Government

September 19, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Township's second annual town-wide Litter Clean-Up Day will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, and town officials are hoping people volunteer to participate. The cleanup will take place 9 a.m. to noon, commencing at the Roxbury Department of Public Works (DPW) office at 96 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - All Roxbury residents are being asked to sign-in to a new “smart” 911 database, especially those who rely solely on cell phones and do not have “copper-wire” home phones. The new system, unveiled in May by Morris County, allows emergency first-responders to associate addresses with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The rats being encountered in a Succasunna development will be a short-lived problem if residents remove sources of food and harborage for the animals, said Roxbury Health Officer Mark Caputo. Discussing the matter this week with the Roxbury Mayor and Council, Caputo said he is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Removing voting from Roxbury schools doesn’t seem very likely, although sub-committees of the Roxbury Township Council and the Roxbury School Board continue to discuss its feasibility. But at least one Roxbury resident wants to know if most people in town really care. Shawn ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The cracks and potholes on Commerce Boulevard near the Roxbury Mall - a pet peeve of shoppers who care about their vehicles' wheel alignments - will soon be a bad memory. The heavily-traveled thoroughfare is scheduled for repaving next week, said the township today. The 2,000-foot ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – One of the first subdivisions in Roxbury is being “overrun” by rats this summer, according to two residents who complained this week to the township Mayor and Council. The problem is taking place in the Old Sunrise development south of Horseshoe Lake Park and east of Eyland Avenue, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – To ensure the safety of students, the Roxbury school district should close schools on Election Day and the state should require the same thing at schools statewide when schools are used as polling places, says the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The council, on Monday, passed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In an effort to stop drivers from passing fire trucks and ambulances returning to firehouses, the township will establish official no-passing zones in front of the buildings, paint warning lines on the roads there and teach firefighters to use reflective “paddles” to hold ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Morris County Board of Freeholders joined with Roxbury’s Mayor and Council and the township’s and county historic community Aug. 8 to formally dedicate a historic bridge marker and interpretive panel that highlight the township’s Drakesville Historic Park and Morris Canal Greenway ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The owners of the Merry Heart senior care center in Succasunna recently received township approval to build an annex on Commerce Boulevard. After hearing extensive testimony, the Roxbury Zoning Board of Adjustment gave the nod to the plan, by Merry Heart principals Blanquita and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The former Drakesville section of Roxbury literally drips with history, in large part because it was a busy hub on the former Morris Canal. That history will be commemorated and celebrated Aug. 8 during a special visit to Roxbury by the Morris County freeholders – one of the county ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A proposed trail that would connect Roxbury’s Orben Park to Lake Hopatcong would be a “poster child” for a federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. Dubbed the “Shippenport Greenway Proposal,” the trail would go about two ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Former Roxbury Mayor Marilyn Davis, who died July 10, was lauded Tuesday by members of the Roxbury Mayor and Council who praised her for being a groundbreaking and dedicated public servant. Davis, 87, was a Kenvil resident since moving to Roxbury in 1964. She was the first woman ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The debate about removing voting from Roxbury schools is heating up; it was the subject of spirited discussions by the school board on Monday and by the town council on Tuesday. At its meeting, the school board heard Roxbury council members Dan Kline, Jaki Albrecht and Richard ...

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Looking to bring new faces to Main Street, the Roxbury Planning Board discussed a proposal to amend the Master Plan for Housing and Zoning and add seven new housing units on 75 Main Street in Succasunna, near Succasunna Methodist Church. The area is a historic district, so the notion of adding ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Taking a more hands-on approach to its duties than usual, the Roxbury Environmental Commission on Thursday left town hall and visited a proposed building site to address possible concerns. Making field trips is not something the panel does often. Most projects are pretty far away ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The upcoming U18 Fistball World Championships, taking place at Horseshoe Lake Park, are not expected to cause any major traffic problems for Roxbury, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd today. Although the international event, which runs July 11 through July 15, will bring ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Morris County is announcing that repairs to a county owned rail crossing on Route 46 in Roxbury has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, during daytime hours. The work will be done on a portion of Route 46 westbound between Railroad Avenue and South Dell Avenue in Kenvil from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The people brainstorming about upgrades to the "Landing Gateway" area of Roxbury are beginning to unveil their ideas, some of which borrow from the past in order to make a better looking future. A big example: The latest architectural plan for the new bridge that will span the NJ ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A panel studying the pros and cons of consolidating local government and education services in Mount Arlington and Roxbury is asking the state for 1-year extension of its work. So far, the group - officially called the Roxbury/Mt. Arlington Consolidation Commission – has determined ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The private Shore Hills Country Club in Landing is embracing its newfound role as Roxbury's official "viewing point" for the Third Annual Miss Lotta Veteran's Cruise on Lake Hopatcong taking place Saturday, said a town official. Not only is the beach club, at 195 Mt. Arlington ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - For Roxbury residents who must drive Route 206 through Mount Olive, what could be worse than the daily rush-hour clogs? How about 10 days of detours while the state fixes a bridge? That nightmare is about to become reality as the highway through Flanders will be closed on 8 p.m.

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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s installment of the annual Roxbury Township Community Beach Blast was “the largest and best” said Roxbury Township Councilman Fred Hall at Tuesday's meeting of the township Mayor and Council. Hall, one of the event’s organizers, said several thousand people attended the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury resident John Robbins, manager of the nonprofit Morris Community Wellness Center, was recently named Morris County’s Terri Belske Consumer Advocate of the Year. Robbins heads the Parsippany-based center that “promotes responsibility, recovery and wellness by offering ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Kellie Ann Keyes, who runs Roxbury's recycling program was honored recently by Morris County for her efforts, with the county dubbing her its “Rox-Star Recycler.” Keyes was one of 10 people and businesses to receive a 2018 Environmental Excellence Award from the Morris County ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A plan by Lake's End Marina in Landing to expand its business on property across the road from its current site can proceed, thanks to approvals to be granted by township officials. The Roxbury Zoning Board voted recently to allow the marina to merge several lots on the west side ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Plans to preserve a parcel in Ledgewood that might have been the very first section of the Morris Canal got a boost recently when a historic society gave money to the township. The Canal Society of New Jersey donated $4,000 to Roxbury to help fund improvement to what is being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It is likely to be another two years before the equipment burning away smelly hydrogen sulfide at the former Fenimore Landfill is replaced with a more passive “iron sponge” system, according to a town official. That’s three years later than originally planned. Town officials who ...

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ROXBURY,  NJ – The owners of the Merry Heart senior care center in Succasunna are seeking township approval to build a nursing home and assisted living facility on Commerce Boulevard between Main Street and  Route 46. Merry Heart principals Blanquita and Maximo Bonifacio want to build the new ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Charles Argenziano, a U.S. Army veteran from Roxbury, was one of 11 veterans from Morris County honored Wednesday by the county freeholders at a Memorial Day ceremony. Argenziano, of Succasunna, grew up in Totowa. He enlisted in the Army in 1966 and served through 1969, a stint ...

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