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County Official: Roxbury Warehouse Builders Doing Their Best to Stem Stormwater Runoff

July 25, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Given the unique and challenging circumstances they face, the builders of a massive warehouse in Ledgewood are doing “good work” trying to control stormwater runoff from the site, said a county official in charge of monitoring such situations.

A big problem facing ARCO Construction, which is building the Adler Roxbury warehouse, is the fact that the 109-acre ...

Navy Highlights Sailor from Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - The U.S. Navy today highlighted Seaman Madison Maresca, a sailor who hails from Roxbury.

In a dispatch from Sasebo, Japan, the Navy showed Maresca working in March on the forward-deployed assault carrier USS America.

The Navy sent a photo of Maresca as she "heaves in a line in the ship’s fo’c’sle." It noted, in an email, that "U.S.

Roxbury Schools Gather Parent Input About Sex Curriculum

August 5, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury parents concerned about the state-recommended health and physical education curriculum for students can express their opinions through an online “Curriculum Update Feedback” form available at the Roxbury Schools website.

The district posted the form “in accordance with the recommendation of the NJDOE (state Department of Education) and in order to ...

Roxbury Picks New Director of School Security

ROXBURY, NJ – Former Roxbury School Board Member James Monaghan, Jr., a veteran police officer, was chosen Wednesday to be the school district’s new director of security.

The Roxbury Board of Education voted to approve Monaghan’s appointment to the post, being vacated at the end of the month by current director James Simonetti. Monaghan will be paid $82,000.

Monaghan, ...

Backstops and Dugouts: Roxbury Fixes Fields

August 1, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The township’s sports facilities are seeing a slew of refurbishments this summer, and work is expected to continue through the fall, said Roxbury Department of Public Works Director Rick Blood.

At Horseshoe Lake Park, the work includes a $15,000 replacement of the irrigation system on the 90-foot baseball diamond, Blood said.

Also taking place at the park will be ...

Roxbury Honors Special Olympics Gold Medalist

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials on Tuesday honored Cesar Maxwell, a Roxbury High School student who won several medals at the Special Olympics including a gold.

“We have Cesar Maxwell with us this evening,” said Mayor Jim Rilee at Tuesday's meeting of the township Mayor and Council. “He recently competed at the 2022 Special Olympics in Orlando, representing Roxbury ...

Three to Challenge Roxbury School Board Incumbents

July 26, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The November election for Roxbury School Board will see three newcomers challenging three incumbents, according to filings with the Morris County Clerk’s Office.

Hoping to oust current board president Carol Scheneck, board member Daniel Masi and board member Michelle Danielson are Christopher Milde, of Succasunna, Sharon MacGregor, of Lower Berkshire Valley and Daniel ...

Roxbury OKs License Plate Reading Cameras

July 29, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police will soon be installing 10 automated license plate reading devices in the township, a $50,000 project funded mostly with money seized through forfeiture cases.

The devices “capture computer readable images of license plates and checks them simultaneously in state and national crime databases,” said Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone in a letter to ...

Former Roxbury Student Shot to Death in Vermont

ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury High School student Kayla Noonan was fatally shot Monday in a Burlington, VT murder-suicide, according to press reports from the region.

Noonan, 22, was attending the University of Vermont, said the reports and her Facebook page, which indicated she began college in 2019.

She was shot by an acquaintance, 27-year-old Mikal Dixon who also shot, and ...

Roxbury Pastor Finds Charity-Minded Moms on Facebook

August 4, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna Pastor Carie Morgan is showing that - for all its shortcomings - social media can be a force for good.

It was by browsing a local Faceboook group that Morgan managed to connect with 16 Roxbury mothers who said they were interested in doing something to help the community. Soon, Morgan and the "Roxbury moms" will ...

Roxbury Racers Swim-a-Thon Raises Thousands for Social Services

ROXBURY, NJ –This year’s installment of the annual Roxbury Racers Swim Team’s “Swim-a-Thon” for Roxbury Social Services was a big success, raising about $3,000, according to Roxbury Racers Parent Association President Eileen Saladino.

The 6-hour-long event took place at Horseshoe Lake on July 21, members of the youth swim team completing as many laps as they ...

