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Smooth Surfaces Soon for Some Shabby Succasunna Streets

May 17, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Road Department expects to embark on its 2022 paving projects next week, with its initial focus on some rough roads in Succasunna, said Roxbury Department of Public Works Director Rick Blood today.

Speaking at a sparsely attended “Succasunna neighborhood meeting” of the Roxbury Township Council, which took place in the Roxbury Senior ...

Violations Remain at Roxbury Project that Dirtied Lake

ROXBURY, NJ – The developers of a large housing project in Landing have yet to fully comply with all the erosion control measures they were ordered to implement after heavy rains last month washed away dirt that ended up in nearby Lake Rogerene, according to a report.

The report was issued Wednesday by the Morris County Soil Conservation District (MCSCD), the agency that hit the project ...

Push Back Hits Roxbury Short-Term Rental Ban Plan

ROXBURY, NJ – Public criticism this week of a plan to outlaw short-term rentals of houses and apartments in Roxbury did not appear to dissuade the Roxbury Township Council from moving forward.

Although the proposed ordinance is still being drafted, Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee said the township is determined to take action.

The opposition was voiced by several people at the April 26 ...

Violation Notice Hits Roxbury Development That Fouled Lake

ROXBURY, NJ – Construction of the Villages at Roxbury housing development in Landing will be shut down May 3 - and heavy fines will be imposed - if the developers do not address violations of the state's Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act.

The warning was included in a violation notice served on the developers today by the Morris County Soil Conservation District ...

Mayor: Roxbury Helps Arts Group With Free Rent, Not Cash

ROXBURY, NJ – Insisting the township supports the efforts of the Roxbury Arts Alliance (RAA), Mayor Jim Rilee last week defended the township’s rejection of the organization's request for $2,000 to help pay for summer concerts.

The request, made late last year by RAA President Jean Potters, was brought up by RAA Board Member Richard Goldberg at the April 12 meeting of the ...

To Airbnb or Not Airbnb in Roxbury?

ROXBURY, NJ – The short-term rental of houses and apartments in Roxbury through services such as Airbnb is on the verge of being outlawed by the township.

Roxbury officials are in the process of amending the township’s zoning ordinance to regulate the practice, with Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee noting short-term rentals of places on Lake Hopatcong have become particularly ...

Runoff From Roxbury Project Dumps Dirt into Lake Rogerene

ROXBURY, NJ – In what one area resident called an “environmental Armageddon,” dirt from a massive construction project in Landing was washed away by recent storms and ended up in Lake Rogerene, leaving the water brown and lake lovers livid.

The runoff came from the 161-home housing development called The Villages at Roxbury now being built off Shippenport Road in ...


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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


Thu, May 19, 10:15 AM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

Thursday Morning Book Club



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


Advice & Opinion

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 ...