Roxbury News

November 12, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – The children’s room at Roxbury Public Library is undergoing a big transformation this week, one that will open a lot of  room for programs and activities, said the library director. The impetus for the project was a gift to the library of shelving from the Hun School of Princeton, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Young men and women, ages 14-20, who are interested in careers in aviation, are invited to join Aviation Explorer Post 523 on Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morristown Airport. The goal of the post is to help teens experience different career paths in aviation.  On that day, the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School students who enjoy eating lunch at the new picnic tables in the school's courtyard can thank a local Boy Scout. The tables were recently installed and painted as an Eagle Scout project by Michael Lang, a senior patrol leader for Boy Scout Troop 163 in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County should allocate $10,000 toward the creation of a paved pathway that would connect the West Morris Greenway, near Horseshoe Lake, with Ledgewood Park in Ledgewood, said an advisory panel this week. The recommendation came from the county Open Space Trust Fund ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The late Harold Weasner of Roxbury was one of seven U.S. military veterans honored this week by the Morris County Freeholders who awarded them with Morris County Distinguished Service Medals. The medals were presented in a Wednesday ceremony, designed to bring attention to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Jefferson Elementary School Guidance Counselor Ashley Cicchino has been nominated for the 2018/2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Cicchino was recognized as a LifeChanger for her involvement in the school and district community. Cicchino has facilitated and participated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Students at St. Therese School in Succasunna had an exciting morning Wednesday as a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) helicopter landed in the school parking lot. It wasn’t a raid or emergency landing. It was a pre-arranged visit; a community outreach effort by the DEA as part of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of Roxbury Boy Scout Troop 163 of Succasunna are getting ready for their annual holiday wreath sale, a major fundraiser for the group. The troop will be selling festive, 14-inch wreaths, starting Nov. 23 at Roxbury Fire Co 1 on Main Street in Succasunna. The wreath sale ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury woman stole more than $150,000 from her Mount Olive employer over a 5-year-period, according to police. The woman, Angela Messina, 53, of Landing, was arrested Monday by Mount Olive police following an 8-month-long investigation, police said. They said Messina was charged ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A benefit concert will take place Nov. 10 for Scott Miller, a local drummer and percussion instructor who became partially paralyzed in January after suffering a stroke during a performance. The 7:30 p.m. concert will happen at St. Mark’s Parish in Long Valley. Tickets will be $30 ...

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Morristown, NJ – A Roxbury woman was one of 19 community volunteers sworn-in recently to serve as advocates for children removed from homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The woman, Gail Kross of Succasunna, was sworn-in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by state Superior Court ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School had a beautiful fall day Oct. 19 for its second annual Green Fair. This year’s theme: Renew and Reuse. Students were able to learn about renewable energy sources and finding ways to use household items so they don’t end up in the trash. Students rotated ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Face it: You’re a bad person. You borrowed a book or video from the Roxbury Public Library six months ago and you never returned it. And somehow you still sleep at night? Well, here’s a chance to give up the thug life, to go from degenerate to considerate. Bring to the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County authorities are seeking help in finding a 15-year-old Mountain Lakes boy who has been missing since Oct. 30. In a statement, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp and Mountain Lakes Police Chief Shawn Bennett  said the boy, Thomas Kolding, who lives in Mountain ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team came out on top Thursday in a post-regular-season game against Plainfield. The NJSIAA crossover game - a type of consolation game made available to teams that don't make it into the state tournament - saw the Gaels defeat the Cardinals ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Halloween was showtime for at least four Roxbury households going all-out with extravagant displays that will drew crowds. The most venerable was the Halloween House created by Craig Heard of Succasunna and his family. The indoor/outdoor horror fest is approaching its third decade ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When Roxbury Social Services Director Janet Wald learned about the Vietnam veteran living in his car, Wald did what she usually does: Everything she could to help. Her efforts aided the fellow, at least temporarily, but they also pretty much wiped out the money Social Services sets ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Councilman Fred Hall was recently selected as the most “outstanding public official” in Morris County when it comes to parks and recreation. The award was bestowed by the Morris County Park Alliance at its 2018 community awards banquet, an event that “recognizes and honors ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School honored academic excellence on Thursday, Oct. 11 with its annual Academic Excellence Recognition Evening, where students in grades 10 through 12 were presented certificates and awards for achieving a 3.75-grade point average (GPA) or higher in the 2017/2018 school ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix robotics team recently participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the N.J. Clean Communities initiative. The team does this twice a year and receives small mini-grants to help fund their program. The Clean Communities ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Legends Ale House, a sports bar and restaurant in Succasunna, closed its doors last week, a demise that came less than three years after it opened for business. The closing came as a surprise to employees, according to Jackie Sannipoli, a Roxbury resident who worked there as a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School football team's season ended Friday with a loss to West Morris Central at home on Senior Night. The Gaels' 27-14 loss left their season record at 2-6 and their eyes aimed on a better record next year. The Wolfpack was first to get on the scoreboard with a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township senior citizens club this month enjoyed a bus trip for a week in Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec, Canada. Forty members of the club enjoyed the vacation. Thie trip was one of the annual week-long jaunts the club takes every year to various locations. The club, which ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The new Roxbury High School gymnastics team was narrowly beaten Tuesday in league championship competition, losing to Montclair. The Gaels total of 100.575 wasn’t enough to beat Montclair’s 100.625, but coach Tara Liska said she was pleased with the performance. “The girls went ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School AP Literature students along with their teachers, Laura Schmidt, Allyson Spargo and Sharon Baker attended the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival on Oct. 19 at NJPAC in Newark and the surrounding area. While there, the 17 students had the opportunity to meet, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Ground was broken today on a 12-home Habitat for Humanity project in Roxbury, an event that was six years in the making, according to the organization’s CEO. The project, at 119 and 121 Main Street in Succasunna, will have two buildings with each containing six condominium units.

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NEWARK, N.J. – A former fire inspector for several New Jersey municipalities, who conspired with a Roxbury man to commit a strongarm extortion, was sentenced today to 34 months in prison, said U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The man, Billy Donnerstag, 50, of Hackettstown, pleaded guilty earlier ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Mirriam Morris, a woman who dedicated more than a decade to helping preserve historical sites in Roxbury, was presented tonight with a certificate of appreciation from the township Mayor and Council. Morris, who moved to Raleigh, N.C. in July, served as president of the Roxbury ...

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