Roxbury Chief and Others Urge Boating, Swimming Safety

June 26, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Police Chief Dean Adone was among law enforcement and public officials who gathered Friday at a press conference on Lake Hopatcong urging people to be more careful while swimming and boating.

The gathering, convened by Mount Arlington Mayor Michael Stanzilis, took place at Lee’s County Park Marina in Mount Arlington.

Thursday marked the seventh anniversary ...

Roxbury High School Hosts Wellness Expo and Vendor Fair

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 ...

 “Ritz Carlton of Dog Hotels” Opens Tomorrow in Roxbury

June 3, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - K9 Resorts of Roxbury will hold its grand opening event tomorrow (Saturday, June 4) at 11 a.m.

At the event, which runs until 2 p.m., there will be tours, prizes, giveaways, discount packages and food.

Situated at 21 Route 10 East in Succasunna, just off the Sussex Turnpike, 10 minutes from the ISP Event Center, K9 Resorts of Roxbury is a nearly ...

Godspell Actors Sought by Roxbury Arts Alliance

July 28, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Auditions are taking place soon for The Roxbury Arts Alliance’s next in-house theatrical production: Godspell.

The auditions are scheduled for July 31 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. They will take place at the RAA’s Investor’s Bank Theater at Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna.

“The directors are searching for a diverse, inclusive, ...

Room for More Vendors at Roxbury's Olde Suckasunny Day

ROXBURY, NJ – The organizers of this year’s Olde Suckasunny Day street fair in Succasunna are still looking for vendors, artists and other participants.

The event is scheduled for Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street.

Rick Lansing, one of the event organizers from the First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna, is hoping this year’s weather compares with 2021: A ...

Roxbury to Celebrate Constitution Week with a Visit by John Adams

August 6, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - After a resounding success in 2021 with a visit from Theodore Roosevelt, Roxbury Township Public Library, Roxbury Township Historical Society and Roxbury Historic Trust are co-sponsoring a visit from John Adams to celebrate constitution week.

Adams will speak on the porch of the King House in the Drakesville Historic District of present-day Ledgewood on Sunday, Sept. 11, at ...

$200K Grant Advised for Fountain Restoration in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Nearly $205,000 should be granted by the county to restore the Hopatcong State Park Fountain in Landing, according to an advisory panel.

The 97-year-old fountain, built when the Morris Canal was abandoned, was one of 30 historic sites in Morris County on a list presented Wednesday to the Morris County Board of County Commissioners by the Morris County Historic Preservation ...

Complaint Yields Pruning of 'Embarrassing' Overgrowth at Roxbury Schools

July 16, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A messy wildflower garden in front of Roxbury High School and an overgrown bush that hid a memorial plaque in front of Eisenhower Middle School (EMS) were addressed this week after a resident said the lack of maintenance was “embarrassing” and “insulting.”

The garden at the high school was substantially cleared and the bush at EMS was trimmed.

The ...

Roxbury Vote on Short-Term Rental Ban Slated for Tuesday

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials on Tuesday are likely to outlaw the short-term rentals of houses and apartments in the township.

A public hearing, second reading and final vote on the proposed law is on the Roxbury Mayor and Council’s June 14 meeting agenda. The council unanimously approved the measure on first reading at its May 24 meeting.

If approved, the ordinance amendment ...

Concrete Firm Proposes Pond Fill-in, River Reroute in Roxbury

August 3, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Rutgers Pond, also known as Sunset Lake, was formed by decades of quarrying.

Now, Roxbury-based County Concrete Corp. wants to return to that hole on the Roxbury/Mine Hill border some material long ago removed.

The company has applied to the state for permission to fill in a section of the pond and to reroute a piece of the Black River through the reclaimed area. In ...

Warehouse Project Runoff Floods Roxbury Home

ROXBURY, NJ – Muddy runoff from a massive warehouse construction site on a nearby hill has repeatedly washed onto the property of a Landing resident during storms this year.

The situation has driven King's Highway homeowner Connor Hopkins and his wife to increased levels of frustration and made them worry whenever Roxbury experiences heavy rainfall.

It ...

