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Protesters March Against Another COVID Lockdown

November 22, 2020

 MORRISTOWN, NJ - Dreary, chilly weather Sunday did not deter participants from joining in a march to protest another COVID-19 lockdown, an event that took place in Morristown and Morris Township and was led by Morris County Surrogate Heather Darling, a Roxbury resident.

The "March for Your Rights" began at 10 a.m. at the Morris Township Police Department. The group ...

Roxbury's Heather Darling: 'March With Us Against Another Lockdown'

 ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Heather Darling is urging people to join a march today (Nov. 22) in Morris Township that will urge Gov. Phil Murphy to resist ordering another COVID-19 lockdown.

Darling, a lawyer who serves as Morris County surrogate and is a former Morris County freeholder, said the "March for Your Rights" will begin at 10 a.m. at the Morris Township Police ...

Second Group of Homes Dedicated at Former Roxbury School Site

ROXBURY, NJ – A building containing six new condominiums, the final phase of Morris Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing project on Main Street in Succasunna, was dedicated Wednesday.

Officials, volunteers and the new occupants of the housing endured wind-chill temperatures in the mid-20s to attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Succasunna project stands on ...

A Victory for Roxbury Football Ends Tough Season on High Note

November 20, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team escaped having a winless season Thursday with a season finale victory over Chatham.

Playing at home, the Gaels defeated the Cougars 7-0. The touchdown, late in the third quarter, came on a 1-yard run by senior Jacob Fichter. Luke Schabel put the ball through the goalposts for the extra point.

“While the season didn’t go exactly ...

COVID Stomps on Roxbury Winter Sports Plans

ROXBURY, NJ – Concern about COVID-19 today prompted officials to postpone most Roxbury winter sports and to cancel others altogether.

At the high school level, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) announced the delay of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments.

Under the new plan, high school ice ...

Roxbury Girls Soccer Advances in State Tourney

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School girls soccer team this week won its first 2020 state tournament game and will try to keep going in the tournament with competition on Wednesday.

Playing at home Monday, the six-seeded, 8-1-4 Gaels defeated Morris Hills 1-0 in the contest, the first round of the tournament. Morris Hills, 1-9-1, was the 11th seed.

Roxbury's goal was scored by ...

For First Time in Six Decades, Roxbury Woman’s Club Seeks Donations

November 23, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – For the first time in its six decades of existence, The Roxbury Woman’s Club (RWC) is asking for financial help.

The club today said its ability to continue philanthropic work in Roxbury and beyond is “in jeopardy” due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In a press release, the club noted it has – for 61 years – shown “unwavering commitment to ...

Second Group of Homes Dedicated at Former Roxbury School Site

ROXBURY, NJ – A building containing six new condominiums, the final phase of Morris Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing project on Main Street in Succasunna, was dedicated Wednesday.

Officials, volunteers and the new occupants of the housing endured wind-chill temperatures in the mid-20s to attend the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Succasunna project stands on ...

Roxbury's Nixon School Holds Mock Election for a Good Cause

ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School recently held a building-wide mock election that taught students about the voting process and the importance of casting votes but will also help St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Rather than having students vote for candidates, Nixon teacher Rebecca Freeborn organized the mock election so that students voted for a charity. St.

Police: Former Roxbury Resident Sexually Assaulted Kids in 1980s

November 18, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – While living in Roxbury in the 1980s, a Tennessee man engaged in “multiple sexual acts” with two children as young as 10 years old, according to authorities.

The man, Richard Ziegler, 70, was charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, three counts of second-degree Sexual Assault; third-degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact and two counts of ...

Berkshire Valley Road in Roxbury Closed After Crane Hits Rail Span

ROXBURY, NJ - Berkshire Valley Road in Roxbury was temporarily closed to traffic Friday morning after a crane truck slammed into the Dover and Rockaway River Railroad overpass.

The incident, which happened at about 9 a.m., left the vehicle - owned by JK Crane of Kenvil - laying on its driver's side in the roadway. The driver might have suffered injuries, according to police radio ...

Roxbury EMS Preps for Football Season

ROXBURY, NJ - With football season about to begin, members of Roxbury Company #1 Fire and EMS participated in athletic injury training this week.

Roxbury High School Athletic Trainer Joe Koch met with members of the department for their yearly review of football injuries, said Roxbury Chemical Engine Co. #1 EMS Captain Ryan Fischlein.

"Both assistant trainers and members ...

