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Roxbury Company to Handle County-wide Axing of Bug Slain Trees

June 13, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury company has been chosen by the county to begin taking down nearly 900 trees as the first phase of a county-wide program to deal with Emerald Ash Borer infestation.

The county freeholders agreed to pay the company, Tree King of Landing, $498,465 for the work. Tree King will remove 880 diseased trees in Long Hill and Morris townships as the “first ...

Roxbury Officials Pull Plug on Energy Aggregation Ordinance

ROXBURY, NJ – Township officials continue to squabble over a proposal that would cut electricity costs for Roxbury residents by having the town participate in an “energy aggregation” program.

A divided township Mayor and Council on Tuesday rejected an ordinance that would have been the first step toward Roxbury participating in the program. The only members of the panel ...

Roxbury Council Thanks 'Wonderful' Parade Planner Christine Houtz

ROXBURY, NJ - By picking Memorial Day to dump rain on Roxbury several times in recent years, Mother Nature hasn't exactly treated Roxbury Memorial Day Parade Committee Chairman Christine Houtz with much respect.

Tonight, the Roxbury Mayor and Council took the time to make things right.

The panel presented Houtz with a "Certificate of Appreciation and Thanks" for her ...

Annual Bowling Fundraiser in Roxbury to Honor a Life Cut Short

June 21, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The 8th Annual Hope for Nicky Joe Foundation Bowling Fundraiser takes place tonight (Friday, June 21)and its creator, Debbie Russo, was running behind in her preparations.

Instead of getting right out of bed after waking this morning, the Ledgewood resident accidentally fell back asleep. Now time was running out; The event – taking place at Circle Bowl & ...

Rod Run in Roxbury Raises Money for Cancer Patient

ROXBURY, NJ - Hundreds of antique cars and trucks lined up on Horseshoe Lake’s “island” Sunday for the annual Father’s Day Rod Run. Even though the morning was overcast, spirits flew high among the roughly 1,500 spectators – especially those of the children perched on top of their parents’ shoulders.

Yet the event, hosted by North Jersey Street Rod ...

A Push for Purple on Main Street in Succasunna

ROXBURY, NJ - Homes and businesses along Main Street in Succasunna are being urged to decorate their properties with splashes of purple this month to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease and brain health.

The "Paint Main Street Purple" drive is being spearheaded locally by the Roxbury Women's Club as part of its role as a committee member of the Alzheimer's ...

Retirees and Two Teams Recognized by Roxbury School Board

June 23, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township Board of Education recently recognized 17 professional and support staff members who retired during the 2018/2019 school year. Collectively, they contributed more than 360 years to the education and support of the students in Roxbury and more than 440 years in education overall.

The retiring certificated personnel includes administrators, ...

Four Roxbury Students Sign Letters of Intent

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School saw four seniors recently sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at institutions of higher learning.

Surrounded by friends, family and teammates Jordan Morris signed to run track and field for Monmouth University while Scott Jarosz signed to wrestle for Sacred Heart. Evan Vazquez and Jenna Segrave signed with Rider University ...

Succasunna Man Breaks Course Record at Roxbury 5K

ROXBURY, NJ – Boosted by a nice tailwind down the closing stretch, Succasunna resident Justin Scheid on Monday blasted through the Roxbury Community Benefit 5K to come in first and set a race record.

Scheid, 33, chewed up the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes and 17 seconds. That’s two seconds faster than the course record set in 2014 by Youseff Rochdi.

The first female across ...

Roxbury 'Student Unity Tour' Led by Injured Mount Arlington Sergeant

May 30, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury school’s annual bicycling tribute to police took a particularly poignant turn this year: It was led by Mount Arlington Police Sgt. James DiStasio, an officer nearly killed while on duty in December.

The presence of DiStasio today at the fourth annual Eisenhower Middle School (EMS) Student Unity Tour nearly brought to tears Roxbury Police Chief Marc ...

Tornado Watch for Roxbury Area Downgraded

ROXBURY, NJ - A tornado warning that included the Roxbury area has been downgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning. However, the National Weather Service is warning that a tornado watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.

"Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms," said the NWS. "Although a tornado is not immediately likely, if one is spotted act quickly and ...

Roxbury EMT Gives Money from Bracelet Sale to Fire Victims

ROXBURY, NJ – A family that was forced out of its Succasunna home in January due to a house fire was presented recently with more than $400, most of it coming from a fundraiser spearheaded by Roxbury Emergency Medical Technician Ashley Wyble.

In fact, it was 19-year-old Wyble who brought the money personally to the Bendari family, now living in Mount Arlington. She came back with a ...

Retirees and Two Teams Recognized by Roxbury School Board

June 23, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township Board of Education recently recognized 17 professional and support staff members who retired during the 2018/2019 school year. Collectively, they contributed more than 360 years to the education and support of the students in Roxbury and more than 440 years in education overall.

The retiring certificated personnel includes administrators, ...

Roxbury Student Awarded Knights of Columbus Scholarship

ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury High School student was recently awarded a St. Therese Knights of Columbus scholarship earmarked for students pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Knights of Columbus/Arnold L. Giovannoli scholarship was awarded to student Joseph Millus at a June 19 ceremony. The scholarship's founder, Giovannoli, attended the ceremony ...

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring Water’s Environmental and Cultural Impact Coming to Lake Hopatcong

ROXBURY, NJ - From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music.

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important ...

Roxbury's Heather Darling Squeaks Out A GOP Primary Win for County Surrogate

June 5, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County Freeholder Heather Darling, a Roxbury lawyer, on Tuesday narrowly defeated state Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll for the Republican nomination to run for county surrogate.

She will face-off against Democrat Michael Thompson in November.

Another Roxbury woman, Morris County Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, also emerged a winner after votes were counted in ...

Eight in Roxbury Seeking Election to Township Council

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's Almakias Makes Hartford Dean's List

June 24, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Zachary Almakias was named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List at The University of Hartford, according to the school.

Almakias resides in Succasunna.

Roxbury Senior Kobylarz Receives Art Award

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Senior Geena Kobylarz recently received the National Society of Arts and Letters Visual Arts award.

Judy Martorelli, the New Jersey Chapter president, presented the Lois La Boule Award for Excellence in Art to Kobylarz.

The National Society of Arts and Letters is a not-for-profit organization that encourages and provides financial assistance to talented ...

Dean's List at Alabama for Ledgewood's Hayley Riddle

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Hayley Riddle made the Spring 2019 Dean's List at The University of Alabama, according to the school.

Riddle, of Ledgewood, earned a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

 

It's Back to Muldoon's as Roxbury Pub Restores Irish Branding

June 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Just about two years after Muldoon’s Irish Pub got new owners and a new name evoking nothing about the Emerald Isle, it’s Gaelic time again at the Ledgewood landmark.

The Muldoon’s signs are back up at the place that became Iron Hills Tavern in July 2016. And longtime owner Doug Winch is back in the picture too.

“We just really weren’t ...

Dressbarn to Close; Roxbury Mall Operators Stay Upbeat

ROXBURY, NJ – The upcoming closure of the Dressbarn store in Roxbury Mall in Succasunna will result in another vacancy in a shopping center already riddled with quite a few. But an executive with the company that owns the mall insists the place is in good shape.

Al Tafro, chief operating officer of Roxbury Mall owner Fidelity Land Development, acknowledged the retail world is a ...

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

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 ...

It's Back to Muldoon's as Roxbury Pub Restores Irish Branding

June 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Just about two years after Muldoon’s Irish Pub got new owners and a new name evoking nothing about the Emerald Isle, it’s Gaelic time again at the Ledgewood landmark.

The Muldoon’s signs are back up at the place that became Iron Hills Tavern in July 2016. And longtime owner Doug Winch is back in the picture too.

“We just really weren’t ...

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

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 ...

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Exploring Water’s Environmental and Cultural Impact Coming to Lake Hopatcong

June 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry and more. It inspires art and music.

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation, in cooperation with New Jersey Council for the Humanities, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important ...