Morris County Invites the Public to its 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

July 30, 2022

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners is inviting residents of Morris County and beyond to join them on Sept. 11, 2022, Sunday, at 6 p.m. to observe the 21st Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

The annual remembrance ceremony will be held at the Morris County 9/11 Memorial on West Hanover Avenue in Parsippany-Troy Hills, with the keynote ...

Morris County Vocational School Chief Named Superintendent of the Year

DENVILLE, N.J. - Morris County Vocational School District (MCVSD) Superintendent Scott Moffitt was recently named 2023 Morris County Superintendent of the Year.

Moffit has steadily grown enrollment in the district’s career-focused programs. He has championed the value of career and technical education, not only in Morris County, but across the state.

The impact of these ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

August 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Serving Up Generosity, Goodwill and Grace at the Jersey Shore

Americans nationwide are feeling the pinch of inflation, but perhaps nowhere more than in our country’s underserved communities.

One such community is Asbury Park, New Jersey, located within FirstEnergy’s Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) service territory, where more than 22 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. In February 2022, the New Jersey ...

JCP&L Welcomes New Line and Substation Employees from Power Systems Institute Training Programs

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE) utilities, have hired 20 graduates of Power Systems Institute (PSI), award-winning, two-year educational program that helps prepare the next generation of line and substation workers for FirstEnergy's 10 electric utility companies.

The new employees include 10 lineworkers and 10 substation electricians who are ...

Call for Office Staff at Local Adventure Course

August 8, 2022

FLG X NJ Adventure Course is looking for experienced candidates to assist with office and administrative duties, including checking in guests, navigating guest purchases, inventory and other tasks as needed. Candidates will be involved in daily business operations and work on site in Ledgewood, NJ.

Our work environment is unique, with most staff spending a majority of ...

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Milestones

Roxbury High School Student Joins The National Society of High School Scholars

August 6, 2022

On July 26, The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced student Nicholas Anthony Tomaselli from Mount Arlington, had been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Co-founder and ...

Lost Dog in Roxbury

July 28, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is hoping to find the owner of a small dog found early today along Berkshire Valley Road.

The dog is three to four months old and does not have a microchip, Blanchard said.

Anyone with information can call Roxbury Animal Control at (973) 584-4372.

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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 ...

How to Beat the Heat in Your Home this Summer

It's only May, and it's already 90 degrees in Roxbury. That means renters, homeowners and house buyers in the area are all looking for the same thing this summer: How to lower their electric bills and keep cool at the same time. 

Each summer seems hotter than the last no matter where you live, Morris County included. So how do you beat the heat while you reduce your ...

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 ...

Four Rules for Outdoor Tile

These days, outdoor patio tile ideas abound as homeowners strive to expand their enjoyment of their outdoor spaces. Because the tile is being installed outdoors instead of inside the home, the approach is different. There are a number of specific items that must be considered.

Weather Considerations

When selecting outdoor tile for decks and other applications, the number one element to ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

 

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health ...

Local Students Make FDU Honors/Dean's Lists

August 8, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Fairleigh Dickinson University announced that many Roxbury area students made the Spring 2022 Honors and Dean's Lists at its Florham Campus in Madison and its Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck.

Making the Honors List at the Florham Campus:

Ashley Clawson of Wharton

Justin Barnhard of Succasunna

Kayleigh Majewski of Flanders

Anthony Russo of Wharton

Thomas ...

Local Students Named to Kean's Spring Dean's List

 

ROXBURY, NJ - Eight Roxbury area students joined more than 2,500 named to the Spring 2022 Dean's List at Kean University. The following local students made the list:

Allison Abney of Succasunna, a senior majoring in Industrial Design.

James Bencivengo of Flanders, a senior majoring in Criminal Justice.

Amber Campbell of Succasunna, a senior majoring in Criminal ...

Saying My Last Goodbyes to My Childhood Home

August 7, 2022

Randolph, NJ- At approximately 11:30 A.M. on August 1st, 2022, I said my last goodbyes to the house I grew up in for the past 19 years. 

This house was more than just a place to sleep; it was a representation of all the memories it held.  

When I was little, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. As a result, certain rooms in my old home reminded me of this ...