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On Lake Hopatcong: Big Weeds, Little Money to Yank Them

May 30, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s not even June, but weeds are already reaching the surface in some parts of Lake Hopatcong, a situation caused by a mild winter and one that could be made worse due to a lack of money for weed “harvesting,” said officials.

In a statement addressing the weed growth, The Lake Hopatcong Commission (LHC) noted that the lake “never fully iced ...

Lake Hopatcong Algal Bloom Reports to Be More Nuanced, says State

ROXBURY, NJ – As area residents and businesses wait to see if Lake Hopatcong will be impacted by a harmful algal bloom (HAB) for the second consecutive summer, the state today announced a change in the way it will provide that information.

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it will be using a new color-coded health alert index this year “to provide the ...

Roxbury Reopens Tennis Courts, Avoids Tricky Talk About Ball Etiquette

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s tennis courts, closed since March 16 due to concerns about COVID-19, reopened today with several restrictions, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd.

Roxbury has public tennis courts at Kiwanis Park and Berkshire Valley Park.

The manager’s announcement came three days after Nassau County N.Y. County Executive Laura Curran’s televised ...

Virus Blows Plans for 'Beach Blast' in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – First COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade. Now the disease has forced the cancellation of another popular outdoor event in town: The Horseshoe Lake Beach Blast.

Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo made the announcement at Tuesday’s meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and Council, a Zoom remote session that saw the mayor also report that 12 deaths in ...

Roxbury Recycling Center to Re-Open on Saturday

ROXBURY, NJ - The township recycling center, closed since March 18 due to COVID-19 precautions, will reopen on May 16, said a township official.

The center, situated on North Dell Avenue in Kenvil, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., said township recycling coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes. She said the center will be open only on Saturdays "until further notice." The center ...

Roxbury: Extending Property Tax Deadline Makes No Sense

ROXBURY, NJ – Extending until June the deadline for payment of second-quarter property taxes - a move allowed in a recent executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy - “might do more harm than good” and is not happening in Roxbury, said a township official.

The taxes were due May 1, but the township grants a 10-day grace period. Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd said extending ...

Roxbury Rescinds Closure of Community Garden

ROXBURY, NJ – Closed earlier this month as part of the township’s effort to thwart the spread of COVID-19, the Roxbury Community Garden will re-open tomorrow (May 1) with restrictions.

“As we promised at our last meeting, we have revisited our decision to close the Community Garden which we know provides a much needed outlet for residents as well as a source of fresh ...

Morris County Re-Opens Some Parks and Trails

MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris County Park Commission will have a partial reopening of its 38 distinct park facilities on Saturday thanks to an order issued today by Gov. Phil Murphy, who reopened state parks and allowed county parks to also reopen but only if they can allow for proper social distancing.

In Morris County, many trails and grounds of county parks managed by the Morris County ...

IRS Enhances Get My Payment Online Application

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced significant enhancements to the “Get My Payment” tool to deliver an improved and smoother experience for Americans eligible to receive Economic Impact Payments.

The enhancements, which started last week and continued through the weekend, adjusted several items related to the online tool, which debuted on April 15. The ...

New Jersey Creates Web Portal for Unemployment Application Questions

NEW JERSEY- More than 850,000 new unemployment claims have been filed in New Jersey during this pandemic, according to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The record number of claims in Morris County and across the state has overwhelmed the state’s system, and those across the nation, said New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo.

Asaro-Angelo ...


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Little Dog Found in Succasunna

June 3, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - (Update: This dog and its owner have been reunited) A small female dog was found this morning in Succasunna and Roxbury Animal Control Officer Sue Blanchard is looking for its owner.

The gray and white female, with no collar or chip, was found by a newspaper delivery person on Unneberg Avenue, Blanchard said.

She is asking anyone with information about the dog's owners to ...

Advice & Opinion

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring NY JETS Legend Marty Lyons

Click here to watch this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured NY JETS Legend, Marty Lyons.

