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Roxbury Opens Playgrounds as Governor Lifts Closure Order

July 3, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Responding to Gov. Phil Murphy's relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, Roxbury on Thursday reopened to the public municipal playgrounds that have been closed since mid-March.

Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd said the township is adhering to U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance for the playground opening, particularly in terms of signs that instruct users ...

Passport Service Returns at Roxbury Public Library








ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library is happy to announce that starting July 6 it is resuming passport service.

Here's how it's going to work:


Save yourself some time and look through the U.S. State Department's extensive travel hub and passport information page here. Read closely all the ...

Murphy Postpones Indoor Dining; Bucco Fears for Restaurant Industry

TRENTON, NJ -- Roxbury restaurants that set up tents recently for outdoor dining, assuming it would be a very temporary way to get back to business, might be using them for longer than they anticipated.

Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of ...

Roxbury Rotary Welcomes Bill Diamond as New President

June 26, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Meeting in the Horseshoe Lake Park pavilion, a structure it built for the township in 1993, the Roxbury Rotary Club on Thursday welcomed local firefighter Bill Diamond as its new president.

Diamond, 50, a plumber and member of Roxbury Company 1 Fire and EMS in Succasunna, replaces Steve Alford as the club's leader. He said he looks forward to continuing the ...

Coming Friday to Roxbury: A Day of Painting Stones for Kindness

ROXBURY, NJ – The public is invited to a Friday event where inspiring messages will be painted on rocks to be placed throughout Roxbury and beyond in honor of Maya Guberman and Christopher D’Amico, two young people whose deaths inspired movements promoting kindness.

The event, sponsored by the Roxbury Rotary Club, is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the island in Horseshoe Lake ...

Local Veteran, Member of Roxbury Seniors Group, Reaches 100

ROXBURY, NJ – A motorcade of well-wishers that including Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi recently brought some 100th birthday cheer to Charlie Russo, an Air Force veteran and member of the Roxbury Ever Young Seniors group.

Russo, who lives in Mine Hill, celebrated his big day June 10.

About 30 people, including many members of the Ever Young club, joined in the ...

European Wax Centers Reopening June 22 with Special Offers

June 19, 2020

Hello Gorgeous, we missed you! 

The European Wax Centers of Roxbury, Denville and Parsippany are pleased to announce that we are reopening on Monday, June 22!

In celebration of the reopening, EWC is offering a wide array of promotions to enhance our guests' experiences. 

Now through July 31, eligible Frontline Heroes will enjoy a one-time free service of their choice ...

Morris County Officer Finds Missing Man in Minutes

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Morris County Sheriff's Office is crediting both its Project Lifesaver Program with helping one of its officers recently find, in less than ten minutes, a missing older man.

Morris County Sheriff's Officer Travis Somerville found the man, who suffers with dementia, in just seven minutes, said the Sheriff's Office. "Once the man was located, Officer ...

Roxbury is First Site for Treatment as Algal Blooms Return to Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ – The harmful algal blooms are back on Lake Hopatcong but scientists are already fighting back, starting in Landing Channel.

A recent test of the lake found concentrations of harmful algal blooms (HABs) that last summer would have prompted officials to consider closing public beaches and warning people to keep away from the water, said Lake Hopatcong Foundation Chairman Marty ...

Roxbury Pastor and Family Mourn Death of Son as Activists Question Suicide Finding

July 3, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – A private memorial service for Amani Kildea, the adopted son of Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Tom Kildea, is scheduled for Monday as authorities continue investigating the cause of the 20-year-old’s Black man's death and activists allege a lynching.

In-person attendance at the service is “by invite only,” due to COVID-19 concerns, ...

Roxbury First-Aider Helps Form University Ambulance Squad

ROXBURY, NJ – Quinnipiac University recently gave some Facebook praise to Brendan Dillon, a first lieutenant with Roxbury Fire and First Aid Co. 2 and one of a group of Quinnipiac students who recently formed the school’s first student-run emergency medical service.

Dillon, 21, lives in Mount Arlington and is headed for his senior year at Quinnipiac, where he is studying ...

Missing Randolph 17-Year-Old Found Safe

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Santino Crosson, a 17-year-old from Randolph who went missing June 10, was found - alive and safe - in Tarrytown, NY, said officials today.

Crosson  was found June 13 by the New York State Police said County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Randolph Township ...

Roxbury Schools Announce Plan for Partial-Day Return to Classrooms

July 1, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Students in Roxbury’s public schools, forced to receive remote instruction since March when school buildings were shuttered due to COVID 19, will return to classrooms for 2½  hours each day when school opens this fall, according to the latest plan.

In addition to the 2½ hours of “in-person instruction” each day, ...

