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House Built By Roxbury Students is Placed on Lot in Landing

May 18, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – With a crane and a tractor-trailer, a 2-piece, modular home, built as affordable housing by Roxbury High School students for Morris Habitat for Humanity, was successfully moved today from the high school in Succasunna to a lot in Landing.

The move went flawlessly and faster than many expected. The two halves of the house matched up perfectly as they were ...

Roxbury Elementary School Gets Sustainability Grant

ROXBURY, NJ - The Kennedy Elementary School in Succasunna was recently awarded a $2,000 Sustainable Jersey for Schools grant funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).

Sixteen $10,000 grants and ten $2,000 grants were distributed to support elementary through high school public schools and school districts across the state. The grants fund a variety of projects including ...

Roxbury Moves to Buy Cameras for All School Buses

ROXBURY, NJ – All school buses in the Roxbury school district will soon be outfitted with security cameras as the district – which has slowly been installing the devices – recently decided to finish the job.

The decision to spend about $106,000 on the bus camera project was approved by the Roxbury Board of Education at its May 9 meeting.

At the session, Roxbury Schools ...

Ceremony Thanks Donors to Roxbury's Student-Built Home

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School on Monday thanked the many individuals and companies whose donations of time and materials helped students build a Morris Habitat for Humanity house that will soon be moved to a prepared lot in Landing.

Several hundred people gathered for the “thank you” ceremony outside the high school’s Structural Design & Fabrication Lab, the ...

Roxbury Aviation Student and Teacher Receive Scholarships

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School aviation teacher Michael Gottfried and sophomore Tyler Benedetto each recently received a $10,000 scholarship from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), according to the school district.

The AOPA offers 80 student scholarships and 20 teacher scholarships each year provided by The Ray Foundation, according to the district. It said ...

Roxbury High School Music Department Wins Big at Virginia Competition

ROXBURY, NJ - Six choirs, three bands and an orchestra from Roxbury High School traveled to Williamsburg, Va. last weekend to compete in the World Strides’ Heritage Festival.

The competing choirs were Roxbury Glee Club, Melodies, Vocal Jazz, Revelation, Classic Sounds Honors and the Festival Choir under the direction of Patrick Hachey, R. Daniel Salyerds and Krista ...

New Roxbury School Budget Brings Slight Tax Cut

ROXBURY, NJ – Property owners in Roxbury will see a slight decrease in the school portion of their tax bill under a new school budget approved Monday.

The $83.8 million spending plan adopted by the Roxbury School Board will entail a local school tax rate of 1.597% and will cost the owner of a $300,000 house $4,791, said Roxbury Schools Business Administrator Joseph ...

Second Turf Field Proposed for Roxbury High School

ROXBURY, NJ – A second artificial turf field is being proposed for Roxbury High School, school officials said Monday.

The plan is to convert to turf the current grass field situated on the north side of Bryant Drive, the road leading to the high school off South Hillside Avenue, said Roxbury Schools Business Administrator Joe Mondanaro.

In a ...


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Mon, May 23, 7:30 PM

Lincoln-Roosevelt School, Succasunna

Board of Education Meeting



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Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party Bigger and Better Than Ever

May 12, 2022

The 9th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd., Landing.

The rain-or-shine event, which offers a unique Main Street-style experience in a beautiful lakeside setting, is hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF), with Live the Lake NJ as the main sponsor.

This year’s event will feature ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, May 20, 1:00 PM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

Movies at the Library

Arts & Entertainment Other


Sat, May 21, 9:00 AM

Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna

Kids Fishing Derby



Sat, May 21, 10:00 AM

Hopatcong State Park, Landing

Lake Hopatcong Block Party

Arts & Entertainment

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The Great Spring in Roxbury

April 25, 2022

The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company.

Explosives were manufactured on that land for over 150 years. In all that time, the spring remained undeveloped.

Because it is ...

Roxbury Interact Club: An Amazing Group of Young People

I’ve been a local business owner since 2009, and I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people, both as customers and also as fellow business owners. Dezine Line has enjoyed good success since we moved here, and we are grateful.

I like to post pictures on Facebook and Instagram and follow many local businesses and school groups. I also do my best to donate to good causes, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Handling Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and news about the stock markets can be unsettling, and some investors might be worrying about the security of their financial future. Even the most experienced investors can get nervous when markets become volatile.

This is natural. It’s an emotional response that can affect your long-term decision-making. Of course, the news media often paints the worst-case ...

Three Porcelain Tile Truths You Need to Know

Porcelain tile is a beautiful investment for your home, but did you know that it is also one of the longest-lasting flooring materials on the market today?

You know that installing tile in your home or office provides you with a stable surface for a variety of activities, but it can also make your life easier — especially if you have pets or small children. Kids and puppies are ...

Why it’s Important to keep up colorectal cancer screenings, especially now

No matter what’s happening around us, cancer doesn’t take a pause, and neither should preventive cancer screenings.

Unfortunately, it seems that many people continue to put colorectal screenings on hold, with colonoscopies taking a dip over the last several years. According to Dr. Angela Alistar, a gastrointestinal oncologist with Atlantic Health System’s Morristown ...

Roxbury HS Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 5, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021/2022 school year.

Students must have earned all grades 90 or above on their second marking period report cards to qualify for high honor roll and students must have earned all grades 80 or above on their third marking period report cards to earn ...

Roxbury resident Named to Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Genesis Valentin Suarez has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Fl.

Valentin Suarez lives in Landing.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port ...

Lesser Celandine Alert!

April 16, 2022

Dear Editor,

Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion.

Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower soon turns to alarm as year by year it takes over the yard, spreading through ...