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Roxbury's Kellie Ann Keyes Honored by State for Recycling Effort

October 11, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week gave Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes an award for her recycling efforts.

Keyes won the DEP’s “Rising Star” award, said the state. “Along with her many other duties at the (Roxbury) Department of Public Works, including running the recycling depot, she has ...

Roxbury Starbucks Will Cater to Caffeine Cravers in Cars

ROXBURY, NJ – Some good news for Roxbury area Starbucks junkies who are also commuters: The proposed Starbucks at the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have a drive-through lane, according to plans.

Starbucks is one of four new restaurants being proposed by the developers of the new shopping center replacing the former Ledgewood Mall on Route 10. The developers are also expecting to ...

New Field Shows Roxbury's Belief in its Kids, says Mayor at Ribbon Cutting

ROXBURY, NJ – The $1.5 million upgrade to Horseshoe Lake Park - including a new artificial turf field - is a testament to the township’s commitment to its children, said Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo today at a dedication ceremony.

Speaking as he stood on the new turf field, while young athletes watched from the sideline, DeFillippo said the long-sought project in ...

Fundraiser for Former Roxbury Student Killed in Route 80 Triple-Fatal

October 20, 2019

ROXBURY - An online fundraiser is gathering money for the family of a former Roxbury High School student who died Oct. 18 in a car crash on Route 80 in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

The GoFundMe site for Julia Wells, 20, was launched Saturday and raised more than $2,050 by today. Its organizers, Amber Brianne and Gaby Castano, hope to raise $10,000 "to help the family with any funeral ...

Roxbury Man and Dog Displaced by Fire; Fundraisers Launched

ROXBURY, NJ – A number of fundraisers - including an impromptu comedy show - have been launched on behalf of a Succasunna man whose house caught fire last week leaving him and his dog temporarily homeless.

The man, John MacDonald, 42, of 45 Paul Drive, was at home with his dog, Chloe Lynn, when the Oct. 12 fire took place at about 1 p.m., according to his aunt, Deb Bischoff. She ...

Roxbury Scout Builds Prayer Garden for His Church

ROXBURY, NJ – When Derek Dougherty, a member of a Roxbury Boy Scout troop, needed an Eagle Scout project, he asked his church pastor for an idea.

It just so happened that the Rev. Stan Barron of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Flanders had one: He thought it would be nice if the church had a prayer garden.

Dougherty, a Roxbury resident and member of Boy Scout Troop ...

Roxbury Football Loses to Morris Knolls

October 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team's attempt to beat Morris Knolls with a passing offense backfired Saturday as the team lost the interception-plagued contest 30-14.

The Gaels started the game strong, keeping to the ground-game formula that brought them victory in the past; Tyler Doerr (46) had a long run to set up a short run for Lucas Spitzer to ...

Roxbury Volleyball Beats Morris Hills, Looks to Saturday Tournament Win

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School volleyball team defeated Morris Hills 2-0 on Wednesday, the Gaels' third consecutive win, and is now preparing for Morris County Tournament action on Saturday.

Wednesday's victory brought the team's record to 16-5. It came during the same week Roxbury defeated Mendham 2-1 in a contest that saw junior Amber Chen record her 500th kill. She made ...

Roxbury Soccer Beats Sparta in OT

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School boys soccer team defeated Sparta in overtime on Monday, a win that brings the Gaels' season record to 8-6.

The 2-1 defeat of the Spartans means Roxbury has won four of its last five games. It lost 1-0 to Morris Hills on Oct. 10.

In Monday's win, goals were scored by sophomores Nick Castronvinci and Matt McClosky. Junior Brandon Salmon ...

Fundraiser for Former Roxbury Student Killed in Route 80 Triple-Fatal

October 20, 2019

ROXBURY - An online fundraiser is gathering money for the family of a former Roxbury High School student who died Oct. 18 in a car crash on Route 80 in Parsippany-Troy Hills.

The GoFundMe site for Julia Wells, 20, was launched Saturday and raised more than $2,050 by today. Its organizers, Amber Brianne and Gaby Castano, hope to raise $10,000 "to help the family with any funeral ...

