Roxbury Top Stories

June 5, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Victoria Gonzalez was recently selected as the recipient of the Morris County Caring Student Award (MCPCA) for Roxbury High School. The MCPCA presents the award annually to one senior from each Morris County high school who has given selflessly to others, often being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Parents of Roxbury students are being asked how they feel about having their kids ride on school buses and return to classrooms in the fall. The opinions are sought in a 3-question survey that must be answered by tomorrow (June 5). Roxbury Schools Superintendent Loretta Radulic ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Restaurants in Roxbury and around the state, continuing to suffer due to COVID-19 restrictions, will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People driving down Bryant Drive to Roxbury High School are now greeted with a long line of signs showing the faces of the school’s 2020 graduating seniors. It is a dramatic display that school principal Dominick Miller characterized as “a small gesture.” But it’s really not very ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Monique Ferguson, of Wharton, warned her son and husband they really shouldn’t be out on the Landing Park athletic field to practice the boy’s football throws. It was Saturday. The weather was beautiful. But the field was closed. Justin, 16, is the varsity quarterback at his ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County residents who planned to dispose of hazardous materials in Randolph on June 13 will now have to take the stuff to Parsippany. The county Municipal Utliities Authority (MUA) initially said the June 13 waste disposal would take place at the County College of Morris.

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ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials. In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Boys Lacrosse team did not get a chance to compete on the field this season, thanks to COVID-19. But that didn't stop the program from celebrating its graduating seniors. Coach Chris Blough and the Roxbury Lacrosse Parents Association (RLPA) put together a virtual ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School's sixth annual Rox-THON fundraiser for children with pediatric cancer, canceled in March a day before it was supposed to take place, is rescheduled to happen - albeit virtually - on Friday. Starting at 7 p.m., the YouTube live stream will feature interactive ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Aeration systems, phosphorus-locking technologies, stormwater infrastructure upgrades and newly planted rain gardens are among the projects residents might see popping up in and around Lake Hopatcong this spring and summer. The work will take place as the Lake Hopatcong Commission ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Facing increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing orders. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – COVID-19 can be deadly, but so were the bullets and bombs faced by military personnel who died serving the country. With that in mind, Roxbury area residents - determined to honor slain veterans despite the COVID-19 cancelation of it Memorial Day parades this year – did what they ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Since County College of Morris (CCM) is not able to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this year, the college will provide the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration June 12, at 7 p.m. on YouTube. This year’s commencement was originally scheduled for May 22, but with the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The organizers of the “Adopt a Senior 2020” Facebook group hope the effort will “bring a smile” to the faces of Roxbury High School seniors whose graduation ceremonies have been waylaid by the coronavirus. The Facebook group, administered by Elaine Weinacker and Dana Guberman ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Six days after it donated Shoprite gift cards to Roxbury Social Services, the Roxbury Rotary Club was at it again; this time giving a bunch of the cards to a group representing the township's houses of worship. On Thursday, Roxbury Rotary Club President Steve Alford presented 43 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information. The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Olivia Boon of Ledgewood was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Boon was initiated at University of Delaware. Boon is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s tennis courts, closed since March 16 due to concerns about COVID-19, reopened today with several restrictions, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Roxbury has public tennis courts at Kiwanis Park and Berkshire Valley Park. The manager’s announcement came three ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) this year is using an online system to take orders for its annual native plant sale, but customers will still be able to pick up their purchases in person. The non-profit organization, based in Landing, is offering more than 40 types of plants, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Some members of the Roxbury High School Interact Club will soon be offering virtual story-telling sessions during which they will read books to children. The online video sessions, to take place via Google Meet, will occur at 1 p.m. on May 22, May 29 and June 5, all Fridays. “If ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Township residents are being asked to keep an eye out for a cat that went missing Sunday in the Poet's Peak section of Ledgewood. "Prince" was last seen sometime after 11 p.m. near Conkling Road, around the corner from his home on Cooper Drive. "He's an indoor cat, very timid and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury police, and maybe some fire trucks, will lead a convoy of exotic and custom cars loaded with pizzas as they are delivered Wednesday to medical workers at Morristown Medical Center, said Paul Bellardini, the man making the pies. Bellardini, the owner of Luigi's Pizza in the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary Club recently donated more than $1,000 worth of gift cards to Roxbury Social Services as part of its pledge to eliminate hunger in the township, said club President Steve Alford. "Roxbury Rotary has set some goals to help make sure no one in Roxbury is going ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –Roxbury School Board Member Dan Masi and his musically talented wife and children picked up their instruments during Teacher Appreciation Week and recorded a music video as a way of giving thanks to teachers and other school workers. The YouTube video, which runs two minutes and 37 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Seventeen students from Roxbury High School were named Students of the Month for April. Teachers nominate students for their performance in any of the eleven departments: Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, World Languages, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, ...

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NEW JERSEY - Spring sports were officially canceled in New Jersey by the NJSIAA after Gov. Phil Murphy announced that all schools would remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Athletes have continued to stay in shape and train. Most are wondering about their summer seasons.  The NJ ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Police this week said they were investigating “a possible attempted theft” in Succasunna and urged residents to lock their cars and homes. But that doesn't mean the town is unsafe, according to a new report. Roxbury is one of the top 50 municipalities in New Jersey when it comes to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – First COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade. Now the disease has forced the cancellation of another popular outdoor event in town: The Horseshoe Lake Beach Blast. Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo made the announcement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The township recycling center, closed since March 18 due to COVID-19 precautions, will reopen on May 16, said a township official. The center, situated on North Dell Avenue in Kenvil, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said township recycling coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. She said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –  People in Roxbury might get to see New Jersey Air National Guard (NJANG) jets pass overhead tomorrow during an “Air Force Salutes Flyover.” The planes, from the NJANG’s 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Air Refueling Wing are planning to fly over 14 sites across the state as a tribute ...

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