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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Winds up to 60 m.p.h. could batter Roxbury later today but tornadoes are unlikely, said a county official this afternoon. Morris County Office of Emergency Management Director Jeffrey Paul, noting that The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Snow squalls that could make driving tricky are predicted for this afternoon, as March goes out like a lion instead of a lamb. The squalls, blowing in from the west, could coat grassy surfaces with up to a half-inch of snow "and it's not ruled out" that some road surfaces will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd sharpened his pencil in recent weeks and found a way to nearly halve the municipal tax rate increase in the proposed 2022 township budget. The revised budget, introduced by the Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday, will require a tax increase ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The long-delayed improvements to the Ledgewood Pond Dam are scheduled to begin Monday, and – although the work will take place at only the dam site – Roxbury is closing to the public the entire Morris Canal Park/Ledgewood Park area for about three months. The work will take place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Township will soon formally express its support for Ukraine and its citizens, joining similar expressions recently made by Morris County. The Roxbury Mayor and Council on March 8 directed Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd to draft a resolution documenting the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – An undefeated Roxbury youth football team and the Roxbury High School Rox-THON charity event were honored Tuesday by the Roxbury Mayor and Council. Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee, and members of the council, said both groups exemplify the best attributes of the township’s young ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A fund set aside by Roxbury to help the less fortunate is flush with cash, thanks to the “wonderful” generosity of residents, said officials yesterday. There is now “close to” $90,000 in the fund, said Roxbury Township Purchasing Agent Valerie Wyble, who manages the account on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – True or not, a running joke at Roxbury Township Council meetings is Township Attorney Anthony Bucco’s usual reply when asked about the township’s legal affairs: “Running like a well-oiled machine.” But at the Feb. 22 meeting, Bucco's response differed from the norm. “I wish I could ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Planning Board Member Amy Overman has been chosen by Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) as the company's external affairs consultant "to serve as a liaison with elected officials and support local community involvement activities." Overman will work out of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury’s representation in Trenton is changing dramatically, thanks to action Friday by the New Jersey Legislative Apportionment Commission. The bipartisan panel voted to approve a new state legislative map that reconfigures districts and moves Roxbury out of the 25th District and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township was wrong this week when it “shockingly” denied an Open Public Meetings Act (OPRA) request by a resident seeking information about a $300,000 “Kiwanis Park Reserve Account,” said a lawyer representing the resident. In a letter sent today to Roxbury Township Clerk Amy ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The municipal portion of the average homeowner’s tax bill would increase by about $40 this year under a $30.66 million township budget now being reviewed by the Roxbury Mayor and Council. The increase would be the result of a proposed 1.8 percent increase in the municipal tax. It ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The township is looking to expand free wireless Internet to a large section of Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna this year and might do the same at all township parks in 2023. Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd has included $24,464 in his proposed 2022 capital budget for the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Almost 10 miles of township roads will be resurfaced this year according to township officials who said Roxbury is getting close to its goal of repaving municipal roads once every two decades. There are 114 miles of township-owned roads in Roxbury. The county is responsible for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A $300,000 line item in Roxbury's municipal budgets, initially described as being earmarked for Kiwanis Park in Succasunna, isn't a trust fund dedicated to the park after all. The money was set aside by the township about twenty years ago when Roxbury was buying two pieces of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury officials are talking about getting rid of the township’s current sign on Eyland Avenue in front of Horseshoe Lake Park and replacing it with a digital model. Doing so, they say, will make it easier for the recreation department and others to keep residents informed about ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The long-delayed, state-ordered restoration of the historic Ledgewood Pond Dam will finally happen this summer, and it will cost about $160,000 more than projected several years ago. The Roxbury Mayor and Council on Tuesday approved paying Piscataway contractor T.R.

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ROXBURY, NJ – Even though Roxbury plans to spend hundreds of thousands each year on sidewalk repair, it will take at least a decade - and about $3 million - to repair all the township’s heaved and broken walkways, according to officials. The township began a program of yearly sidewalk repair ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – You know the nice feeling you get when you reach into a pocket and find an unexpected dollar bill? Multiply that by 300,000, and you’ll be sharing the joy – and puzzlement – of Roxbury officials. The existence of a checking account with a balance of about $300,000, an account ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Public Library is asking residents to participate in some Zoom meeting focus groups this week that will help determine how the library can better serve the community. “Ultimately, we are doing this so we can serve you better...now and in the years to come,” said library ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Continuous, full-road closures of Shippenport Road in Landing will no longer take place starting next week, according to the township. In a statement, the township said the closures "will not be necessary" as of Jan. 17, but added a "weather permitting" caveat. Between Jan. 17 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Veteran Roxbury Councilman Jim Rilee on Tuesday was selected by his colleagues to serve as mayor, a role he's had eight times in the past. The governing body’s only woman, Councilwoman Jaki Albrecht, was chosen deputy mayor. The appointments were made at the council’s annual ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Public Library today announced it will no longer charge fines for overdue items and is waiving all pre-existing fines. The library said it is the first public library in Morris County to take this route although others in the state have done so. In announcing the new ...

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