Roxbury Man and Dog Displaced by Fire; Fundraisers Launched

ROXBURY, NJ – A number of fundraisers - including an impromptu comedy show - have been launched on behalf of a Succasunna man whose house caught fire last week leaving him and his dog temporarily homeless.

The man, John MacDonald, 42, of 45 Paul Drive, was at home with his dog, Chloe Lynn, when the Oct. 12 fire took place at about 1 p.m., according to his aunt, Deb Bischoff. She ...

Fundraiser Launched for Roxbury Man Killed in Budd Lake Motorcycle Accident

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ – An online fundraiser has been launched on behalf of a Roxbury man killed Sept. 29 when a Budd Lake woman pulled in front of him as he drove his motorcycle on Route 46.

The man, John Zaki, 47, of Landing, died at Morristown Medical Center after being airlifted following the 2 p.m. accident, police said.

Zaki worked for the State Police Communications Bureau in ...

Roxbury Robotics Team Cleans Up of Righter Road

October 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix Robotics Team participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative.

This high school team spent time on Oct. 12 cleaning up Righter Road in Succasunna under the supervision of head team advisor Mark Tayler and assistant team advisor Matthew Brauer. The team does this twice a year ...

Roxbury School Officials Broke Law says Former Business Administrator

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury schools' superintendent, some school personnel and the township board of education engaged in illegal acts and violations of school board policy, alleges the district’s former business administrator in a “whistleblower” lawsuit.

The complaint, filed in state Superior Court by former Roxbury Schools Business Administrator Patricia ...

Roxbury High Evacuation Drill Involves Seeking Refuge in Mount Olive

ROXURY, NJ - Roxbury High School staff and students will practice Thursday the steps they should take during an emergency school evacuation, a drill that involves heading to safe haven in Mount Olive.

Called a "reunification drill," the effort will entail pretending that a gas leak is taking place, said the school district in a statement.

Roxbury is ...

Driver Who Hit Mt. Arlington Sergeant Seeks Venue Change

October 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The driver who accidentally ran into and seriously injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James DiStasio in December wants a change of venue for the lawsuit related to the incident.

The motorist, Mendham lawyer William Anastasio, contends widespread publicity about the matter in Morris County will make it impossible to seat an unbiased jury in Morristown.

Anastasio is ...

Roxbury School Officials Broke Law says Former Business Administrator

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury schools' superintendent, some school personnel and the township board of education engaged in illegal acts and violations of school board policy, alleges the district’s former business administrator in a “whistleblower” lawsuit.

The complaint, filed in state Superior Court by former Roxbury Schools Business Administrator Patricia ...

Driver Who Struck 'Sgt. Jimmy' in Mt. Arlington Fears Financial Ruin

ROXBURY, NJ – The motorist who hit and severely injured Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James Distasio in December continues to insist the incident was a tragic accident but fears the matter will wipe him out financially.

The driver, Chatham lawyer William Anastasio, faces a careless driving charge related to the Dec. 11 incident, which took place on Howard Boulevard near the Roxbury/Mount ...

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

July 12, 2019

Election Policies for November 5, 2019 General Election

Candidate Statements:  Candidates can submit a maximum of one candidate statement per week (including photos) at no charge. Statements can be submitted from Labor Day (September 2, 2019) until Saturday, November 2, 2019 at midnight EST (for publication on Saturday, November 2 or Sunday, November 3, 2019). Publication of candidate ...

Roxbury's Heather Darling Squeaks Out A GOP Primary Win for County Surrogate

ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, a Roxbury lawyer, on Tuesday narrowly defeated state Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll for the Republican nomination to run for county surrogate.

She will face-off against Democrat Michael Thompson in November.

Another Roxbury woman, Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, also emerged a winner after votes were counted in ...

Eight in Roxbury Seeking Election to Township Council

ROXBURY, NJ - (Corrected version) Eight people will seek election in November to four seats on the Roxbury Township Council, according to campaign filings for the June primary.

Incumbent Republicans Richard Zoschak of Landing, Jaki Albrecht of Succasunna and Fred Hall of Succasunna are seeking re-election to 4-year terms. Their slogan will be "Regular Republican Organization."