It's Back to All Remote Teaching at Roxbury Middle, High School

November 23, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – The discovery of eight cases of COVID-19 is forcing a 3-week-long return, starting Tuesday (Nov. 24), to all-virtual instruction for students attending Eisenhower Middle School and Roxbury High School, it was announced today.

The decision, announced by Roxbury Schools Superintendent Loretta Radulic, was made after school administrators met last weekend with local ...

Roxbury's Nixon School Holds Mock Election for a Good Cause

ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School recently held a building-wide mock election that taught students about the voting process and the importance of casting votes but will also help St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Rather than having students vote for candidates, Nixon teacher Rebecca Freeborn organized the mock election so that students voted for a charity. St.

Three Roxbury High School Athletes Sign D-1 University Letters

ROXBURY, NJ – Three Roxbury High School seniors this week signed letters of intent to attend  and play sports at Division 1 universities.

The students, Jack Findlay, Justin Bosland and Thomas Shulz, signed the commitment documents on National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Findlay committed to play baseball for the University of Notre Dame. Bosland committed to play baseball for ...

Boater Gets Jail for Death of Former Roxbury Student

October 24, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – A man responsible for a 2019 boating accident that killed his friend, former Roxbury High School student Jason Gil, must spend almost a year behind bars and then face three years on probation, officials said today.

The man, Nicholas Zarantonello, 25, was sentenced Friday by state Superior Court Judge Stephen Taylor, according to the Morris County ...

Bucco Declares Victory in State Senate Election

November 11, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - State Sen. Tony Bucco, who also serves as Roxbury's township attorney, today declared an election victory over his Democrat opponent Rupande Mehta.

Although the Morris County Board of Elections has yet to finish counting votes, Bucco, R-25th Dist., said in a statement that he is confident about his decision to proclaim a win. His campaign also said Roxbury's ...

Incumbents Appear to Hold Seats on Roxbury School Board

ROXBURY, NJ – Three members of the Roxbury Board of Education appear to have warded off challenges by two newcomers and won re-election to their 3-year seats Tuesday, based on unofficial Election Day results from the Morris County Board of Elections.

As of 9:55 p.m., the challengers, Ralph Casendino and Sharon MacGregor, fell short of securing enough votes to oust incumbents ...

Roxbury Voter Turnout OK, Could be Better says Mayor

ROXBURY, NJ – When it comes to voter turnout, Roxbury is doing well so far. But there’s room for improvement, said Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Tuesday.

DeFillippo addressed the upcoming election during his “community update” comments preceding the virtual meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council. He pointed out that Election Day is less than a week away and ...

Emergency Kits Offered to Morris County Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

November 15, 2020

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Emergency kits, containing four shelf stable meals and a first aid kit will be available to Morris County Seniors and adults with disabilities. One of 500 free emergency supply kits will be available on November 23. 

The distribution will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Morris County Library, 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany. Homebound ...

County Launches New Public Testing as COVID-19 Spikes

ROXBURY, NJ - At-home and mobile COVID-19 testing programs for residents and workers will be available within the next week, Morris County announced today.

The programs are a reaction to an increase in the number of new cases in the county, correlating with a spike in the virus statewide, said officials. Roxbury saw the number of COVID-19 cases increase by 57 since Oct. 27 and ...

Alzheimer’s Association Thanks Gov. Murphy for Addressing Social Isolation in LTC Facilities

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association expressed gratitude toward New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy this week after he signed a bill addressing social isolation in long-term care (LTC) settings.

The organization also publicly thanked legislative champions Sen. Vin Gopal, Sen. Nellie Pou and Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Angela McKnight and Carol Murphy for ...

Coming Soon: Morris County Business Internship Info Session

October 18, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Morris County businesses will have the opportunity to learn how they can host an intern from the Morris County School of Technology at a virtual learning session scheduled for Oct. 23, at 8:30 a.m.

Internships are available in a variety of areas, including finance and international business, multimedia, design and computer and information sciences.

Internships can be paid or ...

Roxbury Officials Tour New Walmart on Eve of Grand Opening

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials on Tuesday night were given a tour of the new Walmart Supercenter in Ledgewood as workers in the expansive building prepared for its 7 a.m. Wednesday grand opening.

Led by store manager Anthony Moreno, members of the Roxbury Township Council and other invited guests strolled through most of the 170,000-square-foot department store that is the main anchor ...

Roxbury Rotary Club Adds Two New Members

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury Rotary club continues to expand its ranks and on Sept. 24 the club welcomed two new members.

At its weekly meeting, the club inducted Norman Lippmann and Sam Sarfaraz from Kingtown Diesel in Ledgewood. On hand for the induction were Roxbury Rotary Club President Bill Diamond, long time member Donald Schuld and past president Charles ...

