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A Windy Groundbreaking in Roxbury for Horseshoe Lake Park Upgrade Project

April 16, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury officials gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of $1.5 million worth of improvements to Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, including a new artificial turf field.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council were joined at the event by several dozen Roxbury Junior Gaels lacrosse players who were practicing at the park. Enduring a relentless, ...

Roxbury Won't Renew Smiles II Liquor License

ROXBURY, NJ – The township will not renew the liquor license for the former Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood despite claims made today by its co-owner that he’s done nothing to deserve the revocation.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council authorized township attorney Anthony Bucco to draft a resolution denying the license renewal requested by Kevin Lipka, who owns the closed establishment ...

Minor Rate Increase in Proposed Roxbury Town Budget

ROXBURY, NJ – The municipal portion of the average Roxbury homeowner’s tax bill will increase by about $17 per year under a new township budget introduced by the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday.

Residents will be allowed to comment about the proposed $29,770,318 budget at a public hearing scheduled for May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in town hall.

The budget represents an overall ...

Roxbury Rallies to Help Firefighter Fight Cancer

April 18, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Township residents, especially those involved in the fire department and in high school sports, are striving to help Roxbury firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant in his fight against cancer.

Poissant, a father of three whose youngest daughter, Biz, is a Roxbury High School senior and captain of the girls lacrosse team, is battling stage four prostate ...

Roxbury Youth Baseball Season Arrives with First Pitch by Cancer Fighting Kid

ROXBURY, NJ – The 2019 season for Roxbury’s recreation baseball teams began today with an opening day party in Landing that included a ceremonial first pitch tossed by Matt Adonis, a fifth-grader who survived the removal of a cancerous brain tumor.

At least 500 people attended the event, which took place at the Landing Park Recreation Complex and featured music, food, ice cream and ...

Scouts Honor Roxbury Counsel Anthony Bucco

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Township Counsel Anthony Bucco, also a state Assemblyman representing the township, was recently presented with a lifetime achievement award by The Boy Scouts of America.

The award was presented at the Boy Scouts’ annual Morris County awards dinner on April 9 at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.

The lifetime achievement award is presented to respected leaders who ...

Roxbury Baseball Reaches .500

April 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School baseball team on Thursday evened out its season record, bringing it to 4-4, with a win over Seton Hall Prep.

It was an offense-filled contest, played at Seton Hall Prep’s field in West Orange, with the Gaels winning 14-10 over the Pirates. It was also a somewhat sloppy game; Roxbury made two errors and Seton Hall Prep chalked up four.

Ryan ...

Roxbury Youth Baseball Season Arrives with First Pitch by Cancer Fighting Kid

ROXBURY, NJ – The 2019 season for Roxbury’s recreation baseball teams began today with an opening day party in Landing that included a ceremonial first pitch tossed by Matt Adonis, a fifth-grader who survived the removal of a cancerous brain tumor.

At least 500 people attended the event, which took place at the Landing Park Recreation Complex and featured music, food, ice cream and ...

A Windy Groundbreaking in Roxbury for Horseshoe Lake Park Upgrade Project

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury officials gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony to launch construction of $1.5 million worth of improvements to Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, including a new artificial turf field.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council were joined at the event by several dozen Roxbury Junior Gaels lacrosse players who were practicing at the park. Enduring a relentless, ...

Claiming to be Armed, Man Steals Power Tools from Roxbury Home Depot

April 19, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A man who claimed he had a gun walked out of the Home Depot in Succasunna this morning with a “cart full of powertools,” said police.

The robbery took place at 7:10 a.m., according to Roxbury Police spokesperson Jennifer Dillard, who said the investigation is ongoing.

“A Home Depot employee witnessed a male attempting to shoplift a cart full of ...

Roxbury Won't Renew Smiles II Liquor License

ROXBURY, NJ – The township will not renew the liquor license for the former Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood despite claims made today by its co-owner that he’s done nothing to deserve the revocation.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council authorized township attorney Anthony Bucco to draft a resolution denying the license renewal requested by Kevin Lipka, who owns the closed establishment ...

Driver of Waterloo-Bound School Bus Indicted on Homicide Charges for 2018 Fatal Crash

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a 2018 crash on Route 80 in Mount Olive - an incident that killed two people and injured 40 - has been indicted on charges including homicide, authorities said today.

The indictment charges the bus driver, Hudy Muldrow, 78, of Woodland Park, with two counts of second-degree reckless vehicular homicide and 25 counts of fourth ...

A Prom Date with a Beloved Neighbor for Roxbury Special Ed Student

April 13, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - 16-year-old special education student Brandon Slater of Succasunna never attended a dance. That changed Friday, thanks to his lifelong neighbor Tara Roumes.

Because of Tara, Brandon’s first dance was a big one: The Roxbury High School Junior Prom.

Brandon attends New Beginnings in Fairfield. Tara, also 16, attends Roxbury High School. Both ...

