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Overdue Upgrade: Roxbury Library Getting New Sign

October 9, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ ­– There came a day last summer when the Roxbury Public Library’s sign let everybody know it was ready for retirement.

It did that by falling down, said library director Radwa Ali.

“Our existing sign is rotted,” Ali told the Roxbury Planning Board on Oct. 6. “We discovered it last summer. It fell over. One of our friends of the library, ...

Democrats say Big Bucks from Feds Should Give Breathing Room to Roxbury Social Services

ROXBURY, NJ ­– Given that Roxbury got $1.2 million in federal “American Rescue Plan” dollars, its social services department shouldn’t have to rely on donations to help the needy this year, contend some Roxbury Democrats.

Corine Borrero, a Democrat seeking election to an at-large seat on the Roxbury Township Council, brought up the topic at the Sept. 28 meeting of ...

Motor Vehicle Commission Mobile Unit Coming to Roxbury; Appointments Required

ROXBURY, NJ — The state Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) mobile unit is paying a visit to Roxbury next week, but people who want to use it should note: It's not like a food truck; you can't just walk up and be served.

While providing a convenient way to take care of MVC services — including renewing or obtaining duplicate driver licenses, obtaining non-driver IDs ...

With Signs Bearing His Name, Roxbury Honors WWII Hero

October 17, 2021

(Note: Article updated to show correct date of Pvt. Mooney's death)

ROXBURY, NJ ­– The township government, on Saturday, installed at the corner of Mooney Road and Kennedy Drive a sign honoring Hugh Mooney, a young man from Landing killed in World War II.

The new “street blade” was unveiled at a ceremony attended by about 70 people, including many relatives of ...

Van Dyk Health Care Sponsors Bergen-Passaic Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Educational Programs

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — Van Dyk Health Care, a family-owned company founded in 1953 that offers an extensive continuum of care services for assisted living, memory care, home care and social adult day care, will join the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) as a 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® sponsor of the Bergen-Passaic Walk.  

The ...

Room For More at Roxbury Rotary's Cornhole Fundraiser

ROXBURY, NJ — There’s still room for more teams at Sunday’s Roxbury Rotary Club Second Annual Cornhole Tournament, said Roxbury Rotarian Steve Alford.

He also noted that, due to $1,000 contributions from Roxbury Rotarians Scott Fullerton and Kyle Kramer, the prize amounts for the tournament have increased. The first-place team will now receive $500, the second-place team will ...

'Career Carnival for Kids' Coming to Roxbury

October 19, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ -_ Elementary and middle school students and their families will have a special opportunity to explore the wide world of work, all while enjoying hands-on activities, games and giveaways, at an event taking place in Roxbury on Oct. 24.

The event, called Career Carnival for Kids, will take place at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be a ...

Roxbury Schools Celebrate History with Old Bell Ceremony

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury school officials on Monday formally celebrated the new home of an 118-year-old bell that was removed two years ago from its long-time home atop the district's first high school, which now serves as school district offices.

The bell, taken down from the "Grey Building" cupola in 2019, was repositioned to a new housing in front of the 42 ...

Roxbury School Board Urged to Fight Murphy Mask Mandate

ROXBURY, NJ — About a dozen people on Monday urged the Roxbury Board of Education to join other New Jersey school boards that are urging Gov. Phil Murphy to repeal his mandate requiring students to wear masks while in school.

The opposition to the mask mandate was voiced during the public portion of the school board meeting. Similar requests were made, by parents and others opposed ...

'Career Carnival for Kids' Coming to Roxbury

October 19, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ -_ Elementary and middle school students and their families will have a special opportunity to explore the wide world of work, all while enjoying hands-on activities, games and giveaways, at an event taking place in Roxbury on Oct. 24.

The event, called Career Carnival for Kids, will take place at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be a ...

Roxbury Cops Warn Adults: Don't Be Jerks to Kids Being Jerks on Bikes

ROXBURY, NJ ­– Police this week asked residents for assistance in finding some boys riding bicycles in a foolishly unsafe manner throughout the township. Today the police warned residents to stop being fools themselves if they encounter the young cyclists.

“Our previous post about kids riding in a dangerous manner was just that, a post about keeping our kids safe,” ...

Lieutenant to Replace Retiring Roxbury Police Chief

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Police Detective Lt. Dean Adone, a Roxbury resident since 1988 and member of the police department since 1999, will be the township’s next police chief.

