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Digital Demise Approaches for Analog Announcements at Roxbury Park

May 19, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The township is getting closer to replacing the current old-school sign at Horseshoe Lake Park with a modern digital message board, said Roxbury Public Works Director Rick Blood.

Updating the sign has been under discussion for at least five years. The project made it into this year’s capital budget, with the Roxbury Mayor and Council earmarking $75,000 for the ...

Smooth Surfaces Soon for Some Shabby Succasunna Streets

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Road Department expects to embark on its 2022 paving projects next week, with its initial focus on some rough roads in Succasunna, said Roxbury Department of Public Works Director Rick Blood today.

Speaking at a sparsely attended “Succasunna neighborhood meeting” of the Roxbury Township Council, which took place in the Roxbury Senior ...

House Built By Roxbury Students is Placed on Lot in Landing

May 18, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – With a crane and a tractor-trailer, a 2-piece, modular home, built as affordable housing by Roxbury High School students for Morris Habitat for Humanity, was successfully moved today from the high school in Succasunna to a lot in Landing.

The move went flawlessly and faster than many expected. The two halves of the house matched up perfectly as they were ...

Roxbury Elementary School Gets Sustainability Grant

ROXBURY, NJ - The Kennedy Elementary School in Succasunna was recently awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).

Sixteen $10,000 grants and ten $2,000 grants were distributed to support elementary through high school public schools and school districts across the state. The grants fund a variety of projects including ...

Tough Loss for Roxbury Softball but Season Isn't Over

May 23, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School softball team will do its best to recover from Saturday’s disappointing loss to Montville in the Morris County Tournament Championship Game. The Gaels will start today with their game against Chatham.

Then, on Tuesday, second-seeded Roxbury will face Old Tappan, seeded third - in the semifinals of the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 state ...

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Finishes Season With Win

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team ended its season on Wednesday on a good note: The Gaels beat Hackettstown.

Playing a game that was supposed to happen on May 16, the Gaels defeated the Tigers 11-7. The win left Roxbury with a season record of 5-13.

Roxbury pounded Hackettstown with 10 goals in the first half. The team's high-scorer, with six goals, was senior ...

'I'm Not a Politician,' says Roxbury Man Seeking GOP Nod for Morris County Post

April 21, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury resident who never before sought public office, something he views as a bonus, is hoping to win a place on this November’s general election ballot for Morris County Board of Commissioners.

The man, Joseph Coppola, 37, of Succasunna, is seeking nomination in the Republican primary on June 7. He is hoping to win one of the three GOP spots on the ...

Authorities: Roxbury Man Confessed in Child Porn Case

May 23, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – After police searched his residence last month as part of an undercover investigation, a Succasunna man confessed to downloading child pornography, according to authorities.

The man, Igor Michael Terrero, 49, was arrested today, said U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger in a press release. 

He said Terrero was charged with one count of distributing child ...

Police Seek Help Finding Missing Woman, Last Seen in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a woman who is missing.

The woman, identified only as "Caren" by police, was last seen walking out of the JCC on Northfield Avenue in West Orange on Friday, May 20 at around 11 a.m.

She was wearing a white shirt, purple pants, blue socks and sneakers. She does not drive, police ...

Roxbury's Justin Cordeiro Named Scout of the Year

May 22, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Boy Scout Justin Cordeiro was recently named 2022 Scout of the Year by the Skylands District, Patriots Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Cordeiro, a 21-year-old graduate of Roxbury High School, is an extended age Scout in Troop 188 of Landing.

He was nominated for the honor by Walter Burkat, a Roxbury High School language teacher and Eagle Scout.

Roxbury Family Seeks Help for Couple Forced Out of Ukraine

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury family is asking the public to help two refugees from the war in Ukraine who are now living in the area and dealing with health issues for which they have no medical insurance coverage.

A GoFundMe site, set up by Maya Deutch, hopes to raise $10,000 for the refugees, Lyudmila and Vladimir Yakimov. Deutch is the daughter of two Roxbury residents, one of whom used to ...

