Roxbury Top Stories

August 13, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – Two 15-year-old Roxbury boys with behavioral problems, who ran away from a residential facility last Friday, were found today in New Brunswick after they called relatives. The boys, Jason Stevens and Matthew Canfield, left the Bonnie Brae residential school for boys in Basking ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In an effort to stop drivers from passing fire trucks and ambulances returning to firehouses, the township will establish official no-passing zones in front of the buildings, paint warning lines on the roads there and teach firefighters to use reflective “paddles” to hold ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders joined with Roxbury’s Mayor and Council and the township’s and county historic community Aug. 8 to formally dedicate a historic bridge marker and interpretive panel that highlight the township’s Drakesville Historic Park and Morris Canal Greenway ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Thanks to the Roxbury Board of Education, Roxbury High School Baseball Coach Greg Trotter and an energetic player, the Roxbury Royals summer league baseball team got to use the high school diamond Wednesday and win a league championship. The game, featuring the Roxbury Royals and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) is about to begin a major system upgrade in Roxbury, one that will double the diameter of a gas main running along more than a mile of Route 46. The project - scheduled to begin Aug. 13 and last until the middle or end of November - will take place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The owners of the Merry Heart senior care center in Succasunna recently received township approval to build an annex on Commerce Boulevard. After hearing extensive testimony, the Roxbury Zoning Board of Adjustment gave the nod to the plan, by Merry Heart principals Blanquita and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Christopher Merring first joined the scouting organization as a Bobcat in 2008, where he rose through the ranks as a Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. He earned many service awards and the Arrow of light. When Merring crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 188 in Landing, he quickly started ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s longest-serving firefighter, Lou Bizzari of Ledgewood, will be honored in May with a special sign on the road where he lives. Bizzari is 90 and he’s been a Roxbury firefighter for 69 years. The erection of a “street blade” on Mt. Arlington Road would take place to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - It’s never too hot and humid to think “holidays.” Vendor/crafter registration is now open for Roxbury’s 4th Annual Home for the Holidays street festival scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1.  Go to www.roxburynj.us/holidays to get registration form.  Vendors are encouraged to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - This summer, a handful of youth and adults from First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna had the opportunity to spend a week in Center City Philadelphia with an outreach program called Broad Street Ministry.  What was once Wylie Memorial Presbyterian Church has been reborn into a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The former Drakesville section of Roxbury literally drips with history, in large part because it was a busy hub on the former Morris Canal. That history will be commemorated and celebrated Aug. 8 during a special visit to Roxbury by the Morris County freeholders – one of the county ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury School Board President Leo Coakley will be the only incumbent on the ballot in the November board of education election, when voters will chose from four candidates for three seats on the board. Board members Ron Lucas and Margaret Casola are not seeking re-election to the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Former law enforcement officers working as security personnel in Roxbury schools will be permitted to carry handguns on the job under a policy approved recently by the school board. Only security officers who meet state qualifications, including State Police review, will be allowed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In a way, drums brought Emmy Award winning percussionist Emedin Rivera to Roxbury 28 years ago. He was living in a Bronx, N.Y. apartment at the time, a place that didn’t have enough room for all his percussion equipment. Rivera, known for playing drums, congas and other instruments ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A proposed trail that would connect Roxbury’s Orben Park to Lake Hopatcong would be a “poster child” for a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Dubbed the “Shippenport Greenway Proposal,” the trail would go about two ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury Mayor Marilyn Davis, who died July 10, was lauded Tuesday by members of the Roxbury Mayor and Council who praised her for being a groundbreaking and dedicated public servant. Davis, 87, was a Kenvil resident since moving to Roxbury in 1964. She was the first woman ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – True heroes often take care of themselves last and they never go around talking about their good deeds. That’s the kind of person sought by Nancy Knight. Knight, of Knight’s Automotive Repair in Ledgewood, is seeking nominations for this year’s Wheels to Prosper program. Each year, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The debate about removing voting from Roxbury schools is heating up; it was the subject of spirited discussions by the school board on Monday and by the town council on Tuesday. At its meeting, the school board heard Roxbury council members Dan Kline, Jaki Albrecht and Richard ...

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HACKETTSTOWN, NJ - A Roxbury woman grabbed a knife and waved it around during a 2 a.m. dispute outside a Hackettstown pub before being tackled and disarmed, police said. The woman, Alana Mitchell, 22, of Succasunna, ended up being charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - With the smell of diesel in the air, fire trucks lined up this Saturday at Horseshoe Lake Park for the 10th Annual Antique Firetruck Show. The event was hosted by the Antique Fire Association of New Jersey and it brought in faces old and new with trucks decades - for in some cases ...

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RANDOLPH, NJ – Weis Markets recently celebrated the grand opening of its new store in Randolph. The 54,000 square-foot supermarket, which anchors a vacant store front location in the Center Grove shopping plaza, is the company’s sixth location in New Jersey and second in Morris County.  The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Water Company, a family business that started in 1954 and currently serves nearly 3,900 homes and businesses in Roxbury, has agreed to be purchased by another entity, it was announced this week. The Succasunna-based company signed an agreement to be acquired by New Jersey ...

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Looking to bring new faces to Main Street, the Roxbury Planning Board discussed a proposal to amend the Master Plan for Housing and Zoning and add seven new housing units on 75 Main Street in Succasunna, near Succasunna Methodist Church. The area is a historic district, so the notion of adding ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - You could try Craigslist to get rid of those old books that are cluttering your house. You can try e-Bay or set up a card table on your front yard. But here's what might be a better idea: Donate them to the Roxbury Public Library and get a tax write-off. The Friends of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Under the hot Succasunna sun, players pushed themselves to their limits Sunday as the the U18 Fistball Championships closed out a 4-day run at Horseshoe Lake with Germany taking home the gold in the women’s division, and Brazil winning it in the men’s division. Despite rain earlier ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - On Friday nights during its season, the Roxbury High School football team plays under the lights.  But on Friday, July 13, the team shined a light on its generosity. The Gaels donated their time and strength to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Raising money for children with illnesses, 45 teams of all ages faced off at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday at the Roxbury PBA’s wiffleball tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the popular event. The tournament this year is raising money for fourth grader Matthew ...

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