Chainsaws Coming for Dozens of Trees in Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park

ROXBURY, NJ - The Picnic Grove section of Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna is about to become substantially less shady, thanks to an incurable fungal infection that is attacking its oak trees.

The disease has killed a number of tall trees and is likely to kill more, said township officials. They agreed recently to spend about $30,000 to have a company remove more than ...

Earth Day Became Earth Month in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury's April 13 Earth Day observation turned into a month-long event as more than 100 volunteers from various groups fanned out in the township during the past 30 days to remove debris from parks, roadways and neighborhoods, said Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

 “We’ve had several groups who wanted to participate ...

Sunshine Predicted for Roxbury Town-Wide Yard Sale

June 20, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Sunshine (remember that?) is forecast for this weekend, a prediction welcomed by those planning to participate in the annual Roxbury Town-Wide Garage Sale.

The event is a fundraiser for the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Last year's version, the sixth, saw more than 150 individual garage sales throughout the township "attracting hundreds of visitors ... for a ...

'Thrifty Threads' Sale At Roxbury Church - A Bargain Hunter’s Paradise

ROXBURY, NJ - Have you discovered the thrill of thrifting? Have you experienced the joy of buying a like-new designer dress for just a couple of dollars? Do you enjoy finding gently-used clothing that’s vintage, trendy, classic, designer and cheap?

Well, here’s your chance to get in the game (and support a Roxbury church’s fundraising event).

On Friday, June 21 ...

Port Morris/LandingTakes Brunt as Storm Glances Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - A fast-moving storm that included a tornado strike in nearby Stanhope glanced Roxbury on Tuesday, mainly impacting Port Morris and Landing, where trees fell on several houses and power lines were snapped.

The National Weather Service confirmed Wednesday that a tornado touched down in Stanhope, just across Lake Musconetcong from Port Morris. It did not say whether the twister ...

The Simple Surroundings of a Victorian Era Roxbury Teen

June 16, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Visitors to Drakesville Historic Park in Roxbury can now get a glimpse of the quaint and simple bedroom of a typical teen during the late 1800s.

The “Victorian Girl’s Bedroom,” a new exhibit by the Roxbury Historic Trust, is inside the Theodore and Emma King Home, a house in Ledgewood that dates to 1883.

“Step inside this walk-through exhibit ...

Owners of Six Historic Roxbury Properties Awarded for Doing it Right

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 ...

Roxbury Senior Kobylarz Receives Art Award

June 24, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Senior Geena Kobylarz recently received the National Society of Arts and Letters Visual Arts award.

Judy Martorelli, the New Jersey Chapter president, presented the Lois La Boule Award for Excellence in Art to Kobylarz.

The National Society of Arts and Letters is a not-for-profit organization that encourages and provides financial assistance to talented ...

Sunshine Predicted for Roxbury Town-Wide Yard Sale

ROXBURY, NJ - Sunshine (remember that?) is forecast for this weekend, a prediction welcomed by those planning to participate in the annual Roxbury Town-Wide Garage Sale.

The event is a fundraiser for the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce. Last year's version, the sixth, saw more than 150 individual garage sales throughout the township "attracting hundreds of visitors ... for a ...

Rod Run in Roxbury Raises Money for Cancer Patient

ROXBURY, NJ - Hundreds of antique cars and trucks lined up on Horseshoe Lake’s “island” Sunday for the annual Father’s Day Rod Run. Even though the morning was overcast, spirits flew high among the roughly 1,500 spectators – especially those of the children perched on top of their parents’ shoulders.

Yet the event, hosted by North Jersey Street Rod ...

At Carnival in Roxbury, a Popular Pastor Says Hello and Goodbye

June 5, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – As always, the Rev. Marc Mancini was on hand today when the gates for the annual St. Therese Carnival opened at 6 p.m.

But always doesn’t always last forever.

Unless he makes a special trip from Totowa next year, Mancini won’t be strolling the Horseshoe Lake Fairgrounds for the 2020 version of the carnival; Mancini has about a week left as pastor of St.

Roxbury Catholics Might Fight Church's Plan to Transfer Priest

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 ...

