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Officials at Meeting Mum on Roxbury Computer Breach Until Resident Asks

May 8, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A virus attack on Roxbury municipal computers was not mentioned by township officials at a Tuesday council meeting and was only discussed after a resident probed for answers.

The matter was not brought up by the seven members of the council or by Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. A brief colloquy took place during the meeting's public session when ...

A Virus Hit Roxbury's Municipal Computers; Council Wants Answers

ROXBURY, NJ – A virus infected a number of computers used by township employees in late April, but the intrusion did not appear to expose any confidential information, said the township manager.

The matter is likely to be discussed at tonight’s meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council, said Roxbury Councilman Fred Hall. He said he wants to know what measures the township was taking ...

Repair Starts Saturday for Rt. 80 Bridges at Edge of Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the start of the I-80 Bridges over Rockaway River replacement project in Roxbury, Jefferson, and Rockaway.

There are two separate bridges that are both in poor condition, one carrying I-80 eastbound traffic and the other carrying I-80 westbound traffic over the Rockaway River. I-80 has three lanes of ...

Another Honor for Bizzari: Grand Marshal of Roxbury Memorial Day Parade

May 21, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Veteran Roxbury firefighter Lou Bizzari, recently honored by having a road named in his honor, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Roxbury Memorial Day Parade, it was announced this week.

Bizzari was chosen by the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade Committee, which noted that the Ledgewood resident “has actively served for the past 70 years at Roxbury’s ...

Color Fun Run, VetFest Bring Hundreds to Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park

ROXBURY, NJ – Two charity events at Horseshoe Lake on Sunday brought hundreds together for a sunny day of altruism and fun.

The 6th Annual Color Fun Run hosted by Roxbury Rotary Club and Roxbury High School’s Interact Club started the day, followed by Vet Fest NJ, a music and food truck festival that raised money to benefit homeless veterans.

This year’s recipients of ...

'Kreating Kindness' at Roxbury's Kennedy School

ROXBURY, NJ - The Kennedy School PTA embarked on a painting project over spring break led by Danielle Vytell-Mitschele, a PTA member and Montville teacher 

Students worked together to update artwork in the school and “kreate kindness” by painting inspirational quotes on wooden boards. The painted boards will be placed in strategic locations around the school to encourage ...

Former Roxbury Lacrosse Players Making Marks in College

May 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ –The head coach of Roxbury High School’s boys lacrosse program today proudly cited the post-graduation success of three former players: Nick Snow, Eric D’Arminio and Michael Christiansen.

“Many previous graduates of the Roxbury boys lacrosse program had exceptional seasons for their respective programs,” said coach Chris Blough.

He pointed to Snow, ...

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Hammers Cranford, Advances in States

ROXBURY, NJ - The winning ways of the Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team were in full display today as the Gaels clobbered Cranford to advance in the NJSIAA first-round tournament.

Roxbury, seeded sixth, defeated the 11th-seeded Cranford 15-5 playing in damp and chilly weather at home in Succasunna. Roxbury was leading 11-0 after the first half.

The competition is likely to ...

Roxbury Junior Lacrosse Gives Back with Community Clean-Up

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Gaels Junior Lacrosse organization, along with some Roxbury High School lacrosse players, recently helped clean-up the community.

The organization worked with Kellie Anne Keyes from Roxbury Clean Communities to clean-up a portion of Emmans Road and Nalron Park on April 24. Roxbury Clean Communities is encouraging everyone to take pride in our town by helping to ...

Social Media Threat Prompts Morris County Tech Lockdown

May 10, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ - A threat made on social media prompted authorities to place Morris County School of Technology in Denville under lockdown early today. The threat was subsequently deemed to be "not credible" and nobody was harmed, authorities said.

Denville Police said the incident began at about 7:35 a.m. when they "received information reporting that an act of violence was ...

Bizzari Honored with 'Street Blade' on 70th Anniversary as Roxbury Firefighter

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s longest-serving firefighter, Lou Bizzari of Ledgewood, was bestowed today with the township’s highest honor: A special sign on the road where he lives with his wife, Rose.

The ceremony for Bizzari, 91, came on the 70th anniversary of his joining the Roxbury Fire Department as a 21-year-old from Port Morris. “I can’t believe this,” he ...

Roxbury Cops Warn Prom-Goers: Bad Decisions Have Lasting Impacts

ROXBURY, NJ – As it did last year, the Roxbury Police Department this week used social media to send a message to Roxbury High School students attending the June 17 senior prom, urging them to "make good decisions."

