Top Local News

Roxbury Snow Response Hampered by State and County Road Backups

November 16, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s response to yesterday’s hard-hitting snowstorm was stymied by traffic jams on county and state highways, said township Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Richard Blood.

Once snow began falling fast in mid-afternoon, township trucks could not get to many local roads largely because Route 46, Route 10, Howard Boulevard and other highways ...

Lou Bizzari: Seven Decades of Service to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that will bear Bizzari’s name. The town officials passed a resolution that also ...

A Big Renovation for the Roxbury Library Kids Room

ROXBURY, NJ – The children’s room at Roxbury Public Library is undergoing a big transformation this week, one that will open a lot of  room for programs and activities, said the library director.

The impetus for the project was a gift to the library of shelving from the Hun School of Princeton, said Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali. “They were doing ...

In Roxbury Today: Food Drive, Pie Sale, Free Food and More

November 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - There are some worthwhile reasons for Roxbury residents to eschew the couch today and get out of the house.

Roxbury Fire Co. 2 firefighters are at the Walmart in Succasunna today for their annual holiday food drive. The firefighters are asking shoppers to buy non-perishable items which they will - later in the day - bring over to the Roxbury Social Services ...

Hillside Preschool in Roxbury Collects Teddy Bears for Shriners

ROXBURY, NJ - Hillside Preschool in Succasunna collected more than 16 new teddy bears for Shriners Hospital for Children last week. 

The mission was to collect new teddy Bears, which will be given as gifts to the children at Shriners. The goal is to deliver to the children at the hospital for treatment a huggable message of comfort and hope.

 The ...

Teamed Up and Cleaned Up; Volunteers Remove Trash from Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ - Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning recently, the collars of two green-plaid boots could be seen peeking up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township.

Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while in a wobbly embrace.

Roxbury Football Gets a Win in 'Crossover' Game

November 2, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team came out on top Thursday in a post-regular-season game against Plainfield.

The NJSIAA crossover game - a type of consolation game made available to teams that don't make it into the state tournament - saw the Gaels defeat the Cardinals 17-13. 

Roxbury, playing at home, took an early lead when Evan Vazquez ...

Rough Season Ends With Loss for Roxbury Football

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team's season ended Friday with a loss to West Morris Central at home on Senior Night.

The Gaels' 27-14 loss left their season record at 2-6 and their eyes aimed on a better record next year.

The Wolfpack was first to get on the scoreboard with a touchdown late in the first quarter. The extra-point attempt failed, leaving the score ...

Coach Happy with New Roxbury Gymnastics Team's Job at Championship

ROXBURY, NJ – The new Roxbury High School gymnastics team was narrowly beaten Tuesday in league championship competition, losing to Montclair.

The Gaels total of 100.575 wasn’t enough to beat Montclair’s 100.625, but coach Tara Liska said she was pleased with the performance.

“The girls went in with really great attitudes and had outstanding performances,” ...

Morris County Police Dogs Get On-the-Spot Medical Help

November 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for police dogs working with the county Sheriff’s Office in critical situations.    

The dogs will receive treatment from a specialized group of tactical medics who make up the Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group.

“We have our ...

Lou Bizzari: Seven Decades of Service to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that will bear Bizzari’s name. The town officials passed a resolution that also ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Boy is Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes who left home Oct. 30, has been found, said authorities today.

In a brief joint statement that offered no details about the matter, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennet and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of
Investigations Stephen Wilson Jr., only said the boy ...

Teens Will Explore Careers in Aviation at Morristown Airport

November 11, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in aviation, are invited to join Aviation Explorer Post 523 on Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morristown Airport. The goal of the post is to help teens experience different career paths in aviation. 

On that day, the manager of aircraft maintenance for a corporate flight department will discuss his ...

Roxbury Boy Scout Gives Picnic Tables to Middle School

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School students who enjoy eating lunch at the new picnic tables in the school's courtyard can thank a local Boy Scout.

The tables were recently installed and painted as an Eagle Scout project by Michael Lang, a senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 163 in Succasunna. 

"I wanted to give back to the students and help the school that I ...

Roxbury Teacher Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

ROXBURY, NJ - Jefferson Elementary School Guidance Counselor Ashley Cicchino has been nominated for the 2018/2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Cicchino was recognized as a LifeChanger for her involvement in the school and district community. Cicchino has facilitated and participated in numerous programs, including the district’s first crisis team, book clubs for students and ...

Roxbury Resident Becomes Advocate for Abused and Neglected Children

November 5, 2018

Morristown, NJ – A Roxbury woman was one of 19 community volunteers sworn-in recently to serve as advocates for children removed from homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.

