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Remote-Viewing Residents Fume as Roxbury Ends Zoom

June 30, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township Council meetings will no longer be available for remote attendance, a decision that brought criticism from several members of the public.

In discussing the decision at the June 28 council meeting (a session attended remotely by Roxbury Councilman Mark Crowley) Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd said most other municipalities have already stopped ...

Roxbury Capital Projects Feeling Pinch of Inflation

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury government’s capital improvement plans are being impacted by the same economic forces pounding its residents as evidenced by a need to appropriate $32,000 extra for three items in current capital budget.

The items were discussed in a “request for some additional capital funding” made by Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd at a ...

Student Vocalists, Musicians and Dancers Honored by Roxbury School Board

June 29, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury students involved in the performing arts were praised this week by the school board, with many board members expressing awe at the talent shown by the district’s young musicians, dancers and vocalists.

“I congratulate all the performing arts students,” said Roxbury School Board Member Leo Coakley, noting his appreciation extends to students ...

Cruises Offered on Lake Hopatcong’s Floating Classroom

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury-based Lake Hopatcong Foundation will be running 90-minute cruises this summer on its Floating Classroom.

The Floating Classroom is "an interactive education center with scientific equipment right on board to facilitate a hands-on learning experience that’s fun for children and adults alike," said the Foundation.

These informational, ecology-based ...

Council Honors 'Elite' Roxbury High School Softball Team

June 28, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Noting the history made this year by the Roxbury High School softball team, the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday honored the players and coaches with a proclamation session at town hall.

The Gaels won 25 games and lost only five, made it to the semifinals of the state Tournament of Champions, were sectional champions and group champions.

“We have a tremendous ...

Kids Triathlon Coming Again to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – The tenth Roxbury Tri-Harder Kids Triathlon is scheduled for July 7 with a rain date of July 12.

As proven last year, rain dates are vital when planning late-afternoon outdoor events in July; the 2021 version of the popular event for kids 4 years old to 14 years old, had to be postponed due to Tropical Storm Elsa.

Even with the change of date, last year’s ...

'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 ...

Burglar Swaps Nasty Old Shoes for New Pair in Roxbury

June 21, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A burglar on Monday came into a fenced-in backyard, entered a Succasunna home and swapped a pair of "smelly" old sneakers for a nicer pair found right inside the doorway, according to the homeowner.

Timothy Inge, of Eyland Avenue, said he and his girlfriend, Susan Masciarelli, were outside in the front of his house on at around noon when the “most ...

Police: Roxbury Man Had Stash of Guns, Ammo and Drugs

ROXBURY, NJ – A police search of a house in Landing yielded 14 guns, more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition, 100 high-capacity magazines, LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms, ketamine and marijuana, according to authorities.

It also resulted in the arrest 33-year-old Erik Vandevelde, who now faces a long list of weapons and drug charges, said a statement today from the Morris County ...

Roxbury Councilwoman Becomes Rotary President

July 2, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Councilwoman Jaki Albrecht this week was named the new president of the Roxbury Rotary Club, promising to continue the club’s growth and involvement in community efforts.

The 55-year-old Succasunna resident takes over the presidency reigns from Roxbury Rotarian Don Miller. She was sworn-in to the position at a Rotary Club dinner in Randolph on Wednesday ...

Cheer for Roxbury/Mt. Arlington Veterans Aboard Saturday's 'Veteran's Cruise'

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents are being asked to help the township pay tribute this Saturday to veterans aboard the annual “Miss Lotta” Veteran’s Cruise on Lake Hopatcong.

For Roxbury folks wishing to do so, the township is setting up a special viewing station at the Shore Hills Country Club (SHCC) in Landing. The club is at 195 Mt. Arlington Blvd., across from ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

Roxbury Student Sells Art to Help Native Kids in Philippines

July 3, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ –During a trip to the Philippines, where she was born, a Roxbury High School student was moved by the plight of indigenous people impacted by a volcano and COVID-19.

So the student, Sofia Ong, decided she had to do something to help.

She launched an Etsy online store, hoping to sell her artwork – and that of others – to raise money for the indigenous children - ...

St. Therese Cancels Carnival in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Attributing the decision to “health and other reasons,” the St. Therese Catholic Church parish in Succasunna has canceled this year’s St. Therese Carnival, a staple of summer in Roxbury that always attracted large crowds.

The event, traditionally held at the Horseshoe Lake Park “fairgrounds,” had been scheduled for July 20 through July 23.

$200K Grant Advised for Fountain Restoration in Roxbury

June 23, 2022

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 ...

Roxbury Rotary Installs Plaque Honoring Bob Badini at Horseshoe Lake

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 ...

Roxbury Vote on Short-Term Rental Ban Slated for Tuesday

June 12, 2022

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 ...

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 ...

Help Needed This Week for Lake Hopatcong 'Island' Job

June 6, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – Volunteers are being sought to help build “floating wetland islands” in Lake Hopatcong this week, including at one site in Roxbury

These artificial “islands” are made of recycled plastic material and are planted with a variety of native wetland vegetation.

“The plants are rooted in peat or other soil, which eventually grow down into the ...

