Roxbury Top Stories

December 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rebels Travel Softball players recently delivered more than10 shopping carts full of food, health and hygiene products to the Roxbury Social Services food pantry. The players collected donations after receiving a list of most needed items from Janet Wald, director of  ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – On Dec. 16, 1944, the German army launched a surprise, but doomed, attack on Allied forces that came to be called the Battle of the Bulge. Jim Cullen, 21, survived that nightmare. Tomorrow, 74 years beyond the eve of that attack, the Succasunna resident will be signing copies of a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents are opening their hearts and wallets to help others this holiday season, including less-fortunate teenagers and a Roxbury police officer fighting cancer. One way they’re doing that is by contributing gifts and money when they visit the extravagant front-yard ...

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MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - The Mount Arlington police officer struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening was identified today as Sgt. James DiStasio. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office revealed DiStasio's name in an afternoon press release, but added it is not going to say much else about the incident ...

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MT. ARLINGTON, NJ - A borough police officer was injured Tuesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle, according to officials. The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Howard Boulevard near the Exxon Station. A source said the officer was struck while directing traffic and suffered major head ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment. The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Having dealt recently with the death of a senior citizen who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning, Roxbury police today offered to help elderly and disabled residents check their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The police department said an officer will check the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School’s National Honor Society recently inducted 68 new members to add to the 58 already existing members. Students inducted pledged to continue to uphold the four pillars that make up the National Honor Society (NHS) which are scholarship, service, character and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The brother of Roxbury firefighter and business owner Jeff Poissant is hoping to raise $100,000 to help defray the medical bills that are piling up as his sibling fights cancer. So far, the GoFundMe page created Dec. 5 by Alan Poissant has raised about $10,000. “I put $100,000 (as ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - When Pennsylvania National Guard Cpt. Joe McLaughlin visited youngsters at the Franklin Elementary School aftercare program this week, it wasn’t his first interaction with the kids. The children and McLaughlin had been pen-pals during the captain’s 9-month-long deployment in Kuwait ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Walmart Inc. wants to upgrade and expand its store at the former Ledgewood Mall in Roxbury, converting it into a more modern “supercenter” that would include drive-through grocery pickup lanes. The project would be aligned with the ongoing retrofitting of the mall into a new ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Are you ready for Ledgewood Lager? How about Port Morris Porter or Succasunna Summer Ale? A former roller skating rink in Kenvil that hasn’t seen skaters in more than three decades is being eyed as a future haven for craft beer lovers, and the would-be proprietor said he would ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Motorists who pass a firetruck or ambulance entering or leaving the firehouse in Succasunna will face fines of up to $500, thanks to a new Roxbury ordinance. The ordinance, approved recently by the Roxbury Mayor and Council, is an attempt ensure the safety of fire and first-aid ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Seven Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for and were accepted into the American Choral Directors Association National Honors Choir recently. The prestigious ensemble is composedof the top high school and collegiate singers in the United States. The students ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Competition Cheerleading team took first place in the Super Varsity Division last weekend at UCA Regionals in Long Island, N.Y.  The win earned the team the title of Super Varsity Regional Champions. The team also received two bids to attend the National ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School ice hockey team evened out its record at 2-2 on Saturday with a dominating win over Vernon. Playing at Skylands Ice World, the Gaels got off to a slow start in the first period getting outshot 17-9. However, the excellent goal-tendng of Tyler Marston ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Decent weather and a good flow of visitors greeted vendors and other participants at the Home for the Holidays celebration in Succasunna on Saturday. Although rain was predicted, none came. Instead, sunny skies blessed the event’s early hours. Clouds that rolled in during the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s version of the annual Home for the Holidays celebration in Roxbury will feature more food trucks and vendors than ever as well as an extended “Santa Land,” said Michele O’Halloran, one of the organizers. The event, which takes place on Main Street in Succasunna from 11 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The owner of a Roxbury auto body shop is inviting the public to attend the dedication of a new flagpole he recently installed at his business. Ed Korpos, who owns Ken’s Auto Body on Route 46 in Ledgewood (a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor), will host the Dec. 1 event scheduled for 11:30 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Struck by the determination of a man who rides a bicycle to work each day on Route 46 in all types of weather, a Roxbury policeman has so far purchased the fellow two replacement bikes. The generosity of the officer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Silvio Valdes, was heralded today by the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents' electric bills will decrease if the township enrolls in an “energy aggregation” program being considered by the township, said Roxbury Councilman Dan Kline. Kline, one of three members of the council who studied the pros and cons of energy aggregation, gave a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School senior Emma McDonald was one of 13 Morris County students honored recently as a Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) music student of the month. For November, the MPAC honored outstanding brass players. McDonald was nominated by Jeffry Conrad. “Emma is the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In addition to fighting crime, Roxbury police will also be battling Christmas Day disappointment this year, it was announced today. To bolster the effort, the department has partnered with Santa Claus, said the department.  “The police department will be assisting Santa with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  An online fundraising site created to help defray medical costs of a Roxbury woman fighting cancer will continue despite the woman’s death on Thanksgiving Day. The GoFundMe site set up for Landing resident Nicole Coleman “is now in honor of her life and will be kept going as a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School ice hockey team started its season Saturday the right way: A shut-out victory. Playing at Aspen Ice in Randolph, the Gaels trounced Paramus Catholic 4-0. Roxbury’s scoring started with a first-period short-handed goal by Kevin Keane at 9:53. Nicholas ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School saw three seniors recently sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at institutions of higher learning. Surrounded by friends, family and teammates, Ben Palanchi signed to play men’s lacrosse at Sacred Heart University, Will Findlay signed to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Hoping to gather donations, the organization that restored the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad station in Landing is offering chances to win a tiny model of the old building. For each $25 donated to The Lake Hopatcong Foundation on Nov. 27, contributors will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury police found themselves covering two towns Tuesday while their Hopatcong colleagues spent seven hours dealing with a terroristic threats suspect who refused to surrender even when approached by a robot, police said. “When our guys were tied-up,” they took calls for us,” ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People are being asked to contribute to an online fundraiser to help a Roxbury woman fighting brain cancer. The woman, Nicole Coleman, 42, of Landing, underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor Nov. 19 at University Hospital in Newark. Coleman, who was raised in Parsippany and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Little Gym of Roxbury, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, is participating in a "diaper drive" for the less fortunate and is collecting unopened packages of diapers and baby wipes at its facility in Ledgewood. The Little Gym of Roxbury Owner Danielle Mikolay said the children's center, ...

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