The woman, Gail Kross of Succasunna, was sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by state Superior Court Judge Michael Wright. The event took place Nov. 2 at the Morris County Courthouse before a ...

34 Months in Prison for Roxbury Man's Partner in Strongarm Extortion

NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for several New Jersey municipalities, who conspired with a Roxbury man to commit a strongarm extortion, was sentenced today to 34 months in prison, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

The man, Billy Donnerstag, 50, of Hackettstown, pleaded guilty earlier this year before U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo in Newark federal court.

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.

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 ...

Legends Ale House in Roxbury Calls it Quits

October 28, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Legends Ale House, a sports bar and restaurant in Succasunna, closed its doors last week, a demise that came less than three years after it opened for business.

The closing came as a surprise to employees, according to Jackie Sannipoli, a Roxbury resident who worked there as a waitress. She said restaurant manager Lora Caldi texted the staff on Oct. 22 to tell them ...

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

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 ...

In Roxbury Today: Food Drive, Pie Sale, Free Food and More

November 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - There are some worthwhile reasons for Roxbury residents to eschew the couch today and get out of the house.

Roxbury Fire Co. 2 firefighters are at the Walmart in Succasunna today for their annual holiday food drive. The firefighters are asking shoppers to buy non-perishable items which they will - later in the day - bring over to the Roxbury Social Services ...

Roxbury Rotary to Sell Fruit and Pie on Saturday

ROXBURY, NJ - Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Roxbury Rotary Club will be selling fruit and pies on Saturday (Nov. 17) as a club fundraiser.

The Rotarians will be in front of the Roxbury Recreation Center, at Horseshoe Lake Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year and the fruit and pies come in just in time for thanksgiving," said ...

Teamed Up and Cleaned Up; Volunteers Remove Trash from Lake Hopatcong

November 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Shortly after 8 o’clock on a misty Saturday morning recently, the collars of two green-plaid boots could be seen peeking up above the dark-gray muck just off Brady Road in Jefferson Township.

Barely a step away, Cora Haughney was desperately trying to find her balance on one foot, which she’d managed to plant on a friend’s clean boot while in a wobbly embrace.

Nixon School Green Fair Focuses on Renew and Reuse

ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School had a beautiful fall day Oct. 19 for its second annual Green Fair. This year’s theme: Renew and Reuse.

Students were able to learn about renewable energy sources and finding ways to use household items so they don’t end up in the trash.

Students rotated between seven different sessions run by parent volunteers, staff ...

Roxbury Launches Online 'Recycling Coach'

ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on the township’s website - residents can do the following, she ...

Almost Time for the Annual Boy Scout Wreath Sale

November 7, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Members of Roxbury Boy Scout Troop 163 of Succasunna are getting ready for their annual holiday wreath sale, a major fundraiser for the group.

The troop will be selling festive, 14-inch wreaths, starting Nov. 23 at Roxbury Fire Co 1 on Main Street in Succasunna.

The wreath sale will run each Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday, until ...

Work Begins on Habitat for Humanity Condos in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Ground was broken today on a 12-home Habitat for Humanity project in Roxbury, an event that was six years in the making, according to the organization’s CEO.

The project, at 119 and 121 Main Street in Succasunna, will have two buildings with each containing six condominium units. The first of the two buildings is expected to be ready for occupancy by this time next ...

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

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 ...

Roxbury Thanks Mirrian Morris for Years of Historic Trust Effort

October 23, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Mirriam Morris, a woman who dedicated more than a decade to helping preserve historical sites in Roxbury, was presented tonight with a certificate of appreciation from the township Mayor and Council.

Morris, who moved to Raleigh, N.C. in July, served as president of the Roxbury Historic Trust from 2010 to 2018 and as chair of the Roxbury Historic Trust Grant Committee from ...

Long-Empty Roxbury Lot Gets Zoned for Townhouses

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 ...

A Big Renovation for the Roxbury Library Kids Room

November 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The children’s room at Roxbury Public Library is undergoing a big transformation this week, one that will open a lot of  room for programs and activities, said the library director.

The impetus for the project was a gift to the library of shelving from the Hun School of Princeton, said Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali. “They were doing ...

Roxbury Area Musicians Organize Benefit Concert for Scott Miller

ROXBURY, NJ – A benefit concert will take place Nov. 10 for Scott Miller, a local drummer and percussion instructor who became partially paralyzed in January after suffering a stroke during a performance.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will happen at St. Mark’s Parish in Long Valley. Tickets will be $30 per person collected at the door and all proceeds will go toward ...

Four Roxbury Sites Bring Halloween Happiness

ROXBURY, NJ – Halloween was showtime for at least four Roxbury households going all-out with extravagant displays that will drew crowds.

