mistakes

It's been 107 years this month since the tragedy of the Titanic. Of course, this disaster has fascinated the world ever since, leading to books, movies, musicals and, ultimately, a successful search for the big ship’s remains. On the positive side, commercial shipping lines learned a great deal from the Titanic, resulting in safer travel across the oceans. And as an investor, you, too, ...

Some Thoughts on ‘Mindful’ Motoring

Maybe it’s because I’m a “car guy.” Or maybe it’s just because I’ve been around a while.

Whatever the reason, I notice a lot of things drivers do, or don’t do, that make me concerned.

These days, there’s a lot of talk about “mindfulness” and I can think of few activities that benefit as much from being mindful as does driving. Take ...

Snow: Let Your Kid Drive in It!

ROXBURY, NJ - We are about to be walloped by a snowstorm. 

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, it's the perfect opportunity for parents to take the newest driver in their ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

I strongly support Will Felegi for Freeholder

February 27, 2019

Dear Editor,

I met Will for the first time at one of our Republican Club meetings before he became president. I remember thinking how great it was to have a new member; our club was largely defunct at the time.

Will later became our club president on a promise to rebuild and reenergize the organization. We watched as appropriate changes were made, and remarked at how quickly our club grew.

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Disconnect Between Seniors and Physicians

March 21, 2019

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Greater New Jersey chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (AAGNJ) has announced that findings from the organization’s recently released “Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report show that despite a strong belief among seniors and primary-care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of seniors are ...

Atlantic Health System’s Dr. Linda Gillam Recognized with Second Top Honor from American College of Cardiology

Dr. Gillam presented with Master of the ACC Award at ACC’s 68th Annual Scientific Session; was recognized in 2018 as Gifted Educator of the Year

Morristown, NJ – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Linda D. Gillam, MD, MPH, FACC, the Dorothy and Lloyd Huck Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine at Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, with the 2019 Master ...