Game On: Roxbury Launches Holiday Decorating Contest

November 9, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – A few questions for the holiday decoration fanatics of Roxbury:

Do you have what it takes to be a master of the festive front yard?

Will you risk the frustration of one bad bulb killing a string of 100 tiny lights?

Can you rationalize the jaw-dropping, post holidays JCP&L bill?

If so, you have about a month to do what it takes to become a winner ...

Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Roxbury Arts Alliance

Despite our theater being temporarily closed, we are still hosting our annual Pampered Chef fundraiser.

This time we are holding it from the comfort of our own homes & there will be virtual happenings on Facebook from Nov. 6-12th. Tune in at your convenience to see what’s new. Watch as the products come alive through cooking demonstrations, product posts, recipes and ...

Roxbury Public Library Hosts Holiday Pop-Up Book Sale

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library is filling another need in our community. Without a local bookstore, residents can now look to the library for gently used, recent release books for children, teens and adults.

The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library will host a pop-up holiday book sale from Dec. 5 through Dec. 18.  All proceeds from this fundraiser will support ...

Roxbury's Amy Curry Has a Passion for the Past

November 16, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – History is Amy Curry's passion and profession, so the Landing resident said she is honored by her recent nomination to serve on the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Board.

The 11-member board makes recommendations to the county freeholders on the funding of historic projects under the Historic Preservation Trust Fund. 

Curry, who is executive ...

A Self-Guided Stroll Through Roxbury Days Gone By

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury history buffs are putting the final touches on a brochure that will serve as a guide to a self-guided walking history tour of Main Street in Succasunna.

The 6-fold brochure will contain information about 24 historical buildings and sites featured in the Dec. 5 tour, an event conceived by Roxbury Township Historian Marge Cushing as a way of celebrating the ...

Help On The Way for Historic Former Roxbury School

ROXBURY, NJ – Township officials recently took an important step toward the restoration and rehabilitation of a historic former schoolhouse in the Lower Berkshire Valley section of Roxbury.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council approved a capital ordinance appropriating about $64,000 to pay for “construction documents” needed to breathe new life into the building, known as the 1921 ...

Roxbury Ice Hockey Relies on Upcoming Shredding Fundraiser

October 8, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Pleased about the success of their yearly paper shredding fundraiser, the Roxbury High School ice hockey team is hosting the event again on Saturday, October 24th, from 10am to 1pm at Eisenhower Middle School to bring in some much-needed fundraising.

The paper shredding drive helps the team offset the high costs of playing hockey and allows local residents to clear the ...

Pampered Chef Fundraiser for Roxbury Arts Alliance

November 5, 2020

Despite our theater being temporarily closed, we are still hosting our annual Pampered Chef fundraiser.

This time we are holding it from the comfort of our own homes & there will be virtual happenings on Facebook from Nov. 6-12th. Tune in at your convenience to see what’s new. Watch as the products come alive through cooking demonstrations, product posts, recipes and ...

Still Time to Order Fruit and Pies from Roxbury Rotary

ROXBURY, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic is making it a bit more difficult, but it's not stopping the Roxbury Rotary Club from selling fruits and pies, a Thanksgiving season tradition.

The annual Roxbury Rotary Club Fruit and Pie sale is a big fundraiser for the club. Pies and fruit are ordered in advance and handed out just in time for Thanksgiving. This year's distribution will take ...

Hundreds of Roxbury Trees to Get the Ax

October 23, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – Some parts of Ledgewood and Succasunna will soon echo with the sound of chainsaws as two significant tree removal projects get underway.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council recently passed resolutions authorizing Tree King of Landing (a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor) to remove trees at Ledgewood Pond Dam and Succasunna Fields.

The $30,000 Ledgewood tree removal project will ...

A Big Turnout for Roxbury Paper Shredding Event

ROXBUR, NJ – The Sept. 26 paper shredding event hosted by Roxbury Township saw more participation than any other in the past four years, said township Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

She said about 140 cars showed up at the Annual Shredding Day, which took place at the township Department of Public Works site in Kenvil.

“We have held shredding days over the past four ...

Mt. Arlington Trail Not Just a Mt. Arlington Thing

ROXBURY, NJ – There's a reason Roxbury Councilwoman Jaki Albrecht plans to attend tomorrow's ribbon-cutting ceremony for a trail system in Mount Arlington: The meandering pathways benefit Roxbury too.

Mount Arlington’s Lake Rogerene Trails system, to be celebrated 9 a.m. at the pathway's trailhead, interchanges deep in the woods with Roxbury's ...