'Keep Roxbury Beautiful' says Clean Communities Leader

ROXBURY, NJ – Volunteers this month fanned-out across Roxbury to make the township tidier, said Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

She said the cleanup effort yielded a lot of stuff, but real success would be not having to do it in the first place.

“We tackled close to 20 locations with the Roxbury Township Clean Communities program with our outstanding ...

Morris County Vocational School Chief Named Superintendent of the Year

June 20, 2022

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 ...

Morris County Holds AAA Financial Rating for 47th Consecutive Year

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Moody’s Investors Service issued a AAA rating of Morris County’s financial stability in a review of $5.2 million in county guaranteed bonds offered for facility improvements at the County College of Morris, announced county officials

“The county has built a deep bench of civil servants and outside professionals to implement its policy objectives. This, ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Signs Record $50+ Billion State Budget, Republicans Concerned About Increasing State Spending

June 30, 2022

CRANFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed the $50.6 billion fiscal year 2023 budget on Thursday at Cranford High School.

"The priorities of this budget are the priorities of our families," Murphy said. "At the top that list is affordability."

Among the provisions in the budget:

$2 billion ANCHOR property tax credit for homeowners and a rebate for ...

New Jersey Business & Industry Association President Optimistic About the Future, Says Current Business Climate 'Frustrating'

TRENTON, NJ — When thinking of the future for businesses in New Jersey, Michele Siekerka is confident and hopeful.

"I’m always a glass half full person and very optimistic," Siekerka, the President and CEO of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) said. "I believe for every challenge there’s an opportunity.  It depends on how we ...

VIDEO: Patriotic Group Hangs Flags on Parkway, Baseball Field Ribbon Cutting, Residents Awarded for Art and Police Academy Graduation

July 1, 2022

NEW JERSEY - A group of patriotic residents hang flags on a Garden State Parkway overpass ahead of July 4th. Plus, a new baseball field ribbon cutting. Also, two residents are awarded for their art contributions. And, a police academy graduation.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, Powered by TAPinto, brought to you by Lakeland Bank and Bag Up ...

VIDEO: Cornhole Champions, Firefighters Save Ducklings, Teachers Honored for Fellowship Graduation and Gearing Up for July 4th

NEW JERSEY - A town crowns cornhole champions. Plus, firefighters rescue stranded ducklings and reunite them with their mother. And, several teachers honored for their fellowship graduation. Also, one town gears up for a massive July 4th celebration. 

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

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JCP&L, FirstEnergy Remind Public to Have a Safety-First Summer

With the Fourth of July fast approaching and the summer months upon us, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), and its parent company, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), are reminding the public to be cautious of potential electrical hazards associated with popular outdoor activities. Celebrating responsibly will help keep customers safe and the electricity flowing reliably this ...

JCP&L Completes Inspections and Maintenance to Enhance Service Reliability for Customers Through the Summer Season

With anticipated higher electric usage and severe weather possible during the hot summer months, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has completed equipment inspections and maintenance throughout its central and northern New Jersey service area to help enhance service reliability for customers.

Nearly 800 miles of high-voltage ...

Making Designer Brands More Affordable than EVER!

June 30, 2022

GRAND OPENING OF COUTURE TRADERS MASSIVE ROUTE 46, LEDGEWOOD, NJ SHOWROOM
TODAY, June 30, 2022! Save an additional 15% off everything in the store (exluding Chanel)

While the prices for everyday items are going through the roof, Couture Traders, with its flagship showroom in Ledgewood, has found a way for our customers to save more money!   

Couture Traders offers ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, July 28, 7:00 PM

The Bandshell at Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna

Drift Away with Music by Amani

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Mon, August 8, 12:00 PM

Randolph Township Library, Randolph

Borgen Project Informational Event

Milestones

Roxbury's Hailey Inge Achieves Doctor of Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas PA.

June 3, 2022

Roxbury resident Hailey Inge successfully achieved Doctor of Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.

Hailey is now studying to take the exam for Board Certification and working at Wesley Village Skilled Nursing facility Post Acute Care in Pittstown, Pa., where she did her final clinical experience for graduation. 

They liked her so much, they offered her a ...

Chatty Blue Parakeet Spotted in Succasunna

June 28, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - A blue parakeet was seen Monday afternoon on Cedar Lane in Succasunna, according to a resident.

"It’s quite vocal," said resident Pam Smith, hoping to alert anybody missing such a bird.

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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 ...

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 ...

Student from Roxbury Makes Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society

July 1, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Jacob Dino of Succasunna was welcomed into Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society at the Western New England University chapter's annual induction ceremony which was held virtually on April 16.

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society that recognizes and encourages achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus or community service, social and religious ...

Roxbury Area Students Make Susquehanna Dean's List

ROXBURY, NJ - Susquehanna University recently congratulated six students from the Roxbury area that made the Dean's List.

The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester.

Thomas Shuman, of Succasunna, Class of 2024, majoring in accounting
Annalee Smith, of Flanders, Class of ...

SROs in Schools Are a Waste of Resources

June 11, 2022

The knee-jerk response of adding School Resource Officers (SROs, aka ex-cops with guns) to schools is a waste of money and does not increase school safety.

There have been multiple studies on this. Parkland and Uvalde had SROs, how'd that work out? Last year there were less than 20 school shooting deaths, but over 1700 suicides in the same age group.

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