Roxbury First-Aider Helps Form University Ambulance Squad

ROXBURY, NJ – Quinnipiac University recently gave some Facebook praise to Brendan Dillon, a first lieutenant with Roxbury Fire and First Aid Co. 2 and one of a group of Quinnipiac students who recently formed the school’s first student-run emergency medical service.

Dillon, 21, lives in Mount Arlington and is headed for his senior year at Quinnipiac, where he is studying ...

Send-Off Video Praises Roxbury's 'Historic' Hard-Knock Class of 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School graduating class of 2020 - a group of students that saw its final three months of school upended by the COVID-19 pandemic - was honored today in a videotaped "virtual graduation" sendoff.

The 80-minute-long video includes songs by the Roxbury High School choir, speeches by class officers and school district officials and ...

Experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

June 25, 2020

When a New Jersey employee is injured on the job, they may not always be certain on what steps to take to protect their rights and how to receive medical treatment for their injuries.  It is very important to seek the advice of a qualified and experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney who will fight on your behalf. The lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have the ...

Morristown Lawyer Charged in Mt. Arlington Corruption Probe

ROXBURY, NJ – A Morristown lawyer lied about making campaign contributions to Mount Arlington officials in 2016, a year before her firm was awarded a “lucrative contract” with the borough, according to law enforcement officials.

The lawyer, Elizabeth Valandingham, 47, of Morristown, now faces up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $150,000 if convicted, said the ...

Randolph Soccer Club 20-21 Tryout Registration is Open

June 16, 2020

RANDOLPH, NJ - Randolph Soccer Club has opened registration for tryouts for the 20-21 season for full year travel soccer teams.  For additional information, please visit RSC's Website. 

Anyone interested in travel soccer with RSC for your child is encouraged to register online at no cost.  A general information sheet on travel soccer with Randolph Soccer Club for 20-21 is ...

Ten Roxbury Student-Athletes Sign NCAA Division Letters

ROXBURY, NJ - Ten student athletes from Roxbury High School recently signed letters of intent to play NCAA sports at colleges, said the school district.

The sign-ups were displayed during a "virtual celebratory letter signing" ceremony," it said.

“Only about7 percent of high school athletes have the opportunity to play a varsity sport in college," noted ...

Roxbury's Jordan Segrave Graduates from Muhlenberg

ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury High School field hockey and girls lacrosse goaltender Jordan Segrave graduated recently from Muhlenberg College.

Segrave, of Ledgewood, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from the college, where she also starred as goalie for field hockey and girls lacrosse. 

The College hosted a Virtual Senior Week which ...

Poll Workers Sought for 2020 Primary Election

February 19, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY - Morris County is seeking poll workers for the Primary Election on Tuesday, June 2. The hours are 5:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

In addition to receiving a stipend of $200 for the day, poll workers perform a valuable civic service by helping to ensure that every eligible voter can exercise their right to vote.

“Poll workers are on the front lines of our democracy, so we ...

Turkish Immigrant Gets Freeholder Seat Once Held by Roxbury's Heather Darling

ROXBURY, NJ - Tayfun Selen, aTurkish immigrant who came to America more than two decades ago and started his career pumping gas in Madison, was elected today to serve as a Morris County freeholder.

Selen's selection took place when the Morris County Republican Committee convened for a special election. The convention was called to choose someone for the freeholder board seat formerly held ...

Roxbury Gets a New Face in Trenton: Aura Dunn

ROXBURY, NJ – Mendham resident Aura Dunn was sworn-in Monday to the 25th District state Assembly seat that represents Roxbury, a position formerly held by Anthony M. Bucco.

Dunn, who lost a June Republican primary challenge to Bucco and Brian Bergen, was elected to the Assembly seat Nov. 21 in a special county GOP convention. The seat became open when Bucco was chosen by the party ...

Murphy Postpones Indoor Dining; Bucco Fears for Restaurant Industry

June 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Roxbury restaurants that set up tents recently for outdoor dining, assuming it would be a very temporary way to get back to business, might be using them for longer than they anticipated.

Although he planned to loosen restrictions on indoor dining in New Jersey on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he will delay the reopening. He provided no timetable of ...

Outside Dining Comes to Roxbury Restaurants

ROXBURY, NJ – It took COVID-19 to prompt Roxbury officials to allow something they never before permitted in the township: Outdoor table service at restaurants.

The township this week granted permits to several establishments allowing them to serve customers outside. Indoor dining remains prohibited under Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Roxbury Township Manager John ...

Roxbury Legislators: Governor is a Hypocrite on Virus

ROXBURY, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is a hypocrite for supporting, and participating in Black Lives Matter protests while cracking down on others caught violating his COVID-19 orders against large gatherings, say two state lawmakers representing Roxbury.

State Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) and state Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (R-25) pointed to summonses issued last week to business owner ...

Free Summer Concerts Return at the Roxbury Gazebos

June 27, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - We’ve been cooped up for so long! It’s time to get outside to enjoy some music, the night air and each other.

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library, in conjunction with Skylands Songwriters Guild, is presenting five free outdoor concerts this summer.

Join us on the library lawn at the Gazebo and at the Gazebo at Horseshoe Lake.

Attendees are encouraged ...

Summer Reading Challenge for Adults: Roxbury Book Bingo!

ROXBURY, NJ - As social distancing continues, Roxbury Public Library (RPL) continues to offer inspiration through virtual programs, curbside service as soon as the state allows, and a fun summer book bingo challenge. 

In fact, the library hopes its patrons and friends will use summer to read and to learn new things.  Book Bingo encourages curiosity and exploration beyond reading a ...

Roxbury Tuba Player Wins Music Scholarship

ROXBURY, NJ - Zachary Solano of Ledgewood, who just completed 11th grade at Roxbury High School, has won the prestigious Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) summer music scholarship in the senior division.

He will appear as a tuba soloist with the renowned wind band in the fall.

Principal tuba player with the All-State Wind Ensemble and the North Jersey Region Orchestra, the scholarship winner will ...

Native Plant Sale for Lake Foundation Goes Online

May 19, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ –The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) this year is using an online system to take orders for its annual native plant sale, but customers will still be able to pick up their purchases in person.

The non-profit organization, based in Landing, is offering more than 40 types of plants, all native to New Jersey. The sale runs until 6 p.m. May 21.

Those who order plants will be ...

Outside Dining Comes to Roxbury Restaurants

June 18, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It took COVID-19 to prompt Roxbury officials to allow something they never before permitted in the township: Outdoor table service at restaurants.

The township this week granted permits to several establishments allowing them to serve customers outside. Indoor dining remains prohibited under Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Roxbury Township Manager John ...

Some Relief for Roxbury Restaurants: Outdoor Dining Can Start June 15

ROXBURY, NJ - Restaurants in Roxbury and around the state, continuing to suffer due to COVID-19 restrictions, will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15, although he didn’t say where. “I hope folks with some ...

State Launches Algal Bloom Reporting Tool

June 23, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – People who suspect the green stuff on their favorite lake is a harmful algal bloom (HAB) - the material that essentially shut-down Lake Hopatcong last year - now have a better way to tell the state about it.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the launching of an interactive HAB mapping tool. The tool allows users to provide the ...

Algal Bloom Fight Begins in Roxbury Cove of Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s a rather boring video that might be exciting to those who love - or make their livings off - Lake Hopatcong.

Shot by a drone hovering above Landing Channel in Roxbury, the video shows a weaving boat leaving in its wake a milky zig-zag pattern, sort of like a jet contrail. Piano music supplements the somnolence.

It is the stuff creating that ...

Hazardous Waste Day Moved from Randolph to Parsippany

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County residents who planned to dispose of hazardous materials in Randolph on June 13 will now have to take the stuff to Parsippany.

The county Municipal Utliities Authority (MUA) initially said the June 13 waste disposal would take place at the County College of Morris. However, it recently changed that plan, moving the event to the Morris County Public Training ...

Another Gift Card Donation by Roxbury Rotary Club

May 22, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Six days after it donated Shoprite gift cards to Roxbury Social Services, the Roxbury Rotary Club was at it again; this time giving a bunch of the cards to a group representing the township's houses of worship.

On Thursday, Roxbury Rotary Club President Steve Alford presented 43 Shoprite gifts cards to the Roxbury Interfaith Clergy Council. The cards were accepted, on behalf ...

Towaco Teenager to be Part of the “10 under 20” Guitar Competition

June 22, 2020

MONTVILLE, NJ - For some, music can be just a hobby. But for others like 15-year-old Towaco resident Dylan Nieradka, music is a destiny.

“I picked up the guitar around seven-years-old and have been playing ever since,” said Nieradka, who is a freshman at Montville Township High School. “I was always into music. It just spoke to me. No matter if it was in the car or ...

County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Commended for Saving a Life While Off Duty

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morris County Prosecutor’s Office officials honored a prosecutor’s office detective on June 3 for saving the life of a woman who appeared to be trying to take her own life.

Morris County Prosecutor’s Office (MCPO) Detective Luis Goncalves was traveling on Route 3 in Lyndhurst on May 20, returning from an investigation, when he observed a female sitting ...