The most venerable was the Halloween House created by Craig Heard of Succasunna and his family. The indoor/outdoor horror fest is approaching its third decade and the Heards show no sign of slowing down.

Situated at 2 Alcott Way, the ...

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 ...

Daylight Saving Time: Paying the Price for the Extra Hour of Sleep

November 3, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health.

Daylight saving time was introduced in Europe and the United States after World War I as part of an effort to ...

Four Days of No Tech for Roxbury Students

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 ...

Morris County Police Dogs Get On-the-Spot Medical Help

November 17, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has developed a first-of-its-kind program to offer medical support and care for police dogs working with the county Sheriff’s Office in critical situations.    

The dogs will receive treatment from a specialized group of tactical medics who make up the Office of Emergency Management’s Special Operations Group.

“We have our ...

Missing Mountain Lakes Boy is Found

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Kolding, a 15-year-old from Mountain Lakes who left home Oct. 30, has been found, said authorities today.

In a brief joint statement that offered no details about the matter, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp, Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennet and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of
Investigations Stephen Wilson Jr., only said the boy ...

Roxbury Veteran of Two Wars Honored by County

ROXBURY, NJ – The late Harold Weasner of Roxbury was one of seven U.S. military veterans honored this week by the Morris County Freeholders who awarded them with Morris County Distinguished Service Medals.

The medals were presented in a Wednesday ceremony, designed to bring attention to the arrival of Veteran’s Day on Sunday.

Weasner’s wife, Marie, accepted the medal while ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Roxbury

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_cfb6835715445cae015e_300x250rox-sale11-18-1

Sat, November 17, 8:00 AM

Dezine Line, Ledgewood

Roxbury Apparel Sale

Other

Carousel_image_7d65aa426f824c0a8c48_wood-fired-pizzas-2645327_1920

Sat, November 17, 2:00 PM

Best Cellars , LEDGEWOOD

FREE Thanksgiving Dinner with Menage à Trois ...

Food & Drink

Carousel_image_3e211ec60d0415ce74ff_center_color

Sat, November 17, 6:30 PM

Meadow Wood Manor, Randolph

South Pacific Soiree: A 1940's Dinner & Canteen ...

Giving Back

Carousel_image_3fb95bd3b6c44efe2e53_kelleykristy

Sun, November 18, 10:00 AM

Sunshine Gift Shoppe, Kenvil

FREE Yoga & Meditation

Health & Wellness

Columns

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, ...

Atlantic View

Morristown Medical Center Becomes First Hospital to Implement BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has become the first hospital to implement the BEACON Advanced Energy Laser System, a unique tissue-sparing, CO2 laser-driven system which enables physicians to conduct complex surgeries in space-restricted areas of the body with greater accuracy and precision than ever before.

While flexible fiber-based CO2 surgery has long ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 22

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn how Atlantic Health System is accelerating the pace of medical breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, AHS and the New York Jets make a crucial catch, meet New Jersey’s only cardiac “Shock Team,” find out some key warning signs to know if you have Thyroid Cancer and much more!

 

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!

 

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

Inspired by Article on Roxbury Teacher

November 14, 2018

Dear Editor, 

This piece really showed me how proud I am to be a part of this town.

Growing up in Roxbury my entire life, it has always been evident that we are a town that will always be willing to give a helping hand. This article is a beautiful example of that. Going through the Roxbury school districts I have also learned how helping and caring the faculty and staff are at every ...

Roxbury High School Celebrates Academic Excellence

October 29, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School honored academic excellence on Thursday, Oct. 11 with its annual Academic Excellence Recognition Evening, where students in grades 10 through 12 were presented certificates and awards for achieving a 3.75-grade point average (GPA) or higher in the 2017/2018 school year. Just over 350 students achieved this honor.

In addition to academic achievement, ...

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

 

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 ...

Press Releases

Free Dental Care for 200 Veterans at Smiles for our Heroes Event

November 14, 2018

DOVER, NJ – Volunteers from all over New Jersey came together in Dover last weekend to provide free dental care and more to nearly 200 veterans at the second annual Smiles for our Heroes, an event to honor veterans for their military service.

A partnership between Delta Dental of New Jersey, Delta Dental of New Jersey Foundation, Zufall Health, and the New Jersey Dental Association, ...

Atlantic Health System Chosen by PinnacleCare to Provide Executive Health Services to Visiting Chinese Clients

For many individuals around the world, accessing high-quality medical expertise and state-of-the-art facilities means having to travel from their home country. For these “medical tourists,” the challenge of finding the right care quickly—before a visa or permit expires—can be difficult.

PinnacleCare, the premier national health advisory firm based in Baltimore, ...