The ...

Roxbury's Kimberly Blewett Named Kutztown Ambassador

September 26, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Kimberly Blewett of Succasunna was recently named a Kutztown University Presidential Ambassador for 2019-2020.

Kutztown University and the Kutztown University Foundation have named 36 students as Presidential Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 school year, including Blewett of Succasunna. Founded in 1997, the Presidential Ambassadors is a Kutztown University student ...

Bloomsburg Graduates Include Two from Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Two Succasunna residents graduated this spring from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

The students, Emily Cygan and Dana Melchers, were among the nearly 1,300 students who received their academic degrees on May 11.

Cygan graduated with a degree in Spec Ed(PK-8)/EChild(PK-4).

Melchers graduated with a degree in Speech-Lang Pathology MS.

Two from Roxbury Make Dean's List at Springfield College

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury residents Mackenzie Miller and Megan Schneider were named to the 2019 Spring Semester Dean's List at Springfield College, according to the school.

Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.

Both Miller and Schneider are from Succasunna, and both are in ...

Roxbury Starbucks Will Cater to Caffeine Cravers in Cars

October 8, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Some good news for Roxbury area Starbucks junkies who are also commuters: The proposed Starbucks at the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have a drive-through lane, according to plans.

Starbucks is one of four new restaurants being proposed by the developers of the new shopping center replacing the former Ledgewood Mall on Route 10. The developers are also expecting to ...

Circle Bowl Party to Celebrate 60 Years in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Circle Bowl & Entertainment, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, is one of Roxbury’s longest-operating businesses and it’s throwing a party Saturday (Oct. 5) to celebrate.

The bowling alley known as Circle Lanes began operating in 1959, said Event Manager Jodi Dougherty. It’s been a family-run endeavor ever since.

“It was my grandfather Andrew and my ...

Building Permit Issued by Roxbury for Walmart Supercenter

ROXBURY, NJ – The township this week issued a building permit for a new Walmart Supercenter in Ledgewood, a structure that will cost more than $12 million to build, according to public records.

The permit was issued Sept. 16 to Ledgewood Investors, the Bridgewater company in the process of converting the former Ledgewood Mall on Route 10 into the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons. A ...

Crane Drops in Place New Cupola for Roxbury Schools "Gray Building"

September 16, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Using a tall crane, workers on Sept. 13 installed a new cupola atop the Roxbury Schools Administration Building.

The pre-fabricated cupola replaced the rotted former cupola,which was taken down Aug. 23. The old cupola was 116 years old. It housed a bell atop the "Gray Building" that once rang to alert the community when each school day was about to begin.

The ...

A Special Suckasunny Day For Roxbury History and Library Buffs

ROXBURY, NJ - For the hundreds of people who paid a visit on Saturday, this year's Olde Suckasunny Day had plenty to offer. But the day was particularly rewarding for fans of the Roxbury Public Library because it featured a dedication of the library's renovated Theodore F. Wolfe Room.

Local officials, members of the Roxbury Woman's Club, volunteers and others crammed ...

Coming Saturday: Olde Suckasunny Day in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – If Hurricane Dorian behaves as predicted - and heads out to sea later this week - clear skies and pleasant temperatures are expected for Saturday, when the 32nd Annual Olde Succasunny Day takes place in Roxbury from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Most of Main Street in Succasunna will be closed to vehicles during the day as pedestrians visit booths set up by vendors and local ...

Roxbury Starbucks Will Cater to Caffeine Cravers in Cars

October 8, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Some good news for Roxbury area Starbucks junkies who are also commuters: The proposed Starbucks at the new Shops at Ledgewood Commons will have a drive-through lane, according to plans.

Starbucks is one of four new restaurants being proposed by the developers of the new shopping center replacing the former Ledgewood Mall on Route 10. The developers are also expecting to ...

Roxbury Robotics Team Cleans Up of Righter Road

October 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix Robotics Team participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative.

This high school team spent time on Oct. 12 cleaning up Righter Road in Succasunna under the supervision of head team advisor Mark Tayler and assistant team advisor Matthew Brauer. The team does this twice a year ...