Using its Facebook page, the department reminded prom-goers that its officers were once in their shoes and know all about the temptation to cut loose. It said ...

'Kreating Kindness' at Roxbury's Kennedy School

May 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The Kennedy School PTA embarked on a painting project over spring break led by Danielle Vytell-Mitschele, a PTA member and Montville teacher 

Students worked together to update artwork in the school and “kreate kindness” by painting inspirational quotes on wooden boards. The painted boards will be placed in strategic locations around the school to encourage ...

Denville Principal Charged with Attempted Sexual Assault

DENVILLE, NJ - The principal of a Denville middle school is facing charges including attempted sexual assault of a student, according to authorities.

The man, Paul Iantosca, 52, who is principal of Valleyview Middle School, was charged with one count of luring, one count of attempted sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, said Morris County Prosecutor ...

Roxbury High School Choirs Win Big at Competition in Hershey

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs from Roxbury High School won five first-place trophies and other awards last weekend during a competition in Pennsylvania.

Performing at the Heritage Festival in Hershey, Pa. were Roxbury Men’s Choir, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Chorale and Classic Sounds Honors under the direction of Patrick Hachey, Krista Sweer, and R. Daniel ...

Eight in Roxbury Seeking Election to Township Council

April 4, 2019

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 ...

Tony Bucco Launches Assembly Re-Election Campaign

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 ...

Three Roxbury Area Students Make Emerson Dean's List

May 16, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Hannah Bedel-Franklin, Matthew Grady and Ryan O'Toole were recently named to Emerson College's Dean's List for the Spring 2019 semester.

The requirement to make the Dean's List is a grade point average of 3.7 or higher that semester.

Bedel-Franklin of Kenvil is majoring in Stage and Production Management and is a member of the Class of ...

Roxbury's Jenny Motzer to Study Music This Summer at Boston University Tanglewood Institute

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Jennifer Motzer, a clarinetist, will study at Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) this summer with its Young Artists Wind Ensemble.

Motzer started playing the clarinet in fifth grade and she's been very involved in the music program over the years, including the marching band, jazz band and indoor percussion ...

Roxbury Middle School Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third 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 A’s and B’s on their second marking period report card to ...

Will Roxbury Get a Microbrewery? Sooner or Lager, it Seems

May 15, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Craft beer fans might be worried; five months have passed since they happily learned a former roller rink in Kenvil was being eyed for a microbrewery but the place shows no sign of activity.

Relax you ale authorities, malt maniacs and Kolsch cognoscente. A formal application for the project was submitted last month to the Roxbury Planning Board. Site plan ...

Roxbury Police Chief to Join Local Experts in Talk About Scammers

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi this week will join a local financial advisor and a local cyber-security expert to tell the public how to “outsmart the scammers.”

Joining the chief in the presentation, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Roxbury Public Library, will be Succasunna-based Edward Jones Financial Advisor Bill Clinton and Roxbury Zoning Board ...

Peak Performance Chiropractic Celebrates First Year at Roxbury Mall Location

ROXBURY, NJ - Peak Performance Chiropractic is celebrating its first full year at the Roxbury Mall location in Succasunna!

The office is conveniently situated in the 15 Commerce building with its outside entrance facing Route 10 adjacent to Bank of America’s drive-through. The location, in the heart of commerce in Roxbury, is in a larger, freshly designed and renovated ...

Will Roxbury Get a Microbrewery? Sooner or Lager, it Seems

May 15, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Craft beer fans might be worried; five months have passed since they happily learned a former roller rink in Kenvil was being eyed for a microbrewery but the place shows no sign of activity.

Relax you ale authorities, malt maniacs and Kolsch cognoscente. A formal application for the project was submitted last month to the Roxbury Planning Board. Site plan ...

Taste of Roxbury Tickets On Sale Now

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce details for the 13th Annual Taste of Roxbury. 

How would you like to eat a delicious variety of food served from more than a dozen local restaurants all at one location? Plus enjoy dessert from an extensive range of local places. You can even begin eating with dessert if you prefer, or keep alternating ...

Roxbury Roxbotix Does Spring Clean Up on Righter Road

May 16, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Someday, maybe they'll create a robot to do it, but for now members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team used their arms and legs when they recently participated in their second Adopt-a-Road clean up of this year.

As part of the Roxbury Clean Communities program, the team members tackled Righter Road on May 9. Roxbotix adopted this section of road in Succasunna, ...

Roxbury Junior Lacrosse Gives Back with Community Clean-Up

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Gaels Junior Lacrosse organization, along with some Roxbury High School lacrosse players, recently helped clean-up the community.