Adone, who will replace current Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi when Palanchi retires, was chosen by Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. The choice was announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the ...

Roxbury Volleyball Ready for County Tournament Fight Against Jefferson

October 18, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ ­– The Roxbury High School volleyball team’s Saturday victory over Madison in Morris County Tournament action sets the stage for a tournament semifinal round battle against Jefferson this weekend.

Playing away, the top-seeded Gaels defeated the No. 2-seed Madison Dodgers 2-0 in quarterfinal round competition. Jefferson is seeded fourth.

Roxbury beat Madison ...

Roxbury Football Win Streak Broken by Morris Knolls

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury High School football team’s recent win streak came to an end Friday, thanks to the squad from Morris Knolls.

Playing at home in Succasunna, the Gaels lost to the Golden Eagles by a score of 21-0 in front of a crowd of more than 2,500 fans on Senior Night.

Although score was close for the first quarter, with the Denville team holding a 7-0 lead, ...

Roxbury Boys Soccer Roars Over Pope John Lions

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury High School boys soccer team’s almost flawless season avoided further tarnishing Tuesday when the Gaels beat Pope John XXIII of Sparta.

Playing on its home turf field, the team reached 11 wins and one loss on the season by defeating the Lions 2-1. The Gaels' only loss so far, a 1-0 annoyance, came Oct. 5 to Randolph.

In Tuesday's game, Roxbury ...

Roxbury Detective Among Those Praised in Cold Case Conviction

July 9, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Police Detective Cpl. William Manisa was among several law enforcement officers praised this week by county prosecutors for helping solve a long-dormant case involving the sexual assault of children in Roxbury three decades ago.

Manisa and the others were commended by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll, First Assistant Prosecutor Maggie ...

Roxbury Lawyer Marshall Gates Honored For Pro Bono Work

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury lawyer Marshall Gates was recently awarded by the Morris County Bar Association for his many years of offering free (pro bono) legal services.

Gates, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor whose office is in Succasunna, was presented with the Bar Association’s 2021 Pro Bono Award on June 17.

In accepting the award, Gates said he is sometimes asked why he does so much ...

17 Years for Drunk Driver Who Killed Former Roxbury Student

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A Dumont man whose drunken driving on Route 80 caused a crash that killed three people, including a former Roxbury High School student, was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison, said authorities.

The man, Miguel Botero, 30, pleaded guilty last November to charges related to the Oct. 18, 2019 triple-fatality. Authorities said Botero, while intoxicated, drove a Jeep ...

A 'Meet the Candidates Night' for Roxbury School Board Hopefuls

October 11, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Voters interested in learning more about the five people running for three, 3-year-long seats on the Roxbury Board of Education can do so this week at a session sponsored by the Lincoln/Roosevelt Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

The PTO has scheduled a "Meet the Candidates Night" for Tuesday, Oct. 12. The 7 p.m. event will take place in the auditorium of ...

Democrats say Big Bucks from Feds Should Give Breathing Room to Roxbury Social Services

ROXBURY, NJ ­– Given that Roxbury got $1.2 million in federal “American Rescue Plan” dollars, its social services department shouldn’t have to rely on donations to help the needy this year, contend some Roxbury Democrats.

Corine Borrero, a Democrat seeking election to an at-large seat on the Roxbury Township Council, brought up the topic at the Sept. 28 meeting of ...

Morris County Residents Can Apply to be Paid Poll Workers

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Residents seeking an opportunity to help during the 2021 general election can apply to become poll workers this year.

By staffing a polling location, you can earn $14.29 per hour on in-person early voting days and $200 on Election Day. Poll workers can earn an additional $30 when you attend required training.

Requirements to become a Poll Worker are:

Must be ...

Bayada Home Health Care Sponsors Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

October 14, 2021

SUCCASUNNA, NJ — Bayada Home Health Care, an international nonprofit home health care provider with more than 360 offices in 23 states, is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) as an Elite Level sponsor in addition to being a National Team of the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk ...

Roxbury Mayor Disturbed as COVID Cases Approach 3,000

ROXBURY, NJ — About 3,000 Roxbury residents have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began in early 2020, with 80 new cases being confirmed in the past two weeks, said Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Tuesday.