Roxbury Art Students Win Ceramic Design Awards

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School students involved in ceramics design won several awards, including a best-in-show first-place, at a recent competition.
“Tonight was very exciting as we earned not one, not two, but six awards at the extremely competitive Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational," said Roxbury High School Art Teacher Katherine Machere. The 7th Annual ...

Solve a Riddle, Maybe Win a Prize at Local Libraries Through April 18

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Libraries that are part of the Morris Automated Information Network or MAIN - including Roxbury Public Library - are inviting community members to solve a riddle or complete a task that leads to a prize entry form.

The MAIN consortium of libraries includes 38 public libraries. For a list of participating libraries, click HERE

Patrons who complete the prize entry ...

Liquor License Limbo for Closed Roxbury Strip Club

January 28, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – The owners of the shuttered Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood are in jeopardy of losing their embattled liquor license, according to township officials.

The establishment, at the intersection of Route 46 and Route 10 in Ledgewood, has been closed since July 2016 when its owners and some employees were arrested on multiple criminal charges including racketeering, money ...

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 ...

Roxbury High School's Vazquez Recognized as Scholar-Athlete

April 4, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Senior Evan Vazquez was recognized recently as a National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete at the 25th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner at the Madison Hotel in Morristown.

The criteria for the Scholar-Athlete Award, as established by the National Awards Committee, are academic achievement, school and civic leadership, and ...

Roxbury's Sperduto Makes William Paterson Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School graduate Kaitlyn Sperduto made the Fall 2018 Dean's List at William Paterson University, according to the school.

Sperduto, a Mount Arlington resident, is studying accounting at the university's Cotsakos College of Business.

Roxbury Senior Bridget Doherty Signs to University of Rhode Island

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School had the opportunity March 7 to acknowledge the hard work and accomplishments of one of its top athletes, senior Bridget Doherty, who has the exciting opportunity to continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Rhode Island next year.

“Bridget has given our program a lot to be proud of over the last few years," ...

For Roxbury's Walmart Only a Few Weeks Remain

April 11, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Attention Walmart shoppers in Roxbury: Your local store has less than a month to go.

Walmart Corp. plans to close its Ledgewood store before May 10 and begin its demolition “as soon as June,” said company spokesman Phillip Keene on Wednesday.

The store is being razed to make way for a new Walmart “Supercenter” at the site, part of the conversion ...

Slow Progress for First Roxbury QuickChek

ROXBURY, NJ – Don’t let the name fool you. The creation of Roxbury’s first QuickChek has been anything but quick.

The project, first announced in 2015, has been grinding its way through various government approval processes. However, the end to the red tape is in sight, said John Wyciskala, the Parsippany lawyer representing QuickChek on the project.

“We’re ...

Route 46 Businesses in Roxbury Open During Weekend Detour

ROXBURY, NJ – Businesses on Route 46 between Howard Boulevard in Ledgewood and Canfield Avenue in Mine Hill will stay open this weekend as police officers help motorists find their way around town during a closure of the highway in Kenvil.

A railroad crossing upgrade will force detours of through traffic, but local police will be on hand to assist drivers heading to local ...

Nuthatch, Titmice, Robins and Bats Stymie Roxbury Dam Upgrade

April 3, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A plan to make safety and capacity improvements this spring to an old dam in Ledgewood was shelved recently after a biologist found the project would ruin the family plans of some birds on the site.

Environmental consultant Scott Angus, of NV5 in Parsippany, said his March 7 visit to the Ledgewood Pond Dam revealed a pair of white-breasted nuthatches and a male ...

Roxbury's Johanna Pipoli Gets County Award for 4H

ROXBURY, NJ - Johanna Pipoli of Roxbury was one of three Morris County 4-H members recognized recently by the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

The freeholders issued county certificates to Pipoli, Kristin Osika of Mendham and Kristen Briney of Chester.

The certificates thanked the trio forf representing Morris County at the recent National Agri-Science Youth Summit in Chevy Chase, ...

Tree Seedling Giveaway Slated for Roxbury Later This Month

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents will be able to get five free tree seedlings later this month as part of a state Forest Service program.

The seedlings will be distributed April 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Recreation Department, 72 Eyland Ave., in Succasunna. Roxbury is one of 10 Morris County municipalities participating in the Forest Service’s “Tree Seedlings ...

Restoration Grant Sought for Morris Canal Marvel in Ledgewood

March 31, 2019

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 ...

Leonieke Scheuble and Friends - CONCERT Jazz Piano at Roxbury Library

April 17, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - Preschoolers are known for watching the same show over and over and over. 

For 17 year old jazz pianist Leonieke Scheuble, her early-year hyper-focus was “Ray,” the 2004 film based on the life of Ray Charles. 

“I always asked my parents to put it on.  I loved the movie and what I was hearing,” said Scheuble, who will perform as ...