The organization worked with Kellie Anne Keyes from Roxbury Clean Communities to clean-up a portion of Emmans Road and Nalron Park on April 24. Roxbury Clean Communities is encouraging everyone to take pride in our town by helping to ...

Overlook Again Earns Practice Greenhealth 'Top 25' Honor as Atlantic Health System Hospitals Recognized for Environmental Sustainability

SUMMIT, NJ - For the second consecutive year, Overlook Medical Center has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor, the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award, as each of Atlantic Health System hospitals was recognized for their accomplishments in environmental sustainability.

Practice Greenhealth is a Reston, VA-based nonprofit membership organization founded on the ...

Foundation Urges Blue Signs for Lake Hopatcong Property Owners

April 22, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – More than 700 owners of docks and boathouses on Lake Hopatcong have purchased blue number signs designed to help during water emergencies. The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is urging more to do the same.

The signs, introduced in 2016, are part of a program called the Blue Signs Are For Emergencies (B-SAFE) Dock Numbering Program. Their numbers “are linked to each ...

Owners of Six Historic Roxbury Properties Awarded for Doing it Right

May 9, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of six buildings in Roxbury were honored this week for improving their structures while maintaining the old buildings' historic authenticity.

The honors were awarded by the Roxbury Township Historic Advisory Committee and presented at Tuesday’s meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The presentations took place after Roxbury Mayor Robert ...

Restoration Grant Sought for Morris Canal Marvel in Ledgewood

ROXBURY, NJ - The township will spend up to $50,090 toward a proposed quarter-million-dollar restoration and stabilization of a piece of the former Morris Canal in Ledgewood if the bulk of the project is funded by state and county grants.

The township Mayor and Council voted last week to authorize the expenditure as Roxbury’s share of $250,450 that would be spent at the site of Morris ...

Historian Richard Cramond is Roxbury's Volunteer of the Year

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 ...

Another Honor for Bizzari: Grand Marshal of Roxbury Memorial Day Parade

May 21, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Veteran Roxbury firefighter Lou Bizzari, recently honored by having a road named in his honor, will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Roxbury Memorial Day Parade, it was announced this week.

Bizzari was chosen by the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade Committee, which noted that the Ledgewood resident “has actively served for the past 70 years at Roxbury’s ...

Roxbury High School Choirs Win Big at Competition in Hershey

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs from Roxbury High School won five first-place trophies and other awards last weekend during a competition in Pennsylvania.

Performing at the Heritage Festival in Hershey, Pa. were Roxbury Men’s Choir, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Chorale and Classic Sounds Honors under the direction of Patrick Hachey, Krista Sweer, and R. Daniel ...

Color Run, Vet Fest to Make Roxbury a Haven Sunday for Fun With a Cause

ROXBURY, NJ – For those who enjoy outdoors activities that help the less fortunate, Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake Park will become an all-day mecca on Sunday.

The fresh-air altruism will begin at 9 a.m. with the annual Color Fun Run and will continue into the evening with the inaugural Vet Fest NJ concert for homeless veterans.

The Color Fun Run, organized by the Roxbury High School ...

Roxbury Catholics Might Fight Church's Plan to Transfer Priest

May 3, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Parishioners of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Succasunna are upset about the Diocese of Paterson’s decision to transfer the church’s popular pastor and some are talking about fighting the decision.

The plan to transfer the Rev. Marc Mancini was announced at last weekend’s masses, according to some St. Therese parishioners. They said Mancini had ...

Armond Kinsey Joins Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer

May 14, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - In an addition intended to elevate the organization's commitment to diversity and inclusion, Armond Kinsey has joined Atlantic Health System as Chief Diversity Officer. A leading healthcare system in New Jersey, Atlantic Health System operates five medical centers, a children’s hospital and over 400 sites of care.

In his ...

Peak Performance Chiropractic Celebrates First Year at Roxbury Mall Location

ROXBURY, NJ - Peak Performance Chiropractic is celebrating its first full year at the Roxbury Mall location in Succasunna!

The office is conveniently situated in the 15 Commerce building with its outside entrance facing Route 10 adjacent to Bank of America’s drive-through. The location, in the heart of commerce in Roxbury, is in a larger, freshly designed and renovated ...

Morristown Medical Center Again Named to Becker’s Healthcare’s List of 100 Great Hospitals in America

One of Three Hospitals in NJ to Make National List

MORRISTOWN, NJ —Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has again been named to Becker’s Healthcare’s list of 100 Great Hospitals in America. This is the medical center’s third year on the national list.