The mayor reported the numbers as part of his bi-weekly “Community Update,” a statement he began reading before Roxbury Mayor and Council meetings early last year ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s Virtual Lake Loop Challenge is Back

ROXBURY, NJ — The Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s annual “Lake Loop” fundraiser returns for a second year as a virtual challenge that will run from Oct. 8 -15. Participants can have fun, get active and win prizes, all while supporting New Jersey’s largest lake.

Walking, running, biking, paddling, doing yoga, jumping rope — any activity counts ...

Lightbridge Academy of Randolph Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony To Formally Celebrate Opening

October 14, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- Mayor Mark Forstenhausler, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn, and members of the Randolph Town Council and Economic Development Committee came out to help Lightbridge Academy of Randolph celebrate their official opening on Saturday, Sept. 18.

The center, located at 765 Rt. 10 East in Randolph (Next to CVS) provides education and care for children as young as 6 weeks through Kindergarten, ...

TNT, PCB Cleanup Planned for Hercules Tract in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ ­– The long-delayed cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Hercules Powder Works site in Kenvil — a huge site where explosives were made for about 125 years — is about to begin.

The cleanup project will involve on-site treatment of 100,000 tons of dirt tainted with trinitrotoluene (TNT) and the removal of 10,000 tons of soil contaminated with ...

QuickChek Touts Town Benefits of its First Roxbury Store

ROXBURY, NJ --- QuickChek’s first outpost in Roxbury is now open and the company today said the 24-hour convenience store and gas station will employ up to 45 people and bring lots of tax revenue to the town.

The store, which opened Sept. 16, is situated at the intersection of Mountain Road and Route 206 across from the State Police barracks at a site that formerly housed a Shell ...

Calming Classroom Cut-ups Launched Career of Singer Coming to Roxbury

October 20, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — There came a day, back in seventh grade, when singing impressionist Rich Genoval Aveo was approached by one of the teachers he’d been imitating.

His first thought: His antics had finally caught up with him; he was in hot water.

As a kid, Aveo loved to imitate teachers and school staff. That’s the kind of thing that tends to rub authority figures the wrong ...

Roxbury Moves Indoors Its 'Home for the Holidays' Festival

ROXBURY, NJ — Canceled last year due to COVID-19, the annual Roxbury Home for the Holidays street festival is returning this year, minus one thing: The street.

Instead of featuring vendors, exhibits and performers outside on Main Street in Succasunna, this year's installment of Home for the Holidays will take place indoors on Dec. 4, according to the ...

It's Opening Night for Roxbury Arts Alliance's First In-House Production

ROXBURY, NJ — Dress rehearsals ended last night for Roxbury Arts Alliance's first in-house play — The Cemetery Club — and the all-local cast seemed confidently ready for tonight's first public performance.

The 8 p.m. show at the Investors Bank Theater in Succasunna will be one of five. The play will also be performed at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. There ...

Rehab of Former Lackawanna Station in Roxbury Wins Award

October 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — The historic preservation project at the Lake Hopatcong Train Station in Roxbury was among 15 recipients of the 2021 New Jersey Historic Preservation Awards announced by Preservation New Jersey.

The ongoing project, which received grants from the taxpayer supported Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund, will be presented with a ...

TNT, PCB Cleanup Planned for Hercules Tract in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ ­– The long-delayed cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Hercules Powder Works site in Kenvil — a huge site where explosives were made for about 125 years — is about to begin.

The cleanup project will involve on-site treatment of 100,000 tons of dirt tainted with trinitrotoluene (TNT) and the removal of 10,000 tons of soil contaminated with ...

County Seeks Info on History Behind Roxbury Street Names

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Did you know Buddy Lane in Mendham Township was named for the first Seeing Eye Dog? And whatever happened to Devil's Punchbowl Road in Morristown and Florham Park?

There are histories, legends and mysteries surrounding the names given to the streets where we live in Morris County. Who still recalls that Shunpike Road in Chatham Township was so-named because it was an ...

Roxbury Community Yard & Craft Sale is Saturday

September 24, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — The 8th Annual Roxbury Community Yard Sale will take place tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 25) at Horseshoe Lake. The event is sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

This rain or shine event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., providing one-stop shopping right at the Horseshoe Lake pavilion area (far left rear of the park).

 The sale will feature ...

Roxbury Ice Hockey Sets Paper Shredding Fundraiser for Sept. 11

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury High School ice hockey team is hosting its bi-annual paper shredding event on Sept. 11.