He not only had a stellar college and NFL career, but in 1982 he created the Marty Lyons Foundation which has granted almost 8,000 wishes to very sick kids.

His ...

Tune In to The Todd Leonard Radio Show Featuring Nestor Bedoya, Owner of Chef Fredy's Table

Click here to listen to this past Sunday’s Radio Show on WMTR 1250AM, which featured Nestor Bedoya, the co-owner of Chef Fredy's Table in Morristown.

He has done many incredible things to lift up the community and help others in need, including creating the ...

Getting Through the Pandemic: You’ve Got Resources

As we go through the coronavirus pandemic, with its constant threat to personal health and its devastating impact on the economy, it can be hard to find a silver lining. But if there is one, it’s that government agencies, private businesses and nonprofit organizations have contributed, in one way or another, to helping relieve some of the stresses – financial, physical or emotional ...

Why Should You See a Financial Advisor?

The social distancing and stay-at-home orders necessitated by the coronavirus have led many of us to feel isolated. Still, we’ve fought back through social media, “virtual” gatherings and walks in the neighborhood, where we could greet friends and neighbors (from six feet away).

But when you’re dealing with the financial effects of the virus and you’re investing ...

The CARES Act and Your Retirement: What You Need to Know Now

"Rich, like many folks our age, my wife and I have been doing a lot of thinking over the past few weeks as this whole coronavirus situation has played out. It’s a scary time for retired folks like us: in our mid 70s and both with a few underlying health conditions. We’ve been managing our health just fine up until now, but with COVID-19 circulating so freely, we’re a lot ...

Why Do People Buy Annuities?

Annuities are insurance-based financial vehicles that can provide many benefits sought by retirement-minded investors. There are a number of reasons why people buy annuities.

Deferral of taxes is a big benefit, and so is the ability to put large sums of money into an annuity — more than is allowed annually in a 401(k) plan or an IRA — all at once or over a ...

Protect Your Health: Do Not Put Off Important Medical Care

The safety of patients and team members is Atlantic Health System’s top priority. To make sure emergency departments across Atlantic Health’s hospitals remain safe for every patient who enters, reconfigured processes and facilities are in place to optimize safety and improve the patient experience.

All care is delivered with strict rules around social distancing, universal mask ...

FirstEnergy Deploys Internal Avian App to Streamline Bird Protection Efforts

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) has deployed an app that allows utility personnel to report avian issues in real time, streamlining the process to protect nesting birds and enhance electric service reliability. The app arms field workers with the ability to submit photos and answer key questions using a drop-down menu to report the locations of bird nests or other bird-related issues along the ...

Roxbury Students Named to Bucknell Dean's List

May 29, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Three Roxbury residents made the spring semester dean's list at Bucknell University.

A student must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0 to receive dean's list recognition. The students are Karly Forker, class of 2022, from Landing; Melissa Ocampo, class of 2020, from Landing and Vincent Antoniello, class of 2022, from ...

Garrett Temples Graduates from Paul Smith's College

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ - Garrett Temples of Mount Arlington, graduated this month from Paul Smith's College.

Temples earned a bachelor's degree in fisheries and wildlife science from Paul Smith's located in the Adirondacks in upstate New York.

Ledgewood's Boon Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

ROXBURY, NJ - Olivia Boon of Ledgewood was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Boon was initiated at University of Delaware.

Boon is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto

May 20, 2020

Graduation season is upon us and that means celebrating your graduate’s accomplishments and honors.  TAPinto Milestones gives you an easy and affordable way to honor your graduate.  You can submit a note of congratulations, highlight achievements and submit photos.  Your Milestone post will be posted on the TAPinto site of your choosing and stay there forever.  ...

Power Up Your Content Marketing on TAPinto Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Businesses and organizations using the TAPinto Roxbury do-it-yourself system to submit material for publication can now also use the system to post a promotion on the popular TAPinto Roxbury Facebook page.

The new feature enables businesses, nonprofits and others who purchase guaranteed publication of a press release, real estate listing, event listing, milestone, ...