Roxbury's Kellie Ann Keyes Honored by State for Recycling Effort

ROXBURY, NJ – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week gave Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes an award for her recycling efforts.

Keyes won the DEP’s “Rising Star” award, said the state. “Along with her many other duties at the (Roxbury) Department of Public Works, including running the recycling depot, she has ...

Roxbury Seeks Helpers for Fall Litter Clean-Up

ROXBURY, NJ - Township officials are gearing up for the Fall Community Clean Up Day, scheduled to take place Oct 26, and are seeking volunteers of all ages.

Starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until noon, the event will entail having volunteers clean trails, woodlands, parks, roadsides, neighborhoods and walkways, said Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann ...

Natural Gas Coming to More of Roxbury's Shore Hills

October 2, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Natural gas will be made available to many residents in the Shore Hills section of Landing before the end of 2021, a project that will likely also bring newly paved streets, said a township official.

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) will begin installing gas mains next spring, said Roxbury Department of Works Director Rick Blood. The plan is to install the lines in early ...

Stuff to Sell at Roxbury Yard/Craft Sale? Don't Dilly-Dally

ROXBURY, NJ - With only three weeks remaining until the 7th Annual Roxbury Community Yard and Craft Sale, the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is warning prospective vendors that procrastination could cost them a spot.

"The event may sell-out," notes the Chamber on the website that details the Sept. 28 sale. "There are a limited number of spots available."

Particularly ...

 43rd ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET Set to Open Oct 18-20

October 16, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ-  SET FOR FRIDAY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18-20, at the MORRISTOWN ARMORY

The Nationally Acclaimed and Charitable Show Will Feature Gifted Artists From Throughout the Country

The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 43rd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring gifted artists from throughout the country, ...

Roxbury High School's Kisatsky Named MPAC Music Student of the Month

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Senior Anna Kisatsky was recently nominated by high school Band Director and Music Teacher Jeffrey Conrad for the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Student of the Month (MSOM).

She was an honoree for outstanding wind players along with 14 other students from area schools.

MSOM, a student recognition program in its 17th year, honors Morris ...

Roxbury Band Wins Best Overall at Recent Competition, Beats Reigning Champs

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Roxbury High School Marching Band edged out reigning champion West Milford by one point to win Best Band Overall on Oct. 5 at the Under the Stars marching band competition.

Roxbury was among 12 local high school bands competing at the event, which took place at Randolph High School.

The visiting bands were placed into five different divisions based on the size of the ...

Roxbury Scout Builds Prayer Garden for His Church

October 14, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – When Derek Dougherty, a member of a Roxbury Boy Scout troop, needed an Eagle Scout project, he asked his church pastor for an idea.

It just so happened that the Rev. Stan Barron of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Flanders had one: He thought it would be nice if the church had a prayer garden.

Dougherty, a Roxbury resident and member of Boy Scout Troop ...

Hillside Church in Roxbury Seeks Help in Meal Packaging Effort

ROXBURY, NJ - Hillside Church in Succasunna is hosting a "Rise Against Hunger" event next month at which volunteers will package meals to be sent to the hungry.

The event will take place Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. at the church, which has been hosting a number of pre-event fundraisers to raise money for the meals, said organizer Henry Will. "We've already raised enough to meet the ...

It's Out of Roxbury for Annual Talent Show of HOPE

ROXBURY, NJ – Tradition is great, but change can also be good. Theresa Solazzo hopes change can increase greatness when it comes to the annual charity event she organizes: The Talent Show of HOPE.

The change, in this case, starts with a new venue: For the first time in a decade, the talent show this year will not take place in a Roxbury school. Instead, the 15th Annual Talent Show of ...

Atlantic Health System Hails Opening of Breakthrough Treatment Center

October 2, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Atlantic Health System hosted a ribbon-cutting and tours of its new Breakthrough Treatment Center located in the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Medical Center on Sept. 25. Medical oncologists, nurses and physician researchers gathered for the official launch of the advanced specialty unit specifically dedicated to groundbreaking Phase I clinical trials and ...