County Launches New Public Testing as COVID-19 Spikes

November 10, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - At-home and mobile COVID-19 testing programs for residents and workers will be available within the next week, Morris County announced today.

The programs are a reaction to an increase in the number of new cases in the county, correlating with a spike in the virus statewide, said officials. Roxbury saw the number of COVID-19 cases increase by 57 since Oct. 27 and ...

Trees for Troops Allows Christmas Tree Donations to Military Families

ROXBURY, NJ - Morris County residents and businesses will have the opportunity to donate Christmas trees to military families for just $30 between Oct. 29 and Dec. 1.

The annual program is sponsored by Cerbo’s Parsippany Greenhouses and supported by Leadership Morris, a leadership mentoring program of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.

Donations can be made online at the ...

Morris Freeholder Candidates Face-Off in Virtual Forum

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – Republican incumbent Tayfun Selen and Democratic challenger Cary Amaro participated Oct. 12 in a virtual forum for candidates seeking election to the Morris County Freeholder Board.

The League of Women Voters (LWV) Morristown Area; Warren and West Morris Counties; and Mountain Lakes partnered with the Morris County branch of the NAACP and live ...

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Fri, November 27, 3:00 PM

St. Therese Rectory, Succasunna

St. Therese Black Friday Bonanza Raffle Drawing

Arts & Entertainment

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Council Regular Meeting - VIRTUAL

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Consider These Year-end Financial Moves

We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page on this challenging year. However, we’ve still got a few weeks left, which means you have time to make some year-end financial moves that may work in your favor.

Here are a few suggestions:

Add to your IRA. For the 2020 tax year, you can put in up to $6,000 to your ...

Edward Jones Office in Roxbury is Toys for Tots Site

We are a collection site for Toys for Tots.

 

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 ...

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 ...

Joe's Pizzeria: A Kenvil Icon for a Half Century

Joe’s Pizzeria has been in business in Roxbury for over 50 years, providing fine Italian cuisine for an uncountable number of customers. 

Joe’s Pizzeria has been a family owned and operated business in Roxbury since 1968 when it was opened by Joe Faraci and Antonio Dattolo, the father and uncle of the current owner Larry Faraci. 

Today Larry and his wife, Kristin, ...

Alex's Barbershop Aims for Six Decades in Roxbury

Alex’s Barber Shop has been a staple in Roxbury Township providing fine men’s grooming and hair products for 58 years. 

The business is a true example of the American dream. It was founded in 1961 by Hungarian Master Barber Sandor Stibinger who escaped from Communist Hungary. 

The business remains family owned and operated for three generations.

Eisenhower Middle School First Marking Period Honor Rolls

November 18, 2020

Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the first marking period of the 2020/2021 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 earn the status ...

College Student from Roxbury Gets Scholarship for Overseas Study

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury resident attending Loyola University in Maryland was recently awarded a scholarship to help fund her plan to study in Greece, according to the university.

The student, Mackenzie Shelley, is a junior at the school. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will support her “study abroad experiences for travel during spring or summer 2021,” ...

Two Dozen Roxbury Area Students Make Seton Hall Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Two dozen students from the Roxbury area qualified for the Spring 2020 Dean's List at Seton Hall University in South Orange, according to the school.

"After the close of every semester, undergraduate students completing all courses with a GPA of 3.4, with no grades lower than "C", qualify for the Dean's List," said the university.

The ...

Roxbury Woman's Club Celebrates 126th Anniversary of State Federation

November 16, 2020

To the Editor:

The Roxbury Woman’s Club is proud to celebrate the 126th anniversary of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of GFWC (NJSFWC) in November 2020. 

As we celebrate 126 years of club service, we invite women of all ages to get involved. By joining a women’s club, you become part of great contributions, achievements, and successes in our state ...

Hillside Preschool In Succasuna has Food Drive for Social Services

November 23, 2020

HILLSIDE PRESCHOOL IN SUCCASUNNA - FOOD COLLECTION FOR ROXBURY SOCIAL SERVICES

This past week Hillside Preschool families contributed grocery store gift cards, a turkey and many pantry items to Social Services. These items were given so families would be blessed with a bountiful Thanksgiving Meal.

Healthgrades recognizes Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center for Hallmark Specialties

Newton, Chilton & Hackettstown medical centers score Five-Star ratings in treatment for an array of medical conditions

MORRISTOWN, NJ– NOVEMBER 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center were again recognized in the top five percent of hospitals in the nation for the clinical specialties for which they are nationally and ...