Roxbury High School Hosts Wellness Expo and Vendor Fair

May 21, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School recently hosted its second annual Rox Wellness Expo, an event designed “to promote a healthy lifestyle and community by providing a means of awareness of the services that are available to assist students in their daily lives.”

The Expo, which took place on May 12 and May 13, provided students with a way to become aware of wellness services ...

Alzheimer’s Association Shares 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures for New Jersey

CHICAGO, IL — The Alzheimer’s Association “2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report unearthed challenges both doctors and the American public face in understanding and diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is characterized by subtle changes in memory and thinking.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is estimated that 10-to-15% ...

Merry Heart to Open Memory Care Center in Former Roxbury Gift Shop

April 12, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The former Diann’s Boutique gift shop at the corner of Commerce Boulevard and Route 46 in Kenvil is being converted into a home for people suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The conversion, proposed by Merry Heart Memory Care, was approved Monday by the Roxbury Zoning Board. Merry Heart plans to name the new memory care facility “The ...

Dezine Line's Mattero Keeps Printing, Following His Dream

ROXBURY, NJ – As he struggled to pay attention during college accounting courses, Steve Mattero questioned whether he really wanted to work with numbers for a living.

He ended up working with a lot of numbers, but not the kind found in accounting ledgers and balance sheets. Mattero is the owner of Dezine Line in Ledgewood - a TAPinto Roxbury and TAPinto Randolph sponsor ...

Big Weekend of Events, High Temps, at Hand for Roxbury

May 20, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A hot weekend is in store for Roxbury, one that also includes many events both outdoors and inside.

Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s on both Saturday and Sunday, and thunderstorms are possible. But those storms are not likely to hit early enough to affect one of the events happening on Saturday: The Roxbury DPW/Recreation Department Kids Fishing Derby.

The ...

Roxbury High School Music Department Wins Big at Virginia Competition

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs, three bands and an orchestra from Roxbury High School traveled to Williamsburg, Va. last weekend to compete in the World Strides’ Heritage Festival.

The competing choirs were Roxbury Glee Club, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Classic Sounds Honors and the Festival Choir under the direction of Patrick Hachey, R. Daniel Salyerds and Krista ...

Roxbury Rotary Installs Plaque Honoring Bob Badini at Horseshoe Lake

April 16, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Former Roxbury Township Administrator and Mayor Robert Badini, who was instrumental in the creation of Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, was honored this week with the placement of a plaque at the park.

The plaque is a Roxbury Rotary Club project. Badini was a member of the club for about five decades, noted Roxbury Rotarian Steve Alford.

The plaque honoring Badini, who ...

Repairs OK'd for Tunnel On Long Dormant Rail Route Linking Roxbury and Scranton

ROXBURY, NJ – The poor condition of the Roseville Tunnel in Byram, a major impediment to bringing passenger train service on the long dormant, historical Lackawanna Cutoff west of Roxbury, is about to be improved.

The NJ TRANSIT board of directors on Wednesday approved a contract to rehabilitate the tunnel, described by NJ Transit as being “a crucial element in restoring passenger ...

Applications Taken for House Built by Roxbury Students

March 29, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Applications to buy the house being built by students at Roxbury High School are now being accepted by Morris Habitat for Humanity.

The 3-bedroom home, being built in two sections at the school, will be moved in May to a township-owned lot on Edith Road in Landing.

The single-family house will be sold “as affordable homeownership” to a low- to ...

JCP&L to Begin Installing Smart Meters in 2023

MORRISTOWN, NJ - As part of its plan to modernize the electric distribution system, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will begin installing smart meters on customers’ homes and businesses throughout its service territory in 2023.  

JCP&L’s plan was approved last week by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and includes installation of more than ...

Farmers Market a Big Success, says Roxbury School District

May 15, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - About 1,100 reusable produce bags filled with fruits and vegetables were recently handed out to Roxbury families at the first-ever Roxbury Schools Farmers Market, according to the district.

The event, which took place April 30 outside of Eisenhower Middle School and along Eyland Avenue, "stemmed from a conversation one of the district cafeteria aides had with the ...

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off May 21

May 19, 2022

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ- The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) will conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany.

Morris County residents will be able to drop off unwanted hazardous materials from their households.

