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Roxbury Council Urges School Closings on Election Days

August 15, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – To ensure the safety of students, the Roxbury school district should close schools on Election Day and the state should require the same thing at schools statewide when schools are used as polling places, says the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

The council, on Monday, passed resolutions calling for those actions. It did so even as some on the panel acknowledged they don’t ...

Roxbury to Create No-Passing Zones at Firehouses

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 traffic.

The measures, approved at a recent meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council, are ...

County Leaders Visit Roxbury to Help Dedicate Historic Marker and Sign

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 preservation efforts.

“The terrific work done here by the township to ...

Roxbury Gives OK to Merry Heart Annex

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 Maximo Bonifacio, to build the new nursing home and assisted living facility on Commerce ...

County Freeholders Headed to Roxbury and History is on the Agenda

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 board’s “road meetings”– scheduled for 7 ...

Roxbury Getting Cost Estimates on 'Shippenport Greenway' Trail

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 miles and would encompass sections of the Morris Canal towpath, ...

Roxbury Officials Praise Marilyn Davis, Town's First Woman Mayor

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 mayor of the township and spent many years, after leaving the council, as a trustee of ...

Council, School Board at Odds over Ways to Oust Voting from Roxbury Schools

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 Zoschak present their determination: That using the township building at Horseshoe Lake is the ...

Succasunna's Main Street Might Have a Few New Faces

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 two affordable housing units and five housing units to be put on market did raise some ...

Roxbury Environmental Commission Takes 'Field-Trip' During Meeting

ROXBURY, NJ - Taking a more hands-on approach to its duties than usual, the Roxbury Environmental Commission on Thursday left town hall and visited a proposed building site to address possible concerns.

Making field trips is not something the panel does often. Most projects are pretty far away from its meeting place.

But Thursday's foray, to a site behind Philips Accessories ...

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