Roxbury Top Stories

May 10, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Canceled last year as COVID-19 deaths began to increase, the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade is still on the not-going-to-happen list, but the township does plan to honor its veterans with a special event. The township Memorial Day Committee and Roxbury VFW Post 2833 are planning a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury Instrumental Music Department will be holding a Roxbury Instrument Showcase for all Roxbury fourth- through sixth-grade students.  Students and their families are invited to RVSP to attend the Instrument Showcase on Thursday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Rain Date: ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury will be holding a free food distribution on May 15. The goal of the effort, taking place starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese Parish, 151 Main Street, Succasunna​, is to help relieve “the financial strain put on families during this pandemic,” ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Lumber supply issues are delaying the replacement of a swim meet dock at Horseshoe Lake Park, said a township official today. Roxbury Public Works Director Rick Blood said the delay means the new dock will not be ready by Memorial Day, as originally planned. “The estimated finish ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People have until June 1 to submit candidates for the Roxbury School District’s 7th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards, said the district. Those eligible for the awards include Roxbury High School graduates who received diplomas and former students who attended Roxbury schools for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Landing resident Emma Gamboa is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Gamboa, a senior at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, plans to pursue STEM as an area of study and to play Division 1 rugby for Army West Point. At Oak Knoll, Gamboa ran cross country ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury schools are celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week this week, with one of the events featuring an appearance by Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo. He came to Kennedy Elementary School on Monday morning and delivered to teachers at the school “Certificates of Appreciation” from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School and Eisenhower Middle School were recently recognized with the 100% Club Award for 2020 by the New Jersey Technology and Engineering Educators Association. The 100% Club showcases those schools with the highest level of commitment to professional development.

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ROXBURY, NJ — In need of money, the Roxbury High School ice hockey team is hosting its bi-annual shredding event. The event will take place Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eisenhower Middle School The paper shredding drive helps the team offset the high costs of playing hockey and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Volunteers recently scoured Roxbury’s parks, trails and ponds, removing thousands of pounds of debris, said township officials. More than 200 people helped in the township-wide cleanup — organized by Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes — that took place last ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — With a trouncing of Kittatinny on Wednesday, the Roxbury High School softball team attained a 4-1 record on the season, a level of success that deserves a better place to play, asserts one member of the Roxbury School Board. Board member Joseph Bocchino spoke up at Monday’s board ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Shawn Potillo was chosen Tuesday by the Roxbury Mayor and Council to fill the unexpired term of former Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak, who died March 31. Potillo, a 43-year-old Republican, was one of three people nominated by the Roxbury Republican Club to fill ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury Boy Scout thinks the township needs a better Christmas tree, and he’s raising money to make it happen. As his Eagle Scout project, Tyler Benedetto is hoping to install at the Roxbury Recreation Center a 24-foot-tall Norway spruce and a decorative wall. The project will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury School District’s buildings and grounds, food service, security and transportation employees were the focus Monday of a “Roxbury Resilience” observance celebrating their year of dealing with COVID-19. The video presentation, shown at the Roxbury School Board meeting, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury property owners will pay a little less in school taxes under a proposed new school district budget that is up for approval April 26, according to a school official. The owners of a house assessed at $300,000 should see a decrease of about $117 in the school portion of their ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library needs to make room for a new collection, and the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library will be hosting an outdoor, clearance book sale on Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We have such a huge supply of gently used books that we’re offering at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury public school students will return to full days of in-classroom instruction on May 3, thanks to “significantly decreased COVID-19 cases” in the township, said Roxbury Schools Superintendent Loretta Radulic. The announcement, however, comes with a caveat for Roxbury High ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The main odor-elimination system at the former Fenimore Landfill in Ledgewood is scheduled to be shut off for two weeks for maintenance, but officials do not expect plumes of noxious sulfur dioxide to drift over Roxbury. The work, expected to begin April 26, involves replacing the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Free tree seedlings will be available Friday to Roxbury residents as part of the New Jersey Forest Service’s Tree Recovery Campaign. Residents can pick up tree seedlings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roxbury Recreation Department site at 72 Eyland Ave. in Succasunna. Seedlings ...

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ROXBURY, NJ -- The Roxbury High School baseball team won its season opener in dramatic fashion on Monday, beating Chatham with a 3-run, walk-off homer by senior Justin Kurbansade. The homer came with two outs in the seventh inning, lifting the Gaels over the Cougars 5-2. Kurbansade collected ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury Woman’s Club is selling discounted tickets to Hershey Park and three other attractions at the Pennsylvania site, it announced today. The non-profit organization’s fundraiser slashes more than $25 off the normal price for all-age admissions. Such tickets, for people ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury High School’s spring sports athletes — forced by COVID-19 school closings to sit out last year — are headed this week for their first taste of competition since 2019. With their Spring Break scrimmages out of the way, the spring sports participants are scheduled to begin ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Forced to go virtual last spring due to COVID-19 shutdowns, Roxbury High School’s Rox-THON fundraiser for children with cancer will return to in-person status this year. The event, for Roxbury High School students only, is scheduled for May 21 at the high school. Freshmen and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Girl Scouts in Roxbury’s Franklin Elementary School didn’t let COVID-19 restrictions dampen their enthusiasm this year when it came to selling Girl Scout Cookies, said one of their troop leaders. Tami Seckin, who leads Brownie Troop 97252, said the girls made the best of a tough ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The municipal government taxes paid by Roxbury property owners will not increase under the township budget introduced this week. The $29.97 million spending plan, which will be up for final adoption May 11, is slightly altered from the budget presented in February by Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The township will soon rename a park in honor of former Roxbury Township Councilman Richard Zoschak who died recently. The announcement was made Tuesday by Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo during a somber tribute to Zoschak, who died March 31. Zoschak, a landing resident of 38 years, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Telling dozens of unhappy residents it was making the best of a bad situation, the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday approved several zoning amendments related to affordable housing. The most controversial of the new zones is one that allows for the creation of 175 units of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The HOPE ONE van will be making several stops in Morris County this month, including an April 17 visit to Roxbury. The remaining April schedule for the van is as follows: April 14; Super Savor Liquor in Mount Arlington; 9 am - 2 pm April 15; Jefferson Diner in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — The Succasunna-based St. Therese Knights of Columbus (KOC) is accepting applications for three scholarships this year, the organization announced today. The KOC Council’s 2021 Memorial Scholarship Program is open to children or grandchildren of current or deceased members of KOC ...

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ROXBURY, NJ — Updated version. Coming off a “very strong” practice on Saturday morning, the Roxbury High School volleyball team was ready for the state tournament, said its coach on Monday. He was right. The team began “states” play at home later in the day and handily defeated Wayne Hills ...

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