Violations Remain at Roxbury Project that Dirtied Lake

ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of a large housing project in Landing have yet to fully comply with all the erosion control measures they were ordered to implement after heavy rains last month washed away dirt that ended up in nearby Lake Rogerene, according to a report.

The report was issued Wednesday by the Morris County Soil Conservation District (MCSCD), the agency that hit the project ...

New Jersey Republicans Propose Bills to Immediately Reimburse Thousands of Dollars in Surplus Money to Taxpayers

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY — Could New Jerseyans be getting a tax rebate?

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief. An update from State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio showed a total of more than $9 billion of tax over collections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue ...

Assemblywomen Introduce Bill Package Tightening Punishment for Car Thieves

NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Parkway was shut down last week for miles after a crash caused by a police chase involving a car that was reported stolen. One of the suspects fled on foot through Clark. Officers caught up with him, arrested him and three other suspects who were then turned over to State Police. 

A similar incident occurred a few days later in Holmdel, ...

VIDEO: Active Shooter Simulation in Jersey City, Bordentown City Plant Could Grow into Marijuana Business, 'Greta's Run' in Westfield Returns and Montville Softball Wins County Title

May 23, 2022

NEW JERSEY - First responders in Jersey City hold an active shooter drill. Plus, the former Ocean Spray plant in Bordentown City could become home to a mariujana business. And, the Montville softball team wins its first county title. Also "'Greta's Run" memorial 5k returns to Westfield, which helps raise money for local charities. 

TAPinto's ...

VIDEO: Hasbrouck Heights Scouts Clean the Community, Scholarships Awarded in South Plainfield, Rahway Educator Honored and Westfield Boy Scout Proposes Life-Saving Station

NEW JERSEY - The Girl and Boy Scouts of Hasbrouck Heights join together to clean their community. Plus, several Girl Scouts in South Plainfield receive scholarships. Also, a Rahway superintendent is honored. And a Westfield Boy Scout proposes a life-saving station near a local pond.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you ...

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Atlantic Health System Welcomes Chief Clinical Officer

May 23, 2022

Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and high-quality care for patients across the region.

Working directly with Atlantic Health ...

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Advice & Opinion

The Great Spring in Roxbury

April 25, 2022

The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company.

Explosives were manufactured on that land for over 150 years. In all that time, the spring remained undeveloped.

Because it is ...

Roxbury Interact Club: An Amazing Group of Young People

I’ve been a local business owner since 2009, and I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people, both as customers and also as fellow business owners. Dezine Line has enjoyed good success since we moved here, and we are grateful.

I like to post pictures on Facebook and Instagram and follow many local businesses and school groups. I also do my best to donate to good causes, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Handling Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and news about the stock markets can be unsettling, and some investors might be worrying about the security of their financial future. Even the most experienced investors can get nervous when markets become volatile.

This is natural. It’s an emotional response that can affect your long-term decision-making. Of course, the news media often paints the worst-case ...

Three Porcelain Tile Truths You Need to Know

Porcelain tile is a beautiful investment for your home, but did you know that it is also one of the longest-lasting flooring materials on the market today?

You know that installing tile in your home or office provides you with a stable surface for a variety of activities, but it can also make your life easier — especially if you have pets or small children. Kids and puppies are ...

Why it’s Important to keep up colorectal cancer screenings, especially now

No matter what’s happening around us, cancer doesn’t take a pause, and neither should preventive cancer screenings.

Unfortunately, it seems that many people continue to put colorectal screenings on hold, with colonoscopies taking a dip over the last several years. According to Dr. Angela Alistar, a gastrointestinal oncologist with Atlantic Health System’s Morristown ...

Roxbury HS Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 5, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021/2022 school year.

Students must have earned all grades 90 or above on their second marking period report cards to qualify for high honor roll and students must have earned all grades 80 or above on their third marking period report cards to earn ...

Roxbury resident Named to Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Genesis Valentin Suarez has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Fl.

Valentin Suarez lives in Landing.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port ...

Lesser Celandine Alert!

April 16, 2022

Dear Editor,

Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion.

Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower soon turns to alarm as year by year it takes over the yard, spreading through ...