Couple Marries in Morristown Hospital 30 Seconds Before Baby is Born

June 20, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Michael Gallardo and Marie Margaritondo of Westfield, New Jersey, had an intimate wedding planned weeks before the birth of their first son. But baby Michael Preston, had other ideas.

After her water broke three weeks early, Marie was rushed to Morristown Medical Center in Morristown. Not wanting to list Michael as “fiancé” on the baby’s birth ...

Morristown Medical Center Lauded Nationally for Nearly Perfect Clinical Hand Hygiene

Morristown Medical Center Receives 2019 Breakthrough Performance in Hand Hygiene Compliance Award

Morristown—Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has been recognized nationally for its clinical team’s exceptional hand hygiene.

The medical center received the 2019 Breakthrough Performance in Hand Hygiene Compliance Award, which recognizes the sole hospital in ...

Alzheimer’s Association and Atlantic Health System Co-Host Research Symposium

SUMMIT, NJ – Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ)—the state’s leading voluntary not-for-profit health organization focused on Alzheimer’s care, support and research—teamed up with Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center’s Neuroscience Institute last week to host a research symposium that coincides with AAGNJ’s efforts to ...

For 44th Consecutive Year, Morris County Awarded Triple A Bond Rating; Announced Freeholders

June 2, 2019

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has received the top-ranked Triple A bond rating from the nation’s two largest rating agencies, announced the Morris County Freeholders. Moody’s Investors Services, Inc., and Standard & Poor’s, which once again lauded the county’s stable management practices and fiscal policies, they said.

The Triple A rating, which has ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Litter of Puppies Looking for "Furever" Homes

June 3, 2019

​Furever Home Dog Rescue rescued these 8 puppies from a high kill shelter in NC and they are now living in foster homes in New Jersey.

The puppies are 10-12 weeks old and they were owner surrendered because of the owner’s poor health.

The owner told the shelter their mom is AKC Belgain Malinois and the guess is their dad is some type of a mix, maybe a lab ...

The Problems with Probate

Many people have heard they should avoid probate, but few understand what probate is and how the process works.

What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process that wraps up a person’s legal and financial affairs after their death. During the probate process a person’s property is identified, cataloged, and appraised. In addition, probate makes certain any outstanding debts ...

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 ...

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 ...

“Wings over New Jersey” columnist Jack Elliott Memorialized Sunday

My walk to high school in Summit each day took me past a large brick compound called the New England Village Garden Apartments.  The buildings were rectangular and, except for white Colonial door mantels, they were otherwise nondescript.

The village was filled with older people, who wanted to stay in town after unloading their homes. Each day, kids like me would walk by, oblivious to the ...

Despite Gilded-Age Mansion in Elizabeth, the Sisters of St. Walburga Live Modestly

The mansion on North Broad Street in Elizabeth is out of the Gilded Age, the classic kind you see on Bernardsville Mountain, tucked away in Short Hills or on the Watchung ridge roads of Upper Montclair.

Its architect, C.H.P. Gilbert, built some of the grandest townhomes on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Park Slope in Brooklyn, for the turn-of-the-last century’s wealthiest elite, ...

Isabella Alfano has the Strongest Qualifications for Surrogate

June 3, 2019

Dear Editor:

I’m voting for Isabella Alfano for Morris County Surrogate because she has not only the strongest qualifications to manage the many administrative details the office requires to best function and serve as deputy clerk to our Superior Court’s probate responsibilities, but also, and more important, she possesses the perfect combination of communication skills, character, ...

June is PTSD Awareness Month

June 24, 2019

True North: an Atlantic Health System program specifically to help veterans

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a mental-health condition impacting an estimated 8 million people every year in this country. It can affect anyone who has experienced a trauma such as a serious accident, domestic or sexual abuse, natural disaster or combat situation--and military veterans are especially ...

CFO Studio Honors Two Atlantic Health System Finance Executives

Morristown, NJ –CFO Studio recently recognized two Atlantic Health System finance executives for their contribution to the company’s economic growth, stability, and success at the recent CFO Excellence Awards, which recognize CFOs who demonstrate outstanding work for the year.

Joseph D’Auria, Chief Financial Officer for Morristown Medical Center, was recognized with the ...