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You Want Better Roads? Roxbury Manager Agrees

September 14, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury needs to spend more money on its roads, the township's new manager acknowledged today.

Speaking before the Roxbury Rotary Club, township manager John Shepherd said he is happy with most everything else in his new surroundings. "I see a lot of great things going on in town," said Shepherd, whose came in May from Pennsylvania, where he left a ...

Roxbury Manager Flushes Well Water Test Event

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd today canceled an event, announced the night before, at which Roxbury residents could have bought well water testing kits from a non-profit environmental group.

Although Shepherd said he canceled the Oct. 14 event due to “questions” raised today, and did not elaborate, other township officials said the ...

Updating Roxbury Veterans Memorial is College Student's 'Most Meaningful Thing'

ROXBURY, NJ - A 19-year-old college student, whose research will improve the completeness and accuracy of the Roxbury Veterans Memorial at Horseshoe Lake Park, said the project was “the most meaningful thing” he’s ever done.

The student, Jacob Rosenstein, is back at Bentley University now. But he will return to town Oct. 7 when the fruits of his labor are revealed at a ...

Dedication Sunday of Newly Situated Gazebo, a Highlight of Olde Suckasunny Day

ROXBURY, NJ - Workers managed to finish refurbishing the recently relocated Roxbury Public Library gazebo on Sept. 8, just in time for Saturday's Olde Suckasunny Day festivities, where the structure served as a beloved centerpiece.

The historic gazebo will be rededicated at 2 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 10) with a ceremony that will include comments by Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley ...

Roxbury-Mt. Arlington Consolidation Study Group Hires Analysts

ROXBURY, NJ – Using a grant from an organization led by a New Jersey gubernatorial candidate, the panel studying the pros and cons of consolidating Roxbury and Mount Arlington services has hired a consultant to “help determine the extent of property tax savings if the two towns unify."

The $7,500 grant from Courage to Connect NJ will be presented to the Roxbury- Mount ...

Roxbury Pitches Softball Complex for County Parks Award

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials believe they hit one out of the park when they converted a former construction debris dumping ground in Landing into a glistening new softball complex.

Now they’re hoping a county parks organization agrees.

The township is nominating the Landing Park Recreation Complex for an award from the Morris Park Alliance and Roxbury Councilman Fred ...

Old Roxbury Library Gazebo Finds New Home and New Uses

ROXBURY, NJ - A spectacle greeted those who ventured Tuesday onto Main Street in Succasunna as construction workers and a towering crane moved to a new location the gazebo at the Roxbury Public Library.

The procedure, which went flawlessly, is part of a plan to make the structure and the front of the library more purposeful. Now that the gazebo is closer to Main Street, it will be used ...

Grant Money to Fund Roxbury Co. 3 Firehouse Upgrades

ROXBURY, NJ – Some long-sought improvements to the Roxbury Fire and First Aid Company 3 firehouse are in the wings, thanks to a grant of nearly $80,000.

“It’s basically an old building and it needs a lot of renovation,” said Roxbury Fire Company 3 Chief Sammy Manganella. “We applied for the grant and it was approved and so we’re moving forward with ...

Roxbury Makes Ledgewood Mall Renovators Stretch Route 10 Turning Lane

ROXBURY, NJ – Taking a better-safe-than-sorry approach, township officials this week pushed the developers renovating Ledgewood Mall to build a left-turn lane into the project significantly longer than what engineers initially deemed sufficient.

Faced with having the proposed Shops at Ledgewood Commons further delayed, the developers on Tuesday agreed to extend the westbound Route 10 ...

Roxbury Ready to Repair Shippenport's Rough Ramps

ROXBURY, NJ – In what might be bad news for businesses selling shock absorbers, hub caps, tie-rod ends and muffler hangers, the township is almost ready to fix the pothole strewn ramps connecting Shippenport Road to Landing Road.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council, on Tuesday, introduced an ordinance that would appropriate $105,000 for the so-called “Shippenport Road Ramps Preservation ...

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