GOVERNMENT
TOP STORIES

"Free Paddle Day" Launches Watercraft Rentals on Roxbury's Horseshoe Lake

July 21, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – Ramsey Outdoor’s official kick-off of watercraft rentals on Roxbury’s Horseshoe Lake went off without a hitch on Friday, helped along by nice weather and nice people.

Although the retailer has been renting kayaks, paddleboards and canoes on the township-owned lake for several weeks, it offered a “free paddle day” on the township-owned lake Friday and ...

Final Vote Approaching for Roxbury Connector Trail

ROXBURY, NJ – A $79,756 footpath that will connect Roxbury’s Emmans Park Greenway to its Veteran’s Park trail network is about to receive funding approval from the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

An ordinance authorizing construction of the Emmans Greenway Connector Trail in Ledgewood was approved on first reading at the governing body’s July 11 meeting.  A second, ...

Roxbury Arts, Hockey Fundraisers Squeezed by Township Good Intentions

ROXBURY, NJ – The good intentions of some Roxbury officials haven’t been so good for two non-profit Roxbury organizations, according to some people in those groups.

The Roxbury Arts Alliance found its biggest yearly fundraiser hampered financially by a township-related decision to make the annual Roxbury Beach Blast a free event and some members of the Roxbury High School Ice ...

Three Roxbury Buildings Recommended for County Historic Preservation Grants

ROXBURY, NJ – Three historic buildings in Roxbury – the King Homestead in Ledgewood, the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad train station in Landing and the Ledgewood Baptist Church – have been recommended to each receive more than $100,000 in grant money for preservation projects, it was announced Wednesday.

The buildings are among 25 historic sites in Morris ...

Succasunna's Albrecht Picked to Replace Behrens on Roxbury Council

Note: This is a corrected version. The initial story incorrectly quoted Carol Sheneck as referring to the resignation of former councilman Tim Smith. She actually refered to the death of former councilman Tom Smith.

ROXBURY, NJ – Succasunna Resident Jacqueline “Jaki” Albrecht is now a member of the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

Albrecht, a Republican, was chosen tonight ...

Roxbury Wins Grant to Finish Succasunna Main Street Beautification

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township will receive a $909,000 state grant that will help it complete the Main Street improvement project in Succasunna and create a bicycle lane between Black River Park and Route 46, it was announced today.

The project is one of 27 approved July 11 for funding by the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees, according to the ...

Roxbury GOP Picks Three Candidates for Council Vacancy

ROXBURY, NJ - Two men and a woman were chosen Thursday to be potential replacements on the Roxbury Township Council for former Roxbury Councilman Gary Behrens, who recently retired.

James Kennedy, William Egbert and Jacqueline Albrecht were chosen by the Roxbury Republican County Committee meeting as nominees to take Behrens’ place on the 5-person council. The GOP committee’s ...

Roxbury's Oldest Development Readies for Half-Million-Dollar Facelift

ROXBURY, Nj -  The long-discussed revamping of roads and sidewalks in the historic Hercules Park development in Kenvil will begin as soon as next week and might continue into September, said Roxbury Public Works Director Richard Blood at a meeting Thursday.

The $440,000 project was discussed by Blood at an informal public session. About a dozen people attended, most showing support for ...

Roxbury Town Manager: Current Toothless Code Won't Stop Unwanted Newspaper Delivery

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury's existing ordinances "will not serve the township well" if the town decides to fight the tossing on lawns and driveways of unrequested newspapers, according to the township manager. 

In a June 23 report to the Roxbury Mayor and Council, new township manager John Shepherd said his opinion was based on a quick review, by Roxbury Township Attorney ...

Roxbury Councilman Gary Behrens Resigns; Door Opens for GOP Replacement

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Councilman Gary Behrens resigned from the township council this week and is now living in Florida, it was announced Tuesday.

Now, local Republicans are hoping to find a temporary replacement for the 79-year-old representative of Ward 2.

“I decided I wanted to be where it’s warm,” said Behrens, reached at his Florida home on Tuesday night. He said ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Roxbury