The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School in Succasunna, helps bring in some much-needed fundraising for the team which faces high costs. It also allows local residents to clear clutter in their houses for the price of a ...

Morris County Named 'Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Zone'

ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County is joining a growing list of New Jersey counties that have been designated to the spotted lanternfly quarantine zone. 

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher announced on Monday that the department has added five counties to the zone. The counties new to the list are Morris, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex, and Union. They join the previously ...

Lake Hopatcong Cove in Roxbury Targeted for "Floating Island Wetlands"

October 14, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — When Lake Hopatcong is low, an island appears. If it’s low enough, you can practically wade from the backyards of the Lakeside Boulevard houses to the exposed ground.

The usually sunken island will get some neighbors in Roxbury’s Landing Channel next year as part of the efforts to reduce weeds and algae in the lake water: Artificial islands, called ...

County Seeks Info on History Behind Roxbury Street Names

October 3, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Did you know Buddy Lane in Mendham Township was named for the first Seeing Eye Dog? And whatever happened to Devil's Punchbowl Road in Morristown and Florham Park?

There are histories, legends and mysteries surrounding the names given to the streets where we live in Morris County. Who still recalls that Shunpike Road in Chatham Township was so-named because it was an ...

Morris County Residents Can Apply to be Paid Poll Workers

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ — Residents seeking an opportunity to help during the 2021 general election can apply to become poll workers this year.

By staffing a polling location, you can earn $14.29 per hour on in-person early voting days and $200 on Election Day. Poll workers can earn an additional $30 when you attend required training.

Requirements to become a Poll Worker are:

Must be ...

Overdose is 'Man-made Plague' says Roxbury Rabbi at Addiction Awareness Event

MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Families who lost loved-ones due to overdoses recently joined Morris County and state officials, along with community organizations, to observe the 20th anniversary of International Overdose Awareness Day.

The global event recognizes people who were lost to addiction and substance abuse and aims to raise awareness of drug overdoses and spread the ...

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Have you ever been swarmed by a bug and noticed a strange and unpleasant smell?

You probably encountered a stink bug.

Chances are, if you have a stink bug infestation, your nose will let you know and you'll want to get rid of the problem as soon as possible. 

Keep reading to learn more about how to get rid of stink bugs. 

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6 Cybersecurity Tips for Older Adults

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information.

“Cybersecurity is about risk reduction,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “It’s difficult to achieve perfect security. But you can help older adults work to make themselves a more ...

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How Should I Manage My Retirement Plan?

Employer-sponsored retirement plans are more valuable than ever. The money in them accumulates tax deferred until it is withdrawn, typically in retirement.

Distributions from a tax-deferred retirement plan such as a 401(k) are taxed as ordinary income and may be subject to a 10% federal income tax penalty if withdrawn prior to age 59½. And contributions to a 401(k) plan actually ...

Why New Kitchen Floor Tiles Will Revive Your Kitchen

Don’t start ripping out those kitchen cabinets just yet. If you’re looking for a way to revive an old, dated kitchen, look to your kitchen backsplash and kitchen floor tiles first, because you might just need a new kitchen tile floor. 

Not only is tile kitchen flooring a more affordable flooring option and less involved process than ripping out and replacing all your cabinets, ...

Roxbury Area Students Make Seton Hall Dean's List

September 22, 2021

Local Students named to SHU's Spring 2021 Dean's List

 

ROXBURY, NJ — Seton Hall University said 27 Roxbury area students qualified for the Spring 2021 Dean's list and congratulated them for their outstanding academic achievements. The following local students were named:

Isabel Barbieri of Flanders

Natalie Bodycomb of Wharton 

Venise Jan Castillon of ...

Rosado of Roxbury Among Centenary Dean's List Achievers

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury resident William Rosado was among the students who made the Dean’s List for Spring 2021 at Centenary University.

Rosado is majoring in Business with a concentration in Management.  Students must have a semester grade point average of 3.80 or above. 

The full list is available to view here.

 

JCP&L Welcomes Three New External Affairs Consultants

October 18, 2021

Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has named three new external affairs consultants to serve as liaisons with elected officials and to support local community involvement activities.

Jarrell Coleman will work out of JCP&L’s Berkeley facility, serving parts of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties; Tina Earley will work ...