“We are incredibly proud to provide our community with strong clinical quality and positive ...

Denville Principal Charged with Attempted Sexual Assault

May 17, 2019

DENVILLE, NJ - The principal of a Denville middle school is facing charges including attempted sexual assault of a student, according to authorities.

The man, Paul Iantosca, 52, who is principal of Valleyview Middle School, was charged with one count of luring, one count of attempted sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, said Morris County Prosecutor ...

Social Media Threat Prompts Morris County Tech Lockdown

DENVILLE, NJ - A threat made on social media prompted authorities to place Morris County School of Technology in Denville under lockdown early today. The threat was subsequently deemed to be "not credible" and nobody was harmed, authorities said.

Denville Police said the incident began at about 7:35 a.m. when they "received information reporting that an act of violence was ...

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

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 ...

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A Bucket Plan to Go With Your Bucket List

The baby boomers have re-defined everything they’ve touched, from music to marriage to parenting and, more lately, to what “old” means—60 is the new 50! Longer, healthier living, however, can put greater stress on the sustainability of retirement assets.

There is no easy answer to this challenge, but let’s begin by discussing one idea—a bucket approach to ...

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 ...

Vacation and Retirement: Different Goals Require Different Investment Strategies

To achieve any of your financial objectives, you need to save and invest – that much is clear. But just how you save and invest may differ from goal to goal. Let’s look at two common goals to see the differences in your savings and investment strategies.

The first goal we’ll consider is a dream vacation – one lasting a couple of weeks or more, possibly to an exotic ...

Earth Day Offers Valuable Lessons to Investors

On April 22, millions of people will observe Earth Day by participating in events that support environmental protection. As a citizen, you may want to take part in a local celebration. And as an investor, you can learn a few lessons from the themes of Earth Day.

Here are a few of them:

Avoid a toxic investment environment. A recurring topic of Earth Day is the necessity of reducing ...

Do You Need New Tires Right Now?

There are numerous indicators that mean it's time to buy new tires for your vehicle. However, attempting to figure out the precise time span for how long your tires last is nearly impossible.

Many elements factor into the longevity of a tire including weather, the tire's model and type, driving routines, how the driver maintains the tire and the area's road habitat.

What we ...

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 ...

Foxes Herald Nature’s Resurgence in Suburban New Jersey

For most of my life the only time I saw a red fox it was probably a raccoon. They have those same glow-in-the-headlights silvery eyes.

But a few years ago, I began to see a once-rare piece of roadkill with greater frequency. No matter how flattened the rest of the fox was, it’s bushy-tail would blow around in the highway draft of cars and trucks as they raced past.

I assumed the ...

A Failsafe in a World of Falling Safes

I subscribe to the “Falling Safe” philosophy of life.

A person walks down a city street, perhaps inexplicably happy or modestly content, or maybe consumed by the routines of their day or bothered by life’s little annoyances.

High above them, in the upper reaches of a skyscraper under construction, work is being done. A crane is lifting beams or huge HVAC units, glass ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 27

Summary: On this week’s AtlantiCast, meet the nurse who saves lives - even while on vacation, Newsweek names some Atlantic Health System medical centers among the world’s best, find out which vitamin can help protect your child’s bones and pets bring more than smiles to patients, hear the results of a surprising new study!

 

How come mainstream press missed this?

May 7, 2019

NJ Democrat governor, Phil Murphy, on top of implementing a large number of new taxes would like to take $33 MILLION from an important private fund that is intended to take care of the families of fallen firefighters, to use it for his own agenda !! 

https://100percentfedup.com/nj-dem-governor-wants-to-take-33-million-from-fallen-firefighters-fund-to-fill-budget-gap-video/

 

Atlantic Health System Executive Leads Panel on Health Care Transformation

May 21, 2019

Modern Healthcare Summit Features Health Care Industry Leaders

Four members of the Health Care Transformation Consortium participated on a panel of health care leaders who shared their expertise and innovative solutions to industry challenges as part of Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Transformation Summit in Austin, TX (May 16-17).  The panel, moderated by Kevin Joyce, Vice ...

The Randolph Goddard School To Celebrate Family Appreciation Day on May 18

RANDOLPH, NJ-The Goddard School in Randolph will be celebrating all of their wonderful families and faculty during their annual Family Appreciation Day on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30-11:30 AM.  

In what has become an annual tradition, the preschool will ceremoniously open their one-acre outdoor classroom with the first Spring planting in its’ vegetable garden with Farmer ...