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Former Roxbury Official Honored for Environment Efforts

December 11, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ – A former Roxbury town council member and mayor was honored this week by the state for her efforts to protect New Jersey’s environment.

The woman, Sandy Urgo, was one of 11 people named at the 19th Annual Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The awards were presented by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Urgo was awarded ...

Brewery Proposed for Former Roxbury Roller Rink

ROXBURY, NJ - Are you ready for Ledgewood Lager? How about Port Morris Porter or Succasunna Summer Ale?

A former roller skating rink in Kenvil that hasn’t seen skaters in more than three decades is being eyed as a future haven for craft beer lovers, and the would-be proprietor said he would consider naming his creations after places in Roxbury.

Long Valley resident Steven Ashton wants ...

Up to $500 Fine for Passing Roxbury Firetrucks, Ambulances on Main Street

ROXBURY, NJ – Motorists who pass a firetruck or ambulance entering or leaving the firehouse in Succasunna will face fines of up to $500, thanks to a new Roxbury ordinance.

The ordinance, approved recently by the Roxbury Mayor and Council, is an attempt ensure the safety of fire and first-aid crews coming and going at the Roxbury Chemical Engine Co. 1 facility on Main Street.

The ...

Roxbury Mulls Plan to Zap Your Electric Bill

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents' electric bills will decrease if the township enrolls in an “energy aggregation” program being considered by the township, said Roxbury Councilman Dan Kline.

Kline, one of three members of the council who studied the pros and cons of energy aggregation, gave a presentation on the program at Tuesday’s council meeting. The ...

Temporary Roof and Possible Tenant for Former Roxbury Schoolhouse

ROXBURY, NJ – A temporary roof will be installed on a 97-year-old former schoolhouse in Roxbury being eyed by the Canal Society of New Jersey for use as its headquarters.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council last week agreed with township Manager John Shepherd’s request to allocate $15,000 for a rubber membrane roof on the old Layfette School in Lower Berkshire Valley. The roof will be ...

Roxbury Snow Response Hampered by State and County Road Backups

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s response to yesterday’s hard-hitting snowstorm was stymied by traffic jams on county and state highways, said township Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Richard Blood.

Once snow began falling fast in mid-afternoon, township trucks could not get to many local roads largely because Route 46, Route 10, Howard Boulevard and other highways ...

Lou Bizzari: Seven Decades of Service to Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – A road in Ledgewood is being named in honor of Louis Bizzari, Jr., a man who became a member of the Roxbury Fire Department 70 years ago and continues to serve the township.

The Roxbury Mayor and Council voted Tuesday to erect on Mt. Arlington Road a “street honor blade” sign that will bear Bizzari’s name. The town officials passed a resolution that also ...

A Big Renovation for the Roxbury Library Kids Room

ROXBURY, NJ – The children’s room at Roxbury Public Library is undergoing a big transformation this week, one that will open a lot of  room for programs and activities, said the library director.

The impetus for the project was a gift to the library of shelving from the Hun School of Princeton, said Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali. “They were doing ...

County Set to Give $10K Toward Righter Road Path in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Morris County should allocate $10,000 toward the creation of a paved pathway that would connect the West Morris Greenway, near Horseshoe Lake, with Ledgewood Park in Ledgewood, said an advisory panel this week.

The recommendation came from the county Open Space Trust Fund Committee. It was one of five open-space preservation projects in the county, totaling $1.93 ...

Roxbury Launches Online 'Recycling Coach'

ROXBURY, NJ – The township today announced the roll-out of a “really great and useful tool” to help residents be good recyclers, said Roxbury Recycling Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes.

By using the “Recycle Coach” platform - either as a smartphone app on their mobile devices or through a link on the township’s website - residents can do the following, she ...

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