Flanders Gas Line Work Might Affect Roxbury Drivers

MOUNT OLIVE, NJ - A heads-up to Roxbury motorists who usually take South Hillside Avenue en route to Flanders: Road closures in that area are expected from next week through the end of July.

That's how long it is expected to take NJ Natural Gas to install new gas lines in the Flanders section of Mount Olive, said police. They said the project will require 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekday ...

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June 18, 2020

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Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring Featuring Paul Profeta, of the Profeta Urban Investment Foundation

Click here https://toddleonardshow.com/2020/07/02/the-todd-leonard-show-featuring-paul-profeta-of-profeta-urban-investment-foundation/ to watch this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured Paul Profeta.

Profeta is a successful real-estate entrepreneur who spoke about his Profeta Urban Investment Foundation (http://profetafoundation.org/) and its mission, ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring John McAleavey , creator of “The QuadCast Podcast”

Click here https://toddleonardshow.com/2020/06/24/the-todd-leonard-show-featuring-john-mcaleavey-of-the-quadcast-podcast/ to watch this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured John McAleavey, who hosts “The QuadCast Podcast” (https://www.quadcast.org/).  

John, despite suffering a serious spinal cord injury in 1992, has been coaching ...

Managing Withdrawals Carefully Can Protect Retirement Income

Throughout much of your working life, you contribute to your 401(k), IRA and other investment accounts to help ensure a comfortable retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to shift your focus somewhat from building these investments to using them – in other words, you’ll have to start withdrawing from your portfolio to meet the costs of living.

How can you be ...

Getting Through the Pandemic: You’ve Got Resources

As we go through the coronavirus pandemic, with its constant threat to personal health and its devastating impact on the economy, it can be hard to find a silver lining. But if there is one, it’s that government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit organizations have contributed, in one way or another, to helping relieve some of the stresses – financial, physical or emotional ...

Will Social Security Retire Before You Do?

People have traditionally seen Social Security benefits as the foundation of their retirement planning programs. The Social Security contributions deducted from workers’ paychecks have, in effect, served as a government-enforced retirement savings plan.

However, the Social Security system is under increasing strain. Better health care and longer life spans have resulted in an increasing ...

The CARES Act and Your Retirement: What You Need to Know Now

"Rich, like many folks our age, my wife and I have been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks as this whole coronavirus situation has played out. It’s a scary time for retired folks like us: in our mid 70s and both with a few underlying health conditions. We’ve been managing our health just fine up until now, but with COVID-19 circulating so freely, we’re a lot ...

Don't Delay Your Care

As communities throughout New Jersey return to a “new normal”, it is more important than ever that patients know Atlantic Health System has resumed care for planned surgeries, treatments and check-ups, and that they can depend on us to keep them safe.

Learn more from Atlantic Health System caregivers in this television commercial, appearing here as well as select ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Customer Service Reliability Through the Summer; Work Also Helps Prepare for an Active Hurricane Season

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) subsidiary, has completed inspections and conducted equipment maintenance projects across its 13-county service area to enhance customer service reliability as part of its annual summer preparedness plan.  The company is also ready to respond to power outages caused during the Atlantic hurricane ...

Four from Roxbury Make Muhlenberg Dean's List

June 28, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - For Roxbury residents made the Spring 2020 semester Dean's List at Muhlenberg College, according to the school.

To make the list, a student had to achieve to a term GPA of 3.50 or higher .

Making the list were Madison Amdur of Succasunna, Donovan Brady of Ledgewood, Lauren Brinkman of Succasunna and Jordan Segrave of Ledgewood.

 

Three Locals Named to University of New Hampshire Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Veronica DeGloria was named to the Dean's List at the University of New Hampshire for the spring 2020 semester.

DeGloria of Landing and majoring in Human Development and Family Studies, achieved Highest Honors. 

Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 ...

Roxbury Student Makes Coastal Carolina Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Faith Jacobus, of Ledgewood, was one of more than 2,300 undergraduate students at Coastal Carolina University named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester, said the school.

Jacobus is a Marine Science major.

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle ...

Experienced New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

June 25, 2020

When a New Jersey employee is injured on the job, they may not always be certain on what steps to take to protect their rights and how to receive medical treatment for their injuries.  It is very important to seek the advice of a qualified and experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney who will fight on your behalf. The lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have the ...

Goddard School of Randolph Re-Opens As State Relaxes COVID-19 Restrictions

RANDOLPH, NJ- Back on March 18, The Goddard School of Randolph did what every other school in the state was mandated to do: Close its doors as per the governor’s orders due to COVID-19. Since then, Goddard’s leadership team has been actively working towards the reopening of the school, and on Monday, June 15, they did just that.

A lot happened in between, however, as the ...