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Instrument Showcase Coming for Roxbury Grades 4-6

May 10, 2021

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: Monday, May 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.) in the Roxbury High School Parking ...

The Importance of Giving Back: How Lightbridge Foundation Embodies its Circle of Care

The early education and child care franchise gives back through its in-house non-profit organization.

RANDOLPH, NJ- Since 1997, Lightbridge Academy has provided care and early-childhood educational services to parents and local communities. The brand has been innovators within its industry due to its Circle of Care philosophy and forward-thinking approaches and use of ...

Deadline Approaches for Roxbury Distinguished Alumni Award Nominations

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 at least five years.

The district said the award was created “to honor alumni ...

Roxbury Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

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 the township. DeFillippo noted that he is a former Kennedy parent.

Teacher ...

Roxbury Recognized with the 100% Club Award

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. Roxbury staff members are actively involved in the many professional development activities ...

'We Leaned on Each Other' says Roxbury Schools Chief in Celebrating 'Roxbury Resilience'

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, was the first of four scheduled to take place before the end of the ...

Proposed Roxbury School Budget Would Bring Tax Cut

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 tax bill, said Roxbury Schools Business Administrator Joseph Mondanaro. He said the school ...

Morris County Seniors in High School and College Now Offered Vaccines In Time for In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Graduating high school and college seniors can now be vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for in-person graduation ceremonies, announced Morris County officials. In an initiative launched today, April 21, Morris County in partnership with Atlantic Health System can now schedule vaccine appointments at the Morris County Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center at the Rockaway ...

Roxbury School Officials Promise Better Communication with Planning Board About Outdoor Classroom Project

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury school officials promised last week to keep the township planning board in the loop when it comes to the construction of an outdoor classroom project in Succasunna.

The officials, including Roxbury Schools Superintendent Loretta Radulic, appeared — in remote fashion — before the board on April 7. The appearance was called a “courtesy review” ...

Roxbury Planners Get 'Courtesy Review' of School Project Already Underway

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury school district is seeking a review by the township Planning Board of its proposed outdoor pavilion project behind Lincoln-Roosevelt School.

Here’s the rub: Work at the site — the former tennis courts between Lincoln-Roosevelt and Franklin School in Succasunna — has already started.

The $1.4 million project, approved by the ...

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Sat, May 15, 8:30 AM

Roxbury Recycling Center, Kenvil

Annual Roxbury Community Paper Shredding Event

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Horseshoe Lake Bandshell, Succasunna

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Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

IRS Scams Can Target Seniors . . . What Family Caregivers Can Do

At first, 82-year-old Steve was alarmed by the message he discovered on his voice mail. “The caller said the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) was filing a lawsuit against me. I called the number back and they asked for my account number. I said they never gave me one so the man asked for my Social Security number, and I said I would never give that over the phone. He hung up on me. So, I ...

What Are the Tax Benefits of Charitable Trusts?

Americans give freely to support the causes they value, from churches, education and the arts to medical research. Fortunately, current tax laws encourage and even reward philanthropy.

Beyond the basic tax deductions for charitable giving, setting up one or both of the following types of trusts could provide financial advantages in addition to the personal satisfaction that comes from ...

Timeless Subway Tile Flooring, Backsplashes & Patterns

When it comes to home renovation, many trends have a fairly short shelf life. Eventually what was once popular begins to fade and make way for the newest designs and subway tile colors. kitchen, and bathroom subway tile patterns, however, do not fall victim to that cycle. Its popularity stays constant and the tile itself remains timeless.

Ubiquitous, classic and easy to work with, colored ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

Eisenhower Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020/2021 school year.

Students must have earned all A’s on their third marking period report card to qualify for high honor roll. Students must have a combination of A’s and B’s on their third marking period report card to earn ...

Roxbury's Gamboa Commits to West Point

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 and played basketball and lacrosse, “but found her passion and developed her skill on ...

Rilee, Crowley, DeFillippo Praise No-Tax-Increase Roxbury Budget

May 14, 2021

                                                           

 

The Rilee, Crowley, DeFillippo Team

For Roxbury Township Council

@workingforroxbury

 

Roxbury Council adopts a 2021 “no-tax-increase” municipal ...