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Roxbury Steps on the Grass with Proposal to Ban Weed Companies

May 13, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Growing and selling marijuana products will be “expressly prohibited” anywhere in Roxbury under a proposed ordinance introduced this week by the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

The proposed law, which would amend the township zoning regulations, is a precautionary measure made necessary by the convoluted way the state Legislature has handled cannabis legalization in ...

Roxbury Swim Dock Replacement Stalled by Lumber Delay

ROXBURY, NJ — Lumber supply issues are delaying the replacement of a swim meet dock at Horseshoe Lake Park, said a township official today.

Roxbury Public Works Director Rick Blood said the delay means the new dock will not be ready by Memorial Day, as originally planned. “The estimated finish now is the first week of June,” he said. “We were hoping it was ...

A New Councilman for Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Landing resident Shawn Potillo was chosen Tuesday by the Roxbury Mayor and Council to fill the unexpired term of former Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak, who died March 31.

Potillo, a 43-year-old Republican, was one of three people nominated by the Roxbury Republican Club to fill the Ward 1 council vacancy. 

Potillo has been active in municipal affairs, serving on ...

Temporary Shutdown Coming for Stink Stopping System at Roxbury Landfill

ROXBURY, NJ — The main odor-elimination system at the former Fenimore Landfill in Ledgewood is scheduled to be shut off for two weeks for maintenance, but officials do not expect plumes of noxious sulfur dioxide to drift over Roxbury.

The work, expected to begin April 26, involves replacing the liner in the main oxidizer installed at the site in 2013, said Roxbury Township. The ...

Proposed Roxbury Town Budget Includes No Tax Hike

ROXBURY, NJ — The municipal government taxes paid by Roxbury property owners will not increase under the township budget introduced this week.

The $29.97 million spending plan, which will be up for final adoption May 11, is slightly altered from the budget presented in February by Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. That budget called for increasing taxes paid by the average Roxbury ...

Roxbury to Rename Park as Tribute to Former Councilman Zoschak

ROXBURY, NJ — The township will soon rename a park in honor of former Roxbury Township Councilman Richard Zoschak who died recently.

The announcement was made Tuesday by Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo during a somber tribute to Zoschak, who died March 31. Zoschak, a landing resident of 38 years, was on the Roxbury council for 17 years. He was 76.

DeFillippo said the township will rename ...

Roxbury Council Takes Heat But Approves Affordable Housing Zones

ROXBURY, NJ — Telling dozens of unhappy residents it was making the best of a bad situation, the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday approved several zoning amendments related to affordable housing.

The most controversial of the new zones is one that allows for the creation of 175 units of senior housing at the corner of Hillside Avenue and Route 10 in Succasunna, but residents near ...

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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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 ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

May 11, 2021

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Mr. Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Brian Finestein, F.A.C.H.E. was ...