An Anti-Vaping Day at Roxbury High; Town Council Mulls its Options

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School has designated Oct. 8 as a “day to ditch vaping” in the school, according to the district.

The idea came from a group of teachers in an anti-vaping committee that was organized in the spring by Roxbury High School Assistant Principal Jon Deeb. The committee is hoping its efforts will dissuade students from the ...

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Found in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Mosquitoes in Roxbury were found to be infected with the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus (EEE), a pathogen that - in serious cases - can cause death in humans, according to Morris County officials.

The township was one of three in Morris County where the EEE virus was found. The other positive sampling results came from Jefferson and Wharton, according to the county. It said ...

Hazardous Item Drop-off Next Week

October 11, 2019

POMPTON PLAINS, NJ – The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority’s free household hazardous waste drop-off event, the last one in 2019, will take place Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, 07444, rain or shine.

County residents are invited, but not businesses.

Don’t bring latex paint because that is not hazardous. Take ...

Free Passport Photos Offered by Morris County Clerk Through September in Recognition of National Passport Awareness Month

In recognition of National Passport Awareness Month, Morris County Clerk Ann F. Grossi has announced that our office will offer free passport photos from September 5, 2019, through September 30, 2019. If you come in and need a passport photo for an application you are submitting through our office that day, you can get it free.

You should apply sooner than later if you are expecting ...

Morris County Remembers 9/11

PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ - Morris County officials on Sunday presided over a ceremony that honored the county's 64 victims of 9/11.  The ceremony took place at the Sept. 11th Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Freeholder Heather Darling, a Roxbury resident, read the names of the 64 victims.

"I have been attending the County's 9/11 ...

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Have You Seen Marbles the Cat?

September 27, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - UPDATE: Marbles is back home, according to his owner.

A black and tan tortoise-shell female cat, named Marbles, has been missing since Thursday evening, said Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard.

The 12-year-old cat, got out of its Circuit Drive East, Succasunna house at around 8 p.m. and has not been seen since, Blanchard said. "She usually comes if the owner ...

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Putting Together a Plan of Care

"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark." Howard Ruff

Perhaps one of the most difficult conversations you'll have as an adult child is talking about end of life preparations with your parent. For many seniors, this conversation is as hard as the one about having to move to a full-time care facility.

But because, a senior's health can fail suddenly and ...

More Families Living Under One Roof

Before moving a senior loved one into your home, make sure all family members buy into the idea and understand the looming expectations and challenges. Then put a plan in place that will help ensure harmony under one roof.

Q. I’m thinking of moving my 90-year-old father in with the family. Is this common and what should I know?

Multigenerational living is on the increase. As a ...

WHAT IS A STRETCH IRA?

Tip: What’s in a Name? If you fail to name a beneficiary on your IRA, it may be much more difficult for your beneficiaries to ‘stretch’ the inherited IRA over their lifetimes.

The Investment Company Institute reports that there is roughly $7.9 trillion in Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA). To help put that in perspective, that’s nearly half the annual gross ...

The Problems with Probate

Many people have heard they should avoid probate, but few understand what probate is and how the process works.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process that wraps up a person’s legal and financial affairs after their death. During the probate process a person’s property is identified, cataloged, and appraised. In addition, probate makes certain any outstanding debts ...

How to Become a Long-Term Investor

It’s a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits.

But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in “safe” vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, are they really helping themselves? Here’s the bottom line: If you’re ...

How to Become a Long-term Investor

It’s a fairly predictable pattern: When the stock market rises, more people invest, but after a large-scale drop, many of these same people head for the exits.

But by staying out of the financial markets, and only putting their money in “safe” vehicles that offer few or no growth prospects, are they really helping themselves? Here’s the bottom line: If you’re ...

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library Membership Drive and Fundraiser

October 17, 2019

The Friends of the Roxbury Township Public Library 2020 Membership Drive and Fundraiser kick-off has begun. Membership covers the period Jan, 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2020.

In addition to knowing that you are supporting a vital part of our community, membership entitles you to attend the Friends-only preview night to our popular fundraiser book sale. 

Donations to the Friends ...

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