Roxbury Art Students Win Ceramic Design Awards

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School students involved in ceramics design won several awards, including a best-in-show first-place, at a recent competition.
“Tonight was very exciting as we earned not one, not two, but six awards at the extremely competitive Montville MUDD Ceramics Invitational," said Roxbury High School Art Teacher Katherine Machere. The 7th Annual ...

Solve a Riddle, Maybe Win a Prize at Local Libraries Through April 18

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Libraries that are part of the Morris Automated Information Network or MAIN - including Roxbury Public Library - are inviting community members to solve a riddle or complete a task that leads to a prize entry form.

The MAIN consortium of libraries includes 38 public libraries. For a list of participating libraries, click HERE

Patrons who complete the prize entry ...

Roxbury's Kim Roumes: Donating Kidney to Neighbor was 'Simple"

March 27, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – Donating a kidney to a fellow Roxbury resident was “a simple thing,” said Kim Roumes on Tuesday, urging others to consider becoming organ or tissue donors.

Roumes and her kidney recipient, former Roxbury Boy Scout leader Bob Williams, appeared together Tuesday at the Roxbury Mayor and Council meeting. Town officials, at the meeting, issued a proclamation in ...

Successful Brain Surgery for Former Roxbury Cheerleader

ROXBURY, NJ –  Michele (Silk) Adriano was told by one doctor after another that her symptoms were just from stress. The former Roxbury resident was sure it was more than that.

Indeed it was. Adriano's persistence finally resulted in an MRI, a test that showed a large tumor pressing against her brain. Before doctors removed the tumor recently, they told Adriano that the ...

Alzheimer’s Association Announces Collaboration with CareOne

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) chapter has announced an inaugural statewide partnership with Fort Lee-based health care provider CareOne, LLC, which has committed to be the 2019 statewide sponsor of the five Walk to End Alzheimer’s events—the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, ...

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

March 20, 2019

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 ...

County Roads in Roxbury on List for 2019 Repaving

ROXBURY, NJ – About 4.5 miles of county roads in or partially within Roxbury will get facelifts this year under Morris County’s 2019 road resurfacing program, county officials said today.

The first piece to be tackled will be a 1.3-mile stretch of Mount Arlington Boulevard between Landing Road and Laurie Road. It's a section that was supposed to be resurfaced in 2017 but ...

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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 ...

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 ...

What Can You Do With Your Tax Refund?

We’re getting close to the tax-filing deadline. For many of us, this means it’s that time of year when we get our biggest financial windfall – a tax refund. If you have recently received a refund, or are expecting to get one in the next few weeks, what should you do with it?

Of course, you could just spend the money on something you want, but if you’d like to maximize ...

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 ...

Snow: Let Your Kid Drive in It!

ROXBURY, NJ - We are about to be walloped by a snowstorm. 

Many parents with a new driver at home will see the storm approaching and instinctively decide to not allow their kids to get behind the wheel until the snow's been cleared.

They might want to rethink that.

When it snows, it's the perfect opportunity for parents to take the newest driver in their ...

Holy Thursday's Watch Offers an Opportunity for Reflection and Prayer

Connectivity – a doublespeak word if there ever was one.

It is, in fact, dis-connectivity. Life through devices makes us not present in our immediate world and takes us outside of ourselves and into the world of entertainment, sports, social media, etc.

My favorite is the commercial for some streaming service where the guy says “Now you watch movies on your phone,” as if ...

Reflections on a Journey Back to the Old Country

Why would they all leave?

It’s the question to which I know the answer to, but still find it incomprehensible when I see the rugged beauty and enjoy the simple lifestyle of Southern Italy even for a too-short vacation. 

They left to find work. They left for the promise of America, and the belief that aspiration leads to ascension.

In the earliest days of Southern Italian ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 26

On this week’s AtlantiCast, we’ll tell you about the new robot that could change the treatment of epilepsy, show you the latest treatment for patients with coronary artery disease and see which Atlantic Health System hospitals nearly swept the podium when it comes to Top Hospital rankings!

 

St. Therese K of C Council Thanks Roxbury Residents and Businesses for Supporting Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Fund Drive

April 9, 2019

Dear Editor,

St. Therese Knights of Columbus Council #6320 would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the residents of Roxbury and its surrounding communities for their continued support of our annual Citizens with Developmental Disabilities Drive held April 5-7.

Your generosity enabled us to raise $5100 which will go to support the missions of the local Department for Persons with ...

Lake Hopatcong Foundation Annual Meeting and Open House on May 3

April 17, 2019

The Lake Hopatcong Foundation once again invites its donors and the broader lake community to learn about the organization’s recent accomplishments and 2019 plans at its Seventh Annual Meeting on May 3, 2019 at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center (125 Landing Road, Landing, NJ).

“Thanks to the incredible Lake Hopatcong community, we have a lot of success ...

Morristown Medical Center’s HIRE Learning Nurse Residency Program First Acute Care Program in NJ Accredited by ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The HIRE Learning Nurse Residency Program at Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is the first acute care program in New Jersey, and the 86th in the nation, to be accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™. The residency program is accredited with distinction, the ...